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Sale 838 — U.S. and Foreign Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 June, 2001

Category — Boer War Postal History

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1204
c
Mail Service Suspended. Purple boxed hs on legal-size cover bearing two singles of G.B. -1/2p Vermilion tied by "London Oct. 15, 1899" datestamps and addressed to Johannesburg, also bearing boxed "Undelivered for reason stated" hs, due marking crossed out as is address, some minor wear, Very Fine and unusual usage

E. 300-400
180
1205
c
Recovered From Mails/Looted By the Enemy. Bold strike in red of two-line handstamp on cover to Surrey, England, vertical pair of G.B. -1/2p Vermilion (111) tied by two clear strikes of "Fieldpost Office British Army S. Africa JU 12, 1900" double-circle datestamp, neat strike of "Army Base P.O. Capetown NO. 12, 1900" backstamp, stamps affected from looting, Very Fine and very scarce

E. 500-750
350
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1206
c
Revovered From Mails/Looted By the Enemy. Strike of two-line hs in red on cover to England and forwarded within England, pencil ms. "No Stamps Obtainable" at upper right, various transits, some cover edgewear, Fine and rare usage

E. 400-500
200
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1207
c
Recovered From/Wreck of Mexican. Red two-line hs on cover to England, bearing Natal 1p tied by "Durban Natal MR 27, 1900" cds, minor edgewear, Very Fine and rare usage

E. 300-400
150
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1208
c
Canadian Contingent South Africa June 27, 1900. Neat strike of purple oval datestamp on cover to Dover, England, bearing G.B., 1p tied by "Fieldpost Office Jun. 27, 1900" double-circle datestamp, July 15 receiving backstamp, light vertical file fold, Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
200
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1209
c
[Canadian Contingent]. Y.M.C.A. cover from Canadian Contingent addressed to Hamilton, Ontario, endorsed "Stamps Unavailable Active Service S. Africa" and with Jan. 25, 1900 military cds, due marking crossed out, London transit and receiving backstamp, minor edgewear and missing top flap, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
50
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1210
c
Dutch & Johannesburg Commandos. Strike of blue regimental P.M. cds on cover bearing Vryburg -1/2p and 2p tied by "Dundee MR 12, 1900" datestamps, to Hamburg, Germany, receiving cds struck over cds, minor edgewear along top edge from opening, top stamp scuffed, otherwise Very Fine and unusual usage

E. 200-300
50
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1211
c
On Active Service -- No Stamps. Ms. endorsement at upper left of cover to North Wales, from a member of the Rhodesia Regiment and endorsed by the commanding officer, Bulawayo cds on back, due markings have been obliterated in deference to the active service endorsement, receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
50
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1212
c
On Active Service. Ms. endorsement at upper left on cover to Lucan, Ireland, "Army P.O. 43 S. Africa SP 16, 1900" cds, London transit, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
75
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1213
c
Mafeking OC 12, 1899. Clear strike of datestamp on cover to Cape Town, backstamps from "Kimberley C.G.H. JU 3, 1900" and also Sea Point, some minor wear, Very Fine and rare, posted the day after the outbreak of the war and on the day the town was taken by the Boers, the cover was likely held until the raising of the siege and then forwarded

E. 200-300
170
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1214
c
Veldpost Z.A.R. Glencoe, 4 Dec. 1899. Three-line purple hs ties Transvaal 1p stamp on small cover to Assen, Holland, second strike on backflap, fresh and Very Fine, very unusual and rare usage

E. 200-300
75
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1215
c
Dundee Natal DE 8, 1899. Two clear strikes of cds tie Orange Free State 1p and Transvaal 1p on cover to Johannesburg, receiving cds, fresh and Very Fine, scarce combination usage

E. 200-300
75
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1216
c
Hand-Drawn Boer War Cover. Blue & yellow hand-drawn Boer war cover to Boston, Mass., bearing three singles of Natal 1p tied by "Pietermaritzburg Natal 17 MY 1900" datestamps, printed design of British flag on back, opened for display, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1217
c
Circular Rate. Unsealed mourning cover bearing G.B. -1/2p Gray Green (127) tied by "South Milton NO 7, 1901" duplex, to London, England, fresh and Very Fine, scarce rate

E. 200-300
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1218
c
Incoming mail from Funchal. Registered cover bearing Funchal 180r on back tied by Madeira Mar. 27, 1900 cds and addressed to Lourenco Marques c/o Johannesburg, registry label also tied by cds, opened by censors and with label at bottom, Pretoria and Johannesburg backstamps, some toning and edgewear, still Fine, unusual usage

E. 150-200
50
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1219
c
1900, 3p Blue on Blue, Baden-Powell (179; SG 19). Pre-use tear at left affecting perfs, tied by perfect strike of "Mafeking C.G.H. AP 10, 1900" cds on cover to the town hall in Mafeking, light vertical file fold away from stamp, some minor cover wear

VERY FINE. A RARE USAGE OF THE 3-PENCE BADEN-POWELL STAMP.

Scott Retail for on cover

6,500
900
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1220
c
Mafeking Besieged Covers. Seven covers, incl. four bearing No. 164 (two with pairs, two with strips of four), pair of No. 169 on cover to England, two with No. 162, few small faults, a Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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1221
c
Boer War Soldier's Mail. Collection of covers, wide range of usages incl. Natal Field Force, various contingents incl. two from Indian, four from Australian contingent, two from New Zealand to soldiers, two to New Zealand, few field post office markings, some faults, most are Fine-Very Fine, wonderful group

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1222
c
Boer War Covers. Small but interesting selection of covers, incl. one from Bermuda to Cape Colony from July 1902, cover from Dundee to Rotterdam, bold strike of "Cannot.Be.Found." hs, two Budrick commemorative illustrated covers, one Official cover from Natal Govt. Railways, few faults, most are Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 200-300
230
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1223
c
Stopped By Censor/Return to Sender. Boxed purple hs on registered cover originating in the Netherlands Indies and addressed to Pretoria, neat "Returned Letter Office Natal 12 2 00", range of backstamps incl. Singapore, Aden and Bombay, edgewear and edge tears, still Fine and unusual usage

E. 200-300
110
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1224
c
Passed Press Censor. Two different types of purple handstamp on cover to Stellenbosch, Cape of Good Hope, bearing Cape 1p tied by oval hs, censor's seal at left, edge tears incl. piece out at top, cover toning, still Fine

E. 300-400
100
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1225
c
Passed By Censor, V. Ferguson, Capt., 8 Nov. 1901. Purple oval hs on mourning cover bearing horizontal pair of 2-1/2p Transvaal stamps tied by "Johannseburg" cds to Germany and forwarded to Poland, Jan. 13 and Jan. 21 transit and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear affects one stamp, otherwise Very Fine, very unusual usage

E. 400-500
100
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1226
c
Prisoner of War Pretoria. Two line purple hs on cover to Pretoria, bearing G.B. -1/2p Vermilion and horizontal pair of 1p tied by "Glos (England) AP 12, 1900" datestamps, various censor's markings incl. purple "Consulate of the United States of America to the S.A.R. May 26" handstamp, some edgewear and edge tears, still Very Fine, scarce

E. 500-750
300
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1227
c
Passed Press Censor. Purple hs on cover addressed to Eric Girdwood (later Maj. Genl. Girdwood) in Natal, bearing Transvaal 2-1/2p tied by "Pretoria Z.A.R. 25 Apr. 00" cds, blue "Gezien Censor 26 Apr. 1900" hs, ms. endorsement "from Royal Irish Fusiliers at Pretoria", with original enclosure which makes note of the beer supply being stopped, some edgewear, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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1228
c
Censor Prisoners of War. Purple hs on cover to Green Pond CC, bearing Orange Free State 1p (two) tied by "Army Telegraphs 6.VI.00" cds, Bloemfontein backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
85
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1229
c
[Model School Prison]. Cover bearing large purple "Commandant General 18 Jan. 1900" hs and "Passed Press Censor" triangular hs, on cover to England, neat "Pretoria Z.A.R. 19 Jan. 00" cds, London transit, Durban and receiving backstamps, some edgewear, Very Fine cover accepted as fully paid by the British mails

E. 200-300
50
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1230
c
Prisoners of War Bermuda Passed Censor. Blue hs on incoming cover from Netherlands to Morgans Isle, Bermuda, bearing Netherlands 2-1/2c and 10c stamps tied by "Dolsburg 16 Jan. 02" cds, second strike at left, New York backstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
230
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1231
c
Passed Press Censor Pearston. Purple trangular hs on back of cover to Houckens Island, Bermuda, bearing C.G.H. -1/2p and two pairs of 1p tied by "Pearston 14 AP 1902", censor's seal, Hamilton backstamp, opened for display, some edge tears from opening at top, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
150
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1232
c
Prisoners of War Bermuda Passed Censor. Purple hs on incoming registered cover, bearing strip of three and two singles of Transvaal 1p tied by "Irene Transvaal 7 Oct. 1902" datestamps, Pretoria and Hamilton backstamps, small cover tear at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
190
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1233
c
Prisoners of War Bermuda Passed Censor. Purple hs on incoming registered cover to Birds Island, bearing six Orange River Colony 1p stamps tied by "Springfontein O.R.C. Oct. 17, 1902" datestamps, London transit, Hamilton backstamp, some edgewear incl. stamps affected by horizontal crease, otherwise Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
230
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1234
c
Passed Press Censor Pretoria. Bold hs on cover to a prisoner of war in Bermuda, bearing Transvaal 1p tied by "Pretoria 16 Oct. 01" cds, neat "Burgher Camp Irene Censored" and Hamilton backstamps, front of cover with pencil notations of "Not Darrell", "Not Tuckers" and "Not Burtts", some edgewear, still Very Fine and unusual usage

E. 300-400
120
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1235
c
Passed Press Censor. Red triangular hs on registered cover to a prisoner of war at Bermuda, bearing five Transvaal 1p stamps tied by "Registered 11 Oct. 01" boxed datestamps, London and Hamilton backstamps, some wear, left stamp affixed around edge of cover, still Fine

E. 300-400
210
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1236
c
Prisoner of War. Ms. endorsement on cover sent to prisoner's camp at Ceylon, bearing Transvaal 1p tied by "Pretoria 19 Jul. 1901" cds, censor's seal at top, transit backstamps, small "Maldirige" hs indicates that the letter was missent, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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1237
c
Diyatalawa Camp Censor Passed. Purple oval hs on incoming cover, bearing C.G.H. -1/2p and pair of 1p tied by "Dordrecht C.G.H. MY 17, 1901" ds, Colombo backstamp, some edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
50
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1238
c
Diyatalawa Camp Censor Passed. Pruple oval hs on unsevered Romania postal reply card to Ragama, Ceylon, Dec. 1901 transits, Very Fine and unusual usage

E. 200-300
100
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1239
c
Prisoners of War Censor. Purple hs on registered cover from St. Helena to Holland, bearing St. Helena -1/2p and 4p stamps tied by hs, "St. Helena DE 24, 1900" cds, London registered markings, Very Fine and rare usage

E. 400-500
350
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1240
c
Returned/Letter. Bold hs, matching "Post Office St. Helena" with crown oval hs, on prisoner's cover to Holland, bearing St. Helena 1p tied by hs, "St. Helena AU 26, 1901" cds, purple "Censor Prisoners of War" hs and 15c due stamp, various backstamps, some edgewear, opened for display, Very Fine and very rare usage, ex Hibbert

E. 300-400
650
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1241
c
Ceylon Prisoner of War Covers. Four: first is registered cover from Ragama camp bearing 2c, 3c, 6c and 15c stamps tied by "The Camp JA 25, 1901" datestamps to France; second is from Diyatalawa bearing two Ceylon 3p stamps to Broadbottom Camp at St. Helena; third is Ceylon 2c postal card from Colombo to Diyatalawa camp with oval censor's marking; last is registered Ceylon 5c entire with two 5c and 2c stamps tied by "Biyatalawa AP 23, 1902" datestamps to Berlin, Germany, each cover with censor marking, few small faults, a Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

E. 500-750
260
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1242
c
India Prisoner of War Covers. Six incoming and three outgoing covers, four incoming with Ahmednagar markings, one with Bethulie marking and last with "Examined Boer Camp Trichinopoly" hs, outgoing two with Ahmednagar and one with Dagshai & Solon marking, destinations incl. Switzerland, Holland and Transvaal, range of frankings, few small faults, a Fine-Very Fine and valuable group

E. 1,000-1,500
575
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1243
c
St. Helena Prisoner of War Covers. Eight total, incl. three incoming and five outgoing, range of frankings and markings and destinations incl. Germany, Holland, Durban, Capetown, few faults to be expected, a Fine-Very Fine and fascinating group

E. 750-1,000
500
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1244
c
Prisoner of War Letters in South Africa and Burgher Camps. Two Burgher covers, seven outgoing and seven incoming letters, range of frankings, censor markings and camps represented incl. Detwood, Ladysmith, Simonstown, Green Point, some faults, most are Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and valuable group

E. 2,000-3,000
500
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1245
c
Censored Mail. 26 covers, most have censor seals, tremendous range of usages incl. one from U.S. to Johannesburg, destinations incl. Germany, England, Natal, Lourenco Marques, Borneo, Switzerland, range of seals and markings incl. purple boxed "Stopped by Censor/Return to Sender", some faults, most are Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and valuable group

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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