Z.A.R. / TRANSVAAL
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1880 (20th September), envelope addressed to England ex the ‘Nairne’ correspondence endorsed at top ‘Via Kimberley & Cape Town’. Bearing a lower marginal horizontal pair of Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 1/- green (SG 138) tied by ‘13’ target-type cancellers with a proving LYDENBURG / TRANSVAAL (20 Sep) single circle datestamp struck at left. The adhesives additionally tied by a Cape Town (5 Oct) transit datestamp. Southall (27 Oct) arrival backstamp. A very fine and rare example of the 2/- double weight rate. Cover 102 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex ‘Greca’ (2021); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: Captain Stanford Norman McLeod Nairne (1841-1880) was Commander of F Company and Adjutant of the 94th Regiment and served in the Zulu War, Sekukuni War and the First Boer War. At this date A and F Companies of the 94th formed the garrison at Lydenburg. While en route to Pretoria, the 94th were ambushed on 20th December by the Boers at Bronkhorstspruit. Captain Nairne was wounded during the battle and died shortly afterwards.
 
This envelope was carried on the Castle Line’s ‘Warwick Castle’ which departed from Cape Town on the 5th October and arrived in Plymouth on the 26th October 1880.
1884 (25th August), envelope addressed to England. Bearing Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black in combination with Celliers re-issue 1d grey and 3d pale red (SG 137, 171, 173) all tied by ‘ZAR’ in target-type cancellers with proving K. HOOP GOUDVELDEN / Z.A.R. (25 Aug) single circle datestamp (usual over-inked impression) at upper left, all struck in dark violet. Pretoria (29 Aug), Cape Town (9 Sep) and London (1 Oct) transit / arrival backstamps. Some light creasing, otherwise a very fine and attractive combination franking of a Queen Victoria adhesive used with ZAR issues and rare postal markings, sent from a small gold mining town in the Eastern Transvaal. Cover 73 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex Major Harold Criddle (1992); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page.
£1,250
£1,500
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POSTAL HISTORY
T534 1866 (May), blue pre-stamp entire being an official post office communication endorsed ‘In dienst’ (On service) and addressed to the post office at Wakkerstroom. The handwritten contents for March 1866 appear to be from the GPO at Potchefstroom concerning an unpaid letter. A note in Dutch confirms receipt on the 11th May and is signed by the postmaster at “Marthinus Wessel Stroom” which was the name of the town before being renamed ‘Wakkerstroom’. Very scarce, early and most unusual. £325
T536 1877 (April), stampless entire being an official communication endorsed ‘In dienst’ (On service) and signed ‘G.E. Fawcus’ at lower left. Addressed to ‘S. Melville Esquire / Surveyor General / Pretoria’ and bearing UTRECHT / ZUID AFRIKA (27 Apr) single circle datestamp at upper right. The handwritten contents headed “Utrecht / April 25th 1877” concern an affidavit and some diagrams sent via the same post. Pretoria (date unclear) arrival datestamps on front and reverse. Internal left margin with tears affecting the message in places. Nevertheless, a clean, attractive and very scarce item of early official mail. £475
T1872 1878 (2nd July), envelope addressed to the Cape Colony. Bearing a single upper marginal example of the 1878 imperforate 6d blue on blue [LP6] overprinted ‘V. R. / Transvaal’ (SG 121), cancelled with a neat ‘8’ target-type canceller with a proving strike of the MARICO / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA (JUL 2) single circle datestamp at left. With a Cape Town (JY 12) transit struck on the front and the adhesive is additionally cancelled and tied by a Mowbray (JY 13) arrival datestamp. BPA certificate (1966). A very rare franking and a wonderful example of the 6d per half ounce letter rate to the Cape.
 
Note: ex Maria de La Queillerie, 1972; Christies Robson Lowe, 1986; Dr. Alan Drysdall, 2006.
£2,250
T2638 1879 (13th March), envelope addressed within the Transvaal from Pretoria to Heidelberg, endorsed “Private” at top. Bearing a single QV ‘Bourne Head’ 3d dull rose (SG 135) tied by a ‘1’ target-type canceller with PRETORIA / ZUID AFRIKA (13 Mar) single circle datestamp alongside. Partial HEIDELBERG / ZUID AFRIKA arrival backstamp showing date inverted. A few minor faults, otherwise a very fine and scarce example of the 3d used alone paying the domestic letter rate which was introduced on the 1st June 1878. Cover 5 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex Dr. Alan Drysdall (2006); ‘Greca’ (2021); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page. £750
T2640 1879 (13th May), Transvaal / Cape of Good Hope combination franking envelope addressed to England. Bearing a single Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black (SG 137) tied by ‘13’ target-type canceller with proving LYDENBURG / ZUID AFRIKA (12 May) single circle datestamp at left. In combination with a defective Cape 6d violet (SG 25b) cancelled with a CAPE TOWN (27 May) single circle datestamp with an additional strike at left. London ‘PAID’ (19 Jun) arrival datestamp struck in red. Cover 14 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex the David Underwood collection and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: the Cape rate to the UK effective 1st March 1877 until 30th March 1880 was 1/- per half ounce and required affixing 6d in Transvaal stamps and 6d in Cape stamps.
£450
T2641 ZULU WAR 1879 (26th May), officers’ 6d rate envelope addressed to England. Bearing Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 1d pale red-brown (two examples in an unusually deep shade) and a 4d sage-green (SG 134, 136) lightly cancelled and with the coded ‘19’ circular datestamp (26 May) allocated to Ladysmith struck alongside. Endorsed ‘Free in Colony’ at upper left and countersigned ‘Apsley Cherry Lt. Colonel / 90th Lt. Ft. / Zululand’ at lower left. GPO Natal (29 May), Durban (29 May), Bristol (2 July) and Hungerford (13 July) transit / arrival backstamps. The 4d faulty and the envelope with some staining and edge faults commensurate with its age. A very rare example of mail from this campaign. Ex the collection of David Underwood and beautifully written up on his display page. £1,100
T2642 ZULU WAR 1879 (6th June), envelope addressed to England, endorsed ‘Fr H Walsh Lieut. / 13th Lt Infantry / On Active Service / Zululand’ at lower left. Bearing a single Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d black-brown (SG 137a) tied by a light ‘34’ of Dundee with corresponding ‘34’ in shield-type datestamp (6 6 / 1879) alongside (Type L.1. as per ‘The Postal Markings of Natal’ by Kantey, Hart and Leon who describe this as “one of the rarest Natal date stamps”). Durban (12 Jun), G.P.O. Natal (12 Jun) Exeter (14 Jul) and Axminster (14 Jul) transit / arrival backstamps. Some very light water stains and peripheral damage as to be expected. A rare example of mail from this campaign. Ex Wilson Wong (1996); David Underwood collection.
 
Note: Lieutenant Henry Walsh 1st Btn 13th (Somerset) Light Infantry (Mounted Infantry), No.3 Column and present at Hlobane, Khambula & Ulundi
£1,100
T2645 1880 (12th January), envelope addressed to England. Bearing a single upper marginal example of the Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black (SG 137) tied by a ‘9’ target-type canceller with a proving HEIDELBERG / TRANSVAAL (12 Jan) single circle datestamp lightly struck centrally on the face. A Cape Town (27 Jan) transit datestamp also ties the adhesive. Bristol (20 Feb) and Clifton (20 Feb) transit / arrival backstamps. Cape Town (19 Mar) and London (12 Apr) transit and indistinct USA. Cover 33 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. With a pertinent article by Dr. Alan Drysdall ex the Transvaal Philatelist. Ex the David Underwood collection and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: the sender incorrectly paid 6d postage only, apparently believing the 6d Officer’s rate to the United Kingdom via Natal also applied for mail sent via the Cape which was not the case. An additional 6d in Cape stamps should have been added. This shortage was either not noticed or ignored by the postal authorities.
 
The sender was Lieutenant Edward Graham Pennefather (1850-1928) who served with the King’s Dragoon Guards in the Zulu War and subsequently in Baker Russell’s Flying Column, until January 1880 when it was disbanded.
 
This envelope was carried on the Castle Line’s ‘Edinburgh Castle’ which departed Cape Town on the 27th January, arriving in Plymouth on 19th February.
£650
T2646 1880 (9th February), envelope addressed to England. Bearing a Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black tied by a ‘13’ target-type canceller used in combination with Cape 1d carmine-red (x2) and 4d dull blue (SG 137, 29, 30) the Cape adhesives each cancelled with manuscript squiggles. With originating LYDENBURG / ZUID AFRIKA (9 Feb) single circle datestamp struck at left. Cape Town (24 Feb) transit and London (18 Mar) arrival backstamps. A few mainly peripheral faults, otherwise a fine and very scarce franking. Cover 38 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex Scott Galagher; Besançon (2019); David Underwood collection and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: effective 1st March 1877, the rate to the United Kingdom for a ½ ounce letter was 1/- and required payment of 6d in Transvaal stamps and 6d in Cape stamps.
£650
T2647 1880 (12th July), envelope addressed to Ireland ex the ‘Ward’ correspondence, endorsed at top ‘Via Kimberley & Cape Town’. Bearing a single Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 1/- green (SG 138) tied by a ‘13’ target-type canceller with proving LYDENBURG / ZUID AFRIKA (12 May) single circle datestamp, also tying the adhesive. Limerick (19 Aug) arrival backstamp. Very fine. Cover 82 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex the David Underwood collection and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: the sender was Surgeon Espine Charles Ward (1849-1909) who served in the Zulu War, the Sekukuni War and the First Boer War. At this date he was with the 94th Regiment stationed in Lydenburg as part of the garrison there. While en route to Pretoria, the 94th were ambushed on 20th December by the Boers at Bronkhorstspruit. Surgeon Ward was wounded during the battle and captured.
 
The adhesive pays the 1/- per half ounce rate. As of 1st April 1880, the full postage was payable using Transvaal stamps only (rather than 6d Transvaal + 6d Cape, which previously applied).
£750
T2648 1880 (7th September), envelope addressed to Ireland ex the ‘Ward’ correspondence, endorsed at top ‘Via Kimberley & Cape Town’. Bearing a single Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 1/- green (SG 138) tied by a target-type canceller with proving LYDENBURG / TRANSVAAL (12 May) single circle datestamp below. Cape Town (21 Sep) transit and Limerick (13 Oct) arrival datestamps struck on the face. Very fine. Cover 95 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex Burrus (1964); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: the sender was Surgeon Espine Charles Ward (1849-1909) who served in the Zulu War, the Sekukuni War and the First Boer War. At this date he was with the 94th Regiment stationed in Lydenburg as part of the garrison there. While en route to Pretoria, the 94th were ambushed on 20th December by the Boers at Bronkhorstspruit. Surgeon Ward was wounded during the battle and captured.
 
The adhesive pays the 1/- per half ounce rate. As of 1st April 1880, the full postage was payable using Transvaal stamps only (rather than 6d Transvaal + 6d Cape, which previously applied).
 
This envelope was carried on the Castle Line’s ‘Kinfauns Castle’ which arrived in Plymouth on the 11th October 1880.
£750
T2649 1880 (20th September), envelope addressed to England ex the ‘Nairne’ correspondence endorsed at top ‘Via Kimberley & Cape Town’. Bearing a lower marginal horizontal pair of Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 1/- green (SG 138) tied by ‘13’ target-type cancellers with a proving LYDENBURG / TRANSVAAL (20 Sep) single circle datestamp struck at left. The adhesives additionally tied by a Cape Town (5 Oct) transit datestamp. Southall (27 Oct) arrival backstamp. A very fine and rare example of the 2/- double weight rate. Cover 102 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex ‘Greca’ (2021); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: Captain Stanford Norman McLeod Nairne (1841-1880) was Commander of F Company and Adjutant of the 94th Regiment and served in the Zulu War, Sekukuni War and the First Boer War. At this date A and F Companies of the 94th formed the garrison at Lydenburg. While en route to Pretoria, the 94th were ambushed on 20th December by the Boers at Bronkhorstspruit. Captain Nairne was wounded during the battle and died shortly afterwards.
 
This envelope was carried on the Castle Line’s ‘Warwick Castle’ which departed from Cape Town on the 5th October and arrived in Plymouth on the 26th October 1880.
£1,250
T540 1880 (30th September), incoming envelope from England bearing QV 6d (SG 147, plate 17) tied by Sidmouth / 712 duplex (30 Sep) cancellation. Addressed to “Alan E. Ede Esq / care of D. Forbes Esq / Athole / Camden / via Wakkerstroom / Transvaal / South Africa” and endorsed “viâ Dartmouth / Pr Dublin / Castle / Oct 1, 1880”. Cape Town (29 Oct) and Potchefstroom (8 Nov) transit backstamps. Some perimeter faults though a scarce example of incoming mail. £450
T2650 1880 (16th December), envelope addressed to England ex the ‘Ward’ correspondence, endorsed at top ‘Via Kimberley & Cape Town’ and posted on the day of the outbreak of the 1st Anglo-Boer War. Bearing a single Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 1/- green (SG 138), a lower left corner example (corner fault) tied by a ‘12’ target-type canceller with proving MIDDELBURG / TRANSVAAL (16 Dec) single circle datestamp struck below. Partial Durban transit and Godalming arrival backstamps, the latter with date ‘5 JY / 81’, which is either an error for ‘JAN’ or is evidence of a seven month delay. Also showing two ‘H’ in circles struck in red, the meaning of which is unclear (‘Held’ has been suggested). The envelope with tear at top, otherwise a fine and remarkable item of mail from this campaign. Ex David Underwood collection.
 
Note: the sender was Surgeon Espine Charles Ward (1849-1909) who served in the Zulu War, the Sekukuni War and the First Boer War. At this date he was with the 94th Regiment stationed in Lydenburg as part of the garrison there. While en route to Pretoria, the 94th were ambushed on 20th December by the Boers at Bronkhorstspruit. Surgeon Ward was wounded during the battle and captured.
 
This letter was sent from Middelburg, approximately half way between Lydenburg and Pretoria, four days before the fateful ambush at Bronkhorstspruit.
 
Despite the endorsement, it is apparent from the Durban datestamp that the letter was sent via Natal rather than via the Cape. As the rate via Natal was 10d per half ounce, the letter was overpaid 2d.
£1,300
T2652 1882 (23rd October), envelope addressed to France. Bearing 1s.2d postage comprising two examples of the Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 3d, one in dull rose and one (a lower left corner example) in claret with a left marginal vertical pair of 4d sage-green (SG 135, 135a, 136), all tied by ‘1’ target-type cancellers with PRETORIA / TRANSVAAL (23 Oct) single circle datestamp below. A large ‘2½’ accountancy mark was struck in red by the Cape authorities. London (20 Nov) transit and Paris (24 Nov) arrival backstamps. Cover 13 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex Besançon (2019); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page.
 
Note: it appears this letter was overpaid 2½d as the rate to Europe via the Cape was reduced on 1st October 1882 from 1s.1½d to 11½d per half-ounce.
£650
T2653 1882 (10th November), envelope addressed within the ZAR to Tweefontein, Waterberg, being an early example of mail from the Natorp & Tamsen correspondence. Bearing a diagonally bisected Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black (SG 137) tied by a superb strike of the ‘16’ target-type canceller with a very fine proving MARABAS STAD / ZUID AFRIKA (10 Nov) single circle datestamp at left. A few light stains, though a rare and unusual franking paying the correct 3d domestic letter rate. Cover 16 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census (2nd ZAR). Ex Burrus (1964); Marie de la Quellerie (1972); Dr. Alan Drysdall (2006); Besançon (2019); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page. £750
T2655 1884 (24th March), envelope addressed to England. Bearing Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black in combination with Celliers re-issue 1d grey(-black) and 3d pale red (SG 137, 171, 173), all cancelled or tied by neat ‘8’ target-type cancellers with proving ZEERUST / TRANSVAAL (24 Mar) single circle datestamp struck centrally. Potchefstroom (26 Mar), Cape Town (2 Apr) and London (23 Apr) transit / arrival backstamps. Odd minor edge fault, otherwise a very fine and attractive example of the use of a Queen Victoria adhesive in combination with ZAR issues. Cover 51 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex Besançon (2019); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page. £750
T2656 1884 (25th August), envelope addressed to England. Bearing Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black in combination with Celliers re-issue 1d grey and 3d pale red (SG 137, 171, 173) all tied by ‘ZAR’ in target-type cancellers with proving K. HOOP GOUDVELDEN / Z.A.R. (25 Aug) single circle datestamp (usual over-inked impression) at upper left, all struck in dark violet. Pretoria (29 Aug), Cape Town (9 Sep) and London (1 Oct) transit / arrival backstamps. Some light creasing, otherwise a very fine and attractive combination franking of a Queen Victoria adhesive used with ZAR issues and rare postal markings, sent from a small gold mining town in the Eastern Transvaal. Cover 73 in the Jorgensen 2010 Census. Ex Major Harold Criddle (1992); David Underwood collection, and beautifully written up on his display page. £1,500
NA184 1885 (February), incoming mourning envelope from England bearing QV 6d dull green (SG 194) tied by Sidmouth (26 Feb) squared circle datestamp. Addressed to “Alan E. Ede Esqre” / Post Office / Newcastle / Natal / South Africa” and endorsed “viâ Plymouth / Pr Spartan / Feb 27, 1885”. Upon arrival in Natal, the cover was readdressed to “Barberton / Moodies Reef” (ZAR), the postage to the ZAR being receipted with the addition of a single Natal QV 4d brown (SG 102) tied by a Newcastle (30 Mar) datestamp with an additional stike on the reverse. Backstamped Plymouth (27 Feb), GPO Natal (25 Mar). A very scarce example of redirected mail, especially to the ZAR goldfields. Alan Ede along with Sam Newmarsh, J T Rimer and R Otto discovered the Umvoti Reef early in 1884. £275
T2657 1885 (5th March) envelope Addressed to London. Bearing a combination of Transvaal QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d olive-black (SG 137) used in combination with ZAR 1d grey(-black) and 3d pale re (SG 137, 171, 173), all tied by ‘1’ target-type canceller with proving PRETORIA / TRANSVAAL (5 Mar) single circle datestamp alongside. Cape Town (11 Mar) transit and London (31 Mar (in red) and 1 Apr) arrival backstamps. Unobtrusive tears from opening, otherwise a clean and attractive combination franking of a Queen Victoria adhesive used with ZAR issues. Ex David Underwood collection.
 
Note: British occupation issues were specifically authorized for use after the 2nd ZAR was established and mail sent via the Cape Colony could be fully paid in Transvaal / ZAR stamps. The letter rate at this time was 10d per half ounce (effective 1st October 1882).
 
This letter was carried on the Union Steamship ‘Mexican’, which departed Cape Town on the 11th March, and arrived in Plymouth on the 31st March.
£850
NA443 1885 (May), incoming mourning envelope from England bearing QV 6d dull green (SG 194) tied by a Sidmouth (14 May) squared circle datestamp. Addressed to “Alan E. Ede Esqre / Post Office / Newcastle / Natal / South Africa” and endorsed “viâ Dartmouth / Pr ‘Hawarden Castle’ / May 15, 1885”. Upon arrival in Natal, the cover was readdressed to “Barberton Moodies” (ZAR). The postage to the ZAR was receipted by the affixing of a single Natal QV 4d brown (SG 102) tied by a Newcastle (11 June) single circle datestamp. Dartmouth (15 May), G.P.O. Natal (17 July), Newcastle (21 July), Pretoria ? / Zuid Afrika transit / arrival backstamps. A very fine and scarce example of redirected mail, especially to the ZAR goldfields. Alan Ede along with Sam Newmarsh, J T Rimer and R Otto discovered the Umvoti Reef early in 1884. £275
T2290 1886 (19th June), ‘Schenck’ envelope addressed to Germany. Bearing four different duties of the 1885 Vurtheim issue comprising ½d grey, 2d brown-purple, 3d mauve and 4d bronze-green (SG 175b, 177, 180, 181a) each cancelled or tied by very fine strikes of the ‘16’ target-type canceller of Marabas Stad. Showing on the front a ‘2½d’ accountancy mark struck in red. The reverse with two strikes of MARABAS STAD / ZUID AFRIKA (single circle datestamps with only the ‘9’ of the date present), G.P.O. TRANSVAAL (JU 28), Cape Town (JY 7), London (JY 27) and Siegen (28 7) transit / arrival backstamps. A very scarce and most attractive four-colour combination franking and a wonderful example of the 9½d per half-ounce rate to Germany.
 
Note: the writer, Prof. Dr. Adolf Schenk was a noted German Geologist who travelled to GSWA in 1884 and in 1886 to the ZAR where he investigated the goldfields at Barberton, Lydenburg, and the Witwatersrand.
SOLD
T1257 1888 (December), cover addressed to Natal bearing a Vurtheim 4d bronze-green (SG 181a) which has been BISECTED diagonally and tied by a neat strike of the very distinctive HLOMO HLOM cancellation struck in violet. The reverse with Chrissies Meer (1 Dec), Ermelo (1 Dec), Newcastle (2 Dec) and Ladysmith (3 and 4 Dec) transit / arrival backstamps. Hlomo Hlom was a small rural agency which opened near Carolina on 1st July 1887. The cover was taxed, either because the bisect was disallowed or the rate was mistakenly believed to be 4d (the rate to Natal was 2d from January 1886) and it received a large manuscript 'T4d' in blue representing double the deficiency. An astonishing cover with an exceptionally rare postmark, in colour, cancelling a bisect. A ZAR rarity. £2,500
T2156 1890 (22nd May), ‘Burmester’ envelope with original contents addressed to Cape Town. Bearing two ‘Vurtheim’ 1d rose (SG 176ba) tied by a PRETORIA (22 May) single circle datestamp. Cape Town (28 May) arrival backstamp. A few peripheral faults and the reverse with usual receiver’s manuscript annotations, otherwise a clean and attractive example of the 2d per half ounce letter rate to the Cape Colony. £45
T2222 1890 (31st October) incoming envelope from England bearing a QV 4d ‘Jubilee’ (SG 205) tied by a Chingford S.O. squared circle datestamp. Believed to have been carried on the Garth Castle which sailed on 7th November, the envelope is addressed simply to a ‘Mr Ralph Wakely / Post Office / Johannesburg / Transvaal’. The letter was unclaimed and subsequently advertised in the official ‘Staats Courant’ and received a GEPUBLICEERD (published) handstamp struck in blue on the front and an ONAFGEHAALD BRIEVENKANTOOR / PRETORIA 9 JUN 9(1) / PRETORIA Z.A.R. boxed cachet lightly struck (as usual) in blue on the reverse. Backstamped with a Durban (2 Dec) double circle transit and a Johannesburg (5 Dec) single circle arrival datestamp. There is also a RETURNED LETTER OFFICE NATAL (? 6 91) datestamp struck in violet on the front. A scarce early cover into Johannesburg with an intriguing array of instructional markings.
 
Note: it appears that following publication of the letter at the Johannesburg post office, it was then sent to the unclaimed letter office in Pretoria. It is unclear when or why the RLO Natal marking was applied but presumably the ZAR authorities returned it via the same route it travelled from England.
£325
T2161 189?, envelope addressed to Johannesburg bearing a single ‘Vurtheim’ ½d grey (SG 175, fault) tied by an unclear barred triangle obliterator (probably ‘3’ of Johannesburg). Some faults, mainly confined to the reverse otherwise a scarce example of the ½d unsealed printed matter rate. £45
NA594 1891 (17th November), incoming Natal QV ½d postal stationery card addressed to Johannesburg, uprated with an additional Natal QV ½d dull green adhesive (SG 97a), tied by a very fine CHARLESTOWN / NATAL (17 Nov) double circle datestamp. The reverse with printed heading ‘MANN & CO’ and list of destinations with rates of transport from Charlestown added in manuscript. With a very scarce LLANWARNE / Z.A.R (17 Nov) single circle transit and Johannesburg (19 Nov) arrival datestamps, both struck on the reverse. Very fine. An attractive and interesting card. SOLD
T2296 1892 (6th September), envelope addressed to Johannesburg bearing a ‘Vurtheim’ 2d olive-bistre (SG 178) tied by a PRETORIA (6 Sep) squared circle datestamp. The envelope was unclaimed and received strikes of a large unframed straight-line ‘ONAFGEHAALD’ and a smaller blurred ‘GEPUBLICEERD’ cachet, both in black. The reverse with Johannesburg (6 Sep) arrival backstamp. Scarce examples of early instructional markings. £125
T2298 1893 (20th June), locally addressed envelope bearing a single ‘Vurtheim’ 1d carmine (SG 176) tied by a JOHANNESBURG (20 June) single circle datestamp. The envelope was unclaimed and received strikes of small unframed straight-line ‘GEPUBLICEERD’ and ‘ONAFGEHAALD’ cachets, both struck in black. The reverse with a boxed ‘ONAFGEHAALDE BRIEVENKANTOOR / 4 SEP 93 / PRETORIA Z.A.R.’ cachet struck in blue (very fine for this). Undelivered mail was handled in Pretoria at this time. Two small pinholes at left, otherwise a superb and very scarce array of early instructional markings. £225
T111 1894 (July), 1d 'Vurtheim' postal stationery card used locally, cancelled Johannesburg (30 July). Showing light but readable 'GEPUBLICEERD' ('published') unframed cachet struck in blue. Scarce. £35
T1156 1894 (September), locally addressed envelope sent at the unsealed open letter rate. Bearing a single ½d ‘Vurtheim’ (SG 175) tied by Johannesbureg (27 Sep) double circle datestamp. A fine example of this scarce rate. £65
T2579 1896 (6th February), ½d green postal stationery card, the reverse printed for use by NZASM (railways) with printing details at base ‘100,000 Jan. 1896.’ and ‘Model No 72.’ Apparently sent from Johannesburg though the imprinted stamp is cancelled with a SPRINGS / Z.A.R. double circle datestamp. The reverse with a boxed ‘SPRINGS’ station marking struck in blue. £45
T2294 1896 (15th May), 1d ‘Vurtheim’ postal stationery card addressed to Elandsfontein. The reverse printed for use by NZASM (railways) with printing details ‘10,000 Jan. 1893.’ and ‘Model No 72.’ The imprinted stamp cancelled with a GERMISTON (15 May) double circle datestamp. The card was unclaimed and received a small unframed straight-line ‘ONAFGEHAALD’ cachet struck in black. The card was returned and was backstamped Germiston on 24 June. £75
T1165 1896 (July), stampless ‘In Dienst’ cover addressed to Johannesburg endorsed at top ‘In Dienst’ and ‘From the Italian / Consul / Massiglia?’ at lower left. Bearing a clear strike of the PRETORIA Z.A.R. (19 Jul) double circle datestamp. The reverse with large circular cachet of the Italian Consul, Pretoria, struck in violet and with a Johannesburg (20 Jul) arrival backstamp. Presumably diplomatic missions in the ZAR had a domestic free post privilege? Most unusual. £400
MT151 1897 19th January, ZAR ½d postal stationery card (Quik & Jonkers type P5), cancelled 'PRETORIA' datestamps. Addressed to Piet Potgietersrust and with crisp arrival strike for that. Scarce. £35
T2180 1897 (13th March), envelope addressed and sent registered to the USA. Bearing a ½d green and a 6d lilac and green (SG 216, 222) tied by a R / GEREGISTREERD / 13 MAR 97 / PRETORIA Z.A.R. boxed registration cachet. New York (11 Apr) transit and Minneapolis (14 Apr) arrivals backstamps. Cover tear at top affects the 6d, otherwise an attractive example of the 2½d per half ounce letter rate to a fellow UPU member country plus 4d registration. £35
T2300 1897 (4th October), incoming postal stationery envelope from Russia, the 10 Kopeck imprinted stamp cancelled with a single circle datestamp (22 Sep 1897, Julian calendar = 4th October Gregorian) with a second strike alongside. The envelope was addressed to Johannesburg where it was unclaimed, despite an endorsement ‘Probeer 1829’ (‘Try [Box] 1829’) in red manuscript, eventually receiving a large unframed ‘ONAFGEHAALD’ cachet struck in black. Backstamped with a Johannesburg (28 Oct) double circle datestamp. Flap with repairs, otherwise a very fine and scarce example of an instructional marking on mail from an unusual origin. £175
T2188 1897 (15th November), envelope addressed to ‘Kantoor Staats Secretaris’ (Office of the State Secretary) in Pretoria. Bearing a single 1d rose-red and green (SG 217) tied by a very fine ‘26’ target-type canceller attributed to Sterkfontein. With Rustenburg (15 Nov) transit and Pretoria (17 Nov) arrival backstamps. Small piece of flap missing and some contemporary (?) notations on face of envelope, otherwise a fine and attractive example of the 1d per half ounce internal letter rate introduced on the 6th September 1895.
 
Note: Putzel records the Sterkfontein agency as closed by the 30th June 1890 and only reopened in 1904. This cover suggests either the agency had reopened by late 1897 or the ‘26’ canceller may have been reassigned to another agency.
£125
T2357 1897 (22nd December), ½d postal stationery card (wagon with pole, Q&J P5) addressed to Pretoria. The imprinted stamp cancelled with a very fine M.W. STROOM (22 DEC) double circle datestamp and with a Pretoria (23 Dec) arrival datestamp. The reverse with seasonal greetings from the Telegraphist at M.W. Stroom to the director and staff of the Telegraph office in Pretoria. £25
T2179 1898 (13th April), envelope addressed and sent registered to the Cape. Bearing a single 6d lilac and green (SG 222) tied by a GEREGISTREERD / JOHANNESBURG Z.A.R. (13 Apr) boxed registration cachet. Aliwal North (15 Apr) transit and Lady Grey Div. Aliwal North (17 Apr) arrival backstamps.
 
Note: the letter rate to the Cape Colony as from the 1st January 1898 was 1d per half ounce. This letter would therefore have been double weight plus 4d for registration.
£75
T2181 1898 (16th August), Railway Travelling Post Office incoming colour picture postcard from Germany (‘Gruss Aus Baschkow’) bearing a 10pf adhesive tied by a Baschkow (10th Aug) datestamp. Addressed to Middelburg Z.A.R. and showing a fine strike of the R.P.K. TERUG / Z.A.R. (2 Aug) double circle datestamp. £65
T2658 1898 (19th November), philatelically inspired ‘Tamsen’ envelope sent registered to Germany. Bearing 1s.2d postage comprising an array of nine different surcharged adhesives: ‘TWEE PENCE / Z.A.R.’ on QV ‘Bourne Head’ 6d black-brown; ‘2d’ on 3d mauve (vertical pair showing normal and curved foot to ‘2’); ‘Halve / Penny’ on 2d olive-bistre (red and black (spaced) surcharges); ‘1 Penny’ on 6d blue (surcharge upright and inverted); ‘2½ Pence’ on 1/- green (surcharge upright and inverted). SG 191, 193, 194, 195, 196ca, 197, 197b, 198, 198b. All tied by NYLSTROOM / Z.A.R. (19 Nov) double circle datestamps. Pretoria (20 Nov) transit and Hamburg (12 Dec) arrival backstamps. Red wax seal on reverse. An attractive array of issues. Ex David Underwood collection.
 
Note: despite appearances, it would appear the 1s/2d paid represents a genuine postal rate of a quadruple weight letter at 2½d per half ounce plus 4d registration.
SOLD
T2301 1899 (18th February), locally addressed envelope bearing a single 1896 1d rose-red and green (SG 217) tied by a Johannesburg (18 Feb) double circle datestamp. The letter was unclaimed and received a further Johannesburg (19 Apr) datestamp along with a ‘NON RÉCLAMÉ / ONAFGEHAALD.’ boxed cachet and a large unframed straight-line ‘ONAFGEHAALD’, all struck in black. Backstamped Johannesburg (20 Feb) and ONAFGEHAALDE BRIEVEN DEPT (19 Apr) double circle datestamps. £150
T2364 1899 (13th April), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (with UPU wording, Q&J P6). Addressed locally, the imprinted stamp is cancelled with a JOHANNESBURG (13 APR) segmented double circle datestamp. Addressed to the ‘Inspector of Explosives’ with a large circular cachet ‘ONTVANGEN / 13 APR. 1899 / INSPECTEUR / VAN ONTPLOFBARE STOFFEN.’ struck in violet. The reverse handstamped ‘PAARL CENTRAL GOLD MINING & / EXPLORATION Co., LTD.’ at top and the message acknowledges receipt of 250 boxes of detonators. Very fine. £30
T2368 1899 (13th July), ½d green postal stationery card (Q&J P6) with printed address ‘The Inspector of Explosives... Johannesburg’. The imprinted stamp is cancelled with a fine JOHANNESBURG (13 JUL) segmented double circle datestamp. The reverse with a printed form headed ‘The City and Suburban G. M. & Estate Co., Ltd.’ Confirming receipt of 50 cases of ‘gelatine’. With a large circular cachet ‘ONTVANGEN / 13 JUL. 1899 / INSPECTEUR / VAN ONTPLOFBARE STOFFEN.’ struck in violet. Very fine. £45
T2293 1899 (1st September), incoming envelope from England bearing a single QV ‘Jubilee’ 2½d purple on blue (SG 201) tied by a London / S.W. (1 Sep) duplex cancellation. Addressed to Johannesburg where it was endorsed ‘Not for [box] 1827’ and received two strikes of a large an unframed ‘GEPUBLICEERD’ in black. With Johannesburg (23 Sep) and (1 Dec) double circle datestamp on the front. The reverse backstamped with Johannesburg (2? Sep), ONAFGEHAALDE BRIEVEN DEPT / Z.A.R. (28 Dec) and Returned Letter Office / Cape Town (1 Feb, struck in red). Also showing a boxed ‘INCONNU / ONBEKEND.’ struck in black. Scarce instructional markings. £125
T2302 1899 (5th October), locally addressed envelope bearing a single 1896 1d rose-red and green (SG 217) tied by Johannesburg (5 Oct) double circle datestamp. The letter was unclaimed and received a further Johannesburg strike (1 Jan 00, almost coincident with the original datestamp) along with two fine strikes of the unframed straight-line ‘GEPUBLICEERD’ cachet struck in black. Backstamped with a partial strike of the boxed ‘INCONNU / ONBEKEND.’ cachet and a commercial oval cachet of SOLOMON & THOMSON struck in violet. £150
T259 1899 (December), Anglo-Boer War (ZAR invasion of Natal) unaddressed cover bearing ZAR 1d (SG 206) tied by superb CHARLESTOWN, / 16 DEC. 1899 / Z.A.R. oval datestamp struck in violet. Pretoria (20 Dec) backstamp. Flap with embossed arms of ‘The Kings Royal Rifles’. Unusual. £85
T2295 1900 (12th February), incoming postcard from Holland bearing two 2½c adhesives tied by a HEERDE (12 Feb) datestamp. The card was addressed to Pretoria where it was unclaimed, receiving a ‘NON-RÉCLAMÉ / ONAFGEHAALD’ boxed cachet struck in black and a Pretoria (24 Mar) double circle datestamp. £45
T2359 1900 (19th June) Anglo-Boer War period. Envelope locally (?) addressed, bearing a pair of ½d green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ (SG 226), tied by a JOHANNESBURG (19 JUN) segmented double circle datestamp.
 
Note: the ‘V.R.I.’ overprints were issued the previous day, on the 18th June.
£45
T1172 1900 (June), Anglo-Boer War period. Official ‘In Dienst’ (On Service) postal stationery envelope with printed ZAR crest over a curved ‘IN DIENST.’ and with address ‘Postwissel kennisgeving’ (Money order advice) all printed in rose-red. Bearing a single ½d ‘V.R.I.’ green (SG 226) tied by Pretoria (20 June) double circle datestamp. Being unaddressed, the stamp was presumably applied and cancelled as a souvenir two days after issue. Clean and very fine. £125
MT140 1900 4th December, ZAR 4d registered stationery envelope reverse flap overprinted V.R.I., bearing ½d, 1d and 6d overprints (SG 226, 227, 232), cancelled PRETORIA or registration cachet, addressed to Holland. Arrival backstamp. £30
T2178 1900 (19th December), small envelope addressed to a prisoner of war at Deadwood Camp on St. Helena. Bearing two ½d green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ (SG 226) tied by a POTCHEFSTROOM (19 Dec) squared circle datestamp. Johannesburg (21 Dec) transit backstamp and with St Helena (8 Jan) arrival struck on the front. The envelope was opened by censor and resealed with a ‘ON HER MAJESTY’S SERVICE / Opened Under Martial Law.’ black on pink censor label. Attractive and a fine early example of mail sent at the recently inaugurated rate of 1d per half ounce. This followed Transvaal’s joining the Imperial Penny Post system on 1st December 1900, 19 days before this letter was mailed. £75
T2370 1901 (24th March) Anglo-Boer War period. Long printed ZAR official stationery envelope (327mm x 139mm) with all ZAR wording overprinted with bars and with ‘ON HER MAJESTY’S SERVICE’ printed above ‘IN DIENST.’ Addressed to the ‘O[fficer]. C[ommanding]. East Surrey Regiment / Guildford / England’. Bearing a very fine strike of the ARMY POST OFFICE / MAR 24 / 1901 / HEIDELBERG / NATAL FIELD FORCE octagonal datestamp. Guildford (AP 22) arrival backstamp. Vertical folds, otherwise very fine. A scarce survivor. £150
MT141 1901 17th June, ZAR 4d registered stationery envelope reverse flap overprinted V.R.I., bearing ½d, 1d x two overprints (SG 226, 227, 239), cancelled PRETORIA, addressed to Germany. Opened at left and resealed with pink 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape, red triangular cachet alongside. Transit and arrival backstamps. £35
T2371 1901 (28th June) Anglo-Boer War period. Envelope sent registered to Holland, bearing ZAR 4d sage-green and green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ and five examples of the 1d rose-red and green overprinted ‘E.R.I.’ (SG 231, 239), all tied by REGISTERED / 28 JUN 1901 / PRETORIA boxed cachets. With triangular Pretoria Press Censor cachet struck in bluish green. London (19 and 20 July) transits struck in red or blue on the front. Backstamped Haarlem (21 Jul) (where envelope was readdressed) and ’sGravenhage (22 Jul) arrival datestamps. A few edge faults, clear of the adhesives. £45
T1690 1901 (July), envelope sent registered to England. Bearing ten duties of the ‘V.R.I.’ overprints (½d to 2/6 and 10/-, SG 226-234, 236), all tied by Johannesburg (22 July) double circle datestamps and with an oval ‘R’ registration cachet struck at left. Passed Press Censor / Johannesburg and various Registered London (16 and 17 Aug) arrival backstamps. The cover slightly foreshortened at left. Philatelically inspired, though the 10/- is rarely seen used on any postal matter. An excellent reference for genuine, overprinted stamps. £85
T2362 1901 (21st August) Anglo-Boer War period. Envelope addressed to England, bearing a 2d, 2½d and 4d overprinted ‘V.R.I.’, a 1d overprinted ‘E.R.I.’ and two ‘E.R.I. / Half / Penny' on 2d provisional surcharges (SG 228-229, 231, 239, 243), all tied by JOHANNESBURG (21 AUG) segmented double circle datestamps. With an oval PASSED PRESS CENSOR / JOHANNESBURG cachet tying the 2½d. London (SP 13) arrival backstamp. £30
T2363 1901 (13th September) Anglo-Boer War period. Envelope addressed to England. Bearing a single 1d rose-red and green overprinted ‘E.R.I.’ (SG 239) tied by a GERMISTON (13 SEP) double circle datestamp. With oval PASSED PRESS CENSOR / JOHANNESBURG cachet in black and a large PASSED BY CENSOR / GERMISTON / 13 SEP. 1901 / F. HOWE, Capt.’ struck in violet. London (OC 5) squared circle on the front and with Johannesburg (13 SEP) and London (OC 5) transit / arrival backstamps. £25
MT139 1901 October, ZAR 4d registered stationery envelope reverse flap overprinted V.R.I., bearing 'Half Penny' and 1d x two overprints (SG 239, 243), cancelled with registration cachets, addressed to Germany. Struck with agents triangular 'PASSED CENSOR' cachet, transit and arrival backstamps. £35
T2366 1901 (12th November) Anglo-Boer War period. Printed advertising envelope for ‘ERNEST KOHLER / Tobacco Merchant, Johannesburg.’. Addressed to Natal, bearing two examples of the ‘E.R.I. / Half / Penny’ provisional surcharge on 2d brown and green (SG 243), tied by a neat JOHANNESBURG (12 NOV) segmented double circle datestamp. Also showing oval PASSED PRESS CENSOR / JOHANNESBURG cachet in black. Estcourt (NO 15) arrival backstamp. Very fine. £45
MT175 1901 (18th November), Anglo Boer War period. Illustrated advertising envelope for ‘Lloyd & Lloyd Tubes and Fittings’, bearing E.R.I. Half Penny overprint (SG 243), cancelled JOHANNESBURG locally addressed. Struck with oval 'PASSED PRESS CENSOR' cachet alongside. Sent at the unsealed open letter rate. £35
T2365 1901 (19th December) Anglo-Boer War period. Envelope addressed to Germany, bearing a pair of 1d rose-red and green overprinted ‘E.R.I.’ and a single ‘E.R.I. / Half / Penny’ provisional surcharge on 2d brown and green (SG 239, 243) all tied by KRUGERSDORP (19 DEC) segmented double circle datestamps. Also showing oval PASSED PRESS CENSOR / JOHANNESBURG cachet in black and a KRUGERSDORP / P.B.C. / A. E. MAINWARING in magenta. Backstamped with Johannesburg (19 DEC) transit and Dortmund (16 Jan) arrival datestamps. Crease at right affecting one adhesive. £35
MT169 1902 19th February, cover bearing 2d and 2½d V. R. I. overprints (SG 228, 229), each cancelled large 'VOLKSRUST' datestamps, addressed to Natal. Arrival backstamp. £30
T2258 1902 (1st April), Anglo-Boer War period ‘First Day of Issue’ envelope addressed and sent registered to Durban, Natal. Bearing KEVII ½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d, 6d and 2/- (SG 244-7, 250, 252), all tied by REGISTERED / 1 APR 02 / PRETORIA boxed registration cachets. With triangular ‘PASSED PRESS CENSOR / PRETORIA cachet. The envelope with horizontal crease clear of the adhesives, the 1d faded and the ½d and 6d crossed by blue registration line. The scarce 2/- is very fine. A remarkably rare franking with few first day cancellations recorded, this being the first we recall handling. £150
MT184 1902 21st April, Anglo-Boer War mourning envelope bearing ‘E.R.I. / Half / Penny’ surcharge on ZAR 2d brown and green (SG 243), cancelled 'JOHANNESBURG / 5' datestamp, addressed to Pretoria. Struck with with oval ‘PASSED PRESS / CENSOR / JOHANNESBURG and then triangular 'PASSED PRESS CENSOR' cachets. Arrival backstamp. £25
T1829 1902 (31st May), ZAR 4d registered postal stationery envelope with flap embossing overprinted ‘E.R.I.’. Addressed to Germany and bearing KEVII ½d to 10/-, being the complete set of ten available at this date (the 3d and 4d were issued in December 1902). All stamps are neatly tied by Registered Johannesburg (31 May) double circle datestamps, with an additional strike on the flap. London (21 June) transit on front and Hamburg (22 June) arrival backstamp. A crease affects the ½d, otherwise a very scarce and attractive franking. £275
MT137 1902 June, ZAR 4d registered stationery envelope reverse flap overprinted V.R.I., bearing ½d x eight overprints (SG 238), cancelled with registration cachets, addressed to Germany. Struck with large violet 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet, arrival backstamp. A little soiled. £30
T2754 1902 (11th June), mourning envelope addressed to England. Bearing Transvaal ½d green and 2½d dull blue and green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ (SG 226, 229). The envelope was posted in the Cape and shows a CAPE TOWN (11 Jun) squared circle datestamp alongside and not cancelling the adhesives. The stamps were deemed invalid and marked as such with a blue circle below each. The envelope was then taxed and received an octagonal ‘T/10c’ and a ‘2D / I.S./E’ (British Inland Section) handstamp. With an Exeter (2? Jun) arrival struck on the front. Unusual £45
T1382 1902 (13th July), envelope addressed to the USA, bearing GB QV ‘Jubilee’ ½d vermilion (creased before affixing) and 2d grey-green and carmine (SG 197, 200) each tied by POTCHEFSTROOM (13 July) double circle datestamps. With purple collector’s (?) handstamp at lower left. Chicago (15 Aug) arrival backstamp. Irregular, though apparently officially sanctioned usage of GB stamps six weeks after the end of the Boer War. Flap missing and clean vertical crease at left though of fine appearance. Most unusual. £160
T1864 1902 (12th August), illustrated advertising envelope for ‘Lloyd & Lloyd Tubes and Fittings’. Addressed locally and bearing a single KEVII ½d ‘black’ and bluish green (SG 244) tied by a Johannesburg (12 July) double circle datestamp. Originally sent at the unsealed open letter rate, though the flap has subsequently been partially stuck down. £45
MT192 1903 2nd June, KEVII ½d green stationery envelope, uprated with KEVII 2½d and 4d, each crisply cancelled 'MODDERFONTEIN', addressed to Austria. Most attractive. £40
T2358 1903 (9th July), envelope addressed locally, franked with a JOHANNESBURG / PAID / ½d / 9 JUL 03 single circle datestamp, struck in red. Some creasing, otherwise fine and scarce. £75
MT154 1903 (17th July), cover bearing KEVII 1d black and carmine (SG 245), cancelled KLERKSDOORP. With a hand drawn and coloured address being a lady hanging up her washing on a line, the various articles containing the address details, to England. Reverse flap lacking, arrival backstamp. Delightful. £75
T1900 1903 (17th October), printed envelope addressed locally, franked with a JOHANNESBURG / 17 X 03 ½d / PAID segmented double circle datestamp, struck in red. Very fine and apparently unrecorded. £85
T1849 1903 (December), black and white picture postcard (Krugersdorp – Monument Of Independence.’) Addressed to England and bearing a single KEVII ½d (SG 244) tied by two strikes of a KRUGERSDORP (7 Dec) double circle datestamp. The card was underpaid and marked accordingly with a small circular ‘T/VII’ (presumably the assigned code for Krugersdorp). A large ‘1D/F.B./C.’ marking was applied on arrival in England along with a Welwyn (26 Dec) arrival datestamp. The tax markings with Roman numerals at base are scarce. Very fine. £65
MT186 1904 (January), Anglo Boer War Post Card with black and white image of Paul Kruger on reverse, hand-painted below, bearing E.R.I. Half Penny surcharge on 2d (SG 243, defective at base), cancelled 'P O A / 73' barred circle. Apparently written from one prisoner of war to another, addressed to Merebank Camp. Unusual and attractive. £85
MT138 1904 16th April, KEVII 4d registered stationery envelope, bearing 2½d x two (SG 247), each crisply cancelled KRABBEFONTEIN, addressed to Germany. Transit and arrival backstamps. £40
MT164 1904 2nd October, black and white Post Card of the Officers Club, Middelburg, bearing KEVII 1d black and scarlet (SG 245), cancelled 'CANTONMENT B.O. / MIDDELBURG TVL' double circle datestamp. Addressed to England. £35
T738 1905 (February), colour picture postcard (‘Ricksha Boys’) used to Belgium bearing KEVII 1d (SG 245) tied by Johannesburg (27 Feb) double circle datestamp. With a very fine strike of the boxed ‘POSTED TOO LATE / 1’ cachet struck in black. £45
T1899 1905 (10th May), envelope addressed to Heidelberg, franked with a JOHANNESBURG / 10 MAY 05 ½ / PAID double circle datestamp (with inner circle divided), struck in red. Backstamped with a Heidelberg / Tvaal (11 May) arrival datestamp. Fine and scarce. £75
T1901 1905 (5th August), black and white picture postcard featuring portrait of pianist Mr Mark Hambourg and advertisement by ‘B & F Wheeler’s South African Tours’ for a forthcoming recital tour. Franked with a JOHANNESBURG / 5 AUG 05 ½ / PAID double circle datestamp (with inner circle divided), struck in red. Fine and scarce. £75
MT115 1905 (1st September), printed cover for the 'BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE', bearing a single KEVII 1d (SG 261) tied by a very fine strike of the BRITISH ASSOCIATION / JOHANNESBURG (1 - SEP) large double rimmed datestamp struck in violet. Addressed to Mount Darwin, Rhodesia. Opening tear at top. Very scarce, this datestamp was only in use for four days from 29th August to 1st September. £185
MT166 1906 19th February, coloured Post Card of a native homestead bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled crisp 'CANTONMENT POTCHEFSTROOM' datestamp. Addressed to England. £35
T2367 1906 (29th December), KEVII ½d postal stationery card addressed to Klerksdorp. The imprinted stamp cancelled BETHANY (29 DEC) double circle datestamp with KLERKSDORP (3 JAN) arrival alongside. Endorsed ‘Not known as addressed’ in red manuscript with further Klerksdorp (7 JAN and 12 JAN) datestamps and a RETURNED LETTER OFFICE / JOHANNESBURG (14 JAN) double circle datestamp. Vertical crease, otherwise fine. £30
MT03 1906 (March), cover bearing KEVII 6d (grey)black and orange, cancelled crisp 'VONBRANDSIS B.O. / JOHANNESBURG / 12 MAR 06' datestamp, sent registered to England. Transit and arrival backstamps. A very scarce strike. £55
T690 1906 (May), picture postcard (‘Monument to 92nd Gordon Highlanders / Mount Prospect Cemetery.’) used to USA bearing KEVII 1d (SG 274) tied by Johannesburg (?) (MY 14) double circle datestamp. With very fine boxed ‘POSTED TOO LATE / 1’ cachet struck in black. £45
MT156 1906 14th May, coloured postcard 'A Native Homestead', bearing a KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), lightly cancelled. Struck with POSTED LATE boxed cachet in black, addressed to the USA. £30
T2536 1906 (August), envelope addressed to 'Fiji Islands', bearing KEVII 2½d black and blue (SG 263) tied by a Johannesburg (5 Aug) machine roller cancellation. Sydney (4 Sep) transit and Suva (11 Sep) arrival backstamps. A very unusual destination. £110
T671 1906 (October), picture postcard (‘Drummer, 5th Royal Irish Lancers’). Addressed to Klerksdorp and bearing a KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274) tied by Johannesburg (12 Oct) double circle datestamp. The adhesive partly overstruck on arrival with an apparently unrecorded KLERKSDORP TVL (12 OC) skeleton / relief type datestamp. Very scarce. £45
MT160 1907 22nd May, cover bearing KEVII 1d scarlet x five (SG 274), twice lightly cancelled STEENBOKFONTEIN, sent registered to Pretoria. Hand written registration indication, reverse with RUSTENBURG TRANSVAAL sc transit strike for the same day and Pretoria on the 23rd. Few light faults at left. A very scarce office. £50
MT143 1907 June, KEVII 1d wrapper, cancelled 'ELANDS RIVER', addressed to Amsterdam. Arrival backstamp. £25
MT173 1907 December, incoming post card from New York addressed to Johannesburg, upon arrival struck with 'TRANSVAAL T.P.O. / EUROPEAN MAIL' datestamp. Stamp removed, still an uncommon strike. £20
T1515 1908 (February), black and white picture postcard (‘Pretoria, Near the Fountains’). Addressed to Germany, bearing a KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274, surface scuff) tied by Pretoria (24 Feb) double circle datestamp. With superb POSTED LATE boxed cachet struck in black. £55
T270 1908 (May), KEVII ½d embossed postal stationery envelope, used locally at the unsealed rate, cancelled with HEIDELBERG (10 May) double circle datestamp. Clean and attractive. £45
MT157 1908 12th May, printed OH HIS MAJESTY's SERVICE / POST OFFICE TRANSVAAL cover, bearing KEVII 3d black and sage-green (SG 264), machine cancelled JOHANNESBURG, addressed to the USA. Arrival backstamp. £25
T1775 1908 (13th May), KEVII ½d postal stationery card addressed locally and cancelled with a Johannesburg (13 May) double circle datestamp. The reverse with printed notice headed ‘PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF JOHANNESBURG’ advising of a forthcoming meeting. Interesting glimpse into the early philatelic scene in Johannesburg.
 
Note: a short-lived ‘Johannesburg Philatelic Society’ was founded in 1894. In 1899 a second attempt was made with the society known as the ‘Philatelic Society of Johannesburg’. In 1908 the name was changed to the ‘Johannesburg United Philatelic Society. By 1931 the name had again reverted to ‘The Philatelic Society of Johannesburg’.
£35
MT158 1908 23rd November, cover bearing KEVII 2½d black and blue (SG 263) machine cancelled JOHANNESBURG, addressed to the USA. Arrival backstamp. £25
MT159 1908 30th November, cover bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled KOSTER / TRANSVAAL dc strike, addressed to Taaiboschspruit. Krugersdorp (30th November), Potchefstroom (1st December) transit backstamps and TAAIBOSCHSPRUIT arrival for the 5th December. Cover somewhat battered and with stamp largely cut around, but still a most unusual origin and destination. £45
MT165 1910 31st January, coloured Post Card of Zulu Warriors bearing KEVII 1d scarlet (SG 274), cancelled twice by 'CANTONMENT / POTCHEFSTROOM' datestamps. Addressed to England. £20
MT142 1910 14th May, KEVII 4d large size registered stationery envelope, bearing 2d, 6d and 1/- (SG 262, 266a, 267), each cancelled NYLSTROOM, addressed to Austria. Transit and arrival backstamps. Light edge faults. £40
MT146 1910 27th September, interprovincial period (Transvaal used in Transvaal). KEVII ½d green embossed postal stationery envelope cancelled 'MACHADODOORP' and addressed to Lourenco Marques. Arrival backstamp. A fine example of the ½d unsealed open letter rate. £40
T133 1910 (November), interprovincial period (ORC used in Transvaal). Orange River Colony KEVII ½d green embossed postal stationery envelope used locally in the Transvaal, cancelled with BENONI (16 Nov) datestamp. A fine example of the ½d unsealed open letter rate. £45
T1692 1911 (June), interprovincial period. Sepia picture postcard (Schoonspruit Bridge, Klerksdorp) addressed to Cape Town and sent unstamped. With a Klerksdorp (26 June) double circle despatch datestamp and a Transvaal period circular ‘T/1D’ tax mark with code ‘IX’ at base (not recorded in Mathews). Cape Town (29 June) arrival. Scarce. £55
SA643 1912 (July), interprovincial period (Transvaal used in ORC). Cover addressed to the USA bearing Transvaal KEVII 1d (SG 274) tied by neat LADYBRAND (20 July) double circle datestamp. The postage was underpaid and the cover was struck with a coded circular ‘T / 43’ tax marking. Diagonal creases. Clean and attractive. £45
T2153 TRANSVAAL / Postmark Great Britain QV 1d lilac (SG 172) tied to small piece by a fine, full strike of a ZEERUST / R. (2 JUL 00) double circle datestamp, apparently with the ‘Z.A.’ of ‘Z.A.R.’ excised. Listed by Alex Visser in his online update of ‘The Postmarks’. £45
POSTAL STATIONERY
T2341 '1869' Potchefstroom’ postal stationery envelope. Brownish buff, fibrous envelope (150 x 95mm) bearing an impression of the POTCHEFSTROOM / Z.A.R. / 6d / 69 / ZUID AFRIKA 24mm single circle datestamp (applied inverted relative to the flap) with ‘6d’ inserted in black manuscript. The breaks in the outline and dent at top indicate the datestamp is genuine, though was probably backdated and applied after the British Occupation in 1877 (see article by Drysdall and Chilton in TP 106 May 1993). Very fine and scarce. £85
T2342 '1869' Potchefstroom postal stationery envelope. Brownish buff, fibrous envelope (150 x 95mm) bearing an impression of the POTCHEFSTROOM / Z.A.R. / 6d / 69 / ZUID AFRIKA 24mm single circle datestamp with ‘6d’ inserted in red manuscript. The breaks in the outline and dent at top indicate the datestamp is genuine, though was probably backdated and applied after the British Occupation in 1877 (see article by Drysdall and Chilton in TP 106 May 1993). Very fine and scarce. £85
T2343 '1869' Potchefstroom postal stationery envelope. Brownish buff, fibrous envelope (150 x 95mm) bearing an impression of the POTCHEFSTROOM / Z.A.R. / 6d / 69 / ZUID AFRIKA 24mm single circle datestamp with ‘6d’ inserted in red manuscript. The breaks in the outline and dent at top indicate the datestamp is genuine, though was probably backdated and applied after the British Occupation in 1877 (see article by Drysdall and Chilton in TP 106 May 1993). A few edge stains, otherwise very fine and scarce. £85
T2331 1873 6d Postal Stationery Envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 123x76mm with the flap showing an embossed hollow garter, being one of three different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. Ink annotation at lower left, otherwise very fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £85
T2332 1873 6d Postal Stationery Envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 123x76mm with the flap showing an embossed hollow garter, being one of three different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. A few small faults, otherwise very fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £75
T2748 1873 6d Postal stationery envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 123x76mm with the flap showing an embossed garter with central cross-hatching, being one of three different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. Very fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £85
T2334 1873 6d Postal Stationery Envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 143x77mm with the flap showing an embossed circle with hollow garter, being one of four different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. Small flap tear, otherwise very fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £75
T2335 1873 6d Postal Stationery Envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 143x77mm with the flap showing an embossed circle with hollow garter, being one of four different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. Small blue adhesion under flap apparently present before embossing. Very fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £85
T2336 1873 6d Postal Stationery Envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 143x77mm with the flap showing an embossed circle with hollow garter, being one of four different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. Fractionally yellowed, otherwise fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £75
T2353 1873 6d Postal stationery envelope produced by P. Davis & Son from the 3d improved eagle die with the original value altered. Size 143x77mm with the flap showing an embossed circle with central cross-hatching, being one of four different ornaments recorded on this size. A combined total of 5,000 envelopes were produced of both sizes. A few minor stains, otherwise fine unused. Very scarce. Q&J E4. £65
T2338 Forgery of the P. Davis & Son 6d blue Postal Stationery Envelope. Fine ‘unused’ and typically without embossed flap ornament. £25
T2339 Forgery of the P. Davis & Son 6d blue Postal Stationery Envelope. Adhesions on flap, otherwise fine ‘unused’ and typically without embossed flap ornament. £20
T2340 Forgery of the P. Davis & Son 6d blue Postal Stationery Envelope. Hinge remnants on flap, otherwise fine ‘unused’ and typically without embossed flap ornament. £20
T2326 Registered Postal Stationery Envelope 1899 (January), 4d registered postal stationery envelope (size F). Small flap thin, otherwise fine unused. Q&J R1A £10
T2327 Registered Postal Stationery Envelope 1899 (January), 4d registered postal stationery envelope (size G). Discolouration along flap fold, otherwise fine unused. Q&J R1B. £10
T614 Registered Postal Stationery Envelope 1901 4d yellow-olive registered postal stationery envelope (size G) overprinted ‘E.R.I.’ Flap stuck down, otherwise fine unused. Q&J R4B £10
T2543 Registered Postal Stationery Envelope 1901 KEVII 4d light (greyish) blue registered postal stationery envelope (size F) overprinted 'SPECIMEN' in large seriffed letters, applied diagonally. Hint of light peripheral discolouration, otherwise very fine. Q&J R5AS £10
T2328 Registered Postal Stationery Envelope 1901 KEVII 4d light (greyish) blue registered postal stationery envelope (size F). Flap stuck down, otherwise very fine unused. Q&J R5A. £10
T2329 Registered Postal Stationery Envelope 1901 KEVII 4d light (greyish) blue registered postal stationery envelope (size G). Flap stuck down, otherwise very fine unused. Q&J R5A. £10
T2545 Postal Stationery Letter Card 1902 KEVII 1d deep carmine on pale blue postal stationery letter card. Very fine unused. Q&J L1 £15
T2544 Postal Stationery Envelope 1902 KEVII 1d bright rose-carmine postal stationery envelope overprinted 'SPECIMEN' in large seriffed letters, applied diagonally. Very fine. Q&J E6AS £20
T2325 Postal Stationery Envelope 1902 KEVII 1d bright rose-carmine postal stationery envelope. Flap stuck down, otherwise fine unused. Q&J E6A £10
T2746 Postal Stationery c1893 ‘Vurtheim’ 1d carmine postal stationery card. Very fine unused. (Q&J P1) £15
T2229 Postal Stationery Card c1893 ‘Vurtheim’ 1d carmine postal stationery card (H&G 2). With printed address ‘TRANSVAAL COAL TRUST COMPANY, LIMITED. / BOX 888, / JOHANNESBURG’. The reverse with printed form dated ‘189’ requesting credit for return of empty coal bags. Very fine unused. Q&J P1 var £15
T2311 Postal Stationery Card 1894 (July), 1d rose-red postal stationery card (with shafts). Very fine unused. Q&J P3 £15
T2312 Postal Stationery Card 1894 (July), 1d rose-red postal stationery card (with shafts). Very fine unused. Q&J P3 £15
T2313 Postal Stationery Card 1895 (July), 1d rose-red postal stationery card (with pole). Very fine unused. Q&J P4 £15
T2316 Postal Stationery Card 1897 (October), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (with UPU wording). Very fine unused. Q&J P6. £15
T2317 Postal Stationery Card 1897 (October), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (with UPU wording). Very fine unused. Q&J P6. £15
T2747 Postal Stationery 1897 ‘Wagon with pole’ ½d + ½d green reply paid postal stationery card. Very fine unused. (Q&J P7) £20
T2314 Postal Stationery Card / Railway 1897 (July), ½d green postal stationery card with ZASM text printed on reverse (‘100.000 Juli 1897.’) Very fine unused. Q&J P9. £20
T2315 Postal Stationery Card / Railway 1897 (July), ½d green postal stationery card with ZASM text printed on reverse (‘100.000 Juli 1897.’) Very fine unused. Q&J P9. £20
T2318 Postal Stationery Card 1900 (November), 1d carmine and green on buff postal stationery card (with UPU wording). Overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ (with larger stops). Very fine unused. Q&J P17. £15
T2319 Postal Stationery Card 1900 (November), 1d carmine and green on buff postal stationery card (with UPU wording). Overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ (with larger stops). Very fine unused. Q&J P17. £15
T2320 Postal Stationery Card 1900 (November), 1d carmine and green on cream postal stationery card (with UPU wording). Overprinted ‘V.R.I.’ (with smaller stops). Very fine unused. Q&J P17. £15
T2538 Postal Stationery Card 1902 KEVII ½d blue-green postal stationery card, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' in large seriffed letters, applied diagonally. Very fine. Q&J P18S £15
T2537 Postal Stationery Card 1902 KEVII ½d blue-green postal stationery card. Very fine unused. Q&J P18 £15
T2539 Postal Stationery Card 1902 KEVII 1d carmine-red postal stationery card, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' in large seriffed letters, applied diagonally. Slight surface scuff at upper right corner, clear of stamp. Otherwise very fine. Q&J P19S £8
T2540 Postal Stationery Card 1903 KEVII ½d + ½d green reply paid post stationery card, each card overprinted with large seriffed 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. Q&J P20S £20
T2546 Postal Stationery Card 1902 (April), KEVII 1d + 1d carmine reply paid postal stationery card. Each card overprinted with large seriffed ‘SPECIMEN’ diagonally in black. Q&J P21S. Very fine. £20
T2321 Postal Stationery Wrapper 1899 (May), ½d green postal stationery wrapper. Very fine unused. Q&J W1. £20
T2322 Postal Stationery Wrapper 1899 (May), 1d carmine and green postal stationery wrapper. Very fine unused. Q&J W12. £20
T2323 Postal Stationery Wrapper 1899 (May), 2d brown and green postal stationery wrapper. Very fine unused. Q&J W3. £20
T2324 Postal Stationery Wrapper 1899 (May), 3d purple and green postal stationery wrapper. Very fine unused. Q&J W4. £20
T2541 Postal Stationery Wrapper 1902 KEVII ½d deep blue-green postal stationery wrapper. Very fine unused. Q&J W13 £15
T2542 Postal Stationery Wrapper 1902 KEVII 1d deep rose-red postal stationery wrapper. Very fine unused. Q&J W14 £15
POSTAL STATIONERY CARDS WITH PRIVATELY PRINTED VIEWS
References to 'Q&J' are to 'The Postal Stationery of South Africa' (Part 1, Provinces) by W.J. Quik and Dr. G.H. Jonkers (1998)
T759 GROET UIT PRETORIA 1901 (June), ½d green postal stationery card (H&G 3) the reverse with privately printed view in grey-black titled ‘Groet Uit Pretoria’ with view of an un-named street. Used from Pretoria to Holland. No datestamp, though with triangular Pretoria censor cachet. Amsterdam datestamp (6 July) where it was readdressed, and Arnhem (8 July) arrival datestamp. Small edge nick, otherwise fine and early use. (Q&J PP28.1) £65
T760 GROET UIT ZUID AFRIKA 1912 (16th December), ½d green postal stationery card (H&G 3) the reverse with privately printed view in grey-black titled ‘Groet Uit Zuid-Afrika’ with view of Church Square in a decorated frame. Used in interprovincial period with ink lines through ZAR heading of card. Addressed to England with KEVII 1d (SG 274) paying postage, tied by Roberts Heights, Pretoria (16 Dec) datestamp. Some discolouration around edges, otherwise fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP32.1) £55
T761 GROET UIT ZUID AFRIKA 1902 (23rd July), ½d green postal stationery card (H&G 3) the reverse with privately printed view in grey-black titled ‘Groet Uit Zuid-Afrika’ with view of Church Square in a decorated frame. Addressed to Switzerland with additional KEVII ½d pair (SG 244) paying the postage, cancelled or tied by Johannesburg (23 July) datestamps. Brugg (17 Aug) and Widen (18 Aug) arrival datestamps. Minor corner bends, otherwise fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP33.2) £65
T768 COMMISSIONER STREET 1899 (24th April), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in colour titled ‘Commissioner Street’ with trams in background and ‘Johannesburg by night’ (with clouds and blue sky!) Cancelled Johannesburg (24 April) and addressed to Germany with Hanover (14 and 15 May) arrival datestamps. Corner faults and tear into design at right. Scarce. (Q&J PP70.1) £35
T776 LOVEDAY STREET 1898 (30th May), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in greenish black titled ‘Loveday Street’ and ‘Greetings from Johannesburg.’ Cancelled Germiston (30 May) and addressed to Netherlands with Arnhem (18 June) arrival datestamp. Very fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP45.2) £65
T781 TELEPHONE TOWER / PRITCHARD STREET 1898 (24th October), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with two privately printed views in colour titled ‘Telephone Tower’ and ‘Pritchard Street’ with ‘Greetings from Johannesburg.’ Cancelled Johannesburg (24 Oct) and addressed to Germany. Creased at left edge, otherwise very fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP47.4) £55
T783 TELEPHONE TOWER / PRITCHARD STREET 1898 (18th April), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with two privately printed views in colour titled ‘Telephone Tower’ and ‘Pritchard Street’ with ‘Greetings from Johannesburg.’ With more colour and different spacing in words of the caption, greeting etc. Cancelled Johannesburg (18 April, believed to be earliest recorded date), addressed to France with Bordeaux (17 May) arrival datestamp. Very fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP47.4 var) £85
T786 A KAFFIR FAMILY 1898 (12th December), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in greenish black titled ‘A Kaffir Family’ and ‘Greetings from South Africa.’ Cancelled Johannesburg (12 Dec) and addressed to Germany with Altona (4 Jan) arrival datestamp. Fine and scarce. (Q&J PP48.5) £65
T787 HEY’S PARK 1898 (3rd March), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in greenish black titled ‘Hey’s Park’ and ‘Greetings from Pretoria.’ Cancelled Johannesburg (3 Mar, earliest recorded date) and addressed to Germany with arrival (28 Mar) datestamp. Few minor bends, otherwise fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP55.1) £55
T664 HEY’S PARK, PRETORIA 1901 (28th February), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view of ‘Hey’s Park, Pretoria’ in greenish black and ‘Greetings from South Africa’ below. Addressed to Germany and uprated with the addition of a 2½d ‘V.R.I.’ overprint (SG 229) tied by Krugersdorp (28 Feb) datestamp with additional strike below the imprinted stamp. German (25 Mar) arrival cds. (Q&J unlisted. As PP67.3 and Leeflang 7.7, though not in colour) £75
T790 HEY’S PARK, PRETORIA 1899 (13th May), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in colour titled ‘Hey’s Park, Pretoria’ and ‘Greetings from South Africa.’ Cancelled Johannesburg (13 May) and addressed to Germany with arrival (3 June) datestamp. Very fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP67.3) £85
T791 THE POST OFFICE (error) c1899, 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in greenish black titled ‘The Post Office’ (in error for the Royal Hotel and Church Street, Potchefstroom) and ‘Greetings from Pretoria’. The errors corrected with red ink. Two corner creases otherwise very fine unused. Scarce. (Q&J PP56.2) £75
T793 THE POST OFFICE (error) 1899 (13th March), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in colour titled ‘The Post Office’ (in error for the Royal Hotel and Church Street, Potchefstroom) and ‘Greetings from Pretoria’. The errors corrected with handstamps. Cancelled Modderfontein (13 Mar) and addressed to Austria-Hungary with Debreczen (3 Apr) arrival datestamp. Edge wear and damage at lower left, otherwise fine and scarce. (Q&J PP56.2a) £45
T799 THE ROYAL HOTEL (error) c1899, 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in colour titled ‘The Royal Hotel and Church Street’ (in error for the Post Office, Pretoria) and ‘Greetings from Potchefstroom.’ Addressed to Germany though uncancelled. Small scuff and light creasing at right, otherwise fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP58.1) £65
T800 PRESIDENT KRUGER c1899, 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in deep dull blue titled ‘President Kruger’ and ‘Greetings from Transvaal.’ Very fine unused. Scarce. (Q&J PP62.1) £85
T805 EX PRESIDENT KRUGER 1907 (3rd October), black and white picture postcard (not postal stationery) with view titled ‘Ex President Kruger’. Apparently using an enlargement of the same photograph used for items of postal stationery, also printed by Sallo Epstein though this being published in Durban. Locally addressed in Johannesburg. Stamp removed. Interesting. £20
T806 AAPIES RIVER c1898, 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in greenish black titled ‘Aapies River near Pretoria’ and ‘Greetings from South Africa.’ Very fine unused. Scarce. (Q&J PP66.2) £75
T807 AAPIES RIVER 1898 (28th November), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in greenish black titled ‘Aapies River near Pretoria’ and ‘Greetings from South Africa.’ Endorsed ‘Per R.M.S. Mexican’ (later sunk in a collision). Cancelled Modderfontein (28 Nov) and addressed to Austria with Wien (20 Dec) arrival datestamp. Some minor edge wear, otherwise fine. Scarce. (Q&J PP66.2) £55
T604 AAPIES RIVER 1897, 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view of ‘Aapies River near Pretoria’ in colour and ‘Greetings from South Africa’ below. Very fine unused. Q&J 66.2a, Leeflang 7.2. £125
T808 AAPIES RIVER 1898 (31st October), 1d carmine and green postal stationery card (H&G 4) the reverse with privately printed view in colour titled ‘Aapies River near Pretoria’ and ‘Greetings from South Africa.’ Cancelled Johannesburg (31 Oct) and addressed to Germany with Kupferdreh (20 Nov) arrival datestamp. A little edge or corner creasing, otherwise fine and scarce. (Q&J PP66.2a) £75
T2576 SOUVENIR OF THE TRANSVAAL colour picture postcard featuring embossed images of ZAR Coat-of-Arms, stamp issues of 1896-1897 and inscribed ‘Souvenir of the Transvaal’. Very fine unused. £25
T2547 c1909-1911 picture postcard published by R.O. Füsslein of Johannesburg with illustration by Heinrich Egersdorfer titled ‘Sketches of South African Life / Series VI: Trekking / No. 1 Uitspan at Midday. The Pride of the Family off for a shoot’. Small corner faults, otherwise very fine. Delightful. £15
T2548 c1909-1911 picture postcard published by R.O. Füsslein of Johannesburg with illustration by Heinrich Egersdorfer titled ‘Sketches of South African Life / Series VI: Trekking / No. 4 Halt at a Country Road-side Hotel’. Very fine. Delightful. £15
T2549 c1909-1911 picture postcard published by R.O. Füsslein of Johannesburg with illustration by Heinrich Egersdorfer titled ‘Sketches of South African Life / Series VI: Trekking / No. 6 Uitspan at Night’. Minor edge faults, otherwise very fine. Delightful. £15
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