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REVENUE 1913 KGV large format revenue issue. Upper part of De La Rue ‘Appendix C’ (154x99mm) dated ‘10th February 1913’. Bearing three IMPERFORATE COLOUR TRIALS utilizing the 3d duty. Printed on gummed paper in: brownish black and yellow-green; brownish black and deep ultramarine; deep dull green and vermilion (similar to the colours of the issued £1). Each affixed by their own gum. Ex De La Rue Archives. Superb, rare and most attractive.
£3,750
Last update: 13th October, 2020
REVENUES / CINDERELLA
O245 REVENUE 1910 (December, Union period), ‘Certificate of Registration’ concerning a property in Winburg. Bearing an ORC KEVII 5/- revenue tied by neat ‘DEEDS OFFICE / CANCELLED / 13 DEC 1910 / Bloemfontein, O.F.S.’ boxed cancellation struck in violet. The printed text dates from the ORC period and all references have been amended to read ‘Orange Free State’ as it was then a province of the Union of SA. Attractive. £65
AS402 SOUTH AFRICA / Revenue (24th April, 1911), front page of a Deed of Transfer document, bearing nine revenue stamps (eight different) added at different times. Comprising Cape QV £10 violet, Cape ‘Hope Standing’ £1, Cape KEVII 10/-, Union of SA KGV 6d, 1/-, 2/- (3), 3/-. All tied by Cape Town Crowned oval datestamps dated (24 AP 11), (20 NO 18), (29 SP 27) or (7 NO 27). Some faults including light creasing though a spectacular mixed franking. £65
AC927 REVENUE / Penalty 1911, Cape of Good Hope QV £10 deep reddish violet revenue stamp of 1884 overprinted 'PENALTY' in red. Very fine fresh mint. £350
AC928 REVENUE / Penalty 1911, Cape of Good Hope KEVII 2/- dull purple and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with Pietermaritzburg (Natal) circular cancellation with date ‘21/10/11’ in manuscript. £30
AC929 REVENUE / Penalty 1911, Cape of Good Hope KEVII 2/6 dull purple and carmine revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with circular datestamp (11 Dec 12). £25
AC930 REVENUE / Penalty 1911, Cape of Good Hope KEVII 5/- dull purple and black revenue stamp overprinted ‘PENALTY.’ in red. Fine used with oval datestamp (19 Dec 11). £35
AS428 REVENUE c1914 De La Rue die proof of the KGV large format revenue issue vignette. Printed in black on glazed card (92x 60mm) handstamped ‘AFTER STRIKING’ in black and with initials (?) and date ‘5.12.19’ in manuscript. The reason for the late date is unclear. Rare. £1,750
AS429 REVENUE c1913 De La Rue die proof of the KGV large format revenue issue with combined vignette and frame. Printed in black on glazed card (92x 60mm) with uncleared duty tablet and surrounds. Rare. £1,500
AS430 REVENUE 1913 KGV large format revenue issue. Upper part of De La Rue ‘Appendix C’ (154x99mm) dated ‘10th February 1913’. Bearing three IMPERFORATE COLOUR TRIALS utilizing the 3d duty. Printed on gummed paper in: brownish black and yellow-green; brownish black and deep ultramarine; deep dull green and vermilion (similar to the colours of the issued £1). Each affixed by their own gum. Ex De La Rue Archives. Superb, rare and most attractive. £3,750
AS431 REVENUE 1913 KGV large format revenue issue. Part of a De La Rue Appendix sheet (160x56mm). Bearing three IMPERFORATE COLOUR TRIALS utilizing the 3d duty. Printed on gummed paper in: dull purple and light green; deep dull green and deep claret; brown-olive and dull purple. Each affixed by their own gum. Ex De La Rue Archives. Superb, rare and most attractive. £3,500
AS432 REVENUE 1913 KGV large format revenue issue. Part of a De La Rue Appendix sheet (160x59mm) bearing three IMPERFORATE COLOUR TRIALS utilizing the 3d duty. Printed on gummed paper in: scarlet and dull purple (similar to the colours of the issued £10); deep ultramarine and deep dull green (similar to the colours of the issued 3/-); deep dull green and yellow-green. Each affixed by their own gum. Ex De La Rue Archives. Superb, rare and most attractive. £3,500
AS433 REVENUE 1913 KGV large format revenue 6d dull purple and bright scarlet. Upper marginal BLOCK OF FOUR showing plate number ‘1’ and marginal rules. Superb unmounted mint. Scarce. Barefoot 2 £275
SA5816 REVENUE 1913 KGV large format revenue £25 orange and deep dull green. Very fine used, cancelled in ink with much gum remaining. Uncommon. Barefoot 17 £110
AS434 REVENUE 1913 KGV large format revenue £25 orange and deep dull green. Very fine mint. A RARITY. Barefoot 17 £4,500
AS435 REVENUE 1928 (June), printed official bilingual document (335mm x 205mm) headed ‘In the Supreme Court of South Africa’, issued in Cape Town confirming the enrollment of an attorney. Bearing a pair of KGV £10 bright rose-red and reddish purple revenue stamps, affixed at upper right and tied by neat INLAND REVENUE (23 June) double circle datestamps. Also bearing a large red ‘Seal of the Supreme Court’ affixed at bottom. Most attractive. £150
AS436 REVENUE / Consular 1913 KGV large format revenue issue overprinted vertically ‘CONSULAR / KONSULAIR’. Five duties: 3d, 1/-, 2/6, 10/- and £1. The 2/6 and £1 with perforation faults, otherwise very fine used. Barefoot does not list the 1/- in these colours. A very scarce group. Barefoot 1, 3var, 5, 7, 8 £175
AS427 REVENUE / Consular 1938 KGVI monocolour revenue issue overprinted horizontally ‘CONSULAR / KONSULAIR’. 6d rose-carmine block of six (2x3). Trimmed at top, other-wise very fine used, cancelled with a large PASSPORT CONTROL OFFICER / 11-9-1947 / GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA oval date-stamp. A scarce multiple. Barefoot 21 SOLD
AS437 REVENUE 1931-7 KGV small format revenue issue. Eight duties: 2d, 3d, 6d, 1/-, 1/6, 2/-, 3/- and 10/-, each an upper corner marginal BLOCK OF FOUR. The 2d with year date 1933 and watermark facing right. All the others with year date 1935 and watermark facing left. Very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint. A remarkable, rare and most attractive group. Barefoot 18-23, 25, 27 £1,250
AS348 REVENUE 1931-37 KGV small format revenue issue. 5/- deep slate-grey and slate-green (year date 1936) with watermark sideways, facing left. Upper left corner marginal block of four showing major printing error LARGE PART OF FRAME OMITTED AT LEFT affecting both stamps in the left column. The reverse with some adherence in margin and hinge reinforcing, otherwise very fine mint. A spectacular rarity. Barefoot 26 var £2,750
AS438 REVENUE 1931-37 KGV small format revenue issue. 5/- deep slate-grey and slate-green (year date 1936) with watermark sideways, facing left. Lower left corner marginal block of eight (2x4) showing major printing error LARGE PART OF THE FRAME OMITTED AT LEFT affecting all four stamps in the left column. The reverse with some adherence in the lower margin and hinge reinforcing on one stamp, all the others superb fresh unmounted mint. A spectacular rarity. Barefoot 26 var £5,500
AS425 REVENUE c1930 ½d+½d brown ‘Levy’ stamp inscribed FARM DAIRY BUTTER in English and Afrikaans. Horizontal pair perforated vertically through the centre (four units). Very fine mint. Scarce. Barefoot 1
 
Note: printed in a deep red-brown shade and with little background detail or outline to the horns.
£80
AS426 REVENUE c1930 ½d+½d brown ‘Levy’ stamp inscribed FARM DAIRY BUTTER in English and Afrikaans, perforated vertically through centre (two units). Very fine without gum, presumably used. Very scarce. Barefoot 1 var
 
Note: printed in a dull brown shade and apparently re-drawn with a more detailed background and with the horns now strongly outlined. This is the first example of this version we have seen.
£110
SA1969 REVENUE 1934 18th May, printed receipt applied with 1d Ship pen cancelled. Issued by the Victoria West Golf Club in respect of £3 15s towards the Club house funds. Folded. £15
AS313 REVENUE 1937 (June), envelope sent airmail to England, bearing a postage 6d green and orange (SG 47) used together with a KGV 6d revenue stamp (dated ‘1936’), each tied by a ZWARTRUGGENS (11 Jun) double circle datestamp. Somewhat roughly opened at right and repaired (clear of adhesives). It is unclear if the revenue was inadvertently accepted and cancelled or if the 6d postage was sufficient and therefore redundant. Most unusual. £55
AS321 REVENUE 1945 (January), envelope addressed to the USA. Bearing two 2d bantam postage stamps (SG 100) and a KGVI 3d green revenue stamp, all tied by a Johannesburg (4 Jan) machine roller cancellation. It is unclear if 4d was sufficient pre-payment of the rate or if the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted as postage. Unusual. £45
AS315 REVENUE c1950, envelope addressed to England, bearing a 3d dull blue (SG 117) used together with a KGVI revenue 6d (stamp dated ‘1947’) tied by a Johannesburg (2 Aug) machine cancellation. It is unclear if the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted and cancelled or if 3d postage was sufficient for surface mail to the UK and the revenue was therefore redundant. Most unusual. £45
AS322 REVENUE 1954 (January), envelope addressed locally within Cape Town. Bearing two KGVI 1/- revenue stamps tied by a Cape Town (20 Jan) machine cancellation. Despite the huge overpayment with invalid stamps, there are no tax markings evident and they appear to have been accepted (or overlooked). Unusual. £45
AS317 REVENUE 1956 (January), envelope (opened on three sides) addressed to Pretoria, bearing only a 2d revenue stamp tied by a Durban (29 Jan) machine cancellation. A lack of any endorsements or tax markings appears to indicate the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted as postage. Unusual. £35
AS318 REVENUE 1958 (November), envelope addressed to Johannesburg, bearing only a 2d revenue stamp (dated ‘57’) tied by a Margate (8 Nov) machine cancellation. A lack of any endorsements or tax markings appears to indicate the revenue stamp was inadvertently accepted as postage. Unusual £45
SA5181 REVENUE 1961 50c Arms green and pale brown, block of four showing error 'VYFTIG SENT' at both left and right sides. Superb unmounted. An uncommon multiple. Barefoot 117a £65
AS396 REVENUE 1961 Arms issue 50c green and pale brown. Lower right corner BLOCK OF TEN, with all stamps showing the error ‘VYFTIG SENT’ at both left and right sides (instead of bilingual). The error was subsequently corrected. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Rare in such a large multiple. Barefoot 117a £180
AS197 REVENUE 1967-68 small format 2c brown and green. Horizontal pair showing large green ‘volcano’ inking flaw across both stamps. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Spectacular and most unusual. Barefoot 128 var £110
AS114 1933 part of a document bearing a Union of South Africa 2/6 bilingual revenue embossed in vermilion. Cancelled with large East London Registrar of Births and Deaths oval cachet, dated 3 June 1933. £35
SA369 REPLY COUPON 1955 'Commonwealth Reply Coupon' 3d carmine. Issued at Queenstown (7 Jan). Staple holes at upper left, otherwise fine. £15
AS156 RAILWAY PARCELS STAMP 1910 20/- brown-rose, rouletted saw-tooth 14. A few blunt teeth at lower right, otherwise very fine used with NEWCASTLE (AP 3? / 11) datestamp. Scarce. H&N PS1.23 £65
AS157 RAILWAY PARCELS STAMP 1910 20/- pale brown-rose, perforated 12. Very fine used with DAVEL / TRANSVAAL (9 JAN 13) datestamp and diagonal blue line. Scarce. H&N PS1.23 £65
SA1962 RAILWAYS PARCEL 1947 27th June, full S.A.R. & H. Parcels Waybill (now folded), applied with bantam 3d and 1s orange each overprinted 'C L N', cancelled 'CALEDON' for a consignment to Reitpail. Attractive. £20
AS151 RAILWAY NEWSPAPER STAMP c1912 ½d black on whitish paper (roulette about 6½). Upper marginal block of four. Light gum bends, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. H&N NS1.3 £45
AS153 RAILWAY NEWSPAPER STAMP c1932 ½d black on whitish paper (roulette about 6½). Complete sheet of 40 (8x5). Lightly hinged on four stamps and one with corner crease otherwise all are superb fresh unmounted mint. H&N NS2.1 £450
SA1966 CUSTOMS DUTY 1953 5th November, incoming window envelope from GB bearing KGVI 1½d, machine cancelled 'LONDON'. Applied at lower right with South Africa ½d Springbok overprinted ‘DOUANE’, un-cancelled. Folded at centre. £25
SA1964 CUSTOMS DUTY c1956 undated, incoming envelope from GB bearing QEII 2d Wilding, machine cancelled. Addressed to East London, applied at lower left with South Africa ½d ‘warthog’ overprinted ‘DOUANE’, un-cancelled. £25
SA1965 CUSTOMS DUTY 1957 13th August, incoming KGVI 1½d GB embossed stationery window envelope, applied at lower right with South Africa ½d ‘warthog’ overprinted ‘DOUANE’, un-cancelled. £20
SA5818 PETROL RATIONING c1950 '2 GALLONS' label blue and maroon. Left marginal block of four. Very fine unmounted. £30
SA5817 PETROL RATIONING c1950 '2 GALLONS' label maroon and blue-green. Right marginal block of four. Very fine unmounted. £20
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