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AS380 1910 KGV 2½d blue. Seven stamps bearing a range of cancellations including some First Day of Issue: ABERDEEN (JY 11, no year, struck in violet); POST OFFICE JAGERS(FONTEIN) (4 NOV); LICHTENBURG (4 NOV); PRETORIA (7 NOV) on a pair; ROBBEN ISLAND (JU 6 11) and ZASTRON (1 MAR 12). SG 2 SOLD
AS379 1923 Harrison 1d Springbok essay. Screened (22.5x18.5mm) in deep violet and blue on gummed paper, perf 13½ x 13. Very fine, lightly hinged. £40
AS383 1913 (18th September), Interprovincial period (Natal used in Cape). Natal KEVII ½d postal stationery card addressed locally, cancelled with a Cape Town (18 Sep) double circle datestamp. The reverse with handstamped ‘CAPE TOWN PHILATELIC SOCIETY’ with address and notice of a forthcoming meeting.
 
Note: it is believed the first society in Cape Town was founded on 3rd May, 1911. A short-lived ‘Johannesburg Philatelic Society’ was founded in 1894. The philatelic researcher Pauw Steyl states the society was known as the ‘Cape Town Philatelic Society and Exchange Club’. In May 1939 the name was changed to the ‘Cape Town Philatelic Society’ although this card shows that version of the name already in use in 1913. In August 1953 the name was changed to the ‘Royal Philatelic Society of Cape Town’.
£35
AS381 1938 (9 Dec) printed bilingual ‘FRAGILE’ parcel label bearing a single 1d ‘Ship’ tied by a neat DONORE WYNBERG (9 XII A38) double circle datestamp. Creased, though unusual. SG 56 SOLD
AS378 REVENUE c1938 KGVI stamp-size photographic essays of the 3d and an unissued £25 duty in black, white and shades of grey. Each is dated ‘1938’ under the King and has been mounted on perforated stamp-sized paper, further mounted onto thick board (75x99mm). The 3d date differs in position and the design shows more contrast than the issued stamps. Most unusual. SOLD
AS382 CUSTOMS DUTY 1956 (9th March), incoming unsealed advertising envelope from England, addressed to Johannesburg. Bearing a Great Britain QEII 1½d Wilding and a South Africa ½d ‘warthog’, the latter overprinted ‘DOUANE’, both tied by a Liverpool (9 Mar) machine roller cancellation. Both sides of the envelope are printed in colour with ‘PRINTED MATTER RATE’ at top. With original contents - a 12 page printed advertising booklet extolling the virtues and health benefits of Guinness (including insomnia, pregnancy and acne!) Customs Duty stamps were available from some South African Missions abroad whereby firms sending dutiable advertising material to South Africa could pre-pay the duty. Envelopes showing customs stamps tied by a cancellation are very scarce. Delightful. SOLD
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