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  • Lot# : 4501 Orange Freestate

    1903/04: 4 d. scarlet & sage-green, wmk. Crown CA, a used example with "IOSTAGE" for POSTAGE error, lightly cancelled in black. Scarce Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4502 Orange Freestate

    1902: De La Rue Die Proof for Springbok & Gnu issue, 5 s. value printed in black on glazed white card, with vignette blank and POSTAGE at base, dated 16 JUL 1902 in blue and struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4503 Orange Freestate

    1905/09: 4 d. scarlet & sage-green, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused marginal block of four, with fourth stamp showing "IOSTAGE" for POSTAGE error (upper pane, Row 10/2), fresh and very fine, large part og., the variety unmounted og. Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4504 Orange Freestate

    1905/09: 4 d. scarlet & sage-green, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, a used marginal strip of three, central example with "IOSTAGE" for POSTAGE error (upper pane, Row 10/2), used on registered cover to locally addressed to E. Tamsen in Nylstroom (Dec 28, 1911). A fresh and fine cover - the variety being rarer used than unused.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4505 Orange Freestate

    1907: Keyplate Essay for proposed £ 10 value, with central headplate vignette printed in deep purple sunk into surround card, 80 x 85 mm., hand-painted in deep purple with further layer applied for the frame with upper label TEN POUNDS, lower label ORANGE RIVER COLONY and showing POSTAGE and REVENUE at sides, picked out in Chinese white on green and deep green. Dated in upper right "March 8th 07" and further manuscript "Name of Colony and Duty to be left blank". Unadopted by the ORC but an extraordinarily beautiful Essay from this iconic issue.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 5 April 2006, lot 861.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4506 Orange Freestate

    Military Frank 1899 (Oct 15): 'Comando Brief' (-) black on yellow, two unused horizontal pairs (one is sheet marginal), fresh and fine with large part og.; and a used example cancelled at Jacobstad (Nov 17, 1899) in black Gi = £ 210.rnrnNote: See also the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia page 120 where the forgery is illustrated in error.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4507 Orange Freestate

    Military Frank 1899: 'Commando Brief' (-) black on yellow, the five Types, all used examples with Type 1 cancelled 'Barkly West' (Nov 18, 1899); Type 2 cancelled by oval 'Charlestown' datestamp in violet (Feb 9, 1900); Type 3 cancelled at 'Barkly West' (Nov 27, 1899) and a further example cancelled March 19, 1900 in Bloemfontein, six days after the British took the town and therefore probably cto; Type 4 with two examples cancelled at Spytfontein (Oct 21, 1899) and Modder River (Oct 27, 1899); Type 5 cancelled at Modder River (Nov 22, 1899). A generally fine and rare selection (7) Gi = £ 490.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4508 Orange Freestate

    Military Frank 1899: 'Commando Brief' (-) black on yellow, Type 1, from upper left corner of the sheet of 20 subjects, a fine used example on 1900 cover to H. A. McQueen of the General Post Office in Bloemfontein endorsed at lower left 'OAS' (On Active Service) cancelled by VOLKSRUST / Z.A.R datestamp (Feb 9). Reverse with Bloemfontein arrival cds (Feb 13) in black. Central file fold but a very rare usage (only known used between October 20, 1899 and February 22, 1900) of the Military Frank on letter Gi = £ 1'750.rnrnNote: The accompanying article from the Transvaal Philatelist (August 2001) speculates, from a comment originally raised by the late Kenneth Griffith and a later article by Richard Stroud, that this cover could be an item of 'check' mail - due to complaints made to the authorities about the time mail took to arrive, items were deliberately placed into the Post to see if the service was indeed running smoothly.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4509 Orange Freestate

    Fiscal Issue 1877: De La Rue Archive Proofs for the Fiscal issue. Imperforate Colour Trials on page from the De La Rue Day Book (19) with fourteen without values inserted, but with, in manuscript above, denominations to be used in Afrikaans as issued. First page dated at top "28 MAR 77" in red, with 6 d.in pearl-grey and in purple-brown as issued, 'Shillings Series' with 1 s. in the same two colours, 1/6 d. value to 10 s. also in issued colours as are the £ values. Illustrated in "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 5228, the Pound section now separated for display. An absolutely beautiful example of the care, prefessionalism and craftsmanship of De La Rue's work.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 5 April 2006, lot 829.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4510 Orange Freestate

    Revenue Issue 1877/86: De La Rue Master Die Proof with central vignette and 'Oranje / Vry-Staat' without value tablet at base, as used for the £1-£5 values, handstamped "Jan 25, 1877" and BEFORE HARDENING in black. Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4511 Orange Freestate

    Army Telegraphs 1900 (April): Fiscal £ 1 purple, optd. 'V.R.I. / A.T.' in black, a superb unused corner marginal block of eighteen, positions 4-6 / 10-12 / 16-18 / 22-24 / 28-30 / 34-36; showing position 5 with hyphen in VRY-STAAT, position 35 showing 'Broad Short 'A' in AT', fresh and very fine, mounted in margin only, large part or unmounted og. Rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 600+.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Cheminais, Spink, London, 13 April 2007, lot 1654.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4512 Orange Freestate

    Army Telegraphs 1900 (April): Fiscal £ 4 carmine, optd. 'V.R.I. / A.T.' in black, a superb unused corner marginal block of six, positions 4-6 / 10-12 / 16-18; showing position 5 with hyphen in VRY-STAAT, fresh and very fine, mounted in margin only, stamps unmounted og. Rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'600+.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Cheminais, Spink, London, 13 April 2007, lot 1655.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4513 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 1 d. brown-lake, clear impression, imperforate on thin paper, an unused example of deep colour, large margins all round, slight surface blemish and thin at upper left, otherwise fresh and fine with large part og. A very scarce stamp Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4514 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 1 d. orange-red, clear impression, imperforate on thin paper, an unused horizontal strip of three, ample to large margins all round, of lovely colour, fresh and extremely fine, large part og. with first and third stamps unmounted og. One of the most iconic multiples in Transvaal philately Gi = £ 2'100+.rnrnProvenance: Collection George H. Worthington.rn                        Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers,  New York, 24-26 Feb 1958, lot 817.rn                        Collection David Crocker, RL, London, 5 Nov 1980, lot 1005.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4515 Transvaal

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    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 1 d. orange-red, clear impression, imperforate on thin paper, position 26 on the right pane of 40 subjects (note the frame break below "Z" in lower corner), an unused example of good colour, large margins all round, fresh and fine, minor wrinkles as ever on large part og. Cert. RPSL (1953) Gi = £ 700.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lars Amundsen, SG, London, 6-8 Dec 1967, ex lot 499.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4516 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 6 d. bright ultramarine, clear impression, imperforate on thin paper, large even margins all round, probably corner marginal, two minor horizontal creases not affecting the appearance, small adhesion on gum with part og. A fine example of a scarce stamp Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4517 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 6 d. pale ultramarine, clear impression, imperforate on thin paper, large margins all round, showing two non constant flaws: an indentation on the right inner frame above second 'E' of PENCE and white spot between ZES PENCE at left, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4518 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 6 d. pale ultramarine, clear impression, imperforate on thin paper, ample to good margins all round, showing a massive white printing flaw obscuring the top half of the vignette, fine and most unusual stamp with large part og. Rare Gi = £ 325+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4519 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 1 s. lilac, Proof with clear impression, imperforate on thin paper, showing the narrow setting of the Plate on reverse - the Proof being printed on both sides - fresh and very fine. The David Crocker collection contained a similar Proof as a marginal pair (lot 1003). Offered with a Proof in a similar but paler greyish shade without the printing on the reverse. Rare and most unusual.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4520 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 1 d. brick-red (shades), clear impression, rouletted 15½-16 on thin paper, unused examples (3) in differing shades, two from the narrow Setting, one with large break in outer frameline at top and interesting plate flaw in numeral '1' at upper right, part or large part og. Gi = £ 540+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4521 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 6 d. bright ultramarine, clear impression, rouletted 15½-16 on thin paper, an unused horizontal pair in a rich shade, slightest of stains from previous hinge, large part og. A scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 320+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4522 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 6 d. bright and pale ultramarine, clear impression, rouletted 15½-16 on thin paper, an unused example of each shade, each with a line of colour joining design to right outer frame line at right below 'Z' of ZES, large part og. Gi = £ 320.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4523 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 6 d. pale ultramarine, clear impression, rouletted 15½-16 on thin paper, an unused block of nine (3 x 3), marginal from base of the left pane of forty subjects, positions 20-22 / 28-30 / 36-38, third stamp with crushed 'CE' in PENCE in right frame, position 37 with line under 'K' in REPUBLIK at base, pos. 38 with sealed tear at right not affecting the appearance, otherwise fresh and very fine, hinged for protection on large part og. A rare and most appealing multiple Gi = £ 1'440+.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4524 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto in Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1870 (May 1): 6 d. green (shades), clear impression, rouletted 15½-16 on thin paper, unused examples (3), one in the deep green shade of superb appearance but with slight thin and large part og., another in a 'dry' print unused without gum, third stamp in the emerald shade with large part og. A scarce group Gi = £ 750+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4525 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 1-July 4): 1 d. carmine-red (shades), coarse impression, imperforate, the group of unused examples (4) encompassing dull rose and carmine shades, all with four margins and of good colour, one without gum the balance with large part og. Minor imperfections as usual but a scarce group Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4526 Transvaal

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    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 1-July 4): 1 d. carmine-red, coarse impression, imperforate, the unused group of three examples in the three listed shades of dull rose-red, reddish pink and carmine-red, all choice four margin examples, fresh and fine with large part og., the rare 'pink' example with cert. BPA (1976) Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4527 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 1-July 4): 6 d. dull ultramarine, coarse impression, imperforate, an unused example with large margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4528 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 1-July 4): 6 d. dull ultramarine, coarse impression, imperforate, an unused example with ample to large margins all round, right pane position 36 with 'Comma after 'L' of POSTZEGEL at top, slight thinning, large part og. Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4529 Transvaal

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    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 1-July 4): 1 d. carmine-red, coarse impression, rouletted 15½-16, an unused example of good colour, fresh and very fine, unused without gum. Cert. PFSA (1987) Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4530 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 1-July 4): 1 d. carmine-red, coarse impression, imperforate on thicker hard paper, an unused horizontal strip of four with good to large margins all round, from lower left corner of the right pane, positions 33-36, with position 35 showing the characteristic broken right fluke in the Anchor. Creased between the second and third stamp in margin only and slight stain from the yellow streaky gum but a fine and scarce positional piece Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4531 Transvaal

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    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 24): 1 s. yellow green, coarse impression, on thicker hard paper, an unused imperforate block of four showing variety: "first stamp both vertically and horizontally tête-bêche", from the right pane positions 1-2/9-10, with clear to large margins all round, of fine colour and superb large part yellow streaky original gum. There are six recorded pairs, of which four are housed in museum collections and one in private hands. There are two blocks of four, this block and one in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A great rarity of both Transvaal, South African and British Colonial philately, with just this block of four remaining in private hands and thus unique to collectors. Cert. RPSL (1941) Gi = £ 28'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrary de la Renotière, Paris, Sale 8, 7-9 Nov 1923, lot 340.rn                   Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 11-14 June 1934, lot 825.rn                   Collection C.J.L. Snowden.rn                   Allan B. Leverton.rn                   Collection Ernest Hunt RDP.rn                   Collection Major Harold Criddle, Robson Lowe, London, 25 Feb 1992, lot 54.rnrnFurther reference: Major Harold Criddle article in the 'London Philatelist' (Volume 90, Nov-Dec 1981). Illustrated in 'The Tête-Bêche' Varieties of Transvaal by Alan Drysdall and Major Harold Criddle on the front cover and on page 12.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4532 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 1-July 4): 1 s. yellow-green, coarse impression, imperforate on thicker hard paper, a diagonally bisected used example on 1876 cover to Woodbush tied by bold strike of circular "16" numeral obliterator with corresponding MARABAS STAD / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA cds (March 1) with handstruck "T" marking alongside. A cover in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bears the other half of this stamp, used on the same day from Marabas Stad (Jorgensen census #86 and 87). Small closed opening tear at top but an exceptionally late usage of a Viljoen adhesive, taxed but the bisect evidently condoned. A fresh and fine cover of great charm Gi = £ 2'750.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1091.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4533 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 10): 6 d. ultramarine, coarse impression, roulette 15½ to 16 on thicker hard paper, an unused block of four, marginal from top of right pane, positions 6-7/14-15, the lower pair with unobtrusive horizontal crease not affecting the appearance, fresh and fine with normal yellow streaky og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4534 Transvaal

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    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (May 24): 1 s. yellow green, coarse impression, on thicker hard paper, roulette 15½-16, an unused example of good colour but for tiny age spot, usual minor wrinkle, unused without gum. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1998) Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4535 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (July 4): 1 d. rose-red (shades), blotchy coarse impression, on medium paper, rouletted 15½-16, an unused selection (4) with the rose-red, carmine-red and two crimson shades, these last two from the over-inked plate, one of which is a mass of colour, all fresh and fine with large part og. with one without gum. Scarce and fine reference Gi = £ 575.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4536 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (July 4): 1 d. crimson, blotchy coarse impression, on medium paper, rouletted 15½-16, an unused block of four, marginal from the top of sheet, a vivid over-inked shade, thin in margin only, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounetd og. Gi = £ 760+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4537 Transvaal

    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (July 4): 6 d. deep ultramarine, blotchy coarse impression, on medium paper, rouletted 15½-16, an unused example from the over-inked plate, fresh and fine, large part somewhat dried og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4538 Transvaal

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    Typographed by M.J. Viljoen in Pretoria 1870 (July 4): 1 s. deep green, blotchy coarse impression, on medium paper, rouletted 15½-16, used examples (2), one very fine used in deep green, the other from a slightly over-inked plate in a deeper green shade, fresh and fine, lightly cancelled in black, this last with certificate Robson Lowe (1981) and ex the David Crocker collection Gi = £ 345.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4539 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.P. Borrius in Potchefstroom 1870 (Sept): 1 d. black on stout paper, imperforate, a fine unused example with large margins all round, in a deep shade for this stamp, marginal from base of sheet (Left pane, position 33), large part dried og. Cert. RPSL (1938) Gi = £ 190.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4540 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.P. Borrius in Potchefstroom 1870 (Sept): 1 d. black on stout paper, roulette 15½-16, study group of 22 unused examples and 2 used, shades ranging from jet black to grey, with multiples including a pair, a marginal block of four from base of pane and a corner block of nine from the top left of the pane, largely fresh and fine, a scarce assembly Gi = £ 740+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4541 Transvaal

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    Typographed by Adolph Otto, Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1871 (July): 3 d. pale reddish-lilac, the imperforate Essay for the 3 d. value without the dot on the Eagle's left leg, a fine unused vertical tête-bêche pair with clear to huge margins all round, minor aging otherwise fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare and most unusual. Cert. BPA (1976) Gi = £ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4542 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto, Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1871 (July): 3 d. value pale reddish-lilac, clear impression on thin paper, rouletted 15½-16, a dramatic unused block of thirty (6 x 5) from the sheet of 40 subjects (8 x 5), with the major Plate Flaw, some splitting of roulettes otherwise fresh and fine with precautionary hingeing and large part og. Reverse with PRETORIA / ZA.R. / ZUID AFRIKA circular datestamp (Nov 12, 1871). Note that on this issue, the first stamp in each horizontal row has a reinforced left vertical outer frameline from the printing pressure: this remarkable and rare multiple showing this to perfection Gi = £ 2'700+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4543 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto, Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1871 (July): 3 d. pale reddish-lilac, a fine used horizontal strip of three, tied to small 1872 piece cancelled by circular target obliterators in black, used to Durban with cds at left (May 4) in black and part Pretoria despatch cds. Minor staining but a scarce multiple Gi = £ 300+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Major Harold Criddle, Robson Lowe, 25 Feb 1992, lot 99.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4544 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.P. Borrius at Potchefstroom 1872/74: 1 d. black on very thin transparent paper, rouletted 15½-16, an unused block of four, of good colour, fresh and fine, precautionary hinges, large part og. A very scarce stamp in a multiple Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4545 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.P. Borrius in Potchefstroom 1872/74: 6 d. ultramarine on thin opaque paper, roulette 15½-16, an unused block of four, sheet marginal at top, left pane positions 2-3 /10-11, of good rich colour, large precautionary hinge remnant on part og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4546 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.P. Borrius at Potchefstroom 1873/74:  6 d. milky blue on thickish wove paper, relatively clear printing, rouletted 15½-16, an unused block of four, left pane positions 17-18 / 25-26 on the pane of 40 subjects, of good colour with minimal aging, hinged as a precautionary measure, part og. A very rare scarce multiple Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4547 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F.Borrius in Potchefstroom 1873/74: 6 d. bright blue on thick wove paper, clear impression, rouletted 15½-16, an unused example attached to an extraordinary autographed letter sheet, written in German by Friedrich Jeppe, the Postmaster General of the South African Republic (Transvaal), sent from Pretoria on 7 November 1874 to Adolph Otto, on his "FJ" crested notepaper, ordering further stamps to be sent Book Post via Natal (note the illustration of how to address the package on page 3 of the letter, photographed here). The full transcript states:"Dear Mr. Otto, The new 6d. stamps ordered by my Brother-in-Law arrived here in a very damaged state" (issue of October 1874, Gi 42) "Now I request you to do 1'000 sheets of the old plate with the old Eagle exactly as shown on the reverse, to send it to me by Book Post via Natal and not via Cape Town, address it to me as shown below. You misunderstood my last order completely; I did not want any changes in the crest, but exactly as the old crest was. Therefore please be so kind and make for me as soon as possible a new plate from the old and print from it 1'000 sheets; the plates or the sheets exactly the same size of 40 of one plate and to perforate them as previously, i.e. to be cut cut with a wheel or a knife. I need the stamps as quickly as possible and the sending should be carried out in the following way. Put the sheets on top of each other (do not fold them as you did with the last sending) and put between each two sheets a sheet of fine paper so that they do not stick together. If a 1'000 sheets are too heavy for one parcel please pack it in 2, 3 or more....for the making of the plate, the printing and postage I enclose a Bank of England note A/74 92742 to the value of £st. 5. Should the cost be more then my brother-in-law in Rostock will pay you. I am writing to you direct to save time. I will write to you again soon and send you a large order in one go of large quantities etc. although at the moment I cannot tell you definitely. In great haste, I remain, your obdeient Fred Jeppe". There is then a PS "Do not forget to make the old crest exactly as the old one and the colour as per sample which I am enclosing, the paper can be a little thicker". An extraordinary document of great importance to the Postal History of the Transvaal and Southern Africa.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4548 Transvaal

    Typographed by Adolph Otto, Gustrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1874 (Oct): 6 d. bright ultramarine, clear impression, rouletted 15½-16, used example (left pane, position 19) on 1875 cover from Marthinus Wesselstroom to the Notary Public in Pretoria, tied by circular "10" numeral obliterator with M.W.STROOM / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA datestamp at left (June 26). Reverse with Pretoria arrival cds. Cover #62 in the Jorgenson census. A fine and rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, 10-11 March 1964, lot 524.rn                   Robson Lowe (Jonkers sale), London, 22 July 1986, lot 564.rn                   Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, 1 March 2006, lot 1057.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4549 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.P. Borrius at Potchefstroom 1874 (Oct): 6 d. ultramarine on thin smooth paper, clear printing, rouletted 15½-16, used on 1875 cover (a Davis envelope judging back the oval ribbon seal on reverse) from Bloemhof to Boshof, Orange Free State, cancelled by circular "5" numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with POTCHEFSTROOM / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA cds of transit (March 29), BLOEMFONTEIN / O.V.STAAT transit cds (April 8) and obverse with BOSHOF / OV.STAAT arrival cds in black (April 9). Jorgensen census #57. An exceedingly attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4550 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1875/76: 1 d. brownish-red on thin transparent paper, imperforate, an unused and used example from the same plate position (note lower left frame-break, Left pane, position 9), the unused example also with variety missing "Z" in POSTZEGEL at top, slight typical wrinkling and large part og., the used example cancelled by "6" numeral in black. Unusual and fine pairing Gi = £ 120.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4551 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1875/76: 6 d. blue on very thin transparent paper, imperforate, used examples (2, left pane positions 6 and 14) on 1875 registered cover from Pilgrim's Rest to Pietermaritzburg, Natal each tied by fine circular "14" numeral obliterators in black. Framed GEREGISTREERD / Z.A.R. handstamp below with manuscript '102' in ink. Reverse with 'Durban / Natal' transit cds (Oct 19) and docketing of receipt in blue crayon at left 'Oct 21, 1875'. Cover #72 in the Jorgensen census. A charming and very rare registered cover - with just two such recorded prior to the British Occupation.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1168.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4552 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1875/76: 6 d. blue on very thin hard transparent (pelure) paper, just clear to large margins all round, left pane position 34, used on 1875 cover to the Lieutenant Governor of Griqualand West in Kimberley, tied by weak strike of POTCHEFSTROOM / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA datestamp (Aug 23) in black. Repeated strike at left and reverse with double arc 'Kimberley' arrival cds (Aug 27). Cover #67 in the Jorgensen census. Slight aging to adhesive but a fine and rare cover. Opinion Holcombe (1997).rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1167.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4553 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1875/76: 6 d. deep blue on very thin hard transparent (pelure) paper, imperforate, an unused horizontal strip of three in an over-inked impression, astonishingly with margins all round, with large diagonal paper-fold affecting all three stamps, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare.rnrnNote: This strip would appear to adjoin the irregular block of eight with this variety in the David Crocker sale, lot 1129.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4554 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1875/76: 6 d. deep blue on very thin hard transparent (pelure) paper, wide roulette 6½, an unused example in a deep shade, unused without gum. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1977) Gi = £ 1'200.rnrnNote: Whilst the above stamp has a certificate as described above, we concur with Lars Jorgensen that this stamp is Gibbons 51 on thin soft opaque paper. Either way, a very rare stamp.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4555 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commmission, Pretoria 1876: 6 d. bright blue on stout hard surfaced paper, imperforate, a used block of ten (2 x 5) from the left pane positions 7-8 / 15-16 / 23-24 / 31-32 / 39-40; with position 15 showing the obliterated 'K' in REPUBLIEK clearly, lightly cancelled by numeral obliterators in black. Three closed tears and some unobtrusive creasing but a remarkable block containing two complete columns from the left pane.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de La Queillerie.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4556 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1876: 6 d. deep bright blue on stout hard surfaced paper, imperforate, an unused horizontal pair, left pane positions 5-6, with position 6 showing plate flaw "PhSTZEGEL" at top, large even margins all round, large part browned og. Gi = £ 170+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4557 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1876: 6 d. deep (bright) blue on stout hard surfaced paper, wide roulette 6½, a fine used example centred to base, lightly cancelled in black. A very scarce stamp. Signed W. Houtzamer Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4558 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1876/77: 6 d. deep blue on coarse soft white paper, imperforate, an unused horizontal pair marginal from right of pane, with large margins all round, left pane positions 15-16, with position 15 showing the major plate flaw with the obliterated 'K' in REPUBLIEK clearly. Fresh and very fine, large part og. Signed Friedl, Kohl Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4559 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1876/77: 1 s. yellow-green on coarse soft white paper, rouletted 15½-16,  an unused example In a resonant shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. A very rare stamp Gi = £ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection David Crocker, Robson Lowe, London, 5 Nov 1980, lot 1157.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4560 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.P. Borrius, Potchefstroom 1872 (Dec): 1 s. green on thinnish opaque paper, clear printing, rouletted 15½-16, in a bright shade, used on 1876 combination cover from Pretoria to Homburg, Frankfurt on Main, Germany tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator in black. Faint PRETORIA despatch datestamp at left with Cape of Good Hope 1864/76 1 d. carmine (3), 4 d. blue (2) and 1 s. green pair (Gi 29, 24, 26) all tied by "1" numeral obliterators in black with corresponding 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (July 14) in black. '4½' (pence) manuscript credit in red crayon on front alongside 'London / Paid' cds and reverse with Homburg arrival cds (Aug 11). Cover #97 in the Jorgensen census, the Transvaal 1 s. removed and replaced for checking. Stiffened central crease to cover well away from the adhesives and some edge wear but a spectacular and rare franking.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, London, 10 March 1964, lot 525.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4561 Transvaal

    Typographed by P. Davis & Son, Pietermaritzburg 1874 (Sept): 6 d. deep blue, thick paper, perforated 12½, a used example (left pane, position 21) on 1874 combination cover to London, tied by unclear numeral obliterator (probably from Pilgrim's Rest) and by circular London MORE / TO / PAY on arrival. Cape 1865/76 1 s. green (Gi. 26a) applied and tied by barred oval obliterator in black. Reverse with PRETORIA / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA cds of transit (Oct 10) and obverse with KIMBERLEY transit cds (Oct 15) and 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (Oct 22) in black. Manuscript '4' (pence) due to pay at left. Cover 345 in the Jorgensen census, with closed tear at left but a rare and early combination - most especially so with the Davis Printing 6 d. used in first month of issue.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4562 Transvaal

    Combination Cover 1877 (Feb 27): Transvaal Celliers 1875/77 6 d. pale blue imperforate, a marginal example tied by concentric ring handstamp in black, used on 1877 cover from Potchefstroom to Scotland with Cape 1864/77 4 d. blue and 6 d. deep lilac (Gi 24+25a) tied by barred "1" numeral oblöiterators in black. POTCHEFSTROOM / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA cds at right (Feb 27), 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (March 9) and reverse with Meigle arrival cds (April 4). Rated at 6 d. (Transvaal inland), 4 d. (Cape inland), 6 d. (Cape Ocean postage for under ½ ounce); carried on the 'Dunrobin Castle'. File fold away from adhesives but an attractive and very rare cover.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 114.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4563 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1875/76: 6 d. deep blue on stout hard surfaced paper, imperforate, a used example on 1877 cover to Lee, Kent tied by circular numeral and by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (Jan 12). Mailed from Pretoria with faint datestamp and struck with oval framed DU TOIT'S PAN datestamp (typically erroneous with July 6 for January 6) in black with Cape of Good Hope 1864/77 4 d. blue and 6 d. lilac tied by oval of bars obliterators. Reverse with London cds in red (Feb 7). Cover #113 in the Jorgensen census. Small corner of envelope missing but a rare and most unusual combination usage.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4564 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers on stout hard surfaced paper 1876: 6 d. deep bright blue, a used example on 1877 cover from Pretoria to Nijmegen, Netherlands, tied by circular obliterators in black with faint despatch cds at right, in combination with Cape of Good Hope 1865 4 d. pale blue in a horizontal pair (Gi 24) tied by "1" numeral obliterator in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds at right (April 9) and '2½d.' credit marking in red and 'London / Paid' cds (May 7) on obverse, the reverse with Nijmegen arrival cds (May 8). Manuscript notation on front: 'Pretoria 27/28 Maart 1877 / hier 8 Mai'. Cover #122 in the Jorgensen census. A scarce and most attractive combination cover, surprisingly little mail is recorded to the Netherlands and nearly all is from this small 'Wegelin' correspondence.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4565 Transvaal

    Postal Stationery, printed by P. Davis & Son in Pietermaritzburg 1872/73: 6 d. dull ultramarine on white laid paper, the 1872 printing, two postal stationery envelopes, unused examples in differing shades, both with circular embossed ribbon on reverse: rare just 2'000 printed; 1873 printing 6 d. dull ultramarine postal stationery envelope in small format (a) with circular embossed ribbon on reverse and another in larger format with oval ribbon on reverse (just 5'000 printed in total). Fair to fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4566 Transvaal

    1877: Essay for Tender by De La Rue, 1 d. value hand-painted in deep bright green and Chinese white on thick card, headed TRANSVAAL POSTAGE at top and large ONE PENNY in frame below, the vignette with embossed 'Cameo' head-plate, handstamped '10 OCT 77' at top in black. Endorsed in manuscript on reverse 'A.M.D. No. 5' in ink. A superb and wonderful Essay, following the requirement "the cheapest possible process such as lithography or any similar kind of printing such as Gambia".  Whilst this appears to have been followed to the letter, the tender was turned down in favour of Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.  See "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6350 for the other example of this unique Essay.rnrnProvenance: Ritchie Bodily, May 1951.rn                   Collection Major Harold Criddle, RL, London, 23 Feb 1992, lot 310.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4567 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in red 1877 (April): Celliers 3 d. lilac on very thin soft opaque (semi pelure) paper, imperforate, a used example optd. Type 4 in red, ample to large margins all round, cancelled by circular obliterator in black. Merest trace of former hinge thin at top, a very rare stamp. Signed Graham Carey, Thier Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4568 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in red 1877 (April): Celliers 3 d. lilac on very thin hard transparent (pelure) paper, imperforate, a used example with variety "Overprinted on Back" (Type 4) in red, large margins all round, fresh and fine, cancelled in black. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1929) Gi = £ 3'750.rnrnProvenance: Collection D. Bernhard (1929).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4569 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in red 1877 (April): Celliers 6 d. milky blue on coarse soft white paper, imperforate, a used example optd. Type 4 in red, right pane position 15, large margins all round, neatly cancelled by circular numeral "4" of Heidelberg in black. A fine and scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1999) Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4570 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 5 in red 1877 (April): Celliers 6 d. milky blue on coarse soft white paper, imperforate, a used example optd. wider setting Type 5 in red, large margins all round, neatly cancelled by circular numeral "4" of Heidelberg in black. A fine and extremely scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi = £ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4571 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in red 1877 (April): Celliers 1 s. yellow-green on coarse soft white paper, imperforate, a used example optd. Type 4 in red, large margins all round, neatly cancelled by circular numeral obliterators in black. A fine and scarce stamp Gi = £ 275.rnrnProvenance: Collection David Crocker, Robson Lowe, London, 5 Nov 1980, lot 1177.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4572 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in black 1877 (June): Celliers 1 d. orange-red on thin hard transparent pelure paper, imperforate, optd. Type 4 in black, an unused example of fine colour and ample to large margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4573 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in black 1877 (June): Celliers 1 d. orange-red on stout hard surfaced paper, imperforate, optd. Type 4 in black, a used example, variety "Overprint Inverted", large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by circular "8" numeral obliterator of Zeerust in black. An exceptional example of a very rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1954) Gi = £ 600.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. J.R.G. Gosling.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4574 Transvaal

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    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in black 1877 (June): Celliers 1 d. orange-red on stout hard surfaced paper, rouletted 15½-16, optd. Type 4 in black, an unused horizontal pair, variety "Impeerforate Between Vertically", note the right hand stamp with plate flaw in upper left value tablet, of good colour, large part og. A scarce and attractive multiple. Certs. BPA (1976, 1993) Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4575 Transvaal

    Typographed by J.F. Celliers, overprinted Type 4 in black 1877 (June): Celliers 1 d. orange-red on stout hard surfaced paper, Left Pane, position 32, wide roulette 6½ at right only (to separated the left and Right pane), optd. Type 4 in black, an unused example in a deep shade, large part og. A very scarce stamp Gi = £ 800.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Ernest Hunt.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4576 Transvaal

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    1877 (May): New Printings on coarse soft white paper, 1 d. brick-red, imperforate, optd. Type 4 in black, clear to good margins all round, used on 1877 Soldier's Letter at concessionary rate, endorsed "From Pte. J.H.Beardsell 1/13th Light Infantry" and countersigned by Commanding Officer, tied by circular numeral "1" obliterator with PRETORIA / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA datestamp at left (Aug 24). 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (Sept 3) and Burnley arrival cds (Oct 2) on reverse. Struck with "1d." charge marking in black on obverse. Cover #13 in the Jorgensen census. A fine example of this rare usage. Cert. PFSA (1985).rnrnNote: Countersigned by Lt. Colonel R.B. Montgomery, Commander at Headquarters, Pretoria until late 1877. He also commanded the 1st Battalion of the 13th Light Infantry.rnProvenance: Collection Maria de la Queillerie, Harmers, London 23 May 1972, lot 308.rn                   Collection David Crocker, Robson Lowe, London, 5 Nov 1980, lot 1206.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4577 Transvaal

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    1877 (May): New Printings on coarse soft white paper, 1 s. yellow-green, imperforate, error of overprint wide spacing Type 5 in black, left pane position 11, fresh colour with large margins all round, unused without gum. A superb example of a very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1985) Gi = £ 5'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection David Crocker, Robson Lowe, 5 Nov 1980, lot 1220.rn                        Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1210.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4578 Transvaal

    1877 (May): New Printings on coarse soft white paper, 1 s. yellow-green, imperforate, optd. Type 4 in black, a diagonally bisected example used on 1877 cover from Potchefstroom to Grahamstown, Cape Colony tied by target obliterator in black. POTCHEFSTROOM / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA cds at left (Sept 22) in black and reverse with KIMBERLEY transit cds (Sept 24) and Grahamstown arrival (Oct 2). Cover #20 on Jorgensen census. Sensible slight edge repair to envelope at lower right but extremely scarce Gi = £ 2'000.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London (Jonkers sale), 22 July 1986, lot 579.rn                   Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1220.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4579 Transvaal

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    1877 (May): New Printings on coarse soft white paper, 1 d. brick-red, fine roulette 15½-16, optd. Type 4 in black, the unused vertical strip of five (the height of the pane), variety "Imperforate Horizontally x Rouletted", the most probably unique strip of five (the Gibbons listing comes from the strip of three in the David Crocker sale, lot 1224), one or two natural thin spots, fresh and very fine colour and superb large part og. A remarkable and extremely rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1976) Gi = unpriced.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4580 Transvaal

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    1877 (May): New Printings on coarse soft white paper, 1 s. yellow-green, optd. Type 4 in black, rouletted 15½-16, an unused example with large margins all round, variety "Overprint Inverted", fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 1'600.rnrnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrary de la Renotière, Druout, Paris Sale 10, 18-20 June 1924, lot 599.rn                   Collection David Crocker, Robson Lowe, London, 5 Nov 1980, lot 1228.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4581 Transvaal

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    1877 (May): New Printings on coarse soft white paper, 1 s. yellow-green, optd. Type 4 in black, rouletted 15½-16, an unused example with large margins all round, variety "Overprint Inverted", fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4582 Transvaal

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    1877 (Aug 31): New printings on rose paper, 6 d. blue on rose, optd. Type 4 in black upright, variety wide roulette 6½, a well centred used example on partial piece, of good colour, right pane position 19, lightly cancelled by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Pretoria in black. Exceptional and rare, possibly unique - only listed from the overprint inverted pane by Stanley Gibbons. Cert. BPA (1994) Gi = unpriced/115a = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4583 Transvaal

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    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1877 (Sept 28): New Printings on blued paper, 1 d. red on blued, imperforate, an unused example with variety "Overprinted Transvral" error, right pane position 11, a superb example with large even margins all round, of excellent colour, thinned in two places and part og. Extremely rare with just 5 recorded examples unused and probably the finest appearing example extant. Cert. BPA (1977) Gi = £ 5'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection David Crocker, Robson Lowe, London, 5 Nov 1980, lot 1247.rn                   Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1232.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4584 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1877 (Dec 6): New Printings on orange paper, 1 d. red on orange, imperforate, Setting II, left pane with Overprint Type 6, a splendid unused reconstruction of the pane of 40 subjects with partially separated block of sixteen, block of eight, strips of three and of four and missing just three positions (6 and 15-16) but with position 8 showing "No Stops after V and R" variety, together with further multiples including two blocks of six, largely fresh and fine, a rare group Gi = £ 1'700+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1234.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4585 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (April 15): New Printings on orange paper, 1 d. red on orange, imperforate, optd. Type 6, a used block of six, positions 13-14 / 21-22 / 29-30, with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by three complete strikes of circular "15" numeral obliterator of Nylstrom. A delightful multiple.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1235.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4586 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (April 15): New Printings on orange paper, 1 d. red on orange, imperforate, optd. Type 6, an unused horizontal pair from Setting III, from the top right corner of the left pane positions 7-8 and showing, on position 8, "No Stop after V" variety. Fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce positional piece.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4587 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1877 (Dec 6): New Printings on orange paper, 1 d. red on orange, imperforate, optd. Type 6, a used example with large margins all round tied to 1878 cover carried at Military concession rate from Lydenburg to a Private Bailey of the 80th Regiment in Pretoria, tied by circular "13" numeral obliterator with LYDENBURG / Z.A.R. /ZUID AFRIKA cds alongside (Sept 28). On arrival forwarded on to Fort Weber in red manuscript ink. Somewhat soiled on reverse probably from an old scrapbook. Unrecorded in the Jorgensen census, closed cover tear but a very rare usage.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4588 Transvaal

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    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (April 15): New Printings on orange paper, 1 d. red on orange, imperforate, optd. Type 6, a used horizontal pair on small part piece, showing variety: "Overprint Double" on each stamp, lightly cancelled by Pretoria "1" numeral obliterators leaving the variety largely clear. Vertical crease at left and lower right corner with small tear in margin only but an extremely rare multiple and probably the sole such known. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = unpriced used/unused = £ 7'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4589 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1877 (Oct 24): New Printings on buff paper, 3 d. lilac on buff, imperforate, optd. Type 6, and 1 d. red on orange paper, used on 1878 cover to Durban, Natal tied by circular "10" numeral of Martinus Wesselstroom in black. M. W. STROOM datestamp at right in black, reverse with flap missing but full 'Durban / Natal' arrival cds (May 30). Cover unrecorded in the Jorgensen census. A fine example of the 4 d. inter-colonial rate.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4590 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (April 15): New Printings on buff paper, 3 d. mauve on buff, imperforate, optd. Type 6, an unused sheet marginal pair, lower stamp with variety italic "V. R. / Transvaal" opt. Type 7, positions 24/32, upper stamp slight thin spot and with horizontal bend otherwise fine, large part og. Scarce. Ex Tommy Allen Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4591 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1879 (April 18): New Printings on green paper, 3 d. mauve on green, imperforate, optd. Type 6, a used horizontal pair, marginal from base of sheet, cut horizontally at top and missing what would have been italic "V. R." but with "Transvaal" intact on each, faint numeral cancellation can be seen and both stamps creased and with small tears. However this was most likely a "Print on the Gummed Side" pair where most of the design and cancel were removed when soaked off the envelope. An oddity.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4592 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1879 (April 18): New Printings on green paper, 3 d. mauve on green, imperforate, optd. Type 6, an unused vertical pair with large margins all round and sheet marginal at right, right pane positions 8/16, variety lower stamp with italic "V. R. / Transvaal" overprint Type 7, tiny thin in margin at top, extremely fresh and fine, large part og. A superb and rare multiple Gi = £ 850.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, London, 10-11 March 1964, lot 503.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4593 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1879 (April 18): New Printings on green paper, 3 d. mauve on green, imperforate, optd. Type 6, an unused vertical pair with large margins all round, variety lower stamp with italic "V. R. / Transvaal" overprint Type 7, minor bend in lower corner, extremely fresh and fine, large part og. A superb and rare multiple Gi = £ 850.rnrnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 26 March 2004, lot 1076.rn 
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4594 Transvaal

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    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1877 (Nov 27): New Printings on green paper, 6 d. blue on green, imperforate, optd. Type 6, a used horizontal pair, left hand stamp with "Stop" variety "V. .R / Transvaal", right pane position 20-21, large margins all round and of good colour, neatly cancelled by target obliterator in black. Rare. Cert. BPA (1982) Gi = £ 850+.rn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4595 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1877 (Nov 27): New Printings on green paper, 6 d. blue on green, imperforate, optd. Type 6, a used example, with "Stop" variety "V. .R. / Transvaal", right pane position 20 (no fault to 'T' in POSTZEGEL), large margins all round cancelled by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Pretoria. Scarce but the variety slightly obscured Gi = £ 850.rnrnProvenance: Collection W. Frazer, Spink, London, 26 March 2004, lot 1077.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4596 Transvaal

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    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (March 20): New Printings on blue paper, 6 d. blue on blued, imperforate, optd. Type 6, a used example from top of sheet, left pane position 6, tied to 1878 cover from Marico to Mowbray, Cape Town by circular "8" numeral obliterator of Zeerust with MARICO / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA cds at left (July 2). The fine adhesive also tied by 'Mowbray / Cape Colony' arrival cds with Cape Town cds adjcent (July 12). The cover is addrressed to Sir Thomas Maclear, the Astronomer Royal. Cover #49 in Jorgensen census, a fine and rare franking of excellent quality. Cert. BPA (1966).rnrnProvenance: Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 23 May 1972, lot 311.rn                   Robson Lowe, London (Jonkers sale), 22 July 1986, lot 584.rn                   Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1275.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4597 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1877 (Nov 27): New Printings on blue paper, 6 d. blue on blued, imperforate, optd. italic Type 7, a used example with touched to clear margins (Setting VII, with Plate flaw leaving ZE of ZES obscured at left) on 1878 cover to Cape Town tied by unclear circular numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with double arc KIMBERLEY cds (April 27) and obverse with 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' arrival cds (May 3) in black. Unrecorded in the Jorgensen census. A fine and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4598 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (March 20): New Printings on blue paper, 6 d. blue on blued, imperforate, optd. Type 6, an unused block of four from Setting VII, left pane positions 9-10 / 17-18, showing variety lower pair with italic "V. R. / Transvaal" opt. Type 7, just touched to large margins all round, one stamp with thin spot, fresh appearance, large part og. Scarce positional multiple Gi = £ 1'300+.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4599 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (March 20): New Printings on blue paper, 6 d. blue on blued, imperforate, optd. Type 6, an unused block of ten from Setting VII, left pane positions 7-8 / 15-16 / 23-24 / 31-32 / 39-40; showing lower six stamps with italic "V. R. / Transvaal" opt. Type 7, large even margins all round, small stain and thin at top, fresh spectacular appearance, large part og. A most attractive and rare positional multiple Gi = £ 2'400+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, 10-11 March 1964, lot 496.rn                        Collection Maria de La Queillerie, Harmers, London, 23 May 1972, lot 274.rn                        Collection Major Harold Criddle, Robson Lowe, 25 Feb 1992, lot 268.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4600 Transvaal

    Overprinted "V.R. / Transvaal" 1878 (March 20): New Printings on blued paper, 1 d. red on blued, rouletted 15½-16, optd. Type 6, two single examples (positions 33 and 5 from left pane) used with Dec 1877 1 d. red on orange, rouletted 15½-16, two further single examples, all used on the famous 1878 single rate cover to the Postmaster in Durban, Natal cancelled by "1" numeral obliterators of Pretoria in black. PRETORIA / ZA.R. / ZUID AFRIKA datestamp at left (Jan 9). Cover #35 in the Jorgensen census. A dramatic and very rare franking for the connoisseur.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Psink, London,  March 2006, lot 1272.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF
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