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Displaying 2 Lots in Category - South Africa (Provinces)
SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
BOER WAR: 1900-01 three covers to USA endorsed from "Pte G Whitaker 1st North'nd Fusiliers 4369 South Africa" in the Transvaal all forwarded via London with Great Britain stamps added there to pay the 2½d foreign letter rate, the first two originally franked 1d lilac single (MR2/00) or pair (DE5/00) tied 'FIELD-POST-OFFICE/ 16/BRITISH-ARMY-S.AFRICA' d/s used at Klerksdorp paying single and double concessional rate respectively with Jubilee 1½d purple & green single or pair added tied 'LONDON/CA' d/s, the latter endorsed "Stamps Not Available" and sent unfranked with FPO No 4 cds of JY2/01 used at Heidelberg and Jubilee 2½d purple/blue added tied 'LONDON/CB' d/s, all with arrival b/s, minor edge faults and the last item with a few aging marks. [Presumably the British Army arranged (and paid?) for these items to be uprated to avoid the recipient having to pay postage due]
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: 1900 (June) internal English cover to Market Harboro but missent to South Africa where 1d lilac tied by GPO Cape Town & part-British FPO cds, endorsed on the flap "Found in a bag of newspapers addressed/to Imperial Yeomanry South Africa/[signature]/for Controller CB" with largely very fine strike of the rare double-oval 'CONTROLLER'S OFFICE, CIRCULATION BRANCH/13JUN1900/GPO CAPE TOWN' datestamp in violet alongside, returned to England with very fine 'MARKET-HARBOROUGH' arrival b/s, minor blemishes.