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T1777 1872 1d carmine-red on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette with good to very good even margins. Very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 29a £55
T1778 1873-74 6d deep dull blue on thickish wove paper, fine roulette with good to very large margins. Very fine used with light target-type cancellations. SG 34a SOLD
T1776 1875-76 6d deep blue on thin, hard pelure paper. An imperforate upper marginal example (plateable as LP5) with large to enormous margins. Very fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancel. SG 54b SOLD
T1781 1877 1d bright red on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate, with good to large margins, very fine mint. SG 98 SOLD
T1779 1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate, with good to very good even margins. Fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 104 £65
T1780 1877 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. A right marginal example with large to enormous margins. Very fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. Very scarce in such fine condition. SG 104 £90
T1782 1877 1d brick-red on coarse, soft paper, fine roulette with very good to large margins. Very fine and fresh mint. A scarce stamp, especially this fine. SG 105 SOLD
T1798 1878 Bradbury Wilkinson QV ‘Bourne Head’ ½d postage duty. Imperforate plate proof BLOCK OF 59 printed in unissued colour deep bright blue on thin card. Comprising a complete pane (10x6), less one stamp removed at lower left. Mounted on a thick, gilt-edged, beveled board. A spectacular, very attractive and almost certainly unique multiple.
 
Note: the Criddle (1992) and Drysdall (2006) auctions each contained a single ½d printed in blue, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. It appears this stamp has not previously been recorded in this colour without the Specimen perforation. The sharpness of the impressions and the lack of a Specimen perforation would indicate these to be plate proofs rather than printer’s samples.
£5,750
T1783 1900 'V.R.I.' overprints. 1/- ochre and green showing the variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Fine used. SG 233d SOLD
T1799 REVENUE 1878 Bradbury Wilkinson QV ‘Bourne Head’ 5/- revenue duty. Imperforate plate proof BLOCK OF 56 printed in unissued colour of deep brown on thin card. Comprising a complete pane (12x5) less a block of four removed at lower right. Faults including an expertly repaired tear through the fifth column and several other stamps (mainly peripheral) with repaired tears or surface scuffs. A spectacular and almost certainly unique multiple of the QV ‘Bourne Head’ revenue issue.
 
Note: in ‘Transvaal Revenue and Telegraph Stamps’ (1995, page 35) Alan Drysdall states: “Imperforate plate proofs include strikes in black on thin card and in various colours on both gummed and ungummed wove paper slightly thicker than that used for the issued stamps and apparently unwatermarked. Examples perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ are probably printer’s samples.”
£2,750
T1791 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps 1893, 1st printing with faint Coat-of-Arms’ background. 5/- deep blue, yellow-green and (deep) red. Fine used with light Heidelberg (20 Mar 93) boxed datestamp. Scarce. TSC / Drysdall 1, Barefoot 1 £45
T1792 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. The complete set of three: 6d pink, deep blue and green; 1/- yellow-green, red and deep blue; 5/- yellow-green, deep blue and red. Fine used with oval ZAR Customs / Harrismith (OFS) datestamps. Scarce. TSC / Drysdall Issue 2, Barefoot 2-4 £85
T1793 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. 5/- yellow-green, deep blue and red BLOCK OF 12 (4x3) very fine used with neat ‘Koolmyn Drift / Dist. Klerksdorp’ (25 Nov 93) oval datestamps struck in violet. A rare multiple. TSC / Drysdall Issue 2, Barefoot 4 SOLD
T1794 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1898 1/- black on pale greenish blue paper. Upper marginal example imperforate at top, used with manuscript and partial oval datestamp (1898). Crease and thins as often found. Scarce. TSC / Drysdall 3, Barefoot 6 SOLD
T1795 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1898 5/- black on brown-rose paper. Lower left corner marginal example, used with punched star and Pretoria (1 Aug 1899) oval datestamp. Some splitting along a crease and odd thin as often found. Scarce. TSC / Drysdall 3, Barefoot 7 SOLD
T1784 REVENUES 1901 (19th September), printed receipt (144x117mm) for 12/6, being water rates for the month of April 1901. With heading ‘The Johannesburg Waterworks, Estate And Exploration Co., Ltd.’ The amount paid was receipted by a single Cape 'Hope Standing' 1/- dull purple and blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’, affixed and tied by a large oval ‘Resident Magistrate / Johannesburg (19 SEP 1901) datestamp struck in blue. Very scarce usage of this issue. TSC / Drysdall Issue 4 £225
T1796 REVENUE 1902 (5th February), printed ‘Form Of Receipt’ (212x146mm) for ‘Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company (Witwatersrand), Limited’. Issued to a Mr Baker for payment of £3750 for the purchase of 1000 shares. The amount paid was receipted by £1.11s.3d in revenue stamps, comprising ZAR ‘Zegelregt’ types overprinted ‘V.R.I.: 1d (x3, one faulty), 2/6 (x2), 5/- (x3) and 10/- used together with a Cape ‘Hope Standing’ 1/- overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. All stamps are tied by large ‘For Robinson South African Banking Co. Ltd. / Johannesburg’ straight line cancellations struck in violet. A scarce example of both revenue issues used in combination on a complete document. (TSC / Drysdall issues 3 and 4). £275
T1797 REVENUE 1902 (8th February), printed ‘Form Of Receipt’ (209x146mm) for ‘Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company (Witwatersrand), Limited’. Issued to a Mr Beard for payment of £468.15s for the purchase of 125 shares. The amount paid was receipted by 3s.11d in revenue stamps, comprising ZAR ‘Zegelregt’ type overprinted ‘V.R.I. 1d (x4) used together with Cape ‘Hope Standing’ 6d and 1/- (x3) dull purple & blue overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. All stamps are tied by ‘Robinson South African Banking Co. Limited / Johannesburg’ boxed cachets struck in violet. Two stamps affected by vertical filing folds. A scarce example of both revenue issues used in combination on a complete document. (TSC / Drysdall issues 3 and 4). £275
T1785 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in dull purple and slate-black (the colours of the issued 5/-) on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1786 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in grey-green and purple on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1787 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in dull purple and yellow-green on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1788 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in dull purple and chestnut on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1789 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in grey-green and pale ultramarine on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
T1790 REVENUE 1901 KEVII 2/6 imperforate colour trial printed in deep brownish grey and myrtle green on gummed, watermarked Crown CC paper. Small areas of gum loss from affixing to Appendix sheet. Very fine and most attractive. Rare. SOLD
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