SOUTHERN RHODESIA
FEATURED ITEM
2/6, lower marginal block of eight showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 77
£85
Last updated: 13th March 2017
1940 BSA COMPANY JUBILEE, SG 53-60
STAMPS
SR507 Plate proofs. ½d vignette only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 53 plate proofs £40
SR508 Plate proofs. 1d vignette only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 54 plate proofs £40
SR512 Plate proofs. 1½d frame only, horizontal pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 55 plate proofs £40
AR279 Plate proofs. 1½d frame only, left marginal horizontal pair and a single of complete design, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. £55
AR278 Plate proofs. 1½d final perforated type with security punctures. A lower left corner pair, the corner stamp showing the ‘RECUT SHIRT COLLAR’ flaw. With a corner block of four of the issued stamp showing the same variety, the latter superb unmounted mint. A nice matched pair. £75
SR509 Plate proofs. 2d vignette only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 56 plate proofs £40
SR513 Plate proofs. 3d frame only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 57 plate proofs £40
SR514 Plate proofs. 3d complete design, upper marginal horizontal pair showing printer's guide cross in margin, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 57 plate proofs £45
SR510 Plate proofs. 6d vignette only, horizontal pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 59 plate proofs £40
SR506 Plate proofs. Complete set of eight values complete design, imperforate types each in a vertical or horizontal pair. Security punctures, with gum very fine unmounted. Scarce group. SG 53-60 plate proofs £300
SR515 Plate proofs. Complete set of eight values complete design, final perforated types each with security punctures. 4d upper marginal endorsed 'File Copy' in margin. Without gum and usual condition for these. Scarce group. SG 53-60 plate proofs £200
AR357 Complete set of eight, ½d to 1/-, each a lower left corner example, superb fresh unmounted mint. The 1½d showing the ‘recut shirt collar’ flaw (constant row 6/1, one in four panes). SG 53-60, 53a £35
SR929 ½d to 1/-, set of seven blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 53-60 £35
SR660 ½d to 1/-, set of seven in blocks of four, each centrally cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS 27 DEC 1940'. SG 53-60 £40
SR100 1½d, 'recut shirt collar' flaw (constant row 6/1, one in four panes) in lower left corner positional block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 55, 55a £25
AR228 1940 1½d ‘recut shirt collar’ flaw (constant row 6/1, one in four panes) in lower left corner positional block of four. Superb unmounted mint. SG 55, 55a £35
SR885 3d, ‘cave’ flaw (constant, row 6/6). Superb unmounted. SG 57a £85
RA7804 4d, showing strong vertical smear of both the brown and green printing. Fine used. Striking and very scarce. SG 58 var. £110
SR884 1940 (3rd June), cover bearing complete set of the BSA Company Golden Jubilee (SG 53-60), cancelled 'RAYLTON' dc datestamps on the first day of issue. In addition applied with the large multi-coloured publicity label produced for the Jubilee Celebrations. A most attractive and unusual combination of both the stamps and label issued for this event. £45
AR387 194? (9th November), envelope addressed to the USA bearing a single BSAC Jubilee ½d tied by an unclear MOUNT SELINDA (9 Nov) double circle datestamp. With a very large PASSED BY CENSOR CACHET struck in violet diagonally across the cover. A fine example of the ½d reduced open letter rate. £40
AR157 1940 (November), cover addressed to the USA bearing a single BSAC Golden Jubilee ½d (SG 53) tied by Selukwe (13 Nov) double circle datestamp. With PASSED BY / CENSOR / 6 / S. RHODESIA cachet struck in black. Cover fault at upper right, clear of the adhesive, otherwise a fine example of a ½d unsealed open-letter rate. £35
SR1035 1941 27th January, printed 'Barbour's' cover bearing BSA Jubilee ½d and 1½d (SG 53, 55), machine cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
SR1027 1941 21st April, long printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover bearing KGVI ½d and BSA Jubilee 1½d (SG 40, 55), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
SR1024 1941 3rd July, cover bearing BSA Jubilee ½d and 1½d (SG 53, 55), each cancelled 'AVONDALE' and addressed to England. Few light edge faults, a scarce office on cover. £40
AR216 1941 (August), postcard used internally bearing a single example of the BSAC Jubilee ½d slate-violet and green (SG 53) tied by an UMVUMA (9 Aug) double circle datestamp. The card has been addressed from one bank to another, the reverse with printed ‘Acknowledgement’ form from the Standard Bank at Umvuma addressed to Barclays bank at Que Que. Unusual, and a fine example of the ½d internal postcard rate. £40
SR1028 1941 24th November, long printed 'On His Majesty's Service' cover bearing KGVI 1d and BSA Jubilee 3d (SG 41, 57), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
RA6194 1942 8th August, printed advertising cover for ‘GARLICK’S Office Equipment Company’, bearing 1½d BSA Jubilee (SG 55), machine cancelled ‘BULAWAYO’, addressed to Johannesburg, then re-addressed. Attractive. £25
AR321 1949 (June), printed advertising envelope for ‘Salisbury Cold Storage’ Ltd.’ Addressed via airmail to England, bearing BSAC Jubilee 3d and 1/- (SG 57, 60) cancelled with a Salisbury (1 June) double circle datestamp. A fine example of the 1/3 rate. SOLD
SR1001 1949 ?, long printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover bearing BSA Jubilee 1½d plus KGVI ½d (SG 55, 40), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
1943 50th ANNIVERSARY OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND, SG 61
STAMPS
RA2783 2d, complete sheet of 60. Right pane with hat brim retouch flaw (row 1/8), in addition with unlisted minor constant flaws. Superb unmounted. SG 61 and 61a SOLD
RA4214 2d, complete sheet of 60. Left pane with line under saddlebag (row 6/10) and inverted 'G' (row 5/5) flaws, plus numerous other minor, vertical row 8 being the narrow type. Superb unmounted. SG 61, 61b & vars. SOLD
SR103 2d, hat brim retouch flaw, (constant, row 1/8 right pane) centre stamp in upper marginal strip of three. Superb unmounted. SG 61a, 61 £22
RA1849 2d, hat brim retouch flaw (constant, row 1/8 right pane), piece bearing KGVI ½d definitive, the 2d applied over and cancelled 'MARANDELLAS'. SG 61a £30
SR105 2d, line under saddlebag flaw (constant, row 6/10 left pane), in positional lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 61b, 61 £20
SR102 2d, line under saddlebag flaw (constant, row 6/10 left pane), in positional lower right corner block of ten, arrow and sheet number in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 61, 61b £25
SR106 2d, line under saddlebag flaw (constant, row 6/10 left pane). Very fine used SG 61b £25
RA5913 2d, damaged ‘D’ of ‘2D’ flaw (constant, row 3/4 left pane), in positional (by arrow) left marginal block of eight. Superb unmounted. SG 61 var. £15
SR108 2d, inverted 'G' flaw (constant, row 5/5 left pane), very fine used. SG 61 var. £10
SR1039 1942 11th November (?), long printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover bearing Matabeleland 2d (SG 61), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. SOLD
SR1036 1942 December, long printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover bearing Matabeleland 2d (SG 61), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. Struck at lower left corner with black oval crested 'LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY / OFFICIAL FREE' cachet duly signed. Attractive and unusual. £30
SR1037 1943 date unclear, piece presumably cut from a wrapper printed 'On His Majesty's Service / PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS' and bearing Matabeleland 2d (SG 61 var., narrow stamp variety), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to London. Most unusual. £35
1947 ROYAL VISIT, SG 62-63
STAMPS
RA7805 1d, un-issued colours black and light blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’, security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 63 specimen / printer’s sample £75
RA7274 Set, un-issued colours black and ochre, black and pale blue, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security puncture. Hinge trace, very fine mint. SG 62-63 specimen £120
RA8467 Set, un-issued colours black and ochre, black and pale blue, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 62-63 specimen £180
SR113 Set in imprint blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 62-3 £4
POSTAL HISTORY
RA1077 1947 7th April, cover bearing Royal Visit set in blocks of four, each cancelled with the special oval crested 'ROYAL TOUR' strike in BLUE. Attractive. £10
1947 VICTORY, SG 64-67
STAMPS
RA1022 6d, un-issued colour olive-green overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 67 specimen £40
SR115 Set in imprint blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 64-67 £10
RA9212 Set in imprint blocks of eight. Superb used. SG 64-67 £25
SR986 1d, complete sheet of 60, showing the larger Waterlow imprint in lower margin. In addition running sheet number '424', printer's guide dots in left and lower margins indicating this the lower left pane of larger format and part imprint at lower right corner margin. Some perfs. parted otherwise superb unmounted. SG 64 £125
POSTAL HISTORY
SR118 1947 30th July, re-used cover pasted over with printed 'RHODESIA RAILWAYS, LTD.' manila label, bearing 1d Victory machine cancelled 'SALISBURY' locally addressed. Unusual. £20
1949 75th ANNIVERSARY OF U.P.U., SG 68-69
STAMPS
1950 DIAMOND JUBILEE OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, SG 70
STAMPS
RA9844 2d, upper left corner block of four showing plate numbers '44786' and '44825' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 70 £5
AR332 2d, upper left corner block of four showing plate numbers ‘44786’ and ‘44785’ in margin. Superb unmounted mint. SG 70 £5
POSTAL HISTORY
1953 BIRTH CENTENARY OF CECIL RHODES, SG 71-75
STAMPS
SR516 ½d plate proofs ex. the printer's archive, vertical pair of the complete design. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 71 plate proofs £40
SR518 2d plate proofs ex. the printer's archive, vertical pair of the complete design. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 73 plate proofs £40
SR440 2d plate proofs ex. the printer's archive, an upper marginal example of the vignette and complete design, the vignette with red ink correction mark around one of the skyline buildings which is broken, the complete impression showing this corrected. An unusual pair. Security punctures, gummed. SG 73 plate proofs and var. £60
SR120 Set in imprint blocks. Fine mint or unmounted. SG 71-5 £20
SR121 Set in imprint blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 71-5 £30
POSTAL HISTORY
SR998 1953 8th May, cover bearing Rhodes Centenary ½d, 1d plus KGVI ½d (SG 71, 72, 40), cancelled 'BINDURA' and addressed to England. Fine and clean. £15
1953 RHODES CENTENARY EXHIBITION, SG 76
STAMPS
POSTAL HISTORY
1953 QUEEN ELIZABETH CORONATION, SG 77
STAMPS
SR532 2/6, lower right corner block of four showing plate ‘1’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 77 £40
RA8395 2/6, lower marginal strip of four showing full imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 77 £45
RA6798 2/6, lower marginal block of eight showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 77 £85
1953 QUEEN ELIZABETH DEFINITIVE, SG 78-91
STAMPS
SR909 1953 QEII 10/- red-brown and olive and £1 rose-red and black. Each a lower marginal copy showing complete 'BRADBURY' imprint in margins. Lightly hinged, fresh and fine. Lovely. SG 89-90 £50
SR119 Set of 14 values superb unmounted. SG 78-91 £70
SR889 Set of 14 values in blocks of four, all marginal and some corner. Superb unmounted. SG 78-91 £320
RA1044 Set of 14 values superb used. SG 78-91 £80
SR156 Set of 14 values on illustrated First Day Cover, sent registered airmail from Salisbury locally addressed. Very fine and clean. SG 78-91 £85
RA5312 £1 on printed First Day cover, cancelled at Bulawayo and sent registered locally addressed. Attractive. SG 91 £40
RA7459 2d, upper marginal showing diagonal pre-printing paper crease running through margin and into stamp. Superb unmounted, and most unusual from an issue otherwise bereft of varieties. SG 80 var. £75
RA5313 4½d, block of four, superb used. SG 83 £12
RA5314 2/-, block of four, superb used. SG 87 £20
SR771 5/-, lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 89 £25
SR151 10/-, right marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 90 £75
SR143 10/-, superb used. SG 90 £25
SR150 10/-, red-brown and yellow-olive shade, superb unmounted. Distinct. SG 90 shade £30
SR583 £1, lower marginal showing large part imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 91 £30
SR772 £1, lower right corner block of four, minor wrinkles otherwise superb unmounted. SG 91 £90
RA6603 £1, left marginal block of six, superb used cancelled ‘SALISBURY’. Lovely. SG 91 £200
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