Halfpenny postcards

As an economy measure the Transvaal Treasury decided to print its own halfpenny postal stationery postcards, much in demand for both business and social communication. The Government Printer in Pretoria was able to reduce the price significantly provided they were able to use De La Rue’s electros, which were duly sent to Pretoria and used. They can be distinguished from the London printings as on the SPECIMEN shown here). Dull blue green was replaced by bright green and cards are not always the same size.

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