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T2347 OTTO BI-COLOURED BOGUS ISSUE 3d dull salmon and dull reddish purple, imperforate on vertically laid cream paper with very good, even margins. Thinned at top, otherwise very fine. Very rare.
 
Note: Four ‘duties’ of these bi-coloured bogus issues are recorded: 1d, 3d, 6d and 1/-. In Transvaal Philately (1986), Major Mathews quotes an 1880 advertisement stating only 11 sets were printed. Although uncorroborated, it is clear they are very rare. We are only aware of two sets on the market in over 40 years and we have never previously handled any.
SOLD
T2348 OTTO BI-COLOURED BOGUS ISSUE 6d dull rose-red and dull blue, imperforate on horizontally laid cream paper with very good to enormous margins. Thinned at top, otherwise very fine. Very rare.
 
Note: Four ‘duties’ of these bi-coloured bogus issues are recorded: 1d, 3d, 6d and 1/-. In Transvaal Philately (1986), Major Mathews quotes an 1880 advertisement stating only 11 sets were printed. Although uncorroborated, it is clear they are very rare. We are only aware of two sets on the market in over 40 years and we have never previously handled any.
SOLD
T2350 1879 3d mauve on green overprinted with italic ‘V. R.’. Imperforate lower marginal example with good to large margins. Fine used with light ‘10’ target-type cancellation of Marthinus Wesselstroom. SG 119e £65
T2349 1878 QV 1d pale red-brown. Block of four. A few split perforations and a little un-fresh, otherwise fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 134 £45
T2352 c1886 BAKKER EXPRESS label. 1d black on rose-pink paper inscribed ‘1’ and ‘VRY / TOT POSTK: / PRETORIA’. Upper left corner block of ten (5x2), one with thin and some gum creasing, otherwise fine mint. £45
T2345 1893 provisional surcharge ‘2½ Pence’ on 1/- green showing the variety SURCHARGE INVERTED. Horizontal pair, fine used, tied to small piece by NIJLSTROOM (10 MR 93) single circle datestamps. SG 198b SOLD
T2356 1895 Fiscal stamp overprinted ‘POSTZEGEL’ in green on 6d bright rose. Lower marginal block of 30 (5x6). One stamp with corner fault, otherwise all very fine unmounted mint. A scarce multiple. SG 215 £125
T2354 1873 6d Postal stationery envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 123x76mm with the flap showing an embossed hollow garter, being one of three different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. Very fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. SOLD
T2355 1873 6d Postal stationery envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 123x76mm with the flap showing an embossed garter with central cross-hatching, being one of three different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. Very fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £85
T2353 1873 6d Postal stationery envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 143x77mm with the flap showing an embossed circle with central cross-hatching, being one of four different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. A few minor stains, otherwise fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £65
T2351 REVENUES 1889 Enschedé printing 10/- brown-ochre (perf 11.5 x 11.5). COMPLETE SHEET OF 60 (10x6). Some internal splitting and a few gum wrinkles, otherwise superb unmounted mint. A very scarce multiple. Barefoot 52A £150
T2346 REVENUE 1902 KEVII 2/6 grey-brown and orange on watermark Crown CC paper. BLOCK OF FOUR showing the variety CENTRE INVERTED. Some light unobtrusive creasing as always, otherwise very fine mint. A spectacular and extremely rare multiple. Barefoot 95a
 
Note: the Robson Lowe auction of 16/5/72 (lot 253) offered what was then described as the only known block of four. However, it is now known two blocks exist as we sold a different block in 2019.
£3,500
T2344 c1900 German multicoloured patriotic propaganda label with ZAR motto ‘Eendract Maakt Magt.’ and depicting a victorious Boer standing in front of burning buildings and a small elephant. Left marginal example without gum (apparently as issued). With imprint at base ‘Scheunert Leipzig’. Uncommon. SOLD
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