BECHUANALAND
FEATURED ITEM
Revenue 1931 (7th October), page (180x315mm) from a ‘Deed of Lease’ document bearing nine examples of the South Africa KGV £1 deep green and scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.’ comprising three horizontal strips of three. The left stamp of the upper strip shows the wider 2mm spacing, se-tenant with 1mm spacing on the other two stamps. The other strips all show 1mm spacing. Each stamp is initialled and dated ‘7/X/31’. The £1 with the wider spacing was recorded and discussed by T&M in later editions of their listing, this document being the discovery item. The two settings were previously thought to have been issued some years apart (though the £1 with 2mm spacing may be an anomaly within a later 1mm setting). A very attractive and rare multiple of this issue on document, especially showing two settings se-tenant. All with superb fresh colour. T&M 12.6, 12.6v2.
£850
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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'
AB3421 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope QV £10 reddish violet revenue stamp overprinted in bold, equal sized capital letters ‘BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE.’ Very fine used (off-centre as usual), with ‘674’ Barred Oval Numeral Canceller of Molepolole. Very rare. T&M 1.2 / Barefoot 14 £300
c1904 Revenue stamps of Transvaal overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Protectorate'
AB2861 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted 'Bechuanaland Protectorate.' Very fine used with oval datestamp and manuscript initials. T&M 2.1 / Barefoot 16 £55
AB3872 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate.’ Very fine used with MOCHUDI / B.B. (9 JY 05) single circle postal datestamp. T&M 2.1 / Barefoot 16 £125
AB3423 Revenue c1904 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate.’ Very fine used with light N’GAMILAND (NOV 1907) oval datestamp. T&M 2.1 / Barefoot 16 £55
AB3424 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate.’ Very fine used with light MAGISTRATE (15 JUN 1908) oval datestamp and initialed in red manuscript. T&M 2.1 / Barefoot 16 £55
AB3864 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate.’ Fine used with manuscript cancellation. T&M 2.1 / Barefoot 16 £55
AB3870 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate.’ Fine used with oval N’GAMILAND datestamp and red manuscript cancellations. T&M 2.1 / Barefoot 16 £55
AB2521 Revenue 1904, 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
AB3425 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII £1 sepia and yellow-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate.’ Very fine used with large oval REGISTRY OFFICE (JUL 1908) datestamp. Very scarce, especially so fine. T&M 2.2 / Barefoot 17 £200
AB3884 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII £1 sepia and yellow-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate’. Tied to small piece by bold Gaberones (5 JAN 1909) oval datestamp and with red manuscript initials. Very scarce. T&M 2.2 / Barefoot 17 £225
AB3878 Revenue 1904 Transvaal KEVII £1 sepia and yellow-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland Protectorate’. Affixed to small piece in combination with an unappropriated die 10/- green and black, the latter with a small stain, otherwise superb used with Gaberones (4 JAN 08) oval datestamp and manuscript cancellations. Very scarce. T&M 2.2 / Barefoot 17, SG 19 £225
c1907 Revenue stamps of Transvaal overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
AB3865 Revenue 1906 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Some gum creasing, otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. T&M 4.1 / Barefoot 19 £175
AB2593 Revenue 1907 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
AB3426 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Fine used with light oval datestamp and red manuscript cancellations. T&M 4.1 / Barefoot 19 £55
AB3427 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Fine used with oval MAGISTRATE / SEROWE (12 MAR 1908?) datestamp and red manuscript cancellations. T&M 4.1 / Barefoot 19 £55
AB3866 Revenue 1906 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Fine used with light oval datestamp and red manuscript cancels. T&M 4.1 / Barefoot 19 £55
AB3867 Revenue 1906 Transvaal KEVII 2/6 sepia and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE'. Fine used with bold N’GAMILAND (10 NOV 1909) oval datestamp and manuscript cancellations. T&M 4.1 / Barefoot 19 £65
AB3428 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £1 sepia and yellow-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Very fine used with manuscript cancellation. Very scarce, especially this fine. T&M 4.2 / Barefoot 20 £200
AB3467 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £1 sepia and yellow-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Very fine used with oval datestamp (4 DEC 1909). Very scarce, especially this fine. T&M 4.2 / Barefoot 20 £200
AB3882 Revenue c1906 Transvaal KEVII revenue £1 sepia and yellow-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Tied to small piece by oval datestamp (9 JUL 1909) and with manuscript initials. Corner fault, otherwise very fine used. T&M 4.2 / Barefoot 20 £75
AB3887 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £1 sepia revenue stamp and yellow-green overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Fine used in combination with two unappropriated dies 1/- green and black, tied to small piece by oval datestamp (3 AUG 1910) and with red manuscript initials. T&M 4.2 / Barefoot 20, SG 15 £210
AB3395 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Unobtrusive pinholes otherwise fine used with oval cancellation and manuscript initials. T&M 4.3 / Barefoot 21 £45
AB3429 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and (very deep) purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with oval datestamp and manuscript initials. T&M 4.3 / Barefoot 21 £75
AB3873 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and (deep) purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with oval datestamp and red manuscript initials. T&M 4.3 / Barefoot 21 £75
AB3430 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with light oval datestamp and manuscript initials. T&M 4.3 / Barefoot 21 £65
AB3879 Revenue 1907 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and purple revenue stamp (deep shade) overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Horizontal strip of three affixed to small piece. A few small perf stains, otherwise superb used, tied by Gaberones (4 JAN 08) oval datestamps and manuscript initials. Scarce and most attractive. T&M 4.3 / Barefoot 21 £225
c1910 Revenue stamps of Transvaal overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
AB3396 Revenue 1910 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with oval cancellation and manuscript initials in red. T&M 5.1 / Barefoot 18 £65
AB3431 Revenue 1910 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Unobtrusive vertical crease otherwise fine used with manuscript initials and dated ‘2/4/12’. T&M 5.1 / Barefoot 18 £45
AB3877 Revenue 1910 Transvaal KEVII £5 sepia and purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Two examples affixed to small piece, very fine used with Gaberones (17 JAN 1912) oval datestamp and manuscript initials. T&M 5.1 £150
c1913 Revenues of Cape of Good Hope overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE'
AB3397 Revenue c1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- lilac and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with oval datestamp (24 AUG 1915) and manuscript initials. T&M 6.1 £45
AB3471 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- lilac and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with oval datestamp. T&M 6.1 / Barefoot 25 £45
AB3869 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- lilac and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with oval Gaberones (4 MAY 1914) datestamp and manuscript cancellations. T&M 6.1 / Barefoot 25 £45
AB3466 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- lilac and black revenue stamp (unusually deep shades) overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Horizontal pair very fine used, tied to small piece by SEROWE oval datestamp (26 NOV 1914). T&M 6.1 / Barefoot 25 £90
AB3886 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- lilac and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Very fine used in combination with unappropriated die 1/- green and black, tied to small piece by Francistown oval datestamp and with red manuscript initials. T&M 6.1 / Barefoot 25, SG 15 £55
AB3885 Revenue c1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- lilac and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Superb used in combination with unappropriated die 2/6 green and black, tied to small piece by N’GAMILAND (20 MAY 1914) oval datestamp and with red manuscript cancellation. Attractive. T&M 6.1 / Barefoot 25, SG 17 £65
AB3472 Revenue c1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII £1 dull blue-green and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted 'BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE.' With intact colour, very fine used with oval datestamp and red manuscript cancellation. Scarce. T&M 6.2 / Barefoot 26 £125
AB3874 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII £1 dull blue-green and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE. Fine used with oval datestamp and manuscript cancellations. Scarce. T&M 6.2 / Barefoot 26 £85
AB3883 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII £1 dull blue-green and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE. Faint diagonal crease upper right otherwise fine used with part oval datestamp. T&M 6.2 / Barefoot 26 £75
AB3881 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope KEVII £1 dull blue-green and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted BECHUANALAND / PROTECTORATE. Very fine used, tied to small piece by Gaberones (2 JAN 1915) oval datestamp and red manuscript cancellations. Scarce. T&M 6.2 / Barefoot 26 £125
AB3419 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Corner crease, otherwise very fine used with deep, intact colours, cancelled with oval datestamp and manuscript initials. T&M 6.3 / Barefoot 28 £75
AB3420 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Very fine used with intact colour, cancelled with oval datestamp and initialled in red manuscript T&M 6.3 / Barefoot 28 £110
AB3469 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Intact colour, very fine used cancelled with manuscript initials. T&M 6.3 / Barefoot 28 £110
AB3875 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Centred left with intact colour. Fine used with oval datestamp and manuscript cancellations. T&M 6.3 / Barefoot 28 £75
AB338 Revenue 1913 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 £150
AB3449 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Horizontal pair very fine used with intact colour, cancelled with manuscript initials and Gaberones oval datestamp (1 JAN 1913) struck in violet. Scarce so fine. T&M 6.3 £180
AB3876 Revenue 1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Horizontal pair affixed to small piece. With intact colour, very fine used with oval datestamps and manuscript initials. T&M 6.3 £220
AB3880 Revenue c1913 Cape of Good Hope QV £5 blue-green and dull green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Horizontal strip of three affixed to small piece. Intact colour, very fine used with light Gaberones oval datestamps and manuscript cancellations. T&M 6.3 £325
AB339 Revenue 1913 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'
AB3468 Revenue 1914, Union of South Africa KGV revenue stamps overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Group of six: 2/6, 5/-, 10/-, £1 (both) and £5. The 10/- shows the variety SLICED 'B'. Each fine used with oval datestamp and / or manuscript cancellations. T&M 7.3-7.8 / Barefoot 32-37 £275
AB3383 Revenue 1914 Union of South Africa 2/6 green and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Fine used with oval cancellation. T&M 7.3 £25
AB3384 Revenue 1914 Union of South Africa KGV 5/- black and brown revenue stamp overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Unobtrusive vertical crease otherwise fine used with oval datestamp (22 MAR 1917). T&M 7.4 £20
AB3149 Revenue c1914 Union of SA KGV revenue £1 deep green and scarlet overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.’ Block of six (3x2, the upper left stamp showing broken 'B' of "Bechuanaland'), used in combination with a KGV 10/- purple and olive-green. Two £1 with faults at base, otherwise very fine used, tied to small piece by neat Deeds Registry Office (27 Apr 1920) oval datestamps. Most attractive. T&M 7.5, 7.7 / Barefoot 34, 36 £225
AB2594 Revenue 1914 Union of South Africa KGV £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 £75
1918 Postal Fiscal £5 surcharge on 1/- unappropriated die (SG F2)
c1922 Revenues of South Africa overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Revenue Only' (2 lines)
AB3437 Revenue c1930 Union of South Africa KGV 6d dull purple and bright rose-red revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only’ with intermediate 1.5mm spacing. Some colour run otherwise fine used with oval datestamp and manuscript cancellations. Scarce. T&M 12.1 var £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 purple 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 £55
AB3398 Revenue c1922 South Africa KGV 1/- dull purple and deep reddish purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.’ in two lines (2mm spacing). Small marginal thin, otherwise fine used with oval datestamp (6 JAN 1925). T&M 10.2 £25
AB3438 Revenue c1922 Union of South Africa KGV 1/- dull purple and deep reddish purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.’ in two lines (2mm spacing). Very fine used with oval datestamp (OCT 1926) and manuscript initials. T&M 10.2 £35
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
AB3440 Revenue 1930 Union of South Africa KGV 2/6 green and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only’ (2mm spacing). Some colour run otherwise fine used with oval and manuscript cancellations. T&M 10.3 £45
AB3433 Revenue 1930 Union of South Africa KGV 2/6 green and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only’ with 2mm spacing and a 6d dull purple and bright rose-red with 1mm spacing. Very fine used, tied to small piece with neat Deeds Registry Office oval datestamp (14 JAN 1932). Scarce. T&M 10.3, 12.1 £125
AB3441 Revenue 1930 Union of South Africa KGV 5/- olive-grey and red-brown revenue stamp overprinted in two lines ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only’ (1mm spacing). Very fine used with oval datestamp (23 JAN 1932). Very scarce. T&M 12.4 £110
c1926 Revenues of South Africa overprinted 'Bechuanaland / Revenue / Only' (3 lines)
Seahorse' and Revenue Stamp combination usage
Bechuanaland Protectorate 'Cattle' design inscribed 'Revenue – Revenue'
AB3436 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Fine used with Mafeking (1945) oval datestamp and manuscript cancellations. T&M 14.1 £65
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
AB3444 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and ‘grey-green’, the frame colour probably altered by chemical manipulation. Used with manuscript cancellation and part of an apparently genuine Lusaka datestamp. Unusual. T&M 14.1 £10
AB3443 Revenue 1932 KGV £1 deep green and slate-black. Horizontal pair, fine used with manuscript cancellations. T&M 14.1 £130
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
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
AB2702 Revenue 1937 (12th March), Deed of Transfer document (215x343mm, folded for display). Bearing a horizontal strip of four KGV £1 deep green and slate-black ‘cattle and baobab’ revenue stamps, paying the duty on a transaction for £750. All tied by DEEDS REGISTRY OFFICE (12 Mar 1937) oval datestamps. With older inserted ‘diagram’ dated 1918 with hand drawn map of the land being transferred (some splitting and edge damage), bearing a Union of South Africa KGV £1 green and red revenue stamp tied by a Surveyor General / Cape Town (13 SP 18) oval datestamp. (T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64). £280
AB2703 Revenue 1943 (28th October), Title Deed document (212x335mm, folded for display). Bearing a single KGV £1 deep green and slate-black ‘cattle and baobab’ revenue stamp, used in combination with KGVI 1/- and 5/- postage stamps. All tied by DEEDS REGISTRY / MAFEKING (28 10 1943) oval datestamps. With older inserted ‘diagram’ dated 1929 with hand drawn map of land granted to the BSAC in 1906, bearing Union of South Africa KGV small format revenue 3/- (strip of three) and 15/- all tied by Surveyor General / Cape Town (21 May 1938) oval datestamps. Includes copy of a proclamation by the High Commissioner of South Africa dated 17th February 1905 granting Bechuanaland Protectorate land to the British South Africa Company. (T&M 14.1 / Barefoot 64, SG 125, 127). £125
AB3445 Revenue 1938 KGVI £1 deep green and slate-black. Fine used with oval datestamps (6-1-1947). T&M 15.1 £75
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
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
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
AB2695 Revenue 1955 QEII £5 orange-red and grey-black. Block of six used in combination with QEII postage 1/- and 5/-, all very fine used, tied to piece by MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT (27 NOV 1956) oval datestamps. Very fine and very scarce. T&M 17.2 / Barefoot 69, SG 149, 152 £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 £45
AB952 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges ‘R10’ on £5 orange-red and slate-black. Very fine used. T&M 18.2 / Barefoot 71 £45
AB3447 Revenue 1961 QEII decimal surcharges. ‘R10’ on £5 orange-red and slate-black. Very fine used with light cancellation at base. T&M 18.2 £45
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 £90
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 £90
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 £180
c1945 South Africa 2/6 Native Tax stamp overprinted and surcharged ‘6/-’.
AB3451 Revenue c1945 South Africa 2/6 Native Tax stamp overprinted and surcharged ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate / 6/-’. Block of four, the upper right stamp with edge fault otherwise fine used with light oval datestamp. T&M 16.1 £125
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
AB3112 Revenue 1922 (21st September), page (184x330mm) from a document bearing three examples of the South Africa KGV £1 deep green and scarlet revenues (pair and a single) overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. Each initialled and dated ‘21/9/22’ in manuscript and tied by a circular embossed cachet in plain relief. The stamps with superb fresh colour. Very scarce and attractive. T&M 7.7 £450
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
AB3113 Revenue 1930 (22nd December), page (187x252mm) from a document bearing a strip of three South Africa KGV £1 ultramarine and sepia revenues overprinted ‘BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE’. used with a 10/- purple and olive-green revenue overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.’ (1mm spacing). Each is initialled and dated ‘22/XII/30’ in manuscript. A very scarce and unusual combination of issues showing late use of the £1. All with superb fresh colour. Very attractive. T&M 7.6, 12.5 £550
AB3899 Revenue 1931 (7th October), page (180x315mm) from a ‘Deed of Lease’ document bearing nine examples of the South Africa KGV £1 deep green and scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Revenue Only.’ comprising three horizontal strips of three. The left stamp of the upper strip shows the wider 2mm spacing, se-tenant with 1mm spacing on the other two stamps. The other strips all show 1mm spacing. Each stamp is initialled and dated ‘7/X/31’. The £1 with the wider spacing was recorded and discussed by T&M in later editions of their listing, this document being the discovery item. The two settings were previously thought to have been issued some years apart (though the £1 with 2mm spacing may be an anomaly within a later 1mm setting). A very attractive and rare multiple of this issue on document, especially showing two settings se-tenant. All with superb fresh colour. T&M 12.6, 12.6v2. £850
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
AB3351 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1965 issue inscribed 'BECHUANALAND'. 1965 25c black and orange-brown. Fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘5/4/68’ (used after Botswana independence). Rare. T&M BP.t1.1 £150
AB3355 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1965 issue inscribed 'BECHUANALAND'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used with oval datestamp. Scarce. T&M BP.t1.3 £75
AB3356 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1965 issue inscribed 'BECHUANALAND'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used with oval datestamp. Scarce. T&M BP.t1.3 £75
AB3357 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1965 issue inscribed 'BECHUANALAND'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used with manuscript cancellation. Scarce. T&M BP.t1.3 £75
AB3354 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1965 issue inscribed 'BECHUANALAND'. R1 black and carmine-red. Horizontal pair, the right stamp with unobtrusive vertical crease, otherwise fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘1967’. A scarce multiple. T&M BP.t1.3 £125
AB3361 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. 25c black and orange-brown. Very fine unused without gum. Very Scarce. T&M BO.t1.1
 
Note: this is the stamp of record illustrated in Trotter & Midwood (2010)
£125
AB3363 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. 25c black and orange-brown. Fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘14/5/71’. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.1 £125
AB3362 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. 25c black and orange-brown. Horizontal pair, very fine unused without gum. Scarce multiple. T&M BO.t1.1 £250
AB3459 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. 50c black and plum. Fine used with manuscript cancellation. Rare. T&M BO.t1.2 £125
AB3460 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine unused without gum. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.3 £75
AB3461 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine unused without gum. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.3 £75
AB3366 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘2/2/71’. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.3 £75
AB3367 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘14/5/71’. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.3 £75
AB3368 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used with manuscript cancellation. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.3 £75
AB3462 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used with manuscript cancellation. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.3 £75
AB770 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R1 black and carmine-red. Fine used. Scarce. T&M BO.t1.3 £75
AB3370 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R4 black and deep brown. Very fine unused without gum. Very scarce. T&M BO.t1.6
 
Note: this is the stamp of record illustrated in Trotter & Midwood (2010)
£150
AB3465 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1967 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA'. R4 black and deep brown. Off-centre, otherwise fine used with manuscript cancellation. Rare. T&M BP.t1.6 £110
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. £750
AB957 1976 'Coat of Arms' P10 deep ultramarine, lower right corner example, superb mint. T&M BO2.1 £25
AB558 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1977 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA' and with new currency. P1 black and carmine-red, fine used. T&M BOt3.1 £75
AB3382 Revenue / Local Government Tax 1977 issue inscribed 'BOTSWANA' and with new currency. P7 black and bright orange. Very fine used with manuscript cancellation. Scarce. T&M BO.t3.7 £75
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
AB3081 BRITISH BECHUANALAND / Revenue usage 1890 (6th June), large printed document (258x480mm) headed with Coat-of-Arms and ‘British Bechuanaland / CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP’. Bearing a horizontal strip of four unappropriated dies £1 lilac and black (SG 20), each pair with ‘Cancelled’ and signatures and each stamp dated ‘6-6-90’, all in red manuscript. Signed at the base ‘Sidney Shippard’ and with plain circular embossed seal ‘Administrator / (Arms) / British Bechuanaland’. The document slightly trimmed, the stamps are superb. An impressive document and franking. £275
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
AB3889 REVENUE 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd private revenue stamps. The complete set of six duties, 1/- to £5, very fine fresh mint. A scarce set so fine. T&M TC1.1-1.6 £750
AA6523 REVENUE 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd. private revenue stamps. The complete set of six duties, 1/- to £5. The 2/6 and 5/- lower marginal and each showing blue '19 MAY 96' date handstamp in margins. Only the 1/- hinged otherwise exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted. Lovely and scarce thus. T&M TC1.1-6 £1,250
AB3895 REVENUE 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd private revenue stamps. 1/- deep rose-red. Unobtrusive horizontal crease, otherwise fine used with large part THE TATI CONCESSIONS / LIMITED / TATI, MATABELELAND oval cancellation struck in violet. Rare. T&M TC1.1 £225
AB3896 REVENUE 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd private revenue stamps. 2/6 deep blue, fine used with magenta THE TATI CONCESSIONS / LIMITED / TATI, MATABELELAND oval cancellation. Rare. T&M TC1.2 £275
AA6139 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd. private revenue stamps. 5/- dull reddish lilac. Very fine fresh mint. T&M TC 1.3 £100
AB3512 1895-97 Tati Concessions Company Ltd. private revenue stamps. 5/- dull reddish lilac, fine used with part ‘S. RHODESIA datestamp at top and trace of another at base. Presumably cancelled by favour. Unusual. T&M TC1.3 £125
AA6137 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd. private revenue stamps, 10/- grey-green. Very fine fresh mint. T&M TC 1.4 £125
AB3655 REVENUE 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd private revenue stamps. 10/- grey-green, very fine used with THE TATI CONCESSIONS / LIMITED / TATI, MATABELELAND (24 SEP 97) oval cancellation struck in violet. T&M TC1.4 £85
AB3897 REVENUE 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd private revenue stamps. 10/- grey-green, fine used with violet THE TATI CONCESSIONS / LIMITED / TATI, MATABELELAND (23 Oct 97) oval cancellation. T&M TC1.4 £85
AA6140 1897 Tati Concessions Company Ltd. private revenue stamps. £5 orange. Exceptionally fine fresh mint. Scarce. T&M TC 1.6 £275
AB3898 REVENUE 1897 private revenue stamps of Tati Concessions. £5 orange with ‘No longer / used’ typewritten vertically upwards between ink lines. Shallow thin at top, otherwise very fine without gum. Rare. T&M TC 1.6NLU £275
AB3528 1948, 'Tati Company Limited / Proxy Form’ printed on a stampless 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 form and with British 1d vermilion revenue stamp embossed directly onto the card. Some surface damage to the address side where previously mounted, otherwise very fine unused. Unusual. £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
AB2736 RAILWAYS 'FT' (Francistown) on 20c magenta ERROR OF COLOUR. Lower marginal block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. £60
AA4110 RAILWAYS 'MAG' (Mahalapye) on 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 50c, R1 and R2, superb unmounted blocks of four. £40
AB3515 RAILWAYS c1970s ‘RHODESIA RAILWAYS’ 2nd class single Railway ticket printed in black on pink, valid from Francistown to Gaborone and priced at R5.65. Very fine. £15
AB3516 RAILWAYS c1970s ‘RHODESIA RAILWAYS’ 3rd class return Railway ticket printed in black on green, valid from Mahalapye and Gaborone and back, priced at R2.65. Very fine. £15
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
AB3726 1964 ‘B.A.P.T.’ (Bechuanaland Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis). Complete sheet of 50 (10x5) labels printed in brown, yellow and red. Some gum creasing, otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint. £75
AB3839 1964 (29th December), printed ‘B.A.P.T.’ (Bechuanaland Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis) envelope with a B.A.P.T. label affixed. Addressed to South Africa, bearing a single 2½c ‘scarlet-chested sunbird’ (SG 170) tied by a FRANCISTOWN / BECH PROT (29 Dec) double circle datestamp. £45
AB3012 c1961-64 charity labels inscribed ‘B.A.P.T.’ or ‘B.P.A.P.T.’ (Bechuanaland (Protectorate) Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis). Each year in a differing design and colours. All in blocks of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. £45
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
AB3841 REVENUE 1938 (27th September), printed statement for ‘Jas. Haskins & Sons’ of Francistown for an amount of £7.6d. A gummed receipt has been attached bearing a single KGVI 1d scarlet (SG119) with manuscript cancellation dated ‘27/10/38’. A few edge tears otherwise fine. £35
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