BECHUANALAND
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ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 1886 2d blue registration envelope (size F) with compensation notice (that did not apply in Bechuanaland and was never issued thus). With printed ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in an arc in bold sans-serif capitals above the imprinted stamp on the flap, and without surcharge. Very fine and rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE E(3).
ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 1883-85 2d registration envelope (size G) without compensation notice. The stamp and text are printed in bluish green rather than blue. Surcharged ‘FOUR’ with bars cancelling the word ‘TWO’ (as adopted) and overprinted with ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in tall, thin seriffed black capitals in an arc above the imprinted stamp on the flap. Very fine and rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE E(12).
SOLD
SOLD
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 22nd October, 2016
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
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REGISTERED ENVELOPES
British Bechuanaland
AB2601 ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 1886 2d blue registration envelope (size F) with compensation notice (that did not apply in Bechuanaland and was never issued thus). With printed ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in an arc in bold sans-serif capitals above the imprinted stamp on the flap, and without surcharge. Very fine and rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE E(3). SOLD
AB2604 ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 1883-85 2d blue registration envelope (size H2, a size never issued in Bechuanaland) without compensation notice. Surcharged ‘FOUR’ with bars cancelling the word ‘TWO’ (as adopted) and overprinted with ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in sans-serif black capitals in an arc above the imprinted stamp on the flap. Very fine and rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE E(8). SOLD
AB2603 ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 1883-85 2d registration envelope (size G) without compensation notice. The stamp and text are printed in bluish green rather than blue. Surcharged ‘FOUR’ with bars cancelling the word ‘TWO’ (as adopted) and overprinted with ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in tall, thin seriffed black capitals in an arc above the imprinted stamp on the flap. Very fine and rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE E(12). SOLD
AB2602 ESSAY for the 1887 registered postal stationery envelope. Utilising a Great Britain 1883-85 2d blue registration envelope (size H) without compensation notice. Surcharged ‘FOUR’ with bars cancelling the word ‘TWO’ (as adopted) and overprinted with ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in tall, thin seriffed black capitals in an arc above the imprinted stamp on the flap. Very fine and rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE E(13). 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
AB2605 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’. Variety SURCHARGE AND BARS DOUBLE. Rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 5b V(1). SOLD
AB2607 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 (55°) cancelling the word ‘TWO’. Very fine unused. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 5a / H&G 5a. SOLD
AB2606 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 (55°) cancelling the word ‘TWO’. Variety SURCHARGE AND BARS DOUBLE. Rare. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 5a V(1). SOLD
AB2608 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 (55°) cancelling the word ‘TWO’. Variety DOUBLE BARS. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 5a V(2). SOLD
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
AB2611 1889 Great Britain QV 4d vermilion registered postal stationery envelope (size K, dated 1.3.89). Very fine unused. Scarce. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 17a / H&G C7b. SOLD
AB2612 1889 Great Britain QV 4d vermilion registered postal stationery envelope (size K, dated 1.3.89). Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC 2). Very fine. Scarce. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 17a S(1). SOLD
AB2613 1889 Great Britain QV 4d vermilion registered postal stationery envelope (size K, dated 1.3.89). Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type GB 11). Very fine. Scarce. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 17a S(2). SOLD
AB2610 1889 Great Britain QV 4d vermilion registered postal stationery envelope (size K, dated 28.4.90). Some creasing, otherwise very fine unused. Scarce. Thy / Inglefield-Watson type RE 17b. SOLD
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
AB2584 H&G 11 / BBS RE33a, 1913-17 KGV ‘DUTY 4d’ on 2d+1d brown (size G, code 'KF'). This envelope has curved edges to the flaps. £30
AB2585 H&G 12 / BBS RE34a, 1918 KGV 'DUTY 4d' on 2d+1d brown (size G, code 'E.M.'). This envelope has straight edges to the flaps. SOLD
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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