CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
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Revenue 1882 (25th July), illustrated monetary document headed ‘The Standard Bank of British South Africa’ with printed and manuscript text reading ‘At Thirty days Sight Pay this SECOND of Exchange (First & Third being unpaid) to the order of . . .’ for an amount of £300. Bearing a large format 1/- brown revenue stamp tied by a circular bank cachet dated 25th July, struck in red. Most attractive.
£45
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Last updated: 11th April, 2020
REVENUES
(For revenue stamps allowed / disallowed on cover, please see item AC292 above.)
AC748 Revenue c1864 imperforate embossed issue. 12d dull grey-lilac, lower marginal horizontal pair with clear to enormous margins. A few small thins, otherwise very fine used with manuscript cancellation. Barefoot 6 £45
AC676 Revenue 1877 cheque for £27.6s drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of British South Africa, Limited’, endorsed at top ‘Willowmore’ and dated 4th July 1877 in manuscript. With a Willowmore / Cape Colony single circle datestamp without date or time-code, presumably applied when the cheque was cashed. Bearing a colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’ with very good embossing. Interesting use of the word ‘British’ in the bank name. Usual folds and filing holes. £35
AC672 Revenue 1879 cheque for £91.8s drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of British South Africa, Limited / Willowmore’, dated 15 April 1879. Bearing a colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’ with remarkably clear embossing. Usual folds and filing holes, otherwise very fine and attractive. SOLD
AC675 Revenue c1880 unused cheque drawn on the ‘South African Bank’ at the Cape of Good Hope. Bearing an oval colourless embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’. With counterfoil (detached). Clean and attractive. SOLD
AC912 Revenue 1882 (4th July), illustrated monetary document headed ‘The Standard Bank of British South Africa’ with printed and manuscript text reading ‘At Thirty days Sight Pay this SECOND of Exchange (First & Third being unpaid) to the order of . . .’ for an amount of £200. Bearing a small format 8d lilac revenue stamp tied by a circular bank cachet dated 4th July, struck in red. Most attractive. SOLD
AC913 Revenue 1882 (25th July), illustrated monetary document headed ‘The Standard Bank of British South Africa’ with printed and manuscript text reading ‘At Thirty days Sight Pay this SECOND of Exchange (First & Third being unpaid) to the order of . . .’ for an amount of £300. Bearing a large format 1/- brown revenue stamp tied by a circular bank cachet dated 25th July, struck in red. Most attractive. £45
AC674 Revenue 1891 cheque for £4.4s drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of South Africa, Limited / Kimberley’, dated 29th May, 1891. Bearing an unclear colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’. Usual filing holes. SOLD
AC673 Revenue c1900 unused cheque drawn on the ‘Standard Bank of South Africa, Limited / Kimberley’ dated 15 April 1879. Bearing a colourless oval embossed QV 1d ‘cheque stamp’. Clean and attractive. £30
AC293 Revenue 1885 (watermark Anchor) QV 'The Stamp Act' 12/- orange-brown. Block of six (3x2), odd very minor gum wrinkle, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. An attractive multiple. Barefoot 124 £90
AC645 Revenue 1902 (August), document (200mm x 329mm) with printed heading ‘Letters of Administration’. Bearing a QV £1 revenue inscribed ‘Cape of Good Hope / Stamp Act MDCCCLXIV’ embossed in blue. Issued in Cape Town on 1st August 1902. A few stains and minor edge faults, otherwise very fine. Scarce. £125
AC643 Revenue 1907 (January), document (212mm x 337mm) with printed heading ‘Letters of Administration’. Bearing a KEVII £1 revenue inscribed ‘Government of Cape of Good Hope’ embossed in blue. Issued in Cape Town on 16th January 1907. A few minor edge faults, otherwise very fine and attractive. Scarce. £125
MC342 Revenue 1907 (May), printed GRAND HOTEL invoice for 3/4 nights accommodation totalling £1 2/6d. Receipted with KEVII 1d pen cancelled. Folded and spike puncture, still most attractive and appealing. £35
AC969 Revenue 1909 KEVII ½d green overprinted ‘CIGARETTE DUTY.’ in red showing the variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. An upper right corner marginal block of four showing plate number ‘2’. Some marginal creasing, the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. A scarce and attractive multiple. Barefoot 3a £175
AC454 Revenue 1909 KEVII 1d carmine overprinted PATENT AND / PROPRIETARY. in black reading upward. Fine used. SG 71 var £15
AC798 Revenue 1909 KEVII 1d carmine overprinted ‘PATENT AND / PROPRIETARY.' in black reading vertically upwards. Fine uncancelled used. Barefoot 1 £15
AC644 Revenue 1910 (July), document (214mm x 214mm) with printed heading ‘Prospecting Licence (Gold, Silver, and Platinum) at 2s.6d. / One Month.’ Bearing a KEVII 2s.6d. revenue inscribed ‘Government of Cape of Good Hope’ embossed in blue and cancelled with a large oval datestamp (18 July) struck in purple. Issued in Namaqualand. Some edge tears, otherwise very fine and attractive. A scarce document. £175
AC927 Revenue 1911, Cape of Good Hope QV £10 deep reddish violet revenue stamp of 1884 overprinted 'PENALTY' in red. Very fine fresh mint. £350
AC928 Revenue 1911, Cape of Good Hope KEVII 2/- dull purple and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with Pietermaritzburg (Natal) circular cancellation with date ‘21/10/11’ in manuscript. £30
AC929 Revenue 1911, Cape of Good Hope KEVII 2/6 dull purple and carmine revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with circular datestamp (11 Dec 12). £25
AC930 Revenue 1911, Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- dull purple and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with oval datestamp (19 Dec 11). £35
AC970 CINDERELLA c1907 triangular Christmas Greetings label printed in blue featuring nurse with Red Cross (?) box. Issued by or for Somerset Hospital (Cape Town). One mint example with gum and one with KEVII 1d carmine affixed and tied by a Cape Town (JA 10 08) datestamp, proving the period of use. The latter with corner fault, otherwise a fine and most unusual pair. SG 71 £65
RAILWAYS
AC458 Railway Parcel Stamp c1867 4d black on blue pattern background, imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / FOURPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Few small stains, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 1.4 £110
AC459 Railway Parcel Stamp c1867 6d black on blue pattern background, imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / SIXPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Very fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 1.6 £135
AC460 Railway Parcel Stamp c1867 7d black on blue pattern background, imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / SEVENPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Hinge thin, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 1.7 £120
AC463 Railway Parcel Stamp c1868 5d black on pale blue background with fancy ‘CTR’ and corner ornaments. Imperforate, inscribed ‘CAPE TOWN RAILWAY / FIVEPENCE / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Very fine mint. Scarce. H&N PP 2.5 £135
MC108 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 ½d black on green background with fancy ‘CRS’ and corner ornaments. Imperforate inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / HALF-PENNY. / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Apparently of proof status, endorsed in ink around 'CA' of 'CAPE'. Some light staining, without gum. H&N NP 1.1 var £90
AC464 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 ½d black on green background with fancy ‘CRS’ and corner ornaments. Imperforate block of four inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / HALF-PENNY. / PREPAID PARCEL.’ One with small hinge thin and folded vertically between stamps, otherwise very fine unused without gum (possibly of proof status?) Very scarce. H&N NP 1.1 var £450
AC372 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 ½d black on yellow-green (perf 11x 10.5) inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / HALF-PENNY / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Corner crease otherwise fine uncancelled used (without gum) H&N NP 1.1 £55
MC78 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 1d black and pale yellow-green (perf 11 x 10.5) inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / ONE PENNY / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Pale impression, very fine unmounted. £95
MC355 Railway Newspaper Stamp c1882 4d black on green background with fancy ‘CRS’ and corner ornaments. Imperforate inscribed ‘CAPE RAILWAY SERVICE / FOUR PENCE. / PREPAID PARCEL.’ Perforated right and base, light creasing traces of gum. £45
AC942 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. brown-rose label with ‘T.2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / HOUW HOEK.’ printed in black. Some edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC943 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. rose label with ‘T.2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / Victoria Falls.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £20
AC944 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. buff label with ‘T.2 / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / Johannesburg Park.’ printed in black. A few minor edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC945 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. grey-blue label with ‘T.2 / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / WAVERLEY.’ printed in black. Small edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC946 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. grey-blue label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / THOMAS RIVER.’ printed in black. Fine unused. £15
AC947 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. grey-blue label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / TARKASTAD.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
AC948 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. buff label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / BOKSBURG.’ printed in black. Minor edge discolouration, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC949 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. grey-blue label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / WAKU.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
AC950 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. yellow-green label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / MIDDLETON.’ printed in black. Fine unused. £15
AC951 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. rose label with ‘T. 2 / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / LAKESIDE.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
AC952 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. grey-blue label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / IMVANI.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
AC953 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. bluish-green label with ‘T. 2 / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / COEGA.’ printed in black. Fine unused. £15
AC954 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. white label with ‘T 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / MODDERPOORT.’ printed in black. Odd minor edge fault, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC955 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. rose label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / RETREAT.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
AC956 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. yellowish green label with ‘T. 28. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / COOKHOUSE.’ printed in black. Small edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC957 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. rose label with ‘T. 2 / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / Passenger’s Luggage. / Paarl.’ printed in black. Very fine unused. £15
AC958 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. buff label with ‘T. 2 / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / PRETORIA.’ printed in black. A few edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC959 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. grey-blue label with ‘(T. 46.) / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / Blaney.’ printed in black. A few edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC960 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. rose label with ‘T. 2. / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / LYNDOCH.’ printed in black. With additional ‘MOWBRAY / STATION’ handstamped in violet. Discolouration at right, otherwise fine unused. £15
AC961 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. yellowish green label with ‘(T. 37.) / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / GLENCONNOR.’ printed in black. A few edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £12
AC962 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. grey-blue label with ‘(T. 50.) / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE. / TOISE RIVER.’ printed in black. Fine unused. £15
AC963 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. yellowish green label with ‘(T. 1.) / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE.’ printed in black with ‘BETHULIE’ handstamped in violet A few edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £15
AC964 RAILWAYS c1902-10 C.G.R. yellowish green label with ‘(T. 1.) / CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / PASSENGER’S LUGGAGE.’ printed in black with ‘Laingsburg.’ handstamped in violet A few edge faults, otherwise fine unused. £15
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