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Bechuanaland

Wednesday, December 2, 1885

British Colony 41

BrBech3
  Bechuanaland Sc3 SG2
Cape of Good Hope overprint
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Perforated 14, watermark 2 (Crown CA), engraved.

Overprinted on stamps of Cape of Good Hope.
Description Overprint Watermark   Scott S.G. Mi Y&T
December 2, 1885
½ black
Red
Crown CA
  4 1    
1 penny rose
Black
Anchor
  6 5    
2 pence bister
Black
Anchor
  7 6    
3 pence claret
Black
Crown CA
  3 2    
6 pence violet
Black
Anchor
  8 7    
November, 1886
1 shilling green
Black
Anchor
  9 8    
December, 1886
4 pence blue
Black
Crown CC
  1 3    
March, 1887
½ penny black
Black
Anchor
  5 4    

All issue quantities are approximate.
There is no Scott #2.

The overprint is in two lines: "British Bechuanaland". There is no period after "Bechuanaland" on genuine stamps.

Stellaland was a stamp issuing entity before it was annexed by Great Britain and became a part of Bechuanaland which in turn was succeeded by Bechuanaland Protectorate as a stamp issuing entity.

FI ref: 234 Page credit: JA

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