TRANSVAAL REVENUES 1902 PASS STAMPS KEVII 2/- IMPERF PROOF

CHF985.00

  • PASS STAMPS: 1902 KEVII IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL WITH "PASS" OVERPRINT
  • in the colours as per adopted 2/- black & brown inscribed "POSTAGE & REVENUE"
  • on Crown CA paper with PASS overprint in black.
  • VF, attractive, rare.
  • Prior to the British occupation of the Transvaal, a system of labour identification passports was introduced to control the movement of African labourers. It required the employer to register native labour that he employed with the Labour Passport Office for a fee of 1/-, paid using a pass stamp. In addition the employer paid a further 2/- fee for each month that he employed each labourer. Travelling passes for African labour also required a fee of 1/-. The system was continued by the British. Firstly using stamps of the former South African Republic suitably overprinted, then subsequently overprinting the Edwardian stamps for the purpose. 132.000 1/- and 500.000 2/- stamps are required overprinted very distinctly with the word 'PASS'. The initial denominations were issued on 1 April 1902. The 1/- and 2/- postage & revenue stamps were printed in sheets of 240 (4 panes of 60, in rows of 6 per pane) in one printing of each denomination.
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