1891-1904 4d Green & Brown Bisect Usages

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1899 (Nov 22) Envelope with 1891 4d vertical bisect tied by Palapye Station cds, stamp excised then replaced

History: Cavendish sale 619 lot 240 unsold; Cavendish sale 625 lot 278 sold for £420 plus commission; Illustrated in The Runner Post Aug 2001 p.1315

1899 (Nov 22) OHMS Cape Government Railways envelope (creases and a few other faults) addressed locally with 1891 4d vertical bisect tied by Palapye station cds with signature of D. Solomon, Postmaster alongside

History: Spink Mar 2004 lot 29 realised £850 plus commission

1899 (Nov 22) OHMS Cape Government Railways envelope addressed locally with 1891 4d vertical bisect tied by Palapye station cds with signature of D. Solomon, Postmaster alongside

History: Illustrated in The Runner Post Feb 2002 p.1330

1899 (Nov 22) OHMS Cape Government Railways envelope addressed locally with 1891 4d vertical bisect tied by Palapye station cds with signature of D. Solomon, Postmaster alongside

History: Christies Jun 1991 lot 199 est. £100 sold £2’220;

1899 (Dec 13) Envelope with 1891 4d vertical bisect tied by Palapye Station cds, some vertical cover folds clear of stamp

History: Martello Auctions July 2015 lot 162 est. £500-800

1899 (Dec 13) Envelope from Palapye Station to Palapye with 1891 4d vertical bisect, showing manuscript “R.M. Postmaster” below, envelope with two small tears at foot and on flap, fine, cert. RPS (1961)

History: Ex Inglefield-Watson (Spink Oct 2007 lot 1370 realised £1’100 plus commission); Spink Apr 2013 lot 134 realised £1’100 plus commission

1899 (Dec 13) Envelope from Palapye Station to Palapye with 1891 4d vertical bisect, showing manuscript “R.M. Postmaster” below, cert. BPA (1991)

History: Christies Jun 1991 lot 198 est. £100 sold £1’320; Christies Jun 1992 lot 3246 est. £1’000-1’200 (unsold)

1899 (Dec 13) Piece bearing 1891 4d bisected vertically cancelled by Palapye Station cds

History: Spink Jul 2012 lot 1648 realised £270 plus commission

1900 (Mar 12) Envelope with 1891 4d diagonal bisect with adjacent manuscript “RM / PM” by the Postmaster, tied by Palapaye Station MR 12 00 cds with further strike adjacent, reverse with Mochudi transit, fine

History: Ex “County” (Deverell & MacGregor with Argyll Etkin, Sep 24 2003); Ex “Koi” (David Feldman Dec 2018 lot 30401 est. £500-700)

1900 (Mar 12) Envelope with 1891 4d diagonal bisect with adjacent manuscript “RM / PM” by the Postmaster, tied by Palapaye Station MR 12 00 cds with further strike adjacent, reverse with Mochudi transit

History: Ex Brian Trotter (Illustrated in The Runner Post June 1988 p.193)

 

Bibliography

“The Controversial Palapye Bisect”, Brian Trotter, The Runner Post June 1988 pp.191-193
“Palapye 4d Bisects” (census), John Inglefield-Watson, The Runner Post September 1988 p.203

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