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The "London Pictorials"

Early South African stamp issues were printed in both official languages, English & Afrikaans. Thus they are preferably collected as joined pairs 

The Dromedaris - Ship of Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company - Arrived in Table Bay (named after the Mountain) on 6th April, 1652.
 

    

Orange Tree
(To save webspace, "click-on" enlargements of the English singles only  are provided from this point)


  

 

March 1927
Definitive Issue

The Union Buildings, Pretoria



Groote Schuur - Home of Cecil John Rhodes in Rondebosch, Cape Town - Later used as parliamentary residence for Prime Ministers

Cecil Rhodes bequethed a major part of this estate to the people of cape town and where a Zoo and Cape Town University were erected.

The set is so-named as the stamps were printed in London and exported to the Union of South Africa

 




A Zulu village of grass huts, found in the Natal Province




Note the irregular bottom perforation line




The Gnu or South African plains "Wildebeest"



Watermark:
Multiple Springbok Head



"
Voortrekkers" ...



 ...pioneers of the hinterland ...



... and the famous Ox-Wagons 

... they used.

Recess printing by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.
London



The Old Pier, Cape Town ...




... with Table Mountain looming behind
The color variations between this different language pair of Ten Shilling stamps is interesting. Perforation:
Approx. 14

"SuidAfrika" spelled as one word

 

Virtual Stamp Album

 


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