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MB184 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee 6d slate and purple. Lower right corner block of four showing vignette plate '4' in margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 14 £55
AM1113 1938 KGVI 1d scarlet with ‘Tower’ flaw. Very fine fiscally used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘16/8/49’. Scarce. SG 19a £125
MB183 1949 UPU. Set of four values in lower marginal blocks of four, showing imprint in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 38-41 SOLD
AM1044 Revenue c1891 Cape of Good Hope 1d bright green on yellow revenue stamp handstamped ‘BASUTOLAND.’ diagonally. Small marginal thins, otherwise fine mint. Scarce. T&M 2.1 £250
AM1043 Revenue c1891 Cape of Good Hope 2/6 olive-bistre revenue stamp handstamped ‘BASUTOLAND.’ diagonally. Fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘20/7/95’ and initialled. Very rare. T&M unlisted £325
AM1045 Revenue c1893 Cape of Good Hope 1d bright green on yellow revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland.’ Clean diagonal crease otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. T&M 3.1 £75
AM1047 Revenue c1893 Cape of Good Hope 1d bright green on yellow revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland.’ Light gum creasing otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. T&M 3.1 £110
AM1046 Revenue c1893 Cape of Good Hope 1d bright green on yellow revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland.’ Unobtrusive horizontal crease otherwise fine used with manuscript cancellation, apparently dated ‘11/92’. T&M 3.1 £75
AM1061 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1d dull reddish purple and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Small gum wrinkle otherwise very fine fresh mint, appears unmounted. T&M 7.1 £20
AM1062 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1d dull reddish purple and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Hinge remnants otherwise very fine fresh mint. T&M 7.1 £15
AM1042 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1d dull reddish purple and bright scarlet revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ BLOCK OF 32 (4x8) comprising a large part of a right hand pane with margins at right and base (less below one stamp). Faults commensurate with a multiple of this age and size include wrinkles or creasing and a few gum light stains. Otherwise fine mint with the majority unmounted. A remarkable survivor for a Cape revenue, let alone one overprinted for Basutoland. T&M 7.1 SOLD
AM1063 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint. T&M 7.2 £65
AM1116 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint. T&M 7.2 £65
AM1069 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘27/1/04’. T&M 7.2 £55
AM1115 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Horizontal pair superb used with STANDARD BANK OF S.A. LTD. / JUN 13 1910 / MASERU oval datestamp struck in violet. T&M 7.2 £110
AM1064 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 6d dull reddish purple and reddish lilac revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ A few light gum creases otherwise fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. T&M 7.3 £55
AM1065 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 6d dull reddish purple and reddish lilac revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ A vertical crease not apparent from the front otherwise very fine mint with hinge remnants. T&M 7.3 £45
AM1117 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 6d dull reddish purple and reddish lilac revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine and fresh mint with hinge remnants. T&M 7.3 £65
AM1070 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 6d dull reddish purple and reddish lilac revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with MASERU oval datestamp (28 MAY 1907). T&M 7.3 £55
AM1066 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1/- dull reddish purple and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Vertical crease not apparent from the front otherwise very fine mint with hinge remnants. T&M 7.4 £55
AM1118 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 1/- dull reddish purple and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine and fresh mint with hinge remnants. T&M 7.4 £75
AM1067 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 2/- dull reddish purple and orange-brown revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. Rare. T&M 7.5
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) had not recorded this duty in mint condition.
SOLD
AM1071 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 2/- dull reddish purple and orange-brown revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Corner faults, otherwise fine used with MASERU oval datestamp. Scarce. T&M 7.5 SOLD
AM1068 Revenue c1901 Cape of Good Hope 3/- dull reddish purple and green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. Very scarce. T&M 7.6 SOLD
AM1049 Revenue c1902 Cape of Good Hope 3d dull reddish purple and pale orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Showing constant variety ‘Damaged right top of ‘T’’. Diagonal corner crease otherwise fine used with manuscript cancellation dated ‘18/2/02’. T&M 8.1 var
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) had not yet recorded this variety on the 3d duty.
SOLD
AM1050 Revenue c1902 Cape of Good Hope 6d dull reddish purple and reddish lilac revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Showing constant variety ‘Narrow top right leg of ‘N’’. A few stained perforations and a corner crease, otherwise fine used with oval bank datestamp (Maseru, Dec 01). T&M 8.2 var
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) had not yet recorded the 6d duty in used condition nor any varieties on this duty.
SOLD
AM1051 Revenue c1902 Cape of Good Hope 2/- dull reddish purple and orange-brown revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ With unlisted variety, ‘S’ appearing inverted. Usual gum creasing, otherwise fine and fresh mint. T&M 8.3 var £225
AM1048 Revenue c1902 Cape of Good Hope 2/6 olive-bistre revenue stamp with ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Usual light gum creasing otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. T&M 8.4 £225
AM1052 Revenue c1902 Cape of Good Hope 5/- dull reddish purple and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Usual gum creasing, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Rare, this being the first example we have handled. T&M 8.6 SOLD
AM1053 Revenue c1902 Cape of Good Hope revenue 7/6 dull reddish purple and yellow-olive overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Showing constant variety ‘Damaged centre to ‘N’’. Very fine fresh mint. Rare, this being the first example we have handled. T&M 8.7 var
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) had not yet recorded this variety on the 7/6 duty.
SOLD
AM1072 Revenue c1909 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1d dull reddish lilac and carmine-red revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine unused (without gum). T&M 12.1 £45
AM1073 Revenue c1909 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1d dull reddish lilac carmine-red revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Fine used with part oval bank datestamp. T&M 12.1 £45
AM1074 Revenue c1909 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 6d dull reddish lilac and reddish purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Some stained perforations at right otherwise fine mint with hinge remnants. Scarce. T&M 12.2 £75
AM1075 Revenue c1909 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1/- dull reddish lilac and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. Rare. T&M 12.3 £150
AM1076 Revenue c1909 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1/- dull reddish lilac and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Fine used with large oval datestamp (NOV 1909). T&M 12.3 £75
AM1077 Revenue c1912 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1d dull reddish lilac and carmine-red revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with large circular cancellation. T&M 13.1 £45
AM1078 Revenue c1912 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 6d dull reddish lilac and reddish purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Some hinge thinning otherwise fine used with light oval datestamp (MAY 1913). T&M 13.2 £35
AM1119 Revenue c1912 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1/- dull reddish lilac and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Fine used with large oval datestamp (NOV 1909). T&M 13.3 £75
AM1079 Revenue c1912 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 1/- dull reddish lilac and bright blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Diagonal crease, otherwise fine used with large oval datestamp (APR 2 1916). T&M 13.3 £55
AM1080 Revenue c1912 Cape of Good Hope KEVII 3/- dull reddish lilac and blue-green revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Fine used with oval datestamp (7 JAN 1913). T&M 13.5 £110
AM1081 Revenue c1918 Union of SA KGV £1 deep ultramarine and sepia revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Very fine used with oval cancellation. Scarce. T&M 15.6 £150
AM1082 Revenue c1918 Union of SA KGV £5 green and dull purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND.’ Fine used with part oval datestamp (1926) struck in magenta. Rare. T&M 15.7 £225
AM1092 Revenue c1922 Union of South Africa KGV 2/- brown-purple and dull yellowish green revenue stamp overprinted with ‘Basutoland / Revenue Only.’ (2mm spacing, T&M list as 1.5mm). Very fine used with oval datestamp (1926). Scarce. T&M 18.3 £150
AM1093 Revenue c1922 Union of South Africa KGV £1 deep green and scarlet revenue stamp overprinted with ‘Basutoland / Revenue Only.’ (2mm spacing, T&M list as 1.5mm). Very fine used with oval datestamp Rare. T&M 18.4 £150
AM1083 Revenue c1928 Union of SA KGV 1d rose-red postage and revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ Very fine used with oval datestamp (4 JUN 1923). Scarce. T&M 20.1 SOLD
AM1094 Revenue c1926 Union of South Africa 1d black and carmine ‘ship’ (Typographed printing) postage and revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ on an English inscribed stamp. Very fine used, tied to small piece by large oval bank datestamp (NOV 1931). T&M 20.2 £65
AM1084 Revenue c1926 Union of South Africa 1d black and carmine ‘ship’ (Typographed printing) postage and revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ Horizontal pair (English + Afrikaans) fine used with bank cancellation. Very rare. T&M 20.2pr
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) had not yet recorded a pair of this printing.
£225
AM1085 Revenue c1926 Union of South Africa 1d black and carmine ‘ship’ (Typographed printing) postage and revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ Horizontal pair (Afrikaans + English) fine used with straight line cancellation. Very rare. T&M 20.2pr
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) had not yet recorded a pair of this printing.
SOLD
AM1114 Revenue c1930 Union of South Africa 1d black and carmine ‘ship’ (Rotogravure printing) overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ on English stamp. Very fine mint. T&M 20.3 £65
AM1086 Revenue c1930 Union of South Africa 1d black and carmine ‘ship’ (Rotogravure printing) postage and revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ Horizontal pair (English + Afrikaans) fine used with oval cancellation. Very rare. T&M 20.3pr
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) had not yet recorded a pair of this printing.
£175
AM1107 Revenue 1930 (June), part of a large (384x255mm) printed ‘Alliance Assurance Company, Limited’ insurance policy. Bearing a Union of South Africa KGV 1/- dull purple and deep reddish purple revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ in three lines (T&M 20.6), tied by a manuscript cancellation dated ?/6/30’. The document with numerous later amendments, one of which required the affixing of a Union of South Africa KGV 2/- small format revenue stamp, tied by a circular datestamp (11 March 1936). Some splitting and repairs, the adhesives are very fine.
 
Note: this is the stamp of record illustrated in Trotter & Midwood (2006)
£150
AM1095 Revenue c1931 Union of South Africa KGV 1/- slate-black and deep reddish violet small format revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ Fine used with light oval datestamp. Rare. T&M unlisted.
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) only list the three-line overprint occurring on the KGV 1/- large format revenue as part of Series 20. Only the small format 6d revenue was previously recorded with this overprint.
£225
AM1096 Revenue c1931 Union of South Africa KGV 1/- slate-black and deep reddish violet small format revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland / Revenue / Only.’ Fine used with light oval datestamp. Rare. T&M unlisted.
 
Note: Trotter & Midwood (2006) only list the three-line overprint occurring on the KGV 1/- large format revenue as part of Series 20. Only the small format 6d revenue was previously recorded with this overprint.
£225
AM1097 Revenue c1933 KGV ‘crocodile’ £1 black. Perforation faults, otherwise fine used, apparently with a postal cancellation. T&M 22.1 £35
AM1106 Revenue / Fiscal usage 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee 6d slate and purple. Two examples tied to small piece by neat ‘B. M. POLICE OFFICE’ oval datestamp (4 Aug 1935) struck in violet. Attractive. SG 14 £45
AM1100 Revenue 1947 (19th June), typewritten page headed ‘Mortgage Bond’ (folded at left and base to 177x252mm to fit album page). Bearing a combination of issues comprising KGV £1 black ‘crocodile’, Union of South Africa ‘bantam’ £5 orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘BASUTOLAND’ and a KGVI 10/- olive-green postage and revenue issue, totaling £6.10s in duty. All the adhesives are tied by large oval ‘REGISTRAR OF THE HIGH COURT’ datestamps (19 June). Very rare usage, this being the first time we have handled the £5 bantam which was used for the illustration in Trotter & Midwood. T&M 22.1, T&M 31.1, SG 28 £550
AM1088 Revenue c1942 Union of South Africa 2/6 Native Tax revenue stamp overprinted and surcharged BASUTOLAND / REVENUE / 2/- and with two bars obliterating the original inscription and duty. An Afrikaans inscribed single fine used with light oval cancellation. Rare, this being the first example we have handled. T&M 26.1 £125
AM1089 Revenue c1959 Union of South Africa 2/6 Native Tax revenue stamp overprinted and surcharged 'BASUTOLAND / 10/- / REVENUE'. English inscribed stamp very fine used with manuscript cancellation. T&M 30.1 £45
AM1090 Revenue c1959 Union of South Africa 2/6 Native Tax revenue stamp overprinted and surcharged 'BASUTOLAND / 10/- / REVENUE'. Afrikaans inscribed stamp very fine used with manuscript cancellation. T&M 30.1 £45
AM1091 Revenue c1959 Union of South Africa 2/6 Native Tax revenue stamp overprinted and surcharged 'BASUTOLAND / 10/- / REVENUE'. Afrikaans inscribed stamp very fine used with manuscript cancellation. T&M 30.1 £45
AM1087 Revenue c1950 Union of South Africa KGVI 2/- light blue and orange revenue stamp overprinted ‘Basutoland’ on an Afrikaans inscribed stamp. A few irregular perforations otherwise fine used with part of a light oval cancellation. T&M 34.1 £45
AM1098 Revenue c1955 Embossed cheque stamp. 2d dull violet-blue with wording ‘BASUTOLAND / TWO / PENCE’ within oval. Very fine. T&M E1.1 £8
AM1099 Revenue c1955 Embossed cheque stamp. 2d dull violet-blue with wording ‘BASUTOLAND / TWO / PENCE’ within oval. Very fine used on small part of a cheque showing the date ‘1959’. T&M E1.1 £15
AM1054 Revenue 1961 QEII ‘R1’ surcharge on £5 deep dull green and black. Lower left corner marginal example, very fine fresh mint with light hinge marks. T&M 37.1 SOLD
AM1055 Revenue 1961 QEII ‘R2’ surcharge on £1 bright scarlet and black. Lower left corner marginal example, hinged in margin only, the stamp is very fine unmounted mint. T&M 37.2 SOLD
AM1056 Revenue 1961 QEII ‘R10’ surcharge on £5 deep dull green and black. Upper right corner marginal example hinged in margin only, the stamp is very fine unmounted mint. T&M 37.3
 
Note: with light pencil annotation in the upper margin “673 copies overprinted” which seems unlikely.
SOLD
AM1057 Revenue 1961 QEII 10/- black and maroon, watermark multiple Script CA. Surcharged ‘R1’ and further overprinted ‘Revenue’. Faint trace of hinge mark, otherwise very fine mint. T&M 38.1 SOLD
AM1101 Revenue 1961 QEII R1 deep brown and deep dull green with watermark multiple Script CA. Very fine used with oval datestamp (15 OCT 1962). T&M 39.1 SOLD
AM1102 Revenue 1961 QEII R1 deep brown and deep dull green with watermark multiple Script CA. Very fine used with oval datestamp (15 OCT 1962). T&M 39.1 £20
AM1058 Revenue 1961 QEII R1 deep brown and deep dull green with watermark multiple Crown CA. Left marginal example very fine mint with faint trace of a hinge mark. T&M 39.1v1 £55
AM1103 Revenue 1961 R1 deep brown and deep dull green (watermark multiple Crown CA), fine used with oval datestamp (5 OCT 1966). Not recorded used by T&M. T&M 39.1v1 £30
AM1104 Revenue 1961 R1 deep brown and deep dull green (watermark multiple Crown CA), fine used with oval datestamp (5 OCT 1966). Not recorded used by T&M. T&M 39.1v1 £30
AM1059 Revenue 1963 QEII R2 bright scarlet and black with watermark multiple Script CA. Fine used with red machine cancellation. Scarce. T&M 39.2 SOLD
AM1105 Revenue 1961 R10 deep dull green and black (watermark multiple Script CA). Very fine used, tied to small piece by oval datestamp (16 DEC 1965). Rare, this being the first example we have handled. T&M 39.3 SOLD
AM1060 Revenue 1963 QEII R10 deep dull green and black with watermark multiple Script CA. Surcharged ‘R1’ and with obliterating bar. Very fine used. T&M 40.1 SOLD
AM1111 LESOTHO / Revenue 1977 redrawn issue with bolder figures of value and ‘REVENUE’ measuring 16mm instead of 18mm. Perf 14, with no visible watermark. Lithographed by John Waddington of Kirkstall Ltd. Complete set of 10 duties from 2c to R10 superb fresh unmounted mint. T&M LS 2.2-2.11 £45
AM1112 LESOTHO / Revenue 1977 redrawn issue with bolder figures of value and ‘REVENUE’ measuring 16mm instead of 18mm. Perf 14, with no visible watermark. Lithographed by John Waddington of Kirkstall Ltd. Complete set of 10 duties from 2c to R10 superb fresh unmounted mint each with right margin showing part of printer’s imprint. T&M LS 2.2-2.11 £50
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