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1889 Stamps of Transvaal overprinted 'Swazieland'


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1/2 p grey, overprint black 1/2 p grey, overprint red 2 p yellow

  1/2 p grey (overprint black)
  1/2 p grey (overprint red)
  1 p red
  2 p yellow
  6 p blue
  1 Sh green
  2 Sh 6 p yellow
  5 Sh black
  10 Sh brown

Inverted overprints exist (I have seen a 1/2 p red inverted overprint, a 1 Sh and a 5 Sh with inverted overprint). I have also seen the 1/2 p with a double red overprint. These stamps overprinted 'Swazieland.' (with dot behind the word) are reprints.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p******Overprint black
1/2 p******Overprint red
1 p****** 
2 p****** 
6 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p RRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRRRROnly 300 stamps issued

Forged overprints:

Examples of forged overprints:

 

From 1933 onwards Swazieland issued stamps again, example:

 


Fiscal stamps

Example: fiscal stamp of Transvaal, overprinted 'Swaziland.' issued in 1904:

The values 1 Sh green and lilac, 2 Sh brown and lilac, 2 Sh 6 p orange and black, 5 Sh black and lilac, 10 Sh grey and blue, 1 Pound black and green and 5 Pounds black and lilac exist.

Other fiscal stamps exist, for example the overprint 'Swaziland Revenue only' on stamps of Transvaal.


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