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December 4, 2002
Description: [ South Africa Travelling Post Office ] The following 35 lots comprise the Gold Award winning collection 'The Travelling Post Offices of South Africa and Precursor States'formed by the late Stan Naylor RDPSA. For the most part these items have been left on the album pages with write up as presented for exhibition purposes. 1882/96 'No Name' Cape T.P.O. Marks (initially operated on line between Cape Town and Beaufort West subsequently extended to De Aar) selection 7 items on full cards/cover showing six diff formats of the s.c. 'T.P.O. UP' h/stamps (with various code letters in upper portion of circle above date line) used as transit/sorting marks on the trains travelling towards Cape Town period 1891/95 the one card Kroonstad/Salt River March 1892 reflecting 'Midland T.P.O. UP' in addition, scarce group (7)View additional info »
Description: [ Philatelic/Postal History ] [ South Africa Travelling Post Office ] 1882/96 'No Name' Cape T.P.O. Marks selection 9 items on full cards showing all diff formats of the s.c. 'T.P.O. DOWN' h/stamps (some with code letters above date line) used as transit/sorting marks on the trains travelling up country away from Cape Town period 1884/95 the one card being first Hope seated p.s. card June 1885 Paarl (with BONC 39 canceller) to Somerset East, another scarce group (9) (Plate 19)View additional info »
Description: [ Philatelic/Postal History ] [ South Africa Travelling Post Office ] 1882/96 'No Name' Cape T.P.O. Marks 2 cards bearing the s.c. 'Trave and 'DOWN' cancels (Travelling now in full) utilised on card from Salisbury Mashonaland to Graff Reinet 'MR 17 95' and card Wellington/Bethlehem O.F.S. 'MR 11 94' respect, both strikes have code letter 'I' above date and the 'DOWN' strike full stop between 'P' and 'O', extremely scarce pair (2) (Plate 19)View additional info »
Description: [ Philatelic/Postal History ] [ South Africa Travelling Post Office ] 1891/1950 Western T.P.O. Marks (re-named from 'no-name' T.P.O. 18 of joint usage previous cancellers through to 1896; operated on the Western route of the Cape Government Railways (initially) between Cape Town and De Aar, also operated north of De Aar up to Fourteen Steams at times and on the route De Aar/Naauwpoort), representative selection diff s.c. and d.c. cancellers used over the full period on album page with card Bloemfontein/Robertson s.c. cancel 'Western T.P.O./UP/7 MR 92' plus further lot 6 cards and one cover all diff formats of the s.c strikes utilised period 1893/97 ie 'Western T.P.O./UP/DOWN', 'Western/T.P.O. UP' or 'W.T.P.O. UP/DOWN' (one of the cards from Umtali/Fort Beaufort 'JA 11 97', another Maribogo B.B./Cradock 'FE 4 95'), fine, scarce assembly (8 cards/cover + 7 items on piece/stamps) Plate 19)View additional info »
Description: [ Philatelic/Postal History ] [ South Africa Travelling Post Office ] 1891/1950 Western T.P.O. Marks selection d.c. strikes 4 cards plus envelope period 1898/1913 the cards in each instance with canceller tying adhesives (ie items actually posted on the train and accepted for sorting into the postal system) 'Western T.P.O./UP 1' (two versions 1904 card damaged & 1913), 'Western T.P.O./DOWN 1' (two examples cancelling impressed stamp Q.V. p. stat picture card 1900 to Ireland and as b/s regist cover Kloof St Gardens/Jhb 1898) and 'Western T.P.O./Cape Colony/19 NOV 07 UP' card to Funchal Madeira (5 cards/covers plus 2 items stamps/piece) (Plate 19) E R700-900View additional info »