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1 p red 3 p blue 6 p lilac 9 p green
I've seen forgeries of these stamps (sorry, no picture available). The original plates were used to make these forgeries, however the perforation is different. Genuine stamps have perforation 12.
4 p green 1 Sh orange
These stamps with overprint 'S.W.A.' were issued for South West Africa:
1/2 p green and black 1 p red and black 1 1/2 p yellow and black (1922) 2 p lilac and black 3 p blue and black 5 p brown and black 6 p grey and black 1 Sh black and red
The 1922 and 1923 printings are all slightly different.
Value of the stamps
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare
|With watermark, perforated 14|
|No watermark, rouletted (1922)|
|1 1/2 p||*||*|
|New type (1923), perforated 14|
|1 1/2 p||*||*|
These stamps were used with overprints 'Zuidwest Afrika.', 'Zuid-West Afrika.', 'Suidwes Afrika.', 'South West Africa.' or 'S.W.A.', in South West Africa, examples:
1/2 p green and black (two types '1/2 d.' different) 1 p red and black (two types '1 d.' different) 2 p lilac and black 3 p blue and black 3 p blue (1932?) 6 p grey and black ('6d') 6 p orange and green ('6d.', 1932?)
These stamps were used with overprints 'Suidwes Afrika.', 'South West Africa', or 'S.W.A.' in South West Africa, examples:
1/2 p green 1 p red 2 p lilac 3 p blue
1/2 p green and black ) 1 p red and black 2 p lilac and black 3 p blue 6 p orange and green (very thick '6D.')
1 p red and black 2 p lilac and black 3 p blue and dark blue 4 p green and dark green 6 p red and green 1 Sh brown and dark brown
1 c red and black 2 c lilac and black 4 c green and dark green 5 c blue and dark blue 6 c orange and green 10 c brown and dark brown
'REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA' on top 1 c red and black 2 c lilac and black 5 c blue and dark blue 5 c blue and black 10 c brown and dark brown 'REPUBLIEK VAN SUID-AFRIKA' on top 1 c red and black 2 c lilac and black 4 c green and dark green 5 c blue and black 6 c orange and green 10 c brown and dark brown
1 c green 2 c orange 4 c lilac 6 c yellow 8 c blue 10 c red
The overprints were applied to both English and Afrikaans stamps (no difference between the overprint for the two types).
1/2 p green and black (springbok) 1 p red and black (ship) 2 p lilac (King George V) 6 p orange and green (orange tree)
2 p brown and grey (government house in Pretoria, overprint reading upwards) 2 p lilac and blue (government house in Pretoria, overprint reading downwards, 1930) 2 p lilac and blue (government house in Pretoria, overprint reading upwards, 1944)
1/2 p green and black (springbok) 1 p red and black (ship) 1 1/2 p blue and gold (gold mine) 6 p orange and red (orange tree) 1 Sh blue and brown (wildebeest) 2 Sh 6 p brown and blue (wagon traversing river) 5 Sh green and black (ox wagon, 1935) 10 Sh black and blue (Great Constantia, 1939)
1 1/2 p blue and gold (goldmine)
1/2 p green and black (springbok) 1 p red and black (ship) 1 1/2 p blue and gold (goldmine) 2 p lilac and blue (government house in Pretoria) 6 p orange and green (orange tree) 1 Sh blue and brown (wildebeest) 2 Sh 6 p brown and blue (wagon traversing river) 5 Sh green and black (ox wagon) 10 Sh black and blue (Great Constantia)
I have seen the following values in the same design: 6 p red and lilac, 1 Sh lilac (two shades of lilac on one stamp), 1 Sh blue and lilac, 2 Sh green and brown, 2 Sh 6 p orange and green, 5 Sh brown and black, 10 Sh olive and lilac, 1 Pound red and green. The values 3 p green, 3 Sh green and blue, 1 Pound blue, 1 Pound red and olive, 2 Pounds black and orange, 2 Pounds orange and lilac, 5 Pound lilac and green, 10 Pounds lilac and red and 25 Pounds green and orange should also exist.
Above fiscal stamp with 'PENALTY' overprint, the values 3 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 2 Sh , 2 Sh 6 p, 5 Sh, 10 Sh and 1 Pound received this overprint
'BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE.' and 'Bechuanaland Revenue Only.' overprints to be used in Bechuanaland. A similar overprint 'SWAZILAND REVENUE ONLY. was used in Swazieland.
A similar type to the 1913 design, but slightly smaller was issued in 1931 with 'REVENUE INKOMSTE' curved at the top. I've seen the values 3 p green and grey, 6 p red and grey, 1 Sh violet and grey, 2 Sh blue and grey. The year of issue is indicated just under the head of the King (several years of issue exist). The values 2 p green and red, 1 Sh 6 p brown and grey, 2 Sh 6 p brown and grey, 3 Sh violet and grey, 5 Sh green and grey, 10 Sh brown and grey, 15 Sh blue and grey, 1 Pound orange and grey, 2 Pounds red and grey, 5 Pounds green and grey, 10 Pounds grey and 25 Pounds grey should also exist.
10 Sh stamp with overprint 'KONSULAIR CONSULAR' (reduced size)
Postage stamp, 1 Sh overprinted 'CUSTOMS DUTY' (reduced size)
Dairy farm levy: 'FARM DAIRY BUTTER PLAAS MELKERY BOTTER LEVY HEFFING' 1/2 p brown with image of cow, always perforated in the middle.
'Native Tax' 2 Sh 6 p green and brown, image of native huts.
Fiscal stamp with image of King George VI
In the above design, in some stamps the words 'UNIE VAN SUID-AFRIKA' are put at the left hand side and 'UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA' at the right hand side or the other way around in other stamps. I've seen the a values: 3 p green, 6 p red, 1 Sh orange and 2 Sh 6 p lilac.
Fiscal stamps with image of King George VI, 'UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA' left and 'UNIE VAN SUID AFRIKA' in right stamp. I've also seen the values 3 p green and lilac, 6 p blue and orange and 1 Sh lilac and blue.
Error: this 2 Sh stamp has wrong inscription: the upper part is in Afrikaans 'UNIE VAN SUID-AFRIKA', while the lower part is inscribed in English 'REVENUE' (it should be 'INKOMSTE')
In this design I have seen: 6 p blue and lilac 1 Sh lilac and blue 1 R green and blue In 'Cents' currency 1 1/2 c yellow and blue 2 c green and black 5 c blue and lilac 15 c yellow and black 20 c olive and red 25 c green and lilac
New design, value in center, 10 c brown.
An essay of 1926, this design was not adopted for the definitive stamps
Postal stationary in the ship design.
Inscription 'PAKKET VERVOER SPOORWEG ZEGEL ZASM' (Parcel transport railway stamp South African Railway Company); issued in 1887(?). I've also seen a 1 Sh red in the same design.
Parcel Stamp; "CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAY", 6 p green, 1 Sh blue, 1 Sh brown and 6 p green in a different type
I've also seen the value 3 p red in the above design. They seem to have been issued in 1905.
Stamps with inscription "S A R PARCELS STAMP" or "C S A R PARCELS STAMP" are railway stamps. Similar stamps, but with inscription "N G R" are railway stamps for Natal. Later issues for South Africa, have the inscription "S.A.R. PARCELS STAMP" or "S.A.S. PAKKET-SEEL" (printed side by side). Similar stamps with inscription "C G R PARCELS STAMP" were issued for Cape of Good Hope.
"SAR PARCELS STAMP" 6 p green; I have also seen 3 p green, 9 p grey, 1 Sh blue, 2 Sh red; with "CSAR": 6 p green.
Labels with inscription "KERSFEES", "KRISMIS", "KERSMIS" or "CHRISTMAS" are christmas lables. They usually exist in English and Afrikaans language printed side by side. I've seen them from the years 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1933 to 1941.