1900 Boer War Cover, mailed from Thaba Nchu (O.V.S.) on SEP.7.1900 and franked with a 2½d stamp, then received a purple Canadian Contingent / South Africa datestamp on SEP.17.1900, then presumably went through GB before it arrived at its destination of Barrie, Ontario on OCT.15 (receiver on back). The next day it was forwarded to Toronto where it was received (on back) on OCT.16. A lovely Second Canadian Contingent cover, which are not commonly seen franked as such, very fine. Estimate C$500.
Lot 715 O 162/175 1900 Collection of Mafeking Siege Surcharge Issues, a lovely used group, which includes Scott #s 162, 164, 165, 167, 171, 172-175. Each stamp is postmarked with a Mafeking C.G.H. datestamp, all are fully dated between MAR.30 and MAY 3.1900, two singles are on piece and #174 is a vertical pair on piece. Also includes a used #178 (Major Goodyear, postmarked MAFEKING C.G.H. MAY.2.1900) and a #N2 on piece (Vryburg surcharge Type I, dated NOV.28.1899). Scott CV U$1,815, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.