Postage Due. 1963 1s light emerald, unmounted o.g. Block of four IMPERF HORIZONTALLY AND VERTICALLY, also showing a faint double impression of the green (as always), a very fine example of this rarity.
1898-1908 1d rose, horizontal pair, error imperforate between, lightly cancelled by central 'KOPJE SALISBURY' cds dated '20 MAR 02'. Small corner creases but fine appearance and very rare, this example being the basis of the catalogue listing. (cat £950)
1898-1908 1d red, vertical strip of 4, error imperforate between, fresh part o.g. Bottom stamp with slight crease but spectacular and very rare, this item being the basis of the catalogue listing. BPA cert (2013). (cat £2500)
1898-1908 1s deep olive-bistre, upper marginal horizontal pair, error imperforate between, o.g. Usual slight gum disturbance, and minor toning of little significance, still fine appearance. A major rarity of which probably only ten pairs existed. Clear BPA cert (2004). (cat £4000).
1898-1908 2s6d bluish grey, vertical pair, error imperforate between, large part o.g. Small imperfections (upper stamp with bend and rounded corner at foot), still an attractive pair with fresh colour. Rare. (cat £1100)
1910-13 ½d 'pale (yellowish) green' (RJL 4), perf 14, block of 9 from R1-3/8-10, plate II, centre stamp (R3/9) showing the major 'double dot in right hand value tablet' variety, very fine and fresh o.g. (centre row inclg variety unmounted). A rare multiple in exceptional condition.
1910-13 ½d 'pale green' (RJL 4), perf 14, right marginal block of 4 from R2-3/9-10, plate II, upper left stamp (R3/9) showing the major 'double dot in right hand value tablet' variety, attractively cancelled by two 'REGD BULAWAYO/REGISTERED' single ring relief cds dated 'NO 6 13'. A rare multiple in exceptional condition (full unmounted o.g.!).
1910-13 2d black and slate, hook plate ptg, block of 10 (5x2) being the bottom two rows of a sheet showing FULL IMPRINT, unmounted o.g. Odd trivial wrinkles and couple of insignificant tone specks, not affecting superb appearance. Rare and spectacular in this form, with few such positional multiples still extant. Ex Gerard Simpson and Gibbs.
1910-13 3d 'maroon and ochre' (RSC 'B'), block of 15 (5x3) being the top three rows of a sheet showing FULL IMPRINT and '27' sheet number, R1/2 showing 'hook in Queen's ear, and R3/5 'King's extra eyebrow', very fine o.g. (14 stamps unmounted). Spectacular and very rare in this intact positional form. Ex Osdene.
1910-13 5d lake-brown and green, lightly used with large part Bulawayo registered cds, dated 'OC 5 12'. Odd slightly shortish perfs but fresh colours and much above average for this very scarce stamp. Brandon cert (2002). (cat £1600)
1910-13 6d bright chestnut and mauve, upper left corner horizontal pair with small part imprint, right stamp (pos. LG2) showing variety 'long gash in Queen's ear', very fine o.g. (stamps unmounted). Slight marginal thin mentioned for accuracy, still an exceptional positional piece. Very rare in this form and condition. BPA cert (1980).
1910-13 6d bright chestnut and mauve, upper marginal with trace of imprint (pos. LG2), showing variety 'Long gash in Queen's ear', attractively cancelled by part Salisbury cds which leaves Queen's head entirely clear. Margin reduced, and a couple of short perfs, still a splendid positional example.
1910-13 2s6d bistre-brown and crimson, (pale shades), variety 'Mid gash in Queen's ear' (pos. MG2), large part o.g. Trivial blemishes (wrinkle, odd shortish perfs, tiny gum disturbance), still fine and very rare.
1910-13 5s 'scarlet and olive-green', clandestine roulettes, upper marginal block of 4 (pos. SG 3-4/8-9), with large part imprint (under-inked), showing printer's mark on lower left stamp, Queen's check flaw on pos.4 and vignette scratches on pos. 4 and 9, o.g. A rare and interesting positional piece.
1910-13 10s 'bottle-green and red-orange' (as RSC 'B'), CLANDESTINE ROULETTES, upper marginal horizontal pair (MG 1-2) with small part imprint, showing variety 'Mid gash in Queen's ear' on right stamp, very fine with full gum (creasing in margin above left stamp). A rare positional piece, ex Gibbs (lot 1732).
1910-13 £1 'deep carmine and (aniline bluish) blue-black' (= RSC 'E', variant i), lower marginal with large part imprint (pos. LG 48), with full o.g. One shortish perf and another slightly toned, still a wonderful and desirable stamp. Any imprint example of the £1 is very rare. Ex CRL 17/12/91, lot 1618 (as SG 166a).
1913-22 10s red and green, head die II, perf 15, lower left corner block of 4, clearly showing 'FRAME DOUBLE ONE ALBINO' on all four stamps, brilliant unmounted o.g. (except minor disturbance at top of upper right stamp). A second lower impression of 'SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY' is clearly detectable on the gummed side. Trivial gum wrinkles but an exceptional multiple.
1966 3d chocolate and pale blue, Harrison photogravure printing, vertical strip of eleven, stamps 4 to 6 all showing partial omission of pale blue, unmounted o.g. A spectacular item related to the listed error.
1966-69 6d Mardon printing, 1st trial printing on white chromo non-fluorescent paper (brown gum), upper right corner proving block of 4 with sheet number '1 033', cto with very fine central '15 NOV 1966' Salisbury cds. Rare, only 35 sheets printed ! (SACC 149a).