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1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Major variety IMPERFORATE (PAIR). Collector's handstamp on reverse of each, very fine mint. RARE. SG 34b
£3,250
Last updated: 13th June, 2020
1892 ARMS, SG 1-13
STAMPS
AR393 1892 6d printer’s sample printed in deep green (colour of the issued 10/-) on thick wove paper. Imperforate, with very large margins and perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Type B1). Very fine and rare. £850
RA2431 Proof from the completed plate. 6d duty in reddish brown on thick white card, imperforate, an upper marginal block of four. Very fine and rare in a multiple, apparently only one sheet of 60 printed. £600
RA5028 £5, printer’s sample in deep blue, imperforate on ungummed wove paper. Superb and fresh, very scarce. SG 12 printer’s sample. £550
MBSA1323 Plate proof of the 6d, in original issued colour ultramarine. Imperforate and full gum. Lovely fresh colour and very fine. RARE in this condition. SG 2 plate proof £150
MBSA1324 Plate proof of the 2/-, in original issued colour vermilion. Imperforate and full gum. Lovely fresh colour, irregular corner at lower right, fine. RARE. SG 5 plate proof £125
MBSA1325 Plate proof of the 5/-, in original issued colour orange-yellow. Imperforate and full gum. Lovely fresh colour and very fine. RARE in this condition. SG 8 plate proof £150
AR148 1892 £1 deep blue with ‘(Spec)imen’ applied vertically by manuscript in red ink. The reverse clearly showing the papermakers watermark. A few nibbled perforations at base, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Very rare. SG 10 specimen £375
AR149 1892 £2 rose-red, a lower marginal example with ‘(Spec)imen’ applied horizontally by manuscript in red ink. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very rare. Exceptional. SG 11 specimen £650
MBSA1732 1d to £1, basic set of eight values. Fine or very fine mint. A difficult assembly. SG 1, 2, 4-6, 8-10 SOLD
MBSA1326 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Superb mint. SG 1 shade £19
MBSA1327 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Block of four, superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 1 shade £95
AR366 1892 1d, black, upper marginal block of 12. Some perf. separation with hinge strengthening otherwise fresh mint or unmounted. An attractive and uncommon multiple. SG 1 £175
MBSA947 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Very fine used. SG 1 shade £4
MBSA1328 1892 6d ultramarine, very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. SG 2
 
Note: the majority of this printing were used for the ½d, 2d and 4d surcharges
£75
MBSA1455 1893 6d, deep blue. Upper left corner pair, apparently ex. the Bradbury archive and endorsed in pencil on margin 'Apr 10/95', and showing on reverse the unusual gumming of these. Very fine unmounted. SG 3 £100
MBSA1329 1893 6d, deep blue. Very fine mint. SG 3 £40
MBSA1330 1893 6d, deep blue. Very fine used cancelled with violet Bulawayo datestamp. Lovely. SG 3 £30
MBSA1456 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Upper left corner copy, apparently ex. the Bradbury archive and endorsed in pencil on margin 'Feb 15/95', and showing on reverse the unusual gumming of these. Very fine unmounted. SG 4 £50
MBSA713 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Hinge remnants, still very fine mint. SG 4 £40
MBSA1331 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Exceptionally fine mint. SG 4 £45
MBSA950 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Lower marginal horizontal block of eight, part imprint in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 4 £325
MBSA1332 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Very fine used cancelled violet Bulawayo datestamp. Lovely. SG 4 £40
MBSA182 1/- grey-brown, horizontal pair superb CTO, showing clear part 'STR' of 'STRONG' watermark. SG 4 £25
MBSA502 1892 2/-, vermilion, lower marginal. Light faults on reverse, fine fresh appearance. SG 5 £35
MBSA1045 1892 2/-, vermilion, exceptionally fine mint. SG 5 £65
MBSA1334 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Superb unmounted. SG 6 £80
MBSA898 1892 2/6 grey-purple. Left marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 6 £70
MBSA91 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 6 £250
MBSA1076 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 6 £275
MBSA1335 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Superb used on piece cancelled 'GUBULAWAYO' sc datestamp. SG 6 £65
MBSA954 1893 2/6 lilac. Centred right, very fine mint. SG 7 £45
MBSA956 1893 2/6 lilac. Lower marginal block of four, centred right very fine mint or unmounted. SG 7 £250
MBSA957 1893 2/6 lilac. Lower left corner block of four, light crease at upper left corner, centred right very fine mint or unmounted. SG 7 £225
MBSA1333 1893 2/6 lilac. Very fine used. SG 7 £45
MBSA1040 1892 5/- orange-yellow, very fine fresh mint. An exceptional example of this delicate stamp. SG 8 £80
MBSA958 1892 5/-, orange-yellow. Fine used. SG 8 £40
MBSA1336 1892 5/-, orange-yellow. Very fine used. SG 8 £50
MBSA959 1892 10/-, deep green. Hinge remnants, still remarkably fine fresh mint for this stamp. SG 9 £110
MBSA1337 1892 10/- deep green, left marginal superb and fresh unmounted. Scarce as such. SG 9 £175
RA8137 1892 £1, plate proof in issued colour, imperforate on gummed thick paper. Very fine and most attractive. SG 10 plate proof
 
Note: it would appear that this proof impression is the same as those used for the Presentation Cards, possibly not applied thus remaining with gum.
£250
MBSA1339 1892 £1 deep blue. Centred lower left otherwise very fine mint. SG 10 £200
MBSA1338 1892 £1 deep blue. Very fine mint for these. SG 10 £250
RA8977 1892 £1 deep blue, fine used. SG 10 £90
RA8978 1892 £1, deep blue. Superb CTO. SG 10 £110
RA5430 1892 £1 deep blue. Horizontal pair each cancelled with BLUE negative strike, this apparently ‘INYATI / MASHONALAND’, endorsed on reverse as such but difficult to detect. Odd perf. fault although a most attractive pair. RARE. SG 10 £200
MBSA1340 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine well centred and fresh mint. Scarce as such. SG 11 £475
RA4275 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine CTO. Clear P.F.S.A. certificate (1989). SG 11 £120
RA8990 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine CTO. SG 11 £120
MBSA952 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine CTO. SG 11 £120
FISCALLY USED
B16 1892 £1, pen cancelled and with light ‘UMTALI / MASHONALAND’ datestamp, date unclear. Strong colour and unusual. SG 10 £30
B17 1892 £1, on piece pen cancelled in red and violet oval cancel, fresh and lovely colour. SG 10 £15
RA500 1892 £1, right marginal block of nine pen cancelled date and initials. Minor creasing otherwise a fresh and most attractive piece. Scarce. SG 10 £90
MBSA953 1892 £2 rose-red. Cancelled with light REVENUE cancel, very fine. SG 11 £20
RA1714 1892 £2, pair on piece date perfined ‘23 / 2 / 03’, pen cancelled and with violet tc oval ‘SURVEYOR GENERAL’S OFFICE / SALISBURY’ cancel. Most attractive. SG 11 £35
B18 1892 £5, on piece perfined and violet oval ‘MINES OFFICE / GWELO’ cancel. Lovely colour. SG 12 £40
B20 1892 £5 and £10, both on piece with crisp black oval ‘MINES DEPARTMENT / 3 SEP. 98 / GWELO’ cancel. Lovely. SG 12, 13 £60
B21 1892 £10, violet oval cancel, not perfined. Attractive. SG 13 £35
B22 1892 £10, on piece perfined and violet oval cancel, lovely colour. SG 13 £25
B23 1892 £10, strip of three perfined and violet oval cancels. Attractive. SG 13 £65
POSTAL HISTORY
MBSA1629 1893 21st May, cover bearing 3d, 4d and 6d Arms (SG 21, 22, 2), lightly cancelled with F barred diamond strikes, and twice below with proving VICTORIA / MASHONALAND sc datestamps. Addressed to Germany, Cape Town transit and arrival backstamps. A most attractive and rare early cover. £850
MBSA1630 1894 5th October, cover bearing ½d and 6d Arms (SG 18, 3), each cancelled with crisp GUBULAWAYO sc datestamps, addressed to the USA. Transit and arrival backstamps. Light cover faults, a most unusual destination in this early period. £375
B25 1895 13th September, cover bearing 6d Arms (SG 2) cancelled sc ‘KOPJE / SALISBURY’ datestamp to Scotland, arrival backstamp on reverse dated October 15th 1895. A neat cover illustrating the 6d rate to the UK in use until 31. 3. 1900. £120
1892 PROVISIONAL SURCHARGES, SG 14-17
STAMPS
RA2437 1892 8d on 1/-, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel B1). Minor faults but above average for these. Rare. SG 17 specimen £280
MBSA1731 1892 ½d on 6d to 8d on 1/-. Set of four values, fine or very fine mint. An above average set of these delicate stamps. SG14-17 £550
MBSA1341 1892 ½d on 6d to 8d on 1/-. Set of four values, fine or very fine mint. An above average set of these delicate stamps. SG14-17 £575
RA9499 1892 ½d on 6d, exceptionally fine and fresh mint. SG 14 £120
MBSA1342 1892 ½d on 6d. Hinge remnant, fine and fresh mint. SG 14 £100
MBSA1623 1892 ½d on 6d. Right marginal, hinge trace. Exceptional for these. SG 14 £135
MBSA1624 1892 ½d on 6d. On piece (probably cut from a Whitfield King cover), fine used cancelled with light 'SALISBURY MASHONALAND AU 20 94' sc datestamp, another below. Scarce. SG 14 £385
MBSA1343 1892 2d on 6d. Very fine fresh mint. SG 15 £145
MBSA1344 1892 4d on 6d. Superb fresh mint. Scarce as such. SG 16 £200
MBSA715 1892 4d on 6d, right marginal, very fine mint. Exceptional. SG 16 £200
MBSA1345 FORGERY 1892 4d on 6d, crude impression with 'cancel' at right. Unusual. SG 16 forgery £30
POSTAL HISTORY
1892-94 SMALL ARMS, SG 18-26
STAMPS
MBSA1077 1892-94 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values, plus listed ½d and 8d shades. Very fine mint. SG 18-26 SOLD
MBSA67 1892-94 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values plus listed shades of the ½d and 8d, blocks of four. A few minor faults mostly very fine and fresh mint. A RARE assembly. SG 18-26 £1,250
MBSA1692 1892-94 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values, plus listed ½d and 8d shades. Fine or very fine used. SG 18-26 £120
MBSA1352 1892 ½d, dull blue and vermilion. Very fine unmounted. SG 18 £7
MBSA1353 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Very fine unmounted. SG 19 £8
MBSA80 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 19 £20
MBSA1351 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Upper marginal block of four, several short perfs. lower right otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 19 £30
MBSA1354 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Upper left corner block of ten, one with stain on reverse hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 19 £70
MBSA1355 1892 2d, deep dull green and vermilion. Lower marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 20 £165
MBSA1356 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Very fine unmounted. SG 21 £35
MBSA100 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Upper marginal, hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG 21 £33
B31 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Block of four, superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 21 £90
MBSA905 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Left marginal block of four. Fine mint or unmounted. SG 21 £75
MBSA1621 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Lower marginal block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 21 £85
MBSA1358 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Lower marginal block of eight showing imprint in margin. Two stamps hinged otherwise very fine unmounted. Lovely and scarce. SG 21 £300
MBSA1357 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Very fine used cancelled with violet BULAWAYO datestamp. SG 21 £25
MBSA522 1892 3d, grey-black and green, block of four. Superb CTO used. SG 21 £15
MBSA1359 1892 4d, chestnut and black. Very fine unmounted. SG 22 £65
RA3275 1892 4d, chestnut and black. Block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 22 £180
MBSA1360 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Very fine unmounted. SG 23 £30
MBSA1361 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Lower left corner copy, very fine unmounted. SG 23 £33
RA8288 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 23 £100
RA8289 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Upper right corner block of four, hinged on margins stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 23 £110
MBSA632 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Lower left corner block of four, hinge trace on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 23 £100
RA8290 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Lower right corner block of four, part of watermark ‘XTRA’ showing clearly through. Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 23 £110
MBSA1691 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Horizontal pair, very fine used cancelled crisp central SALISBURY OC 11 97 sc datestamp. Lovely. SG 23 £40
MBSA505 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Right marginal, very fine and fresh mint. SG 24 £15
MBSA1362 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Very fine unmounted. SG 24 £25
MBSA1363 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Upper marginal, very fine unmounted. SG 24 £25
RA8291 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Lower marginal block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 24 £75
RA8292 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Upper marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 24 £75
AR195 1892 8d red and ultramarine. Block of 20 (5x4) showing part of Williams Collins’ (papermaker) watermark ‘(L)INEN’ and ‘STRONG’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce in such a large multiple, especially so fine. SG 24 £300
MBSA903 1894 3/-, brown and green. Very fine mint. SG 25 £140
MBSA1364 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Right marginal, hinged on margin stamp superb unmounted. SG 26 £75
MBSA1370 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Upper marginal, superb unmounted. SG 26 £75
MBSA1042 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Lower marginal showing part imprint in margin. Superb fresh mint. SG 26 £50
RA7203 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Upper marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 26 £200
MBSA1365 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Left marginal block of four, hinged on one stamp otherwise superb unmounted. SG 26 £225
MBSA1622 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Right marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 26 £250
RA8367 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Lower marginal block of four showing full imprint in margin. Very fine fresh mint, uncommon. SG 26 £250
MBSA1656 1893 November 19th, Three Halfpence stationery International Post Card, uprated with ½d Arms (SG 18), each cancelled with '827' barred oval, alongside proving lightly struck 'SALISBURY / MASHONALAND' sc datestamp. Addressed to England, reverse with Tuli 25 NO and Cape Town transit strikes, arrival for the 1st January. An attractive early card. £110
MBSA1305 1895 (March), 4d registered stationery envelope bearing 1d Arms and 4d Arms x three (1/1d rate, SG 1, 22), lightly cancelled 'GUBULAWAYO / MR 22 95' sc datestamps, addressed to Austria. London red transit strike on front and arrival backstamps. Light faults, most attractive. £225
1895 SMALL ARMS, perf. 12½, SG 27-28
B32 1895 (4d) imperforate plate proof in near issued colours of the 4d, single from the lower right of the sheet, without value, gummed paper. Some creasing. £150
RA2439 1895 (4d) imperforate plate proof in near issued colours of the 4d, pair, without value, gummed paper. £300
MBSA1346 1895 2d and 4d, very fine mint. SG 27-28 £50
MBSA1347 2d, very fine unmounted. SG 27 £50
MBSA1620 1895 2d green and red. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 27 £180
MBSA1348 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Showing malformed 'E' of 'PENCE', fine mint. SG 28 var. £40
MBSA1350 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Right marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 28 £200
MBSA1619 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Lower right corner block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 28 £185
MBSA1082 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Lower left corner block of four, major variety IMPERFORATE. Hinged on both pairs, minor soiling lower left corner in the margin, very fine mint. RARE. SG 28a £2,750
POSTAL HISTORY
RA4479 1896 3rd February, printed commercial cover with emblem and address of ‘The South African Mutual Life Assurance Society / Darling Street / Cape Town’ bearing 4d Arms (SG 28) tied by neat BULAWAYO (3 Feb) sc datestamp. Cape Town (12 Feb) arrival backstamp. A very clean and most attractive cover. £220
1896-97 LARGE ARMS, DIE I, SG 29-37
STAMPS
MBSA330 UNACCEPTED ESSAY / COLOUR TRIAL for the design, without crown at top. In close to issued colours of green and mauve on buff, perforated un-gummed paper. Few perforations trimmed lower left otherwise fine. Scarce. £325
MBSA1039 1896 composite set from Die I and Die II, ½d to 10/- (13 stamps, no 2/-). Die I 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 8d, 1/-, 3/- and 4/- with the balance Die II. Each hand stamped 'Specimen', Samuel Type R2, 14.5 mm long, 2.75 and 1.75mm high. Without gum and odd minor faults. RARE.
 
Note: Samuel records this handstamp on 12 values: 1d to 4/- on Die I and 2/6, 5/- and 10/- Die II. Further noted that the ½d also exists. Recorded as being shown by Dr N A Daniel of Rhodesia to Samuel, originating from a collection of an Australian engraver who settled in Rhodesia and to whom they were officially presented. It may well be that this is the same set referred to
£1,250
RA2447 1896 3d, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4). Pulled perf. lower left, otherwise very fine with gum. Rare. SG 31s £100
MBSA264 1896 8d, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 34s £60
MBSA266 1896 3/-, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 36s £90
MBSA1278 1896 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values. Fine or very fine mint. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37 £235
RA8293 1896 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values, a selected very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37 £285
MBSA1733 1896 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values plus listed shades of the 2d and 4d, fine or very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37, 30a, 32b £325
MBSA66 1896 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values, plus additional listed shade of the 4d then unlisted distinct shades of the 2d, 3d, 8d, 3/- and 4/-. A selected very fine and fresh mint set. A scarce assembly. SG 29-37 SOLD
MBSA171 1896 1d to 4/-, basic set of nine values plus 2d and 4d shades. Very fine or superb used. SG 29-37 basic £85
RA5206 1896 3d, 8d and 4/-, each in a block of four, superb CTO. SG 31, 34, 37 £20
MBSA1373 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Very fine and fresh unmounted. Very scarce as such. SG 29 £60
RA7603 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Left marginal block of four showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted, minor marginal faults. Scarce. SG 29 £180
MBSA1374 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six, very fine mint or unmounted, lovely and fresh. Uncommon. SG 29 £300
RA7604 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of 12, some vertical perfs. parted otherwise very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. A very scarce and impressive multiple. SG 29 £400
RA3617 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of four, fine used each cancelled light 'GWELO' single circle datestamps. SG 29 £25
MBSA1735 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six, fine used each cancelled 'BULAWAYO MATABELELAND / OC 26 97' single circle datestamps. Attractive and unusual. SG 29 £35
MBSA102 1896 2d, brown and mauve. Very fine unmounted. SG 30 £50
MBSA86 1896 2d, brown and mauve. Block of four very fine or superb fresh mint, lower pair unmounted. Scarce multiple. SG 30 £175
MBSA156 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Very fine mint. SG 30a £30
MBSA87 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Block of four very fine or superb fresh mint or unmounted. A very scarce and attractive multiple of this lovely shade. SG 30a £200
MBSA1379 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh unmounted. A very scarce and attractive multiple of this lovely shade. SG 30a £225
MBSA534 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve shade. Upper left corner block of 15 (5x3) showing plate number '2' in margin alongside two vertical bars in the same colour. Reverse showing partial impressions of the vignette of first column and (most unusually) left margin. Superb and fresh unmounted. An exceptional and most attractive large multiple of this lovely shade. SG 30a £750
RA1725 1896 3d, block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 31 £40
RA8294 1896 3d, upper marginal block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 31 £45
MBSA1048 1896 3d chocolate and ultramarine, lower marginal block of four. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 31 £55
B40 1896 3d, block of six, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 31 £60
MBSA535 1896 3d, block of four very fine used each cancelled 'PLUMTREE 30 JUL 02' dc datestamps. Unwashed with intact colour. A lovely and scarce commercially used multiple, inevitably CTO. SG 31 £40
MBSA506 1896 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Very fine fresh mint. SG 32 £45
AR369 1896 4d ultramarine and mauve. Very fine lightly mounted fresh mint. SG 32 £40
RA9815 1896 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. Very scarce. SG 32 £250
MBSA81 1896 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. Very scarce. SG 32 £250
MBSA909 1896 6d, mauve and pink. Very fine fresh mint. SG 33 £70
RA7730 1896 6d, mauve and pink. Left marginal block of four, printer’s guide cross in margin. Very fine fresh mint, a very scarce multiple. SG 33 £325
RA9500 1896 6d, mauve and pink. Lower right corner block of four. Very fine and fresh mint or unmounted, a very scarce multiple. SG 33 £375
MBSA507 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Centred left very fine fresh mint. SG 34 £12
AR370 1896 8d green and mauve on buff. Very fine mint. SG 34 £15
MBSA1377 1896 8d green and mauve on buff. Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 34 £33
MBSA88 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 £80
MBSA536 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Upper marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 SOLD
MBSA537 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Upper right corner block of four, margins trimmed. Hinged on margin stamps superb and fresh very fine fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 £110
RA9502 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Block of four, very fine commercially used cancelled 'UMTALI 9 SEP 02'. Scarce. SG 34 £30
B44 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Showing good pre-printing paper crease running vertically through upper left. Very fine used and a most unusual variety. SG 34 var. £120
RA5208 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Block of four showing PAPER JOIN / REPAIR on reverse, superb CTO. Highly unusual. Brandon opinion (2001). SG 34 var. £250
MBSA630 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Major variety IMPERFORATE (PAIR). Collector's handstamp on reverse of each, very fine mint. RARE. SG 34b £3,250
MBSA1724 1896 8d green and mauve shade. Unusually with crackly gum, regular shade for comparison. Most unusual and not previously seen Very fine mint. SG 34 shade SOLD
MBSA508 1896 1/-, green and blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 35 £24
AR371 1896 1/- green and blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 35 £25
MBSA89 1896 1/-, green and blue. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 35 £125
MBSA1380 1896 1/-, green and blue. Lower marginal block of four, small stain at upper left corner otherwise very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 35 £125
MBSA161 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 36 £75
MBSA910 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 36 £75
AR372 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Extremely fine mint with barest hint of a hinge mark. Exceptional condition for this stamp. SG 36 £90
MBSA962 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Very fine commercially used. SG 36 £40
MBSA1053 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Very fine mint. SG 37 £60
MBSA1087 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Fine used cancelled with crisp part 'KALOMO' datestamp, this presumably removed from a Hunting Permit. Some light staining on reverse. Most unusual.. SG 37 £25
MBSA963 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Block of four superb CTO. Attractive. SG 37 £20
POSTAL HISTORY
RA4203 1897 (March), cover addressed to the Cape bearing Arms 4d ultramarine (SG 32) tied by 'SALISBURY / MASHONALAND' single circle datestamp. Cape Town (28 Mar) arrival backstamp. Cover with clean vertical fold. £95
MBSA1665 1898 1st March, cover bearing 2d and 6d large Arms (SG 30, 33), each cancelled 'VICTORIA / MASHONALAND' sc datestamps, another alongside. Addressed to Germany, arrival backstamp for the 27th March. Most attractive. £275
1896-97 LARGE ARMS, DIE II, SG 41-50
STAMPS
RA9821 1896 2/6, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4), additionally with part receiving authority handstamp. Without gum. RARE. SG 48s £150
RA9822 1896 10/-, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4), additionally with part receiving authority handstamp. Without gum. RARE. SG 50s £150
MBSA263 1896 4d blue and mauve shade, overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 44as £15
MBSA265 1896 2/-, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 47s £90
MBSA270 1896 2/6, overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Fresh mint. SG 48s £20
MBSA268 1896 5/-, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 49s £90
MBSA271 1896 10/-, horizontal pair overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Fresh mint. SG 50s £45
MBSA1395 1896 ½d to 10/- complete set of nine values. A selected very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 41-50 SOLD
MBSA172 1896 ½d to 10/-, basic set of nine values. Very fine used. SG 41-50 £120
MBSA173 1896 ½d to 10/-, basic set of nine values plus 4d shade. Very fine used. SG 41-50 £135
MBSA1394 1896 1d, 4d and 6d, each cancelled violet BULAWAYO datestamp. 4d and 6d defective. SG 42, 44, 46 £30
MBSA1382 1896 ½d slate and violet. Very fine unmounted. SG 41 £7
MBSA1383 1896 ½d slate and violet. Block of six, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 41 £45
MBSA1384 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Very fine unmounted. SG 42 £24
RA5210 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 42 £80
MBSA541 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Upper marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £85
RA8296 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Lower marginal block of six, slightly patchy gum, fine and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £50
MBSA1385 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six, one stamp hinged otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £125
AR373 1896 2d, brown and mauve. Several hinge remainders, otherwise fine mint. SG 43 £10
MBSA477 1896 2d, brown and mauve. Upper marginal block of four, hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 43 £150
MBSA1386 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Superb unmounted. SG 43a SOLD
MBSA1387 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Right marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 43 shade £225
MBSA1075 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Upper right corner block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 43a £150
MBSA1047 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Lower marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 43a £225
RA9501 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Block of four, very fine used. SG 43a £40
MBSA511 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Very fine fresh mint. SG 44a SOLD
MBSA1041 1896 4d blue and mauve. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 44a £80
RA1731 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 44a £90
MBSA681 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Right marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 44a £100
MBSA1390 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Very fine used cancelled violet BULAWAYO datestamp. SG 44a £25
MBSA512 1896 6d, mauve and rose. Very fine fresh mint. SG 46 £15
RA8728 1896 2/- indigo and green on buff, in combination with 1898 1/- Arms on piece. Cancelled 'REGISTERED / BULAWAYO AU 9 02' sc datestamps. Attractive. SG 47. 84 £15
MBSA513 1896 2/-, indigo and green on buff. Fine fresh mint. SG 47 £35
MBSA965 1896 2/-, indigo and green on buff. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 47 £80
MBSA1054 1896 2/6, brown and purple on yellow. Very fine mint. SG 48 £75
MBSA514 1896 2/6, brown and purple on yellow. Very fine fresh mint. SG 48 £75
MBSA966 1896 2/6 brown and purple on yellow. Few short perfs. at top, fresh unmounted. SG 48 £70
MBSA542 1896 2/6, brown and purple on yellow. Superb and fresh unmounted, a remarkable example of this very delicate stamp. SG 48 £150
MBSA1064 1896 2/6, brown and purple on yellow, in combination with 1898 2d, 2½d and 1/- Arms on blue piece cancelled 'BULAWAYO 15 DE 8'. Most attractive. SG 48, 79, 80, 84 £60
MBSA515 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Hinge remain, fine fresh mint. SG 49 £45
MBSA175 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Very fine mint. SG 49 £55
MBSA1392 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Very fine unmounted. SG 49 £85
RA3619 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Horizontal strip of three on piece, cancelled 'SALISBURY 30 AUG 97' datestamps. Very fine and attractive, uncommon commercial use. SG 49 £40
MBSA964 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Block of four, superb CTO. Scarce. SG 49 £75
MBSA968 1896 10/-, slate and vermilion on rose. Superb and fresh unmounted. A remarkable stamp. SG 50 £225
MBSA1393 1896 10/-, slate and vermilion on rose. Right marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. A remarkable stamp. SG 50 £225
MBSA90 1896 10/-, slate and vermilion on rose. Block of four, superb CTO. RARE. SG 50 £300
AR171 1896 10/- slate and vermilion on rose. Superb fiscally used, tied to part of a licence by a very fine strike of THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY / REVENUE / NORTH EASTERN / RHODESIA double circle canceller. Very scarce usage. SG 50 £150
POSTAL HISTORY
MBSA1687 1899 14th February, cover bearing 6d large Arms (SG 46), crisply cancelled 'I' barred diamond with proving 'KOPJE / SALISBURY' sc datestamp alongside. Addressed to Scotland, arrival backstamp. £145
1896 MATABELE REBELLION PROVISIONALS, SG 51-53
STAMPS
MBSA1367 1896 'One Penny' on 3d Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Superb fresh mint. RARE in this condition. SG 51 SOLD
MBSA1716 1896 'One Penny' on 3d Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Superb used cancelled with part violet 'BULAWAYO' sc datestamp. RARE as such. SG 51 SOLD
MBSA1369 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, narrow setting. Position 1 of the row showing shorter upper cancelling bar. Fine mint. SG 52 var. £175
MBSA1371 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, narrow setting. Position 1 of the row showing shorter centre cancelling bar. Very fine mint. SG 52 var. £300
MBSA973 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Very fine fresh mint. SG 52 £250
MBSA1722 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. From the right of the pane, cancelling bars short at right. Very fine fresh mint. SG 52 £250
MBSA1366 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Exceptionally fine fresh mint. RARE in this condition. SG 52 £325
MBSA1368 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Position 1 of the row showing shorter centre cancelling bar at left, in addition upper and lower bars broken. Very fine mint. SG 52 var. £300
MBSA1381 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, narrow setting. Horizontal pair position 9-10 of the row, right stamp showing longer upper cancelling bar. Exceptionally fine mint. A RARE MULTIPLE. SG 52 and var. £750
MBSA1062 1896 ‘One Penny’ on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Very fine used cancelled with part BULAWAYO datestamp at right. SG 52 SOLD
MBSA1720 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Very fine mint. SG 53 £135
MBSA1372 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. SG 53 £160
MBSA975 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Upper marginal, hinge remnant very fine fresh mint. SG 53 £160
MBSA717 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Upper marginal, superb fresh mint. SG 53 £190
MBSA56 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal, hinge trace superb and fresh mint. SG 53 £190
MBSA1694 1896 'THREE PENCE' on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal showing extended middle bar of surcharge at left. Very fine mint. SG 53 var. £140
MBSA976 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Showing considerable rightwards shift of the surcharge, the stop after 'THREE' now at left. Very fine mint. Striking and most unusual. SG 53 var. £250
MBSA57 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal pair, minor tone at base of left stamp otherwise very fine mint, hinge traces. A lovely multiple. SG 53 £325
RA8297 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal block of four, light blemishes on reverse, fine mint. An uncommon multiple. SG 53 £600
RA8774 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Fine used typically cancelled with heavy 'B' barred diamond. SG 53 SOLD
POSTAL HISTORY
1896 CAPE OVERPRINTS, SG 58-64
STAMPS
MBSA1539 1896 overprints on Cape, complete set of seven values. A reconstruction of all six settings of the overprint for all seven values. Fine to very fine mint. A REMARKABLE GROUP. SG 58-64 £1,250
MBSA1560 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d to 1/- complete set of seven values. A selected set, very fine or superb mint. SG 58-64 £225
MBSA1567 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d to 1/- complete set of seven values. Each cancelled with same bold 'SALISBURY 28 FEB 99' dc datestamp. Lovely and most unusual. SG 58-64 £225
MBSA1579 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d to 1/- set of six values less ½d. Each cancelled with a fiscal strike. An unusual assembly. SG 59-64 fiscal use £65
MBSA1588 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1597 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £20
MBSA1602 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 62 £30
MBSA1603 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 62 £22
MBSA1613 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 64 £110
MBSA1583 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1590 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 59 £15
MBSA1598 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA1614 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Fine used. SG 64 £90
MBSA1584 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1585 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 58 £20
MBSA1591 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1592 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 59 £15
MBSA230 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA1601 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 61 £45
MBSA1607 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 63 £55
MBSA1615 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 64 £100
MBSA1586 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1593 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1599 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA981 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Fine used. SG 61 £50
MBSA1604 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 62 £30
MBSA1605 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 62 £20
MBSA1610 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 63 £50
MBSA1616 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 64 £110
MBSA1617 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 64 £110
MBSA1618 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Cancelled with part red Bank oval. Unusual as such. SG 64 fiscal use £35
MBSA921 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1609 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 58 £18
MBSA1594 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1595 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 59 £15
MBSA978 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA1608 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 60 £12
MBSA1606 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Fine used cancelled '679' barred oval. SG 62 £25
MBSA980 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Superb used cancelled 'SEBAKWE'. SG 62 £30
MBSA1611 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Fine used. SG 63 SOLD
MBSA1596 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA245 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Fine mint. SG 61 £40
MBSA1612 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Cancelled with part oval 'RESIDENT MAGISTRATE' datestamp. Uncommon as such. SG 63 fiscal use SOLD
MBSA1547 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Superb unmounted. SG 58 £30
MBSA1538 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £55
B55 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 58 £40
RA9503 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Right marginal block of four, both left stamps showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 58 £90
MBSA1545 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Upper right corner block of four, both left stamps showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 58 £100
MBSA1546 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Right marginal block of six, both centre stamps showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA. Minor gun creasing, very fine unmounted. SG 58 £150
MBSA1530 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Horizontal strip across the sheet showing all six settings of the overprint. Hinge strengthened at right and minor crease, otherwise fresh unmounted. SG 58 £120
MBSA1565 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing strong rightwards shift of overprint, position 1 of the setting so without any overprint at left. Fine mint. Striking. SG 58 var. £30
MBSA1562 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing strong rightwards shift of overprint, 'A' of 'AFRICA' now at left. Very fine used cancelled with part violet 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. Striking. SG 58 var. £35
MBSA1569 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing strong leftwards shift of overprint. Very fine mint. Striking. SG 58 var. £30
B58 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Two examples each showing strong shift of overprint either right or left. Fine mint. Striking. SG 58 vars. £45
MBSA1577 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Cancelled bold 'BULAWAYO MY 23' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. SG 58 £25
MBSA1580 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Cancelled with crisp 'TATI / MATABELELAND 5 JY 96' sc datestamp. Most unusual. SG 58 £30
MBSA977 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Superb unmounted. SG 59 £35
MBSA1537 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine unmounted. SG 59 £60
MBSA1540 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Right marginal horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine mint. SG 59 £40
MBSA1543 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Block of four positions 4-5 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine unmounted. SG 59 £120
MBSA1544 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Lower marginal block of four positions 1-2 of the setting. Horizontal crease at top, fine mint or unmounted. SG 59 £75
MBSA1549 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Horizontal strip across the sheet showing all six settings of the overprint. Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 59 £135
MBSA1542 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Right marginal vertical block of eight, positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Minor gum creasing mostly in margin, very fine unmounted. SG 59 £225
MBSA1566 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing strong rightwards shift of overprint, 'A' of 'AFRICA" now at left. Very fine mint. SG 59 var. £40
MBSA1582 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 22 96' sc datestamp, the First Day of Issue. Unusual. SG 59 £45
MBSA1572 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 23 96' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. Unusual. SG 59 £25
MBSA1575 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO JU 15 (no year) large sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 59 £35
MBSA1571 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Fine used cancelled 'MAFEKING JY 25 96' sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 59 £45
MBSA1536 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 2-3 of the setting. Very fine mint. SG 60 £45
MBSA1533 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine mint. SG 60 £50
MBSA272 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Block of four positions 1-2 of the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA'. Lower pair with some gum creasing otherwise very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 60 £110
MBSA1541 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Block of four positions 1-2 of the setting of six, right pair showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH'. Superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 60 £180
MBSA1557 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Upper right corner block of six positions 4-6 of the setting, positions 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Minor gum creasing, very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 60 £200
MBSA1534 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 1-2 of the setting. Very fine used on piece cancelled 'BULAWAYO AU 26 96'. SG 60 £25
MBSA1535 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine used on piece cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 24'. SG 60 £25
MBSA982 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Block of six very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO JA 20 97', full gum. Most unusual. SG 60 £85
MBSA1554 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Vertical pair positions 4 of the setting of six. Very fine unmounted. SG 61 £150
MBSA273 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Block of four positions 4-5 of the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH' and right pair short 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Minor gum creasing, very fine unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 61 £325
MBSA274 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Block of nine showing a strong impression of the overprint and thus no apparent plating characteristics. Very fine or superb unmounted. A remarkable and RARE multiple. SG 61 £750
MBSA1564 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing rightwards shift or overprint. Very fine mint. SG 61 £45
MBSA1570 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 23 96' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. SG 61 £55
MBSA1581 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Very fine used cancelled light and just legible 'MANGWE MATABELELAND JY 96' sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 61 £50
MBSA1576 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY NO 3 96' sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 61 £65
MBSA1051 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Lower marginal superb and fresh unmounted. SG 62 £55
MBSA1550 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Lower marginal showing plate '3' in margin, in addition considerable rightwards shift of overprint. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. Very scarce as such. SG 62 £85
MBSA1555 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Vertical pair positions 6 of the setting. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 62 £75
MBSA1532 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine mint. SG 62 £60
MBSA1553 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Block of four positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Hinged on one stamp otherwise very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 62 £200
MBSA1578 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 23 96' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. SG 62 £25
MBSA1561 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Very fine used cancelled part violet 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. SG 62 £40
MBSA1574 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Very fine used cancelled 'B' barred diamond. Most unusual. SG 62 £40
MBSA1531 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Vertical block of six positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO AU 24 96'. An uncommon large multiple. SG 62 £150
MBSA1551 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Right marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 63 £110
MBSA275 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Block of four positions 1-2 of the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA'. Superb and fresh unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG 63 £400
MBSA1556 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Upper left corner block of four showing plate '2' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. RARE. SG 63 £550
B65 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Very fine used cancelled ‘SALISBURY 6 JUL 01’ datestamp. Unusual for this issue to be used outside the 1896 era. SG 63 £50
MBSA1693 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Very fine used cancelled part violet 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. Most attractive and unusual. SG 63 £80
MBSA983 1896 6d, block of four, positions 5-6 of the setting of six, left stamps showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO SP 11 96' datestamps which have diffused the paper, full gum. Scarce. SG 63 £250
RA502 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d and 6d. Both cancelled with upright ‘SEBAKWE 4 JUL 01' datestamps, unusually outside the normal Bulawayo use during 1896. Very fine. SG 61, 63. £130
MBSA890 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Superb and fresh unmounted. A very scarce stamp in this condition. SG 64 £220
MBSA984 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Very fine used on piece. SG 64 £125
MBSA1563 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Position 6 of the setting showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH'. Superb used cancelled with crisp 'SALISBURY 28 FEB 99' datestamp. Lovely. SG 63 £120
MBSA1559 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Reconstructed group of six showing all positions of the setting. All apparently fiscally used. Most unusual. SG 64 fiscal use £150
MBSA1568 FORGERIES Group of the various forgeries associated with this issue, a number of the cruder types with values to 1s, then a range of the more dangerous types showing narrow first 'A' of 'AFRICA', three impressions struck on piece and a group of dubious cancels. Unusual group. SOLD
MBSA1728 FORGERY 1s yellow-ochre showing the characteristic narrow 'A's of 'AFRICA'. Very useful reference. Very fine mint. SG 64 forgery SOLD
1897 LARGE ARMS REDRAWN, SG 66-73
STAMPS
MBSA262 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 69s £70
AR359 1897 ½d to 8d, complete set of seven values. All with hinge remainders, otherwise fine mint. SG 66-72 £65
RA8303 1897 ½d to 8d, complete set of seven values. Very fine fresh mint. SG 66-72 £110
MBSA1407 1897 ½d to 8d set of seven. Very fine or superb unmounted. A difficult group. SG 66-72 SOLD
MBSA1398 1897 ½d grey-black and purple. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 66 £12
RA9511 1897 ½d grey-black and purple. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 66 £35
RA8525 1897 ½d grey-black and purple. Lower right corner block of four, running sheet no. '464' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted, minor gum crease. SG 66 £30
MBSA1397 1897 1d scarlet and emerald. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 67 £20
RA9512 1897 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 67 £65
MBSA1736 1897 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 3 DEC 98' dc datestamps. Unusual and attractive. SG 67 £65
MBSA1399 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Very fine unmounted. SG 69 £15
MBSA1400 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 69 £55
RA9514 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Upper left corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 69 £65
MBSA1737 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, VERTICAL PAIR. Hinged on upper stamp, fresh mint. RARE, one of ten such pairs possible. SG 69a £4,350
RA3283 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Upper marginal example IMPERFORATE. Small part cancel at base which appears to be a remainder type. Extremely rare. SG 69 var.
 
Note: although only a single, the wide margins clearly indicate that it is not cut down. Extensive research has failed to locate any other examples.
£350
MBSA1401 1897 4d ultramarine and claret. Superb unmounted. SG 70 £55
RA9515 1897 4d ultramarine and claret. Upper left corner block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 70 £180
MBSA1402 1897 6d dull purple and pink. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 71 £35
MBSA1403 1897 8d green and mauve ob buff. Very fine COMMERCIALLY used cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. Uncommon, the vast majority being CTO remainders. SG 72 £15
MBSA1055 1897 £1 black and red-brown on green. A very fine and fresh well centred mint copy of this difficult stamp. SG 73 £375
MBSA1404 1897 £1 black and red-brown on green. A very fine and fresh well centred mint copy of this difficult stamp. SG 73 £375
MBSA1405 1897 £1 black and red-brown on green. A very fine and fresh well centred mint copy of this difficult stamp. SG 73 £375
1897 £2 ARMS, PERF. 15, SG 74
STAMPS
MBSA1406 1897 £2 Arms, rosy red perf. 15. Lower marginal, light gum disturbance, fine and well centred mint. Attractive. SG 74 £1,150
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