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NATAL (South Africa) 1902 and miscalleneous

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1902 King Edward VII, inscription "POSTAGE REVENUE" or "POSTAGE POSTAGE"

4 p brown and red 5 p orange and black 1 Sh blue and red 2 Sh lilac and green 2 Sh 6 p lilac

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p black and green
  2 p green and red
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p grey and lilac
  4 p brown and red
  5 p orange and black
  6 p brown and green
  6 p lilac (POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  1 Sh blue and red
  1 Sh black on green (POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  2 Sh lilac and green
  2 Sh blue and lilac on blue (POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  2 Sh 6 p lilac
  2 Sh 6 p red and black on blue (POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  4 Sh yellow and red

These stamps have perforation 14.

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
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1902)
1/2 p * c  
1 p * c  
1 1/2 p * *  
2 p *** *  
2 1/2 p *** **  
3 p *** *  
4 p *** ***  
5 p *** ***  
6 p brown and green *** ***  
1 Sh blue and red *** ***  
2 Sh lilac and green RR R  
2 Sh 6 p lilac RR R  
4 Sh RR RR  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1904)
1/2 p * c  
1 p * c  
2 p ** *  
4 p *** **  
5 p *** ***  
6 p lilac *** *** 1908 "POSTAGE POSTAGE"
1 Sh blue and red RR ***  
1 Sh black on green R *** 1908 "POSTAGE POSTAGE"
2 Sh lilac and green RR RR  
2 Sh blue and lilac on blue R R 1908 "POSTAGE POSTAGE"
2 Sh 6 p lilac RR RR  
2 Sh 6 p red and black on blue RR R 1908 "POSTAGE POSTAGE"
Larger size

5 Sh red and blue 10 Sh brown and red 1 Pound blue and black Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com


(Last two images obtained from http://www.sandafayre.com )

  5 Sh red and blue
  5 Sh red and green on yellow (POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  10 Sh brown and red
  10 Sh red on green (POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  1 Pound blue and black
  1 Pound black and lilac on red (POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  1.10 Pound violet and green
  1.10 Pound lilac and orange
  5 Pounds black and lilac
  10 Pounds orange and green
  20 Pounds green and red

The higher values were mainly used fiscally.

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
Watermark 'CC Crown' (1902)
5 Sh red and blue RR ***  
10 Sh brown and red RR RR  
1 Pound blue and black RR RR  
1.10 Pound violet and green RRR RR  
5 Pounds RRR RRR  
10 Pounds RRR RRR  
20 Pounds RRR RRR  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1904),
Inscription "POSTAGE REVENUE"
1.10 Pound lilac and orange RRR RRR  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1908),
Inscription "POSTAGE POSTAGE"
5 Sh red and green on yellow RR RR  
10 Sh red on green RR RR  
1 Pound black and lilac on red RRR RR  

A 1 p stamp can be found with the overprint "NOT FOR USE", this originates from a booklet issued in 1907, one stamp in this booklet was overprinted in this way. This stamp is rare in this condition:


("NOT FOR USE" overprint)


Typical railway cancels.


A stamp which was used for fiscal purposes with a forged postal cancel applied to it.

Primitive forgeries exists of the higher values:


Primitive forgeries.


Official stamps

1904 King Edward stamps overprinted "OFFICIAL"

Forgery! Forgery!

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p green and red
  3 p grey and lilac
  6 p brown and green
  1 Sh blue and red

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
1/2 p *** *** Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1 p *** ** Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
2 p R R Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
3 p R R  
6 p RR RR  
1 Sh RR RR  

Postcards etc.

Examples:


"HALFPENNY" brown and "ONE PENNY" red.


Elliptic design 1 p red.

I've also seen a 1 1/2 p grey cut with the image of Queen Victoria (ellipsoidal shape).


(Wrapper, reduced sized image)


What is this? A very small sized 1 p cut with a circle with Queen Victoria inside.


Fiscal stamps

Example, inscription "NATAL REVENUE" (issued from 1882 onwards):

6 pence

The following values exist: 1 p lilac, 4 p lilac, 6 p lilac, 9 p lilac, 1 Sh lilac and red, 4 Sh lilac and red, 5 Sh lilac and red, 6 Sh lilac and red, 9 Sh lilac and red, 1 Pound lilac and blue, 1 Pound green, 1.10 Pound lilac and blue, 5 Pounds green and red, 10 Pounds green and blue and 20 Pounds green and black. A surcharged stamp 1 Sh on 4 Sh lilac and red exists as well.

As postage stamps of King Edward, but inscription "REVENUE REVENUE":

With 'REVENUE NATAL' cancel

Several values exist ranging from 6 p to 20 Pounds.


Telegraph stamps

In 1881 special telegraph stamps were issued for Natal, they have the face of Queen Victoria and the inscription "NATAL TELEGRAPHS". The following values were issued: 1 p brown, 3 p red, 6 p olive, 1 Sh green, 2 Sh violet, 5 Sh blue, 10 Sh brown(?), 1 Pound brown and 5 Pounds orange.

There also exist some fiscal stamps with overprint "TELEGRAPH" and surcharge (5 values, issued in 1902). I have no pictures of those right now.


Natal Government Railway


Prepaid Parcel NRC (Natal Government Railway); no country name indicated; 1 p violet, 3 p green, 6 p violet.


"N G R PARCELS STAMP."

Stamps with inscription "N G R PARCELS STAMP." are also parcel stamps from the Natal Government Railways. I have seen the values 1 p green, 3 p green, 6 p green, 9 p green, 9 p grey, 1 Sh light blue, 2 Sh red, 5 Sh lilac. Similar stamps, but with inscription "S A R" (South African Railways) or "C S A R" (Central South African Railways) were issued for South Africa and "C G R" for Cape of Good Hope.


Fournier forged cancel

The forger Fournier made a forged cancel "POINT NATAL A MY 23 03" as shown in the next picture taken from a 'The Fournier album of philatelic forgeries':

If anybody knows on what stamp(s) this forged cancel was used, please contact me! I presume it was used on cleaned up fiscally used stamps. I've seen a similar cancel on the 5 Sh Queen Victoria stamp:


Genuine(?) Point Natal cancel.


FOX HILL (Local issue)

Thought to be bogus stamps for a long time, they appear to have been genuine. However, no used stamps are known to exist. There are three types:

Type 1: with E R / 1 D in the center and "NATAL" on top and "FOX HILL" at the bottom. Printed in blue.

Type 2:


T.W.J. monogram in the center, "FOX HILL" on top, "NATAL" below, "LOCAL POST" on the left, "ONE PENNY" on the right. Color of the stamp: purple

Type 3 with a very primitive portrait of King Edward VII and "FOX HILL" on top. Printed in purple color.


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