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Stamp auction - 31 July 2019 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 31 July 2019. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 161 - South Africa
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOER WAR 1901 censored cover registered from Ladybrand (MY 19) O.F.S. to Diyatalawa & a 1902 Ceylon 6c letter card to a lady (probably his wife) in the Aliwal North Refugee Camp, from Diyatalawa. Both have Diyatalawa censor cachets. £70 to 90 £84.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOER WAR 1902 censored cover to Cape Town with a Free State 1d with the thick 'V' variety, cancelled Springfontein JA.2.02. Censored with tape and initialled by the censor in blue crayon, the cover has a 'Passed Censor/Refugee Camp Springfontein, O.R.C' cachet. Springfontein Refugee Camp was the only camp in the O.R.C to have censor cachets identifiable by the camp's name. A Cape Town 4.JA.02 arrival cancel is on the back. £60 to 75 £48.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOER WAR 1902 censored cover sent from the Norval's Pont Burgher Camp, a Cape 1d cancelled MY.6.02. Twice censored, this cover is addressed to C.W.H. Van der Post, a prominent member of the Free State Volksraad & later commandant of the areas South & East of Bloemfontein. He was captured by the British on 13th Sept 1900 but released on parole thanks to his civilized treatment of British prisoners. He went to live in Stellenbosch. A historical item from this Burgher Camp. £60 to 75 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOER WAR 1902 censored reply part of a reply paid card, cancelled Brandfort FE.11.02, writers address etc. Mrs A. Prinsloo, Refugee Camp, Brandfort, on the back with a message to the Winburg postmaster asking him to return a letter. An uncommon item from the Brandfort Refugee (Burgher) Camp. £70 to 90 N/S
1910-60 stock book containing a duplicated range of over 2000 stamps incl. pairs, blocks, units, singles, also postage dues & useful Officials. Cat. in the region of £3000. £200 to 250 N/S
1910-74 remaindered M & U collection housed in a Lighthouse hingeless album incl. 1910 Parliament 2½d M & U, 1913 FU vals to 10s, 1929 Air set M, 1914-21 Coil set M, 1926 ½d & 1d booklet stamps UM pairs, M or UM bilingual pairs to 2/6d (2), 1933 Voortrekker set M, 1938 Voortrekker sets M (2), 1954 Defin set M, 1961 Defin set M, later to 1974 Defin set UM, also incl. a few covers etc. £80 to 120 £80.00
1913-24 £1 green & red, fine M, SG.17. Cat. £650 £250 to 300 N/S
Collection of 1913-24 Kings Heads to the £1, U written up on album pages with shades & coil stamps etc. (94) £200 to 230 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1916-19 WWI picture postcards correspondence USA - Middleburg (Transvaal) at 2c-3c rated with range of South African circular/triangular censors. (10) £50 to 65 £50.00
1929-31 Official 6d Orange Tree pair incl. overprint variety 'STOP AFTER OFFICIAL' on English incs stamp. heavily used example. SG.09a. Cat. £170 £40 to 50 N/S
1930-44 ½d Springbok black & green, interpanneau pair, variety tete-beche, M (gum wrinkles & fingerprint in margin), SG.42b var. £170 to 200 £180.00
1933-486d Orange tree a horizontal M pair incl. the 'Falling Ladder' flaw, some tone spots & normal stamp with missing corner perf. SG.61/61a. Cat. £300 £50 to 60 N/S
1935-49 Officials opt type 02, set of 10 horizontal pairs to 10s blue & blackish brown, SG.020/027 and incl. all three dies of the 6d, fresh M. Cat. £500+ £100 to 130 N/S
Collection of commemoratives from 1935-53 written up on album pages with M & U stamps & covers. Noted - Silver Jubilee 6d 'cleft skull' pair M plus M & U sets of that issue, then good coverage of issues through to 1953 Coronation. £100 to 120 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII POSTAL HISTORY with much Prisoner of War Mail to and from Germany and Italy, On Active Service mail, many different censors. 115 items £400 to 500 £400.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1940's-90's (circa) range of Air letters, total of 84 with 33 different mainly unfolded/unused, South Africa but also Rhodesia, S.W.A, Basutoland, Gambia & Swaziland. £40 to 50 N/S
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1942-44 War Effort 1s brown top marginal UM block of 12 pairs, SG.104. Cat. £240+. (12) £40 to 50 N/S
1947 UPU Congress, Paris, green presentation book (18 x 22½ cm)) containing the 1947 Royal Visit set & eleven definitive vals to 10s, also the South West Africa 1947 Royal Visit & 1931 Pictorial Defins to 20s, all are hinged in place on printed pages. Attractive lot. £120 to 160 N/S
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1950-60 collection of Christmas seal booklets. Nice lot, not often offered. (29) £80 to 100 N/S
1926-27 ½d black & green, M block of four from the left of the sheet, variety IMPERF BETWEEN stamps & margin, toned gum; light ageing & centred to left as usual. Fine. SG.30var. SACC 29P. £120 to 150 N/S
1927 London Printing set of seven pairs, fine M, large part o.g. £120 to 150 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931-52 collection of Christmas seals on cover written up on pages, also covers (20) & a 1952 1s charity seal on cover to Germany. Uncommon as a collection. £100 to 130 N/S
Used on piece or front
OFFICIAL 1933 2/6d green & brown, 17½ - 18½ between lines of overprint, used block of eight on piece with Cape Town 10.OC.33 cancels. A scarce multiple of this size. SG.O18, Cat. £680++ £140 to 170 £120.00
Used on piece or front
OFFICIAL 1934 2/6d green & brown, 21mm between lines of overprint, used block of sixteen on piece, Cape Town 13.MAR.34 cancels. Some defective at lower right, nevertheless a very scarce multiple of this size, SG.O18A, Cat. £600++ £150 to 200 N/S
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