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WORLDWIDE STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

ROBERT JOHNSON C.G.H. - RECTANGULARS ON MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
481   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - SINGLE 7½d LETTER & DOUBLE 7½d REGISTERED RATES; 2 Sept. 1880 env. (minor wear) from Cape Town to Cape Cod franked for the 7½d rate by 6d Lilac and ½d Black (4; off edge; one with small tear) all tied by mainly fine "1" Duplexes with red Cape Town h.s. "2½d" Accountancy Mark on the front and London (30 Sept.) cds on the reverse; oddly this was overpaid by ½d, even though the sender was not short of ½d stamps! Plus Mar. 1882 usage of the smallest 4d regd. env. ex Port Elizabeth to New York uprated for the double 7½d rate with 1/- Green + 3d Claret tied by a fair Numeral with Cape Town & London transits. (2 covers) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
482   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - UNDERPAID (6d FOR 7½d) PACKET-RATE COVER WITH U.S. 10c P. DUES PAIR; Attractive 2 Oct. 1883 env. (CGH US Consulate imprint) from Cape Town to Washington DC with 6d Lilac tied by fair Cape Town Squared Circle and so underpaid by 1½d, so there is a m/s "5" and blue crayon (50" (50c to pay on delivery in US) on the front along with a very fine NY 'dumb-bell' "DUE/20/CENTS" d.s. and a Pair of US 10c Postage Dues (just tied - through perfs. - by light purple cancel). Exhibition Item. Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £800.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
483   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - SINGLE 7½d LETTER (INC. 3-COLOUR FRANKINGS) & REGISTERED RATES; 1886-7 covers all at the single 7½d rate with red Cape Town "2½d" Accountancy Marks (handstruck except regd. env. in m/s) but incl. attractive frankings; 3x½d+6d ex Cape Town, 3-colour 3x2d+1d+½d ex Wellington (edge tears clear of stamps), pair of 3-colour ½d+1d+6d frankings ex Wynberg/Stellenbosch, and May 1887 usage of the medium size regd. env. to New York ex Cape Town with 6d Lilac + 2d (½d overpaid). Good group. (5 covers) Cross Reference : TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, REGISTERED MAIL, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £150.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
484   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - BALANCE OF THE COLLECTION INC. "AR" FORM, 6d/5d/4d/2½d RATES, ETC.; 1889-98 covers from CGH to USA with very varied frankings/cancels and rates inc. 1889 6x1d, 1889/90 pair with 6d Lilac (one with NY "DEFICIENCY IN ADDRESS..." in circle), 1890 6d+1d (1d Late Fee), scarce 1891/2 trio with 5x1d's (2) or 10x1d's, and useful group of varied 1895-8 UPU-rate frankings (uprated p. stat. envs., 5x½d, 4x2½d, etc.). Plus 1897 AR form with Cape Town regd. oval d.s. for letter from NY. (13 covers + 1 form) Cross Reference : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
485   imageTO WEST INDIES - TRINIDAD - 11½d-RATE REGD. ENV. REACHING PORT OF SPAIN JUST AFTER ITS P.O. FIRE; Fine 5 Mar. 1895 usage of the smallest CGH 4d registered envelope to Port of Spain uprated for the triple UPU rate of 7½d with 3d(2)+1d+½d all tied by mainly fine "BEAUFORT WEST/C.G.H." cds's, having a partial red oval "REGISTERED/LONDON" transit d.s. (23 Mar.) on the front but no Trinidad arrival mark, which is most unusual and is thought to have been caused by the chaos after the four-day fire of 4-7 March 1895 that destroyed much of the town. Exceptional destination with an unusual back-story. [With copy of BWISC Bulletin article illustrating this cover.] Exhibition Quality. Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, TRINIDAD (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
486   imageTO SOUTH AMERICA - CHILE/ARGENTINA - P. STAT. WRAPPER/LETTER-CARD + REGISTERED MAIL; Rare 7 Aug. 1883 commercial usage of the 1d Brown p. stat. wrapper ex Cape Town (sender's d.s. on the front) to Valparaiso with faint barred Numeral cancel and red m/s "1" endorsed "Per Str. Norham Castle via England", 30 Nov. 1896 usage of the 1d Red Letter-Card (with genuine message) from P. Elizabeth to Valparaiso "P Norman" uprated with 3x½d's tied by v. fine cds's (NY & Valparaiso backstamps), and fine 1897 env. regd. to Buenos Aires "Via Southampton" with 3d+6d tied by oval regd. d.s. plus London transit d.s. on the front. Rare trio; pre-1900 CGH mail to S. America is seldom seen. (3 covers) Cross Reference : CHILE, ARGENTINA, POSTAL STATIONERY, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £70.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
487   imageTO ATLANTIC ISLANDS - MADEIRA - 1s-5d RATE COVER + UPRATED P. STAT. WRAPPER/ENVELOPE; Attractive 28 June 1871 env. to Funchal (fine 31 July backstamp across opening tear) with 4d Blue Block of Four and single 1d Red tied to each other by partly fine "18" Numerals with mainly v. fine matching double-oval "GRAAFF-REINETT" d.s. alongside; plus 1897 usages of ½d Green wrapper uprated with ½d Green cancelled and tied by both Numeral and faint Squared Circle with small address-label "For use Passengers Outward, Union RMS, c/o Blandy Bros., Madeira" and 1d Pink env. ex Cape Town to Funchal uprated with 3x½d Green for UPU 2½d rate. Scarce trio. ( 3 covers) Cross Reference : MALDIVE ISLANDS, MADEIRA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
488   imageTO ATLANTIC ISLANDS - ST. HELENA - EARLY 2s-0d-RATE COVER TO THE BISHOP OF THE ISLAND; 15 May 1873 env. (erased pencil notes on front and with opening faults at top just clear of stamp; reduced on two sides) from Cape Town to "The Lord Bishop of St. Helena" with a Vertical Pair of the 1/- Green (perf. faults at foot of lower stamp) tied by a single very fine bar-cuts Cape Town "1" Duplex with red crayon "8" (8d credit to St. Helena) also on the front. Rare destination at this early date. Cross Reference : ST. HELENA (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
489   imageTO THE REST OF AFRICA - BASUTOLAND, EGYPT & PORT. EAST AFRICA - REGISTERED, LETTER-CARD, ETC.; 1885/7 quartet of envs. to the same addressee in "Maseru, Basutoland" all endorsed via "Aliwal North" at the 2d rate with single 2d Brown (3) or 4x½d Black tied by Squared Circle of K Williams Town (3) or fine Hanover "508" Numeral; plus 1898 env. regd. ex Grahams Town to Cairo with varied franking (back and front) totalling 9d (double UPU 2½d + 4d Fee) all tied by v. fine oval red. d.s., and 1896 front of 1d Letter Card uprated to "Chimoio via Beira" (Portuguese East Africa) with 3x½d Black tied by P Elizabeth cds's but also having a scarce matching "TOO-LATE" mark (late usage). (5 covers + 1 front) Cross Reference : BASUTOLAND/LESOTHO, EGYPT, PORTUGUESE COLONIES, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
490   imageTO THE REST OF AFRICA - THE RHODESIAS - 4d RATES, REGISTERED MAIL, STATIONERY, ETC.; 1893-8 covers inc. 1893 env. to Salisbury with 1893 1d on 2d (4) tied by scarce "KLIPDAM No.2" cds's, 1895 usage of ½d Green wrapper to Salisbury uprated with 6d Lilac ex Cape Town (2nd stamp lost), Feb. 1898 env. ex Cape Town with 4d to "Gold Fields, Bulawayo", 1898 usage of 1d Red letter-card with 3d ex Cape Town to Bulawayo, and 1898 pair of envs. regd. from Cape Town to Salisbury with 2x4d or 2x3d + 1893 1d+½d Pair. Good array of backstamps. Scarce group. (6 covers) Cross Reference : THE RHODESIAS (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
491   imageINDIAN OCEAN AREA - ADEN & MAURITIUS - "SHIP MAIL RECEIPTS" & 4d-RATE BY NAMED SHIP; Fine Dec. 1875 pair of stampless OHMS partly printed ELs sent from Cape Town GPO "To the Postmaster, [Aden]" with "Recept for Ship Mail" imprints at lower left of address, Cape Town cds's on the front and v. fine "ADEN STEAMER POINT" backstamp cds's; contents concerns mails of Sept. & Nov. 1875 received incl. (in both cases) "Packet/s from Hong Kong", Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne; one also ref. packets ex Hong Kong for "St. Helena" & "Ascension" - rare pair of unusual P.O. Maritime documents. Plus 1888 EL from Cape Town to Mauritius "Per Str. Florence" with 4d Blue tied by Squared Circle. (3 items) Cross Reference : ADEN, ASCENSION, HONG KONG, MAURITIUS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
492   imageTO ASIA - BURMA - 4d-RATE SHIP LETTER REDIRECTED FROM THAYETMYO TO G.B. VIA CALCUTTA; Spectacular 20 Oct. 1865 env. (opened out for display) with CGH 4d Blue tied by Cape Town "1" Numeral with v. fine matching cds alongside - sent at the Ship Letter rate to a "Captain Philip D. Vigors" with the Army in "Thayet-Myo, Burmah" and so with a very fine blue boxed "CALCUTTA/SHIP LETTER" d.s. on the reverse; but then redirected to London with a very fine 90% complete 2-ring "THAYETMYO/P.O." cds and matching rare oval-framed "REDIRECTED [6as]" on the front and a very fine blue "CALCUTTA/INDIA UNPAID/1" Duplex on the reverse. The "9d" manuscript charge on the front has been cancelled at some point, and the addressee has written a note on the flap; "Ask for the new Cape Stamps". [Vigors is probably the same Captain Vigors who is recorded as being a very early member (1875 and perhaps earlier) of the Royal Philatelic Society of London.] Fascinating item to a rare destination at this early date. Exhibition Quality. Cross Reference : INDIA, BURMA (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £850.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
493   imageTO ASIA - TO INDIA - RARE 1s-11d RATE COVER VIA G.B. & "BRINDISI" EX KING WILLIAMS TOWN; Spectacular 10 Sept. 1875 env. (minor stains in places; mainly on reverse) to Bombay "Via Brindisi" and so franked for the 1s-8d rate via G.B. plus the 3d Brindisi route supplement with 4d Blue Strip of Five and 1d Red Strip of Three (perfs along foot off edge with some damage and RH stamp damaged at right) all tied by fine "4" Numerals with matching "KING WILLIAMS TOWN" cds's alongside. There are red crayon Accountancy markings for the "1/10" due to G.B. and then "1" due to India from G.B. There is a London "PAID" transit cds (20 Oct.) on the front and a fine "SEA/POST OFFICE/A/OCT:29" cds on the reverse. Rare example of a cover sent at this expensive rate. Cross Reference : INDIA (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £400.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
494   imageTO ASIA - INDIA - 1s-10d RATE 3-COLOUR FRANKING COVER TO BOMBAY "VIA ENGLAND"; 2 Sept. 1881 env. (minor wear; top flap lost) to the "Oriental Bank [in] Bombay" at the unusual 1s-10d rate, thought to have been made up of a double 6d from CGH to GB plus double 5d from GB to India. It is franked with 1/- Green (overlapped by) a Pair of 1880 "3" o.p. 3d's and a 4d Blue all tied by light Port Elizabeth Numerals, with a large part matching cds alongside. The red crayon "10" presumably shows the 10d credit due to GB for the GB to India leg; there is a very fine "SEA/POST OFFICE/C/OCT.6" cds on the reverse. Rare and unusual rate and franking. Cross Reference : INDIA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
495   imageTO ASIA - INDIA - 11d-RATE (3x3d + 2x1d FRANKING) COVER TO SECUNDERABAD, 8d-RATE & 2½d-RATE; 15 Oct. 1887 env. (minor wear; top flap lost) to Secunderabad "via England" with 1d Red (2) + 3d Claret (3) just tied by partial East London Numerals with matching cds nearby; the red crayon "5" shows the 5d credit due to GB for the 5d rate from GB to India and there are backstamps including London (9 Nov.) and a v. fine "SEA/POST OFFICE/F/19 NOV.87". It was then redirected within India to "Kammamell"(?). Fine example of this elusive 11d rate to India. Plus 1892/6 pair of envs. (some wear) to the same Bombay address "via England" with 6d+1d(2) or ½d+2½d - all tied by fine Port Elizabeth cds's. (3 covers) Cross Reference : INDIA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
496   imageTO ASIA - DUTCH EAST INDIES VIA CEYLON - 1s-2d RATE SHIP+PACKET RATES COVER TO BATAVIA; Remarkable 8 May 1875 env. (some wear) from Cape Town to a Dutch vessel at Batavia endorsed "Per R.M. Private Steamer" with 1/- Green + 1d Reds (2; one with fault at top) tied by v. fine Cape Town cds's for the unusual 4d Ship Letter rate to Ceylon plus a further 20d for the Packet rate on to Batavia; the red crayon show the 10d due from CGH to GB for the Ceylon to Batavia route and the m/s "20" on the front is the D.E.I. delivery charge. A most unusual routing and rate; if sent as originally endorsed (by Royal Mail steamer) this letter would probably have taken longer and cost more. Cross Reference : NETHERLANDS COLONIES, CEYLON/SRI LANKA (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
497   imageTO THE FAR EAST - MALAYA & JAPAN - "G" GRIQUALAND 4d USAGE + POSTAL STATIONERY; 1887 env. (slight stains) to Singapore with "G" o.p. 4d Blue (late usage of the former Griqualand issue) tied by a fine "27" Numeral with matching v. fine "SIMONS TOWN" cds alongside having a fine arrival backstamp [with 1959 BPA cert.], 1894 usage of the 1d Brown wrapper (minor creasing) to "Kobe-Hiogo, Japan" uprated with 1893 1d tied by cogwheel "CAPE TOWN/* N.P.B.*" cds's, and 1896 usage of the ½d Green PC (small corner fault; no message) to Penang (v. fine arrival cds on front) uprated with ½d Black tied by fair Cape Town Squared Circle. Scarce destinations. (3 items) Cross Reference : MALAYA - PENANG, MALAYA - STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, JAPAN, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
498   imageTO AUSTRALIA - S. AUSTRALIA, N.S.W. & VICTORIA - REGISTERED, GOVERNOR-SIGNED, ETC.; 1881-95 covers from Cape Town/Port Elizabeth to NSW (1881 with 4d Blue addressed & signed by CGH GOvernor "Hercules Robinson" or 1895 with 2½d) or Victoria (1887 with 3-colour franking - 1d+6d+1d+2d+6d+6d - for the 1s-10d rate being double 11d or 1893 with 2½d on 3d). Plus 1894 usage of the smallest 4d regd. env. to South Australia uprated with 1893 1d(2) + ½d Black tied by poor Numerals with v. fine "GARDENS/T.O" cds alongside. Scarce group. (5 covers) Cross Reference : SOUTH AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, NEW SOUTH WALES, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £320.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
ROBERT JOHNSON - BOER WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED COVERS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
499   imageRARE "UNDELIVERABLE AT/WINBURG" & PURPLE "COMMUNICATION" + "SUSPENDED" COVER EX C.G.H.; Remarkable 20 Apr. 1901 env. (faults) ex "EAST LONDON/C.G.H." (cds tying CGH ½d Green) to "Reitfontein, P.O. Senekal, ORC" with censor's red "P.B.C." + purple "H.P" marks but also with purple "RETURNED LR. OFFICE/BLOEMFONTEIN" cds's back & front (oddly dated 15 & 26 May 1902); also with v. fine purple "COMMUNICATION" and "SUSPENDED" marks on the front and a mainly very fine large black "UNDELIVERABLE AT/WINBURG" (crease) on the reverse. Sent at the unsealed ½d printed matter rate. What happened to this cover for a year?! With copy of related ABWP article. Very rare. [Ex Ken Griffith, 2003.] Cross Reference : MILITARY - BOER WAR, MILITARY - SERVICE SUSPENDED, ORANGE FREE STATE/RIVER COLONY (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
500   imageRARE "UNDELIVERABLE AT/H.S." (HARRISMITH?) & "COMMUNICATION" + "SUSPENDED" COVER EX NATAL; 15 July 1901 env. (stains) ex "DURBAN/NATAL" (cds tying Natal 1d) to "Bethlehem [ORC]" with censor's blue "P.B.C." + "NPR" marks but also with black "COMMUNICATION" and "SUSPENDED" mars on the front and a partly fine black "UNDELIVERABLE AT/H.S." (overstruck by "RETURNED LR. OFFICE/BLOEMFONTEIN" cds of 26 Mar. 1902), having a v. fine 2-ring "RETURNED LETTER OFFICE/NATAL" cds on the reverse. Where was this cover for almost a year?! With copy of related ABWP article. Very rare. Cross Reference : MILITARY - BOER WAR, MILITARY - SERVICE SUSPENDED, ORANGE FREE STATE/RIVER COLONY, NATAL (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.

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