Category Archives: Appeals For Help

Appeal for Information: Bechuanaland Overprint Varieties on Cover


I’ve had a request from a fellow enthusiast into the existence of overprint varieties on the Bechuanaland 1/2d vermilion used on cover. Specifically inverted or double overprints on SG numbers 53, 54, and 55.

I have not seen any before, but I have heard that in his long search the enthusiast has managed to find a 1913 Tamsen cover with a SG54a block of four. Presumably other philatelic covers from Tamsen must exist?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Help Needed: 2c Overprint?

ThisĀ peculiarĀ little thing has been sent in to me by a reader, with what appears to be a “c” overprinting the value “d,” changing it from pence to cents! Unfortunately the cancel is too indistinguishable for me, but if anyone out there can help, then please contact me. The logical conclusion would be that it was a private overprint, since nothing has been discovered about it in the extensive records of De La Rue, however if it turns out to have been sent from a British territory and not from the UK, then it is a very interesting item indeed!

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