DOUBLE HEADS
FEATURED ITEM
1919 November, large printed fancy 'British South Africa Company.' land grant, now folded horizontally for display. Applied at upper right with £1 Double Head block of four (Perf. 15 RSC F, lake-brown and slate-black, positions 2-3 / 7-8, position 2 showing hook in Queen's ear and 8 printer's mark lower left). Cancelled with large violet boxed 'LAND SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT / SALISBURY' cachet, further ink dated '29 11 19' and signature. The document for the farm Moneyputt in the Charter district. A remarkable multiple.
£1,100
Last updated: 14th May, 2020
POSTAL HISTORY
MDH506 1910 15th November, most attractive coloured Post Card of 'The Zambesi Bridge, Victoria Falls', bearing 1d Double Head in a vivid shade, crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamp. Endorsed above stamp 'New issue', being used four days after issue. Most attractive. £175
MBSA767 1910 28th December, black and white Post Card of Rhodes Statue, Bulawayo, bearing ½d Double Head (SG 119), cancelled 'BULAWAYO', addressed to Cape Town. £30
MDH1624 1911 14th January, black and white Post Card of Sable in captivity, bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' dc datestamps, addressed to Sweden. £40
D1221 1911 27th February, cover bearing 1d cancelled 'BULAWAYO' locally addressed. Flap lacking otherwise fine and clean. £30
MDH1627 1911 22nd April, Percy Clark black and white Post Card of the Boiling Pot, Victoria Falls, bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS / 22 APR 1911 / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamp, addressed to England. £45
MDH505 1911 23rd October, black and white Post Card of The Boiling Pot, Victoria Falls, bearing ½d Double Head olive-green group, crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to the Cape. Lovely. £85
RA5282 1911 27th October, cover to Cape Town bearing two 1d rose-red Double Heads (SG 125, bright shade) tied by ‘HARTLEY OC 27’ single circle datestamps. Cape Town (31 Oct) arrival backstamp. Few perimeter faults, otherwise fine. £45
MBSA771 1911 21st December, coloured Post Card of a General View of Bulawayo with 'Greetings from Rhodesia", bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), cancelled 'BULAWAYO', addressed to Cape Town. £35
MBSA772 1911 21st December, coloured Post Card of Shangani Memorial, Matopos with 'Greetings from Rhodesia", bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), cancelled 'BULAWAYO', addressed to Cape Town. £35
MBSA768 1912 13th January, cover bearing 1d Double Head pair (SG 124 group, lovely rich shade), cancelled machine 'BULAWAYO / S. RHODESIA' cancel, addressed to London. Most attractive. £75
MDH504 1912 15th January, coloured Post Card 'A Hard Pull, Victoria Falls', bearing pair ½d Double Heads olive-green group, placed inverted and cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamps. Written in French and addressed to France. £75
MDH1626 1912 16th January, cover bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' dc datestamp, addressed to Gatooma, arrival backstamp. £40
MDH503 1912 7th February, black and white Post Card 'A Fleet of Dug-outs on the Zambesi', bearing 1d Double Head crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamp, addressed to the Cape. Lovely. SOLD
MDH1622 1912 18th February, coloured Post Card of World's View, Rhodes last resting place, bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO' addressed to England, arrival strike over the stamp. £40
MDH16 1912 23rd February, black and white Post Card (Bulawayo, Main Street), bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO' addressed to England. Very fine and clean. £40
MDH1608 1912 11th May, real photograph Post Card of Gwelo, from the Kopje, bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), crisply cancelled 'GWELO' dc datestamo, addressed to England. SOLD
RA5094 1912 16th November, colour picture Post Card (‘Bushbok’) addressed to England and bearing a single double head 1d (SG 125) tied by neat ‘VICTORIA FLS / S. RHODESIA NO 16 / 12’ single circle skeleton datestamp. A fine example of this very scarce postmark. £850
MDH1621 1912 30th November, cover bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group, position 63 showing Queen's neck re-entry), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO', addressed to England. £65
MDH508 1912 2nd December, black and white Post Cars of the Victoria Falls Hotel (Percy Clark), bearing 1d Double Head perf. 15, cancelled by part '(VICTOR)IA FLS / S. RHODESIA / 2 12' skeleton datestamp. Addressed to the Transvaal with arrival strike for Christmas day. £175
MDH1668 1912 5th December, cover bearing 1d Double Head crisply cancelled 'GWELO' dc datestamp, addressed to Bulawayo. £45
MDH1630 1913 10th May, ½d Arms postal stationery card uprated with ½d Double Head (light green group, RJL 2), each crisply cancelled 'RUSAPE / 10 MAY 1913 / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamps, addressed to England. Most attractive. £110
MBSA770 1913 15th May, larger than usual coloured Post Card of the Gorge, Victoria Falls (apparently half of a larger image), bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), cancelled 'BULAWAYO', addressed to England. £35
MDH1629 1913 4th July, black and white Post Card of Umtali, Looking east, bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), lightly cancelled 'UMTALI / JY 4 13 / RHODESIA' sc datestamp, another alongside, addressed to England. SOLD
MDH1623 1913 7th July, black and white Post Card of the Victoria Falls bridge, bearing 1d Double Head (perf. 15 SG 170a group), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' dc datestamp, addressed to Canada. £45
MDH1665 1913 8th July, cover bearing two 1d Double Heads, each cancelled 'BULAWAYO STATION' dc datestamps, addressed to Johannesburg. £75
MDH1609 1913 1st August, black and white photographic Post Card, bearing 1d Double Head, lightly cancelled 'PENHALONGA' tc datestamp, addressed to England. £40
MDH1625 1913 17th December, attractive photographic Post Card of Drill Hall, Bulawayo as a Christmas Greeting, bearing ½d Double Head (light green group, RJL 2), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' dc datestamp, addressed to the Cape. £40
MDH1611 1914 27th January, black and white photographic Post Card of Travelling in S. Rhodesia, bearing 1d Double Head (SG 124 group), cancelled 'SALISBURY' dc datestamp, addressed to Austria. £30
RA8108 (date unclear) cover bearing 2d Double Head (black and slate-grey, long gash headplate SG 128), machine cancelled addressed to Gwelo (Peter Falk). Clean and attractive. £275
MDH1607 1916 1st March, cover bearing ½d Double Head plus 1d Admirals x two (perf. 15 SG 168 group), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' dc datestamps, addressed to the USA. Attractive. £75
AR180 1917 printed postcard with bank correspondence, addressed to the Orange Free State bearing a single Double Head ½d bluish green (SG 120) tied by a Salisbury datestamp (date unclear, but card is dated ‘7/5/17’). £45
REVENUE USE / DOCUMENTS
MDH1692 1911 28th January, single page handwritten Power of Attorney to make transfer (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- purple-black and blue-green SG 152a. Ink cancelled, large red seal alongside. Most attractive. £40
MDH1742 1911 28th January, single page handwritten Power of Attorney to make transfer (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- purple-black and blue-green SG 152a. Ink cancelled, large red seal alongside. Most attractive. £40
MDH1079 1911 28th June, typewritten page from the High Court, applied with Double Head 3/- bright green and magenta plus Two Shillings on 5/- Arms surcharge (SG 158a, 118), date perfined and violet oval cancel. Wonderful fresh colours. £185
MDH1077 1911 4th July, handwritten page from a deceased estate, applied with Double Head 3/- bright green and magenta, date per fined and violet oval cancel. Lovely fresh colours. £175
MDH1746 1911 22nd July, printed 'Prospecting License.' applied at upper right with Double Head £1 carmine-red and bluish black group (SG 165), perfined 'USED' and cancelled with crisp violet oval 'MINES OFFICE / SALISBURY' strike. Issued to one Lionel Wilkie. Delightful. £185
MDH1082 1911 29th July, printed 'Prospecting License.' applied at upper right with Double Head £1 carmine-red and bluish black group (SG 165), perfined 'USED' and cancelled with crisp violet oval 'MINES OFFICE / SALISBURY' strike. Folded and light crease through stamp. Delightful. £175
MDH1713 1911 31st July, printed 'Prospecting License.' applied at upper right with Double Head £1 carmine-vermilion and blue-black group (RSC A), perfined 'USED' and cancelled with crisp violet oval 'MINES OFFICE / SALISBURY' strike. Delightful. £250
MDH1617 1911 26th August, printed 'Prospecting License.' applied at upper right with Double Head £1 carmine-red and bluish black group (SG 165), perfined '26 / 8 / 11' and cancelled with crisp violet oval 'MINES OFFICE / SALISBURY' strike. Issued to one Harold Edward Williams. Delightful. £250
MDH775 1911 14th August, printed black on blue 'Messenger of the Court' form (now folded for display), applied with BSA Company 1d Arms overprinted 'Rhodesia' x nine, 3d large Arms and 6d Double Head brown and purple (SG 145, position 6 showing Tiara flaw), cancelled with either violet oval 'ASSISTANT MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE / INYANGA' cancels or red ink. The Summons issued to one Mutshusengene for the failure to supply 'dresses etc, which the said bought for her on the condition of their marriage'. Delightful. £375
MDH765 1911 8th September, printed black on blur 'Messenger of the Court' form (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 6d two vertical strips of three chocolate and maroon (RSC E, lower stamps in each strip either position 14 or 15) plus 1/- black and pale blue-green vertical pair (SG 152). Each cancelled in red ink and perfined 'BSA / C'. The summons in respect of one Chimiza 'for taking away his child (daughter)'. Wonderfully fresh and highly attractive. £375
MDH1075 1911 18th November, printed BILL OF COSTS form, applied with Double Head 6d x five (off right margin), chocolate and maroon (RSC E). Top stamp damaged otherwise wonderful fresh colours. £175
MDH1618 1912 22nd March, single page printed and typewritten Power of Attorney document, applied with 1/- Double Head (SG 151a, black and deep blue-green), pen cancelled. Folded for display, most attractive. £85
MDH770 1912 4th July, typewritten Affidavit (now folded for display) applied with Double Head 3/- deep bluish green and deep purple (SG 158a), cancelled with violet oval and date perfined '17 / 7 / 12'. Lovely fresh colours. £225
MDH777 1912 23rd September, printed black on pink receipt for the amount of £8 9d from an insolvent Estate. Applied with Double Head 1d carmine-lake group (SG 124 group), cancelled with crisp violet oval Company cachet. Delightful. £75
MDH1741 1912 5th December, single page printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer' (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152. Date perfined '4 / 1 / 13', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £35
MDH1740 1912 16th December, double page typewritten 'Power of Attorney', applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152 (position 13 showing printer's mark upper left). Date perfined '16 / 12 / 12', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £45
MDH1739 1912 20th December, single page printed Land Transfer (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152. Date perfined '20 / 12 / 12', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £35
MDH1619 1913 19th February, typewritten page from a Power of Attorney, applied with 6d Double Head (RSC E chocolate and maroon), date perfined '18 / 2 / 13' violet oval cancel and red ink signature. Folded for display, attractive. £65
MDH1738 1913 25th February, single page printed Land Transfer (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152. Date perfined '25 / 2 / 13', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £35
MDH1734 1913 12th March, double page typewritten 'Power to Pass Transfer' (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152. Date perfined '12 / 3 / 13', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £35
MDH1735 1913 13th March, double page typewritten 'Power of Attorney' (between the Bishop of Mashonaland and others, now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152 (position 13 showing printer's mark upper left). Date perfined '13 / 3 / 13', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £45
MDH1733 1913 18th March, single page printed Land Transfer (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152. Date perfined '18 / 3 / 13', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £35
MDH1614 1913 2nd April, small printed 'MUNICIPALITY OF SALISBURY' receipt, applied on reverse with 1d Double Head (SG 124, lovely deep shade), cancelled light red oval datestamp. The receipt again the sum of £19 16s 8d. £45
MDH1736 1913 4th April, single page printed Land Transfer (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- black and pale blue-green SG 152. Date perfined '4 / 4 / 13', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £35
MDH1730 1913 5th April, single page typewritten Power of Attorney (between Hugh Marshall Hole, signed at base, now folded for display), applied with 1/- Double Head blue-black and turquoise-blue RSC E, date perfined '5 / 4 / 13' and violet oval 'THE MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT / SOUTHERN RHODESIA, SALISBURY'. Most attractive. SOLD
MDH1687 1913 10th April, single page printed 'Power of Attorney to make Transfer' (now folded for display), applied with Double Head 1/- blue-black and turquoise-blue perf. 15 RSC E. Date perfined '9 / 4 / 13', red ink and violet oval 'OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS AND PATENTS / SOUTHERN RHODESIA'. £35
RA7154 1913 19th April, hand written legal document, applied with 6d Double Head, perf. 15, purple-brown and brown-purple, thick ear headplate RSC H, date perfined (20 / 5 / 13), and violet oval cancel. Attractive. £65
MDH1743 1913 8th May, single page typewritten Memorandum of Agreement document (now folded for display), applied at upper right with pair 6d Double Heads, chocolate and maroon, RSC E, each pen cancelled. Most attractive. £45
MDH1078 1913 19th November, typewritten page from the High Court, applied with Double Head 5/- crimson and yellow-green group, date per fined and violet oval cancel. Lovely fresh colours. £150
MDH658 1914 4th December, typwritten page from an accounting document, applied with pair 5/- Arms, four £1 Arms overprinted 'RHODESIA', strip of three 1/- Admirals and 1/- Double Head, no gash headplate. Date perfined '15 / 12 / 14' and violet oval 'THE MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT / SOUTHERN RHODESIA, SALISBURY' strikes. Folded for display, a most attractive combination. £145
MDH766 1917 20th February, two page typewritten account of an Estate applied with Double Head £1 scarlet and deep slate x three (RSC G, left stamp showing printer's mark upper left), plus 1898 5/- Arms. Cancelled with violet oval 'THE MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT' cancels and date perfined '20 / 7 / 17'. Light staining affecting right stamp otherwise lovely colours. £300
MDH1635 1919 April, large printed fancy 'British South Africa Company.' land grant, now folded horizontally for display. Applied at upper right with £1 Double Head two vertical pairs (RSC F, lake-brown and slate-black). Cancelled with large violet boxed 'LAND SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT / SALISBURY' cachet, further ink dated '30 APR 1919' and signature. Upper right stamp with light blemish. The document for the farm Cornucopia in the Makoni district. Most attractive. £550
MDH1081 1919 5th July, typewritten Antinuptial Contract, applied at upper right with Double Head £1 perf. 15 lake-brown and slate-black (SG 179 / RSC F), plus Admiral 1/- (SG 272b). Date per fined and violet oval cancel, the Admiral in ink 'Cancelled etc'. Wonderful fresh colours. £225
MBSA637 1919 2nd June, large sheet (now folded for display) being the typewritten account of two parties in dispute, applied with Double Head vertical strip of three (one defective) plus two singles and Admiral 1/-. The Double Heads scarlet and deep slate (RSC G) and all date perfined '2 / 6 / 19' plus violet oval cancels. Fresh colours and most attractive. £350
MDH1634 1919 July, large printed fancy 'British South Africa Company.' land grant, now folded horizontally for display. Applied at upper right with £1 Double Head block of four (RSC F, lake-brown and slate-black, positions 3-4 / 8-9, 8 showing printer's mark lower left). Cancelled with light large violet boxed 'LAND SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT / SALISBURY' cachet, further ink dated '31 JUL 1919' and signature. The document for the farm Kilcoy in the Charter district. Delightful. £650
MDH1637 1919 August, large printed fancy 'British South Africa Company.' land grant, now folded horizontally for display. Applied at upper right with £1 Double Head block of four (RSC G, scarlet and deep slate). Cancelled with light large violet boxed 'LAND SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT / SALISBURY' cachet, further ink signature. The upper left stamp with two punctures and some toning. The document for the farm Norah Lee in the Charter district. £450
MDH1633 1919 November, large printed fancy 'British South Africa Company.' land grant, now folded horizontally for display. Applied at upper right with £1 Double Head block of four (Perf. 15 RSC F, lake-brown and slate-black, positions 2-3 / 7-8, position 2 showing hook in Queen's ear and 8 printer's mark lower left). Cancelled with large violet boxed 'LAND SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT / SALISBURY' cachet, further ink dated '29 11 19' and signature. The document for the farm Moneyputt in the Charter district. A remarkable multiple. £1,100
MDH1636 1920 February, large printed fancy 'British South Africa Company.' land grant, now folded horizontally for display. Applied at upper right with £1 Double Head block of four (RSC F, lake-brown and slate-black, positions 43-44 / 48-49, 43 showing full printer's mark at upper left). Cancelled with large violet boxed 'LAND SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT / SALISBURY' cachet, further ink dated '12 2 20' and signature. The block creased through lower pair. The document for the farm Guruguru in the Selukwe district. Most attractive. £450
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