RHODESIA & NYASALAND FEDERATION
Last updated: 9th April, 2017
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
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
RA9296 ½d to £1, complete set of 16 values plus ½d and 1d coil stamps. Very fine used. SG 1-15 £65
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
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
RA5995 ½d, coil stamps. Pair showing ‘missing perf. hole’ variety. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 1a var. £25
F50 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Both deep blue and ultramarine listed shades. Superb unmounted. SG 2a, 2ab £6
F49 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Both deep blue and ultramarine listed shades in pairs. Superb unmounted. SG 2a, 2ab £12
F54 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Deep blue shade. Very fine used. SG 2a £20
F51 1d, perf. 12½ x 14 coil stamps. Both deep blue and ultramarine listed shades in pairs. Fine used, latter trimmed perforations at right. Uncommon. SG 2a, 2ab £65
RA7278 2d, vertical pair showing strong downwards shift of perforations, now running through design of stamps at top. Superb unmounted. SG 3 var. £80
F57 2½d, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '125' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 3a £30
RA8797 2/-, lower right corner block of six showing curious brown ink plate scratch in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 11 £50
RA9777 10/-, upper marginal showing printer's guide dot in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 14 £25
F61 10/-, left marginal block of four showing printer's guide dot in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 14 £100
F33 10/-, very fine used cancelled part 'IKELENJE' datestamp. SG 14 £15
RA6867 £1, upper left corner block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 15 £135
F176 1954 £1 olive-green and lake, upper right corner block of four, running sheet number '87' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 15 £180
F26 £1, right marginal superb used. SG 15 £25
F32 £1, on piece very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 18 3 OCT 58'. SG 15 £30
RA8475 £1, upper left corner copy (trimmed margins) very fine used cancelled 'LUANSHYA 2 MAY 1956'. SG 15 £30
RA761 £1, block of four. Light but indistinct datestamps, upper left stamp with defective corner otherwise very fine used. Uncommon. SG 15 £90
RA5352 £1, imprint block of four. Light datestamps, attractive and most unusual. SG 15 £120
RA5609 5/- and three x £1 QEII definitives, on piece cancelled ‘ SALISBURY 14 APR 58’. Attractive and unusual. SG 13, 15 £90
RA9475 £1, upper marginal block of four cancelled with two strong horizontal black bars, as defaced for use as training stamps. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 15 £160
POSTAL HISTORY
F114 1954 (1st July), printed cover bearing QEII ½d to 2/6 definitives (SG 1-12 less 3a), cancelled 'GWELO' and sent registered to Johannesburg. Signed 'Roy Welensky' (Premier of the Federation) boldly in blue ink. Uncommon. £75
F161 1956 (5th May), printed 'NATIONAL' return envelope bearing QEII 3d and 6d (SG 4, 7), lightly cancelled 'KABWE MINE', and sent registered to Johannesburg endorsed in ink 'KABWE / No. 1040'. Further four strikes on reverse. A scarce office. £45
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
F167 1956 (31st October), cover printed 'NCHITO YA MFUMU', apparently a literal translation 'Work of the Chief', bearing QEII 2½d (SG 3a) lightly cancelled 'KASUNGU' and addressed to Limbe. Struck at right with bold black oval 'COUNCIL OF KASUNGU CHIEFS' cachet. Most attractive and highly unusual. £65
F103 1957 (5th March), cover bearing QEII ½d x two, 1d x five and 9d definitives (SG 1, 2, 8), cancelled several strikes 'IKELENGE' datestamps, sent airmail to England. £20
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
AR423 1957 (18th June), envelope sent registered to Kitwe. Bearing QEII definitive 2½d ochre and 6d bright purple (SG 3a, 7a) tied by CHINGOLA / NORTHERN RHODESIA (18 Jun) double circle datestamps. With Chingola blue on white registration label. Chingola (18 Jun) and Kitwe (19 Jun) backstamps. £20
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
F146 1957 (20th September), cover originally bearing QEII 2½d definitive (SG 3a), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO' addressed to Salisbury. Then printed 'ECONOMY LABEL / O.H.M.S' label pasted over and addressed to Kasempa and struck with violet oval 'NORTHERN RHODESIA GOVERNMENT / LABOUR OFFICE / 20 MAR 1958' cachet. Presumably the six month time lapse had nothing to do with the original enclosure, or otherwise a very slow Government department. Unusual. £45
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
RA5362 1958 (20th February), registered envelope, without QEII imprint, flap with plain edge. Bearing pair QEII 3d and 1/3 definitives (SG 4, 10) cancelled ‘NDOLA’ addressed to England. Unusual. £35
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
AR420 1959 (15th March), envelope addressed to South Africa. Bearing QEII ½d orange-red (SG 1) strip of four tied by GENERAL POST OFFICE / SALISBURY, S. RHODESIA (15 Mar) oval datestamps struck in violet. With circular ‘T/1D’ tax marking and endorsed ‘TAX 1d’ in red manuscript. The shortfall was receipted by a South African postage due 1d (SG D39) which was affixed and tied by a Yeoville Depot (24 Mar with ‘3’ at sides, unlisted in Putzel / Visser) double circle datestamp. Folded vertically between stamps. £45
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
1955 LIVINGSTONE, SG 16-17
STAMPS
F75 Set in matching lower right corner blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 16-17 £8
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
POSTAL HISTORY
F158 1955 (17th October), cover bearing 3d Falls Centenary (SG 16), cancelled 'LUWINGU' and addressed to G.C.R.Clay, Esq. / The Boma / Box 36 / Livingstone, the well-known philatelist, and apparently in his hand. Lovely. £20
F13 1956 (13th February), registered Airmail cover bearing 3d x ten and on reverse 3d x 12 (lower two rows with imprint) Falls Centenary (SG 16), 'KITWE NORTHERN RHODESIA 13 FE 56' datestamps to London. £10
1959 QE DEFINITIVES, SG 18-31
STAMPS
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
F128 ½d to £1, original set of 14 values less the 1962 9d, each value on matching separate plain cover cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS 12 AUG 1959' first day of issue. Locally addressed, fine and clean. SG18-31 less 24a £95
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
F79 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 1d, major re-entry (constant, row 3/6), in a left marginal block of 18. Superb unmounted. SG 19 var. SOLD
RA6276 1d, apparently the De La Rue printing perforated through lower margin, block of four showing vertical shift of perforations into design of stamps. Superb unmounted. SG 19 var. SOLD
RA4746 1d, coil stamp perf. 12½ x 14. Major variety CARMINE-RED (CENTRE) OMITTED. Superb unmounted. SG 19ac SOLD
F107 3d, lower marginal block of four showing full 'BRADBURY, WILKINSON' imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 22 £20
F115 4d, showing good leftwards shift of maroon printing, normal for comparison. Superb unmounted. SG 23 var. SOLD
F187 4d, lower right corner pair showing plates ‘1B 1B’ in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 23 £20
RA9058 9d, two lower marginal blocks of four showing imprint in margins, apparently from different printings one with and the other without printer's guide dot below imprint. In addition differing shades and perforation types. Hinged on one stamp otherwise superb unmounted. SG 24a £90
F179 1962 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
F122 1/-, pair showing strong rightwards shift of green printing, just into margin. Superb unmounted. SG 25 var. £75
RA8162 1/-, right marginal block of four showing leftwards shift of green printing, into Queen’s cameo. Superb unmounted. SG 25 var. £160
RA9061 5/-, imprint pair. Superb unmounted. SG 29 £45
F21 10/-, upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '418' in margin. Very fine used cancelled. SG 30 £25
F22 £1, upper right corner pair showing running sheet number '134' in margin. In addition left stamp showing 'extra hair' on Sable's tail (not previously seen so unknown if it is a constant flaw). Superb and fresh unmounted. SG 31 and var. £145
RA7871 £1, superb used cancelled with bold ‘PARKTOWN’ 14 SEP 62’ datestamp. SG 31 £60
RA7415 £1, vertical pair superb used cancelled with almost complete ‘JULIASDALE 23 JAN 64’ datestamp. SG 31 £110
RA8677 £1, block of four, few blunt perfs. top left otherwise very fine used with cancelled 'BULAWAYO 9 AUG 63' central datestamp. SG 31 £150
POSTAL HISTORY
AR403 1956 (28th September), Federal QEII 'Registration Four Pence' postal stationery envelope addressed to Johannesburg, South Africa. Bearing QEII ½d (x2) and 4d definitives (SG 1, 5) each tied by SAKUBVA (28 Sep) double circle datestamps. With ‘SAKUBVA / S. Rhodesia’ blue on white registration label. SOLD
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
AR290 1959 (30th September), cover endorsed ‘2nd Class’, sent airmail to Canada. Bearing a marginal pair of the 1959 definitive 6d Victoria Falls (SG 24) tied by a Kitwe (30 Sep) double circle datestamp. Montreal (6 Oct) arrival backstamp. 8mm marginal tear at top, not affecting the adhesives. £15
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
AR285 1961 (26th September), cover sent airmail to England, bearing a pair of the 1959 definitive 6d Victoria Falls and a single 3d Rhodes Grave (SG 22, 24) tied by neat MUMBWA (26 Sep) double circle datestamps. £25
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
F23 1963 (19th July), unopened cover bearing QEII 1d strip of three definitive coil stamps (SG 19a), 'KITWE' datestamps to Mufulira. Large violet instructional cachet ticked UNKNOWN and 'RTS' endorsement. Puncture lower left. SOLD
F142 1963 (27th July), cover bearing QEII 2½d and ½d definitives (SG 1, 21), each cancelled 'MOBILE POST OFFICE No1 / NORTHERN RHODESIA' dc datestamps, addressed to Johannesburg. Scarce strikes. £45
RA5613 1963 (28th September), cover bearing QEII ½d and 1d x two definitive coil stamps (SG 18a, 19ab), plus British green ‘egg’ test label. Cancelled ‘SALISBURY’ locally addressed. Unusual. SOLD
AR296 1964 (17th February), cover addressed by airmail to South Africa, bearing a 1959 definitive 6d Victoria Falls (SG 24). Although partially cancelled by a Salisbury (17 Sep) machine cancellation, the stamp was disallowed, being marked as such by pen. A ‘T8c’ taxe marking was struck in violet and South African postage due stamps to the value 8c were affixed and cancelled at Rondebosch (21 Sep). With unclear circular marking, possibly reading ‘T / CENTIMES’ ? with ’28.8’ inserted in manuscript.
 
Note: the stamps of Rhodesia and Nyasaland were withdrawn by Southern Rhodesia on 19th February 1964 and subsequently demonetized on 1st September 1964.
£65
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
RA1166 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
POSTAL HISTORY
F30 1960 (22nd June), registered Airmail cover bearing 1/- and 2/6 Kariba (SG 34, 36), 'KITWE N.RHODESIA 22 JUN 60' datestamp to London. £20
1961 MINING CONGRESS, SG 38-39
STAMPS
F170 Set in upper right corner blocks of four, showing 'VALUE' in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 38-39 SOLD
1962 AIRMAIL, SG 40-42
STAMPS
F135 Set imprint blocks of four, the 2/6 without as issued but matching block. Superb unmounted. SG 40-42 £35
AR272 Complete set of three (6d, 1/3, 2/6) in corner marginal blocks of 20 (4x5), the 6d and 1/3 showing sheet numbers in the lower margins. Superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 40-42 SOLD
RA9977 1/3, showing strong upwards shift of black printing, into margin. Superb unmounted. Most unusual and uncommon. SG 41 var. £45
AR262 2/6, lower two rows (folded) from cylinder 1A and lower left corner block of four from cylinder 1B, the latter showing the ‘EXTRA LANDING LIGHT’ flaw on the upper right stamp [50]. Both blocks with sheet numbers in the lower margins. Superb unmounted mint. SG 42, 42a SOLD
F189 2/6, 'extra landing light' flaw (constant row 9/2 cyl. B). Very fine used. Uncommon. SG 42a SOLD
RA9057 2/6, upper left corner cylinder '1B 1B' block of four showing good downwards shift of rose-red printing, also affecting the cylinder '1B' indication. Superb unmounted. SG 42 vars. £80
RA6017 2/6, showing downwards shift or rose-red printing. Superb used on piece. SG 42 var. SOLD
POSTAL HISTORY
AR263 1962 (8th August), printed airmail envelope sent registered to Canada. Bearing 6d marginal pair and 2/6 upper right corner example (SG 40, 42) tied by Kitwe (8 Aug) double circle datestamps. Montreal (11 Aug) transit and Toronto (12 Aug) arrival backstamps. £22
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 Set, cylinder 1A blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 43-6 £20
F34 3d, 'serif' flaw. Superb unmounted. SG 43 var.
Pair £6
Block £8
 
F37 6d, showing ‘spot on Queen's cheek’ flaw (constant, row 8/2), in pair with normal. Superb unmounted. SG 44 and var. £10
RA9303 6d, showing ‘torn trouser’ flaw (constant, row 10/1), in positional lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 44 and var. £12
RA6886 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. SOLD
POSTAL HISTORY
RA3832 1963 (18th November), printed Airmail cover bearing 1/3 and 2/6 Tobacco (SG 45, 46), cancelled 'KITWE' and sent registered to Canada. Attractive. £15
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
RA1935 3d, vertical lower marginal pair with oval horizontal perforations between both stamps and margin. Superb unmounted. SG 47 var. SOLD
1963 Y.M.S.C., SG 48-49
STAMPS
F173 Set in lower right corner blocks of four showing cylinder numbers in margins. Superb unmounted. SG48-49 £20
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
RA6887 Set in blocks of four cancelled with special ‘WORLD COUNCIL 1963’ datestamps. SG 48-49 £8
F138 6d, 'forehead retouch' flaw (constant row 3/5), lower stamp in an upper marginal strip of three. Superb unmounted. SG 48 and var. SOLD
F139 1/3, 'forehead retouch' flaw (constant row 3/5), lower stamp in an upper marginal strip of three. Superb unmounted. SG 49 and var. SOLD
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