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1892 £5, printer’s sample in deep blue, imperforate on ungummed wove paper. Superb and fresh, RARE. SG 12 printer’s sample.
1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Major variety IMPERFORATE (PAIR). Collector's handstamp on reverse of each, very fine mint. RARE. SG 34b
£300
£2,450
Last updated: 8th May, 2024
1892 ARMS, SG 1-13
STAMPS
MBSA1741 1892 1d printer’s sample printed in brown (colour of the issued 1/-) on thin paper. Imperforate and perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Type B1). Very fine and rare. SG 1 printer's sample £285
MBSA1740 1892 6d printer’s sample printed in deep green (colour of the issued 10/-) on thin paper. Imperforate and perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Type B1). Very fine and rare. SG 2 printer's sample £285
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 1892 6d plate 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. £450
MBSA2232 1892 £1 printer’s sample printed in vermilion (colour of the issued 2/-) on thin paper. Imperforate and perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Type B1). Very fine and rare. SG 10 printer's sample £375
RA5028 1892 £5, printer’s sample in deep blue, imperforate on ungummed wove paper. Superb and fresh, RARE. SG 12 printer’s sample. £300
MBSA1973 1892 Plate proofs. Complete set of 11 duties of the first printings / colours, each imperforate and full gum. Lovely fresh colours with none of the oxidization often encountered. A RARE group in this condition. SG 1-13 (basic) plate proofs £1,300
MBSA1323 1892 Plate proof of the 6d, in original issued colour ultramarine. Imperforate and full gum. Lovely fresh colour and very fine. RARE in this condition. SG 2 plate proof £125
MBSA1324 1892 Plate proof of the 2/-, in original issued colour vermilion. Imperforate and full gum. Lovely fresh colour, irregular corner at lower right, fine. RARE. SG 5 plate proof £100
MBSA1325 1892 Plate proof of the 5/-, in original issued colour orange-yellow. Imperforate and full gum. Lovely fresh colour and very fine. RARE in this condition. SG 8 plate proof £125
MBSA2149 1892-93 set of 11, 1d to £10, each handstamped 'Specimen.' in blackish violet, this apparently being the local type R2. Mostly with some gum remaining, odd faults. A RARE GROUP. SG 1s-13s £1,600
MBSA2230 1893 £1 deep blue, perforated with Bradbury Wilkinson ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type B1). Very fine with gum. Rare. SG 10(s) £250
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
MBSA2146 1892 £2 rose-red, handstamped 'SPECIMEN' in black (Samuel type R1). Very fine (for these), with gum. RARE. SG 11s £350
MBSA2147 1892 £5 sage-green, handstamped 'SPECIMEN' in black (Samuel type R1). Very fine (for these), without gum. RARE. SG 12s £350
MBSA2148 1892 £10 brown, handstamped 'SPECIMEN' in black (Samuel type R1). Fine (for these), with gum. RARE. SG 13s £350
MBSA1990 1892 1d to £1, basic set of eight values. Fine or very fine mint. A difficult assembly. SG 1, 2, 4-6, 8-10 £375
MBSA2093 1892 1d, black. Very fine mint. SG 1 £12
MBSA1326 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Superb mint. SG 1 shade £14
MBSA1327 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Block of four, superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 1 shade £70
AR366 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Upper marginal block of 12. Some perf. separation with hinge strengthening otherwise fresh mint or unmounted. An attractive and uncommon multiple. SG 1 £175
MBSA947 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Very fine used. SG 1 shade £4
MBSA1328 1892 6d ultramarine. Centred right, very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. SG 2
 
Note: the majority of this printing were used for the ½d, 2d and 4d surcharges
£55
MBSA1932 1892 6d ultramarine. Fine used. SG 2 £16
MBSA1742 1892 6d ultramarine. Block of four, superb CTO cancelled with two crisp 'GWELO / MATABELELAND FE 28 06' sc datestamps. Lovely and scarce. SG 2 £75
MBSA1329 1893 6d, deep blue. Very fine mint. SG 3 £35
MBSA1743 1893 6d, deep blue. Left marginal block of four. Very fine fresh mint. Uncommon. SG 3 £150
MBSA1966 1893 6d, deep blue. Lower marginal block of four. Very fine fresh mint. Uncommon. SG 3 £150
MBSA1979 1893 6d, deep blue. Horizontal strip of four plus a single, on piece very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. Most attractive. SG 3 £25
MBSA1330 1893 6d, deep blue. Very fine used cancelled with violet Bulawayo datestamp. Lovely. SG 3 £25
MBSA1456 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Upper left corner copy, apparently ex. the Bradbury archive and endorsed in pencil on margin 'Feb 15/95', and showing on reverse the unusual gumming of these. Very fine unmounted. SG 4 £50
MBSA713 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Hinge remnant, still very fine mint. SG 4 £25
MBSA1331 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Exceptionally fine mint. SG 4 £35
MBSA1967 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Upper marginal block of four. Bend through upper pair, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. Uncommon. SG 4 £100
MBSA950 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Lower marginal horizontal block of eight, part imprint in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 4 £250
MBSA1332 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Very fine used cancelled violet Bulawayo datestamp. Lovely. SG 4 £30
MBSA1793 1892 1/- grey-brown. Superb CTO. SG 4 £12
MBSA502 1892 2/-, vermilion, lower marginal. Light faults on reverse, fine mint fresh appearance. SG 5 £30
MBSA1045 1892 2/-, vermilion. Exceptionally fine mint. SG 5 £50
MBSA1794 1892 2/-, vermilion. Exceptionally fine mint. SG 5 £50
MBSA1968 1892 2/-, vermilion. Right marginal block of four. Very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 5 £200
MBSA1991 1892 2/-, vermilion. Fine used. SG 5 £25
MBSA1744 1892 2/-, vermilion. Left marginal horizontal block of ten, on piece cancelled with three crisp 'GWELO RHODESIA 3 NOV 03' dc datestamps. Some light staining but still a most unusual large multiple. SG 5 £250
MBSA1934 1892 2/-, vermilion. Superb CTO. SG 5 £30
MBSA98 1892 2/6 grey-purple. Very fine mint. SG 6 £30
MBSA898 1892 2/6 grey-purple. Left marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 6 £60
MBSA1969 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Block of four. Very fine mint. SG 6 £130
MBSA91 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 6 £250
MBSA1076 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 6 £250
MBSA1335 1892 2/6, grey-purple. Superb used on piece cancelled 'GUBULAWAYO' sc datestamp. SG 6 £45
MBSA1989 1892 2/6 grey-purple. Horizontal pair very fine used cancelled with central 'KOPJE MR 18 96' sc datestamp. Lovely. SG 6 £75
MBSA954 1893 2/6 lilac. Fine mint. SG 7 £40
MBSA956 1893 2/6 lilac. Lower marginal block of four. Centred right, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 7 £180
MBSA957 1893 2/6 lilac. Lower left corner block of four. Light crease at upper left corner, centred right, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 7 £180
MBSA1994 1893 2/6 lilac. Very fine used. SG 7 £35
MBSA1333 1893 2/6 lilac. Very fine used. SG 7 £35
MBSA1797 1892 5/- orange-yellow. Fine mint. SG 8 £45
MBSA1995 1892 5/- orange-yellow. Very fine mint. SG 8 £65
MBSA1970 1892 5/- orange-yellow. Block of four. Very fine fresh mint. RARE. SG 8 £350
MBSA1336 1892 5/-, orange-yellow. Very fine used. SG 8 £40
MBSA1986 1892 10/-, deep green. Superb CTO. SG 9 £60
MBSA1799 1892 10/-, deep green. Lower left corner copy, superb CTO. SG 9 £65
MBSA2145 1892 £1, plate proof in issued colour deep blue, 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.
£225
MBSA1339 1892 £1 deep blue. Centred lower left otherwise very fine mint. SG 10 £165
MBSA1338 1892 £1 deep blue. Very fine mint for these. SG 10 £225
RA8977 1892 £1 deep blue. Fine used. SG 10 £70
RA8978 1892 £1, deep blue. Superb CTO. SG 10 £85
RA5430 1892 £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 £160
MBSA1987 1892 £2, plate proof in issued colour rose-red, 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.
£225
MBSA1985 1892 £2 rose-red, very fine used, lightly cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. Scarce as such. SG 11 £120
RA8990 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine CTO 'BULAWAYO'. SG 11 £100
MBSA952 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine CTO 'SALISBURY'. SG 11 £100
MBSA1800 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine CTO 'UMTALI'. SG 11 £100
MBSA1936 1892 £2 rose-red. Upper marginal, superb CTO 'UMTALI'. SG 11 £110
MBSA2136 1892 £2 rose-red. BLOCK OF FOUR, superb CTO 'UMTALI NO 13 98'. A RARE multiple. SG 11 £475
MBSA1801 1892 £5 sage-green. Of fine appearance and good colour, apparently cleaned and re-gummed. SG 12 £65
FISCALLY USED
B16 1892 £1, pen cancelled and with light ‘UMTALI / MASHONALAND’ datestamp, date unclear. Strong colour and unusual. SG 10 £20
B17 1892 £1, on piece pen cancelled in red and violet oval cancel, fresh and lovely colour. SG 10 £15
RA500 1892 £1, right marginal block of nine pen cancelled date and initials. Minor creasing otherwise a fresh and most attractive piece. Scarce. SG 10 £75
RA1714 1892 £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 £30
B18 1892 £5, on piece perfined and violet oval ‘MINES OFFICE / GWELO’ cancel. Lovely colour. SG 12 £25
MBSA1984 1892 £5 and £10 Arms, both perfined 'USED' and cancelled with similar oval 'MINES (OFFICE)' cancels. SG 12, 13 £40
B20 1892 £5 and £10, both on piece with crisp black oval ‘MINES DEPARTMENT / 3 SEP. 98 / GWELO’ cancel. Lovely. SG 12, 13 £40
B21 1892 £10, violet oval cancel, not perfined. Attractive. SG 13 £25
B22 1892 £10, on piece perfined and violet oval cancel, lovely colour. SG 13 £25
B23 1892 £10, strip of three perfined and violet oval cancels. Attractive. SG 13 £65
POSTAL HISTORY
AR638 c1893 printed illustrated envelope headed ‘MATABELE POSTAL JUBILEE’. Being a parody of the British Post Office Envelope featuring a drawing of a young native titled ‘The Royal Male Crawling Into The Royal Kraal ¼ Mile an Hour’ above another of an adult titled ‘The Royal Male 1893 Leaving Buluwayo at 30 Miles an Hour’. Very fine unused and rare thus. £650
MBSA1629 1893 21st May, envelope bearing 3d, 4d and 6d Arms (SG 21, 22, 2), lightly cancelled with F barred diamond strikes, and twice below with proving VICTORIA / MASHONALAND sc datestamps. Addressed to Germany, Cape Town transit and arrival backstamps. A most attractive and rare early cover. £465
MBSA1630 1894 5th October, envelope bearing ½d and 6d Arms (SG 18, 3), each cancelled with crisp GUBULAWAYO sc datestamps, addressed to the USA. Transit and arrival backstamps. Light cover faults, a most unusual destination in this early period. £235
AR525 1895 (3rd January), envelope addressed to El Paso, Texas. Bearing 1892-93 Arms 1d black and 6d deep blue pair (SG 1, 3) each tied by GUBULAWAYO (JA 3) single circle datestamp. Cape Town (28 Jan) transit and United States (2 Mar) arrival backstamps. A few minor edge faults, otherwise a very fine example of the double 6½d per half ounce rate to the USA. A most unusual destination in this early period. £425
B25 1895 13th September, envelope 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. £65
1892 PROVISIONAL SURCHARGES, SG 14-17
STAMPS
RA2437 1892 8d on 1/-, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel B1). Minor faults but above average for these. Rare. SG 17 specimen £200
MBSA1731 1892 ½d on 6d to 8d on 1/-. Set of four values, fine or very fine mint. An above average set of these delicate stamps. SG14-17 £465
MBSA1341 1892 ½d on 6d to 8d on 1/-. Set of four values, fine or very fine mint. An above average set of these delicate stamps. SG14-17 £485
MBSA1342 1892 ½d on 6d. Hinge remnant, fine and fresh mint. SG 14 £65
RA9499 1892 ½d on 6d. Exceptionally fine and fresh mint. SG 14 £100
MBSA1623 1892 ½d on 6d. Right marginal, hinge trace. Exceptional for these. SG 14 £125
MBSA2004 1892 ½d on 6d. Very fine used cancelled with part crisp barred diamond cancel. Scarce. SG 14 £285
MBSA1624 1892 ½d on 6d. On piece (probably cut from a Whitfield King envelope), fine used cancelled with light 'SALISBURY MASHONALAND AU 20 94' sc datestamp, another below. Scarce. SG 14 £285
MBSA2231 1892 2d on 6d. Left marginal block of four. Exceptionally fine fresh unmounted. RARE. SG 15 £1,100
MBSA715 1892 4d on 6d. Right marginal, very fine mint. Exceptional. SG 16 £150
MBSA1748 1892 4d on 6d. Lower left corner copy. Centred to top, fine mint. SG 16 £90
MBSA1747 1892 8d on 1/-. Lower left corner copy. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 17 £165
MBSA1739 1892 8d on 1/-. Very fine used. Scarce. BPA certificate (2020). SG 17 £400
MBSA2005 1892 8d on 1/-. Superb used on piece cancelled ‘BULAWAYO 11 MAR 94’ (most likely cut from a Whitfield King envelope). Exceptional and very scarce. SG 17 £450
MBSA1345 FORGERY 1892 4d on 6d, crude impression with 'cancel' at right. Unusual. SG 16 forgery £20
POSTAL HISTORY
1892-94 SMALL ARMS, SG 18-26
STAMPS
MBSA1802 1892-94 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values, plus listed ½d and 8d shades. Fine or very fine mint. SG 18-26 £225
MBSA67 1892-94 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 £1,110
MBSA1692 1892-94 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values, plus listed ½d and 8d shades. Fine or very fine used. SG 18-26 £120
MBSA2094 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Left marginal, superb unmounted. SG 19 £8
MBSA80 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 19 £20
MBSA1351 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Upper marginal block of four, several short perfs. lower right otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 19 £25
MBSA1354 1893 ½d, deep blue and vermilion. Upper left corner block of ten, one with stain on reverse hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 19 £70
MBSA2095 1892 2d, deep dull green and vermilion. Very fine mint . SG 20 £20
MBSA1355 1892 2d, deep dull green and vermilion. Lower marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 20 £120
MBSA2096 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Very fine mint. SG 21 £18
MBSA100 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Upper marginal, hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG 21 £33
MBSA905 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Left marginal block of four. Fine mint or unmounted. SG 21 £75
B31 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Block of four, superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 21 £90
MBSA1621 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Lower marginal block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 21 £85
MBSA1358 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Lower marginal block of eight showing imprint in margin. Two stamps hinged otherwise very fine unmounted. Lovely and scarce. SG 21 £185
MBSA1357 1892 3d, grey-black and green. Very fine used cancelled with violet BULAWAYO datestamp. SG 21 £25
MBSA1359 1892 4d, chestnut and black. Very fine unmounted. SG 22 £55
RA3275 1892 4d, chestnut and black. Block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 22 £160
MBSA1360 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Very fine unmounted. SG 23 £30
MBSA1937 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Superb unmounted. SG 23 £30
MBSA1361 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Lower left corner copy, very fine unmounted. SG 23 £30
RA8288 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 23 £80
RA8289 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Upper right corner block of four, hinged on margins stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 23 £90
MBSA632 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Lower left corner block of four, hinge trace on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 23 £90
RA8290 1892 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 £90
MBSA1691 1892 8d, rose-lake and ultramarine. Horizontal pair, very fine used cancelled crisp central SALISBURY OC 11 97 sc datestamp. Lovely. SG 23 £40
MBSA505 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Right marginal, very fine and fresh mint. SG 24 £15
MBSA1362 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Very fine unmounted. SG 24 £25
MBSA1363 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Upper marginal, very fine unmounted. SG 24 £25
RA8291 1892 8d, red and ultramarine. Lower marginal block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 24 £75
RA8292 1892 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
MBSA903 1894 3/-, brown and green. Very fine mint. SG 25 £120
MBSA1938 1894 3/-, brown and green. Superb CTO. SG 25 £45
MBSA1939 1894 3/-, brown and green. Very fine used. SG 25 £55
MBSA1752 1894 3/-, brown and green. Superb used on piece cancelled crisp complete 'BULAWAYO / RHODESIA FE 14 96' sc datestamp. Lovely. SG 25 £75
MBSA1042 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Lower marginal showing part imprint in margin. Superb fresh mint. SG 26 £50
MBSA1364 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Right marginal, hinged on margin stamp superb unmounted. SG 26 £75
RA7203 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Upper marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 26 £180
MBSA1365 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Left marginal block of four, hinged on one stamp otherwise superb unmounted. SG 26 £185
MBSA1622 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Right marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 26 £200
RA8367 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Lower marginal block of four showing full imprint in margin. Very fine fresh mint, uncommon. SG 26 £250
AR531 1895 (16th January), envelope addressed to the Postmaster at Mafeking, British Bechuanaland. Bearing a pair of 1892 Arms 2d deep dull green and vermilion (SG 20) tied by a GUBULAWAYO (JA 16) single circle datestamp. The reverse with a Mafeking (JA 24) arrival backstamp. Unobtrusive vertical fold and the flap damaged from opening, otherwise a very fine example of the 4d per half ounce rate from Rhodesia to other South African territories. £425
MBSA1776 1895 15th February, envelope bearing single 4d chestnut and black (SG 22), cancelled 'GUBULAWAYO FE 15 95' (blank below) sc datestamp, another alongside. Addressed to Mafeking with arrival backstamp for the 22nd February. Opening tear at top, attractive and clean. £95
MBSA1845 1896 3rd November, British South Africa Company 4d stationery registered envelope, bearing horizontal pair 8d Arms red and ultramarine (SG 24), cancelled with crisp 'SALISBURY NO 3 96 / MASHONALAND' sc datestamp, another alongside. Addressed to the Cape Colony and upon arrival re-addressed to Burghersdorp, struck on reverse with appropriate arrival and transit strikes. Most attractive. £225
RNA30 1897 11th September, printed two page letter from the joint secretaries of the Bulawayo Railway Celebrations Committee, Earnest C. Baxter and Charles W. Bloomfield, from their offices at 4 Glass's Chambers, Bulawayo, and dated October 9th, 1897. The letter detailing previous correspondence and advice that a free return pass to Bulawayo, reservations for this, and further advice for the upcoming event. Further to ask that this letter be brought and would be exchanged for a badge to recognise admission to all the planned events and accommodation. The second page detailing the events planned. This letter issued to D. Ward Esq., Crown Prosecutor, Cape Town. Along with the despatch envelope bearing 8d small Arms (SG 24), cancelled 'BULAWAYO SP 11 97', addressed to Cape Town, arrival backstamp. A truly remarkable survivor and most likely unique. £450
1895 SMALL ARMS, perf. 12½, SG 27-28
B32 1895 (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. £100
RA2439 1895 (4d) imperforate plate proof in near issued colours of the 4d, pair, without value, gummed paper. £200
MBSA1346 1895 2d and 4d, very fine mint. SG 27-28 £45
MBSA1999 1895 2d and 4d, each a block of four, 2d left marginal. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 27-28 £200
MBSA1806 1895 2d green and red. Very fine mint. SG 27 £25
MBSA1620 1895 2d green and red. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 27 £140
MBSA1941 1895 2d green and red. Very fine used. SG 27 £14
MBSA2003 1895 2d green and red. Horizontal pair, very fine used cancelled neat 'TATI MATABELELAND' datestamp. SG 27 £40
MBSA1805 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Very fine mint. SG 28 £25
MBSA1348 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Showing malformed 'E' of 'PENCE', fine mint. SG 28 var. £30
MBSA1350 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Right marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 28 £150
MBSA1619 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Lower right corner block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 28 £145
MBSA1082 1895 4d yellow-brown and black. Lower left corner block of four, major variety IMPERFORATE. Hinged on both pairs, minor soiling lower left corner in the margin, very fine mint. RARE. SG 28a £2,250
POSTAL HISTORY
1896-97 LARGE ARMS, DIE I, SG 29-37
STAMPS
MBSA1039 1896 composite set from Die I and Die II, ½d to 10/- (13 stamps, no 2/-). Die I 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 8d, 1/-, 3/- and 4/- with the balance Die II. Each hand stamped 'Specimen', Samuel Type R2, 14.5 mm long, 2.75 and 1.75mm high. Without gum and odd minor faults. RARE.
 
Note: Samuel records this handstamp on 12 values: 1d to 4/- on Die I and 2/6, 5/- and 10/- Die II. Further noted that the ½d also exists. Recorded as being shown by Dr N A Daniel of Rhodesia to Samuel, originating from a collection of an Australian engraver who settled in Rhodesia and to whom they were officially presented. It may well be that this is the same set referred to
£1,000
MBSA264 1896 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 £50
MBSA266 1896 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 £80
MBSA1278 1896 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values. Fine or very fine mint. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37 £235
RA8293 1896 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values, a selected very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37 £250
MBSA1733 1896 1d to 4/-, complete set of nine values plus listed shades of the 2d and 4d, fine or very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 29-37, 30a, 32b £285
MBSA171 1896 1d to 4/-, basic set of nine values plus 2d and 4d shades. Very fine or superb used. SG 29-37 basic £75
RA5206 1896 3d, 8d and 4/-, each in a block of four, superb CTO. SG 31, 34, 37 £20
RA7603 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Left marginal block of four showing plate ‘2’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted, minor marginal faults. Scarce. SG 29 £180
MBSA1374 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six, very fine mint or unmounted, lovely and fresh. Uncommon. SG 29 £240
RA7604 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of 12, some vertical perfs. parted otherwise very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. A very scarce and impressive multiple. SG 29 £385
RA3617 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of four, fine used each cancelled light 'GWELO' single circle datestamps. SG 29 £20
MBSA2132 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six, fine used cancelled light 'TULI / MATABELELAND' single circle datestamps. Trimmed at upper left, attractive and unusual. SG 29 £35
MBSA1735 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six, fine used each cancelled 'BULAWAYO MATABELELAND / OC 26 97' single circle datestamps. Attractive and unusual. SG 29 £30
MBSA2002 1896 2d, brown and mauve. Very fine mint. SG 30 £35
MBSA86 1896 2d, brown and mauve. Block of four very fine or superb fresh mint, lower pair unmounted. Scarce multiple. SG 30 £160
MBSA156 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Very fine mint. SG 30a £30
MBSA87 1896 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 £145
MBSA1379 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh unmounted. A very scarce and attractive multiple of this lovely shade. SG 30a £145
MBSA534 1896 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 £575
RA1725 1896 3d, chocolate and ultramarine. Block of four, very fine fresh mint. SG 31 £30
RA8294 1896 3d, chocolate and ultramarine. Upper marginal block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 31 £35
MBSA1048 1896 3d, chocolate and ultramarine, lower marginal block of four. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 31 £35
B40 1896 3d, chocolate and ultramarine. Block of six, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 31 £45
MBSA535 1896 3d, chocolate and ultramarine. 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 £25
MBSA506 1896 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Very fine fresh mint. SG 32 £40
AR369 1896 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Very fine lightly mounted fresh mint. SG 32 £40
MBSA81 1896 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. Very scarce. SG 32 £180
MBSA1944 1896 4d, ultramarine and mauve shade. Block of four, superb CTO 'UMTALI'. SG 32 £40
MBSA909 1896 6d, mauve and pink. Very fine fresh mint. SG 33 £55
RA7730 1896 6d, mauve and pink. Left marginal block of four, printer’s guide cross in margin. Very fine fresh mint, a very scarce multiple. SG 33 £225
RA9500 1896 6d, mauve and pink. Lower right corner block of four. Very fine and fresh mint or unmounted, a very scarce multiple. SG 33 £235
MBSA2000 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Very fine fresh mint. SG 34 £14
AR370 1896 8d green and mauve on buff. Very fine mint. SG 34 £15
MBSA88 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 £70
MBSA537 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Upper right corner block of four, margins trimmed. Hinged on margin stamps superb and fresh very fine fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 34 £75
RA9502 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Block of four, very fine commercially used cancelled 'UMTALI 9 SEP 02'. Scarce. SG 34 £20
B44 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Showing good pre-printing paper crease running vertically through upper left. Very fine used and a most unusual variety. SG 34 var. £80
RA5208 1896 8d, green and mauve on buff. Block of four showing PAPER JOIN / REPAIR on reverse, superb CTO. Highly unusual. Brandon opinion (2001). SG 34 var. £125
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 £2,450
MBSA508 1896 1/-, green and blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 35 £20
MBSA89 1896 1/-, green and blue. Block of four, very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 35 £90
MBSA1380 1896 1/-, green and blue. Lower marginal block of four, small stain at upper left corner otherwise very fine fresh mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 35 £90
MBSA161 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Very fine fresh mint. SG 36 £65
MBSA2150 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Upper left corner pair, showing plate '2' in margin. Superb fresh mint. Exceptional and RARE. SG 36 £350
MBSA962 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Very fine commercially used. SG 36 £40
MBSA1053 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Very fine mint. SG 37 £55
MBSA1942 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Short perf. at base, fine commercially used and scarce as such. SG 37 £15
MBSA1943 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Very fine commercially used and scarce as such. SG 37 £20
MBSA1087 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Fine used cancelled with crisp part 'KALOMO' datestamp, this presumably removed from a Hunting Permit. Some light staining on reverse. Most unusual.. SG 37 £25
MBSA2142 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Block of four superb CTO. Attractive. SG 37 £20
POSTAL HISTORY
RA4203 1897 (March), envelope 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. £65
MBSA1778 1897 16th August, envelope bearing large Arms 3d chocolate and ultramarine horizontal pair (SG 31), cancelled single 'KOPJE / SALISBURY' sc datestamp, another below. Addressed to Scotland, Bulawayo transit and arrival backstamp. Most attractive. £110
MBSA1774 1897 8th October, 4d stationery registered envelope bearing 4d ultramarine and mauve (SG 32), cancelled 'SALISBURY / MASHONALAND' sc datestamp, another alongside, addressed to Johannesburg. Arrival backstamp (20 OCT). Lovely and clean. £110
MBSA1846 1899 26th January, printed envelope bearing large Arms ½d to 8d, various dies including 6d and 8d die I (SG 41, 29, 30, 69, 32, 33, 34), each cancelled 'GWELO JA 26 99 / MATABELELAND' sc datestamp. Sent registered to Bavaria and struck with large 'R' cachet in black. Arrival backstamps of the 22nd February. Obviously philatelic, although still an attractive and unusual use of some of these duties. £145
DS82 1903 (27th October), cover bearing pair 3d large Arms and ½d Arms (SG 31, 75), crisply cancelled ‘HARTLEY / RHODESIA’ sc datestamps. Addressed to France and sent registered with blue crayon ‘Reg / 410’ endorsement. Cape Town ‘REGISTERED LETTER SECTION’ (2 NO) transit and French (22 – 11) arrival backstamps. Lovely and clean. £325
1896-97 LARGE ARMS, DIE II, SG 41-50
STAMPS
RA9821 1896 2/6, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4), additionally with part receiving authority handstamp. Without gum. RARE. SG 48s £100
RA9822 1896 10/-, handstamped diagonally with italic ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R4), additionally with part receiving authority handstamp. Without gum. RARE. SG 50s £100
MBSA263 1896 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 1896 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 1896 2/6, overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Fresh mint. SG 48s £20
MBSA268 1896 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 1896 10/-, horizontal pair overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Fresh mint. SG 50s £45
MBSA1951 1896 ½d to 10/- complete set of nine values. A selected very fine and fresh mint set. A difficult assembly. SG 41-50 £285
MBSA172 1896 ½d to 10/-, basic set of nine values. Very fine used. SG 41-50 £100
MBSA173 1896 ½d to 10/-, basic set of nine values plus 4d shade. Very fine used. SG 41-50 £110
MBSA1382 1896 ½d slate and violet. Very fine unmounted. SG 41 £5
MBSA1751 1896 ½d slate and violet. Upper left corner block of four showing plate '3' in circle in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 41 £80
MBSA1383 1896 ½d slate and violet. Block of six, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 41 £35
MBSA2097 1896 1d, scarlet and emerald. Very fine mint. SG 42 £10
RA5210 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 42 £50
MBSA541 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Upper marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £55
RA8296 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Lower marginal block of six, slightly patchy gum, fine and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £50
MBSA1385 1896 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six, one stamp hinged otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. SG 42 £80
MBSA477 1896 2d, brown and mauve. Upper marginal block of four, hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 43 £135
MBSA2013 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Superb unmounted. SG 43a £55
MBSA1387 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Right marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 43 shade £200
MBSA1075 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Upper right corner block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 43a £150
MBSA1047 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Lower marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 43a £200
RA9501 1896 2d, yellow-brown and mauve. Block of four, very fine used. SG 43a £35
MBSA2012 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Very fine fresh mint. SG 44a £20
MBSA1041 1896 4d blue and mauve. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 44a £70
RA1731 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Block of four, very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 44a £80
MBSA681 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Right marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. SG 44a £100
MBSA1390 1896 4d, blue and mauve. Very fine used cancelled violet BULAWAYO datestamp. SG 44a £20
MBSA2163 1896 6d, mauve and rose. Upper left corner pair, showing plate '3' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 46 £80
MBSA513 1896 2/-, indigo and green on buff. Fine fresh mint. SG 47 £35
RA8728 1896 2/- indigo and green on buff, in combination with 1898 1/- Arms on piece. Cancelled 'REGISTERED / BULAWAYO AU 9 02' sc datestamps. Attractive. SG 47. 84 £15
MBSA1054 1896 2/6, brown and purple on yellow. Very fine mint. SG 48 £70
MBSA966 1896 2/6 brown and purple on yellow. Few short perfs. at top, fresh unmounted. SG 48 £70
MBSA1064 1896 2/6, brown and purple on yellow, in combination with 1898 2d, 2½d and 1/- Arms on blue piece cancelled 'BULAWAYO 15 DE 8'. Most attractive. SG 48, 79, 80, 84 £50
MBSA515 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Hinge remnant, fine fresh mint. SG 49 £30
MBSA175 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Very fine mint. SG 49 £50
MBSA2164 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Upper left corner pair (trimmed at top), showing plate '4' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 49 £225
RA3619 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Horizontal strip of three on piece, cancelled 'SALISBURY 30 AUG 97' datestamps. Very fine and attractive, uncommon commercial use. SG 49 £40
MBSA1945 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Block of four, very fine used cancelled with central 'GWANDA' sc datestamp. Lovely and scarce. SG 49 £60
MBSA964 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Block of four, superb CTO. Scarce. SG 49 £45
MBSA2151 1896 10/-, slate and vermilion on rose. Upper left corner copy showing plate '3' in margin. Superb fresh mint. Exceptional and RARE. SG 50 £300
MBSA90 1896 10/-, slate and vermilion on rose. Block of four, superb CTO. RARE. SG 50 £200
AR171 1896 10/- slate and vermilion on rose. 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
MBSA1779 1897 15th April, envelope bearing ½d and 6d (SG 41, 46), cancelled single 'BULAWAYO / RHODESIA' sc datestamp, addressed to the U.S.A. Attractive example of this rate. £100
MBSA1687 1899 14th February, envelope bearing 6d large Arms (SG 46), crisply cancelled 'I' barred diamond with proving 'KOPJE / SALISBURY' sc datestamp alongside. Addressed to Scotland, arrival backstamp. £80
DS8 1899 (1st June), envelope addressed locally within Salisbury and sent at the unsealed letter rate. Bearing a single 1896 Large Arms ½d (SG 41) tied by a very fine SALISBURY (1 June) double circle datestamp. The flap with oval of ‘Judson & Wigg, / Salisbury, / Mashonaland.’ printed in black. An extremely rare early example of this rate in superb condition. Outstanding. £250
DS12 1901 (11th September), envelope, addressed to England bearing a pair of Large Arms 4d (SG 44a) tied by ABERCORN / N.E. RHODESIA (11 Sep) double circle datestamps with an additional strike alongside. The corner of one adhesive folded over before cancelling. The British postal authorities affixed printed black on white ‘E. R. / Found / Open and / Officially / Sealed’ tape to the entire perimeter of the envelope and applied a ‘Found open and / resealed in E.C.’ boxed cachet at upper left. With FIFE (16 Sep) and Chinde B.C.A. (28 Nov) transit backstamps. A wonderful, characterful cover. £350
MBSA1773 1911 23rd November, envelope bearing ½d slate and violet plus 1909 2d Arms 'RHODESIA' overprint (SG 41, 102), each cancelled 'GWELO' dc datestamps. Typewritten address to the Gile Stamp Company, Minneapolis, U.S.A. Peter Falk printed on reverse flap, arrival backstamp. Attractive and very late use of the large Arms issue. £95
1896 MATABELE REBELLION PROVISIONALS, SG 51-53
STAMPS
MBSA2007 1896 'One Penny' on 3d Matabele Provisional. Superb used. RARE in this condition. SG 51 £525
MBSA1371 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, narrow setting. Position 1 of the row showing shorter centre cancelling bar. Very fine mint. SG 52 var. £225
MBSA2143 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Very fine mint. SG 52 £225
MBSA973 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Very fine fresh mint. SG 52 £225
MBSA1366 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Exceptionally fine fresh mint. RARE in this condition. SG 52 £265
MBSA1368 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Position 1 of the row showing shorter centre cancelling bar at left, in addition upper and lower bars broken. Very fine mint. SG 52 var. £225
MBSA1381 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, narrow setting. Horizontal pair position 9-10 of the row, right stamp showing longer upper cancelling bar. Exceptionally fine mint. A RARE MULTIPLE. SG 52 and var. £600
MBSA2010 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional, wide setting. Showing a 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.
£350
MBSA2006 1896 ‘One Penny’ on 4/- Matabele Provisional, narrow setting. Superb used cancelled with neat part datestamp. Exceptional. SG 52 £275
MBSA1720 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Very fine mint. SG 53 £125
MBSA1372 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. SG 53 £150
MBSA717 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Upper marginal, superb fresh mint. SG 53 £160
MBSA56 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal, hinge trace superb and fresh mint. SG 53 £160
MBSA1694 1896 'THREE PENCE' on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal showing extended middle bar of surcharge at left. Very fine mint. SG 53 var. £140
MBSA976 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Showing considerable rightwards shift of the surcharge, the stop after 'THREE' now at left. Very fine mint. Striking and most unusual. SG 53 var. £225
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 £285
RA8297 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Lower marginal block of four, light blemishes on reverse, fine mint. An uncommon multiple. SG 53 £475
MBSA1766 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. COMPLETE SHEET OF SIXTY. Clearly showing the two settings of 30 with the characteristic edge of the left side cancelling bars. Odd minor fault, remarkably fresh and in a wonderful state of preservation. No doubt UNQUE. SG 53 £7,000
MBSA2011 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Fine used and typically cancelled with 'B' barred diamond, although reasonably light. SG 53 £85
POSTAL HISTORY
1896 CAPE OVERPRINTS, SG 58-64
STAMPS
MBSA1539 1896 overprints on Cape, complete set of seven values. A reconstruction of all six settings of the overprint for all seven values. Fine to very fine mint. A REMARKABLE GROUP. SG 58-64 £900
MBSA2017 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d to 1/- complete set of seven values. A selected set, very fine mint. SG 58-64 £145
MBSA2018 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d to 1/- complete set of seven values. Fine used. SG 58-64 £150
MBSA1567 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d to 1/- complete set of seven values. Each cancelled with same bold 'SALISBURY 28 FEB 99' dc datestamp. Lovely and most unusual. SG 58-64 £175
MBSA1579 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d to 1/- set of six values less ½d. Each cancelled with a fiscal strike. An unusual assembly. SG 59-64 fiscal use £55
MBSA1588 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1597 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £20
MBSA1602 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 62 £25
MBSA1603 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 62 £20
MBSA1613 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA', position 1 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 64 £85
MBSA1583 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1590 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 59 £15
MBSA1598 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA1600 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 61 £35
MBSA1614 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH', position 2 of the setting of six. Fine used. SG 64 £90
MBSA1584 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1585 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 58 £20
MBSA1591 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1592 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 59 £15
MBSA230 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA1601 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 61 £40
MBSA231 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Fine mint. SG 63 £40
MBSA1607 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 63 £50
MBSA1615 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing long tail to 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 3 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 64 £90
MBSA1586 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1593 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1599 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA981 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Fine used. SG 61 £45
MBSA1604 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 62 £25
MBSA1605 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 62 £20
MBSA1610 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 63 £45
MBSA1616 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 64 £80
MBSA1617 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 64 £85
MBSA1618 1896 overprints on Cape, 1/- yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Cancelled with part red Bank oval. Unusual as such. SG 64 fiscal use £20
MBSA921 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 58 £15
MBSA1746 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Lower marginal showing plate '2' in margin. Very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 58 £45
MBSA1609 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 58 £18
MBSA1594 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA1595 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 59 £15
MBSA978 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA1608 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine used. SG 60 £12
MBSA923 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 61 £40
MBSA1955 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Upper marginal, showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG 62 £50
MBSA1596 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 59 £15
MBSA244 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £22
MBSA245 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Fine mint. SG 61 £30
MBSA1547 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Superb unmounted. SG 58 £30
MBSA1538 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 58 £55
B55 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 58 £40
RA9503 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Right marginal block of four, both left stamps showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 58 £80
MBSA1545 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Upper right corner block of four, both left stamps showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 58 £90
MBSA1546 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Right marginal block of six, both centre stamps showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA. Minor gun creasing, very fine unmounted. SG 58 £135
MBSA1530 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Horizontal strip across the sheet showing all six settings of the overprint. Hinge strengthened at right and minor crease, otherwise fresh unmounted. SG 58 £85
MBSA1562 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing strong rightwards shift of overprint, 'A' of 'AFRICA' now at left. Very fine used cancelled with part violet 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. Striking. SG 58 var. £35
MBSA1569 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing strong leftwards shift of overprint. Very fine mint. Striking. SG 58 var. £30
MBSA2014 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Showing strong shift of overprint right, ‘CA’ of ‘AFRICA’ now showing at left. Fine used. Striking and most unusual. SG 58 var. £35
MBSA1577 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Cancelled bold 'BULAWAYO MY 23' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. SG 58 £25
MBSA1580 1896 overprints on Cape, ½d grey-black. Cancelled with crisp 'TATI / MATABELELAND 5 JY 96' sc datestamp. Most unusual. SG 58 £30
MBSA1537 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine unmounted. SG 59 £50
MBSA1540 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Right marginal horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine mint. SG 59 £35
MBSA1543 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Block of four positions 4-5 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine unmounted. SG 59 £100
MBSA1544 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Lower marginal block of four positions 1-2 of the setting. Horizontal crease at top, fine mint or unmounted. SG 59 £65
MBSA2139 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Horizontal strip across the sheet, showing all six settings of the overprint. Hinged on left stamp otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 59 £100
MBSA1542 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Right marginal vertical block of eight, positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Minor gum creasing mostly in margin, very fine unmounted. SG 59 £175
MBSA1566 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Showing strong rightwards shift of overprint, 'A' of 'AFRICA" now at left. Very fine mint. SG 59 var. £40
MBSA1582 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 22 96' sc datestamp, the First Day of Issue. Unusual. SG 59 £45
MBSA1572 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 23 96' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. Unusual. SG 59 £25
MBSA1575 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO JU 15 (no year) large sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 59 £35
MBSA1571 1896 overprints on Cape, 1d rose-red. Fine used cancelled 'MAFEKING JY 25 96' sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 59 £45
MBSA1536 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 2-3 of the setting. Very fine mint. SG 60 £40
MBSA1533 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine mint. SG 60 £45
MBSA272 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Block of four positions 1-2 of the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA'. Lower pair with some gum creasing otherwise very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 60 £90
MBSA1541 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Block of four positions 1-2 of the setting of six, right pair showing broken 'T' of 'SOUTH'. Superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 60 £145
MBSA1557 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Upper right corner block of six positions 4-6 of the setting, positions 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Minor gum creasing, very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 60 £180
MBSA1534 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 1-2 of the setting. Very fine used on piece cancelled 'BULAWAYO AU 26 96'. SG 60 £20
MBSA1535 1896 overprints on Cape, 2d deep bistre. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine used on piece cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 24'. SG 60 £20
MBSA1554 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Vertical pair positions 4 of the setting of six. Very fine unmounted. SG 61 £120
MBSA1954 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Upper right corner pair showing plate '1' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. A RARE positional multiple. SG 61 £200
MBSA273 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Block of four positions 4-5 of 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 £245
MBSA274 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. 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 £525
MBSA1564 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Showing rightwards shift or overprint. Very fine mint. SG 61 £35
MBSA1570 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 23 96' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. SG 61 £50
MBSA1581 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Very fine used cancelled light and just legible 'MANGWE MATABELELAND JY 96' sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 61 £40
MBSA1576 1896 overprints on Cape, 3d pale claret. Very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY NO 3 96' sc datestamp. Unusual. SG 61 £50
MBSA1550 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Lower marginal showing plate '3' in margin, in addition considerable rightwards shift of overprint. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. Very scarce as such. SG 62 £85
MBSA1555 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Vertical pair positions 6 of the setting. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 62 £70
MBSA1532 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Horizontal pair positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Very fine mint. SG 62 £50
MBSA1553 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Block of four positions 5-6 of the setting, position 5 showing short second 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Hinged on one stamp otherwise very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 62 £150
MBSA1578 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO MY 23 96' sc datestamp, the second day of issue. SG 62 £25
MBSA1561 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Very fine used cancelled part violet 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. SG 62 £40
MBSA1574 1896 overprints on Cape, 4d blue. Very fine used cancelled 'B' barred diamond. Most unusual. SG 62 £30
MBSA2098 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Very fine fresh mint. SG 63 £40
MBSA275 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Block of four positions 1-2 of the setting of six, left pair showing broken 'I' of 'AFRICA'. Superb and fresh unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG 63 £300
MBSA1556 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Upper left corner block of four showing plate '2' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. RARE. SG 63 £450
MBSA2015 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Fine used. SG 63 £40
MBSA2008 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Very fine used cancelled TATI / MATABELELAND sc datestamp. Most unusual. SG 63 £70
MBSA1693 1896 overprints on Cape, 6d deep purple. Very fine used cancelled part violet 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. Most attractive and unusual. SG 63 £80
MBSA983 1896 6d, block of four, positions 5-6 of the setting of six, left stamps showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO SP 11 96' datestamps which have diffused the paper, full gum. Scarce. SG 63 £225
MBSA890 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Superb and fresh unmounted. A very scarce stamp in this condition. SG 64 £185
MBSA984 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Very fine used on piece. SG 64 £85
MBSA2016 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Very fine used cancelled part 'BULAWAYO' datestamp in VIOLET. Short perf. at top. Lovely. SG 64 £125
MBSA1559 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre. Reconstructed group of six showing all positions of the setting. All apparently fiscally used. Most unusual. SG 64 fiscal use £80
MBSA1971 1896 overprints on Cape, 1s yellow-ochre two horizontal pairs plus 3d pale claret strip of four. On piece cancelled bold 'BULAWAYO OC 26 96' sc datestamps. The 1s positions 2-3, the 3d positions 1-4. Highly unusual and most attractive. SG 64, 61 £525
1897 LARGE ARMS REDRAWN, SG 66-73
STAMPS
MBSA2099 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint. SG 69s £15
MBSA262 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 69s £60
AR359 1897 ½d to 8d, complete set of seven values. All with hinge remainders, otherwise fine mint. SG 66-72 £65
RA8303 1897 ½d to 8d, complete set of seven values. Very fine fresh mint. SG 66-72 £85
MBSA2023 1897 ½d to 8d, complete set of seven values. Very fine used. SG 66-72 £22
MBSA1398 1897 ½d grey-black and purple. Very fine unmounted. SG 66 £12
RA9511 1897 ½d grey-black and purple. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 66 £30
RA8525 1897 ½d grey-black and purple. Lower right corner block of four, running sheet no. '464' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted, minor gum crease. SG 66 £30
MBSA1397 1897 1d scarlet and emerald. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 67 £20
RA9512 1897 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of four, superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 67 £55
MBSA1736 1897 1d scarlet and emerald. Block of six very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 3 DEC 98' dc datestamps. Unusual and attractive. SG 67 £50
MBSA1400 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 69 £50
RA9514 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Upper left corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 69 £55
MBSA1737 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, VERTICAL PAIR. Hinged on upper stamp, fresh mint. RARE, one of ten such pairs possible. SG 69a £3,000
RA3283 1897 3d brown-red and slate-blue. Upper 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.
£150
MBSA1401 1897 4d ultramarine and claret. Superb unmounted. SG 70 £50
RA9515 1897 4d ultramarine and claret. Upper left corner block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 70 £160
MBSA2113 1897 6d dull purple and pink. Upper marginal, hinged on margin stamp very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 71 £35
MBSA1403 1897 8d green and mauve ob buff. Very fine COMMERCIALLY used cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. Uncommon, the vast majority being CTO remainders. SG 72 £15
MBSA2022 1897 £1 black and red-brown on green. A very fine and fresh well centred mint copy of this difficult stamp. SG 73 £300
MBSA1055 1897 £1 black and red-brown on green. A very fine and fresh well centred mint copy of this difficult stamp. SG 73 £325
MBSA1946 1897 £1 black and red-brown on green. Very fine CTO. SG 73 £125
MBSA2021 1897 £1, in combination with 1892 £2 Arms on piece perfined and oval cancel. Attractive. SG 73, 11 £25
MBSA1982 1899 30th October, envelope bearing 2d large Arms x three (SG 68), each cancelled 'VICTORIA (blank below) / OC 30 99' single circle datestamps, addressed to London. Minor envelope faults, still most attractive. £110
DS77 1900 (30th November), printed cover of the Bulawayo Club on reverse flap, bearing large Arms 4d (SG 70), cancelled with crisp upright ‘B.S.A.P. CAMP / BULAWAYO’ sc datestamp. Addressed to England and upon arrival re-addressed with Aldershot strike on front. With original letter also written on Bulawayo Club letterhead (full transcript included) partially ‘I hope you are all right again now, I am not surprised at you getting knocked up by all that rot at Marandellas – I heard all about it from the Bushman’, presumably referring to the native uprisings in Mashonaland. Delightful and clean. £385
1897 £2 ARMS, PERF. 15, SG 74
STAMPS
MBSA2019 1897 £2 Arms, rosy red perf. 15. Exceptionally fine and well centred mint. Scarce in this condition. SG 74 £1,350
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