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MC651 1864 De La Rue printing 1d deep carmine-red. Pair with good to very large margins. Very fine fresh mint. SG 18 £450
MC652 1863 De La Rue printing 1/- bright emerald-green. Pair, with good to very large margins, very fine mint. SG 21 £1,250
MC647 1865 watermark Crown CC, 1d rose-red with outer frame lines. Upper marginal, very fine and fresh unmounted. A remarkable stamp in this condition. SG 23a £225
MC648 1886 ½d grey-black. Upper marginal pair showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Hinge trace or unmounted. SG 48a £45
MC649 1890 4d deep blue. Upper marginal strip of three showing plate ‘3’ in margin. Some perfs. hatred between first and second stamps through margin at top, now hinge secured. Stamps superb unmounted. A very scarce and attractive multiple. SG 51a £135
MC650 1891 ‘2½d’ surcharge on 3d, deep magenta. Upper right corner pair showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged and gum tones at top of margin, stamps superb unmounted. SG 55a £45
MC653 1896 watermark anchor, 5/- brown-orange. Block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. Scarce as such. SG 68 £600
AC971 Postal History 1900 (9th May), envelope addressed and sent unsealed within the Cape. Bearing a single 1898 ‘Hope standing’ ½d green (SG 58) tied by a Cape Town (9 May) double circle datestamp. Prince Albert (10 May) arrival backstamp. A very fine example of the unsealed open letter rate. £45
MC654 1900 1d Goodyear, deep blue on blue. Horizontal pair, very fine used each cancelled 'MAFEKING MY 15 1900'. Lovely. SG 18 £550
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 adjacentplus 2½d red accountancy mark at bottom left. Addressed to the USA. Fine proving BONC cover £65
H574 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1896 (May 8) 1½d Postal stationery postcard cancelled BONC '13' with Stellenbosch cds adjacent. Addressed to Germany. Fine proving BONC card. £25
H575 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1896 (Mar 26) Delightful Illustrated Advertising cover for 'Mossop & Garland, Tanners, Curriers and Importers, Cape Town', franked 1d Hope standing tied with Cape Town squared circle cancellation. Backstamped. £50
H576 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1896 (Oct 10) Registered cover franked Hope seated 3 x ½d plus Hope standing 5 x 1d, all cancelled with scarce 'CENTLIVRES OC 10 96' strikes. Addressed to Danzig, German Registration label applied on arrival. Backstamped Uitenhage, Cape Town and Danzig. Some foxing and condition as per scan. SOLD
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
H579 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1902 (Apr 9) Cover ex Holland addressed to the Reverend Andrew Murray the well known Dutch Reformed Minister in Wellington. Re-directed to Kalk Bay where Murray had a seaside cottage. Censor label and censor mark.
 
Andrew Murray (9 May 1828 - 18 January 1917) was a South African writer, teacher and Christian pastor and was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr (1794 - 1866), a Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa. Murray (Jr) authored over 240 books.
SOLD
H580 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1903 (Apr 17) The Chamberlain Tour Memorial Postcard with views on both sides, franked 1d Hope standing ex Port Elizabeth and addressed to the USA. A very difficult card to find, few corner bumps and a corner crease strengthened with archival tape. £45
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