RHODESIA & NYASALAND FEDERATION
Last updated: 11th October, 2019
1954-56 QE DEFINITIVE, SG 1-15
STAMPS
RA9306 1954-1963, complete collection of all definitive, commemorative and postage due issues. Superb unmounted. SG 1-49, D1-D4 £200
RA8589 ½d to 5/-, imperforate plate proofs. Complete set of 14 values, the 1/3 to 5/- both vignette and complete design, each in a horizontal pair. Imperforate on gummed paper, small security punctures. Very fine. SG 1-13 plate proofs £375
RA9295 ½d to £1, complete set of 16 values plus ½d and 1d coil stamps. Superb unmounted. SG 1-15 £100
F157 ½d to £1, complete set of 16 values plus ½d and 1d coil stamps. Each a matching upper marginal copy (excluding coils). £1 hinged on margin otherwise superb unmounted. A lovely set. SG 1-15 £120
F343 1954 QE II ½d to £1. Complete set of 16 values plus 6d shade, blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 1-15 £500
RA9296 ½d to £1, complete set of 16 values plus ½d and 1d coil stamps. Very fine used. SG 1-15 £65
F294 1954 QEII ½d to £1, original set of 15 values less 2½d issued later, on large piece cancelled 'RUSAPE 1 JUL 54' the first day of issue. SG 1-15 less 3a £70
F297 1954 QEII, values to 2/- singles, pairs or blocks of four applied to illustrated cover cancelled 'BARHAM GREEN 1 JUL 54' the first day of issue. Red registration label endorsed in manuscript. Most unusual. £45
F295 1954 QEII ½d to £1, original set of 15 values less 2½d issued later, on illustrated cover cancelled 'BULAWAYO 1 JUL 54' the first day of issue. SG 1-15 less 3a £75
F344 1954 QEII 1d and 4d, each an upper right corner copy showing running sheet numbers '2' or '1' in margins. Superb unmounted. Most unusual. SG 2, 5 £25
F362 1954 QEII ½d, 1d and 2d booklet panes of six. Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archives, imperforate on gummed paper, each stamp with small security puncture. Very fine and scarce. SG 1-3 booklet panes plate proofs £350
RA760 ½d, 1d and 2d booklet panes, selvedge at left, each cancelled with light 19th JUL 1956 datestamps. Attractive and uncommon group. SG 1-3 booklet panes £25
F409 1954 QE II ½d, block of 16 showing strong pre-printing paper crease running vertically through right centre stamps. Superb unmounted. Striking. SG 1 vars. SOLD
F118 ½d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamp. A strip of 19 with coil leader attached, relevant printed information. Stamps unmounted. Uncommon. SG 1a coil leader £45
F29 ½d and 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Each in a strip of four with coil leaders attached, relevant printed information. Stamps unmounted. Scarce matched pair. SG 1a, 2a coil leaders £120
F257 1954 ½d and 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Very fine mint or used. SG 1a, 2a £25
RA5995 ½d, coil stamps. Pair showing ‘missing perf. hole’ variety. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 1a var. £25
F54 1954 QEII 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Deep blue shade. Very fine used. SG 2a £20
RA7278 1954 QEII 2d, vertical pair showing strong downwards shift of perforations, now running through design of stamps at top. Superb unmounted. SG 3 var. £100
F57 2½d, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '125' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 3a £30
F347 1954 QEII 4d, upper right corner block of 16 showing running sheet number '266' and accounting mark in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 5 £15
F348 1954 QEII 4½d, block of 20 being the upper two rows of the sheet, running sheet number '310' and accounting marks in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 6 £10
F349 1954 QEII 6d, bright reddish purple. Block of 20 being the upper two rows of the sheet, running sheet number '431' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 7 £40
F350 1954 QEII 6d, bright reddish purple. Left marginal showing good ink smudge at left. Very fine unmounted. Most unusual for this issue. SG 7 var. £45
F352 1954 QEII 9d, upper right corner block of eight showing running sheet number '242' and accounting mark in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 8 £25
F353 1954 QEII 1/3, upper left corner block of six showing running sheet number '219' and accounting mark in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 10 £45
F354 1954 QEII 2/-, upper right corner strip of four showing running sheet number '373' and accounting mark in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 11 £35
RA8797 2/-, lower right corner block of six showing curious brown ink plate scratch in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 11 £50
F408 1954 2/6 and 5/-, each a block of four and both showing printer's mark at base. Fine used. SG 12, 13 £40
F61 10/-, left marginal block of four showing printer's guide dot in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 14 £100
F356 1954 QEII 10/-, lower left corner block of four. Hinged on margin and just onto upper right stamp, otherwise unmounted. SG 14 £85
F259 1954 10/- dull blue-green and orange. Lower marginal showing several inking blobs across the Queens portrait. Superb unmounted. Highly unusual on this issue. SG 14 var. £225
F33 10/-, very fine used cancelled part 'IKELENJE' datestamp. SG 14 £15
F357 1954 QEII £1, left marginal showing printer's guide line and dot in margin. Very fine mint. SG 15 £30
RA6867 £1, upper left corner block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 15 £135
F32 £1, on piece very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 18 3 OCT 58'. SG 15 £30
F260 1954 £1 olive-green and lake. Very fine used cancelled 'LEWELLIN BARRACKS 1 MAY 57' datestamp. SG 15 £65
RA8475 £1, upper left corner copy (trimmed margins) very fine used cancelled 'LUANSHYA 2 MAY 1956' datestamp. SG 15 £35
RA761 £1, block of four. Light but indistinct datestamps, upper left stamp with defective corner otherwise very fine used. Uncommon. SG 15 £90
RA5609 5/- and three x £1 QEII definitives, on piece cancelled ‘ SALISBURY 14 APR 58’. Attractive and unusual. SG 13, 15 £90
POSTAL HISTORY
RA5360 1956 (26th July), registered envelope, without QEII imprint, flap with plain edge. Bearing QEII 2d and 1/3 definitives (SG 3, 10) cancelled ‘BULAWAYO’ addressed to England. Unusual. £30
AR418 1956 (6th August), envelope sent via airmail to South Africa. Bearing QEII definitive 2½d ochre (SG 3a) tied by a QUEENSPARK / S. RHODESIA (6 Aug) double circle datestamp. £25
F144 1956 (1st October), cover bearing QEII ½d, 1d x two and 2½d x three definitives (SG 1, 2, 3a), lightly cancelled 'CHOMA' and sent registered airmail to Johannesburg. Attractive. £20
F150 1956 (16th October), small cloth tag applied at left with QEII 2½d definitive block of four mostly overlapping (SG 3a, one defective). Cancelled 'UMTALI' and addressed to Johannesburg by airmail, arrival cachet on reverse (30th October). Most unusual. £40
F156 1957 (23rd May), printed airmail native cover bearing QEII ½d and 1d pair (SG 1, 2), cancelled 'COMPOUND P.O. / CHINGOLA' and addressed to Johannesburg. This underpaid by ½d as from the recently introduced 3d rate, duly noted and endorsed 'T 1d' which was collected upon arrival with the application of a South Africa 1d due. Opening tear at top. £20
F151 1957 (23rd May), printed airmail native cover send unstamped cancelled 'KITWE' and addressed to Johannesburg. Endorsed 'T 5' and then further struck with South African 'T / 5D' cachet although this specific cover not applied with and dues as it was probably one of a batch of underpaid covers which would have a pool charge applied. £25
F325 1957 (2nd July), envelope bearing QEII 5/- violet and olive-green (SG 13), tied by special crowned oval 'ROYAL VISIT / 2-17 JUL 1957' datestamp. Further alongside 'SALISBURY. 9 / S. R.' strike for the start of the visit. £25
F155 1957 (16th August), printed 'NATIONAL' cover bearing QEII ½d definitives x three (SG 1), cancelled 'KITWE'. Underpaid and endorsed as such 'T 2d' addressed to Johannesburg. Further South African 'T / 2d' cachet and duly applied with pair 1d dues. £25
F6 1957 (1st November), Southern Rhodesia KGVI 4d George registered envelope (long size H&G C7) bearing QEII ½d, 2d and 2½d definitives, 'SALISBURY / S.RHODESIA 1 NOV 57' datestamps to Johannesburg. Late use of this envelope. £20
F154 1958 (30th September), printed airmail cover bearing QEII 2½d (SG 3a), lightly cancelled 'LUSAKA' and addressed to Johannesburg. This underpaid by ½d, duly noted and endorsed 'T 1d' which was collected upon arrival with the application of a South Africa 1d due. £20
F153 1958 (30th September), printed airmail cover bearing QEII 2½d (SG 3a), machine cancelled 'KITWE / SEE THE VICTORIA FALLS' and addressed to Johannesburg. This underpaid by ½d, duly noted and endorsed 'T 1d' which was collected upon arrival with the application of a South Africa 1d due. £20
F385 1959 29th April, cover bearing QEII ½d and 1d coil stamps strip of four (SG 1a, 2a), cancelled 'MTOKO' and addressed to Salisbury. £75
RA1219 1959 (15th December), invitation for a meeting card then folded and bearing QEII 1d definitive (SG 2), cancel poorly struck with another alongside “CHINGOLA' locally addressed. Rubber stamped at top 'PRINTED MATTER ONLY', re-addressed and endorsed 'Refused'. Attractive. £15
F152 1960 (20th July), printed airmail cover bearing QEII 1d x two (SG 2), cancelled 'MUFULIRA' and addressed to Johannesburg. This underpaid by 1d, duly noted and endorsed 'T' and 'T / 2d' cachet, which was collected upon arrival with the application of a South Africa 2d due. £25
F477 1961 5th Octobber, printed two page 'ADVICE OF PARCEL' form, applied with QE II 2/- and 1/3 definitives (SG 11, 26), each with 'CANCELLED' handstamps. Addressed to the Postal Agent 'Parkmeadowlands' with the charge of 3/3d to be collected, sent from Salisbury.. Attractive and uncommon. SOLD
1955 LIVINGSTONE, SG 16-17
STAMPS
F465 1955 Livingstone Centenary, 3d plate proofs ex. the printer's archive. Left marginal pair imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Very fine unmounted. SG 16 plate proofs £60
F62 Set in imprint blocks. 3d hinged on upper pair otherwise unmounted. SG 16-17 £15
F160 Set in imprint blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 16-17 £18
F464 1955 Livingstone Centenary, 3d 'canon' flaw (constant row 3/3, one pane only), right stamp in a horizontal pair. Superb unmounted. SG 16 / 16a £25
F463 1955 Livingstone Centenary, 3d 'canon' flaw (constant row 3/3, one pane only), in upper left corner positional block of nine. Superb unmounted. SG 16 var. £30
POSTAL HISTORY
F474 1955 19th December, Air Letter bearing horizontal pair Livingstone Centenary 3d's (SG 16), cancelled SALISBURY, addressed to Germany. £15
1959 QE DEFINITIVES, SG 18-31
STAMPS
F410 1959 QEII ½d, plate proofs of the vignette, imperforate on gummed paper. Vertical pair, usual punctures and condition for these. Attractive and uncommon. SG 18 vignette plate proofs £50
F210 1959 QEII ½d, plate proofs of both the vignette and complete design, imperforate on gummed paper. Blocks of four of each, usual punctures and condition for these. Attractive and uncommon. SG 18 plate proofs £200
F211 1959 QEII 1d, plate proofs of both the vignette and complete design, imperforate on gummed paper. Blocks of four of each, usual punctures and condition for these. Attractive and uncommon. SG 19 plate proofs £200
F411 1959 QEII 1d, plate proofs of the vignette, imperforate on gummed paper. Upper marginal block of six, unusually showing a paper split repair running diagonally through. Usual punctures and condition for these. Most unusual. SG 19 vignette plate proofs var. £250
F412 1959 QEII 1d, plate proofs of the complete design, imperforate. Block of four each diagonally overprinted 'AKYPON' (SPECIMEN), applied to piece presumably from the printer's archive. RARE. SG 19 plate proofs specimen
 
Note: the company Aspiotis Elka A. E. undertook a 1960 print of this 1d value at a time when Waterlow & Sons was in the process of being taken over by De La Rue
£1,200
F413 1959 QEII 3d, plate proof of the centre only. Ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, imperforate on gummed paper. Horizontal pair. Attractive and uncommon. SG 22 centre plate proof £75
F414 1959 QEII 3d, plate proof of the centre only. Ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, imperforate on gummed paper. Block of four. Attractive and uncommon. SG 22 centre plate proofs £150
F214 1959 QEII 1/-, plate proofs of the vignette, imperforate on gummed paper. Horizontal pair, usual punctures, superb. Attractive and scarce. SG 25 plate proofs £125
F415 1959 QEII 1/3, plate proof of the centre only. Ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, imperforate on gummed paper. Single, very fine. Attractive and uncommon. SG 26 centre plate proof £60
F416 1959 QEII 1/3, plate proof of the centre only. Ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, imperforate on gummed paper. Block of four, very fine. Attractive and uncommon. SG 26 centre plate proofs £250
F217 1959 QEII 1/3, apparently plate proofs of the complete design and perforated. Upper right corner block of four showing most of both vignette and frame plate '1 1' in upper margin. Without gum. RARE. SG 26 plate proofs ? £300
F417 1959 QEII 5/-, plate proof of the centre only. Ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, imperforate on gummed paper. Upper marginal single, light vertical crease. Attractive and uncommon. SG 29 centre plate proof £45
F218 1959 QEII 5/-, plate proof of the centre only. Ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, imperforate on gummed paper. Block of four, very fine. Attractive and uncommon. SG 29 centre plate proofs £250
F418 1959 QEII £1, plate proof of the Arms centre. ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, imperforate on gummed paper. Very fine. SG 31 centre plate proof £75
RA3819 £1, plate proof of the Arms centre. ex. the Bradbury Wilkinson archive, block of four, imperforate on gummed paper. SG 31 centre plate proofs £300
RA9299 ½d to £1, complete set of 15 values plus ½d and 1d coil stamps. Superb unmounted. SG 18-31 £95
RA9301 ½d to £1, complete set of 15 values plus ½d and 1d coil stamps. Very fine used. SG 18-31 £80
F361 1959 QEII 1/3 to £1, six values matching upper right corner copies showing running sheet numbers in margins. Interestingly the differing numeral style used by the different printers, and the 5/- showing small part of the frame plate '1' visible. Superb unmounted. SG 26-31 £110
F221 1959-62 QEII complete set of 15 values in blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 18-31 £400
F290 1962 QEII 9d additional value, on printed cover cancelled 'CHILANGA' on the First Day of Issue. SG 24a £15
F386 1962 QEII 9d additional value, block of four on printed cover cancelled 'SALISBURY' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered to the Cape. SG 24a £20
F419 1959 QEII ½d black and light green, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Vertical pair showing partial set-off on reverse. Superb unmounted. SG 18a vars. SOLD
F451 1959 QEII ½d black and light green, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Strip of 24 attached to blue coil tail, printed on the tail 'FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND / 480 - ½d POSTAGE STAMPS £1'. Stamps unmounted. RARE. SG 18a coil tail £110
F399 1959 QEII ½d and 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps, pairs attached to pink or blue coil tails. Each printed on the tail 'FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND / 480 - POSTAGE STAMPS'. Stamps unmounted. RARE. SG 18a, 19a coil tails £225
F232 1959 QEII ½d and 1d, coil stamps perf. 12½ x 14, both values each in a pair, very fine used. SG 18a, 19a £25
RA9297 ½d and 1d, coil stamps perf. 12½ x 14, both values each in a pair, on piece very fine used. SG 18a, 19a £25
RA1156 ½d and 1d, coil stamps perf. 12½ x 14, both shades of the 1d value each in a pair, very fine used. SG 18a, 19a, 19ab £40
RA5353 1959 QEII 1d, Pylon re-entry (constant, row 3/6), in a positional upper left corner block of 18. Superb unmounted. SG 19aa £40
F261 1959 QEII 1d, Pylon re-entry (constant, row 3/6). Very fine used, surprisingly difficult. SG 19aa £20
F203 1959 QEII 1d, showing vertical shift of perforations into design of stamps. Superb unmounted. SG 19 var. £10
RA6276 1959 QEII 1d, lower marginal block of four showing vertical shift of perforations into design of stamps. Superb unmounted. SG 19 var. £45
F420 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and black. Horizontal pair showing rightwards shift or red printing. Superb unmounted. SG 19 vars. SOLD
F421 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and black. Block of four showing rightwards shift or red printing. Superb unmounted. SG 19 vars. £80
F422 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and black. Showing missing map variety. Superb unmounted. Striking and RARE on the regular issue. SG 19 var. SOLD
F430 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and black. Lower left corner cylinder block of four showing frame plate '1A' in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 19 SOLD
F431 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and black. Lower right corner block of four showing vignette plate '1' in margin. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 19 SOLD
F432 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and black. Lower right corner block of four WITHOUT plate in margin, presumably the Waterlow printing. Very fine unmounted. SG 19 SOLD
F429 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and black. Lower marginal pair showing ‘Waterlow & Sons Limited’ imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 19 SOLD
F423 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and grey-black, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamp. Showing missing map variety. Superb unmounted. SG 19a var.
 
Note: it has previously been suggested that this variety is a forgery. We do not accept that opinion. Bearing in mind that this coil stamp was printed in considerably long lengths of paper, it is quite conceivable that a slight interruption of pressure occurred resulting in a lighter impression
£100
F424 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and grey-black, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamp. Vertical pair showing missing map variety. Superb unmounted. SG 19a var.
 
Note: it has previously been suggested that this variety is a forgery. We do not accept that opinion. Bearing in mind that this coil stamp was printed in considerably long lengths of paper, it is quite conceivable that a slight interruption of pressure occurred resulting in a lighter impression
SOLD
F208 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and grey-black, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamp. Major variety CARMINE-RED (CENTRE) OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 19ac £200
F17 1959 QEII 1d carmine-red and grey-black, coil stamp perf. 12½ x 14. Vertical strip of four, major variety CARMINE-RED (CENTRE) OMITTED. Superb unmounted. Spectacular. SG 19ac £800
F434 1959 QEII 2½d purple and grey-blue. Lower right corner block of four showing plates '1 2' in margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 21 SOLD
F433 1959 QEII 2½d purple and grey-blue. Lower marginal strip of four showing full 'THOMAS DE LA RUE' imprint in margin. Folded through vertically otherwise superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 21 £30
F209 1959 QEII 3d black and blue. Major variety PRINTED ON GUMMED SIDE. Horizontal pair, superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 22b £900
F19 1959 QEII 3d black and blue. Major variety PRINTED ON GUMMED SIDE. Block of four, very scarce as such. Superb unmounted. SG 22b £1,800
F425 1959 QEII 4d maroon and olive. Showing strong leftwards shift of maroon printing. Superb unmounted. SG 23 var. SOLD
F426 1959 QEII 4d maroon and olive. Showing good rightwards shift of maroon printing, into margin. Superb unmounted. SG 23 var. SOLD
F435 1959 QEII 4d maroon and olive. Upper right corner pair showing value and running sheet number '160' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 23 SOLD
F437 1959 QEII 4d maroon and olive. Lower right corner block of four showing plates ‘1A 1A’ in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 23 SOLD
F436 1959 QEII 4d maroon and olive. Lower right corner block of four showing plates ‘1B 1B’ in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 23 SOLD
F438 1959 QEII 6d ultramarine and deep myrtle-green. Lower right corner block of four showing plates ‘1A 1A’ in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 24 SOLD
F439 1962 QEII 9d orange-brown and reddish violet. Lower right corner block of four showing plates ‘1A 1A’ in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 24a £60
F179 1962 QEII 9d orange-brown and reddish violet. Block of 12 being the right two columns of the sheet, showing sheet value, running sheet number '205' and plates ‘1A 1A’ in margins. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 24a £150
F440 1962 QEII 9d orange-brown and reddish violet. Lower right corner pair showing plates ‘1B 1B’ in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 24a £40
F441 1959 QEII 1/- light green and ultramarine. Lower marginal pair showing ‘WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED.’ imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 25 SOLD
F442 1959 QEII 1/- light green and ultramarine. Lower marginal block of four showing ‘THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED.’ imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 25 SOLD
F233 1959 QEII 1/- light green and emerald. Showing good leftwards shift of the green printing, into Queen’s cameo. Superb unmounted. SG 25 var. £50
F427 1959 QEII 1/- light green and emerald. Showing strong leftwards shift of the green printing, into Queen’s cameo. Superb unmounted. SG 25 var. £50
F234 1959 QEII 1/- light green and emerald. Horizontal pair showing good leftwards shift of the green printing, into Queen’s cameo. Superb unmounted. SG 25 vars. £90
F237 1959 QEII 1/- light green and emerald. Lower marginal block of six showing good leftwards shift of the green printing, into Queen’s cameo. Superb unmounted. SG 25 vars. £250
F240 1959 QEII 1/- light green and emerald. Upper marginal block of four showing good rightwards shift of the green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 25 vars. £225
F428 1959 QEII 1/3 emerald and deep chocolate. Left marginal block of eight, lower left corner stamp showing curious ink smudge to '1/3'. Superb unmounted. SG 26 and var. £40
F444 1959 QEII 1/3 emerald and deep chocolate. Upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '031' in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 26 SOLD
F445 1959 QEII 1/3 emerald and deep chocolate. Right marginal vertical block of six showing printer's guide cross in margin. Very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 26 £45
F443 1959 QEII 1/3 emerald and deep chocolate. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 26 SOLD
F452 1959 QEII 1/3 emerald and deep chocolate. Lower marginal block of 12 showing imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 26 £145
F446 1959 QEII 2/6 light blue and yellow-brown. Two marginal or corner vertical pairs each showing plate '1B' in margins. Superb unmounted. Scarce pair. SG 28 £65
RA9061 1959 QEII 5/- deep chocolate and yellow-green. Imprint pair. Superb unmounted. SG 29 £45
F448 1959 QEII 10/- olive-brown and rose-red. Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 30 SOLD
F21 1959 QEII 10/- olive-brown and rose-red. Upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '418' in margin. Very fine used cancelled. SG 30 £25
F447 1959 QEII 10/- olive-brown and rose-red. Vertical pair, fine used. SG 30 £45
F194 1959 QEII £1 black and deep violet. Upper right corner pair showing running sheet number '130' in margin. Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 31 £90
F449 1959 QEII £1 black and deep violet. Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 31 SOLD
RA7871 1959 QEII £1 black and deep violet. Superb used cancelled with bold ‘PARKTOWN’ 14 SEP 62’ datestamp. SG 31 £60
RA7415 1959 QEII £1 black and deep violet. Vertical pair superb used cancelled with almost complete ‘JULIASDALE 23 JAN 64’ datestamp. SG 31 £110
F450 1959 QEII £1 black and deep violet. Vertical pair in combination with pair 2/-, very fine used cancelled 'CAUSEWAY', part violet oval lower left. SG 31, 27 £125
RA8677 1959 QEII £1 black and deep violet. Block of four, few blunt perfs. top left otherwise very fine used with cancelled 'BULAWAYO 9 AUG 63' central datestamp. SG 31 £150
RA8780 1959 QEII £1 black and deep violet. Vertical block of eight, upper pair both with corner faults otherwise very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 9 AUG 63'. An uncommon large multiple. SG 31 £225
POSTAL HISTORY
AR407 1958 (9th December), Federal registered postal stationery envelope addressed to Germiston, South Africa. Bearing QEII 9d violet (SG 8) tied by SKYWAYS–NDOLA / N. RHODESIA (9 Dec) double circle datestamps with additional strike on reverse. The ‘dumb’ blue on white registration label shows ‘SKYWAYS / 1713’ inserted in manuscript. £65
AR293 1959 (19th August), cover sent registered airmail to England, bearing 1959 definitive ½d, 2½d and 6d plate ‘1B 1B’ block of four (SG 18, 21, 24) all cancelled / tied by Kitwe (19 Aug) double circle datestamps. £35
F406 1960 (5th January), native cover bearing QEII ½d x two (SG 18), cancelled 'MWAMBO / 5 JAN 1960 / NYASALAND' datestamp, addressed to Johannesburg. Underpaid and upon arrival struck with black circular 'T4D' cachet. Although no further action taken on this cover, bearing in mind the addressee no doubt a large number of such underpaid covers would have been received and a pool charge applied to all. £40
AR408 1960 (10th May), Federal registered postal stationery envelope addressed to Germiston, South Africa. Bearing QEII definitive 4d and 1/- (SG 9, 23) tied by KAMATIVI / S. RHODESIA (10 May) double circle datestamps with DETT (11 May) transit struck on the front and back. Also Backstamped with Registration / Bulawayo (12 May) oval datestamp struck in purple. The ‘dumb’ blue on white registration label shows ‘KAMATIVI’ inserted in manuscript. £55
F470 1960 3rd December, cover bearing QEII 2d (SG 20), cancelled 'SANDAMA / NYASALAND' addressed to the USA. Original printed missionary contents enclosed. £25
F471 1961 28th June, window envelope bearing QEII 1d definitive (SG 19), crisply cancelled 'SAKUBVA'. £20
AR267 1962 (1st March), printed ‘O.H.M.S.’ airmail envelope addressed to Sweden. Bearing QEII definitives 6d and 1/- (SG 24, 25) tied by a CAUSEWAY (1 Mar) double circle datestamp. With light crowned oval ‘Director of Census & Statistics / Official Free / Rhodesia and Nyasaland’ struck in violet at left. Presumably the free mail privilege did not extend to mail sent overseas. Small opening tear at upper right, clear of the adhesives. £25
F159 1962 (15th May), registered stationery envelope bearing QEII 9d definitive horizontal pair (SG 24a), crisply cancelled 'HATFIELD SALISBURY', registration label and addressed locally. Very fine and clean. £20
F467 1962 (11th December), registered stationery envelope bearing QEII 9d definitive horizontal strip of three (SG 24a), cancelled 'BLANTYRE / NYASALAND', registration label and addressed to England. £30
F291 1962-63 19th July and 18th February, 11 values from the definitive set variously applied to three covers. One with values to £1 cancelled special 'WORLD TOBACCO CONGRESS / 18 FEB 1963' datestamps, the other two cancelled 'SALISBURY 19 JUL 62'. All on the same style envelope and to the same printed addressee in South West Africa. Sent registered airmail and with arrival backstops. Most attractive. £100
F475 1963 (29th June), cover bearing QEII 1d strip of four coil stamps (SG 19a), 'SALISBURY' machine cancel to Johannesburg. Unusual commercial usage. £45
F328 1963 (30th September), plain post card bearing QEII ½d x two pairs definitive coil stamps (SG 18a). Machine cancelled ‘BULAWAYO’ to Johannesburg. £20
AR289 Revenue Use 1960 (16th May), printed three page document (208x298mm, each folded for display) headed ‘Nyasaland Protectorate / Form for Application for an Advance and/or Capital Grant for Purchase of a Motor Vehicle’. The contract concerns the sale of a new Morris Minor by the African Lakes Corporation at Zomba for £535. The duty was paid by a 1959 definitive 6d Victoria Falls (SG 24) which has been tied to the document by the signature of the applicant. £75
1960 KARIBA, SG 32-37
STAMPS
F365 1960 Kariba, complete set of six in blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 32-37 £55
RA7111 Complete set of six in blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 32-37 £55
F125 Complete set of six in matching upper right value / sheet number blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 32-37 £60
RA9493 Complete set of six in matching upper right value / sheet number vertical blocks of ten. Superb unmounted. SG 32-37 £140
F44 Complete set of six on two pieces, cancelled with special oval crested 'ROYAL VISIT / 17 MAY 1960 / KARIBA' datestamps. SG 32-37 £20
F460 1960 Kariba 3d, ‘Gorge’ flaw (constant, row 4/6). Lower right stamp in a block of four. Hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. Uncommon. SG 32, 32b SOLD
F366 1960 Kariba 3d, ‘Gorge’ flaw (constant, row 4/6). Superb used. SG 32b £8
F461 1960 Kariba 3d, lower marginal pair showing ‘cables across gorge’ variety. Superb unmounted. SG 32 vars. SOLD
F368 1960 Kariba 3d, lower left corner sheet number block of six, stamp 5/2 showing smudge behind 'ALA' of 'NYASALAND'. Superb unmounted. SG 32 and var. £20
F369 1960 Kariba 1/-, lower right corner block of six, stamp 11/4 showing 'retouch behind dam wall' flaw. Superb unmounted. SG 34 and var. £25
F275 1960 Kariba 1/3, ‘white’ lake variety, lower right stamp in a block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 35 and var. £25
F458 1960 Kariba 1/3, ‘ear ring’ flaw in positional upper right corner pair (constant, row 1/4, right pane). Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 35, 35aa £55
F459 1960 Kariba 1/3, ‘ear ring’ flaw in positional upper right corner block of four (constant, row 1/4, right pane). Superb unmounted. SG 35, 35aa £65
F274 1960 Kariba 1/3, ‘dam retouch’ flaw, right marginal (constant, row 11/5, left pane). Superb unmounted. SG 35 var. £40
F457 1960 Kariba 5/-, 'seagull' flaw (constant, row 8/4 right pane). Very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 37 var. SOLD
POSTAL HISTORY
F476 1960 Kariba, set on printed (Dam wall) First Day Cover, the 1/3 showing 'ear-ring' flaw (row 1/4). Lightly cancelled ODZI, addressed to Umtali. Few minor faults but flaw superb. SG 32-37, 35aa £55
F468 1961 23rd March, airmail cover bearing Kariba 3d, 1/- and 3d QEII definitive (SG 32, 34, 22), cancelled QUEQUE and addressed to Switzerland. £18
1961 MINING CONGRESS, SG 38-39
STAMPS
F289 1961 Mining, printed First Day envelope for the issue. Most unusually 'unused'. A highly unusual survivor. £20
F246 1961 Mining, set imprint blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 38-39 £20
F245 1961 Mining, set in upper right corner blocks of four, showing 'VALUE' in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 38-39 £20
F462 1961 Mining 6d, major variety IMPERFORATE, horizontal pair. Left stamp with vertical crease, very fine without gum. RARE, considered as printer's waste. SG 38 var. £750
1962 AIRMAIL, SG 40-42
STAMPS
F456 1962 Airmail, set upper left corner blocks of four showing cylinder '1A' in margins. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 40-42 SOLD
F135 1962 Airmail, set lower right corner blocks of four showing imprint in margins, the 2/6 without as issued but matching block. Superb unmounted. SG 40-42 £40
F265 1962 Airmail, set lower right corner blocks of four showing imprint in margins, the 2/6 without as issued but matching block. Superb unmounted. SG 40-42 £40
F249 1962 Airmail, 6d showing downwards shift of bronze-green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 40 var. £35
F250 1962 Airmail, 6d marginal horizontal pair showing downwards shift of bronze-green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 40 vars. £70
F251 1962 Airmail, 1/3 showing rightward shift of the yellow printing. Superb unmounted. SG 41 var. £40
RA9977 1/3, showing strong upwards shift of black printing, into margin. Superb unmounted. Most unusual and uncommon. SG 41 var. £45
F466 1962 Airmail 2/6, complete sheet of 60, cylinder '1A', running sheet number '3221. Folded horizontally and two ink accounting endorsements in margins. Superb unmounted. A scarce survivor. SG 43 SOLD
F252 1962 Airmail 2/6, lower marginal showing small purple ink line at base of Queen's cameo. Superb unmounted. SG 43 var. £20
F3 2/6, 'extra landing light' flaw (constant row 9/2 cyl. B). Superb unmounted. SG 42a £45
F189 2/6, 'extra landing light' flaw (constant row 9/2 cyl. B). Very fine used. Uncommon. SG 42a £45
F254 1962 Airmail, 2/6 horizontal strip of six across the sheet showing progressive downwards shift of rose-red printing, well into lower margin at right. Superb unmounted. Striking and very scarce. SG 42 vars. £250
POSTAL HISTORY
F472 1962 17th May, airmail cover bearing Airmail 2/6 (SG 42), machine cancelled 'CAUSEWAY' to the USA. £15
AR268 1962 (20th August), envelope sent by registered airmail to England. Bearing a single marginal example of the 2/6 (SG 42) tied by a neat Kitwe (20 Aug) double circle datestamp with further strikes on the reverse. £20
RA3830 1963 (2nd May), printed Airmail cover bearing 1/3 and 2/6 Airmail (SG 41, 42), cancelled 'KITWE' and sent registered to Canada. Attractive. £18
AR264 1962 (1st May) envelope sent by registered airmail to Johannesburg, bearing 6d and 1/3 (SG 40, 41) tied by a neat Ndola (4 May) double circle datestamp with a further strike on the reverse. £18
1963 TOBACCO CONGRESS, SG 43-46
STAMPS
F140 1963 Tobacco, set, cylinder 1A blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 43-6 £25
F267 1963 Tobacco, set imprint blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 43-46 £25
F34 3d, 'serif' flaw. Superb unmounted. SG 43 var.
Pair £6
Block £8
 
F374 1963 Tobacco 3d, showing 'retouch on Queen's neck and cheek', 'retouch below Queen's neck, outside oval' and 'broken necklace' flaws (constant, rows 4/5, 5/6, 8/6), in positional right marginal vertical block of ten, imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 43 and vars. £20
F268 1963 Tobacco 3d, showing strong upwards shift of the green printing. Left marginal, superb unmounted. Striking and scarce. SG 43 var. £125
F271 1963 Tobacco 3d, block of four showing light green doctor blade line running vertically through left stamps. Superb unmounted. SG 43 and vars. £75
F270 1963 Tobacco 3d, lower marginal pair showing strong green doctor blade line running vertically through right stamp and into margin. Superb unmounted. SG 43 and var. £90
F37 1963 Tobacco 6d, showing ‘spot on Queen's cheek’ flaw (constant, row 8/2), in pair with normal. Superb unmounted. SG 44 and var. £15
RA9303 1963 Tobacco 6d, showing ‘torn trouser’ flaw (constant, row 10/1), in positional lower right corner pair. Superb unmounted. SG 44 and var. £15
F378 1963 Tobacco 6d, showing 'spot on Queen's cheek' and ‘torn trouser’ flaw (constant, rows 8/2, 10/1), in positional lower right corner block of six. Superb unmounted. SG 44 and vars. £30
F377 1963 Tobacco 6d, showing ‘retouch on Queen's forehead’ flaw (constant, row 3/3). Superb unmounted. SG 44 var. £12
F273 1963 Tobacco 1/3, showing ‘extra roof light’ flaw (constant, row 1/3), in positional upper left corner strip of three. Superb unmounted. SG 45 and var. £30
F379 1963 Tobacco 1/3, showing ‘extra roof light’ flaw (constant, row 1/3), in positional upper two rows of the sheet, cylinder '1A' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 45 and var. £35
POSTAL HISTORY
RA4998 1964 (30th June), airmail cover bearing 2/6 Tobacco (SG 46), sent registered from KITWE to Canada. Fine and attractive. £15
1963 RED CROSS CENTENARY, SG 47
STAMPS
RA765 3d, cylinder 1A block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 47 £6
F276 1963 Red Cross 3d, imprint block of four, superb unmounted. SG 47 £6
F278 1963 Red Cross 3d, complete sheet of sixty. Folded vertically, superb unmounted. SG 47 £75
F455 1963 Red Cross 3d, lower right corner cylinder ‘1A’ block of six, showing distinct lighter impression of left four stamps, then a clear line of normal impression through the right vertical pair. Superb unmounted. SG 47 var. SOLD
1963 Y.M.S.C., SG 48-49
STAMPS
F453 1963 YMSC, set in lower right corner pairs showing cylinder '1A' in margins. Superb unmounted. SG48-49 SOLD
F279 1963 YMSC, set in lower right corner blocks of four showing cylinder '1A' in margins. Superb unmounted. SG48-49 £20
F454 1963 YMSC, set lower marginal pairs showing imprint in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 48-49 SOLD
F172 Set in upper left corner blocks of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. Very fine mint. SG 48-49 £10
F171 Set in upper right corner blocks of four, showing 'VALUE' in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 48-49 £15
F280 1963 YMSC, set on illustrated First Day cover, cancelled special 'WORLD COUNCIL 1963' datestamp. Un-addressed. £10
F281 1963 YMSC, 6d and 1/3, matching upper marginal blocks of six, both showing ‘forehead retouch’ flaws (constant row 3/5). Superb unmounted. SG 48-49 vars. £60
F382 1963 YMSC, 6d and 1/3, matching vertical marginal blocks of 12, both showing ‘forehead retouch’ flaws (constant row 3/5) and imprint in lower margins. Superb unmounted. SG 48-49 and vars. £90
F283 1963 YMSC 6d, 'forehead retouch' flaw (constant row 3/5), in pair. Superb unmounted. SG 48 var. £20
F138 6d, 'forehead retouch' flaw (constant row 3/5), lower stamp in an upper marginal strip of three. Superb unmounted. SG 48 and var. £25
F282 1963 YMSC 6d, 'forehead retouch' flaw (constant row 3/5) in vertical marginal of three, in addition showing good downwards shift of the black printing. Superb unmounted. SG 48 vars. £200
F284 1963 YMSC 6d, showing strong downwards shift of black printing. Superb unmounted. SG 48 var. £75
F286 1963 YMSC 6d, showing dramatic downwards shift of black printing. Superb unmounted. Striking and RARE this strong. SG 48 var. £250
F381 1963 YMSC 1/3, 'forehead retouch' flaw (constant row 3/5). Fine used. SG 49 var. £12
F287 1963 YMSC 1/3, showing dramatic downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. Striking and very scarce this strong. SG 49 var. £250
F469 1963 5th November, airmail cover bearing YMSC 6d x three (SG 48), cancelled 'LUSAKA / NORTHERN RHODESIA', addressed to Switzerland. £15
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