SOUTH WEST AFRICA
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Revenue / Tribal Tax 1930-1935, official printed bilingual ‘Tribal Fund. Registration Certificate.’ (125x142mm). The reverse with printed boxed spaces for years 1930 to 1935. Bearing ½d definitive overprinted '5/- / Ondangua' in red (x 2), 3d definitive overprinted and surcharged 'Ondonga / 5/-' in red (x 3) and irregular block of three unoverprinted 1/- definitives, each cancelled with oval cachet, initials or circular datestamp. Folded / splitting horizontally and soiling as to be expected. Rare.
Revenue / Tribal Tax 1950-1954, official printed bilingual ‘Tribal Fund. Registration Certificate.’ (122x157mm). The reverse with boxed spaces each with printed ‘Year’ though undated. Bearing a vertical strip of five ‘Voortrekker’ 1d magenta commemorative overprinted and surcharged 'Ondonga / 5/-' in black, each tied by a ‘Native Commissioner / Ovamboland SWA’ boxed cachet and with relevant year ‘50’ to ‘54’ added in manuscript alongside each. Folded horizontally, affecting one adhesive and some light soiling as to be expected. Rare.
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Last update: 24th July, 2017
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
SWA430 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1901 Yacht, no wmk. Complete set of 13 values very fine and fresh mint. SACC 13-25 £225
SWA343 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1901 2 Mark Yacht, no. wmk. Upper left corner block of four. Superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely multiple. SACC 23 £275
SWA342 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1901 2 Mark Yacht, no. wmk. Upper right corner block of four. Superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely multiple. SACC 23 £275
SWA344 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1901 2 Mark Yacht, no. wmk. Complete sheet of 20. Superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely multiple. RARE. SACC 23 £1,400
SWA345 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1901 3 Mark Yacht, no. wmk. Upper right corner block of four. Superb and fresh unmounted. A lovely multiple. SACC 24 £350
SWA324 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1912 Yacht 2m, wmk. lozenges, dark blue 26 x 17 perf. holes. Left marginal very fine and fresh unmounted. SACC 32 £45
SWA432 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1919 Yacht 2m, wmk. lozenges, blue 25 x 17 perf. holes. Very fine and fresh mint. SACC 32a £50
SWA367 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1919 Yacht 2m, wmk. lozenges, blue 25 x 17 perf. holes. Very fine and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SACC 32a £160
SWA433 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1919 Yacht 3m, wmk. lozenges, greyish violet. Very fine and fresh mint. SACC 33a £50
SWA368 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1906 Yacht 5m, wmk. lozenges, greenish black and light carmine 26 x 17 perf. holes. Lower marginal very fine and fresh unmounted. SACC 34 £140
SWA434 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1919 Yacht 5m, wmk. lozenges, greenish black and pink 25 x 17 perf. holes. Very fine mint. SACC 34a £85
SWA325 GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1912 Yacht 5m, wmk. lozenges, greenish black and pink 25 x 17 perf. holes. Right marginal very fine and fresh unmounted. SACC 34a £175
SWA138 1923 KGV ½d to 1/3 overprints, setting I. Set of eight values very fine or superb unmounted. SG 1-8 £150
SWA437 1923 KGV ½d overprint, setting I. Upper right corner pair showing plate '5' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 1 £25
SWA438 1923 KGV ½d overprint, setting I. Lower left corner block of six showing plate '5' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 1 £45
AA1308 1923 KGV ½d overprint, setting I. Pair left stamp showing ‘WES.’ for ‘WEST’ variety. Very fine mint. SG 1 var. £40
SWA439 1923 KGV ½d overprint, setting I. Lower marginal block of four showing dramatic leftwards shift of overprint. Virtually severed vertically and hinge strengthened. Striking and scarce. SG 1 vars. £90
SWA440 1923 KGV 1d overprint, setting I. Lower right corner block of four showing plate '6' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 2 £45
SWA411 1923 KGV 1d overprint, setting I. Lower left corner block of four showing plate '7' in margin, in addition upper right stamp showing large dropped spacer bar before 'Z' of 'ZUID'. Superb unmounted. An unusual and scarce block. SG 2 and var. £75
SWA441 1923 KGV 1d overprint, setting I. Lower right corner block of four showing plate '7' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 2 £50
SWA15 1923 KGV 1d overprint, setting I. Upper left corner plate '1' pair showing leftwards shift of overprint, into margin and left stamp. Very fine used on piece cancelled 'WINDHOEK 21 FEB 23'. Striking and uncommon. SG 2 var. £75
SWA312 1923 KGV 2d overprint, setting I. Showing strong rightwards shift of overprint. Very fine mint. Striking and uncommon. SG 3 var. £120
SWA442 1923 4d KGV overprint, setting I. Upper right corner pair showing plate '1' in margin. Minor mostly marginal creasing, very fine unmounted. SG 5 £60
SWA45 1923 KGV 4d overprint, setting I, litho in shiny ink. Superb unmounted. SG 5a £55
SWA443 1923 KGV 6d overprint, setting I. Right stamp showing large part 'Missing 'Z' flaw (on basic stamp). Some pulled perforations on left (normal) stamp otherwise fresh mint. Scarce. SG 6 var. £90
SWA39 1923 KGV 6d overprint, setting I, litho in shiny ink. Superb unmounted. SG 6a £50
SWA444 1923 KGV 1/- overprint, setting I. Upper left corner pair showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 7 £45
SWA40 1923 KGV 1/- overprint, setting I, litho in shiny ink. Superb unmounted. SG 7a £90
SWA46 1923 KGV 1/3 overprint, setting I, litho in shiny ink. Superb unmounted. SG 8b £120
SWA47 1923 KGV 2/6 overprint, setting I. Lower marginal, superb unmounted. SG 9 £100
SWA316 1923 KGV 2/6 overprint, setting I. Very fine used. SG 9 £110
SWA50 1923 KGV 5/- overprint, setting II. Right marginal, superb unmounted. SG 13 £210
SWA53 1924 KGV 3d overprint, setting III thinner lettering, deep blue shade. Very fine fresh mint. SG 19 shade (SACC 29a) £25
SWA376 1924 KGV 6d overprint, setting III thinner lettering. Block of 30 being the upper five rows from the lower left pane. Few split perfs. in margin at top and light buckle lower right otherwise very fine or superb unmounted. Lovely. SG 21 £175
SWA420 1923 10/- King’s Head overprint, setting III thinner lettering. Horizontal pair fine used cancelled 'KARIBI 13 11 24' datestamp. Uncommon. SG 26 £200
SWA54 1924 KGV 2/6 overprint, setting IV. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 28 £125
SWA413 1924 2/6 KGV overprint, setting VI 'South West' 16½mm. Superb unmounted. SG 37 £65
SWA422 1926 5/- KGV overprint, setting VI 'South West' 16mm. Superb unmounted. SG 38 £90
SWA423 1924 10/- KGV overprint, setting VI 'South West' 16½mm. Upper marginal hinged on margin stamp superb unmounted. SG 39 £145
SWA317 1924 10/- KGV overprint, setting VI 'South West' 16½mm. Right stamp showing considerable upwards shift of overprint (apparently upper left corner). Very fine mint. Most unusual. SG 39 var. £140
SWA147 1926 4d triangular, English overprint. Showing 'missing eyebrow' flaw, very fine mint. SG 44A var. £10
SWA335 1927 ½d pictorial overprints (English on English). Lower right corner block of 30 superb unmounted. SG 41 £50
SWA354 1927 ½d pictorial overprints (English on English). Right marginal superb used. SG 41 £7
SWA356 1927 ½d pictorial overprints (English on Afrikaans, London printing). Arrow blocks of four from both left and right of sheet. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 45 £15
SWA336 1927 ½d pictorial overprints (English on Afrikaans, London printings). Lower left corner block of 60 superb unmounted. SG 45 £45
SWA337 1927 ½d pictorial overprints (English on Afrikaans, London printings). Upper marginal block of 120 being the upper half of the pane, folded vertically superb unmounted. SG 45 £90
SWA142 1927 ½d pictorial overprints (English on Afrikaans, London printing). Block of four upper right stamp showing 'Africa' without stop (row 13/8). Very fine mint hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. Uncommon. SG 45a, 45 £140
SWA453 1927 6d pictorial overprints (English on Afrikaans, London printing). Lower right corner horizontal block of 12, upper right stamp showing light impression of the Caslon intrusion. An inverted 'C', part of the letter 'A' and half an 'X' are visible below the left of the tree and slight traces above the tree. In addition stamp 20/11 showing the 'cloud' variety. A very rare piece. Fresh unmounted. SG 47 and var.
 
Note: together with this intriguing variety are the comprehensive articles published explaining how it occurred
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SWA390 1927 2d to 10/- overprints. Complete set of six values very fine unmounted. SG 49-54 £250
AM247 1927 2d grey and purple overprinted ‘South West / Africa.’ reading up. A single (Afrikaans) handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type 5) in violet. Very fine mint. SG 49s £15
AM248 1927 2d grey and purple overprinted ‘South West / Africa.’ reading up. Single (English) handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type 5) in violet. Very fine mint. SG 50s £15
SWA384 1927 2d overprint. Block of four very fine or superb unmounted. SG 49 £15
AA1121 1927 2d overprint. Block of four showing shift of overprint up and right, in addition the stamp showing shift of vignette left. Very fine mint. Striking. SG 49 var. £60
SWA151 1927 2d overprint. Showing 16½mm setting on left stamp (third vertical row), very fine mint. SG 49 var. £10
AM250 1927 3d black and red overprinted ‘South West / Africa.’ reading up. A single (Afrikaans) handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type 5) in violet. Very fine mint. SG 50s £15
AM251 1927 3d black and red overprinted ‘South West / Africa.’ reading up. Single (English) handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type 5) in violet. Very fine mint. SG 50s £15
SWA385 1927 3d overprint. Block of four very fine or superb unmounted. SG 50 £15
SWA56 1927 3d overprint. Lower marginal pair showing full imprint. Very fine unmounted. SG 50 £10
SWA149 1927 3d overprint. Block of four showing 16½mm setting on left pair (third vertical row), very fine mint or unmounted. SG 50 and var. £20
SWA150 1927 3d overprint. Lower marginal imprint block of four showing 16½mm setting on left pair (third vertical row), very fine mint or unmounted. SG 50 and var. £30
SWA90 1927 10/- overprint. Superb unmounted. SG 54 £95
SWA387 1927 10/- overprint. Upper marginal pair in an unusual steel-blue and grey-brown shade. Handstamp on reverse of each, hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 54 shade £120
SWA154 1927 10/- overprint. Showing 16½mm setting on left stamp (third vertical row), very fine mint. SG 54 var. £65
SWA155 1927 4d triangular overprint (English), pair perforated only at top. Very fine mint. SG 55A / a var. £35
SWA328 1927 4d triangular overprint (English), pair showing double perforations between. Hinge strengthened, very fine mint. SG 55A var. £35
SWA129 1927 4d triangular overprints, both English and Afrikaans each in matching right marginal blocks of 12, imperforate at right. Odd light tone spots otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 55A, 55B £25
SWA157 1927 4d triangular overprint (English), triangular block of four imperforate at right and between lower right horizontal pair. Very fine mint or unmounted. Unusual in this format. SG 55Aa var. £45
SWA156 1927 4d triangular overprint (Afrikaans), imperforate between (pair). Very fine mint. SG 55Ba £40
AA1644 1927 4d triangular overprints, perf. 11½, both English and Afrikaans types, each handstamped 'SPECIMEN'. Some light staining not showing through to front, fine mint. Uncommon pair. SG 55As, 55Bs £100
SWA137 1927 KGV 1/3 and £1 overprints. Usual yellowish gum, fresh unmounted. SG 56-57 £100
SWA159 1927 KGV 1/3 overprint, showing overprint above value tablet. Very fine mint. SG 56 var. (SACC 91a) £10
SWA425 1927 KGV 1/3 overprint, showing overprint above value tablet. Lower left corner block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Some marginal creasing stamps superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 56 var. (SACC 91a) £55
SWA163 1927 KGV 1/3 overprint, upper right corner block of six showing ornament in margin, in addition upper right stamp showing broken 'S' variety. Fine unmounted. SG 56 and var. £20
SWA162 1927 KGV 1/3 overprint, showing overprint in BLUE. Very fine mint. SG 56 var. (SACC 91c) £60
SWA44 1927 KGV £1 overprint, left marginal block of four. Hinge traces, very fresh mint. SG 57 £375
SWA201 1927-28 'S.W.A.' overprints, complete set of ten values fine to very fine mint. SG 58-67 £165
SWA164 1927 ½d 'S.W.A.' overprint, right stamp without stop after 'A'. Very fine mint. SG 58a £40
SWA123 1927 ½d 'S.W.A.' overprint, block of four showing overprint above value. Block of four superb unmounted. SG 58b £8
AA1647 1931 ½d 'S.W.A.' overprint, vertical pair showing major shift of overprint, now straddling perforations. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 58 var. £20
SWA166 1927 ½d 'S.W.A.' overprint, block of four showing major downwards shift of overprint, now straddling perforations. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 58 var. £40
SWA165 1927 1d 'S.W.A.' overprint, right stamp without stop after 'A'. Very fine mint. SG 59a £35
AA1645 1927 1d 'S.W.A.' overprint, showing major shift of overprint now straddling perforations. Superb unmounted. SG 59 var. £25
SWA168 1927 1d 'S.W.A.' overprint, right marginal block of eight showing major shift of overprint now straddling perforations, in addition additional strike of horizontal perforations in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 59 var. £80
SWA170 1927 2d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 60 £20
SWA171 1927 2d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, lower left corner block of four, lower right stamp showing small 'S.W.' of 'S.W.A.'. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 60 and var. (SACC 83b) £50
SWA351 1927 3d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint. Superb unmounted. SG 61 £8
SWA352 1927 3d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint. Block of four very fine mint or unmounted. SG 61 £10
SWA178 1927 3d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, lower left corner block of four, lower right stamp showing small 'S.W.' of 'S.W.A.'. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 61 and var. (SACC 84d) £60
SWA174 1927 3d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, right marginal block of eight showing oval perforations affecting right stamps. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 61and vars. £80
AA487 1927 3d 'S.W.A.' overprint, perf. 14 x 13½ down, left stamp without stop after 'A'. Very fine mint. SG 61ba £65
SWA173 1927 3d 'S.W.A.' overprint, perf. 14 x 13½ down, lower marginal right stamp without stop after 'A'. Very fine mint. SG 61ba £70
SWA175 1927 3d 'S.W.A.' overprint, perf. 14 x 13½ down, lower marginal block of four without stop after 'A' on lower left stamp and right vertical pair, confirmed on B.P.A. certificate (1983). Superb unmounted. Most unusual and very scarce. SG 61ba and var. £250
SWA176 1927 3d 'S.W.A.' overprint, perf. 14 x 13½ down, left marginal block of four upper left stamp showing horned 'W'. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 61b and var. £50
SWA179 1928 4d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint. Right marginal superb unmounted. SG 62 £18
AA1394 1928 4d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, lower marginal pair showing full imprint. Very fine mint. SG 62 £25
SWA182 1928 4d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, lower marginal block of four showing full imprint. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 62 £40
SWA183 1928 4d 'S.W.A.' overprint, block of nine centre stamp without stop after 'A'. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 62a, 62 £120
SWA186 1927 6d ‘S.W.A.’ overprint. Left marginal superb unmounted. SG 63 £10
SWA185 1927 6d 'S.W.A.' overprint, upper marginal block of four upper left stamp without stop after 'A' (position 1/7). Very fine mint. SG 63a £120
SWA187 1927 1/- ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, block of four very fine mint or unmounted. SG 64 £25
AA1395 1927 1/- ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, lower marginal pair showing full imprint. Very fine mint. SG 64 £30
SWA424 1927 2/6 ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Very fine mint. SG 65 £65
SWA191 1927 2/6 ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, perf. 14 x 13½ down. Very fine mint. SG 65b £60
SWA61 1927 5/- ‘S.W.A.’ overprint. Superb unmounted. SG 66 £90
SWA195 1927 5/- ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, left stamp without stop after 'A', right stamp small stop after 'A'. Very fine mint. SG 66a £200
SWA194 1927 5/- ‘S.W.A.’ overprint, perf. 14 x 13½ down. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 66b £90
SWA197 1927 10/- 'S.W.A.' overprint, upper marginal vertical pair lower stamp without stop after 'A'. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 67a £125
SWA198 1927 10/- 'S.W.A.' overprint, left stamp without stop after 'A'. Very fine mint. SG 67a £250
SWA202 1930-31 ½d and 1d 'S.W.A.' overprints, roto. printings. Blocks of four, very fine mint. SG 68-69 £40
SWA402 1931 ½d 'S.W.A.' overprint, roto printing. Right stamp showing green 'arrow' in top left corner flaw (row 5/8). Superb unmounted. SG 68 var. £35
SWA403 1931 ½d 'S.W.A.' overprint, roto printing. Block of four lower left stamp showing bard in buck's ear flaw (row 10/7. Superb unmounted. SG 68 and var. £65
SWA401 1931 ½d 'S.W.A.' overprint, roto printing. Right marginal vertical block of 12, showing white patch in front of buck's breast flaw (row 4/11) plus black dot below tip of left horn flaw (row 6/12). In addition running sheet number '6950' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 68 var. £125
SWA200 1930 1d 'S.W.A.' overprint, roto. printings. Showing upwards shift of overprint, right marginal very fine mint. SG 69 var (SACC 94g) £20
SWA204 1931 1d 'S.W.A.' overprint, roto printing, block of four showing major shift of overprint, now straddling perforations. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 69 var. £40
AA1648 1931 1d 'S.W.A.' overprint, roto printing, block of four showing major shift of overprint, now straddling perforations. Superb unmounted. SG 69 var. £50
SWA127 1930 1d 'S.W.A.' overprint, roto. printing. Right marginal superb used. SG 69 £22
SWA205 1930 4d and 1/- Airs, first printing. Very fine mint. SG 70-71 £55
SWA208 1930 4d Air, first printing, showing retouched clouds flaw (row 6/9). Very fine mint, uncommon. SG 70 var. (SACC 95f) £45
SWA207 1930 4d Air, first printing, showing FORGED overprint double. Upper marginal, very fine mint, uncommon. Confirmed on R.P.S. certificate (1996). SG 70 var. forgery £45
SWA213 1930 1/- Air, first printing, showing white mark below 'U' of 'LUGPOS' (row 6/5 lower pane). Very fine mint, very scarce with only 20 examples possible. SG 71 var. (SACC 96d) £150
AA1144 1930 1/- Air, first printing, showing minute stop after 'A' of 'S.W.A.', left stamp in a right marginal pair, superb unmounted. SG 71 var. £160
AA1146 1930 4d and 1/- Air, later printing, set superb unmounted. SG 70b, 71b £13
SWA446 1930 1/- Air, later printing, showing variety 'white blob below U of LUGPOS' (constant, row 12/5). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 71b var. (SACC 98c) £45
AA474 1930 4d and 1/- Air, large type. Complete sheets of 60 of each, showing various plate flaws. Folded vertically otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. SG 72-73 £300
SWA334 1930 4d Air, large type. Complete sheets of 60, showing various plate flaws. Folded vertically otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. SG 72 £80
SWA209 1930 4d Air, large type, major variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Very fine mint. SG 72a £160
AA1151 1930 4d Air, large type, showing short 'I' in 'AIR' flaw (row 9/9). Upper left stamp in a right marginal block of four. Very fine mint. SG 72 and var. £30
SWA218 1930 4d Air, large type, showing short 'I' in 'AIR' flaw (row 9/9). Upper left stamp in a right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 72 and var. £45
AA1152 1930 4d Air, large type, showing retouched clouds flaw (row 12/9), in a positional lower right corner pair. Stamps superb unmounted. SG 72 and var. £30
AA1154 1930 1/- Air, large type, showing variety overprint shifted to left. Very fine mint. SG 73 var. (SACC 100b) £20
SWA214 1930 1/- Air, large type, showing white mark below 'U' of 'LUGPOS' (row 6/5 lower pane). Very fine mint. SG 77 var. (SACC 100c) £30
SWA445 1930 1/- Air, large type, showing variety 'white blob below U of LUGPOS' (constant, row 12/5). Very fine mint. SG 73 var. (SACC 100c) £30
AA1159 1930 1/- Air, large type, vertical pair showing shift of overprint down. Superb unmounted. SG 73 var. £20
SWA220 1930 4d and 1/- Air, large type (SG 72-73). Set on printed blue 'On His Majesty's Service' cover, cancelled with special bilingual 'FIRST AIR MAIL 26 1 32' datestamps, sent registered to England. Attractive. £45
SWA221 1931 Pictorial definitive, ½d to 20/- complete set of 12 values (perf. up), very fine mint. SG 74-85 £110
SWA393 1931 Pictorial definitive, ½d to 20/- complete set of 12 values (perf. up), very fine unmounted. SG 74-85 £200
SWA341 1931 Pictorial definitive, ½d to 20/- complete set of 12 values (perf. up), all lower marginal showing imprint in margins. Very fine mint. SG 74-85 £200
SWA222 1931 Pictorial definitive, ½d to 20/- complete set of 12 values (perf. down), very fine mint. SG 74-85 £130
SWA358 1931 ½d Pictorial definitive (perf. up), upper marginal block of 16. Superb unmounted. SG 74 £25
SWA359 1931 1d Pictorial definitive (perf. up), marginal block of 36 being six rows across the sheet. Superb unmounted. SG 75 £40
AA1502 1931 1d Pictorial definitive (perf. up), upper marginal block of four across interpanneau margin, showing plate (vignette) '3' in upper margin. Hinged on margin, stamps superb unmounted. Very scarce. SG 75 £80
AA1164 1931 1d Pictorial definitive, horizontal strip of six showing COIL JOIN. Superb unmounted. Very scarce. SG 75 coil join £75
AM162 1931 Pictorial definitive (perf. down), 5/- sage-green and red-brown. Block of four, very fine used with light strikes of OTJIWARONGO (28 Mar 36) double circle datestamps. SG 83 £55
SWA20 1931 10/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up). Superb unmounted. SG 84 £75
AA1506 1931 10/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up), lower marginal showing full imprint in margin. Very fine mint. Lovely. SG 84 £60
SWA113 1931 10/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up), lower marginal showing full imprint in margin. Very fine mint. Lovely. SG 84 £60
SWA426 1931 10/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up), lower marginal showing full imprint in margin. Very fine mint. Lovely. SG 84 £60
SWA427 1931 10/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up), lower marginal showing full imprint in margin. Very fine used cancelled 'WINDHOEK S.W.A. / N 8 MAY 42'. Lovely. SG 84 £65
SWA396 1931 20/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up). Superb unmounted. SG 85 £110
SWA100 1931 20/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up), lower marginal showing full imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Lovely. SG 85 £135
AM164 1931 Pictorial definitives (perf. up), 20/- lake and blue-green. Block of four, very fine used with central WINDHOEK TELS (27 May 48) double circle datestamp. SG 85 £130
SWA12 1931 20/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up), upper right corner block of four, very fine used cancelled 'WINDHOEK 17 AUG 48'. SG 85 £160
AA1509 1931 20/- Pictorial definitive (perf. up), right marginal block of six, superb used on piece cancelled 'WINDHOEK 17 II 47'. Lovely. SG 85 £225
SWA02 1931 3d and 10d Airs. Fine mint. SG 86-87 £55
SWA223 1931 3d and 10d Airs. Fine mint. SG 86-87 £55
SWA224 1931 3d and 10d Airs, on whiter paper apparently later printings. Fine mint. SG 86-87 £55
SWA63 1931 3d and 10d Airs. Very fine unmounted. SG 86-87 £110
SWA101 1931 3d and 10d Airs, both lower marginal showing full imprint in margins. Very fine mint. SG 86-87 £120
SWA62 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee. Set of four values superb unmounted. SG 88-91 £16
SWA382 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee, set of four values in lower marginal pairs showing imprint in margins. Very fine mint. SG 88-91 SOLD
SWA116 1935 6th May, cover bearing KGV 1d to 6d Silver Jubilee plus 3d pictorial and 1d Official overprint, cancelled 'OTJIWARONGO' sent registered airmail to Germany. £35
SWA226 1935 ½d Voortrekker, showing several black spots in left part of gable end flaw (row 3/19), in right marginal strip of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 92 and var. (UHB V3) £20
SWA227 1935 1d Voortrekker, showing blurred 'SOUTH AFRICA' and red 'comet' flaw (row 2/7). Very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 93a £60
SWA22 1933 2d Voortrekker, major variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE. Upper marginal, hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 94b £225
SWA233 1935 3d Voortrekker, showing thickened frame line below 'ENT' of 'MONUMENT' flaw (row 5/8). Very fine mint. SG 95 var. (UHB V4) £40
SWA28 1935 Voortrekker, set on printed First Day cover, postmarked 'WINDHOEK'. Very fine and clean, handstamped address. Uncommon this fine. SG 92-95 £50
SWA65 1937 1½d Mail train. Superb unmounted. SG 96 £25
AA1168 1927 1½d Mail train, lower marginal showing full imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 96 £40
SWA72 1937 KGVI Coronation. Complete set of eight values each lower marginal showing imprint in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 97-104 £8
SWA103 1937 KGVI Coronation. Complete set of eight values in blocks of four, mostly marginal, superb unmounted. SG 97-104 £6
SWA26 1937 KGVI Coronation. Complete set of eight values superb used. SG 97-104 £7
SWA234 1937 KGVI 4d Coronation, showing Re-entry (row 6/3) in positional lower left corner block of six. Superb unmounted. Surprisingly uncommon. SG 102a £35
SWA66 1938 Voortrekker Centenary. Set of four values superb unmounted. SG 105-108 £90
SWA450 1938 Voortrekker Centenary. Set of four values blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 105-108 £180
SWA24 1938 Voortrekker Commemoration. Set of two values superb unmounted. SG 109-110 £25
SWA104 1938 Voortrekker Commemoration. Set of two values in blocks of four, superb unmounted. SG 109-110 £50
SWA321 1938 1d Voortrekker Commemoration, showing three bolts in wheel rim flaw (row 15/5). Right marginal, very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 109a £70
SWA05 1939 Huguenot Landing, set of three values superb unmounted. SG 111-113 £45
AA1650 1939 Huguenot Landing, set of three in upper marginal 'arrow' blocks of four. Superb unmounted. Uncommon group. SG 111-113 £120
AA1651 1939 Huguenot Landing, set of three in right marginal sheet number blocks of four. Superb unmounted. Uncommon group. SG 111-113 £120
SWA69 1941-43 War Effort. Complete set of seven pairs and two singles, superb unmounted. SG 114-122 £40
SWA454 1941-43 War Effort. Complete set of nine values blocks of four, superb unmounted. SG 114-122 £80
SWA236 1941 3d War Effort, lower marginal 'arrow' block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 117 £60
SWA349 1941 3d War Effort. Superb used. SG 117 £22
SWA235 1941 4d War Effort, showing smudge above 'SUID' flaw in positional (row 5/1, by part arrow) left marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 118 and var. (UHB V2) £25
SWA237 1943 1/3 War Effort. Showing white spot on left 'H' of 'SOUTH' flaw (row 4/3). Superb unmounted. SG 120 var. £25
SWA242 1943 1½d reduced War Effort, showing ear flap flaw (row 13/3). Superb unmounted. SG 125a £15
SWA243 1943 1½d reduced War Effort, pair left stamps showing roulette 6½ widely spaced. Superb unmounted. SG 125 and var. (UHB 91 V9) £25
SWA241 1943 2d reduced War Effort, showing apostrophe flaw (row 19/1). Very fine mint. SG 126b £35
SWA248 1943 1/- reduced War Effort, bursting shell flaw in positional lower right corner pair. Hinged on margin stamp superb unmounted. SG 130d £40
SWA249 1943 1/- reduced War Effort, smoking 'L' flaw in left marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 130e, 130b £45
SWA35 1947 3d Royal visit, 'Black-eyed Princess' variety in positional lower left corner block of six. Superb unmounted. SG 136a/136 £15
AA1510 1954 definitive, complete set of 12 values in blocks of four, superb used mostly with central datestamps. Lovely group. SG 154-165 £80
SWA13 1954 6d definitive, showing watermark facing right. Superb used. Scarce and much under-rated. SG 159w £45
AA488 1954 1/3 to 10/- definitives, fine to superb used. SG 161-165 £20
SWA397 1960 definitive, wmk. Arms. Set of five values less the rare 6d in corner blocks of four showing cylinder numbers in margins. Superb unmounted. An uncommon group. SG 166-170 less 169a £110
AA960 1972 5c decimal definitive, swiss paper, coil stamp. Strip of four, superb unmounted. (SG 210 var.) SACC 206ca £40
AA962 1968 President Swart. Set in cylinder blocks of nine, superb unmounted. SG 220-221 £30
SWA451 1968 15c President Swart. Upper marginal block of six showing good downwards shift of the orange printing. Superb unmounted. SG 221 vars. £20
AA964 1970 2c decimal definitive, redrawn, swiss paper, coil stamp. Strip of four, superb unmounted. (SG 226 var.) SACC 216b £20
AA1175 1970 12½c Bible Society, showing variety shaved 'SWA'. Superb unmounted. SG 229 var. SACC 239a £20
AA1176 1970 12½c Bible Society, showing variety shaved 'SWA', in positional cylinder A block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 229 and var. SACC 239a £30
AA1179 1971 5c 10th Anniversary, showing variety 'black line behind head' (constant, row 1/4). Superb unmounted. SG 230 var. SACC 242a £10
AA1187 1973 5c Adolph Jentsch, showing strong shift of perforations, into design of stamp. Lower right corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 237 var. £40
AA1188 1973 5c Adolph Jentsch, showing strong shift of perforations, into design of stamp. Lower left cylinder block of four, superb unmounted. SG 237 var. £40
SWA338 1973 succulents definitive, complete set of 16 values original printings. Corner cylinder blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 241-256 £75
SWA417 1973-79 succulents definitive, complete set of 16 values original printings plus all additional, paper types, wide margins and perforations except the 14c wide lower margin type. In addition the extended cylinder blocks of 10 or 12 for the 1c, 3c, 5c, 6c, 7c, 9c and 20c. A total of 63 blocks or strips (as listed in SACC). Superb unmounted. A difficult assembly. SG 241-256 (SACC 250-264bf) £250
AA1311 1973 3c succulents definitive, pair showing strong shift of black printing left. Superb unmounted. SG 243 var., SACC 252b £80
AA1191 1973 3c Succulents definitive, major variety BLACK PRINTING OMITTED, plus strong shift of perforations left, in addition shift of salmon colour right. Superb unmounted, striking. SG 243a var., SACC 252a £80
AA1402 1973 5c succulents definitive, major variety BLACK (FACE VALUE ETC.) OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 245a £130
AA1653 1973 20c Succulents definitive, right marginal copy showing major upwards shift of magenta printing. Superb unmounted, dramatic and scarce. SG 252 var. £75
AA1196 1973 20c Succulents definitive, showing variety 'extra cactus', in positional cylinder block of four. Superb used. SG 252 and var., SACC 261a £20
AA1197 1973 20c Succulents definitive, EXTENDED cylinder block of ten, showing all five colour blocks in margin. Superb unmounted, scarce. SG 252 £30
SWA322 1973 25c Succulents definitive, showing crisp offset of black printing on reverse, lower right cylinder block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 253 vars. £20
SWA416 1973 30c Succulents definitive, lower left corner block of four showing downwards shift of blue and ochre printing. Normal block for comparison. Superb unmounted. SG 25 vars. £20
AA489 1975 Rare birds (2nd issue). Set in cylinder blocks of six. Superb unmounted. SG 270-273 £35
AA1200 1976 15c Water Supply, cylinder block of six showing shift of blue printing left, distorting entire image. Superb unmounted. SG 295 var. £30
SWA408 1980-89 Wildlife definitive. A COMPLETE set of all the printings in control strips of five or blocks of four, including the two booklets containing both the 12c reprints (as only issued in this format), plus coil strips of five. A total of 85 strips or block, two booklets and three coil strips. Superb unmounted. SACC 358-374, 436, 453, 472, 489, 489a £85
POSTAGE DUES
SWA80 1923 6d, setting I, left marginal superb unmounted. SG D2 £25
SWA257 1923 6d, setting I, showing 'Afrika' without stop variety. Left marginal, very fine mint. SG D2b £225
SWA261 1923 ½d, setting I, showing 'Afrika' without stop variety. Left marginal, superb unmounted. SG D6d £175
SWA272 1923 2d, setting I, right marginal strip of four the right pair showing distinct raised overprints. Very fine mint. SG D9 and var. £20
SWA277 1923 2d, setting I, left marginal block of eight with printer's guide dots in margin, showing downwards shift of overprints, small part of 'Africa' now in upper margin. Very fine unmounted. SG D9 var. £60
SWA276 1923 2d, setting I, block of nine very fine used cancelled 'WINDHOEK 6 APR 25', left stamps showing missing perf. holes. SG D9 and var. £70
SWA357 1923 3d, setting II, left marginal superb unmounted. SG D12 £10
SWA281 1923 ½d, setting III, showing missing perf. holes on left stamp. Very fine mint. SG D15 var. £25
SWA285 1924 ½d, setting IV, block of 12 bring the upper two rows of the pane, showing missing perf. holes on left stamps. Very fine unmounted. SG D18 and vars. £70
SWA284 1924 3d, setting V, very fine mint. SG D22 £12
SWA286 1924 1½d, setting V, showing missing perf. holes on left stamp. Very fine mint. SG D24 var. £15
SWA125 1924 5d, setting VI, right marginal pair showing rightwards and slanting shift of overprint. Superb unmounted. SG D25 var. £10
SWA287 1926 3d, setting VI. Very fine mint. SG D26 £8
SWA290 1924 5d, setting VI, showing 'Africa' without stop variety, upper left stamp in positional lower right corner block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D25a, D25 £85
SWA288 1925 1d, setting VI, showing 'Africa' without stop variety, upper left stamp in positional lower right corner block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG D28a, D28 £110
AA1070 1924 2d, setting VI, showing 'Africa' without stop variety. Right marginal pair, very fine mint. SG D30a £65
SWA294 1924 2d, setting VI, showing 'Africa' without stop variety, upper left stamp in positional lower right corner block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D30a, D30 £80
SWA289 1926 3d, setting VI, showing 'Africa' without stop variety, upper left stamp in positional lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG D31a, D31 £130
SWA87 1927 1½d to 6d, set of six values plus 2d shade. Superb unmounted. SG D33-D39 £90
SWA299 1927 1½d, showing very small dot after 'A' of 'Africa', lower left stamp in a upper right corner block of six. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D34 and var. (see footnote) £20
SWA301 1927 2d, showing very small dot after 'A' of 'Africa', lower left stamp in a upper right corner block of six. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D35 and var. (see footnote) £35
SWA300 1927 2d black and deep violet shade, showing very small dot after 'A' of 'Africa', lower left stamp in a upper right corner block of six. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D35a and var. (see footnote) £45
SWA297 1927 3d, very fine mint. SG D37 £12
SWA302 1927 3d, showing very small dot after 'A' of 'Africa', lower left stamp in a upper marginal block of six. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D37 and var. (see footnote) £60
SWA298 1927 6d, showing over-inked and blurred '6d' on each stamp. Very fine mint. SG D38 var. £30
SWA304 1927 6d black and deep violet shade, showing very small dot after 'A' of 'Africa', lower left stamp in a upper right corner block of six. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D38 and var. (see footnote) £55
SWA305 1928 1d, showing without stop after 'A' variety, upper right stamp in a right marginal block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG D43a £60
SWA307 1928 6d, showing without stop after 'A' variety, right marginal pair. Superb unmounted. SG D46a £85
SWA89 1931 ½d to 6d, set of five values superb unmounted. SG D47-D51 £25
AA1403 1931 ½d to 6d, set of five values in blocks of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG D47-D51 £70
AA1082 1961 1c to 10c, set of six values superb unmounted. SG D57-D62 £6
SWA128 1961 1c, an over-inked impression. Superb unmounted. SG D57 var. £10
OFFICIALS
SWA107 1926 6d, left marginal superb and fresh unmounted. SG O4 £180
SWA131 1929 ½d, block of four upper right stamp showing 'OFFICIAL' shifted upwards. Superb unmounted. SG 05 var. £10
AA1086 1929 2d, showing without stop after 'OFFISIEEL' variety. Lower marginal, superb unmounted. SG 07b £8
AA1089 1929 2d, lower marginal pair showing full imprint. Fine unmounted. SG 011 £4
AA1090 1929 2d, showing without stop after 'OFFICIAL' variety, top left stamp in a top marginal block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 011a £7
AM630 1931 ½d black and emerald. Block of four, superb unmounted mint. SG O13 £15
AA1096 1938 1½d, lower marginal showing full imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 017 £40
SWA93 1938 1½d, lower marginal block of four showing full imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 017 £75
SWA115 1938 1½d, lower marginal block of four showing full imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 017 £75
AA1097 1938 1½d, showing 'FI' for 'FF' in 'OFFISIEEL' variety (row 2/1), lower left stamp in a top marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 017 var. £65
AA1404 1945 ½d, block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG O18 £18
SWA08 1945 1½d, superb unmounted. SG O20 £28
AA1405 1945 1½d, block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG O20 £50
AA1102 1945 1½d, showing only the lower half of 'OFFISIEEL' and 'OFFICIAL' printed. Striking and unusual. Superb unmounted. SG 020 var. £65
AA1104 1945 6d, lower marginal pair showing full imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 022 £35
AA1105 1945 6d, lower marginal block of four showing full imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 022 £60
AA1106 1945 6d, showing overprint in dark red, right marginal superb unmounted. SG 022 var £30
SWA109 1951-52 ½d to 6d, set of five values superb unmounted. SG 023-027 £45
AM275 1951-52 ½d to 6d, set of five values in marginal blocks of four, the 6d with imprint. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG O23-O27 £110
AA1108 1952 ½d, lower marginal showing full imprint. Very fine mint. SG 023 £25
AA1111 1951 1½d, lower marginal block of four showing full imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 025 £65
AA1112 1951 1½d, overprints transposed, affecting the lower pair of a block of four, upper pair normal. Superb unmounted. SG 025a / 025 £90
AA1114 1951 2d, lower marginal block of four showing full imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 026 £8
SWA436 Booklet 1913 German South West Africa 2 Mk booklet with code letter 'C' in the lower left corner. Complete with five panes and interleaving, very fine. £125
SWA435 Booklet Pane 1913 German South West Africa booklet pane comprising two 5 Pfg. and four 10 Pfg se-tenant. Some perfs. trimmed at top and hinge trace on two stamps £15
AA319 Booklet 1913 German South West Africa 2 Mk booklet with no letter in the lower left corner. One part pane containing an irregular strip of three (two 5pf se-tenant with 10pf), and a single 5pf remain. The covers are very fine. A very scarce booklet. £300
SWA455 Postal History c1900 German South West Africa embossed envelopes illustrating the 'Yacht' issue (No. 18 of the series). Two slightly different examples, one with publisher's name and the other without. Very fine unused. £20
AM414 Postal History German South West Africa 1904 (June), stampless cover addressed to Germany, sent during the Herero Rebellion. Endorsed at top “Feldpostbrief” (to qualify for free postage) and bearing a neat strike of the SWAKOPMUND (29 June) single circle datestamp. Heidelberg (21 July) arrival backstamp. £65
SWA418 Postal History c1905 orange booklet titled 'Luderitzbucht' and containing within remaining nine most attractive and high quality coloured Post Cards, these of the town, fishing activities, harbour and railway station etc. Some interleaving and published by J. C. Hubrich. Lovely and fresh. Uncommon. £70
AS319 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1914 (December), Stampless GSWA colour picture postcard (Owambos looking for diamonds in Pomona). Addressed to Natal by a member of the Union Forces who gives his forwarding address as “2nd Inf Brigade Train / ‘C’ Force / Cape Town’ though within the message states “Still at Luderitzbucht”. The card was cancelled with a very fine ARMY BASE P.O. / SOUTH AFRICA / 4 (9 Dec) double circle datestamp which was located at Luderitzbucht and is considered the first occupational postmark of SWA. The card also received a fine example of the rare POSTAGE FREE / PASSED BY / CENSOR / CAPE TOWN (12 Dec) machine roller cancellation in red. A superb example of campaign mail. £220
AM582 Postal History c1914-15 censored GSWA black and white picture postcard (river fishing scene). Addressed to England and bearing a Union King’s Head 1d (SG 4) just tied by a rectangular PASSED BY CENSOR / DOORGELATEN DOOR CENSOR / No. 1 cachet struck in blue. There is no indication of the date of posting or where Censor ‘No. 1’ was located (possibly applied in transit at Cape Town ?) Intriguing. £75
AM257 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1916 (March), censored cover addressed to Windhoek bearing a marginal pair of Union KGV ½d green (SG 3) tied by a neat WALVIS BAY (23 Mar) double circle datestamp. With Windhoek (25 Mar) modified German oval arrival backstamp and additional strike on the front (dated 27 Mar). With bilingual rectangular censor cachet struck in blue. A cover tear unfortunately affects the right stamp, though still of fine appearance. £25
AM413 Postal History 1916 (April), censored cover addressed to Luderitzbucht, bearing a single South Africa KGV King’s Head 1d rose-red (SG 4) tied by a neat WALVIS BAY (2 Apr) double circle datestamp. With a bilingual boxed ‘Passed by Censor’ cachet struck in blue. Backstamped with the modified German period Swakopmund-Windhoek train canceller (3 Apr) in transit and a Luderitzbucht (7 Apr) arrival datestamp. Envelope a little roughly opened along base, otherwise fine. £45
AM615 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1916 (28th June), registered envelope addressed to Switzerland. Bearing a strip of three King’s Head 3d black and orange-red (SG 8) tied by a WINDHOEK (28 Jun) single circle datestamps (converted early German canceller with variety ‘raised stop after day’) with a further strike on the reverse and with German period ‘Windhuk / Deutsch-Südwestafrika.’ registration label. The cover was censored and shows a PASSED CENSOR / C.14. circular cachet and was resealed with two red on white ‘Opened by Censor. / Geopend door Censor. / 99’ labels affixed at top and tied by a ‘CENSOR / CAPE TOWN’ (6 Jul) oval datestamp (word/s before Censor’ have been excised). The labels are also tied by a Bern (2 Aug) arrival backstamp. £85
SWA457 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1916 (26th September), cover bearing King's Head ½d x two (SG 3), each cancelled with bold and one oily TSES / * sc datestamps. Reverse with Keetmanshoop transit strike for the next day. RARE. £200
AM618 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1917 (17th February), registered envelope addressed internally to Windhoek. Bearing a King’s Head 1d rose-red and a 4d orange-yellow and olive-green (SG 4, 10) tied by TSUMEB / S.W. AFRICA (17 Feb) double circle datestamps with a further strike on the reverse. Showing an unusual large crude ‘R’ and ‘Tsumeb’ registration cachet struck in violet-black. The cover was censored and was resealed with two red on white ‘Geopend door Censor. / Opened by Censor. / 100’ labels affixed at top. £65
AM617 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1917 (27th September), printed registered envelope addressed internally to Swakopmund. Bearing vertical pair of King’s Head 4d orange-yellow and olive-green (SG 10) tied by a WINDHOEK (27 Sep) single circle datestamp (converted early German canceller) with a further strike on the reverse. Also showing two fine examples of the very scarce WINDHUK / R.L.S. (27 Sep) rubber datestamp struck in violet on the reverse. With a large Windhuk registration cachet struck in violet at left. The cover was censored and shows a PASSED CENSOR / B / 100 circular cachet in violet and was resealed with two red on white ‘Geopend door Censor. / Opened by Censor. / 100’ labels affixed at top. £125
AM581 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1918 (28th January), censored internal cover addressed to Windhoek. Bearing a single Union King’s Head 1d (SG 4) tied by a NEUHEUSIS (28 Jan) single circle rubber datestamp struck in violet. With a PASSED BY CENSOR / B / 100 cachet, also struck in violet and a red on white bilingual ‘Opened by Censor / 100’ tape affixed across the top, partly overlapping the adhesive. Backstamped with an oval Windhoek (30 Jan) arrival datestamp (adapted GSWA Swakopmund-Windhoek train canceller). Scarce. £150
AA466 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1918 window envelope with printed ‘SWAKOPMUNDER BUCHANDLUNG’ at top. Sent locally at the unsealed letter rate in Windhoek, bearing a single ½d King’s Head tied by the converted Swakopmund-Windhoek oval railway datestamp (1 Feb) with the same canceller used as a backstamp (2 Feb). Also circular PASSED CENSOR / B / 100 cachet struck in violet. £45
AM577 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1918 (14th June), envelope sent registered internally to Swakopmund. Bearing South Africa King’s Heads ½d, 1d, 2d and 2½d tied by two neat KARIBIB (14 Jun) double circle datestamps with additional strike on the reverse. Backstamped with a Swakopmund (17 Jun) modified German datestamp. Sender’s cachet ‘Herbert Busch / Karibib / South-West Africa / Protectorate’ struck in purple on the reverse. A most attractive four-colour combination cover. £110
AM621 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1918 (9th December), registered envelope addressed to ‘Windhuk’, bearing a single King’s Head 6d black and violet (SG 11) tied by a LUDERITZBUCHT / S. W. AFRICA (9 Dec) double circle datestamp with a second strike on the reverse. Showing an unframed ‘Lüderitzbucht’ straight-line registration cachet struck in blue-black at upper left and with an ‘R’ in oval below. The cover was censored and shows a PASSED CENSOR / B / 100 circular cachet and a red on white ‘Geopend door Censor. / Opened by Censor. / 100’ label affixed at top, partly overlapping the adhesive. £55
AM616 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1919 (6th June), large part registered envelope addressed internally to Tsumeb. Bearing pairs of King’s Head 2½d bright blue and 1/- orange (SG 7, 12) tied by SWAKOPMUND / S.W. AFRICA (6 Jun) double circle datestamps. With German period ‘Swakopmund / Deutsch-Südwestafrika.’ registration label with ‘Deutsch’ crossed through in red manuscript. The cover was censored and shows two PASSED BY CENSOR/ DOORGELATEN DOOR CENSOR boxed cachets struck in purple. Karibib (7 Jun) transit backstamp and with two Standard Bank wax seals on the reverse. £75
AM619 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1919 (22nd July), registered envelope addressed to Switzerland bearing King’s Head 2½d bright blue (pair), a ½d green and 6d black and violet (SG 3, 7, 11) tied by LUDERITZBUCHT / S.W. AFRICA (22 Jul) double circle datestamps. With unframed straight-line ‘Luderitzbucht’ registration cachet struck in blue. The cover was censored and shows a smudgy PASSED CENSOR / C.9. circular cachet and was resealed with a red on white ‘Opened by Censor. / Geopend door Censor. / 99’ label affixed at side, overlapping the ½d and 6d adhesives. Additionally showing a small boxed cachet reading VENDU PAR: / L'AGENCE INTERNATIONALE / DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE struck in blue. Geneva (2 Sep) arrival backstamp. £85
SWA456 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1919 (8th September), Union KGV 4d registered stationery envelope bearing single King's Head 1d rose-red (SG 4), cancelled with crisp 'TSES / S. W. AFRICA' sc datestamp, endorsed at left in pencil '124 / Tses' and addressed to Kimberley. Then applied with another King's Head 1d and cancelled 'KEETMANSHOOP' the following day. Further large purple 'PASSED CENSOR' cachet endorsed '23'. Most attractive and very unusual. £175
AM254 Postal History (South African Occupation) 1921 (17th March) cover addressed to Windhoek bearing a single Union KGV 1½d chestnut (SG 5) tied by neat SWAKOPMUND (17 Mar) modified oval rail cancellation. Windhoek (18 Mar) arrival backstamp. Small cover fault at lower right, otherwise fine and a fine example of this rate. £45
AM578 Postal History 1931 (July), incoming cover from Angola addressed to Windhoek. Franked 74c (12c x 2 and 50c) tied by Lobito (‘51’ (for 15 ?) Jul) double circle datestamps. Cape Town (25 Jul) transit backstamp. The cover was taxed and bears a ‘T’ in circle and a large ‘3d’ over which a SWA 3d postage due (SG D50) has been affixed and tied by a WINDHOEK COUNTER (30 Jul) double circle datestamp. Most unusual and a scarce example of mail from Angola. £225
AA322 Postal History c1935 Advertising ‘postcard’ with view ‘Im Gouvernementsgarten Windhuk’. Printed facsimile 1d ‘stamps’ in red and black (resembles SACC 104), Swakopmund Health Resort ‘datestamp’ and message. Unusual. £45
AM579 Postal History 1936 (May), Air Mail postcard (unaddressed) bearing 1935-36 Voortrekker set in pairs (SG 92-95), tied by TENTOONSTELLING (on ½d+½d), WERBESCHAU (on 2d+1d) or EXHIBITION (on 1d+½d and 3d+1½d) datestamps (28 May), each with WINDHOEK at base. Hint of perf toning, otherwise fine used. Very unusual to find all three language datestamps used together. £45
AM580 Postal History 1935 (May), Air Mail postcard (unaddressed) bearing 1935 Silver Jubilee set (SG 88-91) very fine used, tied by TENTOONSTELLING (1d), WERBESCHAU (2d, 6d) or EXHIBITION (3d) datestamps (31 May), each with WINDHOEK at base. Very unusual to find all three language datestamps used together. £45
AA541 Postal History 1938 (?) 8th May, printed red / white address label, 'HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY / LONDON EC4', bearing 1/- and block of four 2/6 pictorials (SG 80, 82), cancelled 'WINDHOEK'. Most attractive. £75
AM255 Postal History 1943 (July) censored cover addressed to Pretoria bearing War Effort ½d and a ‘bantam’ 1½d (SG 116, 125) tied by Windhoek (8 July) datestamp. With printed red on white bilingual censor label (‘U.C.8.’) tied by Union coat-of-arms over ‘F’ struck in violet. £45
SWA452 Postal History 1943 (July), piece cut from a printed 'S.A. RED CROSS SOCIETY' envelope or parcel, bearing 5/- and 20/- pictorial definitives (SG 83, 85), most unusually cancelled JOHANNESBURG / 105 datestamps. Lovely. £110
SWA370 Postal History Date unclear Parcel label bearing 2/6 vertical pairs Pictorial definitive and 1/- vertical pair on reverse. Lovely. £45
SWA27 Postal History 1944 Parcel label bearing 10/- Pictorial definitive and 1/- small Wars (SG 84, 130), crisply cancelled 'KARASBU', on reverse of printed label addressed to New York. Lovely. £65
AA865 Postal History 1948 Parcel label bearing 1931 2d, 6d, 1/3 (x3) and 5/- tied by two light Windhoek (18 June) datestamps. All affected by crumpling or edge faults to some extent though colourful and most attractive. Scarce. SG 76, 79, 81, 83 £55
SWA135 Postal History 1955 29th July, bilingual printed 'MEMORANDUM FROM POST OFFICE' form advising an insufficiently paid article, addressed to one Simon Sluwele, to the value of 2d. Cancelled 'ORANJEMUND', the reverse applied with 2d due (SG D49, defective). Unusual and no doubt an uncommon survivor. £75
SWA251 Postal Stationery 1927 ½d Springbok Union Post Card, overprinted 'S.W.A.'. Superb unused. £20
SWA252 Postal Stationery 1927 1d Ship Union Post Card, overprinted 'S.W.A.'. Superb unused. £20
AA551 Revenue c1931 document (210x338mm), with printed heading ‘Special Power of Attorney’. Bearing a single South Africa 1/- revenue overprinted ‘S.W.A.’ and cancelled in manuscript. Fine. £35
AM144 Revenue 1931 Pictorial definitives 6d blue and brown. Block of four, each overprinted 'REVENUE' or 'INKOMSTE' in red. Very fine unused without gum (ex Bradbury Wilkinson archives). Endorsed ‘21.312/5.9.31’ in pencil on the reverse. Barefoot 31 £35
AM145 Revenue 1931 Pictorial definitives 5/- sage-green and red-brown. Block of four, each overprinted 'REVENUE' or 'INKOMSTE' in red. Very fine unused without gum (ex Bradbury Wilkinson archives). Endorsed ‘19.489/13.10.30’ in pencil on the reverse. Barefoot 34 £45
AM146 Revenue 1931 Pictorial definitives 10/- red-brown and emerald. Block of four, each overprinted 'REVENUE' or 'INKOMSTE' in red. Very fine unused without gum (ex Bradbury Wilkinson archives). Endorsed ‘21.312/5.9.31’ in pencil on the reverse. Barefoot 35 £45
AM147 Revenue 1931 Pictorial definitives 20/- lake and deep grey-green. Block of four, overprinted 'REVENUE' or 'INKOMSTE' in black. Very fine unused without gum (ex Bradbury Wilkinson archives). Endorsed ‘19.489/13.10.30’ in pencil on the reverse. Barefoot 36 £60
AM734 Revenue / Tribal Tax 1930-1935, official printed bilingual ‘Tribal Fund. Registration Certificate.’ (125x142mm). The reverse with printed boxed spaces for years 1930 to 1935. Bearing ½d definitive overprinted '5/- / Ondangua' in red (x 2), 3d definitive overprinted and surcharged 'Ondonga / 5/-' in red (x 3) and irregular block of three unoverprinted 1/- definitives, each cancelled with oval cachet, initials or circular datestamp. Folded / splitting horizontally and soiling as to be expected. Rare. £150
AM739 Revenue / Tribal Tax 1939 (20th January), letter (203x209mm) bearing a vertical pair of ½d definitives surcharged ‘5/-’ and overprinted ‘Ondangua’ in red, each pen cancelled and tied by a Mariental (20 Jan) oval datestamp struck in violet. The text reads “Payment of Tax by 2 unknown natives in respect of which the money has been accounted for during November and stamps to the value of 10/- not taken out of stock and affixed to their respective cards.” Very fine and rare. £175
AM735 Revenue / Tribal Tax 1944 (April), official printed bilingual ‘Tribal Fund. Registration Certificate.’ (127x143mm). The reverse with printed boxed spaces for years 1942 to 1947. The box for 1943 bears a 3d definitive overprinted and surcharged 'Ondonga / 5/-' in red while the box for 1944 also bears a 3d definitive though overprinted and surcharged 'Ukuanyama / 5/-'. Both are tied by ‘Superintendent of Natives / Walvis Bay’ oval cachets, apparently applied on the same date in April 1944. It is believed the use of stamps overprinted for different tribes was against regulations when used together (this card being one of three recorded examples). Folded horizontally, clear of adhesives, and some soiling as to be expected. Rare. SOLD
AM736 Revenue / Tribal Tax 1950-1954, official printed bilingual ‘Tribal Fund. Registration Certificate.’ (122x157mm). The reverse with boxed spaces each with printed ‘Year’ though undated. Bearing a vertical strip of five ‘Voortrekker’ 1d magenta commemorative overprinted and surcharged 'Ondonga / 5/-' in black, each tied by a ‘Native Commissioner / Ovamboland SWA’ boxed cachet and with relevant year ‘50’ to ‘54’ added in manuscript alongside each. Folded horizontally, affecting one adhesive and some light soiling as to be expected. Rare. £275
AM737 Revenue / Tribal Tax 1951 (19th July), official printed bilingual ‘Tribal Fund. Registration Certificate.’ (128x149mm). The reverse with printed boxed spaces for years 1936 to 1941 with the first two boxes each bearing a UPU ½d overprinted ‘Ondonga' (vertically) and surcharged ‘5/-’ in red, overlapping, and each tied by a bilingual ‘Native Commissioner’ oval cachet with ‘1950’ or ‘1951’ added in manuscript alongside. Folded horizontally, affecting one adhesive (which has other faults) and some minimal soiling. Rare. £150
AM738 Revenue / Tribal Tax 1953 (15th September), official printed bilingual ‘Tribal Fund. Registration Certificate.’ (125x151mm). The reverse with printed boxed spaces for years 1950-1955 with the year boxes for 1952 and 1953 each bearing a UPU ½d overprinted ‘Ondonga' (vertically) and surcharged ‘5/-’ in red, each tied by a bilingual ‘Native Commissioner / Ovamboland, SWA’ boxed cachet struck in violet. Folded horizontally, clear of the adhesives which are very fine. Minimal soiling. Rare. £275
AM493 Revenue / Monthly Pass Fee Stamp. 1949 UPU issue of South Africa overprinted ‘SWA’. An Afrikaans ½d blue-green single further overprinted ‘Monthly / Pass Fee / 1/-’. Very fine used with circular datestamp. Very scarce. Alnis 1 £75
AM494 Revenue / Monthly Pass Fee Stamp. 1949 Voortrekker issue of South Africa overprinted ‘SWA’. 1d magenta further overprinted ‘2/- / Monthly Pass / Maandelikse Pasfooi’ in red. Horizontal crease at base, otherwise fine used with circular datestamp. Very scarce. Alnis 3 SOLD
AM496 Revenue / Monthly Pass Fee Stamp. 1952 Van Riebeeck issue of South Africa overprinted ‘SWA’. 2d deep violet further overprinted ‘Monthly Pass Fee / 2/-’ in red. Very fine used without cancellation. Very scarce. Alnis 4 £85
AM497 Revenue / Monthly Pass Fee Stamp. 1952 Van Riebeeck issue of South Africa overprinted ‘SWA’. 2d deep violet further overprinted ‘Monthly Pass Fee / 2/-’ in red. Very fine used without cancellation. Very scarce. Alnis 4 £85
AM501 Revenue / Cigarette and Tobacco Tax. 1931 pictorial definitive 6d blue and brown (Afrikaans) overprinted and surcharged ‘Sigarette / Tabak / Belasting / 1½d’ in black. Fine used. Alnis 5 SOLD
AM499 Revenue / Cigarette Tax. 1937 Coronation 2d black and brown horizontal pair overprinted with ‘Cigarette / Tax’ or ‘Sigarette / Belasting’ in red on the English or Afrikaans stamps respectively. Fine used with black line cancellation. Scarce. Alnis 15 SOLD
AM500 Revenue / Cigarette Tax. 1937 Coronation 3d black and blue block of four overprinted with ‘Cigarette / Tax’ or ‘Sigarette / Belasting’ in red on the English or Afrikaans stamps respectively. Fine used with ‘WNK’ in large barred oval cancellation struck in violet. Scarce. Alnis 16 £55
AM659 Postal Order 1979 (November), 50c bright blue-green. Issued at TSUMEB (12 Nov). Very fine. £20
AM658 Postal Order 1979 (December), 90c bright mauve with two additional 4c postage stamps affixed. Issued at TSUMEB (5 Dec). Folded vertically at left, otherwise very fine. £20
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