Zululand – 1/2d Vermilion Covers

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Warwick & Warwick Zululand coverHistory: Warwick and Warwick, March 2013, lot 284, realised £1’200 plus commission (see magazine article)

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0031892 (Aug 6) Envelope to Natal, with 1/2d vermilion pair tied by Eshowe cds, Durban and Greytown cds, a few stains chiefly around the adhesives, otherwise fine.

History: Harmers July 9 1997 lot 1497 Est. £250

0011891 “GOUVERNMENT ZULULAND” Official hs on GB 1/2d wrapper uprated with GB 1887 1/2d vermilion, cancelled at Liverpool, Amsterdam transit, fine

History: David Feldman Nov 1 1993 Lot 10873 Est. CHF2000

0151892 (Jul 2) Envelope to England with 1/2d vermilion and 1d lilac pair tied by a largely fine strike of the triple ring Nkandhla cds in violet, a few small faults though attractive and one of the few known covers with this cancel

History: Ex John Robson; Harmers July 9 1997 lot 1458 Est. £2’000

0091894 (Jun 1) OHMS envelope to USA, endorsed “Book Post” with 1/2d vermilion tied by code A Eshowe cds, Durban bs

History: Harmers July 9 1997 lot 1446 Est. £400

0071891 (May 5) Envelope to England with 1/2d vermilion and Natal Fiscal 1d tied by Eshowe cds, Durban bs, a rare franking, being the earliest recorded usage of the Fiscal 1d and pre-dating Stanley Gibbons issue date of June 27

History: Harmers July 9 1997 lot 1444 Est. £450

0041894 (Jul 25) Envelope to Natal with 1/2d vermilion pair tied by fair Ulundi cds, reverse with melmoth (Jul 27), Eshow (Jul 28) and Durban (Jul 30) cds, a little stained in places

History: Ex “Tugela”; Harmers July 9 1997 lot 1498 Est. £400

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