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michael78651
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29 Aug 2017
05:14:43pm
I received this cover today from South Africa:

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Does anyone know if the Krugerrand stamps will soak nicely off in water?

I find it interesting that in addition to the South African stamps on the cover, there also are stamps from Transkei and South West Africa. I guess these are still valid for postage in South Africa?

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smauggie
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30 Aug 2017
09:34:12am
re: South Africa Cover

I like those Krugerand stamps.

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michael78651
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30 Aug 2017
11:06:44am
re: South Africa Cover

They are quite striking, more so than is seen in the scan. I have been told that they are standard gummed stamps and will easily soak off the paper. Almost a shame to soak the stamps off...

The "concorde" is just the top of a sticky I used to hide the name and address.

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clivel
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30 Aug 2017
11:18:12am
re: South Africa Cover

The Bantustans, which included Transkei, were established by the Apartheid government of South Africa to provide homelands for the various black ethnic groups of South Africa in a misguided attempt to effectively turn the white minority population into a majority. Needless to say these fake states were not recognised by the international community, but surprisingly, the stamps were accepted as valid internationally and are still valid for use within South Africa.

South West Africa on the other hand, was, despite the similarity of name, a separate country (albeit it administered by South Africa for many years) with an independent postal authority, whose stamps were never valid for use in South Africa.

The Krugerrand stamps were issued this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Krugerrand. As far as I am aware they are regular gummed stamps that should soak off without any damage, but not having tried to do so myself you might want to wait for a second opinion.
That being said, I think that the intact envelope with the 3 different postal issuing authorities is unusual enough that it would be a pity to damage it for the sake of a few easily obtainable current stamps.
Clive

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