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1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Left marginal triangular block of four, good to large margins. Hinged on margin stamps apparently unmounted. A lovely multiple. B.P.A. certificate (2003). SG 18
c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Pair struck in pale orange on thin card. Highly attractive and very scarce in this format.
£1,500
£400

 
Last updated: 14th July, 2019
STAMPS / Triangles
MC315 1853 Perkins Bacon printing 1d pale brick-red, paper deeply blued. A superb used copy with large to huge margins showing a fair portion of the stamp below, crisp part triangular cancel. Exceptional quality. SG 1 £350
AC677 1853 Perkins Bacon printing 4d deep blue on deeply blued paper with very good to large even margins all round. Very fine used with crisp triangular cancel. Scarce this fine. SG 2 £230
MC163 1855 - 63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d rose, with good margins all round, part triangular cancel. SG 5a £160
MC153 1855 - 63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d rose, large even margins all round, light triangular cancel. Lovely quality. SG 5a £200
MC152 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d deep rose-red. Full even margins and neat triangular cancel. Very fine. SG 5b £200
MC156 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d deep rose-red. Full even margins and crisp triangular cancel. B.P.A. certificate (1996). Wonderful quality. SG 5b £275
MC162 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1d deep rose-red. Large even margins and crisp triangular cancel. Wonderful quality. SG 5b £275
MC167 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 4d blue. Good to very large margins, light crisp part triangular cancel. Very fine. SG 6a £65
MC158 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 6d deep rose-lilac. Good even margins, part triangular cancel. Very fine. SG 7b £275
MC166 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 1/- bright yellow-green. Good to large margins, very fine fresh mint with full original gum. RARE. SG 8
 
Note: the majority of unused examples of this shade exist without gum
£2,500
MC258 1855 - 63 Perkins Bacon printing 1/- deep dark green, with large to very large margins all round, very fine fresh mint. Exceptional. R.P.S. certificate (2001). SG 8b £385
MC263 1859 Perkins Bacon printing 1/- deep dark green. Pair with very good even margins, very fine mint. SG 8b £750
MC259 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Close to good margins, very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £145
MC264 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. A pair, apparently from the corner of the sheet with large to very large margins. Very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £500
MC256 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Left marginal pair, with large to very large margins. Very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £550
MC255 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Block of four, good to large margins. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint, one stamp remaining unmounted. A lovely multiple. SG 18 £1,100
MC266 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Left marginal triangular block of four, good to large margins. Hinged on margin stamps apparently unmounted. A lovely multiple. B.P.A. certificate (2003). SG 18 £1,500
MC260 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 1d deep brown-red. Good even margins all round, very fine fresh mint. SG 18b £450
MC254 1864 De La Rue printing 1d brownish red. Good even margins, very fine mint. SG 18c £375
MC157 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 4d deep blue, very large margins all round, light cancel, very fine. SG 19 £80
MC247 1863-64 De La Rue printing 4d blue, pair with good to large margins all round, in a 'wooly' impression. Very fine mint. SG 19a £475
MC154 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 4d steel-blue, good to very large margins all round, crisp triangular cancel. Striking colour and a lovely stamp. SG 19c £225
MC261 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Minor blemish at left otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 20 £225
MC168 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Very fine fresh mint. SG 20 £275
MC248 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. A pair in an attractive rich shade with very good, even margins. Very fine mint. SG 20 £650
MC265 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. A pair with very good, even margins. Very fine mint. SG 20 £650
T1552
1864 De La Rue 6d bright mauve with good to large margins. Very fine used in the ZAR (Transvaal) with large part POTCHEFSTROOM / G.P.K. / OCT 3 / 1865 / Z.A.R. single circle datestamp. Imperceptible corner crease mentioned on an otherwise clear Briefmarkenprüfstelle certificate (2014). Diena and Bolaffi expertising marks on the reverse. Very rare. SG 20
 
Note: prior to the introduction of ZAR stamps in 1869, mail from the ZAR addressed overseas and forwarded via the Cape of Good Hope required Cape stamps to be affixed. This followed a decision by the Volksraad in 1859 to set up a regular postal service. Herman Jeppe, the Postmaster at Potchefstroom (then Capital of the ZAR) placed an order in August of that year for Cape stamps. All four triangular duties are recorded postmarked with the Potchefstroom 30mm single circle datestamp, the only cancelling device then available. All are rare.
£1,100
MC159 1863 De La Rue printing 1/- bright emerald-green. Good even margins, very fine mint. SG 21 £400
MC249 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in deep blue on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC250 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in black on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC251 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in deep green on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC252 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in purple on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC253 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Struck in vermilion on thin card. Highly attractive and uncommon. £225
MC318 c1930 so called 'modern reprints' from the original die with value tablet erased. Pair struck in pale orange on thin card. Highly attractive and very scarce in this format. £400
STAMPS / Rectangles
1871-76 Watermark Crown CC
AC896 1865 watermark Crown CC 1d (deep) carmine-red with outer frame lines. Several hinge remnants otherwise very fine unused (with little or no gum). Very scarce. SG 23 £85
AC897 1865 watermark Crown CC, 1d rose-red with outer frame lines. Rather large hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 23a £85
AC898 1865 watermark Crown CC, 1d with outer frame lines. Group of five showing shades between carmine-red and rose-red. Some perforation or gum faults otherwise fine mint or unused (with little or no gum). Scarce. SG 23, 23a £175
MC90 1865 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red with outer frame lines. Block of four, exceptionally well centred, light crease through upper two stamps and few perfs. splitting. A RARE multiple in this condition. SG 23 £650
AC899 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d pale blue with outer frame lines. Horizontal pair. Hinge remainders and a few short or pulled perforations, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. SG 24 SOLD
AC900 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d pale (greenish) blue, with outer frame lines. Large hinge remainders and odd irregular perf, otherwise fine mint. SG 24 shade £75
AC901 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d pale (greenish) blue, with outer frame lines. Horizontal pair. The right stamp with gum adhesion and a few short perforations, the left stamp very fine mint. SG 24 shade £225
AC903 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d blue with outer frame lines. Hinge remnants and light horizontal crease, otherwise fine mint. SG 24a £45
AC902 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d blue with outer frame lines. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24a £150
AC904 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d (grey-)blue with outer frame lines. A distinct shade towards ultramarine. Large hinge mark, otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24a shade (SG 24b ?) £125
AC905 1865 watermark Crown CC, 4d (greyish) blue with outer frame lines. A distinct shade towards ultramarine. Hinge remnants otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24a shade (SG 24b ?) £65
AC819 1872 watermark Crown CC, 4d deep blue with outer frame lines. Large central hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 24c £150
AC868 1864 watermark Crown CC, 6d pale lilac. Fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 25 £150
MC227 1865 watermark Crown CC, 6d pale lilac. Trace of gum, fine appearance. SG 25 £60
MC356 1864 watermark Crown CC, 6d pale lilac. Left marginal BLOCK OF 12. Hinge remnants on upper row otherwise unmounted. Wonderfully fresh and a remarkable multiple. SG 25 £2,700
AC821 1864 watermark Crown CC, 6d deep lilac. Hinge remnants otherwise very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 25a £250
AC869 1877 watermark Crown CC, 6d (reddish) violet. Perforation thinned at upper right, otherwise fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 25b £65
MC229 1864 watermark Crown CC, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Trace of gum and clipped perforations at right, well centred. SG 26a £50
MC228 1864 watermark Crown CC, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Trace of gum, well centred. SG 26a £75
MC68 1864 watermark Crown CC, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Fine mint, very well centred. SG 26a £150
AC871 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- green, with outer frame lines. A few irregular perforations at foot, otherwise fine mint. SG 26a £100
AC873 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- (yellowish) green, with outer frame lines. Very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 26a £150
AC848 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- green (with outer frame-line). BLOCK OF FOUR, fine used with Cape Town (MR 11 / 85) squared circle datestamps (late use). A very scarce multiple. SG 26a £65
MC210 1875 watermark Crown CC, ½d grey-black. Interpanneau wing margin at right. Superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce this fine. SG 28 £50
AC810 1875 watermark Crown CC, ½d grey-black. Single with interpanneau margins at right and base, also showing ‘staggered perforations’. Very fine unmounted mint. Unusual. SG 28 £50
MC71 1875 ½d grey-black. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted, unusual line type perforations at base. SG 28 £90
MC209 1875 watermark Crown CC. ½d grey-black lower left corner block of four with interpanneau margin at right. Superb and fresh unmounted. A scarce multiple as such. SG 28 £180
AC832 1875 watermark Crown CC. ½d grey-black. Upper left vertical corner strip of five. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks on two, the others are unmounted. SG 28 £140
MC212 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red. Light horizontal bend, fresh mint. SG 29 £30
AC880 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red, with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 29 £45
AC364 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red with the outer frame lines removed. Horizontal strip of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare in such outstanding condition. SG 29 £275
MC211 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red. Horizontal pair, very fine mint. Very scarce this fine. SG 29 £100
AC849 1872 watermark Crown CC, 1d carmine-red with the outer frame lines removed. BLOCK OF FOUR with interpanneau gutter margin at right. One with a few short perforations, and hinge marks on three otherwise fresh mint with one stamp remaining unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 29 £175
AC874 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull blue with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £125
AC875 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull (greenish) blue with the outer frame lines removed. Rather heavy hinge remainders, otherwise very fine mint. SG 30 £85
AC876 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d (pale) dull blue with the outer frame lines removed. Irregular perforations at top, otherwise fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £45
AC877 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull blue, with the outer frame lines removed. Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £100
AC879 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d dull blue, with the outer frame lines removed. Short perforation at base, otherwise fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 30 £55
AC818 1876 watermark Crown CC, 4d (deep) dull blue with the outer frame lines removed. BLOCK OF FOUR with interpanneau margin at left. Odd gum bend, otherwise fine and fresh mint. A rare multiple. SG 30 shade £850
AC907 1871 watermark Crown CC, 5/- yellow-orange in a pale shade. Several light hinge marks and centred to left, otherwise fine mint. Very scarce. SG 31 £275
AC908 1871 watermark Crown CC, 5/- yellow-orange. Very fine unused with trace of gum. Very scarce. SG 31 £150
1879 (Nov). 3d surcharge on 4d blue
MC347 'ONE PENNY' surcharged in red on 6d mauve. Light unobtrusive horizontal crease, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. SG 32 £300
MC214 1876 Provisional 'ONE PENNY' surcharged in black on 1/- green. Small part gum, fine otherwise. SG 33 £45
AC831 1876 Provisional ‘ONE PENNY’ surcharged in black on 1/- green. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint. Scarce so fine. SG 33 £425
AC682 1879 Provisional 'THREE PENCE' surcharged in red on 4d blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 34 £130
AC885 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Showing watermark partly transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 34 £125
AC886 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 34 £125
AC887 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Fine mint with heavy hinge remnants. SG 34 £75
MC357 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue. Left marginal vertical BLOCK OF SIX, showing the obliterating bars well into the margin. Three stamps hinged others unmounted, pulled perfs. at base. A remarkably fresh and RARE multiple of this provisional. SG 34 £1,100
AC889 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Horizontal pair with watermark partly transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Fine used with ‘2’ in Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 £15
AC888 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through old value. Horizontal pair, the right stamp with the last ‘E’ in ‘PENCE’ closely resembling a ‘B’ though probably not the listed variety. Fine used with neat ‘2’ in Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 + var £75
AC892 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Showing the variety ‘PENCB’ for ‘PENCE’. Fine used with light BONC. Scarce. SG 34a £175
MC175 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue. Showing the variety 'THE.EE' for 'THREE'. Superb used cancelled light 'CAPE TOWN' datestamp. SG 34b £250
AC891 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Showing the variety ‘THE.EE’ for ‘THREE’. Fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. Scarce. SG 34b £225
AC894 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Showing Dropped ‘T’ in ‘THREE’. Also showing water-mark largely transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Light hinge remnants and small thin otherwise fine mint. SG 34 var £65
AC893 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thin bar through the old value. Showing the variety ‘THREF’ for ‘THREE’ (due to broken ‘E’). Also, the letters ‘P’, ‘N’ and ‘C’ in ‘PENCE’ appear to be from a smaller font. Fine used with very light Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 vars £75
AC895 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Group of three each showing minor damaged or broken letters ‘E’ or ‘N’ of surcharge. Also two showing the watermark largely transposed (‘CC’ above Crown). Fine used. SG 34 £30
1880 (Feb). 3d surcharge on 4d pale dull rose
AC846 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. Hinge remainders, otherwise very fine mint. SG 35 £85
MC354 'THREEPENCE' surcharge on 4d pale dull rose. Superb and fresh unmounted. Exceptional. SG 35 SOLD
AC845 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. Horizontal strip of three, very fine fresh mint. A very scarce multiple. SG 35 £350
AC847 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. BLOCK OF FOUR showing the variety watermark transposed (‘CA’ over Crown). Hinge remainders and diagonal crease across lower pair, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A rare multiple. SG 35 £450
AC852 1880 4d pale dull rose surcharged 'THREEPENCE' in black. Horizontal pair, very fine used with light cancellation. SG 35 SOLD
1880 (July). Watermark Crown CC
AC839 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. Very scarce, especially this fine. SG 36 £275
AC836 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. BLOCK OF FOUR very fine or superb fresh mint (hinged on upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted). A very rare multiple, especially this fine. SG 36 £1,250
AC838 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. Horizontal strip of four, one with pressed crease, otherwise very fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral cancellations. A scarce multiple. SG 36 £110
AC837 1880 watermark Crown CC, 3d pale dull rose. BLOCK OF FOUR showing variety WATERMARK TRANSPOSED (‘CC’ over Crown). Fine used with light Postmaster General’s Office (19 MR 84) single circle datestamps. A very scarce multiple. SG 36 £250
1880 (Aug). 3d surcharge on 3d pale dull rose.
MC216 ‘3’ (wide) surcharge on 3d pale dull rose. Light horizontal bend otherwise fine mint. SG 37 £60
MC170 ‘3’ (wide) surcharge on 3d pale dull rose. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted, minor wrinkles. A very scarce multiple. SG 37 £450
1882-83. Watermark Crown CA
AC842 c1879 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Essay for a ‘Hope Seated’ 1d printed in reddish violet on thin, unwatermarked wove paper. Vertical crease and pinhole. Very scarce, especially in this colour. £225
AC843 c1879 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Essay for a ‘Hope Seated’ 1d printed in light blue on thick unwatermarked, ungummed, cream wove paper. Imperforate upper left corner BLOCK OF FOUR. Odd minor stain. Scarce. £625
MC220 ½d grey-black. Very fine fresh mint. SG 40a £30
MC222 ½d grey-black. Very fine fresh unmounted. SG 40a £60
AC777 1882 De La Rue Die Proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm) for the 2d duty (SG 42). Handstamped ‘BEFORE HARDENING’ in black and dated ‘12 JUN 82’ in blue. £325
AC745 1882-83 Watermark Crown CA, 3d deep claret. Block of four, very fine mint with hinge remainders on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 43a £75
AC807 1882-83 Watermark Crown CA, 3d pale claret. Block of four, very fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 43 £45
MC334 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d pale claret. Horizontal block of eight, hinged on upper four lower unmounted. Lovely. SG 43 £150
AC440 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d pale claret. Block of four, the lower right stamp with perforation fault at foot, otherwise fine used. A scarce multiple. SG 43 £25
MC358 1883 watermark Crown CA, 5/- orange. Hinge trace, exceptionally fine and fresh mint. Very scarce in this quality. Philatelic Foundation certificate (1987). SG 45 £800
MC308 1883 watermark Crown CA, 5/- orange. Fine used light cancelled. P.F.S.A. certificate (2001). SG 45 £180
AC925 1871 watermark Crown CA, 5/- orange. Fine used with part squared circle cancellation. Very scarce. SG 45 £150
1882 (July). 'One-Half Penny' surcharge on 3d deep claret
MC343 1882 ‘One Half-Penny’ surcharge on 3d deep claret (Wmk Crown CA). Block of four, upper left stamp with some gum loss, lower pair unmounted, crackly gum. A scarce multiple. SG 47 £240
AC834 1882 watermark Crown CA, Provisional ‘One Half-penny.’ on 3d deep claret, showing the variety ‘p’ in ‘penny’ omitted. Light vertical crease, otherwise fine used. Rare. Ex Maria de La Queillerie (May 1970). SG 47a £275
1884-90. Watermark ‘Cabled Anchor’.
MC268 1884-86 watermark Anchor, ½d to 6d, basic set of five values plus all listed shades. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 48-52b £225
MC217 1886 watermark Anchor, ½d black. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 48 £60
MC293 1886 watermark Anchor, ½d grey-black. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 48a £15
AC408 1886 watermark Anchor, ½d grey-black. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 48a £30
AC789 1886 watermark Anchor, ½d grey-black. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 48a £55
MC14 1886 ½d grey-black. Upper left corner block of six showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Hinge in margin, stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 48a £125
AC365 1886 watermark Anchor, ½d grey-black, block of 48 (6x8). Unobtrusive horizontal crease affects six, otherwise superb fresh mint (hinged on four stamps, all others are unmounted). A scarce and spectacular multiple in outstanding condition. SG 48a £350
MC238 1885 1d rose-red. Superb unmounted. SG 49 £25
MC245 1885 watermark Anchor, 1d rose-red. Horizontal pair very fine unmounted. SG 49 £40
MC420 1885 watermark Anchor, 1d rose-red. Block of four, fine mint or unmounted. SG 49 £75
AC751 1885 watermark Anchor, 1d rose-red. Block of four, very fine or superb mint (lightly hinged on the upper pair, the lower stamps are unmounted). SG 49 £65
AC790 1885 watermark Anchor, 1d rose-red. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (faint hinge mark on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted). SG 49 £75
MC294 1885 watermark Anchor, 1d carmine-red. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 49a £12
MC419 1885 watermark Anchor, 1d carmine-red. Lower left corner block of six showing plate '7' in margin. Hinged in margin stamps superb fresh unmounted. Very scarce. SG 49a £200
MC295 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Very fine fresh mint. SG 50 £35
MC180 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Very fine mint. SG 50 £30
MC272 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Very fine unmounted. SG 50 £50
MC418 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Lower left corner block of four showing plate '2' in margin. Margin thinned at corner, stamps very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 50 £275
AC189 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre and 2d deep bistre. Blocks of four of each, the very scarce pale shade with a vertical crease, otherwise fine mint. Attractive shade contrast. SG 50, 50a £125
MC225 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Block of four, usual minor gum wrinkles otherwise very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 50 £150
MC421 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d deep bistre. Right marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 50a £80
MC352 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d deep bistre. Upper right corner pair showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 50a £60
AC537 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d deep bistre. Block of six (3x2) with interpanneau margin at right. Usual minor gum wrinkles otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint. SG 50a £75
AC809 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Fine used. Very scarce. SG 50w £180
MC425 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Very fine used. Very scarce. SG 50w £225
MC273 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d blue. Very fine mint. SG 51 £20
MC333 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d blue. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. SG 51 £110
AC797 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d blue. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 51 £110
AC794 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d blue. Block of four, faint possible hinge mark on one, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. A scarce multiple. SG 51 £125
MC171 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d blue. Right marginal block of four, light wrinkles affect two otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 51 £80
MC274 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d deep blue. Very fine mint. SG 51a £20
AC793 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d deep blue. Left marginal block of nine. Light diagonal crease affects the upper row, otherwise superb unmounted mint. A scarce and attractive multiple. SG 51a £225
MC181 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d reddish purple. Very fine mint. SG 52 £55
AC814 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d reddish purple. A lower right corner block of six (3x2) showing plate number ‘2’ in lower margin. Very fine or superb fresh mint, with hinge marks in the margin and on one stamp only, the others are unmounted. A rare multiple of this scarce shade. SG 52 £525
AC914 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d (dull reddish) purple. Block of four, diagonal bend, otherwise fine mint with hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 52a shade £110
AC916 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d purple. Block of four, very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 52a shade £125
AC444 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d (bright) purple. Block of four, very fine used with Cape Town (JY 9 9?) squared circle datestamps. A scarce multiple. SG 52a £25
MC276 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Very fine mint. SG 52b £12
MC243 1884 watermark Anchor 6d bright mauve. Superb unmounted. SG 52b £24
MC282 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Block of four superb and fresh unmounted. SG 52b £90
MC422 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. SG 52b £85
MC423 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. SG 52b £85
AC915 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint with light hinge remnants on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 52b £85
AC788 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. A lower left corner block of four from the upper pane with interpanneau margin at base. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Most attractive. SG 52b £125
MC182 1885 watermark Anchor, 1/- green with outer frame lines. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. Very scarce this fine. SG 53 £175
AC759 1885 watermark Anchor 1/- green with outer frame lines. Block of six (2x3) in a bluish shade. Some creasing, otherwise very fine used with KOKSTAD (AP 24 / 86) single circle datestamps. SG 53
 
Note: although this block appears to be the blue-green shade, SG state the year of issue for that printing as 1889.
£40
AC918 1889 watermark Anchor, 1/- blue-green with outer frame lines. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint with barest trace of a hinge mark on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A very rare and attractive multiple. SG 53a £900
MC244 1887 watermark Anchor, 5/- orange. Very fine mint. SG 54 £140
AC917 1887 watermark Anchor, 5/- orange. Block of four, light vertical bend otherwise very fine mint with light hinge remnants. A rare multiple, being considerably more difficult to find than blocks of the later brown-orange shade with this watermark. SG 54 £650
MC424 1887 watermark Anchor, 5/- orange. Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. Lovely and fresh. A rare multiple, being considerably more difficult to find than blocks of the later brown-orange shade with this watermark. SG 54 £700
MC309 1887 watermark Anchor, 5/- orange. Very fine used. SG 54 £8
1891 (Mar). ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d.
MC185 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d, both shades pale and deep magenta. Very fine mint. SG 55, 55a £20
AC757 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d deep magenta. Right marginal block of nine, light diagonal crease affects three, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 55a £65
AC909 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d deep magenta, showing the variety '1' WITH HORIZONTAL SERIF. Fine used with Barred Oval Numeral Cancellers. An elusive variety. SG 55b £25
AC854 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d deep magenta, showing the variety '1' WITH HORIZONTAL SERIF. Trimmed perforations at top, otherwise fine used with partial Port Elizabeth circular datestamp (OC 5 / 91). An elusive variety. SG 55b £20
MC203 1892 watermark Anchor, 2½d sage-green. Upper right corner pair. Superb unmounted. SG 56 £65
AC855 1892 watermark Anchor, 2½d sage-green. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks. SG 56 £110
AC856 1892 watermark Anchor, 2½d olive-green. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks. SG 56a £110
1893 (Mar). 'ONE PENNY' surcharge on 2d.
MC230 1893 1d on 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair. Superb unmounted. SG 57a £15
MC206 1d on 2d deep bistre. Upper marginal showing 'no stop after "PENNY" variety. Very fine unmounted. SG 57b £120
MC360 1d on 2d deep bistre. Major variety SURCHARGE DOUBLE. A very clear example, on piece cancelled 'PORT ELISABETH'. Lovely and scarce. SG 57d £525
1893-1902 ‘Hope standing’.
MC194 1898 ½d green. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £40
MC195 1898 ½d green. Left marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £40
MC196 1898 ½d green. Lower left corner block of four showing ornament in margin, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £45
AC714 1898 ½d green. Block of six (2x3) showing the vertical interpanneau gutter margin at left. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 58 £50
MC361 ½d green. Upper right corner plate ‘1’ block of 12. A little browning, fine unmounted. SG 58 £100
MC362 ½d green. Lower right corner plate ‘1’ block of six. Very fine unmounted. SG 58 £90
MC197 1893 1d rose-red. Horizontal strip of three, minor gun creasing otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 59 £45
MC416 1893 1d carmine. Upper left corner block of four showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 59a £40
MC417 1893 1d carmine. Lower left corner block of four showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Gum creasing at right, fine mint or unmounted. SG 59a £30
MC404 1899 De La Rue Die Proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm) for the 1902 ‘Hope Standing’ 3d duty. Handstamped ‘BEFORE HARDENING’ in black and dated ‘21 FEB 99’ in blue. Scarce and attractive. Ex. Dale-Lichtenstein. SG 60 proof £450
AC850 1902 ‘Hope standing’ 3d magenta, BLOCK OF 12 (4x3). Very fine or superb mint (hinge traces on six, the remaining six stamps are unmounted mint). Scarce in a multiple. SG 60 £110
1893-98 New Colours, Watermark ‘Cabled Anchor’.
MC184 1893-98 watermark Anchor, ½d to 5/-. Complete set of eight values, fine to very fine fresh mint. SG 61-68 £175
MC278 1893-98 watermark Anchor, ½d to 5/-. Complete set of eight values plus listed shades of ½d, 2½d and 1/- green, fine to very fine fresh mint. SG 61-68 £325
MC283 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d yellow-green. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted. SG 61 £12
MC179 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d green. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 61a £18
MC320 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d yellow-green. Upper marginal strip of six showing plate number ‘2’ in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 61 £15
MC321 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d green. Lower left corner strip of six showing plate number ‘2’ at base. Light hinge marks on one, otherwise superb unmounted. SG 61a £30
AC865 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d green. Lower left corner block of 10 (5x2) showing plate number ‘2’ at base. Light hinge marks on two, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 61a £45
MC284 1897 2d chocolate-brown. Block of four, minor gum crease otherwise superb unmounted. SG 62 £25
MC296 1896 2½d pale ultramarine. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 63 £10
MC232 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d pale ultramarine. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 63 £22
AC752 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d pale ultramarine. Upper marginal block of four, very fine unmounted mint. SG 63 £65
AC857 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d pale ultramarine. BLOCK OF FOUR, hinge remnants and lower left stamp with horizontal crease at foot, otherwise fine mint. SG 63 £40
AC863 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d pale ultramarine. An upper right corner block of six showing plate number ‘1’. Unobtrusive diagonal creasing affects two stamps, otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 63 £125
MC285 1896 watermark Anchor, 2½d ultramarine. BLOCK OF FOUR, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 63a £70
MC297 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 64 £15
MC233 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 64 £30
AC859 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. An upper marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Very fine unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 64 £40
AC799 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint (one stamp is unmounted). SG 64 £70
MC286 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Block of four, superb unmounted. SG 64 £100
MC200 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Block of four with interpanneau margin at left. Superb unmounted. SG 64 £100
MC287 1897 watermark Anchor, 4d sage-green. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 65 £65
MC322 1897 watermark Anchor, 4d sage-green. Lower marginal block of four showing plate '3' in margin. Hinged on upper pair and minor bends otherwise fine unmounted. SG 65 £60
AC883 1893 watermark Anchor, 1/- blue-green, with the outer frame-line removed. Fine fresh mint with large hinge remnants. SG 66 £65
AC884 1893 watermark Anchor, 1/- blue-green, with the outer frame-line removed. Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. SG 66 £75
AC740 1896 watermark Anchor, 1/- yellow-ochre. Block of four, superb fresh mint with faint hint of once being extremely lightly mounted on the upper pair. A very scarce multiple. SG 67 £140
MC288 1896 watermark Anchor, 1/- yellow-ochre. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG 67 £160
AC449 1896 watermark Anchor, 1/- yellow-ochre. Block of four, the lower left stamp with perforation fault, otherwise fine used. SG 67 £20
MC277 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. Fine mint. SG 68 £75
AC053 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. Fine mint. SG 68 £75
AC910 1896 watermark Anchor 5/- brown-orange. Very fine mint. SG 68 £75
AC911 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. very fine mint. SG 68 £75
MC236 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. Superb and fresh mint. SG 68 £110
MC345 1896 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 68 £525
MC359 1896 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, minor gum wrinkles, very fine unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 68 £600
MC311 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. Very fine used. SG 68 £5
MC64 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, fine to very fine used, central datestamp. Uncommon. SG 68 £30
Forgeries
AC934 FORGERIES Photographs of Sperati reproductions of the 5/- rectangle including two die proofs (one stamp sized) and three ‘issued’ stamps with two ‘used’. Also an example of one of the cancellations. Two items with ‘Sperati Reproduction’ handstamped on the reverse. Unusual. £65
AC931 FORGERIES Spiro Forgeries of the rectangular issues. Complete ‘sheet’ of 25 of the 1d printed in dull scarlet and provided with barred obliterations. Very scarce in a complete sheet. £275
AC932 FORGERIES Spiro Forgeries of the rectangular issues. Complete ‘sheet’ of 25 of the 4d printed in light blue and provided with barred obliterations. Very scarce in a complete sheet. £275
AC933 FORGERIES Spiro Forgeries of the rectangular issues. Group of six, comprising 1d, 4d, 6d, 1/- and 5/-, also a ‘Four Pence’ on 6d ‘surcharge’. Each printed in close to issued colours and provided with barred obliterations. Most with hinge thins. Unusual. £45
1900 'Table Mountain' Issue
AC683 1900 ‘Table Mountain’ 1d carmine. IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF block of four on gummed watermarked (Anchor) paper. From the lower right corner of the pane with reduced margins showing the marginal rule. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Scarce and attractive. SG 69 var £350
MC351 1900 1d carmine. Upper marginal strip of six showing plate '1'. Gum a little browned, fine unmounted hinged on margin. SG 69 £70
1902-04 KEVII Issue
MC407 Die proof for the 2d duty, struck in black on glazed card. 'BEFORE HARDENING' and dated '12 MAY 02' upper left. Very fine. SG 72 proof £450
MC405 Die proof for the 3d duty, struck in black on glazed card. 'AFTER HARDENING' and dated '17 SEP 02' upper left. 'W.S' initials below image. Very fine. SG 74 proof SOLD
MC406 Die proof for the 1s duty, struck in black on glazed card. 'BEFORE HARDENING' and dated '20 AUG 02' upper left. Very fine. SG 77 proof SOLD
MC193 1902-04 KEVII ½d to 5/- complete set of nine values. A selected set very fine and fresh mint. SG 70-78 £190
MC368 1902 KEVII ½d green. Upper right corner block of four showing plate ‘1’ in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 70 £45
MC367 1902 KEVII ½d green. Lower left corner block of four showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Folded horizontally, very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 70 £75
MC365 1902 KEVII ½d green. Lower left corner block of four showing plate ‘2’ in margin, in addition pre-perforating corner paper fold now opened out with resultant strike now in margin and stamp partially imperforate. Very fine unmounted. A SPECTACULAR VARIETY AND MOST LIKELY UNIQUE. SG 70 and var. £750
MC366 1902 KEVII ½d green. Lower marginal block of four showing plate ‘3’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 70 SOLD
MC371 1903 KEVII 1d carmine. Upper left corner block of four showing plate '1’ in margin. Folded horizontally, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 71 £45
MC372 1903 KEVII 1d carmine. Upper marginal block of four showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 71 £40
MC374 1903 KEVII 1d carmine. Lower left corner block of six showing plate ‘3’ in margin. Folded vertically at right, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 71 £60
MC373 1903 KEVII 1d carmine. Lower right corner block of four showing plate ‘3’ in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 71 £50
MC370 1903 KEVII 1d carmine. Upper marginal block of four showing plate ‘4’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 71 £75
MC369 1902 KEVII 1d carmine. Booklet pane of six, superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 71 booklet pane £85
MC375 1904 KEVII 2d brown. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 72 £100
MC376 1904 KEVII 2d brown. Block of four, very fine fresh unmounted. SG 72 £135
MC377 1904 KEVII 2d brown. Horizontal block of 12, superb fresh unmounted. SG 72 £350
MC378 1904 KEVII 2d brown. Upper left corner strip of three showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 72 £125
MC379 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine (pale shade). Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 73 £25
MC326 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine (pale shade). Lower marginal block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 73 £25
MC173 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine (deep shade). Left marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 73 £25
MC380 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine (pale shade). Upper marginal block of four showing plate ‘1’ in margin. Very fine fresh unmounted. SG 73 £35
MC415 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine (deep shade). Upper right corner block of four showing plate ‘1’ in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb fresh unmounted. SG 73 £45
MC381 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine (pale shade). Lower right corner block of four showing plate ‘1’ in margin. Some wrinkles on lower margin, stamps superb fresh unmounted. SG 73 £45
MC291 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine, upper left corner block of 30 (6x5) showing plate number ‘1’. A few mostly marginal perforations parted and light vertical bend through a few right stamps, otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted. A lovely large multiple. SG 73 £225
MC327 1903 KEVII 3d magenta. Block of four, light bend, fine mint. SG 74 £60
MC385 1903 KEVII 3d magenta. Block of eight with vertical interpanneau margin at centre. Very fine unmounted. SG 74 £250
MC384 1903 KEVII 3d magenta. Upper left corner block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 74 £125
MC383 1903 KEVII 3d magenta. Upper right corner block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 74 £125
MC382 1903 KEVII 3d magenta. Horizontal pair with vertical interpanneau margin at centre. Very fine used. SG 74 SOLD
MC328 1903 KEVII 4d olive-green. Block of four, hinge traces very fine and fresh mint. SG 75 £80
MC386 1903 KEVII 4d olive-green. Block of four, some offsetting on reverse, fine unmounted. SG 75 £80
MC388 1903 KEVII 4d olive-green. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 75 £125
MC389 1903 KEVII 4d olive-green. Block of 12 being the upper two rows from the lower left pane, margins on three sides, the interpanneau at top showing pillar design.Hinged on margin and minor gum wrinkles, stamps very fine unmounted. SG 75 £350
MC387 1903 KEVII 4d olive-green. Lower right corner block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 75 £150
MC390 1903 KEVII 4d olive-green. Block of nine, very fine used cancelled oval 'REGISTERED /CAPE TOWN' datestamps. SG 75 SOLD
MC393 1903 KEVII 6d bright mauve. Vertical block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 76 £250
MC392 1903 KEVII 6d bright mauve. Upper marginal showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 76 £55
MC391 1903 KEVII 6d bright mauve. Horizontal strip of four, vertical interpanneau margin at centre. Very fine used, a most unusual multiple. SG 76 £25
MC395 1903 KEVII 1/- yellow-ochre (light shade). Block of four, diagonal bend through right pair otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 77 £80
MC398 1903 KEVII 1/- yellow-ochre (deep shade). Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 77 £120
MC397 1903 KEVII 1/- yellow-ochre (light shade). Block of four, superb unmounted. SG 77 £130
MC396 1903 KEVII 1/- yellow-ochre (light shade). Block of four off interpanneau margin at left, very fine unmounted. SG 77 £120
MC394 1903 KEVII 1/- yellow-ochre. Upper marginal showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin, stamp unmounted. Scarce. SG 77 £45
AC509 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Very fine mint. SG 78 £85
MC09 1903 5/- brown-orange. Light corner bends otherwise fine unmounted mint. SG 78 SOLD
MC402 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Horizontal block of eight, very fine and fresh unmounted. A remarkable large multiple, surely one of the largest remaining. RARE. SG 78 £1,850
MC403 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Upper right corner block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. A RARE multiple. SG 78 £950
MC399 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange, in combination with 1d and 6d on piece. Cancelled oval 'REGISTERED / EAST LONDON / 24 05' datestamps. SG 78, 71, 76 SOLD
MC353 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Very fine used, cancelled with crisp 'GERMISTON 1 AUG 12' datestamp (Interprovincial use, Cape in Transvaal). SG 78, Z36 £45
MC400 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Block of four superb used, cancelled 'KINGS HILL / 8 JUL 1912' datestamps (Inter-provincial use, Cape in Natal). Lovely and scarce. SG 78 / Z18 £250
MC401 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Block of four very fine used, cancelled 'BEAUFORT WEST JY 24 12' datestamp (Inter-provincial period, Cape in Cape). Lovely and scarce. SG 78 / Z9 £160
OFFICIAL STAMPS
Perfinned with double triangle for use by the Stationery and Printed Forms Branch
MC335 1904 KEVII 1/- yellow-ochre. Block of four, very fine used with Cape Town registered oval datestamps. A rare multiple. SG O15 £250
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