SOUTH AFRICA

1st Definitives : 31 May 1961 to 1974

Note : Many of these stamps are similar and vary with perforations, watermarks and type of paper.
 I do not have all the varieties, and the Gibbons Commonwealth Catalogue conflicts with our own SA Colour Catalogue in many instances. 
 Scanned images of the main varieties are therefore displayed here, and other images would be virtually identical. 
 If anyone has any comment on my identifications I would be pleased to hear from them.
        

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SG 198 :  c 
(Perf 14x15) 

SG 203 :  3c 
(Perf 14)

SG 208 : 20c
 (Perf 14)  

 African Pygmy Kingfisher (referred to as a Natal Kingfisher on the stamp) Roberts 432
Clements 89.0220

 Crimson-breasted Shrike Roberts 739
Clements 177.0220

Secretary Bird
Roberts 118 Clements 31.0010

 

1st Definitives : Additional printings, Wmk as before 
     
SG 198a : c 
(Perf 14) (March 1963)
SG 198b : c Coil stamp (Perf 14x15) (May 1963) SG 214 : 3c no watermark 
(Perf 14) (October 1961)
SG 218 : 20c  no watermark (Perf 14) (April 1963)
 African Pygmy Kingfisher   African Pygmy Kingfisher  Crimson-breasted Shrike    Secretary Bird  

 

1st Definitives 1963-1967, Chalk paper, RSA Wmk
   
SG 234 : 20c  (July 1964) SG 234a : 20c 
(July 1964) (colours brighter)
Secretary Bird   Secretary Bird 

 

1st Definitives redrawn 1964-1968, RSA Wmk
SG 238 : c 
(21 May 1964)
SG 243 : 3c 
(November 1964) 
African Pygmy Kingfisher  Crimson-breasted Shrike

 

1st Definitives redrawn 1967-1971, RSA tete-beche Wmk
     
SG 238b : c
 perf 14x15
(January 1968)
SG 238d : c 
(Perf 14)
 (September 1968)
Sg 243a :  3c 
(19 December 1967)
SG 249 : 20c 
(January 1968)
African Pygmy Kingfisher African Pygmy Kingfisher Crimson-breasted Shrike Secretary Bird

 

1st Definitives : New design 1969
SG 276  :
(February 1969)
SG 276a : c Coil stamp (May 1969)
African Pygmy Kingfisher African Pygmy Kingfisher

 

1st Definitives : 1969-1972, Phosphor bands, RSA tete-beche Wmk
     
SG 282 : c
(January 1970)
SG 287 : 3c
(September 1969)
SG 296 : 20c
(18 June 1970)
African Pygmy Kingfisher Crimson-breasted Shrike Secretary Bird

 

1st Definitives : 1972-1974, Additional printings on phosphorescent paper, Wmk as before
     
SG 313 : c (June 1973) SG 316 : 3c  SG 323 : 20c 
African Pygmy Kingfisher Crimson-breasted Shrike Secretary Bird