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Transvaal Republic - Postal Stationery - 1 Penny Green on Red 1896/7
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Transvaal Republic
Type
Postcard
Class
Postal Stationery
Front Inscription
ZUID-AFRIK. REPUBLIEK | RÉPUBLIQUE SUD-AFRICAINE | BRIEFKAART
Face Value
1 Penny
Issued Date
1896/7
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
138 × 92 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint No Gum - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
4
Higgins & Gage World Postal Stationery Catalog
Transvaal Republic - Postal Stationery - 1 Penny Green on Red 1896/7
Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek Post Card 1 Penny Green on Red

Year: 1896 / 1897

Obverse

ZUID-AFRIK. REPUBLIEK
RÉPUBLIQUE SUD-AFRICAINE
Algemeene Post-Vereeniging — (Union Postale Universelle)
BRIEFKAART
(Carte postale)

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Counted: 123 dots, 92 mm in length and 9 mm spacing between the two lines.

Indicia

POSTZEGEL
Z.AFR.REPUBLIEK
1 PENNY

EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT
Coat of Arms, in Dutch, it means Unity Makes Strength.

Size: 18 x 23 mm.

Reverse

Blank

South African Republic

The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, or ZAR), often informally known as the Transvaal Republic, was an independent Boer-ruled country in Southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century. Not to be confused with the present-day Republic of South Africa, it occupied the area later known as the South African province of Transvaal.

On 17 January 1852, the United Kingdom signed the Sand River Convention treaty with 5,000 or so of the Boer families (about 40,000 white people), recognising their independence in the region to the north of the Vaal River, or the Transvaal and was independent from 1856 to 1877, then again from the end of the First Boer War in 1881, in which the Boers regained their independence from the British Empire, until 1900.

In 1900 the ZAR was annexed by the United Kingdom during the Second Boer War although the official surrender of the territory only took place at the end of the war, on 31 May 1902. In 1910 it became the Transvaal Province of the Union of South Africa.

The first president of the South African Republic was Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, elected in 1857, son of the famous Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, who commanded the Boers to victory at the Battle of Blood River.

The capital was established at Pretoria (founded 1855), though for a brief period Potchefstroom served as the seat of government. The parliament, the Volksraad, had 24 members.


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