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MC744 'ONE PENNY' surcharged in red on 6d mauve. Hinge remain otherwise remarkably fresh and fine mint for this difficult stamp. Scarce. SG 32 £375
AC1039 Revenue 1864 De La Rue Die Proofs of QV revenue duties. Comprising 32 different proofs representing every duty from the ½d to the £9 all printed in black on thick glazed card and cut down to approximately 32x38mm. Showing a range of designs, 15 with wording ‘THE STAMP ACT 1864’ and 17 with ‘GOVERNMENT OF CAPE OF GOOD HOPE’. Also showing some with black wording on white backgrounds and vice-versa, value tablets straight or curved and various frame designs. The design changes presumably representing duties issued at different dates. A few small faults including the £1.5s with surface scratch and a few with light peripheral staining. An extremely rare and most attractive array. £4,750
AC1040 Revenue 1864 QV lilac issue, perforated 15½x15. ½d, 3d, 5/-, £1, £2, £3, £6 and £9 each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB6 or D5 (5/-)). All except the 5/- with large part original gum and most with industrial strength hinges. Some perforation faults, otherwise fine. A very rare group. Barefoot 13A, 15A, 25A, 34A, 37A, 40A, 43A, 44A Specimens £750
AC1041 Revenue 1864 QV issue, perforated 15½x15. £9 lilac handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB6). Very fine with gum and heavy hinge remainder. Very rare. Barefoot 44A Specimen £225
AC1045 Revenue 1864 QV issue, perforated 15½x15, 3d lilac. With unlisted variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Fine used with part oval company datestamp. Barefoot 15A variety £125
AC1046 Revenue 1864 QV issue, perforated 15½x15. 2/6 lilac with unlisted variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Fine used with manuscript cancellation ‘15/1/68 pd’. Barefoot 21A variety £125
AC1042 Revenue 1864 QV issue, perforated 15½x15. £2.5s lilac centred very high and has been separated at top by cutting into stamp or margin above. Showing unlisted variety WATERMARK REVERSED, clearly visible from the front. Also showing evidence of broken perforation pins at right. Fine unused with gum and heavy hinge remainder. Most unusual. Barefoot 38A variety £175
AC1043 Revenue 1864 QV issue, perforated 15½x15. £2.10s lilac, fFine unused with gum and heavy hinge remainder. Barefoot 39A £125
AC1044 Revenue 1864 QV issue, perforated 15x15 (apparently unlisted thus). £9 lilac, fine unused with gum and heavy hinge remainder. Rare. Barefoot 44A variety £275
AC1047 Revenue 1885 QV 'The Stamp Act' issue, watermark Anchor, perforated 15½x15. 1/- brown-purple, block of four. Unobtrusive vertical crease, otherwise very fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘20/4/97’. Barefoot 87 £25
AC1048 Revenue 1896 QV 'The Stamp Act' issue, watermark Anchor. 12/- orange-brown, block of four very fine fresh mint, the lower pair is unmounted. Barefoot 124 £60
AC1059 Revenue 1898 Hope Standing £20 grey-green and deep carmine. Fine used with Crowned oval datestamp (Supreme Court, 6 Mar 05) and initialled. A rare stamp. Barefoot 143 £350
AC1058 Revenue 1903 KEVII £20 grey-green and deep carmine, very fine fresh mint. A GREAT RARITY. There was one printing of 12,000. Barefoot 158 £3,500
AC1050 Revenue 1911 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 2/- dull purple and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with oval datestamp (OC 21 13). £30
AC1051 Revenue 1911 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 2/6 dull purple and carmine revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with manuscript and part oval cancellations. £30
AC1052 Revenue 1911 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- dull purple and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with manuscript and part oval cancellations. £35
AC1053 Revenue 1911 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 10/- grey-green and orange-yellow revenue stamp overprinted 'PENALTY.' in red. Fine used with neat circular datestamp (3 DEC 13). £45
AC1054 Revenue 1911 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 10/- grey-green and orange-yellow revenue stamp overprinted 'PENALTY.' in red. Strong colours, fine used with crowned oval datestamp (21 OCT 13). £50
AC1049 Revenue 1911, Cape of Good Hope QV £10 deep reddish violet revenue stamp of 1884 overprinted 'PENALTY.' in red. Very fine fresh mint. £350
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