Henk de Lange
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 29 July, 2021
South Africa
H567 Anglo-Boer War Transvaal 1901 (Dec 28) neat and attractive 'Taylor & Wilson Family Grocers Jeppestown' registered cover bearing 1d x 5 E.R.I. overprints, from Johannesburg to Durban. Backstamped. Very clean. £40
H572 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1875 (Aug 3) Cover to Worcester franked Hope 4d tied BONC '1' 6-6-6 format, with 'CAPE TOWN AU 3 75' cds at left, backstamped, with original contents being invoice for shirts plus a promissory note for 100.10.2 £40
H573 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1887 (May 11) Three colour franking cancelled BONC '34' with single circle Wellington cds adjacent plus 2d red accountancy mark at bottom left. Addressed to the USA. Fine proving BONC cover £65
H692 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1889 (Dec 20) Clean cover franked Hope seated 1d (2) and 2d cancelled BONC '896'. Neat Lady Grey Div. Aliwal North single circle date stamp plus '2d' red accountancy mark at lower left. Addressed to Germany and back stamped. Cover opened at left and partially at top left with minor damage. From the Mosheim Lady Grey corespondence £45
H574 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1896 (May 8) 1d Postal stationery postcard cancelled BONC '13' with Stellenbosch cds adjacent. Addressed to Germany. Fine proving BONC card. £25
H577 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1898 (Sep 5) Illustrated 'Fra Diavolo Cigars' advertising cover franked 1d Hope standing from Cape Town to Worcester. Backstamped. Scarce and attractive. £40
H578 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1902 (Mar 28) Re-directed mail, postcard ex Coalbrookdale UK addressed to Lieut W Alfred Youden in Simonstown who re-addressed the card to Scotland. Uprated with CGH 1d Table Mountain to pay for the 'foreign' re-direction fee, stamp cancelled by 'Passed Censor Cape Town' (unusual) with 'Cape Town Mar 26 02' cancel at left. View side showing The Library, Shrewsbury with much handwriting around picture. Some creasing and small tear at right but scarce re-directing franking. £50
H738 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1900 {JUN 3} 'Gruss Aus' type Greetings from Cape Town postcard with views of the Docks, Government Avenue and Adderley Street. Privately 'printed' by J.C. Hubrich Cape Town, on 1d CGH postal stationery card H&G 15. From Cape Town to Germany. Very attractive.
 
For more information about these cards refer to 'Pioneer Postcards of South Africa 1896-1900' catalogue, published 2019 by Bram Leeflang.
£45
H739 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1900 {JUN 26} 'Gruss Aus' type Greetings from Cape Town postcard with views of the Lions Head, Cape Town from Signal Hill and Parliament House. Privately 'printed' by J.C. Hubrich Cape Town, on 1d CGH postal stationery card H&G 12. From Cape Town to Germany. Very attractive.
 
For more information about these cards refer to 'Pioneer Postcards of South Africa 1896-1900' catalogue, published 2019 by Bram Leeflang.
£45
H740 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1898 (OCT 3} so-called 'Stuttaford' postcard with view of 'Table Bay' in deep blue monotone colour. Privately printed by Thorne, Suttaford & Co Cape Town, on 1d CGH postal stationery card H&G 10. From Cape Town to Germany. Spots of minor foxing on address side otherwise fine. Very scarce.
 
For more information about these cards refer to 'Pioneer Postcards of South Africa 1896-1900' catalogue, published 2019 by Bram Leeflang.
£45
H741 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1898 (Jun} so-called 'Stuttaford' postcard with picture of 'House of Assembly, Cape Town' in light green monotone colour. Privately printed by Thorne, Suttaford & Co Cape Town on 1d CGH postal stationery card H&G 10. From Cape Town to Germany. Fine and very scarce.
 
For more information about these cards refer to 'Pioneer Postcards of South Africa 1896-1900' catalogue, published 2019 by Bram Leeflang.
£45
H742 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1898 Grahamstown Exhibition postcard with four different views of Grahamstown/Exhibition Buildings plus Medal black. Privately printed by the Exhibition Committee on d CGH postal stationery card H&G 13. Few reddish ink marks otherwise fine and very scarce.
 
For more information about these cards refer to 'Pioneer Postcards of South Africa 1896-1900' catalogue, published 2019 by Bram Leeflang.
£45
H743 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1898 Grahamstown Exhibition postcard without any views. Privately printed by the Exhibition Committee on d CGH postal stationery card H&G 13. These cards without views are thought to be printed for correspondence purpose by the exhibition committee. Fine and very scarce.
 
For more information about these cards refer to 'Pioneer Postcards of South Africa 1896-1900' catalogue, published 2019 by Bram Leeflang.
£35
H693 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1891 Overprints 2d on 3d deep magenta block of 12 fine mint. Hinged top row centre pair (which has a few faint perf tone spots), others unmounted. Handling bend bottom right stamps. SG 55a £45
H694 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1900 Table Mountain 1d block of 18 each with 'PORT ELIZABETH JA 1 00' first day of issue cancels. Rare multiple. SG 69 £250
H695 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1902-04 KEVII issue 5/- block of 4 very fine mint. Top pair hinged, bottom pair unmounted. Faintest trace of foxing bottom right stamp. SG 78 Very scarce multiple. SOLD
H696 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - MAFEKING 1900 1d Goodyear pale blue on blue fine mint. Part original gum with hinge remnants and gum missing in patches. A sound copy showing part of sheet watermark. SG 17 £350
H697 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - MAFEKING 1900 3d Baden-Powell narrow format deep blue on blue very fine used on cut out with full 'MAFEKING AP 17 1900' cancel. SG 20 £220
H698 NATAL - POSTAL STATIONERY 1891 1d+1d reply paid card with reply section attached (size 139 x 89mm) and with 'NATAL' below Coat of Arms handstamped SPECIMEN unused. This reply paid card unlisted in H&G. Very fine. £50
H699 NATAL - POSTAL STATIONERY 1891 1d+1d reply paid card with reply section attached (size 139 x 89mm) and with 'NATAL' below Coat of Arms unused. This reply paid card unlisted in H&G. Very fine. £50
H700 NATAL - POSTAL STATIONERY 1891 Address section of 1d+1d reply paid card (size 139 x 89mm) and with 'NATAL' below Coat of Arms' used locally in Durban (SP 20 93). No text on reverse. This reply paid card unlisted in H&G. Minor foxing on reverse otherwise fine and very scarce. £80
H701 NATAL 1904 (Jan 2)) The Chamberlain Tour Memorial Postcard with views on both sides, franked 1d KEVII ex Durban and addressed to Southampton England. A very difficult card to find.
 
Note: Chamberlain visited South Africa between 26 December 1902 and 25 February 1903 seeking to promote Anglo-Afrikaner conciliation. During his visit Chamberlain became convinced that the Boer territories required a period of government by the British Crown before being granted self-governance within the Empire.
£50
H744 Transvaal 1897 attractive multi-franked cover franked a total of 14d all cancelled with clear 'R.P.K. HEEN 5 APR 97' traveling post office strikes. Cover a bit roughly opened at top and two vertical folds not unduly affecting appearance. Addressed to Scotland with Dundee arrival cds on reverse. £65
H745 Transvaal 1906 Incoming 10pfg franked 'Gruss Aus' type postcard from Germany addressed to Smutsoog P.O. in the Ermelo Transvaal district. Boxed 'T.' tax mark plus scarce and lovely complete serif faced 2d T.P.O' (with no stop after 'O') in circle tax mark most likely applied on the Transvaal TPO service. Faint Johannesburg transit machine cancel. £75
H614 South Africa - Postal Stationery 1913 KGV 1d ps postcard without dividing line unused. Superb and very scarce. H&G 2 £40
H616 South Africa - Postal History 1917 Red Cross 'Make Your Sixpence Fly' Large Wing Aerial Post Card unused. Fine and scarce. £85
H617 South Africa - Postal History 1918 (Dec 1) Red Cross 'Make Your Sixpence Fly' Small Wing Aerial Post Card in light blue carried on the 1 December Benoni flight and addressed to Johannesburg. Card written in Pretoria and mentioning among others 'All of us escaped the flu I am glad to say' most likely referring to the deadly Spanish flu. Fine condition. SOLD
H618 South Africa - Postal History 1920 (Oct 29) Incoming post card ex Holland to Cape Town with feint boxed 'NOT KNOWN / ONBEKEND' two tax markings and, as the addressee could not be found at the address given, the card re-directed with various endorsements. Tax paid with d and 1d South African postage dues and tied with Triangular hand stamps. The d value in particular very scarce correctly used on cover/card. On reverse short text and four different Cape Town dated cancels £80
H620 South Africa - Postal History 1923 (Mar 21) 6d registered postal stationery envelope uprated with KGV 1d and cancelled with various examples of the very scarce 'WEST'S BLUFF NATAL' postmarks, addressed to The Hague in Holland. Backstamped. £35
H621 South Africa - Postal History 1924 (Jul 19) 5d registered postal stationery envelope cancelled with multiple strikes of the rare 'WATERBERGS SIDING' postmark, addressed to Bombay India with arrival strike. £60
H622 South Africa - Postal History 1925 (Jul 12) Cover ex Cape Town franked KGV 2d and addressed to Wallekraal via Hondeklip Bay. This letter did not go through the normal PO channels but was handed to the captain of the small coasting vessel s.s. 'HONDEKLIP'. On arrival the mail was handed to the local postmaster, and in accordance with PO regulations the 'HONDEKLIP BAY' postmark was applied. Few filing pinholes including through stamp and reverse roughly opened.
 
Hondeklip Bay is a small fishing village on the Atlantic Seaboard in the division of Namaqualand and provision and mail was normally carried by small coastal vessels.
£60
H623 South Africa - Postal History 1932 (Jan 26) Registered envelope carried on first Imperial Airways return flight from Cape Town to London, franked 1929 Air Mail 4d block of 4, bottom left stamp showing short "I" in AIRMAIL variety. Unboxed bilingual "CONTRARY TO REGULATION" cachet at bottom. Backstamped 'Cape Town 26 JAN 32' and 'Returned L.O. Cape Town 15 MAR 32'. £40
H624 South Africa - Postal History 1932 (Jan 27) Imperial Airways envelope franked 1929 Air Mails 1s from Cape Town to Sutton Coldfield UK with attractive d Paid Sutton Coldfield Birmingham cancel in red. £25
H625 South Africa - Postal History 1932 (Sep 29) Previously unrecorded "DUNDEE PAID 29 SEP 32" postmark in red on postcard to Pomery. On reverse text with political connotation. This postmark is a new find and has now been recorded by Prof A Visser. £25
H626 South Africa - Postal History 1934 (Mar 16) 6d Roto's Official block of 6 with two stamps top row showing Stop after "OFFISIEEL" on English stamps, SGO13a, fine used on cover to Pretoria with 1934 Royal Tour HRH Prince George commemorative postmarks. Backstamped Pretoria £35
H627 South Africa - Postal History 1935 (Aug) Letter ex Beira to Port Elizabeth, endorsed 'Try Great Brak River' with arrival cancel on reverse. Very scarce PO 'P 582' label applied with instruction how to endorse 'Incorrectly addressed letters' Apparently only 600 of these labels printed and seldom seen. £35
H628 South Africa - Postal History 1937 (Jun 30) Scarce Round Church Sea Point postmark on registered cover franked various Coronation stamps and addressed to Grahamstown. Putzel rated RRR with the Round Church cancel being only used between 1930 and 1937. £20
H629 South Africa - Postal History 1941 (Mar 30) 1d franked cover from Upper Uhmlatuzi to Durban, irregular posted in a posting box as it contained a 5s postal order and consequently registered and surcharged, "T/8d" tax marked and tax paid with 2d postage due strip of 4. PO Caution label re 'Letters and packets containing currency or valuable articles' on reverse cancelled Durban 1 Apr 1941. £50
H630 South Africa - Postal History 1943 (Mar 13) Scarce Westlake Camp skeleton postmarks on cover bearing various War issues addressed to Hereford, England. Westlake Camp (close to Muizenberg outside Cape Town) was established as a transit and repatriation centre for the Royal Air Force (RAF) personnel and was run by the Imperial Army which also maintained a hospital here. (Reisener) £45
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