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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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1908 Cape of Good Hope - 1908 picture post card to India with a 1d cancelled by the exceedingly rare LEHLONONO DE 25 08 double ring datestamp. Matatiele DE 25, Kokstad DE 27 08 and Dehradun 23 JA 09 transit and arrival cancels are on the card. Originally named PHIELANS BROOK when opened in 1903 in the Griqualand East district, the name was changed to LEHLONONO in August 1905. Interesting to see that both Lehlonono and Matatiele were open for business on Christmas Day, particularly at 6 a.m. !! This is the only recorded cancellation of Lehlonono prior to the introduction of Union stamps in 1913. A major Cape cancellation rarity.
1908 Cape of Good Hope
1908 picture post card to India with a 1d cancelled by the exceedingly rare LEHLONONO DE 25 08 double ring datestamp. Matatiele DE 25, Kokstad DE 27 08 and Dehradun 23 JA 09 transit and arrival cancels are on the card. Originally named PHIELAN'S BROOK when opened in 1903 in the Griqualand East district, the name was changed to LEHLONONO in August 1905. Interesting to see that both Lehlonono and Matatiele were open for business on Christmas Day, particularly at 6 a.m. !! This is the only recorded cancellation of Lehlonono prior to the introduction of Union stamps in 1913. A major Cape cancellation rarity.
£335.00
Reference: K3216

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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 ½d, paying the 2½d 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 ½d, paying the 2½d 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 ½d 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 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.
£45.00
Reference: G2801

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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 !
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 !
£90.00
Reference: K3044

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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.
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.
£90.00
Reference: K3043

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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.
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.
£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 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.
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.
£110.00
Reference: K2737

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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.
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.
£145.00
Reference: G2725

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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 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.
£55.00
Reference: G2668

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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”.
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”.
£55.00
Reference: G2653

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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 !
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' !
£475.00
Reference: GW2301

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c1860 Cape of Good Hope - c1860 outer wrapper to Graaf Reinett bearing a block of four 1ds, 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.
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.
£1275.00
Reference: A2256

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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.
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.
£95.00
Reference: K2014

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1907 Cape of Good Hope - 1907 picture post card (Adam Koks 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.
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.
£35.00
Reference: G2551

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