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South Africa and States
 
 
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Lot 10617
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South African States: Cape of Good Hope, 1863-64 "Triangular", De La Rue printing, 4d blue (Scott 13c), square pair, 3+ large margins, just touching one corner, F.-V.F.
SG 19a; £280 ($360). Scott $280 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $45.
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Lot 10618

South Africa, St. Helena Camp Not Specified, inbound cover from the United States franked by 5c blue tied by "Danville, Pa. / Oct 17, 1900" duplex to Boer General Piet Cronje, "St. Helena / No 13, 1900" arrival postmark. and violet "Censor / Prisoner of War" handstamp, opening tear at top and stained at left, Fine and rare usage; General Cronje was allowed to live outside the camps under military guard, first at Kent Cottage near High Knoll Fort and then at Longwood, where Napoleon had lived and died.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 10619

South Africa, Opened Under Martial Law, pink seals on eight covers franked by singles or pairs of Transvaal 1d rose-red and green (S.G. 217), all sent to the Natal Bank at Volksrust between 3rd and 24th Feb., plus 11 April, 1900, all but the last backstamped and most with seals tied, some staining mainly from wax seals, Fine-Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 10620

South Africa, Official Proclamation Postal Card, printed by the "Staatsdrukkerij te veld" (State Printing Office in the field) on a small press aboard the capital train at Machadodorp as an emergency issue of the "Government Gazette" declaring the capital at Machadodorp on the reverse of Transvaal ½d postal card uprated with ½d adhesive and favor cancelled with "Machadodorp, Z.A.R. / 7 Jun 00" postmark, vertical crease at right through the indicia and stamp, otherwise Very Fine; one of only a few used examples recorded; after the fall of Pretoria on 5 June, 1900 the Transvaal Republic tried to maintain authority over the unoccupied territory with its capital on a train, by 7 June it was parked at Machadodorp, until 14 August when it moved to Barberton, then Nelsprui on 30 August, on 12 Sept. President Krueger fled to Lourenco Marques.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $26.
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Lot 10621

South Africa, Opened Under Martial Law, Rich Ty. 8 imperforate seal on cover posted from Germany 16 Sept. 1901 to Capetown with their 10th Oct. arrival datestamp, Very Fine and rare.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 10622

South Africa, Prisoner of War / Censor / Broadbottom Camp, ½d Victoria (S.G. 36, 38, 48), "St. Helena / 17 Au, 1901" c.d.s. and London registry transit, card with repaired tear, Fine appearing and rare registered usage from a P.O.W.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 10623

South Africa, Imperial Military Railways, bold violet handstamped cachet at top of cover to England franked by pair of Transvaal 1d carmine and green overprint'd "E.R.I." and tied by "Pretoria / Transvaal / 28 Apr 01" postmark, vertical pocket fold and a couple tears at top, Very Fine usage; among the scarcest Boer War items, with this form of cachet not recorded by Rich; though some Army Post Offices were located aboard trains, the military railways had no postmarks of their own, not even at their base or supply depots, and had to rely on the civilian postal system.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $26.
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Lot 10624

South Africa, New Zealand Contingent, cover to Canterbury, New Zealand endorsed "On Active Service / South Africa" and "No Stamps Available", entered the civilian mails with "Newcastle / Natal / Ja 11, 1902" c.d.s. and rated 1d due, Durban, Auckland and Temuka transit backstamps, Very Fine; mail from New Zealand troops is rarely encountered.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $50.
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Lot 10625

South Africa, New Zealand Contingent, cover to Capetown endorsed from a trooper in the "N.Z.M.R." at Klerksdorp and franked by Great Britian 1d Edward VII tied by 28 May 1902 F.P.O. #10 cancel, censored on despatch at Krerksdorp and again at Capetown upon arrival, Very Fine and rare; mail from the New Zealand Mounted Rifles is almost never seen.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $40.
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