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T1763 1875-76 1d brownish red on very thin, hard transparent (pelure) paper, imperforate. An upper marginal example with close to good even margins. Very fine used with ‘14’ target-type canceller of Pilgrim’s Rest. Scarce. SG 52 £45
T1766 1876 6d pale blue on stout hard-surfaced paper, showing WIDE ROULETTES on three sides (touching at right). Also showing the ‘ZES’ flaw at lower left. A scarce variety on a rare stamp. SG 68 + var SOLD
T1767 1877 1d orange-red on very thin, hard transparent (pelure) paper. Imperforate, though with the suggestion of rouletting at left and right. Unobtrusive vertical creases, otherwise very fine used with light target-type cancellation. Very scarce. SG 96 £150
T1764 1877 6d blue on green, fine roulette with good to large margins. Very fine used with ‘9’ target-type canceller of Heidelberg. Scarce this fine. SG 126 £55
T1765 1902 KEVII complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, each overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type D12). The 2½d with inverted watermark as usual. Very fine mint. SG 244s-255s £150
T1753 1872 (September), ZAR / CAPE / GRIQUALAND WEST COMBINATION COVER addressed to England and endorsed ‘Per R. Mail Steamer’. Bearing, on the reverse, Borrius 1870 printing 6d dull blue BLOCK OF FOUR (SG 23a, one damaged) cancelled with two strikes of the ZAR target-type obliterator and with an originating POTCHEFSTROOM / ZUID AFRIKA (28 ? Aug) single circle datestamp, also struck on the reverse. The cover was routed via Griqualand West prior to it being declared a Crown Colony in January 1873 and received a fair transit strike of the very scarce DIAMOND FIELDS (3 Sep) dated town oval on the reverse (the PO was then located at Klip Drift). The front of the cover bears six examples (strip of three, pair and a single) of the Cape rectangle 4d blue (SG 24a), all tied by the distinctive Griqualand West circular barred dumb obliterator. Cape Town (13 Sep) transit on the front partially ties one of the 4d adhesives and with a Liverpool (18 Oct) arrival backstamp. Flap with tear and some adhesives with faults, though a remarkable and extremely rare combination cover from the period when there was no postal agreement between the ZAR and the Cape and full postage (2s + 2s) of both territories had to be paid. Sismondo certificate (2002) SOLD
T1752 1877 (March), ZAR / CAPE COMBINATION COVER. Mourning envelope addressed to England. Bearing a ZAR 1875 6d deep blue (SG 63c) used with a light target-type cancellation,. The ZAR adhesive is partly overlapped by a Cape of Good Hope 6d violet (SG 25b) tied by a ‘1’ Barred Oval Numeral Cancellation, also tying the ZAR adhesive. With originating strike of PRETORIA / ZUID AFRIKA (14 Mar) single circle datestamp below. Cape Town (26 Mar) transit at lower left. Cape Packet Plymouth (22 Apr) and London (23 Apr) transit backstamps. This envelope would have been carried on the Currie steamer ‘Corland’ which sailed from Cape Town on the 27th March 1877. The cover with a few edge tears and small part of flap missing, though a rare cover, being one of the few known bearing an unoverprinted ZAR 6d paying the ZAR portion of the 6d + 6d rate, which was only introduced two weeks earlier on the 1st March, 1877. The ZAR was annexed four weeks later on the 12th April, 1877. Clear RPS certificate (1973) SOLD
T1751 1878 (April), ZAR / CAPE COMBINATION COVER addressed to England. Bearing a Transvaal 1878 3d mauve on blue (SG 149) used with a target-type cancellation. A Cape of Good Hope 6d was applied, probably at Lydenburg, slightly overlapping the Transvaal adhesive and tied in transit by a Cape Town (26 Apr) single circle datestamp with an additional strike alongside. With an originating LYDENBURG / ZUID AFRIKA (13 Apr) single circle datestamp at lower left. Cape Packet Plymouth (24 May) and Hull (25 May) transit / arrival backstamps. Believed to have been carried on the Union liner ‘African’. Some edge stains though a rare cover. SOLD
T1754 REVENUES 1901 Cape ‘Hope standing’ 1/- dull purple and blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. Horizontal pair. Hinge remainder, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. TSC / Drysdall Issue 4 SOLD
T1755 PASS STAMP 1902 KEVII 2/- greyish-brown and brown ‘Postage & Revenue’ stamp (SG 252) overprinted 'PASS' in black. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. Scarce in mint condition. TSC / Drysdall Issue 2 £55
T1757 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 6d lilac and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’. Very fine used with part Army Telegraphs datestamps. Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T2 £45
T1758 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 2/6 dull violet & green overprinted & surcharged ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs / ONE / Shilling.’. Fine used with Army Telegraphs (30.IV.02) datestamp with code ‘S-N’ (allocated to Standerton). Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2a, SG T3 £35
T1756 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 2/6 dull violet and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs.’ Fine used with part Army Telegraphs datestamps. Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T4 £45
T1759 TELEGRAPHS 1902 ZAR £2 lake-brown revenue stamp (perf 11x11½) overprinted and surcharged ‘V.R.I.’ and ‘Transvaal Telegraphs. / FIVE Shillings.’ Short perf at base, otherwise very fine used with a light ARMY TELEGRAPHS (23.V.02) double circle datestamp with part of code ‘J- H(N)’ (allocated to Johan-nesburg Military). Rare. Ex Hiscocks. TSC / Drysdall 2c, SG T5 SOLD
T1760 TELEGRAPHS 1902 KEVII revenue stamp 10/- grey-black and bright blue handstamped ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’ in black (with undamaged letters and a full stop). Cancelled with a light ARMY TELEGRAPHS datestamp. Very rare. Ex Hiscocks. TSC / Drysdall 3b, SG T9 SOLD
T1761 TELEGRAPHS 1902 KEVII revenue stamp 10/- grey-black and bright blue handstamped ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’ in black (with damaged ‘T’ and ‘s’ of ‘Telegraphs’ and missing stop). Variety HANDSTAMP DOUBLE. Cancelled ARMY TELEGRAPHS (10.VIII.02) datestamp with code ‘J- HN’ (allocated to Johan-nesburg Military). Unobtrusive horizontal crease. Extremely rare, believed to be the only recorded example. Ex Hiscocks. TSC / Drysdall 3b(a), SG T9var SOLD
T1762 TELEGRAPHS 1902 KEVII revenue stamp £1 grey-black and sage-green handstamped ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’ in black (with undamaged letters and a full stop). Cancelled with an ARMY TELEGRAPHS (29.VII.02) datestamp with code ‘J- HN’ (allocated to Johannesburg Military). Very rare. Ex Hiscocks. TSC / Drysdall 3b, SG T10 SOLD
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