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AA4224 LESOTHO 1967 First Anniversary of Independence original artwork for the 2½c value. Comprising background design handprinted on board (312x216mm), with acetate overlay showing planned position for the face value. Highly attractive and unique. £225
AA4223 LESOTHO 1967 First Anniversary of Independence original artwork for the 12½c value. Comprising background design handprinted on board (312x216mm), with acetate overlay showing planned position for the face value and various annotations relating to the colour scheme. Highly attractive and unique. £225
AM790 1954 QEII stamp-sized composite essay for the £1 duty in very close to the issued design. Handpainted in brown-red and black with the printed Queen’s head and crown affixed and the background painted in Chinese white. Affixed to card (31x43mm). A magnificent and very rare essay. £1,800
AM791 c1842 incoming front, being part of an entire addressed to ‘Monsieur F. Daumas / missionnaire à / Mékuatling’ endorsed ‘Care of Rev. Dr. Philip / Church Square / Capetown, South Africa’. Rated ‘1/2’ with a framed ‘POST PAID’ cachet and a G.P.O. Cape Town crowned oval, both struck in black. The entire was further endorsed care of ‘Revd. T Atkinson / Colesberg’
 
Note: Rev. Dr. Philip of the London Missionary Society was also responsible for forwarding LMS mail to and from Bechuanaland at this time, in particular for Rev. Moffat in Kuruman. Rev. Theophilus Atkinson (1805-1889) of the LMS opened a new station at Colesberg in 1840 but left in October 1847 after his wife, Henriettta, fell ill.
SOLD
AM792 1876 (22nd September), cover addressed to Port Elizabeth. Bearing a single Cape 4d blue (with outer frame-lines, SG 24a) tied by a light ‘156’ Barred Oval Numeral Canceller and a clear proving MAFETENG BASUTOLAND (SP 22 76) single circle datestamp. With an unframed ALIWAL NORTH (SP 23) transit datestamp struck on the front and a Port Elizabeth (27 Sep) arrival backstamp. Scarce. £225
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