Prestige Philately Auction 126 CatalogueLot 686Catalogue by countryTransvaal
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - Transvaal
SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
BOER WAR: (Oct 16) illustrated advertising cover (featuring the Transvaal flag) to Cape Town with ZAR ½d (fault) tied by Johannesburg cds of 16OCT99, complete 'V [crown] R/OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' label entirely (and unusually) on the reverse, exceptional strikes of the boxed 'STOPPED BY CENSOR/RETURN TO SENDER' & 'Undelivered for Reason Stated/TO BE RETURNED TO ADDRESS HEREON' h/s both in violet. Despite these instructions, the cover was apparently impounded in Natal - 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE/3 4/00/NATAL' cds on the face - & finally returned in 1901 as evidenced by the Johannesburg arrival b/s of 14JAN01. A truly stunning printed matter rate cover, posted in the first week of the Second Boer War - the Boers declared war on 11.10.1899 - and amazingly with cds of 1899 1900 & 1901!
BOER WAR: 1899 usage to United States of GB 1d Postal Card with FPO cds, message headed "Camp De Aar Dec 4 99" and states "...we probably move to the relief of Kimberley tomorrow...", underpaid but untaxed.
South Africa: 1914 internal cover with KGV 2d & 3d tied by indistinct cds, superb boxed 'POSTED OUT OF COURSE/2' h/s & '4D' tax h/s, light boxed Pretoria registration h/s & oval 'REGISTERED/ PRETORIA' d/s, on arrival Transvaal 1d & 3d Postage Dues added & tied by 'NYLSTROOM' cds, a couple of pinholes. Very attractive. (Qty 2)
South African Provinces: Transvaal 1901 cover to a Boer POW in Ceylon with 'ERI' 1d x5, fine b/s of the oval 'BURGHER CAMP/KRUGERSDORP' d/s in purple & 'KRUGERSDORP/PBC/AE MAINWARING' cachet in violet, readdressed on arrival to Diyatalawa in red, opened-out for display & a bit soiled.
Zululand: 1897 philatelic cover to Nylstroom (b/s) with Tablets ½d to 6d SG 20-24 tied by 'ESHOWE' cds.