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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.
|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'.
|1902 Cape of Good Hope|
1902 envelope to Germany bearing a ½d 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.
|1911 Cape of Good Hope|
1911 picture post card with a Cape ½d 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 !
|1909 Cape of Good Hope|
1909 ½d 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.
|1897 Cape of Good Hope|
1897 ½d postal card to England with an additional ½d 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.
|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.
|1852 Cape of Good Hope|
1852 8th Frontier “Kaffir” War folded letter to Stratford-on-Avon, England, endorsed “Per Mail Steamer” and “Paid”, from Lieut. Atty of the Queen's Own Regiment, written from the besieged town of Fort Cox in the Eastern Cape on 12th October 1852. A GENERAL POST OFFICE CAPE TOWN handstamp is on the front of the letter, on the back are London and Stratford-on-Avon 14 DE 1852 transit and arrival cancels. The 8th frontier war was the most bitter and brutal in the series of Xhosa wars that lasted over two years. This letter is a very interesting account of the war and has a graphic description of an attack on a native village overlooking Fort Cox. He also tells of a soldier being shot through the stomach while trying to get back to Fort Cox and his death some three hours later. He also mentions an officer who fell off his horse and suffered major head injuries. Probably one of the most interesting accounts of this War not in a museum. A wonderfully historic letter.
|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.
|1899 Cape of Good Hope|
1899 1d envelope to Germany with a ½d and 1d added to pay the 2½d 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.
|1858 Cape of Good Hope|
1858 envelope to Cape Town from George franked with a 4d deep blue, with good margins all round, lightly tied by a triangular obliterator. On the back are red double oval GEORGE JY 31 1858 and CAPE TOWN AU 2 1858 datestamps.
|1908 Cape of Good Hope|
1908 picture post card of the Union Castle Line “Kenilworth Castle” to England franked with a 1d cancelled CAPE COLONY OCEAN POST OFFICE '8PM' NO 24 08. This canceller with the '8PM' was allocated to the Kenilworth Castle. Fine.
|1908 Cape of Good Hope|
1908 picture post card (Cape Town) to England bearing a 1d cancelled CAPE COLONY OCEAN POST OFFICE OC 16 08 with the code letter “G”. This canceller was allocated to the Union Castle “Briton”.
|1904 Cape of Good Hope|
1904 cover to Kekoegat, District Venterstad, franked with a 1d tied by a barred numeral '527' with a PATRIOTS KLIP DE 14 04 datestamp at the top of the cover. A Grahamstown DE 14 transit cancel is on the back along with a partial Venterstad DE 17 04 cancel. The back flap is missing otherwise an extremely rare proving cover from this very small village in the Eastern Cape. This is probably the only known cover from Patriots Klip, with Putzel stating 'No postmark has been seen' !
|c1860 Cape of Good Hope|
c1860 outer wrapper to Graaf Reinett bearing a block of four 1d's, large margins three sides, close but well clear at the left, tied by barred triangular cancels. A light vertical ironed out crease crosses the two right stamps.
|1842 Cape Town|
1842 outer wrapper to Cape Town with a good strike of the crown circle POST OFFICE WORCESTER dispatch handstamp and a Post Office General, Cape Town, JY 2 1842 arrival cancel. Fine.
|1907 Cape of Good Hope|
1907 picture post card (Adam Kok's Tomb, Kokstad) to Kingwilliamstown, franked with a ½d tied by a fine strike of the FLAGSTAFF NO 20 07. datestamp. An arrival cancel of NO 25 07 is alongside.
|1857 Cape of Good Hope|
1857 envelope (opened out for display) to England, endorsed Pr R.M.S. Celt, with a good strike of the red 1d handstamp on the front. This was the payment to the Union Steam Ship Co. On the back are Cape Town DE 30 1857, Cape Packet Davenport FE 6 1858 and Sheffield FE 8 58 transit and arrival cancels. This was the first sailing of the 'Celt' on this contract. Fine.
|1907 Cape of Good Hope|
1907 1d post card to Germany cancelled WALFISH BAY AP 15 07. An arrival cancel of 15. 5.07. is on the front of the card. Fine.
|1895 Cape of Good Hope|
1895 ½d reply paid post card to Germany, additionally franked with a 1d, cancelled O'OKIEP FE 5 95. A Cape Town FE 8 and Charlottenburg 2/3/95. transit and arrival cancels are on the front of the card, which has a small tear at the top that does not detract. Uncommon.