NORTHERN RHODESIA & ZAMBIA
FEATURED ITEM
FEATURED ITEM
4d violet. Left marginal block of four, major variety IMPERFORATE TO MARGIN affecting both left stamps. Usual gum for this, minor loss of gum at upper left otherwise very fresh unmounted. A GREAT RARITY OF NORTHERN RHODESIA. B.P.A. Certificate (2012). SG 6 and vars.
6d grey-black, major variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. RARE, few examples known and of those a number are hinged. SG 68w
£8,000
£3,250
Last updated: 27th September, 2019
1925 GEORGE V DEFINITIVE, SG 1-17
STAMPS
RA5940 Complete set of 17 values, including later 3/-, overprinted or perforated (3/-) ‘SPECIMEN’. Some faults on 7/6 and 20/- and a few without gum. SG 1s-17s £300
RA9230 3/-, perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Slightly browned gum, fresh mint. Uncommon. SG 13s £90
NR286 Set of 17 values, plus additional shades of most to 2/6, mounted on two pages. Very fine fresh mint. A lovely group. SG 1-17 £700
NR287 ½d to 2d, four values blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 1-4 £55
NR288 ½d green, two upper right corner blocks of four showing running sheet numbers in margins, contrasting shades, one with distinct crackly gum. Very fine unmounted. SG 1 £20
NR289 1d brown, three blocks of four in differing shades. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 2 £20
NR46 1d brown, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '00522' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 2 £10
NR290 1½d carmine-red, upper right corner block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 3 £20
NR292 3d ultramarine, block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 5 £25
NR492 3d ultramarine, block of four. Lower marginal, very fine unmounted. SG 5 £25
NR525 4d violet. Left marginal block of four, major variety IMPERFORATE TO MARGIN affecting both left stamps. Usual gum for this, minor loss of gum at upper left otherwise very fresh unmounted. A GREAT RARITY OF NORTHERN RHODESIA. B.P.A. Certificate (2012). SG 6 and vars. £8,000
NR494 6d slate-grey, block of four. Very fine mint. SG 7 £35
NR151 8d rose-purple, very fine used. SG 8 £40
NR296 10d olive-green, block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 9 £55
NR152 10d olive-green, very fine used. SG 9 £40
NR278 2/- brown and ultramarine. Upper right corner pair, running sheet number '176' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 12 £90
NR122 2/- brown and ultramarine. Left marginal block of four, gum lightly browned in bands otherwise very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 12 £125
NR163 2/- brown and ultramarine. Very fine used. SG 12 £30
NR164 2/6 black and green, very fine used. SG 12 £12
RA7478 2/6 black and green, two vertical pairs on piece superb used cancelled ‘LIVINGSTONE 4 AUG 34’. SG 12 £55
NR165 3/- violet and blue, very fine used. SG 13 £20
NR25 3/- violet and blue, superb used cancelled with crisp central 'ISOKA 31 JUL 35' datestamp. Lovely. SG 13 £25
NR166 5/- slate-grey and violet, very fine used. SG 14 £15
NR279 5/- slate-grey and violet, very fine used on piece cancelled with special crested bilingual 'ROYAL TOUR / 4 IV 34' oval datestamp. SG 14 £25
NR153 7/6 rose-purple and black, very fine mint. SG 15 £120
NR280 7/6 rose-purple and black, very fine mint. SG 15 £120
NR132 7/6 rose-purple and black, showing printer's mark lower right. Very fine mint. SG 15 £130
NR154 7/6 rose-purple and black, fine unmounted. SG 15 £150
RA9551 7/6 rose-purple and black, horizontal pair, hinge trace superb fresh mint. SG 15 £280
RA9553 7/6 rose-purple and black, lower left corner block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. Lovely and uncommon. SG 15 £750
NR281 7/6, rose-purple and black, very fine used. SG 15 £225
NR33 7/6 rose-purple and black, horizontal pair, fine used some short perfs., cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE 15 DEC 1927'. SG 15 £300
NR11 7/6 rose-purple and black, vertical pair very fine used cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE 25 OCT 1928' datestamp. Uncommon multiple. SG 15 £425
NR155 10/- green and black, very fine mint. SG 16 £75
NR231 10/- green and black, upper marginal very fine unmounted. SG 16 £180
NR282 10/- green and black, very fine used. SG 16 £75
NR12 10/- green and black, vertical pair fine used cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE 22 MAY 1934' datestamp. Uncommon multiple. SG 15 £120
NR559 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 17 £450
RA7831 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple, very fine used cancelled ‘NDOLA 6 JUL 28’. Uncommon. SG 17 £225
NR123 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple, lower marginal very fine used cancelled bold ‘LIVINGSTONE 16 NOV 1931’ datestamp. Unwashed with some backing paper present. Lovely. SG 17

Note: the vast majority of used examples of this stamp are cleaned copies with dubious undated cancels. Copies cancelled in the correct period are scarce
£275
AR449 1925 KGV 20/- carmine-red & rose-purple, very fine used with central 'LIVINGSTONE 17 JUN 1937' double circle datestamp. A scarce, well centred and convincingly used example. SG 17 £325
NR557 1925 KGV 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple, superb used cancelled crisp 'LIVINGSTONE / 1 APR 1925' FIRST DAY OF ISSUE datestamp. A wonderful stamp. SG 17 £475
NR284 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple, very fine fiscally used. SG 17 £20
POSTAL HISTORY
NR497 1927 6th June, cover bearing KGV 8d rose-purple (SG 8), lightly cancelled 'MUMBWA', sent registered with hand-written endorsement as such. Addressed to BRITISH GUIANA, London transit and arrival backstops. Some cover faults although an unusual rate and extraordinary destination. £275
NR306 1933 21st December, cover bearing KGV 1d, 4d and 6d (SG 2, 6, 7), cancelled 'LUSAKA' and sent airmail to Germany. £35
NR304 1934 1st May, cover bearing KGV 4d and 6d (SG 6, 7), each cancelled 'LUANSHYA' and sent airmail to Germany. £40
NR305 1934 3rd July, cover bearing KGV ½d pair, 3d pair and 4d (SG 1, 5, 6), cancelled 'NKANA' and sent airmail to Germany. £40
RA6244 1935 9th April, cover bearing KGV 4d (SG 6), cancelled ‘KASAMA’, addressed Airmail to Natal. A lovely and clean single rate cover. £45
NR549 1937 3rd December, cover bearing KGV ½d, 1d plus KGVI Coronation 1½d (SG 1, 2, 22), crisply cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE' and addressed to the USA. Original contents enclosed being two printed General Post Office and Northern Rhodesia Postmaster's Office form/letterhead. The former listing the KGV stamps and postage due labels available at the time, and the latter a typewritten letter advising of much the same and including that the KGVI Coronation set would be withdrawn from issue on the 31st December, 1937. A most unusual survivor. £60
1935 GEORGE V SILVER JUBILEE, SG 18-21
RA9232 Set perforated 'SPECIMEN', very fine mint. SG 18s-21s £185
NR528 Set perforated 'SPECIMEN', superb and fresh unmounted. SG 18s-21s £325
NR61 Set, very fine unmounted. SG 18-21 £20
AR483 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four in blocks of four. The 2d block is left marginal and shows the variety ‘DIAGONAL LINE BY TURRET’ on each of the lower two stamps [R10/1-2]. Superb unmounted mint. SG 18-21, SG 18f x 2 £275
NR301 Set, very fine used. SG 18-21 £12
RA7832 2d, block of four BOTH lower stamps showing ‘diagonal line by turret’ flaws (plate 2, positions 10/1 and 10/2). Very fine used cancelled ‘NKANA 23 OCT 35’. An remarkable and rare multiple containing both flaws. SG 19, 19f £250
RA9033 6d, showing good leftwards shift of vignette. Most unusual. Very fine mint. SG 21 var. £45
NR303 6d slate and purple, showing major variety FRAME PRINTED DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO. Very clearly downwards and to the right. Very fine mint. RARE, only a handful of copies known. R.P.S. certificate (2015). SG 21a £2,650
RA6245 1935 25th August, cover bearing pair KGV 3d Silver Jubilee (SG 30), addressed Airmail to England. Fine and clean. £25
1937 GEORGE VI CORONATION, SG 22-24
STAMPS
RA9233 Set, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. Hinge traces, very fine mint. SG 22s-24s £135
NR522 Set, perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Each left marginal, superb unmounted. SG 22s-24s £180
RA5336 Set, each in a complete sheet of 60. Superb and fresh. SG 22-24 £65
NR416 Set on illustrated First Day cover, cancelled forged Madame Joseph ‘LIVINGSTONE’ datestamps (diagnostic wider 'G' of 'LIVINGSTONE'). Sent registered to England. Minor corner fault, most unusual. SG 22-24 £75
NR415 1938 29th March, cover bearing KGVI Coronation set of three on front plus corner block of four of the 3d on reverse. Cancelled 'NKANA' and sent registered airmail to Latvia, endorsed 'P.O.O.C' and T 1/60c'. Arrival backstamp for the 16th April. £35
1938 GEORGE VI DEFINITIVES, SG 25-45
STAMPS
NR15 4d, perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Fine without gum. SG 36s £20
NR16 5/-, perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Fine without gum. SG 43s £25
RA5947 10/-, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. Very fine mint. SG 44s £40
RA5772 Set of 21 values, superb unmounted. SG 25-45 £200
NR224 Set of 21 values, very fine and fresh mint. SG 25-45 £75
NR233 Set of 21 values, mostly marginal, superb unmounted and a lovely selected set. SG 25-45 £225
RA8871 Set of 21 values, each in a block of four. A number including the better 1½d and 2d colours unmounted, high values hinged on upper pairs. An uncommon group. SG 25-45 £650
NR308 Set of 21 values, each in a block of four. Almost all unmounted, the 1½d carmine-red hinged on upper pair and hinge trace on one stamp from the 5/- and 20/- blocks. An uncommon group. SG 25-45 £675
NR548 Set of 21 values including 1d chocolate shade, each in a block of four. Very fine or superb unmounted. An uncommon group. SG 25-45 £925
NR333 ½d to 1/-, less 1½d carmine-red and 2d yellow-brown, range of blocks of four with all duties and colours bar the 2d purple duplicated. Selected to illustrate the different shades / printings and gum/paper types. A total of 69 blocks. Almost all unmounted with the odd stamp hinge. A lovely and useful group. SG 25-40 less 29, 31 £350
NR309 Set of 21 values, very fine used. SG 25-45 £120
RA7068 Set of 21 values, all in multiples, at least blocks of four, the 5/-, 10/- and 20/- in blocks of six. Odd faults but generally very fine used. A most unusual group. SG 25-45 £600
NR372 ½d to 1/-, nine values each on piece and cut from the same envelope. All upper marginal showing running sheet numbers in margins. Each cancelled 'CHINGOLA 16 III 41'. Attractive group. £12
NR157 ½d, green, lower marginal in a distinctly worn / weak impression, with normal for comparison. Superb unmounted. SG 25 var. £15
NR337 ½d, green, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 25 £8
RA9256 ½d, green, lower right corner block of four showing plate ‘2’. Hinged on margin, stamps superb unmounted. SG 25 £6
NR65 ½d, green, lower right corner block of four showing plate ‘2’. Superb unmounted. SG 25 £10
NR316 ½d, green, block of four upper left showing printer's 'T' mark in crown. Superb unmounted. SG 25 and var. £15
NR317 ½d, green, right marginal block of 15 upper and lower right stamps each showing printer's 'T' mark in crown (apparently rows 7/10 and 9/10). Superb unmounted. SG 25 and vars. £20
NR67 ½d, chocolate, lower right corner block of four showing plate ‘3’ in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 26 £25
NR354 ½d, chocolate perf. 12½ x 14, upper right corner block of four showing part 'A' at corner. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. Unusual as normally trimmed off. SG 26a £25
NR340 1d, chocolate, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 27a £20
NR18 1d, chocolate perf. 12½ x 14, vertical coil strip of three with join. Superb unmounted. SG 26a £20
NR63 1d, chocolate perf. 12½ x 14, vertical coil strip of 12 with join. Superb unmounted, folded. SG 26a £25
NR339 1d, green, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 28 £15
NR31 1d, green, lower right corner block of four showing plate '4' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 28 £15
NR127 1d, green, complete sheet of 120 stamp 3/2 showing 'Extra boatman' flaw, imprint and plate '4' in lower margin. Folded horizontally superb unmounted. Scarce in this complete positional format. SG 28, 28a £325
RA9436 1d, green, coil join strip of four. Very fine mint or unmounted, uncommon. SG 28 coil join strip £40
NR352 1½d, carmine-red, lower marginal. An early printing, deep shade and toned gum. Superb unmounted. SG 29 £40
NR353 1½d, carmine-red. An later printing, brighter shade and clear gum. Superb unmounted. SG 29 shade £40
RA7071 1½d, carmine-red, block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 29 £160
NR355 1½d, carmine-red, upper right corner block of four, running sheet number '01253' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb and fresh unmounted. SG 29 £200
NR84 1½d, carmine-red, upper marginal block of eight, very fine unmounted. An uncommon large multiple. SG 29 £325
NR483 1½d, carmine-red, major variety IMPERF BETWEEN, HORIZONTAL PAIR. Short perf. at left and two small tone spots on reverse, fresh mint. A GREAT RARITY OF THE COLONY, AFRICA AND THE GEORGE VI ERA. SG 29a

Note: apart from the Polakow corner block containing four of these varieties, only three other pairs are recorded. Of those three, two are in less than ideal condition and this pair remains the finest single pair available
 
NR320 1½d, carmine-red, 'tick bird' flaw, very fine used neatly cancelled leaving the flaw clearly visible. SG 29b £325
NR199 1½d, carmine-red, 'tick bird' flaw, very fine used on piece cancelled 'CHOMA 20 MAY 40'. SG 29b £325
NR117 1½d, carmine-red, position 7/1 with printer’s mark upper left, WITHOUT ‘tick bird’ flaw. Very fine used light cancel. Uncommon. SG 29 £100
NR342 1½d, yellow-brown, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 30 £10
NR341 1½d, yellow-brown, lower marginal block of four showing imprint and printer's guide dot in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 30 £15
NR318 1½d, yellow-brown, upper left corner block of six, stamp 2/1 showing printer's 'T' mark in crown. Superb unmounted. SG 30 and var. £15
NR312 1½d, yellow-brown, showing printer's mark upper left although WITHOUT the 'tick bird' flaw. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. Most unusual. SG 30 var. £85
NR285 1½d, yellow-brown, showing TICK BIRD flaw and proving printer’s guide line upper left. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 30b £100
NR319 1½d, yellow-brown, left marginal showing TICK BIRD flaw and proving printer’s guide line upper left. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. SG 30b £110
NR311 1941 KGVI 1½d yellow-brown. Left marginal block of four, the upper left stamp showing the TICK BIRD flaw. Very fine fresh mint. SG 30/30b £110
NR310 1941 KGVI 1½d yellow-brown. Left marginal block of four, the lower left stamp showing the TICK BIRD flaw, printer's cross in margin. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 30/30b £200
NR267 1941 KGVI 1½d yellow-brown, left marginal block of 20, one left stamp showing TICK BIRD flaw. Superb and fresh unmounted. A most attractive and unusual large multiple ideally showing this flaw in it's positional format (by printer's mark). SG 30/30b £200
NR313 1½d, yellow-brown, showing TICK BIRD flaw, very fine used. SG 30b £55
NR172 1½d, yellow-brown, TICK BIRD flaw, left stamp in a horizontal pair, very fine used. SG 30b, 30 £65
NR35 1½d, yellow-brown, TICK BIRD flaw, lower left stamp in left marginal block of four, very fine used cancelled 'NDOLA 7 JUL 44'. Highly unusual in a positional commercially used multiple. SG 30b, 30 £75
NR158 2d, yellow-brown, very fine unmounted. SG 31 £35
NR177 2d, yellow-brown, superb unmounted. SG 31 £35
NR178 2d, yellow-brown, lower marginal showing part imprint, superb unmounted. SG 31 £40
RA9265 2d, yellow-brown, block of four, superb unmounted. SG 31 £140
NR269 2d, yellow-brown, block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 31 £175
NR85 2d, yellow-brown, upper marginal block of ten, very fine unmounted. An uncommon large multiple. SG 31 £350
NR338 2d, carmine-red, lower right corner block of 12 showing imprint and without plate number in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 32 £40
RA9444 2d, purple, both upper and lower left corner blocks of four. One hinged on margin otherwise superb unmounted. SG 33 £8
NR343 2d, purple, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 33 £15
NR325 2d, purple, lower right corner block of four without plate number. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 33 SOLD
NR344 3d, ultramarine, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 34 £10
NR347 3d, scarlet, lower left corner block of 12 showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 35 £20
NR327 3d, scarlet, lower right corner block of four showing plate '2' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 35 SOLD
NR348 4½d, blue, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 37 £20
NR329 4½d, blue, lower right corner block of four showing plate '1' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 37 SOLD
NR330 6d, grey, lower right corner block of four without plate number. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 38 SOLD
NR357 9d, violet, lower left corner block of four showing small part '9' in margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce as usually trimmed off. SG 39 £25
RA9275 9d, violet, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 39 £20
NR270 1/- yellow-brown and black, a later printing on thinner paper. Block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 40 £15
NR358 1/- yellow-brown and black, a later printing on thinner paper. Upper marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 40 £15
NR558 1/- yellow-brown and black, a later printing on thinner paper. Lower left corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 40 £20
NR362 2/6 black and green, lower left corner block of eight. Endorsed in margin 'Apr 45'. Superb unmounted. SG 41 £120
NR364 3/- violet and blue, upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '028' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 42 £30
NR273 3/- violet and blue, block of four showing printer's mark at upper right. Superb unmounted. SG 42 £110
NR272 3/- violet and blue, upper marginal block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 42 £110
NR367 3/- violet and blue, lower marginal block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 42 £110
NR490 1938 KGVI 3/- violet and blue. Lower left corner horizontal block of 16, showing imprint in margin. Appears to have been skilfully re-joined vertically between imprint, otherwise very fine unmounted. Attractive and scarce. SG 42 £450
NR160 3/-, lower right corner pair, margins trimmed very fine used. SG 42 £30
NR134 5/-, lower left corner copy. Superb unmounted. SG 43 £22
NR133 5/-, grey and dull reddish violet shade. Superb unmounted. SG 43 shade £22
NR234 10/-, upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '048' in margin. Hinged on margin, stamp superb unmounted. SG 44 £30
NR226 10/-, upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '048' in margin. A late printing on thinner paper and clear gum. Hinged on margin, stamp superb unmounted. SG 44 £30
NR227 10/-, upper marginal showing running sheet number '188' in margin. Superb used. SG 44 £35
RA8887 10/-, lower left corner pair superb used on piece cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE 13 VI 46'. SG 44 £50
NR161 20/-, superb unmounted. SG 45 £50
NR487 1938 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple, left marginal. Superb unmounted. SG 45 £50
NR28 20/-, lower marginal copy, superb unmounted. SG 45 £60
NR135 20/-, upper left corner horizontal pair, superb unmounted. SG 45 £140
RA6215 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple. Fine used. SG 45 £55
NR370 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple. Fine used. SG 45 £55
NR228 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple. Superb used. SG 45 £70
NR371 20/- carmine-red and rose-purple. Block of four cancelled through with blue crayon, presumably fiscal use. SG 45 £40
RA9038 20/-, upper marginal vertical block of six cancelled with violet oval datestamps. Attractive. SG 45 £60
POSTAL HISTORY
NR551 1938 KGVI ½d, 1d, 1½d and 2d definitives, on plain cover cancelled ‘NDOLA 1 MAR 38’, the First Day of issue, sent registered to England. SG 25, 27, 29, 31 £40
NR555 1938 KGVI ½d, 1d, 4d and 6d definitives, on plain cover cancelled ‘LIVINGSTONE 1 MAR 38’, the First Day of issue, addressed to London (Selfridge & Co.). SG 25, 27, 36, 38 £25
NR554 1938 KGVI ½d, 1d, 4d and 6d definitives, then 1/- on two plain covers cancelled ‘LIVINGSTONE 1 MAR 38’, the First Day of issue, sent registered to London (Selfridge & Co.). SG 25, 27, 36, 38, 40 £40
NR4 1938 29th June, KGVI 4d registered envelope bearing KGVI 1½d, carmine-red (SG 29). Position 7/1 (by printer's mark upper left) WITHOUT 'Tick bird' flaw. Lightly cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE' addressed to Pretoria. A highly unusual useage. £275
NR478 1938 18th April, cover bearing KGVI ½d, 3d and 6d pair (SG 25, 34, 38), cancelled 'LUANSHYA' and sent airmail to Germany. Light creasing. £25
NR475 1939 1st August, cover bearing KGVI 1½d, 2d and 1/- (SG 29, 31, 40), cancelled 'LUANSHYA'. Addressed to Germany and endorsed 'AIR MAIL', however this deleted with red cancelling bars. Unusual. £40
RA6247 1939 6th September, KGVI 4d registered envelope, bearing KGVI 3d and 1/- definitives (SG 34, 40), cancelled ‘LUSAKA’ sent airmail to Italy. Opened at left then resealed with printed ‘Examined by / Censor No……’ label endorsed ‘6’. Re-addressed upon arrival with numerous transit and arrival strikes on reverse. Attractive. £65
RA6248 1939 27th October, KGVI 4d registered envelope (with original letter enclosed), bearing KGVI 3d and 1/- definitives (SG 34, 40), cancelled ‘LUSAKA’ sent airmail to Italy. Opened at left then resealed with printed ‘Examined by / Censor No……’ label endorsed ‘13’, and struck with violet triangular ‘PASSED BY CENSOR / 8’ cachet. Re-addressed upon arrival with numerous transit and arrival strikes on reverse. Attractive. £70
RA5599 1940 14th October, registered cover sent airmail to England bearing KGVI 2d and 4d (SG 31, 36) tied by Fort Jameson double circle datestamp. With ‘Fort Jameson’ boxed registration cachet. Lusaka (15 Oct) transit backstamp. £25
AR209 1941 (21st January), censored cover addressed to the USA, endorsed ‘Letter in German’. Bearing two KGVI 1½d carmine (SG 29) tied by LUANSHYA (8 Oct) double circle datestamps. Opened and resealed with black on cream censor label ‘NORTHERN RHODESIA / Examined by / Censor No. 8.’ £55
NR480 1941 1st March, cover bearing KGVI 1½d (SG 29), cancelled 'KASAMA' and addressed to the USA. Opened at both left and right and resealed with printed 'OPENED BY EXAMINER' at left and clear '5954' at right. Further endorsed 'T 10c' and further relevant US strikes. Light faults. £45
RA2375 1941 (Nov), cover addressed to Cape Town bearing KGVI ½d green (SG 25) tied by NDOLA double circle datestamp. A fine and scarce example of the ½d unsealed letter rate. £40
NR248 1941 5th November, cover bearing KGVI 3d and 1/- (SG 34, 40), machine cancelled at Kitwe and addressed to a serving member of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Middle East Forces. Endorsed at right in pencil 'CERT MISSING 22/11/41' and then struck with violet rectangular 'UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED / RETURN TO SENDER' cachet. Various return datestamps including RETURNED LETTER BRANCH / SALISBURY (27 JAN 42) on reverse. Few cover faults, most unusual. £120
AR210 1942 (15th July), censored cover addressed to the USA, endorsed ‘Letter in German’. Bearing a single KGVI 3d ultramarine (SG 34) tied by a LUANSHYA (15 Jul) double circle datestamp. Opened and resealed with black on cream censor label ‘Examined by / Censor No….’ with manuscript insertion and tied by ‘PASSED BY CENSOR / 8’ triangular cachet. £45
AR211 1942 (31st August), censored cover addressed to the USA. Bearing a single KGVI 3d ultramarine (SG 34) tied by a LUANSHYA (31 Aug) double circle datestamp. Opened and resealed with black on cream censor label ‘Opened by Examiner / O /’ and tied by ‘(Crown) / PASSED / O / 2’ hexagonal cachet. £45
NR102 1943 18th June, two covers bearing KGVI various values ½d to 20/- cancelled LUSAKA and sent registered to Salisbury. Each struck with red rectangular 'PASSED BY BASE CENSOR / E. A. No. VI/03' and countersigned. Most attractive and highly unusual. £250
NR479 1945 3rd July, cover bearing KGVI ½d and 1½d (SG 25, 30), cancelled 'CHISELESI SIDING' dc datestamp. Addressed to London. £30
NR552 1947 24th November, printed advertising cover for 'THE RHODESIAN STAMP COLLECTORS' EXCHANGE CLUB', bearing KGVI 1½d yellow-brown (SG 30), machine cancelled 'KITWE', addressed to the USA. Endorsed 'T30c' in pencil although apparently no further action taken. Most attractive. £30
RA3809 1947 11th December, printed advertising cover for 'THE RHODESIAN STAMP COLLECTORS' EXCHANGE CLUB', bearing KGVI ½d green (SG 25), machine cancelled 'KITWE', addressed to Canada. A most attractive example of the ½d unsealed letter rate. £30
NR481 1948, black and white Post Card of the Boiling Pot, Victoria Falls, bearing KGVI 1½d (SG 30), written from the Victoria Falls with the stamp scored around in red pencil and endorsed 'T 3d', being invalid in Southern Rhodesia. Addressed to Cape Town and upon arrival struck with circular 'T 3d' cachet and then applied with Union 3d bantam postage due. Attractive. £75
RA5135 1948, 3rd March, unsealed open letter rate ‘window’ envelope. Bearing a single KGVI ½d green (SG 25) tied by NDOLA machine canceller. Scarce usage. £40
RA5344 1950, 17th July, cover with red typewritten endorsement ‘PRINTED MATTER’ at top, addressed to Czechoslovakia and bearing KGVI ½d green (SG 25) tied by KITWE machine slogan cancellation. A fine example of the ½d unsealed letter rate. £40
AR112 1950 (October), cover to England bearing a single KGVI ½d green (SG 25) tied by LUANSHYA (20 Oct) double circle datestamp. Probably sent at the unsealed open letter rate though the flap is now stuck. £30
RA4987 1951, 1st February, locally addressed cover sent at the ½d open-letter-rate, bearing a single KGVI ½d green (SG 25) tied by KITWE (1 Feb) machine canceller. Very fine example of this scarce rate. £40
NR94 1951, 14th March, unsealed open letter rate cover to USA, endorsed 'PRINTED MATTER' and bearing KG VI ½d green (SG 25) tied by 'KITWE' (14 Mar) machine canceller. With red printed inscription at left ‘The Rhodesian Stamp Collectors / Exchange Club. / . . . Kitwe-Nkana’ £40
RA6252 1951 17th April, reused (folded inside out) cover bearing KGVI ½d (SG 25), cancelled ‘KITWE’ addressed to Austria. Endorsed at top ‘PRINTED MATTER’. A fine example of the unsealed overseas rate. £40
RA6251 1951 7th May, cover bearing KGVI 1½d and 4d (SG 30, 36), cancelled ‘MUFULIRA’ and sent registered with black rubber stamp registration cachet, addressed to South Africa. Attractive. £35
RA6253 1951 15th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d brown and 1d green (SG 26, 28), cancelled ‘MUFULIRA’. Endorsed ‘1st DAY ISSUE’, unaddressed. Uncommon. £25
RA6254 1951 1st December, cover bearing KGVI 2d purple and 3d scarlet definitives (SG 33, 35), cancelled ‘KITWE’ on the first day of issue, and typewritten as such lower left. Uncommon. £25
NR95 1951, 1st December, cover addressed to Nkana bearing KGVI final colour change 2d purple and 3d scarlet (SG 33, 35) tied by KITWE (1 Dec) double circle datestamp. Endorsed at top FIRST DAY COVER. £30
NR431 1952 5th May, cover bearing KGVI 4½d and 9d definitives (SG 37, 39), cancelled ‘LIVINGSTONE’ on the first day of issue. Sent registered to Port Elisabeth. Uncommon. £35
NR229 1952 5th May, printed cover for 'First Flight Between London and Johannesburg by BOAC'. Bearing KGVI 1/- (SG 40), tied by LIVINGSTONE dc datestamp. Addressed to Italy with Rome (6 May) arrival backstamp. £35
NR553 1953 3rd September, printed OHMS cover although deleted, bearing KGVI 6d grey (SG 38), crisply cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE', sent registered to Johannesburg. £25
1946 VICTORY, SG 46-47
NR523 Set, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. Superb unmounted. SG 46s-47s £150
RA5950 Set plate ‘1A’ blocks of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 46-47 £25
RA9290 Set plate ‘1B’ plus 1½d '75B' blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 46-47 £25
NR374 1½d, perf. 13½. Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 46a £35
NR168 1½d, perf. 13½. Upper marginal block of four showing printer's guide cross in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 46a £40
NR375 1½d, perf. 13½. Lower left corner block of four showing plate '75B' (inverted) in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 46a £75
RA8471 1½d, perf. 13½. Lower right corner block of four showing plate '1B' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 46a £75
NR169 1½d, perf. 13½. Superb used. SG 46a £8
NR170 1½d, perf. 13½. Upper right corner block of four, superb used. SG 46a £40
1948 GEORGE VI SILVER WEDDING, SG 48-49
NR203 1½d and 20/-, set in marginal blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 48-49 £300
NR377 1½d and 20/-, each a lower right corner block of four showing plate '1' in margins. Hinged on margins stamps superb unmounted. SG 48-49 £650
NR128 20/-, block of 12 being the lower two rows of the sheet, showing full imprint and plate '1a' in margin. Very fine unmounted. Lovely and very scarce. SG 49 £1,750
NR376 1½d and 20/-. Superb used. SG 48-49 £80
1949 75th ANNIVERSARY OF U.P.U., SG 50-53
STAMPS
NR379 Set blocks of four, very fine used central datestamps. SG 50-53 £35
NR418 Set on illustrated First Day Cover, cancelled KITWE. Very fine unaddressed. SG 50-53 £25
1953 BIRTH CENTENARY OF CECIL RHODES, SG 54-58
STAMPS
RA9279 Complete set in matching lower left corner blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 54-58 £12
NR257 Complete set in lower right corner blocks of four showing plates '1' or '1 1' in margins. In addition the ½d showing ‘CECIL’ re-entry (constant, row 10/6). Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 54 (var) -58 £45
RA5339 ½d, ‘CECIL’ re-entry (constant, row 10/6), in positional lower right cylinder 1B block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 54 var. £15
RA8634 1/-, major re-entry of ‘FALLS AND RAIL’ flaw, (constant, row 1/4). Upper marginal hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG 58 var. £30
NR213 1/-, major re-entry of ‘FALLS AND RAIL’ flaw, (constant, row 1/4). Upper right stamp in an upper marginal positional (by guide cross) block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 58 and var. £45
NR259 1/-, major re-entry of ‘FALLS AND RAIL’ flaw, (constant, row 1/4). Upper left stamp in an upper right corner positional block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 58 and var. £50
NR381 1/-, showing an over-inked impression of the black printing, somewhat distorting the frame image. Fine used. Striking and most unusual. SG 58 var. £75
NR265 1953 4th July, long cover bearing Rhodes Centenary 1/- lower left corner block of four showing plates '1 1' in margin, the reverse with similar block but the 4½d duty (SG 57, 58), each cancelled KITWE and sent registered airmail to London. Attractive and unusual. £35
NR264 1953 21st August, printed S. Kelly commercial cover (now opened out for display), bearing on front QE II Rhodes Centenary 1d and reverse lower marginal block of four 4½d duty (SG 55, 57), each cancelled KITWE and sent registered airmail to London. Attractive and unusual. £30
1953 RHODES CENTENARY EXHIBITION, SG 59
STAMPS
NR384 Upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '2403' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 59 £5
RA5954 Cylinder ‘1’ block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 59 £5
RA1519 Double bottom rows with imprint and cylinder ‘1’. Superb unmounted. SG 59 £10
1953 QE CORONATION, SG 60
STAMPS
RA1521 Double lower rows with imprint and cylinders ‘1A 5A’. Superb unmounted. SG 60 £15
RA1522 Double lower rows with imprint and cylinders ‘1B 5B’. Superb unmounted. SG 60 £15
RA1524 Double lower rows with imprint and cylinders ‘1B 5B’, in addition the lower margin showing additional strike (3 or 4 pins) of the vertical perforations along the edge. Superb unmounted. SG 60 £30
NR383 Lower right corner blocks of four showing cylinders '1A 5A' or ‘1B 5B’ plus lower marginal strip showing imprint in margins. Fine mint or unmounted. SG 60 £12
1953 QE DEFINITIVES, SG 61-74
STAMPS
NR388 Set of eight values, ½d to 6d, each in a lower right horizontal corner pair showing plate number ‘1’. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 61-68 £20
NR380 Complete set of 14 values, superb unmounted. SG 61-74 £55
NR387 Complete set in blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 61-74 £240
NR386 Complete set of 14 values, very fine used. SG 61-74 £70
NR472 ½d to 2/6 set of 11 values on KGVI 4½d postal stationery envelope, cancelled 'LUSAKA' on the First Day of Issue. SG 61-71 £35
NR473 Complete set of 14 values, applied to two covers and cancelled 'FORT JAMESON' on the First Day of Issue. Most attractive. SG 61-74 £100
NR391 6d grey-black, major variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Hinge trace, very fine fresh mint. RARE, few examples known and of those a number are hinged. SG 68w £3,250
RA9282 2/6, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '0719'. Superb unmounted. SG 71 £55
NR395 5/- grey and dull purple, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Adhesion on two stamps otherwise unmounted. SG 72 £50
NR397 20/- rose-red and rose-purple, upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '119' in margin. Superb used. SG 74 £40
NR138 20/- rose-red and rose-purple, very fine used on piece cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE'. SG 74 £35
RA8823 20/- rose-red and rose-purple, superb used on piece cancelled 'RIDGEWAY'. SG 74 £38
NR398 20/- orange and rose-purple, a colour changeling. Fine unmounted. A curiosity. SG 74 colour changeling £15
POSTAL HISTORY
NR471 1957 6th April, printed ' NATIONAL' cover bearing QE II ½d plus Federal QE II ½d, 3d and 4½d, cancelled 'MKUSHI' dc datestamps, sent registered to Johannesburg. Most attractive. £65
1963 QE ARMS DEFINITIVE, SG 75-88
STAMPS
NR556 1963 10th December, complete set on plain cover cancelled 'LUSAKA' on the First Day of issue. Very fine, uncommon. SG 75-88 £55
NR205 Set of 14 values, superb unmounted. SG 75-88 £50
NR399 Set of 14 values, all corner copies, superb unmounted. SG 75-88 £60
NR488 Set of 14 values, each a matching lower right corner copy showing part cylinder number in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 75-88 £60
NR412 2/- to 20/- set of five values in lower right corner blocks of four, showing plates '1A' in margins. Hinged on margins and lightly at centre of each block. SG 84-88 £175
NR489 Set of 14 values, blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 75-88 £240
NR142 Set of 14 values, very fine used. SG 75-88 £55
NR37 Set of 14 values in blocks of four. Superb used central datestamps. SG 75-88 £220
NR411 ½d, complete sheet of 120, cylinders '1A'. Showing 'Parting in hair' flaw on row 4/11 and a few other minor flaws. Odd minor faults, unmounted. SG 75, 75c £95
RA7836 ½d, showing rightwards shift of ‘½d’. Superb unmounted and scarce on this duty. SG 75 var. £95
NR400 ½d, showing rightwards shift of ‘½d’. Upper marginal, superb unmounted and scarce on this duty. SG 75 var. £100
RA5966 ½d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 75a £850
RA5968 1d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 76a £6
NR401 1d, major variety VALUE OMITTED, block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 76a £25
RA6226 1d, horizontal pair showing major downwards shift of ‘1d’, now across ‘POSTAGE’. Superb unmounted. SG 76 var. £100
NR217 3d, lower right corner block of four showing cylinder '1B' numbers in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 78 £6
NR45 3d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 78a £95
NR405 3d, major variety VALUE AND ORANGE (EAGLE) OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 78b £225
RA1960 3d, major variety VALUE AND ORANGE (EAGLE) OMITTED, lower left vertical corner pair. Superb unmounted. SG 78b £500
NR403 3d, left marginal showing good up and leftwards shift of the eagle. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 78 var. £85
NR175 3d, showing strong downwards shift of ‘3d’. Superb unmounted. SG 78 var. £65
RA6231 3d, showing major downwards shift of ‘3d’, through ‘RHODESIA’ and into margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce this strong. SG 78 var. £75
NR491 3d, vertical block of 20 being two columns down the sheet, showing progressive and major leftwards shift of ‘3d’, at top largely normal then progressing finally at base to within the Arms shield. Two stamps at top with closed tears otherwise superb unmounted. SG 78 vars. £550
RA1239 3d, upper marginal pair each with missing perf. hole between stamp and margin at right. Superb unmounted. SG 78 var. £75
RA7081 3d, upper right corner pair each stamp showing missing perforation hole in upper row. Superb unmounted. SG 78 var. £80
NR52 4d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 79a £110
NR486 4d, showing strong downwards shift of ‘4d’, now through 'POSTAGE'. Superb unmounted, very scarce on this value. SG 79 var. £150
RA5978 6d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Fine unmounted, oily patches as often encountered on this value. SG 80a £400
RA5981 9d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 81a

Note: previous experience would suggest this variety to be more difficult to locate than the 6d.
£475
RA4982 9d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Lower marginal, superb unmounted. Very scarce. SG 81a

Note: previous experience would suggest this variety to be more difficult to locate than the 6d.
£475
RA6842 9d, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 81a

Note: previous experience would suggest this variety to be more difficult to locate than the 6d.
£475
NR408 9d, major variety VALUE AND ORANGE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 81b £525
RA7849 1/-, pair showing downwards shift of ‘1/-‘, now into ‘POSTAGE’. Superb unmounted, uncommon on this duty. SG 82 vars. £175
NR207 5/-, lower right corner block of four showing cylinder numbers in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 86 £60
NR186 5/-, lower right corner block of four showing cylinder numbers in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 86 £60
NR130 5/-, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 86a £2,500
NR208 10/-, lower right corner block of four showing cylinder numbers in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 87 £90
NR410 10/-, block of four commercially used. Uncommon. SG 87 £85
NR209 20/-, left marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 88 £60
NR190 20/-, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Right marginal, superb unmounted. SG 88a £900
RA5988 20/-, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Lower marginal, superb unmounted. SG 88a £1,000
RA4231 20/-, major variety VALUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 88a £900
POSTAL HISTORY
RA8849 1963 10th December, cover bearing QEII 6d and 2/6 definitives (SG 80, 85), cancelled 'KITWE', sent registered airmail to Bulawayo. £45
RA6260 1964 25th March, cover bearing QEII 1d strip of three definitives (SG 76), cancelled ‘IKELANGE’, addressed to England. Scarce. £55
1929-52 POSTAGE DUES, SG D1-D4
STAMPS
NR419 Complete set of four perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. Fine unmounted. SG D1s-D4s £175
NR524 Complete set of four perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. Very fine unmounted. SG D1s-D4s £190
RA5990 2d, perforated ‘SPECIMEN’. Very fine mint. SG D2s £25
NR425 Complete set of four values, early printings on toned paper / gum. Very fine mint. SG D1-D4 £20
NR420 Complete set of four values, superb unmounted. SG D1-D4 £25
NR145 Complete set of four values, each a marginal copy superb unmounted. SG D1-D4 £25
RA7850 Complete set of four values each in a matching left marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG D1-D4 £100
NR424 Complete set of four values. Fine to very fine used. SG D1-D4 £45
RA7851 3d, showing clear offset of ‘3d’ on reverse. Hinge trace, most unusual and not previously seen. SG D3 var. £75
NR423 3d, very fine used. SG D3 £20
NR147 3d, left marginal superb used. SG D3 £20
RA9254 3d, block of four fine used cancelled 'KITWE'. SG D3 £80
RA6235 3d, showing ‘thick and slanting ‘d’ of ‘3d’ variety, lower left stamp in a lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. Very scarce. SG D3 var. £80
NR422 4d, an early printing, upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '127' in margin. Hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. SG D4 £20
NR421 1d and 3d chalk-surfaced papers. Superb unmounted. SG D1a, D3a £30
NR427 3d chalk-surfaced paper. Lower right corner block of six, showing 'Error. Crown missing' in watermark. This straddling the lower centre stamp and margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG D3ab, D3a £575
NR526 3d chalk-surfaced paper. Right marginal block of six, showing 'Error. Crown missing' in watermark. This the centre stamp in the block. Superb unmounted. Scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2012). SG D3ab, D3a £700
NR527 3d chalk-surfaced paper. Right marginal block of six, showing 'Error. St. Edwards Crown' in watermark. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG D3ac, D3a £375
NR428 3d chalk-surfaced paper. Upper right corner block of 15, showing 'Error. St. Edwards Crown' in watermark. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG D3ac, D3a £375
NR149 4d, very used. SG D4 £35
POSTAGE DUES ON COVER
RA5597 Postal History / Postage Dues 1937 (5th November), window envelope underfranked at 1d meter frank cancellation, Durban and presumably addressed to NKANA. Endorsed in red crayon ‘T’ then applied with top portion of a horizontally biected 2d due, this cancelled ‘NKANA / 1 NOV 37’. The due partially torn through, presumably by a previous attempt to bisect by hand. A clean and attractive example of this scarce temporary use. (see footnote in SG) £550
RA5598 Postal History / Postage Dues 1938 (29th April), window envelope underfranked at 1d meter frank cancellation, Port Elisabeth and presumably addressed to NKANA, with arrival backstamp dated 4th May. Endorsed in blue crayon ‘T 1d’, and struck with black circular ‘T / 1d’ plus violet straight line ‘INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID’ bilingual cachets. Then applied with lower portion of a right marginal horizontally biected 2d due, indistinctly cancelled. Opening tear at top and minor stains, an attractive example of this scarce temporary use. (see footnote in SG) £450
AR343 Postal History / Postage Dues 1946 (6th March), South Africa pictorial postal stationery card (‘Baboon Castle, Oribi, Natal’), addressed to Nkana, Northern Rhodesia. The 1d carmine imprinted stamp is cancelled with a Durban (6 Mar) machine roller cancellation. The card was apparently underpaid as indicated by a ‘T1d’ in blue manuscript and a postage due 1d grey-black (SG D1) was affixed and tied by a KITWE (11 Mar) double circle datestamp. A very fine example of an incoming taxed postcard. £150
AR352 Postal History / Postage Dues 1946 (August), ‘window’ envelope sent unsealed from Southern Rhodesia, bearing a single KGVI ½d (SG 40) tied by a large Bulawayo datestamp. The cover was taxed and bears a small ‘T2d’ in manuscript. This was apparently cancelled and replaced with a ‘1d’ and a marginal postage due 1d grey-black (SG D1) was affixed partly over the Rhodesian stamp and tied by a KITWE (26 Aug) double circle datestamp with an additional strike on the reverse. A fine example of an incoming taxed cover. £135
NR447 Postal History / Postage Dues. 1955 21st September, cover from Cape Town sent unpaid, to Kitwe. Struck with circular 'T 4d' cachet then applied with NYASALAND 4d and 6d postage dues (SG D4, D5), cancelled on the 30th September. Rare interprovincial usage. £650
NR446 Postal History / Postage Dues. 1956 3rd January, cover from Pretoria, sent unpaid airmail to Kitwe. Struck with boxed 'ONTBETAALD / UNPAID' plus circular 'T 6d' cachet, then applied with NYASALAND 6d postage due (SG D5), cancelled on the 15th January. RARE interprovincial usage. £750
1963 POSTAGE DUES, SG D5-D10
STAMPS
NR429 Set of six values each imperforate to right margin. Superb unmounted. SG D5-D10 vars. £45
RA7286 Set, each a right marginal pair and all showing imperforate right margin. Superb unmounted, uncommon group. SG D5-D10 vars. £55
RA8889 3d, 4d and 1/-, each in a right marginal block of four imperforate to right margin. Superb unmounted. SG D7, D8, D10 and vars. £50
RA3529 2d, block of four, each horizontal pair either narrower or wider than usual due to misalignment of horizontal perforations. Superb unmounted. SG D6 var. £8
NR55 2d, horizontal left marginal strip of six, with each alternate stamp narrower or wider than usual due to incorrectly aligned vertical perforations. Superb unmounted. SG D6 var. £28
RA7853 1/- Postage Due, major variety BLOCK OF FOUR IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY AND IMPERFORATE BETWEEN VERTICALLY. Left marginal, superb unmounted. Very scarce. SG D10b £1,100
RA8410 1/- postage due, major variety BLOCK OF FOUR IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY AND IMPERFORATE BETWEEN VERTICALLY. In addition, and as usual, showing light double impression of the green printing. Superb unmounted, very scarce. SG D10b £1,200
BOOKLETS
RA8878 1964 1/- QE booklet, pane inverted. Very fine, unexploded. SG SB1 £12
POSTAL STATIONERY
NR433 1925 KGV ½d Postcard. Fine unused. H&G 1 £25
NR59 1925 KGV 1d Postcard. Very fine unused. H&G 2 £25
NR434 1925 KGV 1½d Postcard. Very fine unused. H&G 3 £25
RA1527 1949 KGVI 6d Air Letter, with five lines of text at upper left. Very fine unused, folded. H&G F1. £15
NR436 1953 21st April, KGVI 6d Air Letter, with five lines of text at upper left. Additionally bearing KGVI ½d x 3 (SG 26), lightly cancelled and addressed to Holland. Uncommon. H&G F1. £35
RA1974 1953 QEII 6d Air Letter (H & G F3). Very fine unused, folded. £12
RA5604 1953 (15th September), QEII 6d Air Letter (H&G F3). Unaddressed and cancelled with neat COMPOUND P.O. / CHINGOLA, N.R. (15 Sep) double circle datestamp. £15
REVENUES
NR529 Revenue 1925 KGV large format £2 red-brown. Fine used with oval datestamp. Mewett 517, Barefoot 1 £10
NR500 Revenue 1925 KGV £10 large format revenues, block of six in combination with pair KGVI 10/- regular issues, on piece cancelled with light violet datestamps and each pen cancelled. Fresh and attractive Mewett 522, SG 44 £150
NR501 Revenue 1925 KGV £50 large format revenue, very fine used cancelled with very light violet datestamp. Uncommon. B & H 5, Mewett 526 £125
NR454 Revenue 1925 KGV large format £50 greenish slate on buff paper. Very fine used on piece, pen and light violet cancellations. Lovely strong colour. M525 / Barefoot 5 £125
NR439 Revenue 1929 printed 'Northern Rhodesia / Certificate of Registration' form, impressed with green oval embossed 'FIVE SHILLINGS / REVENUE'. Issued for the holder of 10 claims, dated 23 DEC 1919. Most unusual. £125
NR438 Revenue 1929 printed 'Northern Rhodesia / Certificate of Registration' form, impressed with green oval embossed 'FIVE SHILLINGS / REVENUE'. Issued for the holder of 10 claims, dated 23 DEC 1919. Punctures at top, most unusual. £125
NR519 Revenue c1937 1d Cigarette Tax label, in un-issued colour bright ultramarine. Overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN, Imperforate on ungummed paper. Lovely and VERY RARE. £500
NR437 Revenue 1945 24th March, typewritten piece in respect of undertaking fees of a deceased estate. Applied with KGVI 1½d yellow-brown (SG 30), cancelled in ink and company handstamp. Unusual. £35
NR440 Revenue 1946 printed on flimsy paper British South Africa Company INSPECTION CERTIFICATE with Livingstone altered to Lusaka. Bearing KG V £2 x two and £50 revenues (B&H 1, 5) tied by oval Accountant General’s Department / Lusaka / Northern Rhodesia oval datestamps. Most attractive. £250
NR441 Revenue 1948, printed on flimsy paper British South Africa Company 'CERTIFICATE OF EXTRA WORK' form, with Livingstone altered to Lusaka. Bearing KG V £5 and £30 revenues (B&H 2, 4) tied by oval Accountant General’s Department / Lusaka / Northern Rhodesia oval datestamps. Most unusual and attractive. £275
NR455 Revenue 1938 KGVI 10/- and 5/-, on piece cut from a Passport page cancelled with crisp violet oval 'PASSPORT OFFICE / LIVINGSTONE' strike. Most unusual. £45
NR456 Revenue 1938 KGVI 10/-, handstamped with black 'Fee Stamp' cachet. Apparently used, some short perfs. Scarce. £45
NR537 Revenue 1938 KGVI 10/-, handstamped with black 'Fee Stamp' cachet. Apparently used, fine for these. Scarce. £50
NR536 Revenue 1938 KGVI 10/-, handstamped with black 'Fee Stamp' cachet. Apparently used, fine for these. Scarce. £50
NR457 Revenue 1953 QEII postage 20/- rose-red and purple. On piece cancelled in ink and oval datestamp. SG 74 fiscal use £35
NR458 Revenue 1953 QEII 1/-, 2/6, 5/-, 10/- and 20/- postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Each cancelled with relevant revenue strike. A RARE group. Mewett 588-592 £750
NR502 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. ½d left marginal superb unmounted. Mewett 584 SOLD
NR459 Revenue 1953 QEII ½d postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Horizontal pair, few short perfs. Fine unmounted. Mewett 584 £20
NR503 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. ½d deep brown block of four, superb unmounted mint. Mewett 584 £60
NR504 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 1d upper right corner showing running sheet number '24363', superb unmounted. Mewett 585 SOLD
NR540 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 1d upper right corner vertical strip of three, running sheet number '32700', superb unmounted. Mewett 585 £60
NR505 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 1d bluish green block of four, superb unmounted. Mewett 585 £80
NR460 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 1d lower right corner block of four showing running plate '1' in margin. Superb unmounted.Very scarce. Mewett 585 £75
NR506 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 3d scarlet, left marginal example, superb unmounted mint. Mewett 586 SOLD
NR507 Revenue 1953 QEII 3d postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Block of four very fine unmounted. Mewett 586 £100
NR461 Revenue 1953 QEII 3d postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '00007' in margin. Very fine unmounted. Mewett 586 £75
NR462 Revenue 1953 QEII 3d postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Horizontal block of six on piece, cancelled violet hand stamps. Mewett 586 £50
NR508 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 6d, rounded corner fine unmounted. Mewett 587 £20
NR463 Revenue 1953 QEII 6d postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Upper left corner block of four. Very fine unmounted. Scarce. Mewett 587 £100
NR464 Revenue 1953 QEII 1/- postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Upper left corner block of four. Very fine unmounted. RARE. Mewett 588 £300
NR542 Revenue 1953 QEII 2/6 postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Superb unmounted. Scarce. Mewett 589 SOLD
NR521 Revenue 1953 QEII 2/6 postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Very fine used. Uncommon. Mewett 589 £45
NR509 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 5/- upper marginal, rounded corner lower right, fine unmounted. Scarce. Mewett 590 SOLD
NR510 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 10/- superb unmounted. RARE. Mewett 591 SOLD
NR466 Revenue 1953 QEII 10/- postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. Left marginal block of four. Very fine unmounted. RARE. Mewett 591 £1,250
NR511 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 10/- very fine used. Mewett 591 £75
NR512 Revenue 1953 QEII postage and revenue issue overprinted ‘R’. 20/- superb unmounted. A RARITY. Mewett 592
 
Note: this is the first example of this duty in mint condition that we are aware of
SOLD
NR513 Revenue 1953 QEII 1d revenue, block of 36 being the upper six rows of the sheet, running sheet number '09268'. Superb unmounted. Mewett 594 £100
NR545 Revenue 1955 QEII Revenue, 1d, 3d, 6d, 1/- and 20/- in marginal blocks of four (the 20/- an upper left corner block, wmk. multiple block CA). Superb unmounted. A very attractive group. Mewett 594-7, 602 £550
NR535 1955 QEII 3d Revenue. Very fine unmounted. Mewett 595 £15
NR514 Revenue 1955 QEII 3d Revenue. Upper left corner block of four, very fine unmounted. Mewett 595 £80
NR515 Revenue 1955 QEII 3d Revenue. Upper marginal block of six showing printer's dot in margin, very fine unmounted. Mewett 595 £120
NR516 Revenue 1955 QEII 3d Revenue. Upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '0259' in margin, very fine unmounted. Mewett 595 £90
NR534 Revenue 1955 QEII 1/- Revenue. Superb unmounted. Mewett 597 £30
NR533 Revenue 1955 QEII 1/- Revenue, with violet 'FEE STAMP' handstamp. Apparently used. Very scarce and not previously seen. Mewett 597 £100
NR520 Revenue 1955 QEII 2/6 Revenue. Right marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. Mewett 599 £100
RA6237 Revenue 1955 QEII 2/6 Revenue, very fine used. Mewett 599 £10
NR467 Revenue 1955 QEII 2/6 Revenue, very fine used. Mewett 599 £12
NR538 Revenue 1955 QEII 5/- Revenue. Upper marginal, superb unmounted. Scarce. Mewett 600 £50
NR541 Revenue 1955 QEII 5/- Revenue. Very fine used. Scarce. Mewett 600 £45
RA6238 Revenue 1955 QEII 10/- Revenue, very fine used. Uncommon. Mewett 601 £35
NR543 Revenue 1955 QEII 20/- Revenue, wmk. multiple block CA. Superb unmounted. Mewett 602 £80
NR544 Revenue 1955 QEII 20/- Revenue, wmk. multiple block CA. Very fine used. Scarce. Mewett 602 £75
RA9430 Revenue 1955 ? QEII 20/- Revenue, wmk. multiple script CA. Very fine used. Mewett 602 var. £40
RA9941 Revenue 1955 QEII 20/- Revenue, on piece very fine used. Uncommon. Mewett 602 £45
RA9942 c1955 (date not clear), cover bearing single QEII 1d revenue stamps (Mewett 594), cancelled 'BROKEN HILL' locally addressed. Incorrect useage of these revenues for postal purpose, however apparently allowed. Unusual. £50
NR539 Revenue c1948 5/- EMPLOYMENT STAMP, bright blue. Perforated 'SPECIMEN' in arc (Samuel type B9), and further with 'B.W.ARCHIVES / IMPRIMATUR' handstamp on reverse. UNIQUE. £550
AR484 Revenue 1948 Employment Stamp. 5/- printed in bright blue. Superb fresh unmounted mint. Very scarce. Barefoot 1 £175
RA6239 Revenue 1955 30th March, large part printed ‘MIGRANT LABOURER’S WORK BOOK’ (green card covers), issued to one ‘Trywell Mbale’. First internal page (3) applied with four 5/- Employment Stamps, second internal page (7) with a further two examples, each pen cancelled. Internal pages 1-2 and 5-6 removed, apparently as normal. RARE in this form, with a very low survival rate. £700
RA5351 Revenue 1959 12th September, printed ‘NDOLA LOTTERY LIMITED’ receipt, bearing QEII 1d revenue, pen cancelled. Attractive and uncommon £20
RA5606 Revenue (Year unclear) 15th January, printed ‘The Rhodesian Autolot’ receipt, bearing QEII 1d revenue, pen cancelled. Attractive and uncommon. £20
NR530 Revenue 1930 6¼d Cigarette Tax, grey-green. Fine unused. Scarce. SOLD
RA8411 Revenue 1930 6¼d Cigarette Tax, grey-green. Fine unused. Scarce. £65
NR518 Revenue 1930 6¼d Cigarette Tax, grey-green. Pair, top strip with large tone spot, otherwise fine unused. Scarce. £90
NR532 Revenue 1930 6¼d Cigarette Tax, grey-green. Vertical pair, fine unused. Scarce. £130
RHODESIA RAILWAYS
MISCELLANEOUS
AM112 undated envelope addressed to Lusaka bearing large crowned oval 'GOVERNOR’S OFFICE / OFFICIAL PAID / NORTHERN RHODESIA' struck in purple. The flap bears the coat of arms embossed in gold. £35
NR194 1940 25th September, cover endorsed at top 'On Active Service' and sent without charge. Struck with violet boxed 'O.H.M.S. / No. 15 / MILITARY / FRANKED' cachet and 'LUSAKA' despatch datestamp. Reverse with violet rectangular 'PASSED BY / R.A.F. / Censor No. 1' cachet and further 'A.P.S. E.A.F / SE 20(?) 40' datestamp. Addressed to Nkana and with Kitwe 27th September arrival strike on front. Opening tear at top otherwise fine and scarce. £95
NR253 1941 28th March, cover endorsed at to 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE' and sent without charge to Chingola. Struck at lower left with violet rectangular 'PASSED BY CENSOR / M.F.F. No. 353 U.D.F.' bilingual cachet duly signed, and then 'A.P.O. - U - M.P.K. / 19' datestamp for the 28th March. Upon arrival re-addressed with Lusaka (3 APR) and then Chingola (7 IV) datestamps. £55
NR251 1942 6th July, cover endorsed at top 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE' and sent without charge from Ndola to Kitwe. Struck at lower left with crisp violet 'PASSED BY MILITARY CENSOR / No. 483' duly signed. Very fine and clean. £55
NR445 1945 16th January, cover typewritten at top 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE' plus tape endorsed 'O.A.S.', cancelled 'NDOLA' and addressed to Johannesburg. Struck at lower left with crested shield 'PASSED BY CENSOR' strike duly signed. £35
NR101 1946 stampless ‘On His Majesty’s Service’ cover addressed to the USA. LIVINGSTONE (22 June) double circle datestamp at upper left and large oval POSTMASTER’S OFFICE / LIVINGSTONE (22 June) cachet struck in violet at lower left, with signature endorsement. £25
NR252 1951 20th April, stampless cover addressed to Kitwe, struck at upper right with black oval 'M. O. T. H. / KUMBUKA SHELL HOLE' cachet duly signed and despatch 'CHINGOLA' datestamp. Puncture lower left. Highly unusual. £95
NR255 1956 4th October, cover endorsed at top 'By forces AIR MAIL FREE' and sent without charge. Cancelled 'LUSAKA' and addressed to Johannesburg, struck at lower left with purple straight line '1st Bn. The Northern Rhodesia Regiment' cachet. Most unusual. £65
F162 1957 18th April, printed company return order envelope sent unpaid cancelled 'MONZE / NORTHERN RHODESIA' to Johannesburg. Endorsed in ink 'T 5d' and then struck with black circular 'T / 5d' cachet. This presumably one of a group of underpaid covers which would have had a pool charge applied to all. £25
NR197 1958 20th February, re-used cover entirely pasted over with printed 'On Her Majesty's Service / ECONOMY LABEL'. Struck with large purple oval 'DISTRICT COMMISSIONER / KALULUSHI' cachet and further 'KALULUSHI (blank below)' datestamp. Addressed to Kasempa. Most unusual. £55
NR250 1958 26th February, cover printed with the Kings African Rifles crest on reverse flap, endorsed at top 'FORCES MAIL FREE' and sent without charge to Kitwe. Machine cancelled at Lusaka and struck with violet oval 'ORDERLY ROOM / 1st (Ny) Bn. K.A.R.' cachet lower left. Highly unusual. £125
NR260 c1960 Publicity labels. Vertical strip of six showing various scenes from the country, printed in black and white / yellow. Gummed and very fine, apparently the complete unit of these. Most unusual. £35
NR485 KASANE block below. Almost complete strike dated 17 SEP 38, on KGVI 1d brown. Scarce. £25
ZAMBIA
STAMPS
RA9247 1964 definitive. Complete set of 14 values, superb unmounted. SG 94-107 £8
NR73 1964 ½d & 1d definitive, coil strips with joins. Superb unmounted, uncommon. SG 94, 95 coil joins £12
NR74 1964 1d definitive, coil pair with join, superb unmounted. SG 95 coil join £4
RA7084 1964 2d definitive, upper right corner horizontal strip of three showing dramatic downwards shift of red printing (face mask). Superb unmounted. SG 96 var. £45
RA6850 1964 2d definitive, block of four showing large downwards shift of red printing (face mask). Superb unmounted. SG 96 var. £60
RA8791 1964 3d definitive, upper marginal block of eight showing rightwards shift of perforations, well into design of stamps. Superb unmounted. SG 97 var. £40
RA7728 1964 1/3 definitive, left marginal block of four showing upwards shift of the brown printing. Folded horizontally, superb unmounted. SG 102 var. £35
RA7727 1964 1/- definitive, block of 12 being two vertical rows of the sheet, showing dramatic progressive left and downwards shift of the black printing. Superb unmounted. Striking and scarce. SG 101 var. £300
RA6853 1964 2/- definitive, block of four showing rightwards shift of black printing. Superb unmounted. SG 103 var. £60
RA9246 1965 6d First Anniversary of Independence. Major variety BRIGHT PURPLE (FIREWORKS) OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 113a £160
RA7088 1966 3d WHO, left marginal pair showing dramatic rightwards shift of gold printing. Superb unmounted. Striking. SG 116 var. £70
RA8793 1966 3d WHO, block of ten across the sheet showing progressive left and downwards shift of gold printing. Superb unmounted. SG 116 var. £50
RA9248 1968 decimal definitive. Complete set of 12 values superb unmounted. SG 129-140 £13
RA9040 1968 1n definitive, major variety COPPER-BRONZE (INCLUDING VALUE) OMITTED. Very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 129a £170
RA6614 1968 8n definitive, major variety BLUE OMITTED. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 133b £130
RA9249 1975 definitive. Complete set of 14 values superb unmounted. SG 226-239 £15
NR245 1989 Frogs and Toads issue. K10 upper marginal vertical pair, major variety IMPERFORATE. Superb unmounted. SG 570 var. £35
POSTAL HISTORY
AR427 Postal History 1948 (24th October), incoming registered envelope sent airmail from CHINA. Addressed to Nkana, and bearing 1947-48 China Dr Sun Yat-sen and plum blossoms issue 300,000 x 3, 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 (pair) all tied by Tientsin (24 Oct) datestamps. With ‘dumb’ red on white registered label with ‘TSIENTSIN’ handstamped in red and a blue airmail label. Backstamped Tsientsin (24 Oct), Shanghai (25 Oct), Salisbury (6 Nov), Kitwe (8 Nov) transit / arrival datestamps. Also one indecipherable transit backstamp in Arabic (1 Nov). A few edge faults. A most unusual origin / destination. £275
RA1531 1964 ‘Independence’ Air Letter, with Makishi dancer illustration. Very fine unused, folded. £8
NR77 1965 illustrated Air Letter, 1st Anniversary of Independence with map and Independence Monument illustration. Very fine unused, folded. £4
AR396 1966 (June), airmail envelope sent from Johannesburg to Kitwe. Bearing a South Africa 3c definitive tied by a Johannesburg (6 June) machine cancellation. A bilingual two line ‘INSUFFICIENTLY FRANKED FOR AIRMAIL’ cachet was struck in violet and ‘T4d’ added in manuscript. The shortfall was receipted by Zambia 1d and 3d postage dues (SG D11, D13) which were affixed and tied by KITWE (15 Jun) double circle datestamps. Also with ‘By Train’ added in manuscript below the address. Unusual. £45
NR79 1966 14th November, cover endorsed 'BY FORCES AIR MAIL' Broken Hill to Kitwe with black boxed 'REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA / HEADQUARTERS COMPANY / 3RD BN. ZAMBIA REGIMENT / 14 NOV 1966' cachet. Uncommon. £20
AR397 1967 (March), window envelope sent from Germiston to Kitwe. Bearing a Germiston (9 Mar) machine cancellation and also a red Germiston (10 Mar) meter franking for ‘1c’. The envelope was taxed and bears a ‘T1/5’ circular cachet. The shortfall was receipted by Zambia 1d postage due (SG D11) which was affixed and tied by KITWE (23 Mar) double circle datestamps. Backstamped with a KITWE (22 Mar) double circle datestamp. £35
RA1273 1968 3/6 ‘ZAMBIA AIRWAYS’ Air Letter Service labels. Ex. Booklet, pane of two in emerald green, roulette 10 x imperf. with margin at left which shows the two pairs of staple holes through. Superb unused with gum. Uncommon. Mewett type 7, no. 13. (See SA Philatelist October 1986, pages 246-249, N. Mewett) £35
AM106 1968 19th November, incoming underpaid window envelope from Rhodesia, bearing 2d definitive (SG 398) tied by Salisbury (19 Nov) roller cancellation. Circular TO PAY taxe marking in violet. The shortfall was receipted on the reverse with a pair of 1N postage stamps (SG 129) tied by Nkana ? (27 Nov) datestamp with Mufulira (26 Nov) datestamp alongside. £25
RA8790 1970 11th May, pair of underpaid window envelopes from South Africa, clipped together the top envelope struck with black circular 'T 8/5' cachet. The applied with 3n and 15n commemorative issues as postage dues. Attractive. £25
NR87 1974 6th (?) December, window envelope bearing 1d REVENUE stamp uncancelled but alongside with 'KITWE' datestamp. No further tax indications and presumably allowed. Unusual. £20
RA8004 1982 16th June, 50n International Reply Paid Coupon, cancelled ‘BUCHI’ but not exchanged. £8
BOOKLETS
NR89 1970 20n booklet. Fine and complete. SG SB4 £6
NR90 1970 30n booklet. Fine and complete. SG SB5 £7
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