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1901 Boer War - 1901 cover to Harrismith, Orange River Colony, with a Natal 1d cancelled LADYSMITH 1 OC 1901. A PRISONER OF WAR / PASSED CENSOR / LADYSMITH handstamp is on the front of the cover, on the back is a Harrismith 2 OC 01 arrival c.d.s. The Ladysmith P.O.W. Camp was known as Tin Town and was one of the prisons that held Rebel prisoners. Many of these were Natal Burghers who the British did not know whether they were traitors or Prisoners of War. As Natal was a British Colony, many Afrikaaners who went from there to fight for the Boers were regarded as traitors and tried as such. John Bland, the sender of this letter, was interred in Ladysmith for a number of months before being moved.
1901 Boer War
1901 cover to Harrismith, Orange River Colony, with a Natal 1d cancelled LADYSMITH 1 OC 1901. A 'PRISONER OF WAR / PASSED CENSOR / LADYSMITH' handstamp is on the front of the cover, on the back is a Harrismith 2 OC 01 arrival c.d.s. The Ladysmith P.O.W. Camp was known as 'Tin Town' and was one of the prisons that held 'Rebel' prisoners. Many of these were Natal Burghers who the British did not know whether they were 'traitors' or Prisoners of War. As Natal was a British Colony, many Afrikaaners who went from there to fight for the Boers were regarded as traitors and tried as such. John Bland, the sender of this letter, was interred in Ladysmith for a number of months before being moved.
£95.00
Reference: K3291

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1901 Boer War - 1901 censored envelope to P.O.W. P  Van der Merwe, Belleview Camp, Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled PRETORIA 11 NOV 01. On the back of the cover is a purple double oval BURGHER CAMP IRENE, Censored cachet. This is one of the scarcer Burgher Camp cachets. The addressee Pieter Hendrik van der Merwe was from Stamprietfontein, Potchefstroom. He was 45 years old when captured at Paardeberg on 27 February 1900 when General Cronje surrendered. A fine cover with this scarce Burgher camp cachet.
1901 Boer War
1901 censored envelope to P.O.W. P Van der Merwe, Belleview Camp, Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled PRETORIA 11 NOV 01. On the back of the cover is a purple double oval 'BURGHER CAMP IRENE, Censored' cachet. This is one of the scarcer Burgher Camp cachets. The addressee Pieter Hendrik van der Merwe was from Stamprietfontein, Potchefstroom. He was 45 years old when captured at Paardeberg on 27 February 1900 when General Cronje surrendered. A fine cover with this scarce Burgher camp cachet.
£395.00
Reference: G2846

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1900 Boer War - 1900 Veld Dienst cover to Haenertsburg, Transvaal, sent from H. S. van Blerk onder H.W. Alberts, Veld Cornet. He was fighting the British at the siege of Kimberley when this was written. A HAENERTSBURG 10 FEB 00 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. He was 43 years old and captured at Paardeberg on the Modder River in the Orange Free State near Kimberley, on 27 February 1900 when General Cronje surrendered with 4105 soldiers.  A rare cover from a Boer soldier in the Kimberley campaign.
1900 Boer War
1900 'Veld Dienst' cover to Haenertsburg, Transvaal, sent from H. S. van Blerk 'onder H.W. Alberts, Veld Cornet'. He was fighting the British at the siege of Kimberley when this was written. A HAENERTSBURG 10 FEB 00 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. He was 43 years old and captured at Paardeberg on the Modder River in the Orange Free State near Kimberley, on 27 February 1900 when General Cronje surrendered with 4105 soldiers. A rare cover from a Boer soldier in the Kimberley campaign.
£175.00
Reference: G2847

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1902 Boer War - 1902 censored envelope from a female prisoner at the Potchefstroom Burgher Camp to her husband at the Simonstown P.O.W. camp, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled POTCHEFSTROOM 14 FEB 02. The cover has a British  Censor tape at the top, tied by an oval Passed By Censor, Potchefstroom 14 FEB 1902 cachet with a blue crayon signature and a Belleview censor handstamp. Johannesburg 15 FEB and Simonstown 19 FEB 02 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. The sender, has written her name and details at the lower left of the cover – Anna Botes, Tent A, No. 3, P Camp. An interesting triple censored cover from this Burgher Camp.
1902 Boer War
1902 censored envelope from a female prisoner at the Potchefstroom Burgher Camp to her husband at the Simonstown P.O.W. camp, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled POTCHEFSTROOM 14 FEB 02. The cover has a British Censor tape at the top, tied by an oval 'Passed By Censor, Potchefstroom 14 FEB 1902' cachet with a blue crayon signature and a Belleview censor handstamp. Johannesburg 15 FEB and Simonstown 19 FEB 02 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. The sender, has written her name and details at the lower left of the cover – Anna Botes, Tent A, No. 3, P Camp.' An interesting triple censored cover from this Burgher Camp.
£150.00
Reference: G2845

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1901 Boer War - 1901 picture post card to Pretoria, Transvaal, from a prisoner of war at the CALDAS DA RAINHA P.O.W. Camp, franked with a pair of 20r cancelled CALDAS DA RAINHA 11 NOV 01.  A Lisbon  transit cancel is on the card, A Pretoria censor cachet was applied on arrival along with a c.d.s. 13 DEC 01.A very fine item from this rarely seen camp. Only 1443 Boers were in the three Portuguese Camps, many of whom were were women and children.
1901 Boer War - 1901 picture post card to Pretoria, Transvaal, from a prisoner of war at the CALDAS DA RAINHA P.O.W. Camp, franked with a pair of 20r cancelled CALDAS DA RAINHA 11 NOV 01.  A Lisbon  transit cancel is on the card, A Pretoria censor cachet was applied on arrival along with a c.d.s. 13 DEC 01.A very fine item from this rarely seen camp. Only 1443 Boers were in the three Portuguese Camps, many of whom were were women and children.
1901 Boer War
1901 picture post card to Pretoria, Transvaal, from a prisoner of war at the CALDAS DA RAINHA P.O.W. Camp, franked with a pair of 20r cancelled CALDAS DA RAINHA 11 NOV 01. A Lisbon transit cancel is on the card, A Pretoria censor cachet was applied on arrival along with a c.d.s. 13 DEC 01.A very fine item from this rarely seen camp. Only 1443 Boers were in the three Portuguese Camps, many of whom were were women and children.
£450.00
Reference: K3211

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1900 New Zealand - 1900 patriotic Boer War 1d postal card to England, with a picture of First Contingent Entraining at Cape Town. The stamp has been cancelled INVERCARGILL 17 AU 00, and a ½d stamp that has been added has a barred 5 obliterator.
1900 New Zealand
1900 patriotic Boer War 1d postal card to England, with a picture of 'First Contingent Entraining at Cape Town'. The stamp has been cancelled INVERCARGILL 17 AU 00, and a ½d stamp that has been added has a barred '5' obliterator.
£38.00
Reference: K3194

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored cover to De Witt Hamer, Prisoner on board H. M. S.Penelope, Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled BARBERTON 9 DEC 99. A blue D crayon Boer censor mark is on the front along with a violet Censor Prisoners of War handstamp. The cover had censor tape applied in Pretoria (12 DEC) and again in Durban (23 DEC). A manuscript St. Helena and the H.M.S. Penelope crossed out showed the letter was forwarded to De Witt Hamer, who was sent to St Helena on the first shipment of P.O.W.s. on the Milwaukee which arrived there on 11 April 1900. An interesting cover.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored cover to De Witt Hamer, Prisoner on board 'H. M. S.Penelope', Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled BARBERTON 9 DEC 99. A blue 'D' crayon Boer censor mark is on the front along with a violet 'Censor Prisoners of War' handstamp. The cover had censor tape applied in Pretoria (12 DEC) and again in Durban (23 DEC). A manuscript 'St. Helena' and the 'H.M.S. Penelope' crossed out showed the letter was forwarded to De Witt Hamer, who was sent to St Helena on the first shipment of P.O.W.'s. on the 'Milwaukee' which arrived there on 11 April 1900. An interesting cover.
£190.00
Reference: K3177

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1901c Boer War, St. Helena - Picture post card of Washdag in het kamp (Wash day in the camp) at Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled 26 JAN 04. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A fine and very scarce post card.
1901c Boer War, St. Helena
Picture post card of ''Washdag in het kamp' (Wash day in the camp) at Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled 26 JAN 04. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A fine and very scarce post card.
£75.00
Reference: G2807

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1901 Boer War, St Helena - Picture post card of Boeren aan den arbeid (Boers at work) Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled Rotterdam 18 NOV 01 This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
1901 Boer War, St Helena
Picture post card of ''Boeren aan den arbeid' (Boers at work) Deadwood Camp, St. Helena, sent locally in Holland, bearing a Netherlands 1c cancelled Rotterdam 18 NOV 01 This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
£75.00
Reference: G2808

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1902c Boer War, St Helena - Picture post card of Deadwood Blikkendorp (Deadwood Tin Shack Village) St. Helena, Addressed, but no postage applied, to Utrecht, Holland. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
1902c Boer War, St Helena
Picture post card of 'Deadwood Blikkendorp' (Deadwood Tin Shack Village) St. Helena, Addressed, but no postage applied, to Utrecht, Holland. This is part of a series of post cards produced in Holland on the St Helena Camps. A very uncommon camp scene.
£80.00
Reference: G2806

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1900 Boer War - 1900 envelope to TASMANIA from a Pte. H Chapman, 2nd T. I. B.  / O.A.S. - S. Africa, franked with a pair of O.F.S. overprinted  ½ds, a 1d and a 3d, cancelled by FIELD P.O. BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA AP 18 datestamps. At this time this canceller was in use at the Advanced Depot, Bloemfontein, which opened there on 14 April. On the back of the cover are Launceston MY 13 and Zeehan MY 17 00 transit and arrival cancels. A fine and scarce cover from a member of the Tasmanian Contingent of which there were only 126 officers and troops.
1900 Boer War
1900 envelope to TASMANIA from a Pte. H Chapman, 2nd T. I. B. / O.A.S. - S. Africa, franked with a pair of O.F.S. overprinted ½d's, a 1d and a 3d, cancelled by FIELD P.O. BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA AP 18 datestamps. At this time this canceller was in use at the Advanced Depot, Bloemfontein, which opened there on 14 April. On the back of the cover are Launceston MY 13 and Zeehan MY 17 00 transit and arrival cancels. A fine and scarce cover from a member of the Tasmanian Contingent of which there were only 126 officers and troops.
£450.00
Reference: K3033

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1900 Boer War - 1899 censored Orange Free State ½d post card to Dar - Es - Salaam, German East Africa, with a 1d added, cancelled BETHANIEN 7 FE 00. Bloemfontein 7 FE, Zanzibar 11 AP and Dar -Es -Salaam 19. 4. 00 transit and arrival cancels are on the front of the card. The card has a good strike of the Type 2 censor cachet in black. A very rare destination for mail from the Free State during the Boer War.
1900 Boer War
1899 censored Orange Free State ½d post card to Dar - Es - Salaam, German East Africa, with a 1d added, cancelled BETHANIEN 7 FE 00. Bloemfontein 7 FE, Zanzibar 11 AP and Dar -Es -Salaam 19. 4. 00 transit and arrival cancels are on the front of the card. The card has a good strike of the Type 2 censor cachet in black. A very rare destination for mail from the Free State during the Boer War.
£250.00
Reference: K3031

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored Orange Free State ½d post card to Howick, Natal, with a 1d added, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay”, cancelled FICKSBURG 27 NO 99. A Bloemfontein 28 NO 99 transit cancel is on the back of the card and a Natal DE 7 99 cancel is on the front, along with a fine strike of the Type 2 oval blue censor cachet. Fine.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored Orange Free State ½d post card to Howick, Natal, with a 1d added, endorsed “Via Delagoa Bay”, cancelled FICKSBURG 27 NO 99. A Bloemfontein 28 NO 99 transit cancel is on the back of the card and a Natal DE 7 99 cancel is on the front, along with a fine strike of the Type 2 oval blue censor cachet. Fine.
£200.00
Reference: K3030

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Leamington, England, from a British P. O. W. at the Staats Model School, Pretoria, franked with a 2½d cancelled PRETORIA 26 MR 00. A manuscript blue crayon G (Gezien – Seen) censor mark is on the front of the cover, which was from Capt. Dick of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. On the back of the cover are Lourenco Marques 28 MAR, and Leamington AP 26 00 transit and arrival cancels. It was unusual for mail from P.O.W.s to have stamps on and also not to have any other censor cachets other than this manuscript G !
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Leamington, England, from a British P. O. W. at the Staats Model School, Pretoria, franked with a 2½d cancelled PRETORIA 26 MR 00. A manuscript blue crayon 'G' (Gezien – Seen) censor mark is on the front of the cover, which was from Capt. Dick of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. On the back of the cover are Lourenco Marques 28 MAR, and Leamington AP 26 00 transit and arrival cancels. It was unusual for mail from P.O.W.'s to have stamps on and also not to have any other censor cachets other than this manuscript 'G' !
£240.00
Reference: K3019

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Pretoria with a 1d cancelled JOHANNESBURG 4 JAN 00. A Pretoria 5 JAN 00 arrival cancel is on the back. On the front of the cover is a good strike of the very rare purple GEZIEN censor strike. This, by far the rarest of all the Boer censor cachets, has only been seen used in the first week of January 1900. It was thought to be part of a special security effort by the Boers after a special Krygsraad that was held to determine future military strategy after the Battle of Colenso on December 15 1899. Less than 10 covers have been recorded with this censor cachet. A fine and extremely rare item.
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Pretoria with a 1d cancelled JOHANNESBURG 4 JAN 00. A Pretoria 5 JAN 00 arrival cancel is on the back. On the front of the cover is a good strike of the very rare purple 'GEZIEN' censor strike. This, by far the rarest of all the Boer censor cachets, has only been seen used in the first week of January 1900. It was thought to be part of a special security effort by the Boers after a special 'Krygsraad' that was held to determine future military strategy after the Battle of Colenso on December 15 1899. Less than 10 covers have been recorded with this censor cachet. A fine and extremely rare item.
£450.00
Reference: K3018

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Bedford, England, from the NOOITGEDAGHT P. O. W. CAMP, about 20 miles to the east of Machadodorp, in the Eastern Transvaal, which had become the temporary Z A R capital. The cover has been endorsed at the upper left corner “Gezien / Schulze / Censor”. The cover has a Machadodorp 14 JUL 00 datestamp and a T / 26c tax mark, which was subsequently erased. A Bedford AU 22 00 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. The camp at Nooitgedaght was established in June 1900 after 900 officers and men were removed by the Boers from the Waterval Camp in Pretoria on June 4, the day before the city fell to the British. The officers were quartered in iron buildings and the men in huts. They were released on the 30th August by the Earl of Dundonald. A very rare cover from this camp.
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Bedford, England, from the NOOITGEDAGHT P. O. W. CAMP, about 20 miles to the east of Machadodorp, in the Eastern Transvaal, which had become the temporary Z A R capital. The cover has been endorsed at the upper left corner “Gezien / Schulze / Censor”. The cover has a Machadodorp 14 JUL 00 datestamp and a 'T / 26c' tax mark, which was subsequently erased. A Bedford AU 22 00 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. The camp at Nooitgedaght was established in June 1900 after 900 officers and men were removed by the Boers from the Waterval Camp in Pretoria on June 4, the day before the city fell to the British. The officers were quartered in iron buildings and the men in huts. They were released on the 30th August by the Earl of Dundonald. A very rare cover from this camp.
£490.00
Reference: K3017

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1900 Boer War - 1900 censored envelope to Middelburg Laager, bearing a Natal ½d and pair of 1ds cancelled DURBAN JA 11 00. The cover has been censored in manuscript Passed Brooke by the British censors and then censored in Pretoria with Boer Type 3 censor tape that has been tied by a Pretoria 17 JA 00 datestamp. The cover went via Lourenco Marques where it was backstamped 14 JAN 00. A very unusual cover as it would appear to be going to a Boer combatant, and one would think that the British authorities in Natal would have refused its passage to the Transvaal.
1900 Boer War
1900 censored envelope to Middelburg Laager, bearing a Natal ½d and pair of 1d's cancelled DURBAN JA 11 00. The cover has been censored in manuscript 'Passed Brooke' by the British censors and then censored in Pretoria with Boer Type 3 censor tape that has been tied by a Pretoria 17 JA 00 datestamp. The cover went via Lourenco Marques where it was backstamped 14 JAN 00. A very unusual cover as it would appear to be going to a Boer combatant, and one would think that the British authorities in Natal would have refused it's passage to the Transvaal.
£75.00
Reference: K3015

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1899 Boer War - 1899 incoming cover from England with two 1ds and a ½d cancelled MAIDA HILL SP 22 99. On arrival in Johannesburg the cover was censored and resealed with Boer Type 1 censor tape and cancelled on the back by a somewhat indistinct but legible JOHANNESBURG 11 OC 99 datestamp. This was the day that war was declared and shows how ready the Boers were for this conflict. This Type 1 censor tape was only in use for a very short time and mainly seen used on October 11 and 12.
1899 Boer War
1899 incoming cover from England with two 1d's and a ½d cancelled MAIDA HILL SP 22 99. On arrival in Johannesburg the cover was censored and resealed with Boer Type 1 censor tape and cancelled on the back by a somewhat indistinct but legible JOHANNESBURG 11 OC 99 datestamp. This was the day that war was declared and shows how ready the Boers were for this conflict. This Type 1 censor tape was only in use for a very short time and mainly seen used on October 11 and 12.
£190.00
Reference: K3009

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored envelope to Durban, Natal, bearing a pair of Transvaal ½ds cancelled JOHANNESBURG 10 OCT 99. The cover was censored (even though at that time war had not been declared !!) by the Boer Type 2 provisional censor tape, which was only used in Johannesburg. It was known used there from 10 – 22 October 1899. A Durban 17 OC 99 arrival cancel is on the back. A little damage to the cover including a closed tear but a very rare usage of censor tape the day before war was declared.
1899 Boer War
1899 censored envelope to Durban, Natal, bearing a pair of Transvaal ½d's cancelled JOHANNESBURG 10 OCT 99. The cover was censored (even though at that time war had not been declared !!) by the Boer Type 2 'provisional' censor tape, which was only used in Johannesburg. It was known used there from 10 – 22 October 1899. A Durban 17 OC 99 arrival cancel is on the back. A little damage to the cover including a closed tear but a very rare usage of censor tape the day before war was declared.
£190.00
Reference: K3010

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1902 Boer War - 1902 censored envelope to London franked with a Cape 1d tied by a good strike of the uncommon ARMY POST OFFICE, MAFEKING, JA 18 02 datestamp. A fancy “Passed Press Censor” cachet also ties the stamp. This date stamp was only used from 12 December 1901 to 23 February 1902. A scarce cover.
1902 Boer War
1902 censored envelope to London franked with a Cape 1d tied by a good strike of the uncommon ARMY POST OFFICE, MAFEKING, JA 18 02 datestamp. A fancy “Passed Press Censor” cachet also ties the stamp. This date stamp was only used from 12 December 1901 to 23 February 1902. A scarce cover.
£110.00
Reference: K2814

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