SOUTHERN RHODESIA
FEATURED ITEM
1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/-, perf. 12. Major variety PRINTED ON GUMMED SIDE. Right marginal horizontal pair. Superb unmounted. A RARE multiple and in this quality, one sheet of 60 known of which a number are creased or otherwise faulty. SG 27a
£15,000
Last updated: 30th April, 2021
1924 GEORGE V ADMIRALS, SG 1-14
Note of the classification of the 1924 issue :

General and specialised collectors will be aware that there are marked shades of this issue outside the scope of the general SG listing. The classification on the table below is based on my own observations, where I have accumulated a large number of these and attempted to group into shade bands. Emphasis must be made that these are shade bands, one can go on and on splitting groups, but this could well be influenced by inking intensities, fading, etc.

The colours quoted are taken from the SG colour key, and are the closest match to these specific shades. Variance will be encountered.

The term 'fuzzy frame' is my terminology for an easily seen variance. Where indicated, the frame, specially around 'POSTAGE and REVENUE', is in comparison to others unclear and 'fuzzy', the lines of shading not so easily seen. In appearance, it could be said that the frames are rubbed, similar to chalk surfaced stamps.

The shades indicated as 1st printing match those on a cover postmarked on the first day of issue.

[ Michael Deverell ]
SG NO. UMMMUSED
SG 1½d deep green (1st prtg)  6.003.000.20
SG 1½d myrtle-green  6.003.000.20
SG 21d vermilion (1st prtg)  3.502.000.20
SG 21d bright scarlet  3.502.000.50
SG 21d scarlet-vermilion  3.502.000.20
SG 2c1d perf. 12½ coil, bright scarlet  4.002.0060.00
SG 31½d olive-sepia (1st prtg)  5.002.500.50
SG 31½d olive-brown  *2.500.50
SG 42d slate-black and brownish black (1st prtg)  9.004.501.00
SG 42d grey-black and (purplish) grey-black  8.004.001.00
SG 53d blue (1st prtg)  8.004.003.00
SG 53d deep blue (whitish head)  8.004.003.00
SG 53d dull ultramarine  8.004.003.00
SG 64d slate-black and reddish-orange (1st prtg)  8.004.502.00
SG 64d grey-black and orange-red  6.003.502.00
SG 76d black and deep mauve (fuzzy frame)  *3.505.00
SG 76d black and bright mauve (fuzzy frame)  8.004.005.00
SG 76d black and lilac  8.004.005.00
SG 76d black and purple  10.005.005.00
SG 76d black and slate-lilac  10.005.005.00
SG 88d deep reddish lilac and dull green (1st prtg)  20.0011.0040.00
SG 88d deep lilac and sage-green (fuzzy frame)  22.0012.0040.00
SG 88d plum and green  *12.0038.00
SG 910d deep ultramarine and vermilion (1st prtg)  28.0014.0040.00
SG 910d royal blue and red  28.0015.0040.00
SG 101/- greyish black and pale blue (1st prtg. fuzzy frame)  12.007.00*
SG 101/- greyish black and dull blue  12.006.006.00
SG 101/- greyish black and greenish blue  15.0010.008.00
SG 101/- greyish black and light blue  16.009.008.00
SG 111/6 greyish black and yellow (1st prtg)  30.0016.0032.00
SG 111/6 greyish black and orange-yellow  30.0016.0032.00
SG 111/6 greyish black and yellow-orange  30.0017.0032.00
SG 122/- greyish black and brown (1st prtg)  27.0015.0015.00
SG 122/- greyish black and (yellowish) brown  27.0015.0014.00
SG 122/- greyish black and reddish brown  *18.0014.00
SG 132/6 deep ultramarine and blackish brown (1st prtg)  50.0027.00*
SG 132/6 dull ultramarine and sepia  45.0027.0048.00
SG 132/6 royal blue and agate  50.0030.0050.00
SG 132/6 royal blue and drab  50.00*48.00
SG 145/- deep ultramarine and dull green (fuzzy frame)  125.0065.00135.00
SG 145/- deep blue and deep turquoise-green (fuzzy frame)  130.0070.00135.00
SG 145/- deep dull blue and turquoise-blue  125.0070.00135.00
STAMPS
SR1217 1924 KGV Admirals, plate proofs ex. the printer’s archive, complete set of 14 values blocks of four. Imperforate and usual security punctures. Few ink correctional marks and a number showing printer's marks at centre, usual condition for these. A very scarce complete set in multiples. SG 1-14 plate proofs £2,500
SR1355 Plate proof of the 1d, lower marginal vertical block of eight, imprint in margin. The upper pair perforated horizontally otherwise imperforate. Ex. the printer’s archive, traces of gum, security punctures and usual condition for these. Most unusual and not previously seen. SG 2 plate proofs var. £300
SR1356 Plate proof of the 1½d, horizontal block of six, the left pair perforated vertically otherwise imperforate. Ex. the printer’s archive, traces of gum, security punctures and usual condition for these. Most unusual and not previously seen. SG 3 plate proofs and var. £275
SR235 Plate proof of the 10d, imperforate upper left corner copy showing guide lines in margin and additionally what would appear to be a printer's mark above the stamp, this then deleted in ink for correction. Large security puncture, without gum. Attractive and unusual. SG 9 plate proof £65
SR935 Plate proof of the 10d, perforated lower right corner pair. Small security punctures, traces of gum. Unusual in the perforated format. SG 9 plate proof £65
SR939 Plate proof of the 2/-, perforated lower right corner pair. Security puncture, traces of gum. Unusual in the perforated format. SG 12 plate proof £65
SR940 Plate proof of the 2/6, imperforate pair. Security puncture, without gum. SG 13 plate proof £50
SR941 Plate proof of the 2/6, perforated right marginal pair. Security puncture, traces of gum. Unusual in the perforated format. SG 13 plate proof £65
SR1 ½d and 2d x 2, each in un-issued colour brown, black and blue and black and carmine. Overprinted at top 'WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN' with small security puncture perf. 12½ on ungummed paper as released. SG 1, 4 x 2 specimens / printer's sample £300
RA3762 ½d and 2d x 2, each in un-issued colour brown, black and blue and black and carmine. Overprinted at top ‘WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN’ with small security puncture, perf. 12½ on ungummed paper as released. SG 1, 4 x 2 specimens / printer’s sample £300
SRR1 ½d and 2d x 2, each in un-issued colour brown, black and blue and black and carmine. Overprinted at top ‘WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN’ with small security puncture, perf. 12½ on ungummed paper as released. SG 1, 4 x 2 specimens / printer’s sample £300
RA9959 ½d, in un-issued colour brown. Overprinted at top 'WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN' with small security puncture perf. 12½ on ungummed paper as released. SG 1 specimen / printer's sample £100
SRR2 ½d, in un-issued colour brown. Overprinted at top ‘WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN’ in deep blue (Samuel type WS6), IMPERFORATE and without security puncture. Very fine with large margins, on ungummed paper as released. Extremely RARE with a handful known. SG 4 specimen / printer’s sample £750
RA9188 2d, in un-issued colour black and blue. Overprinted at top 'WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN' with small security puncture perf. 12½ on ungummed paper as released. SG 4 specimen / printer's sample £100
RA9960 2d, in un-issued colour black and blue. Overprinted at top 'WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN' with small security puncture perf. 12½ on ungummed paper as released. SG 4 specimen / printer's sample £100
RA9685 2d, in un-issued colour black and carmine. Overprinted at top 'WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN' with small security puncture perf. 12½ on ungummed paper as released. SG 4 specimen / printer's sample £100
SRR3 2d, in un-issued colour black and carmine. Overprinted at top ‘WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN’ in deep blue (Samuel type WS6), IMPERFORATE and without security puncture. Very fine with large margins, on ungummed paper as released. Extremely RARE with a handful known. SG 4 specimen / printer’s sample £750
SR903 1924 KGV Admiral ½d to 5/-, set of 14 values plus 1d coil stamp perf. 12½. A selected set very fine and fresh mint. SG 1-14 £160
SR1218 1924 KGV Admirals, ½d to 5/- set of 14 values. Very fine or superb unmounted. SG 1-14 £300
SR904 1924 KGV Admiral ½d to 5/-, set of 14 values. A selected set very fine or superb unmounted, the top values mostly marginal. SG 1-14 £300
SR2389 1924 KGV Admiral, complete set of 14 values, with additional shades comprising:

½d x 2, 1d x 3, 1d p.12½ coil, 1½d x 2, 2d x 2, 3d x 3, 4d x 2, 6d x 5, 8d x 3, 10d x 2, 1/- x 5, 1/6 x 3, 2/- x 3, 2/6 x 4 and 5/- x 3.

Very fine mint. An attractive and useful assembly.
SG 1-14 plus shades.

Note: this group comprises the complete range of shades / printings recorded and listed by ourselves in the table section above, and clearly illustrates the numerous shades encountered in this issue.
£550
RA9196 1924 KGV Admiral 2d to 2/6. A range of 38 single values each showing part printer's mark, plus three multiples showing complete. Odd light faults, mostly fine or very fine mint with the 6d block fiscally used. An intriguing assembly. SG between 4-13 £385
SR2347 1924 KGV Admirals, ½d to 5/-. Complete set of 14 values in matching lower marginal blocks of four of the ½d and 1d, balance strips of four, showing imprint in margins. Mostly hinged on one stamp otherwise unmounted. RARE, few such complete sets exist . SG 1-14 £2,500
SR1219 1924 KGV Admirals, ½d to 5/-, complete set of 14 values. Very fine used, selected for neat datestamps, uncommon thus. SG 1-14 £300
SR1071 1924 KGV Admiral ½d to 5/-, complete set of 14 values. Each used fiscally either pen cancelled or oval cancels. A very difficult assembly. SG 1-14 fiscal use £110
SR37 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, deep green shade. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 1 shade £20
SR703 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, deep green shade. Right marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 1 shade £20
SR1743 1924 GKV Admiral ½d, deep green shade. Upper marginal block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 1 shade £25
SR707 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, deep green shade. Upper marginal vertical block of eight, very fine unmounted. SG 1 shade £40
RA9996 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, deep green shade, crackly gum. Block of four, superb unmounted. SG 1 shade £25
SR701 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, myrtle-green shade. Block of four very fine mint. SG 1 shade £20
SR333 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, myrtle-green shade. Block of four very fine unmounted. SG 1 shade £20
SR702 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, myrtle-green shade. Block of four superb unmounted. SG 1 shade £25
RA7764 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, HORIZONTAL PAIR. Superb used right marginal pair cancelled ‘SALISBURY 13 2 28’. Lovely. SG 1a £1,100
RA9962 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, VERTICAL PAIR. Very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 1b £1,000
SR1065 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Major variety IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY, HORIZONTAL PAIR. Very fine fresh mint. Scarce. SG 1c £1,100
SR2331 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. IMPERFORATE TO UPPER MARGIN. Very fine mint. Scarce. SG1 var. £150
SR2333 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Block of four IMPERFORATE TO UPPER MARGIN. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG1 var. £350
SR2335 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Vertical strip of four off interpanneau margin, all stamps imperforate to margin. Hinge trace in margin otherwise unmounted. Scarce and apparently far more difficult than the vertical version. SG 1 var. £200
SR2332 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Horizontal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin, right stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Scarce and apparently far more difficult than the vertical version. SG 1 var. £90
SR38 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, imperforate to upper interpanneau margin. Very fine mint. SG 1 var. £25
SR1224 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, strip of four all imperforate to upper interpanneau margin. Crackly gum, very fine unmounted. SG 1 vars. £120
SR1744 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, strip of four all imperforate to lower interpanneau margin, showing imprint in margin. Very fine mint. Lovely. SG 1 vars. £140
SR1225 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, strip of seven all imperforate to lower interpanneau margin, showing imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. Lovely. SG 1 vars. £240
RA9963 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin, lower stamp imperforate to margin. Superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 1 var. £55
SR524 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin, lower stamp imperforate to margin, part imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 1 var. £55
SR2334 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Left marginal block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, both lower stamps imperforate to margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 1 vars. £120
SR1064 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, both lower stamps imperforate to margin. Hinged on margin otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 1 vars. £110
RA7768 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, both lower stamps imperforate to margin. Superb fresh mint or unmounted. SG 1 vars. £120
SR1226 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, both lower stamps imperforate to margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 1 vars. £120
RA7455 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, full imprint, lower pair imperforate to margin at top. Hinged on upper pair, otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 1 vars. £120
SR525 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, right marginal block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, both lower stamps imperforate to margin. Superb unmounted. SG 1 vars. £120
SR336 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, right marginal block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, both lower stamps imperforate to margin. Hinge trace on one otherwise superb unmounted. SG 1 vars. £120
RA9964 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin, upper stamp imperforate to margin, part imprint. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 1 var. £55
SR334 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin, upper stamp imperforate to margin, part imprint. Hinge trace or unmounted. SG 1 var. £55
SR1227 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, full imprint, upper pair imperforate to margin at base. Very fine unmounted. SG 1 vars. £140
RA9947 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, horizontal block of 20 across the horizontal interpanneau margins, lower stamps imperforate to margin at top. Lacking margin at left, hinged / re-enforced on one stamp at top, otherwise very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 1 var. £550
SR458 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, horizontal block of 20 across the horizontal interpanneau margins, lower stamps progressively imperforate to margin at top, imperforate at right and perforated at left. Lacking margin at right, hinged / re-enforced on two stamps at top and within margins, otherwise very fine unmounted. Highly unusual. SG 1 var.
 
Note: it has been correctly suggested that examples of these across the interpanneau margins that are correctly perforated are seldom, if ever, encountered
£650
SR2336 1924 KGV Admiral ½d. Vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin, BOTH stamps imperforate to margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. RARE SG 1 var.
 
Note: it is likely that only one large pane of this duty was affected in this way, resulting in only 20 such pairs possible
£550
SR1228 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, imperforate at left to vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine used cancelled part ‘BROMLEY’ datestamp. Scarce. SG 1 var. £80
RA7769 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, imperforate to upper horizontal interpanneau margin. Fine used cancelled part ‘(SHA)MVA 1929’ datestamp. Few unobtrusive creases. Uncommon. SG 1 var. £40
SR1229 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau, lower stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine used cancelled with machine datestamp and apparently commercially used . Fine and scarce. SG 1 var. £80
RA1424 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau, lower stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine used cancelled with 'MARANDELLAS SEPT 1930' datestamps . Very fine and scarce. SG 1 var. £80
SR1230 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, right marginal vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau, lower stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine used cancelled with 'SALISBURY 3 DEC 25' datestamps. Very fine and scarce. SG 1 var. £90
RA9405 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau, upper stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine used on piece cancelled with 'SALISBURY 2 DEC 1926' datestamps . Very fine and scarce. SG 1 var. £90
SR11 1924 KGV Admiral ½d, pair imperforate to upper interpanneau margin. Very fine used, uncommon. SG 1 var. £60
SR708 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vermilion shade. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin, very fine mint. SG 2 shade £10
SR626 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vermilion shade. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 2 shade £10
SR709 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vermilion shade. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 2 £10
SR436 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vermilion shade. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 2 shade £15
SR1745 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vermilion shade. Upper left corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 2 shade £20
SR2309 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vermilion shade. Booklet pane of six. Trimmed at base, one stamp hinged otherwise unmounted. Uncommon. SG 2 shade booklet pane £45
SR1747 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, bright scarlet shade. Block of four off interpanneau margin at top. Superb unmounted. SG 2 shade £20
SR1746 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, bright scarlet shade. Block of four off interpanneau margin at top showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 2 shade £30
SR710 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, bright scarlet shade. Lower marginal block of four, hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 2 shade £15
SR437 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, bright scarlet shade, crackly gum. Right marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 2 shade £15
SR337 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, scarlet-vermilion shade. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 2 shade £15
SR1232 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, intense deep crimson shade. Horizontal pair on piece cancelled 'SELUKWE 26 MAR 1928'. Striking and most unusual. SG 2 shade £70
RA7771 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, IMPERFORATE TO UPPER MARGIN. Minor tone at top of margin, fine mint. Scarce. SG 2 var. £140
SR1748 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, IMPERFORATE TO UPPER MARGIN. Hinge remnant in margin, fine mint. Scarce. SG 2 var. £150
SR1233 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, IMPERFORATE TO LEFT MARGIN. Showing trace of printer's mark at base in margin so apparently not off the interpanneau margin. Very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 2 var. £100
SR1234 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, horizontal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin, left stamp imperforate to margin. Fine mint. Scarce and apparently far more difficult than the vertical version. SG 2 var. £80
SR2337 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, upper marginal horizontal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin, left stamp imperforate to margin. Minor bends, very fine unmounted. Scarce and apparently far more difficult than the vertical version. SG 2 var. £110
SR1235 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, horizontal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin, right stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine mint. Scarce and apparently far more difficult than the vertical version. SG 2 var. £90
SR2338 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, horizontal block of four across the vertical interpanneau margin, right stamps imperforate to margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Scarce and apparently far more difficult than the vertical version. SG 2 var. £180
SR1236 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Imperforate to upper interpanneau margin, part imprint. Fine mint. SG 2 var. £20
SR2339 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Left marginal strip of four, all imperforate to upper interpanneau margin. Very fine fresh unmounted. SG 2 var. £100
SR13 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, imperforate to lower interpanneau margin. Very fine mint. SG 2 var. £20
SR1749 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, horizontal pair imperforate to lower interpanneau margin. Very fine mint. SG 2 var. £40
SR2340 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Left marginal strip of four, all imperforate to lower interpanneau margin. Very fine fresh mint or unmounted. SG 2 var. £90
SR1237 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vertical pair off horizontal interpanneau margin, lower stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine mint. SG 2 var. £30
SR2341 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Left marginal vertical pair off horizontal interpanneau margin, lower stamp imperforate to margin. Very fine mint. SG 2 var. £35
SR2343 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Vertical block of four across the horizontal interpanneau, both lower stamps imperforate to margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 2 var. £60
SR2342 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Vertical block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, upper pair imperforate to margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 2 var. £60
SR1357 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Vertical block of four across the horizontal interpanneau margin, full imprint, upper pair imperforate to margin at base. Minor faults fine mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 2 var. £100
SR43 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Horizontal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin, major variety BOTH STAMPS IMPERFORATE TO MARGIN. Very fine mint. Very scarce, 12 such pairs possible with a few of those used. SG 2 shade var. £650
SR1240 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin, upper stamp imperforate to margin at base. Very fine used cancelled 'MARANDELLAS 12 FEB 1930'. Scarce. SG 2 var. £110
RA8595 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, HORIZONTAL PAIR. Very fine mint. SG 2a £725
SR49 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, vermilion shade. Left marginal horizontal strip of three, major variety IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY, perforated at right and imperforate to left margin. Very fine mint. RARE. SG 2a variety

Note: one pane known with this variety, resulting in 12 such strips possible.
£1,650
RA7770 1924 KGV Admiral 1d. Major variety IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY, VERTICAL PAIR. Few minor faults, but above average for this variety, the majority of which are creased to some degree. Scarce. SG 2b £1,100
SR1241 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, coil stamp perf. 12½, pair with join between. Very fine unmounted. SG 2c £10
SR19 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, coil stamp perf 12½. Fine used on piece. Uncommon. SG 2c £50
SR1242 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, coil stamp perf. 12½. Very fine used. SG 2c £60
SR1651 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, coil stamp perf 12½. Exceptionally fine used, full unclipped perforations all round. Scarce as such. SG 2c £80
SR1750 1924 KGV Admiral 1d, coil stamp perf. 12½. Crisp datestamp, superb. Very scarce as such. SG 2c £85
SR718 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, olive-sepia shade. Lower marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 3 shade £20
SR719 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, olive-sepia shade. Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin, very fine mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 3 shade £40
SR713 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, olive-brown shade. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 3 shade £20
SR1752 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, olive-brown shade. Upper right corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 3 £25
SR338 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, olive-brown shade. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 3 shade £25
SR717 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, olive-brown shade. Lower marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 3 shade £25
SR1243 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, imperforate at top to interpanneau margin. Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 3 var. £100
SR1751 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, imperforate at top to interpanneau margin. Very fine mint. Scarce. SG 3 var. £100
SR1358 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, horizontal pair both imperforate at top to interpanneau margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Scarce. SG 3 var. £200
SR478 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d, upper marginal imperforate to interpanneau margin. Fine mint, scarce. SG 3 var. £75
SR2345 1924 1½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin, lower stamp imperforate to margin at top. Light tone at base of lower stamp, fine or very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 3 var.
 
Note: the 1½d is by far the most difficult of the three duties showing the imperforate to interpanneau margin variety.
£200
RA7261 1924 KGV Admiral 1½d. Showing variety PRINTED DOUBLE, ONCE ALBINO, superb fresh mint. Uncommon. SG 3c £350
SR1244 1924 KGV Admiral 2d. Showing what appears to be a part VERTICAL printer's mark at left. Very fine mint. Most unusual. SG 4 £75
RA9948 1924 KGV Admiral 2d, block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 4 £30
SR2033 1924 KGV Admiral 2d, slate-black and brownish black shade. Upper marginal block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 4 shade £45
SR2034 1924 KGV Admiral 2d, slate-black and brownish black shade. Block of four, very fine used. SG 4 shade £12
SR1753 1924 KGV Admiral 3d, blue shade. Upper marginal block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 5 shade £35
SR1754 1924 KGV Admiral 3d, blue shade. Lower marginal block of six, part imprint. Very fine unmounted. SG 5 shade £45
SR2313 1924 KGV Admiral 3d, blue shade. Lower marginal block of six, imprint in margin. Hinged on one stamp otherwise very fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 5 shade £65
SR725 1924 KGV Admiral 3d, dull ultramarine shade. Block of four, crackly gum, very fine unmounted. SG 5 shade £35
SR727 1924 KGV Admiral 3d, dull ultramarine shade. Upper left corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 5 shade £35
SR2312 3d, dull ultramarine shade. Upper right corner block of four, very fine unmounted. Lovely. SG 5 shade £35
SR726 1924 KGV Admiral 3d, dull ultramarine shade. Block of six, very fine unmounted. SG 5 shade £45
RA9950 1924 KGV Admiral 4d, block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 6 £25
SR2035 1924 KGV Admiral 4d, slate-black and reddish orange shade. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 6 shade £30
SR350 1924 KGV Admiral 4d, grey-black and orange-red shade. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 6 shade £30
SR734 1924 KGV Admiral 4d, grey-black and orange-red shade. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 6 shade £30
SR2314 1924 KGV Admiral 4d, grey-black and orange-red shade. Upper right corner vertical block of six, showing running sheet number '463' in margin. Hinged on margin otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 6 shade £65
SR2036 1924 KGV Admiral 4d, grey-black and orange-red shade. Block of four, very fine used. SG 6 shade £10
SR735 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and vivid mauve shade. Lower marginal horizontal pair, superb unmounted. Striking. SG 7 shade £30
SR2037 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and mauve shade. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 7 shade £30
SR1758 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and bright mauve shade. Lower right corner block of four showing running sheet number '40' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 7 shade £40
SR1757 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and purple shade. Upper marginal part imprint block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 7 shade £35
SR2038 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and deep mauve shade. Bock of four. Fine used. SG 7 shade £25
SR1441 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and deep mauve shade. Bock of four. Fine used. SG 7 shade £30
SR2316 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and slate-lilac shade. Bock of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. An uncommon printing. SG 7 shade £45
SR2317 1924 KGV Admiral 6d, black and slate-lilac shade. Bock of six. Very fine used cancelled crisp PARCELS BULAWAYO RHODESIA datestamps. An uncommon printing. SG 7 shade £35
SR1251 1924 KGV Admiral 8d, deep reddish lilac and dull green shade. Lower marginal vertical block of six, on piece cancelled 'GATOOMA 15 OCT 1930'. Some faults including lower right stamp defective at base. Unusual. SG 8 shade £175
SR1250 1924 KGV Admiral 8d, deep lilac and sage-green shade. Two copies on piece very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 30 APR 1929'. Lovely. SG 8 shade £85
SR740 1924 KGV Admiral 8d, plum and green shade. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 8 shade £90
SR2318 1924 KGV Admiral 8d, plum and green shade. Upper right corner block of four, running sheet number '329' in margin. Hinged on upper two stamps, lower unmounted. SG 8 shade £110
SR2039 1924 KGV Admiral 8d, plum and green shade. Lower left corner block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 8 shade £95
SR942 1924 KGV Admiral 8d, deep lilac and sage-green shade. Lower left corner block of four, on brown piece of card crisply cancelled 'MATETSI 4 APR 1930' datestamps. Most attractive and a very scarce office. SG 8 shade £300
SR2041 1924 KGV Admiral 10d, deep ultramarine and vermilion shade. Block of four, very fine unmounted. SG 9 shade £120
SR2319 1924 KGV Admiral 10d, deep ultramarine and vermilion shade. Upper left corner block of six. Hinged on one stamp otherwise superb unmounted. SG 9 shade £180
RA6596 1924 KGV Admiral 10d, major variety IMPERFORATE TO UPPER MARGIN. Pinhole in margin, very fine mint. RARE. SG 9 var.

Note: three sheets with this variety known, resulting in 30 such examples
£1,200
SR1253 1924 KGV Admiral 10d, major variety IMPERFORATE TO UPPER MARGIN. Hinged on margin otherwise unmounted. Very fine for these. RARE. SG 9 var.

Note: three sheets with this variety known, resulting in 30 such examples
£2,250
SR2043 1924 KGV Admiral 1/-, greyish black and pale blue shade. Right marginal block of four, hinge trace on upper pair lower unmounted, fresh. SG 10 £60
SR2254 1924 KGV Admiral 1/-, greyish black and light blue shade. Block of four, superb used cancelled with crisp central 'BUHERA 11 OCT 1928' datestamp. Lovely. SG 10 shade £75
SR2044 1924 KGV Admiral 1/-, greyish black and dull blue shade. Block of eight showing both printer's marks at centre. Very fine used. SG 10 shade £90
SR2046 1924 KGV Admiral 1/6, greyish black and yellow shade. Very fine used crisp 'UMTALI' datestamp. SG 11 shade £40
SR2048 1924 KGV Admiral 1/6, greyish black and yellow shade. Block of four, very fine used. SG 11 shade £160
SR2047 1924 KGV Admiral 1/6, greyish black and orange-yellow shade. Block of four, very fine used cancelled crisp 'REDG. / SALISBURY' datestamps. Lovely. SG 11 shade £175
RA7779 1924 KGV Admiral 2/-. Horizontal pair, superb used cancelled ‘SHABANI 7 MAY 25’. SG 12 £30
SR2050 1924 KGV Admiral 2/-. Horizontal strip of five showing printer's mark in upper margin. Very fine used. SG 12 £80
SR2051 1924 KGV Admiral 2/6, royal blue and agate shade. Very fine used. SG 13 shade £50
AR337 1924 KGV Admiral 5/- blue and blue-green. Some irregular perforations otherwise very fine unmounted mint. SG 14 £50
SR692 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-. An exceptionally pale shade, very fine fresh mint. SG 14 shade £90
SR2327 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-, deep blue and deep turquoise-green shade. Upper marginal pair. Superb fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 14 shade £275
SR2328 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-, deep blue and deep turquoise-green shade. Lower marginal pair, part imprint. Superb fresh unmounted. Lovely. SG 14 shade £275
SR2329 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-, deep dull blue and turquoise-blue shade. Block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 14 shade £575
SR2159 1924 KGV Admiral 5/- deep ultramarine and dull green shade. Fine used cancelled crisp 'WANKIES 10 FEB 1926' datestamp, few short perfs., unwashed with intact colour. Lovely. SG 14 shade £110
SR2348 1924 KGV Admiral 5/- deep ultramarine and dull green shade. Horizontal pair, very fine used on piece cancelled large 'BULAWAYO STATION' datestamp. The left stamp considerably wider than the right due to misalignment of the centre row of perforations. Lovely. SG 14 shade £265
SR1362 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-, deep blue and deep turquoise-green shade. Minor colour run, fine used cancelled 'SALISBURY'. SG 14 shade £125
SR1361 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-, deep blue and deep turquoise-green shade. Unwashed with intact colour, superb used cancelled 'PARCELS BULAWAYO RHODESIA' crisp datestamp. Exceptional. SG 14 shade £170
SR2325 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-, deep dull blue and turquoise-blue shade. Superb used, corner cancel. SG 14 shade £150
SR2390 1924 KGV Admiral 5/-, blue and pale blue shade. Fine mint. Striking. SG 14 shade

Note: this shade was previously thought to exist and listed as such. However, it has since been shown to be a colour changeling. Still remarkably convincing
SOLD
SR2324 1928 KGV Admiral 5/- deep blue and deep blue-green. Very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 14 shade

Note: four sheets were printed in 1928 specifically for the stamp trade.
£1,250
ADMIRALS POSTAL HISTORY
SR2295 1924 1st October, envelope bearing ½d KGV Admiral block of four (SG 1), cancelled with special double ring bilingual 'PARLIAMENTARY TOUR' strike in violet. Addressed to Cape Town. £145
SR1992 1924 13th October, envelope bearing KGV Admiral 2d (SG 4), cancelled 'SALISBURY', addressed to London. £35
SR1882 1924 18th December, envelope bearing KGV Admiral 3d (SG 5), cancelled 'MOUNT SELINDA' sc datestamp, addressed to the USA. £35
SR678 1925 27th January, attractive coloured 'Tuck's' postcard of the Big Tree, Victoria Falls, bearing pair KGV 1d Admirals (SG 2), crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS'. Addressed to England. £25
SR894 1925 14th May, envelope (now opened out for display), bearing KGV ½d and 1d (SG 1, 2), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and addressed to Johannesburg. Several attempts at delivery receiving 'YEOVILLE S.O.' strikes for the 20th and 23rd May plus boxed 'PARTY / GONE AWAY / VERTROKKEN' cachet on front, then Johannesburg 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE' on reverse. Endorsed in red ink at top 'Taken out repeatedly unable / to effect Delivery no attendant'. Somewhat battered although still appealing. £55
AR386 1926 (1st March), large part of a long registered envelope addressed to New Zealand. Bearing a single Admiral 8d purple and pale green (SG 8) tied by a very fine PENHALONGA (1 Mar) triple circle datestamp. With Penhalonga black on pink registration label alongside. Attractive and scarce usage. £85
SR1315 1925 22nd December, envelope bearing KGV Admirals ½d to 2d (SG 1/4), crisply cancelled 'GREAT ZIMBABWE', addressed to Belfast. Lovely. £75
RA7331 1926 6th January, envelope bearing KGV ½d x three Admirals (SG 1), cancelled with ‘VICTORIA FALLS’ datestamps, addressed to Cape Town. Fine and clean. £35
SR1311 1926 10th October, KGV 4d registered envelope bearing Admiral 1d (SG 2), crisply cancelled 'MATETSI / S. RHODESIA', another at right. Pink plain label endorsed in ink 'Matetsi'. Addressed to Gwelo with arrival backstamp. A RARE office. £450
SR1312 1927 5th February, envelope bearing KGV Admiral ½d's, one being imperforate to top margin and the second imperforate to right margin. Each cancelled 'SALISBURY' locally addressed. Obviously philatelic, although each a RARE variety.
 
Note: the imperforate to gutter margin shows the horizontal perforations running through the margin. The second example shows the horizontal perforations running only to the edge of the design of the stamp.
£350
SR1314 1927 9th March, envelope bearing KGV Admirals 1d and 2d (SG 2, 4), lightly cancelled 'MAKWIRO', addressed to the United States. £45
SR2397 1927 9th June, sepia post card of the Main Victoria Falls, applied to the picture side KGV 1d Admiral (SG 2), cancelled large 'WANKIES' datestamp, locally addressed. Most attractive. £35
RA8986 1927 6th July, printed 'Montgomery Ward & Co.' envelope bearing KGV pair 1d Admirals (SG 2), cancelled crisp 'VICTORIA FALLS' datestamp, to Chicago, U.S.A. Endorsed in pink crayon 'T 20c' and with US machine 'DUE / 4 / CENTS' strike. Most attractive. £45
SR1317 1927 31st July, envelope bearing KGV Admirals x three (SG 2), cancelled crisp 'PLUMTREE / RHODESIA' datestamp. Addressed to Germany. £45
SR680 1927 1st August, sepia postcard of the Main Fall from Livingstone Island (Percy Clark), bearing KGV ½d Admiral (SG 1), crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to Johannesburg. £20
SR26 1928 30th April, KGV 4d Admiral Registered envelope (small size G, H & G C1), bearing three KGV 1d Admirals, each cancelled dc 'SHABANI / 30 APR 28 / S. RHODESIA' datestamps, reverse side addressed to England. Fine and attractive. £40
SR1681 1928 3rd November, large piece cut from a wrapper and typewritten at left 'BOOKPOST', applied with pair KGV 4d Admirals (SG 6), crisply cancelled, addressed to the USA. Most attractive. £25
SR1318 1930 27th January, coloured Tucks postcard of Victoria Falls from the Bridge, bearing KGV Admiral 1d (SG 2), crisply cancelled 'MATETSI / S. RHODESIA'. Addressed to the Cape. A RARE office. £275
SR2286 1930 12th March, envelope bearing KGV 6d Admiral (SG 7), cancelled 'SALISBURY / REGISTERED', addressed to England. Arrival backstamp. £60
SR1678 1930 29th October, envelope bearing KGV Admiral 3d (SG 5), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO / BUY RHODESIAN LOAN CERTIFICATES', addressed to the USA. £40
SR653 1930 3rd November, sepia postcard of 'Victoria Falls from Rain Forest', bearing on picture side KGV ½d, 1½d and 4d Admirals (SG 1, 3, 6), crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', locally addressed. Delightful. £55
SR1306 1930 4th November, KGV 4d Admiral registered stationery envelope bearing Admiral 1d (SG 2), cancelled 'SINOIA' with printed label, addressed to Johannesburg. Attractive. £40
SR1316 1930 8th December, envelope bearing KGV Admiral 6d (SG 7), cancelled 'SALISBURY' sent registered with printed pink label. Addressed to England. £60
SR2395 c1930 envelope with 'VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL' imprint on reverse flap, bearing KGV 3d Admiral (SG 5), lightly cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to Germany. Tear at top centre. £35
SR2298 1934 21st March, envelope bearing KGV 1½d Admiral plus ½d Field Marshal (SG 3, 15), twice cancelled with special oval crested 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE' bilingual datestamp. Addressed to Pretoria, and by this time the Admiral issue had been invalidated (30th September, 1931). Endorsed in crayon 'Obsolete' and then struck with red circular 'TO PAY' cachet, endorsed '3d' (double the 2d rate, less the ½d correctly paid). Duly applied with South African 3d pair dues cancelled 'PRETORIA 27 MAR 34'. Most attractive and unusual. £95
SR2297 1934 21st March, envelope bearing KGV 1d plus ½d horizontal pair across interpanneau margin, left stamp imperf. to margin Admirals (SG 2, 1 var.), twice cancelled with special oval crested 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE' bilingual datestamp. Addressed to Pretoria, and by this time this issue had been invalidated (30th September, 1931). Endorsed in crayon 'Obsolete' and then struck with red circular 'TO PAY' cachet, endorsed '4d' (double the 2d rate). Duly applied with South African 2d pair dues cancelled 'PRETORIA 27 MAR 34'. Most attractive and unusual. £150
SR2296 1934 21st March, printed VIA AIR MAIL envelope bearing KGV 8d Admiral (SG 8), cancelled with special oval crested 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE' bilingual datestamp. Addressed to Pretoria, and by this time this issue had been invalidated (30th September, 1931). Endorsed in ink 'Obsolete' and then struck with red circular 'TO PAY' cachet, endorsed '10d' (double the 5d airmail rate). Duly applied with South African 2d pair and 6d dues cancelled 'PRETORIA 24 MAR 34'. Most attractive and unusual. £250
1931-37 GEORGE V FIELD MARSHALS, SG 15-27
PERF 12:
SG NO. UMMMUSED
SG 15½d green4.002.000.50
SG 161d scarlet*2.000.50
SG 16c1½d (ex booklet) chocolate65.0040.0030.00
SG 172d black and sepia18.009.001.00
SG 172d black and brown18.009.001.00
SG 183d deep ultramarine15.008.008.00
SG 194d black and orange-red*1.501.00
SG 194d grey-black and orange*1.501.00
SG 206d grey-black and reddish-purple*2.502.00
SG 206d grey-black and mauve*2.502.00
SG 218d violet and deep dull green3.001.503.00
SG 218d reddish violet and deep yellow-green6.004.004.00
SG 21b9d vermilion and olive-green17.009.0010.00
SG 2210d deep ultramarine and red11.007.003.00
SG 2210d ultramarine and bright rose-red11.006.003.00
SG 231/- grey-black and dull blue-green4.002.002.00
SG 231/- grey-black and deep turquoise-green4.002.002.00
SG 231/- grey-black and greenish blue*1.502.00
SG 241/6 black and orange-yellow23.0012.0022.00
SG 241/6 grey-black and yellow23.0012.0022.00
SG 252/- black and brown52.0025.006.00
SG 252/- black and reddish brown52.0025.006.00
SG 262/6 deep blue and olive-brown75.0042.0030.00
SG 262/6 deep blue and bistre-brown75.0042.0030.00
SG 275/- deep ultramarine and deep bluish green75.0040.0045.00
SG 275/- deep blue and deep blue-green75.0040.0045.00
PERF 11½:
SG NO. UMMMUSED
SG 15a½d deep green4.002.000.20
SG 15a½d yellow-green4.002.000.20
SG 16a1d bright scarlet6.003.000.30
SG 16d1½d chocolate4.002.000.40
SG 16d1½d deep brown4.002.000.40
SG 19a4d grey-black and orange*16.004.00
SG 20a6d black and deep claret*14.001.50
SG 20a6d black and deep magenta22.0014.001.50
SG 21a8d reddish violet and deep yellow-green27.0015.0027.00
SG 21a8d deep reddish violet and grey-olive*15.0027.00
SG 22a10d dull ultramarine and rosine*5.0011.00
SG 22a10d deep blue and bright rose-red9.005.0011.00
SG 23a1/- grey-black and deep turquoise-green210.00110.0040.00
SG 23a1/- black and deep blue-green*110.0040.00
SG 24a1/6 grey-black and orange-yellow110.0055.0095.00
SG 25a2/- black and red-brown50.0030.0025.00
SG 26a2/6 dull ultramarine and bistre-brown45.0024.0038.00
PERF 14:
SG NO. UMMMUSED
SG 15b½d yellow-green*2.000.20
SG 16b1d bright scarlet1.000.400.20
SG 19b4d grey-black and orange55.0030.0050.00
SG 20b6d black and deep claret11.006.001.00
SG 20b6d grey-black and deep magenta11.006.001.00
SG 23b1/- grey-black and grey-green340.00150.00120.00
STAMPS
SR2157 1931 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 12 and 2d small Falls, each applied with black 'Especimen' handstamp diagonally. Fine mint. Most unusual. SG 17, 19 £90
SR1274 1931-33 KGV Field Marshal basic set of 15 values including small Falls, various perfs. Very fine mint. SG 15-27 basic £120
RA9958 1931-33 KGV Field Marshal basic set of 15 values including small Falls, various perfs. Mostly marginal copies superb unmounted. A lovely set. SG 15-27 basic £240
SR31 1931-33 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 12 including 1½d booklet stamp. 13 values very fine mint. SG 15-27 £160
SR1275 1931-33 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 12 including 1½d booklet stamp. 13 values very fine or superb unmounted. SG 15-27 £325
SR1276 1931-33 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 12 including 1½d booklet stamp. 13 values very fine used. SG 15-27 £130
SR1277 1933-35 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 11½. 11 values very fine mint. SG 15a-26a £260
SR1086 1933-35 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 11½. 11 values very fine and fresh unmounted. A very difficult assembly. SG 15a-26a £500
SR1278 1933-35 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 11½. 11 values very fine used. SG 15a-26a £220
SR888 1935-37 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 14. Five values very fine mint. SG between 15b-23b £220
SR1279 1935-37 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 14. Five values superb unmounted. SG between 15b-23b £420
SR1280 1935-37 KGV Field Marshal set perf. 14. Five values superb used. SG between 15b-23b £185
SR890 1931-37 KGV Field Marshal complete set comprising perf. 12, 11½ and 14 types plus small Falls. A total of 31 stamps as listed. Very fine mint. SG 16-27 complete £600
RA943 1931-37 KGV Field Marshal complete set comprising perf. 12, 11½ and 14 types plus small Falls. A total of 31 stamps as listed. Very fine used selected copies. A difficult assembly. SG 16-27 complete £575
SR1284 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12 ex. booklet. Complete pane of six, some perfs. trimmed at top, hinged on upper three lower unmounted. SG 16c £250
SR1084 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12. Complete booklet pane of six, one stamp hinged and slightly trimmed perfs. at right and base, otherwise very fresh unmounted. SG 16c £275
SR34 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12. Booklet pane of six with binding margin at left. Right vertical pair severed and re-joined, some trimmed perforations at right and base. Fresh mint or unmounted. SG 16c £150
SR2057 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12. Booklet pane of six with binding margin at left. Lightly trimmed perforations at base. One stamp hinged otherwise unmounted. Uncommon. SG 16c £300
SR35 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12 ex. booklets. On piece with ½d cancelled 'HARTLEY', very fine. SG 16c, 15 £30
RA7782 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d, perf. 12 ex. booklets. Block of four, fine used cancelled ‘QUE QUE 8 NOV 1935’, irregular perfs. at base. SG 16c £90
RA7783 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d, perf. 12 ex. booklets. Block of four, fine used cancelled ‘FORT VICTORIA 23 NOV 1933’, perfs. trimmed at base. SG 16c £90
RA4722 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12 ex booklets. Block of four, very fine used with central datestamp. SG 16c £135
RA1835 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12 ex. booklet. Block of four cancelled with central 'BULAWAYO STATION 20 APR 1937' datestamp. Full perforations, very fine. SG 16c £135
SR1653 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1½d perf. 12 ex booklets. Block of four, very fine used full perforations. SG 16c £135
SR541 1931 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 12. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 19 £10
SR911 1931 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 12. Block of four, superb unmounted. SG 19 £15
SR542 1931 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 12. Right marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 19 £15
SR1765 1931 KGV Field Marshal 6d perf. 12. Block of four, superb unmounted. Surprisingly difficult. SG 20 £20
SR1766 1931 KGV Field Marshal 6d perf. 12. Block of four, superb unmounted. Surprisingly difficult. SG 20 £20
SR686 1931 KGV Field Marshal 8d perf. 12, reddish violet and deep yellow-green shade. Block of four, very fine used central SALISBURY datestamp. Scarce. SG 21 shade £25
SR2062 1934 KGV Field Marshal 9d, perf. 12. Block of six. Superb unmounted. SG 21b £100
SR1771 1934 KGV Field Marshal 9d, perf. 12. Lower marginal block of four showing large part imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 21b £75
SR2065 1931 KGV Field Marshal 10d perf 12. Block of eight, very fine used on piece cancelled 'BULAWAYO 5 MAR 1934'. SG 22 £20
SR2068 1931 KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 12. Block of six. Superb unmounted. SG 23 £20
SR2069 1931 KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 12. Lower right corner block of nine. Superb unmounted. SG 23 £30
SR2071 1931 KGV Field Marshal 1/6 perf. 12. Block of six. Superb unmounted. SG 24 £150
SR696 1931 KGV Field Marshal 2/- perf. 12. Lower right corner pair. Superb unmounted. SG 25 £80
SR1285 1931 KGV Field Marshal 2/- perf. 12. Block of four. Fine used. SG 25 £30
RA3078 1931 KGV Field Marshal 2/6 perf. 12. Block of four, very fine used, light indistinct datestamps. Uncommon. SG 26 £110
SR1286 1931 KGV Field Marshal 2/6 perf. 12. Block of four, very fine used. Uncommon. SG 26 £110
SR926 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/-, perf. 12. Block of four, the headplate colour unusually showing through to reverse. Hinged on upper pair lower unmounted, gum a little flat and browned. SG 27 £175
SR2075 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/-, perf. 12. Upper marginal strip of three, light gum creasing otherwise fresh unmounted. SG 27 £150
SR765 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/-, perf. 12. Major variety PRINTED ON GUMMED SIDE. Lower marginal, hinged and endorsed in pencil on margin '27a'. A wonderful example of this rarity, one sheet of 60 known of which a number are creased or otherwise faulty. R.P.S. certificate (1974). SG 27a £7,750
SR2351 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/-, perf. 12. Major variety PRINTED ON GUMMED SIDE. Right marginal horizontal pair. Superb unmounted. A RARE multiple and in this quality, one sheet of 60 known of which a number are creased or otherwise faulty. SG 27a £15,000
SR40 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/- perf. 12. In combination with 1d and 4d values perf. 11½, on piece cancelled 'MASHABA'. Most attractive. SG 27, 16a, 19a £60
SR1287 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/- perf. 12. Lower left corner copy superb used cancelled light but legible 'TURK MINE / 5 FEB 1938' datestamp. Lovely. SG 27 £75
RA5301 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/- perf. 12. Horizontal pair, very fine used. SG 27 £85
SR1288 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/- perf. 12. Block of four, very fine used cancelled large central datestamp. Uncommon. SG 27 £175
SR1083 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/- perf. 12. Block of four, pulled perf. at top left otherwise very fine used cancelled 'BULAWAYO 18 MAR 1937'. Uncommon. SG 27 £200
SR1082 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/- perf. 12. Block of four, some vertical perfs. parted and part blue registration line through lower right stamp, otherwise very fine used. Uncommon. SG 27 £200
RA5302 1931 KGV Field Marshal 5/- perf. 12. Left marginal block of six on piece, fine to very fine used, odd minor faults. Scarce. SG 27 £200
SR1652 1933 KGV Field Marshal ½d perf. 11½. Horizontal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 15a £75
SR538 1933 KGV Field Marshal ½d perf. 11½. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 15a £8
SR1289 1933 KGV Field Marshal ½d perf. 11½. Block of four, superb unmounted. SG 15a £15
SR2391 1931 KGV Field Marshal ½d, perf. 11½. Vertical pair showing COIL JOIN between. Few pulled perfs., fine mint or unmounted. RARE. SG 15a coil join £175
SR539 1933 KGV Field Marshal 1d perf. 11½. Block of four, very fine mint. SG 16a £12
SR1292 1933 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 11½. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 19a £95
SR2058 1933 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 11½. Block of six, short perf. lower left otherwise superb and fresh unmounted. Uncommon. SG 19a £170
SR1094 1933 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 11½. Lower marginal block of four showing large part imprint in margin. Hinged on upper pair, lower unmounted. Uncommon. SG 19a £120
SR2059 1933 6d perf. 11½. Block of six. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 20a £135
SR2061 1934 KGV Field Marshal 8d perf. 11½ deep reddish violet and grey-olive shade. Block of six, superb fresh unmounted. Scarce. SG 21a shade £180
SR546 1933 KGV 10d perf. 11½. Block of four, hinged on upper pair, lower unmounted. SG 22a £30
SR1089 1933 KGV 10d perf. 11½. Block of four, hinged on upper pair, lower unmounted. SG 22a £30
RA8972 1933 KGV 10d perf. 11½. Right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 22a £40
SR2064 1933 KGV 10d perf. 11½. Block of six, short perf.s at top, fine unmounted. SG 22a £40
SR1776 1935 KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 11½. Upper marginal, superb unmounted. SG 23a £210
SR2066 1935 KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 11½. Upper right corner copy showing running sheet number '333' in margin. Hinged on margin stamp fine unmounted. SG 23a £150
SR922 1935 KGV 1/- perf. 11½. Block of four, apparently unmounted although the gum a little flat and browned. Very scarce. SG 23a £450
SR1781 1935 KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 11½. Superb used, scarce as such. SG 23a £50
SR923 1935 KGV 1/6 perf. 11½. Block of four, apparently unmounted although the gum a little flat and browned. Very scarce. SG 24a £250
SR2072 1935 KGV Field Marshal 1/6 perf. 11½. Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted, wonderfully fresh. Scarce. SG 24a £400
SR924 1933 KGV 2/- perf. 11½. Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted although the gum a little flat and browned. SG 25a £110
SR1297 1933 KGV Field Marshal 2/- perf. 11½. Block of four, hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 25a £200
SR1298 1933 KGV Field Marshal 2/- perf. 11½. Showing unusual aniline effect on reverse. Very fine mint. SG 25a var. £50
SR925 1933 KGV 2/6 perf. 11½. Block of four, apparently unmounted although the gum a little flat and browned. SG 26a £110
SR548 1933 KGV 2/6 perf. 11½. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 26a £175
SR1782 1933 KGV Field Marshal 2/6 perf. 11½. Superb used. SG 26a £50
SR1300 1933 KGV Field Marshal 2/6 perf. 11½. Upper right corner copy, running sheet number '480'. Superb used cancelled 'TURK MINE / 5 FEB 1938'. Lovely. SG 26a £80
RA6787 1933 KGV 2/6 perf. 11½. Lower left corner block of 16, with guide line in left margin. On piece cancelled with light but indistinct ‘PARCELS’ datestamps. Odd minor faults although a remarkable large used multiple. SG 26a £500
SR1761 1935 KGV Field Marshal 1d perf. 14. Upper marginal block of four showing running sheet number '114' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 16b £10
SR2055 1935 KGV 1d perf. 14. Horizontal strip of four across the vertical interpanneau margin. Some weak or parted perts, very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 16b £50
SR1764 1937 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 14. Block of four, superb mint or unmounted. SG 19b £220
SR1301 1937 KGV Field Marshal 4d perf. 14. Lower marginal block of four showing part imprint in margin. Hinged on upper pair lower unmounted. SG 19b £225
SR1091 1936 KGV 6d perf. 14. Block of four, fine mint or unmounted. SG 20b £30
SR1302 1936 KGV Field Marshal 6d perf. 14. Block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 20b £45
SR2060 1936 KGV Field Marshal 6d perf. 14. Right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 20b £45
SR1096 1937 KGV 1/- perf. 14. Upper marginal, stamp very fine unmounted. SG 23b £250
RA8385 1937 KGV 1/- perf. 14. Block of four, very fine mint. Uncommon. SG 23b £800
SR1863 1937 KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 14. Block of four, hinged on one stamp otherwise unmounted, very fresh. Uncommon. SG 23b £1,100
SR1303 1937 KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 14. Lower left corner block of four, vertically severed and rejoined in margin. Stamps superb unmounted. Scarce. SG 23b £1,200
RA6157 1937 KGV 1/- perf. 14. Horizontal pair, superb used cancelled with neat ‘BULAWAYO 37’ datestamp. SG 23b £220
RA3095 1937 KGV 1/- perf. 14. Right marginal block of four, cancelled with two neat but indistinct datestamps, 30 NOV 37. Fine and very scarce. SG 23b £450
SR229 1937 KGV 1/- perf. 14. Lower left corner block of four, cancelled central 'BULAWAYO 26 NOV 1937' datestamp. Minor marginal stain otherwise very fine. Scarce. SG 23b £575
SR2070 1937 KGV 1/- perf. 14. Block of 12 (4x3), few perforations parted and sensibly hinge strengthened, fine or vey fine used. A remarkable multiple of this stamp, and must be one of the largest surviving. SG 23b £1,500
SRR45 Complete set less 1½d and 2d small Falls, all fiscally used. Some faults although an unusual assembly. SG between 15a and 27, less 16c, 17 £45
SR1787 1931 2d and 3d small Falls. Matching lower marginal horizontal pairs, superb unmounted. SG 18-19 £65
SR1788 1931 2d small Falls. Block of four, very fine mint or unmounted. SG 18 £50
SR1304 1931 2d small Falls. Right marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 18 £70
SR540 1931 3d small Falls. Lower left corner block of four, pencil endorsement on margin otherwise superb unmounted. SG 18 £60
SR1789 1931 3d small Falls. Lower left corner block of four, hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 18 £60
FIELD MARSHAL POSTAL HISTORY
SR676 1931 30th April, envelope bearing KGV 1d Field Marshal (SG16), cancelled 'UMTALI' and addressed to 'Lieut. A. S. Hickman, B.S.A. Police, Bulawayo'. Upon arrival re-directed to Victoria Falls and receiving an arrival strike dated 11th May. Light soiling. £30
SR677 1931 24th May, envelope bearing KGV 1d Field Marshal and 2d Falls (SG 16, 17), lightly cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' addressed to Switzerland. Upon arrival re-addressed receiving a Lausanne strike dated 17th June. £30
SR2372 1931 1st September, envelope bearing 2d small Falls (SG 17), cancelled large 'GATOOMA / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamp, addressed to Sussex and endorsed at upper left 'English Mail. Upon arrival applied at upper right and right with printed GB 'FOUND OPED or DAMAGED / AND OFFICIALLY SECURED.', struck on reverse with Steyning 22 SP 31 datestamp. Unusual. £65
SR969 1931 21st October, envelope underpaid with KGV 1d x six Field Marshals (SG 16), indistinctly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to London. Endorsed in pencil 'Over 2oz / T 1/-' and struck with 'SD / 1/-' charge cachet duly applied with GB 1/- due. A little crumpled. £25
SR2375 1931 24th November, envelope bearing 3d small Falls (SG 18), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO / S. RHODESIA / BUY RHODESIAN LOAN CERTIFICATES'. Addressed to New York, USA. Attractive. £45
SR2371 1931 14th December, envelope bearing 2d small Falls (SG 17), cancelled large 'BULAWATO STATION / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamp, addressed to England. £45
SR1960 1931, envelope bearing KGV 1d Field Marshals strip x five, cancelled 'ZAKA', addressed to the USA. Opening faults at top. £20
SR1958 1932 12th February, envelope bearing KGV 1d Field Marshal strip x three (SG 16a), cancelled 'WEDZA', addressed to the USA. £35
SR2373 1932 27th February, envelope bearing 2d small Falls (SG 17), lightly cancelled 'DARWENDALE / S. RHODESIA' dc datestamp, addressed to Bermuda. Both an uncommon office and destination. £85
SR2285 1932 11th May, printed 'OH HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' registered long envelope bearing KGV 8d Field Marshal (SG 21), lightly cancelled and addressed to the USA. Arrival backstamps. Closed tear at top centre. Attractive. £45
SR2374 1932 May, envelope with printed East Africa Mission address at upper left, bearing 3d small Falls (SG 18), cancelled 'CHIPINGA / S.RHODESIA' dc datestamp. Addressed to the United States. Most attractive and an uncommon office. £75
SR1683 1933 9th February, envelope bearing 3d small Falls (SG 18), cancelled 'QUE QUE', addressed to the USA. Unusual single value usage. £35
RA708 1933 7th June, KGV 1d Field Marshal envelope (H and G B4) uprated with KGV 1d and 8d Field Marshals (SG 16, 22) Airmail Salisbury to England. Envelope roughly opened on reverse, otherwise a most attractive and unusual COMMERCIAL example of the 10d Airmail rate to the UK. £55
SR874 1933 4th July, envelope bearing KGV 10d Field Marshal vertical pair (SG 21), each cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' and sent airmail to England. Opening tear at top affecting right stamp. £25
SR776 1933 9th September, envelope bearing KGV ½d and 1d Field Marshals cancelled 'SHABANI' and sent underpaid to Johannesburg. Endorsed 'T 1d' in blue crayon and then bilingual boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID' cachet duly applied with 1d South African due. Attractive. £55
SR36 1933 10th October, envelope bearing KGV 1d and 1½d Field Marshals (SG 16a and 16c perf. 12 ex. booklet), cancelled 'QUE QUE'. Addressed to the USA, underpaid and endorsed 'T 10c', then applied with US 2c due cancelled below 'NEW YORK / DUE 2 CENTS'. Attractive and uncommon used of the booklet duty on cover. £125
SR1929 1933 7th December, envelope bearing KGV 1d x two and 8d Field Marshals (SG 16a, 21), cancelled 'SALISBURY', sent airmail to England. Folded clear of stamps. £25
RA1892 1934 19th January, envelope bearing KGV 1d Field Marshal and 2d small Falls (SG 16, 17), cancelled 'SALISBURY 19 JAN 1934' to the USA. Fine and clean, an attractive and uncommon use of the 2d small Falls. £30
SR870 1934 8th March, envelope bearing KGV 10d Field Marshal (SG 22a), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent airmail to England. Fine and clean. £25
SR50 1934 21st March, KGV ½d to 5/- Field Marshals (less 9d not yet issued), 2d and 3d large Falls, ½d, 1½d and 10d perf. 11½, others perf. 12. Each on separate envelope with special crested oval 'ROYAL TOUR H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE SOUTH AFRICA' strikes dated 21 III 34. A delightful set, superb and fresh. Very rare. £750
RA1465 1934 12th September (Pioneer Day), airmail envelope bearing KGV 1½d x two and 6d Field Marshals (SG 17d, 20), cancelled indistinct SALISBURY datestamps to England. The reduced 9d airmail rate was introduced on the 1st June and lasted for only 6 months. Light cover faults. £35
SR1969 1935 8th March, KGV 1d embossed stationery envelope, uprated with KGV ½d Field Marshal pair plus 3d large Falls (SG 15a, 30), cancelled 'GWELO' and sent registered to Northern Rhodesia. A manuscript notation on reverse notes that the envelope received 'apparently without contents'. Attractive and unusual. £45
SR2235 1935 30th April, printed RHODESIA RAILWAYS LIMITED. envelope bearing KGV Field Marshal 1d pair (SG 16a), cancelled 'BULAWAYO STATION', addressed to Tanganyika. Transit and arrival backstamps. £30
RA3111 1935 19th October, long envelope bearing KGV 6d and pair 1/- Field Marshals (SG 20a, 23), cancelled 'SALISBURY', sent Airmail to the U.S.A. Fine and clean. £25
AR141 1935 25th November, envelope addressed to England containing a printed Christmas greeting card. Bearing a single Field Marshal ½d green (SG 15b) tied by large Bulawayo (25 Nov) double circle datestamp. A scarce example of the ½d unsealed letter rate. £30
RA2806 1935 30th November, printed envelope addressed to ‘T. ALLEN’ (Stamp dealer, Essex), bearing KGV 4d and 6d Field Marshals (SG 19a, 20), ‘GWANDA / S. RHODESIA’, black/pink printed registration label. Fine, attractive. £35
RA5125 1936 13th January, printed amateur radio card used to the USA, endorsed ‘Printed Matter’ and bearing a single Field Marshall ½d green (SG 15b) tied by Bulawayo (13 Jan) double circle datestamp. The reverse with large printed ‘ZEIJJ’ in red and technical details in black. Unusual. £25
SR1043 1936 27th May, large part of a large '(ON) HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' printed envelope bearing KGV 6d x three and 1/- Field Marshals (SG 20a, 23a), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. Further with 'EMPIRE EXHIBITION' publicity labels at lower right. Reduced at left, still attractive. £75
RA8698 1936 10th June, envelope bearing 2d large Falls plus KGV Field Marshal 1/- perf. 11½ (SG 29, 23a), cancelled 'GWELO' addressed to the USA. Opening tear at top, clean and an uncommon duty on cover. £125
SR1041 1936 8th August, large manila 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' envelope bearing KGV 6d Field Marshal block of five (SG 20a, perf. 11½), cancelled with large 'SALISBURY' datestamps. Sent Airmail to London. Attractive. £45
SR1042 1936 14th August, long envelope bearing KGV Field Marshals 4d and 2/- (SG 19a defective corner, 25a), cancelled 'LONELY MINE' and sent registered Airmail to London. Attractive. £80
AR178 1936 1st October, window envelope bearing a single KGV Field Marshal ½d green (SG 15b) tied by 'GWELO' (1 Oct) double circle datestamp. Cover with central vertical fold, well clear of the adhesive. A fine example of the ½d unsealed open letter rate. £35
SR876 1937 15th January, printed Airmail envelope bearing KGV 6d Field Marshal (SG 20), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS'. Addressed to Mrs. G. A. Clay, wife of the well-known philatelist and apparently in his hand. Opening tear at top. £20
SR1040 1937 12th May, large manila 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' envelope bearing KGV 6d Field Marshal block of five (SG 20b, perf. 14), crisply cancelled with large 'SALISBURY' datestamps. Sent Airmail to London. Most attractive. £50
SR1959 1937 14th May, envelope bearing KGV 4d and 6d Field Marshals plus 2d KGVI Coronation (SG 19, 20b, 37), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent airmail to England. £20
RA5935 1937 2nd June, red envelope addressed to SWA bearing a single Field Marshal 1d (SG 16b) tied by 'BULAWAYO 2 June' datestamp. Swakopmund (2 July) arrival backstamp. An attractive example of the 1d rate. £35
SR1331 1937 2nd June, large KGV registered envelope bearing large Falls x 3 and 1/- Field Marshal (SG 29, 23), cancelled 'PARCELS BULAWAYO' datestamps, addressed to England. From a Jewellery Company with their impression on wax seals. Somewhat battered although unusual. £30
AR390 1937 (27th June), envelope addressed to England via airmail. Bearing a single Field Marshal 6d black and magenta (SG 20) tied by a Bulawayo (27 Jun) double circle datestamp. £30
AR389 1937 (24th July), advertising envelope (‘New Selborne Hotel’). Addressed to Scotland via airmail, bearing a single Field Marshal 4d black and vermilion (SG 19) tied by a large Bulawayo (24 Jul) double circle datestamp. The airmail label obscures the hotel name. £30
SR654 1937 11th August, five Victoria Falls envelopes with printed on reverse flap, each bearing 1/6, 2/-, 2/6, 5/- or 2d large Falls pair (SG 24, 25, 26a, 27, 29), and each cancelled with crisp 'VICTORIA FALLS' dc datestamps, un-addressed. A lovely and clean group. £200
SR1994 1937 26th August, KGV 4d stationery registered envelope bearing 8d Field Marshal (SH 21), cancelled 'BULAWAYO, sent airmail to the Cape. Attractive. £45
SR970 1938 4th April, envelope bearing KGV 1d and 9d Field Marshals plus 2d large Falls (SG 16b, 21b, 29), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent Airmail to London. Defect lower left corner. £25
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