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South Africa Unclaimed on two ships 1947

3 x 3d (SG 113) ROYAL VISIT on envelope rather battered by forwarding, cancelled m/c d/s Port Elizabeth, 14 May 1947, to a Union Castle ship, forwarded more than once: 2 boxed violet h/s "UNCLAIMED ON BOARD ARUNDEL CASTLE" and "UNCLAIMED ON BOARD CARNARVON CASTLE 21 MAY 1947"; airmail label; b/s London 20 May 1947; faults to envelope but spectacular maritime item

Reference: 1158
Holland to South Africa and return 1938

Illustrated telegram envelope franked with 7 Dutch stamps cancelled d/r cds Amsterdam Central Station 5 December 1938; on illustrated reverse South African stamps 6 x 1d and 4 x 1½d VOORTREKKER commemorative, cancelled PRETORIA 15 December 1938; very unusual combination. (Note 1 picture for this is showing in S1119 in arror and will not permiot the error to be rectified)

Reference: 1120
South Africa Royal Visit 1947 with plate flaw

special envelope franked with blocks of 4 Royal Visit issue (SG 111-113 + 113a) FDC, including the variety "black eye" on one example of the 3d value; all cancelled with 'crowned' registered cachet; b/s with same h/s; from Pretoria, 17 February 1947 to Preston

Reference: 1072
South Africa (Natal) to USA 1919 censored

S. Africa 2d & ½d cancelled d/r cds PORT SHEPSTONE, NATAL 20 February 1919; s/r censor cachet "Passed Censor 10/99" (by the British War Office?); to USA; no b/s, clear strikes

Reference: 1071
South Africa Wynberg to Switzerland 1917

1/2d green + 2 x 1d (SG 3 and 4) on envelope from Wynberg, Cape to Bern, Switzerland; opened and resealed with bilingual 'Opened by Censor' label in red and a s/r 'Passed by Censor C.14' cachet; b/s Berne 5 August 1917

Reference: 1006
South Africa Natal settlers FDC 1949

Block of 4 1½d Natal Settlers stamps (SG 127) on illustrated FDC 2 May 1949 for the 100th anniversary, from Durban to Salisbury; registered label Marine Parade, Durban; b/s Salisbury, S. Rhodesia 3 May 49

Reference: 943
South African POW in Italian camp

South African POW in Italian camp, envelope with 6d and 3d S. African 'bantams' cancelled d/r cds Illovo Beach, Natal, South Africa 8 December 1942; to POW Camp 60 Italy; faint boxed violet bi-lingual Air Mail h/s, m/s charge marks in red & blue crayon; with bi-lingual South African censor's sealing tape; b/s d/r void Italian censor's b/s: a nice combination of marks

Reference: 875
GB to Transvaal Postage Due 1910

GB KEVII ½d on PPC of Old Mill, Leatherhead, with d/r cds of Leatherhead 13 August 1910; underpaid to Transvaal; charge marks T/1A in circle, T in hexagon & m/s '10' in blue crayon; 1d Transvaal postage due label cancelled Potchefstroom 8 September (on card) and 9 September 1910 (on label): corner fault to card but a nice combination of marks

Reference: 872
South Africa censored envelope to USA

3d blue "bantam" issue cancelled with roller d/s 22 November 1944, from Port Elizabeth to Chicago, red bilingual (Afrikaans and English) censor tape with Springbok h/s on reverse; no b/s

Reference: 779
Transvaal Revenues 1987

Large part document franked with 6d, 2 x 1/-, 2 x 2/6 revenue stamps cancelled with large oval d/r 'SPECIALE LANDDROST KANTOOR JOHANNESBURG" with similar large red cachet alongside; very scarce combination; spectacular

Reference: 676
South Africa to Ireland

South Africa strip of 3 x ½d Springbok cancelled Johannesburg A m/c d/s 28 May 1940; to Limerick, Ireland, censor tape "Opened by Examiner 4092"; no b/s

Reference: 673
SOUTH AFRICA 2 BANTAM ISSUES ON CENSORED COVER TO TURKEY 1944

South Africa 1d & 2d 'bantam' issues, cancelled Cape Town m/c d/s 'Post Early' 18 January 1944 on small envelope; Censored in S. Africa with sealing tape, re-opened & re-sealed with Egyptian bilingual tape 'Opened by Censor, Egyptian Censorship' tied on reverse with small cachet; b/s Cairo 21 March 1944 & Cankaya (Turkey) 10 April 1944; also with V fine bi-lingual Egyptian circled octagon cachet 'Postal Censor' in violet; a fine & unusual combination

Reference: 404
NATAL BUSINESS ENVELOPE FROM THE BOER WAR ERA

A pair of Natal 1d carmine on a long business envelope, 8 September 1900 to Portuguese Lourenço Marques, with Portuguese T5c charge mark; b/s Durban 8 September & Lourenço Marques 13 September 1900; unusual item for the period

Reference: 329
ENVELOPE FROM SOUTH AFRICA(?) TO USA c1942

Envelope with few markings probably from British Forces in S Africa (possibly Egypt) with triangle censor's Crown handstamp 'Passed Censor No 1228' plus large d/r void centre handstamp PAQUEBOT (Hosking 1282), to Wisconsin c1942(?)

Reference: 290
SOUTH AFRICA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO BRAZIL 1916

2 x South Africa 1d + ½d definitives, cancelled Capetown 7 January 1916; with bilingual censor's sealing type No 99 & small circular censor's cachet 'Passed Censor C9' in blue: on reverse large oval cachet 'Chief Censor/Cape Town/10 Jan 1916': on reverse Rio de Janeiro 18 November(?) 1916 & Pelotas 25 November(?)1916; an interesting WW1 cover

Reference: 247
SOUTH AFICA HUGUENOT COMMEMORATION 1939 IN BI-LINGUAL PAIRS TO BELGIUM

250th anniversary of the Huguenot landing in South Africa, fine bi-lingual pairs + 1d Ship issue on registered envelope Germiston to Antwerp 28 August 1939, re-addressed to Schilde: on reverse bi-lingual label ABSENT / ALWEZIG, Antwerp 26 September 1939, during the 'Phoney War' just before the German invasion.

Reference: 241
SOUTH AFRICA BOOKLET PANE OVERPRINTED FOR JIPEX 1936

Booklet pane of six 'ship' stamps overprinted JIPEX 1936, with advertisements on the top & bottom margins & promotional text on the outer margins, cancelled with a large cds 'International Philatelic Exhibition Johannesburg 1936', 7 November 1936, on a small fragment: the complete booklet without overprint (SG SB9 is cat £275). In fine clean condition and hard to find

Reference: 214
SOUTH AFRICA: 1951 UP-RATED AIRLETTER TO USA.

1951 - 6d airletter with additional stamp sent to Los Angeles, California and cancelled by a poor JOHANNESBURG machine postmark dated 18.XI.1951.

Reference: 290H
SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES IN EGYPT: 1941 CENSORED COVER TO SOUTH AFRICA.

1941 censored cover redirected to a hospital with the stamps cancelled by a partial EGYPT 71 - POSTAGE PREPAID postmark dated 23.OC.41. Also PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR 205 mark.
Roughly opened!

Reference: 289H
SOUTH AFRICA: 1937 AIRMAIL COVER TO DENMARK.

1937 airmail cover to Kolding with stamps cancelled by a poor DURBAN machine postmark dated 7.DEC.1937?

Reference: 283H
SOUTH AFRICA: 1949 AIRMAIL COVER TO LONDON WITH LATE FEE.

1949 airmail cover with stamps cancelled by a partial JOHANNESBURG postmark dated 2.II.49 and the additional stamp is for the "Late Fee".

Reference: 232H
SOUTH AFRICA: 1937 REGISTERED COVER TO NORTHERN IRELAND.

1937 registered cover to Belfast with stamps cancelled by partial WITBANK postmarks dated 12.JUL.37.
Faults!

Reference: 043H