SOUTHERN RHODESIA
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6d orange, major variety COMPLETE OFFSET ON REVERSE. Upper marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce. SG 67 var.
 
Note: apparently discovered in Umtali, there are thought to be 36 examples known, including several blocks of four and a used example
2/6, lower marginal block of eight showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 77
SOLD
£85
Last updated: 11th December, 2018
1940 BSA COMPANY JUBILEE, SG 53-60
STAMPS
SR507 Plate proofs. ½d vignette only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 53 plate proofs £40
SR508 Plate proofs. 1d vignette only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 54 plate proofs £40
SR512 Plate proofs. 1½d frame only, horizontal pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 55 plate proofs £40
AR279 Plate proofs. 1½d frame only, left marginal horizontal pair and a single of complete design, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. £55
AR278 Plate proofs. 1½d final perforated type with security punctures. A lower left corner pair, the corner stamp showing the ‘RECUT SHIRT COLLAR’ flaw. With a corner block of four of the issued stamp showing the same variety, the latter superb unmounted mint. A nice matched pair. £75
SR509 Plate proofs. 2d vignette only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 56 plate proofs £40
SR513 Plate proofs. 3d frame only, vertical pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 57 plate proofs £40
SR514 Plate proofs. 3d complete design, upper marginal horizontal pair showing printer's guide cross in margin, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 57 plate proofs £45
SR1377 Plate proofs. 4d of vignette only and complete design, mounted on thick cream card 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / Progressive Proof. Both imperforate on gummed paper with security punctures. £80
SR510 Plate proofs. 6d vignette only, horizontal pair, imperforate gummed paper, security punctures and very fine. SG 59 plate proofs £40
SR506 Plate proofs. Complete set of eight values complete design, imperforate types each in a vertical or horizontal pair. Security punctures, with gum very fine unmounted. Scarce group. SG 53-60 plate proofs £275
SR1119 Plate proofs. Complete set of eight values ½d to 1/-, complete design. Each a block of four either showing printer's guide cross at centre, guide line at top or from the corner of the sheet. The ½d virtually severed vertically otherwise fine for these with some folding between. A most attractive and scarce group. SG 53-60 plate proofs £475
SR515 Plate proofs. Complete set of eight values complete design, final perforated types each with security punctures. 4d upper marginal endorsed 'File Copy' in margin. Without gum and usual condition for these. Scarce group. SG 53-60 plate proofs £200
AR357 Complete set of eight, ½d to 1/-, each a lower left corner example, superb fresh unmounted mint. The 1½d showing the ‘recut shirt collar’ flaw (constant row 6/1, one in four panes). SG 53-60, 53a £35
SR1378 ½d to 1/-, set of seven blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 53-60 £35
SR1380 ½d to 1/-, set of seven blocks of four,, upper right corner showing running sheet numbers in margins. Hinged on margins stamps very fine unmounted. SG 53-60 £40
SR1379 ½d to 1/-, set of seven in lower marginal blocks showing imprint. Very fine unmounted. A surprisingly difficult group. SG 53-60 £75
SR1386 ½d, showing ink smudge below the Arms. Very fine mint. Unusual. SG 53 var. £25
SR1381 1d, showing reversed 'Q' for 'O' of 'RHODESIA' flaw (row 4/6), in positional upper right corner block of eight. Superb unmounted. SG 54 and var. £35
SR100 1½d, 'recut shirt collar' flaw (constant row 6/1, one in four panes) in lower left corner positional block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 55, 55a £25
AR228 1940 1½d ‘recut shirt collar’ flaw (constant row 6/1, one in four panes) in lower left corner positional block of four. Superb unmounted mint. SG 55, 55a £35
SR1120 1½d, showing ‘Recut shirt collar’ flaw (constant, row 6/1, lower left pane only). Superb used on piece, uncommon. SG 55a
 
Note: used examples of this flaw are considerably more difficult to find than mint.
£55
SR1387 1½d, upper marginal pair, the frame heavily over-inked and showing resultant ink smudging mostly affecting the right stamp. Superb unmounted. Striking and most unusual. SG 55 vars. £95
SR1388 3d, showing ‘cave’ flaw (constant, row 6/6). Very fine mint. SG 57a £55
SR885 3d, ‘cave’ flaw (constant, row 6/6). Superb unmounted. SG 57a SOLD
SR1121 3d, ‘cave flaw’ upper right stamp in right marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 57a / 57 £110
SR1123 3d, ‘cave’ flaw (constant, row 6/6). Superb used with postmark well clear of the flaw. Uncommon as such. SG 57a £125
SR1390 3d, showing ‘smoke signal’ flaw (constant, row2/4). Very fine unmounted. SG 57 var. £45
SR1389 3d, showing ‘extra cloud’ flaw (position unknown). Very fine unmounted. SG 57 var. £45
RA7804 4d, showing strong vertical smear of both the brown and green printing. Fine used. Striking and very scarce. SG 58 var. £110
SR1382 1940 (3rd June), BSA Company Golden Jubilee ‘Official Commemorative Envelope’ produced by the Philatelic Society of Rhodesia. Bearing the complete set (SG 53-60), each tied by BULAWAYO 4 (3 Jun) double circle datestamps. Numbered ‘168’ at lower left. £25
SR1383 1940 (3rd June), cover bearing the complete set (SG 53-60), each tied by GWELO (3 Jun) double circle datestamps. Registered and locally addressed. £20
SR1384 1940 (3rd June), large part printed FIRST DAY COVER cover bearing the complete set (SG 53-60), each tied by HARTLEY (3 Jun) double circle datestamps. Locally addressed. £15
AR157 1940 (November), cover addressed to the USA bearing a single BSAC Golden Jubilee ½d (SG 53) tied by Selukwe (13 Nov) double circle datestamp. With PASSED BY / CENSOR / 6 / S. RHODESIA cachet struck in black. Cover fault at upper right, clear of the adhesive, otherwise a fine example of a ½d unsealed open-letter rate. SOLD
SR1035 1941 27th January, printed 'Barbour's' cover bearing BSA Jubilee ½d and 1½d (SG 53, 55), machine cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
SR1027 1941 21st April, long printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover bearing KGVI ½d and BSA Jubilee 1½d (SG 40, 55), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
SR1024 1941 3rd July, cover bearing BSA Jubilee ½d and 1½d (SG 53, 55), each cancelled 'AVONDALE' and addressed to England. Few light edge faults, a scarce office on cover. £40
AR216 1941 (August), postcard used internally bearing a single example of the BSAC Jubilee ½d slate-violet and green (SG 53) tied by an UMVUMA (9 Aug) double circle datestamp. The card has been addressed from one bank to another, the reverse with printed ‘Acknowledgement’ form from the Standard Bank at Umvuma addressed to Barclays bank at Que Que. Unusual, and a fine example of the ½d internal postcard rate. £40
SR1028 1941 24th November, long printed 'On His Majesty's Service' cover bearing KGVI 1d and BSA Jubilee 3d (SG 41, 57), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
RA6194 1942 8th August, printed advertising cover for ‘GARLICK’S Office Equipment Company’, bearing 1½d BSA Jubilee (SG 55), machine cancelled ‘BULAWAYO’, addressed to Johannesburg, then re-addressed. Attractive. £25
SR1001 1949 ?, long printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover bearing BSA Jubilee 1½d plus KGVI ½d (SG 55, 40), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. £15
1943 50th ANNIVERSARY OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND, SG 61
STAMPS
RA2783 2d, complete sheet of 60. Right pane with hat brim retouch flaw (row 1/8), in addition with unlisted minor constant flaws. Superb unmounted. SG 61 and 61a £40
RA4214 2d, complete sheet of 60. Left pane with line under saddlebag (row 6/10) and inverted 'G' (row 5/5) flaws, plus numerous other minor, vertical row 8 being the narrow type. Superb unmounted. SG 61, 61b & vars. £40
SR1391 2d, showing strong 'doctor blade' ink smear. Very fine unmounted. Striking and very scarce. SG 61 var. SOLD
SR1392 2d, hat brim retouch flaw, (constant, row 1/8 right pane) in positional upper right corner block of six. Superb unmounted. SG 61a, 61 £25
RA1849 2d, hat brim retouch flaw (constant, row 1/8 right pane), piece bearing KGVI ½d definitive, the 2d applied over and cancelled 'MARANDELLAS'. SG 61a £30
SR105 2d, line under saddlebag flaw (constant, row 6/10 left pane), in positional lower right corner block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 61b, 61 £20
SR102 2d, line under saddlebag flaw (constant, row 6/10 left pane), in positional lower right corner block of ten, arrow and sheet number in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 61, 61b £25
SR106 2d, line under saddlebag flaw (constant, row 6/10 left pane). Very fine used SG 61b £25
SR1393 2d, damaged 'D' of '2d' flaw (constant, row 3/4 left pane), in positional (by part arrow) left marginal strip of four. Stamps superb unmounted. SG 61 and var. £15
RA5913 2d, damaged ‘D’ of ‘2D’ flaw (constant, row 3/4 left pane), in positional (by arrow) left marginal block of eight. Superb unmounted. SG 61 var. £15
SR1395 2d, inverted 'G' flaw (constant, row 5/5 left pane), in positional (by arrow) lower marginal block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 61 and var. £20
SR108 2d, inverted 'G' flaw (constant, row 5/5 left pane), very fine used. SG 61 var. £10
SR1394 2d, nick in '2' of '2d' flaw (constant, row6/10 right pane), in positional lower right pair. Superb unmounted. SG 61 and var. £15
SR1396 1943 1st November, cover bearing 2d (SG 61), cancelled 'PARK RIVER' datestamp. Locally addressed. Scarce office on cover. SOLD
SR1036 1942 December, long printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover bearing Matabeleland 2d (SG 61), cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to England. Struck at lower left corner with black oval crested 'LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY / OFFICIAL FREE' cachet duly signed. Attractive and unusual. £30
SR1037 1943 date unclear, piece presumably cut from a wrapper printed 'On His Majesty's Service / PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS' and bearing Matabeleland 2d (SG 61 var., narrow stamp variety), lightly cancelled 'SALISBURY' and addressed to London. Most unusual. £35
1947 ROYAL VISIT, SG 62-63
STAMPS
SR1419 ½d and 1d, plate proofs ex. the printer’s archive, frame only and complete designs imperforate plus final perforated types. On gummed paper, security punctures. Very fine unmounted. A surprisingly difficult group. SG 62-63 plate proofs SOLD
SR1413 ½d, plate proofs ex. the printer’s archive, frame only. Upper marginal vertical pair, imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Fine unmounted. SG 62-63 plate proofs £20
SR1414 ½d, un-issued colours black and ochre, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’, security puncture. Vertical pair. Superb unmounted. SG 62 specimen / printer’s sample £150
SR1412 1d, un-issued colours black and light blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’, security puncture. Hinge trace. SG 63 specimen / printer’s sample £55
RA7805 1d, un-issued colours black and light blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’, security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 63 specimen / printer’s sample £75
SR1415 1d, un-issued colours black and light blue, overprinted ‘WATERLOW & SONS LTD / SPECIMEN’, security puncture. Block of four. Superb unmounted. A scarce multiple. SG 63 specimen / printer’s sample £300
RA7274 Set, un-issued colours black and ochre, black and pale blue, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security puncture. Hinge trace, very fine mint. SG 62-63 specimen £120
RA8467 Set, un-issued colours black and ochre, black and pale blue, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 62-63 specimen £180
SR1416 Set in blocks of four. Cancelled central 'TURK MINE' datestamps. SG 62-63 £8
SR113 Set in imprint blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 62-3 £4
POSTAL HISTORY
SR1418 1947 1st April, printed Royal Visit cover bearing set, cancelled on the First Day of Issue. £8
SR1417 1947 15th April, KGVI 1d embossed envelope bearing Royal Visit set in pairs, cancelled with the special oval crested 'ROYAL TOUR' strike in BLUE and with 'ROYAL TRAIN' registration cachet. Attractive. £15
1947 VICTORY, SG 64-67
STAMPS
SR1405 Complete set in matching right marginal blocks of four, printer's guide dot in margins, plate proofs ex. the printer's archive. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Usual condition for these. SG 64-67 plate proofs £275
SR1411 Complete set in upper marginal blocks of four, 6d showing plate '43237' and printer's guide dot in margin, plate proofs ex. the printer's archive. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. Usual condition for these. SG 64-67 plate proofs £275
SR1406 1d, plate proofs ex. the printer's archive. Block of four, imperforate, security punctures. Mounted on thick white card 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / Progressive proof. SG 64 plate proofs SOLD
SR1407 2d, plate proofs ex. the printer's archive. Block of four, imperforate, security punctures. Mounted on thick white card 'WATERLOW & SONS LTD / Progressive proof. SG 65 plate proofs SOLD
SR1404 Complete set, plate proofs ex. the printer's archive. All right marginal perforated types, security punctures. Usual condition for these. SG 64-67 plate proofs £50
SR1408 Set, un-issued colours blue-green, red-brown, chocolate and olive-green, overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security punctures. Very fine unmounted. SG 64-67 specimen / printer's samples £300
RA1022 6d, un-issued colour olive-green overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security puncture. Superb unmounted. SG 67 specimen £45
SR1409 6d, un-issued colour olive-green overprinted 'WATERLOW & SONS Ltd. / SPECIMEN' vertically at left, small security puncture. Block of four. Superb unmounted. Scarce multiple. SG 67 specimen £200
SR115 Set in imprint blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 64-67 £10
SR986 1d, complete sheet of 60, showing the larger Waterlow imprint in lower margin. In addition running sheet number '424', printer's guide dots in left and lower margins indicating this the lower left pane of larger format and part imprint at lower right corner margin. Some perfs. parted otherwise superb unmounted. SG 64 £125
SR1125 2d, showing 'damaged frame' (row 1/10, one in four panes. Superb unmounted. SG 65b
 
Note: although assumed to affect only one in four panes, the scarcity of this variety would suggest that only a batch or one printing did in fact show it.
£325
SR1126 2d, showing 'damaged frame' right stamp in positional pair (by running sheet number, row 1/10, one in four panes). Superb unmounted. SG 65, 65b
 
Note: although assumed to affect only one in four panes, the scarcity of this variety would suggest that only a batch or one printing did in fact show it.
£350
SR1410 6d orange, major variety COMPLETE OFFSET ON REVERSE. Upper marginal, superb and fresh unmounted. Very scarce. SG 67 var.
 
Note: apparently discovered in Umtali, there are thought to be 36 examples known, including several blocks of four and a used example
SOLD
RA7948 Set in complete sheets of 60. Very fine and fresh unmounted. SG 64-67 £90
POSTAL HISTORY
SR1403 1947 8th May, printed First Day cover bearing complete set of four cancelled 'ENKLEDOORN'. SG 64-67 £8
SR1402 1947 8th May, printed 'PEACE' First Day cover bearing complete set of four cancelled 'FILABUSI', sent registered to Johannesburg. SG 64-67 £10
SR118 1947 30th July, re-used cover pasted over with printed 'RHODESIA RAILWAYS, LTD.' manila label, bearing 1d Victory machine cancelled 'SALISBURY' locally addressed. Unusual. £20
1949 75th ANNIVERSARY OF U.P.U., SG 68-69
STAMPS
SR1399 Set in upper right corner blocks of four showing running sheet numbers in margins. Superb unmounted. SG 68-69 £10
SR1400 Set on illustrated First Day cover, cancelled 'BULAWAYO' and sent registered to Pretoria. Attractive. SG 68-69 £10
SR1401 Set each a block of four on separate plain covers cancelled 'ARDBENNIE' on the First Day of Issue. SG 68-69 £20
1950 DIAMOND JUBILEE OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, SG 70
STAMPS
SR1398 2d, plate proofs ex. the printer’s archive, frame only, complete design both imperforate, plus perforated complete design. Right marginal blocks of four each with security punctures, very fine unmounted. SG 70 plate proofs £350
RA9844 2d, upper left corner block of four showing plate numbers '44786' and '44825' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 70 £5
SR1397 2d, lower marginal two rows of the sheet, imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 70 £12
POSTAL HISTORY
1953 BIRTH CENTENARY OF CECIL RHODES, SG 71-75
STAMPS
SR516 ½d plate proofs ex. the printer's archive, vertical pair of the complete design. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 71 plate proofs £40
SR518 2d plate proofs ex. the printer's archive, vertical pair of the complete design. Imperforate on gummed paper, security punctures. SG 73 plate proofs £40
SR440 2d plate proofs ex. the printer's archive, an upper marginal example of the vignette and complete design, the vignette with red ink correction mark around one of the skyline buildings which is broken, the complete impression showing this corrected. An unusual pair. Security punctures, gummed. SG 73 plate proofs and var. £60
SR1426 Set in matching upper right corner singles showing running sheet numbers. Hinged on margins stamps superb unmounted. SG 71-75 £5
SR120 Set in imprint blocks. Fine mint or unmounted. SG 71-5 £20
SR121 Set in imprint blocks. Superb unmounted. SG 71-5 £30
POSTAL HISTORY
SR1429 1953 12th August, set on KGVI 1d embossed envelope cancelled with special 'RHODES CENTENARY EXHIBITION / BULAWAYO' datestamps. SG 71-75 SOLD
1953 RHODES CENTENARY EXHIBITION, SG 76
STAMPS
SR1437 6d, plate proofs ex. the printer’s archive, left marginal blocks of four imperforate and perforated versions. Security punctures. Very fine fine unmounted. SG 76 plate proofs £180
POSTAL HISTORY
1953 QUEEN ELIZABETH CORONATION, SG 77
STAMPS
SR532 2/6, lower right corner block of four showing plate ‘1’ in margin. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 77 £40
RA8395 2/6, lower marginal strip of four showing full imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 77 £45
RA6798 2/6, lower marginal block of eight showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 77 £85
SR1425 2/6, upper right corner block of four showing running sheet number '119' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 77 £35
SR1440 2/6, complete sheet of 60, running sheet number '005'. Some mostly marginal perfs. split and light vertical fold at centre. Very fine unmounted. A rare survivor. SG 77 £400
SR1435 1953 1st June, QE II 2/6 Coronation pair on illustrated First Day cover, cancelled 'SALISBURY' and sent registered to Johannesburg. £20
1953 QUEEN ELIZABETH DEFINITIVE, SG 78-91
STAMPS
SR119 Set of 14 values superb unmounted. SG 78-91 £70
RA1043 Set of 14 values in blocks of four. Superb unmounted. SG 78-91 £320
SR889 Set of 14 values in blocks of four, all marginal and some corner. Superb unmounted. SG 78-91 £320
RA1044 Set of 14 values superb used. SG 78-91 £80
SR1432 Set of 14 values on large piece, cancelled 'SALISBURY' on the First Day of Issue. Very fine and clean. SG 78-91 £85
SR1433 Set of 14 values on plain First Day Cover, sent registered from Bulawayo locally addressed. Very fine and clean. SG 78-91 £90
SR1434 Set of 14 values on First Day Cover, cancelled 'TURK MINE' addressed to Bulawayo. Minor staining on some although high values fines. SG 78-91 £80
SR1439 Set of 14 values on four illustrated First Day Covers, cancelled 'SALISBURY', un-addressed. Fine and clean. SG 78-91 £90
RA5312 £1 on printed First Day cover, cancelled at Bulawayo and sent registered locally addressed. Attractive. SG 91 £40
RA5313 4½d, block of four, superb used. SG 83 £12
RA5314 2/-, block of four, superb used. SG 87 £20
SR771 5/-, lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Hinged on margin stamps superb unmounted. SG 89 £25
SR151 10/-, right marginal block of four, superb unmounted. SG 90 £75
SR143 10/-, superb used. SG 90 £25
SR150 10/-, red-brown and yellow-olive shade, superb unmounted. Distinct. SG 90 shade £30
SR583 £1, lower marginal showing large part imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 91 £30
SR772 £1, lower right corner block of four, minor wrinkles otherwise superb unmounted. SG 91 £90
RA6603 £1, left marginal block of six, superb used cancelled ‘SALISBURY’. Lovely. SG 91 £200
SR1431 1954 3rd June, printed 'POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK / STAMP SAVING CARD', applied with ten QEII 6d definitives (SG 84), cancelled 'GWANDA'. Issued to one Lyndsay Thomas of Big Ben Mine, Gwanda. An attractive and very scarce survivor. SOLD
SR1430 1954 4th June, printed 'POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK / STAMP SAVING CARD', applied with 11 QEII 6d definitives (SG 84), cancelled 'GWANDA'. Issued to one Maxwell Stables, Gwanda. An attractive and very scarce survivor. SOLD
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