CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
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1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Clear to large margins and cancelled with part (PIQUE)TBERG town oval in RED, leaving 'Hope' mostly clear. A remarkable stamp of great visual appeal. RARE. SG 20
SOLD

 
Last updated: 16th May, 2018
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
MC281 1863 - 64 De La Rue printing 4d steel-blue group. Good to very large margins all round, unusually cancelled with part crisp 'PORT ELIZABETH' circular datestamp. Wonderful quality. SG 19c SOLD
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
MC303 1864 De La Rue printing 6d bright mauve. Clear to large margins and cancelled with part (PIQUE)TBERG town oval in RED, leaving 'Hope' mostly clear. A remarkable stamp of great visual appeal. RARE. SG 20 SOLD
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 £200
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
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
AC872 c1879 watermark Crown CC 1/- (pale yellowish) green, with outer frame lines. Very fine unused, without gum. SG 26a £45
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
AC851 1875 watermark Crown CC. ½d grey-black BLOCK OF TEN (2x5). Very fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral Cancellations. SG 28 SOLD
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
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
AC890 1879 Provisional ‘THREE PENCE’ surcharged in red on 4d blue with thick bar through the old value. Very fine used with light Barred Oval Numeral Canceller. SG 34 £5
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
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 £5
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
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 45). 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
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
MC270 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d deep claret. Very fine mint. SG 43a £15
AC441 1882 watermark Crown CA, 3d deep claret. Block of four, upper pair with horizontal crease, otherwise very fine used with neat LADY GREY DIV. ALIWAL NORTH (14 JU 86) single circle datestamps. A scarce and attractive multiple. SG 43a SOLD
MC308 1883 watermark Crown CA, 5/- orange. Fine used light cancelled. P.F.S.A. certificate (2001). SG 45 £180
1882 (July). 'One-Half Penny' surcharge on 3d deep claret
AC840 1882 watermark Crown CA, Provisional ‘One Half-penny.’ on 3d deep claret. Very fine used with ‘RETURNED LETTER OFFICE CAPE TOWN’ (10 OC 82) datestamp. SG 47 £8
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
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
MC245 1885 watermark Anchor, 1d rose-red. Horizontal pair very fine unmounted. SG 49 £40
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
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
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
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
AC782 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d deep bistre. Block of four, fine used with SUTHERLAND (11 Nov 07) small single circle datestamps. SG 50a £8
AC809 1884 watermark Anchor, 2d pale bistre. Variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Fine used. Very scarce. SG 50w £180
MC273 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d blue. Very fine mint. SG 51 £20
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
AC797 1890 watermark Anchor, 4d blue. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 51 £110
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
AC744 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d purple. Light hinge remnants and gum wrinkle, otherwise fine mint. SG 52a £12
MC292 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve group. Very fine fresh mint. SG 52a £12
MC276 1882 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Very fine mint. SG 52b £12
MC282 1882 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Block of four superb and fresh unmounted. SG 52b £90
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
AC783 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Block of four, very fine used, each stamp with KING WILLIAMS TOWN (26 Jun 00) single circle datestamp. SG 52b SOLD
AC784 1884 watermark Anchor, 6d bright mauve. Block of four, superb used with neat WOODSTOCK STATION (31 Oct 98) single circle datestamps. SG 52b SOLD
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
AC758 1885 watermark Anchor 1/- green with outer frame lines. Block of four in a bluish shade. Superb used, each stamp with a neat GRAHAMS TOWN (AP 6 / 86) single circle datestamp. An attractive multiple. SG 53
 
Note: although this block appears to be the blue-green shade, SG state the year of issue for that printing as 1889.
SOLD
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
AC760 1885 watermark Anchor 1/- green with outer frame lines. Block of six (2x3) in a deep-green shade. Horizontal crease across the lower pair, otherwise very fine used with WYNBERG (JA 23 / 88) single circle datestamps. SG 53
 
Note: although this block appears to be a deep shade of the blue-green, SG state the year of issue for that printing as 1889.
SOLD
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
AC785 1889 watermark Anchor, 1/- blue-green (deep shade). Block of four, very fine used with WYNBERG CAMP (10 Apr 90) single circle datestamps. SG 53a SOLD
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
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
AC853 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d pale magenta and deep magenta. Blocks of four of the two listed shades. Odd irregular perforation, otherwise very fine mint, lightly hinged on the upper pairs, the lower pairs are unmounted. SG 55, 55a £75
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
AC756 1893 1d on 2d deep bistre. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 57a £30
MC206 1d on 2d deep bistre. Upper marginal showing 'no stop after "PENNY" variety. Very fine unmounted. SG 57b £120
1893-1902 ‘Hope standing’.
MC199 1893-1902 ½d to 3d, set of three very fine mint or unmounted. SG 58, 59a, 60 £18
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
MC197 1893 1d rose-red. Horizontal strip of three, minor gun creasing otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 59 £45
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
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
AC866 1896 watermark Anchor, ½d green. Block of 12 (6x2) from the top of a pane with margins on three sides and showing plate number ‘2’ at top. Some central perforations splitting, otherwise superb unmounted mint, hinged in the margin only. SG 61a SOLD
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
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
AC742 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Hinge remainder, otherwise fine fresh mint. SG 64 £12
MC297 1898 watermark Anchor, 3d bright magenta. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 64 £15
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
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
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
MC317 1896 watermark Anchor, 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, very fine used, central 'CAPE TOWN / 21 JA 01' datestamp. Uncommon. SG 68 £35
Forgeries
1900 'Table Mountain' Issue
AC921 1900 ‘Table Mountain’ 1d carmine. IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF block of four on gummed watermarked (Anchor) paper. From the left of the pane with reduced margins showing the marginal rule. Superb unmounted mint. SG 69 var £325
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
AC505 1900 ‘Table Mountain’ 1d carmine. Block of four, very fine mint. An elusive stamp in multiples. SG 69 £20
AC657 1900 ‘Table Mountain’ 1d carmine. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 69 £30
1902-04 KEVII Issue
MC193 1902-04 KEVII ½d to 5/- complete set of nine values. A selected set very fine and fresh mint. SG 70-78 £190
MC173 1904 2½d ultramarine. Left marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 73 £25
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
AC450 1903 KEVII 3d magenta. Block of four, fine used with Parcels Port Elizabeth datestamps. SG 74 £15
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 £90
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