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T2149 Reprint of the 1892 ‘Vurtheim’ £5 blue-green in a complete central PANE OF 60 with margins all round. Folded vertically through central perforations, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Now scarce in this format. SG 187 reprint £160
T2148 1891 (31st August), ‘Vurtheim’ 1d postal stationery card addressed to Cape Town. The imprinted stamp is cancelled with a SMITSDORP (31 Aug) squared octagon datestamp with a second strike at left. Pretoria (2 Sep) transit and Cape Town (7 Sep) arrival backstamps. With sender’s oval cachet ‘THE NATAL BANK LIMITED / SMITSDORP’ on the reverse. Small tear at top and a few other peripheral faults otherwise fine. SOLD
T2151 1899 (14th November), Anglo-Boer War censored envelope addressed to Cape Town ‘Via Delagoa Bay’ (Mozambique). Bearing a single 1d rose-red and green (SG 217) tied by a very fine PELGRIMSRUST Z.A.R. (14 Nov) double circle datestamp. Opened at left and resealed with ZAR black on pink censor label. Pretoria (17 and 18 Nov), Durban (28 Nov) transits and Cape Town (14 Dec) arrival backstamps. Vertical crease and a few peripheral faults, otherwise fine. £25
AM889 c1900 (20th July), Anglo-Boer War period Dutch colour picture postcard addressed to the USA. Bearing a 5c adhesive tied by a Rotterdam (20 Jul) datestamp. The view side features a person standing on a beach with a pair of ‘trousers’ affixed containing a loose sheet of printed paper titled ‘Transvaalsch Volkslied.’ (Transvaal Anthem) with the anthem printed below. With printer’s (?) name at base of anthem: ‘Behoort bij Boerenbrief kaart. Exploitatie voor Nederland bij Joh. C.M. Van Mastrigt te Arnhem.’ Very fine. Unusual. £35
T2152 1901 (5th January), ZAR 4d registered postal stationery envelope overprinted ‘V.R.I.’. Addressed locally, bearing a single ‘V.R.I.’ 1d rose-red and green showing the variety NO STOP AFTER ‘I’ (SG 227c), tied by a JOHANNESBURG Z.A.R. (5 Jan) double circle datestamp with a second strike cancelling the embossed stamp on the flap. Very fine. £45
T2153 TRANSVAAL / Postmark Great Britain QV 1d lilac (SG 172) tied to small piece by a fine, full strike of a ZEERUST / R. (2 JUL 00) double circle datestamp, apparently with the ‘Z.A.’ of ‘Z.A.R.’ excised. Listed by Alex Visser in his online update of ‘The Postmarks’. £45
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