BECHUANALAND
FEATURED ITEM
ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 2d greenish slate registration envelope (size F). With ‘BECHUANALAND’ (only) in large, bold, serif capitals printed in an arc above the imprinted stamp on the flap, and surcharged ‘FOUR’ with bars cancelling the original word ‘TWO’ (as adopted). Fine and very rare. Apparently unrecorded by Thy / Inglefield-Watson.
SOLD
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 7th March, 2019
POST CARDS
British Bechuanaland
AB275 H&G 1 / BBS PC1, 1886 Cape 1d card overprinted with square sans-serif capitals, with stop. £10
AB276 H&G 1a / BBS PC2, 1887 Cape 1d card overprinted with seriffed upper and lower case letters, no stop. £10
AB278 H&G 5 / BBS PC8, 1894 Cape 1d card overprinted with seriffed capitals with stop. £4
AB511 H&G 6 / BBS PC7b, 1893 Cape 1˝d card with sans-serif capitals. £7
AB279 H&G 6a / BBS PC7a, 1893 Cape 1˝d card with sans-serif capitals. Variety WITH STOP. Scarce. £30
AB512 H&G 7 / BBS PC6, 1892 Cape 1d+1d reply paid cards overprinted in large seriffed capitals at top and smaller square sans-serif capitals on the imprinted stamps. £15
AB280 H&G 8 / BBS PC12, 1894 GB 1˝d on 1d card overprinted in seriffed capitals and surcharged 'THREE HALF PENCE'. £4
AB281 H&G 9 / BBS PC11, 1894 GB 1d reply-paid card overprinted with large seriffed capitals. £7
POSTAL STATIONERY CARDS
Bechuanaland Protectorate
AB282 H&G 1S, 1905 GB QV ˝d card overprinted with square sans-serif capitals. Further overprinted with large seriffed SPECIMEN diagonally in black. £25
AB515 H&G 3 / BBS PC15, 1907 GB KEVII ˝d card overprinted with square sans-serif capitals. £30
AB884 H&G 7 / BBS PC19, KGV 'Cattle' ˝d card. £40
AB288 H&G 9 / BBS PC21, KGVI 'Cattle' 1d card. £20
AB521 H&G 9S, KGVI 'Cattle' 1d card. Overprinted with large sans-serif SPECIMEN (with stop) in black. £35
AB289 H&G 10 / BBS PC22, QEII 'Cattle' 1d + ˝d card. £20
Botswana
REGISTERED ENVELOPES
British Bechuanaland
AB2841 ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 2d greenish slate registration envelope (size F). With ‘BECHUANALAND’ (only) in large, bold, serif capitals printed in an arc above the imprinted stamp on the flap, and surcharged ‘FOUR’ with bars cancelling the original word ‘TWO’ (as adopted). Fine and very rare. Apparently unrecorded by Thy / Inglefield-Watson. SOLD
AB522 H&G 1a, 1886 Cape 4d light blue (size I) overprinted in small sans-serif capitals, with stop. £40
AB523 H&G 2, 1887 Cape 4d light blue (size G) overprinted in large sans-serif upper / lower case letters, with stop. £30
AB293 H&G 3, 1888 Cape 4d light blue (size G) overprinted in small seriffed upper / lower case letters, no stop. £15
AB294 H&G 3a, 1888 Cape 4d light blue (size I) overprinted in small seriffed upper / lower case letters, no stop. £35
AB524 H&G 4, 1888 Cape 4d light blue (size I) overprinted in small seriffed upper / lower case letters, with stop. £30
AB2609 1887 Great Britain QV 2d blue registered postal stationery envelope (size G) overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in an arc above the imprinted stamp and surcharged ‘FOUR’ with bars (70°) cancelling the word ‘TWO’. Very fine unused. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 5b / H&G C5. £40
AB525 H&G 6, 1889 Cape 4d greenish grey (size G) overprinted in green seriffed capitals. £15
AB526 H&G 6a, 1889 Cape 4d greenish grey (size G) overprinted in green seriffed capitals. £25
AB527 H&G 6b, 1889 Cape 4d light blue (size K) overprinted in green seriffed capitals. £35
AB302 H&G 7S, 1889 GB 4d dull vermilion (size G), as above, handstamped SPECIMEN (Type BEC 2). Dated '28.2.89'. £30
REGISTERED ENVELOPES
Bechuanaland Protectorate
AB532 H&G 3/a, 1889 Cape 4d greenish grey (size H) overprinted in green seriffed capitals without stop. £20
AB308 H&G 4, 1889 Cape 4d light blue (size K) overprinted in green seriffed capitals without stop. £30
AB540 H&G 17, 1932 KGV Protectorate 4d bright rose (size G). £18
AB314 H&G 19, 1955 B.P. QEII 6d rose-carmine (size G). £12
AB315 H&G 20, 1961 B.P. QEII 5c carmine (size G). £12
AB316 H&G 20a, 1961 B.P. QEII 5c carmine (size H). £12
NEWSPAPER WRAPPERS
British Bechuanaland
AIR LETTER SHEETS
AB550 H&G 4, 1945 3d blue on smooth buff paper. Afrikaans version. £8
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