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OM133 1900 Cape ½d green overprinted 'ORANGE / RIVER / COLONY'. Showing the major variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (very wide separation). Hinge trace, very fine mint. Scarce. SG 133b £495
O568 POSTAL HISTORY 1888 (6th June), long official envelope with printed ‘ON SERVICE.’ at top and ‘From the President / of the Orange Free State.’ Addressed within the Orange Free State, the handwriting so ornate it is hard to read the name of the addressee. With an originating BLOEMFONTEIN (6 Jun) double circle datestamp at upper left and a boxed ‘TE LAAT’ cachet at upper right, both struck in red. The reverse with a fancy circular cachet ‘POST-KANTOOR / BLOEMFONTEIN / [coat-of-arms] / ORANJE-VRY-STAAT’ also struck in red. The letter was undelivered and received an unusual boxed cachet reading ‘Gepubliceerd en onaf- / gehaald’ struck in black. Two 1d red-brown adhesives (SG 2) were affixed over ‘ON SERVICE.’ (presumably the return fee as free postage no longer applied) and cancelled with a ‘27’ in 11-bar numeral canceller with a proving HOOPSTAD (23 Jun) single circle datestamp alongside. Vertical folds (one a crease) though a wonderful and most unusual item showing very scarce and rare instructional markings. £550
O567 POSTAL HISTORY 1888 (4th August), envelope addressed to Germany. Bearing 7½d in postage comprising ½d chestnut, 1d red-brown and 6d rose (SG 2, 5, 48) tied by two strikes of the Winburg ‘2’ in 16-bar numeral in brown-red. Showing a boxed ‘TE LAAT’ cachet also struck in brown-red and with a large red ‘2½d’ accountancy mark applied in Cape Town. The reverse with an unframed circular WINBURG (4 Aug) datestamp struck in brown-red, Bloemfontein (15 Aug), Cape Town (22 Aug) and Hamburg (13 Sep) transit / arrival datestamps. A very scarce instructional marking and a fine example of the 7½d per half ounce rate to Europe. £350
O566 POSTAL HISTORY 1891 (30th October), 1d orange Brief Kaart surcharged ‘½d.’ Addressed within the OFS, the imprinted stamp cancelled by two SMITHFIELD (30 Oct) single circle datestamps struck in grey-blue. Showing a boxed ‘TE LAAT’ cachet in black and a BETHULIE (2 Nov) single circle arrival datestamp at lower left. A very scarce instructional marking. £175
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