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960 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. The Adhesives. 2/6d. purple and green block of si(2x3) used with 2d. purple cancelled and tied by two complete and one part Luderitzbucht datestamps, and two "passed censor/c.7." handstamps on blue paper piece, usually associated with "diamond packages"; fine and a rare usage of high value stamps genuinely used. PFSA Certificate (2010). S.G. Z13, £420+. Photo
Note: This franking represents a charge of 11 pounds and 2oz. at 1d. per ounce and 4d. for registration (Image1)
Est. £300-350


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961 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. The Adhesives. 10/- deep blue and olive-green block of four, neatly cancelled with centrally applied Swakopmund 22 April 1919 datestamp; two corner creases though a rare multiple of fine appearance. S.G. Z15, £360+. Photo
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Est. £200-250


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962 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. The Adhesives. 10/- deep blue and olive-green vertical pair and two singles (one with a couple of minor perf. imperfections) used with 1d., 1/- (2) and 2/6d. cancelled with several Luderitzbucht datestamps and part censor handstamp on blue paper piece, usually associated with "diamond packages"; fine and a rare usage of high value stamps genuinely used. PFSA Certificate (2010). S.G. Z13, £455+. Photo
Note: This franking represents a charge of 33 pounds and 4oz. at 1d. per ounce and 4d. for registration (Image1)
Est. £300-350


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963 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Military Mail. 1914 (21 Sept.) picture postcard (Table Mountain) to Natal, bearing ½d. green cancelled with scarce "army base post office/force c/south africa" oval datestamp, three days after South African forces landed at Luderitz, and with "Commdg. "C" Battery./Natal Field Artillery." handstamp, both in violet
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Est. £120-150


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964 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Military Mail. 1914 (12 Dec.) envelope registered from Ludertiz to Wellington, New Zealand, marked "On Active Service" and bearing 2d. and 4d. sharing "army base p.o/south/africa/4" datestamp, showing large "R. No._______" alongside and framed bi-lingual "passed by censor/no. 4a", both in violet alongside, the reverse with two further strikes of the cancellation datestamp and arrival datestamp. An attractive registered franking to an unusual destination
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Est. £120-150


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965 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Military Mail. 1915 (16 Feb.) envelope registered from "From Sergt Clayton C. Coy 1st D.L.I." to Rosebank, Cape Town, marked "On Active Service" and bearing 4d. cancelled by "army base p.o/south/africa/5" datestamp with a further strike at left, framed "postage free/base 5./passed by/censor." in blue below adhesive, a further cancellation datestamp on reverse
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Est. £100-120


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966 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Military Mail. 1915 (17 Aug.) envelope (neat horizontal fold at foot) from Windhoek and addressed locally, showing sender's cachet and bearing ½d. neatly cancelled by mute A.P.O. 6 datestamp with year date error "14" for "15", framed bi-lingual "passed by censor" handstamp in violet at foot
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Est. £80-100


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967 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Internal Mail. 1916 (21 June)-20 (20 Dec.) envelopes from Aroab (converted from the different town of Arahoab), Keetmanshoop, Swakopmund (3) and Windhoek (used just sidays before South African stamps were prohibited from usage in the territory) franked at 1d., 1½d. and 3d. with circular or oval (Swakopmund) datestamps; a clean group with the late use cover scarce
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Est. £150-200


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968 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Internal Mail. 1916 (Sept.)-18 (Oct.) envelopes from Aroab (converted from the different town of Arahoab), Gibeon (2), Luderitzbucht and Swakopmund (2) franked at 1d., 2d., 3d. or 6d. (2d. on a 4d. registered envelope with "Swakopmund" registered handstamp in violet), and 1916 (25 Oct.) envelope from Karibib to Switzerland franked at 5d., all censored with handstamp and/or label
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Est. £120-150


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969 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Internal Mail. 1917-20 4d. G size registered envelopes (3), comprising one uprated with 1d. from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund with manuscript registration name and superb circular censor handstamp, one up rated with ½d. and 1d. from Brackwasser to Luderitz with manuscript registration number and one (date not clear) uprated with 6d. from Karibib to Swakopmund with registration name, and 1921 5½d. G size registered envelope, uprated with ½d., from Usakos with boxed registration handstamp. A fine and attractive quartet
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Est. £100-120


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970 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Internal Mail. 1917 (18 May)-19 (9 Apr.) envelopes each franked at 1d. and cancelled with rubber datestamps of Kleinkaras (rare), Klein Windhoek, Kub (no flap) and Neuheusis in violet, the Klein Windhoek in very dark ink, two with circular framed censor handstamps
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Est. £120-150


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971 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Internal Registered Mail. 1916-20 envelopes (4) from Windhoek addressed locally, Karibib (2) or Swakopmund, that addressed locally franked at 8d. with 2d. plate number block of four and with registration label and framed bi-lingual "Passed by Censor/100" framed cachet in blue, those to Karibib franked at 5d. with registration "r./windhoek/no" handstamp and censored, the other with manuscript registration marking alongside oval intaglio "r", and that to Swakopmund initially underfranked at 3d. and subsequently with an additional 1d. (2) sharing Registered Letter Service datestamp and with oval intaglio "r". An attractive group
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Est. £200-250


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972 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. Internal Registered Mail. 1916 (Apr.) envelope from Karibib to Windhoek bearing 2½d. pair with "karibib" registration handstamp in violet, censor label and boxed handstamp, 1916 (June) envelope from Swakopmund franked at 7d. and with registration label, 1917 (Apr.) from Luderitzbucht to Keetmanshoop franked at 1/8d. and with "Luderitzbucht" registration handstamp in violet, and 1918 envelope from Luderitzbucht addressed locally and bearing 2d. and 3d. with "new moon" variety and with "Luderitzbucht" registration handstamp alongside oval-framed "r"
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Est. £250-300


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973 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. External Registered Mail. 1915 envelope from Keetmanshoop to England franked at 6d. and with boxed registration handstamp and censor handstamp, both in blue, 1919 envelope from Luderitzbucht to Cape Town franked at 5d. and with "Luderitzbucht" registration handstamp, and 1925 P.O.W. envelope from Luderitzbucht to Switzerland franked at 6½d. with censor label and cachet, and with P.O.W. cachet at foot; the last with light large part toning on face panel, otherwise fine
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Est. £150-200


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974 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. External Registered Mail. 1917-29 trio to Germany, the first from Omaruru (no flap) franked at 1/1d., the second (1920) a G size envelope (stamp impression flap missing) from Aus to Munich bearing ½d., 1d., 1½d. and 2½d. (the 1½d. and 2½d. not used in the overprinted stamps that followed), the last from Windhoek to Leipzig bearing 3d. and 6d. and with oval-framed "r"; despite the flap missing, that from Aus being a most attractive four-colour franking
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Est. £150-200


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975 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. External Registered Mail. 1918 (31 Jan.) "A.R." envelope from Windhoek to Switzerland, bearing 2½d. (3) and coil ½d. and 1d. cancelled with single-ring datestamps, the adhesives with rings drawn round in blue crayon and with censor label and handstamp; a couple of small faults and two punch holes at foot, one affecting corner of ½d., nevertheless a rare franking with coil stamps; also 1919 "Bookpost" piece from Rehoboth to Windhoek with censor handstamp in violet. Photo
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Est. £300-400


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976 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. External Registered Mail. 1919 (17 Feb.) OHMS envelope (238x108mm.) from Windhoek to a Member of the Court of Justice at Sourabaya, bearing 2d., 6d. and 1/- with neat double-ring datestamps and showing "r/windhoek/no." handstamp and censor handstamp, the reverse with despatch, Singapore (5.4, two different) and arrival (9.4) datestamps; a most unusual destination. Photo
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Est. £200-250


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977 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. External Registered Mail. 1923 (3 Jan.) envelope to Pretoria, bearing 1½d. block of four comprising two tête-bêche pairs neatly cancelled with centrally applied single datestamp and with registration handstamp at left; a late usage at the correct rate of 6d., the tête-bêche block being rare on cover. Photo
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Est. £200-250


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978 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. External Registered Mail. 1923 (27 Jan.) overprinted 6d. G size envelope from Karibib, uprated with 3d. blue, to Germany, cancelled with double-ring datestamp and with manuscript "Karibib" alongside handstamp registered handstamp. A rare usage of the 3d. ultramarine, the last of the King's Head stamps to be issued for use in South West Africa on 4 October 1922 and thus in use for a very short period prior to invalidation on 31 January 1923. Photo
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Est. £400-500


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979 imageSouth West Africa. Stamps of South Africa Used in South West Africa. These were available up to 31 January 1923 when they ceased to be valid. On 17 December 1920 the League of Nations conferred a Mandate of Administration of the territory on His Britannic Majesty, to be carried out by the government in South Africa. The Mandate came into force on 1 January 1923, on which date the first South African stamps overprinted for use in the territory were issued. The Forerunner Period. Although overprinted stamps were available from 1 January 1923 in South West Africa, those not overprinted were still valid for postage until 31 January 1923. 1923 (22 Jan.) envelope from Windhoek to Switzerland, bearing 2d. purple in combination with overprinted 1d. red with overprint shifted to left sharing double-ring datestamp; fine and scarce. Photo
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Est. £300-400


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