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Transvaal Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrappers
during the Boer War period

Wrappers issued 1 May 1899

Four different values of newspaper wrappers were issued on 1 May 1899

Transvaal 1899 d green newspaper wrapper
d green newspaper wrapper

Transvaal 1899 1d carmine & green newspaper wrapper
1d carmine & green newspaper wrapper

Transvaal 1899 2d brown & green newspaper wrapper
2d brown & green newspaper wrapper

Transvaal 1899 3d violet & green newspaper wrapper
3d violet & green newspaper wrapper


June 1900 Wrappers from Rustenberg

In June 1900 Rustenberg was occupied by British Forces. All four values of the Transvaal newspaper wrappers were hand stamped locally with a V.R. handstamp.

Transvaal 1899 d green newspaper wrapper with V.R. handstamp
d green newspaper wrapper with a V.R. handstamp


September 1900 Wrappers from Lydenburg

On 7 September 1900 Lydenburg was occupied by British Forces and part of its stock of Transvaal wrappers was overprinted V.R.I. All four values were overprinted.

Transvaal 1899 2d newspaper wrapper with V.R.I.
2d brown & green newspaper wrapper with V.R.I. overprint


September 1900 Wrappers from Barberton

Barberton is 137km (86 miles) South East of Lyndenburg
On 13 September 1900 the British Forces occupied Barberton. The examples below have a CTO cancel from this period. From the above it would appear that the British Forces had someone amongst them who was a keen philatelist. These were possibly the product of the same person.

Transvaal 1899 1d newspaper wrapper used 1900 Barberton
1d carmine & green newspaper wrapper with a Barberton 11 September 1900 CTO postmark

Transvaal 1899 d green newspaper wrapper used 1900 Barberton
d green newspaper wrapper with a Barberton 13 September 1900 CTO postmark


See also Newspaper Wrappers where you can find infornation about other newspaper wrappers and the latest news about the "Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrapper Catalogue".