SOUTHERN RHODESIA
Last updated: 18th March, 2017
1932 LARGE FALLS, SG 29-30
STAMPS
RA9208 2d and 3d, both values in un-issued colours 2d olive-green and purple, 3d dark blue and each overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN’ each with small security puncture. 2d very fine mint, 3d without gum as released. SG 29/30 specimens / printer’s sample. SOLD
RA4724 2d and 3d, both values in un-issued colours 2d olive-green and purple, 3d dark blue and each overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN’ each with small security puncture. 2d unmounted, 3d without gum as released. SG 29/30 specimens / printer’s sample. £180
SR574 2d and 3d, very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £30
SR927 2d and 3d, blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £120
SR580 2d and 3d, each a corner block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £120
RA9686 2d, right marginal showing downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 29 var. £35
VF148 1932 3d large Falls, major variety IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY, VERTICAL PAIR. Left marginal positions 6/1 - 7/1 showing trace of printer's mark upper left. Superb and fresh unmounted. Outstanding. SG 30a
 
Note: a single sheet showing this variety was apparently purchased over the counter at the Bulawayo Post Office. It later suffered some damage and not all possible 30 pairs are fine. It is also known used
£15,000
VF147 1932 3d large Falls, major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, VERTICAL PAIR. Positions 1/3 - 2/9 showing printer's mark upper right. Very fine unmounted. A GREAT SOUTHERN RHODESIA RARITY. B.P.A. certificate (1992). SG 30b
 
Note: a single sheet showing this variety was purchased over the counter at Bulawayo Post Office in late 1935 or early 1936. A single row of horizontal perforations was missing between rows one and two, resulting in six possible pairs. Of those, two exist within a block of four
£35,000
POSTAL HISTORY
AR291 1936 (20th February), cover addressed to the USA, bearing a single Large Falls 3d deep ultramarine (SG 30) tied by a MUTAMBARA (20 Feb) double circle datestamp. The 3d paid reflects the single weight rate for foreign mail. Odd minor edge wear, otherwise clean and attractive. £65
SR58 1937 (?) February (?), Airmail cover bearing 3d x two Large Falls (SG 30) each cancelled dc MACHEKE datestamps to England. £15
SR1016 1936 2nd June, cover bearing 2d large Falls (SG 29), crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' and addressed to England. Fine and clean. £35
AR309 1938 (28th February), Railway TPO cover from Mozambique addressed to England. Bearing Mozambique 5c, 20c and pair of 80c tied by GONDOLA (28 Feb) double circle datestamps. The reverse bearing a Southern Rhodesia 1932 Large Falls 2d green and chocolate (SG 29) also tied by a GONDOLA (28 Feb) datestamp. With a Travelling Post Office AMBULANCIA / BEIRA-UMTALI (1 Mar) double circle datestamp also on the reverse. A very attractive and RARE combination and TPO cover.
 
Note: Gondola is an intermediate stop on the railway line approximately midway between Beira and Umtali. The Beira and Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways operated a T.P.O. on this part of the line until 1949, and letters bearing Rhodesian duties were not only accepted but also cancelled during this period.
£350
1935 KGV SILVER JUBILEE, SG 31-4
STAMPS
SR783 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee, set of four plus later issued KGV 9d Field Marshal and all further issues to 1950 Diamond Jubilee (SG 31-34, 21b, 36-70), a single example of each applied to three card pages ex. the Tunisian Postal Archive. The 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee and 9d Field Marshal struck with local receiving 'SPECIMEN' handstamp, the remaining without. Various marginal endorsements. A remarkable group. £750
RA7788 1d, un-issued colour purple, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN’, security puncture. Very fine mint. SG 31 specimen / printer’s sample £70
SR61 3d, un-issued colour magenta and brown overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN', small security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 33 specimen / printer's sample £100
SR530 3d, un-issued colour magenta and brown overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN', small security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 33 specimen / printer's sample £100
SR785 3d, un-issued colour magenta and brown overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN' (Samuel type WS1), IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT SECURITY PUNCTURE, affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow Sample booklet with 'S.T. 1676' number written in ink above. Not previously seen, and may well be unique as such. SG 33 specimen / printer's sample £750
SR575 Set of four values, very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £30
SR576 Set of four values, marginal blocks of four, 6d upper right corner showing running sheet number '143' in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £120
SR578 Set of four values, very fine used. SG 31-34 £30
RA2278 Set each in a block of four and each cancelled with central ‘MELSETTER / 31 DEC 35’ datestamps, this being the date of their withdrawal. Superb and attractive. SG 31-4 £140
SR246 3d violet and deep blue, block of four very fine used cancelled 'WANDERER MINE' datestamps. Lovely. SG 33 £60
POSTAL HISTORY
RA8988 1935 17th May, cover bearing KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four (SG 31-34), cancelled 'WANKIE', sent airmail to England. £35
SR665 1935 4th June, cover bearing KGV ^d Silver Jubilee (SG 34), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', sent airmail to England. Fine and attractive. £45
SR64 1935 28th October, registered Airmail cover bearing KGV ½d & 4d Field Marshals plus Silver Jubilee set 'UMTALI / S. RHODESIA 28 OCT 1935' cancels to Cape Town. £40
1935-41 LARGE FALLS, SG 35-35b
STAMPS
RA8590 Plate proofs. 2d frame only, complete imperforate and complete perforated plus 3d complete imperforate, each in a block of four, gummed paper, security punctures. Usual condition for these. SG 35, 35b plate proofs £200
SR361 Plate proofs. 2d frame only upper left corner block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures. Showing red ink correctional mark. Usual condition for these. SG 35 plate proofs £70
SR362 Plate proofs. 2d complete design upper left corner block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures. Usual condition for these. SG 35 plate proofs £70
SR363 Plate proofs. 3d complete design upper left corner block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures. Showing two red ink correctional marks. Usual condition for these. SG 35b plate proofs £70
SR579 2d and 3d, plus 2d perf. 12½ and both line and comb types. Superb unmounted. SG 35-35b and var. £15
RA7266 2d and 3d, imprint blocks of four. Few perfs. parted on 3d block otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 35a, 35b £35
RA9556 2d line and comb perfs and 3d, imprint blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 35a, 35b £40
RA9410 2d perf. 12½, imprint block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 35 £40
SR484 2d, perf. 14, right marginal pair showing downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 35a vars. £60
SR488 2d, perf. 14, lower left corner pair, printed on pre-creased paper showing resultant vertical lines running through right stamp. Superb unmounted. SG 35a and var. £75
VF164 2d, perf. 14, left marginal horizontal block of eight printed on pre-creased paper running between the two rows. This partially affecting the perforations which appear doubled and white lines affecting upper right and lower left stamps. Hinge strengthened at left and right otherwise unmounted. Most unusual. SG 35a vars. £400
SR314 2d, perf. 14, a heavily over-inked impression resulting in brown ink smears overall. On piece fine used cancelled 'UMTALI'. Unusual and not previously seen. SG 35a var. £40
SR930 3d, complete sheet of 60 (6x10) with all margins and showing imprint at base and sheet number ‘478’ at upper right. Some mainly marginal perforations split otherwise superb fresh unmounted. A very scarce survivor. SG 35b £350
RA7791 3d, showing ‘missing spray’ variety. Very fine used, datestamp at right leaving variety clear. SG 35b var. £20
POSTAL HISTORY
AR300 1945 (26th June) cover addressed to South Africa, bearing a Large Falls 2d green and chocolate (SG 35a) tied by a superb DADAYA (26 Jun) double circle datestamp. Neatly repaired tears on the reverse and some discolouration at left. This date is eight weeks after the office opened on 1st May 1945. Very scarce and attractive. SOLD
AM101 1946 (10th May), cover addressed to the USA, bearing 2d ‘Large Falls’ (SG 35a) tied by very fine MARANDELLAS double circle datestamp. £20
SR763 1950 17th March, cover bearing 2d large Falls (SG 35a), cancelled 'GWANDA' and addressed to Cape Town. Together with original letter being a very Christian message to Sister Klopper about work being carried out in the Gwanda area by one Kitty Marias and her team. Fine and clean. £20
SR1017 1950 27th April, cover bearing 3d large Falls x six (SG 35b), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. Most attractive. £35
1937 KGVI CORONATION, SG 36-9
STAMPS
SR503 Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. 2d horizontal pair of the vignette only, imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Uncommon. SG 37 vignette plate proof £75
SR505 Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. 6d vertical pair of the complete design, imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Uncommon. SG 38 plate proof £75
VF190 1d x three and 6d, un-issued colours yellow-brown and violet, green and indigo, orange and black and black and green, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type WS1) and with security punctures. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. SG 36 and 39 printer's samples / specimens SOLD
RA9967 1d, un-issued colours green and blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1, security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 36 printer’s sample spec. £80
RA5893 1d, un-issued colours green and blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1, security puncture. Showing printer’s mark upper right. Superb unmounted. SG 36 printer’s sample spec. £80
VF191 1d in un-issued colours green and indigo, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type WS1). Affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow sample booklet with their number 'S.T. 1793' written in ink above, without security puncture. RARE. SG 36 printer's sample / specimen £500
SR786 1d in un-issued colours green and indigo, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type WS1). IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT SECURITY PUNCTURE, affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow sample booklet with their number 'S.T. 1793' written in ink above. Not previously seen and may well be unique as such. SG 36 printer's sample / specimen £750
SR588 Set of four values in blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 36-39 £18
RA6788 Set in imprint blocks of four. 1d hinged on top pair, otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 36-39 £45
RA5895 Set in imprint blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 36-39 £75
AR214 Set in imprint blocks of four. The 1d with a few split perfs in margin, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 36-39 £70
RA7334 Set in double lower marginal rows of 12, showing full imprints in margin. Minor faults, fresh unmounted. SG 36-39 £90
RA6159 Set of four values each in a complete sheet of 60 stamps. Very fine unmounted, uncommon today. SG 36-39 £350
POSTAL HISTORY
SR901 1937 12th May, printed First Day Cover bearing the set of four sent registered to Durban. Upon arrival endorsed at top 'Received Torn at Dbn', and the reverse applied with bilingual 'Found open and officially closed in the Post Office', this cancelled 'DURBAN 18 MAY 37'. Unusual. £30
SR300 1937 9th July, cover bearing 5 x 1d KGVI Coronation (SG 36), each cancelled 'WANKIE', sent registered to Johannesburg. Pink registration label, arrival backstamp. Attractive. £25
SR670 1937 10th July, cover bearing five KGVI 1d Coronation (SG 36), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to Johannesburg. £20
SR659 1937 12th July, cover bearing three KGVI 1d Coronation (SG 36), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to Johannesburg. Together with the original enclosure being a folded letter head of the Victoria Falls Hotel, unused. £20
SR301 1937 13th August, cover bearing 5 x 1d KGVI Coronation (SG 36), each cancelled 'NYAMANDHLOVU', sent registered to Bulawayo. Pink registration label, arrival backstamp. Attractive. £35
SR294 1937 29th November, cover bearing 1d and 6d KGVI Coronation (SG 36, 39), cancelled 'FIGTREE', sent registered to California. Pink registration label and together with the original registered letter receipt, transit and arrival backstamps. Attractive and unusual. £45
SR297 1938 22nd May, cover bearing 6d KGVI Coronation (SG 39), cancelled 'GWELO' sent airmail to Scotland. Fine and clean. £25
1937 KGVI DEFINITIVE, SG 40-52
STAMPS
RA6600 c1937 KGVI Printers sample using the design of the 6d definitive but printed in blackish brown, and perf 12½ (issued stamps were perf 14). Overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1) diagonally with small security punch hole. Superb and fresh unmounted. £175
SRR89 c1937 KGVI Printers sample using the design of the 6d definitive but printed in blackish brown, and perf 12½ (issued stamps were perf 14). Overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1) diagonally with small security punch hole. Superb and fresh unmounted. £175
SR784 c1937 KGVI 6d definitive in un-issued colour blackish brown, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (as Samuel type WS1 although smaller and at base) IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT SECURITY PUNCH HOLE. Affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow sample booklet with their number 'S.T. 1822' written in ink above. Not previously seen and may well be unique as such. SG 44 printer's sample / specimen £750
SRR81 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Complete set of 13 values in pairs with both frame and completed design of the 1/- to 5/- values. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures and apparently all from the same positions showing printer's guide cross in upper margin, where visible. Attractive group. SG 40-52 printer’s proofs £600
RA3486 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Complete set of 13 values, from 1/- to 5/- with both the frame and complete stamp, all in blocks of four, gummed paper and each stamp with small security puncture. Odd red correctional marks, very fine and fresh, the 1½d with some brown paper on reverse. SG 40-52 plate proofs £1,200
RA6162 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, pairs imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 40-52 printer’s proofs

½d, 1d and 1½d £25 per pair
4d – 10d £35 per pair
1/- - 5/-, either frame or complete design £45 per pair
 
SR948 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, ½d vertical block of 12 across the horizontal interpanneau margin, unusually showing reversed impressions of SOUTHERN RHODESIA overall, probably as a result of being folded whilst the ink not dry. Usual condition for these. SG 40 plate proofs vars. £175
SR949 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 1d vertical block of 18 across the horizontal interpanneau margin. Usual condition for these. SG 41 plate proofs £200
SR135 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 4d block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 43 proof £40
SR950 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 6d right marginal horizontal pair showing printer's guide cross and dot in margin. Usual condition for these. SG 44 plate proof £35
SR951 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 6d right marginal horizontal pair. Small security punctures exceptionally fine for these. Uncommon. SG 44 proof £35
SR136 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 6d lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin, being re-joined horizontal pairs. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 44 proof £45
SR127 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 8d lower marginal block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 45 proof £45
RA6789 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 8d block of six. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 45 proof £60
SR952 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 9d upper marginal block of four. Usual condition for these. SG 46 plate proof £70
RA6790 Perforated plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive, 9d block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 46 proof £45
SR128 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 9d lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 46 proof £60
RA6792 Perforated plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive, 10d block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 45 proof £45
SR129 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 10d lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin and trace plate number. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 47 proof £60
SR130 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 1/- block of four showing printer's guide cross at centre. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 48 proof £45
SR131 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 1/6 lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 49 proof £75
RA6167 Imperforate plate proofs, ex. the Waterlow archive. 2/- duty both frame and completed design, matching right marginal blocks of four with guide cross in margins, frame only block showing strong smudge of brown printing top right stamp. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 50 printer’s proofs var. £150
SR132 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 2/- lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 50 proof £75
SR953 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 2/6 frame only upper marginal block of four. Usual condition for these. SG 51 plate proof £70
SR133 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 2/6 block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 51 proof £50
RA6793 Perforated plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive, 5/- block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 52 proof £60
RA994 Set very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £65
RA7054 Basic set of 13 values plus additional unlisted shades of all values, the ½d x 3, all clearly distinct. A lovely group and a good basis for further study. Superb unmounted. SG 40-52 £175
SR157 Set in blocks of four. All appear to be early printings. Very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £300
SR769 Set in blocks of four. All appear to be late printings on thinner more transparent paper. Very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £325
SR587 Set in lower marginal blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £340
SR556 Set of 13 values each in an upper right corner block of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. Three blocks hinged on margins otherwise unmounted. A lovely and uncommon group. SG 40-52 £550
SR928 Set in matching lower right corner blocks of four. The 1/- with some weak perforations and upper pair creased otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £300
RA8390 Set of 13 values each in a left marginal horizontal blocks of ten. All bar ½d, 1½d and 6d matching and showing printer’s guide dot in margin. Superb unmounted, a lovely group. SG 40-52 £850
SR1046 6d to 1/-, five values in matching lower left corner blocks of four. Apparently early printings. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 44-48 £45
SR620 1d to 1/-, eight values each a marginal block of four from the left or the right of the sheet, all matching and showing printer's guide cross at side centre, the 1d, 4d and 9d additionally with guide dot in margin. Very fine unmounted. Attractive group. SG 41-48 £75
SR1047 1/6 to 5/-, four values in matching lower right corner blocks of four. Apparently early printings. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 49-52 £325
SR657 Set in blocks of four, all cancelled with centrally placed 'VICTORIA FALLS' datestamps. A lovely and uncommon group. SG 40-52 £120
SR78 ½d, coil join strip. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 coil. £15
SR80 ½d, coil strip of eight with two joins, illustrating the make up of these coils as strips from the normal sheets. Superb unmounted. SG 40 coil var. £50
SR256 ½d and 1d, coil join strips of four of each. Very fine unmounted. SG 40, 41 coil joins SOLD
SR886 1d, a later printing on thin very transparent paper, design clearly showing through to reverse. Superb unmounted. SG 41 shade £15
SR622 1d, block of four. A later printing on thin very transparent paper, design clearly showing through to reverse. Superb unmounted. SG 41 shade £60
SR614 6d, violet grey shade early printing, cream gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 44 shade £8
SR609 8d, bluish emerald-green shade early printing creamy gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 45 shade £10
SR915 8d, lower marginal block of four showing full imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 45 £30
SR606 9d, brighter pale blue shade early printing creamy gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 46 shade £8
SR944 9d, brighter pale blue shade early printing creamy gum, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 46 shade £8
SR602 10d, lighter purple shade later printing thinner paper, block of four superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £12
SR604 10d, deeper purple shade later printing thinner paper, block of four superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £12
SR945 1/-, right marginal showing upwards shift of headplate. Superb unmounted. SG 48 var. £25
SR98 1/-, block of four showing dramatic upwards shift of headplate. Paper inclusion on lower right stamp otherwise superb unmounted. Striking and very scarce. SG 48 vars. £1,450
SR1060 1/-, lower marginal imprint block of four showing dramatic upwards shift of headplate. Minor crease in margin, very fine unmounted. Striking and probably unique in this format. SG 48 vars. £1,750
SR557 1/-, major variety ‘FRAME DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO’. Superb unmounted. RARE. SG 48a
 
Note: the footnote in SG now more clearly describes the nature of this variety.
£3,250
RA9989 1/-, major variety ‘FRAME DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO’. Horizontal pair, superb unmounted. A RARE MULTIPLE. SG 48a
 
Note: the footnote in SG now more clearly describes the nature of this variety.
£6,500
SR1061 1/6, lower left corner block of four showing dramatic downwards shift of headplate, now almost obscuring 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' panel. Superb unmounted. Very scarce. SG 49 var. £1,200
SR946 2/-, grey-black and deep brown shade, a later printing on thinner paper. Upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '149' in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 50 shade £150
SR947 2/6, an early printing, creamy gum. Right marginal block of four showing printer's guide dot in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 51 £70
SR359 2/6, a later printing, on thinner transparent paper. Left marginal superb unmounted. SG 51 shade £20
SR190 2/6, block of four. Superb used. SG 51 £30
POSTAL HISTORY
SR86 1937 25th November, printed 'RHODESIA RAILWAYS LIMITED' registered cover bearing KGVI ½d, 1½d & 4d cancelled 'RAYLTON / S. RHODESIA 25 NOV 1937' First Day of Issue, to Bulawayo. Light Staining. £40
SR87 1937 25th November, registered printed cover (The Royal Hotel, Bulawayo) bearing KGVI ½d to 6d (SG 40-44) cancelled 'BULAWAYO' on the First Day of Issue. Addressed to England with arrival datestamp on reverse. £50
SR893 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 9d (SG 40-46) cancelled 'BULAWAYO' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered airmail to Scotland. Fine and clean. £55
RA1448 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 9d (SG 40-46) cancelled 'BULAWAYO' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered airmail to the Cape. Fine and clean, with violet 'FIRST DAY COVER' cachet. £60
SR89 1937 25th November, KGVI ½d to 6d then 8d to 1/- on two separated registered First Day Covers, cancelled 'SALISBURY' to London. SG 40-48. £65
SR648 1937 25th November, three printed First Day Covers bearing between them KGVI 8d to 5/- definitives (SG 45-52), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' and each sent with printed address registered to South Africa. Each with black / pink registration labels endorsed 'VICTORIA FALLS' and with altered numbers. A clean group and highly unusual. SOLD
SR553 1938 12th January, cover bearing KGVI 9d and 10d x three definitives (SG 46, 47), cancelled 'SALISBURY S.R. / REGISTERED', sent registered airmail to Germany. Reverse applied with printed black/white German customs labels, arrival backstamp dated 21st January. Attractive. £45
SR656 1938 28th March, cover bearing KGVI ½d, 1d 1½d and 4d (SG 40-42), each crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', these representing the correct registered rate to America with printed black/pink label. Arrival datestamp (AP 18). £40
RA8699 1938 29th May, cover bearing 3d large Falls plus KGVI 2/6 definitive (SG 35b, 51), cancelled 'SALISBURY' sent Air Mail addressed to the USA. Attractive high value franking. £45
AR177 1938 3rd June, window envelope with printed ‘Midlands Garage’ at upper left. Bearing a single KGVI ½d green (SG 40) tied by 'GWELO' (3 June) large double circle datestamp. A fine example of the ½d unsealed open letter rate. £35
AR217 1938 6th October, cover addressed to England bearing KGVI ½d green and 1d scarlet (SG 40, 41) tied by a 'MAZOE' (6 Oct) double circle datestamp. £25
AR187 1939 25th January, cover addressed and sent registered to Germany ‘Falls’ 3d and KGVI 1/- definitive (SG 30, 48) tied by 'GWELO' (25 Jan) double circle datestamp and with Gwelo registration label at left. An air mail label was affixed though has been subsequently crossed through. Gwelo (25 Jan) and Regd. / Salisbury S. Rhodesia (26 Jan) backstamps. £30
RA719 1940 (September), cover to Bulawayo bearing KGVI 1d (SG 41) tied by Gatooma datestamp. Endorsed 'Unknown at Mines Office / Return to Sender'. Bulawayo (13 Sep and 19 Sep) datestamps on front and boxed INCONNU / NOT KNOWN. The reverse with manuscript comments regarding possible addressees with oval MINES OFFICE / BULAWAYO (11 Sep) triple oval backstamp struck in blue-green. Also RETURNED LETTER BRANCH / G.P.O. SALISBURY (23 Sep) datestamp. £85
SR658 1943 16th July, long cover (now opened out for display), bearing on front side Northern Rhodesia KGVI eight values ½d to 1/-, cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE'. Addressed and sent registered airmail to Johannesburg and struck with violet 'COUNTER DELIVERY' handstamp.The reverse side bearing Southern Rhodesia KGVI ½d to 6d plus 1/- and 2d and 3d large Falls, these cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' the same day. Endorsed in red ink on front 'Unable to effect delivery'. Most unusual. £175
SR1023 1944 21st June, cover bearing KGVI 1d and 1/- plus Matabeleland 2d (SG 41, 48, 61), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. Struck at lower left with violet 'POLISH CONSULATE GENERAL / SALISBURY' cachet. Unusual. £45
SR99 1944 30th October, cover originating from Beira and then posted from Umtali, bearing KGVI 9d and 1/6 x two (SG 46, 49), sent airmail to the USA. Opened at left and re-sealed with printed red/white 'OPENED BY EXAMINER / D.E.' label and struck with violet octagonal '(Crown) PASSED / DE/18' cachet. Further opened at right and re-sealed with clear tape printed 'EXAMINED BY' handstamped '8242', presumably the second censor as a result of it originating not from where it was posted. Attractive and unusual double censor cover. £65
SR1005 1944 28th November, printed company cover bearing KGVI 1d x three and 6d pair (SG 41, 44), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and addressed to England. Attractive and clean. £25
SR992 1945 6th January, long cover apparently re-used with pasted on address label and bearing KGVI 1½d block of eight and 2/- pair (SG 42, 50), cancelled 'THORNHILL' and sent Airmail to London. Foreshortened at right and some creasing although still attractive. £30
SR1013 1945 11th January, cover bearing KGVI 1½d pair, 4d and 1/- (SG 42, 43, 48), lightly cancelled 'GATOOMA' and sent registered Airmail to England. Attractive. £30
SR1019 1945 23rd February, long cover bearing KGVI 1/-, 2/6 and large Falls 3d (SG 48, 51, 35b), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. Most attractive. £40
SR1006 1945 6th March, printed cover for the Rhodesia Railways Workers Union bearing KGVI 2/- black and brown (SG 50), cancelled 'BULAWAYO STATION' and sent Airmail to England. Attractive single rate useage. £35
SR1012 1945 20th April, long cover bearing KGVI 2/6 ultramarine and purple (SG 51), cancelled 'BULAWAYO STATION' and sent Airmail to England. Attractive single high value useage. £40
AR184 1946 10th January, cover sent registered to South Africa bearing a single KGVI 6d grey-black (SG 44) tied by a light 'GWANDA' (10 Jan) double circle datestamp and with a red Gwanda registration label affixed at upper left. The endorsement ‘unknown insufficiently addressed (initials)’ was added in red manuscript and a trilingual ‘INCONNU / UNKNOWN / ONBEKEND’ three-line cachet was applied in violet. The reverse with Gwanda (10 Jan), Johannesburg (15 Jan), Returned L.O. Cape Town (17 Jan), Returned Letter Branch / G.P.O. Salisbury (2 Feb) transit / arrival / forwarding backstamps. A fine example of a 6d single rate. £35
RA4963 1946 10th August, piece cut from exercise book bearing KGVI 1d x three (SG 41), each cancelled ‘TRELAWNEY / S. RHODESIA’, another four strikes alongside. £20
RA8030 1946 14th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 5/- definitives various values plus 2d and 3d large Falls, cancelled ‘BULAWAYO’, addressed to Johannesburg. Attractive. £65
RA4964 1947 21st February, cover bearing KGVI 9d and 2/- (SG 46, 50), machine cancelled ‘SALISBURY’, sent airmail to the USA. £25
RA1909 1947 29th March, cover bearing KGVI 4d, 8d x three and 2d large Falls (2/6 rate, SG 43, 45, 35a), sent Airmail 'GWELO 29 MAR 47' cds's to Australia. Attractive multiple franking 2/6 rate, minor cover faults. £40
RA4965 1947 3rd May, commercial cover bearing KGVI 6d and 1/- x two (SG 44, 48) plus 3d large falls (SG 35b) at lower left. The KGVI machine cancelled ‘BULAWAYO’, the falls uncancelled, sent airmail to the USA. £20
RA1910 1947 15th August, cover bearing KGVI 9d (SG 46), sent Airmail ‘GWELO 15 AUG 47’ datestamp to Australia. Unusual single rate usage of this value. £35
SR1014 1947 (date unclear), home-made cover using the reverse of a black and white map, bearing KGVI 1d x six and 9d pale blue (SG 41, 46), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to London. Attractive and unusual. £30
RA1911 1948 14th February, small cover bearing KGVI 1d and 2d large Falls (SG 41,35a) cancelled 'SALISBURY 14 FEB 48' to Australia. Fine and clean, most appealing. £22
SR1011 1948 10th August, long cover bearing KGVI 1/6 black and orange-yellow (SG 49), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to London. £30
SR1020 1948 13th December, long cover bearing KGVI 1d, 8d and 9d (SG 41, 45, 46), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent Airmail To England. Most attractive three colour combination. £40
SR1010 1948 31st December, long cover bearing KGVI 9d pale blue (SG 46), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent Airmail to England. A fine and clean single rate franking. £30
SR1033 1948 (?) date unclear, printed SOUTHERN RHODESIA LABOUR PARTY HEADQUARTERS cover bearing KGVI 2/6 ultramarine and purple (SG 51), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. Attractive. £35
SR1032 1948 (?) date unclear, cover bearing KGVI 1d and 9d plus large Falls 2d (SG 41, 46, 35a), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. £20
SR1004 1949 8th December, cover bearing KGVI 9d pale blue (SG 46), cancelled with machine slogan 'BULAWAYO', and sent Airmail to London. A fine and clean single rate franking. £30
RA1914 1950 18th December, cover bearing KGVI 9d and 10d, 3d large Falls and 2d Diamond Jubilee (SG 46, 46, 35b, 70), sent Airmail machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO' to the USA. Fine and attractive four value franking. £35
AM102 1951 23rd November, unsealed open letter rate cover addressed to the USA, bearing a single KGVI ½d (SG 40) tied by 'IF THIS LETTER / IS INCORRECTLY ADRESSED / ADVISE WRITER' Bulawayo (23 Nov) slogan cancellation. Scarce usage of this rate overseas. £45
RA7339 1951 26th December, KGVI 1d postal stationery envelope (H & G B5), uprated with KGVI 8d and 1/- definitive plus 3d large Falls (SG 45, 48, 35b), sent airmail to England. Attractive and clean. £40
RA1079 1952, printed Presentation Folder for the Brussels Postal Congress, applied internally with the 1937 KGVI set and large Falls (SG 40-52, 35a, 35b), each secured with a photo corner mount. Unusual and attractive. £120
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