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VV282 STELLALAND / Forgery 1885 4d olive-grey surcharged with forged ‘TWEE’ handstamp in black. Some short or pulled perfs, otherwise fine unused (without gum). SG 6 forgery £35
VV280 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 15 £40
VV319 1888 SURCHARGE. Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘One / Half- / Penny’. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. Scarce so fine. SG 29 £225
VV299 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). A very light impression with vertical bars drawn in ink. Very fine mint. (SG 29 Forgery) £65
VV300 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). With vertical bars drawn in ink. Very fine mint. (SG 29 Forgery) £65
VV301 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). A very heavy impression. Very fine mint. (SG 29 Forgery) £65
VV302 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with light vertical bars drawn in ink. Fine ‘used’ with an apparently genuine BONC cancellation. (SG 29 Forgery) £55
VV303 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade) with vertical bars drawn in ink. Fine ‘used’, with an apparently genuine VRYBURG (19 DE / 88) single circle datestamp. (SG 29 Forgery) £55
VV304 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on the 3d reddish lilac and black. Fine ‘used’ with a suspect Vryburg datestamp. Unusually for a forgery, this appears to be on the correct shade of the basic stamp though the shape and size of the letters is wrong. (SG 29 Forgery) £55
VV281 1888 SURCHARGE FORGERY of the ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d lilac and black (wrong shade). VERTICAL PAIR tied to small piece by apparently genuine VRYBURG (AU 1 / 90) single circle datestamps. Scarce in multiples. (SG 29 Forgeries) £120
VV236 1891 QV complete set of four, 1d–6d, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2) diagonally in violet-black. Very fine-superb fresh mint. SG 33s-36s SOLD
VV234 1891-94 QV complete set of five, 1d to 1/-, with the 1/- being an upper marginal horizontal pair. Each is handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9), the 1/- with an additional ‘SPECIMEN’ handstamp in the margin above each stamp. One 1/- with diagonal crease otherwise very fine or superb fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 33-37 specimen SOLD
VV238 1891 QV ½d vermilion handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ handstamp (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Horizontal crease, otherwise fine mint. SG 9 specimen var £75
VV239 1891 QV ½d vermilion handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Diagonal crease, otherwise fine mint. SG 9 specimen var SOLD
VV240 1891 QV 1d lilac. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Very fine mint. SG 33 specimen var SOLD
VV241 1891 QV 4d green and purple-brown. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. One stamp with corner crease otherwise fine mint. SG 35 specimen var SOLD
VV242 1891 QV 1/- dull green. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. This is believed to be an official trial to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Diagonal creasing, other-wise fine and fresh. SG 37 specimen var SOLD
VV237 1891 QV 1d lilac, 2d grey-green and carmine, 4d green and purple-brown and 6d purple on rose-red, each a marginal example handstamped ‘CANCELLED’ (Samuel type GB14, applied by DLR to 12 examples of certain stamps under Inland Revenue authority). Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very rare. SG 33-36 vars SOLD
VV235 1891-94 QV complete set of five, 1d to 1/-, very fine fresh mint. SG 33-37 £30
VV161 ESSAY 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black overprinted with a trial ‘PROTECTORATE’ in small black sans-serif capital letters with a larger initial ‘P’. (Holmes Type 3). Very fine mint with hinge remnants. Very rare. Essay (on SG 12a)
 
Note: these trials were prepared by P. Townshend & Co. in Vryburg
SOLD
VV233 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Further handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC2). Very fine mint. SG 40s £70
VV265 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Further handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type BEC2). Very fine mint. SG 40s £70
VV232 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Further handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1). Very light vertical bend otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Rare local handstamp. Rare. SG 40 Specimen SOLD
VV266 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Eight examples, four from first overprint (dull overprint on dull vermilion) and four from the second (shiny overprint on brighter vermilion). Showing widely varying positions and intensity of overprints. Most are fine, hinged mint. SG 40 £70
VV267 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Upper left marginal BLOCK OF 30 (6x5) from the second printing (shiny overprint on brighter vermilion) and showing the marginal rules squared at the corner. Showing a marked variety in the intensity of the overprint inking. Some gum creasing and areas of patchy gum, otherwise very fine mint. A scarce and impressive multiple. SG 40 SOLD
VV268 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Showing ‘Raised first ‘r’ in ‘Protectorate’’. Corner gum bend, otherwise very fine mint. SG 40 var SOLD
VV269 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Very fine used with part MOLEPOLOLE datestamp. SG 40 £35
VV270 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Fair used with ‘555’ BONC canceller of Vryburg. SG 40 £15
VV271 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine used with LOBATSI (MY 18 / 12) single circle datestamps. SG 40 £150
VV272 1888 GB QV ½d vermilion overprinted ‘British Bechuanaland’ and ‘Protectorate’. Showing the variety ‘Protectorate’ DOUBLE. Vertical crease at right, otherwise very fine mint. SG 40a £150
VV243 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black, surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Further handstamped Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 41 Specimen £275
VV288 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 41 SOLD
VV249 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black, surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Horizontal pair, showing overprint shifted to the left. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 41 £35
VV250 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 7/2, position 74, with characteristic broken first ‘t’). Very fine mint. SG 41a £325
VV275 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 7/2, position 74, with characteristic broken first ‘t’). Very fine mint. SG 41a £325
VV251 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing variety SMALL FIGURE ‘1’ (Row 10/2, position 110). Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 41a £325
VV252 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’ showing a smaller figure ‘1’ though not the SG listed variety. Some perforations at top gum soaked, otherwise fine mint. SG 41 var £65
VV273 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. The ‘1’ appears raised and shows no serifs at the base giving the impression of a small figure ‘1’. Possibly row 6/6, position 66. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 41 var £75
VV253 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Reinforced block of four (rows 5-6, columns 3-4). The upper right stamp showing the RAISED ‘1’ variety. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 41 + var
 
Note: the ‘raised 1’ variety [row 5/4, position 52) was previously listed by SG as one of the ‘small figure 1’ varieties.
SOLD
VV254 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Showing variety BROKEN FIRST ‘o’ in ‘Protectorate’ (row 5/12, position 60). Very fine fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 41 var
 
Note: this variety occurred on position 60 of the setting, with the ‘o’ largely or completely failing to print on some of the higher values.
£110
VV274 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 1d’. Horizontal strip of three very fine used with light SHOSHONG single circle datestamps. SG 41 £35
VV244 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black, surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Further handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 42 Specimen £275
VV255 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Very fine mint. SG 42 £25
VV256 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’ (shifted to the left). Very fine fresh mint. SG 42 £35
VV276 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Horizontal pair, very fine fresh mint. SG 42 £70
VV277 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black, surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 42 SOLD
VV278 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Very fine used with ‘674’ BONC of MOLEPOLOLE. SG 42 £15
VV257 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 3d’ on 3d. Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. Scarce. SG 43 SOLD
VV289 1888 Unappropriated Dies 3d pale reddish lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 3d’. Fine used with rather messy BONC cancellation. A very scarce stamp in used condition. SG 43 £150
VV290 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged 'Protectorate / 4d’. Very fine and fresh mint with light hinge remnants. A very scarce stamp in such fine condition. SG 44 £350
VV245 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 6d. Further handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel Type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 45 Specimen SOLD
VV258 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 6d’. Very fine fresh mint. Scarce this fine. SG 45 SOLD
VV248 1888 GB QV Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’, further handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type BEC2). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 46s £110
VV246 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel type BEC1) in purple. Very fine fresh mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 46 Specimen SOLD
VV259 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 46 £85
VV279 1888 Unappropriated Dies 1/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Fine used with MACLOUTSIE (SP 20 / 91) single circle datestamp. SG 46 £35
VV247 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Handstamped ‘Specimen’ (Samuel type BEC1) in purple. Very fine and fresh mint. A rare local handstamp. SG 47 specimen SOLD
VV260 1888 Unappropriated dies 2/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Clean diagonal crease, otherwise very fine fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 47 £275
VV283 1888 Unappropriated Dies 2/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Some colour loss, otherwise fine used with light SHOSHONG single circle datestamp. A very rare stamp in used condition. SG 47 £425
VV261 1888 Unappropriated dies 2/6 green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Very fine fresh mint. Alex Rendon certificate (1988). Scarce. SG 48 £425
VV262 1888 Unappropriated Dies 5/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Very fine fresh mint. Rare. SG 49 £850
VV263 1888 Unappropriated Dies 10/- green and black overprinted ‘Protectorate’. Very fine and fresh mint with hinge remnants. A very rare stamp, especially this fine. BPA certificate (1980). SG 50 £3,750
VV291 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. A scarce stamp this fine. SG 51 £125
VV292 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. Scarce. SG 51 £110
VV293 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. Fine used with ‘676’ BONC of Palachwe Khamas Town. SG 51 £35
VV294 1888 Unappropriated Dies 4d lilac and black surcharged ‘4d.’ in red, further overprinted ‘Protectorate’ in black. One short perf, otherwise very fine used with SHOSHONG (JU 24 / 89) single circle datestamp. SG 51 £25
VV284 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. Upper marginal example showing plate number ‘1’. Hinged in margin only, the stamp is superb fresh unmounted mint. Attractive. SG 52 £35
VV285 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. Upper marginal example showing current number ‘43’. Hinged in margin only and a few short perforations at base otherwise the stamp is superb fresh unmounted mint. Attractive. SG 52 £20
VV264 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. Block of four with interpanneau gutter margin at right showing part of the overprints from the right pane (proving sheets were overprinted before separation). Very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge remnants on the upper pair only. Attractive. SG 52 SOLD
VV286 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. Very fine used with MAFEKING single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 52 £55
VV287 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted ‘Bechuanaland / Protectorate’ in green. With variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (spaced). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 52a £375
VV322 1889 ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Further handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ diagonally in black (Samuel type BEC2). Three examples, showing the three different surcharge separations (4½mm, 5mm and 6mm). Superb unmounted (2) or very fine fresh mint. A very scarce assembly. SG 53s SOLD
VV323 1889 ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Three examples, showing the three different surcharge separations (4½mm, 5mm and 6mm). Fine to very fine mint. SG 53 £90
VV324 1889 ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Showing the 6mm separation between lines of surcharge. Very fine mint. SG 53 £30
VV325 1889 ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Showing raised first ‘r’ in ‘Protectorate’ and weak ‘r’ in ‘Fourpence’. Fine used with Kanye single circle datestamp. SG 53 var SOLD
VV326 FORGERY of the 1889 ½d vermilion surcharged ‘Protectorate / Fourpence’. Showing non-existent variety ‘Fourpence’ double. Superb used with genuine Palachwe Khamas Town (29 JA / 90) single circle datestamp. It appears a genuine used example of SG 54 has been ‘improved’ by the addition of both ‘Fourpence’ surcharges. Imaginative. Forgery of SG 53 var £45
VV305 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT UPRIGHT. Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 54 £175
VV306 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine mint. SG 54a £55
VV307 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Very fine used with part Molepolole single circle datestamp. SG 54a £65
VV308 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV309 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV310 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV311 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV312 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (almost coincident). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 54b £130
VV313 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine used with large part KANYE (FE 1 / 90) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 54b £150
VV314 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 15mm long. Variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE AND INVERTED. Very fine mint. Rare. SG 54c £600
VV320 FORGERY of 1890 ½d vermilion showing ‘error’ of overprint ‘Portectorate’ inverted. A fair imitation of the rarity. Fine mint. Forgery of SG 54d £20
VV315 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Showing overprint shifted to the right. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 55 £170
VV316 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. HORIZONTAL PAIR pair showing overprint shifted to the left, superb fresh mint (appears unmounted). Multiples of this issue are rare (with only one block of four recorded). SG 55 SOLD
VV317 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Fine used with part of a Vryburg single circle datestamp. BPA certificate (1999) states (overly harshly) “a little soiled at top, is genuine”. Rare used. SG 55 £375
VV318 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Left marginal example showing the variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE, the first being characteristically light and partially overlapped by a second heavier overprint above. Very fine mint. Very rare. Ex Dale Lichtenstein (1991). SG 55a £1,500
VV321 FORGERY of 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ overprint 19mm long. Showing non-existent variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. With light partial datestamp (probably British). Unusual. Forgery of SG 55 var £35
VV327 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ by all three printers showing the various overprint settings. Very fine mint. SG 56-58 £45
VV328 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13/16mm). Very fine fresh mint. SG 56 £2
VV334 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13/16mm). Upper marginal example showing plate number ‘2’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 56 £20
VV331 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13/16mm). Very fine used with part PALAPYE (STATION) single circle datestamp. SG 56 £15
VV329 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13½/15mm). Very fine fresh mint. SG 57 £30
VV335 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13½/15mm). Lower marginal example showing plate number ‘2’. Light hinge remnant and odd gum wrinkle, otherwise fine mint. SG 57 £45
VV333 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (13½/15mm). Hint of a horizontal crease at top, otherwise fine used with part MOCHUDI single circle datestamp. A rare and underrated stamp in used condition. SG 57 £75
VV330 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (10½/15mm). Very fine fresh mint. SG 58 £15
VV332 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ (10½/15mm). Very fine used with large part Palachwe Khamas Town (JY 7 / 97) single circle datestamp. Scarce. SG 58 £55
VV336 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ½d to 6d with both ½d’s each overprinted or handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel types D12 or GB15). All very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 59s-65s £175
VV337 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ½d to 6d with both ½d’s, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB15, not recorded on the ½d vermilion). The 4d with surface scuff and a few with adhesions from affixing, otherwise very fine and remarkably fresh mint. Clear PFSA certificate (1980) for the ½d blue-green. A rare set. SG 59-65 Specimen var £450
VV338 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ½d to 6d, with both ½d’s. Hinge remnants otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 59-65 £45
VV339 1897-1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. Complete set of seven, ½d to 6d, with both ½d’s in BLOCKS OF FOUR, the 2d right marginal. Very fine or superb fresh mint (both ½d's, 1d, 2d and 6d blocks are hinged on the upper pairs only, the lower pairs are unmounted). A very scarce set in blocks. SG 59-65 £350
VV340 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue. ½d vermilion showing overprint flaw on ‘BE’ of ‘BECHUANALAND’. Probably due to an intrusion which subsequently disappeared. Fine mint. SG 59 £45
VV343 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ½d vermilion. 11 examples (one with faults) including four pairs, used on piece with SEROWE (SP 17 / 03) single circle datestamps with spaced year digits. SG 59 SOLD
VV344 1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ½d blue-green. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB15). The left stamp showing distinct doubling of the handstamp. Very fine and fresh mint. The key to the set. SG 60s SOLD
VV345 1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ½d blue-green. A lower marginal example showing CONTROL ‘R’ in margin (perforated through). Hinge remnants otherwise very fine mint. Scarce. SG 60 £65
VV346 1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ½d blue-green. Lower right horizontal corner pair showing CONTROL ‘R’ in margin (perforated through). Very fine mint with faint hinge mark. Very scarce. SG 60 SOLD
VV347 1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ½d blue-green. BLOCK OF FOUR very fine used, sharing two strikes of the ‘676’ BONC of Palachwe Khamas Town. SG 60 SOLD
VV348 1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ½d blue-green. BLOCK OF FOUR fine used with MOCHUDI (DE 8 / 05) single circle datestamps. SG 60 £25
VV349 1902 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue ½d blue-green. BLOCK OF EIGHT (4x2) fine used with MOCHUDI (DE 8 / 05) single circle datestamps. Some splitting. SG 60 SOLD
VV351 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 1d lilac. BLOCK OF FOUR very fine used with neat MOLEPOLOLE (10 JA, no year) single circle datestamp. SG 61 £35
VV352 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 1d lilac. BLOCK OF EIGHT (4x2) each bearing an unclear BONC cancellation. SG 61 £15
VV295 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 2d grey-green and carmine handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Very fine mint. SG 62 specimen var SOLD
VV353 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 2d grey-green and carmine. BLOCK OF FOUR fine used with MOLEPOLOLE single circle datestamps. SG 62 £35
VV354 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 2d grey-green and carmine. BLOCK OF FOUR fine used with GABERONES STATION (JU 4, no year) single circle datestamps, partially overstruck with a light ’674’ BONC of Molepolole, presumably struck at origin or in transit. SG 62 £35
VV296 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 3d purple on yellow handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Unobtrusive diagonal crease, otherwise very fine mint. SG 63 specimen var SOLD
VV355 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 3d purple on yellow. An upper left corner BLOCK OF FOUR. Light gum crease otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint (hinged in margin only). Most attractive. SG 63 SOLD
VV356 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 3d purple on yellow. An upper right corner BLOCK OF FOUR block of four. Light gum crease otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint (hinged in margin only). Most attractive. SG 63 SOLD
VV357 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 3d purple on yellow. BLOCK OF FOUR very fine used with central PALAPYE ROAD (17 DEC 14) double circle datestamp. A very scarce block used. SG 63 SOLD
VV297 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 4d green and purple-brown. Horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent the unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Very fine mint. SG 64 specimen var SOLD
VV298 1897 QV ‘Jubilee’ issue 6d purple on rose-red. Upper marginal horizontal pair, each handstamped ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9) which has been obliterated with black ink. Believed to be official trials to prevent unauthorised re-use of Specimens. Some black ink on gum, otherwise very fine mint. SG 65 specimen var SOLD
VV358 1897 ‘Jubilee’ issue 6d purple on rose-red. BLOCK OF FOUR very fine used with MOLEPOLOLE (AP 5 / 98) single circle datestamps. A very scarce block. SG 65 SOLD
VV359 1903 De La Rue DIE PROOF of the overprint used for the 1904-13 KEVII issue. Printed in black on glazed card (92x60mm). Dated ‘27 JUL 03’ in blue and handstamped ‘BEFORE HARDENING’ in black. Very scarce. £850
VV361 1904-13 KEVII issue complete set of six, including both ½d and 1/-. The ½d’s with hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh, lightly mounted mint (the 2½d and one 1/- appear unmounted). SG 66-71 SOLD
VV362 1904-13 KEVII issue complete set of six, including both ½d and 1/-. Very fine and fresh, lightly mounted mint. SG 66-71 £65
VV363 1904-13 KEVII issue complete set of six, including both ½d and 1/-. Fine used. SG 66-71 £150
VV364 1906 KEVII issue ½d blue-green. Lower right corner CONTROL ‘B’ block of four. Unobtrusive clean diagonal crease, otherwise very fine fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 66 SOLD
VV365 1906 KEVII issue ½d blue-green. BLOCK OF FOUR, a few small stains, otherwise fine used with LOBATSI (3 AU / 06) single circle datestamps. SG 66 SOLD
VV367 1908 KEVII issue ½d yellowish green. Upper left corner BLOCK OF FOUR from the lower pane showing interpanneau ‘pillars’ in upper margin. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 67 £25
VV368 1908 KEVII issue ½d yellowish green. Lower marginal BLOCK OF SIX (3x2). Some marginal creasing, the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 67 £25
VV369 1908 KEVII issue ½d yellowish green. A lower marginal example showing CONTROL ‘E6’. Tone spot on gum, otherwise fine mint. SG 67 SOLD
VV370 1908 KEVII issue ½d yellowish green (a pale shade). Lower left corner CONTROL ‘F6’ block of four, without ‘cut’ in marginal rule beneath the corner stamp. Faint hinge mark on one, otherwise superb unmounted mint. Very scarce. SG 67 SOLD
VV371 1905 KEVII issue 1d scarlet overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ in an arc (Samuel type GB17). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 68s £45
VV372 1905 KEVII issue 1d scarlet. A lower marginal example showing CONTROL ‘D4’. Very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. SG 68 SOLD
VV373 1904 KEVII issue 2½d ultramarine. Horizontal pair, the left stamp showing the variety STOP AFTER ‘P’ IN ‘PROTECTORATE’. Very fine mint with faint evidence of a hinge mark. Clear RPS certificate (1976). Very scarce. SG 69a £700
VV374 1912 KEVII issue 1/- deep green and scarlet. Showing the overprint shifted considerably to the left. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 70 £45
VV376 1913 KEVII issue 1/- green and carmine overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB23). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 71s £70
VV377 1913 KEVII issue 1/- green and carmine overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB26). The usual specimen type found on the 1/- is type GB23 (italic). Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh. Rare. SG 71 specimen var £250
VV378 1913 KEVII issue 1/- green and carmine. BLOCK OF FOUR, very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge remainder across upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG 71 £300
VV379 1913 KEVII 1/- green and carmine. Fine used with partial single circle datestamp (NO 9 / 13). Very scarce. SG 71 SOLD
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