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  • Lot# : 4401 Natal

    1902: £ 1 10 s. green & violet, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example, well centred and of good colour, optd. SPECIMEN in black and, upon receipt at Portuguese Colonial P.O. further overprinted ULTRAMAR in violet. Unused without gum, a very scarce and attractive stamp Gi = £ 130++,
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4402 Natal

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    1902: £ 5 mauve & black, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example, of vivid colour, centred to right, fresh and very fine, superb og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1972) Gi = £ 5'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4403 Natal

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    1902: £ 20 red & green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused example, marginal from base of sheet, of excellent vibrant colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. One of the rarest basic issued stamps of the British Commonwealth. A truly outstanding example. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Giulio Bolaffi (1962) Gi = £ 28'000.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 20,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4404 Natal

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    1908: £ 1 10 s. brown-orange & deep purple, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, perf. 14, on chalk surfaced paper, an unused example, of good colour, small trace of rubbing, otherwise fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare. Cert. Albert Diena (1974) Gi = £ 1'800.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4405 Natal

    1908: 'Postage / Postage', De La Rue Master Die Proofs of the frame only, the complete set of seven values from 6 d. to £ 1, each printed in black on glazed white cards, the 6 d., 1 s., 2 s. and 2 s. 6 d. values handstamped '16 JUN. 08' in blue, the 5 s., 10 s. and £ 1 values dated '30 JUN. 08' in blue, all struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black. A magnificent complete and matching set in the formost quality.rnrnProvenance: Argyll Etkin, London, 11 Nov 2010, lots 616 and 618.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4406 Natal

    1908/09: 'Postage / Postage' the definitive set of seven to £ 1 purple & black on red unused, fresh and very fine but for blunt perf on 2 s. and slight rubs on 5 s. and 10 s. headplate, the £ 1 value superb, large part og. Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4407 Natal

    1886: Page from the De La Rue record book, headed "Nov. 19, 1886" and "Appendix - Scheme showing how the three new duties of Natal Revenue Stamps could be printed in doubly fugitive green ink and overprinted in different colours" with Essays for perf. £ 1 in red & green (annotated in manuscript £ 5), £ 1 in blue & green (annotated £ 10), £ 1 in black & green (annotated £ 20) and "Nov 26, 1886" with £ 1 in green (annotated £ 1 and as issued), £ 1 in maroon & green (annotated £ 1.10 s.). A beautiful and rare page, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5035.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4408 Natal

    Revenues 1895: De La Rue Essays from the day-book, with card showing country and value Proof NATAL REVENUE and SIX PENCE respectively, twice dated, once with "Jan 4th, 60 leads'" this erased in red ink on "Feb 5, 95" (un-illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection"), and a remarkable reconstituted piece with  NATAL REVENUE and values (11) from NINE PENCE to TWENTY POUNDS in black with red crayon manuscript deletions, these illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5032. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4409 Natal

    1895: 'Postal' Fiscals, wmk. Crown CA, the set of nine values from 4 d. lilac to £ 20 black & green, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, largely fresh and fine, one or two with faults, large part og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4410 Natal

    Revenues 1895: De La Rue high values unused, all wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, the 4 s. red & lilac, 5 s. red & lilac, £ 1 green, £ 5 red & green and £ 20 black & green, fair to fine, part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4411 Natal

    Revenues 1895: De La Rue Essay for the £ 1 value in lilac & blue, imperforate on wmk. Crown CA paper, close to good margins all round, large part og. Rare: the issued stamp was printed in green.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4412 Natal

    1895: 'Postal' Fiscals, Proof of the £ 1 value, wmk. Crown CA, printed in pale blue & lilac (issued in green), adhered to card and crossed through in red ink and SPECIMEN handstamp applied in black. Rare, illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5030.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4413 Natal

    Revenues 1908: 'Revenue / Revenue' De La Rue Master Die Proof for £ 5 value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated '23 JUN. 08' in blue, struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right; sold with £ 5 revenue printed in black and dull green. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4414 Natal

    Revenues 1908: 'Revenue / Revenue' De La Rue Master Die Proof for £ 10 value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated '23 JUN. 08' in blue, struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black at right; sold with £ 10 revenue printed in orange and dull green. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4415 Natal

    1877: Stampless Official cover, countersigned at lower left by Sir Theophilus Shepstone, Special Commissioner to the Transvaal, mailed from Newcastle to His Excellency, Sir Bartle Frere, King William's Town, Eastern Frontier, Cape Colony, struck with "No. 20 PO / NATAL" cds on despatch (Christmas Day) in black. 'East London' transit cds (Jan 9, 1878) alongside and faint 'King William's Town' arrival cds of arrival. Reverse with 'GPO / Natal' transit cds (Dec 28). A rare cover - at this date Sir Bartle Frere was involved in the 9th Frontier War, having arrived in Southern Africa in March 1877 two weeks prior to the annexation of the Transvaal by Sir Theophilus. An historic and rare cover.rnrnNote: Sir Bartle Frere is philatelically more famous for the introduction of the Scinde Dawks in 1852.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4416 Natal

    Official - Natal Government Railways 1902/03: The set of six values, wmk. Crown CA, unused, ½ d. blue-green, 1 d. carmine, 2 d. red & olive-green, 3 d. purple & grey, 6 d. green & brown-purple and 1 s. carmine & pale blue; all perforated "NGR" (Natal Government Railways), the ½ d. with some aging the balance all fresh and fine large part og. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4417 Natal

    Official 1904: The set of six values complete, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, single examples of the ½ d. blue-green, 1 d. carmine, 2 d. red & olive-green, 3 d. purple & grey and 6 d. green & brown-purple, together with a superb block of four of the scarce 1 s. carmine & pale blue, this with minor gum cracks, all with super large part og. Rare Gi = £ 1'150+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4418 Natal

    Official 1910: Interprovincial usage of Bechuanaland Protectorate 1897 3 d. purple on yellow pair and 1908 ½ d. yellowish green pair, tied to OHMS cover registered to Whitfield King and Co. in Ipswich, both pairs neatly tied by REGISTERED P.M.BURG / NATAL datestamps (Oct 29) in black with registration cachet at left.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4419 Orange Freestate

    1865/67: De La Rue's original drawing depicting the "Tree of Plenty & Posthorns" made for the engraver of the Die, beautifully drawn in black ink and watercolour wash on paper (72 x 97 mm.) showing the Tree, Oranges and three Posthorns with frame surround in black, affixed to card (124 x 161 mm.). Designed by H. Sybouts, the first Postmaster General to be nominated by President J.H. Brand. Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5212, this volume demonstrates, on the following page, that the Oranges were added to the sketch supplied to the engraver. Unique and remarkable Essay of primary importance to South African philately.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 14-15 Nov 2007, lot 1975.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4420 Orange Freestate

    Foreunner 1867: Cover from a German missionary in Bloemfontein to Berlin, Prussia with manuscript "6" (pence) denoting payment to the Cape, with 1865 1 d. carmine-red, 4 d. blue and 1 s. green (Gi. 23+24a+26a) all tied by barred "1" numeral cancellations and by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (May 20) in black for onward tranmission (note rate altered from 1/4d. to 1/5d. in red crayon). 'London / Paid' transit cds in red on front and reverse with Berlin arrival cds (July 10). The cover from a known OFS correspondence (copy of a letter from Bloemfointein with OFS adhesive enclosed with the lot), endorsed on obverse in German as sent on May 10. Rare and most attractive.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 21.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4421 Orange Freestate

    1867: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 d. value in black on glazed white card, mica-covered and sunk into card dated "May 10, 1867" at top in black. Superb and very rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4422 Orange Freestate

    1868: 1 d. red-brown, three horizontal pairs used on 1882 cover to Pentre, Glamorgan all cancelled by oval "1" numeral obliterators with corresopnding BLOEMFONTEIN cds below (Oct 5). Reverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (Oct 10) and Pentre arrival cds (Oct 31). Some wear at right but scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4423 Orange Freestate

    1868: 1 d. deep brown used on covers (2) to same addressee in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with 1893 cover carried at single rate franked by four 1 d. and 1894 cover with eight examples of the 1 d. in a slightly paler shade paying the double rate, both cancelled by oval "10" numeral obliterators of Philippolis in black.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4424 Orange Freestate

    1867: De La Rue Die Proof for the 6 d. value in black on glazed white card, mica-covered and sunk into card dated "May 10, 1867" at top in black. Superb and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 14-15 Nov 2007, lot 1977.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4425 Orange Freestate

    1868/94: 6 d. rose, an unused block of sixteen divided by interpanneau margin, in a fine pale shade, large part or, primarily, unmounted og. Some blunted perfs. at left but a scarce multiple Gi = £ 550+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4426 Orange Freestate

    1868/94: 6 d. rose, a used example on 1877 combination cover to Cincinatti, USA via London, tied by oval "2" numeral obliterator in black with WINBURG / O.V.STAAT despatch cds at left (July 22). Cape of Good Hope 1876 4 d. blue in two vertical pairs alongside (Gi. 30) tied by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' datestamps (July 30) in black with "2½d." credit mark in red below. 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (Aug 21) and reverse with 'New York / Paid All' and Cincinatti arrival cds (Sept 3) in blue. Edge wear to envelope but a remarkable and extremely rare Transatlantic usage.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4427 Orange Freestate

    1868/94: 6 d rose-carmine, an exceptional unused block of forty from the sheet of 240 subjects (split into four panes of 60), marginal from right of sheet showing the interpanneau blank spaces horizontally and the wing-margined pane dividing examples in vertical format, of fresh colour and fine but for one creased example, large part or, primarily, unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4428 Orange Freestate

    1867: De La Rue Die Proof for the 1 s. value in black on glazed white card, mica-covered and sunk into card dated "May 10, 1867" at top in black. The mica with slight wrinkle but otherwise superb and very rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4429 Orange Freestate

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    "4" Surcharges 1877: "4" on 6 d. rose, surcharged Type 2b, a fine used example with variety "Surcharge Inverted", cancelled in black leaving the variety clear. Couple of nibbed perfs. at top and small wrinkle but a very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1998) Gi = £ 1'100.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Tobias', Spink, London, 15 July 2010, lot 2306.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4430 Orange Freestate

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    "4" Surcharges 1877: "4" on 6 d. rose, surcharged Type 2c, a fine used example with variety "Surcharge Inverted", cancelled lightly in black by "17" numeral obliterator. A scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1995) Gi = £ 350.rn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4431 Orange Freestate

    "4" Surcharges 1877: "4" on 6 d. rose, surcharged Type 2c, used example on 1878 combination cover to Cincinatti, USA via London, tied by oval "2" numeral obliterator in black with WINBURG / O.V.STAAT despatch cds on reverse (April 27). Cape of Good Hope 1876 4 d. blue in a fine strip of three alongside (Gi. 30) tied by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' datestamps (May 7) in black with "2½d." credit mark in red at left. 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (May 20) and reverse with 'New York / Paid All' (June 8) and Concinatti arrival cds in blue. A wonderful and extremely rare Transatlantic usage.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4432 Orange Freestate

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    "4" Surcharges 1877: "4" on 6 d. rose, surcharged Type 2d, used example on 1878 combination cover to London, tied by faint numeral "1" cancellation with BLOEMFONTEIN / O.V.STAAT cds on reverse and by Cape of Good Hope 6 d. mauve (Gi. 25b) tied by bold barred "1" numeral in black with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds at left (April 1). Reverse with London arrival cds (april 29) in black. Some tears to envelope and into the wing margin of the Cape 6 d. but a rare franking. Cert. RPSL (1970).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4433 Orange Freestate

    "4" Surcharges 1877: "4" on 6 d. rose, surcharged Types 2d+2c, a fine used horizontal pair, lightly cancelled by numeral obliterators in black. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4434 Orange Freestate

    1867: De La Rue Die Proof for the 4 d. value in black in horizontal format on glazed white card, dated "Aug 29 1877" at top in black and handstamped BEFORE HARDENING alongside in black. Fine and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 14-15 Nov 2007, lot 1979.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4435 Orange Freestate

    1878 (July): 5 s. green, an unused block of twenty-four (12 x 2) from the top of sheet across the two panes, with serial number '5' at left and Plate number '1' at right, minor splitting but of excellent rich colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce large multiple Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4436 Orange Freestate

    1867: De La Rue Die Proof for the ½ d. value in black in vertical format on glazed white card, dated "5 SEP 82" at top in blue and handstamped BEFORE HARDENING below in black. Superb and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 14-15 Nov 2007, lot 1981.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4437 Orange Freestate

    1882: 2 d. mauve, an unused block of sixteen, marginal from top of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin, left half imperforate x perforated 12 vertically (issued as perf. 14), right half of the block entirely imperforate, minor bend of no significance, from the sheet discovered by Robson Lowe in the De La Rue archive, a fine cross-pane multiple of which only 6 further pairs can exist, unmounted og. A very rare and splendid multiple.rnrnNote: The block represents eight of the 60 stamps possible imperforate x perforated 12, and 8 of the 60 stamps possible entirely imperforate. See the attached article / offer brochure from 'The Philatelist' (May 1972) on the discovery of this sheet from the DLR archives. The upper left pane of 60 of the sheet was imperforate x perf. 12 vertically, the upper right pane was imperforate, the lower left pane from which this pair emanates was perforated 12 but had 17 stamps missing, the lower right pane was perf. 12 horizontally x imperforate.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4438 Orange Freestate

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    1882: 2 d. mauve, an unused vertical pair, perforated 12 all round (issued as perf. 14), marginal from left of sheet with pencil annotation in margin "(Co)lour No", the pair from the sheet discovered by Robson Lowe in the De La Rue archive, fine unmounted og., together with a matching vertical pair, perf. 14, in bright mauve. Cert. RPSL (1977).rnrnNote: The pair is one of just 43 stamps possible perforated 12 all round. See the attached article / offer brochure from 'The Philatelist' (May 1972) on the discovery of this sheet from the DLR archives. The upper left pane of 60 of the sheet was imperforate x perf. 12 vertically, the upper right pane was imperforate, the lower left pane from which this pair emanates was perforated 12 but had 17 stamps missing, the lower right pane was perf. 12 horizontally x imperforate.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 22 Jan 1990, lot 363.rn                   Collection 'Tobias', Spink, London, 15 July 2010, lot 2323.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4439 Orange Freestate

    1867: De La Rue Die Proof for the 3 d. value in black in vertical format on glazed white card, dated "5 SEP 82" at top in dull blue and handstamped BEFORE HARDENING below in black. Fine and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 14-15 Nov 2007, lot 1982.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4440 Orange Freestate

    "1d." Surcharges 1881 (May 19): 1 d. on 5 s. green, surcharge Type 3b, a fine used example showing variety: "Surcharge Inverted", wing margin example from the right pane, minor aging but lightly cancelled in black leaving the variety clear. Rare Gi = £ 900.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Tobias', Spink, London, 15 July 2010, lot 2317.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4441 Orange Freestate

    "1d." Surcharges 1881 (May 19): 1 d. on 5 s. green, surcharge Types 3b and c; an unused horizontal pair, positions 39-40 on the left pane, of good colour and large part dried og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 335+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4442 Orange Freestate

    "1d." Surcharges 1881 (May 19): 1 d. on 5 s. green, surcharge Types 3b, c, e and f; an unused irregular block of four from the right pane, the upper pair surcharged Types e-f, the lower pair Types b-c, of good colour and large part og. with one stamp showing the 'Break in Bar' variety. A rare multiple Gi = £ 970+.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 18 Dec 1984, lot 325.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4443 Orange Freestate

    "½d." Surcharges 1882 (Aug): ½ d. on 5 s. green, an unused complete pane of 60 stamps (6 x 10) from the left pane, without sheet margins but an important multiple with just seven stamps (positions 8, 16, 21, 22, 27, 39, 40) with 'Broken Bar' - large break on position 21, some separation with precautionary hinges, large part or unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4444 Orange Freestate

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    "½d." Surcharges 1882 (Aug): ½ d. on 5 s. green, an unused horizontal pair, from the centre of the sheet with each stamp displaying wing margin, right hand stamp variety: "Surcharge Double" with the bar obscuring value also adrift on the left hand stamp, fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare and appealing multiple. Cert. BPA (1987) Gi = £ 500+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4445 Orange Freestate

    "3d. Surcharges" 1882: 3 d. on 4 d. ultramarine, Surcharge Type 5a, an unused block of four, all Type a, fresh colour, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 360+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 87.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4446 Orange Freestate

    "3d. Surcharges" 1882: 3 d. on 4 d. ultramarine, Surcharge Types 5b and c, an unused block of four, upper pair Type c, lower pair Type b, of good colour, minor wrinkles on part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 280+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 90.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4447 Orange Freestate

    "3d. Surcharges" 1882: 3 d. on 4 d. ultramarine, Surcharge Type 5d and a, a remarkable unused block of twelve (6 x 2), with the upper row, positions 37-42, being Type d with postion 40 showing break in bar and position 42 the damaged 'd' in '3d.'; lower row positions 43-48, all Type a, from an early printing with no damage to bar on position 48. The last vertical pair separated and hinged back into place, otherwise fresh and fine, with large part og. Gi = £ 900+.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 22 Jan 1990, lot 359.rn                   Collection 'Tobias', Spink, London, 15 July 2010, lot 2328.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4448 Orange Freestate

    "3d. Surcharges" 1882: 3 d. on 4 d. ultramarine, Surcharge Type 5e, the horizontal strip of four the surcharge being gradually less clear across the strip (more noticeable on the Bar at base), two gum wrinkles, fresh and very fine colour, large part og. with one stamp unmounted og. A rare multiple Gi = 1'000+. rnrnProvenance: Ex E.C.C. Tamsen RDP.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4449 Orange Freestate

    "2d." Surcharges 1888 (Sept-Oct): 2 d. on 3 d. ultramarine, surcharge Types 6a, b and c, in the complete unused lower right hand pane of 60 subjects, with Plate number "1" in lower margin, of fresh and fine colour showing 'Wide 2' Type 'a' with 9 examples (positions 13, 16, 23, 39, 40, 47, 49, 52, 56), 'Narrow 2' Type 'b' with 50 examples and the rare "Curved Foot" Type 'c' in position 55. Slight perf. separation at top and some precautionary hinges, small tear in margin near position 36 but most stamps fine unmounted og. A dramatic and exceptional multiple - the sole recorded complete pane from the right of the sheet. Unique Gi = £ 4'680+.rnrnProvenance: Collection J.H. Abbott, Harmers, London, 17-20 June 1968.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4450 Orange Freestate

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    "2d." Surcharges 1888 (Sept-Oct): 2 d. on 3 d. ultramarine, surcharge Type 6c with variety "Curved Foot" in '2' of surcharge, a fine used example cancelled by "8" numeral obliterator of Boshof. Rare. Signed W. Houtzamer. Cert. RPSL (1917) Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4451 Orange Freestate

    "1d Surcharges" 1890 (Dec): First Setting 1 d. on 4 d. ultramarine, surcharge Types 7a and c, an unused horizontal pair showing the right hand stamp with Roman "I" for "1", this found just once on the sheet of 240 from the First Setting only, fresh and fine, large part og. An extremely rare multiple Gi = £ 2'045+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4452 Orange Freestate

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    "1d Surcharges" 1890 (Dec): First Setting 1 d. on 4 d. ultramarine, surcharge Type 7a, matching unused and used horizontal pairs, each with variety "Surcharge Double" showing the initial error over the perforations, the unused pair with part og. (cert. BPA (1949) and the used pair superb with clear "14" numeral obliterator of Edenburg. Scarce Gi = £ 540+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lots 113 and 116.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4453 Orange Freestate

    "1d Surcharges" 1890 (Dec): First Setting 1 d. on 4 d. ultramarine, surcharge Type 7b, a fine unused example with variety "Surcharge Double", with one "1d" surcharge at a 12º angle, this variety only found on the First Setting, large part og. Signed W. Houtzamer Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4454 Orange Freestate

    "Large ½d Surcharges" 1896 (Sept): ½ d. on 3 d. ultramarine, a used block of twenty-nine from the left pane, positions 31-36 / 37-42 / 43-48 / 49-54 / 55-59, all cancelled by ZAND RIVER / O.V.STAAT datestamps (Oct 28, 1896) in black. The block shows "Surcharge Double" varieties on positions 31, 32, 37, 43, 49, 55 and 56. A fine and most appealing multiple.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4455 Orange Freestate

    1897: New Colours, the collection with ½ d. yellow or orange unused (313) including a complete pane of 60 and a complete sheet of 240 subjects in the orange shade, and used (4) and a registered front with five examples, 1 s. brown unused (59, including a block of 56 from Plate 3 unmounted og. but some creasing) and used (2) Gi = £ 1'750+.rn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4456 Cape of Good Hope

    Combination Cover 1879: Orange Free State 1878 4 d. pale blue (2), Gi. 18, used on 1879 double rate cover from Bloemfontein to Berlin, Germany lightly cancelled in black in combination with Cape 1864/77 6 d. violet (2 examples) and single 1871/76 4 d. blue tied by numeral "1" obliterator of Cape Town. Reverse with red wax seal 'Dr. B.O.K.(ellner)' of sender and faint Bloemfontein datestamp in black addressed to his mother Wilhelmine Kellner in Berlin with arrival marking (Aug 10). Obverse showing 'Cape Town / Colony' cds (July 14) in black and 'London / Paid' cds (Aug 8) with '5' (pence) British credit in red crayon alongside. A few insignificant faults but a most attractive and extremely rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Dr. Alan Drysdall.rn                   'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 143.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4457 Cape of Good Hope

    1878: Cover from Smithfield, Orange Free State to Frankfurt, Germany endorsed ‘Paid’ at lower left showing that the Orange Free State rate was prepaid in cash with circular SMITHFIELD / O. V. STAAT datestamp of despatch (March 11); franked by Cape of Good Hope 1864 6 d. and 1871 1 d. carmine in a horizontal pair tied by ‘Cape Town / Cape Colony’ datestamps (March 20). ‘London / Paid’ transit cds in red on front (April 20) and reverse with Frankfurt arrival. Some minor aging and envelope minimally reduced at left, but a rare cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4458 Cape of Good Hope

    Combination Cover 1880: Orange Free State 1868 1 d. red-brown (2 examples) and single 6 d. rose (Gi. 2+5), used on 1880 cover front from Rouxville to Augsburg, Germany tied by "12" obliterators of Rouxville with Cape 1871/76 4 d. blue (4 examples) tied by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' datestamps (Sept 11) in black. A rare double rate usage with '5' (pence) credit marking in red crayon on front. Imperfections but rare.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 144.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4459 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): ½ d. on ½ d. orange, an unused example of good colour, variety "I" in "V.R.I." omitted, position 3, fine, large part og. Signed A. Diena. Cert. RPSL (1967) Gi = £ 160.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4460 Orange Freestate

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    British Occupation. Surcharged by Curling & Co., Bloemfontein 'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): ½ d. on ½ d. orange, an unused block of four, upper left stamp with "½" omitted variety, positions 41-42/47-48, of good colour, somewhat heavy hinge remnants, part og. An attractive positional multiple. Cert. RPSL (1974) Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4461 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): ½ d. on ½ d. orange, an unused vertical pair, marginal at top, the overprint misplaced and leaving top stamp without "½d" and lower stamp with transposed overprint. Fine and unusual pair with superb, large part og.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Cheminais, Spink, London, 12 April 2007, lot 1584.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4462 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 1 d. on 1 d. deep brown of 1868, the so-called 'error of colour', a fine unused example, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 600.rnrnNote: The National Bank of South Africa returned approximately 50 of the 1 d. brown and 100 of 1868/94 1 s. orange-yellow for overprinting after the Occupation of Bloemfontein on 13 March 1900. The overprinting was done and the stamps returned to the bank. The matter was referred to Major O'Meara who made efforts to recover the stamps. However, the Major's superior Officer, Colonel Williams, was president of Sidney Philatelic Society and it is more than likely that he, and others, shared the spoils, as most of the 50 examples of the 1 d. brown survived, whilst fewer of the initially more abundant 1 s. orange-yellow value (Gi. 110a) appear to have been donated to collectors but were, in actual fact, destroyed. For further information see Hisey & Bartshe page 146.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4463 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused example of good colour, variety "1" in "1d" omitted, position 41, fine large part og. Cert. RPSL (1966) Gi = £ 200.rnrnProvenance: Tommy Allen.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4464 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, a used horizontal pair on small piece, positions 8-9, right hand stamp variety "I omitted with raised stop after R", neatly cancelled by 'Jacobsdal' cds. Scarce Gi = £ 250.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 155.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4465 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused example, variety "d" in 1d" omitted, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4466 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused example of good colour, variety "Inverted Stop after R", fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce, with normal for comparison Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4467 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused block of four, left hand stamps each showing the variety "V. omitted", fresh colour and superb, large part og. A very rare multiple: the variety was caused by the left interpanneau sheet margin folding over on to the plate leaving an albino 'V' impression, see Hisey & Bartshe page 136. Cert. Holcombe (1994) Gi = £ 1'700+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 21 Dec 1994, lot 2303.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4468 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 2 d. on 2 d. bright mauve, an unused example of good colour, variety "No Stop after R", fresh and fine, large part og., with normal for comparison. Signed Thier Gi = £ 325.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Cheminais, Spink, London, 12 April 2007, lot 1609.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4469 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 2½ d. on 3 d. ultramarine, an unused horizontal pair of fresh colour, left hand stamp "Roman I and antique 2 in fraction" (b) and right hand stamp (a), fine large part og. A scarce pair. Cert. RPSL (1968) Gi = £ 250+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4470 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 3 d. on 3 d. ultramarine, an unused horizontal pair, variety right hand stamp "Overprint Omitted", somewhat heavily hinged on dried part og. Scarce Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4471 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 6 d. on 6 d. bright carmine, an unused horizontal pair, marginal at base, of fresh colour, right hand stamp with variety "No Stop after V", large part og. Rare. Signed A. Diena. Cert. RPSL (1966) Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4472 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 6 d. on 6 d. bright carmine, a used horizontal pair of good colour, position 41-42, left hand stamp with variety "6 Omitted", cancelled by Winburg cds in black. Scarce Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4473 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 6 d. on 6 d. blue, a horizontal pair used on local cover, left hand stamp variety "6 Omitted" and right hand stamp normal, positions 41-42, tied by 'Bloemfontein / OVS' cds (March 24, 1900) in black. Information strike at left, a charming and rare cover mailed just days after the presumed issue.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4474 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 5 s. on 5 s. green, a horizontal strip of three, positions 56-58, position 57 showing "No Stop after V" variety, tied to small piece by 'Bloemfontein' cds's (May 22, 1900) in black. Scarce. Cert. Rendon AIEP (1988) Gi = £ 435.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4475 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 5 s. on 5 s. green, a used lower marginal pair, positions 56-57, right hand stamp showing variety "No Stop after V", neatly cancelled by complete 'Bloemfontein' cds (July 17, 1900) in black. An attractive pair Gi = £ 380.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4476 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with level stops 1900 (March 19): 5 s. on 5 s. green, an unused example of good appearance, variety "5 of 5s Omitted", reverse with two toned perfs., part og. A very scarce stamp. Signed Stanley Gibbons / London Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4477 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): ½ d. on ½ d. orange, a complete unused pane from upper left of the sheet, position 31 with "No Stop after V", position 43 with 'Thick V', position 60 with scarce "Raised and Leval Stops mixed - and Small ½". Fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4478 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused example in a delicate pale shade, with "Raised and Level Stops mixed" and unlisted variety "I of V.R.I. Omitted", fresh and very fine, large part og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (2005) Gi = unlisted.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Cheminais, Spink, London, 5 April 2006, lot 757.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4479 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused example showing variety "No Stops after V and I", position 49, centred to right but of good colour and fine, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4480 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused horizontal strip of five from base of lower right pane showing serial number "1", fifth stamp (position 59) showing the variety "Spaced 1 and d", slight creasing but of attractive appearance, fresh and fine, large part og.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4481 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 2 d. on 2 d. purple, an unused example of good colour, variety "Overprint Inverted", fresh and fine, large part og. Signed A. Diena. Cert. RPSL (1965) Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4482 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 2½ d. on 3 d. ultramarine (a), an unused block of four of good colour, lower left stamp with two blunted perforations, heavy hinge remnants but a rare and seldom encountered multiple Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4483 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 3 d. on 3 d. ultramarine, an unused complete lower right pane of 60, showing position 6 with top of "R" missing, "Raised and Level Stops mixed" on position 58, and "Level Stops" on position 40, fresh and fine but for diagonal crease in margin through Plate Number "1" at base, large part or unmounted og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4484 Orange Freestate

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    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 3 d. on 3 d. ultramarine, an unused example of good colour, with variety "No Stop after R", fresh and fine, large part og. A rare stamp. Cert. PFSA (1991) Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4485 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): 6 d. on 6 d. bright carmine, an unused block of 30 (6 x 5), marginal from a right pane, positions 7-12 / 13-18 / 19-24 / 25-30 / 31-36, of fresh colour with the overprint shifted to right, very fine, large part og. with most unmounted og. A rare stamp in a large multiple Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4486 Orange Freestate

    'V.R.I.' with raised stops 1900 (Post March): Second Setting 1 s. on 1 s. orange-yellow of 1868/94 issue, the so-called 'error of colour', the magnificent unused block of ten (2 x 5), of wonderful fresh colour and appearance, one entire row on reverse with the offset block showing, a dramatic and extraordinary rarity, diagonal unobtrusive crease on two stamps but remarkably fresh and fine with full unmounted og. An exhibition piece for the connoisseur of OFS philately, representing 10% of all the known examples overprinted in either forme, a famous multiple which has not been seen on the philatelic market for over 35 years Gi = £ 13'000+rnrnProvenance: The highlight of the Cecil A. Fenn Gold Medal exhibit in Johannesburg and London in 1960.rnrnNote: The National Bank of South Africa returned approximately 50 of the 1 d. brown and 100 of 1868/94 1 s. orange-yellow for overprinting after the Occupation of Bloemfontein on 13 March 1900. The overprinting was done and the stamps returned to the bank. The matter was referred to Major O'Meara who made efforts to recover the stamps. However, the Major's superior Officer, Colonel Williams, was president of Sidney Philatelic Society and it is more than likely that he, and others, shared the spoils, as most of the 50 examples of the 1 d. brown survived, whilst fewer of the initially more abundant 1 s. orange-yellow value (Gi. 110a / 121a) appear to have been donated to collectors but were, in actual fact, destroyed. For further information see Hisey & Bartshe pages 146 and 165.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4487 Orange Freestate

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    "V.R.I." with thick "V" 1900 (Post March): 1 d. on 1 d. purple, an unused block of four, sheet marginal from a right hand pane, with left hand vertical pair optd. type 32 with thin 'V', the upper right hand stamp with thin "V" and variety "Inserted R", lower right stamp with thick "V" and variety "Inserted R", fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A magnificent multiple of great rarity. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi = £ 850+.rnrnProvenance; Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 198.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4488 Orange Freestate

    "V.R.I." with thick "V" 1900 (Post March): 2½ d. on 3 d. ultramarine, opt. type (a), a fine used example cancelled by large part Bloemfontein cds in black. A rare stamp Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4489 Orange Freestate

    "V.R.I." with thick "V" 1900 (Post March): 3 d. on 3 d. ultramarine, the spectacular irregular block of 32 from Setting V (blocks of 12 and 20 rejoined), all stamps showing "Surcharge Double" variety, positions 25-26/31-36/37-42/43-48/49-54/55-60, of excellent colour and appearance with Plate Number "1" at base and showing Surcharge Double on thin "V" stamps (28), Surcharge Double on thick "V" stamps (3) and a single example of Surcharge Double / Inverted "1" for "I". Illustrated in Hisey & Bartshe on page 214. A few minor imperfections, none affecting the appearance, but only one pane of 60 stamps was originally found and thus the surcharge double / Inverted "1" for "I" on position 37 is entirely unique - notwithstanding that the multiple represents 53% of the possible examples. A fantastic and important multiple for the specialist Gi = £ 13'400++.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 204.rnrnNote: These stamps were obtained in 1901 from Sergeant Ledgerwood of the Scots Greys at the Military P.O. in Bloemfontein on the morning of issue. They remained in the possession of Mr. George Slade of Sea Point until October 1933.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4490 Orange Freestate

    1902 (Feb 14): 4 d. in red on 6 d. on 6 d. blue, a fine unused example with the major variety "No Stop after I", fresh and very fine, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'200.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 209.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4491 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, Headplate and Crown only printed in black on glazed white card, dated 11 JUN 02 in blue and struck with AFTER / HARDENING in black and signed "JHW / 11.6.02" in ink. Scarce and very fine.rnrnNote: The John Cheminais collection had the same Die Proof dated the previous day with 'Before / Hardening'.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4492 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Master Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, printed in black on glazed white card, with value tablets blank and dots either side of Crown which were later reduced with POSTAGE label, dated 13 MAY 02 in blue and struck with AFTER / HARDENING in black and signed "JW" in ink. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4493 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, ½ d. value printed in black on glazed white card, with vignette blank, dated 10 JUL 02 in blue and struck with AFTER / HARDENING in black. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4494 Orange Freestate

    1903/04: Keyplate Springbok & Gnu issue, wmk. Crown CA, the set of nine values complete, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4495 Orange Freestate

    1902/03: "Appendix G" part sheet from the De La Rue archives, manuscript dated at top "15th July 1902 / Orange River Colony / Reg. 73/01" with imperforate Essays of the 1 d. value (3) in black on red annotated '1d.' in manuscript; in brown on yellow (annotated '6d.') and in grey (annotated '1/-'); cut between heading and the Essays, the complete original page from the Day Book is illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5245. Unique.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4496 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, 1 d. value printed in black on glazed white card, with vignette blank and with POSTAGE & REVENUE at base which was later altered to POSTAGE only, dated 25 JUN 02 in blue and struck with AFTER / STRIKING in black. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4497 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, 2 d. value printed in black on glazed white card, with vignette blank and POSTAGE at base, dated 7 JUL 02 in blue and struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4498 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, 2½ d. value printed in black on glazed white card, completed design, dated 5 DEC 02 in blue and struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Scarce and very fine with unused issued stamp.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4499 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, 3 d. value printed in black on glazed white card, with vignette blank and POSTAGE at base, dated 16 JUL 02 in blue and struck with AFTER / HARDENING in black. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4500 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, 6 d. value printed in black on glazed white card, with vignette blank and POSTAGE at base, dated 11 JUL 02 in blue and struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Scarce and very fine, together with issued stamp unused.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF
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