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Orange Free State.

September 1885

Initially the current postage stamps were overprinted with type-1 in Red, Violet or Black, reading in various directions.

Orange Free State Type H1 Orange Free State Type H2a Orange Free State Type H4
H1 H2a H4

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H1 1d lake-brown, Ovp.Violet, vertically down. 25.00 10.00
H1a         reading vertically up. 30.00 12.00
H1b         reading diagonally. 35.00 15.00
H1c         overprint double. 120.00 80.00
H2 3d ultramarine, Ovp.Violet, vertically down. 35.00 15.00
H2a         reading vertically up. 30.00 12.00
H2b         reading diagonally. 40.00 17.00
H2c         overprint double. 120.00 80.00
H3 3d ultramarine, Ovp.Red, vertically down. 120.00 40.00
H3a         reading vertically up. 120.00 40.00
H3b         reading diagonally. 140.00 45.00
H3c         overprint double. 240.00 160.00
H4 6d rose(shades), Ovp.Violet, vertically down. 32.00 12.00
H4a         reading vertically up. 35.00 13.00
H4b         reading horizontally. 40.00 15.00
H4c         reading diagonally. 37.00 14.00
H4d         overprint double. 120.00 100.00
H5 6d rose(shades), Ovp.Black, reading horizontally. 160.00 50.00
H5a         reading diagonally. 170.00 55.00
H6 1s yellow-orange, Ovp.Violet, vertically down. 250.00 125.00
H6a         reading vertically up. 260.00 130.00
H6b         overprint double. 350.00 325.00
H7 5s bluish green (unissued), Ovp.Black, vertically down.   800.00 -
H7a         reading vertically up. 800.00 -

These overprints were poor quality and often parts are missing, especially the period and hyphen.
The orientation and position is also highly variable.

 

1886

Revenue stamps overprinted as above.

Orange Free State Telegraph H8 Orange Free State Telegraph H9 Orange Free State Telegraph H10
1s   H8 1s   H9 1s   H10
H8 image is Courtesy of ibredguy.co.uk.

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H8 1s bluish grey, Ovp.Violet, reading horizontally to diagonally. 30.00 15.00
H8a         overprint double. 150.00 100.00
H9 1s purple brown (shades), Ovp.Violet, reading horizontally to diagonally.   50.00 20.00
H9a         overprint double. 250.00 250.00
H9b         overprint inverted. 150.00 150.00
H10 1s purple brown (shades), Ovp.Black, reading horizontally to diagonally. 75.00 30.00

 

Orange Free State Telegraph H11 Orange Free State Telegraph H12 Orange Free State Telegraph H13
1s on 7s ('TF' 8.2 x 2.9mm)   H11 1s on 8s ('TF' 6.6 x 2.9mm)   H12 1s on 8s ('TF' 6.6 x 3.4mm)   H13b
One of mine. Image Courtesy of ibredguy.co.uk. One of mine.

 

Orange Free State Telegraph H14 Orange Free State Telegraph H15
1s on 9s ('TF' 6.6 x 2.9mm)   H14 1s on 9s ('TF' 6.6 x 3.4mm)   H15
Image courtesy of ibredguy.co.uk. One of mine.

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H11 1s on 7s slate-violet ('TF' 8.2 x 2.9mm). 60.00 15.00
H11a         two bars over value. 125.00 50.00
H11b         error - 'Shiliing'. 125.00 50.00
H11c         error - 'Ecn'. 125.00 50.00
H11d         gap in bar under 'n' of 'Shilling'. 90.00 30.00
H11e         gap in bar under 'E' of 'Een'. 90.00 30.00
H11f         gap in bar under 'n' of 'Een'. 90.00 30.00
H12 1s on 8s yellow ('TF' 6.6 x 2.9mm). 90.00 35.00
H12a         error - 'E-n'. 125.00 50.00
H12b         error - 'ShilliLg'. 125.00 50.00
H12c         error - 'Shiiling'. 125.00 50.00
H12d         gap in bar under 'n' of 'Shilling'. 100.00 50.00
H12e         gap in bar under space between 'n' and 'S'.   100.00 50.00
H12f         'T' 3.4mm, 'F' 2.9mm. 100.00 50.00
H13 1s on 8s yellow ('TF' 6.6 x 3.4mm). 90.00 15.00
H13a         error - 'Shiiling'. 125.00 50.00
H13b         error - 'Ecn'. 125.00 50.00
H13c         error - 'Shiillilg' (or all in caps?*) 125.00 50.00
H13d         error - 'E-n'. 125.00 50.00
H13e         gap in bar under 'E' of 'Een'. 125.00 50.00
H13f         gap in bar 8mm to right of stop. 125.00 50.00
H13g         wide (3mm) gap in bar under 'E' of 'Een'. 125.00 50.00
H14 1s on 9s olive-bistre ('TF' 6.6 x 2.9mm). 100.00 50.00
H14a         error - 'E-n'. 150.00 75.00
H14b         error - 'ShilliLg'. 150.00 75.00
H14c         error - 'Shiiling'. 150.00 75.00
H14d         gap in bar under 'n' of 'Shilling'. 150.00 75.00
H14e         gap in bar under 'n S' space. 150.00 75.00
H14f         'T' 3.4mm, 'F' 2.9mm. 150.00 75.00
H15 1s on 9s olive-bistre ('TF' 6.6 x 3.4mm). 75.00 25.00
H15a         error - 'Shiiling'. 150.00 75.00
H15b         error - 'Ecn'. 150.00 75.00
H15c         error - 'Shillilg' (or all in caps?*) 150.00 75.00
H15d         error - 'E-n'. 150.00 75.00
H15e         gap in bar under 'E' of 'Een'. 150.00 75.00
H15f         gap in bar 8mm to right of stop. 150.00 75.00
H15g         wide (3mm) gap in bar under 'E' of 'Een'. 150.00 75.00

* Hiscocks notes: "Morley describes the error on 13c and 15c as being all in capital letters.
This seems likely to be a printing error in Morley (of which there are many!)."

 

1888

Postage stamps as Type-1 shown above, overprinted 'T F' 6.5 x 2.8mm

Transvaal Telegraph 1d Transvaal Telegraph 3d Transvaal Telegraph 6d Transvaal Telegraph 1s
1d   H16 3d   H17 6d   H18 1s   H19

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H16 1d lake-brown. 40.00 15.00
H17 3d ultramarine. 7.50 3.75
H17a         overprint misplaced horizontally. 50.00 25.00
H18 6d rose to rose-carmine. 10.00 3.75
H18a         overprint misplaced horizontally. 50.00 25.00
H18b         overprint double (small separation). 75.00 25.00
H18c         overprint double (larger horizontal separation).   75.00 25.00
H19 1s yellow-orange. 10.00 3.75
H19a         overprint misplaced horizontally. 50.00 25.00

 

1891

Overprinted 'T F' 6.75 x 2.8mm and thicker letters.

OFS-H20 OFS Telegraph 6d H21 OFS-H22
3d   H20 6d   H21 1s   H22

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H20 3d ultramarine. 10.00 3.75
H20a         error - 'F T'. 75.00 50.00
H20b         error - 'F T' with broken 'F'. 75.00 50.00
H20c         error - dropped 'T'. 40.00 15.00
H20d         error - dropped 'F'. 40.00 15.00
H21 6d rose to rose-carmine. 10.00 3.75
H21a         error - 'F T'. 75.00 70.00
H21b         error - 'F T' with broken 'F'. 75.00 70.00
H21c         error - dropped 'T'. 40.00 15.00
H21d         error - dropped 'F'. 40.00 15.00
H21e         'T' and 'F' further (4mm) apart. 40.00 15.00
H21f         overprint double. 125.00 125.00
H21g         overprint double - 'T F' offset on reverse.   200.00 200.00
H21h         overprint inverted. - -
H22 1s yellow-orange. 10.00 3.75
H22a         error - 'F T'. 75.00 50.00
H22b         error - 'F T' with broken 'F'. 75.00 50.00
H22c         error - dropped 'T'. 40.00 15.00
H22d         error - dropped 'F'. 40.00 15.00
H22e         'T' and 'F' further (4mm) apart. 40.00 15.00
H22f         overprint misplaced horizontally. 75.00 50.00

 

1890

Postage stamps as Type-1 shown above, small 'T F' overprint, slightly different on the two values.

OFS Telegraph 6d - H23 OFS Telegraph 1s - H24
6d   H21 1s   H22

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H23 6d rose to rose-carmine   ('T F' 5.5 x 2.1mm).   150.00 75.00
H24 1s yellow-orange   ('T F' 6.0 x 2.25mm). 175.00 100.00
H24a         'F' badly misplaced. 250.00 150.00

 

1891

Postage stamps as Type-1 shown above, with 'T F' overprint.
There are two different overprints on the same sheets, so that pairs exist with one of each.

OFS-H25 OFS-H28 OFS-H29
1d   H25 1d   H28 6d   H29

 

('T F' 9.3 x 3.9mm)   ('T F' 8.5 x 3.3mm)
Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H25 1d lake-brown. 6.25 2.50
H25a         'T F' inverted. 125.00 50.00
H25b         se-tenant with H28.   200.00 -
H26 6d rose-carmine. 6.25 2.50
H26a         overprint double. 125.00 50.00
H26b         se-tenant with H29. 200.00 -
H27 1s yellow-orange. 10.00 3.50
H27a         se-tenant with H30. 200.00 -
 
Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H28 1d lake-brown. 6.25 2.50
H28a         'T F' inverted. 125.00 50.00
H28b         se-tenant with H25.   200.00 -
H29 6d rose-carmine. 6.25 2.50
H29a         se-tenant with H26. 200.00 -
H29b         double overprint ? - -
H30 1s yellow-orange. 10.00 3.50
H30a         se-tenant with H27. 40.00 -

 

1892

'T F.' and 'T. F.' overprints.

OFS-H31 OFS-H32 OFS-H32e
6d   H31 1s   H32 1s   H32e courtesy of Bram Leeflang

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H31 6d rose-carmine   'T F.'   5.4 x 2.5mm   (excluding stop). 75.00 40.00
H31a         no stop. 100.00 50.00
H31b         extra large stop. 100.00 50.00
H31c         'T E.' for 'T F.' 125.00 75.00
H31d         inverted 'L' for 'T'. 125.00 75.00
H31e         overprint misplaced horizontally. 120.00 70.00
H32 1s yellow-orange   'T. F.'   5.6 x 2.5mm   (excluding last stop).   25.00 15.00
H32a         extra large stop. 40.00 25.00
H32b         large stop after 'F'. 40.00 25.00
H32c         comma after 'F'. 40.00 25.00
H32d         no stop after 'F'. 40.00 25.00
H32e         no stop after 'T'. 40.00 25.00
H32f         no stop after either 'T' or 'F'. 40.00 25.00
H32g         overprint misplaced horizontally. 40.00 25.00

 

1893

Postage stamps as Type-1 shown above with poor quality 'T F' overprints   (4.7 x 2.6mm).

OFS-H33 OFS-H34 OFS-H35 OFS-H36
1d   H33 courtesy of Bram Leeflang 3d   H34 6d   H35 1s   H36

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H33 1d lake-brown. 6.00 2.00
H33a         overprint inverted. 50.00 25.00
H33b         raised 'F'. 20.00 10.00
H34 3d ultramarine. 5.00 2.50
H34a         'F T' for 'T F'. * 50.00 25.00
H34b         raised 'F'. 20.00 10.00
H35 6d rose-carmine. 7.50 3.75
H35a         'F T' for 'T F'. * 60.00 30.00
H35b         raised 'F'. 25.00 15.00
H35c         top of 'F' missing. 40.00 25.00
H36 1s yellow-orange. 10.00 3.75
H36a         'F T' for 'T F'. * 60.00 30.00
H36b         raised 'F'. 30.00 20.00
H36c         top of 'F' missing. 40.00 25.00
H36d         stop between 'T' and 'F'.   40.00 25.00

* These are reported in some listings but there is some doubt about their status.

 

FORGERIES.

This is fairly obvious, since this 1897 stamp was not given this 1891 overprint.
The letters are very rough when magnified, and the 1898 postmark also offers a clue.

forgery-4 closeup genuine
TF on ½d closeup genuine

 

These are obvious, since these values were not overprinted. They serve to illustrate a type of forgery.
The letters are very rough when magnified, and the serifs are splayed. There are probably forgeries that are not so obvious.

forgery-1 forgery-2 forgery-3
TF on ½d TF on 2d TF closeup
FORGERIES

 

 

1898-1899 (New colours).

Orange Free State TF Telegraph 1d Orange Free State TF Telegraph 1d Orange Free State TF Telegraph 1s
1d   H37 6d   H38 1s   H39

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H37 1d deep mauve (May 1899) 3.00 2.00
H37a         raised 'F' 16.00 8.00
H38 6d ultramarine (August 1898) 3.00 2.00
H38a         raised 'F' 16.00 8.00
H38b         stop between 'T' and 'F' 32.00 20.00
H38c         comma 4mm below 'F' 32.00 20.00
H39 1s light red-brown (June 1898)   3.00 2.00
H39a         raised 'F' 16.00 8.00
H39b         stop between 'T' and 'F' 32.00 20.00

 

Prior to the occupation, the Orange Free State used definitive stamps overprinted 'TF' for Telegraph purposes.
Some of these were additionally overprinted 'V.R.I.' and used by the British Army from 1900 for the Orange River Colony
The overprints were created and applied by Curling & Co., of Bloemfontein.
These stamps were in sheets having 10 rows of 6 stamps, giving 60 positions. The position/s of varieties in the sheet is given in brackets.

Orange Free State Telegraph 1d Orange Free State Telegraph 1d Orange Free State Telegraph 3d
1d   H40, courtesy of Bram Leeflang. 1d   H40b 3d   H41

 

Orange Free State Telegraph 6d OFS 6d H42 OFS 6d H42
6d   H42 6d   H42b (positions 6,30,55) 6d   H42b (Large stops, position 53)

Images of and information for H42b kindly supplied by Bruce Warrender.

 

Orange Free State Telegraph 1s 1s - Dropped F
1s   H43 1s   H43n*
OFS H40c and H40d
H40c and H40d, courtesy of Bruce Warrender.
The cancel of  HS  7.V.01.  M-  confuses things.

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H40 1d deep mauve 5.00 3.75
H40a         raised 'F' in 'TF' 20.00 10.00
H40b         'V' stop low (6, 30, 53, 55) 30.00 20.00
H40c         'V' and 'I' stops low; all stops larger (52)   40.00 30.00
H40d         'R' and 'I' stops low; 'I' dropped (58) 40.00 30.00
H40e         no left serif on 'V' (4, 57) 40.00 30.00
H40f         'R' stop low (46) 40.00 30.00
H40g         'R' and 'I' stops low (40) 40.00 30.00
H40h         'I' stop low (11, 36) 40.00 30.00
H40i         nick in curve of 'R' (16) 40.00 30.00
H40j         in gutter pair with 'V.R.I.' omitted 1000.00 -
H40k         'TT' altered to 'TF' 50.00 40.00
H40l         'I' almost omitted 40.00 30.00
H41 3d ultramarine 10.00 8.75
H41a         raised 'F' in 'TF' 25.00 15.00
H41b         'V' stop low (6, 30, 53, 55) 30.00 20.00
H41c         'V' and 'I' stops low; all stops larger (52) 40.00 30.00
H41d         'R' and 'I' stops low; 'I' dropped (58) 40.00 30.00
H41e         no left serif on 'V' (4, 57) 40.00 30.00
H41f         'R' stop low (46) 40.00 30.00
H41g         'R' and 'I' stops low (40) 40.00 30.00
H41h         'I' stop low (11, 36) 40.00 30.00
H41i         nick in curve of 'R' (16) 40.00 30.00
H41j         'V.R.I.' overprint double 150.00 125.00
H41k         'TT' altered to 'TF' 50.00 40.00
H41l         'I' almost omitted 40.00 30.00
H41m         'FT' for 'TF' 75.00 50.00
H41n         much of 'V.R.I.' omitted 75.00 50.00
 
Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H42 6d ultramarine 10.00 7.50
H42a         raised 'F' in 'TF' 25.00 15.00
H42b         'V' stop low (6, 30, 53, 55) 30.00 20.00
H42c         'V' and 'I' stops low; all stops larger (52)   40.00 30.00
H42d         'R' and 'I' stops low; 'I' dropped (58) 40.00 30.00
H42e         no left serif on 'V' (4, 57) 40.00 30.00
H42f         'R' stop low (46) 40.00 30.00
H42g         'R' and 'I' stops low (40) 40.00 30.00
H42h         'I' stop low (11, 36) 40.00 30.00
H42i         nick in curve of 'R' (16) 40.00 30.00
H42j         'I' almost omitted 40.00 30.00
H42k         'TT' altered to 'TF' 50.00 40.00
H42l         'stop' between 'T' and 'F' 40.00 30.00
H42m         comma 4mm below 'F' 40.00 30.00
H43 1s light red-brown 7.50 5.00
H43a         raised 'F' in 'TF' 15.00 10.00
H43b         'V' stop low (6, 30, 53, 55) 20.00 15.00
H43c         'V' and 'I' stops low; all stops larger (52) 40.00 30.00
H43d         'R' and 'I' stops low; 'I' dropped (58) 40.00 30.00
H43e         no left serif on 'V' (4, 57) 40.00 30.00
H43f         'R' stop low (46) 40.00 30.00
H43g         'R' and 'I' stops low (40) 40.00 30.00
H43h         'I' stop low (11, 36) 40.00 30.00
H43i         nick in curve of 'R' (16) 40.00 30.00
H43j         'V.R.I.' misplaced and slanting 150.00 125.00
H43k         'TT' altered to 'TF' 50.00 40.00
H43l         'I' almost omitted 40.00 30.00
H43m         'stop' between 'T' and 'F' 40.00 30.00
*H43n         dropped 'F' in 'TF' 40.00 30.00

The overprints were in panes of 10 rows of 6. Numbers in brackets are positions within the pane of 60.
*H43n has been added due to the example shown above, courtesy of Bruce Warrender.

 

Orange Free State Telegraph 6d - wide TF Orange Free State Telegraph 1d on 1d Forgery Orange Free State Telegraph 1d on 1d Forgery comparison
6d   H44 (wide 'T F') 1d on 1d  H45 -  FORGERY Closeup - the R, F are particularly wrong,
so is the d
Comparison

The image of the H45 forgery is kindly provided by Bas van der Hoek.
Can anyone provide a scan of a genuine H45 ?

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H44 6d ultramarine 150.00 125.00
H44a         'TF' displaced to right 250.00 200.00
H44b         'V' stop low (6, 30, 53, 55) - -
H44c         'V' and 'I' stops low; all stops larger (52)   - -
H44d         'R' and 'I' stops low; 'I' dropped (58) - -
H44e         no left serif on 'V' (4, 57) - -
H44f         'R' stop low (46) - -
H44g         'R' and 'I' stops low (40) - -
H44h         'I' stop low (11, 36) - -
H44i         nick in curve of 'R' (16) - -
H44j         'I' almost omitted - -
H45 1d on 1d (type H40) deep mauve 200.00 150.00
H46 1d deep mauve (tall-thin 'TF') 200.00 150.00

Type OFS-H46 is similar to OFS-H45 but with a tall-thin 'TF' in blue-black ink.   Can anyone provide a scan of H46 ?

 

1903

Orange Free State Telegraph 6d on 2d Orange Free State Telegraph 1s on 3d Orange Free State H48c
6d on 2d   H47e 1s on 3d   H48c 1s on 3d   H48c   (position 21)
Images courtesy of Bram Leeflang. Image courtesy of Bruce Warrender

The additional image provided by Bruce Warrender shows how the overprints are combined,
The 'V. R. I.' plus '3d' was originally for postage stamps, followed by 'T' and also 'One Shilling' and bar
It seems strange that they did not smply apply a 'TF' to the 6d on 6d and 1s on 1s values ?
The 'T' aligns differently to the 'Shilling' on these two. Also the 'g' is very different.

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H47 6d on 2d on 2d bright mauve 125.00 100.00
H47a         thick 'V' (12, 30, 37, 43, 53, 58)   175.00 150.00
H47b         inverted '1' for 'I' (37) 200.00 175.00
H47c         break in bar under 'P' 150.00 125.00
H47d         break in bar under gap 150.00 125.00
H47e         large stop after 'I' (9, 21, 52, 60) 150.00 125.00
H48 1s on 3d on 3d ultramarine 100.00 75.00
H48a         thick 'V' (12, 30, 37, 43, 53, 58) 125.00 100.00
H48b         inverted '1' for 'I' (37) 150.00 125.00
H48c         large stop after 'I' (9, 21, 52, 60) 125.00 100.00
H48d         break in bar under 1st 'i' 125.00 100.00
H48e         break in bar under 'h' 125.00 100.00
H48f         break in bar under 'S' 125.00 100.00
H48g         'V.R.I.' overprint double 250.00 200.00

Types H44 - H48 are all relatively scarce.

 

 

By July 1900 the definitive stamps were being overprinted 'V.R.I./AT' and used by the British Army, although
The TF stamps were still in use at least a year later. Hiscocks lists 1d, 3d, 6d, 1s and 5s as types 49-53.

Orange Free State Telegraph 1d Orange Free State Telegraph 3d Orange Free State Telegraph 6d Orange Free State Telegraph 6d
1d   H49 3d   H50 6d   H51 6d   OFS-H51a (thick 'V')

 

Orange Free State Telegraph 1s Orange Free State Telegraph 1s Orange Free State Telegraph 5s
1s   H52 1s   OFS-H52a (thick 'V') 5s   H53

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H49 1d deep mauve 10.00 7.50
H49a         thick 'V' (5, 17, 23, 39, 45, 48) 15.00 12.50
H49b         dropped 'V' (24) 40.00 25.00
H49c         broken 'V' (37) 40.00 25.00
H50 3d ultramarine 20.00 15.00
H50a         thick 'V' (5, 17, 23, 39, 45, 48) 30.00 20.00
H50b         dropped 'V' (24) 50.00 40.00
H50c         overprint inverted 150.00 125.00
H50d         overprint inverted and thick 'V' 250.00 200.00
H50e         overprint inverted and dropped 'V' 300.00 250.00
H50f         broken 'V' (37) 50.00 40.00
H50g         inverted and broken 'V' 300.00 250.00
H51 6d ultramarine 10.00 7.50
H51a         thick 'V' (5, 17, 23, 39, 45, 48) 20.00 15.00
H51b         dropped 'V' (24) 40.00 30.00
H51c         broken 'V' (37) 40.00 30.00
H52 1s light red-brown 15.00 10.00
H52a         thick 'V' (5, 17, 23, 39, 45, 48) 25.00 15.00
H52b         dropped 'V' (24) 40.00 25.00
H52c         overprint inverted (one weakly printed) 200.00 150.00
H52d         overprint inverted and thick 'V' 250.00 200.00
H52e         overprint inverted and dropped 'V' 300.00 250.00
H52f         broken 'V' (37) 40.00 25.00
H52g         inverted and broken 'V' 300.00 250.00
H53 5s green ('AT' 7.7mm long) 75.00 50.00
H53a         thick 'V' (2, 14, 20, 40, 43, 46) 100.00 75.00
H53b         low and larger stop after 'V' (60) 125.00 100.00
H53c         no stop after 'V' (31) 125.00 100.00
H53d         broad short 'A' (35) 125.00 100.00
H53e         large stop after 'I' (24, 41) 125.00 100.00
H53f         overprint slanting and vertically misplaced   250.00 250.00
OFS H52f
OFS H52f
H52f, courtesy of Bruce Warrender.

 

 

These have the same overprint as the 5s (H53, 'AT' 7mm long) above and hence share the same error varieties.
The large size of these is helpful in seeing the whole telegraph code.

Orange Free State Telegraph 10s Orange Free State Telegraph 20s
10s   H54      -R 25.VII.00 -R (Rhenoster Bridge) £1   H55   H- 30.V.90. N   (Heilbron) with a date error.
This overprint came out in 1901. Image courtesy of Elizabeth Hitchcox.

 

Orange Free State Telegraph £1 Orange Free State Telegraph £4
£1   H55   with a non-Army cancel, courtesy of Ian Paterson. £4   H56a   B     FN   (Bloemfontein), courtesy of Bram Leeflang.

 

Hisc. Desc. Mint Used
H54 10s orange 75.00 50.00
H54a         thick 'V' (2, 14, 20, 40, 43, 46) 100.00 75.00
H54b         low and larger stop after 'V' (60)   125.00 100.00
H54c         no stop after 'V' (31) 125.00 100.00
H54d         broad short 'A' (35) 125.00 100.00
H54e         large stop after 'I' (24, 41) 125.00 100.00
H55 £1 claret 100.00 75.00
H55a         thick 'V' (2, 14, 20, 40, 43, 46) 125.00 100.00
H55b         low and larger stop after 'V' (60) 150.00 125.00
H55c         no stop after 'V' (31) 150.00 125.00
H55d         broad short 'A' (35) 150.00 125.00
H55e         large stop after 'I' (24, 41) 150.00 125.00
H56 £4 rose 150.00 125.00
H56a         thick 'V' (2, 14, 20, 40, 43, 46) 175.00 150.00
H56b         low and larger stop after 'V' (60) 200.00 175.00
H56c         no stop after 'V' (31) 200.00 175.00
H56d         broad short 'A' (35) 200.00 175.00
H56e         large stop after 'I' (24, 41) 200.00 175.00

 

 

FORGERIES.

These again are obvious, since these values were not overprinted. They serve to illustrate a type of forgery.
The letters are very rough when magnified, and the serifs are again splayed. These could also be applied to V.R.I. stamps that did not have it
The V.R.I. Telegraph stamps usually had an Army Telegraph cancel.

forgery-4 forgery-5 forgery-6
AT on ½d AT on 1d AT closeup
FORGERIES

 

 

There is more information and illustrations at: ORANGE FREE STATE STUDY CIRCLE
Varieties are documented in Stamps from the Orange Free State by Buckley & Marriott available from the study circle.

 

 

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