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Bantam War Effort Definitives 1942-1944

1/2 d bantam
1d bantam
1 1/2 d bantam
2d bantam
3d bantam
4d bantam
6d bantam
1 /- bantam
"Bantams" saved scarce wartime paper resources.

In an effort to save paper during the war, South Africa issued miniature stamps known as "bantams" using the same designs as the 1941-1942 war effort definitives. Two interesting features of these stamps are the combination of conventional and roulette perforations and the use of bilingual pairs (English and Afrikaans in several of the denominations.


Mann, Wesley P. How to Collect Stamps. Boston: H.E. Harris, 1982.

Stanley Gibbons Coomonwealth & British Empire Stamps 1840-1970 2015. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., 2014.

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