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South African pound


Name: South African pound
Defn: 240d=240p=20sh=20s=1lb
Symbol: £
Code:
Desc:
Units of money:
penny (pl: pence) p 1
shilling sh, s 12
pound lb 240

Users of this currency: Basutoland (65 stamps, 1933-1959), Bechuanaland (40 stamps, 1886-1897), Bechuanaland Protectorate (119 stamps, 1888-1961), Cape of Good Hope (68 stamps, 1853-1904), Mafeking (20 stamps, 1900), Vryburg (8 stamps, 1899-1900), Griqualand West (90 stamps, 1874-1879), New Republic (96 stamps, 1886-1887), Orange River Colony (93 stamps, 1868-1907), South Africa (399 stamps, 1910-1960), South West Africa (174 stamps, 1923-1960), Stellaland (6 stamps, 1884-1885), Swaziland (65 stamps, 1889-1956), Transvaal (217 stamps, 1869-1910)

Denominations used in this currency:
Denom Usages Selected stamps
0.5d 1   South Africa 1948 issue=1948 due d=numeral (1948 South Africa)
= 1/2d 0  
= 1/2p 157   Cape of Good Hope 1875 grayblk issue=1871 d=Hope seated var=no frame line ... South Africa 10/1959 issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=warthog (1954)
1/2p+1/2p 6   South Africa 1933 grn&blk issue=Voortrekkers 1933 d=Church of the Vow ... South Africa 7/17/1939 blgrn&dkbrn issue=100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Huguenots
1d 2   Mafeking 1900 orgred issue=1900b d=No. 51, South Africa 1948 issue=1948 due d=numeral (1948 South Africa)
= 1p 249   Cape of Good Hope 9/1/1853 red d=Hope reclining paper=blued ... Bechuanaland Protectorate 1/21/1961 d=QV & QEII & water hole
1p+1/2p 2   South Africa 1933 rose&blk issue=Voortrekkers 1933, South Africa 5/3/1933 issue=Voortrekkers 1933
1p+1p 4   South Africa 12/14/1938 rose&blgray issue=Voortrekkers 100th ... South Africa 7/17/1939 dkredvio&dkgrn issue=100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Huguenots
1 1/2p 42   Bechuanaland Protectorate 1914 redbrn issue=1914 d=King George V (1912 a) ovpt=BECHUANALAND//PROTECTORATE oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1912-1 1/2p ... South Africa 10/14/1954 dkbrn dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=leopard (1954)
1 1/2p+1 1/2P 4   South Africa 12/14/1938 blgrn&redbrn issue=Voortrekkers 100th d=Perf: 15 x 14 ... South Africa 7/17/1939 brnvio&dkgrn issue=100th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Huguenots d=Perf: 15 x 14
2d 2   Orange River Colony 1888 ultra d=orange tree (1868) oc=blk on=issue=1868-3p, South Africa 1948 issue=1948 due d=numeral (1948 South Africa)
= 2p 155   Cape of Good Hope 7/1882 bis issue=1882 d=Hope seated var=no frame line ... South West Africa 1960 dkbrn issue=1960 d=Cave Drawings
2p+1p 2   South Africa 1933 dlvio&gray issue=Voortrekkers 1933, South Africa 5/3/1933 pur&grayblk issue=Voortrekkers 1933
2 1/2p 24   Cape of Good Hope 3/1891 mag d=Hope seated oc=blk on=3p-mag-Hope seated-unissued ... Bechuanaland Protectorate 1914 ultra issue=1914 d=King George V (1912 b) ovpt=BECHUANALAND//PROTECTORATE oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1912-2 1/2d
3d 2   Mafeking 1900 pur issue=1900b d=++on=1p-No. 52, South Africa 1948 issue=1948 due d=numeral (1948 South Africa)
= 3p 147   Transvaal 7/1/1871 redpur issue=1871 ... Bechuanaland Protectorate 1/21/1961 d=QV & QEII & water hole
3p+1 1/2p 2   South Africa 1933 bl&gray issue=Voortrekkers 1933, South Africa 5/3/1933 graybl&grayblk issue=Voortrekkers 1933
3+3p 2   South Africa 12/14/1938 viobl issue=Voortrekkers 100th d=Perf: 15 x 14
4p 110   Cape of Good Hope 9/1/1853 bl d=Hope reclining paper=blued ... South Africa 5/2/1960 issue=union 50th
4 1/2p 9   South Africa 3/14/1952 dkbl issue=Riebeeck landing 300th d=van Riebeeck ... Swaziland 7/2/1956 ultra&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=warrior
5p 2   Transvaal 1907 vio&blk d=numeral (1907), South Africa 1914 brn&blk issue=1914 due d=numeral (1914 South Africa)
6d 7   Orange River Colony 1878 gray issue=1878 fiscal ... Bechuanaland Protectorate 5/4/1935 issue=Silver Jubilee d=Windsor Castle & King George V
= 6p 150   Cape of Good Hope 2/18/1858 lil issue=1855 d=Hope reclining ... Bechuanaland Protectorate 1/21/1961 d=QV & QEII & water hole
9p 4   New Republic 1/9/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a ... South Africa 2/26/1925 d=mail plane
1s 3   Mafeking 1900 brn&grn issue=1900b d=++on=4p-No. 47
= 1sh 119   Cape of Good Hope 2/18/1858 yelgrn issue=1855 d=Hope reclining ... South Africa 5/2/1960 issue=union 50th d=pushing wheel
1sh3p 17   South Africa 1920 vio issue=1913 d=King George V (1913 South Africa) ... South Africa 5/2/1960 dkbl d=map&locomotives
18d 1   Orange River Colony 1878 bl issue=1878 fiscal
= 1sh6p 9   New Republic 1/9/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a ... South Africa 5/2/1960 issue=union 50th
2s 1   Mafeking 1900 grn issue=1900b d=++on=1sh-No. 49
= 2sh 10   Transvaal 8/26/1878 bl issue=1878 d=Queen Victoria (1878 Transvaal) ... Bechuanaland Protectorate 12/12/1932 d=King George V & cattle & baobab tree
2sh6p 52   Transvaal 1885 yel issue=1885 d=arms of Transvaal (1885) ... South Africa 10/1959 issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=nyala (1954)
3sh 3   Orange River Colony 1878 orgbrn issue=1878 fiscal ... Bechuanaland Protectorate 12/12/1932 d=King George V & cattle & baobab tree
4sh 2   New Republic 1/9/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a
5sh 70   Cape of Good Hope 1871 org issue=1871 d=Hope seated var=no frame line ... South Africa 10/1959 org&brn issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=giraffe (1954)
5sh6p 3   New Republic 1/9/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a ... New Republic 3/1887 vio pc=yel issue=1887b d=nodate
7sh6p 3   New Republic 1/9/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a ... New Republic 3/1887 vio pc=yel issue=1887b d=nodate
10sh 49   Orange River Colony 1878 org issue=1878 fiscal ... Swaziland 7/2/1956 dlvio&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Swazi married woman
10sh6p 3   New Republic 1/9/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a ... New Republic 3/1887 vio pc=yel issue=1887b d=nodate
12sh 1   New Republic 1/13/1886 vio pc=bl issue=1886b d=date 13 JAN 86
13sh 2   New Republic 1/9/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a, New Republic 1/17/1887 vio pc=bl issue=1886b d=date 17 JAN 87
1lb 15   Orange River Colony 1878 pur issue=1878 fiscal ... Swaziland 7/2/1956 turq&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=kudu (1956)
= 20sh 2   South West Africa 1931 blgrn&mar issue=1931 d=Okuwahakan Falls var=English, South West Africa 3/5/1931 grn&redbrn issue=1931 d=Okuwahakan Falls var=Afrikaans
30sh 4   New Republic 1/13/1886 vio pc=yel issue=1886a d=date 13 JAN 86 ... New Republic 3/1887 vio pc=yel issue=1887b d=nodate
2lb 1   Orange River Colony 1878 redbrn issue=1878 fiscal
4lb 1   Orange River Colony 1878 car issue=1878 fiscal
5lb 4   Orange River Colony 1878 grn issue=1878 fiscal ... Transvaal 1903 vio&org issue=1902 d=King Edward VII (1902 Transvaal)

Used by 1460 stamps: (See all uses as list)
Cape of Good Hope 9/1/1853 1p red d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853) paper=blued
Cape of Good Hope 9/1/1853 4p bl d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853) paper=blued
Cape of Good Hope 1855 4p dpbl issue=1855 d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 1857 1p red issue=1855 d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 2/18/1858 6p lil issue=1855 d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 2/18/1858 1sh yelgrn issue=1855 d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 2/23/1861 4p bl issue=1861 d=Hope reclining woodblock
Cape of Good Hope 2/27/1861 1p red issue=1861 d=Hope reclining woodblock
Cape of Good Hope 1863 1p brnred d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 1863 4p dkbl d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 1863 6p pur d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 1863 1sh emer d=Hope reclining wmk=anchor (1853)
Cape of Good Hope 1864 6p brtvio issue=1864 d=Hope seated var=frame line wmk=crown & CC
Cape of Good Hope 1864 1sh yelgrn issue=1864 d=Hope seated var=frame line wmk=crown & CC perf=14
Cape of Good Hope 5/1865 1p rose issue=1864 d=Hope seated var=frame line wmk=crown & CC
Cape of Good Hope 8/1865 4p bl issue=1864 d=Hope seated var=frame line wmk=crown & CC
Orange River Colony 1/1/1868 1p brn issue=1868 d=orange tree (1868)
Orange River Colony 1/1/1868 6p rose issue=1868 d=orange tree (1868)
Orange River Colony 1/1/1868 1sh org issue=1868 d=orange tree (1868)
Cape of Good Hope 11/17/1868 4p brtvio d=Hope seated var=frame line ovpt=Four Pence.//bars oc=blk on=1864-6p wmk=crown & CC
Transvaal 1869 1p brnlake issue=1869a d=arms (1869) imperf
Transvaal 1869 6p ultra issue=1869a d=arms (1869) imperf
Transvaal 1869 1sh dkgrn issue=1869a d=arms (1869) imperf
Transvaal 1869 1p brnlake issue=1869b perf=Rouletted 15.5x16
Transvaal 1869 6p ultra issue=1869b perf=Rouletted 15.5x16
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South Africa 10/1959 1p issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=white-tailed gnu (1954) wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 10/1959 3p issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=white rhinoceros (1954) wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 10/1959 4p ltgrn&blblk issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=elephant (1954) wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 10/1959 6p org&brn issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=lion (1954) wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 10/1959 1sh redbrn&brn issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=kudu (1954) wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 10/1959 2sh6p issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=nyala (1954) wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 10/1959 5sh org&brn issue=1959 dt=wildlife (1954 South Africa) d=giraffe (1954) wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 11/16/1959 3p issue=South African National Antarctic Expedition d=globe showing route wmk=coat of arms
Basutoland 12/15/1959 3p ol&blk issue=National Council d=Chief Moshoeshoe wmk=St Edwards crown & CA
Basutoland 12/15/1959 1sh grn&rose issue=National Council d=council chamber wmk=St Edwards crown & CA
Basutoland 12/15/1959 1sh3p redorg&bl issue=National Council d=Mosotho on horseback wmk=St Edwards crown & CA
South West Africa 1960 1p issue=1960 d=gazelles wmk=coat of arms
South West Africa 1960 2p dkbrn issue=1960 d=Cave Drawings wmk=coat of arms
South West Africa 1960 3p dkpur issue=1960 d=Rhinoceros Hunt wmk=coat of arms
South West Africa 1960 4p dkol issue=1960 d=elephant (1960) wmk=coat of arms
South West Africa 1960 1sh6p lil issue=1960 d=Ukuanjama Girl wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 5/2/1960 1sh3p dkbl d=map&locomotives wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 5/2/1960 4p issue=union 50th wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 5/2/1960 6p issue=union 50th d=Coat of arms of the four provinces of the Cape of Good Hope wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 5/2/1960 1sh issue=union 50th d=pushing wheel wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 5/2/1960 1sh6p issue=union 50th wmk=coat of arms
South Africa 5/31/1960 3p d=prime ministers wmk=coat of arms
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1/21/1961 1p d=QV & QEII & water hole
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1/21/1961 3p d=QV & QEII & water hole
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1/21/1961 6p d=QV & QEII & water hole

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