BECHUANALAND
FEATURED ITEM
Revenue 1959 (7th November), three-page Deed of Transfer document (194x330mm). Bearing stamps totaling £113.8s.6d, being the duty on a transaction of £14,981.7s.6d. Comprising QEII Postage-Revenue 1/-, 2/6, 5/- and QEII Revenue-Revenue £1 deep green and grey-black (strip of three) and £5 orange-red and grey-black (irregular BLOCK OF 22) all tied by DEEDS REGISTRY / 7 NOV 1959 / BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE oval datestamps struck in black. Vertical fold affects four £5 and document folded and slightly trimmed for display. A very rare and spectacular franking. (SG 149, 151-2, T&M 17.1, 17.2 / Barefoot 68, 69)
£3,250
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 19th August, 2017
REVENUE STAMPS : BRITISH BECHUANALAND
1887 Revenue stamps of Cape of Good Hope handstamped 'BRITISH BECHUANALAND' in deep blue
REVENUE STAMPS : BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE
1900 Revenue stamps of Cape of Good Hope overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
AB2556 Revenue c1901, Cape of Good Hope QV £10 reddish violet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE.’ in bold, equal sized capitals. Very fine used (off-centre and some rubbing as usual), dated ‘12/1/1901’ and initialled in red manuscript. Very rare. T&M 1.2 / Barefoot 14 £300
c1904 Revenue stamps of Transvaal overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate'
AB2521 Revenue c1906, Transvaal KEVII £1 sepia and yellow-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate.’ Fine used with light GABERONES (Jan 1909) oval datestamp. Very scarce. T&M 2.2 / Barefoot 17 £125
c1907 Revenue stamps of Transvaal overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
AB2593 Revenue 1906 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Very fine used with oval datestamp and red manuscript initials. T&M 4.1 / Barefoot 19 £55
AB2519 Revenue c1907, Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with light oval datestamp and initials in red manuscript. T&M 4.3 / Barefoot 21 £65
c1910 Revenue stamps of Transvaal overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
c1913 Revenues of Cape of Good Hope overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
AB338 Revenue c1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamps overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used pair with light oval datestamp and manuscript initials. Good colour. T&M 6.3 / Barefoot 28 £200
AB2518 Revenue c1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamps overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Pair affixed to small piece cancelled with light 'OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER / GABERONES' oval datestamp and each with manuscript initials. Superb used with excellent colour. T&M 6.3 / Barefoot 28 SOLD
AB339 Revenue c1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamps overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Pair and two singles tied to small piece by LOBATSI (2 Jan 1917) oval datestamps. One with a few clipped perforations, otherwise fine used with good colour. T&M 6.3 / Barefoot 28 £300
c1914 Revenue stamps of South Africa overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
AB1123 Revenue c1914, KGV 3d dull yellow-green and green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE.’ Small corner fault otherwise fine used. Rare. T&M 7.1 / Barefoot 30 £75
AB1122 Revenue c1914, South Africa KGV 6d dull purple and bright rose-red revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with part oval datestamp and manuscript initials. Rare. T&M 7.2 / Barefoot 31 £125
AB2569 Revenue c1914 South Africa KGV 10/- purple and green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used, tied to small piece by Gaberones oval datestamp (26 Jul 16) and with manuscript cancellation in red. T&M 7.5 / Barefoot 34 £25
AB2594 Revenue c1914 South Africa KGV revenue £5 green and dull purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Very fine used with oval datestamp and red manuscript initials. Scarce. T&M 7.8 / Barefoot 22 £65
1918 Postal Fiscal £5 surcharge on 1/- unappropriated die (SG F2)
c1922 Revenues of South Africa overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Revenue Only' (2 lines)
AB785 Revenue c1930, Union of South Africa KGV 6d dull purple and bright rose-red revenue stamp overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.' (1mm spacing), Three examples, one with corner fault and another showing ‘Only.’ shifted right, fine used on small piece with manuscript cancels. T&M 12.1 + var / Barefoot 48 + var £125
AB786 Revenue c1922, c1930, South Africa KGV 6d dull purple and bright rose-red and 1/- dull purple and deep reddish purple (1mm (6d) or 2mm (1/-) spacing). Both creased though fine appearance and used on small piece with manuscript cancels. T&M 10.2, 12.1 / Barefoot 43, 48 £45
AB787 Revenue c1930, South Africa KGV 6d dull purple and bright rose-red and 1/- dull purple and deep reddish purple revenue stamps oveprinted 'Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.' (both 1mm spacing). Fine used on small piece with manuscript cancels. T&M 12.1, 12.2 / Barefoot 48, 49 £80
AB2563 Revenue c1922, South Africa KGV 1/- dull and deep reddish purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.’ (2mm spacing). Horizontal pair very fine used with initials and oval datestamp (29 May 1922, a very early date). T&M 10.2 £45
AB1096 Revenue c1923, South Africa KGV 2/6 green and orange revenue stamp overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.' (2mm spacing). Fine used with oval datestamp and initials. T&M 10.3 / Barefoot 45 £65
AB1531 Revenue c1923, South Africa KGV 2/6 green and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.’ in two lines (2mm spacing). Fine used with oval datestamp and initials. T&M 10.3 / Barefoot 45 £65
AB2591 Revenue 1923 South Africa KGV 2/6 green and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only’ (2mm spacing). Fine used with oval datestamp (1931) and manuscript initials. Scarce. T&M 10.3 / Barefoot 29 £65
AB2592 Revenue c1930 South Africa KGV 5/- olive-grey and red-brown revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only’ (1mm spacing). Very fine used with part oval datestamp (1932). Scarce. T&M 12.4 £75
c1926 Revenues of South Africa overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Revenue / Only' (3 lines)
Seahorse' and Revenue Stamp combination usage
Bechuanaland Protectorate 'Cattle' design inscribed 'Revenue – Revenue'
AB1768 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Very fine used on small piece with initials and oval datestamps (6-6-1940). T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64 £75
AB2334 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Very fine used on small piece with initials and oval datestamps (6-6-1940). T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64 £75
AB358 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Horizontal strip of four, fine used. T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64 £280
AB360 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Block of six (3x2), fine used. T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64 £420
AB1143 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Block of six (3x2), fine used, each initialed and / or dated (11 Sep 35) in black ink. A scarce multiple. T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64 £420
AB797 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Irregular block of nine, very fine used on piece together with KGVI postage 1/- (x4, SG 125), each initialled and dated ‘14 / 2/ 39’ in manuscript. Most attractive. T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64 £650
AA3517 Revenue 1938 KGVI ‘Postage / Revenue’ 10/- black and red-brown with 1/- pair, tied to small piece by District Commissioner Francistown ovals and green crayon lines. SG 125, 128 £15
AA3516 Revenue 1938 KGVI £1 deep green and slate-black. Fine used with oval cancel and manuscript initials. T&M 15.1 / Barefoot 66 £85
AB817 Revenue 1938 KGVI £1 deep green and slate-black. Block of four, fine used with oval datestamps (Mafeking, 2 Aug 1950) and manuscript initials. T&M 15.1 / Barefoot 66 £340
AB2390 Revenue 1954 (11th September), part of a mortgage document. Bearing an irregular block of 15 of the KGVI £1 deep green and slate-black revenue issue (T&M 15.1 / Barefoot 66). Used in combination with six KGVI postage 1/- stamps, interestingly, comprising three of the black and brown-olive shade and three of the scarce grey-black and olive-green shade (SG 125, 125a). All cancelled / tied by DEEDS REGISTRY (11 Sep 1954) oval datestamps. An attractive and scarce multiple. £850
AB361 Revenue 1938 KGVI £1 deep green and slate-black. Block of 18 (6x3) fine used on piece, each stamp with 'MASTER'S OFFICE / MAFEKING' (8 Feb 55) cancellation. Spectacular and very scarce multiple. T&M 15.1 / Barefoot 66 £1,750
AB1644 Revenue 1938 KGVI £1 deep green and slate-black. 47 examples comprising a block of 36 (6x6), and strips of six and five. Affixed to piece, cancelled with neat Deeds Registry 11 Sep 1954 oval datestamps and each with initials in blue. One faulty. A very impressive multiple and believed to be the largest recorded. T&M 15.1 / Barefoot 66 £2,700
AB2672 REVENUE 1955 QEII £5 orange-red and grey-black. Fine used. Very scarce. T&M 17.2 / Barefoot 69 £200
AB1514 Revenue 1955 QEII £5 orange-red and grey-black. Horizontal strip of three very fine used with (2 Nov 1956) oval datestamps. Very scarce. T&M 17.2 / Barefoot 69 £600
AB1057 Revenue 1955 QEII £5 orange-red and grey-black. Block of six (3x2), very fine used. Very scarce multiple. T&M 17.2 / Barefoot 69 £1,200
AB2653 Revenue 1959 (7th November), three-page Deed of Transfer document (194x330mm). Bearing stamps totaling £113.8s.6d, being the duty on a transaction of £14,981.7s.6d. Comprising QEII Postage-Revenue 1/-, 2/6, 5/- and QEII Revenue-Revenue £1 deep green and grey-black (strip of three) and £5 orange-red and grey-black (irregular BLOCK OF 22) all tied by DEEDS REGISTRY / 7 NOV 1959 / BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE oval datestamps struck in black. Vertical fold affects four £5 and document folded and slightly trimmed for display. A very rare and spectacular franking. (SG 149, 151-2, T&M 17.1, 17.2 / Barefoot 68, 69) £3,250
AB1059 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges ‘R10’ on £5 orange-red and grey-black. Very fine used. T&M 18.2 / Barefoot 71 £55
AB952 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges ‘R10’ on £5 orange-red and slate-black. Very fine used. T&M 18.2 / Barefoot 71 £55
AB903 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges. ‘R10’ on £5 orange-red and slate-black. Right marginal pair very fine used. T&M 18.2 / Barefoot 71 £110
AB1144 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges ‘R10’ on £5 orange-red and slate-black. Left marginal pair very fine used with oval cancellation. T&M 18.2 / Barefoot 71 £110
AB2038 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges ‘R10’ on £5 orange-red and slate-black. Block of four, superb used with neat ‘The Registrar and Master of the High Court of Botswana’ (13 Dec 1966) large oval datestamps. T&M 18.2 / Barefoot 71 £220
c1945 South Africa 2/6 Native Tax stamp overprinted and surcharged ‘6/-’.
AB2555 Revenue c1945, South Africa 2/6 Native Tax stamp overprinted and surcharged ‘6/-’. Vertical pair (Afrikaans and English) very fine used with light oval cancellation. Scarce. T&M 16.1 / Barefoot 46 £85
AB1101 Revenue c1945 South Africa 2/6 Native Tax stamp overprinted and surcharged 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate / 6/- / Revenue’. Block of six (2x3), very fine used. Very scarce. T&M 16.1 / Barefoot 67 £325
REVENUE STAMPS USED ON DOCUMENT
AB1957 Revenue 1929 (March), four page (203x330mm) Antenuptial Contract document bearing South Africa KGV revenue £1 deep ultramarine and sepia overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’, initialled and dated ‘1/3/29’ in manuscript. Very fine. Scarce. T&M 7.6 £275
AB1958 Revenue 1933 (September), four page (215x344mm) Antenuptial Contract document bearing South Africa KGV revenue £1 grey-green and bright scarlet overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’, initialled and dated ‘28/9/33’ in manuscript. Stamp with fault at right, clear of design. T&M 7.6 £110
REVENUE STAMPS : BOTSWANA
AB770 1967 Local Government Tax R1 black and carmine-red, fine used. T&M t1.3 £35
AB771 1968 De La Rue Essay (20x24mm) for an unadopted R10 revenue stamp hand painted in turquoise-green, deep turquoise-green and deep claret. The design incorporates the Botswana Coat of Arms. The issued revenue stamps had a similar design but were monocoloured and in a horizontal format. Mounted on thick card (104 x 116mm). A corner crease does not detract and is well clear of the essay, which is very fine and attractive. Unique. £575
AB411 c1969 'Coat of Arms' R10 carmine, fine used on small piece T&M BO1.1 £15
AB957 1976 'Coat of Arms' P10 deep ultramarine, lower right corner example, superb mint. T&M BO2.1 £25
AB558 c1977 Local Government Tax P1 black and carmine-red, fine used. T&M BOt3.1 / Barefoot unlisted. £35
AB417 c1977 Local Government Tax P3 black and blue, fine used. T&M BOt3.3 / Barefoot unlisted. £35
AB418 c1977 Local Government Tax P7 black and orange, fine used. T&M BOt3.7 / Barefoot unlisted. £35
FISCAL USE
AB370 1887 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black. Two horizontal pairs superb used on piece with OFFICE OF ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER / FRANCISTOWN (7 NOV 1914) oval datestamp. Scarce value fiscally used. SG 16 £50
AB371 1887 Unappropriated Dies 2/6 green and black, fine fiscally used with oval and manuscript cancels. SG 17 £7
AB373 1887 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black, fine used with manuscript cancel. SG 18 £20
AB374 1887 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black. Two examples used on piece with 'Jubilee' 4d and 6d (fault) tied by 'Assistant Commissioner / 11 Dec 1907 / Northern Protectorate' oval cancels and red initials. SG 18, 35, 36 £45
AB375 1887 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black, fine used with oval and manuscript cancels. SG 19 £45
AB376 1887 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black, £1 (x 2) and £5 lilac and black (pair), affixed to small piece and cancelled with large Vryburg oval datestamp (1 MAR 93). The £5 pair with crease, though a very scarce and attractive item. SG 19, 20, 21 £225
AB377 1887 Unappropriated Dies £1 lilac and black, superb used, red manuscript cancellation and intact colour. Scarce. SG 20 £65
FISCAL USE ON DOCUMENT
AB382 1888 pre-printed BIJZONDERE LASTGEVING (Special Order). C Maggs appoints H Rosenblatt to transfer ¼ Erf 120 to GCA Hassforther. Bearing 1/- (SG 15) pen cancelled '26-7-88' and signed 'MC Genis'. Document trimmed through stamp at top otherwise fine. £65
AB384 1890 pre-printed 'SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY' bearing 1/- (SG 15) initialled and dated '8.7.90'. With blue Receipt for Transfer Dues affixed and large oval 'Office of the Registrar of Deeds / 9-JUL. 90 / VRYBURG'. £65
AB386 1890 handwritten Sworn Affidavit by Adriaan Johannes Gysbertus de la Rey made at Krugersdorp ZAR on 19 July 1890 with Special Landrost Kantoor, Krugersdorp datestamp. Bearing 2/- and '1s.' on 1/- (SG 16,28) tied by large oval 'Office of the Registrar of Deeds / 11 AUG 90 / VRYBURG'. Scarce. £125
AB390 1890 pre-printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer'. Concerning transfer of Erf 97, sold for £150, from Albert George Goodchild to Francis Windley. Bearing 1/- (SG 15) initialled and dated '28.7.90', affixed partially over large oval cachet of Rosenblatt and Wessels. £65
AB388 1895 handwritten 'General Bond' between J Jansen and GS Schwartz in respect of the amount of £600. Bearing vertical strip of five unappropriated dies 10/- (SG 19) initialled and dated '1.6.95'. Very fine and the stamps with exceptional colour. £300
AB389 1895 handwritten 'Power of Attorney' dated 13 May 1895. Concerns J Jansen's debt of £600 to GM Schwartz. Bearing unappropriated dies 1/- (SG 15) with pen cancel. £65
AB391 1895 pre-printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer' concerning ¼ of the farm 'Tweerivieren' sold for £75. Bearing unappropriated dies 2/- (SG 16) tied by partial large oval datestamps (10 AUG 94). Some toning at top. £45
AB392 1895 pre-printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer' of ¼ the farm 'Twee Revier' sold for £62.10s. Bearing unappropriated dies 1/- and pair of 2/- (SG 15, 16) tied by large oval 'Office of the Civil Commissioner' datestamps (18 APR 1895). £65
AB393 1895 pre-printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer' of ¾ the farm 'Twee Revier', sold for £187.10s. Bearing unappropriated dies 1/- and pair of 2/- (SG 15, 16) tied by large oval 'Office of the Civil Commissioner' datestamps (18 APR 1895) £65
AB395 1895 pre-printed NOTARIAL DEED OF TRANSFER concerning an amount of £75. Bearing unappropriated dies 5/- and three 1/- (SG 15, 19) each pen cancelled with initials and dated '18/4/95'. Very fine and the stamps with exceptional colour. £75
AB396 1895 pre-printed NOTARIAL DEED OF TRANSFER concerning an amount of £62.10s. Bearing unappropriated dies 5/- and three 1/- (SG 15, 19) each pen cancelled with initials and dated '18/4/95'. Very fine and the stamps with exceptional colour. £75
AB397 1895 pre-printed POWER OF ATTORNEY TO PASS BOND concerning a debt of £985.19s.5d . Bearing pair of unappropriated dies 2/6 (SG 17) pen cancelled '19.8.95' and initialled. £65
AB861 1921 four page ‘Deed of Presentation’ (210x333mm), bearing a single QV unappropriated dies 1/- green & black postage stamp, initialled and dated ‘28/2/21’ in manuscript. With circular embossed cachet in red at left. SG 15 £35
AB863 1921 four page ‘Deed of Presentation’ (210x337mm), bearing a pair of QV unappropriated dies 1/- green & black and KGV 6d reddish purple postage stamps, all initialled and dated ‘28/4/21’ in manuscript and tied by circular embossed cachet in plain relief. SG 15, 81 £45
AB864 1921 four page ‘Deed of Presentation’ (210x337mm), bearing a single QV unappropriated dies 1/- green and black postage stamp, initialled and dated ‘19/9/21’ in manuscript. With circular embossed cachet in plain relief below. SG 15 £35
AB865 1921 four page ‘Deed of Presentation’ (210x337mm), bearing a pair of QV unappropriated dies 1/- green & black and KGV 6d reddish purple (corner fault) postage stamps, all initialled and dated ‘3/12/21’ in manuscript and tied by circular embossed cachet in plain relief. SG 15, 81 £45
TATI CONCESSIONS
AB2682 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd. private revenue stamps. 10/- grey-green, fine used with THE TATI CONCESSIONS / LIMITED / TATI, MATABELELAND (24 SEP 97) oval datestamp struck in violet. T&M TC1.4 £85
AB2337 1948 Tati Company Limited Proxy Form’ printed on a postcard. The address side headed ‘Printed Matter’ and addressed to ‘The Secretary, / Tati Company Limited, / 73, Cheapside, / London, E.C.2.’. The reverse with printed proxy form and with British 1d vermilion revenue stamp embossed directly onto the card. Some surface damage to the address side, otherwise fine unused. Interesting. £45
RAILWAYS
Rhodesia Railways Parcel Stamps with Botswana Station Codes
AB855 RAILWAYS ‘FT’ (Francistown) on 10c light blue and 20c magenta ERRORS OF COLOUR, lower marginal pairs, superb mint. £60
AB270 RAILWAYS 'FT' (Francistown) on 10c light blue and 20c magenta ERRORS OF COLOUR, superb mint blocks of four. £120
AB2230 RAILWAYS 1968 (10th October), Rhodesia Railways ‘Parcels Waybill’ (355x139mm, folded for display) for a carton of ball bearings sent to Bulawayo. Bearing Rhodesia Railways 4c, 5c and 10c each with printed station code ‘FT’ (Francistown), the 10c being the ERROR OF COLOUR (light blue (5c colour) instead of bright blue). All tied by R.R. / Francistown (10 Oct) double circle datestamps struck in violet. With a large R.R. Bulawayo Parcels (10 Oct) oval receiving datestamp struck in purple.
 
Note: thirteen different station codes are believed to have been applied to Rhodesia Railways stamps for use in Bechuanaland / Botswana: ART (Artesia), DEB (Debeeti), FT (Francistown), GS (Gaberones), LI (Lobatsi), MAG (Mahalapye), PY (Palapye), PIN (Pilane), RAB (Ramatlhabama), RSA (Ramoutsa), SR (Seruli), SHI (Shashi), TES (Tsessebe).
SOLD
AB2235 RAILWAYS 1968 (16th October), Rhodesia Railways ‘Parcels Waybill’ (355x140mm, folded for display) with description of goods ‘1 Envelope’ sent to Bulawayo. Bearing Rhodesia Railways 2c, 5c and 10c stamps with printed station code ‘PY’ (Palapye), each further handstamped ‘GS’ in violet for use at Gaberones and tied by a Gaberones (16 Oct) oval datestamp struck in violet. With large R.R. Bulawayo Parcels (17 Oct) oval receiving datestamp struck in purple. Some edge faults, otherwise fine. SOLD
AB2232 RAILWAYS 1968 (19th October), Rhodesia Railways ‘Parcels Waybill’ (355x139mm, folded for display) for ‘1 Large Enveleope’ sent to Bulawayo. Bearing Rhodesia Railways 4c with printed station code ‘FT’ (Francistown) and a 10c with printed code ‘PY’ further handstamped ‘FT’ in violet for use at Francistown. Both tied by R.R. / Francistown (19 Oct) double circle datestamps struck in violet. With large R.R. Bulawayo Parcels (20 Oct) oval receiving datestamp struck in purple. SOLD
AB2227 RAILWAYS 1969 (21st March), Rhodesia Railways ‘Parcels Waybill’ (reduced to 161x136mm). Bearing Rhodesia Railways 4c with printed station code ‘FT’ (Francistown) and a 2s with printed code ‘OZ’ (Odzi, Rhodesia) further handstamped ‘FT’ in violet for use in Francistown. Both tied by R.R. / Francistown (21 Mar) large oval datestamp struck in violet. With a R.R. Stationmaster Shashi (21 Mar) violet boxed cachet, presumably applied on arrival. Unusual use of a Rhodesian station code in Botswana, especially as Rhodesia had not yet switched to decimal. SOLD
AB2231 RAILWAYS 1969 (3rd February), part of a Rhodesia Railways ‘Parcels Waybill’ (reduced to 151x139mm). Bearing ten Rhodesia Railways stamps with various printed station codes: 3c and 4c ‘TES’ (Tsessebe), 5c and R1 ‘PY’ (Palapye), 10c single and strip of three ‘MAG’ (Mahalapye), 2s and £1 ‘OZ’ (Odzi, Rhodesia). All stamps further hand-stamped ‘GS’ in violet for use at Gaberones and all tied by R.R. Gaberones (3 Feb) oval datestamps struck in purple. A most unusual combination of codes, values and currencies and use of non-decimal Rhodesian values / station codes in Botswana. SOLD
AB2229 RAILWAYS 1969 (23rd May), part of a Rhodesia Railways ‘Parcels Waybill’ (reduced to 113x139mm). Bearing Rhodesia Railways 3c with printed station code ‘TES’ (Tsessebe) together with 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s each with printed station code ‘OZ’ (Odzi, Rhodesia), all stamps further handstamped ‘GS’ for use at Gaberones. All tied by R.R. Gaberones (23 May) oval datestamps struck in violet. Unusual use of Rhodesian station codes in Botswana, especially as Rhodesia had not yet switched to decimal. SOLD
MISCELLANEOUS
AB1188 c1940 WWII War Fund Label 1d black, red and yellow. Very fine used with partial Pilane cds. £20
AB1396 1964 proof sheet for the ‘B.A.P.T.’ (Bechuanaland Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis) issue. Block of ten, imperforate, printed in brown, yellow and red (as issued) on gummed paper. Folds clear of the design. Unusual. £175
AB714 B.A.P.T.' (Bechuanaland Association for the Prevention Tuberculosis) ‘FIGHT TB’ label in red, black and yellow. Complete sheetlet of ten with margins all round. Odd gum wrinkle or crease, otherwise superb unmounted mint. £45
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