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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1853-1903
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  • Lot# : 4286 Griqualand

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    Cape of Good Hope used in Griqualand West 1872: Cover franked by Cape 1864/77 4 d. blue used on 1872 cover to Graaf Reinett, tied by circle of bars handstamp in black with oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp of despatch above (Nov 21). Sent to Cape Town in error and struck there with rare instructional MISSENT TO / CAPE-TOWN in black. Re-mailed back with fine strike of oval framed GRAAF-REINETT datestamp in black of receipt (Dec 3). A charming and extremely rare cover. Cert. BPA (1996).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4287 Griqualand

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    Provisional Issue 1874 (Sept): "1d-" surcharge in (blood) red ink on Cape of Good Hope 1865 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, with 'Four Pence' deleted, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from left of sheet and imperforate vertically, fresh and very fine, large part og. A great rarity as a multiple. Cert. RPSL (1976) Gi = £ 3'600+.rnrnNote: Surcharged by hand by the Postmaster at Kimberley as Cape 1d. adhesives had run short.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4288 Griqualand

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    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in black, a fine used example of good colour, lightly cancelled by (1877) cds in black. A much scarcer stamp than catalogue value suggests and a fine reference example with the cancel clear of the overprint. Cert. RPSL (1952) Gi = £ 110.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4289 Griqualand

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    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in black, used example with minor peripheral aging, on 1877 local cover to Barkly addressed to R. Bradshaw, the Resident Magistrate, tied by double arc BARKLY datestamp (May 9) in black. Side flaps missing and minor creasing well away from the adhesive but an extremely rare stamp on cover. Cert. RPSL (1977).rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 19 Sept 1990, lot 1273.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4290 Griqualand

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    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in red, an unused example of vibrant colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare stamp so fine. Cert. BPA (1975) Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4291 Griqualand

    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in red, an unused block of nine (3 x 3), of brilliant colour and freshness, near perfect centering and superb large part og. with five stamps unmounted og. An immaculate and wonderful block for the connoisseur, the largest recorded multiple Gi = £ 7'200+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, London, 3 April 1963, lot 925.rn                   Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 19 May 1970, lot 551.rn                   Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 146.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4292 Griqualand

    Overprinted "G.W." in small (2½ mm.) Roman Capitals 1877 (March 1): Cape 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, optd. 'G.W.' in red, a vertical pair cancelled by numeral "1" of Kimberley, used in combination with Transvaal June 1877 6 d. dull blue on coarse soft white paper (Gi. 103), close to large margins with portions of adjoining stamps on two sides, on 1877 cover from Pretoria to Nijmegen, Netherlands, cancelled by circular "1" numeral handstamp. 'Pretoria / Zuid-Afrika' cds alongside and 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (May 22) in black on front with "2½d." credit marking in red and 'London / Paid' transit in red (June 16). Reverse with Nijmegen cds and circular CONSULAT DE BELGIQUE DANS LA REPUBLIQUE SUD-AFRICAINE cachet in blue. Manuscript docketing 'Pretoria 9 Mai 1877, hier 17 Juni' on obverse. One of only seven recorded covers with Griqualand West & Transvaal adhesives (Jorgensen census #6) and the second earliest recorded and sole example to the Netherlands. A rare and most unusual combination cover.rnrnNote: A companion cover from the same correspondence with be found in the 'Besançon' Transvaal collection.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4293 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, an unused block of four, first stamp overprinted Type 6 and three stamps Type 1a, centred to left, of good colour with one slightly blunted perf., otherwise fresh and fine, minor gum bends on large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 160+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4294 Griqualand

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    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, a single example (position 27) attached to a remarkable vertical strip of five, positions 1/7/13/19/25, and thus showing Types 1a/2/1a/6/6/1a, all neatly cancelled by KIMBERLEY double arc datestamps (Oct 30, 1877) struck in black. An exceptionally rare and most attractive multiple. Cert. BPA (1978) Gi = £ 205++.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4295 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, four examples, Types 1a (2) and Type 6 (2), used on 1878 cover with complete contents written from Hope Town to Cape Town, tied by double arc LANGFORD datestamps (June 4) in black. Reverse with further Langford cds and obverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival (June 10) in black. The contents refer to a request for "a pretty work box...it must be a good one, to cost about £5 or £6, you can send it by the first passenger wagon..please address to J. Rostoll Esq., Pont, Hope Town, the wagon always passes through at our place". A most attractive and rare entire.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Oct 1993, lot 1120.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4296 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in red, Type 3, used on 1877 cover, with complete contents dated July 17, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds at right. Some minor edge wear but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4297 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 6 d. deep lilac, optd. "G" in red, Type 1a, a fine unused block of four, of good colour, fresh and fine with large part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 1'200+.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 2 June 1994, lot 1454.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4298 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 6 d. deep lilac optd. "G" in red, Type 6, a used example tied to 1877 cover to Messrs. Goodman & Freedman, Hebrew Congregation, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp (May 1) in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds at left (May 7) of transit and reverse with Merthyr Tydfil arrival cds (June 3). Cover with repair at top away from adhesive but a scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4299 Griqualand

    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 s. green optd. "G" in red, an unused vertical pair from the left pane, Types 1a / 3, of good colour, very fine but for a couple of blunted perfs. on lower stamp, large part og. with lower stamp unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 900+.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 160.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4300 Griqualand

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    First Printing Overprinted "G" in 7 upright Types 1877 (March): Cape 1 s. green optd. "G" in red, Type 1a, variety "Overprint Inverted", a used example cancelled by part numeral obliterator in black. Minor wrinkle not affecting the appearance of an extremely scarce stamp. Cert. RPSL (1950) Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4301 Griqualand

    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, an unused block of twelve (6 x 2), from the right pane of 60, Types 6-6-6-6-6-6 / 13-12-12-13-13-12, positions 31-36 / 37-42, of fresh colour and excellent appearance but for three short perfs. at top on third stamp and one or two unapparent creases, fine large part og. with lower strip unmounted og. Type 6 on this setting can only be ascertained as from the Second Printing when joined with Types 11, 12 or 13. An extremely rare and fine positional piece of excellent provenance.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, London, 3 April 1963, lot 932.rn                   Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 19 May 1970, lot 566.rn                   Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 168.rn                   Spink, London, 9 March 2005, lot 652.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4302 Griqualand

    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, Type 7, used on 1878 cover to Barkly tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (March 16). Reverse with Barkly arrival cds of the same day. Some ink smudges to address but a rare and fine local usage.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4303 Griqualand

    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in black, an unused block of six from the left pane of 60, with upper three stamps Type 10, lower three stamps Type 9, positions 4-6 / 10-12, of fresh colour and superb large part og. with lower three stamps unmounted og. A magnificent positional piece and a rare multiple Gi = £ 600++.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 169.rn                   Robson Lowe, London, 19 Sept 1990, lot 1255.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4304 Griqualand

    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. italic "G" in black, Type 12, an unused horizontal pair of good colour, minor wrinkling on large part og. Gi = £ 240+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4305 Griqualand

    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 8, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated Jan 12, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (Jan 12). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Dec 18) at right. Some minor imperfections but a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4306 Griqualand

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    Second Printing Overprinted "G" in 9 upright or italic Types 1878: Cape 4 d. blue, wmk. CC, optd. italic "G" in black, Type 14, a lightly used example, slight corner crease not affecting appearance, a rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1950) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4307 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape ½ d. grey-black, wmk. CC, optd. upright "G" in red, variety "Overprint Double, Both Inverted", centred to right, large part og. Scarce. Cert. RPSL (1953) Gi = £ 160.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 75.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4308 Griqualand

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    Overprinted with small 'G' in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. CC, optd. "G" in red, variety "Overprint Inverted", an unused irregular block of 23 from the lower left pane, positions 37-42 / 55-59, with margin at base with serial number '2' , with Type 16 (twenty-one examples) and Type 15 (two, positions 38 and 55), the second horizontal row is creased but without affecting the appearance, large part or unmounted og. Small ink doodle in margin but a truly extraordinary and rare multiple for the specialist. Cert. RPSL (1977) Gi = £ 2'950+.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 184.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4309 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small 'G' in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 1 d. carmine-red optd. "G" in black in a horizontal pair used with single 4 d. blue optd. "G" in black, all Type 15, on 1878 mourning envelope to Chelmsford, Essex, tied by double arc KIMBERLEY datestamps in black (June 25). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (July 2) alongside. Reverse with Chelmsford arrival cds (July 27) in black. Some minor edge wear to envelope but a splendid and very rare cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4310 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in red, Type 15, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated June 3 at Du Toit's Pan, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by circular barred handstamp in black with oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp alongside (June 3). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (June 14) at right. Some minor aging on perforations but a rare cover - the earliest recorded usage of this issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4311 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 15, used on 1879 cover, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamps in black (Feb 6). Poor 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Feb 12) at right. Some minor aging on perfs. but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4312 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 15, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated Aug 22 at Kimberley, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town mailed at Du Toit's Pan and tied by barred numeral obliterator (6 or 9) in black. Oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp at left. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Aug 28) at top. A few minor imperfections but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4313 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small 'G' in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. blue optd. "G" in black, Type 16, used on 1880 cover to Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY cds in black (Aug 18) with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Aug 24) at right. A fresh and fine in-period cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4314 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. italic "G" in black, two examples, Type 16, used on 1878 registered cover, with complete contents dated August 6, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (Aug 8) and registered number '6296' in manuscript. Oval framed 'Registered / Cape Town - Cape Colony' arrival datestamp (Aug 14) at left. Some minor aging on perforations but a rare registered cover.rnrnNote: The contents give the reason for the registration: "I received the Globes and Shades. Herewith draft for £ 5 8s. please effect the order last sent as soon as possible".
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4315 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small "G" in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. italic "G" in black, Type 16, used on 1878 cover, with complete contents dated August 13, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black (Aug 13). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Aug 21) at right. Some minor aging on perforations but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4316 Griqualand

    Overprinted with small 'G' in 2 Types 1878 (June): Cape 6 d. deep lilac, wmk. CC, optd. italic "G" in black, two examples used on 1880 cover to Mrs. Higgs, Hamilton, Bermuda tied by circle of bars handstamps in black with oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp (Aug 25) in black below. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds of transit at left (Aug 31) and '4' (pence) credit in red manuscript. Reverse with London cds (Sept 25) and 'Hamilton / Bermuda' duplex of arrival (Oct 13). Tiny opening fault to envelope at top but a fine and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4317 Griqualand

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    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Cape 1 d. carmine-red, optd. "G", Type 17, an unused horizontal pair, variety: "One With, One Without Overprint", the second stamp having an 'albino' un-inked impression of the overprint, fresh colour and superb og. A rare and most appealing variety. Cert. RPSL (1958).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerald Sattin (1958).rn                   Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, 22 July 1986, lot 193.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4318 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small "G" 1879: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1880 cover, with complete contents dated June 21, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by KIMBERLEY datestamp in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (June 26) alongside. One blunted perf. but a fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4319 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small "G" 1879: Cape 4 d. dull blue optd. "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1880 cover, with complete contents dated February 5 at Du Toit's Pan, to Emil Burmester in Cape Town tied by barred numeral obliterator (6 or 9) in black. Oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp at left (Feb 6) in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (Feb 13) on reverse. The writer encloses a pencil illustration of a hanging lamp and the size required with his letter. Minor aging to perfs. but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4320 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Cape 4 d. blue optd. small "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1880 cover to Cape Town tied by double arc KIMBERLEY cds in black with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (June 8) alongside. The cover with contents written from Du Toit's Pan (June 3) asking prices for a 'superior drawing room lamp'. A fine and very attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, London, 20 Sept 2007, lot 92.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4321 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Cape 4 d. blue optd. small "G" in black, Type 17, two examples used with unoverprinted Cape 4 d. blue on 1881 cover to Mrs. Higgs, Hamilton, Bermuda cancelled by oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp in black (Jan 20). Manuscript '5' credit in red crayon on front and reverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit (Jan 25), London transit in red (Feb 15) and 'Hamilton / Bermuda' arrival cds. A rare combination of issues on a most attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, 22 July 1986, lot 224.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4322 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Cape 6 d. violet, wmk. CC, optd. small "G" in black, Type 17, a fine unused example with variety: "Overprint Double", one toned perf. on reverse on large part og. A very elusive and rare stamp Gi = £ 1'100.rnrnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 292.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4323 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: 6 d. violet, optd. "G" in black, Type 17, single example used on 1881 cover to Hackney, London tied by unclear barred numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with BARKLY / G.W. transit cds (April 10), 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (April 19) and London arrival cds (May 10) in red. A fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4324 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: 6 d. violet, optd. "G" in black, Type 17, a horizontal marginal pair, used on 1880 cover to Mrs. Higgs, Hamilton, Bermuda tied by circle of bars handstamp in black with oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp alongside in black; over-struck by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (Aug 7) with manuscript '4' credit in red crayon. Reverse with London transit cds (Sept 6) in red and 'Hamilton / Bermuda' duplex of receipt (Sept 27) in black. A fine and rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 221.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4325 Griqualand

    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: 1 s. green, optd. "G" in black, Type 17, used on 1880 cover to Mrs. Higgs, Hamilton, Bermuda tied by circle of bars handstamp in black with oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp alongside in black (Oct 14) with manuscript '4' credit in red crayon. Reverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (Oct 19), London transit cds (Nov 11) in red and 'St. Georges / Bermuda' receipt in black. The implementation of the incorporation of Griqualand West into the Cape Colony was set for 18 October 1880. A very fine and rare in-period cover of excellent provenance.rnrnProvenance: Ritchie Bodily, 2 April 1948.rn                   Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, London, 3 April 1963, lot 971.rn                   Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 19 May 1970, lot 580.rn                   Collection G.H. Jonkers, Robson Lowe, London, 22 July 1986, lot 222.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4326 Griqualand

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    Second Printing. Overprinted with small 'G' 1879: Cape 5 s. orange, wmk. CC, optd. small "G" in black, Type 17, a fine unused example with variety: "Overprint Double", slight speckles from the overprint on face, large part og. A very elusive and rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1964) Gi = £ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 25 March 2004, lot 293.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4327 Griqualand

    1879: Revenue Stamps, the engraved set of 10 values from 1 d. to £ 5, all in fine unused blocks of four: 1 d. brown, 4 d. pale green, 6 d. blue, 1 s. red-brown, 2 s. dull green, 3 s. indigo, 5 s. orange, 10 s. black, £ 1 claret and £ 5 deep blue; all fresh and very fine blocks, unmounted og. A rare set, Barefoot lists two further values not seen by this describer (Barefoot 60/62, 64, 66-71).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4328 Griqualand

    Warren Expedition to Bechuanaland 1885: Soldier's Letter endorsed at top "From Trooper Learmonth, 1st Mounted Rifles" and counter-signed at lower left by Officer Commanding, franked at concessionary rate by Cape of Good Hope 1 d. carmine-red tied by 'BARKLY / G. W.' cds (Jan 31) in black. The cover, addressed to Capt. Sinclair of the 5th Lancers in Dublin, was readdressed with backstamps of Kimberley (Jan 31), Cape Town (Feb 3), 'H & K Packet' (Feb 26), Dundalk (Feb 26 and March 2) and Jedburgh (March 3) upon eventual arrival. Mail was despatched weekly from the Expedition from the Headquarters in Barkly. Extremely rare.rnrnNote: In 1879 Charles Warren was Chief Administrator of Griqualand West. On his return to England he was asked by the Admiralty in 1882 to lead a search party to Sinai to discover what had happened to Professor Edward Henry Palmer's archaeological expedition. He discovered that the expedition members had been robbed and murdered, located their remains, and brought their killers to justice for which he knighted upon his return. Due to his Griqualand service he was asked to lead the 1884 'Warren' Expedition into Bechuanaland to assert British sovereignty in the face of encroachments from Germany and the Transvaal, and to suppress the Boer states of Stellaland and Goshen, which were backed by the Transvaal and were stealing land and cattle from the local Tswana tribes.The force of 4,000 British and local troops headed north from Cape Town, accompanied by the first three observation balloons ever used by the British Army in the field. The expedition achieved its aims without bloodshed, and Warren was recalled in September 1885 and was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) on 4 October 1885.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF
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