The revenue stamps of southern Africa present an enormous field to the specialist. Only a few aspects of this field are tackled at present on this website.
South Africa Entertainments Duty (Cape, Orange Free State, Transvaal)
South Africa Entertainments Duty (Natal)
South West Africa / Namibia
(see also individual territory pages)
J Barefoot Ltd, British Commonwealth Revenues (8th Edition, privately published, 2008)
John Dickson and Giovanni Palazzo, ''Entertainments Duty' stamps of the Province of Natal', Natal & Zululand Post, v 10 no 2 (38), June 2006, pp71-77
Giovanni Palazzo, 'The Revenue Stamps of the Republic of South Africa', The Revenue Journal, vol XXI (June 2010), pp28-34
C E Sherwood, The Sherwood South African Revenue Stamps Catalogue (privately published, 1980)
Grateful thanks to Steven Gardiner, Ian Matheson, Bradford Newcomb, Giovanni Palazzo, Norm Seidelman, Oscar van der Vliet and Michael Wigmore, who provided many of the illustrations in this section as well as additional information and help. Special thanks to Brian Trotter, who as well as supplying scans of many of the scarcest stamps, was also able to send me copies of the relevant De La Rue correspondence.
When reproducing images of stamps not in my own collection, I have sought the permission of the current owner whenever possible, though in some cases the current owner is not known to me. If I have inadvertently broken any rules of copyright, please help me to comply by bringing this to my attention.