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Auction: 23026 - Stamps and Covers of the World
Lot: 1141

(x) Bechuanaland
Postal Stationery
British Bechuanaland

Registered Envelopes
Essays and Proofs
1889 4d. orange, size G without "british bechuanaland" and "for registration only", the embossed impression with "28.2.89" date slugs and with compensation notice (Huggins RP 15); fine and rare with only two examples recorded in private collections. RE E(17). Photo

Note: The Tapling Collection contains an identical proof. The Royal Philatelic Society Africa Volume (1895) describes it as a variety of the issued envelope, however, examination of the envelope reveals that, although it omits the envelopes, it bears a compensation notice not used on the issued envelope.

John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007

Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

£600 to £800

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