Orange Free State: 1900 surcharged "V.R.I." first printing 5/- on 5/- green, a sheet.
Printer: De La Rue & Co.
Medium: Surface printed
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.