South Africa 1942 4d "BANTAM" WW2 Emergency stamp issue, Unique size used block of 45!
Bought a few of these from someone who got parcels in WW2 ex RSA. Not just bilingual pairs - but in the even scarcer WW2 economy idea of Triptych.
A normal size perforated stamp size, that stamp area rouletted into THREE stamps!
Could they have used high values? Of course, but clearly they did not.
105% commercial use.
Seems like a strange use for 15/- franking, when 5/- and 10/- values were on hand, at South Africa POs.
The large Field Gun/Cannon design - SG 103 x 15 = £165 ($A330) for normal triptychs!
Very likely the record size postal used franking. The hasty cds use from "JOHANNESBURG - 5 DEC 45"
points to clear commercial use. And was commercial WW2 mail for sure, as the Estate had similar big blocks of other values.
Few little blemishes as expected from a very heavy parcel, mailed 10,000 miles, 75 years ago, but doubtless a UNIQUE postally used block. Perfect album page, or Hagner page size for display. Listed up cheaply today - stock 352JK