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1899 Tasmania / Transvaal - 1899 envelope to Pretoria, Transvaal, with a 2½d 9d provisional, cancelled by a HOBART JE 21 1899 duplex canceller. On the back are Pretoria 21 JUL, Johannesburg 24 JUL and Dead Letter Office 31 AUG 99 datestamps. On the front of the cover are boxed bilingual NON RECLAME / ONAFGEHAALD (Unclaimed) and INCONNU / ONBEKEND  (Unknown) handstamps. An unusual destination for mail from Tasmania.
1899 Tasmania / Transvaal
1899 envelope to Pretoria, Transvaal, with a 2½d 9d provisional, cancelled by a HOBART JE 21 1899 duplex canceller. On the back are Pretoria 21 JUL, Johannesburg 24 JUL and Dead Letter Office 31 AUG 99 datestamps. On the front of the cover are boxed bilingual 'NON RECLAME / ONAFGEHAALD' (Unclaimed) and INCONNU / ONBEKEND (Unknown) handstamps. An unusual destination for mail from Tasmania.
£80.00
Reference: K3232

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1895 Transvaal - 1895 envelope to Kansas City, U.S.A. bearing a pair of 2d cancelled by the triangular numeral 17 cancellers of Nylstroom. Pretoria 16 JUN, Cape Town JUN 19, New Yory JUL 17 and Kansas City JUL 19 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. A commercial Tamsen cover !
1895 Transvaal
1895 envelope to Kansas City, U.S.A. bearing a pair of 2d cancelled by the triangular numeral '17' cancellers of Nylstroom. Pretoria 16 JUN, Cape Town JUN 19, New Yory JUL 17 and Kansas City JUL 19 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. A commercial 'Tamsen' cover !
£120.00
Reference: K3205

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1900 Boer War / Transvaal  -  1900 1d Transvaal post card to ZANZIBAR, endorsed via Delagoa Bay, the stamp cancelled MACHADODORP 26 JUN 00.  Lourenco Marques 27 JUN transit and Zanzibar 11 JY 00 arrival datestamps are on the front of the card. The writer gives his address as the Deutsche Consulat, Pretoria and the card is headed Machadodorp 26/6/1900. He tells of his journeys through the Free State and Transvaal and at the end gives a cryptic message that rather implies that he was with, or close to, Paul Kruger. Kruger at that time was in the Machadodorp area just prior to going to Watervaal Onder where he stayed for a while prior to leaving the Transvaal and going to Europe. A most interesting card from this German diplomat, which surprisingly was not censored.
1900 Boer War / Transvaal
1900 1d Transvaal post card to ZANZIBAR, endorsed 'via Delagoa Bay', the stamp cancelled MACHADODORP 26 JUN 00. Lourenco Marques 27 JUN transit and Zanzibar 11 JY 00 arrival datestamps are on the front of the card. The writer gives his address as the 'Deutsche Consulat, Pretoria' and the card is headed Machadodorp 26/6/1900. He tells of his journeys through the Free State and Transvaal and at the end gives a cryptic message that rather implies that he was with, or close to, Paul Kruger. Kruger at that time was in the Machadodorp area just prior to going to Watervaal Onder where he stayed for a while prior to leaving the Transvaal and going to Europe. A most interesting card from this German diplomat, which surprisingly was not censored.
£95.00
Reference: K3206

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1906 Transvaal - 1906 illustrated advertising envelope from The Federal Supply & Cold Storage Co., Pretoria sent registered to Germany, beraing a ½d and 6d cancelled PRETORIA FE 19 06. An Ettenheim 12.3.06. arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover. Minor faults at the top from opening but a scarce and early illustrated cover.
1906 Transvaal
1906 illustrated advertising envelope from 'The Federal Supply & Cold Storage Co., Pretoria' sent registered to Germany, beraing a ½d and 6d cancelled PRETORIA FE 19 06. An Ettenheim 12.3.06. arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover. Minor faults at the top from opening but a scarce and early illustrated cover.
£95.00
Reference: K3140

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1906 Transvaal - 1908 picture post card (Durban) bearing a 1d cancelled by a fine strike of the scarce RAYTON 20 NOV 1908 datestamp. Rayton was a small village until the discovery of diamonds at Cullinan nearby bought in miners in the early part of the 1900s.
1906 Transvaal
1908 picture post card (Durban) bearing a 1d cancelled by a fine strike of the scarce RAYTON 20 NOV 1908 datestamp. Rayton was a small village until the discovery of diamonds at Cullinan nearby bought in miners in the early part of the 1900's.
£40.00
Reference: K3008

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1909 Transvaal - 1909 post card to Winburg, O. R. C. with a 1d cancelled by the extremely rare and only known example of the WONDERFONTEIN (MARICO) 1 DEC 09. datestamp. This cancellation is not recorded by Putzel, but Wonderfontein would have been in the Western Transvaal in the Marico district, somewhere between Groot Marico and Zeerust. A fine and very rare card.
1909 Transvaal
1909 post card to Winburg, O. R. C. with a 1d cancelled by the extremely rare and only known example of the WONDERFONTEIN (MARICO) 1 DEC 09. datestamp. This cancellation is not recorded by Putzel, but Wonderfontein would have been in the Western Transvaal in the Marico district, somewhere between Groot Marico and Zeerust. A fine and very rare card.
£125.00
Reference: A2997

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1908 Transvaal - 1908 envelope to Chelmsford, England, bearing a 1d stamp tied by the extremely rare KLIP RIVER CAMP 7 SEP 1908 datestamp. A Chelmsford SP 26 08 arrival cancel is on the back. Klip River Camp was a temporary Post Office established near Heidelberg during military manoeuvres between 12 August and 10 October 1908. To date only three covers have been recorded with this post mark. A very rare cover.
1908 Transvaal
1908 envelope to Chelmsford, England, bearing a 1d stamp tied by the extremely rare KLIP RIVER CAMP 7 SEP 1908 datestamp. A Chelmsford SP 26 08 arrival cancel is on the back. Klip River Camp was a temporary Post Office established near Heidelberg during military manoeuvres between 12 August and 10 October 1908. To date only three covers have been recorded with this post mark. A very rare cover.
£330.00
Reference: A2996

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1884 Transvaal - 1884 double rate envelope to Germany bearing a Celliers 1/- green tied by a numeral 13 in concentric circles canceller with a LYDENBURG JUL 22 84 datestamp alongside. On the back are Lydenburg JUL 29, Pretoria AUG 1, Cape Town AU 12, London SP 3 and Stade 4 SEP 84 transit and arrival cancels. A few minor stains on the cover though a rare stamp used on cover from the Eastern Transvaal goldfields.
1884 Transvaal
1884 double rate envelope to Germany bearing a Celliers 1/- green tied by a numeral '13' in concentric circles canceller with a LYDENBURG JUL 22 84 datestamp alongside. On the back are Lydenburg JUL 29, Pretoria AUG 1, Cape Town AU 12, London SP 3 and Stade 4 SEP 84 transit and arrival cancels. A few minor stains on the cover though a rare stamp used on cover from the Eastern Transvaal goldfields.
£725.00
Reference: A2990

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1883 Transvaal - 1883 envelope to Germany bearing a 4d sage-green and two EEN PENNY overprinted on 4d stamps, paying the 6d rate, cancelled by four concentric ring target cancels. On the back is a POTCHEFSTROOM AP 25 83 datestamp and a London MY 28 transit c.d.s.  A small part of the back is missing with part of the Hannover arrival cancel. A very rare usage of these overprinted 1d stamps which were only in use for eight months.
1883 Transvaal
1883 envelope to Germany bearing a 4d sage-green and two EEN PENNY overprinted on 4d stamps, paying the 6d rate, cancelled by four concentric ring target cancels. On the back is a POTCHEFSTROOM AP 25 83 datestamp and a London MY 28 transit c.d.s. A small part of the back is missing with part of the Hannover arrival cancel. A very rare usage of these overprinted 1d stamps which were only in use for eight months.
£950.00
Reference: A2989

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1903 Transvaal - 1903 envelope to Germany franked with a ½d and two 1ds (one damaged at the base) cancelled by the only known example of the BERGEN 13. 2. 03. manuscript. On the back are Piet Retief 14 FEB and Hermannsburg 15.3.03. transit and arrival cancels. Putzel records a postal agency opened in Bergen in 1894 but it closed during the Boer war. A second office opened 30 June 1903, some 4½ months after this cover was dated. It would appear that the agency actually opened earlier but was not allocated a datestamp at that time. Bergen was a missionary station in the Piet Retief area, opened in 1885 by Johan Weber of the Hermannsburg Missionary Society. A few minor faults but a unique cover.
1903 Transvaal
1903 envelope to Germany franked with a ½d and two 1d's (one damaged at the base) cancelled by the only known example of the BERGEN 13. 2. 03. manuscript. On the back are Piet Retief 14 FEB and Hermannsburg 15.3.03. transit and arrival cancels. Putzel records a postal agency opened in Bergen in 1894 but it closed during the Boer war. A second office opened 30 June 1903, some 4½ months after this cover was dated. It would appear that the agency actually opened earlier but was not allocated a datestamp at that time. Bergen was a missionary station in the Piet Retief area, opened in 1885 by Johan Weber of the Hermannsburg Missionary Society. A few minor faults but a unique cover.
£475.00
Reference: K2731

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1884 Transvaal - 1884 envelope to London franked with a Celliers 1d grey and 3d pale red of the 1883 issue, and an 1876 6d olive-black, paying the 10d rate to the UK. The stamps have been cancelled by purple Z. A. R. in concentric rings cancellers. There are indistinct datestamps on the front of the cover, one of 25 AUG 84, which could well be Kaapse Hoop, a small gold mining town in the Eastern Transvaal. On the back of the cover are Pretoria AU 29 and Cape Town SP 9 84 transit datestamps and a London OC 1 84 arrival c.d.s. A few minor creases but an attractive combination franking.
1884 Transvaal
1884 envelope to London franked with a 'Celliers' 1d grey and 3d pale red of the 1883 issue, and an 1876 6d olive-black, paying the 10d rate to the UK. The stamps have been cancelled by purple Z. A. R. in concentric rings cancellers. There are indistinct datestamps on the front of the cover, one of 25 AUG 84, which could well be Kaapse Hoop, a small gold mining town in the Eastern Transvaal. On the back of the cover are Pretoria AU 29 and Cape Town SP 9 84 transit datestamps and a London OC 1 84 arrival c.d.s. A few minor creases but an attractive combination franking.
£1750.00
Reference: K2684

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1896 Transvaal - 1896 ½d post card to Johannesburg with a good strike of the extremely rare WOLVAARDTS 13 JUN 96 double ring canceller. Very little is known about this village in the Potchefstroom area and its mail as it is believed that only three examples of this canceller have been recorded to date.  A very rare Transvaal canceller.
1896 Transvaal
1896 ½d post card to Johannesburg with a good strike of the extremely rare WOLVAARDTS 13 JUN 96 double ring canceller. Very little is known about this village in the Potchefstroom area and its' mail as it is believed that only three examples of this canceller have been recorded to date. A very rare Transvaal canceller.
£155.00
Reference: G2671

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1905 Transvaal / Swaziland - 1905 envelope to England bearing a Transvaal 1d cancelled OSHOEK 13 JUL 05. Oshoek was the border post between the Transvaal and Swaziland and the Head Office for its mail was Mbabane in Swaziland.
1905 Transvaal / Swaziland
1905 envelope to England bearing a Transvaal 1d cancelled OSHOEK 13 JUL 05. Oshoek was the border post between the Transvaal and Swaziland and the Head Office for its' mail was Mbabane in Swaziland.
£50.00
Reference: GW2037

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1905 Transvaal - 1905 envelope to Pretoria franked with a 1d cancelled ROOSSENEKAL17 JAN 05. On the back are Belfast 18 JAN and Pretoria JAN 19 05 transit and arrival cancels. Roossenekal was a village 60 miles east of Middelburg. It was proclaimed in January 1886 and was named after two soldiers who died in the war against Mapochs tribe - Stefanus Johannes Roos, Field-Cornet of the Potchefstroom commando, and Frederick Senekal, Commandant of the Rustenburg commando.
1905 Transvaal
1905 envelope to Pretoria franked with a 1d cancelled ROOSSENEKAL17 JAN 05. On the back are Belfast 18 JAN and Pretoria JAN 19 05 transit and arrival cancels. Roossenekal was a village 60 miles east of Middelburg. It was proclaimed in January 1886 and was named after two soldiers who died in the war against Mapoch's tribe - Stefanus Johannes Roos, Field-Cornet of the Potchefstroom commando, and Frederick Senekal, Commandant of the Rustenburg commando.
£20.00
Reference: GW2029

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1895 Transvaal - 1895 double weight envelope to Germany bearing 8 x 1ds cancelled SPRINGS 2 JY 95.  Cape Town transit and German arrival cancels are on the back.
1895 Transvaal
1895 double weight envelope to Germany bearing 8 x 1d's cancelled SPRINGS 2 JY 95. Cape Town transit and German arrival cancels are on the back.
£45.00
Reference: K1948

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c1890 Transvaal -  c1890 home-made newspaper wrapper to England franked with a 2d and 1d, tied by a 71 in triangle obliterator, that was in use either in Sterkfontein or (more likely) Johannesburg. There are no other postal markings.
c1890 Transvaal
c1890 home-made newspaper wrapper to England franked with a 2d and 1d, tied by a '71' in triangle obliterator, that was in use either in Sterkfontein or (more likely) Johannesburg. There are no other postal markings.
£150.00
Reference: G2546

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1893 Transvaal - 1893 registered envelope to Germany bearing three 1ds, a 2d, 3d and 6d, paying the 1/2d rate for a double weight registered cover (5d per ½oz and 4d registration) The stamps have been cancelled by numeral 17 triangular cancellations which was allocated to NYLSTROOM. A Cape Town 7 JU transit is on the back along with an Erlangen 27 JU 93 arrival cancel. A London registered transit cancel is on the front. Fine and an unusual registered item tied by this triangular cancel.
1893 Transvaal
1893 registered envelope to Germany bearing three 1d's, a 2d, 3d and 6d, paying the 1/2d rate for a double weight registered cover (5d per ½oz and 4d registration) The stamps have been cancelled by numeral '17' triangular cancellations which was allocated to NYLSTROOM. A Cape Town 7 JU transit is on the back along with an Erlangen 27 JU 93 arrival cancel. A London registered transit cancel is on the front. Fine and an unusual registered item tied by this triangular cancel.
£375.00
Reference: G2535

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1880 Transvaal - 1880 incoming envelope to Camden, Transvaal, endorsed Via Wakkerstroom that has been sent from SIDMOUTH JU 24 80 with the 6d stamp tied by the Sidmouth numeral 712. Endorsed via Dartmouth, pr “Conway Castle”, June 25 1880 at the lower left of the cover, it arrived in Cape Town on July 17 and transited through Potchefstroom on 25 JUL with a transit cancel on the back. Camden was near Ermelo in the Eastern Transvaal. A very scarce early incoming cover to the Transvaal. The first Anglo Boer War broke out a few months later and the majority of ingoing mail seen is related to that.
1880 Transvaal
1880 incoming envelope to Camden, Transvaal, endorsed 'Via Wakkerstroom' that has been sent from SIDMOUTH JU 24 80 with the 6d stamp tied by the Sidmouth numeral 712. Endorsed 'via Dartmouth, pr “Conway Castle”, June 25 1880' at the lower left of the cover, it arrived in Cape Town on July 17 and transited through Potchefstroom on 25 JUL with a transit cancel on the back. Camden was near Ermelo in the Eastern Transvaal. A very scarce early incoming cover to the Transvaal. The first Anglo Boer War broke out a few months later and the majority of ingoing mail seen is related to that.
£190.00
Reference: GW2524

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1900 - 1900 G. B. 2d registered envelope to London additionally franked with a Transvaal 10/- and three 2/6 each tied by a JOHANNESBURG 18 DEC 00 datestamp. On the reverse is a London 12 JA 01 receiving cancel. Also affixed to the reverse is a table of compensation, showing what it costs to insure the contents of a registered letter. A most interesting item, philatelic but an incredible franking and the only time I have seen a Transvaal 10/- used on a cover!
1900 - 1900 G. B. 2d registered envelope to London additionally franked with a Transvaal 10/- and three 2/6 each tied by a JOHANNESBURG 18 DEC 00 datestamp. On the reverse is a London 12 JA 01 receiving cancel. Also affixed to the reverse is a table of compensation, showing what it costs to insure the contents of a registered letter. A most interesting item, philatelic but an incredible franking and the only time I have seen a Transvaal 10/- used on a cover!
1900
1900 G. B. 2d registered envelope to London additionally franked with a Transvaal 10/- and three 2/6 each tied by a JOHANNESBURG 18 DEC 00 datestamp. On the reverse is a London 12 JA 01 receiving cancel. Also affixed to the reverse is a table of compensation, showing what it costs to insure the contents of a registered letter. A most interesting item, philatelic but an incredible franking and the only time I have seen a Transvaal 10/- used on a cover!
£275.00
Reference: A1339

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1907 - 1907 post card from England to Johannesburg that on arrival has been re-addressed. A Johannesburg 4 APR 07 datestamp is on the card along with a boxed OFFICIALLY RE-ADDRESSED cachet that has been applied in Johannesburg. A seldom seen cachet! Fine.
1907
1907 post card from England to Johannesburg that on arrival has been re-addressed. A Johannesburg 4 APR 07 datestamp is on the card along with a boxed 'OFFICIALLY RE-ADDRESSED' cachet that has been applied in Johannesburg. A seldom seen cachet! Fine.
£65.00
Reference: A1055

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