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WORLDWIDE STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

ROBERT JOHNSON C.G.H. - RECTANGULARS ON INTERNAL MAIL continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
421   imageCAPE TOWN DIAMOND-FRAMED INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS + RANGE OF LOCAL-RATE MAIL; Long 1876 local GPO OHMS env. (tears; endorsed as Opened in Error!) with v. fine rare large diamond-boxed "ADVERTISED & UNCLAIMED/GPO CAPE TOWN" d.s. on reverse, 1873/9 trio of stampless fronts each with v. fine scarce Cape Town diamond-framed "UNSTAMPED", and a good range of 1d, 2d and 3d rate local covers inc. 1877 1d tied by manuscript "X" endorsed alongside "Out of Paarl Post bag...", 1881 env. with 3d tied by fine rare "291" Numeral with matching double-oval "BLANCO" d.s. alongside, 1888 env. with 1d's Pair tied by superb early Cape Town Squared Circle, 1888 env. with very late (but commercial) usage of Pair of 1868 4d on 6d tied by fine George "21" Numeral, etc. (12 covers + 3 fronts) Cross Reference : INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
422   imageRARE 1876 1d ON 1/- SURCHARGE ON TELEGRAM COVER TO CAPE C-IN-C CUNYNGHAME; Remarkable and attractive 5 Feb. 1877 orange paper env. (pin holes well clear of stamp and marks; minor wrinkling) with red "TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE...Telegraph Message No....IMMEDIATE" imprint on the front sent from Cape Town to "Lieut. General Sir A Cunnynghame [sic]" and then addressed to "Wynberg" with m/s "Free", "Recd. 1.30pm" and authorising signature; franked with the rare 1876 "ONE PENNY" surcharge on 1/- Green (only 120,000 printed - few recorded on cover) tied by a fine Cape Town "1" Numeral with matching cds alongside, and also having a very fine "WYNBERG" double-arcs cds on the front. Exceptional usage of this rare stamp; Exhibition Quality. Cross Reference : TELEGRAMS (Image)

Starting at £ 260

SOLD for £500.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
423   image1879 3d ON 4d SURCHARGE COVERS - INTERNAL CORRECT PERIOD USAGES; 1879-80 group of single-rate covers each with a tied "THREE PENCE" o.p. 4d Blue, with 1879 pair ex Ceres (17 Dec.) or Port Elizabeth (23 Dec.), and 1880 usages ex; King Williams Town (24 Jan. & 5 May), Graaff Reinett (double-oval backstamp d.s.; 17 Mar.), Hanover (3 Apr.; cover with corner fault), or Spectakel (12 June; scarce PO). Fine group. (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £440.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
424   image1880 3d ON 4d ROSE SURCHARGE COVERS - INTERNAL CORRECT PERIOD USAGES; April-Nov. 1880 group of covers each with a tied "THREE PENCE" o.p. 4d Rose (one with a Pair); ex Oudtshoorn (8 Apr.), Tulbagh (7 Apr.; with 1d, both tied to each other by single double-oval d.s. on reverse; cover faults), Clan William (12 July), Murraysburg (Pair - 11 Sept.) & Hopetown (12 Nov.). (5 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £440.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
425   image1880 "3" (TALL & SHORT TYPES) ON 3d ROSE SURCHARGE COVERS - INTERNAL CORRECT PERIOD USAGES; Aug. 1880 - Feb. 1881 group of covers each with a tied "3" o.p. 3d Rose (one with a Pair); ex Clan William (23 Aug.; cover creases), Ceres (23 Sept.; Tall "3"), Somerset East ( Pair; 2 Oct.), Aliwal North (2 Oct.), Belvidere (4 Dec.), Worcester Station (2 Feb.) or George (19 Feb). The Tall "3" surcharges are 10 times scarcer than the regular size as only 10 Tall "3" stamps were printed in each full sheet of 60 stamps. (7 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £500.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
426   imageRARE USE OF OCTAGONAL "30" OF SWELLENDAM ON 3d ROSE COVER; Attractive 3 Oct. 1881 env. to Cape Town endorsed "Immediate" with 1880 4d Rose tied by a very fine Swellendam "30" Octagonal-frame numeral with very fine matching "SWELLENDAM" cds also on the front. Rare usage of this prestamp mark to cancel a stamp. Exhibition Quality. (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £320.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
427   image1882 ½d ON 3d CLARET SURCHARGE COVERS - COMMERCIAL INTERNAL PAIR OF 2d-RATE USAGES; 17 April/14 June 1883 pair of covers ex the same correspondence each with four lightly tied "One/Half-penny" o.p. 3d Claret (Strip of Four - one with corner fault - or two Pairs) tied by remarkably light Eerste River triangular cancels, having "EERSTE RIVER" cds's (fair double-arcs), both addressed to Stellenbosch (first also redirected to "Fish Hoek"). Good pair. (2 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
428   imageUNIFORM 1d INTERNAL LETTER-RATE COVERS INC. 1d ON 2d BISTRE SURCHARGES, ETC.; 1889-98 covers all sent at the new 1d rate inc. ½d Black Pairs (2 inc. Great Brak River - Numerals with fine cds alongside), 1d Rose-red (4 inc. Numeral cancels of "KRAKEEL RIVER" - cds beside stamp - or Adelaide), 1891 env. ex Burghersdorp with 1d Rose-red Pair but oddly redirected with single 1d from Molteno, 1893 "ONE PENNY" on 2d Bistre surcharges (2 with Pairs, one - Late Fee use? - with 1d Rose-red), single 1d on 2d, 1897 env. with ½d Black + ½d Green, and 1898 ½d Green Pair (tied by fine top "C" only of Blanco triangular cancels. Good group. (13 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £320.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
429   imageINTERNAL POSTCARD RATES - POSTAL STATIONERY USAGES (+ SOME UNUSED P. STAT.); Good range of 1885-98 used Postal Stationery PCs inc. fine 1878 1d Reds (3; Venterstad cds, Paarl "39" - ordering medicines by Parcel Post to Basutoland, & superb 1893 Cape Town squared circle), 1d Brown (7 inc. E London West Bank Numeral, KENDREW STATION cds, 1890 use of Cape Town large 2-ring cds & superb 1892 Cape Town Compass Wheel d.s. cancel), ½d Green (7 inc. 1893 VOGEL VLEI cds - creased card - 1894 WITMOS STATION cds with faint Numeral, and 1896 redirected with ½d Black), 1898 Missionary usage "REPLY" ½d Green, and a good range of 1895 1d on ½d Brown PC usages (6 inc. DRAGHOEDNDER cds, WALFISH BAY cds, MIDLAND/DOWN CDS - toned PC - etc. Plus unused range of mainly QV PCs (15; 2 with ?Specimen cds's) and P. Stat. envelopes (7). Good lot. (46 cards/envs.) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY, BASUTOLAND/LESOTHO (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
430   imageINTERNAL PARCEL POST & BOOK-POST RATES, ETC. ALL WITH RECTANGULAR FRANKINGS; Rare group incl. 1899 usage front of ½d Green P. Stat. wrapper uprated with 3x2½d Blue and v. fine "KLOOF ST/GARDENS" Squared Circles, c.1895 & c.1989 pair of P.O. Parcel Post address-labels (faults) with printed "...to places in South Africa only" etc. with 4x1d or with 2x2½d + 1893 1d's (4) ex Richmond/Cape Town, c.1878 + 1882 long "PER BOOK POST" wrappers (one printed & one m/s imprint) ex Cape Town with single 1d's, and off-cover (parcel use?) 1/- Green with rare 1894 "CYPHERGAT" cds cancel. (6 items) Cross Reference : PARCEL POST LABELS (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £480.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
431   imageADVERTISING COVERS, PRINTED MATTER RATES, ETC.; 1882-99 covers inc. scarce group of used printed advertising envelopes (1882 "SHORT CANTILEVERS & Co." env. with 3d, 1893 Reckitt's Pure Blue env., 1898 Pictorial combine-harvester env. with ½d Green, 1897 Pictorial Bicycles env. (+ matching content) with 1893 1d, May 1899 Dunlop Tyres, etc.; c.1890-6 group of ½d P. Stat. wrappers (7 inc. Cape Town boxed "TOO LATE", 2 unused & 2 used fronts), group of plain Printed Matter covers (10; mainly ½d-rates inc. some with contents), and 1895/9 trio of used regd. envs. (24 covers + 2 fronts) Cross Reference : PRINTED MATTER BY POST, ADVERTISING ENVELOPES (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £340.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
432   imageINTERNAL P.O. FORMS/DOCUMENTS, OFFICIAL MAIL, ETC.; 1859-93 group of unusual official P.O. forms with postal marks and Official Mail (almost all with address-panels & pmks. ex POs to PMG), etc.; incl. 1859 OHMS EL with v. fine red "HUMANS-DORP" oval d.s. endorsed "Money letter" (originally having enclosed "3 Sovereigns" for 4d postage stamps), similar 1862 E ex VICTORIA endorsed "Registered Letter", similar regular mail 1868 E with "PRINCE-ALBERT" oval d.s., 1872 EL ex Paarl to ref. receipt of £18's worth of stamps, 1879 pink "REDIRECTION" card with Cape Town cds, 1893 receipt for £1 for "Private Letter box" rent, 1869 letter from Zourbon PO ref. recent fire in PO (test strikes of Cape Town marks on back), 1876 EL with oval CLAN-WILLIAM d.s., 1878 P. Elizabeth PO EL requesting Aden letter-bills, 1868 FORT-BEAUFORT oval d.s. on OHMS "Dead Letters" EL to PMG, etc. Fascinating lot. (22 items) Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, ADEN, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £420.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
433   imageORIGINAL P.O. "CAPE MONTHLY POSTAL SHEET" LISTING EVERY C.G.H. P.O., MAIL TIMES & POSTAL RATES; Large single printed "APRIL 1862" folded sheet (c.30x19 ins.) in generally very fine condition (minor toning and some wear at middle of folds) listing every P.O. just as the Cape Rectangular were about to be issued (in 1863) giving all the P.O.s' mail departure & arrival times along with a full list of internal and overseas postal rates. Fabulous display item full, of invaluable information. Rare survival. Cross Reference : P.O. CIRCULARS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
434   imageEARLY REVENUES, STAMPED MONEY-ORDER REISSUE FORM, TELEGRAM FORMS, ETC.; 1865-93 group of complete receipts with 6d Blue Embossed Revenues (4; 1865) or CGH Rectangular used as Revenues (7; 1866-93 with 6d - 1866 - or with 1d values inc. 1893 use of 1d on 2d Brown), fine and rare 1873 PO form for the replacement of a Money Order correctly submitted from Fraserburg with CGH Rectangular 4d Blue Strip of Three tied on arrival by superb Cape Town boxed "1" Numerals, 1864 Cape Town Stamp Office letter to Beaufort ref. supply of 1,670 Revenue stamps (20x£1, 1,500x6d, etc.) just sent by post, and 1877-97 Telegram forms (7) with varied cds's, and 1880 trio of OHMS PO Telegraphs envs. (1 unused & 2 - faults - from Cape Town to "Telegraph Camp, Groote Vlaakte, Storms Vlei"). Good variety. (24 items) Cross Reference : TELEGRAMS, REVENUES, POSTAL ORDERS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £750.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
435   imageRECTANGULAR 6d LILAC USED BY PORT BEAUFORT POSTMASTER TO REPAY DEFICIENT POSTAGE TO P.M.G.; Fine 8 May 1869 letter (no env.) written and signed by the Postmaster of "Port Beaufort" and sent to the PMG in Cape Town apologising for under-charging a letter and enclosing a 6d Lilac (in the margin) to pay for it; the stamp cancelled on arrival in Cape Town with v. fine boxed "1" Numeral with cds alongside. Rare item showing that Postmasters were themselves responsible for underpaid letters' postage if they did not notice the underpayment. Neatly fits an album page. Exhibition Quality. (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
436   imageRECTANGULAR 3d ON 4d ROSE PAIR TIED BY PMG's OFFICE/CAPE TOWN C.D.Ss. ON LETTER EX P.M.G.; Remarkable 26 Aug. 1880 letter (minor faults) to "The Post Office Agent, Matjesfontein" from GPO Cape Town signed by the GPO Accountant regarding the £5 sureties needed to take on a PO and returning two 3d stamps, still present in the margin; a vertical pair of 3d on 4d Rose tied by a fine and rare "POSTMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE/CAPE TOWN" cds (27 Aug., because the stamps went back and forth for a while, according to the filing notes on the reverse of the letter, until the GPO accepted them). It seems that the Agent did become a Postmaster and £1's worth of 3d stamps were sent to him on 7 May. Folds to fit an album page. (Image)

Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
437   imageRECTANGULAR 1/- GREEN BLOCK OF FOUR USED BY MOSSEL BAY POSTMASTER TO REPAY DEFICIENT POSTAGE TO P.M.G.; 20 Mar. 1873 letter (no env.; uneven slightly trimmed margin at left only slightly affecting two perfs.) written and signed by the Postmaster of "Mossel Bay" and sent to the PMG in Cape Town apologising for under-charging 3 letters (2 to GB + 1 to Cape Town; 2 having been sent by the Postmaster himself!) and so enclosing a Block of Four 1/- Greens (in the margin) to pay for it; the stamps cancelled on arrival in Cape Town (tied through block) by a mainly fine "CAPE TOWN/M.O.O." cds. Rare item showing that Postmasters were themselves responsible for underpaid letters' postage if they did not notice the underpayment. Folds to neatly fit an album page. (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
438   imageDIAMOND FIELDS OVAL D.S. ON OFFICIAL GREEN PAPER "PACKET LIST" FOR MAIL FROM KLIP DRIFT; Remarkable and fine original official P.O. Aug./Sept. 1872 printed "PACKET LIST" for the mails taken between Klip Drift and Wellington but with all the printed towns crossed out and replaced in manuscript in the reverse order (lack of PO stationery in Diamond Fields!) with v. fine "DIAMOND FIELDS" oval d.s. at the top and v. fine Wellington cds at the foot, but also annotated with PMG's query about a bag being irregularly taken "to Hanover by a boy" on the reverse with 5 Sept. Cape Town cds. Unique Item? Exhibition Quality. Cross Reference : GOLD/MINING (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £340.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
439   imageMONEY ORDER/POSTAL ORDERS - O.H.M.S. FORMS/ENVELOPES, 5/- POSTAL ORDER, ETC.; 1868-98 lot inc. 1868-88 stampless OHMS "Money Order"/"Paid Advices" envs. (5) with varied marks inc. scarce 1868 "LADY-SMITH" oval d.s. (some with annotations of official queries), 1870 printed GPO Cape Town slip (some faults) completed in m/s ref. 5 sheets of each of 1d & 4d Rectangulars just sent to George PO, "Report of Missing Advice" imprint E with fine "HUMANS-DORP" oval d.s., similar "MOney Order Business" Es (4) with varied cds's (one regd.), and Orange Free State 1898 5/- Postal Order with CGH 1893 1d tied by Philipstown cds having giant 3-ring undated red "GPO/PAID/CAPE TOWN" cachet on reverse. Scarce group. (12 items) Cross Reference : POSTAL ORDERS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
440   imageMAIL TO GERMAN WEST AFRICA, NATAL OR ORANGE FREE STATE - PARCEL LABEL, WAY-BILL, ETC.; 1857-98 covers/cards etc. inc. rare 15 Aug. 1857 green printed Way-Bill form for a day's mail (1 stamped letter + 2 paid newspapers) from "CAPE TOWN" (v. fine red oval d.s.) to Harrismith, 1880 front (faults) to OFS with 1d+2d on 4d, 1890s newspaper wrapper usages (4) all at different rates - 1½d (to German SWA) or ½d (to Natal - with 6d+½d or ½d - or to OFS), 1895 env. with 1d on 2d pair to Natal, c.1896 Parcel Post label (endorsed as containing "drugs"!; corner fault but above average condition) to OFS with 4d ex Kimberley, 1893/5 ½d/1d PCs(3) to Natal/OFS, 1896 Jewellers advert env. to OFS, and unusual 1898 missionary env. regd. ex SNEEZEWOOD to Natal with 10x ½d Greens. (13 items) Cross Reference : GERMAN COLONIES, NATAL, ORANGE FREE STATE/RIVER COLONY (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.

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