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Lot# 4655 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4655 Transvaal

    Pietersburg Emergency Issues 1901 (March 20-April 3): Type-set by De Zoutpansberg Wachter Press in Pietersburg, the phenomenal collection of these issues, produced by the Transvaal Government whilst under Siege by the British forces, all issued stamps having the initialled signature of the Controller of Posts, J.T. de V. Smit in black or occasionally red ink; the collection formed by two exceptional purchases - complete sheets of 12 (6 x 2) both imperforate and perforated 11½ with different printings represented from Allan Leverton in July 1993 and the complete collection formed by Erik F. Hurt (1890-1952) who wrote 'Local Postage Stamps of the World' in conjunction with the Williams brothers. Beginning with a Die Proof of the unadopted ½ d. value imperforate in blue on pale brown paper, thereafter with sheets of 1 d. (upper and lower) imperf. and perf., a cto Pietersburg used sheet (April 3), 2nd. printing sheets of 24 of the 1 d., sheets of 12 cancelled at Houtboschdorf (April 4), 2 d. orange sheet imperf., and perf. (2), 2 d. sheet of 24 half of the stamps cancelled (April 3), 4 d. in an unused block of 22, 6 d. upper and lower sheets of 12, thereafter with singles, pairs, blocks unused and 'used' with all the plate varieties noted throughout. A marvellous collection formed by three outstanding and knowledgeable students of classic philately (427 items).rn 
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400 CHF