Postage Stamps: 1869 1st Republic to 1882
FIRST REPUBLIC  -  First British Occupation  -  1877 Overprinted 'V. R. / TRANSVAAL.' in black capital letters
1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d (deep) bright blue left marginal example with large to very large margins on the other sides. Appears plateable as position [R17]. Superb used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. Without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. Rare so fine. SG 103e