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MAFEKING

Return To Catalogue - Cape of Good Hope - South Africa

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War between the Boers and the English

If I'm informed well, the stamps of Mafeking were only used from 7th April 1900 to 17 May 1900.

1900 Issues for Mafeking, man on bicycle (Sergeant Goodyear?), inscription 'LOCAL POST'

Image obtained from a Harmer auction Image obtained from a Shreves auction

1 p blue on blue

 

1900 Issue for Mafeking, Baden Powell, inscription 'Mafeking 1900 Siege Postage Threepence'

Image obtained from a Harmer auction

3 p blue on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 p RR RR  
3 p RR RR Two types differing in height exist

Some primitive forgeries of both stamps printed together:

 

1900 Stamps of Cape of Good hope overprinted 'MAFEKING BESIEGED'


(Reduced size)

  1 p on 1/2 p green
  1 p on 1/2 p green (other type)
  3 p on 1 p red
  6 p on 3 p lilac
  1 Sh on 4 p green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 p on 1/2 p RR R  
1 p on 1/2 p RR RR  
3 p on 1 p RR R  
6 p on 3 p RRR RR  
1 Sh on 4 p RRR RR  

Be careful, the Mafeking overprints are known to have been forged!


Forged overprints, here taken from the Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries.


Forged overprint on a stamp used in Cape of Good Hope in 1897 (3 years before this stamp was issued!)

 

1900 Stamps of British Bechuanaland overprinted 'MAFEKING BESIEGED'

Certified genuine stamp Image obtained from a Shreves auction

  '1 d' on 1/2 p orange
  '2 d' on 1 Sh green
  '3 d' on 1 p lilac
  '3 d' on 1 p lilac (protectorate)
  '6 d' on 2 p green and red
  '6 d' on 2 p green and red (protectorate)
  '6 d' on 3 p lilac on yellow
  '6 d' on 3 p lilac and black
  '1 S' on 4 p brown and green
  '1 S' on 6 p lilac on red
  '1 S' on 6 p lilac on red (protectorate)
  '2 S' on 1 Sh green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 p on 1/2 p RR R  
2 p on 1 Sh RRR RRR  
3 p on 1 p RR R  
3 p on 1 p RR R 'Protectorate'
6 p on 2 p RR R  
6 p on 2 p RR R 'Protectorate'
6 p on 3 p lilac on yellow RRR RR  
6 p on 3 p lilac and black RR RR  
1 Sh on 4 p RRR RR  
1 Sh on 6 p RRR RR  
1 Sh on 6 p RRR RRR 'Protectorate'
2 Sh on 1 Sh RRR RRR  

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