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MBSA947 1892 1d, grey-black shade. Very fine used. SG 1 shade £4
MBSA948 1892 1d, black. Considerably off-centre to base, fine unused without gum. Striking. SG 1 SOLD
MBSA949 1893 6d, deep blue. Showing wide margin at top and presumably the upper row of the sheet. Fine used. Striking and unusual. SG 3 var. SOLD
MBSA950 1892 1/-, grey-brown. Lower marginal horizontal block of eight, part imprint. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 4 £325
MBSA954 1893 2/6 lilac. Centred right, very fine mint. SG 7 £45
MBSA956 1893 2/6 lilac. Lower marginal block of four, centred right very fine mint or unmounted. SG 7 £250
MBSA957 1893 2/6 lilac. Lower left corner block of four, light crease at upper left corner, centred right very fine mint or unmounted. SG 7 £225
MBSA955 1893 2/6 lilac. Very fine used. SG 7 £45
MBSA1040 5/- orange-yellow, very fine fresh mint. An exceptional example of this delicate stamp. SG 8 £80
MBSA958 1892 5/-, orange-yellow. Fine used. SG 8 £40
MBSA959 1892 10/-, deep green. Hinge remnants, still remarkably fine fresh mint for this stamp. SG 9 £110
MBSA951 1892 £1 deep blue, very fine used, lightly cancelled. SG 10 £110
MBSA952 1892 £2 rose-red. Very fine CTO. SG 11 £120
MBSA953 1892 £2 rose-red. Cancelled with light REVENUE cancel, very fine. SG 11 £20
MBSA961 1892 8d on 1/-, very fine and fresh mint. SG 17 £175
MBSA960 1892-94 ½d to 4/-, complete set of seven values, each perforated with Bradbury Wilkinson ‘SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type B1). The inevitable light faults with these but still fine and fresh set all with gum. A very rare set of which even single stamps are seldom seen. SG18s-26s (basic) SOLD
MBSA1042 1893 4/-, grey-black and vermilion. Lower marginal showing part imprint in margin. Superb fresh mint. SG 26 £48
MBSA1039 1896 composite set from Die I and Die II, ½d to 10/- (13 stamps, no 2/-). Die I 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 8d, 1/-, 3/- and 4/- with the balance Die II. Each hand stamped 'Specimen', Samuel Type R2, 14.5 mm long, 2.75 and 1.75mm high. Without gum and odd minor faults. RARE.
 
Note: Samuel records this handstamp on 12 values: 1d to 4/- on Die I and 2/6, 5/- and 10/- Die II. Further noted that the ½d also exists. Recorded as being shown by Dr N A Daniel of Rhodesia to Samuel, originating from a collection of an Australian engraver who settled in Rhodesia and to whom they were officially presented. It may well be that this is the same set referred to
£1,250
MBSA962 1896 3/-, green and mauve on blue. Very fine commercially used. SG 36 £40
MBSA963 1896 4/-, orange-red and blue on green. Block of four superb CTO. Attractive. SG 37 £20
MBSA1041 4d blue and mauve shade, block of four. Very fine mint. SG 44a £80
MBSA965 1896 2/-, indigo and green on buff. Superb fresh unmounted. SG 47 £80
MBSA966 1896 2/6 brown and purple on yellow. Few short perfs. at top, fresh unmounted. SG 48 £70
MBSA967 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce in this condition. SG 49 SOLD
MBSA964 1896 5/-, chestnut and emerald. Block of four, superb CTO. Scarce. SG 49 £75
MBSA968 1896 10/-, slate and vermilion on rose. Superb and fresh unmounted. A remarkable stamp. SG 50 £240
MBSA969 1896 'One Penny' on 3d Matabele Provisional. Few short perforations and hinge remnant. Uncommon. SG 51 £275
MBSA970 1896 'One Penny' on 3d Matabele Provisional. Superb fresh mint. RARE in this condition. SG 51 SOLD
MBSA971 1896 'One Penny' on 3d Matabele Provisional. Superb used. A.P.S. certificate (1996). RARE in this condition. SG 51 SOLD
MBSA972 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional. Superb fresh mint. RARE in this condition. SG 52 £300
MBSA973 1896 'One Penny' on 4/- Matabele Provisional. Superb fresh mint. RARE in this condition. SG 52 £300
MBSA974 1896 ‘One Penny’ on 4/- Matabele Provisional. Some short perfs, fine used. SG 52 £150
MBSA975 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Upper marginal, hinge remnant very fine fresh mint. SG 53 £160
MBSA976 1896 ‘THREE PENCE’ on 5/- Matabele Provisional. Showing considerable rightwards shift of the surcharge, the stop after 'THREE' now at left. Very fine mint. Striking and most unusual. SG 53 var. £250
MBSA981 1896 3d, showing broken 'R' of 'BRITISH', position 4 of the setting of six. Fine used. SG 61 £50
MBSA978 1896 2d, showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 60 £25
MBSA980 1896 4d, showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA', position 5 of the setting of six. Superb used cancelled 'SEBAKWE'. SG 62 £30
MBSA979 1896 4d, showing broken 'H' of 'BRITISH', position 6 of the setting of six. Very fine mint. SG 61 £35
MBSA977 1896 1d, superb unmounted. SG 59 £35
MBSA982 1896 2d, block of six very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO JA 20 97', full gum. Most unusual. SG 60 £85
MBSA1043 1896 4d, superb unmounted. SG 62 SOLD
MBSA983 1896 6d, block of four, positions 5-6 of the setting of six, left stamps showing short 'A' of 'AFRICA'. Fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO SP 11 96' datestamps which have diffused the paper, full gum. Scarce. SG 63 £250
MBSA984 1896 1/-, yellow-ochre. Very fine on piece. SG 64 £125
MBSA985 1896 1/-, yellow-ochre. Horizontal pair off interpanneau margin at left, superb used cancelled central 'BULAWAYO OC 8 96' in violet. Most attractive. SG 64 SOLD
MBSA986 1898 £1, very fine COMMERCIALLY used, part 'BULAWAYO' datestamp. SG 73 £200
MBSA1006 1899 9th November, cover with printed crest of the B.S.A. Company Police / Mashonaland on reverse, bearing six x 1d large Arms redrawn (SG 67), crisply cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to London. Some overlapping and faults, but still attractive. SOLD
MBSA1010 1898 Arms 2½d to £10 perfumed 'SPECIMEN'. Complete set of ten values. £10 with lower margin folded under at base, otherwise in above average condition for these. SG 80s-81s, 85s-86s, 88s-93s £650
MBSA1044 ½d to £1, basic set of 14 values. Very fine mint. SG 75-90 £550
MBSA1011 1898 1d, rose shade.IMPERFORATE TO TOP MARGIN. Hinged on margin stamp very fine unmounted. Strehmel stating between 20 and 40 examples may exist. SG 77 var. £90
MBSA1012 1898 2½d, dull blue.IMPERFORATE TO RIGHT MARGIN. Very fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY 20 JAN 04'. Very scarce. SG 80 var. SOLD
MBSA1014 1901 £1, greyish red-purple, perf. 15½. Fine used. SG 90 £100
MBSA1013 1901 £1, greyish red-purple, perf. 15½. Very fine used. SG 90 £125
MBSA1015 1898 £2, brown. Lower marginal, superb and fresh mint. SG 91 £125
MBSA1020 1898 £5 deep blue, perforated ‘BSA / C’. Full gum, odd short perfs. Unusual. SG 92
 
Note: this stamp was probably perfined prior to use as a security measure. It would appear that it was never used.
£120
MBSA1021 1898 £20 yellow-bistre, perfined by date ‘30 / 3 / 03’ and very light violet cancel. SG 93a £65
MBSA1016 1905 2½d Falls, perf. 14½. Very fine unmounted. SG 95a £50
MBSA1017 1905 5d Falls, perf. 14½ to 15. Showing 'Bird in tree' flaw (row 2/5). Very fine used unwashed with intact colour. Scarce. SG 96a £200
MBSA1018 1905 5/- Falls, perf. 14. Very fine used. SG 99 SOLD
MBSA1019 1905 5/-, perf. 14, cancelled with crisp upright ‘VICTORIA FALLS 21 SEP 1905’ datestamp. Very fine and most attractive. SG 99 £55
MBSA1022 1909 Arms overprinted ½d to £1, basic set of 14 values. Very fine mint. SG 100-113 £375
MBSA1023 1909 Arms 3d claret, 4d olive and 2/6 bluish grey 'overprint inverted'. Very fine CTO (as only known). Uncommon group. SG 104b, 105b, 108b £50
MBSA1026 1909 £1 grey-purple, perf. 15½. As often with rough perfs., fine mint. SG 113 £100
MBSA1027 1909 £1 grey-purple, perf. 15½. Very fine and fresh mint. SG 113 £130
MBSA1028 1909 £1 grey-purple, perf. 14. Very fine and fresh mint. Uncommon. SG 113 £160
MBSA1024 1909 £1 grey-purple, perf. 14. Very fine used cancelled 'ELDORADO MINE'. Lovely. SG 113 £100
MBSA1025 1909 £1 grey-purple, perf. 14. Very fine CTO. SG 113 £80
MBSA1029 1909 £2 brown. Very fine CTO. SG 113c shade £225
MBSA1030 1909 5d on 6d reddish purple, surcharge in violet. Very fine mint. SG 114a SOLD
MBSA1031 1909 7½d on 2/6 bluish grey. Block of four superb commercially used. Lovely. SG 116 £25
MBSA1001 1899 1d Arms ‘RHODESIA’ Reply Paid Post Card. Both cards struck with local script 'Specimen' handstamp in black. Very fine. RARE. H&G 12s £400
MBSA1008 1895 16th September, printed 'CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION' issued to one John Wilson of Manica, for ten claims. Applied at upper right with Arms 6d ultramarine and 2/- vermilion each ink cancelled in red '16 / 9/ 95' and oval. Most attractive. £125
MBSA988 1895 18th December, printed black and pink 'THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY' share certificate. Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1889, 2 500 000 shares of £1 each. This certificate for 5 shares. Later with 'CANCELLED' perfin and two filing punctures at base. Most attractive. SOLD
MBSA1009 1896 14th September, printed ‘Prospecting Licence’ (140 x 210mm), issued to one William Friend and numbered '12502' at upper left. Applied at upper right with Arms 1/- and cancelled in red ink '14 / 9 / 96' and oval 'MINING COMMISSIONER / MANICA'. Puncture at top, folded and a little stained. £185
MBSA1007 1896 30th November, printed 'CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION' issued to The Rhodesian Gold Trust Ltd, for twenty claims. Applied at upper left with Arms 5/- orange-yellow pair crisply cancelled 'MINES OFFICE / GWELO'. Later with large red 'CANCELLED' handstamp. Attractive. £125
MBSA987 1899 30th March, printed black and pink 'THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY' share certificate. Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1889, 2 500 000 shares of £1 each. This certificate for 4 shares. Later with 'CANCELLED' perfin at base. Most attractive. £85
MBSA991 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 6d Arms (SG 83s). 'BULAWAYO' without stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S / OFFICE’ cachet, square corners. Exceptionally fine for these. £185
MBSA994 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 1/- Arms (SG 84). 'BULAWAYO' with stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE / BULAWAYO’ cachet, rounded corners. Light staining for these. £110
MBSA992 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 1/- Arms (SG 84). 'BULAWAYO' with stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE / BULAWAYO’ cachet, square corners. Very fine for these. £185
MBSA993 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 1/- Arms (SG 84). ‘BULAWAYO’ without stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S / OFFICE’ cachet, square corners. Fine for these. £150
MBSA995 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 1/- large Arms (SG 35). 'BULAWAYO' without stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE / BULAWAYO’ cachet, rounded corners. Light staining, fine for these. £140
MBSA996 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 1/- large Arms (SG 35). 'BULAWAYO' without stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S / OFFICE’ cachet, square corners. Light tape repair lower right corner otherwise very fine and clean for these. £130
MBSA997 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 2/- large Arms (SG 47). 'BULAWAYO' without stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE / BULAWAYO’ cachet, square corners. Minor faults. £185
MBSA998 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 2/6 large Arms (SG 48). ‘BULAWAYO’ without stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE / BULAWAYO’ cachet, square corners. Exceptionally fine for these. £275
MBSA999 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 10/- large Arms (SG 50). 'BULAWAYO' with stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE / BULAWAYO’ cachet, square corners. Very fine and clean for these. Scarce. SOLD
MBSA1000 1900 Marshall Hole currency card, bearing 10/- large Arms (SG 50). 'BULAWAYO' without stop, ‘ADMINISTRATOR’S / OFFICE’ cachet, square corners. Very fine and clean for these. Scarce. £325
MBSA1038 c1903 presentation ‘Specimen’ composite set of 16 values ½d to £1 with diagonal italic handstamp ‘Specimen’ in black (Samuel R3). Very fine mint. £250
MBSA990 1954 11th November, printed black and pink 'THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY' share certificate. Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1889, £6 750 000 shares of 15s each. This certificate for 20 shares. Filing punctures at base. Most attractive. £45
MBSA989 1960 7th January, printed black and pink 'THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY' share certificate. Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1889, £6 750 000 shares of 15s each. This certificate for 150 shares. Filing punctures at base. Most attractive. SOLD
MBSA1002 B.S.A.P. CAMP sc, part strike dated OC 31 00, on 4d Arms £20
MBSA1004 MELSETER / MASHONALAND sc, part strike, on 2d Arms (SG 43) £15
MBSA1003 B.S.A.C. large sc,almost complete strike in violet dated 2 DE 01, on 4d large Arms. Very scarce. SOLD
MBSA1005 KASAMA sqc, large part strike dated 87 / 09, on 1d Arms £20
MBSA1035 1897 £50 large format Revenue, perf. 15. Date perfined '27 / 4 / 01' and ink cancelled. Most attractive. Mewett 75 £70
MBSA1036 1897 £100 large format Arms revenue, perf. 15. Date perfined ‘29 / 10 / 01’ and signed in ink. Mewett 76 £125
MBSA1032 1903 £30 large format Revenue, perf. 14½. Printer's file copy ex. the printer's archive, central puncture. Colour run and perf. faults at base. Mewett 78 SOLD
MBSA1033 1903 £30 large format Revenue, perf. 14½. Violet oval cancel, without perfin. Mewett 78 SOLD
MBSA1034 1903 £30 large format Revenue, perf. 14½, in combination with 1898 £20 Arms on piece. Date perfumed and violet oval cancel. Separated between and re-joined. Most attractive. Mewett 78 SG 93a £100
MBSA1037 c1908 Arms £2 brown, £5 deep blue, £10 lilac and £20 yellow-bistre. Each overprinted ‘REVENUE’ in black (£2, £5, £10) or green (£20). All very fine used with oval datestamps, the £20 additionally with perfin by date. A scarce group, especially so fine. Barefoot 20-23 £250
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