Return To Catalogue - Transvaal 1869-1884 - Transvaal 1885-1910 - South Africa
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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
1887 Inscription 'EXPRESS COMPANY VRY TO POSTK NYLSTROOM F.H.B. Z.A.R':
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.
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:
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.
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.
Example of a postcard (briefkaart):
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.