RHODESIA & NYASALAND FEDERATION
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c1959 'POSTAGE DUE' handstamp on QEII 1d definitive, diagonally in violet. Creased, fine unmounted. RARE. See SG footnote

Note: the vast majority of these handstamps originated from a sheet purchased at the time, and subsequently sold to Bridger and Kay in London. All of these then received their violet stamp on the reverse. Very few examples have been recorded without this handstamp, and therefore one can assume that they were acquired from the post office postage due counter. The only other example we have encountered was similarly creased.
£450
Last updated: 9th April, 2020
POSTAGE DUES
RA4236 c1959 'POSTAGE DUE' handstamp on QEII 1d definitive, diagonally in violet. Creased, fine unmounted. RARE. See SG footnote

Note: the vast majority of these handstamps originated from a sheet purchased at the time, and subsequently sold to Bridger and Kay in London. All of these then received their violet stamp on the reverse. Very few examples have been recorded without this handstamp, and therefore one can assume that they were acquired from the post office postage due counter. The only other example we have encountered was similarly creased.
£450
F392 1959 ‘POSTAGE DUE’ handstamp in violet. Superb unmounted. Ex. the Bridger & Kay sheet with their handstamp on reverse, position noted as 65. Mounted on page giving extensive summary of these. SG unlisted £325
F117 1959 ‘POSTAGE DUE’ handstamp in violet. Block of four ex. the Bridger & Kay sheet with their handstamps on reverse, positions noted as 132-133 / 152-153. Superb unmounted. A very scarce multiple. SG unlisted (see footnote) £1,800
F391 1959 ‘POSTAGE DUE’ handstamp in BLACK. Very fine unmounted. A RARITY. SG unlisted
 
Note: this example is the lower left corner copy from the original block of six discovered around the time. Issued with a letter of certification from D. G. Pollard of the Salisbury Stamp Company dated 25th August 1971 as 'genuine' together with a signed photograph of the original block of six when still intact. Further, a lengthy record of the history of this stamp as related by Cecil Russell. A GREAT RARITY OF THE RHODESIAS, and not to be confused with the part sheet which surface recently
£2,500
STAMPS
F85 Set of four values, superb unmounted. SG D1-D4 £9
F360 Set of four values blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG D1-D4 £40
F90 Set of four values, very fine used. SG D1-D4 £17
RA7888 1d Postage Due, major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, HORIZONTAL PAIR. Small blemish on gum, fine unmounted. SG D1a £400
RA7887 1d Postage Due, major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, HORIZONTAL PAIR. Superb unmounted. SG D1a £525
F47 6d, block of four, right pair lighter in impression than left pair. Superb unmounted. SG D4 var. £20
POSTAGE DUES ON COVER
F175 1954 9th September, cover sent unpaid from Johannesburg to Kitwe by Airmail. Struck on front with black circular 'T' cachet and this endorsed '6D'. The reverse then applied with Southern Rhodesia overprinted ½d due block of six and Northern Rhodesia 3d due (SG D1, D3) crisply cancelled 'KITWE 22 SP'. A most attractive and unusual early mixed interprovincial useage. £225
F48 1955 15th September, Airmail cover underpaid 3d Durban to Kitwe. Endorsed 'T 8d' then applied with 1/- Southern Rhodesia overprinted postage due and 3d, 6d x two Nyasaland dues but uncancelled. Why the high charge and the dues remaining uncancelled is not apparent. £50
RA6291 1959 5th March, unfranked cover from ‘ARANOS / S.W.A.’ to Salisbury, endorsed at top ‘Tax 4d’, the reverse then applied with a block of four QEII 1d definitives as postage dues (SG 2), cancelled ‘SALISBURY (counter 30)’ on 10th March. Attractive. £140
F53 1959 28th July, Airmail cover underpaid at 3d, Swartklip, South Africa to Salisbury. Black circular 'T 2d' cachet then applied with 2d Southern Rhodesia overprint postage due (SG D3), cancelled 'SALISBURY 5 AUG 59'. £90
F488 1959 25th August, cover bearing QEII 2½d (SG 3a), underpaid by ½d, cancelled 'FORT ROSEBERRY' and addressed to Salisbury. Endorsed in crayon 'T 1d', then applied with QEII 1d ad a due (SG 2) cancelled 'SALISBURY 27 AUG 59'. Attractive. £120
F127 1959 3rd October, native cover bearing re-used and re-gummed QEII 2½d definitive, although this apparently allowed although underpaid. Cancelled 'SALISBURY' and locally addressed, endorsed in ink 'T1' and then applied with a QEII 1d definitive as a due. Delightful. £125
F58 1960 26th January, Airmail cover (airmail label now lacking) underpaid at 3d South Africa to Salisbury, struck with black circular '2d' cachet, then applied with 2d Southern Rhodesia overprinted postage due (SG D3), cancelled 'SALISBURY 10(?) FEB 60'. £65
F582 1960 1st June, window envelope bearing Northern Rhodesia QEII 1d revenue, cancelled alongside 'NDOLA'. Disallowed and struck with black circular 'T' cachet and further manuscript endorsement. Upon arrival duly applied with 2d overprinted due (SG D3), cancelled 'NDOLA'. Most attractive. £95
RA8759 1960 10th October, un-stamped cover cancelled 'KARIBA' addressed to Bulawayo. Endorsed 'TAX 6d' then applied with strip of three 2d overprinted dues lightly cancelled. Attractive. £145
F486 1961 16th March, printed Cope's Pools cover underpaid with QEII 1d (SG 19, lightly cancelled. Addressed to Salisbury and endorsed in ink 'T4d', duly applied with QEII 1d definitive block of four (SG 2), cancelled 'SALISBURY 20 MAR 61'. Attractive. £150
AR415 1961 14th April, stampless envelope sent from South Africa to Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia. Bearing a partial Johannesburg (14 Apr) machine cancellation. Endorsed ‘T6d’ in manuscript, the shortfall being receipted by a Federal 2d (SG D2) and Southern Rhodesia 4d postage dues (SG D5) affixed and tied by KITWE / N. RHODESIA (23 Apr) double circle datestamps. Backstamped with a larger type Kitwe (21 Apr) datestamp. £110
F581 1961 19th April, 1d to 6d set of four postage dues (SG D1-D4), on plain cover cancelled 'RAYLTON' on the First Day of Issue, typewritten as such upper left. Very scarce. £125
F60 1961 (?) 27th August, manila envelope bearing pair QEII 2½d definitives indistinctly cancelled, reverse applied with pair imperf. x roulette 6d Central African Airways labels pen cancelled. Endorsed 'TAX 3d' then applied with 3d Southern Rhodesia overprinted postage due (SG D4), indistinctly cancelled. Very scarce. £140
F489 1962 January, printed Cope's Pools cover bearing Southern Rhodesia 1d revenue stamps x three, machine cancelled. Addressed to Salisbury and endorsed in ink 'T6d', duly applied with 6d due (SG D4), cancelled 'CAUSEWAY 15 JAN 62'. Attractive. £120
F490 1962 5th September, cover posted underpaid airmail from South Africa at 2½c addressed to Lusaka. Endorsed in ink 'T2d' then applied with pair QEII 1d definitive (SG 19, torn at base) as dues and cancelled 'LUSAKA 10 SEP 62'. Most attractive. £145
BOOKLETS
F63 1955 5/-, complete and very fine. SG SB1 £30
F364 1955 5/-, complete and exploded. Very fine. SG SB1 £25
F64 1963 1/-, complete and very fine. SG SB2 £3
INTERPROVINCIAL USE
F184 1954 9th August, cover bearing various Northern Rhodesia QEII values, cancelled 'NTONDWE / NYASALAND' datestamps, addressed to Chingola. Attractive despite being philatelic. £20
F393 1955 27th April, registered Airmail cover bearing Nyasaland KGVI ½d and 1d Coronation pairs, ½d green definitive (on front), plus Federal QEII ½d pair. On reverse Nyasaland KGVI 1d brown, 1½d carmine, 2d get and 3d blocks of four, cancelled 'KITWE' to London. SOLD
F396 1955 13th June, registered Airmail cover bearing KGVI 3d Northern Rhodesia definitive and blocks of six ½d, 1d (on front), 1½d, 2d and 3d Nyasaland KGVI definitives (on reverse), 'KITWE / NORTHERN RHODESIA 13 JU' datestamps to London. Some staining. Unusual. SOLD
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