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SWAZILAND
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Postal Stationery mint & used

Early Covers with Transvaal overprints
South Africa stamps used in Swaziland
KGV Definitives on cover

1935 Silver Jubilee on cover
O.H.M.S. mail

KGVI 1937 Coronation covers
1938 KGVI Definitives on cover
1945 Victory & 1949 UPU covers

World War II covers
Official Free mail - FPO 947
QEII Postmark covers
Slogan machine cancels
Registered - Taxed Mail
Postal Stationery Card
Postal Stationery Registered Envelope
SWZ 100 - H&G 1
1933 KGV 1d Postcard
Mint £20
SWZ 101 - H&G 8
1961 5c decimal Size G
Mint £15
SWZ 102
Post Office Formula envelope Size G with McCorquodale & Co Ltd Imprint under flap
plus 1962 2½c Definitives x 3
Mint £10
SWZ 107 - H&G 11
1949 6d S. Africa Overprinted SWAZILAND in red
Thin overprint Afrikaans first
Mint £15
Postal Stationery Aerogrammes
SWZ 105 - H&G 8
1949 6d S. Africa Overprinted SWAZILAND in red - English first
Mint £15
SWZ 106 - H&G 9
1949 6d S. Africa Overprinted SWAZILAND in red - Afrikaans first
Mint £15
SWZ 109 - H&G 14
1954 6d S.Africa Speed Bird Overprint - English first
Mint £10
SWZ 110 - H&G 15
1954 6d S.Africa Speed Bird Overprint - Arikaans first
Mint £10
SWZ 111 - H&G 17
1956 6d Kudu
Mint £8
SWZ 112 - H&G 18
1961 6d Kudu Overprinted 5c
Mint £8
Used Postal Stationery Aerogrammes
SWZ 122 - H&G 8
1949 S. Africa 6d Overprinted Aerogramme English first - With additional 6d x 2
To USA - Cancelled BREMERSDORP 10 VII 49 SOLD

SWZ 123 - H&G 12
1951 S. Africa 6d Overprinted Aerogramme, English first - To Scotland
Cancelled MBABANE 7 IX B51 £20

SWZ 124 - H&G 12
1952 6d Royal blue - Thick overprint Kessler 14

To UK cancelled MBABANE 21 II A52 £15
SWZ 125 - H&G 12
1951 6d Thin overprint Kessler 12 - To UK with additional
2d Coronation Cancelled MBABANE 3 JUN 53 £10
Postal History
1890 EMBEKELWENI - BONC 718 Proving Cover

SWZ 1
Colourful franking
Registered & posted
7 JY 90 with R255
In crayon
Transit backstamp
Of Steijnsdorp 8 JUL 90
Where the cover entered the
ZAR system
With boxed ZAR
Registration cachet
Addressed to Emil Tamsen
Lovely Cover

£1200

1893 Cover to Holland - SWZ 201
Cover with 6d & 1/- Transvaal overprints. Cancelled Squared circle
BREMERSDORP 20 NOV 93 - Johannesburg transit
Assen arrival 18 DEC 93 - Also boxed Code EI0 £1500
Early Postcard - SWZ 203
Card depicting Swazi Woman Smoking
Published by Hallis & Co. Port Elizabeth£20
O.H.M.S. Envelope to
Piet Retief


SWZ 204
Printed envelope to
Piet Retief from the
Resident Commissioner
Registered & cancelled
MBABANE 21 AUG 20
Carolina transit &
Piet Retief 24 Aug 20 arrival
Boxed ‘Undelivered’
handstamp & returned to
Swaziland
£60
1932 To South Africa

SWZ 208
Commercial cover to Pretoria with
South African definitives Including SG 42
Cancelled
MBABANE
31 DEC 32
£30
1932 Sunset Cover to South Africa

SWZ 209
Cover to Pretoria
With OFS 4d plus 1d x 2
Registered & cancelled
MBABANE
28 DEC A32
£25
1932 Sunset Cover to South Africa

SWZ 210

C
over to Pretoria with OFS 4d & 2d VRI overprints
Registered & Cancelled
MBABANE
28 DEC A32
£25
1932 Sunset Cover to South Africa

SWZ 211
Cover to Johannesburg with Natal & Swaziland 1d
Cancelled
MBABANE
30 JAN A33
£25
1935 Silver Jubilee set

SWZ 215
Registered & cancelled
MBABANE
8 NOV A35
With a straight line
MBABANE
Registration
handstamp
£15
1935 Silver Jubilee set

SWZ 217
Registered & cancelled
MBABANE
2 MAY A36
Boxed
MBABANE SWAZILAND
Registration
handstamp
£15
1937 Combination Franking

SWZ 219
Envelope to Ezulwini with
KGV 1d definitive plus S.A. 1d Ship
Cancelled
MBABANE
27 JAN A37
£25
1935 Silver Jubilee set

SWZ 220
Cancelled by rare
STEGI
1 OC 1937
Skeleton relief cancel
£40

Also see SWZ 137
1936 Registered to UK

SWZ 222
Envelope sent by Registered Airmail to England
with KGV ½d to 6d definitives
Cancelled
MBABANE
22 MAY A36

£40
1937 O.H.M.S.
Envelope to South Africa


SWZ 223
With KGV 6d Registered & Cancelled
MBABANE
22 MAY 37
With arrival
backstamp
£25
1937 O.H.M.S. Envelope to MHLOTSHE

SWZ 224
OHMS envelope from
MBABANE
29 MAR 37
Sent registered to
MHLOTSHENI
Breyton & Piet Retief transits
Showing route into Transvaal
and back into Swaziland
£50
1937 KGVI Coronation

SWZ 230
1937 Coronation FDC On plain envelope to South Africa
Cancelled BREMERSDORP Proud D8
£15
SWZ 232
1937 Coronation FDC On plain envelope to South Africa
Registered and Cancelled EZULWINI
£15

SWZ 234
Plain envelope to UK, registered straight line handstamp R4 and
Cancelled MBABANE 30 XII C37 Proud D15
£15
SWZ 235
1937 Coronation FDC Registered & cancelled by rare
MBABANE MY 12 1937 Skeleton relief cancel
£30

SWZ 236
Envelope to UK Cancelled
PIET RETIEF 16 SEP A37
£25
SWZ 237
Envelope to UK Registered & Cancelled with rare STEGI 19 OC 1937
Relief cancel used for 19 days from 1.10.37 to 19.10.37
Also see SWZ 120
£40
1938 KGVI Definitives

SWZ 240
2d Rate to South Africa (1d Pair) with BREMERSDORP 8 NOV A44
Proud D10 (blank at foot) £15
SWZ 241
2d Rate ½d x 4 to South Africa with EMLEMBE 21 MAR A46 - Proud D2
£20

SWZ 242
Two envelopes to the same address with 2d - Cancelled GOEDGEGUN 3 AUG J38 & 23 MAR G39
The correct rate is 3d thus the tax due = 1d Which converts to 4 US cents - Two items £50

SWZ 243
Envelope Airmailed to USA with 2/6 SG 36a
Cancelled HLATIKULU 17 FEB 1947 £50
SWZ 244
2d Rate to South Africa, cancelled MALKERNS 22 MAR G45 - Proud D3
£35

SWZ 245
Philatelic envelope to Kenya - Mombasa Arrival backstamp
With original set to 1/- Registered & cancelled MBABANE 1 IV A38
First of Issue Light vertical fold £45
SWZ 246
Registered Airmail to UK with a combination of Definitives & RSW 1½d pair
Cancelled MBABANE -5 I E49 Proud D19
£30

SWZ 247
1½d Internal rate with MHLOTSHENI 17 MAR 43 A38 - Blank at foot
(Proud D3) Mission Mail from the Franson Memorial Bible School
£20
SWZ 248
½d Unsealed rate to USA
Cancelled PIGGS PEAK 5 NOV 48 - Proud D2
£25

SWZ 250
3d Rate to USA cancelled
STEGI 5 VI A43 - Proud D5
£25

1945 - 1949 KGVI Commemoratives

SWZ 270
Envelope to USA with complete Victory set Registered & cancelled
HLATIKULU 23 FEB1946 (Proud D2)
Backstamped New York transit & Brooklyn 4 APR arrival £20
SWZ 271
Envelope to USA with 3d Victory - Cancelled
HLATIKULU 24 APR 1947 (Proud D2) Scarce commercial use of this Issue
£25

SWZ 272
Envelope to USA with 3d Victory - Cancelled EMLEMBE 22 FEB A48
(Proud D2) Scarce commercial use of this Issue
£25
SWZ 273
Commercial envelope with 6d UPU - Registered & posted
HLATIKULU 24 OCT 1949 -Addressed to Natal South Coast with a rare UTWALUMI STATION 27 OCT arrival backstamp £40

SWZ 274
Envelope to UK with UPU set cancelled
BREMERSDORP 5 XI A49 - Proud D9
£20
SWZ 275
Envelope to S. Africa with boxed MBABANE registration handstamp
Posted on day of issue 10 X 49 - Proud D15 & R3
£25
Empire Airmail Scheme

SWZ 277
Envelope with an IMPERIAL AIRWAYS cachet
Franked GB 1½d posted Newport 25 JUN 1937
Carried on the first Southbound flight introducing
the new Empire rate of 1½d
Has MBABANE 8 JUL 37 arrival backstamp,
UNCLAIMED cachet & returned to UK
With Mbabane 9 JUL A37 dispatch cancel
£25
World War II Mail

SWZ 280
An envelope originating from the Standard Bank in Dannhauser, Natal
27 APR 1942 - Re-used locally by Barclays Bank with their specially printed label & a 1½d to Stegi Cancelled BREMERSDORP 15 VII A42 - Interesting item
£25

SWZ 281
Envelope with 2d x 2 to USA cancelled STEGI 4 VI 43
Opened and sealed bySouth Africa red on white censor tape
Tied by violet handstamp on reverse
£25

SWZ 282
Air Letter Card from Cpl. Mitchell S.S.B. Armoured Regt.
Cancelled EGYPT 73 28 JU 43 with Censor handstamp with
HLATIKULU 7 JUL 1943 Arrival backstamp £30

SWZ 283
Air Letter Card written in Sicily 31 AUG 1943 with GB definitives cancelled
By an indistinct FPO - RAF censor mark Transit MOOLMAN 20 SEP 43
with HLATIKULU 23 SEP 1943 arrival backstamp £30

SWZ 284
Air Letter Card written onboard ship in the Mediterranean posted with
S. Africa Bantam FPO 33 19 OC 43 with naval censor
Backstamped HLATIKULU 29 OCT 1943 arrival £30

SWZ 285
Air Letter Card with GB 3d Cancelled EGYPT 69 - 13 FEB 44
RAF Censor 103 & Deputy Chief Field Censor handstamps - Backstamped
Egypt 20 Feb transit & HLATIKULU 29 FEB 44 arrival £30

SWZ 286
APC Air Letter Card with a homemade two line handstamp
CONCESSIONAL POSTAGE PERSONNEL FROM SOUTH AFRICA
The reverse has a signed privilege notice - Sent by a Swazi native
In service with MANKAIANA 7 DEC 45 arrival backstamp SOLD

SWZ 287
Envelope posted Allahabad 23 APR 45 to STEGI with Indian Censor Paper seal
OPENED BY EXAMINER sent via
LOURENCO MARQUES with 26-6-45 transit backstamp
SOLD
WWII African Auxiliary Pioneer Corps 3836
Swazi served in the APC and were entitled to
Free postage whilst stationed at
Clairwood Camp in Natal


SWZ 288

Envelope to MANKAIANE
Includes a letter written in African with Official Free
Oval cachet Cancelled
Clairwood Camp
27 XII 45
SOLD
O.H.M.S. - OFFICIAL FREE Mail
SWZ 300
OHMS envelope from South Africa with ‘OFFICIAL FREE – PRETORIA’
To Swaziland with EMLEMBE
30 JUN A49 arrival backstamp.
Redirected to Mbabane with
SWAZILAND POLICE 1-7-1949
P.O. EMLEMBE

handstamp
Posted EMLEMBE 2 JUL A49
£30
SWZ 301
OHMS envelope with
OFFICIAL FREE - SWAZILAND handstamp Posted & cancelled
STEGI 9 II A 49 to
Mankaiana with
MANKAIANA 11 FEB 1949
arrival backstamp
£30
SWZ 302
OHMS envelope with
SWAZILAND POLICE
OFFICIAL FREE - STEGI

Handstamp
Being Police Mail to Mbabane
Posted & cancelled
STEGI 11 VII A49
£30
SWZ 303
Re-cycled envelope from Swaziland to
South Africa - Received at the
NATIVE RECRUITING CO-OP
PIET RETIEF - 20 SEP 1948

Re-used from Piet Retief with
MAGISTRATE OFFICIAL FREE
8 II 49 to Mankaiana
With MANKAIANA 9 FEB 1949
arrival cancel
£40
SWZ 304
Recycled Government envelope with
Paper Seal across previous address with
SWAZILAND ADMINISTRATION
OFFICIAL FREE
PIGGS PEAK

Handstamp - Posted & cancelled
PIGGS PEAK
18 NOV 49
£40
1961 Decimal Overprints on Cover
SWZ 307
Illustrated FDC with Decimal overprints to 10c
Cancelled MBABANE 4 II 61
£30
SWZ 308
Envelope with 1961 Decimal overprints values to 50c
Cancelled MBABANE 24 IV 61
£40
QEII Postmark Covers
SWZ 310
BIG BEND 9 XI A65 to MBABANE with 1962 2½c definitive
£20
SWZ 311
EMLEMBE 17 IV A62 to South Africa with 1961 1c definitive
£15
SWZ 312
GOEDGEGUN 18 VI A65
To Customs, Mbabane with ITU 2½c
£15
SWZ 314
HLUTI 4 IX A58 to Denmark with 1956 ½d x 2 definitive (unsealed rate)
With several Instructional handstamps - Endorsed Return to London with
5 OC 58 arrival cancel £25
SWZ 315
An attractive illustrated Wildlife envelope
To UK cancelled KWALUSENI 21 X 69
£25
SWZ 316
KWALUSENI 17 XI A65 to Basutoland with 1962 2½c definitive
£15
SWZ 317
MANKAIANA 3 JUN 1953 to South Africa with 1953 Coronation
£10
SWZ 319
MAKAIANA13 JAN 1960 to Mochudi with 1956 ½d pair
Also cancelled large circular POSTMASTER MAKAIANA 12 JAN 1960
Marked UNCLAIMED and returned to UK £20
SWZ 320
MBABANE 3 JUN H53 to USA with 1953 Coronation
Proud type D22
£10
SWZ 322
MBABANE 6 VI A60 to UK with 1956 3d definitive
Proud type D25
£10
SWZ 323
MHLAMBANYATI 2 XII A62 to South Africa with 1956 3d definitive
Proud type D2
£15
SWZ 325
MHLAMBANYATI 25 III C63 Airmail to UK with 1962 l2½c definitive
£15
SWZ 326
PIGGS PEAK 4 XII 57 to South Africa with 1956 3d definitive Proud type D5
£15
SWZ 327
PIGGS PEAK 22 I C60 - By Air to Scotland with 1956 4½d pair definitives
Proud type D6
£15
SWZ 328
PIGGS PEAK 15 II B79 by surface mail to UK with
1976 10c bird definitive - Proud type D6
£20
SWZ 329
Printed envelope with Wildlife theme from STEGI 15 XI 58 to USA
With 1956 ½d, 1d & 3d definitives - Proud type D6
£25
SWZ 330
Printed envelope with African life theme from STEGI 5 XII A58 to USA
With 1956 ½d, 1d & 3d definitives - Proud type D5
£25
Slogan Machine Cancels
SWZ 332
MANZINI 29 IX A 69 Window envelope with 1962 2c with machine slogan
KEEP DEATH OF THE ROAD
£10
SWZ 333
MBABANE 1 IX D 66 by surface rate to UK with 1962 ½c, 2½c and 1c x 2
With machine slogan GET HOME SAFELY
£10
SWZ 334
MBABANE 18 VII A 64 to Basutoland with 1962 2½c with
Machine slogan
WORLD UNITED AGAINST MALARIA
MOKHOTLONG
BAS 24 VIII A 64
Transit cancel
£15
QEII Registered Mail
SWZ 340
MANZINI 24 III A66 Airmailed to UK
With 1962 5c definitive & 15c Co-op Year
£15
SWZ 341
MBABANE 17 V A65 with 1965 ITU set in pairs cancelled on First day of issue with a pictorial cancel Proud type D29 -Dispatched by Airmail to UK with MBABANE C.T.R. No 1 - 3 VI A65 Backstamp & London arrival £15
1972 - 75 Postmark Envelopes to D.F. Crew
Plain envelope with 1969 3c Lion definitive SG 229
SWZ 350
Cancelled CROYDON 12 VIII A72
£20
SWZ 351
Cancelled ENTONJENI 26 VII A72
£25
SWZ 352
Cancelled EZULWINI 14 AUG A72
£25
SWZ 353
Cancelled GEGE 18 IV A72
£25
SWZ 354
Cancelled KWALUSENI 27 VII G72
£20
SWZ 355
Cancelled LOBAMBA 27 V A75
£25
SWZ 356
Cancelled MAHAMBA 16 APR A73
£25
SWZ 357
Cancelled MAHLANGATSHA 16 IV A73
£25
SWZ 358
Cancelled MANKAYANE 1 IX A72
£20
SWZ 359
Cancelled MAPHIVENI 19 VII A72
£25
SWZ 360
Cancelled MHLOSHENI 13 IV B73
£20
SWZ 361
Cancelled NGONINI 26 VII 72
£25
SWZ 362
Cancelled NGWENYA 2 VIII A72
£25
SWZ 363
Cancelled SIDVOKODVO 13 IV A73
£25
 
Taxed Mail
SWZ 364
Cancelled TSHANENI 19 VII A72
£25
SWZ 370
EMLEMBE 25 VII - A58 unsealed rate to Belgium with 1956 ½d pair,
NAMUR 15.9.58 - Arrival backstamp with Non reclame’ & ‘Return to Sender labels to back & front - Received a T tax mark & dispatched
To London from Namur 3. 11.58 £20
QEII Taxed Mail
SWZ 371
GOEDGEGUN 19 VIII A56 surface rate to USA with 1956 3d
With boxed ‘T21 Centimes’ Tax handstamp
£15
SWZ 372
HLUTI 18 V 59 unsealed rate to Ireland with 1956 ½d pair
DUN LAOGHAIRE 15 VI arrival cancel - Endorsed Gone Away and with
Two line cachet UNDELIVERED FOR REASONS STATED-RETURN TO SENDER - A boxed POSTAGE DUE 2D FOR RETURN TO SENDER
Dispatched to London with a 16 VI 59 backstamp £25
QEII OHMS - Official Paid Mail
SWZ 376
An O.H.M.S. envelope to South Africa with an excised 20 MAR A 57 datestamp
Could be MBABANE? - outer ring damaged at top Circular handstamp
C.O.D. TRADE CHARGE CARD - Only known example
£350
SWZ 377
Aerogramme to USA with MBABANE - 6 I 71 – OFFICIAL PAID in red
£20
British Forces Mail
During 1963-66, leading up to Independence, the British Forces in Swaziland were keeping the peace and were known as BFPO 640 -Their mail was posted
with UK stamps - The Prince of Wales Volunteers, a Lancashire Regiment, used FPO 947 & were stationed in Swaziland from 9.10.64 to 9 July 65
SWZ 379
Envelope with 3d GB definitive cancelled
FPO 947 - 7 DE 64 to BBC London
A three page article in the October 2004 S.A.P. is included with this item
Only a few Covers are known
£250

Certificates Of Posting a Registered Postal Item
SWZ 380
Four examples Cancelled MBABANE 10 IX B68, 11 IX C68 & 12 I D70
£20