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Lot #8601
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SOUTH AFRICA - Orange River Colony Postal Stationery
1891-1902 annotated exhibit presented on 72 pages, with 150+ used and unused regular and Provisional definitive postal cards (including message and reply cards) displaying most of the typographic settings used to produce them. Local, domestic and foreign uses include several items of Boer War philately: Army field post offices, censorship markings and handstamps, also earliest-known dates of use of 1884 1d Definitive (June 25, 1885, Victoria West via Colesburg and 1891 1/2d on 1d Provisional (Aug 29, 1891, from Thaba Nchu to Edinburgh) and the discovery 1893 1 1/2d on 3d Provisional postal card showing earliest known use (April 29, to Germany via London), extremely late use of 1893 11/2d on 3d Provisional (Aug 1, 1896), only recorded inverted 1 1/2d surcharge on adhesive tied to unused Sixth Setting postal card (late impression) and early use of 1901 1d on 1 1/2d Provisional (March 12) displaying scarce period after 'Penny' variety, occasional minor toning, generally fine-v.f.
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Catalog #SG P1-18
$2,300.00
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