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AB2772 1885 Cape 3d pale claret overprinted in black. Very fine mint with light hinge remnants. SG 2 £40
AB2773 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted in black. Fine fresh mint. SG 3 £65
AB2774 1887 Cape 4d dull blue overprinted in black. Very fine fresh mint. SG 3 £65
AB2775 1885 Cape 1d rose-red overprinted in black. Fine mint. SG 5 £20
AB2776 1885 Cape 6d reddish purple overprinted in black, showing evidence of a light ‘kiss print’. Fine mint. SG 7 £125
AB2798 1888 ½d vermilion (dull shade). A lower right corner block of 15 (3x5) showing marginal rule with rounded corner (denoting 4th printing), perforated through lower margin. Some split perforations and mainly marginal gum creasing, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 9 £25
AB2799 1888 ½d vermilion (bright shade). Upper right corner block of 35 (7x5) showing marginal rule with rounded corner (denoting the 4th printing), perforated through the lower margin. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 9 £75
AB2750 1888 1d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 10 £20
AB2751 1888 2d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. Scarce. SG 11 £85
AB2752 1888 3d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 12 £6
AB2779 1888 4d lilac and black. Handstamped SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type GB9). Fine with gum and heavy hinge remnants. SG 13 specimen £30
AB2753 1888 4d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 13 £50
AB2754 1888 6d lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge mark. SG 14 £60
AB2759 1888 2/- green and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. SG 16 £45
AB2755 1888 2/- green and black. Fine used with large part MAFEKING (SP 17 90) single circle datestamp. SG 16 £40
AB2760 1888 2/6 green and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. SG 17 £45
AB2761 1888 10/- green and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. SG 19 £180
AB2771 1888 1/- green and black surcharged ‘1s.’ in black. Fine used with light ‘638’ BONC of Mafeking. SG 28 £50
AB2780 1888 ‘One / Half- / Penny’ surcharge on 3d pale reddish lilac and black. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnants. Appears plateable as position [58] from the pane illustrated by Holmes on p52. SG 29 £180
AB2748 1889 Cape of Good Hope ½d grey-black overprinted in green. A horizontal strip of three straddling the interpanneau gutter margin. Superb unmounted mint. Seldom seen in this format. SG 30 £55
AB2757 1891 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint (typeset) reading upwards. An upper marginal example showing plate number ‘7’. Pulled perforation at base, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 31 £20
AB2756 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (stereo) reading upwards. Lower right corner example, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 32 £15
AB2768 1891 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (stereo) reading upwards. Showing ‘l’ of 'Bechuanaland' almost omitted and constant flaw ‘stop and broken tail at base of ‘s’ of 'British''. Light gum bend, otherwise very fine mint. SG 32 var £15
AB2790 1891 QV 4d green and purple-brown. COMPLETE UPPER RIGHT PANE OF 20 with margins on all sides (the lower left corner slightly trimmed) showing marginal ‘rules’. Some perforation splitting reinforced in top margin, and one stamp with small adherences, otherwise all stamps superb fresh unmounted mint. A spectacular and very scarce multiple. SG 35 £625
AB2758 1891 6d purple on rose-red. Lower marginal example showing extra horizontal row of perforations and part of marginal ‘arrow’ marking. Very fine fresh mint with barest trace of a hinge mark. SG 36 SOLD
AB2791 1894 QV ‘Jubilee’ 1/- dull green. An upper marginal BLOCK OF 16 (4x4) showing the central ‘arrow’ marking. Marginal thin, the stamps are all superb fresh unmounted mint. A very scarce and spectacular multiple. SG 37 SOLD
AB2823 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Block of four, the upper left stamp showing a broken ‘B’ in ‘British’. Faint possible hinge mark on the upper pair, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 38 + var £25
AB2824 1893 Cape 1d carmine-red with overprint reading downwards. Block of four, the lower left stamp showing a broken ‘B’ in ‘Bechuanaland’. Very faint possible hinge mark on the upper pair, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 38 + var £25
AB2770 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. An upper marginal example showing the variety ‘British’ OMITTED due to a shift of the overprint to the right. Fine mint. Rare, especially with no trace of ‘British’. Brandon certificate (2004). SG 39b
 
Note: the lack of the word ‘British’ at left indicates this stamp emanates from a left hand column.
£750
AB2796 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Upper right corner block of nine, the upper left stamp showing the variety NO DOTS TO 'i' OF 'British'. Marginal fault, the stamps are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 39, 39f £275
AB2769 1895 Cape 2d bistre with overprint (typeset) reading downwards. Showing spaced ‘h’ and ‘u’ of ‘Bechuanaland’. Fine mint. SG 39 var £15
AB2777 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Very fine fresh mint. SG 42 £35
AB2778 1888 2d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 2d’. Showing the variety CURVED FOOT TO ‘2’. Fine mint. Very rare. BPA certificate (2000). SG 42b £800
AB2782 1888 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 6d’. Very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. SG 45 £75
AB2765 1889 ½d grey-black. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 52 SOLD
AB2766 1889 ½d grey-black. With variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE (spaced). Very fine mint. Scarce. Brandon certificate (1999). SG 52a SOLD
AB2767 1889 ½d grey-black. Lower left corner example with variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE, ONE TRANSPOSED and showing additional ‘Protectorate’ overprint in the lower margin. Large hinge mark, otherwise very fine mint. Rare, one of 24 possible and a key stamp in the reconstruction of the layout of the transposed setting. Brandon certificate (2004, as SG 52a). SG 52ab var SOLD
AB2783 1890 ½d vermilion with ‘Protectorate’ 19mm long. Small hinge thin, otherwise fine mint. SG 55 £65
AB2794 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. Horizontal strip of three from the lower left corner showing plate number ‘2’. Very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge mark on one. SG 56 £35
AB2795 1897 Cape ½d yellow-green with lines of overprint 13mm apart. Lower left corner block of four showing plate number ‘2’. A few gum bends or wrinkles, otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 56 £35
AB2793 1897 QV ½d vermilion. Lower right corner block of six (3x2) showing CONTROL 'P' in margin (imperforate). Very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge remnants on the upper stamps only, the lower stamps are unmounted. Rare, especially in this format. SG 59 SOLD
AB2825 1902 QV ½d blue-green. Lower interpanneau block of four showing marginal ‘pillars’. Superb unmounted mint. SG 60 £10
AB2826 1902 QV ½d blue-green. Lower interpanneau block of six (3x2) showing marginal ‘pillars’. Hinged on one otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 60 £15
AB2788 1902 QV ½d blue-green. BLOCK OF 60 (6x10) comprising the right hand six columns of a pane with margins on three sides. One stamp with a gum crease, otherwise all are superb fresh unmounted mint. An impressive multiple. SG 60 SOLD
AB2792 1902 QV ½d blue-green. Lower right corner block of six (3x2) showing CONTROL 'R' in margin (perforated through). Very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge remnants on the upper stamps only, the lower stamps are unmounted. Rare, especially in this format. SG 60 SOLD
AB2827 1906 KEVII ½d blue-green. Right marginal block of 12 (4x3). Hinged in margin, the stamps are all superb unmounted mint. SG 66 £40
AB2787 1906 KEVII ½d blue-green. BLOCK OF 20 (2x10) comprising two columns from the right of an upper pane, with margins on three sides. A few horizontal folds through perforations otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 66 £65
AB2828 1908 KEVII ½d yellowish green. Block of six (3x2), very fine or superb mint, with four stamps unmounted. SG 67 £30
AB2829 1905 KEVII 1d scarlet. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge mark on one, the other three are unmounted. SG 68 £40
AB2830 1905 KEVII 1d scarlet. Block of nine, very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge mark on one stamp, the other eight are unmounted. SG 68 £85
AB2831 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine. Block of six (3x2), very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge marks on two stamps, the other four are unmounted. SG 69 £55
AB2763 1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine. Horizontal strip of three, the centre stamp showing the variety STOP AFTER ‘P’ IN ‘PROTECTORATE’. Superb and exceptionally fresh mint with light hinge trace. Brandon certificate (2002). SG 69a £900
AB2749 1912 KEVII 1/- deep green and scarlet. An upper marginal example with a light hinge mark on the margin only, the stamp is superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 70 £65
AB2832 1912 KEVII 1/- deep green and scarlet. BLOCK OF NINE, very fine or superb fresh mint with light hinge remnant on one stamp, the other eight are all unmounted. Scarce and attractive multiple. SG 70 £425
AB2762 1913-24 KGV complete set of nine, ½d to 1/-. Hinge remnants, otherwise fine and fresh mint. SG 73-82 £45
AB2800 1913 KGV ½d green. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ block of six (perforated margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 £35
AB2801 1913 KGV ½d green. Lower left corner control ‘J 17’ block of six (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 £45
AB2802 1913 KGV ½d green. Lower left corner control ‘O 20’ block of six (perforated margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 73 £45
AB2803 1913 KGV ½d green. Lower left corner control ‘S 22’ block of six (imperforate margins). Very fine and fresh with hinge marks on three, the balance are unmounted mint. SG 73 £30
AB2804 1915 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower right corner control ‘J 17’ block of six (imperforate lower margin). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 74 £45
AB2805 1920 KGV 1½d red-brown. Lower left corner control ‘O 19’ block of six (imperforate margins). Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 75 £75
AB2806 1921 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘R 21’ horizontal strip of three (imperforate margins). Light hinge marks, otherwise very fine mint. SG 76a £75
AB2807 1913 KGV 3d bluish violet. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ horizontal strip of three (imperforate margins). Light hinge marks, otherwise very fine mint. SG 79 £65
AB2808 1913 KGV 4d grey-green. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ horizontal strip of three (perforated through margins). Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 80 £65
AB2809 1913 KGV 6d reddish purple. Lower left corner control ‘C 13’ pair (imperforate margins). Light hinge marks, otherwise very fine mint. SG 81 £85
AB2812 1915 Waterlow 2/6 deep sepia-brown, an attractive deep shade. Very fine and fresh well-centred mint with light hinge remnants. SG 83 £85
AB2816 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine. Off-centre and odd irregular perforation, otherwise fine mint. SG 84 £40
AB2817 1914 Waterlow 5/- rose-carmine. Off-centre and odd irregular perforation, otherwise fine mint. SG 84 £40
AB2814 1916 De La Rue 2/6 pale brown. Off-centre, otherwise very fine mint. SG 85 £45
AB2815 1917 De La Rue 2/6 sepia. Off-centre, otherwise very fine mint. SG 86 £45
AB2813 1917 De La Rue 2/6 sepia. A well-centred example, somewhat spoiled by the addition of a dubious Mochudi (?) datestamp. SG 86 £45
AB2818 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Centred low, otherwise very fine fresh mint with very light hinge mark. SG 88 £45
AB2819 1923 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 chocolate-brown. Off-centre and small (printers’ ?) ink mark at lower left, otherwise fine fresh mint with hinge remnant. SG 88 £35
AB2820 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Off-centre, otherwise very fine fresh mint with light hinge remnant. SG 89 £45
AB2821 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Off-centre, otherwise very fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. SG 89 £40
AB2822 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- rose-carmine. Right marginal example showing part of guideline. Very fine mint apart from heavyish hinge remnants. SG 89 £50
AB2784 1925-27 KGV complete set of eight, ½d to 1/- including both 6d. Fine fresh mint with hinge remnants. SG 91-98 £85
AB2810 1925 KGV 1d scarlet. Lower marginal control ‘G 27’ pair (imperforate margin). Several hinge remnants and some perforation splitting, otherwise fine mint. A rare control. SG 92 £55
AB2811 1925 KGV 2d orange. Lower left corner control ‘B 24’ horizontal strip of three (imperforate margins). Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 93 £20
AB2785 1932 KGV definitives, complete set of 12, ½d to 10/-, very fine mint, the 10/- is superb. SG 99-110 £325
AB2744 1932 KGV ‘Cattle and Baobab’ definitives, 2/- black and orange. Lower right corner example, superb unmounted mint. SG 106 SOLD
AB2745 1932 KGV ‘Cattle and Baobab’ definitives, 2/6 black and scarlet. Lower right corner example, superb unmounted mint. SG 107 SOLD
AB2746 1932 KGV ‘Cattle and Baobab’ definitives, 3/- black and purple. Lower right corner example, superb unmounted mint. SG 108 £70
AB2747 1932 KGV ‘Cattle and Baobab’ definitives, 5/- black and ultramarine. Lower right corner example, superb unmounted mint. SG 109 £180
AA4279 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee, complete set of four perforated SPECIMEN. Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 111s-114s £140
AA4280 1937 Coronation, complete set of three perforated SPECIMEN. Very fresh unmounted mint. SG 115s-117s £140
AA4281 1938 KGVI definitives, complete set of 11 values perforated SPECIMEN. Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 118s-128s £375
AA4241 1938 KGVI definitives, ½d to 4d, each a matching lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 118-123 £35
AA4282 1947 KGVI Royal Visit. Complete set of four, 1d to 1/-, each perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type W9). Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 132s-135s £150
AB2786 1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding. Set of two, 2½d and 10/- in marginal blocks of four, the latter showing full imprint. Superb fresh mint with a barely perceptible hinge mark on the upper pair. SG 136-137 £125
AB2789 1961 decimal surcharge definitives. Complete basic set of 11, all being right marginal examples. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 157-167b £40
AA4283 1961 QEII decimal surcharges. 2½c on 3d bright ultramarine. Block of 12 (6x2) being the lower two rows of the sheet, imprint and plate '1' in margin. Stamp at row 10/3 showing the variety SPACED ‘c’. Folded vertically twice, superb fresh unmounted. A very difficult variety in this ideal positional format. SG 160/a £250
AB2764 1961 QEII decimal definitives. Complete set of 14, 1c to R2, each is a marginal example, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 168-181 £65
AA4276 1961 QEII decimal definitives. 2½c 'Scarlet chested sunbird', block of four showing good rightward shift of the black printing, in addition shift of perforations just into design at left. Hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 170 vars. £120
AA4277 1961 QEII decimal definitives. 5c 'Swallow-tailed bee-eater', showing dramatic downward shift of the black printing. Very fine mint. A rare and spectacular variety. SG 172 var. £225
AA4278 1961 decimal definitives R1 ‘Lion’ black and cinnamon. Showing a very distinctive downward shift of the black printing, resulting in a ‘doubled lion’ effect. Very fine mint. Spectacular. SG 180 var. £65
AB2797 1961 decimal definitives R1 ‘Lion’ black and cinnamon. Lower right corner cylinder ‘1A1A’ block of four showing a very distinctive downward shift of the black printing, resulting in a ‘doubled lion’ effect. Large hinge marks on upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted mint. Spectacular. SG 180 var. £225
AA4222 1955 (June), 3d Groot Schuur Air Letter of South Africa overprinted 'Bechuanaland'. Uprated with KGVI 3d definitive and cancelled GABERONES addressed to England. Few opening faults at top. £30
AB2781 GUBULAWAYO 1888 Unappropriated Dies 6d lilac and black surcharged ‘Protectorate / 6d’. Bearing a manuscript ‘B’wayo’ and dated ‘15/9/88’. Overstruck with a light but readable MAFEKING (OC 9? 88) single circle datestamp. SG 45
 
Note: the Mafeking–Gubulawayo Runner post, which covered nearly 500 miles, was organised by Rev. J.S. Moffat and put into operation early in August 1888. However, it is now believed the datestamps assigned to Tati and Gubulawayo with the territorial designation ‘Bechuanaland’ at base were never used in that form at those offices. The earliest recorded use of the subsequently modified Gubulawayo datestamp is on a cover dated 10th November 1888 (RSCJ 129, p15). In the period before datestamps were available, it appears the Rev C.D. Helm, who was acting postmaster at Bulawayo (and witness to the Rudd Concession six weeks later) applied a manuscript cancellation to stamps on letters in the same manner as Samuel Edwards, the postmaster at Tati. Such use can be seen on the ‘Matabele Thompson’ cover illustrated in Knight and Mitchell (page 2). And like the stamps on that cover, this stamp has also been cancelled in transit with a Mafeking datestamp, also dated ‘OC’ though unlike the Tati strike, this appears to show ‘9’ as the date. An amazing find and quite possibly the earliest recorded postal item out of Bulawayo following the start of the Runner Post.
SOLD
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