DANNY SWART RHODESIA
RHODESIA (BSA COMPANY)
 
We are pleased to offer the further 26 items from the Rhodesia BSAC postal history collection of Danny Swart, RDPSA.
 
Many of the items have not been on the market for over 40 years and this therefore offers an excellent opportunity to obtain some wonderful and very rare items.
 
The listing is chronological, and includes items from:
 
South of the Zambezi
 
North Eastern Territory
 
North Western Territory
 
Postmarks
 
POSTAL HISTORY
DS83 1904 (19th April), BSA Company 2½d embossed envelope (H & G B3), the indicium cancelled ‘PENHALONGA’ tc datestamp, another alongside, addressed to England. Very fine for these. £175
DS88 1910 (2nd April), BSA Company 2½d embossed envelope (H & G B3a), cancelled ‘INYATI’ dc datestamp, another alongside, addressed to Holland. Bulawayo Station (3 APR) transit and Utrecht (24. 4) arrival backstamps. Truncated at top by folding and other faults. £100
DS89 1910 (7th July), BSA Company 1d Arms Post Card (H & G 11), perfectly struck with ‘BROKEN HILL’ dc datestamp, addressed in green ink to Belgium. The reverse with a delightful sketch in the same green ink apparently of the writers accommodation in Northern Rhodesia, a native hut between trees, endorsed ‘Broken Hill – le 2-7-10. Leoy'. Most unusual. £275
DS1 1894 (16th August), Mozambique 30 reis Postal stationery card cancelled with blue-black oval datestamp, addressed to the Standard Bank, Salisbury. The printed reverse Delagoa Bay, Lourenco Marques from the Bank of Africa Limited, acknowledging receipt of a letter. Routed via Transvaal and endorsed ‘Via Pretoria’ with Pretoria (19 Aug) Pietersburg (21 Aug) and entering through Tuli with single circle (26 Aug) datestamp, finally arriving in Salisbury on the 10th September. Upper and lower right corners truncated, an early incoming card.
 
Note: the Standard Bank officially opened in Salisbury in July 1892.
SOLD
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. £750
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. £650
DS18 1903 (31st July), printed ‘INSPECTION CERTIFICATE’ (178 x 134mm), for the second inspection of the Reef ‘Limpopo’ until 25th November, 1903. Applied with £10 Arms (SG 93) perfined ‘USED’ and large crisp magenta MINING COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE * BULAWAYO single circle datestamp. Some pinholes upper left and light horizontal fold. Lovely and fresh. £225
DS24 1905 (27th June), BSAC 1d Small Arms Pictorial Postal Stationery Card (H&G 11a). A used example of the full-size view entitled ‘VICTORIA FALLS, RHODESIA. IN FLOOD, SHOWING SPRAY MIST. NORTH BANK. Photo–F. W. Sykes.’ Addressed to the Cape Colony and cancelled with the distinctive NORTH WESTERN RHODESIA / KALOMO (JU / 27 / 05) double circle datestamp. Bulawayo (1 July) transit and Mossel Bay (5 July) arrival datestamps applied to the front. Some perimeter surface scuffing and light creasing otherwise a rare example of the first canceller type issued to Kalomo. £275
DS25 1905 (30th August), BSAC 1d Small Arms Pictorial Postal Stationery Card (H&G 11a). A used example of the half-size view entitled ‘VICTORIA FALLS, RHODESIA. EASTERN END. Photo–C.B. Fox.’ Addressed to England and cancelled with a neat KALOMO (30 Aug) double circle datestamp. Usual corner creasing and small area of surface damage on the view side from hinge removal. Otherwise fine used showing scarce usage of the second canceller type issued to Kalomo. £225
DS29 1905 (28th October), BSAC 1d Small Arms Postal Stationery Card (H&G 11). Addressed to Cape Town and cancelled with a KALUNGUISI (28 Oct) double circle datestamp. With FORT JAMESON (20 Nov), Salisbury (14 Dec) and Cape Town (19 Dec) transit / arrival datestamps all struck on the front. Usual (very) minor corner creasing and small split at left, otherwise a very fine example of this scarce cancellation.
 
Note: the card was sent to the Cape Times newspaper and the message on the reverse reads ‘Xmas Greetings / from a contributor / in central Africa / J.J. Reynard (?) Lake Mweru 27/10 05’.
£400
DS37 1907 (27th July), picture postcard titled ‘Natal Natives bound for the Goldfields’. Addressed to Bulawayo and bearing an 1898 Arms 1d (SG 78) affixed to the view side, and tied by two strikes of the LIVINGSTONE STATION (27 Jul) double circle datestamp. Corner crease, not affecting the adhesive or cancellations. A VERY RARE cancellation. £650
DS39 1908 (27th October), BSAC 1d Small Arms Pictorial Postal Stationery Card (H&G 11a). A used example of the half-size view entitled ‘VICTORIA FALLS, RHODESIA. EASTERN END. Photo–C.B. Fox.’ Addressed to the Cape Colony and cancelled with a neat BROKEN HILL (27 Oct) double circle datestamp. With a Uitenhage (4 Nov) single circle relief type datestamp struck on arrival on the front of the card. Very fine. £180
DS50 1917 (24th August), cover bearing 2½d Arms overprint (SG 103), cancelled RUSAPE / S. RHODESIA double circle datestamp, another alongside, addressed to The International Peace Bureau, Berne, Switzerland. Struck with violet ‘PASSED BY CENSOR’ cachet, Salisbury (25 Aug) machine transit and Bern (15 Oct) arrival backstamps. £125
DS51 1917 (29th December), official envelope of ‘THE BEIRA AND MASHONALAND & RHODESIA RAILWAYS’ (printed across the top). Addressed to South Africa and bearing a single Admiral 1½d (SG 198) tied by two clear strikes of PAULINGTON (29 Dec) double circle datestamps. The reverse bearing an oval cachet of the B&M&R Railways incorporating the wording ‘Loco Supt’s Office / 28 DEC. 1917 / UMTALI’, struck in violet. With an Umtali (29 Dec) datestamp, also struck on the reverse. Neatly opened on three sides for display. A lovely railway item.
 
Note: Paulington was a sub-office of Umtali and was named after George Pauling, the railway contractor and pioneer.
£300
DS53 1918 (June), cover bearing 2½d Arms overprint (SG 103), cancelled RUSAPE / S. RHODESIA double circle datestamp, another alongside, addressed to The International Peace Bureau, Berne, Switzerland. Struck with black ‘PASSED CENSOR / C 14.’ single circle cachet, opened at top re-sealed with printed red/white bilingual ‘Opened by Censor. / 99’ label. Bern (18 Aug) arrival backstamp. £125
DS62 1924 (16th March), 2½d Arms embossed envelope (H&G B3), cancelled bold LALAPANZI / S. RHODESIA double circle datestamp, addressed to 'Peter Falk, Gardener, Gwelo'. Very fine and clean. £90
POSTMARKS
CROSS-BORDER MAIL / CAPRIVI STRIP (GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA)
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