Z.A.R. / TRANSVAAL
Recent acquisitions are numbered in blue. Last update: 29th April, 2021
FIRST REPUBLIC
POSTAGE STAMPS
Otto printings
Viljoen printings
T1911 1870 Viljoen printing on thin gummed German paper, imperforate. 1d carmine-red with good to enormous margins, very fine unused (without gum). SG 8b £75
MT188 1870 1d carmine-red on thin gummed paper from Germany, fine roulette. Plated as position 8, small inclusion below Eagle, some original gum. A rare stamp. Ex. Drysdall. SG 10 £775
T1965 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d pale rose-red with very good to large, even margins. Very fine unused (without gum). BPA certificate (1976). SG 13 £125
T1966 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d pale rose-red with good to very good margins. Very fine mint with typical yellow streaky gum. SG 13 £110
T1968 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d pale rose-red with good to very large margins. The browned streaky gum has stained the paper. SG 13 £75
T1860 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d carmine-red, with very good to large, even margins. Very fine unused, without gum. SG 13a £85
T1969 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d carmine-red with close large margins. Very fine unused (without gum). SG 13a £75
T1970 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d carmine-red with close large margins. Very fine unused (without gum). SG 13a £75
T1974 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d carmine-red, with good to very good, even margins. Very fine unused (without gum). SG 13a £75
T1975 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d carmine-red, with good to very good, even margins. Fine mint with dry streaky gum. SG 13a £85
T1973 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper, imperforate. 1d carmine-red, horizontal pair with large to very large, even margins. Very fine unused (without gum). A scarce multiple. SG 13a £250
T1977 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1/- yellow-green (a brighter shade), imperforate with close to enormous, even margins. Fine mint with hinge remnants. SG 14 £175
T1978 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1/- yellow-green (a deeper shade), imperforate with very good to large, even margins. Small stain at right, otherwise fine mint. SG 14 £175
T1925 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1/- yellow-green, imperforate with close to good margins. Fine used with a light target-type cancellation. SG 14 £110
T1950 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1/- yellow-green, imperforate with good to large margins. Showing over-inked / heavily impressed left frame line. Fine used with two target-type cancellations. SG 14 £150
T1980 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1/- in an unusually deep green shade, imperforate with close to very large margins. Showing irregular inking in the right margin. Fine used with a central target-type cancellation. SG 14 £150
T1982 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1/- yellow-green, imperforate with good to very good, even margins. Fine used with target-type cancellation struck in grey-blue. Marginal thin at top, otherwise very fine. SG 14 £150
T1984 1870 Viljoen printing on thick hard paper. 1/- in an unusually deep green shade, imperforate with close margins all round, almost touching at base. Fine used with central target-type cancellation struck in black. SG 14 £125
T1988 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 1d rose-red showing areas of under-inking. Plateable as position [L8] with close to large margins, just touching at upper right. Hint of marginal thinning at top, otherwise fine mint. SG 18 £75
T1989 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 1d rose-red showing areas erratic inking. With close to very good margins. Small thin, otherwise very fine unused (without gum). SG 18 £75
MT93 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette. Very fine mint. SG 18a £60
T1299 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette. The ribbon is underinked while much of the rest of the stamp is overinked. Very fine unused without gum. SG 18a £40
T1298 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette. Shallow marginal thin, otherwise fine unused without gum. SG 18a £25
T1953 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper. 1d carmine-red, fine roulette with close to very good margins. Very fine unused with part original gum. BPA certificate (1976). SG 18a £85
T1912 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 1d crimson printed from an over-inked plate with good to large, even margins. Several large hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. SG 18b £150
T345 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, imperforate (probably trimmed). 1d crimson, printed from an over-inked plate. Very fine unused (without gum). SG 18b £65
T1271 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 1d crimson, printed from an over-inked plate, fine unused with little or no gum. SG 18b £75
T1991 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 1d crimson printed from an over-inked plate with good to very good margins. Very fine unused (with little or no gum). SG 18b £150
T350 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 6d ultramarine (pale shade), fine used with light target cancellation. SG 19 £55
T1528 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 6d ultramarine (a pale, dull shade), very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 19 £55
T1998 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper fine roulette. 6d ultramarine (a very under-inked pale shade) with close to large margins. Very fine used with neat central target-type cancellation struck in black. SG 19 £110
T1996 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper fine roulette. 6d ultramarine (a deep shade) with good to very good, even margins. Very fine used with a target-type cancellation struck in black. SG 19 £125
T1999 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper fine roulette. 6d ultramarine with close to enormous margins. Showing the ‘PO’ of ‘POSTZEGEL’ obliterated due to over-inking. Very fine used with neat target-type cancellation struck in black. SG 19 £150
T2201 1870 Viljoen printing on medium paper, fine roulette. 1/- deep green with close to enormous margins. Small internal wrinkle, otherwise very fine used with neat target-type cancellation struck in grey-blue. SG 20 £150
Borrius printings
Otto printing 3d
Borrius printings
T747 1872-74 Borrius printing on thin transparent paper, fine roulette. 6d ultramarine. Small marginal thin, otherwise very fine used with ‘X’ pen cancellation. Attractive. SG 27 £25
T1934 1872 Borrius printing 1d reddish pink on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette. An upper marginal example with close to enormous margins. Very fine used with blue target-type cancellation. SG 29a £55
T1327 1872 Borrius printing on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette. 6d ultramarine, a few thin spots otherwise fine used with light target-type cancellation. SG 31 £25
T2200 1872-74 Borrius printing on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette. 6d (very deep dull) ultramarine with good to enormous margins. Plateable as position [L1]. Fine used with rather over-inked target-type cancellation. SG 31 £50
T2205 1872-74 Borrius printing on thinnish opaque paper, fine roulette. 6d (dull) ultramarine with good to large margins. Fine used with part of an over-inked cancellation. SG 31 £35
T2208 1873-74 Borrius printing on thickish wove paper, fine roulette. 6d deep dull blue with good to large margins. Plateable as position [L15]. Very fine used with light target-type cancellation. SG 34a £50
Davis Printings
Otto Printing 6d with ‘improved folded wings’
T2206 1874 Otto printing ‘folded wings’ 6d ultramarine, fine roulette. Very fine used with light numeral target-type cancellation. SG 42 £40
Stamp Commission Printings
T2110 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 1d orange-red (deep shade) with very good to very large margins. A few small marginal imperfections, otherwise very fine used with neat target-type cancellation. SG 43 £65
T2111 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 1d orange-red with very good to very large margins. Very fine used with a partial light target-type cancellation overstruck with a transit or arrival datestamp. SG 43 £75
T2112 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 1d orange-red with very good to enormous margins. Plateable as position [L32]. Light corner creasing, otherwise superb used with a light ‘10’ target-type cancellation of M.W. Stroom. Lovely. SG 43 £110
T2113 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 1d orange-red (bright shade) with good to very good margins. Superb used with a neat ‘13’ target-type cancellation of Lydenburg. SG 43 £85
T2119 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 6d blue (deep shade) with good to very good margins. Superb used with crisp ‘3’ target-type cancellation of Rustenburg. Attractive. SG 45 £75
T2121 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 6d (dull) blue with close to very good margins. Tiny pin hole, apparently resulting from impurities in the paper. Otherwise fine used with ‘10’ target-type cancellation of M.W.Stroom. SG 45 £45
T2122 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 6d milky-blue with good to very large margins. Very fine unused (with little or no gum). A very scarce stamp. SG 45a £180
T2123 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 6d milky-blue with good to very large margins. Appears to be plateable as [L19]. Tiny pin hole, apparently resulting from impurities in the paper. Otherwise very fine unused (without gum). A very scarce stamp. SG 45a £125
T2127 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 6d milky-blue with good to very good margins. Appears to be plateable as [L34]. Very fine used with neat ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 45a £55
T2128 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 6d milky-blue with good to large margins. Appears to be plateable as [L25]. Very fine used on small piece with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 45a £55
T2129 1875-77 Stamp commission printing on semi-pelure paper, imperforate. 6d milky-blue (bright shade), an upper marginal example with very good margins on the other sides. Plateable as position [L6]. Tiny pinhole from small hinge thin and unobtrusive vertical crease. Otherwise fine used with ‘8’ target-type cancellation of Zeerust. SG 45a £45
T2072 1876 Stamp Commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. 1d bright red with close to enormous margins. A few hinge remnants, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. SG 61 £45
T2075 1876 Stamp Commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. 1d (brownish) bright red with large to enormous margins. Plateable as position [R37]. Very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 61 £55
T2076 1876 Stamp Commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. 1d (brownish) bright red with close to very large margins. Fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 61 £55
T2077 1876 Stamp Commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. 1d bright red with very good to large, even margins. Fine used with a light target-type cancellation. SG 61 £45
T2078 1876 Stamp Commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. 1d (brownish) bright red with good to enormous margins. Fine used with light target-type cancellation. SG 61 £45
T2085 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d bright blue, imperforate, with good to very large margins. Fine used with ‘7’ target-type cancellation of Lichtenburg. SG 63 £45
T2086 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d (deep) bright blue, imperforate, with good to very good margins. Marginal thin at top, otherwise fine used with numeral target-type cancellation. SG 63 £25
T2087 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d bright blue, imperforate, with close to large margins. Fine used with ‘14’ target-type cancellation of Pilgrim’s Rest. SG 63 £30
T2088 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d bright blue, imperforate, with good, even margins. Fine used with ‘9’ target-type cancellation of Heidelberg. SG 63 £45
T2093 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d bright blue, imperforate, with good to very good margins. Plateable as position [R20]. Fine used with numeral target-type cancellation. SG 63 £45
T2096 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d bright blue, imperforate, with good to enormous margins. Very fine used with light target-type cancellation. A lovely ‘large’ stamp. SG 63 £45
T2090 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d bright blue, imperforate, with close to large margins. Showing the ‘R’ of ‘AFR’ completely inked out (an apparently transient flaw). Fine used with part of light target-type cancellation. SG 63 var £55
T1915 1876 Stamp Commission printing 6d deep blue on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate with very good to large margins. Corner fault at lower left, otherwise fine used with manuscript ‘X’ cancellation. SG 63c £20
T2089 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d deep blue, imperforate, with close to large margins. Fine used with light target-type cancellation. SG 63c £35
T2094 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d deep blue, imperforate, with very good to very large margins. Fine used with numeral target-type cancellation. SG 63c £45
T2099 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d deep blue, imperforate, with large to very large margins. Showing a prominent flaw above ‘TZ’ of ‘POSTZEGEL’, plateable as position [L18]. Very fine used with a very light target-type cancellation. SG 63c £65
T2100 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d deep blue, imperforate, with close to enormous margins. The top third of the stamp is heavily over-inked with the eagle reduced to a blob, while the lower part is ‘normal’. Fine used with light numeral target-type cancellation. A spectacular inking variety and a wonderful example of the alluring charm of Transvaal philately. SG 63c £200
T2091 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d deep blue, imperforate, with good to large margins. Showing the ‘ZES’ flaw position [L36]. Small corner creases, otherwise fine used with ‘26’ target-type cancellation, currently unattributed to a specific postal agency though probably Sterkfontein (TP111, p71). A very scarce variety and a rare postmark. SG 63c var £125
T2103 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper, 6d bright blue (over-inked, very deep shade), fine roulette with good to very large margins. Plateable as position [R23]. Fine used with two target-type cancellations. SG 66
 
Note: although clearly a deep blue shade, the reverse does not have the greyish appearance for it to qualify as SG 66a, the listed ‘deep blue’.
£150
T2105 1876 Stamp commission printing on stout hard-surfaced paper. 6d deep blue, fine roulette with good to large margins. Hinge remnants and light diagonal crease, otherwise fine used with a target-type cancellation. Rare. SG 66a £250
First British Occupation
1877 Overprinted 'V. R. / TRANSVAAL.' in red capital letters
1877 Overprinted 'V. R. / TRANSVAAL.' in black capital letters
T478 1877 overprints in black on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. 1d bright red, fine used with light ‘1’ target cancel of Pretoria. SG 98 £25
T1939 1877 overprints in black on stout hard-surfaced paper, imperforate. 1d bright red with close to large, even margins. Very fine used with light ‘23’ target-type numeral cancellation of Emigratie. SG 98 £35
T2044 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1d brick red with close to good margins. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 101 £40
T2046 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1d brick red with close margins. Hinge remnants and gum loss from hinge removal resulting in a shallow thin, otherwise fine mint. SG 101 £25
T1854 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1d brick red with good to large margins. Shallow hinge thin, otherwise very fine mint. SG 101 £25
T2039 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1d brick red left marginal horizontal pair with very good to enormous margins. Hinge thin and small cut between stamps at top, otherwise very fine mint. SG 101 £85
T2041 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1d brick red with close (touching at upper right) to very good margins. Small faults include two pinholes and a small marginal thin. Otherwise fresh mint. SG 101 £10
T2042 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1d brick red over-inked impression with good to very good margins. Hinge remnants, otherwise very fine mint. SG 101 £35
T482 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1d brick red on fine used with light target cancels. SG 101 £30
T2051 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d dull blue with large to enormous margins. Two small thins (one marginal), otherwise very fine used with ‘13’ target-type cancel of Lydenburg. SG 103 £65
T2055 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d dull blue with close to large margins. Fine used with numeral target-type cancellation. SG 103 £45
T1807 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d dull blue with good even margins. Fine used with light target-type cancellation. SG 103 £35
T1808 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d (pale) blue with good to very large, even margins. Fine used with light ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 103 £45
T669 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d blue with good to large margins. Few small thin spots, otherwise fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 103e £25
T2052 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d bright blue with close to enormous margins, showing portion of adjoining stamp at right. Very fine used with light target-type cancellation. Without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. SG 103e £75
T2053 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d (pale) bright blue with good to large margins. Very fine used with light target-type cancellation. Without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. SG 103e £75
T2054 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d bright blue with close (touching at lower left) to very good margins. Fine used with target-type cancellation and without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. SG 103e £30
T2056 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d bright blue with good, even margins. Fine used with a light cancellation. Without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. SG 103e £65
T2057 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d (deep) bright blue with good to very good mar-gins. Fine used with target-type cancellations. Without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. SG 103e £65
T2058 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d (deep) bright blue left marginal example with large to very large margins on the other sides. Appears plateable as position [R17]. Superb used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. Without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. Rare so fine. SG 103e £100
T2060 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 6d (very pale) bright blue with close to very large margins. Hint of a few tiny thin spots otherwise very fine used with target-type cancellation. A most attractive shade. SG 103e £55
T2065 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1/- yellow-green with close to enormous margins. A few paper wrinkles, otherwise fine used with a target-type cancellation. SG 104 £75
T2066 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1/- yellow-green with close to very good mar-gins. Small marginal thin at top, otherwise fine used with neat ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 104 £55
T2067 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1/- yellow-green with close to very large margins. Fault at left (crumpling resulting in a small thin), otherwise fine used with a light target-type cancellation and what appears to be black ink manuscript. SG 104 £30
T2068 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1/- yellow-green with close to large margins. Very fine used with part of a light target-type cancellation struck on the upper right corner. Without any of the thinning so often found on this issue. SG 104 £75
T2069 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, imperforate. 1/- yellow-green with close to very large margins. Showing the variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Several thins, and somewhat unfresh, otherwise fair used with with light target-type cancellations. A presentable example of this scarce stamp. SG 104a £125
T2202 1877 overprints in black on coarse, soft paper, fine roulette. 1d brick-red with clear to good margins. A rather over-inked impression, fine used with light target-type cancellation. Scarce. SG 105 £65
1877-78 Overprinted 'V. R. / Transvaal' in upper and lower case
T2002 1877 1d red on blue, imperforate, with close to enormous margins. Corner crease at lower left, otherwise fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 116
 
Note: although this stamp exhibits a suggestion of rouletting, they are not clear enough to be definitive.
£45
T2005 1877 1d red on blue, imperforate with good to very good margins. Very fine used with neat target-type numeral ‘1?’ cancellation. SG 116 £45
T2006 1877 1d red on blue, imperforate with good to large margins. Badly thinned, though of good appearance. Otherwise fine used with numeral ‘13’ target-type cancellation of Lydenburg. SG 116 £15
T2007 1877 1d red on blue, imperforate lower marginal example with close to enormous margins. Three thin spots otherwise fine used with part of a numeral target-type cancellation. SG 116 £25
T2008 1877 1d red (bright shade) on blue, imperforate with good to very good margins. Fine used with part of a light numeral target-type cancellation. SG 116 £55
T2009 1877 1d red on orange, imperforate with very good to very large margins. Some gum adherence, otherwise very fine fresh mint. SG 117 £55
T2014 1877 1d red on orange, imperforate with good to very good margins. Very fine mint with a few hinge remnants. SG 117 £45
T2015 1877 1d red on orange, imperforate with very good margins. Some gum creasing, otherwise fine mint. SG 117 £40
T2011 1878 1d red on orange, overprinted with italic ‘V. R.’. An imperforate right marginal example showing part of the stamp above and with good to very good margins on the other sides. Some gum creasing, otherwise very fine, fresh mint. SG 117d £150
T1886 1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate, with good to very good, even margins. Very fine unused (without gum). And most unusually, without any thinning. SG 118 £65
T505 1878 3d mauve on buff, imperforate upper marginal example with good to large margins. Very fine used with target cancel. SG 118 £35
T646 1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate upper marginal example with clear to good margins other sides. Fine used with light ‘9’ target cancel (Heidelberg). SG 118 £30
T2016 1877 mauve on buff, imperforate, with close (touching at right) to good margins. Fine used with numeral target-type cancellation. SG 118 £15
T2017 1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate upper marginal example with close to enormous margins. Fine used with ‘1’ numeral target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 118 £30
T2024 1878 3d mauve on buff. Imperforate with good to very good margins. Very fine used with ‘1’ numeral target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 118 £45
T2018 1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate upper marginal example with good to enormous margins. Showing unprinted area at upper right, probably due to oil or an intrusion on the plate. Very fine used with target-type cancellation. SG 118 £75
T2023 1877 3d mauve on buff, imperforate horizontal pair with close (touching at upper right) to good margins. Both stamps showing unprinted areas, the right stamp also showing missing ‘R.’ of overprint, all probably due to oil or grease on the plate. A few thins, otherwise fine used with ‘13’ target-type cancellation of Lydenburg. SG 118 £150
T1590 1879 3d mauve on greeno, imperforate, with close to very good margins. Fine used with ‘23’ target-type cancellation of Emigratie. SG 119 £25
T2030 1879 3d mauve on green overprinted with italic ‘V. R.’. Imperforate, with close margins. Fine used with light ‘4’ numeral target-type cancellation of Klerksdorp, struck in blue. SG 119e £45
T2031 1879 3d mauve on green overprinted with italic ‘V. R.’. Imperforate, with very good, even margins. Superb used with ‘3’ numeral target-type cancellation of Rustenburg. SG 119e £65
T2025 1877 6d blue on green, imperforate with very good to large margins. Very fine used with ‘3’ target-type cancellation of Rustenburg. SG 120 £75
T2026 1877 6d blue on green, imperforate with clear to enormous margins, showing part of the adjoining stamp at left. Very fine used with part of a light target-type cancellation. SG 120 £65
T1394 1878 6d blue on blue, imperforate with good to large margins. Hinge thin, otherwise very fine used with part of a Pretoria datestamp. SG 121 £15
T1412 1878 6d blue on blue, imperforate with very large to enormous margins (showing part of adjoining stamp at left). Creased along upper frame line otherwise fine used with what appears to be the ‘31’ target-type cancellation attributed to Kalekaleskop (rare). SG 121 £30
T2036 1878 6d blue on blue, imperforate upper marginal example with close to enormous margins on the other three sides. Plateable as position [R1]. Thinned, otherwise fine used with ‘13’ numeral target-type cancellation of Lydenburg. SG 121 £45
T2004 1877 1d (bright) red on blue, fine roulette (clearly visible at base and partially at sides) with good to very large margins. Faint hint of a shallow hinge thin, otherwise fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 122 £45
T2203 1877 1d red on blue, with evidence of fine rouletting on three sides with close to enormous margins. A few very small hinge thins otherwise very fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. SG 122 £35
T2204 1878 6d blue on blue, fine roulette with close to very large margins. Plateable as from position [R12]. Fine used with ‘1’ target-type cancellation of Pretoria. Also showing part of a transit or arrival datestamp struck in red (probably London). SG 127 £65
1878 Queen Victoria 'Bourne Head' Issue
T1890 1878 QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d black-brown. Several hinge remnants, otherwise fine mint. mint. SG 137a £10
1879 Queen Victoria 6d Surcharged '1 Penny'
T1888 1879 QV 6d black-brown surcharged ‘1 Penny’ in black, Type 11. Very fine unused (without gum). SG 141 £75
T2140 1879 QV 6d black-brown surcharged ‘1 Penny’ in red, type 12. A few short perforations as often found on this brittle paper, otherwise very fine used with a neat ‘11’ target-type cancellation of Utrecht. Very scarce. SG 142a £200
1879 Overprinted 'V. R. / Transvaal' with small ‘V. R.’
T1853 1879 overprints with small ‘V. R.’. 1d red on orange, imperforate with good to large margins all around. Rather heavily mounted, otherwise fine mint. SG 147b £45
T1940 1879 overprints with small ‘V. R.’. 1d red on orange, imperforate with good to large, even margins. With interesting apparently non-constant plate flaw at lower right. Several hinge remnants and hint of a thin, otherwise very fine mint. SG 147b £75
T518 1879 overprints with small ‘V. R.’. 1d red on orange, imperforate with very good margins. Very fine used with part target cancels. SG 147b £35
T1410 1879 overprints with small ‘V. R.’. 3d mauve on green, imperforate with good to large margins. Thin in upper margin and light diagonal crease at upper right otherwise fine mint and of good appearance. SG 148 £20
T523 1879 overprints with small ‘V. R.’. 3d mauve on green, imperforate, with good to large margins, just touching at base. Tiny (natural?) pin-point thin, otherwise fine used with part neat target cancel. SG 148 £30
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