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T1768 1877 3d lilac on very thin, hard transparent (pelure) paper, imperforate with very good margins on three sides and touching at base. Fine used with light target-type cancellation. Very scarce. The red overprints are very elusive. SG 87 SOLD
T1773 1884 Enschedé imperforate colour trial of the ‘Vurtheim’ 1d duty, printed in dull yellowish green on ungummed wove paper. A COMPLETE INTACT PANE OF 60 (10x6) with large margins on all sides. Very rare, being the only complete pane in an unissued colour we are aware of. A set of complete panes in the issued colours was offered in the Roelf Boekema sale in 1981, which are believed to have been subsequently split into smaller multiples. Spectacular. £2,750
T1774 1889 (March), locally addressed unsealed printed circular dated 13th March 1889 concerning the establishment of a library in Johannesburg. Bearing a single Vurtheim ½d grey (SG 175) cancelled with a Johannesburg (15 Mar) single circle datestamp. A fine early example of the unsealed printed matter rate. Odd edge fault and light bends, otherwise very fine and scarce.
 
Note: the addressee, (Captain) Carl Von Brandis, was the Witwatersrand's first mining commissioner and Johannesburg's first landdrost. A Johannesburg street was named in his honour.
£125
T1775 1908 (13th May), KEVII ½d postal stationery card addressed locally and cancelled with a Johannesburg (13 May) double circle datestamp. The reverse with printed notice headed ‘PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF JOHANNESBURG’ advising of a forthcoming meeting. Interesting glimpse into the early philatelic scene in Johannesburg.
 
Note: a short-lived ‘Johannesburg Philatelic Society’ was founded in 1894. In 1899 a second attempt was made with the society known as the ‘Philatelic Society of Johannesburg’. In 1908 the name was changed to the ‘Johannesburg United Philatelic Society. By 1931 the name had again reverted to ‘The Philatelic Society of Johannesburg’.
£35
T1769 1872 6d Postal stationery envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the original adhesive stamp die. Size 139x83mm with one of the two recorded embossed flap ornaments. Small area of adhesion on gum of flap and odd minor blemish, otherwise very fine unused. A total of 2,000 envelopes were produced. SOLD
T1770 1873 6d Postal stationery envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 143x77mm with one of the four different embossed flap ornaments recorded on this size. Part of flap adhering and odd minor blemish otherwise very fine unused. A total of 5,000 envelopes were produced. SOLD
T1771 RAILWAY 1891 NZASM railway parcel stamp. 3d reddish lilac, superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare in such fine condition. H&N PP 12.2 SOLD
T1772 RAILWAY 1891 NZASM railway parcel stamp. 1/- red superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare in such fine condition. H&N PP 12.4 SOLD
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