Showing items in category Swaziland, newest first
1948 cover to the USA from the Church of the Nazarene Mission at Stegi bearing a ½d, paying the unsealed letter rate, cancelled STEGI 2 IV 48. An uncommon ½d unsealed letter rate cover to the USA.
1894 envelope to Wimbledon, England, bearing a Transvaal 1d and two 2d, paying the 5d double rate of 2½d per ½ oz, cancelled by squared circle DARKTON SWAZIEL 9 DEC 94 datestamps. On the back are Johannesburg 12 DEC and Cape Town 15 DEC 94 transit datestamps and a Wimbledon 4 JAN 95 arrival c.d.s. Transvaal stamps overprinted 'Swazieland' had been invalidated from 7 November 1894, but the cancellers with 'SWAZIEL' at the foot remained in use until they were replaced with cancellers inscribed 'Z.A.R.' from 20 February 1995. This cover falls into the window when Transvaal stamps were in use but the canceller had not been changed, a period of only three months. A very fine and scarce double rate cover.
1961 picture post card (Swazi women carrying water) to England franked with a 1d cancelled TSHANENI 5 I 61 with a further strike at the lower left of the card. Tshaneni was previously called Eranchi, but renamed in December 1960. This is an early cancel from this town in the north east of the country.
1958 envelope registered to the New Haven Mission Station, Hlatikulu franked with a strip strip of three 3d, cancelled GOEDGEGUN 14 VII 58. A Hlatikulu 15 VII arrival datestamp is on the back. The envelope was unclaimed and Hlatikulu 15 VIII 58 datestamps (one month later) are on both the front and back of the cover. The cover then went to Cape Town (!!) where it received a bilingual R.L.O CAPE TOWN 21 VIII 58 datestamp. A most unusual cover, and one wonders what happened to it after it arrived in Cape Town.
1967 1½c postal card to Graaf Reinet, South Africa, cancelled MANZINI 23 V 67. Commercially used.
1944 1d post card to Johannesburg cancelled MBABANE 14 X 44. Full message on the back. Fine.
1894 Transvaal 1d post card to Holland that has been overprinted 'Swazieland' with three bars in black beneath, that has an additional Transvaal 1d added to pay the overseas rate, cancelled by BREMERSDORP 22 MY 94 'squared circle' datestamps. A Johannesburg 1 JUN transit c.d.s.is on the back, on the front is a Cape Town JU 4 transit and Holland 24 JUN 94 arrival cancel. This postal card was the only item of postal stationery issued in Swaziland at that time and the overprint they used was of a type that was used on Z.A.R. telegram forms at that time. An exceptionally rare card, one of only three recorded.
1970 registered envelope to Benoni, South Africa, franked with a 12½c and a 1c cancelled by an indistinct GOLLEL 6 X 70 datestamp. A better cancel of Gollel is on the back. A very interesting registration handstamp has been applied with 'GOLLEL 314' written in the centre. Goedgegun 7 X 70 and Benoni 12 X 70 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. Gollel was a border post village on the Natal border, and the sender has his address on the back as 'c/o Royal Swazi Police, Gollel'. A most unusual registration h/s and the only one I have seen from Gollel, (and not recorded in any literature) which is a rare cancel anyway.
1962c 5c on 6d registered envelope to Port Elizabeth with a 2½c added, that was most likely posted in a post box rather than being handed in over the counter. The postage for a registered letter would have been 3½c plus 4c registration, so it was correctly paid, but as it was posted out of course a tax of 5c was raised and POOC TAX and 'Posted Out Of Course' written by hand alongside a circular 'T' tax mark with 5c in manuscript in the centre. The stamps were uncancelled but a boxed PIGGS PEAK registration handstamp was applied. An interesting cover.
1954 envelope to the USA bearing a ½d and a strip of four 1d's cancelled PIGGS PEAK 18 MAY 54.
1949 1d post card to Mankaiana and then redirected to Mbabane cancelled MALKERNS 21 JAN 49. Alongside is a MANKAIANA 29 JAN 1949 transit cancel.
1896 envelope to Stutterheim, Cape, franked with two pairs of ½d's cancelled DARKTON 12 AUG 96. Pretoria transit and Stutterheim 18 AUG 96 arrival cancels are on the back. On 6 September 1895 the letter rate to the ZAR was reduced to 1d per ½ oz. It would appear as though the sender, Grosvenor Darke (the founder of Darkton) initially put a pair of ½d's on to pay what he thought was the 1d rate, but postage to other neighbouring states was still 2d and so an additional pair of ½d's was affixed and cancelled later that day. A very fine and scarce cover.
1922 post card to Cape Town bearing a South African Kings Head 1d tied by a fine MBABANE 21 JUL 22 datestamp.
1961 envelope to Pretoria bearing a 2d and a 2c on 2d, cancelled HLATIKULU 16 II 61. The introduction of new currency stamps started on 14 February 1961. A combination of old and new currency on a cover is unusual.
1939 4d Registered Envelope, size “G”, to Johannesburg with a 1d (on the reverse) and 2d added, cancelled MBABANE 10 MAR 39. Fine.
1932 envelope to Pretoria, South Africa, bearing a South African 2d cancelled Mbabane 15 AUG 1932. Fine.
1962 envelope to England franked with a ½c and pair of 1c tied by MHLAMBANYATI 2 I 62 datestamps. (Proud D3) A scarce canceller.