1901 (Jun 1) BOER WAR: OAS NO Stamps Available torn cover to UK bearing octagonal ARMY POST OFFICE, NATAL FIELD FORCE STANDERTON JUN 1 1901 datestamp in black over manuscript 'On AS / No stamps available' and regt and name of soldier sending the cover. Torn along the top and light tones but otherwise scarce.
1927 East London Philatelic Society Exhibition. Two covers used at the Exhibition with special hand stamp struck in violet/blue. One cover has foxing spots , other fine, all written up on two album pages.
1928 Philatelic Exhibition, Durban. Philatelically created postage due cover to London, England with red Philatelic Exhibition CDS and additional postage due markings including "T" in circle (red) and "T" in oval with 40c, further altered to 20c, plus manuscript 20c in blue crayon and GB 2d postage due adhesive. Fine and unusual.
1934 Fifth National Stamp Exhibition. Two special cards with bi-lingual Exhibition handstamp written up on album page one showing the entrance to the Exhibition the other the reverse of the card with the cancellation. Only 500 printed. Nice lot.
1935 Post Office Exhibition Cape Town. Postal Stationery card ½d cancelled with special Exhibition handstamp plus a further cover with a similar handstamp written up on two album pages. Pristine condition.
1939 250th Landing of the Huguenots. Specialised mint and used collection well written up and annotated on album leaves. We note set in used blocks of 4, mint set in bi-lingual pairs (2), registered FDC's (3), FDC's with special cancels, plus many varieties on and off cover. SG Cat £374 as stamps. Good lot (46 stamps and 4 covers).
1948 Pretoria Philatelic Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition. Attractive cover well illustrated bearing a very nice miniature sheet issued for the Exhibition, together with the usual Exhibition registration hand stamp and special oval cancel. Also has "Pretoria Jacaranda Time" publicity label used as a letter seal on the reverse (tied). A most attractive cover.
1951 (20 Jun) Rail Post - Cover to Grahamstown bearing 2d pair tied violet boxed BOOKING OFFICE / SAS / CAMBRIDGE h/s with RAIL LETTER POST T.110 label in red on white with manuscript No.1 and Cambridge station on reverse. Minor grubby faults but otherwise scarce.
1951 (25 Sept) Rail Post - Cover to Grahamstown bearing 2d pair tied SAR & H / VINCENT 322/1 oval cancels (5 on front and back) with RAIL LETTER POST T.110 label in red on white with manuscript No.6 and oval d/s for Vincent 322/1. Minor grubby faults but otherwise scarce.
1951 (4 May) Rail Post - Cover to Grahamstown bearing 1d ship pair and 2d tied violet boxed BOOKING OFFICE / SAS / CAMBRIDGE h/s and SAR & H / GRAHAMSTOWN 297 oval cancel with RAIL LETTER POST T.110 label in red on white with manuscript No.59 and Cambridge station. Minor grubby faults but otherwise scarce.
An overfull binder bursting with mint and used all periods laid out on stockpages with some better seen noted Cape of Good Hope, Transvaal, ORC / OFS, Union GV to 10s, a few defin pairs to 10s used, hereon huge amount of defins and commems to modern, some nice M/S's etc, huge quantity and useful value.
Boer War: 1901 (12 Jan) DIYATALAWA CAMP Censor cover from Worcester CGH to POW Diyatalwa Camp, Colombo, Ceylon received at Diyatalwa on Feb 14 just over one month later, and censor label applied on entry at Colombo. Nice item.