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MN82 1863-5 QV 6d lilac, watermark Crown CC, perf 12½. Very fine mint. SG 23 £90
NA438 1891 QV 4d brown surcharged ‘TWOPENCE HALFPENNY’. Vertical pair, the lower stamp showing the variety ‘TWOPENGE’. Very fine unmounted mint. SG 109, 109a £55
NA437 1891 QV 4d brown surcharged ‘TWOPENCE HALFPENNY’. An upper marginal example showing the variety ‘HALFPENN’. Very fine mint, apparently unmounted. Rare. SG 109b £250
MN89 1902 KEVII 4/- deep rose and maize, very fine unmounted. SG 139 £135
MN90 1902 KEVII 10/- deep rose and chocolate. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon as such. SG 141 £185
MN83 1902 KEVII £1 black and bright blue. Small mark at top otherwise fine mint. SG 142 £150
MN84 1902 KEVII £1 black and bright blue. Superb used cancelled crisp central 'UMZINTO OC 6 1903' datestamp. Lovely. SG 142 £80
MN87 1902 KEVII £1.10s green & violet. Light hinge remnants, very fine and fresh mint, well centred for these. A scarce stamp, and would appear to be as scarce as it's 1908 colour change. SG 143 £500
NA442 1902 KEVII £20 carmine and greyish-green. Handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ diagonally in violet (Samuel type NA2). Light diagonal crease, otherwise very fine mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 145b(s) £650
MN85 1902 KEVII £20 carmine and grey-green. Very fine fiscally used on piece with oval Deeds Office revenue cancel dated ‘MAR 1907’ and perfinned ‘RD’. Lovely strong colour, scarce, 6000 stamps printed. SG 145b fiscal use £285
NA439 1908-09 KEVII 5/- green and red on yellow. Very light horizontal surface crease, otherwise fine used with Pietermaritzburg (JU 8 09) double circle datestamp SG 169 £20
MN91 1908-09 KEVII 10/- green and red on green. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon as such SG 170 £195
NA440 1908-09 KEVII 10/- green and red on green. Horizontal crease, otherwise fine used with Newcastle (AP 12 10) double circle datestamp. SG 170 £45
NA441 1908-09 KEVII £1 purple and black on red, affixed to small piece along with Natal 1/- black on green and strip of three Transvaal 2/6 magenta and black, all tied by lightly struck datestamps. Scarce interprovincial usage. SG 166, 171 (Natal), 269 (Transvaal) SOLD
NA443 NATAL / TRANSVAAL ZAR 1885 (May), incoming mourning cover from England bearing QV 6d dull green (SG 194) tied by a Sidmouth (14 May) squared circle datestamp. Addressed to “Alan E. Ede Esqre / Post Office / Newcastle / Natal / South Africa” and endorsed “viâ Dartmouth / Pr ‘Hawarden Castle’ / May 15, 1885”. Upon arrival in Natal, the cover was readdressed to “Barberton Moodies” (ZAR). The postage to the ZAR was receipted by the affixing of a single Natal QV 4d brown (SG 102) tied by a Newcastle (11 June) single circle datestamp. Dartmouth (15 May), G.P.O. Natal (17 July), Newcastle (21 July), Pretoria ? / Zuid Afrika transit / arrival backstamps. A very fine and scarce example of redirected mail, especially to the ZAR goldfields. Alan Ede along with Sam Newmarsh, J T Rimer and R Otto discovered the Umvoti Reef early in 1884. £275
MN88 1906 (February), official printed 'NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS. / O.H.M.S.' envelope (142x81mm). Bearing a single KEVII ½d blue-green overprinted 'OFFICIAL' (SG O1) tied by part VERULAM (2 Feb) double circle datestamp. The cover is addressed locally and is unsealed, confirming the ½d reduced open letter rate. Folded horizontally, otherwise very fine and scarce. £225
MN86 PRIVATE LABEL c1900 perforated pictorial advertising label in brown for DE WAAL & CO. / DURBAN AND DELAGOA BAY SHIPPING· LANDING· FORWARDING & GENERAL COMMISSION AGENTS. Unusual. SOLD
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