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1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four positions 19-20 / 24-25, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. RARE. SG 99
£750
Last updated: 13th June, 2020
1898 ARMS, SG 75-93A
STAMPS
SPECIMENS (Samuel R5): perforated
MBSA1010 1898 Arms 2½d to £10 perfumed 'SPECIMEN'. Complete set of ten values. £10 with lower margin folded under at base, otherwise in above average condition for these. SG 80s-81s, 85s-86s, 88s-93s £650
AR455 1898 Arms 2½d, 3d, 2/6, 3/-, 7/6 & 10/-, each perforated ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type R5). The 2/6 with small hinge thin, otherwise fine mint with hinge remainders. SG 80-1s, 85-6s, 88-9s £120
B71 1898 Arms 7/6, normal very fine mint. SG 88s £30
RA2463 1898 Arms 7/6, with additional serifed ‘SPECIMEN’ handstamp struck diagonally in black. Light browning, with gum. RARE. SG 88s £100
B72 1898 Arms 10/-, reversed inverted very fine mint. SG 89s £35
B73 1898 Arms £1, normal very fine mint. SG 90s £60
B74 1898 Arms £2, normal very fine mint. SG 91s £80
MBSA1726 1898 Arms £2, vertically reading up. Upper marginal, very fine without gum. SG 91s £75
MBSA1723 1898 £10 Arms, vertically reading down. Very fine without gum. SG 93s £75
SPECIMENS: overprinted diagonally in black script (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets):
AR454 1898 Arms 1d red, 2d brown and 1/- bistre, each handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R3). The 1d with small tear, otherwise fine mint with hinge remainders. SG 78, 79, 84 Specimen £25
MBSA1279 1898 Arms ½d,1d, 2d, 2½d, 6d, 1/- and £1, each handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R3). Very fine or superb unmounted. The complete set with this overprint on this issue. SG 75, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84 90 Specimen £85
MBSA256 1898 Arms ½d yellow-green, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 75a £50
MBSA257 1898 Arms 1d rose, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 77s £50
MBSA258 1898 Arms 2d brown, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Some horizontal perforations parted, fine unmounted. SG 79s £50
MBSA259 1898 Arms 2½d dull blue, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 80s £60
MBSA260 1898 Arms 6d reddish purple, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 83s £60
MBSA261 1898 Arms 1/- bistre, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Some short perforations at right, fresh unmounted. SG 84s £40
MBSA269 1898 Arms £1 greyish red-purple, block of four overprinted diagonally in black script 'Specimen.' (Samuel type R3, ex. the Presentation sets). Superb and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 90s £175
SPECIMENS: overprinted diagonally in black script (Samuel type R4):
AR437 1898 Arms 2d brown handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R4). Fine, with original gum. Rare. SG 79s £65
AR438 1898 Arms 2½d dull blue handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R4). Fine, with original gum. Rare. SG 80s £65
AR439 1898 Arms 4d olive handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R4). Fine, with original gum. Rare. SG 82s £65
AR440 1898 Arms 6d reddish purple handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R4). Fine, with original gum. Rare. SG 83s £65
AR441 1898 Arms 1/- bistre handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R4, though not recorded on this duty). Fine, with original gum. Rare. SG 84s £75
AR442 1898 Arms 7/6 black handstamped with italic ‘Specimen’ diagonally in black (Samuel type R4). Fine, with original gum. Rare. SG 88s £75
ISSUED STAMPS
MBSA1044 1898 Arms ½d to £1. Basic set of 14 values, very fine mint. SG 75-90 £550
MBSA1439 1898 Arms ½d to £2. Basic set of 15 values, very fine mint. SG 75-91 £675
AR378 1904 Arms ½d yellow-green. Block of four, very fine or superb mint, hinged on the upper pair, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 75a £20
RA4298 1904 Arms ½d, yellow-green. Block of four superb unmounted. SG 75a £20
MBSA1438 1904 Arms ½d yellow-green. Upper marginal vertical block of 30 (5x6). Few perfs. parted otherwise pristine unmounted. SG 75a £200
MBSA631 1904 Arms ½d, yellow-green. Horizontal pair major variety IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY. Very fine fresh mint. SG 75aa £650
MBSA1426 1908 Arms ½d, deep green. Very fine fresh mint. A difficult stamp. SG 76 SOLD
MBSA1427 1905 Arms 1d rose. Very fine mint. SG 78 £12
AR379 1898 Arms 1d rose. Block of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 77 £75
MBSA1011 1898 1d, rose. IMPERFORATE TO TOP MARGIN. Hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. Strehmel stating between 20 and 40 examples may exist. SG 77 var. £90
AR453 1898 Arms 1d rose. Horizontal pair with interpanneau margin between showing variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN LEFT STAMP AND GUTTER MARGIN AT RIGHT. Mint, though rather unfresh with some light staining on the reverse. Very rare. No example of this variety had been recorded in research by Gunnar Strehmel (1993). SG 77 var. £65
RA2466 1898 Arms 1d rose. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN (vertical pair). Centred right otherwise very fine mint. SG 77b £250
B90 1898 Arms 1d rose. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN (vertical pair). Very fine mint. SG 77b £425
AR380 1905 Arms 1d red. Block of four, very fine mint with small hinge remainders. SG 78 £35
B92 1905 Arms 1d red. Major variety IMPERFORATE, upper marginal pair. Minor faults in margin clear of stamps, otherwise very fine mint. SG 78b £400
RA4302 1905 Arms 1d red. Major variety IMPERFORATE. Single with large margins, very fine used cancelled with part squared circle datestamp. Attractive and uncommon. SG 78b single. £50
MBSA1428 1898 Arms 2d brown. Superb unmounted. SG 79 £22
MBSA917 1898 Arms 2d brown. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 79 £60
RA4303 1898 Arms 2½d dull blue. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 80 £40
RA9517 1898 Arms 3d claret. Block of four, superb mint or unmounted. SG 81 £65
MBSA633 1898 Arms 3d claret. Block of four, superb mint or unmounted. SG 81 £65
B95 1898 Arms 3d claret. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN (vertical pair). Fine unused without gum. SG 81a SOLD
MBSA1066 1898 Arms 3d claret. Block of four from the junction of the panes with interpanneau margins vertically and horizontally. Some hinge reinforcements, very fine CTO. A most unusual survivor. SG 81 £40
MBSA1430 1898 Arms 4d olive. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 82 £100
B99 1898 Arms 4d olive. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN (vertical pair). Fine mint. Scarce. SG 82a SOLD
B100 1898 Arms 4d olive. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN (vertical pair). Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 82a £550
MBSA1431 1898 Arms 6d reddish mauve. Very fine mint. SG 83a £25
RA6951 1898 Arms 6d reddish mauve. IMPERFORATE TO UPPER MARGIN, very fine mint. Scarce. SG 83a var. £125
MBSA1432 1898 Arms 1/- bistre. Very fine mint. SG 84 £35
MBSA1083 1898 Arms 1/- bistre. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN (vertical pair). Very fine mint. RARE. SG 84a £2,450
RA2469 1907 Arms 1/- deep olive-bistre. Left marginal block of four, stamps superb unmounted, hinged on margin only. SG 84b £1,100
MBSA1084 1907 Arms 1/- deep olive-bistre. Major variety IMPERFORATE. Very fine mint. RARE. SG 84bc £2,450
MBSA1433 1906 Arms 2/6 bluish grey. Very fine mint. SG 85 £55
RA1740 1906 Arms 2/6 bluish grey. Upper left corner vertical pair, major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN. Light hinge from margin onto top stamp, otherwise superb and fresh mint. SG 85a £850
MBSA192 1902 Arms 3/- deep violet. Very fine mint. SG 86 £25
MBSA193 1898 Arms 5/- brown-orange. Very fine mint. SG 87 £50
MBSA53 1898 Arms 5/- brown-orange. On piece cut from a parcel label, superb used cancelled complete 'GWANDA 27 SEP 15' datestamp. Lovely. SG 87 £22
MBSA194 1901 Arms 7/6 black. Very fine mint. SG 88 £80
MBSA1436 1898 Arms 10/- grey-green. Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 89 £95
MBSA63 1898 Arms 10/- grey-green. Block of four, some horizontal perforations parted otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. Scarce. SG 89 £285
RA8307 1898 Arms 10/- grey-green. Left marginal block of four, superb and fresh unmounted. Scarce. SG 89 £300
MBSA1057 1901 Arms £1 greyish red-purple, perf. 15½. Very fine mint. A difficult stamp. SG 90 £325
MBSA530 1901 Arms £1 greyish red-purple, perf. 15½. Very fine mint. A difficult stamp. SG 90 £325
MBSA1014 1901 Arms £1 greyish red-purple, perf. 15½. Fine used. SG 90 £100
MBSA1013 1901 Arms £1 greyish red-purple, perf. 15½. Very fine used. SG 90 £125
B110 1901 Arms £1 greyish red-purple. Block of four on piece date perfined and pen cancelled. Attractive. SG 90 £40
MBSA1725 1902 Arms £1 greyish red-purple, perf. 14. Very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 90a £450
MBSA213 1898 Arms £2 brown. Very fine mint. SG 91 £95
MBSA1015 1898 Arms £2 brown. Lower marginal, superb and fresh mint. SG 91 £110
MBSA722 1898 Arms £2 brown. Lower right corner copy, some marginal perforations split, hinge trace superb fresh mint. Lovely. SG 91 £110
RA4308 1898 Arms £2 brown. Upper marginal, superb unmounted. SG 91 £175
MBSA918 1898 Arms £2 brown. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 91 £185
AR330 1908 Arms £2 brown. Lower right corner marginal block of four superb CTO used with Salisbury (21 May 11) double circle datestamps. Attractive. SG 91 £35
AR477 1908 Arms £2 brown. BLOCK OF NINE, very fine CTO used with Bulawayo Salisbury (21 JUN 11) double circle datestamps. SG 91 £45
B113 1898 Arms £2 brown. Block of ten, lower right stamp showing re-entry (row 6/5). Superb CTO. SG 91, 91a £110
RA5442 1898 Arms £2 brown. Block of 18, superb CTO. SG 91 £110
MBSA1020 1901 Arms £5 deep blue, perforated ‘BSA / C’. Full gum, odd short perfs. Unusual. SG 92
 
Note: this stamp was probably perfined prior to use as a security measure. It would appear that it was never used.
£120
MBSA1021 1901 Arms £20 yellow-bistre. Date perfined ‘30 / 3 / 03’ and very light violet cancel. SG 93a £65
MBSA1437 1901 Arms £20 yellow-bistro. Date perfined, lovely strong colour. SG 93a fiscal use £65
RA9520 1901 Arms £20 yellow-bistre. Date perfined and violet oval cancel. Wonderful deep colour. Exceptional. SG 93a fiscal use £65
B122 1901 Arms £20 yellow-bistre. Two copies on piece date perfined and violet oval ‘MINES COMMISSIONER / HARTLEY’ cancel. Left stamp faulty. SG 93a fiscal use £55
POSTAL HISTORY
MBSA1635 1899 12th December, 1d stationery Inland Post Card, uprated with 1d Arms (SG 77), cancelled 'KOPJE SALISBURY' dc datestamp, another alongside, addressed to the Cape. Salisbury transit and arrival backstamp. Some staining. £30
MBSA763 1900 13th January, cover bearing 1d Arms x six (SG 77), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' addressed to London. Arrival backstamp. Some staining. £35
MBSA1658 1901 4th March, black and white Post Card of local scenes of Umtali, bearing pair ½d Arms (SG 75a), crisply cancelled 'UMTALI' dc datestamp, locally addressed. £35
MBSA725 1902 26th September, cover bearing 1d Arms strip x four (SG 77), cancelled 'GWELO / 26 SP 02 / MATABELELAND' sc datestamps. Addressed to Austria, arrival backstamp (20 October). £45
MBSA1683 1902 November, cover bearing strip of four 1d Arms (SG 77), lightly cancelled 'MOUNT SELINDA' sc datestamps, addressed to the USA. Melsetter (NO 27) transit and arrival backstamps. Very early usage from this Missionary Station. £75
MBSA1675 1902 6th December, black and white Post Card of Market Square, Bulawayo, bearing two ½d Arms (SG 75), cancelled 'B.S.A.P.CAMP / BULAWAYO' sc datestamp, addressed to England. £75
MBSA1669 1902 Anglo Boer War, cover, the reverse flap with vermilion imprint for the Town Clerk's Office, Bulawayo (reminiscent of the Tati Concessions revenue stamp design), bearing 1d Arms (SG 77), tied with somewhat indistinct cancel. Addressed to one James Gibson, Prisoner of War, Hut 28, Diyatalawa Camp, Ceylon. Upon arrival struck with violet oval 'PASSED CENSOR P. O. W / E. J. B. / DIYATALAWA' cachet, this used by E J Baumann between 17 Jan 01 to 21 June 02. Re-addressed to Urugasmanhandiya and then further forwarded back again but this time to Hut 41. Reverse bears light 'BURGHERSDORP' sc datestamp. An extraordinary item, mail from Rhodesia to a Boer War POW is virtually unknown. No doubt an intriguing story to uncover. £750
RA5868 1903 25th August, printed envelope (Argus Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, Bulawayo) addressed to the Cape and bearing Arms 1d rose (SG 77) tied by Bulawayo (25 Aug) double circle datestamp. Aliwal North (29 Aug) transit and Lady Grey (2 Sep) arrival backstamps. £40
RA4489 1904 2nd July, black and white picture postcard (“IN MATOPPO HILLS”). Addressed to Cape Town and bearing two ½d Arms (SG 75a) each tied by 'WANKIES' (2 Jul) sc datestamps with additional strike at lower left. £45
MBSA692 1904 18th July, cover bearing 2½d Arms (SG 80), lightly cancelled 'SELUKWE / RHODESIA" sc datestamp, addressed to Scotland. Transit and arrival backstamps. £20
MBSA750 1904 23rd July, black and white Post Card of a river scene in Mazoe, bearing 1d Arms (SG 77), crisply cancelled 'MAZOE / 23 JY 04 / RHODESIA' sc datestamp, another below, addressed to Salisbury. £75
MBSA733 1904 2nd November, real photo sepia Post Card of Victoria Falls from the Northern side, bearing 1d Arms (SG 77), crisply cancelled 'HEANY / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamp, and unusually addressed to the Victoria Falls, Bulawayo transit strike. £55
MBSA752 1905 10th January, cover bearing 2½d Arms (SG 80), cancelled 'MELSETTER / JA 10 / S. RHODESIA' sc datestamp, addressed to England. Transit and arrival backstamps. Light faults. A scarce office on cover. £225
MBSA706 1905 12th January, 1d Arms embossed envelope uprated with ½d and 1d Arms (SG 75a, 77), cancelled 'UMTALI / JA 12 05 / RHODESIA' sc datestamps. Addressed to the USA, arrival backstamps. £45
MBSA1682 1905 1st June, ½d embossed Arms stationery envelope uprated with 2d Arms (SG 79), crisply cancelled 'UMTALI' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Arrival backstamp. £55
MBSA287 1905 4th July, attractive coloured Post Card of Victoria Falls - Palm Grove, showing Knife Edge, bearing 1d Arms (SG 77) cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', another alongside, addressed to Cape Town with arrival mark (JY 12). £25
MBSA683 1905 6th July, black and white Post Card of the Victoria Falls, Boiling Pot, bearing ½d Arms (SG 75a), cancelled crisp 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamps. Addressed to the Cape. £45
MBSA682 1905 17th July, black and white Post Card of the Victoria Falls, Devils Cataract, bearing ½d Arms x two (SG 75a), cancelled part 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamp, another alongside. Addressed to London and upon arrival readdressed to Yorkshire. £45
MBSA1684 1905 7th October, sepia real photograph Post Card of a group of settlers at Melsetter, bearing 1d Arms (SG 77), cancelled 'MELSETTER / S.RHODESIA' sc datestamp, locally addressed. Delightful. £85
MBSA1648 1906 5th January, coloured Post Card of the Victoria Falls Main Falls, bearing 1d Arms (SG 76), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS'. Addressed to the USA, arrival strike. £30
MBSA1660 1906 10th February, Halfpenny stationery Post Card uprated with ½d Arms (SG 76), each cancelled 'UMTALI / RHODESIA' sc datestamps, addressed to Germany. Transit and arrival strikes on front. £35
MBSA289 1906 14th April, black and white Post Card of the Victoria Falls from Livingstone Island, bearing 1d Arms (SG 76), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS'. Addressed to Cape Town and then endorsed with a 'T' manuscript mark although this then erased and a tick alongside. £30
MBSA1625 1906 30th June, coloured Post Card of Johannesburg, bearing ½d Arms (SG 75), cancelled crisp 'BULAWAYO STATION' sc datestamp, locally addressed. £65
MBSA1671 1906 16th July, flimsy cover bearing 2½d Arms (SG 80), cancelled light but discernible 'ENTERPRISE' sc datestamp, addressed to England. Transit and arrival backstamps. Cover faults. £45
RA4498 1906 15th October, cover addressed to England bearing ½d and pair of 1d Arms (SG 75a, 78) each tied by FORT USHER (15 Oct) sc datestamps. Bulawayo (16 Oct) transit and Southampton / Portsmouth (10 Nov) arrival backstamps. Part of back missing and some sellotape stains over repaired tears (clear of adhesives). A rare datestamp, especially on cover. £375
MBSA1638 1906 20th October, black and white Post Card of the Victoria Falls from the Gorge (Percy Clark), bearing 1d Arms (SG 78), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', another part alongside. Addressed to England. £35
MBSA740 1906 10th December, coloured Post Card of Kloof Road, Cape Town, bearing on picture side 1d Arms (SG 77), cancelled 'GWANDA / DE 10 06 / S. RHODESIA' sc datestamp, addressed to California, USA. Most attractive. £45
MBSA1678 1907 19th January, black and white Post Card of Bloemfontein, bearing 1d Arms (SG 78), crisply cancelled 'FILABUSI', addressed to England. £45
MBSA1673 1907 8th February, coloured Post Card of Victoria Falls below the Boiling Pot, bearing 1d Arms (SG 78), cancelled 'BULAWAYO STATION' dc datestamp, another alongside, addressed to England. £40
MBSA741 1907 8th February, black and white Post Card of native scenes, bearing 1d Arms (SG 78), crisply cancelled 'GWANDA / FE 8 07 / S. RHODESIA' sc datestamp, another alongside, addressed to Germany. Transit and arrival strikes. £45
MBSA293 1907 16th February, sepia Post Card of the Victoria Falls, North Bank, bearing ½d Arms (SG 75), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to Cape Town. £20
MBSA712 1907 8th June, Cape coloured Post Card (east London harbour), bearing 1d Arms (SG 78), cancelled 'PLUMTREE / RHODESIA' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Francistown transit strike for the same day. £55
MBSA751 1907 11th June, cover bearing 1d Arms (SG 78), lightly cancelled 'MAZOE / RHODESIA' sc datestamp, another alongside. Originally addressed to the B.S.A.Police, Belingwe and then readdressed at least three times to Bulawayo, London and then Ireland with a remarkable array of backstamps. £45
MBSA1685 1907 17th August, cover bearing 2½d Arms (SG 80), cancelled 'INSIZA STATION', another crisp strike below, addressed to Germany. Transit and arrival backstamps. £110
MBSA758 1907 23rd September, cover bearing ½d and six x 1d Arms (SG 75, 78), cancelled 'BULAWAYO / SP 23 07 / RHODESIA' sc datestamps, sent registered to Tasmania. Opening faults at top, still attractive and a most unusual destination. £65
MBSA292 1907 18th November, black and white Post Card 'A Good Bag' (hunting), bearing ½d Arms (SG 75), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', another alongside, addressed to Bulawayo. £20
MBSA1667 1907 30th December, cover bearing 2½d Arms (SG 80), cancelled 'VICTORIA' sc datestamps, another at upper right. Addressed to the USA, arrival backstamps. £95
MBSA643 1908 23rd August, cover bearing 1d Arms (SG 78, placed inverted), crisply cancelled 'BELINGWE' with another alongside, addressed to Bulawayo with arrival backstamp for the next day. Small punctures at upper left otherwise fine. £60
MBSA704 1909 18th February, coloured Post Card of Victoria Falls from Livingstone Island, bearing 1d Arms (SG 78), cancelled light but legible 'LOMAGUNDI / 18 FEB 1909 / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Transit and arrive strikes. £65
MBSA684 1909 27th October, coloured Post Card of the Victoria Falls, Main Falls, bearing on image side ½d Arms x two (SG 75a), cancelled crisp 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamp. Addressed to Paris. Lovely. £50
MBSA1639 1909 16th December, 1d embossed stationery envelope, uprated with ½d Arms and 1d Arms overprint (SG 75, 101), cancelled 'BELINGWE' and addressed to the USA. Transit and arrival backstamps. Opening tear at top. £50
MBSA615 1909 20th December, sepia Post Card of a Native woman, bearing ½d Arms (SG75) crisply cancelled 'GATOOMA' dc datestamp and addressed to the Transvaal. Transit 'BULAWAYO STATION' (21 DEC) and 'LUIPAARDSVLEI' arrival strikes. Attractive. £45
MBSA739 1910 16th April, cover bearing vertical pair 2½d Arms (SG 80), cancelled 'GOLDEN VALLEY / 16 APR 1910 / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamp, another crisp alongside, addressed to the USA. Bulawayo Station transit backstamp. Attractive double rate cover. £145
MBSA730 1910 27th April, cover with printed flap 'GWELO SANITARY BOARD', bearing ½d Arms (SG 75a), crisply cancelled 'GWELO / RHODESIA' dc datestamp, locally addressed (P. Falk). An attractive unsealed ½d rate cover. £45
1905 VICTORIA FALLS, SG 94-99
STAMPS
VF23
WATERLOW DIE PROOF of the 1d duty printed in the close-to-issued colour, carmine (the issued stamp was printed in red). Sunk-mounted on thick card (98x69mm). Very rare and most attractive.
 
Note: the existence of sunken die proofs for the 1d and 2½d duties suggests there may be examples of the other duties. However, none have been recorded.

£8,000
RA5444 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set overprinted SPECIMEN (type R6). 1/-, 2/6 and 5/- additonally showing the variety broken serif to ‘M’. Rather heavily mounted, otherwise very fine. The 5d is very scarce overprinted. SG 94s-99s £375
VF32 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type R6). All showing second 'E' of 'SPECIMEN' comprising a '1' and a 'comma'. 1d without gum and the 2/6 with some short perfs. at top, otherwise very fine fresh mint and an uncommon plated set. SG 94s/96sa/99s £475
VF33 1905 1d - 5/- Falls, complete set overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type R6). All showing broken left arm of the V of the 'M' of 'SPECIMEN'. 5d with faults otherwise fine to very fine fresh mint and an uncommon plated set. SG 94s/96sa/99s £400
MBSA721 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set of six values very fine mint. SG 94-9 £175
MBSA1700 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set of six value. Very fine or superb unmounted, all marginal or corner, 2/6 and 5/- hinged on the margin only. An exceptionally difficult assembly. SG 94-99 £550
MBSA532 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set of six values very fine or superb unmounted, all marginal and some of these hinged on the margin only. An exceptionally difficult assembly. SG 94-99 £550
RA8679 1905 1d to 1/- Falls, perf. 14 or 14½ to 15 (5d). Each a lower left corner copy very fine and fresh mint. A lovely group. SG 94-97 £85
B136 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set of six values very fine used. SG 94-9 £190
RA7360 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set of six values each selected very fine or superb used. SG 94-99 £250
RA7430 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set of six values each cancelled with ‘BRITISH ASSOCIATION / BULAWAYO / SEP 11 1905’ violet datestamps. Some perf. faults and light but readable strikes. A very scarce set with these dates. SG 94-99 £300
MBSA1413 1905 1d to 5/- Falls, complete set of six values each on piece and cancelled with upright ‘BRITISH ASSOCIATION / SEP 13 1905 / VICTORIA FALLS’ datestamps. Minor peripheral toning. Lovely. SG 94-99 £450
MBSA1701 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Left marginal, stamp pristine unmounted. SG 94 £15
MBSA554 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Upper left corner, position 1. Unusually showing running sheet number '341' in margin. Hinged on margin and minor stain, stamp very fine unmounted. SG 94 £15
MBSA552 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Upper marginal position 5. Hinged on margin which shows some light tones, stamp superb and fresh unmounted. SG 94 £15
MBSA553 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Position 9. Centred up otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 94 £12
MBSA551 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Position 10. Hinge trace, very fine mint. SG 94 £8
MBSA545 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Position 11. Very fine mint. SG 94 £8
MBSA547 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Position 17. Hinge trace, very fine mint. SG 94 £8
MBSA1074 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Very fine unmounted. SG 94 £15
MBSA555 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Lower left corner, position 21. Light marginal faults, stamp very fine unmounted. SG 94 £15
MBSA344 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, lower marginal showing imprint in margin. Reduced staining at left, fine mint. SG 94 £15
MBSA1715 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Showing prominent inking flaws at centre. Very fine mint and most unusual. SG 94 var. £55
MBSA557 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Vertical pair positions 11-16. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 94 £22
RA9766 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, lower right corner vertical pair, running sheet number '497' in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 94 £25
MBSA558 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Lower right corner horizontal strip of three, positions 23-25, showing imprint and running sheet number '235' in margin. Some light faults, fine or very fine mint. Attractive. SG 94 £40
MBSA1703 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Upper left corner block of four. Wonderfully fresh unmounted. SG 94 £50
MBSA559 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Upper right corner block of four, positions 4-5/9-10. Hinged on margin and upper pair, lower unmounted. Lovely and fresh. SG 94 £45
RA8644 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14 lower left corner block of four. Hinged on margin, stamps very fine unmounted. SG 94 £50
MBSA345 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, upper left corner vertical strip of four. Superb and fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 94 £55
VF52 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, upper right corner block of six, showing marginal corner fold prior to trimming, now folded out and unusually revealing the printer's guide cross. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 94 £85
MBSA560 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Lower right corner block of six, positions 14-15 / 24-25. Showing running sheet number '85' in margin. Light creasing through left stamps otherwise fine unmounted Very fine mint. SG 94 £50
RA7312 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, block of ten being the left two vertical columns of the sheet. Creased through left column and one top stamp torn. Fine unmounted. SG 94 £45
RA7311 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, block of ten being the right two vertical columns of the sheet, running sheet number ‘94’. Fine unmounted. SG 94 £80
MBSA561 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14. Block of ten being the left two vertical columns of the sheet. Hinged on margins and very minor gum creasing, stamps very fine unmounted. SG 94 £100
VF54 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, block of ten being the left two columns of the sheet. Superb unmounted. SG 94 £100
MBSA111 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14, complete sheet of 25, running sheet number ‘227’. Hinged on margins stamps very fine or superb unmounted, minor creasing. SG 94 £200
MBSA250 1905 1d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Very fine mint. SG 94a £15
MBSA891 1d, block of four, perf. 14½. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 94a £45
MBSA1078 1d, perf. 14½ to 15, superb used cancelled 'HARTLEY’ datestamp. SG 94a £22
MBSA1409 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Very fine unmounted. SG 95 £25
MBSA1276 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Lower right corner copy showing running sheet number ‘241’. Hinge remnant, very fine mint. SG 95 £18
MBSA218 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Three contrasting shades. Very fine mint. SG 95 £45
VF62 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Lower left corner block of four. Light crease affecting left stamps otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 95 £70
MBSA562 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Lower right corner block of four, running sheet number '394' in margin. Hinged on upper pair lower unmounted, very fine and fresh. SG 95 £100
MBSA112 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Lower right corner block of four, running sheet number '7' in margin. Hinged on margins stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 95 £110
MBSA563 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Lower right corner block of nine, imprint and running sheet number '205' in margin. Some light creasing / gum bends otherwise fresh unmounted. SG 95 £225
MBSA564 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Block of ten being the two right columns of the sheet, running sheet number '72' in margin. Hinged on margins, some light mostly gum creasing with the stamps unmounted. SG 95 £225
RA7315 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14. Lower two rows of the sheet with full imprint and running sheet no. ‘264’. Some unobtrusive creasing, fine mint or unmounted. SG 95 £150
MBSA568 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½. Position 6. Very fine mint. SG 95a £25
MBSA1275 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Fine mint. SG 95a £25
MBSA1016 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½. Very fine unmounted. SG 95a £50
MBSA570 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½. Left marginal horizontal pair, positions 11-12. Very fine unmounted. SG 95a £90
MBSA571 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½. Upper right corner block of four, some pencil endorsements on margin which is hinged, stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 95a £180
MBSA569 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½. Lower left corner block of four, folded horizontally hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 95a £165
MBSA567 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½. Block of ten being the right two columns of the sheet. Very minor gum bends otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 95a £425
MBSA1410 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Unusually with crackly gum, very fine unmounted. SG 96 £55
MBSA1706 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Left marginal, hinged on margin stamp pristine unmounted. SG 96 £60
MBSA1288 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Upper marginal, hinged on margin stamp superb unmounted. SG 96 £60
MBSA585 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Upper marginal position 3. Very fine mint. SG 96 £35
MBSA572 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Position 5. Very fine mint. SG 96 £32
MBSA1705 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Reddish claret shade. Very fine unmounted. SG 96 shade £60
MBSA221 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Two contrasting shades, very fine mint. SG 96 £60
MBSA321 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Position 10 showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Very fine mint. SG 96a £150
MBSA1274 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Position 10 showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Very fine unmounted. SG 96a £275
MBSA720 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Right marginal position 10 showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Very fine fresh unmounted. Scarce in this condition. SG 96a £275
MBSA586 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Right marginal position 10 showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Superb and fresh unmounted. Scarce in this condition. SG 96a £300
MBSA574 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Position 15 showing flaw similar to the 'bird in tree'. Very fine mint. SG 96 var.
 
Note: stamps from both positions 14 and 15 show a very similar, although smaller, version of the 'bird in tree' flaw
£60
MBSA588 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Position 23. Very fine mint. SG 96 £30
MBSA322 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15, left marginal (trimmed) showing vertical perforations running through ornamental border design. Faults including horizontal crease, mint. RARE. SG 96 var.
 
Note: it is likely the original sheet was imperforate to the left margin, noticed and poorly corrected. Apparently no further examples have been recorded.
£150
MBSA575 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. A very over-inked impression with numerous resultant smears across most of the stamp. Hinge remain, fine mint. Striking and unusual. SG 96 var. £125
MBSA591 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Lower right corner horizontal strip of three, imprint and running sheet number '490' in margin. A few light faults, very fine mint. Attractive. SG 96 £140
MBSA576 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Block of four positions 1-2 / 6-7. Minor gum creases, hinge trace on upper pair lower unmounted. Lovely and fresh. SG 96 £240
MBSA577 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Upper right corner block of six positions 4-5 / 14-15. Position 10 showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5) and positions 14 and 15 showing flaws similar to the 'bird in tree'. Odd very minor stain, unmounted. A remarkable positional multiple. SG 96, 96a and vars.
 
Note: stamps from both positions 14 and 15 show a very similar, although smaller, version of the 'bird in tree' flaw
£475
MBSA582 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Block of four positions 4-5 / 9-10, position 10 showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Fine or very fine unmounted. SG 96, 96a £375
MBSA581 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Block of four, apparently positions 9-10 / 14-15, both the lower stamps showing flaws similar to the 'bird in tree'. However, the upper right stamp position 10 without the 'bird in tree' flaw. Very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. An unusual multiple. SG 96 and vars.
 
Note: stamps from both positions 14 and 15 show a very similar, although smaller, version of the 'bird in tree' flaw
£275
MBSA583 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Lower marginal block of four position 19-20 / 24-25. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 96 £275
MBSA592 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Lower right corner block of four, running sheet number '186' in margin. Hinged on upper pair lower unmounted, fresh and very fine. Lovely. SG 96 £250
MBSA584 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½. Lower right corner block of four, running sheet number '233' in margin. A few minor marginal faults, stamps very fine or superb unmounted. SG 96 £275
MBSA222 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15, superb used. SG 96 £50
MBSA1017 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Showing 'Bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Very fine used unwashed with intact colour. Scarce. SG 96a £200
MBSA930 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Showing similar flaw to the 'Bird in tree'. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO'. SG 96 var. £95
MBSA323 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14, upper right corner block of four, lower right stamp showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Some light gum creasing and some vertical perforations parted between otherwise fine and fresh unmounted. An uncommon multiple in this perforation. SG 96b, 96ba £400
MBSA593 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14, Lower left corner block of four, very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 96b £300
MBSA595 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14. Block of ten being the right two columns of the sheet, position 10 showing 'bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5) and positions 14 and 15 showing flaws similar to the 'bird in tree'. Running sheet number '57 in margin. Superb and fresh unmounted. A remarkable positional multiple. SG 96b, 96ba and vars.
 
Note: stamps from both positions 14 and 15 show a very similar, although smaller, version of the 'bird in tree' flaw
£1,250
MBSA254 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14, very fine used. Uncommon. SG 96b £60
MBSA531 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14 x 14½. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 96b var. £110
MBSA349 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14, a deep over-inked shade showing resultant ink smear at upper left. Hinge remnants, very fine fresh mint. Unusual. SG 97 var. £80
MBSA350 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14. Position 10 showing dot above 'T' of 'BRITISH' flaw. Gum wrinkle and hinge remains, fine mint. SG 97 var. £65
MBSA931 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14. Pristine unmounted. Uncommon as such. SG 97 £80
MBSA597 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14. Upper right corner copy, hinged on margin stamp superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon as such. SG 97 £80
MBSA598 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14. An unusual more yellowish shade and weaker impression, lower left corner copy. Some fingerprints on gum, fine unmounted. Unusual and attractive. SG 97 shade £75
RA7733 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14, green shade. No trace of blue, distinct and most unusual. Very fine fresh mint. SG 97 shade £75
MBSA220 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14, three contrasting shades. Very fine mint. SG 97 £95
MBSA599 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14. Lower left corner horizontal pair, hinged on margin stamps superb and fresh unmounted. A most attractive and uncommon multiple. SG 97 SOLD
MBSA894 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14. Upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin and lower pair, upper unmounted. Wonderfully fresh and a scarce multiple. SG 97 £275
MBSA468 1905 1/- Falls, perf. 14, multiple of three. Some vertical perforations parted, fine used cancelled 'UMTALI JY 24 8'. SG 97 £90
MBSA335 1905 2/6 Falls, superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce as such. SG 98 £190
RA8980 1905 2/6 Falls, upper marginal hinged on margin stamp pristine unmounted. A remarkable stamp. SG 98 £200
MBSA1708 1905 2/6 Falls, right marginal hinged on margin stamp pristine unmounted. A remarkable stamp. SG 98 £200
MBSA1411 1905 2/6 Falls, upper right corner copy hinged on margin stamp pristine unmounted. A remarkable stamp. SG 98 £210
MBSA603 1905 2/6 Falls, lower left corner, some light faults unmounted. SG 98 £80
MBSA1707 1905 2/6 Falls, lower marginal showing imprint in margin. Few short perfs. at top, fine unmounted. SG 98 £150
MBSA223 1905 2/6 Falls, two contrasting shades. Very fine mint. SG 98 £175
AR162 1905 2/6 Falls, block of four positions 1-2, 6-7. Very fine or superb fresh mint (the lower pair is unmounted). A rare multiple. SG 98 £675
VF92 1905 2/6 Falls, block of four positions 7-8 / 12-13. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 98 £650
VF97 1905 2/6 Falls, block of four positions 14-15 / 19-20. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 98 £650
MBSA933 1905 2/6 Falls, left marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. Very scarce as such. SG 98 £850
MBSA895 1905 2/6 Falls, lower left corner block of four positions 16-17 / 21-22. Hinge trace at centre of block, very fine mint. Lovely. SG 98 £650
MBSA1709 1905 2/6 Falls, lower right corner block of four, running sheet number '84' in margin. Hinged on upper pair, lower unmounted. Lovely. SG 98 £750
MBSA224 1905 2/6 Falls, superb used. Uncommon as such. SG 98 £170
B146 1905 2/6 Falls, cancelled with special black ‘(BR)ITISH ASSOCIATION / VICTORIA FALLS / SEP 12 1905’ single ring datestamp. Odd short perfs. otherwise fine and uncommon. SG 98 £120
RA7374 1905 2/6 Falls, cancelled with large part ‘BRITISH ASSOCIATION / SEP 12 1905 / VICTORIA FALLS’ datestamp. SG 98 £175
VF94 1905 2/6 Falls, block of four positions 16-17 / 21-22, fine to very fine used cancelled 'REGISTERED BULAWAYO' single circle datestamps. A few short perfs., though a RARE multiple and may well be unique as a commercially used block. SG 98 £750
MBSA605 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Lower marginal, hinge trace very fine and fresh mint. SG 99 £110
MBSA336 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce as such. SG 99 £210
MBSA1702 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Right marginal, hinged on margin stamp pristine unmounted. Very scarce as such. SG 99 £200
MBSA1710 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Lower marginal showing imprint in margin. Very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 99 £225
MBSA611 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Showing distinct purple ink line running vertically through. Very fine mint. SG 99 var. £120
MBSA1721 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. A weak impression, in particular at left with much of '1905' failing to print. Very fine mint. Unusual. SG 99 var. £125
MBSA610 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. An exceptionally weak impression, in particular the 'VICTORIA FALLS' at base with much failing to print. Very fine mint. Highly unusual. SG 99 var. £250
MBSA606 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four positions 19-20 / 24-25, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. RARE. SG 99 £750
MBSA935 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. RARE. SG 99 £750
MBSA225 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Superb used. SG 99 £40
MBSA1019 1905 5/-, perf. 14, cancelled with crisp upright ‘VICTORIA FALLS 21 SEP 1905’ datestamp. Very fine and most attractive. SG 99 £55
MBSA360 5/-, perf. 14, horizontal pair on piece fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. SG 99 £75
MBSA607 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Lower left corner, superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 29 AUG 07'. Lovely. SG 99 £40
RA7205 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Vertical pair, positions 5-10, superb CTO ‘BULAWAYO 29 AUG 07’. SG 99 £75
RA7206 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Vertical pair, positions 19-24, superb CTO ‘SALISBURY 29 JUN 06’. SG 99 £75
VF116 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 4-5 / 9-10. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 14 MAR 07'. SG 99 £150
VF124 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 7-8 / 12-13. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 14 MAR 07'. SG 99 £150
VF118 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 13-14 / 18-19. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 14 MAR 07'. SG 99 £150
VF117 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 11-12 / 16-17. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 14 MAR 07'. SG 99 £150
VF125 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 16-17 / 21-22. Superb CTO 'SALISBURY 29 JUN 06'. SG 99 £150
VF119 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 18-19 / 23-24. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 14 MAR 07'. SG 99 £150
RA7361 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 19-20 / 24-25, superb CTO ‘BULAWAYO 14 MAR 07’. SG 99 £160
VF120 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Block of four, positions 19-20 / 24-25. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO 14 MAR 07'. SG 99 £150
MBSA1704 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Gum disturbance and minor soiling at top, fine mint. RARE, very few recorded in any condition. SG 99a £250
MBSA1412 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Hinge trace, superb fresh mint. RARE, very few recorded in any condition. SG 99a £550
FISCALLY USED
B149 1905 1/- Falls, violet oval cancel, very fine and uncommon. SG 97 fiscal use £12
B150 1905 2/6 Falls, date perfined, fine and uncommon. SG 98 fiscal use £18
VF101 1908 (17th November), typewritten page from a legal document, bearing 2/6 and 6d Arms (SG 98, 83) date perfined and violet oval. Uncommon. £275
B151 1905 5/- Falls, violet oval cancel on piece, very fine and uncommon. SG 99 fiscal use £20
VF123 1905 5/- Falls, upper left corner vertical strip of four, positions 1,6,11,16. On piece cut from a legal document and additionally bearing 1898 2d Arms pair plus 6d block of four, all date perfined '9 / 3 / 10' and violet oval datestamps. Lovely. SG 99, 79, 83 £325
MBSA472 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14½ to 15, cancelled violet strike and perfined 'USED'. RARE, very few recorded in any condition. SG 99a fiscal use £150
MBSA612 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 15, cancelled violet strike and date perfined '17 / 11 / 08'. RARE, very few recorded in any condition. SG 99a fiscal use £150
MBSA613 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 15 x 14½, cancelled violet strike and perfined 'USED'. RARE, very few recorded in any condition. SG 99a fiscal use £150
MBSA614 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14½ x 15, cancelled violet strike and perfined 'USED'. RARE, very few recorded in any condition. SG 99a fiscal use £150
POSTAL HISTORY
1909 ARMS ‘RHODESIA’ OVERPRINTS, SG 100-113e
STAMPS
MBSA1454 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints, ½d to £1 set of 14 values perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. A very fine set for these. SG 100s-13s £325
MBSA1022 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints ½d to £1, basic set of 14 values. Very fine mint. SG 100-113 £375
RA9521 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints ½d green. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 100 £20
MBSA1441 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints ½d green. Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 100 £40
B158 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints ½d green. Single showing pre-printing paper crease running vertically through top left corner. Very fine mint, unusual. SG 100 var. £30
B159 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints ½d green. Considerably off-centre such that the design of the lower stamp is visible. Very fine used. Unusual. SG 100 var. £15
RA9522 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints ½d yellow-green. Block of four, very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 100b SOLD
MBSA1442 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d carmine-rose. Very fine unmounted. SG 101 £18
AR161 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d carmine-rose. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh unmounted mint (very lightly hinged on one stamp only). SG 101 £40
AR381 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d carmine-rose. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge marks on the upper pair only, the lower pair unmounted. SG 101 £35
MBSA197 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d carmine-rose. Upper right corner block of four, hinged on one stamp otherwise very fine or superb fresh unmounted. SG 101 £40
MBSA1443 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d carmine-rose. Lower right corner block of four showing running sheet number '50' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 101 £40
B163 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d carmine-rose shade. Showing ‘no stop’ variety, very fine used. SG 101a £20
B164 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d deep carmine-rose. Showing overall smudging of red ink, fine used. SG 101c var. £15
B165 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1d deep carmine-rose. Lower marginal pair major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, HORIZONTAL PAIR. Some gum disturbance otherwise very fine mint. SG 101cd SOLD
MBSA1444 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2d brown. Superb unmounted. SG 102 £12
RA9523 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2d brown. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 102 £30
MBSA1445 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Superb unmounted. SG 103 £8
RA9525 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 103 £12
RA9526 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 103 £12
AR382 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Block of four, very fine or superb fresh mint with hinge mark on the upper pair only, the lower pair is unmounted. SG 103 £15
MBSA82 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Intense shade, block of four very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 103 shade £15
RA9527 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Upper marginal block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 103 shade £15
MBSA83 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Intense shade, right marginal block of four very fine and fresh mint or unmounted. SG 103 shade £15
MBSA1452 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Lower right corner block of 12, imprint and running sheet number '250' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 103 £60
MBSA1719 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Showing ‘no stop’ variety. Very fine mint. SG 103a £50
RA8875 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Showing ‘no stop’ variety, superb used. SG 103a £25
B167 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 2½d pale dull blue. Strip of four, third stamp showing ‘no stop’ variety, very fine used. SG 103a £25
MBSA634 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 3d claret. Block of four, superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 104 £20
MBSA1023 1909 Arms 3d claret, 4d olive and 2/6 bluish grey 'overprint inverted'. Very fine CTO (as only known). Uncommon group. SG 104b, 105b, 108b £50
MBSA1447 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. Left marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 105 £80
B168 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. Showing ‘no stop’ variety, very fine mint. SG 105a SOLD
MBSA312 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. Horizontal pair, left stamp showing ‘no stop’ variety, very fine mint. SG 105a, 105 £45
RA2479 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. Horizontal pair, left stamp showing ‘no stop’ variety, very fine mint. SG 105a, 105 £45
RA9065 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. 'Overprint inverted' variety, superb CTO (as only known). SG 105b £12
RA844 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. 'Overprint inverted' variety, block of four superb CTO (as only known). SG 105b £50
AR229 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. 'Overprint inverted' variety, block of four superb CTO (as only known). SG 105b £50
AR383 4d olive. Block of four showing the variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. Superb CTO (as only known). SG 105b £50
RA5819 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 4d olive. 'Overprint inverted' variety, block of 15 superb CTO (as only known). An attractive and uncommon large multiple. SG 105b £175
MBSA1448 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 6d dull purple. Very fine mint. SG 106c SOLD
MBSA1449 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 6d dull purple. Lower marginal block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 106c £100
MBSA1450 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1/- bistre. Very fine mint. SG 107 £32
MBSA1451 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1/- deep brownish bistre shade. Superb unmounted. SG 107c SOLD
B173 1909 'Rhodesia' overprints 1/- deep brownish bistre. Showing ‘no stop’ variety, very fine used. SG 107ca SOLD
MBSA1730 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 2/6 bluish grey. Showing 'no stop' variety. Very fine mint. SG 108a £110
MBSA1729 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 5/- orange. Showing 'No stop' variety, very fine mint. SG 110a £135
MBSA884 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 5/- orange. Showing 'No stop' variety, very fine mint. SG 110a £135
MBSA206 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 5/- orange. A remarkably difficult stamp. SG 110 £85
MBSA919 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 5/- orange. Very fine used. A remarkably difficult stamp. SG 110 £85
MBSA207 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 7/6 black. Very fine mint. SG 111 £80
AR377 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 7/6 black. Very fine fresh mint with very light hinge mark. Scarce. SG 111 £85
RA2483 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 7/6 black. Lower marginal block of four, hinge trace on top pair, lower unmounted. Fresh and very fine, a scarce multiple. SG 111 £400
RA4788 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 7/6 black. Upper left corner block of four, stamps superb unmounted, hinged on margin. Scarce. SG 111 £450
MBSA208 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 7/6 black. Superb CTO. SG 111 £22
RA5458 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 7/6 black. Block of four, very fine CTO. Scarce. SG 111 £60
MBSA1727 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint 10/- dull green. Showing 'no stop' variety. Very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 112a SOLD
MBSA1026 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 15½. As often with rough perfs., fine mint. SG 113 £100
MBSA1027 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 15½. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 113 £130
MBSA920 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 15½. Lower marginal (trimmed). Exceptionally fine and fresh mint. Uncommon in this condition. SG 113 £180
MBSA1028 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 14. Very fine and fresh mint. Uncommon. SG 113 £160
MBSA212 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 15½. Very fine CTO. SG 113 £70
MBSA1024 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 14. Very fine used cancelled 'ELDORADO MINE'. Lovely. SG 113 £100
MBSA1457 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 14. Upper marginal pair very fine used on piece lightly cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. Lovely. SG 113 £145
MBSA1025 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 14. Very fine CTO. SG 113 £80
MBSA1453 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, perf. 14, overprint in violet. Very fine mint and a clear example. Uncommon. SG 113b £325
RA1750 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, overprint in violet. A very clear example, ‘RHODESIA’ clearly in violet both on front and reverse. Fine CTO, usual rough perfs. SG 113b £120
RA4331 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, overprint in violet. Very fine used and a clear example. SG 113b £130
B175 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £1 grey-purple, overprint in violet. Block of four superb CTO. Scarce. SG 113b £600
MBSA1029 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £2 brown. Very fine CTO. SG 113c £225
MBSA1086 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £2, rosy brown on bluish paper. Upper marginal, pristine unmounted. A remarkable stamp. RARE. SG 113d £5,000
MBSA1458 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £2, rosy brown on bluish paper. Very fine CTO, lovely strong colours. Uncommon. SG 113d £225
MBSA314 1909 'Rhodesia' overprint £2, rosy brown on bluish paper. Showing re-entry (row 6/5). Bold violet oval 'MKUSHI' cancel. Scarce. SG 113da fiscal use £150
POSTAL HISTORY
MBSA297 1909 6th July, black and white Post Card of The Knife Edge and Palm Grove, bearing ½d Arms overprint (SG 100), crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to The Cape. The writer indicating on the picture an 'X' in reference to where he had been, then receiving a Wellington and Blauwvalley (JY 12) arrival strikes. £40
RA7146 1909 7th July, cover bearing 1d Arms RHODESIA overprint (SG 101), cancelled by large part 'NDANGA / S. RHODESIA' datestamp. Addressed to Transvaal with arrival backstamp dated 14th July, 'VICTORIA' and 'BULAWAYO STATION transit strikes. Some edge faults, a rare office on cover. £225
MBSA735 1909 31st July, cover bearing 2½d Arms overprint (SG 103), crisply cancelled 'GADZEMA / 31 JUL 09 / RHODESIA' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Light corner fault. £65
MBSA1290 1909 21st August, black and white Post Card 'Market Day on the Square, Bulawayo', bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101), cancelled 'BEMBESI / S. RHODESIA', another alongside, addressed to Scotland. £45
MBSA685 1909 27th October, coloured Post Card of the Boiling Pot, Victoria Falls, bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101), on picture side, cancelled part 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamp. Addressed to Paris. £35
MBSA1680 1909 October, coloured Post Card of the Western Cataract, Victoria Falls, bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101), on picture side, cancelled part 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamp. Addressed to Paris. £35
MBSA295 1910 13th January, 4d registered envelope Die 2 bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101, defective corner), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', and addressed to Cape Town (Burmester correspondence). Some light staining. £20
MBSA644 1910 4th February, cover bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101), poorly cancelled with clearer 'BULAWAYO' alongside. Addressed to 'Messers Shepherd & Watson, The Durban Reef, P. O. Inyati' although apparently not delivered with red ink endorsements to that effect. Struck with crisp 'INYATI' datestamp (30 APR) and then returned to Bulawayo receiving a 'RETURNED LETTER BRANCH' backstamp for the 4th May. Two pinholes at upper left, fine and attractive. £55
MBSA748 1910 22nd June, cover bearing ½d and 1d pair Arms overprints (SG 100, 101), cancelled 'MATOPOS / 22 JUN 10 / S. RHODESIA' tc datestamps. Addressed to England, transit and arrival backstamps. £45
MBSA747 1910 16th July, coloured Post Card on Rhodes Grave and Shangani Memorial, bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101), cancelled with bold 'MATOPOS / 16 JUL 10 / S. RHODESIA' tc datestamp. Addressed to Scotland and struck with Bulawayo transit for the 18th July. SOLD
MBSA691 1910 2nd September, cover bearing 2½d Arms overprint (SG 103), cancelled 'UMTALI' dc datestamp, another alongside. Addressed toMadeira Islands, arrival backstamp. A most unusual destination. £50
MBSA1670 1911 7th June, cover bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101), cancelled 'ELDORADO MINE' dc datestamp, addressed to England. Transit and arrival backstamps. £55
MBSA284 1911 15th July, attractive coloured Post Card of Victoria Falls from Livingstone Island, bearing 1d Arms overprint (SG 101), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to England. £20
MBSA745 1911 23rd August, cover bearing 1d Arms overprint vertical strip of three (SG 101), twice cancelled with 'MARANDELLA'S / 23 U 11 / RHODESIA' sc datestamps. Addressed to France, arrival backstamp. £65
MBSA299 1914 20th June, somewhat battered printed Victoria Falls Hotel cover with their delightful crest on reverse flap, bearing 2½d Arms overprint (SG 103), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS'. Most unusually addressed to Kambove, Katanga with arrival backstamp (26 JUN). £60
MBSA1643 1915 November, cover bearing 2½d Arms overprint (SG 103), lightly cancelled 'OLD UMTALI', another alongside, addressed to Madeira. Umtali 8 NOV transit and arrival backstamps. £40
MBSA1688 1916 9th December, cover reverse flap printed 'American Board Mission' imprint, bearing 2½d Arms overprint (SG 103), lightly cancelled 'MOUNT SELINDA' sc datestamp, another alongside. Addressed to the USA, struck with blue 'PASSED CENSOR / C 1' cachet. £55
FISCALLY USED
RA8147 Printed two page 'DEED OF TRANSFER', dated 29th January 1921, inner page bearing 1909 £5 Arms overprinted 'RHODESIA' and £1 Admiral (SG 113e, 279), perfined by date and violet oval 'DEEDS REGISTRY OFFICE / BULAWAYO' cancels. Most attractive and fresh, the £5 uncommon used as such. £150
1909 SURCHARGES, SG 114-118
MBSA1416 1909 set of four values perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. Fine or very fine mint and above average for these. SG 114s-118s £140
MBSA1058 1909 surcharges. Basic set of four values, very fine mint. SG 114-118 £35
MBSA1425 1909 surcharges. Basic set of four values, blocks of four, the 5d and 7½d right marginal. Two stamps hinged otherwise very fine or superb unmounted. SG 114-118 £225
RA8674 1909 5d on 6d reddish purple. Apparently off the right margin showing wide perforated side. Hinge remnants, fine mint. Unusual. SG 114 var. £25
RA9531 1909 5d on 6d reddish purple. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 114 £45
MBSA1415 1909 5d on 6d reddish purple. Very fine used. SG 114 SOLD
MBSA1414 1909 5d on 6d reddish purple, surcharge in violet. Very fine mint. SG 114a £70
MBSA1417 1909 5d on 6d dull purple. Superb unmounted. SG 114c £40
MBSA1418 1909 5d on 6d dull purple. Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 114c £120
MBSA1419 1909 5d on 6d dull purple. Right marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 114c £135
MBSA1420 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Superb unmounted. SG 116 £10
MBSA635 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 116 £20
MBSA880 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey, Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 116 £20
RA9532 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Block of four, superb unmounted. SG 116 £25
MBSA309 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Left marginal block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 116 £30
MBSA310 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Block of 16, hinged on upper stamps otherwise superb unmounted. A most attractive large multiple. SG 116 £120
RA2487 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Block of four showing complete offset of stamps on reverse, shifted slightly down relative to printed stamps. Very fine unmounted, very scarce. SG 116 var. £200
MBSA1031 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Block of four superb commercially used. Lovely. SG 116 £25
MBSA1421 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey, surcharge in violet. Hinge remain, fine mint. SG 116a £15
MBSA54 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey, surcharge in violet. Lower left corner block of four. Endorsed in margin 'Fort Roseberry 23-6-20', superb and fresh unmounted. SG 116a £150
MBSA1423 1909 10d deep violet. Very fine mint. SG 117 £15
MBSA302 1909 10d deep violet. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 117 £30
MBSA55 1909 10d deep violet. Upper marginal block of four endorsed in margin 'Fort Roseberry 23-6-20'. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 117 £90
RA8530 1909 10d deep violet, surcharge in violet. Lower marginal block of four showing part imprint in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 117a £30
MBSA1424 1909 10d deep violet, surcharge in violet. Very fine used on piece cancelled 'UMVUMA'. SG 117a £10
MBSA303 1909 2/- orange. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 118 £30
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