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O534 1874 1d chestnut (3rd printing on white paper with smooth white gum). BLOCK OF 16 (4x4) comprising two blocks of eight either side of an interpanneau gutter margin, characteristic of the Somerset House perforator (thus assigning this to one of the earlier printings). Very fine and fresh mint, hinge marks on the upper and lower rows only. A very scarce multiple. SG 2 £350
O532 1904 KEVII 5/- blue and brown. Very fine used with large part BRANDFORT (JUL 1 / 08) single circle datestamp. SG 147 £20
O535 POSTAL HISTORY 1890 (31st August), ½d orange postal stationery card cancelled with a neat ‘19’ in 16-bar oval with proving strike of REDDERSBURG (AU 31 90) single circle datestamp below, both struck in purple. Addressed to the Cape with ALIWAL NORTH (4 Sep) single circle transit struck at left, with Bloemfontein (1 Sep) transit and Lady Grey (3 Sep) arrival backstamps. Light unobtrusive horizontal crease and some indents, otherwise a fine proving card for Reddersburg with attractive coloured cancellations. £125
O536 POSTAL HISTORY 1896 (7th November), envelope addressed within the OFS bearing two examples of the ‘½d’ surcharge on 3d ultramarine (appear to be Types ‘c’ and ‘d’, SG 71, 72) tied by a neat Bloemfontein (7 NO) single circle datestamp. With Bethulie (NO 7) arrival backstamp. Part of reverse split and re-attached, otherwise a fine and very scarce example of commercial use of this issue on cover. £150
O537 POSTAL HISTORY 1898 (20th March), envelope addressed to Basutoland bearing a single HALVE PENNY surcharge on 3d ultramarine (SG 77) tied by a ZASTRON (MR 20) single circle datestamp with a second strike at left. WIPENER (MR 20) transit and MAFETENG BASUTOLAND (MR 23) arrival backstamps. A rare example of this surcharge used alone on cover paying the ½d unsealed open-letter rate. £175
O533 POSTAL HISTORY c1901 printed ‘Bloemfontein Post’ wrapper addressed to Germany, bearing a single 1d purple surcharged ‘V.R.I. / 1d’ (SG 113) tied by Bloemfontein single circle datestamp. Some creasing clear of the adhesive. Attractive. SOLD
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