SOUTHERN RHODESIA
FEATURED ITEM
FEATURED ITEM
1/-, major variety ‘FRAME DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO’. Superb unmounted. RARE. KGVI Expertising Certificate (2011). SG 48a
 
Note: the footnote in SG now more clearly describes the nature of this variety.
1/-, major variety ‘FRAME DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO’. Horizontal pair, superb unmounted. A RARE MULTIPLE. SG 48a
 
Note: the footnote in SG now more clearly describes the nature of this variety.
£3,250
£6,500
Last updated: 15th September, 2020
1932 LARGE FALLS, SG 29-30
STAMPS
SR1099 1932 3d large Falls, plate proof ex. the Waterlow Archive. Right marginal block of four, imperforate, large central security puncture. SG 30 plate proof £150
SR1097 2d and 3d, both values in un-issued colours 2d olive-green and purple, 3d dark blue and each overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN’ each with small security puncture. 2d unmounted, 3d without gum as released. SG 29/30 specimens / printer’s sample. £180
SR1861 1932 2d large Falls, in un-issued colours olive-green and purple overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN’, small security puncture. Horizontal pair, very fine unmounted. Uncommon multiple. SG 29 specimen / printer’s sample. £225
SR574 2d and 3d, very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £35
SR1369 2d and 3d, each an upper right corner copy showing running sheet numbers in margins. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £45
SR927 2d and 3d, blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £140
SR1321 1932 large Falls 2d and 3d, matching left marginal blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £140
SR1783 1932 large Falls 2d and 3d, matching left marginal blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 SOLD
SR1322 1932 large Falls 2d and 3d, each a matching upper left corner corner block of four. The 2d a striking red-brown shade. Very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £160
SR580 1932 large Falls 2d and 3d, each a matching lower right corner corner block of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 29-30 £140
SR2263 2d and 3d, each in a lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margins. Minor creasing, very fine unmounted. Very scarce. SG 29-30 £200
SR2255 1932 2d large Falls, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '107' in margin. Hinged on margin, creased through lower pair, stamps unmounted, fine appearance. SG 29 £35
RA9686 2d, right marginal showing downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 29 var. £35
SR1098 1932 2d large Falls, lower left corner block of six showing marginal corner paper fold perforated through, now folded out. Most unusual on an issue bereft of varieties. Hinged on one stamp otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 29 and var. £275
SR2246 1932 3d large Falls, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '103' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 30 £75
VF148 1932 3d large Falls, major variety IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY, VERTICAL PAIR. Left marginal positions 6/1 - 7/1 showing trace of printer's mark upper left. Superb and fresh unmounted. Outstanding. SG 30a
 
Note: a single sheet showing this variety was apparently purchased over the counter at the Bulawayo Post Office. It later suffered some damage and not all possible 30 pairs are fine. It is also known used
£15,000
VF147 1932 3d large Falls, major variety IMPERFORATE BETWEEN, VERTICAL PAIR. Positions 1/3 - 2/9 showing printer's mark upper right. Very fine unmounted. A GREAT SOUTHERN RHODESIA RARITY. B.P.A. certificate (1992). SG 30b
 
Note: a single sheet showing this variety was purchased over the counter at Bulawayo Post Office in late 1935 or early 1936. A single row of horizontal perforations was missing between rows one and two, resulting in six possible pairs. Of those, two exist within a block of four
£35,000
SR1323 1932 large Falls 3d, superb used cancelled central 'NORTON' datestamp. SG 30 £5
SR1324 1932 large Falls 3d, block of four superb used. SG 30 £15
POSTAL HISTORY
SR58 1937 (?) February (?), Airmail cover bearing 3d x two Large Falls (SG 30) each cancelled dc MACHEKE datestamps to England. £15
1935 KGV SILVER JUBILEE, SG 31-4
STAMPS
SR783 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee, set of four plus later issued KGV 9d Field Marshal and all further issues to 1950 Diamond Jubilee (SG 31-34, 21b, 36-70), a single example of each applied to three card pages ex. the Tunisian Postal Archive. The 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee and 9d Field Marshal struck with local receiving 'SPECIMEN' handstamp, the remaining without. Various marginal endorsements. A remarkable group. £750
SR1102 1d x two, 2d and 3d, un-issued colours claret, vermilion and deep reddish violet, green and maroon and rose and deep brown, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel Type WS1), security punctures. Very fine unmounted. SG 31/33 specimens / printer’s samples £500
RA7788 1d, un-issued colour purple, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN’, security puncture. Very fine mint. SG 31 specimen / printer’s sample £70
SR61 3d, un-issued colour magenta and brown overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN', small security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 33 specimen / printer's sample £100
SR785 3d, un-issued colour magenta and brown overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN' (Samuel type WS1), IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT SECURITY PUNCTURE, affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow Sample booklet with 'S.T. 1676' number written in ink above. Not previously seen, and may well be unique as such. SG 33 specimen / printer's sample £750
SR2242 Set of four values vignettes only, plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Matching left marginal blocks of four, some red in correctional marks. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures, usual condition for these. A very scarce group. SG 31-34 vignette plate proofs £475
SR1364 2d vignette only, plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive. Imperforate on gummed paper, security puncture. Fine for these. Uncommon. SG 32 vignette plate proof £40
SR2243 Set of four values complete design, plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Marginal blocks of four, some red in correctional marks. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures, usual condition for these. A very scarce group. SG 31-34 plate proofs £550
SR1363 1d complete design, plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive. Imperforate on gummed paper, security puncture and correctional ink mark at left. Fine for these. Uncommon. SG 31 plate proof £45
SR2241 Set of four values complete design, plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Matching upper right corner blocks of four showing manuscript endorsement '15649' on each margin. Perforated on un-gummed paper, security punctures, usual condition for these. A very scarce group. SG 31-34 plate proofs £350
SR575 Set of four values, very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £30
SR1800 Set of four values, each an upper right corner copy showing running sheet numbers in margins. Neatly hinged on margins (stamps unmounted) to an album page giving details of printing figures. Attractive. SG 31-34 £35
SR1365 Set of four values, blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £120
SR1366 Set of four values, marginal blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £120
SR576 Set of four values, marginal blocks of four, 6d upper right corner showing running sheet number '143' in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £120
SR2239 Set of four values, matching upper left corner blocks of four. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £135
SR2238 Set of four values, matching lower left corner blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £140
SR2240 Set of four values, matching upper right corner blocks of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. Very fine unmounted. SG 31-34 £175
SR1106 Set of four values in lower marginal blocks of four showing imprint in margins. Hinged on 1d upper pair and one 6d otherwise unmounted. A lovely and uncommon group. SG 31-34 £180
SR2079 Set of four values in lower marginal blocks of four showing imprint in margins. 6d with light soiling in margin, otherwise superb unmounted. A lovely and uncommon group. SG 31-34 £225
SR2232 Set of four values in lower marginal blocks of four showing imprint in margins. Very fine unmounted. A lovely and uncommon group. SG 31-34 £225
SR578 Set of four values, very fine used. SG 31-34 £30
SR1103 Set each in a block of four and each cancelled with central ‘MAZOE / 6 MAY 35’ datestamps, the first day of issue. Superb and attractive. SG 31-34 £140
RA2278 Set each in a block of four and each cancelled with central ‘MELSETTER / 31 DEC 35’ datestamps, this being the date of their withdrawal. Superb and attractive. SG 31-34 £140
SR2237 Set in matching upper right corner blocks of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. Each cancelled with central ‘MACHEKE / 22 MAY 35’ datestamps. 1d with rounded corner lower left otherwise very fine and attractive. SG 31-34 £150
SR2251 Set in lower marginal pairs showing imprint in margins.running sheet numbers in margins. Very fine used lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY S.R. / REGISTERED. Attractive group. SG 31-34 £80
SR2236 1d olive and rose-carmine, ten copies each upper right corner and showing running sheet numbers in margins, some consecutive. '1' in margin. Very fine unmounted. A most unusual group. SG 31 £40
SR1105 1d olive and rose-carmine, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '1' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. Most unusual. SG 31 £75
SR246 3d violet and deep blue, block of four very fine used cancelled 'WANDERER MINE' datestamps. Lovely. SG 33 £60
SR2234 3d violet and deep blue, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '8' in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 33 £35
POSTAL HISTORY
RA8988 1935 17th May, cover bearing KGV Silver Jubilee complete set of four (SG 31-34), cancelled 'WANKIE', sent airmail to England. £35
SR665 1935 4th June, cover bearing KGV ^d Silver Jubilee (SG 34), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', sent airmail to England. Fine and attractive. £45
SR1385 1935 14th July, KGV 4d Field Marshal registered envelope bearing Silver Jubilee complete set of four values (SG 31-34), cancelled 'GWELO', addressed to Johannesburg. £35
SR1938 1935 28th August, cover bearing KGV 1d Silver Jubilee vertical strip of theee (SG 31), each cancelled bold 'LEGION MINE' dc datestamps, addressed to Canada. £40
SR1943 1935 9th September, cover bearing KGV 6d Silver Jubilee (SG 34), cancelled 'INYAZURA', sent airmail to England. £30
SR64 1935 28th October, registered Airmail cover bearing KGV ½d & 4d Field Marshals plus Silver Jubilee set 'UMTALI / S. RHODESIA 28 OCT 1935' cancels to Cape Town. £40
SR1838 1935 20th December, postcard bearing single KGV 1d Silver Jubilee (SG 31), crisply cancelled 'BIRCHENOUGH BRIDGE', another alongside, being the day the bridge was opened. Reverse of card apparently being especially printed for the occasion as noted. Very scarce. £150
SR2264 1935 20th December, postcard bearing single KGV 3d Silver Jubilee (SG 33), crisply cancelled 'BIRCHENOUGH BRIDGE', another alongside, being the day the bridge was opened. Reverse of card apparently being especially printed for the occasion as noted. Addressed to Bulawayo with typewritten endorsement 'Flown Umtali-Salisbury per RANA / Salisbury-Bulawayo per Imperial Airways'. Very scarce. £175
1935-41 LARGE FALLS, SG 35-35b
STAMPS
SR1332 1935-38 2d and 3d large Falls, plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Comprising the vignette, frame and complete design for the 2d and complete design for the 3d. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Very fine for these. SG 35/35b plate proofs £80
SR1333 1935-38 2d and 3d large Falls, plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Comprising the vignette, frame and complete design for the 2d and complete design for the 3d, all bar the 2d vignette a left marginal single. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Very fine for these. SG 35/35b plate proofs £85
RA8590 1935-38 large Falls, plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. 2d frame only, complete imperforate and complete perforated plus 3d complete imperforate, each in a block of four, gummed paper, security punctures. Usual condition for these. SG 35, 35b plate proofs £300
SR1339 1935-38 2d and 3d large Falls, plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Blocks of four comprising the vignette, frame and complete design for the 2d and complete design for the 3d, and plus the final perforated version. Gummed paper, security punctures. Very fine for these. A very difficult group in this complete version. SG 35/35b plate proofs £450
SR1334 1935 2d large Falls plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Frame only vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures. Some creasing. SG 35 plate proofs £30
SR361 Plate proofs. 2d frame only upper left corner block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures. Showing red ink correctional mark. Usual condition for these. SG 35 plate proofs £70
SR1335 1935 2d large Falls plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Complete design vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security puncture. Fine for these. SG 35 plate proofs £30
SR1813 1935 2d large Falls plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Complete design block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security puncture. Fine for these. SG 35 plate proofs £60
SR362 Plate proofs. 2d complete design upper left corner block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures. Usual condition for these. SG 35 plate proofs £70
SR1337 1938 3d large Falls plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Complete design vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security puncture. Usual condition for these. SG 35b plate proofs £30
SR1814 1938 3d large Falls plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. Complete design block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security puncture. Usual condition for these. SG 35b plate proofs £60
SR363 Plate proofs. 3d complete design upper left corner block of four, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures. Showing two red ink correctional marks. Usual condition for these. SG 35b plate proofs £70
SR579 1938-41 large Falls 2d and 3d, plus 2d perf. 12½ and both line and comb types. Superb unmounted. SG 35-35b and var. £15
SR2249 1938-41 large Falls 2d and 3d, upper leftt corner blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 35a, 35b SOLD
SR2245 1938-41 large Falls 2d and 3d, upper right corner blocks of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. 2d date endorsed in ink '28/12/49', few perfs. parted on 2d block hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 35a, 35b £35
RA7266 1938-41 large Falls 2d and 3d, imprint blocks of four. Few perfs. parted on 3d block otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 35a, 35b £35
SR1344 1938-41 large Falls 2d line and comb perfs plus 3d, imprint blocks of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 35a, 35b £30
RA9556 1938-41 large Falls 2d line and comb perfs and 3d, imprint blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 35a, 35b SOLD
SR2247 1935 large Falls 2d perf. 12½, lower left corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 35 £40
SR1341 1935 large Falls 2d perf. 12½, lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 35 £40
SR1340 1935 large Falls 2d perf. 12½, upper marginal block of four showing running sheet number '165' in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 35 £45
RA9410 1935 large Falls 2d perf. 12½, imprint block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 35 £40
SR1880 1941 2d large Falls, perf. 14. Unusually showing BOTH vignette and frame printer's marks in lower margin. Fine used. SG 35a £12
SR1347 1941 large Falls 2d perf. 14. Showing a weak impression of the brown inking affecting the 'VICTORIA FALLS' panel and value tablets. Fine used, not previously seen. SG 35a var. £20
SR1785 1941 2d large Falls, perf. 14. Showing light downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 35a var. £15
SR1786 1941 2d large Falls, perf. 14. Upper right corner pair, running sheet number '75', showing light downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 35a vars. £25
SR1351 1941 2d large Falls, perf. 14. Left marginal block of four showing progressive downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 35a vars. £150
SR1370 1941 large Falls 2d, perf. 14, left marginal block of four showing rightwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 35a var. £140
SR484 1941 large Falls 2d, perf. 14, right marginal pair showing downwards shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 35a vars. £60
SR1108 1941 2d large Falls, perf. 14, lower right corner horizontal strip of four showing progressive upwards and right shift of green printing. Superb unmounted. SG 35a vars. £175
SR488 1941 large Falls 2d, perf. 14, lower left corner pair, printed on pre-creased paper showing resultant vertical lines running through right stamp. Superb unmounted. SG 35a and var. £75
SR1349 1941 2d large Falls, perf. 14. Lower left corner copy showing strong smear of the green ink running into margin at base. Very fine mint. Striking and very scarce. SG 35a var. £225
SR1100 1941 2d large Falls, perf. 14, lower left corner copy showing dramatic smear of the green ink running into margin at left. Very fine mint. Striking and very scarce. SG 35a var. £275
VF164 1941 large Falls 2d, perf. 14, left marginal horizontal block of eight printed on pre-creased paper running between the two rows. This partially affecting the perforations which appear doubled and white lines affecting upper right and lower left stamps. Hinge strengthened at left and right otherwise unmounted. Most unusual. SG 35a vars. £400
SR314 1941 large Falls 2d, perf. 14, a heavily over-inked impression resulting in brown ink smears overall. On piece fine used cancelled 'UMTALI'. Unusual and not previously seen. SG 35a var. £40
SR1871 1938 large Falls 3d, block of 30 being the lower five rows of the sheet, imprint in margin. Minor creasing at lower left corner, very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 35b £140
SR930 1938 large Falls 3d, complete sheet of 60 (6x10) with all margins and showing imprint at base and sheet number ‘478’ at upper right. Some mainly marginal perforations split otherwise superb fresh unmounted. A very scarce survivor. SG 35b £350
SR1353 1938 large Falls 3d. Lower marginal (trimmed) part imprint block of four showing prominent blue ink smudging across lower left stamp and less so on the lower right stamp. Hinge strengthened fine mint. Striking and most unusual. SG 35b and vars. £120
SR1352 1938 large Falls 3d, showing ‘missing spray’ variety. Very fine unmounted. SG 35b var. £30
SR1354 1938 large Falls 3d, lower marginal imprint block of four showing ‘missing spray’ variety. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 35b vars. £100
RA7791 1938 large Falls 3d, showing ‘missing spray’ variety. Very fine used, datestamp at right leaving variety clear. SG 35b var. £20
POSTAL HISTORY
AM101 1946 (10th May), cover addressed to the USA, bearing 2d ‘Large Falls’ (SG 35a) tied by very fine MARANDELLAS double circle datestamp. £20
SR1942 1950, cover bearing 2d and 3d large Falls x three plus KGVI ½d pair (SG 35a, 35b, 40), cancelled large 'BULAWAYO' datestamps, sent airmail ti Israel. SOLD
SR1941 1950 27th April, cover bearing 3d large Falls (SG 35b), cancelled 'BINDURA', addressed to the USA. £15
1937 KGVI CORONATION, SG 36-9
STAMPS
SR1374 Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. 1d block of four of the vignette only, imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Uncommon. SG 36 vignette plate proof £150
SR503 Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. 2d horizontal pair of the vignette only, imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Uncommon. SG 37 vignette plate proof £75
SR1373 Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. 2d block of four of the vignette only, imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Uncommon. SG 37 vignette plate proof £150
SR1637 Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. 3d lower left corner vertical pair of the vignette only, endorsed in margin 'Colour correct / 20.3.37', imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Lovely. SG 38 vignette plate proof £150
SR505 Plate proofs ex. the Waterlow Archive. 6d vertical pair of the complete design, imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Uncommon. SG 38 plate proof £75
RA9967 1d, un-issued colours green and blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1), security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 36 printer’s sample spec. £70
RA5893 1d, un-issued colours green and blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1), security puncture. Showing printer’s mark upper right. Superb unmounted. SG 36 printer’s sample spec. £70
SR1636 1d, un-issued colours green and blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1), security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 36 printer’s sample spec. £70
VF191 1d in un-issued colours green and indigo, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type WS1). Affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow sample booklet with their number 'S.T. 1793' written in ink above, without security puncture. RARE. SG 36 printer's sample / specimen £500
SR786 1d in un-issued colours green and indigo, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD. / SPECIMEN' (Samuel Type WS1). IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT SECURITY PUNCTURE, affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow sample booklet with their number 'S.T. 1793' written in ink above. Not previously seen and may well be unique as such. SG 36 printer's sample / specimen £750
SR1371 Set of four values in left marginal blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 36-39 £20
SR2257 Set of four values in upper right corner blocks of four, running sheet numbers in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 36-39 £30
RA6788 Set in imprint blocks of four. 1d hinged on top pair, otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 36-39 £45
RA5895 Set in imprint blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 36-39 £75
AR214 Set in imprint blocks of four. The 1d with a few split perfs in margin, otherwise superb unmounted mint. SG 36-39 £70
RA7334 Set in double lower marginal rows of 12, showing full imprints in margin. Minor faults, fresh unmounted. SG 36-39 £90
RA6159 Set of four values each in a complete sheet of 60 stamps. Very fine unmounted, uncommon today. SG 36-39 £350
POSTAL HISTORY
SR1974 1937 12th May, cover bearing KGVI Coronation complete set (SG 36-39), cancelled 'WANDERER MINE' on the First Day of Issue. Addressed to England. £25
SR2026 1937 21st May, cover bearing KGVI 6d Coronation x two plus KGV 1½d pair (SG 39, 16d), cancelled 'GWELO', sent registered airmail to Germany. Reverse applied with printed German labels. SOLD
SR300 1937 9th July, cover bearing 5 x 1d KGVI Coronation (SG 36), each cancelled 'WANKIE', sent registered to Johannesburg. Pink registration label, arrival backstamp. Attractive. £25
SR670 1937 10th July, cover bearing five KGVI 1d Coronation (SG 36), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to Johannesburg. £20
SR659 1937 12th July, cover bearing three KGVI 1d Coronation (SG 36), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', addressed to Johannesburg. Together with the original enclosure being a folded letter head of the Victoria Falls Hotel, unused. £20
SR301 1937 13th August, cover bearing 5 x 1d KGVI Coronation (SG 36), each cancelled 'NYAMANDHLOVU', sent registered to Bulawayo. Pink registration label, arrival backstamp. Attractive. SOLD
SR294 1937 29th November, cover bearing 1d and 6d KGVI Coronation (SG 36, 39), cancelled 'FIGTREE', sent registered to California. Pink registration label and together with the original registered letter receipt, transit and arrival backstamps. Attractive and unusual. £45
SR297 1938 22nd May, cover bearing 6d KGVI Coronation (SG 39), cancelled 'GWELO' sent airmail to Scotland. Fine and clean. £25
1937 KGVI DEFINITIVE, SG 40-52
STAMPS
RA6600 c1937 KGVI Printers sample using the design of the 6d definitive but printed in blackish brown, and perf 12½ (issued stamps were perf 14). Overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1) diagonally with small security punch hole. Superb and fresh unmounted. £175
SRR89 c1937 KGVI Printers sample using the design of the 6d definitive but printed in blackish brown, and perf 12½ (issued stamps were perf 14). Overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1) diagonally with small security punch hole. Superb and fresh unmounted. £175
SR1809 c1937 KGVI Printers sample using the design of the 6d definitive but printed in blackish brown, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (Samuel type WS1) vertically IMPERFORATE and without security punch hole. Very fine with large margins on ungummed paper as released. Extremely RARE with a handful known as such. £650
SR784 c1937 KGVI 6d definitive in un-issued colour blackish brown, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’ (as Samuel type WS1 although smaller and at base) IMPERFORATE AND WITHOUT SECURITY PUNCH HOLE. Affixed to piece cut from the Waterlow sample booklet with their number 'S.T. 1822' written in ink above. Not previously seen and may well be unique as such. SG 44 printer's sample / specimen £750
RA6160 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Complete set of 13 values in pairs with both frame and completed design of the 1/- to 5/- values. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Attractive group. SG 40-52 printer’s proofs £600
SR1701 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Complete set of 13 values, from 1/- to 5/- with both the frame and complete stamp, all in matching upper left corner pairs, gummed paper and each stamp with small security puncture. Odd marginal adhesions, a most attractive group. SG 40-52 plate proofs £750
SR1715 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Complete set of 13 values in blocks of four with both frame and completed design of the 1/- to 5/- values. Each marginal from either the top, left or right of the sheet and all showing printer's guide cross in margins. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Attractive group. SG 40-52 printer’s proofs £1,400
RA3486 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive. Complete set of 13 values, from 1/- to 5/- with both the frame and complete stamp, all in blocks of four, gummed paper and each stamp with small security puncture. Odd red correctional marks, very fine and fresh, the 1½d with some brown paper on reverse. SG 40-52 plate proofs £1,200
RA6162 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, pairs imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 40-52 printer’s proofs

½d, 1d and 1½d £25 per pair
4d – 10d £35 per pair
1/- - 5/-, either frame or complete design £45 per pair
 
SR948 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, ½d vertical block of 12 across the horizontal interpanneau margin, unusually showing reversed impressions of SOUTHERN RHODESIA overall, probably as a result of being folded whilst the ink not dry. Usual condition for these. SG 40 plate proofs vars. £175
SR949 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 1d vertical block of 18 across the horizontal interpanneau margin. Usual condition for these. SG 41 plate proofs £200
SR135 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 4d block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 43 proof £40
SR950 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 6d right marginal horizontal pair showing printer's guide cross and dot in margin. Usual condition for these. SG 44 plate proof £35
SR951 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 6d right marginal horizontal pair. Small security punctures exceptionally fine for these. Uncommon. SG 44 proof £35
SR136 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 6d lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin, being re-joined horizontal pairs. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 44 proof £45
SR127 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 8d lower marginal block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 45 proof £45
RA6789 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 8d block of six. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 45 proof £60
SR952 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 9d upper marginal block of four. Usual condition for these. SG 46 plate proof £70
RA6790 Perforated plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive, 9d block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 46 proof £45
SR128 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 9d lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 46 proof £60
RA6792 Perforated plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive, 10d block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 45 proof £45
SR129 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 10d lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin and trace plate number. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 47 proof £60
SR130 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 1/- block of four showing printer's guide cross at centre. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 48 proof £45
SR131 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 1/6 lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 49 proof £75
RA6167 Imperforate plate proofs, ex. the Waterlow archive. 2/- duty both frame and completed design, matching right marginal blocks of four with guide cross in margins, frame only block showing strong smudge of brown printing top right stamp. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 50 printer’s proofs var. £150
SR132 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 2/- lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 50 proof £75
SR953 Imperforate plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 2/6 frame only upper marginal block of four. Usual condition for these. SG 51 plate proof £70
SR133 Perforated plate proofs ex. the Waterlow archive, 2/6 block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 51 proof £50
RA6793 Perforated plate proof ex. the Waterlow archive, 5/- block of four. Usual security punctures and condition for these. Uncommon. SG 52 proof £60
RA994 Set very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £65
SR2109 Set each a matching left marginal copy. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. Lovely. SG 40-52 £85
SR1842 Set in upper right corner copies, running sheet numbers in margins. Few hinged on margins otherwise very fine unmounted. A lovely and difficult group. SG 40-52 £125
SR2207 Set in upper right corner pairs, running sheet numbers in margins. A few with a little gum yellowing, very fine mint. A lovely and difficult group. SG 40-52 £150
RA7054 Basic set of 13 values plus additional unlisted shades of all values, the ½d x 3, all clearly distinct. A lovely group and a good basis for further study. Superb unmounted. SG 40-52 £175
SR1699 Set in blocks of four. Hinge traces on upper pairs, lower unmounted. SG 40-52 £200
SR157 Set in blocks of four. All appear to be early printings. Very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £300
SR769 Set in blocks of four. All appear to be late printings on thinner more transparent paper. Very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £325
SR587 Set in lower marginal blocks of four. Very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £340
SR556 Set of 13 values each in an upper right corner block of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. Three blocks hinged on margins otherwise unmounted. A lovely and uncommon group. SG 40-52 £550
SR928 Set in matching lower right corner blocks of four. The 1/- with some weak perforations and upper pair creased otherwise very fine unmounted. SG 40-52 £300
SR1046 6d to 1/-, five values in matching lower left corner blocks of four. Apparently early printings. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 44-48 £45
SR1698 ½d,, 1½d, 4d and 6d, each an upper marginal block of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. Very fine or superb unmounted. SG 40, 42, 43, 44 £30
SR620 1d to 1/-, eight values each a marginal block of four from the left or the right of the sheet, all matching and showing printer's guide cross at side centre, the 1d, 4d and 9d additionally with guide dot in margin. Very fine unmounted. Attractive group. SG 41-48 £75
SR1047 1/6 to 5/-, four values in matching lower right corner blocks of four. Apparently early printings. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 49-52 £325
SR2111 Set all bar the ½d and 1d matching lower left corner copies, very fine used. Lovely. SG 40-52 £25
SR2110 Set all bar the ½d and 1d matching lower right corner copies, very fine used cancelled 'RAYLTON'. Lovely. SG 40-52 £25
SR2112 Set horizontal pairs. Fine or very fine used. SG 40-52 £35
SR2113 Set blocks of four. Very fine used with central cancels, uncommon group. SG 40-52 £100
SR1525 ½d, pair across the vertical interpanneau margin. Hinged on margin stamps very fine unmounted. SG 40 £15
SR1522 ½d, block of eight across the vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 £40
SR2115 ½d, upper marginal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 £25
SR1524 ½d, upper marginal block of four across the vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 £45
SR2252 ½d, lower marginal block of four across the vertical interpanneau margin, showing imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 SOLD
SR2116 ½d, lower marginal block of eight across the vertical interpanneau margin, showing imprint in margin. Hinged and light faults, fine mint. SG 40 £35
SR1704 ½d, complete vertical block of 24 from upper to lower margin (now folded for display), across the vertical interpanneau margin. Showing the central interpane junction and imprint in lower margin. Some creasing at centre otherwise very fine unmounted. RARE in this format. SG 40 £200
SR1523 ½d, block of eight across the horizontal interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 £40
SR2122 ½d, right marginal block of 64 across the horizontal interpanneau margin, three printer's guide marks in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 £80
SR1526 ½d, pair across the vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine used. Scarce as such. SG 40 £35
SR78 ½d, coil join strip. Very fine unmounted. SG 40 coil. £15
SR80 ½d, coil strip of eight with two joins, illustrating the make up of these coils as strips from the normal sheets. Superb unmounted. SG 40 coil var. £50
SR1654 ½d, 1d, blocks of four from the centre of the panes, vertical and horizontal interpanneau margins between and printer's guide cross at base. Later printings, bright shades and thinner paper. Very fine unmounted. SG 40, 41 £50
SR2121 ½d, 1d and 1½d, pair or strips of three across the vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 40, 41, 42 £45
SR2119 ½d, 1d and 1½d, pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 40, 41, 42 £45
SR2120 ½d and 1d, coil join pairs of each. Very fine mint or unmounted. Uncommon. SG 40, 41 coil joins £45
SR1542 ½d & 1d, booklet panes of six of each with slevedge at left. Hinged or unmounted. SG 40-41 booklet panes £25
SR886 1d, a later printing on thin very transparent paper, design clearly showing through to reverse. Superb unmounted. SG 41 shade £15
SR622 1d, block of four. A later printing on thin very transparent paper, design clearly showing through to reverse. Superb unmounted. SG 41 shade £60
SR1703 1d, three blocks of four showing a striking contrast of papers, from the original thicker paper to later printings on thin very transparent, design clearly showing through to reverse. Superb unmounted. SG 41 shades £80
SR1442 1d, lower marginal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin, showing full imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 41 £45
SR2117 1d, lower marginal block of eight across the vertical interpanneau margin, showing full imprint in margin. Hinged and light faults, fine mint. SG 41 £35
SR1535 1d, pair across the vertical interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 41 £25
SR1532 1d, block of four across the vertical interpanneau margin. Creased through margin otherwise very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 41 £45
SR2148 1d, pair across the vertical interpanneau margin. Fine used. Uncommon as such. SG 41 £45
SR2118 1½d, lower marginal strip of four across the vertical interpanneau margin, showing full imprint in margin. Heavy hinge remnants, good appearance. Scarce. SG 42 £25
SR1539 1½d, upper marginal block of four across the vertical interpanneau margin, printer's guide line in margin. Lightly creased through margin, stamps very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 42 £50
SR1541 1½d, lower marginal strip of three across the vertical interpanneau margin, showing full imprint in margin. Very fine used, some marginal perfs. parted. Very scarce. SG 42 £80
SR1540 1½d, vertical pair across the horizontal interpanneau margin. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 42 £30
SR1455 4d, orange shade later printing on thinner paper, block of four superb unmounted. SG 43 £10
SR1456 4d, orange shade later printing on thinner paper, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 43 £10
SR2127 4d, pale orange shade later printing on thinner paper, upper left corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 43 shade £12
SR1458 4d, pale orange shade later printing on thinner paper, lower left corner block of four superb unmounted. SG 43 shade £12
SR1461 6d, early printing, cream gum, left marginal block of four showing guide cross in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 44 £8
SR1463 6d, early printing, cream gum, upper left corner block of four showing. Superb unmounted. SG 44 £8
SR2128 6d, deep shade early printing, cream gum, upper left corner block of four showing. Superb unmounted. SG 44 £8
SR614 6d, violet grey shade early printing, cream gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 44 shade £8
SR1460 6d, deeper grey shade later printing thinner paper, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 44 shade £8
SR1462 6d, deeper grey shade later printing thinner paper, right marginal block of four showing guide cross in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 44 shade £8
SR1448 8d, emerald-green early printing creamy gum, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 45 £20
SR2129 8d, emerald-green early printing creamy gum, upper left corner block of 15. Superb unmounted. SG 45 £35
SR1466 8d, bluish emerald-green shade earlier printing creamy gum, upper left corner block of four superb unmounted. SG 45 £10
SR1465 8d, bluish emerald-green shade earlier printing creamy gum, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 45 £10
SR1468 8d, bluish emerald-green shade earlier printing creamy gum, left marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 45 £10
SR609 8d, bluish emerald-green shade early printing creamy gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 45 shade £10
SR1467 8d, emerald-green later printing thinner paper, upper left corner block of four superb unmounted. SG 45 £10
SR1464 8d, emerald-green later printing thinner paper, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 45 £10
SR1706 8d, emerald-green later printing thinner paper, block of 30 being the left half of the sheet. Superb unmounted. SG 45 £75
SR1470 8d, (vivid) emerald-green later printing thinner paper, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '419' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. A striking shade heavily inked and suffusing the paper. SG 45 £45
SR1663 8d, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 45 £35
SR1471 9d, pale blue early printing creamy gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 46 £8
SR1477 9d, pale blue early printing creamy gum, upper left corner block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 46 £8
SR1478 9d, pale blue early printing creamy gum, lower left corner block of four, superb unmounted. SG 46 £8
SR1475 9d, pale blue early printing creamy gum, lower marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 46 £8
SR606 9d, brighter pale blue shade early printing creamy gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 46 shade £8
SR944 9d, brighter pale blue shade early printing creamy gum, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 46 shade £8
SR1481 10d, purple early printing creamy gum, block of four superb unmounted. SG 47 £12
SR1482 10d, purple early printing creamy gum, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 47 £12
SR2130 10d, purple early printing creamy gum, upper left corner block of six. Superb unmounted. SG 47 £18
SR602 10d, lighter purple shade later printing thinner paper, block of four superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £12
SR1483 10d, lighter purple shade later printing thinner paper, upper marginal block of four superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £12
SR1485 10d, lighter purple shade later printing thinner paper, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '393' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £20
SR1487 10d, lighter purple shade later printing thinner paper, upper right corner block of six showing running sheet number '497' in margin. Crease in margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £25
SR1484 10d, lighter purple shade later printing thinner paper, left marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £12
SR604 10d, deeper purple shade later printing thinner paper, block of four superb unmounted. SG 47 shade £12
SR1665 10d, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 47 £45
SR1493 1/-, black and blue-green early printing creamy gum, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '135' in margin. Some marginal perfs. split, superb unmounted. SG 48 £20
SR1491 1/-, black and (brighter) blue-green shade later printing, upper left corner block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 48 shade £20
SR1488 1/-, black and (brighter) blue-green shade later printing, left marginal block of four showing printer's guide cross in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 48 shade £20
SR1489 1/-, black and (brighter) blue-green shade later printing, right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 48 shade £20
SR1492 1/-, black and (brighter) blue-green shade later printing, lower left corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 48 shade £20
SR2131 1/-, black and blue-green later printing thinner paper, upper right corner block of four running sheet number '171' in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 48 £20
SR945 1/-, right marginal showing upwards shift of headplate. Superb unmounted. SG 48 var. £25
SR1702 1/-, black and blue-green, three copies showing upwards and rightwards shift of head plate, normal for comparison. Fine used. SG 48 vars. £20
SR1675 1/-, strip of four showing upwards shift of headplate. Fine used. SG 48 vars. £45
SR2147 1/-, group of 18 showing varying shifts of headplate. Mostly upwards with several pairs, three leftwards and two rightwards. Fine or very fine used. SG 48 vars. £90
SR98 1/-, block of four showing dramatic upwards shift of headplate. Paper inclusion on lower right stamp otherwise superb unmounted. Striking and very scarce. SG 48 vars. £1,450
SR1060 1/-, lower marginal imprint block of four showing dramatic upwards shift of headplate. Minor crease in margin, very fine unmounted. Striking and probably unique in this format. SG 48 vars. £1,750
SR1808 1/-, major variety ‘FRAME DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO’. Superb unmounted. RARE. KGVI Expertising Certificate (2011). SG 48a
 
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£3,250
RA9989 1/-, major variety ‘FRAME DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO’. Horizontal pair, superb unmounted. A RARE MULTIPLE. SG 48a
 
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£6,500
SR2132 1/6, black and orange-yellow early printing creamy gum, left marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 49 £70
SR1499 1/6, black and orange-yellow early printing creamy gum, upper left corner block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 49 £70
SR1497 1/6, black and orange-yellow early printing creamy gum, lower marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 49 £70
SR1496 1/6, black and (deeper)orange-yellow shade early printing creamy gum, upper marginal block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 49 shade £70
SR1501 1/6, black and (deeper)orange-yellow shade early printing creamy gum, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '92' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 49 shade £90
SR1655 1/6, black and yellow-orange shade later printing thinner paper, block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 49 shade £70
SR1495 1/6, black and yellow-orange shade later printing thinner paper, upper marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 49 shade £70
SR1494 1/6, black and (deeper)orange-yellow shade later printing thinner paper, right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 49 shade £75
SR2133 1/6, block of four, very fine used on piece. SG 50 £12
SR1544 1/6, showing downwards shift of headplate. Superb unmounted. SG 49 var. £75
SR1061 1/6, lower left corner block of four showing dramatic downwards shift of headplate, now almost obscuring 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' panel. Superb unmounted. Very scarce. SG 49 var. £1,200
SR1677 1/6, pair showing downwards shift of headplate. Very fine used. SG 49 vars. £45
SR1506 2/-, black and brown, early printing creamy gum, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '403' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 50 £150
SR1504 2/-, black and brown, early printing creamy gum, lower marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 50 £120
SR1505 2/-, black and brown, later printing thinner paper, right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 50 £120
SR1453 2/-, black and brown, later printing thinner paper, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 50 SOLD
SR1503 2/-, black and (reddish)brown shade, later printing thinner paper, upper marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 50 shade £120
SR946 2/-, grey-black and deep brown shade, a later printing on thinner paper, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '149' in margin. Very fine unmounted. SG 50 shade £150
SR1656 2/-, block of four. A later printing, off-white gum and thinner paper, in a yellowish brown shade. Superb unmounted. SG 50 shade £110
SR2134 2/-, showing downwards and left shift of headplate. Fine used. SG 50 var. £20
SR1508 2/6, ultramarine and purple, early printing creamy gum, upper marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 51 £75
SR947 2/6, ultramarine and purple, early printing creamy gum, right marginal block of four showing printer's guide dot in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 51 £70
SR1510 2/6, ultramarine and (reddish)purple shade, later printing thinner paper, upper left corner block of four. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 51 shade £80
SR1657 2/6, (lighter)ultramarine and purple shade, later printing thinner paper, block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 51 shade £75
SR1507 2/6, (lighter)ultramarine and (reddish)purple shade, later printing thinner paper, upper marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 51 shade £75
SR1509 2/6, (lighter)ultramarine and purple shade, later printing thinner paper, right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 51 shade £75
SR1512 2/6, (lighter)ultramarine and purple shade, later printing thinner paper, lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 51 shade £80
SR359 2/6, a later printing, on thinner transparent paper. Left marginal superb unmounted. SG 51 shade £20
SR190 2/6, ultramarine and purple, block of four. Superb used. SG 51 £30
SR1513 2/6, ultramarine and purple, block of four on piece. Very fine used. SG 51 £30
SR1658 5/, block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 52 £70
SR1515 5/-, blue and blue-green, early printing creamy gum, upper marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 52 £75
SR2145 5/-, blue and blue-green, early printing creamy gum, right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 52 £75
SR1546 5/-, blue and blue-green, early printing creamy gum, lower marginal part imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 52 £20
SR1518 5/-, blue and (lighter)blue-green shade, early printing creamy gum, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '412' in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 52 shade £90
SR1519 5/-, blue and (brighter)blue-green shade, later printing thinner paper, upper left corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 52 shade £85
SR1514 5/-, blue and (brighter)blue-green shade, later printing thinner paper, right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 52 shade £80
SR1516 5/-, deeper blue and blue-green shade, later printing thinner paper, right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 52 shade £75
SR2138 5/-, blue and blue-green. Horizontal pair very fine used cancelled 'HARTLEY 7 SEP 51'. SG 52 £8
SR2137 5/-, blue and blue-green. Horizontal pair very fine used boldly cancelled 'HEANY CAMP 28 SEP 51'. SG 52 £15
SR1659 5/-, blue and blue-green. Block of four very fine used. SG 52 £15
SR2140 5/-, blue and blue-green. Block of four very fine used. SG 52 £15
SR2139 5/-, blue and blue-green. Block of four superb used cancelled central 'WANKIE' darestamp. SG 52 £20
SR2141 5/-, blue and blue-green. Block of four very fine used on piece. SG 52 £20
SR2142 5/-, blue and blue-green. Block of eight very fine used on piece, blue registration line at top. SG 52 £35
SR1520 5/-, blue and blue-green, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Very fine used cancelled ‘RAYLTON’ central datestamp. Lovely. SG 52 £25
SR2256 5/-, blue and blue-green, lower marginal horizontal strip of five showing imprint in margin. Very fine used. SG 52 £30
SR1865 5/-, blue and blue-green, lower left corner horizontal strip of six showing imprint in margin. Fine used. SG 52 £30
SR1521 5/-, blue and blue-green, block of eight. Very fine used. Lovely. SG 52 £25
SR2144 5/-, blue and blue-green. Lower right corner irregular block of 13, part imprint in margin. Fine or very fine used. Most attractive. SG 52 £65
SR2143 5/-, blue and blue-green. Lower right corner horizontal block of 14, imprint in margin. Very fine used cancelled 'UMTALI'. Lovely. SG 52 £100
AR490 1937-1953 Range of 33 ‘postage’ stamps all fiscally used with revenue cancellations and / or manuscript markings. Comprising: 1937 Coronation 1d and 6d; KGVI 1937 definitives complete set of 13 with an additional 5/- with ‘S.R.G.’ perfin; 1940 BSAC Golden Jubilee complete set with an additional 1d used on piece in combination with a pair of KGVI 3/- revenues; 1943 Matabeleland 2d; 1947 Royal Visit set; UPU 2d; 1953 Coronation 2/6; 1953 Rhodes Birth 1d and 2d; 1953 Rhodes Exhibition 6d. A difficult assembly all neatly mounted on three pages. (SG 36, 39, 40-52, 53-60, 61, 62-63, 68, 71-72, 76, 77) £85
POSTAL HISTORY
SR1975 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d and 1d (SG 40, 41), cancelled 'UMTALI' on the First Day of Issue, addressed to Penhalonga. £25
SR1976 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d, 1d and 1½d (SG 40-42), cancelled 'UMTALI' on the First Day of Issue, addressed to Penhalonga. £30
SR1977 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d, 1½d and 4d (SG 40, 42, 43), cancelled 'RAYLTON' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered to Scotland. £35
SR86 1937 25th November, printed 'RHODESIA RAILWAYS LIMITED' registered cover bearing KGVI ½d, 1½d & 4d cancelled 'RAYLTON / S. RHODESIA 25 NOV 1937' First Day of Issue, to Bulawayo. Light Staining. £35
SR87 1937 25th November, registered printed cover (The Royal Hotel, Bulawayo) bearing KGVI ½d to 6d (SG 40-44) cancelled 'BULAWAYO' on the First Day of Issue. Addressed to England with arrival datestamp on reverse. £45
SR893 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 9d (SG 40-46) cancelled 'BULAWAYO' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered airmail to Scotland. Fine and clean. £55
RA1448 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 9d (SG 40-46) cancelled 'BULAWAYO' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered airmail to the Cape. Fine and clean, with violet 'FIRST DAY COVER' cachet. £55
SR1978 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 1/- (SG 40-48), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered airmail to the Cape. £55
SR89 1937 25th November, KGVI ½d to 6d then 8d to 1/- on two separated registered First Day Covers, cancelled 'SALISBURY' to London. SG 40-48. £65
SR1990 1937 25th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 1/- (SG 40-48), boldly cancelled 'HEADLANDS' on the First Day of Issue, sent registered to England. £75
SR1716 1937 25th November, five covers printed on reverse flap with 'RHODESIA REGIMENT / 1st Bn.' crest, bearing KGVI set less 2/6 (SG 40-52 less 51). Each sent registered from MACHEKE on the First Day of Issue and addressed to Captain L. E. Creasy, Umtail. A lovely group £175
SR1709 1937 25th November, three covers bearing KGVI complete set (SG 40-52), each sent registered from PLUMTREE on the First Day of Issue, locally addressed. Staining affecting 1/- otherwise a lovely group £125
SR553 1938 12th January, cover bearing KGVI 9d and 10d x three definitives (SG 46, 47), cancelled 'SALISBURY S.R. / REGISTERED', sent registered airmail to Germany. Reverse applied with printed black/white German customs labels, arrival backstamp dated 21st January. Attractive. £45
SR1886 1938 12th January, cover bearing KGVI 4d, 6d, 9d and 10d (SG 43, 44, 46, 47), cancelled 'SALISBURY S.R. / REGISTERED', sent registered airmail to Germany. Reverse applied with printed black/white German customs labels, arrival backstamp dated 21st January. Attractive. £45
SR390 1938 23rd March, printed advertising cover for INDONA tea and Coffee, bearing KGVI 1d (SG 41), cancelled 'BULAWAYO 2', addressed to Northern Rhodesia. £35
SR656 1938 28th March, cover bearing KGVI ½d, 1d 1½d and 4d (SG 40-42), each crisply cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', these representing the correct registered rate to America with printed black/pink label. Arrival datestamp (AP 18). £40
SR1988 1938 28th March, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 1/- plus 2d and 3d large Falls (SG 40-48, 29-30), cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS', sent registered to England. £55
SR1887 1938 29th April, printed advertising cover for Colonial Mutual Assurance, bearing KGVI 1d (SH 41), machine cancelled 'SALISBURY', this inverted. Addressed to Bulawayo. £30
SR1600 1938 16th May, printed company cover bearing KGVI 4d x three (SG 43), cancelled 'SALISBURY', sent airmail to the USA. SOLD
RA8699 1938 29th May, cover bearing 3d large Falls plus KGVI 2/6 definitive (SG 35b, 51), cancelled 'SALISBURY' sent Air Mail addressed to the USA. Attractive high value franking. £45
AR177 1938 3rd June, window envelope with printed ‘Midlands Garage’ at upper left. Bearing a single KGVI ½d green (SG 40) tied by 'GWELO' (3 June) large double circle datestamp. A fine example of the ½d unsealed open letter rate. £35
AR217 1938 6th October, cover addressed to England bearing KGVI ½d green and 1d scarlet (SG 40, 41) tied by a 'MAZOE' (6 Oct) double circle datestamp. SOLD
AR187 1939 25th January, cover addressed and sent registered to Germany ‘Falls’ 3d and KGVI 1/- definitive (SG 30, 48) tied by 'GWELO' (25 Jan) double circle datestamp and with Gwelo registration label at left. An air mail label was affixed though has been subsequently crossed through. Gwelo (25 Jan) and Regd. / Salisbury S. Rhodesia (26 Jan) backstamps. SOLD
SR1602 1939 15th March, cover bearing KGVI 1d pair (SG 41), cancelled 'UMTALI and addressed to Germany. Underpaid and struck with boxed 'T' cachet plus 'T 20c' endorsement and further German instructional mark. £20
SR1890 1939 25th July, cover bearing KGVI 1d, 1½d, 4d, 8d, 9d, 10d and 2d large Falls (SG 41, 42, 43, 45-47, 29), cancelled 'SHABANI', sent registered to Northern Ireland. Transit backstamps. £40
RA719 1940 (September), cover to Bulawayo bearing KGVI 1d (SG 41) tied by Gatooma datestamp. Endorsed 'Unknown at Mines Office / Return to Sender'. Bulawayo (13 Sep and 19 Sep) datestamps on front and boxed INCONNU / NOT KNOWN. The reverse with manuscript comments regarding possible addressees with oval MINES OFFICE / BULAWAYO (11 Sep) triple oval backstamp struck in blue-green. Also RETURNED LETTER BRANCH / G.P.O. SALISBURY (23 Sep) datestamp. SOLD
SR1885 1941 9th October, cover bearing KGVI ½d strip of four (SG 40), and additionally at upper left with 'WE REALISE IN RHODESIA' patriotic label. Machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO', addressed to England. £35
SR1686 1942 23rd May, KGVI 4d registered stationery envelope bearing KGVI 1½d (SG 42), cancelled light 'SALISBURY' datestamps, addressed to Johannesburg. SOLD
SR658 1943 16th July, long cover (now opened out for display), bearing on front side Northern Rhodesia KGVI eight values ½d to 1/-, cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE'. Addressed and sent registered airmail to Johannesburg and struck with violet 'COUNTER DELIVERY' handstamp.The reverse side bearing Southern Rhodesia KGVI ½d to 6d plus 1/- and 2d and 3d large Falls, these cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS' the same day. Endorsed in red ink on front 'Unable to effect delivery'. Most unusual. £175
SR1023 1944 21st June, cover bearing KGVI 1d and 1/- plus Matabeleland 2d (SG 41, 48, 61), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. Struck at lower left with violet 'POLISH CONSULATE GENERAL / SALISBURY' cachet. Unusual. £45
SR1892 1944 23rd August, printed 'THE RHODESIAN RAILWAYS, LIMITED' acceptance form for the transport of goods. The address side bearing KGVI ½d (SG 40), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and locally addressed. The consignment being a tin trunk and a case for transportation to Germiston, as person effects to be paid by recipient. Highly unusual and not previously seen. £95
SR1696 1944 October, cover bearing at upper left NORTHERN RHODESIA KGVI 1d and 3d pairs each cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE 10 X 44' datestamps, further applied at right with SOUTHERN RHODESIA KGVI 1½d and 2d large Falls pairs cancelled 'VICTORIA FALLS 12 OCT 44' datestamps. Addressed to England. Most unusual cross border usage. £55
SR99 1944 30th October, cover originating from Beira and then posted from Umtali, bearing KGVI 9d and 1/6 x two (SG 46, 49), sent airmail to the USA. Opened at left and re-sealed with printed red/white 'OPENED BY EXAMINER / D.E.' label and struck with violet octagonal '(Crown) PASSED / DE/18' cachet. Further opened at right and re-sealed with clear tape printed 'EXAMINED BY' handstamped '8242', presumably the second censor as a result of it originating not from where it was posted. Attractive and unusual double censor cover. £65
SR1005 1944 28th November, printed company cover bearing KGVI 1d x three and 6d pair (SG 41, 44), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and addressed to England. Attractive and clean. £25
SR992 1945 6th January, long cover apparently re-used with pasted on address label and bearing KGVI 1½d block of eight and 2/- pair (SG 42, 50), cancelled 'THORNHILL' and sent Airmail to London. Foreshortened at right and some creasing although still attractive. £30
SR1013 1945 11th January, cover bearing KGVI 1½d pair, 4d and 1/- (SG 42, 43, 48), lightly cancelled 'GATOOMA' and sent registered Airmail to England. Attractive. £30
SR1019 1945 23rd February, long cover bearing KGVI 1/-, 2/6 and large Falls 3d (SG 48, 51, 35b), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. Most attractive. £40
SR1012 1945 20th April, long cover bearing KGVI 2/6 ultramarine and purple (SG 51), cancelled 'BULAWAYO STATION' and sent Airmail to England. Attractive single high value useage. £40
SR1995 1945 5th July, KGVI stationery registered envelope bearing 1/-, 2/6 and 3d large Falls (SG 48, 51, 35b), cancelled 'GWELO' and sent airmail to the USA. Transit and arrival backstamps. £35
AR184 1946 10th January, cover sent registered to South Africa bearing a single KGVI 6d grey-black (SG 44) tied by a light 'GWANDA' (10 Jan) double circle datestamp and with a red Gwanda registration label affixed at upper left. The endorsement ‘unknown insufficiently addressed (initials)’ was added in red manuscript and a trilingual ‘INCONNU / UNKNOWN / ONBEKEND’ three-line cachet was applied in violet. The reverse with Gwanda (10 Jan), Johannesburg (15 Jan), Returned L.O. Cape Town (17 Jan), Returned Letter Branch / G.P.O. Salisbury (2 Feb) transit / arrival / forwarding backstamps. A fine example of a 6d single rate. £35
RA4963 1946 10th August, piece cut from exercise book bearing KGVI 1d x three (SG 41), each cancelled ‘TRELAWNEY / S. RHODESIA’, another four strikes alongside. £20
RA8030 1946 14th November, cover bearing KGVI ½d to 5/- definitives various values plus 2d and 3d large Falls, cancelled ‘BULAWAYO’, addressed to Johannesburg. Attractive. £65
SR1888 1946 27th December, cover bearing KGVI 8d, 9d, 10d and 1/6 (SG 45-47, 49), each cancelled 'FIGTREE', sent registered to England. £45
SR393 1947 7th January, cover bearing KGVI 1d and 6d (SG 41, 44), cancelled 'MASHABA', sent registered to Brazil with red printed label. Some minor spotting, a most unusual destination. SOLD
RA4964 1947 21st February, cover bearing KGVI 9d and 2/- (SG 46, 50), machine cancelled ‘SALISBURY’, sent airmail to the USA. SOLD
SR1983 1947 27th March, cover bearing KGVI 6d and strip of three 9d's (SG 44, 46), machine cancelled 'SALISBURY', sent airmail to Newfoundland. £25
SR1604 1947 21st May, cover bearing KGVI ½d x four (SG 40), machine cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent underpaid to the USA. Endorsed in pencil 'T 20c' and further US 'DUE 4 CENTS' cachet, dust applied with vertical pair US dues £20
RA1910 1947 15th August, cover bearing KGVI 9d (SG 46), sent Airmail ‘GWELO 15 AUG 47’ datestamp to Australia. Unusual single rate usage of this value. £35
SR1014 1947 (date unclear), home-made cover using the reverse of a black and white map, bearing KGVI 1d x six and 9d pale blue (SG 41, 46), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to London. Attractive and unusual. £30
SR1884 1938 3rd February, parcel tag bearing KGVI 1d and 1/- (SG 40, 48), lightly cancelled 'HIGHLANDS', addressed to England. Some creasing. £25
RA1911 1948 14th February, small cover bearing KGVI 1d and 2d large Falls (SG 41,35a) cancelled 'SALISBURY 14 FEB 48' to Australia. Fine and clean, most appealing. £22
SR1011 1948 10th August, long cover bearing KGVI 1/6 black and orange-yellow (SG 49), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to London. £30
SR1608 1948 16th August, cover bearing KGVI 1d, 8d and 2/- (SG 41, 45, 50), cancelled 'BULAWAYO', airmail to the USA. £25
SR1601 1948 21st September, cover bearing KGVI 1d pair (SG 40), cancelled 'PLUMTREE', addressed to Canada. £18
SR760 1948 11th October, cover bearing KGVI 8d and 10d (SG 45, 47), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO', sent airmail to the USA. £20
SR1020 1948 13th December, long cover bearing KGVI 1d, 8d and 9d (SG 41, 45, 46), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent Airmail To England. Most attractive three colour combination. £40
SR1610 1948 11th December, cover bearing KGVI 1/6 (SG 49), cboldly cancelled 'BULAWAYO', airmail to New York. £25
SR1010 1948 31st December, long cover bearing KGVI 9d pale blue (SG 46), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent Airmail to England. A fine and clean single rate franking. £30
SR1033 1948 (?) date unclear, printed SOUTHERN RHODESIA LABOUR PARTY HEADQUARTERS cover bearing KGVI 2/6 ultramarine and purple (SG 51), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. Attractive. £35
SR1032 1948 (?) date unclear, cover bearing KGVI 1d and 9d plus large Falls 2d (SG 41, 46, 35a), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent Airmail to England. £20
SR1607 c1948 date not visible, cover from the Nyakatsapa Mission, Watsomba, bearing KGVI ½d and 4d (SG 40, 43), lightly cancelled 'PENHALONGA', addressed to the USA. £18
SR1883 c1948 date not visible, cover bearing KGVI 5/- lower marginal part imprint (SG 52), cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent registered airmail to England. Attractive. £35
SR1598 1949 7th May, cover bearing KGVI 1/6 (SG 49), cancelled 'UMTALI', addressed to the USA. £22
SR1889 1949 12th August, KGVI 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGVI 1/6 (SG 49), cancelled 'SHABANI', sent airmail to England. Most attractive. £45
SR1684 1949 28th October, printed radio ham card, bearing KGVI ½d (SG 40), crisply cancelled 'THORNHILL 28 X 49' dc datestamp. Addressed to Australia. Unusual. £25
SR1004 1949 8th December, cover bearing KGVI 9d pale blue (SG 46), cancelled with machine slogan 'BULAWAYO', and sent Airmail to London. A fine and clean single rate franking. £30
SR395 1949 19th December, cover bearing KGVI 1/6 (SG 49), machine cancelled 'SALISBURY', sent airmail to the USA. £22
SR1897 1950 6th June, printed Cecil Hotel, Gwelo cover bearing KGVI 10d (SG 47), cancelled 'GWELO', sent airmail to England. £20
SR391 1950 14th December, cover bearing KGVI 2/- (SG 50), machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO', sent airmail to Canada. £22
RA1914 1950 18th December, cover bearing KGVI 9d and 10d, 3d large Falls and 2d Diamond Jubilee (SG 46, 46, 35b, 70), sent Airmail machine cancelled 'BULAWAYO' to the USA. Fine and attractive four value franking. £35
SR1993 1951 March, KGVI stationery registered envelope bearing 1/- and strip of four 2/- (SG 48, 50), cancelled 'HIGHLANDS', addressed airmail to London. Applied with printed green Customs label duly cancelled. A little tatty. £30
SR1982 1951 16th May, cover bearing KGVI 2/- (SG 50), machine cancelled 'QUE QUE', sent airmail to the USA. £22
AM102 1951 23rd November, unsealed open letter rate cover addressed to the USA, bearing a single KGVI ½d (SG 40) tied by 'IF THIS LETTER / IS INCORRECTLY ADRESSED / ADVISE WRITER' Bulawayo (23 Nov) slogan cancellation. Scarce usage of this rate overseas. £45
RA7339 1951 26th December, KGVI 1d postal stationery envelope (H & G B5), uprated with KGVI 8d and 1/- definitive plus 3d large Falls (SG 45, 48, 35b), sent airmail to England. Attractive and clean. SOLD
SR1991 1952 28th May, KGVI stationery registered envelope bearing ½d and 4d (SG 40, 43), cancelled 'REDCLIFF', addressed to Switzerland. Transit and arrival backstamps. £75
SR1609 1952 20th December, company printed cover bearing KGVI 6d pair, 10d plus 2d Falls (SG 44, 47, 35a), cancelled 'SALISBURY', airmail to the USA. £20
RA1079 1952, printed Presentation Folder for the Brussels Postal Congress, applied internally with the 1937 KGVI set and large Falls (SG 40-52, 35a, 35b), each secured with a photo corner mount. Unusual and attractive. £70
SR1611 1953 21st April, printed company cover bearing KGVI 6d pair and 1/- (SG 44, 48), machine cancelled 'SALISBURY / 1953 EXHIBITION YEAR IN BULAWAYO'. Sent airmail to the USA. £18
SR1891 1953 August, KGVI 4d stationery registered envelope bearing KGVI 2/- and 5/- (SG50, 52), lightly cancelled 'BULAWAYO'. Sent airmail to Brazil, arrival backstamp. Somewhat soiled but still an unusual high value usage and uncommon destination. £30
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