Stamps of the Transvaal

There are five main periods during which stamps were issued by the Transvaal. The main types of each period is shown below with detailed descriptions of variations and sub-types only available to members.

1d Eagle with spread wings
More details (members only)
6d Eagle with spread wings
These were printed on various types of paper and were distributed as imperf and
fine roulette (15.5 – 16)
More details (members only)
Eagle with closed wings (Type 2) issued as 3d. These were printed
on various types of paper and were distributed as imperf, fine
roulette (15.5 – 16), and wide roulette (6.5).
More details (members only)
V.R. TRANSVAAL overprint in red.
These were printed on various types of paper and were distributed as imperf,
fine roulette (15.5 – 16), and wide roulette (6.5).
V.R. TRANSVAAL overprint in black.
These were printed on various types of paper and were distributed as imperf,
fine roulette (15.5 – 16), and wide roulette (6.5).
V.R. Transvaal overprint, Roman V.R. overprint
These were printed on various types of paper and were distributed as imperf,
fine roulette (15.5 – 16), and wide roulette (6.5).
Otto type 2 overprint
V.R. Transvaal overprint, Italic V.R. overprint
These were printed on various types of paper and were distributed as imperf,
fine roulette (15.5 – 16), and wide roulette (6.5).
V.R. Transvaal overprint, small V.R. overprint
These were printed on various types of paper and were distributed as imperf,
fine roulette (15.5 – 16), and wide roulette (6.5).
Queen Victoria Bourne head (TRANSVAAL POSTAGE)
Queen Victoria Bourne head overprinted with “EEN PENNY”
Spread wing eagle (type 1) 1883 re-issue
Queen Victoria Bourne head overprint in red/black (“1 Penny” or “1 PENNY”)
Vurtheim issues
Eagle issue with vertical “HALVE PENNY” overprint between lines
Queen Victoria Bourne head overprint vertically in red “HALVE PENNY Z.A.R.” or “TWEE PENCE Z.A.R.”
Vurtheim overprints with vertical “HALVE PENNY” in black etc.
Wagon issue with shafts.
Wagon issue with pole.
Fiscal stamp overprinted with POSTZEGEL in green.
Penny post.
Wagon with pole overprinted with “V.R.I.”
Wagon with pole overprinted with or “E.R.I.” or “E.R.I. / Half / Penny” in black.
King Edward VII with “POSTAGE REVENUE” or “POSTAGE / POSTAGE” in right
and left borders
Standard Pietersburg issues (1/2d, 1d, 2d, 4d, 6d, 1s).
Under Construction.