Z.A.R. / TRANSVAAL
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REVENUE 1902 KEVII 2/6 grey-brown and orange on watermark Crown CC paper. BLOCK OF FOUR showing the variety CENTRE INVERTED. A few reinforced perfs and with some of the usual creasing, otherwise very fine mint. Believed to be one of two blocks recorded. The Robson Lowe auction of 16/5/72 (lot 253) offered what was described as the only known block of four. A second block has subsequently been reported. A spectacular and extremely rare multiple. Barefoot 95a
£3,500
Last update: 3rd August, 2018
REVENUES
T1191 REVENUES 1875 Imperforate plate proof of the 6d duty printed in black on thick cream surfaced paper. Plate flaws indicate this stamp emanates from column 3. Very small shallow thin. Rare. £125
T1190 REVENUES 1875 Imperforate plate proof of the 1/- duty printed in black on thin white wove paper. Plate flaws indicate this stamp emanates from column 2. Rare. £150
T1799 REVENUE 1878 Bradbury Wilkinson QV ‘Bourne Head’ 5/- revenue duty. Imperforate plate proof BLOCK OF 56 printed in unissued colour of deep brown on thin card. Comprising a complete pane (12x5) less a block of four removed at lower right. Faults including an expertly repaired tear through the fifth column and several other stamps (mainly peripheral) with repaired tears or surface scuffs. A spectacular and almost certainly unique multiple of the QV ‘Bourne Head’ revenue issue.
 
Note: in ‘Transvaal Revenue and Telegraph Stamps’ (1995, page 35) Alan Drysdall states: “Imperforate plate proofs include strikes in black on thin card and in various colours on both gummed and ungummed wove paper slightly thicker than that used for the issued stamps and apparently unwatermarked. Examples perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ are probably printer’s samples.”
£2,750
T1740 REVENUES / Printer's Sample 1878 QV ‘Bourne Head’ design. Imperforate printer’s sample of the 5/- duty, printed in dull orange-red (unissued colour for this duty) on thin card and perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type B1). Attractive and very scarce. £750
T1469 REVENUES 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ complete set of 13 duties, 1d to £20, in horizontal pairs, very fine fresh mint. Comprising Perf 11x11½: 1d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 2/6, 10/-, £1 and £2; Perf 11: 1/6; Perf 11½: 5/-, £5 and £10; Perf 11½x14: £20. A rare assembly, especially this fine. TSC / Drysdall Issue 3 £425
T871 REVENUES / Forgery Forged overprint on a reprint. 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ issue. 6d carmine-red, perf 11x11½. Block of eight (4x2) each with 'POSTZEGEL' overprint in green. As the basic stamp is a reprint, the overprint must be forged. Superb fresh unmounted mint. £40
T823 REVENUES / Bogus 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ issue. 1d light blue, Perf 11x11½. Rejoined block of four (two horizontal pairs) with bogus ‘POSTZEGEL’ overprints in green. Glazed gum, otherwise fine ‘mint’. Scarce as a multiple. £35
T827 REVENUES / Bogus 1886 ‘Zegelregt’ issue. 1/6 bistre-brown, Perf 11x11½. Block of four with bogus ‘POSTZEGEL’ overprints in green. Very fine ‘mint’. Scarce as a multiple. £40
T1791 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps 1893, 1st printing with faint Coat-of-Arms’ background. 5/- deep blue, yellow-green and (deep) red. Fine used with light Heidelberg (20 Mar 93) boxed datestamp. Scarce. TSC / Drysdall 1, Barefoot 1 £45
T1792 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. The complete set of three: 6d pink, deep blue and green; 1/- yellow-green, red and deep blue; 5/- yellow-green, deep blue and red. Fine used with oval ZAR Customs / Harrismith (OFS) datestamps. Scarce. TSC / Drysdall Issue 2, Barefoot 2-4 £85
MT112 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. 1/- yellow-green, red and deep blue. Somewhat patchy gum, otherwise fine and mint. Rare in unused condition. TSC / Drysdall 2, Barefoot 3 £100
T1821 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. 5/- yellow-green, deep blue and red. Somewhat patchy gum, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Rare in unused condition. TSC / Drysdall 2, Barefoot 4 £125
MT113 REVENUE / Customs Permit Stamps c1893, 2nd printing with more prominent Coat-of-Arms’ background. 5/- yellow-green, deep blue and red. Cancelled with large violet date stamp, much gum remaining. TSC / Drysdall 2, Barefoot 4 £75
T1613 REVENUE / Cigarette Tax 189? Cigarette Box Tax Band (371mm x 30mm) with no quantity or duty specified. Perforated all round and with much original gum showing some rose-pink offset, presumably from a cigarette box. Printed in reddish lilac and pale grey-green with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central circle with wording ‘BAND / VOOR / CIGARETTENDOOS / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ in surrounding scrolls. Interestingly, ‘L.G.K. LITHO’ printed below the left scroll appears to indicate the name of the printer. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container, otherwise in remarkably fine condition. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A large part example is illustrated in ‘Transvaal Philately’ (1986, page 269) as ‘Cigarette tax band of the Second ZAR’ though without any further explanatory text. A very rare survivor. £275
T1614 REVENUE / Cigar Tax 189? Cigar Tax Band (432mm x 48mm) for 25 cigars and showing a duty of 3/9. Imperforate on all sides and with most of the original gum. Printed in black and (very) deep carmine-red with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central double circle surrounded by wording ‘BAND VOOR SIGARENKIST / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ with ‘25 / SIGAREN’ to the left and ‘3/9’ to the right. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container and a few areas of surface scuffing, otherwise in remarkably fine condition. This issue appears to be utilising the same delicate surfaced paper as employed for the Customs Permit £1 duty believed to have been issued around 1899. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A very rare survivor. £325
T1615 REVENUE / Cigar Tax 189? Cigar Tax Band (443mm x 50mm) for 50 cigars and showing a duty of 7/6. Imperforate on all sides and with full original gum (small hinge remnant). Printed in black on cream paper with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central double circle surrounded by wording ‘BAND VOOR SIGARENKIST / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ with ‘50 / SIGAREN’ to the left and ‘7/6’ to the right. The text at the far ends of the band run in the opposite direction to that on the 3/9 and 15/- bands from the same issue. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container otherwise in remarkably fine condition. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A very rare survivor. £325
T1616 REVENUE / Cigar Tax 189? Cigar Tax Band (435mm x 55mm) for 100 cigars and showing a duty of 15/-. Imperforate on all sides and with full original gum (small hinge remnant). Printed in black on yellow surfaced paper with the ZAR Coat-of-Arms within a central double circle surrounded by wording ‘BAND VOOR SIGARENKIST / Z.A. REPUBLIEK’ with ‘100 / SIGAREN’ to the left and ‘15/-’ to the right. Vertical folds as to be expected from affixing to the container and a few minor surface marks, otherwise in remarkably fine condition. Apparently unrecorded in either Barefoot or the Transvaal Study Circle Revenue handbook. A very rare survivor. £325
T1784 REVENUES 1901 (19th September), printed receipt (144x117mm) for 12/6, being water rates for the month of April 1901. With heading ‘The Johannesburg Waterworks, Estate And Exploration Co., Ltd.’ The amount paid was receipted by a single Cape 'Hope Standing' 1/- dull purple and blue revenue stamp overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’, affixed and tied by a large oval ‘Resident Magistrate / Johannesburg (19 SEP 1901) datestamp struck in blue. Very scarce usage of this issue. TSC / Drysdall Issue 4 SOLD
T1625 REVENUES 1901 Cape of Good Hope QV ‘Hope standing’ 2/- dull purple and chestnut revenue stamp overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. Very fine used with oval datestamp (4 MAR 1902) struck in red. A rare and underrated stamp. TSC / Drysdall Issue 4 £250
T1796 REVENUE 1902 (5th February), printed ‘Form Of Receipt’ (212x146mm) for ‘Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company (Witwatersrand), Limited’. Issued to a Mr Baker for payment of £3750 for the purchase of 1000 shares. The amount paid was receipted by £1.11s.3d in revenue stamps, comprising ZAR ‘Zegelregt’ types overprinted ‘V.R.I.: 1d (x3, one faulty), 2/6 (x2), 5/- (x3) and 10/- used together with a Cape ‘Hope Standing’ 1/- overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. All stamps are tied by large ‘For Robinson South African Banking Co. Ltd. / Johannesburg’ straight line cancellations struck in violet. A scarce example of both revenue issues used in combination on a complete document. (TSC / Drysdall issues 3 and 4). SOLD
T1797 REVENUE 1902 (8th February), printed ‘Form Of Receipt’ (209x146mm) for ‘Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company (Witwatersrand), Limited’. Issued to a Mr Beard for payment of £468.15s for the purchase of 125 shares. The amount paid was receipted by 3s.11d in revenue stamps, comprising ZAR ‘Zegelregt’ type overprinted ‘V.R.I. 1d (x4) used together with Cape ‘Hope Standing’ 6d and 1/- (x3) dull purple & blue overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. All stamps are tied by ‘Robinson South African Banking Co. Limited / Johannesburg’ boxed cachets struck in violet. Two stamps affected by vertical filing folds. A scarce example of both revenue issues used in combination on a complete document. (TSC / Drysdall issues 3 and 4). SOLD
T1470 REVENUES 1902 Cape of Good Hope QV 1/- purple-brown revenue stamp overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. With 4mm tear at upper right just into the design, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. A very rare and underrated stamp, especially mint. TSC / Drysdall Issue 5 £250
T1471 REVENUES 1902 Cape of Good Hope QV 1/- purple-brown revenue overprinted ‘TRANSVAAL’. Very fine used with ‘F. Le Roux, Legal Practitioner’ cachet struck in violet. A very rare and underrated stamp. TSC / Drysdall Issue 5 £275
T1824 REVENUE 1902 KEVII revenue 2/6 grey-brown and orange on watermark Crown CC paper. Showing variety CENTRE INVERTED. Vertical crease as often found, otherwise very fine and fresh mint. Spectacular. Rare. Barefoot 95a £400
T1731 REVENUE 1902 KEVII 2/6 grey-brown and orange on watermark Crown CC paper. BLOCK OF FOUR showing the variety CENTRE INVERTED. A few reinforced perfs and with some of the usual creasing, otherwise very fine mint. Believed to be one of two blocks recorded. The Robson Lowe auction of 16/5/72 (lot 253) offered what was described as the only known block of four. A second block has subsequently been reported. A spectacular and extremely rare multiple. Barefoot 95a £3,500
AM277 PORTUGUESE MINE STAMP 1925-29 Revenue / accounting stamp printed in dull yellow (perf 10) with the inscription REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA / CURADORIA dos INDIGENAS’ (Curator for the Indigenous) and ‘36 shillings & 6d’ with ‘36/6’ in the upper corners. Overprinted MINES and ‘53333’ in black and cancelled with part of a Johannesburg datestamp struck in violet. Presumably relates to Mozambican miners working in Johannesburg. Light corner crease, otherwise very fine. A recent discovery. Intriguing. £125
TELEGRAPHS / MONEY ORDERS
T1642 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 1d rose-red and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’. Very fine used with light partial Army Telegraphs datestamp showing date (23 VII 02) and part of code '(J-)HN’ (allocated to Johannesburg Military). Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T1 £45
T1646 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 6d lilac and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’. Very fine used with light partial Army Telegraphs datestamp. Very scarce TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T2 £45
T1757 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 6d lilac and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs’. Very fine used with part Army Telegraphs datestamps. Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T2 £45
T1758 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 2/6 dull violet & green overprinted & surcharged ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs / ONE / Shilling.’. Fine used with Army Telegraphs (30.IV.02) datestamp with code ‘S-N’ (allocated to Standerton). Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2a, SG T3 £35
T1756 TELEGRAPHS 1901 ZAR 2/6 dull violet and green overprinted ‘Transvaal / Telegraphs.’ Fine used with part Army Telegraphs datestamps. Very scarce. TSC / Drysdall 2b, SG T4 £45
T1572 TELEGRAPHS 1902 ZAR £2 lake-brown revenue stamp (perf 11x11½) overprinted and surcharged ‘V.R.I.’ and ‘Transvaal Telegraphs. / FIVE Shillings.’ Very fine used with large part ARMY TELEGRAPHS double circle datestamp with code ‘J- (date) HN’ (allocated to Johannesburg Military). Rare. TSC / Drysdall Issue 2c, SG T5 £325
T1641 TELEGRAPHS 1902 ZAR £2 lake-brown revenue stamp (perf 11x11½) overprinted and surcharged ‘V.R.I.’ and ‘Transvaal Telegraphs. / FIVE Shillings.’ Very fine used with large part ARMY TELEGRAPHS (3 VII 02) double circle datestamp showing part part of code ‘J-(HN)’ (allocated to Johannesburg Military). Rare. TSC / Drysdall 2c, SG T5 £325
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