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MC734 1855 - 63 Perkins Bacon printing 4d deep blue / white paper. Close to large margins, minor corner crease, cancelled with crisp triangular cancel in RED. Most attractive and scarce as such. SG 6 £180
MC740 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 4d blue. Good to very large margins, on piece part oval cancel in RED. Very fine. SG 6a £125
MC735 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 4d blue. Pair, good to very large margins, light crisp part triangular cancel. Very fine. SG 6a £180
MC738 1855-63 Perkins Bacon printing 6d pale rose-lilac. Large even margins, crisp part triangular cancel. A lovely stamp. SG 7 £265
MC741 1861 'Woodblock' 1d, pale milky blue. Close to good margins all round, cancelled with part crisp triangular strike. A most attractive example. SG 14 £1,150
MC736 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Pair with good to very large margins. Very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £550
AC1026 1905 KEVII 1d carmine. Booklet pane of six with binding margin at left and staple holes. Two with light gum wrinkle, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Uncommon. SG 71 booklet pane (SG SB1) SOLD
MC739 1903 KEVII 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, interpanneau margin at right. Hinged on upper pair, lower unmounted. Very scarce. SG 78 £750
AC1027 BOOKLET 1905 (December) KEVII 2s7d booklet, stapled at left. Containing one pane of six 1d carmine (SG 71) and with all interleaving. The front cover with ‘Thirty’ altered to ‘18’ in manuscript and ‘Price: 2s. 7d.’ crossed through. Rare. SG SB1 £650
AC1033 Postal History 1873 (14th January), envelope addressed to Cape Town. Bearing a single 4d deep blue (SG 24c) tied by a barred triangular cancellation with a MOSSEL BAY (14 Jan) single circle datestamp alongside and a Cape Town (16 Jan) arrival datestamp at left. Small part of flap missing, otherwise a fine and most attractive franking. £110
AC1035 Postal History 1875 (5th November) envelope addressed to Graaff Reinet. Bearing a single 4d pale blue (SG 24) tied by a Small Triangular Obliterator with a faint unframed HANOVER (5 Nov) datestamp below. The letter was apparently overweight and was endorsed at top ‘8d Insuff Stamped’ and a large manuscript ‘8d’ below. The reverse with a GRAAFF REINET (9 Nov) Dated Town Oval arrival backstamp. £125
AC1034 Postal History 1875 (30th November), large part entire addressed to Cape Town. Bearing a single 4d blue (SG 24a) tied by a Small Triangular Obliterator with a fine strike of the MALMESBURY (30 Nov) Dated Town Oval alongside, partly overstruck with a Cape Town (1 Dec) arrival datestaamp. The adhesive with a few toned perforations, otherwise an attractive franking. £150
AC1029 Postal History 1878 (4th September), envelope addressed to Cape Town bearing a 1d (pale) carmine-red (SG 29) tied by a ‘34’ Barred Oval Numeral Canceller with proving WELLINGTON (4 Sep) single circle datestamp, partly overstruck with a Cape Town arrival (4 Sep). A further Cape Town datestamp was applied the next day and the envelope was readdressed and reposted to Kimberley (Griqualand West). A 4d dull blue (SG 30) was affixed to pay the new postage and was tied by the ‘1’ BONC of Cape Town. The reverse with Kimberley (11 Sep) unframed arrival backstamp.
 
Note: At this date Wellington qualified for the 1d per half ounce ‘local’ rate for mail sent to Cape Town (‘Southern African Mails’ p101 by Brian Trotter). However, Kimberley in Griqualand West did not, hence the requirement for a 4d adhesive.
£275
AC1028 Postal History / Griqualand West 1884 (12th November), envelope addressed to England, endorsed ‘S.S. “Roslin Castle”’. Bearing two examples of the Cape of Good Hope 1/- blue-green, each overprinted with a small ‘G’ for use in Griqualand West (SG 28). Both adhesives are tied by a single CAPE TOWN (12 Nov) squared circle datestamp. The reverse with a London (3 Dec) arrival backstamp. The flap with a fine red wax seal reading ‘Wm. ANDERSON & Co. / MERCHANTS / CAPE TOWN’. A fine and very scarce quadruple rate franking utilising the old stamps of Griqualand West.
 
Note: following the annexation of Griqualand West to the Cape Colony in 1880, the overprinted stamps were returned to Cape Town and distributed to several post offices for use as ordinary Cape stamps.
SOLD
AC1031 Postal History 1885 (1st September), ‘Burmester’ envelope addressed to Cape Town. Bearing a single 2d pale bistre (SG 42) tied by an ORANGE RIVER STATION (1 Sep) single circle datestamp. The reverse with a Cape Town (2 Sep) arrival backstamp and usual annotations by the recipient. £45
AC1030 Postal History 1886 (11th September), envelope addressed within the Cape. Bearing a single 2d pale bistre (SG 42) tied by a neat ‘596’ Barred Oval Numeral Canceller with a superb proving MINARD (11 Sep) single circle datestamp struck at left. The reverse with CALA (11 Sep) transit and Queens Town (13 Sep) arrival datestamps. The adhesive with small red ink mark and the envelope with pin hole, otherwise a very fine and attractive example of the 2d per half ounce rate. SOLD
AC1032 Postal History 1889 (13th August), envelope addressed to Worcester, within the Cape. Bearing a pair of 1d rose-red (SG 49) tied by a neat CAPE TOWN (13 Aug) squared octagon datestamp. The reverse with Worcester (14 Aug) arrival backstamp. The flap with embossed oval for ‘H.L. White / Share Broker / Cape Town’. A few edge faults including a small unobtrusive edge tear at right, otherwise a clean and attractive example of the 2d per half ounce rate. £45
AC1036 Postal History 1895 (8th July), QV 1d postal stationery card surcharged ‘ONE / HALFPENNY.’ addressed to Cape Town. The imprinted stamp cancelled with a ‘401’ barred oval numeral canceller with a proving GENADENDAL (8 Jul) single circle datestamp at left. With a Cape Town (9 Jul) arrival struck on the front. SOLD
AC1037 Postal History 1896 (22nd April), QV 1d postal stationery card surcharged ‘ONE / HALFPENNY.’ addressed to Barkly West. The imprinted stamp cancelled with a neat NIEKERKS RUSH (22 Apr) single circle datestamp. Scarce. £55
AC1038 Postal History 1901 (18th October), QV ½d green postal stationery card addressed to Mamre ‘via Kalabaskraal’ The imprinted stamp is cancelled with a G.P.O. Cape Town segmented double circle datestamp. Corner crease, otherwise fine. £15
MC737 1900 1d Goodyear, pale blue on blue. Upper marginal, patch of missing gum on reverse otherwise very fine mint. SG 17 £575
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