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1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Major variety IMPERFORATE (PAIR). Collector's handstamp on reverse of each, very fine mint. RARE. SG 34b
£3,250
Last updated: 10th March, 2017
1892 ARMS, SG 1-13
STAMPS
AR393 1892 6d printer’s sample printed in deep green (colour of the issued 10/-) on thick wove paper. Imperforate, with very large margins and perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Type B1). Very fine and rare. £850
RA2431 Proof from the completed plate. 6d duty in reddish brown on thick white card, imperforate, an upper marginal block of four. Very fine and rare in a multiple, apparently only one sheet of 60 printed. £700
RA5028 £5, printer’s sample in deep blue, imperforate on ungummed wove paper. Superb and fresh, very scarce. SG 12 printer’s sample. £675
AR148 1892 £1 deep blue with ‘(Spec)imen’ applied vertically by manuscript in red ink. The reverse clearly showing the papermakers watermark. A few nibbled perforations at base, otherwise superb fresh unmounted mint. Very rare. SG 10 specimen £375
AR149 1892 £2 rose-red, a lower marginal example with ‘(Spec)imen’ applied horizontally by manuscript in red ink. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very rare. Exceptional. SG 11 specimen £650
MBSA176 1d, black, fine mint. SG 1 £12
MBSA517 1d, grey-black shade, very fine mint. SG 1 shade £14
MBSA177 1d, grey-black shade, very fine mint. SG 1 shade £14
AR366 1d, black, upper marginal block of 12. Some perf. separation with hinge strengthening otherwise fresh mint or unmounted. An attractive and uncommon multiple. SG 1 £175
MBSA178 6d ultramarine,very fine and fresh mint. SG 2 £55
MBSA180 6d deep blue, very fine mint. SG 3 £38
MBSA181 1/- grey-brown, very fine mint. SG 4 £40
MBSA881 1892 1/- grey-brown, upper left corner copy. Very fine mint. Lovely. SG 4 £45
MBSA182 1/- grey-brown, horizontal pair superb CTO, showing clear part 'STR' of 'STRONG' watermark. SG 4 £25
MBSA502 2/-, vermilion, lower marginal. Light faults on reverse, fine fresh appearance. SG 5 £35
MBSA183 2/-, vermilion, very fine mint. SG 5 £60
MBSA185 2/6 grey-purple, very fine mint. SG 6 £38
MBSA91 2/6 grey-purple shade, upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 6 £250
RA9820 2/6 grey-purple, horizontal pair very fine used cancelled with central 'KOPJE MR18 96' sc datestamp. Lovely. SG 6 £80
MBSA184 2/6 lilac, very fine mint. SG 7 £50
MBSA186 5/- orange-yellow, fine mint. SG 8 £55
RA9496 5/- orange-yellow, horizontal pair very fine fresh mint. Uncommon multiple. SG 8 £160
MBSA187 5/- orange-yellow, fine used. SG 8 £35
MBSA503 10/- deep green, left marginal superb and fresh unmounted. Scarce as such. SG 9 £175
MBSA188 10/- deep green, superb CTO. SG 9 £75
RA8137 £1, plate proof in issued colour, imperforate on gummed thick paper. Very fine and most attractive. SG 10 plate proof
 
Note: it would appear that this proof impression is the same as those used for the Presentation Cards, possibly not applied thus remaining with gum.
£250
MBSA518 £1 deep blue, hinge trace superb fresh mint. A very difficult stamp in this condition. SG 10 £300
RA8977 £1 deep blue, fine used example. SG 10 £90
RA8978 £1 deep blue, superb CTO. SG 10 £110
RA5430 £1 deep blue, horizontal pair each cancelled with BLUE negative strike, this apparently ‘INYATI / MASHONALAND’, endorsed on reverse as such but difficult to detect. Odd perf. fault although a most attractive pair. RARE. SG 10 £200
RA8138 £2, plate proof in issued colour, imperforate on gummed thick paper. Very fine and most attractive. SG 11 plate proof
 
Note: it would appear that this proof impression is the same as those used for the Presentation Cards, possibly not applied thus remaining with gum.
£250
MBSA328 £2 rose-red, well centred very fine fresh mint. A lovely stamp. Brandon opinion (2002). SG 11 £375
RA8976 £2 rose-red, very fine used example, scarce as such. SG 11 £125
RA4275 £2 rose-red, very fine CTO. Clear P.F.S.A. certificate (1989). SG 11 £120
RA8990 £2 rose-red, very fine CTO. SG 11 £120
MBSA520 1/- Arms, crude FORGERY in close to issued colours, on thick paper, with gum. Unusual. SG 4 forgery £25
FISCALLY USED
B16 £1, pen cancelled and with light ‘UMTALI / MASHONALAND’ datestamp, date unclear. Strong colour and unusual. SG 10 £30
B17 £1, on piece pen cancelled in red and violet oval cancel, fresh and lovely colour. SG 10 £15
RA500 £1, right marginal block of nine pen cancelled date and initials. Minor creasing otherwise a fresh and most attractive piece. Scarce. SG 10 £90
RA1714 £2, pair on piece date perfined ‘23 / 2 / 03’, pen cancelled and with violet tc oval ‘SURVEYOR GENERAL’S OFFICE / SALISBURY’ cancel. Most attractive. SG 11 £35
B18 £5, on piece perfined and violet oval ‘MINES OFFICE / GWELO’ cancel. Lovely colour. SG 12 £40
B19 £5 and £10 Arms, both perfined 'USED' and cancelled with similar oval 'MINES (OFFICE)' cancel. SG 12, 13 £60
B20 £5 and £10, both on piece with crisp black oval ‘MINES DEPARTMENT / 3 SEP. 98 / GWELO’ cancel. Lovely. SG 12, 13 £60
B21 £10, violet oval cancel, not perfined. Attractive. SG 13 £35
B22 £10, on piece perfined and violet oval cancel, lovely colour. SG 13 £25
B23 £10, strip of three perfined and violet oval cancels. Attractive. SG 13 £65
POSTAL HISTORY
B25 1895 13th September, cover bearing 6d Arms (SG 2) cancelled sc ‘KOPJE / SALISBURY’ datestamp to Scotland, arrival backstamp on reverse dated October 15th 1895. A neat cover illustrating the 6d rate to the UK in use until 31. 3. 1900. £120
1892 PROVISIONAL SURCHARGES, SG 14-17
STAMPS
RA2437 8d on 1/-, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel B1). Minor faults but above average for these. Rare. SG 17 specimen £280
RA9499 ½d on 6d, exceptionally fine and fresh mint. SG 14 £120
MBSA521 2d on 6d, very fine and fresh mint, guarantee handstamp on reverse. SG 15 £160
RA7202 8d on 1/-, superb used on piece cancelled ‘BULAWAYO 11 MAR 94’. Exceptional and very scarce. SG 17 £800
POSTAL HISTORY
1892-94 SMALL ARMS, SG 18-26
STAMPS
MBSA68 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values plus listed shades of the ½d and 8d. A selected very fine mint set. SG 18-26 £245
MBSA67 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values plus listed shades of the ½d and 8d, blocks of four. A few minor faults mostly very fine and fresh mint. A RARE assembly. SG 18-26 £1,250
MBSA79 ½d, dull blue and vermilion. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 18 £20
MBSA80 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 19 £20
MBSA100 3d, grey-black and green, upper marginal hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG 21 £33
B31 3d, grey-black and green, block of four. Superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 21 £90
MBSA522 1892 3d, grey-black and green, block of four. Superb CTO used. SG 21 £15
MBSA167 4d, chestnut and black, superb unmounted. SG 22 £65
RA3275 4d, chestnut and black, block of four. Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 22 £180
MBSA504 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Very fine unmounted. SG 23 £30
RA8288 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 23 £100
RA8289 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Upper right corner block of four, hinged on margins stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 23 £110
MBSA632 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Lower left corner block of four, hinge trace on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 23 £100
RA8290 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Lower right corner block of four, part of watermark ‘XTRA’ showing clearly through. Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 23 £110
MBSA505 8d, red and ultramarine. Right marginal, very fine and fresh mint. SG 24 £15
RA8291 8d, red and ultramarine. Lower marginal block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 24 £75
RA8292 8d, red and ultramarine. Upper marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 24 £75
AR195 1892 8d red and ultramarine. Block of 20 (5x4) showing part of Williams Collins’ (papermaker) watermark ‘(L)INEN’ and ‘STRONG’. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce in such a large multiple, especially so fine. SG 24 £300
MBSA523 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Superb used cancelled with part violet 'BULAWAYO OC 96' datestamp. Most attractive. SG 24 £30
MBSA169 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Superb unmounted. SG 26 £65
RA7203 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Upper marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 26 £200
RA8367 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Lower marginal block of four showing full imprint in margin. Very fine fresh mint, uncommon. SG 26 £250
1895 SMALL ARMS, perf. 12½, SG 27-28
B32 (4d) imperforate plate proof in near issued colours of the 4d, single from the lower right of the sheet, without value, gummed paper. Some creasing. £150
RA2439 (4d) imperforate plate proof in near issued colours of the 4d, pair, without value, gummed paper. £300
RA3925 2d and 4d, each a block of four, 2d left marginal. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 27-28 £240
MBSA101 4d, upper marginal, very fine mint. SG 28 £22
POSTAL HISTORY
RA4479 1896 3rd February, printed commercial cover with emblem and address of ‘The South African Mutual Life Assurance Society / Darling Street / Cape Town’ bearing 4d Arms (SG 28) tied by neat BULAWAYO (3 Feb) sc datestamp. Cape Town (12 Feb) arrival backstamp. A very clean and most attractive cover. £220
1896-97 LARGE ARMS, DIE I, SG 29-37
STAMPS
MBSA330 UNACCEPTED ESSAY / COLOUR TRIAL for the design, without crown at top. In close to issued colours of green and mauve on buff, perforated un-gummed paper. Few perforations trimmed lower left otherwise fine. Scarce. £325
RA2447 3d, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4). Pulled perf. lower left, otherwise very fine with gum. Rare. SG 31s £100
MBSA264 8d, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 34s £60
MBSA266 3/-, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 36s £90
RA6635 1d to 4/-, basic set of nine values very fine fresh mint. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37 £285
RA8293 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values, a selected very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37 £285
MBSA66 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values, plus additional listed shade of the 4d then unlisted distinct shades of the 2d, 3d, 8d, 3/- and 4/-. A selected very fine and fresh mint set. A scarce assembly. SG 29-37 £425
MBSA171 1d to 4/-, basic set of nine values plus 2d and 4d shades. Very fine or superb used. SG 29-37 basic £85
RA5206 3d, 8d and 4/-, each in a block of four, superb CTO. SG 31, 34, 37 £20
RA7603 1d, left marginal block of four with plate ‘2’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted, minor marginal faults. Scarce. SG 29 £120
RA7604 1d, block of 12. Some vertical perfs. parted otherwise very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. A very scarce and impressive multiple. SG 29 £250
RA3617 1d, block of four fine used, each cancelled light 'GWELO' single circle datestamps. SG 29 £20
MBSA102 2d, brown and mauve. Very fine unmounted. SG 30 £50
MBSA86 2d, brown and mauve. Block of four very fine or superb fresh mint, lower pair unmounted. Very scarce multiple. SG 30 £175
MBSA156 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Very fine mint. SG 30a £30
AR368 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 30a SOLD
MBSA87 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Block of four very fine or superb fresh mint or unmounted. A very scarce and attractive multiple of this lovely shade. SG 30a £200
MBSA534 2d, yellow-brown and mauve shade. Upper left corner block of 15 (5x3) showing plate number '2' in margin alongside two vertical bars in the same colour. Reverse showing partial impressions of the vignette of first column and (most unusually) left margin. Superb and fresh unmounted. An exceptional and most attractive large multiple of this lovely shade. SG 30a £750
RA1725 3d, block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 31 £40
RA8294 3d, upper marginal block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 31 £45
B40 3d, block of six, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 31 £60
MBSA535 3d, block of four very fine used each cancelled 'PLUMTREE 30 JUL 02' dc datestamps. Unwashed with intact colour. A lovely and scarce commercially used multiple, inevitably CTO. SG 31 £40
MBSA506 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Very fine fresh mint. SG 32 £45
AR369 4d ultramarine and mauve. Very fine lightly mounted fresh mint. SG 32 £40
RA9815 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. Very scarce. SG 32 £250
MBSA81 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. Very scarce. SG 32 £250
RA7730 6d, left marginal block of four, printer’s guide cross in margin. Very fine fresh mint, a very scarce multiple. SG 33 £400
RA9500 6d, lower right corner block of four. Very fine and fresh mint or unmounted, a very scarce multiple. SG 33 £450
MBSA507 8d, green and mauve on buff, crentred left very fine fresh mint. SG 34 £12
AR370 8d green and mauve on buff. Very fine mint. SG 34 £15
MBSA88 8d, block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 £80
MBSA536 8d, upper marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 £110
MBSA537 8d, upper right corner block of four, margins trimmed. Hinged on margin stamps superb and fresh very fine fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 £110
RA9502 8d, block of four, very fine commercially used cancelled 'UMTALI 9 SEP 02'. Scarce. SG 34 £30
B44 8d, showing good pre-printing paper crease running vertically through upper left. Very fine used and a most unusual variety. SG 34 var. £150
RA5208 8d, block of four showing PAPER JOIN / REPAIR on reverse, superb CTO. Highly unusual. Brandon opinion (2001). SG 34 var. £250
MBSA630 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Major variety IMPERFORATE (PAIR). Collector's handstamp on reverse of each, very fine mint. RARE. SG 34b £3,250
MBSA508 1/-, green and blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 35 £24
AR371 1/- green and blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 35 £25
MBSA89 1/-, block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 35 £125
MBSA161 3/-, very fine fresh mint. SG 36 £75
AR372 3/- green and mauve on ‘blue’. Extremely fine mint with barest hint of a hinge mark. Exceptional condition for this stamp. SG 36 £90
POSTAL HISTORY
RA4203 1897 8th March, cover addressed to the Cape bearing Arms 4d ultramarine (SG 32) tied by 'SALISBURY / MASHONALAND' single circle datestamp. Cape Town (28 Mar) arrival backstamp. Cover with clean vertical fold. £125
RA5562 1897 16th December, cover bearing 1d and 6d large Arms die I (SG 29, 33), each cancelled with crisp ‘MARANDELLA’S / DE 16 97 / RHODESIA’ sc datestamps. Addressed to the USA, transit and arrival datestamps on reverse. Clean and attractive. £200
1896-97 LARGE ARMS, DIE II, SG 41-50
STAMPS
RA9821 2/6, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4), additionally with part receiving authority handstamp. Without gum. RARE. SG 48s £150
RA9822 10/-, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4), additionally with part receiving authority handstamp. Without gum. RARE. SG 50s £150
MBSA263 4d blue and mauve shade, overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 44as £15
MBSA265 2/-, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 47s £90
MBSA270 2/6, overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Fresh mint. SG 48s £20
MBSA268 5/-, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 49s £90
MBSA271 10/-, horizontal pair overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Fresh mint. SG 50s £45
MBSA72 ½d to 10/- complete set of nine values. A selected very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 41-50 £350
MBSA172 ½d to 10/-, basic set of nine values. Very fine used. SG 41-50 £120
MBSA173 ½d to 10/-, basic set of nine values plus 2d and 4d shades. Very fine used. SG 41-50 £135
MBSA509 1d, scarlet and emerald. Very fine fresh mint. SG 42 £12
RA5210 1d, block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 42 £80
MBSA541 1d, upper marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £85
RA8296 1d, lower marginal block of six, slightly patchy gum, fine and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £50
AR373 2d brown and mauve. Several hinge remainders, otherwise fine mint. SG 43 £10
MBSA477 2d, brown and mauve, upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 43 £150
RA9501 2d, yellow-brown and mauve, block of four, very fine used. SG 43a £40
MBSA511 4d, blue and mauve shade. Very fine fresh mint. SG 44a £20
RA1731 4d, blue and mauve shade, block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 44a £90
MBSA512 6d, mauve and rose. Very fine fresh mint. SG 46 £15
RA8728 2/-, in combination with 1898 1/- Arms on piece. Cancelled 'REGISTERED / BULAWAYO AU 9 02' sc datestamps. Attractive. SG 47. 84 £15
MBSA513 2/-, indigo and green on buff. Fine fresh mint. SG 47 £35
RA5437 2/-, right marginal block of four showing guidelines. Superb CTO with full gum. Attractive. SG 47 £45
MBSA514 2/6, brown and purple on yellow. Very fine fresh mint. SG 48 £75
MBSA542 2/6, superb and fresh unmounted, a remarkable example of this very delicate stamp. SG 48 £150
MBSA515 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Hinge remain, fine fresh mint. SG 49 £45
MBSA175 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Very fine mint. SG 49 £55
RA3619 5/-, horizontal strip of three on piece, cancelled 'SALISBURY 30 AUG 97' datestamps. Very fine and attractive, uncommon commercial use. SG 49 £40
AR374 10/- slate and vermilion on rose. Extremely fine mint with the barest hint of a hinge mark. Exceptional condition for this stamp. SG 50 £150
MBSA90 10/-, block of four, superb CTO. RARE. SG 50 £300
AR171 10/-, superb fiscally used, tied to part of a licence by a very fine strike of THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY / REVENUE / NORTH EASTERN / RHODESIA double circle canceller. Very scarce usage. SG 50 £150
POSTAL HISTORY
RA4483 1898 14th December, outgoing half of 1d reply paid postal stationery card (H&G 7) addressed to the Cape with additional ½d Arms (SG 41, fault) tied by Buluwayo / Matabeleland (14 Dec) sc datestamp. Kimberley (17 Dec) transit and Lady Grey (22 Dec) arrival backstamp. Reverse with printed subscription details for the Bulawayo Chronicle. £65
MBSA473 1900 15th July, printed black on blue 'On Her Majesty's Service' cover, this then deleted and bearing 6d , ½d and 2d large Arms plus 1d Arms (SG 46, 66, 68, 101), cancelled 'UMTALI' sc datestamps. Addressed to Ireland with Dublin arrival backstamp (15th July). Some light staining. £75
1896 MATABELE REBELLION PROVISIONALS, SG 51-53
STAMPS
RA2456 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting, with strong shift of overprint right such that part of the ‘y’ of ‘Penny’ now appears at left. Gum disturbance, fine mint. Striking and very scarce. SG 52 var.
 
Note: this is the only example of a shift of this size we have encountered on any of these provisional overprints.
£600
MBSA56 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal, hinge trace superb and fresh mint. SG 53 £190
MBSA525 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Very fine fresh mint. SG 53 £160
MBSA57 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal pair, minor tone at base of left stamp otherwise very fine mint, hinge traces. A lovely multiple. SG 53 £325
RA8297 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal block of four, light blemishes on reverse, fine mint. An uncommon multiple. SG 53 £600
RA8774 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Fine used typically cancelled with heavy 'B' barred diamond. SG 53 £125
POSTAL HISTORY
1896 CAPE OVERPRINTS, SG 58-64
STAMPS
MBSA229 1d, showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA232 3d, showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 61 £60
MBSA230 2d, showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA234 4d, showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 62 £25
MBSA231 6d, showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 63 £55
MBSA235 ½d, showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA238 4d, showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 62 £25
MBSA241 4d, showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 62 £25
MBSA480 6d, showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Light corner bend, fine unmounted. SG 63 £50
MBSA243 1d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA244 2d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA478 2d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA247 2d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 60 £12
MBSA245 3d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Fine mint. SG 61 £40
MBSA246 6d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 63 £55
MBSA248 6d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 63 £65
B55 ½d, block of four, very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 58 £40
RA9503 ½d, right marginal block of four, both left stamps showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 58 £90
B58 ½d, two examples each with a strong shift of overprint right or left, fine mint. Striking. SG 58 var. £45
B60 ½d, with strong shift of overprint right, ‘CA’ of ‘AFRICA’ showing at left. Fine used, striking. SG 58 var £30
RA3278 ½d, cancelled with crisp sc 'TATI / MATABELELAND' date unclear datestamp. Most unusual. SG 58 £30
RA9504 1d, block of four very fine unmounted. SG 59 £90
MBSA272 2d, block of four positions 1 and 2 from the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA'. Lower pair with some gum creasing otherwise very fine unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 60 £110
MBSA273 3d, block of four positions 4 and 5 from the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH' and right pair short 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Minor gum creasing, very fine unmounted. A rare multiple. SG 61 £325
MBSA274 3d, block of nine showing a strong impression of the overprint and thus no apparent plating characteristics. Very fine or superb unmounted. A remarkable and RARE multiple. SG 61 £750
MBSA275 6d, block of four positions 1 and 2 from the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA'. Superb and fresh unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG 63 £400
B65 6d, with ‘SALISBURY 6 JUL 01’ datestamp. Unusual for this issue to be used outside the 1896 era. SG 63 £50
MBSA527 1896 6d, very fine used cancelled TATI / MATABELELAND sc datestamp. Most unusual. SG 63 £100
RA502 3d and 6d, both cancelled with upright ‘SEBAKWE 4 JUL 01' datestamps, unusually outside the normal Bulawayo use during 1896. Very fine. SG 61, 63. £130
1897 LARGE ARMS REDRAWN, SG 66-73
STAMPS
MBSA262 3d, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 69s £70
AR359 1897 ½d to 8d, complete set of seven values. All with hinge remainders, otherwise fine mint. SG 66-72 £65
RA8303 ½d to 8d, complete set of seven values, very fine fresh mint. SG 66-72 £65
RA9511 ½d, block of four very fine mint or unmounted. SG 66 £30
RA8525 ½d, lower right corner block of four, running sheet no. '464' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted, minor gum crease. SG 66 £25
RA9512 1d, block of four superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 67 £30
RA9513 2d, upper left corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 68 £100
RA9514 3d, upper left corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 69 £35
RA3283 3d, a top marginal example IMPERFORATE. Small part cancel at base which appears to be a remainder type. Extremely rare. SG 69 var.
 
Note: although only a single, the wide margins clearly indicate that it is not cut down. Extensive research has failed to locate any other examples.
£550
RA9515 4d, upper left corner block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 70 £120
RA5440 4d, block of four very fine CTO. SG 70 £8
MBSA516 £1, black and red-brown on green. Right marginal, hinged on margin with the stamp remaining unmounted, a few minor gum blemishes. Wonderful quality for this difficult stamp. SG 73 £550
B68 £1, in combination with 1892 £2 Arms on piece perfined and oval cancel. Attractive. SG 73, 11 £30
1897 £2 ARMS, PERF. 15, SG 74
STAMPS
RA9530 £2 Arms perf. 15. Superb CTO used cancelled ‘SALISBURY JL11 97’ datestamp. SG 74 £400
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