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Postage due stamps

1907 Inscription 'Postage due post office'

(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 p green and black
  1 p red and black
  2 p orange
  3 p blue and black
  5 p violet and black
  6 p brown and black
  1 Sh black 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
1/2 p** 
1 p** 
2 p*** 
3 p**** 
5 p**** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh****** 

Local stamp, Bakker Express


I have seen four values of these stamps: 1/2 p black on grey ('TE BETALEN' in center), 1/2 p black on blue ('VRIJ TO POSTK. NYLSTROOM' in center), 1 p black on green ('VRIJ TOT POSTK. MARABA SUID' in center) and 1 p black on lilac ('VRIJ TOT POSTK. PRETORIA' in center). I have no further information about these locals.

Fiscal Stamps

Example, inscription 'ZEGELREGT'

Many values exist in the above design (with or without 'V.R.I' overprint). I've seen the valus 6 p red and 1 Sh 6 p brown with a postal cancel.


1878 Queen Victoria, inscription 'REVENUE STAMP'

In the above design exist: 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 5 Sh, 10 Sh, 1 Pound, 2 Pounds, 5 Pounds, 10 Pounds and 25 Pounds.
I have seen a so-called Hialeah forgery of the 10 Pounds value; this is a modern forgery made with a computer scanner and printer.

Other examples, King Edward, issued in 1903:

(Reduced sizes)

Exists in the values 1 Sh (blue and lilac), 2 Sh (brown and lilac), 2 Sh 6 p (red and grey), 5 Sh (green and lilac), 10 Sh (blue and brown), 1 Pound (green and grey), 5 Pounds (violet and brown), 10 Pounds (brown and black) and 25 Pounds (red and brown).

The above fiscal stamp was issued in 1893/94. The values 6 p green, red and blue, 1 Sh blue, green and red and 5 Sh red, green and blue (2 types) exist.

Telegraph stamps

1897 Postage stamps, overprinted 'Transvaal Telegraphs'

  1 p red and green
  6 p lilac and green (2 types of overprint)
  2 Sh 6 p lilac and green
  'ONE Shilling' on 2 Sh 6 p lilac and green

Example, fiscal stamp, overprinted 'Transvaal Telegraphs.


Besides the 5 Pounds fiscal stamp, also the values 5 Sh on 2 Pounds (VRI), 10 Sh and 1 Pound were overprinted.

I've been told that the next stamp is a Fournier forgery.

(Fournier forgery)

Postal Stationery

Example of a postcard (briefkaart):

(Reduced size)


http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/terrace/ymw18/transvl/study%20circle/challnge.html; some history on collecting stamps of Transvaal with a selected bibliography list.

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