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1898 Cape of Good Hope / Bechuanaland - 1898 envelope to Rietfontein via Zwartmodder with a 1d cancelled by a barred 966 obliterator with an UPPINGTON JY 27 98 datestamp alongside. On the back is a MIER AU 1 98 transit cancel. The sender was Ernst Schroder, Attorney, with his embossed details on the back flap. This cover would have been sent by camel post . The majority of camel post mail originates in Rietfontein and Mier and it is very unusual to see one going the other way!
1898 Cape of Good Hope / Bechuanaland
1898 envelope to Rietfontein via Zwartmodder with a 1d cancelled by a barred '966' obliterator with an UPPINGTON JY 27 98 datestamp alongside. On the back is a MIER AU 1 98 transit cancel. The sender was Ernst Schroder, Attorney, with his embossed details on the back flap. This cover would have been sent by camel post . The majority of camel post mail originates in Rietfontein and Mier and it is very unusual to see one going the other way!
£325.00
Reference: G2982

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1904 Cape of Good Hope - 1904 picture post card (North Jetty, Port Elizabeth) to England with a 1d cancelled by the KLIPPLAAT DE 21 04 1094 duplex canceller. Klipplaat is in the Jansenville district of the Eastern Cape, and this numeral 0194 barred canceller is only known used between the end of 1904 and 1907. A small tear at the top of the card but a scarce proving strike.
1904 Cape of Good Hope
1904 picture post card (North Jetty, Port Elizabeth) to England with a 1d cancelled by the KLIPPLAAT DE 21 04 '1094' duplex canceller. Klipplaat is in the Jansenville district of the Eastern Cape, and this numeral '0194' barred canceller is only known used between the end of 1904 and 1907. A small tear at the top of the card but a scarce proving strike.
£45.00
Reference: G2978

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1911 Cape of Good Hope -  1911 picture post card (Graaf Reinet from Magazine Hill) to Graaf Reinet with a d cancelled  LETTSKRAAL NO 28 11. This village was on the railway line between Port Elizabeth and Middelburg.
1911 Cape of Good Hope
1911 picture post card (Graaf Reinet from Magazine Hill) to Graaf Reinet with a d cancelled LETTSKRAAL NO 28 11. This village was on the railway line between Port Elizabeth and Middelburg.
£40.00
Reference: G2970

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1899 Cape of Good Hope - 1899 1d on 1d postal card to Belgium cancelled by a very fine strike of the CAPE COLONY OCEAN POST OFFICE B  MR 8 99 datestamp. A Bruxelles 16 MR 99 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine example of this B cancel.
1899 Cape of Good Hope
1899 1d on 1d postal card to Belgium cancelled by a very fine strike of the CAPE COLONY OCEAN POST OFFICE 'B' MR 8 99 datestamp. A Bruxelles 16 MR 99 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine example of this 'B' cancel.
£55.00
Reference: K3304

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1895 Cape of Good Hope - 1895 d on 1d postal card to Germany with a d added to pay the 1d rate to a non Commonwealth country, cancelled by barred 407 obliterators with a MATATIELE JU 28 95 datestamp alongside. A Lennep 21.7.95 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine proving card for this town in East Griqualand in the North-Eastern Cape, 12 miles from the then Basutoland border.
1895 Cape of Good Hope
1895 d on 1d postal card to Germany with a d added to pay the 1d rate to a non Commonwealth country, cancelled by barred '407' obliterators with a MATATIELE JU 28 95 datestamp alongside. A Lennep 21.7.95 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine proving card for this town in East Griqualand in the North-Eastern Cape, 12 miles from the then Basutoland border.
£38.00
Reference: K3303

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1905 Cape of Good Hope -  1905 picture post card (photo of two men at the Bushmans River) to Ceylon with a d cancelled TOOTABI FE 18 05. A Colombo MR 22 05 arrival cancel is on the card. Tootabi was a Telegraph Office in the Alexandria district of the Eastern Cape, 100 miles north east of Port Elizabeth near Grahamstown. An uncommon cancel.
1905 Cape of Good Hope
1905 picture post card (photo of two men at the Bushmans River) to Ceylon with a d cancelled TOOTABI FE 18 05. A Colombo MR 22 05 arrival cancel is on the card. Tootabi was a Telegraph Office in the Alexandria district of the Eastern Cape, 100 miles north east of Port Elizabeth near Grahamstown. An uncommon cancel.
£65.00
Reference: K3290

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1900 Cape of Good Hope -  1900 2d envelope to Denmark cancelled by a barred numeral 158 with a ROBBEN ISLAND FE 19 00 datestamp alongside. Transit and arrival cancels are on the back. Few minor cover faults but a scarce destination from Robben Island.
1900 Cape of Good Hope
1900 2d envelope to Denmark cancelled by a barred numeral '158' with a ROBBEN ISLAND FE 19 00 datestamp alongside. Transit and arrival cancels are on the back. Few minor cover faults but a scarce destination from Robben Island.
£75.00
Reference: GW3273

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1908 Cape of Good Hope - 1908 cover to Uniondale with a 1d tied by a superb strike of the rare ROOI RIVER FE 4 08 datestamp. A Uniondale Road FE 6 08 arrival cancel is on the back. Rooi River was a farming community west of Buffelsklip in the Uniondale district. Although the postal agency opened in 1895, the earliest date of use, prior to this cover being found is 1924 (Post Offices of the Cape of Good Hope by Frescura) A very fine and rare cancel, the only one I have seen from this postal agency.
1908 Cape of Good Hope
1908 cover to Uniondale with a 1d tied by a superb strike of the rare ROOI RIVER FE 4 08 datestamp. A Uniondale Road FE 6 08 arrival cancel is on the back. Rooi River was a farming community west of Buffelsklip in the Uniondale district. Although the postal agency opened in 1895, the earliest date of use, prior to this cover being found is 1924 (Post Offices of the Cape of Good Hope by Frescura) A very fine and rare cancel, the only one I have seen from this postal agency.
£125.00
Reference: G2858

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1906 Cape of Good Hope - 1906 1d envelope to Johannesburg cancelled with a single ring BEAUFORT WEST MR 14 06 datestamp. Alongside is a double ring Beaufort West canceller with the same MR 14 date.  Very unusual to find two different cancellers on a cover from the same town on the same date.
1906 Cape of Good Hope
1906 1d envelope to Johannesburg cancelled with a single ring BEAUFORT WEST MR 14 06 datestamp. Alongside is a double ring Beaufort West canceller with the same MR 14 date. Very unusual to find two different cancellers on a cover from the same town on the same date.
£20.00
Reference: K3238

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1901 Boer War / Cape of Good Hope - 1901 censored envelope to a prisoner of war J M Kell, at Diyatalawa P.O.W. Camp, Ceylon, bearing three 1ds cancelled by the scarce HENNING 27 JA 01 datestamps. The cover has a British censor seal and an oval Diyatalawa censor cachet. Henning was a telegraph office on the railway line near Rosmead Junction in the Steynsburg District, Eastern Cape. It no longer exists today. A very scarce cancellation.
1901 Boer War / Cape of Good Hope
1901 censored envelope to a prisoner of war J M Kell, at Diyatalawa P.O.W. Camp, Ceylon, bearing three 1d's cancelled by the scarce HENNING 27 JA 01 datestamps. The cover has a British censor seal and an oval Diyatalawa censor cachet. Henning was a telegraph office on the railway line near Rosmead Junction in the Steynsburg District, Eastern Cape. It no longer exists today. A very scarce cancellation.
£60.00
Reference: K3190

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1897 Cape of Good Hope - 1897 envelope to the U.S.A. bearing a pair of ONE PENNY on 2d and a d, paying the 2d rate cancelled QUEENS TOWN JU 13 97. A Newark JUL 17 97 arrival cancel is on the back.
1897 Cape of Good Hope
1897 envelope to the U.S.A. bearing a pair of ONE PENNY on 2d and a d, paying the 2d rate cancelled QUEENS TOWN JU 13 97. A Newark JUL 17 97 arrival cancel is on the back.
£35.00
Reference: K3188

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1864 Cape of Good Hope - 1864 outer wrapper to Middelburg bearing a 4d very lightly tied by a triangular barred oblitorator. On the back is a UITENHAGE JU 14 1864 double oval canceller. The inside of the wrapper has a printed notice from the Commercial Bank of Port Elizabeth. The stamp has large margins virtually all round but just touches the frame line at the lower right corner. A fine inter bank item.
1864 Cape of Good Hope
1864 outer wrapper to Middelburg bearing a 4d very lightly tied by a triangular barred oblitorator. On the back is a UITENHAGE JU 14 1864 double oval canceller. The inside of the wrapper has a printed notice from the Commercial Bank of Port Elizabeth. The stamp has large margins virtually all round but just touches the frame line at the lower right corner. A fine inter bank item.
£155.00
Reference: K3104

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1906 Cape of Good Hope - 1906 double rate envelope to Germany bearing five 1ds, tied by barred 295 obliterators with a SARON JY 3 06 datestamp to the left. A Barmen arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Saron was established in 1846 as a Rhenish Missionary Society Station on the farm Aan de Leeuweklip near Tulbach in the Western Cape. This is a very late usage of the barred numeral canceller, 7 years later than the latest recorded date by Frescura in his book The Post Offices Of The Cape Of Good Hope.
1906 Cape of Good Hope
1906 double rate envelope to Germany bearing five 1d's, tied by barred '295' obliterators with a SARON JY 3 06 datestamp to the left. A Barmen arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Saron was established in 1846 as a Rhenish Missionary Society Station on the farm Aan de Leeuweklip near Tulbach in the Western Cape. This is a very late usage of the barred numeral canceller, 7 years later than the latest recorded date by Frescura in his book 'The Post Offices Of The Cape Of Good Hope'.
£45.00
Reference: G2800

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1902 Cape of Good Hope - 1902 envelope to Germany bearing a d and two 1ds tied by barred 382 barred obliterators with a KALABAS-KRAAL AU 5 02 datestamp beneath. On the back are Stuttgart 24 & 25 AUG 02 datestamps. Kalabas-Kraal was on the railway line between Malmesbury and Cape Town in the Western Cape. An uncommon proving cover from this small village.
1902 Cape of Good Hope
1902 envelope to Germany bearing a d and two 1d's tied by barred '382' barred obliterators with a KALABAS-KRAAL AU 5 02 datestamp beneath. On the back are Stuttgart 24 & 25 AUG 02 datestamps. Kalabas-Kraal was on the railway line between Malmesbury and Cape Town in the Western Cape. An uncommon 'proving' cover from this small village.
£45.00
Reference: G2801

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1911 Cape of Good Hope - 1911 picture post card with a Cape d cancelled SENEKAL 27 AUG 11. On the front of the card is an arrival strike of the very rare JAN FOURIES KRAAL SP 1 11 single circle datestamp. This postal agency was on a farm 21 miles west of Outshoorn in the Eastern Cape. All that is known of this postal agency is it opened in 1881 and had a numeral 310 canceller issued to it. A very rare canceller and the first time I have seen it !
1911 Cape of Good Hope
1911 picture post card with a Cape d cancelled SENEKAL 27 AUG 11. On the front of the card is an arrival strike of the very rare JAN FOURIES KRAAL SP 1 11 single circle datestamp. This postal agency was on a farm 21 miles west of Outshoorn in the Eastern Cape. All that is known of this postal agency is it opened in 1881 and had a numeral '310' canceller issued to it. A very rare canceller and the first time I have seen it !
£90.00
Reference: K3044

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1909 Cape of Good Hope - 1909 d post card to King Williams Town cancelled by the very rare DEBE NEK, CAPE COLONY MY 10 09 single circle datestamp. A King Williams Town arrival cancel of the same date is on the front of the card. This card is illustrated by Putzel in his book Postmarks of South Africa and it would appear as though it is the only time he recorded this cancellation. Debe Nek, 12 miles north west of King Williams Town, was the site on which the Battle of Amalinda took place in October 1818 between Ngqika, the chief of Xhosaland and his uncle Ndlambe. This exceptional battle lasted from midday to nightfall, and was fought with such unusual ferocity that it takes a special place in the history of Xhosa warfare. It resulted in the defeat of Ngqika and the death of 500 of his followers. A very rare cancellation.
1909 Cape of Good Hope
1909 d post card to King Williams Town cancelled by the very rare DEBE NEK, CAPE COLONY MY 10 09 single circle datestamp. A King Williams Town arrival cancel of the same date is on the front of the card. This card is illustrated by Putzel in his book 'Postmarks of South Africa' and it would appear as though it is the only time he recorded this cancellation. Debe Nek, 12 miles north west of King Williams Town, was the site on which the Battle of Amalinda took place in October 1818 between Ngqika, the chief of Xhosaland and his uncle Ndlambe. This exceptional battle lasted from midday to nightfall, and was fought with such unusual ferocity that it takes a special place in the history of Xhosa warfare. It resulted in the defeat of Ngqika and the death of 500 of his followers. A very rare cancellation.
£90.00
Reference: K3043

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1897 Cape of Good Hope - 1897 d postal card to England with an additional d added, cancelled by an indistinct barred numeral 158 obliterator with a ROBBEN ISLAND AP 27 97 datestamp at the foot of the card. The card has a light vertical crease but is commercial with an answer to a quiz question.
1897 Cape of Good Hope
1897 d postal card to England with an additional d added, cancelled by an indistinct barred numeral '158' obliterator with a ROBBEN ISLAND AP 27 97 datestamp at the foot of the card. The card has a light vertical crease but is commercial with an answer to a quiz question.
£95.00
Reference: K2841

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1902 Cape of Good Hope / Boer War - 1902 censored envelope to Sea Point with a 1d cancelled DREW JU 6 2. The cover was opened by the censor and resealed with tape at the top and a Swellendam censor cachet applied that has the censors initials in the middle. A Swellendam JU 6 02 datestamp is on the back of the cover. Drew was a very small hamlet about 13 miles west of Swellendam. Today nothing exists of of the place! A fine strike of this scarce canceller with few existing on cover.
1902 Cape of Good Hope / Boer War
1902 censored envelope to Sea Point with a 1d cancelled DREW JU 6 2. The cover was opened by the censor and resealed with tape at the top and a Swellendam censor cachet applied that has the censors' initials in the middle. A Swellendam JU 6 02 datestamp is on the back of the cover. Drew was a very small hamlet about 13 miles west of Swellendam. Today nothing exists of of the place! A fine strike of this scarce canceller with few existing on cover.
£90.00
Reference: K2833

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1901 Boer War / Cape of Good Hope - 1901 censored cover to cape Town with a Cape 1d cancelled by the VAN RHYNS DORP 253 duplex canceller dated AP 17 01. A red triangular Passed Press Censor handstamp is on the front of the cover that has the signature of the censor inside. A Cape Town 19 APR 01 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A fine numeral proving cover.
1901 Boer War / Cape of Good Hope
1901 censored cover to cape Town with a Cape 1d cancelled by the VAN RHYN'S DORP '253' duplex canceller dated AP 17 01. A red triangular 'Passed Press Censor' handstamp is on the front of the cover that has the signature of the censor inside. A Cape Town 19 APR 01 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A fine numeral proving cover.
£75.00
Reference: K2815

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1899 Cape of Good Hope - 1899 1d envelope to Germany with a d and 1d added to pay the 2d rate, tied by barred numeral 1032 cancellers with a GOSHEN MY 29 99 datestamp beneath. On the back is a Cathcart MY 29 transit and Gnadenfrei 19.6.99 arrival c.d.s. Goshen was established as a village by the Mission Board of the Moravian Church in 1850. It is located north east of Port Elizabeth, midway to the Lesotho border. A very fine proving cover in superb condition.
1899 Cape of Good Hope
1899 1d envelope to Germany with a d and 1d added to pay the 2d rate, tied by barred numeral 1032 cancellers with a GOSHEN MY 29 99 datestamp beneath. On the back is a Cathcart MY 29 transit and Gnadenfrei 19.6.99 arrival c.d.s. Goshen was established as a village by the Mission Board of the Moravian Church in 1850. It is located north east of Port Elizabeth, midway to the Lesotho border. A very fine 'proving' cover in superb condition.
£110.00
Reference: K2737

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