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1941 10th October, specially printed bilingual 'GREETINGS AND GOOD NEWS / TELEGRAM' on gold window envelope. With original form and struck with 'CAMBRIDGE 10 X 41' receiving datestamp. Highly attractive and scarce.
1918 (26th April), WWI - The Kenilworth Castle Incident. KGV ½d postal stationery card addressed to Switzerland, uprated with the addition of a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) and tied by a PRETORIA (APR 26) machine roller cancellation. The card was carried on the S.S. Kenilworth Castle which sailed to England via Sierra Leone, leaving Cape Town on the 2nd May. While sailing in convoy in the English Channel, the ship was involved in a collision with one of the escorting destroyers, setting off two depth charges which severely damaged the ship and resulted in many casualties. With a PASSED CENSOR circular cachet struck in violet and a ‘NAUFRAGE’ (shipwreck) cachet struck in black. Condition commensurate with salvaged mail. A scarce card from this tragic incident.
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Last update: 7th June, 2021
POSTAL HISTORY
SA5643 1910 Pageant of South Africa. A COMPLETE numbered set of 24 postcards issued by The Cape Times Limited. All in black and white and showing the various scenes from the event. Very fine and fresh unused. A very difficult assembly. £300
AS424 1910-13 INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD Natal KEVII 5/- green and red on yellow (SG 169) used in all four provinces: DURBAN (Natal, 8 JU 10), WELLINGTON STATION (Cape, JY 12 12), ZASTRON (ORC, 30 MAY 11) and FORDSBURG JOHANNESBURG (Transvaal, 9 AUG 12). The last with a small corner fault, otherwise all are very fine used with dates within the correct period. A very scarce group. SG Z50, Z66, Z82, Z98 £275
AS490 1911 (19th June) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape and Natal used in Transvaal). Cape KEVII 5/- brown-orange used in combination with Natal KEVII 2/6 black and red on blue, 10/- green and red on green and £1 purple and black on red. All tied to small piece by REGISTERED JOHANNESBURG (19 JUN 11) double circle datestamps. These high values are scarce genuinely used, and particularly rare when used during the interprovincial period. SG Z36, Z97, Z99, Z100. £850
AS357 1910 (22nd August) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Transvaal). Envelope addressed to Germany bearing KEVII ½d deep green and two 1d scarlet (SG 273-274) tied by Johannesburg (22 Aug) double circle datestamps. Showing a superb strike of the boxed ‘POSTED TOO LATE / 1’ cachet struck in black. £125
SA4007 1910 5th September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Orange River Colony used in Orange River Colony). KEVII ½d stationery card cancelled crisp 'SENEKAL' dc datestamp, addressed to Bloemfontein. £30
SA4034 1910 23rd September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Orange River Colony used in Orange River Colony). KEVII ½d stationery card cancelled crisp 'LADYBRAND' dc datestamp, addressed to Bloemfontein. £30
SA493 1910 (16th November) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (ORC used in TVL). KEVII ½d green embossed postal stationery envelope used locally in the Transvaal, cancelled with BENONI (16 Nov) datestamp. A fine example of the ½d unsealed open letter rate. £45
SA4017 1910 24th December, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Coloured Christmas Greetings postcard bearing KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'MUIZENBERG', addressed to Upper Paarl with receiving strike the same day. £15
SA4073 1911 23rd January, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Orange River Colony used in Cape). Orange River Colony KEVII 1d embossed stationery envelope, cancelled 'SEYMOUR' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Arrival strike on front. £35
SA4021 1911 18th February, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Transvaal). Coloured postcard bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled 'PRETORIA', addressed to Wonderboom, arrival strike alongside. £15
AS124 1911 (2nd April) incoming colour picture postcard (view of Sphinx and Pyramids) addressed to Natal and bearing British KEVII 1d tied by Napoli Porto (2 Apr) datestamp, with unframed ‘PAQUEBOT’ cachet alongside. TWEEDIE (29 Apr) arrival datestamp struck on front. £25
SA1944 1911 27th April, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape used in Orange River Colony). Sepia postcard bearing KEVII ½d (SG 70), cancelled 'THABANCHU', addressed to Ficksburg. £25
SA4020 1911 13th May, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Natak). Coloured postcard of Town Hall, Durban bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled crisp 'POINT / NATAL' dc datestamp, addressed to England. £20
SA4003 1911 13th May, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Natal). Printed envelope bearing KEVII 1d (SG 274), cancelled 'HOWICK / POINT', addressed to England. £25
SA1941 1911 15th May, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Natal used in Transvaal). Envelope bearing KEVII 1d (SG 147), cancelled 'GERMISTON STATION / TRANSVAAL', addressed to London. £25
SA1943 1911 20th June, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape used in Orange River Colony). Real photographic postcard bearing KEVII 1d (SG 71), cancelled 'KROONSTAD', addressed to Johannesburg. £20
SA1940 1911 7th July, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal and Cape used in Cape). Advertising envelope bearing Transvaal KEVII ½d (SG 273a) and Cape KEVII 1d pair (SG 71), cancelled 'Cape Town', addressed to the United States of America. Attractive. £35
SA4070 1911 19th July, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Orange River Colony and Transvaal used in Cape). Envelope bearing Orange River Colony KEVII 1d plus Transvaal KEVII ½d (SG 149, 273a), cancelled 'CAPE TOWN' dc datestamps, addressed to Southampton. Partially cut on reverse, arrival backstamp. £20
SA396 1911 (9th August) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Natal used in Cape). Unsealed open letter rate envelope bearing Natal KEVII ½d tied by Grahamstown (9 Aug) double circle datestamp. Printed flap with Crest of Saint Andrews College. Port Elizabeth (10 Aug) transit and George (12 Aug) arrival backstamps. Some flap damage from subsequent adhesion. £45
SA4041 1911 31st August, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Transvaal). Envelope bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled 'CAROLINA' dc datestamp, addressed to Pretoria. £25
SA4039 1911 1st September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape used in Natal). Black and white postcard of Bushman's River, Drakensberg, bearing KEVII ½d (SG 70), cancelled 'DUNDEE / NATAL' dc datestamp, locally addressed. £20
SA4013 1911 9th September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Natal). Black and white postcard of Durban city bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled crisp 'CONGELLA / NATAL' dc datestamp, addressed to England. £30
SA4014 1911 30th October, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Orange River Colony). Black and white postcard of Harrismith bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled crisp 'KINGS HILL' dc datestamp, addressed to England. £30
SA4036 1911 6th December, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape used in Natal). Cape KEVII ½d stationery wrapper cancelled crisp 'PIETERMARITZBURG / NATAL' dc datestamp, locally addressed. £40
SA4074 1911 9th December, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Coloured postcard of Madeira bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled 'ALFRED DOCKS' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Written whilst onboard S.S. Ascanius on her maiden voyage Liverpool - Australia. £20
AS465 1911 (22nd December), INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD Interprovincial Period (Transvaal used in Natal) , picture postcard with black and white river view titled ‘Howick – Natal’. Bearing a Transvaal KEVII 1d (SG 274) tied by a very fine UMLAAS ROAD / NATAL (DE 22) single circle datestamp. Pietermaritzburg (22 Dec) transit and MOOI RIVER / NATAL (DE 23) double circle arrival datestamp. £30
SA4004 1912 10th January, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Natal used in Cape). Coloured postcard bearing KEVII ½d (SG 146), cancelled crisp 'WYNBERG CAPE' dc datestamp, addressed to Upper Paarl, next day arrival strike. £20
SA4015 1912 30th January, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Black and white postcard bearing KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'ORANGE RIVER / C.G.H.' sc datestamp, addressed to Pretoria. £25
AS449 Interprovincial Period (Transvaal used in Natal) 1912 (3rd February), Transvaal KEVII ½d green postal stationery card addressed within Natal, the imprinted stamp cancelled with a light HIGH FLATS / NATAL (FE 3) single circle datestamp overstruck with a HLOKOZI (FE 3) double circle datestamp. With an IXOPO / NATAL (FE 3) double circle arrival datestamp struck on the front. £35
SA4038 1912 16th February, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape used in Cape). KEVII ½d stationery wrapper cancelled 'GENADENDAL' sc datestamp, addressed to Germany. £25
SA1937 1912 15th March, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Natal and Transvaal used in Transvaal). Natal KEVII 4d registered stationery envelope bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d x three (SG 274), cancelled 'MABULA', registration in manuscript, addressed to King Williams Town. Arrival backstamp. £55
SA4053 1912 25th March, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Envelope bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled 'GRAAF REINET' dc datestamp, addressed to Muizenberg, Cape. Arrival backstamp. £20
SA4069 1912 6th May, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal and Cape used in Cape). Cape KEVII 4d registered stationery envelope bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled 'GEORGE' dc datestamp, addressed to Cape Town. Arrival backstamp. £30
SA1939 1912 14th May, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Black and white postcard of Table Mountain bearing KEVII 1d (SG 274), machine cancelled 'Cape Town', addressed to Austria. £15
AS132 1912 (3rd June) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Window envelope sent at the ½d open-letter rate, bearing a Transvaal KEVII ½d (SG 273) tied by Cathcart (3 June) double circle datestamp. Backstamped Dordrecht (5 June). £20
SA1420 1912 (11th August), INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Natal used in Natal). 'LATE FEE' Cover to England bearing Natal KEVII 1d (SG 147) tied by Durban (11 Aug) double circle datestamp. An additional KEVII 1d has been affixed and tied with the same datestamp at lower left alongside an annotation “Late Fee” in manuscript. Sunderland (31 Aug) arrival backstamp. Scarce example of this supplementary fee. £45
SA1942 1913 3rd June, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Printed Wedding Invitation, bearing KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'Prince Albert / S.AFRICA' dc datestamp, locally addressed. £15
SA4019 1913 1st September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Advertising window envelope bearing KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'WELLINGTON STATION' dc datestamp. An attractive unsealed letter rate. £20
SA4015 1913 1st September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Natal). Coloured postcard of Town Hall, Durban bearing KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'DURBAN / S. AFRICA' dc datestamp, addressed to Johannesburg. £15
SA1935 1913 2nd September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Sepia postcard bearing KEVII 1d (SG 274), cancelled 'UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA OCEAN P.O.', addressed to England. This datestamp (without number), was used on the Union Castle liner SAXON between November 1911 and September 1913. £45
SA4068 1912 5th September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Black and white postcard of Giants Castle, Drakensberg, bearing Transvaal KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'PIETERMARITZBURG' dc datestamp, addressed to Johannesburg. £20
SA4042 1912 9th December, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Coloured postcard of Botany Bay, Sea Point bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled crisp 'ALFRED DOCKS / CAPE TOWN' dc datestamp, addressed to Austria. £30
SA4005 1913 28th February, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Orange River Colony used in Orange River Colony). KEVII ½d stationery card cancelled crisp 'KOPJES' dc datestamp, addressed to Cape Town. £25
SA1945 1913 17th March, long printed On His Majesty's Service envelope, cancelled 'STAL STREET CAPE TOWN' datestamp, locally addressed Further struck with large magenta oval 'DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS SOUTH AFRICA / 8 OFFICIAL' cachet lower left. Folded at right. £20
SA4066 1913 26th March, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Cape). Coloured romantic postcard, bearing Transvaal KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'ZWARTSKOPS STATION' sc datestamp, addressed to KingWilliamstown. £25
AS455 1913 (16th June), INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Natal). Picture postcard with colour view of a child in a courtroom setting titled ‘Counsel for the Plaintiff’. Bearing Transvaal KEVII ½d green (SG 273) tied by MTUNZINI / NATAL (JU 16) double circle datestamp. £45
SA344 1913 (19th July) INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Cape used in Natal) Cape of Good Hope KEVII ½d green stationery Newspaper Wrapper used in Natal and addressed to London. Cancelled with Pietermaritzburg (JY 19) double circle datestamp. £35
SA4033 1913 16th August, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Orange River Colony used in Cape). KEVII ½d stationery card machine cancelled 'CAPE TOWN', locally addressed. £30
SA4067 1913 5th September, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Natal). Envelope bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled 'EMPANGENI / NATAL' dc datestamp, addressed to Melmoth, Zululand. Arrival backstamp. £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
AS149 1913 (24th September), Post-Interprovincial period (Transvaal used in Natal). Colour picture postcard (Amanzimtoti view) addressed to England, bearing a Transvaal KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274) tied by Durban (24 Sep) double circle datestamp. The stamp is perfinned ‘M & A’ (reversed). £30
SA4016 1913 13th October, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal used in Natal). Black and white postcard of Shelter Falls, Howick bearing KEVII ½d deep green (SG 273a), cancelled 'BALGOWAN / NATAL' dc datestamp, addressed to Natal. REUNION next day arrival strike. £30
SA3973 1913 17th November printed coloured postcard for the Opera House, Pretoria, bearing KGV ½d King's Head (SG 3), cancelled 'PRETORIA'. Locally addressed and then struck twice with large violet 'UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED' and bilingual 'UNKNOWN' cachets, duly returned with two despatch strikes. £35
AS450 1914 (9th January), picture postcard with colour view titled ‘Umsindusi River - Pietermaritzburg’. Addressed to ‘Maritzburg’ and bearing, on the view side, a KGV King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by a SWEETWATERS / T. O. (JAN 9 1924) triple-oval datestamp struck in violet. Apparently unrecorded in this format by Putzel / Visser. SOLD
AS329 1914 (17th February), printed official envelope with ‘On His Majesty’s Service’ at top and ‘Department of Posts and Telegraphs / Union of South Africa.’ at lower left. Sent registered to England, bearing a King’s Head 6d black and violet (SG 11) tied by a REGISTERED CAPE TOWN (17 Feb) oval datestamp. With a Cape Town registration cachet struck in blue. The adhesive has been applied over a crowned oval cachet ‘CONTROLL(ER CIRCULA)TION BRANCH / O(FFICIAL FRE)E / G.P.O.’ struck in blue. As official mail did not qualify for free postage, a 6d adhesive was applied. Birmingham (10 Mar) arrival backstamp. Scarce. £55
SA4072 1914 28th March, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Orange River Colony used in Natal). Orange River Colony KEVII 1d embossed stationery envelope, cancelled 'NONGOMA / NATAL' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Unusual. £45
AS459 1914 (16th April), picture postcard with black and white photographic view titled ‘U.D.M.R. CAMP, UTRECHT, 1911.’ showing what appear to be military tents. Bearing a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by a large UTRECHT / SOUTH / AFRICA (16 APR) double circle datestamp. With HLOBANE / NATAL (APR 17) double circle arrival datestamp struck on the view side. It is not immediately clear what ‘U.D.M.R.’ stands for (Union Defence Military Reserve ?) or what was happening in Utrecht in 1911. Scarce postmark. £65
SA5621 1914 15th July, envelope bearing a single King’s Head 2½d bright blue (SG 7) tied by light ROUXVILLE double circle datestamp, addressed to Germany. World War I broke out on the 28th July (almost two weeks after posting), resulting in the cover receiving a fine two-line bilingual UNDELIVERABLE-WAR / ONBESTELBAAR-OORLOG cachet struck in blue-black and a ‘UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED. / RETURN TO SENDER AT / ADDRESS SHOWN ON COVER. / FROM R.L.O., CAPE TOWN.’ cachet struck in violet. The reverse with a RETURNED L.O. CAPE TOWN (SP 23) datestamp struck in blue-black. £110
AS336 1914 (23rd July), Cape of Good Hope ‘One Penny’ on 1½d postal stationery card addressed to Germany cancelled by BARKLY WEST (23 July) double circle datestamp. World War I broke out on the 28th July (five days after posting), resulting in the card receiving a very fine two-line bilingual UNDELIVERABLE-WAR / ONBESTELBAAR-OORLOG cachet and a RETURNED L. O. CAPE TOWN (21 Sep) unframed double circle datestamp both struck in blue. Some edge faults at base, otherwise fine. £75
AS325 1914 (25th July), envelope addressed to Germany bearing a single King’s Head 2½d bright blue (SG 7) tied by a Cape Town (25 July) double circle datestamp. World War I broke out on the 28th July (three days after posting), resulting in the cover receiving a fine two-line bilingual UNDELIVERABLE-WAR / ONBESTELBAAR-OORLOG cachet struck in blue-black and a ‘UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED. / RETURN TO SENDER AT / ADDRESS SHOWN ON COVER. / FROM R.L.O., CAPE TOWN.’ cachet struck in violet. The reverse with a RETURNED L.O. CAPE TOWN (28 Sep) datestamp struck in blue-black. £110
SA3963 1914 19th September, envelope bearing KGV King’s Heads 2½d x two (SG 7), cancelled 'SEA POINT', sent registered to Southampton. Violet rubber stamp cachet at upper left, transit and arrival backstamps. £35
AS186 1914 (4th November), KGV 1d postal stationery envelope sent registered to Ireland. The impressed stamp and an additional King’s Head 4d are both cancelled by PRETORIA / SOUTH / AFRICA / INDO NATIVE OFFICE (4 Nov) double circle datestamps with an additional very clear strike on the reverse. Pretoria registration cachet struck at upper left and London (26 Nov) transit backstamp. Vertical crease (clear of adhesive), otherwise fine. Very rare. This type (with 'SOUTH' and 'AFRICA' above and below the date) apparently unrecorded by Putzel and Visser. £375
AS447 1915 (17th February), picture postcard with black and white photographic view titled ‘SHALL I RISK IT ?’ (Man observing a sleeping lady through a tree). Bearing a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by a NEW HANOVER / NATAL (FE 17) double circle datestamp. £20
SA1983 1915 16th March, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope endorsed at upper right 'P O W Service' and sent without charge. Cancelled crisp 'REGISTERED / PIETERMARITZBURG' and addressed to Cape Town. Further struck with trilingual violet rectangular 'PRISONER OF WAR' cachet, opened at left then resealed with printed pink tape 'PASSED BY CENSOR' (now opened out. Most attractive. £45
SA1989 1915 7th April, envelope endorsed at right 'Prisoner of War letter', sent without charge cancelled 'PIETERMARITZBURG', addressed to The Consular General of the Netherlands, Cape Town. Struck with violet rectangular trilingual 'PRISONER OF WAR' cachet and further 'PASSED BY CENSOR' lower left. £45
SA3982 1915 27th May, cover bearing KGV 2½d King's Head (SG 7), machine cancelled 'DURBAN', addressed to Switzerland. Opened at top then resealed with printed red/white 'Opened by Censor' label and struck below with violet oval 'CENSOR / CAPE TOWN' and alongside 'PASSED CENSOR' cachets. Arrival backstamp. £45
MC313 1915 9th June, envelope bearing Cape 1d Table Mountain, crisply cancelled 'WAKKERSTROOM / TRANSVAAL' datestamp, addressed to Pretoria (Chas. Hand). £20
SA5639 1915 21st June, coloured postcard bearing KGV 1d King's Head cancelled 'MOSSEL BAY', addressed to Cape Town. £15
SA3986 1915 22nd July, printed company envelope bearing KGV King’s Heads 2½d x two (SG 7), machine cancelled 'PORT ELIZABETH', addressed to the USA. Typewritten at top 'Per R. M. S. Balmoral Castle', magenta rubber stamp 'PASSED CENSOR' cachet. £35
SA2457 1915 28th July, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV 2½d King's Heads vertical pair (SG 7), cancelled oval 'CAPE TOWN', addressed to Sweden. Opened at right then resealed with red 'Opened by Censor' tape. Most attractive. £40
AS445 1915 (13th September), locally addressed picture postcard with black and white photographic view titled ‘PINE STREET, GREYTOWN. (WEST).’ Bearing a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by a KRANTZKOP / NATAL (SP 13) double circle datestamp. £20
SA5633 1915 15th October, envelope bearing KGV King's Head ½d vertical strip of five (SG 3), cancelled CAPE TOWN and addressed to New York. £20
SA1422 1915 (4th November), envelope addressed to Scotland bearing a single King’s Head 1d (SG 4b) tied by UNION BUILDINGS (4 Nov) double circle datestamp. The flap with Arms of the Union embossed in black. Elgin (26 Nov) arrival backstamp. £30
AS446 1916 (27th January), picture postcard with colour view titled ‘TEMPLE GATES. EDFU’ (Egypt). Bearing a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by a HILLARY / NATAL (27 JA) double circle datestamp. Small surface fault on view side, otherwise fine. £15
SA3972 1916 29th January, advertising envelope for the Marine Hotel, Durban, bearing KGV King's Head ½d and 1d pair (SG 3, 4), cancelled 'DURBAN', addressed to Holland. Struck with violet 'PASSED CENSOR / C.6.' cachet. Attractive. £35
SA3991 1916 16th February, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV 4d and 6d King's Heads (SG 10, 11), cancelled 'BLOEMHOF', and with manuscript endorsement at left, addressed to Holland. Most attractive. £75
SA3980 1916 17th March, printed OHMS South African Museum, Cape Town envelope bearing KGV ½d and 2d King's Heads (SG 3. 6), cancelled 'CAPE TOWN', addressed to the USA. Struck with violet circular 'PASSED CENSOR / C1' cachet. £35
AS314 1916 (11th May), KGV 4d registered postal stationery envelope addressed to England. Bearing a single King’s Head 3d black and orange-red (SG 8) tied by a REGISTERED / DURBAN (11 May) double circle datestamp. With small boxed Durban registration cachet struck in black and a London (5 June) arrival backstamp. Most King’s Head duties above 2d are remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA3021 1916 6th April, envelope bearing two KGV 2½d King's Heads, cancelled 'NORWOOD / JOHANNESBURG', addressed to Switzerland. Struck with violet two line 'PASSED / CENSOR' cachet lower left. £40
AS452 1916 (June) Railway, picture postcard with colour view titled ‘Flinders St. Melbourne.’ Bearing a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by a Pietermaritzburg (JUN) double circle datestamp. With LOWLANDS RAIL (10 JUN) double circle arrival datestamp struck on the view side. £25
AS456 1916 (23rd October), picture postcard with black and white view titled ‘Training College (Old Government House) Pietermaritzburg’. Bearing a KGV King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by a CEDARA / NATAL (OC 23) double circle datestamp. £25
SA3992 1916 2nd November, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV 1d King's Head pair (SG 4), cancelled 'WOLMARANSSTAD', addressed to Johannesburg. £30
AS330 1916 (21st November), envelope addressed to England bearing a King’s Head 4d orange-yellow and olive-green and a 6d black and violet (SG 10, 11) tied by Cape Town (21 Nov) double circle datestamps. Clean and attractive. Most King’s Head duties above 2d appear remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA1976 1917 11th February, printed Prisoner of War card in violet sent from East Africa and addressed to an Internment Camp in Koffiefontein. Struck at upper right with violet rectangular 'P/W EAST / AFRICA 029' cachet, despatch datestamp and violet censor cachet. The reverse with part of the message (in German) deleted with thick black bar. Most unusual. £45
SA3026 1917 11th July, envelope bearing KGV 6d King's Head (SG 11), cancelled 'WYNBERG CAPE', sent registered to New Zealand. Attractive. £40
SA3964 1917 16th July, printed advertising envelope for the FICKSBURG HOTEL, bearing KGV 1d strip of three King's Heads (SG 4), cancelled 'FICKSBURG', addressed to Holland. Opened at top then resealed with printed bilingual 'Opened by Censor' tape and further crisp magenta 'PASSED CENSOR / 16/99' cachet. Attractive. £35
SA3984 1917 31st July, envelope bearing KGV ½d and pair 1d King's Heads (SG 3, 4), machine cancelled 'CAPE TOWN', addressed to Holland. Opened at top then resealed with printed red/white 'Opened by Censor / 99' label and struck below with circular 'PASSED CENSOR / 19 99' cachet. £25
AS331 1917 (15th October), KGV 1d embossed postal stationery envelope sent registered to Cape Town. Bearing an additional King’s Head 4d orange-yellow and olive-green (SG 10) tied by a WYNBERG CAPE (15 Oct) double circle datestamp with an additional strike on reverse and a WYNBERG, CAPE registration cachet struck in blue. Most King’s Head duties above 2d are remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA5642 1917 31st October, envelope bearing KGV 1d King's Head (SG 4b), cancelled UTRECHT and addressed to 'P. K. Dorpsplaats, dist. Ermelo'. Reverse with MORGENZON 2 NOV 17 and then DORPSPLAATS 3 NOV datestamps, and then alongside adhesive with violet boxed multilingual 'UNCLAIMED' cachet. Apparently finally returned and struck with DORPSPLAATS 23 APR 18 TRANSVAAL datestamp and RETURNED LETTER OFFICE JOHANNESBURG 1 MAY backstamp. A RARE office apparently not illustrated in Putzel. £75
AS451 1918 (7th February), WWI / Railway incoming stampless picture postcard with black and white view titled ‘ALEXANDRIA – Moustapha Pacha Baraques’. Endorsed ‘On Active Service’ with FIELD POST OFFICE / D. 75 (7 FE) double circle despatch datestamp and with triangular PASSED CENSOR / No. 3086 struck in purple. With S.A.(R.) SWEETWATERS (11 MAR) double circle arrival datestamp (apparently with a word or code removed before the name). £65
AS444 1918 (4th March), envelope addressed to Germany. Bearing a King’s Head 1d (SG 4) tied by a PRETORIA (MAR 4) machine roller cancellation. The reverse with PIENAARS RIVER / R.O (5 MAR) double circle arrival datestamp. Small fault at upper left. £25
AS498 1918 (26th April), WWI - The Kenilworth Castle Incident. KGV ½d postal stationery card addressed to Switzerland, uprated with the addition of a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) and tied by a PRETORIA (APR 26) machine roller cancellation. The card was carried on the S.S. Kenilworth Castle which sailed to England via Sierra Leone, leaving Cape Town on the 2nd May. While sailing in convoy in the English Channel, the ship was involved in a collision with one of the escorting destroyers, setting off two depth charges which severely damaged the ship and resulted in many casualties. With a PASSED CENSOR circular cachet struck in violet and a ‘NAUFRAGE’ (shipwreck) cachet struck in black. Condition commensurate with salvaged mail. A scarce card from this tragic incident. £220
SA3978 1918 11th May, envelope bearing KGV 2½d King's Head (SG 7), cancelled 'FLORIDA' addressed to the USA. Opened at left and right then resealed with printed 'Opened by Censor' tape, violet 'PASSED / CENSOR / 21/8' cachet. Light faults. £20
SA2456 1918 18th May, envelope bearing KGV King's Heads 1d x seven (SG 4), cancelled 'KAALLAAGTE', sent registered to Holland. Manuscript registration, opened at top then resealed with printed bilingual 'Opened by Censor' tape, further struck magenta 'PASSED CENSOR / 19/99' cachet. Arrival strike on front. Most unusual. £65
SA3971 1918 17th June, KGV 1d embossed stationery envelope bearing KGV ½d and 1d King's Heads (SG 3, 4), cancelled 'DURBAN', addressed to the USA and sent from the Mission Station there. Struck at lower left with violet 'PASSED CENSOR / 10/99' cachet, original lengthy contents enclosed. Light cover faults. £20
SA3022 1918 18th July, envelope bearing KGV 2½d King's Head (SG 7), machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG' addressed to the USA. Light violet 'PASSED / CENSOR' cachet lower right. £25
SA3974 1918 30th August, printed company envelope bearing KGV King's Head ½d and 1d pair (SG 3, 4), cancelled 'EAST LONDON', addressed to the USA. Struck with magenta 'PASSED CENSOR / 7/99' cachet. £20
SA3994 1918 25th September, advertising envelope for the King Printing Co., bearing KGV King's Head ½d and 1d pair (SG 3, 4), cancelled 'KINGWILLIAMSTOWN', addressed to the United States of America. Struck with magenta 'PASSED CENSOR / 7/99' cachet and endorsed at top 'Duplicate of letter posted 3rd September 1918'. Most attractive. £45
SA5625 1918 19th November, envelope bearing KGV ½d and 6d King's Heads (SG 3, 11), each cancelled LUIPAARDSVLEI RAIL datestamps, sent registered to Denmark with appropriate cachet lower left. Opened at right and resealed with printed red/white 'Opened by Censor / 21' bilingual label, arrival backstamp (20.12.18). Cover faults including slit on reverse, still a very scarce office. £95
AS404 1918 (27th November), censored KGV 1d postal stationery envelope addressed and sent registered to France. Bearing eight KGV 1d rose-red (SG 4) all cancelled or tied by very fine DANNHAUSER (27 Nov) double circle datestamps with an additional strike on the reverse. With a Dannhauser boxed registration struck in violet and a circular ‘PASSED CENSOR C.3’ cachet struck in purple. Attractive.
 
Note: although the War ended over two weeks earlier, on the 11th November, it appears mail censorship was still in effect.
£45
SA5616 1918 19th December, most attractive printed 'Edworks Ltd.' advertising cover bearing KGV 1d King's Heads x 5 (SG 4), machine cancelled PORT ELIZABETH and addressed to the U.S.A. Struck with part 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet. £35
AS332 1919 (22nd February), envelope sent registered to Switzerland. Bearing King’s Head ½d green, 2½d bright blue and 6d black and violet (SG 3, 7, 11) all tied by Registered Pretoria (22 Feb) oval datestamps with additional strikes on the reverse. With Pretoria registration cachet struck in black and a circular PASSED / 20 / CENSOR circular cachet struck in greenish blue. Bern (1 Apr) arrival backstamp. Most King’s Head duties above 2d are remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
SA3977 1919 20th March, envelope bearing KGV 1d King's Head (SG 4), cancelled ELIM / C.G.H.' sc datestamp, addressed to Cape Town. £30
SA3979 1919 20th July, envelope bearing KGV ½d and two 1d King's Heads (SG 3, 4), cancelled 'ABERDEEN ROAD', addressed to the USA. Struck with violet circular 'PASSED CENSOR' cachet. £40
SA3976 1919 28th October, envelope bearing KGV five 1d King's Heads (SG 4), cancelled 'BREE STREET', sent registered to Rondebosch. Attractive. £35
SA1423 1920 (February), Railway envelope addressed to the USA bearing King’s Head ½d, 1d and 1½d (SG 3, 4, 7) tied by GLENCOE JUNCTION (16 Feb) double circle datestamps. A very clean and most attractive three colour combination cover. £50
SA1424 1920 (February), cover addressed to New Zealand, crossed for registration though apparently mailed without a stamp. Endorsed “Posted out / of course / (initials)” in red ink and with Kimberley (23 Feb) datestamp and registration cachet struck in blue. The postage and presumably fine were receipted with a pair of King’s Heads 6d (SG 11a) affixed at lower left and tied by Kimberley registration datestamps (23 Feb) with further strikes on the reverse. Scarce example of ‘posted out of course’ to an unusual destination. £65
AS453 1920 (27th May) Railway, picture postcard with sepia photographic view titled ‘PARIS - Vue sur la Seine.’ Locally addressed, bearing a King’s Head 1d rose-red (SG 4) tied by S.A.R / LOWLANDS 843 (27 MAY) double circle datestamp. £25
SA3965 1920 4th August, printed company envelope bearing KGV ½d and 1d x two King's Heads (SG 3, 4), cancelled 'CERES', addressed to the USA. £25
SA5634 1920 13th August, envelope bearing diagonally bisected KGV 3d King's Head (SG 8), crisply cancelled CAPE TOWN and addressed to Green Point. Apparently allowed, most attractive. £120
SA5619 1920 1st September, printed envelope 'PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF NATAL' bearing KGV 1d King's Head horizontal pair (SG 4), the right stamp bisected diagonally. Machine cancelled DURBAN and locally addressed and apparently allowed. Some light faults. £95
SA5640 1920 16th November, printed company envelope bearing KGV 1d x four and 3d King's Heads (SG 4, 7), cancelled DURBAN and sent registered to France. Then struck with black rectangular 'POSTED OUT OF COURSE' cachet and then further applied with KGV 1d King's Heads x 4, these cancelled RETURNED LETTER OFFICE / NATAL datestamps for the additional charge and with appropriate registered cachets applied below and at left. In addition the cover opened at top then resealed with bilingual 'Officially Sealed in the Returned Letter Office' printed label secured with red wax. Highly unusual and most attractive. SOLD
SA3969 1920 20th November, envelope bearing KGV 1d and 1½d King's Heads (SG 4, 5), cancelled 'PILGRIMS REST', addressed to the USA and sent from the Mission Station there. £15
SA3970 1920 29th November, envelope bearing KGV 1d and 1½d King's Heads (SG 4, 5), cancelled 'PILGRIMS REST', addressed to the USA and sent from the Mission Station there. With lengthy original contents enclosed, light cover faults. £20
SA402 1920 (27th December), unsealed open letter rate. Window envelope bearing ½d ‘King’s Head’ coil stamp (SG 18) tied by Johannesburg (27 Dec) machine canceller. £25
SA403 1921 (11th January), wedding invitation, printed on card and folded as an envelope. Addressed to Transvaal and bearing a King’s Head ½d tied by Durban (11 Jan) double circle datestamp. Sent at the unsealed open letter rate. £35
SA5620 1921 19th March, envelope bearing KGV ½d pair and 1d King's Head bisected diagonally (SG 3, 4), cancelled JOHANNESBURG and locally addressed. Endorsed at top 'Introduction of 1½d Postage 1921' and apparently allowed. Light cover faults. £120
SA3985 1921 21st May, KGV 5½d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV ½d and 4d pair King's Heads (SG 3, 10), cancelled oval 'JOHANNESBURG', addressed to Germany. £40
SA5637 1921 3rd June, envelope bearing single KGV ½d King's Head being a lower marginal copy showing plate '5' in margin (SG 3), machine cancelled PRETORIA locally addressed. Attractive. £25
SA4071 1921 8th August, INTERPROVINCIAL PERIOD (Transvaal and Cape used in Transvaal). Envelope bearing Transvaal KEVII 3d, Cape 2½d and Union KGV ½d (SG 264, 73, 3), cancelled 'BERBICE' dc datestamps, sent registered to Pretoria. Piet Retief transit backstamp. £45
AS408 1921 (6th September), envelope sent registered to Switzerland. Bearing KGV King’s Head 2½d, 3d and 6d (SG 7a, 8, 11a) tied by CAPE TOWN (6 Sep) double circle datestamps with a further strike on the reverse. Luzern (6 Oct) arrival backstamp.
 
Note: The addressee, Eugen Szekula was the brother of Bela Szekula who is described in ‘Philatelic Forgers, Their Lives and Works’ (Varro E. Tyler, 1976 and 1991) as “… for many years engaged in one fraudulent or disreputable philatelic scheme after another” and “a notorious dealer ... given to blackmailing.” Of Eugen Szekula, the website www.szekula.org says “Although he was much less of a traveller, Eugen Szekula’s ‘business qualities’ probably came close to those of Béla … he also employed the same sale tactics as Béla sending out unwanted stamp selections and then aggressively demanding payment.”
£45
SA3975 1921 27th September, KGV 5½d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV ½d and 2d King's Heads (SG 3, 6), cancelled 'POINT / NATAL', addressed to Bahamas. Most attractive. £45
SA2460 1921 10th October, KGV 5½d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV ½d King's Head (SG 3), cancelled oval 'REGISTERED / KIMBERLEY', addressed to Bloemfontein. £25
SA5624 1922 1st March, envelope bearing KGV 2d King's Head (SG 6), cancelled UTRECHT and addressed to Johannesburg. Upon arrival struck with boxed bilingual 'UNCLAIMED' and below violet 'UNDELIVERABLE. RETURN TO ADDRESS / SHOWN ON COVER' cachets with large black 'BOX.......CLOSED' strike. Johannesburg return datestamp to address as noted at upper left. Unusual. £65
SA3960 1922 19th March, printed envelope bearing KGV King's Heads 1d coil stamps (SG 19), machine cancelled 'CAPE TOWN', locally addressed. Unusual franking £40
SA1996 1922 30th March, KGV 5½d long stationery registered envelope bearing KGV 1d, 1½d and 2d King's Heads (SG 4, 5, 6), cancelled 'NYLSTROOM', addressed to the USA. Transit and arrival strikes. £40
SA3981 1922 31st July, envelope bearing KGV 2d strip of three King's Heads (SG 6), cancelled 'SABIE', rubber stamp registration cachets upper left, addressed to Johannesburg. Opening tear at top. £45
SA5283 1922 9th September, postcard sent underpaid from Germany to Cape Town. Struck with black '1½d' charge mark and then applied with 1½d rouletted due (SG D10) paying the charge, cancelled 'CAPE TOWN 19 OC'. An unusual single useage of this rate. £45
SA3020 1922 6th December, envelope bearing KGV 3d King's Head (SG 8), machine cancelled 'CAPE TOWN' and addressed to Germany. Unusual duty on cover. £45
AS458 1923 (1st January), picture postcard with sepia Scottish street view titled ‘Kempock Street Gourock.’ Addressed to Durban, bearing a King’s Head 1d rose-red (SG 4) tied by SANDYMOUNT (JA 1) single circle datestamp. This strike is illustrated by Putzel / Visser. £30
SA3968 1923 14th April, printed Wedding Invitation bearing KGV ½d King's Head (SG 3), cancelled 'PRINCE ALBERT', locally addressed. A most attractive unsealed rate. £20
SA3989 1923 2nd May, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV ½d and 2d King's Heads (SG 3, 6), cancelled 'S.A.R. / JOHANNESBURG', addressed to Norway. Most attractive. £45
AS441 1923 (13th June), KGV King’s Head 1d postal stationery card addressed to Alice, Cape. The imprinted stamp is cancelled with a fine CATO RIDGE / NATAL (JU 13) double circle datestamp. £25
AS405 1923 (13th July), envelope sent registered to England. Bearing a single KGV ‘King’s Head’ 6d black and violet (SG 11) tied by a fine STATION B. O. PRETORIA (13 Jul) with a second strike on the reverse. With Pretoria registration cachet struck at upper left. London (6 Aug) arrival backstamp. £45
SA3983 1923 13th November, envelope bearing KGV 3d King's Head (SG 9), machine cancelled 'EAST LONDON' addressed to the USA. Opening tear at left. £20
AS457 1923 (21st November), KGV King’s Head 1d postal stationery card addressed to Stutterheim (Cape). The imprinted stamp is cancelled with a very fine HARTLAND (21 NOV) double circle datestamp. £25
AS448 1923 (26th November), KGV King’s Head 1d postal stationery card addressed to Sweden, uprated with a ½d green adhesive (SG 3) and both tied / cancelled with a fine strike of IZINGOLWENI / NATAL (NO 26) double circle datestamp. A few minor edge faults, otherwise fine. £35
SA3956 1924 28th August, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV 2d King's Head (SG 6), cancelled part 'TSOMO' datestamp, addressed to Queenstown. Generic registration cachet endorsed in manuscript. Unusual. £30
SA3993 1924 28th May, cover bearing KGV King's Heads 1d and 2d (SG 4, 6a), cancelled special machine 'BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION JOHANNESBURG' datestamp. Addressed to the USA. £20
AS312 1924 (30th August), envelope sent registered to Johannesburg. Bearing a single King’s Head 6d black and violet (SG 11) tied by a GREYVILLE (30 Aug) double circle datestamp. With Greyville, Durban registration cachet struck in violet at upper left. Clean and attractive. Most King’s Head duties above 2d appear remarkably difficult to find on cover. £45
AS442 1924 (5th September), envelope addressed to Germany. Bearing King’s Head 1d and 2d (SG 4, 6) tied by fine strikes of SEQHOBONG (5 SEP) double circle datestamps. Unusual. (as442) £45 £45
SA3967 1924 20th October, KGV 1½d embossed stationery envelope bearing KGV ½d and 1d King's Heads (SG 3, 4), each crisply cancelled 'THOMAS RIVER', addressed to Holland. Minor faults, most attractive. £45
AS454 1925 (16th February), picture postcard with colour view titled ‘The Union-Castle Line Royal Mail Steamer Arundel Castle’. Bearing King’s Head 1d rose-red (SG 4) tied by Cape Town (16 Feb) double circle datestamp and with a KANGELA STREET / ESHOWE (20 FEB with year error ‘21’) double circle datestamp struck on arrival. View side with surface damage, otherwise fine and scarce. £45
SA3959 1925 6th March, cover bearing KGV 2d King's Head, cancelled with crisp machine 'CAPE TOWN / (bilingual) AIR-MAIL SAVES TIME'. Addressed to Pretoria, struck with boxed 'UNKNOWN' cachet and readdressed with several despatch datestamps. £20
SA3958 1925 6th March, cover bearing KGV 2d King's Head, cancelled with crisp machine 'DURBAN / (bilingual) AIR-MAIL SAVES TIME'. Addressed to Pinetown, struck with boxed 'UNCLAIMED' cachet and returned with despatch datestamp. Flap lacking on reverse. £15
SA3966 1925 4th April, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV 2d King's Head (SG 6), cancelled oval 'REGISTERED / EAST LONDON', addressed to Natal. £20
SA3030 1925 29th April, cover bearing strip of six KGV ½d King's Head coil stamps plus two 1d Airs (SG 18, 26), cancelled 'MALVERN addressed to East London. Sent Airmail and struck with 'S.A. AIR MAIL 30 APR 25' datestamp below. Most attractive. £60
SA3987 1925 18th May, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV 2d King's Head (SG 6), cancelled 'ENGCOBO', addressed to the Cape. Amabele transit and Cape Town transit strikes on front. Most unusual. £45
SA3962 1925 26th May, envelope bearing KGV King's Head 2d (SG 6), cancelled 'GINGINHLOVU datestamp, addressed to Reit-Vlei, arrival backstamp. Most unusual. £45
SA3988 1925 3rd June, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV ½d, 1d and 3d King's Heads (SG 3, 4, 9), cancelled 'MAFEKING', addressed to Denmark. Most attractive. £45
SA3957 1925 17th June, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGV ½d, 1d and 1½d King's Heads (SG 3, 4, 5), cancelled oval 'REGISTERED / PIETERMARITZBURG', addressed to Lichtenstein. Arrival backstamp. £35
SA3023 1925 13th August, printed cover 'SEAL OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF VOLKSRUST' bearing KGV 1d coil and 2d King's Heads (SG 19, 6), cancelled 'VOLKSRUST' addressed to the USA. £45
SA6430 1925 16th November, coloured post card of Union Castle Kildonan Castle, bearing GB KGV 1d, cancelled bold 'CAPE TOWN / PAQUEBOT' datestamp, addressed to England. £30
AS440 1926 (18th February), small envelope locally addressed containing a card thanking the sender for a wedding gift. Bearing a King’s Head ½d green (SG 3) tied by an ESTANTIA (18 FEB) double circle datestamp. A fine example of the ½d unsealed letter rate. £35
AS374 1926 (7th June), printed notice in Afrikaans (public sale of a farm and livestock at ‘Boesmansberg’), folded and mailed at the printed matter rate to Upington. Bearing a single King’s Head ½d (SG 3) tied by a PRIESKA (7 June) double circle datestamp. Faint oval cachet of ‘J.P. Viljoen / Attorney at Law’ on reverse. A fine example of the unsealed printed matter rate. £35
SA3082 1926 16th June, printed cover bearing strip of three KGV 2d King's Head coil stamps (SG 21), cancelled 'SPRINGS', sent registered to England. Attractive. £55
SA5436 1926 (3rd July), cover bearing ½d Springbok Pretoria printing plus KGV 1d King's Head lower left corner block of four showing plate '6' in margin, each cancelled with special 'PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / DURBAN' datestamps in red. Sent registered locally addressed and with special Exhibition cachet in violet. Most attractive. £55
SA5430 1927 6th January, printed cover for the East London Stamp Exhibition, bearing South Africa KGV 2½d Kings Head, cancelled with special 'E.L. / P.S. / STAMP EXHIBITION' triangular datestamp in violet. Locally address. Attractive. £45
AS155 1927 (13th April), Union 4d registered postal stationery envelope, addressed, on the reverse, to Germany. Bearing a single Afrikaans 4d triangle (SG 33) tied by WEST FORT (13 Apr) double circle datestamp with additional strike cancelling the embossed stamp. Various German transits and a Munich (6 May) arrival datestamp, all struck on the front. A scarce stamp to find commercially used on cover and a very scarce cancellation (not seen at the time of publication Putzel & Visser’s ‘Postmarks’ though subsequently recorded). Unusual. £75
AS497 Official Mail 1927 (6th May), stampless postcard with I.D.V.S.M.–O.H.M.S. printed at top, addressed to Umsinga. With originating CEDARA (6 MAY) double circle datestamp and with SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE / OFFICIAL FREE / CEDARA crowned oval cachet struck in violet. The reverse with printed ‘REMINDER’ concerning outstanding school fees and a bilingual ‘School of Agriculture / 6 MAY 1927 / Cedara, Natal’ oval datestamp struck in grey-blue. £25
AS494 Advertising 1927 (19th August), postcard addressed to Umsinga franked with JOHANNESBURG / AUG 19 / PAID ½d / 1927 roller cancellation with bilingual SUPPORT S.A. INDUSTRIES slogan, all in red. The front and back of the card with advertising for ‘RAND RUBBER WORKS’ tyres. All wording and advertising printed in green. Attractive. £35
SA1985 1928 9th July, printed envelope for the Durban Philatelic Exhibition bearing triangular block of four 4d (SG 33a), cancelled special 'S.A.PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / DURBAN' datestamps in red. Sent registered to Holland and struck with special Exhibition cachet. Most attractive. £45
AS491 Railway 1929 (26th June), postcard addressed to Pomeroy / Tugela Ferry with the latter crossed through and ‘Via Dundee’ added. Bearing a ½d Springbok (SG 30) tied by a GREYTOWN (26 JUN) double circle datestamp and with TUGELA FERRY (27 and 28? JUN) transits struck on the front. The reverse with printed bilingual ‘S.A.R. & H. / Goods Advice Note’ with S.A.R. & H. / GREYTOWN 958 (26 JUN) double oval datestamp at top. Unusual. £25
AS493 Railway 1929 (28th June), postcard addressed to Tugela Ferry which has been crossed through and ‘PO Pomeroy / Via Dundee’ added. Bearing a ½d Springbok (SG 30) tied by a GREYTOWN (26 JUN) double circle datestamp and with a TUGELA FERRY (29 JUN) transit struck on the front. The reverse with printed bilingual ‘S.A.R. & H. / Goods Advice Note’ with S.A.R. & H. / GREYTOWN 958 (28 JUN) double oval datestamp at top. Unusual. £25
SA1999 1930 24th October, envelope bearing 1d Ship machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG', locally addressed. Struck with bilingual violet 'EMPTY HOUSE' cachet, duly returned. Most unusual. £35
SA1988 1931 26th January, envelope bearing 1d Ship strip x three, machine cancelled 'PRETORIA', addressed to Belgian Congo. Endorsed on arrival 'Inconnu' and further struck with 'REBUT' cachet, duly returned with despatch strike. £20
SA1950 1931 14th February, KGV 1d embossed stationery envelope bearing 1d ship x three (SG 43d or dw), each cancelled large 'BLOEMFONTEIN / 3' datestamps, locally addressed. Applied at upper left with printed 'RAILWAYS LETTER POST' label endorsed in pencil with the train and date, further above 'Late fee' in ink. Most unusual. £65
SA1986 1931 6th March, printed 'REGISTERED ROUXVILLE' envelope bearing 2d Union Buildings single and vertical pair (SG 34), cancelled 'ROUXVILLE', addressed to Pretoria. Most attractive. £45
AS411 1932 (27th January), envelope addressed to England with printed ‘Via Air Mail / Imperial Airways / First Air Post / South Africa to England’. Bearing a single 1/- orange (SG 41) tied by a Johannesburg (27 Jan) double circle datestamp with a second strike alongside. Vertical fold, otherwise fine. £45
SA1626 1932 (January), printed envelope 'AIR MAIL / SOUTH AFRICAN TRAVEL BUREAU / Agents for IMPERIAL AIRWAYS', bearing ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d and 6d pictorials, cancelled 'CAPE TOWN 30 JAN 32' datestamps, addressed to London. Attractive. £35
SA1998 1932 2nd September, envelope bearing 1d Ship vertical pair machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG', locally addressed. Manuscript red ink endorsement and further struck with bilingual black 'PARTI GONE AWAY' cachet, duly returned with despatch strike. £20
SA1951 1933 7th February, envelope bearing 2d Union Buildings x two (SG 44 or bw), each cancelled 'S. A. RAILWAYS / VLAKTERPLAATS' datestamps, addressed to Oudtshoorn. Applied at upper left with printed 'RAILWAYS LETTER POST' label endorsed in pencil with the train and date. Receiving strike on front. Most unusual. £65
SA1994 1933 15th April, printed advertising postcard on orange for the Wargundy Orchards, bearing 1d Ship cancelled 'WESTMINSTER', addressed to Bloemfontein. Most unusual. £35
SA1968 1933 16th May, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing 2d Union Buildings, cancelled 'PRIESKA', addressed to Britstown. Arrival backstamp. £20
SA308 1933 (October), envelope from Kimberley with embossed 'MCGREGOR MUSEUM, KIMBERLEY.' addressed to the Transvaal. Franked with double circle 'KIMBERLEY / 24 OCT 33 - ½D / PAID' datestamp struck in red. £20
AS480 1933 (29th November), envelope sent registered to England. Bearing Pretoria Roto 3d black and red and a vertical pair of 2d ex the ‘Smith’s Cooperage’ booklet with binding margin at left, the lower stamp showing an ‘aeroplane’ flaw. (SG 44 var, 45aw). All tied by a single GREAT BRAK RIVER (29 Nov) double circle datestamp with further strike on reverse. Liverpool (19 Dec) arrival backstamp. With 1933 Christmas label affixed on front. Sender’s name excised from reverse, otherwise fine. £45
SA4426 CHRISTMAS SEALS. Range on album page from 1934 (unused block of four) to 1959, 13 years in all. Unused or cancelled. Unusual range. £25
SA2007 1934 5th March, envelope bearing 1d Ship x four cancelled oval 'S. A. R. - PCLS / THEUNISSEN . 408' datestamps, addressed to Bloemfontein. Manuscript upper left 'Rail Post', receiving strike dated the following day. Most unusual. £45
SA309 1934 (May), Transvaal / ZAR 3d purple and green wrapper used to the Cape with additional South Africa ½d Official tied by Johannesburg (22 May) datestamp. Unusual. £20
AS410 1934 (13th October), envelope addressed to Cape Town bearing Roto printing 1d and 2d (SG 43, 44) each tied by a large bilingual NATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION / PRETORIA (13 X 34) double circle datestamp. Uncommon. £45
SA2001 1935 11th January, envelope bearing 1d Ship machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG', locally addressed. Manuscript red ink endorsement 'Gone away' and further struck with bilingual black 'PARTI GONE AWAY' cachet. £20
AS492 Official Mail 1935 (11th February), stampless postcard with I.D.V.S.M.–O.H.M.S. printed at top, addressed to ‘PO Pomeroy’. With an originating POMEROY GAOL / MSINGA oval cachet struck in violet with ‘Official free’ inserted in manuscript and a POMEROY (11 FEB) double circle arrival datestamp below. The reverse with printed ‘REMINDER’ concerning a firewood tender and a second oval cachet. Ink stain at base. Unusual. £25
SA4845 1935 23rd February, envelope bearing Orange River Colony KEVII 2½d, cancelled with special 'IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE' bilingual datestamp. 'Robertson' rubber-stamped address. £25
SA4001 1935 20th March, parcel tag bearing KGV Kings Heads 1½d tete-beche pair, 2½d and 1/3 plus single ½d, 1d and 6d's (SG 5a, 7, 13), twice cancelled crisp special bilingual 'IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE / 20 III 35' datestamps. Most attractive. £65
SA2452 1935 13th May, printed publicity card (Government Printer, Pretoria), for the Post Office with an image of a red post box, reverse giving details of the services that the Post Office provides. Bearing KGV Silver Jubilee ½d vertical pair cancelled special bilingual 'POST OFFICE EXHIBITION CAPE TOWN' datestamp, locally addressed. Delightful and very scarce. £175
AS461 1935 (7th June), envelope sent registered to Johannesburg, bearing KGV Silver Jubilee 1d (pair) and 3d (SG 66, 67) tied by BRAKPAN (7 JUN) double circle datestamps with additional strike on the reverse. With boxed Brakpan registration cachet struck in violet. £20
AS460 1935 (11th June), envelope sent registered to Paarl, bearing KGV Silver Jubilee 1d (pair) and 3d (SG 66, 67) tied by MILL STREET / CAPE TOWN (11 JUN) double circle datestamps with additional strike on the reverse. With disintegrating boxed Mill Street registration cachet struck in violet. Paarl (12 VI) arrival backstamp. Also showing indecipherable relief type datestamp (JU 12) on the reverse. £20
AS496 Advertising 1935 (10th December), ‘ADVICE CARD’ addressed to Natal, franked with a STANDERTON / 10 DEC ½d 35 / PAID double circle datestamp struck in red. The reverse with printed buying prices for butter fat by Standerton Creamery. POMEROY (11 DEC) arrival datestamp. Unusual. SOLD
SA5636 1936 17th April, envelope bearing single KGV ½d King's Head coil stamp (SG 18), machine cancelled CAPE TOWN and sent at the unsealed Printed Matter rate to Japan. Most unusual. £45
SA3028 1936 1st June, envelope bearing two KGV 2d King's Head pairs showing plate '2' in margins, cancelled JOHANNESBURG, sent Airmail to England. Endorsed at base 'Pd Late fee'. £35
SA1949 1936 15th June, envelope bearing KGV 1d King's Head plus Cape KEVII 1d's x two (SG 4, 71), twice cancelled with special large 'DEUTSCHE SCHIFFSPOST / HAMBURG-AFRIKA' datestamps. Addressed to Munich and together with a coloured postcard of one of the mailboats used, the D. Adolph Woermann. Most unusual. £75
SA4423 1936 14th December, envelope bearing 4d x three plus pair 1936 Christmas Seals. Machine cancelled 'PORT ELIZABETH' sent airmail to Holland. £20
SA3024 1937 8th January, envelope bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d and pair Natal KEVII 4d's, cancelled 'CITY & SUBURBAN / JOHANNESBURG', sent registered to the USA. Attractive and unusual. £45
SA1995 1937 29th January, printed buff envelope 'SOUVENIR OF DURBAN / PANORAMIC VIEW', bearing 1d Ship cancelled 'VLERMUISKLIP', addressed to Clanwilliam. Internally with a three section folding black and white photograph of Durban from the Head across the harbour and city. Most attractive and a rare survivor. £45
SA1958 1937 12th May, printed KGVI Coronation 'FIRST PIGEON POST' envelope bearing KGVI ½d Coronation pair (SG 71), cancelled 'STRAND', locally addressed. Sent of the first such flight and to Mr. L. A. Wyndham, together with the flimsy wrapper and printed note carried by the actual pigeon. This numbered 55 of the 199 made. Very scarce and most appealing. £145
AS499 1937 (12th May) First Day of Issue. Large portion of a Union of SA bilingual Parcel Post label addressed to Moorreesburg. Bearing a horizontal pair of the KGVI Coronation 1/- red-brown and turquoise-blue (SG 75) tied by a neat STRAND (12 MAY 37) double circle datestamp (the first day of issue) with a second strike alongside. Also showing sender’s private cachet. Very fine and attractive. £55
AS333 1937 (16th August), incoming envelope sent airmail from Pontresina, Switzerland, bearing 1F.05c postage. Various manuscript markings indicate the cover was underpaid and on arrival in South Africa the cover received a ‘T/3d’ circular tax marking and a postage due 3d deep blue and blue (SG D28w) was affixed and tied by a Johannesburg (24 Aug) double circle datestamp. The reverse with a large (postal?) ‘Duplicate’ bilingual boxed datestamp (24 Aug). £45
SA1963 1937 31st December, 'Sunset Cover' for the last day of usage of Colonial issues. Bearing five different duties from the Orange River Colony cancelled 'STRAND', sent registered airmail to Nylstroom (E. Tamsen). Attractive. £35
SA2054 1938 4th January, envelope bearing 1d Ship machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG', locally addressed. Manuscript red ink endorsement 'Gone away' and further struck with bilingual violet 'PARTI GONE AWAY' cachet. £15
SA1946 1938 30th January, FRONT only of a printed Radio Communication Co. Ltd. 'OCEAN LETTER' envelope, bearing KGV 2d King;s Head pair plus 1d ship (SG 6, 31), cancelled with large violet oval 'SHIPPING POSTMASTER / CAPE TOWN' strike, another alongside. Addressed to 'Albu, Johannesburg' (Sir George Albu, a mining magnate of the era). Most unusual. £45
SA4428 1938 24th August, envelope bearing 1/- Gnu, machine cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG' sent airmail to Czechoslovakia, then re-addressed to London. Struck with Greek exchange control cachet. £15
SA1991 1938 6th September, envelope bearing single ½d Voortrekker (SG 50), cancelled 'VENTERSDORP', locally addressed. A most attractive unsealed letter rate franking. £20
SA1963 1938 6th October, envelope bearing single ½d Voortrekker (SG 50), cancelled 'VENTERSDORP', locally addressed. A lovely open letter rate usage. £20
AS462 1939 (3rd February), envelope sent registered to Johannesburg, bearing Roto 4d and Voortrekker 1d (SG 46c, 80) tied by BOKSBURG / T (3 FEB) double circle datestamps with additional strike on the reverse. Boksburg registration cachet struck in violet. The ‘T’ at base of the datestamp is believed to denote intended use at the Telegraphic counter. £15
SA2071 1939 25th March, envelope bearing 1d Ship x three cancelled oval 'S. A. R. / SLURRY 587' datestamp, addressed to the Cape. Manuscript upper left 'Per Rail Post' and the reverse applied with printed bilingual 'RAIL LETTER POST.' label duly endorsed. A little soiled and minor opening tears. Most unusual. £55
SA2053 1940 20th May, envelope bearing 1d Ship x five cancelled 'REGISTERED / JOHANNESBURG', locally addressed. Manuscript red ink endorsement 'Gone away' and further struck with bilingual violet 'PARTI GONE AWAY' cachet, 'ROSETTENVILLE' despatch strike. £20
SA1973 1940 2nd September, envelope endorsed at top 'U.D.F. / On Active Service', bearing 1d Ship, cancelled crisp 'BARBERTON CAMP/KAMP' (the N reversed). Locally addressed. £20
SA2009 1940 16th September, envelope bearing ½d Springbok and 1d Ship cancelled 'PRINCE ALBERT', addressed to Zeekoegat. Struck with bilingual violet 'UNKNOWN' cachet and twice readdressed with despatch datestamps. £15
SA1972 1940 11th October, envelope endorsed at top 'On Active Service', sent without charge, cancelled crisp 'BARBERTON CAMP / KAMP' sc relief datestamp. Struck at left with violet '14TH FIELD AMBULANCE, S.A.M.C.' cachet, addressed to Germiston. £30
SA1971 1940 22nd November, envelope endorsed at top 'On Active Service', sent without charge, cancelled 'BARBERTON CAMP/KAMP'. Struck with violet oval 'RAND LIGHT INFANTRY' cachet, addressed to the Cape. Locally addressed. £20
SA1970 1940 18th December, envelope endorse in corner 'On active service'. sent without charge machine cancelled 'PRETORIA', addressed to the Orange Free State. Struck with violet rectangular 'NO. 1 AIRCRAFT REPAIR DEPOT / VOORTREKKERHOEGTE / P.O. ROBERETS HEIGHTS' cachet. Original contents enclosed being a folded three section printed S. A. Airforce Christmas and New Year Greeting, illustration of the Union Buildings within. Most appealing. £40
SA1871 1941 10th October, specially printed bilingual 'GREETINGS AND GOOD NEWS / TELEGRAM' on gold window envelope. With original form and struck with 'CAMBRIDGE 10 X 41' receiving datestamp. Highly attractive and scarce. £65
SA1872 1941 10th October, specially printed bilingual 'GREETINGS AND GOOD NEWS / TELEGRAM' on gold window envelope. With original form and struck with 'CAMBRIDGE 10 X 41' receiving datestamp. Highly attractive and scarce. £65
SA1952 1942 12th January, envelope originally posted from England and addressed to India, endorsed at top 'On Active Service'. Several times readdressed including to South Africa where opened at right then resealed with printed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape. A number of despatch and instructional strikes on from and reverse. A story to tell. £20
AS406 1942 (18th May), envelope addressed to Prince Albert. Bearing a single War Effort ½d green (SG 88) tied by a bilingual Cape Town slogan roller canceller (Morse code ‘V…-’ for Victory). The flap with printed ‘Guardian Assurance Company, Ltd’ oval. A fine example of the unsealed open letter rate. £30
SA1953 c1942 undated envelope addressed 'PRISONER OF WAR POST, CAMP 62. P.M. 3200. ITALY.' Struck with magenta BY AIR MAIL cachet, opened both at right and left, resealed with printed 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape and plain tape at left, the reverse struck with violet 'Ag' cachet, later copy attached. Sent from one Miss Williamson, Johannesburg. £25
SA350 194? (January), WWII small envelope addressed to Kokstad sent at the unsealed open letter rate. Bearing small format ½d War Effort tied by part FRAN(KFORT) (14 Jan) double circle. Clean, neat and attractive cover and example of this rate. £20
SA1955 1943 16th August, printed company invoice applied with small format ½d War Effort (SG 97), machine cancelled 'PORT ELIZABETH'. Edge faults. Unusual. £25
SA2437 1943 28th October, printed postcard for the South African Railways and Harbours, being a confirmation of a booking made for a train journey from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth on the 25th November. Cancelled with red franking strike for Cape Town, addressed to Port Elizabeth. Unusual. £25
SA2000 c1943 printed small advertising wrapper for Croxley Stationery, applied with ½d War Effort (SG 97), un-cancelled and apparently not used. Delightful. £30
SA3783 1944 19th August, envelope bearing 1/- small Wars block of four, upper right stamp showing 'Bursting shell' flaw (SG 104, 104a). Sent airmail to the U.S.A., opened by censors with two differing tape seals at left and right. Most unusual. £65
AS409 1944 (12th September), envelope addressed to Pietermaritzburg bearing a single War Effort 2d Sailor (SG 100) tied by a very fine CAVALCADE (12 IX / 1944) single circle relief type datestamp. Scarce.
 
Note: According to Hasso O. Reisener in ‘The Special & Commemorative Postmarks, Cachets & Covers of South Africa’ (1975), this datestamp was used at the ‘Dawn of Victory Cavalcade’ held at Pietermaritzburg from 12th to 16th September. He notes “This is probably one of the scarcest cavalcade postmarks.”
£55
SA1961 1944 28th November, envelope bearing ½d Springbok coil pairs (SG 105), cancelled 'A. P. O. - U - M. P. K. / 50A' datestamps. 'Robertson' rubber stamp address. £25
AS310 1945 (6th January), envelope sent registered to Johannesburg bearing a single Bantam 6d red-orange (SG 102) tied by a clear MOBILE POST OFFICE No. 7 / PRETORIA (6 JAN 45) double circle datestamp, with a second strike on the reverse. With Pretoria registration label affixed at upper left. Unusual. £45
SA1959 1945 28th March, envelope bearing 2/6 definitive plus 1/- reduced Wars cancelled 'ESHOWE', sent airmail to the USA, endorsed 'VIA WEST AFRICA'. Opened at left then resealed with printed 'EXAMINED BY 30608' clear tape. £15
SA1960 1945 11th April, envelope bearing 2/6 definitive plus 4d, 6d and 1/- reduced Wars cancelled 'MARAISBURG', sent registered airmail to the USA. Opened at left then resealed with printed 'EXAMINED BY 30635' clear tape. Transit and arrival backstamps. Attractive franking. £25
SA2002 1945 26th April, envelope typewritten at top 'O.H.M.S.' and sent without charge, machine cancelled 'EAST LONDON' locally addressed. Struck with crisp violet 'OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF CIVILIAN SUPPLIES' cachet. £15
AS190 1945 (May), wrapper addressed to England bearing a ‘bantam’ ½d greenish blue (SG 97b) tied by a Johannesburg (23 May) double circle datestamp. Also bearing ‘£1,000,000 Victory Thanksgiving Appeal’ label (Governor General’s National War Fund) affixed at lower left. The reverse with large sender’s cachet of ‘The South African Philatelist’ lightly struck in purple. £25
SA5172 1945 (June), small plain parcel tag bearing 6d small Wars x three and 2/6 Roto. (SG 102, 49b), cancelled 'FOX STR. / JOHANNESBURG' with arrival 'KRUGERSDORP' datestamp on reverse. Most attractive. £25
SA1954 1945 4th July, printed bilingual form 'UNION DEFENCE FORCES' being an acknowledgement for volunteering for service during WWII. Issued to one Sgt. Price-Jones, printed signature lower right corner 'J.C.Smuts'. Folded £25
SA2003 1945 24th September, envelope endorsed at top 'On Service' and sent without charge. Struck at upper right with violet oval 'M.A.F. DEPOT / ZWARTKOP' cachet, addressed to East London. £20
AS154 1945 (30th November), unaddressed envelope with ‘proof’ impression in red of an advertising meter cancellation ‘Travel by air / Everywhere / Phone or call / Mosenthal’ with Cape Town datestamp set for ’30 XI 45’ and postage set to ‘0/2’. The envelope is handstamped ‘SPECIMEN.’ in violet. Unusual. £45
SA1870 c1946 'V' and 'VICTORY VRYHEID' folding Christmas greeting card. Unusual. £20
SA1874 1946 3rd January, printed bilingual 'GREETINGS AND GOOD NEWS / TELEGRAM' envelope, addressed to Pietersburg and struck with violet 'BY POST' cachet. Arrival backstamp. Unusual. £20
SA416 1946 (8th August), open letter rate envelope to the USA bearing Bantam ½d (SG 97b) tied by Cape Town (8 Aug) double circle datestamp. Typewritten endorsement ‘Printed Papers’ at top. Circular ‘U. S. CENSORSHIP / EXAMINED BY (number)’ cachet struck in purple. Folded horizontally and peripheral cover faults, though unusual. £40
SA1967 1946-47 printed bilingual 'RATIONING SCHEME' booklet. Apparently unused and complete with 29 numbered pages. Explanatory instructions over four pages with the grid system used on remaining pages. Issued to one Lowina Du Toit and numbered 'S / 137583'. Most unusual. £45
SA2074 1947 January, incoming envelope from Portuguese India with franking on reverse, sent registered to Johannesburg. Endorsed in pencil 'Received at Johannesburg damaged by rodents'. Secured at right with several printed 'Found open (etc.)' labels and cancelled with Johannesburg datestamp for the 6th January. Most appealing. £45
SA1981 1947 18th August, 4d Native Hut stationery registered envelope bearing 3d and 1/-, cancelled crisp 'PENZANCE ROAD / PENZANCEWEG / DURBAN' datestamp, addressed to the USA. Attractive. £25
SA1974 1947 22nd December, envelope bearing ½d Springbok and alongside 1947 Christmas 1d label, machine cancelled 'BLOEMFONTEIN', addressed to Johannesburg. £15
SA3189 c1947 (date unclear), home-made cloth parcel label stitched at sides, bearing various values to 5/- (9/5d rate). Endorsed at top 'Gift Parcel' and addressed to 'Russian Zone, Germany'. Highly unusual. £110
SA3792 1949 20th June, printed envelope bearing 4d, 1/- and 5/- definitives (SG 46c, 62, 64b), cancelled 'HATFIELD'. Sent registered airmail to The Netherlands. Attractive high value useage. £25
AS407 1952 (31st July), envelope sent registered to Kimberley. Bearing a single 6d green and red-orange ‘orange tree’ (SG 119) tied by ULCO (31 Jul) double circle datestamp with a further strike on the reverse. With an Ulco registration cachet struck in violet at upper left. Kimberley (1 Aug) arrival backstamp. £30
AS200 1953 (17th July), sepia picture postcard (‘The Union-Castle Line Royal Mail Motor Vessel “CAPETOWN CASTLE” 27,002 Tons.’) Addressed to South Africa and bearing a South Africa 2d (SG 134) tied by a large PAQUEBOT / POSTED AT SEA machine cancellation incorporating a Southampton (17 July) circular datestamp £20
SA2008 1955 13th July, envelope bearing Animals definitive 2d (SG 154), lightly cancelled 'WARMBATHS', addressed to Pretoria. Re-addressed from there to Cape Town and then secured at top with printed bilingual 'Found open or damaged and officially secured' tape and tied with 'DEPOT / RONDEBOSCH' datestamps. Somewhat battered as to be expected. £25
SA2072 1956 4th April, envelope bearing 1d block of four Animal definitive, cancelled with large violet rectangular 'BOOKING OFFICE / S.A.R. MACLEAR' cachet, another alongside. Addressed to Indwe, applied with two printed bilingual 'RAIL LETTER POST.' labels at left and on reverse. Negantive seal arrival strike on reverse. Most unusual. £50
AS385 1974 (November), CRASH MAIL incoming airmail window envelope from Germany franked with a machine cancellation (18 Nov). The cover was carried on the ill-fated Lufthansa Boeing 747 which crashed on take-off at Nairobi on the 20th November 1974. Bearing the bilingual cachet ‘RETRIEVED FROM AIR CRASH ON 20 / NOVEMBER 1974 AT NAIROBI. / HERWIN VAN LUGRAMP OP 20 / NOVEMBER 1974 TE NAIROBI.’ struck in purple. £110
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