An 1858 cover featuring the first stamps ever printed in South Africa is estimated to make $65,819-84,624 at Stephan Welz & Co in Johannesburg today.

The lot consists of two 1d pale brick-red and one 1855 one shilling yellow green stamps.

SA stamps Cape
The figure depicted in the design is the Lady of Good Hope, a South African national symbol

Savo Tufegdzic, head of the stamp and coins department at the auction house, told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Now people collect stamps just like art and gold, it's an investment."

Check out our range of stamps, which includes this South African 1987 40c Word of God sheet

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