DOUBLE HEADS
FEATURED ITEM
1910 10d orange-vermilion and maroon, (flawed) thick ear headplate. Characteristic crackly gum, a wonderful and fresh example of this exceptionally rare printing. RSC F
 
Note: prior to the discovery of this stamp, it was thought that three or four examples existed. A key stamp of the entire Double Head issue.
£4,500
Last updated: 4th April, 2019
10d
MDH1155 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Fine mint. SG 149 £35
MDH1311 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 149 £40
MDH1313 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 149 £45
D1025 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 149 £40
RA9745 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 149 £40
MDH977 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 149 £40
MDH538 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Remarkably deep shades, very fine mint. SG 149 £50
MDH1154 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 149 £50
MDH976 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 149 £50
MDH1310 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 149 £75
MDH353 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Perf. fault at top, fine mint. SG 149 var. £75
RA6466 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Fine mint. SG 149 var. £90
MDH673 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Superb and fresh unmounted. Exceptional. SG 149 var. £225
MDH448 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 3. Hinge trace, very fine mint. SG 149 £45
MDH449 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 5. Very fine mint. SG 149 £40
MDH452 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 23. Very fine mint. SG 149 £40
MDH674 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 25 showing lines by King's cheek. Very fine mint. SG 149 var. £60
MDH982 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Fine used cancelled part 'BULAWAYO 17 AUG 11' datestamp. SG 149 £45
D1029 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Fine used. SG 149 £50
MDH1317 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled almost complete 'SALISBURY 17 FEB 1911' datestamp. SG 149 £55
MDH1319 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled light 'UMTALI SEP 1911' datestamp. SG 149 £55
MDH981 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part 'SALISBURY 16 AUG 13' datestamp. SG 149 £50
MDH102 scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'REGISTERED / BULAWAYO MR 12 13' datestamp. SG 149 £50
MDH983 1010 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Superb used part datestamp at right. Scarce and a lovely stamp. SG 149 £175
MDH1315 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Superb CTO. Uncommon. SG 149 £65
RA4838 1910 10d scarlet and reddish mauve, long gash headplate. Block of four superb CTO ‘GWELO 22 FEB 1912’. RARE. SG 149 £275
MDH745 1910 10d scarlet and maroon (whitish heads), long gash headplate. Position 46 showing King’s extra curl. Very fine mint. RSC A var. £145
MDH1156 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Some creasing, fine mint. SG 150 £225
MDH1312 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Light shades, very fine mint. SG 150 £400
MDH979 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Very fine fresh mint. SG 150 £425
MDH1320 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Superb CTO. SG 150 £40
D1036 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Superb CTO. SG 150 £40
MDH104 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Superb CTO 'GWELO'. SG 150 £40
RA9747 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Deep shades, superb CTO 'SALISBURY'. SG 150 £45
MDH750 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Superb CTO 'GWELO'. SG 150 var. £135
MDH679 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO'. SG 150 var. £150
RA9927 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Position 5 top right corner copy with running sheet no. '27'. Superb CTO 'GWELO'. SG 150 £60
MDH729 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Position 46 showing King's extra curl, superb CTO 'BULAWAYO'. SG 150 £65
RA2635 1910 10d carmine and deep purple, long gash headplate. Superb CTO 'BULAWAYO', full gum and exceptionally pale frame, most unusual. SG 150 shade £60
MDH539 deep rose-red and (aniline) deep dull purple, long gash headplate. Vertical pair positions 23-28, superb fresh mint. A wonderful and very scarce multiple. RSC B £2,200
MDH680 scarlet-vermilion and maroon, (clean) thick ear I headplate. Centred upwards and small tone area around 'R' of 'RHODESIA' otherwise fine mint. RSC C £600
RA3975 scarlet-vermilion and maroon, (clean) thick ear I headplate. Very fine mint. Rare. RSC C £1,350
RA3368 scarlet-vermilion and maroon, (clean) thick ear I headplate. Very fine mint. Rare. RSC C £1,450
MDH1316 1910 10d scarlet-vermilion and maroon, (clean) thick ear I headplate. Fine used, intact colour with some gum remaining. RSC C £125
MDH1318 1910 10d carmine-vermilion and maroon, thick ear headplate. Very fine used, unwashed with intact colour. Lovely. RSC D £175
MDH681 carmine-vermilion and maroon, thick ear headplate. Light soiling at left lightly cancelled at right. Unwashed with intact colour. Lovely. RSC D £175
RA5698 carmine-vermilion and maroon, thick ear headplate. Position 14 showing two white lines in Queen’s hair. Very fine used, unwashed with intact colour. RSC D £225
MDH1314 1910 10d vermilion and maroon, (flawed) thick ear headplate. Position 2 showing Queen's thick ear, fine used cancelled 'SELUKWE 3 JAN 1918', some light colour loss. RARE. RSC E var. £300
RA3369 1910 10d orange-vermilion and maroon, (flawed) thick ear headplate. Characteristic crackly gum, a wonderful and fresh example of this exceptionally rare printing. RSC F
 
Note: prior to the discovery of this stamp, it was thought that three or four examples existed. A key stamp of the entire Double Head issue.
£4,500
1/-
MDH985 1910 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Deep shades, hinge remain fine mint. SG 151 £40
MDH984 1910 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Deep shades, very fine fresh mint. SG 151 £50
MDH987 1910 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Lighter shades, very fine fresh mint. SG 151 £50
MDH988 1910 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Lighter shades, very fine fresh mint. SG 151 £50
RA8961 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Exceptionally intense shades. Hinge remain very fine mint. Lovely. SG 151 £50
MDH986 1910 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Deep shades, hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 151 £65
RA7543 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Considerably off-centre with perforations at left well into design of stamp. Very fine mint. SG 151 £45
MDH309 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine used light part datestamp, unwashed with full gum. SG 151 £35
MDH996 1910 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine used light part datestamps. SG 151 £35
RA8176 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled 'QUE QUE' datestamp at base. Uncommon. SG 151 £35
MDH540 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Superb used cancelled crisp 'SALISBURY 13 DEC 1910' datestamp. SG 151 £50
RA9105 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Fine used cancelled part 'TURKOIS MINE' datestamps. Uncommon. SG 151 £50
RA8178 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Superb used cancelled part datestamp at right. Uncommon. SG 151 SOLD
RA6695 grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Fine used cancelled ‘BULAWAYO 12 NOV 10’ second day of issue datestamp. SG 151 £70
MDH997 1910 1/- grey-black and deep blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine CTO "GWELO 13'. Very scarce on this printing. SG 151 £125
MDH574 black and deep blue-green, mid gash headplate. Very fine and fresh mint. Scarce. SG 151a
 
Note: examples of this printing in fine condition, and not position 2, are notably scarce.
£250
MDH433 black and deep blue-green, mid gash headplate. Light shades, exceptionally fine and fresh mint. Scarce. SG 151a
 
Note: examples of this printing in fine condition, and not position 2, are notably scarce.
£250
RA5699 black and deep blue-green, mid gash headplate. Fine used cancelled ‘BULAWAYO 20 AUG 11’. SG 151a £25
MDH310 black and deep blue-green, mid gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part ‘SALISBURY’ datestamp. SG 151a £30
MDH708 1910 1/- black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 152 £50
MDH812 1910 1/- black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 152 £70
MDH470 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. A markedly weak impression of the Heads, some lines of shading weak and broken. Distinct and most unusual. Small corner crease upper right otherwise fine mint. SG 152 £60
RA9750 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Lovely deep shades, very fine mint. SG 152 £60
MDH990 1910 1/- black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. A remarkably pale / worn impression. Centred down, fine mint. SG 152 shade £50
RA6984 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. A bright shade, strong anilinity. Very fine mint. SG 152 shade £55
MDH989 1910 1/- black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Position 43 showing printer's mark upper left. Superb fresh mint. SG 152 £75
RA8180 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Very fine used and scarce commercial useage. SG 152 SOLD
RA8181 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Very fine used and scarce commercial useage. SG 152 £35
RA8182 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Position 43 showing printer's mark upper left, very fine used and scarce commercial useage. SG 152 £40
D1050 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Very fine CTO. SG 152 £12
MDH998 1910 1/- black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Position 8 showing printer's mark lower left. Superb CTO. SG 152 £20
MDH312 black and pale blue-green, mid gash headplate. Position 15 showing King's extra eyebrow, very fine CTO. SG 152 £20
D1058 black and pale-blue-green (deep shades), mid gash headplate. Vertical strip of three perfined and violet cancels. Lower stamp defective, lovely deep shades, fine and attractive. SG 152 fiscal use £30
RA7746 purple-black and blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine fresh mint. An elusive printing. SG 152a £225
RA2645 purple-black and blue-green, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen’s ear. Very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 152a var. £400
RA6698 purple-black and blue-green, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen’s ear. Very fine mint. SG 152a var. £400
MDH314 purple-black and blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine used, unwashed with full gum. SG 152a £45
MDH590 purple-black and blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part QUE QUE datestamp at right. SG 152a £40
RA6106 purple-black and blue-green, long gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘LIVINGSTONE 11 AUG 1911’. SG 152a £50
MDH999 1910 1/- purple-black and blue-green, long gash headplate. Position 2 upper marginal showing long gash in Queen’s ear. Superb used part 'SALISBURY 28 NOV' datestamp at right leaving variety clear. Attractive and uncommon. SG 152a var. £175
D1068 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine used. SG 177 / RSC E £40
RA8186 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled with light datestamp. SG 177 / RSC E £45
RA8187 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘12 DEC 1912’ corner datestamp. A lovely stamp. SG 177 / RSC E £55
RA8188 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Superb used cancelled light datestamp at left. A lovely stamp. SG 177 / RSC E £55
RA8189 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Superb used cancelled light datestamps at left and right. A lovely stamp. SG 177 / RSC E £55
RA5703 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘LONELY MINE 13’ datestamp. SG 177 / RSC E £65
RA4395 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine used, part datestamp at top. SG 177 / RSC E £70
RA7231 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘SALISBURY 13 DEC 1912’. SG 177 / RSC E £75
MDH591 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine used lovely deep shades, part '* QUE QUE *' sc datestamp. A wonderful stamp. SG 177 / RSC E £110
RA8193 Perf. 15, blue-black and turquoise-blue, thick ear headplate. Position 2 showing Queen's thick ear, very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY 12' light datestamp. Scarce. SG 177 / RSC E var. £165
MDH98 black and pale turquoise blue, no gash headplate. Some flat gum, fine mint. RSC F £200
RA5065 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Position 23, very fine mint. RSC F £300
MDH6 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine mint. RSC F £300
D1069 black and pale turquoise blue, no gash headplate. Very fine mint. RSC F £350
MDH99 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Fine used cancelled corner datestamp. RSC F £20
MDH318 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used. RSC F £20
MDH319 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Showing good upwards shift of headplate, fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY 10 SEP 14' datestamp. RSC F £20
RA4849 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Superb used cancelled neat part ‘SALISBURY’ datestamp at base. RSC F £20
RA6108 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled ‘SALISBURY APR 13’. RSC F £20
RA8623 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part ‘LIVINGSTONE APR 14’ datestamp. RSC F £20
RA8631 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part ‘REGD BULAWAYO AUG 15’ sc datestamp. RSC F £25
MDH592 black and pale turquoise blue, no gash headplate. Positions 1-2 horizontal pair, 2 showing oval dot in left margin and marks above left of King's head. Fine used cancelled part large 'BULAWAYO' datestamps. An extraordinary commercially used multiple. RSC F £225
MDH320 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Position 2 showing dot in left margin and marks upper left of King's head. Fine used. Uncommon. RSC F var. £45
RA8630 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Position 42 showing printer's mark upper right, fine used cancelled part ‘BULAWAYO’ datestamp. RSC F £25
D1073 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. On piece violet oval cancel. RSC F fiscal use £10
D1074 black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Pen cancelled initials and date. RSC F fiscal use £12
RA8622 Perf. 15, black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used indestinct cancel. SG 177 / RSC F £45
MDH593 Perf. 15, black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used cancelled part 'REDG BULAWAYO' sc datestamps. Lovely. SG 177 / RSC F £55
RA6699 Perf. 15, black and pale turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Vertical strip of three fine used. Attractive. SG 177 / RSC F £150
MDH322 Perf. 15, black and pale dull turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Fine used light datestamp. SG 177 / RSC F 3 £45
MDH995 1910 1/- black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Position 46, and showing perforation pin hole out of alignment at both top and base. Very fine mint. Scarce. RSC H £350
MDH1001 1910 1/- black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Positions 1-6 vertical pair, left margin trimmed. Very fine used cancelled parts 'NYAMANDHLOVU' datestamps. Lovely. RSC H £70
MDH321 black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. A very blue shade, fine used. RSC H £25
RA5068 Perf. 15, black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Position 30, very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 177 / RSC H £900
MDH8 Perf. 15, black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 177 / RSC H £975
RA8626 Perf. 15, black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Position 42 showing printer's mark upper right, very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY 27 MAR 1918' datestamp. SG 177 / RSC H £55
RA8629 Perf. 15, black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Superb used cancelled crisp corner '1918' datestamp. SG 177 / RSC H SOLD
RA3692 Perf. 15, black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Superb used cancelled crisp 'SALISBURY 8 FEB 1918' datestamp. Exceptional. SG 177 / RSC H £60
RA5246 Perf. 15, black and bright turquoise-blue, no gash headplate. Position 2 showing dot in left margin, very fine used. SG 177 / RSC H £90
2/-
D1082 black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 153 £90
MDH1003 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 153 £95
MDH1004 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 153 £95
MDH1005 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 153 £95
MDH1006 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 153 £95
MDH1269 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine mint. SG 153 £95
MDH1007 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. An over-inked impression of the heads with resultant light smudging of the ink, showing at right of Queen. Very fine mint. Unusual. SG 153 £120
MDH1266 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine unmounted. SG 153 SOLD
MDH1267 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Distinct worn impression of the heads, superb fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 153 £180
MDH1268 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Very fine mint. SG 153 var. £325
AMDH24 black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Very fine mint. SG 153 var. £325
MDH83 black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Position 45 showing horizontal scratch through Queen's tiara. Very fine mint. SG 153 £100
MDH1271 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Fine used, unwashed with gum, light datestamp. SG 153 £65
RA8963 black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Superb used cancelled 'SALISBURY NOV 1910'. SG 153 £75
MDH1009 1910 2/- black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Position 2 showing long gash in Queen's ear. Very fine CTO. SG 153 var. £225
MDH1272 1910 2/- purple-black and ultramarine, long gash headplate. Very fine CTO, and a reasonably convincing example of this shade. PFSA certificate (1991). SG 154a SOLD
AMDH25 black and (greenish) dull blue, thick ear headplate. Hinge remains, fine fresh mint. Very scarce. SG 154 £650
RA6479 Perf. 15, black and dull blue, thick ear headplate. Very fine mint, very scarce. SG 178 £1,800
MDH1010 1910 2/- deep black and blue, no gash headplate. Position 43 showing printer's mark upper left. Very fine fresh mint. A wonderful and very scarce stamp. RSC C £1,200
RA2655 deep black and blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used, light datestamp. RSC C £75
RA8146 Perf. 15, deep black and blue, no gash headplate. Position 50 showing vertical line upper left, a few soiled / toned perf. tips. Wonderful colour contrast and a visually striking stamp. Very rare. SG 178 / RSC C £750
RA4399 Perf. 15, deep black and blue, no gash headplate. Very fine used, light datestamp. Uncommon this fine. SG 178 / RSC C £225
MDH1011 1910 2/- black and china blue, thick ear headplate. Short perforation at base otherwise fine fresh mint. RSC D £450
MDH1276 1910 2/- black and china blue, thick ear headplate. Some light colour loss, fine used. Uncommon. RSC D £65
MDH1277 1910 2/- black and china blue, thick ear headplate. Some minor colour loss, fine used cancelled with a partly blue(?) BULAWAYO STATION 11 FEB datestamp. Attractive and uncommon. RSC D £85
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