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South Africa Pre Union Postal History

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Griqualand PU126

Price: £320.00

Griqualand West - Diamond Fields: 1875 (Jan 2) Cover franked 4d Hope seated tied Lined Circular Bar dump defacer with very rare "DU TOITS PAN" dated town oval cancel at lower left, addressed to Cape Town with arrival cancel. Central filing spike hole and stamp damaged at bottom not affecting the rarity of this cover.

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PU065

Price: £40.00

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

1875 (Aug 3) Cover to Worcester franked Hope 4d tied BONC '1' 6-6-6 format, with 'CAPE TOWN AU 3 75' cds at left, backstamped, with original contents being invoice for shirts and promissery note for £100.10.2

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PU135

Price: £85.00

1887 (May 11) Three colour franking cover cancelled BONC 34 with single circle Wellington adjacent plus 2½d red accountancy mark addressed to the USA. Nice proving BONC cover.

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PU009

Price: £30.00

1894 (Aug 22) 1½d Grey PS Postcard to Germany, cancelled faint part BONC '701' with 'GARDENS T.O. AU 22 94' s/c cds adjacent, Cape Town transit and Gassel arrival strikes. The Gardens Post Office only existed from 1886 - 1895 before it was renamed Mill Street, Gardens. Rated 'RRR' by Putzel. Text on reverse.

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PU068

Price: £50.00
1895 (Mar 26) Delightful Illustrated Advertising cover for 'Mossop & Garland, Tanners, Curriers and Importers, Cape Town' franked 1d Hope standing cancelled 'CAPE TOWN MR 26 95', Addressed to James Perkins (a trader) in Worcester. With original content. (three scans under Product Detail Link)
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PU071

Price: £25.00

1895 (May 8) 1½d PS Postcard to Germany, cancelled BONC '13' with 'STELLENBOSCH MY 8 95' cds at left, nice proving BONC card

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PU010

Price: £30.00

1896 (Aug 25) 1½d Grey PS Postcard to Transvaal, cancelled 'CAPE TOWN POSTE RESTANTE AU 25 96' s/c cds (scarce as despatch cancel) with purple 'ELANDSRIVIER ZAR 29 AUG 96' transit/arrival cds. Clean and attractive, text on reverse.

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PU012

Price: £25.00
1897 (May 13) 1½d Grey PS Postcard to Germany, cancelled fine BONC '705' with 'ELIM MY 13 95' s/c cds adjacent, Cape Town transit and Herrnhut arrival strikes. Nice proving BONC card. Text on reverse. 
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PU129

Price: £40.00

1898 (Sep 5) Scarce and attractive Illustrated "FRA DIAVOLO CIGARS" advertising cover from Cape Town to Worcester bearing 1d Hope standing. Arrival cds on reverse.

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PU115

Price: £25.00
1900 (Feb 21) Cover franked ½d Hope standing and pair Table Mountain to Germany, cancelled fine strikes of the relatively uncommon "KUILS RIVER FE 21 00" s/c postmarks, backstamped, few light tone spots. 
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PU133

Price: £50.00

1903 (Apr 17) The Chamberlain Tour Memorial Post Card with views on both sided, ex Port Elizabeth and addressed to the USA. A very difficult card to find. Few corner bumbs and a corner crease which has been strengthened with removable archival tape.

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PU060

Price: £10.00

1904 (Mar 7) One Penny PS postcard to Germany, cancelled neat 'TOISE RIVER MR 7 04' s/c cds's, text on reverse

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PU061

Price: £15.00
1905 (Mar 27) Registered 4d PS Envelope to Germany franked pair 2½d Hope seated, cancelled net 'RED HOUSE MR 27 05' s/c cds, rated RR by Putzel, backstamped 
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PU132

Price: £40.00

1910 (Jun 6) Cape of Good Hope KEVII ½d PS Postcard uprated with additional ½d KEVII addressed to Germany, cancelled with fine strikes of BONC "1087" with SHILOH cds adjacent, Whittlesea and Queens Town transit strikes. Very attractive and fine proving card for BONC "1087".  Light handling bend at right.

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PU102

Price: £60.00

NATAL

Natal: 1891 Postal Stationery 1d + 1d reply paid card with reply section still attached (size 139 x 89mm) with "Natal" below Coat of Arms, hand stamped SPECIMEN unused, this reply paid card unlisted in H&G, fine and very scarce.

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PU103

Price: £50.00

Natal: 1891 Postal Stationery 1d + 1d reply paid card with reply section still attached (size 139 x 89mm) with "Natal" below Coat of Arms unused, this reply paid card unlisted in H&G, fine and very scarce.

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PU104

Price: £120.00

Natal: 1891 Postal Stationery address half of 1d + 1d reply paid card (size 139 x 89mm) with "Natal" below Coat of Arms used locally in Durban, cancelled "Durban Sep 20 93". This reply paid card unlisted in H&G, very rare. Minor foxing.

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PU106

Price: £10.00

Natal: 1891 Postal Stationery 1d + 1d reply paid card with reply section still attached (size 139 x 89mm) with UPU text and "Natal" above Coat of Arms H&G 6 unused, bottom left corner re-enforced with peelable archival tape

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PU122

Price: £50.00

Natal: 1904 (JA 2) The Chamberlain Tour Memorial African Postcard with views on both sides addressed to England, bearing KEVII 1d tied with Durban cancellation. Very fine and difficult card to find.

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PU121

SOLD         

Natal: 1906 Delightful and Very Rare Natal Government Railways Fold Out Menu Postcard used on the Corridor Train Service between Durban and Johannesburg, complete and no splitting, cancelled 'DURBAN (?) AU 12 05' and addressed to Sweden. Superb condition

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PU123

Price: £30.00

Natal: 1906 ½d KEVII Postal Stationery card H&G 10a fine used with superb strike of the scarce "LOWER UMKOMAAS 11 JY 06" postmark, addressed to D'Urban.

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PU084

Price: £15.00

Orange Free State: 1893 (Jan 12) 1d Postcard to Cape Town, cancelled barred numeral '18' with Cape Town arrival cds at left, on reverse fine 'The National Bank OFS Ltd Ficksburg' cachet in purple.

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PU023

Price: £15.00
Orange Free State: 1893 (Feb 1) Postcard to Germany cancelled 'BETHANIE FE 1' s/c (without year slugs) despatch cds, fine squared octagon 'BLOEMFONTEIN 1 FEB 93' plus small London transit strikes, attractive, text on reverse 
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PU108

Price: £150.00

Orange Free State: 1900 1d PS Postcard (reply section) to Lower Tugela, cancelled very rare "ALBERTINA" cancel in purple with OFS and whole date centre removed (Putzel 5), Durban numeral "2" plus cds transit at left. Folded vertically but still a fine card with a seldom seen Albertina postmark.

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PU038

Price: £25.00

Orange River Colony: 1906 (Nov 9) Postcard to England cancelled very fine strike of the scarce 'P.O. HARRISMITH ARMY O.R.C. 9 NOV 06' postmark, reverse showing three uniformed natives playing cards

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PU111

Price: £50.00

Orange River Colony: 1907 (Dec 19) The Chamberlain Tour Memorial African Postcard with views on both sides addressed to England, bearing KEVII 1d tied Bloemfontein, re-directed within England, a few minor corner bumbs but a very difficult card to find.

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PU130

Price: £60.00

1901 (Mar 14) Boer War Cover to POW in St Helena franked 1d Table Mountain tied BONC "141" with fine "VREDENBURG DIST MALMESBURY" cds adjacent, triangular censor mark plus censor label and nice St Helena arrival on front. Rare proving cover for BONC "141" not recorded by Putzel or Frescura. 

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PU117

Price: £50.00

1902 (Mar 28) Re-directed Mail with CGH Stamp Added: postcard ex Coalbrookdale UK addressed to Lieut W. Alfred Youden in SimonsTown who subsequently re-addressed the card to Scotland, uprated with CGH 1d Table Mountain to pay for the "foreign" re-direction fee, stamp cancelled by "Passed Censor Cape Town" (unusual) with "Cape Town Mar 26 02" cancel at left. View side showing 'The Library, Shrewsbury' with much handwritten text around the picture. Some creasing and small tear at right but scarce re-directing franking.

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PU134

Price: £65.00

1902 (Apr 9) Cover ex Holland addressed to Reverend Andrew Murray (1828 - 1917) the well-known Dutch Reformed minister in Wellington, re-directed to Kalk Bay where Murray had a seaside cottage. Andrew Murray (9 May 1828 – 18 January 1917) was a South African writer, teacher and Christian pastor and was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr. (1794–1866), a Dutch reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa. Murray authored over 240 books.

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PU058

Price: £60.00

1902 (Apr 19) Cover to Green Point Cape Town franked 1d Hope standing cancelled BONC '1038' with 'MPOTOLA AP 19 02' s/c cds adjacent, censor marks plus on reverse transit/arrival strikes. Rare proving BONC cover not recorded by Putzel or Frescura