- on 5 > - green, a sheet."/> Orange Free State: 1900 surcharged "V.R.I." first printing 5/- on 5/- green, a sheet.
Click here to skip to content

Orange Free State: 1900 surcharged "V.R.I." first printing 5/- on 5/- green, a sheet.

Orange Free State: 1900 surcharged

Printer: De La Rue & Co.

Medium: Surface printed

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: Supplementary Collection

Item number: 3

Length: 28

Width: 54.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Philatelic item

Related images

1 2 3

The first series of postage stamps for the Orange Free State were issued between 1868 and 1878. Thomas De La Rue & Co of London were asked to produce the stamps.

Following the British occupation of the Orange Free State in 1900, in the course of the 1899-1902 Second Boer War, stamps were overprinted V.R.I. (Victoria Regina Imperatrix) and the face value. Shown is a complete sheet of the 5/- value.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: