Produced Stationery Wrapper with a Painting Motif
Newspaper Wrapper, H&G 4 with a
Privately produced additional illustrated print of
The Cape Town Argus incorporating a
Posted with a Cape Town bulk posting cancel to Windhoek
Splendid and usual item
& Union Booklets
Displayed at 2011 Leamington Spa
Weekend by Brian Trotter
Report by Otto Peetoom
excellent display starting with a De La Rue Orange River
Colony 2/- dummy booklet, whilst there was a correspondence
with D.L.R. the O.R.C. did not place an order and was
the only province not to issue stamp booklets.
The Cape Province made
up a dummy booklet and sent it to D.L.R. Brian’s
collection includes a range of archival material and
in December 1905 the C.O.G.H. issued a 2/7 booklet with
a 1d premium delivering 2/6 worth of stamps. There were
three printings of this particular booklet.
For Natal there are proofs of the
Type I 2/7 booklet & Type II 2/6 that includes
one stamp overprinted
‘NOT FOR USE’ Brian showed a die proof
of the foregoing as well as Specimens. Two booklets
were issued during 1906 & 07.
The Transvaal was the first
to issue Edwardian booklets and a DLR Appendix sheet
was shown along with specimens.
Five types of booklets are known. Type I issued by
mid 1905 with 30 bi-coloured 1d stamps, Types II,
III & IV with a single colour 1d.
All four were priced at 2/7 allowing a 1d premium
to offset the cost of production.
V is the final version issued in 1909, priced at 2/6,
it included 24 x 1d plus 12 x ½d, the intention
was that prior to sale, two ½d stamps had to
be removed to account for the premium and the front
cover states the booklet contained only Ten ½d
After the 1910 Union the required
1d premium was discontinued and for instance the second
Natal booklet was then sold for 2/5 instead of 2/6.
The final part of the display
covered the five Union King’s head booklets, three
at 2/6 plus one each at 3/- and 3/6.
Complete 2/6 booklets are major rarities and it is thought
that only three complete examples of each are known.
Anyone who has an interest in the Provincial booklets
is recommended to read Brian’s account of them
in his book
The Edwardian Stamps
of the South African Colonies.
Cape Postal History
Displayed at the 2013 Letchworth Meeting by Bob Hill
of Good Hope Revenues
By Robert Johnson
of Exchange - 1864
Stamp duty payable
on Bills of Exchange drawn in the Cape of Good
This internal bill was drawn in Middleberg
on Christmas Eve 1864 for £236 18s 0d and was
payable in Middelberg
The Stamp Duty paid by the Embossed stamp was 6d
of Exchange - June 1866
6d Postage stamp
used to pay the 6d stamp duty on a bill of exchange
for £359 4s 3d
The stamps were defaced in manuscript with a Signature,
date and amount as required under Legislation
Duty on a Cheque - May 1867
Revenue use of the Rectangular
Sitting Hope Issue
of the one Penny value to pay the 1d duty on cheques
The stamp has been written over with the value of the
cheque (£1000) to cancel it
£1000 was a great deal of money in 1867 equivalent
in 2009 to say £100,000
Duty of 1s 0d on a Notarial