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The Following Three sections offer a wide range of Postmarks starting with Northern Rhodesia on the Arms Issues,
Double Heads and Admirals.

 

The next section features Postmarks from Southern Rhodesia on the Large Arms, 1905 Victoria Falls stamps, Small Arms,
Double Heads and Admirals.

The final section includes an A to Z collection of over 50 Southern Rhodesia Postmarks on Double Heads
Northen Rhodesia Postmarks
This Section Includes
Northern Rhodesia Postmarks
On Arms Issues
On Double Heads
On Admirals
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Postmark Rarities include
Single Circle Chienji
Squared circle Kampanda
Double circle Chiwefwe - SOLD
Some are a once in a Lifetime chance to acquire

Postmarks on Arms issues
BSAC 201
ABERCORN
16 MAY 02
Type 5sw £15
BSAC 202
BROKEN HILL

9 JUN 1910 - Type 4
£10
BSAC 203
BWANAMKUBWA
30 MAY 19?
Type 4 £15

BSAC 205
CHIENJI OC 19 02
Year inverted - Type 1
Single Circle Very Rare £80

BSAC 207
FEIRA
18APR 1913
Type 4x £15

BSAC 208
FEIRA
18APR 1913
Type 4x £15
BSAC 209
FIFE
JA 17 10 - Type 1
Scarce £20
BSAC 210
FORT JAMESON
13 APR 07 - Type 5sz
£10
BSAC 211
FORT JAMESON
30 MAY 11 - Type 5sz
£10
BSAC 212
KALOMO N.W.R.
18 ? 03 - Type 6
Very Rare £30
BSAC 213
KALOMO
27 DEC 1905
Type 4x £15
BSAC 215
KALUNGUISI
11 MAR 09 - Type 5sw
Scarce £20
BSAC 217
KAMPANDA
NO 10 03 - Type 3
£2000
BSAC 218
KASAMA
JU 5 2 - Type 1
Scarce £20
BSAC 220
KASEMPA
APR 1910 - Type 4x
Scarce £30
BSAC 221
LIVINGSTONE
3 MAY 1910 - Type 4x.1
£10
BSAC 222
LEALUI
16 DEC 1909 - Type 4x
Scarce £25
BSAC 224
MPIKA
MR 7 10 - Type 3
Very Rare SOLD
BSAC 226
NDOLA
20 AUG 1909
Type 4x £10
BSAC 228
PEMBA
FEB 1909
Type 4x £20
Northen Rhodesia Postmarks on Double Heads
BSAC 251
ABERCORN
12 APR 13 - Type 5sw
£10
BSAC 252
ABERCORN
8 AUG 12 - Type 5sw
£10

BSAC 253
FEIRA
7 FEB 1912 - Type 4x
£20

BSAC 254
BROKEN HILL
11 FEB 1913 - Type 4
£10
BSAC 255
KAFUE
15 JUL 1913 - Type 4x
£25
BSAC 258
KALOMO
6 SEP 1912 - Type 4x
£15

BSAC 261
LEALUI
30 MAR 1911 - Type 4x
£20

BSAC 262
LUSAKAS
16 AUG 1912 - Type 4x
£20
BSAC 263
LIVINGSTONE
25 NOV 1911 & 15 AUG 13 - Types 4x & 18
£20

BSAC 264
MKUSHI
25 NOV 1912 - Type 4x
Scarce
£25

BSAC 268
PEMBA
7 DEC 1911
Type 4x
£20
BSAC 270
SHESHEKE
23 OCT 11
Type 4sw Scarce
£20
Northern Rhodesia Postmarks on Admirals
BSAC 300
BROKEN HILL

23 DEC 1920
Type 11t - Scarce £25
BSAC 301
BWANAMKUBWA

20 NOV 1919
Type 4 - Scarce £25
BSAC 303
CHISAMBA
Type 9t - Part strike
£10
BSAC 304
CHOMA
17 OCT 1920 - Type 4x
£10
BSAC 307
FORT ROSEBERY
4 MAY 1923
Type 11t £20
CHIWEFWE
11 NOV 1918 - Type 11tx
Two complete strikes on the day WWI ended
Two other examples known
SOLD
BSAC 305
CHOMA
6 JUL 1922
On SG 294 - Type 4x
£60
BSAC 306
FEIRA
3 APR 1921
Type 4x
£20
BSAC 308
FORT ROSEBERY
12 AUG 1921
Type 11t £20
BSAC 310
KAFUE
19 SEP 1922
Type 4x Scarce £20
BSAC 311
KALENE HILL
Type 4x - Rare
£30
BSAC 312
KALOMO
17 OCT 1918
Type 4x £15
BSAC 313
KASAMA
30 JAN 22
Type 11z - Scarce
£20
BSAC 314
KASEMPA
17 OCT 1921
Type 4x - Scarce
£30
BSAC 316
KAWAMBWA
10 NOV 1916
Type 7A - Scarce
£30
BSAC 318
LIVINGSTONE
Code B
-
JU 6 21
Type 1A
£30
BSAC 319
LIVINGSTONE
Code C -
JY 13 20
Type 1A
£20
BSAC 321
LIVINGSTONE
Code D

AP 11 20
Type 1A
£50
BSAC 320
LIVINGSTONE
Code C -
MY 23 21
Type 1A £20
BSAC 322
LIVINGSTONE
Code E
- JY 8 20
Type 1A £40

BSAC 323
LIVINGSTONE
21 MAR 22 - Type 19
£10

BSAC 324
LUSAKAS
2 FEB 1922 - Dent in outer arc
Type 4x - Scarce £20
BSAC 325
LUSAKAS
FEB 1923 - Dent in outer arc
Type 4x - Scarce £20
BSAC 326
LUSAKAS - 17 JUN ?
Type 4x - In Blue
Very Scarce £35

BSAC 328
MAZABUKA
25 OCT 1922
Type 11t £15

BSAC 329
MAZABUKA
29 JAN 1924
Type 11t £15
BSAC 330
MKUSHI
2 AUG 1922
Type 4x £30
BSAC 331
MONGU LEALUI
24 OCT 1918
Type 7A £25
BSAC 332
MONGU LEALUI
10 OCT 1914
Type 7A
£20
BSAC 334
MONZE
20 JUL 192 - Second year digit omitted
Type 7 £20
BSAC 336
MPIKA
29 JUL 1915
Type 5
£25
BSAC 340
NDOLA
13 OCT 1920
Type 4x £10

BSAC 341
PEMBA
28 JUN 1915
Type 4x £20
BSAC342
PEMBA
6 FEB 1922
Type 4x £20
BSAC 343
PETAUKE
3 JUL 21 - Type 11s Scarce £35
BSAC 344
SERENJE
29 JAN 1919
Type 7B £25
BSAC 345
SERENJE
2 MAY 1923
Type 7B
£20
BSAC 346
SHESHEKE
16 JUL 1918
Type 7A £15

Southern Rhodesia Postmarks
This section Includes
Southern Rhodesia Postmarks
On Large Arms Issues
On 1905 Victoria Falls
On Small Arms Issues
On Double Heads
On Admirals
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This section features postmarks from
Antelope Mine to Zimbabwe
Barred Diamond ‘A’ (Salisbury) plus

Miscellaneous cancels and inludes numerous rarities
Joker Mine, Makupekupen, Marshbrook, Sibali,
Tarn Estate, Tati (Excised), TPO Down,
Victoria Falls S. Africa
Postmarks on Large Arms
BSAC 403
BELINGWE
14 NOV 00
Type 7z
£20
BSAC 405
BROMLEY
OC 30 97 - Type 6 - By far the earliest date
(Previously JA 2 00) Very Rare
Magnificent strike £750
BSAC 407
B.S.A.C. CAMP
NO 2 00 - BULAWAYO

Type 6G
Scarce £20
BSAC 408
CHARTER
Type 5z
Scarce
£25
BSAC 410
EAGLE HAWK
31 OCT 01
Type 7w - Rare
£50
BSAC 413
FILABUSI
12 DEC 99
Type 7w
£15
BSAC 411
ENKELDOORN - On SG 72
26 JAN 98 - Type 13sx
A total of 225,470 stamps - Remainder
Cancelled - Commercial use of stamp rare

£50
BSAC 415
FRANCESTOWN (TATI excised)
DE 25 9 (1897) Year digit above month
on its side Type 4 with TATI excised
13 examples recorded Very rare &
seldom offered £750
TATI excised - The above example (Ex Sinton) was illustrated, being a hand-drawn sketch, by Dann (1950) - Nodder (1956) and
Knight & Mitchell (1984) With the year digit (9) at first at an angle & later placed upright - Thus it appears as a ‘6’ instead of a ‘9’
See my article in The Rhodesian Philatelist No 36

BSAC 416
FRANCESTOWN
SOUTH AFRICA

JA 1 9 (1899)-Type SA 1z
Scarce £15
BSAC 420
GADZEMA
13 JAN 01
Type 7w
£10

BSAC 421
GEELONG

2 JUL 02
Type 7w
£20

BSAC 423
HARTLEY
AU 27 01
Type 6
£10
BSAC 426
INGWANIA
9/1/99 - Type 5
Manuscript date

Very Rare £80
BSAC 427
INSIZA
JU 22 99 - Type 6
Very Rare
£70
BSAC 431
LOMOGUNDI
FE 18 00 - Type 6
Very scarce
£20
BSAC 436
ORTONS DRIFT
Part strike - Type 13x
Rare
£10
BSAC 442
SEBANGA POORT
2 APR 00 - Type 7z
£15
BSAC 443
SELUKWE MATABELELAND
OC 12 98 - Type 4
Scarce £30
BSAC 452
TATI
MATABELELAND

15 MR 96 - Type 4
Rare £40
BSAC 453
TULI
MATABELELAND
Type 5a
Rare £30
BSAC 454
TULI
RHODESIA

JA ? 99 - Type 6
Rare £30
Postmarks on Victoria Falls
BSAC 481
SALISBURY
25 JUL 05 5 - -PM
Type 9.1 - Early use £10
BSAC 482
SELUKWE
NO 8 05 - Type 10z
£15
BSAC 484
KOPJE SALISBURY
9 AUG 05 - Type 13sz
SOLD
Southern Rhodesia Postmarks on Small Arms
BSAC 500
ANTENIOR MINE
AU 03 - Type 10z
Rare £100
BSAC 501
AYRSHIRE MINE
20 MAY 03 - Type 12
Rare £75
BSAC 502
AYRSHIRE MINE
5 APR 1906 - Type 13z
£50
BSAC 503
BALLA BALLA
DE 30 10 - Type 11 Skeleton
£60
BSAC 504
BATTLEFIELDS MINE
13 JUN 08 - Type 12z
£15
BSAC 505
BELINGWE
24 JUN 03 - Type 7z
£10
BSAC 507
BLINKWATER
28 FEB 1907 - Type 13x
£85
BSAC 511
EAGLE HAWK
OCT 00 - Type T7w
Rare £25
BSAC 512
ENTERPRISE
AU 31 04 - Type T10
Rare
SOLD
BSAC 518
GOLDEN VALLEY
29 APR 1908
Type 13x
£20
BSAC 519
GUBULAWAYO
SP 22 9- Code 2
above date - Type B1B
£20
BSAC 521
GWANDA
NO 19 05
Type 10z
£20
BSAC 524
INSIZA STATION
7 APR 1909
Type 13x
£15
BSAC 525
INYATI
20 NOV 1907
Type 13x - Scarce
£20
BSAC 526
INYATI
AUG 1910
Type 13x - Scarce
£20
BSAC 527
JOKER MINE
4 DEC 09 - Type 13sw
Extremely Rare
£450
BSAC 530
MAKUPEKUPEN
DEC 03 - Type 12x
Very Rare
£75
BSAC 534
MELSETTER
MR 29 10
Type 10z
£20
BSAC 539
ORTONS DRIFT
7 JUN 03 - Type 13sx
Rare SOLD
BSAC 540
PENHALONGA
22 FEB 09 - Type 12w
£15
BSAC 541
PENHALONGA
Type 13.1 on SG 118
£10
BSAC 543
SEBAKWE
29 MAY 03 - Type 7w
Very Scarce £40
BSAC 545
TULI - MASHONALAND
NO 19 ? - Type 5a
£50

BSAC 546
TULI - RHODESIA
JU 20 08 - Type 6
Rare £35
BSAC 550
UMSWESWE
11 AUG 09 - Type 13x
Scarce £20
BSAC 552
VICTORIA
JA 27 00 - Type 1A
Blank at foot £15
BSAC 553
VICTORIA
MASHONALAND

AU 10 03 - Type 5a £10
BSAC 557
WEST NICHOLSON
11 JAN 1909 - Type 13x
£20
Southern Rhodesia Postmarks on Double Heads
BSAC 601
ANTELOPE MINE
16 MAY 1912 - Type 13
£25
BSAC 602
ARCTURUS P.O.
23 JUN 1912 - Type 13x
£20
BSAC 604
BALLA BALLA
Double circle - Type 13.1
£20
BSAC 606
BATTLEFIELDS MINE
9 JAN 11 - Type 12z
£20
BSAC 608
BEMBESI
20 DEC 1912 - Type 13x
£15
BSAC 610
BUSH TICK
13 SEP 1913 - Type 13.1
£20
BSAC 612
COLLEN BAWN

11 AUG 1912 - Type 13x
£10
BSAC 614
ELDORADO MINE
29 NOV 1910 - Type 13x
Early DH date £25

BSAC 618
ENKELDOORN

13 JAN 13 - Type 13sx
£10

BSAC 620
FIGTREE
SP 31
(Day Inverted - No Year) Type 4
£30
BSAC 623
GADZEMA
1 MAY 12 - Type 7w
£10
BSAC 624
GATOOMA
28 MAR 1912 - Type 13x
£10

BSAC 625
GOLDEN KOPJE
18 JUL 1913 - Type 13
Rare £80

BSAC 626
GOLDEN VALLEY
6 APR 1912 - Type 13x
On Perf 15- Scarce £30

BSAC 627
GWANDA
29 APR 11 - Type 13sw
£10

BSAC 628
GWELO
29 SEP 19? - Type 13x.1
£10

BSAC 629
HARTLEY
AP 24 12 - Type 6 - M.D.Y.
£15
BSAC 632
INSIZA STATION
2 APR 1912 - Type 13x
£15
BSAC 633
INYATI
6 DEC 1913 - Type 13x
Scarce £25
BSAC 634
JUMBO MINE
27 DEC 1911 - Type 13x.l
Scarce £35
BSAC 635
KIMBERLEY REEFS
Type 13x - Scarce
£25
BSAC 636
LALAPANZI
13 JUN ? - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 638
MACHEKE
29 DEC 11 - Type 13sx
£10
BSAC 639
MAKOWRIES
JY 14 13 - Type 10
Rare £80
BSAC 640
MAKWIRO

7 OCT 1913 - Type
£10
BSAC 642
MARANDELLAS
FE 22 12 - Type 6
Scarce £15
BSAC 643
MARSHBROOK
2 JUN 1912 - Type 13
Rare £100
BSAC 645
MATOPOS
17 JUL 12 - OD Flaw - Type 12x Scarce £25
BSAC 646
MAZOE
25 MAY 1913 - Type 13.1
On Perf 15 £10
BSAC 647
MELSETTER
NO 25 10 - Early date
Type 10z £15
BSAC 648
MOUNT SELINDA

11 MY 12 - Type 6
£10
BSAC 650
MTOKO
2 AUG 1911 - Type 13x
£10
BSAC 651
NYAMANDHLOVU
7 DEP 1912 Type 13x
£10
BSAC 652
ODZI
28 APR 11 - Type 7w
£20
BSAC 653
PAULINGTON
11 APR 1911 - Type 13
£15
BSAC 654
PEGGY MINE
19 JUL 1913 - Type 13
Rare £80
BSAC 655
PENHALONGA
29 APR 12 - Type 12w
On Perf 15 £20
BSAC 656
PENHALONGA
24 NOV 1911 - Type 13.1
£30
BSAC 658
PLUMTREE
1 APR 12 - Type 7w
£10
BSAC 659
QUE QUE
13 JUN 1912 - Type 13x.2
£10
BSAC 661
RUSAPE
1 JUL 1913 - Type 13x
£10
BSAC 662
SELUKWE S.C.
29 JA 13 - Type 10z
£15
BSAC 664
SHAGARI
18 SEP 1913 - Type 13
£40
BSAC 665
SHAMVA
24 JUL 1913 - Type 13x
£10

BSAC 666
SHANGANI
1 MR 2 (1912) - Type 6
SOLD
BSAC 667
SIBALI
18 JAN 1912 - Type 13
Rare £125
BSAC 668
SINOIA
11 OCT 1913 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 676
TURKOIS MINE
20 MAY 191? - Type 13x
Rare £60
BSAC 669
TPO UP
29 MAR 1913 - Type 13
Scarce £35
BSAC 673
TPO DOWN 21 FEB 1913
Double Circle, three strikes on two 1d Double head singles
Originally both from the same cover - Rare multiple franking
£200
BSAC 670
TPO DOWN
21 SEP 1912 - Type 13
Rare £100
BSAC 677
UMBOE
16 May 13 Type 13
Scarce £35
BSAC 678
UMSWEWE
27 MAY 1911 - Type 13x
Scarce £40
BSAC 679
UMVUMA
12 SEP 1913 - Type 13z
£10
BSAC 680
VICTORIA S.C.
NO 17 10 - Early date
Type 5a £25
BSAC 681
VICTORIA D.C.
13 MAR 1913 - Type 13.1
£25
BSAC 682
VICTORIA FALLS

29 JUN 1912 - Type 13x
£20
BSAC 683
WANKIES
12 DEC 1911 - Type 13x.1
£10
BSAC 684
ZIMBABWE
1 NOV 13 - Type 13 - Rare
£60
BSAC 688
Barred Diamond A
Type 2 - Used at Salisbury
£40
BSAC 690
CORK Cancel - Potatoe shape
On
½d Perforation 13½
£20
BSAC 691
CORK Cancel - Potatoe shape
1
d Perforation 13½
£20
BSAC 692
CORK Cancel - Irregular Shape
On SG 136 – Used at ?
Only example seen SOLD
Southern Rhodesia Postmarks on Admirals
BSAC 700
ANTELOPE MINE
11 FEB 1921
Type 13
£10
BSAC 701
ARCTURUS P.O.
29 NOV 1919
Type 13x
£20
BSAC 702
BALLA BALLA
26 JUN 1917
Type 13.1
£20
BSAC 703
BATTLEFIELDS
(‘MINE’ excised)
4 MAY 19 - Type 12z
£15
BSAC 710
CHIPINGA
27 NOV 1915
Type 13x.1
£15
BSAC 704
BEATRICE MINE
2 AUG 1920 - Type 13
£25
BSAC 715
ELDORADO MINE
8 JAN 1916
Type 13x £15
BSAC 718
FIGTREE
15 JUN 1921
Type 13 £10
BSAC 721
GLENDALE STN
25 AUG 20 - Type 13s
Scarce £25
BSAC 728
HEADLANDS
21 DEC 19 - Type 7w
£10
BSAC 729
HEANY
17 AUG 1923 - Type 13x
£10
BSAC 727
GWANDA
12 JUN 23 - Type 13sw
£15
BSAC 730
HUNTERS ROAD
MAR 1920 - Type 13
£15
BSAC 731
INORO
Type 13 Scarce
£20
BSAC 732
INYANGA 9 APR 1921
Type 13x On SG 272a
£25
BSAC 735
LALAPANZI
29 JUN 1919 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 736
LONELY MINE FEB 1921
Type 13.1 - (Two Items)
£10
BSAC 737
MACHEKE
5 DEC 17 - Type 13sx
£10
BSAC 740
MAKWIRO
29 MAR 1917 - Type 13
£10
BSAC 742
MARANDELLAS
10 MAY 1917 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 744
MASHABA
29 DEC 1922 - Type 13
£10
BSAC 746
MATOPOS
26 FEB 23 - Type 12x
£20
BSAC 748
MAZOE
23 OCT 1915 & 8 FEB 1916
Type 13.1 £15
BSAC 753
MOUNT SELINDA

31 MY 22 - Type 6
£15
BSAC 756
NORTON
23 MAR 1915
Type 13.1 £10
BSAC 755
MOUNT SELINDA
20 NO 22 - Type 6 - On SG 300
£40
BSAC 761
PAULINGTON
17 MAR 192?
Type 13 £15
BSAC 764
QUEENS MINE
10 JAN 1919 - Type 13
£10
BSAC 765
RUSAPE
2 OCT 1916 Type 13x
£10
BSAC 766
SELUKWE
26 AUG 1915 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 759
ODZI
5 FEB 17 - Type 7w
£20
BSAC 763
PENHALONGA
19 SEP 21 - Type 12w
£15
BSAC 767
SELUKWE 27 APR 1921 Type 13.1
On SG 272a £20
BSAC 768
SELUKWE
3 SEP 22 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 769
SHABANI
3 SEP 22 - Type 13s.1
£10
BSAC 770
SINOIA
1 SEP 1917 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 771
SINOIA - 8 APR 1920
Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 778
TPO UP MAY 1914
1st Period - Type 13
Scarce
£30
BSAC 779
TPO UP 11 JAN 1921
2nd Period Type 13
Rare
£50
BSAC 782
UMSWESWE
Type 13x
Scarce £15
BSAC 783
UMVUMA
25 JUL 1917 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 784
VICTORIA
24 MAR 1914 Type 13.1
2½ mm lettering £10
BSAC 786
VICTORIA FALLS
1 NOV 1921 - Type 13.1
£10
BSAC 788
WANKIES
27 AUG 1918 - Type 13x.1
£15
BSAC 789
WEST NICHOLSON
2 NOV 1914 - Type 13x
£25
BSAC 795
Barred Diamond A
Type 2 Used at Salisbury
£15
BSAC 796
Barred Diamond A
Type 2 Used at Salisbury
£15
Southern Rhodesia Postmark Collection on Double Heads
B to Z Collection
BSAC 798
B to Z collection of Postmarks, including scarce & rare marks (41 items - Retail value over £800) £600
BATTLEFIELDS MINE
BEMBESI
BINDURA
BUSH TICK
ELDORADO MINE
GADZEMA
GATOOMA
GOLDEN KOPJE
GOLDEN VALLEY
GWANDA
GWELO
HARTLEY
JUMBO MINE
KIMBERLEY REEFS
LONELY MINE
MACHEKE
MARANDELLAS
MATOPOS
MAZOE
MELSETTER
MOUNT DARWIN
ODZI
PAULINGTON
PEGGY MINE
PENHALONGA
PLUMTREE
QUEENS MINE
RUSAPE
SELUKWE S.C.
SELUKWE D.C.
SHAMVA
SHANGANI
TPO UP
UMBOE
UMSWESWE
UMVUMA
VICTORIA S.C.
VICTORIA D.C.
WANKIES
WEST NICHOLSON
ZIMBABWE
BSAC 798
B to Z collection of Postmarks, including scarce & rare marks (41 items- Retail value over £800) £600
This Section Includes
Used Postal Stationery with Rare Cancellations BONC 2, Sibali Skeleton & Umboe
Postal History includes
1896 Matabele Rebellion, Boer War & WWI
Covers from Crocodile Pools, Kalene Hill,
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Used Postal Stationery
Postal History
Mint Postal Stationery

Covers from Mwomboshi
Tati excised used at Francis Town
Postcard from Chisergwe, Manzim’nyama
Victoria FLS skeleton,
This Page also includes
Mint Postal Stationery
Postal Stationery Used (H&G = Higgins and Gage)
May 1900 Salisbury Agricultural show
BSAC 800
1d Card H&G 5
Used locally cancelled KOPJE SALISBURY MY 22 00
Printed on the reverse
a notification of a
General Show
Committee meeting to
be held at the Magistrate’s
Court House
£40
1896 Matabele Rebellion
1902 Rare Hoyte Type 6 Cancel
BSAC 802
H&G 11

1d Postcard to Switzerland
Cancelled by rare Type 6 double circle
NORTH
WESTERN RHODESIA LIVINGSTONE
FE 24 02
BULAWAYO transit & VERRIERES
21 IV 02 arrival cancels
A 55 day transit
£300
BSAC 801 - H&G 5
1d Postcard Used locally - Cancelled BULAWAYO SP 7 96
Addressed to John Ingram Watchmaker & Jeweller £125
Barred Diamond Proving Cover
Post & Reply Card
BSAC 803 - Three Halfpence card H&G 6 to South Africa
with Superb Barred diamond I plus single circle KOPJE AP 11 99 alongside Salisbury transit & KINGWILLIAMS TOWN AP 19 99 arrival backstamp
A lovely proving cover £150
BSAC 804
1d + 1d Post & Reply Card H&G 12 from SALISBURY 28 JUN 04
to Germany with 18.7.04 arrival cancel
SOLD
1905 Rare Use of a BONC 2

BSAC 805 - H&G 11
1d Small Arms card with extremely rare
BONC 2 - Used at KALOMO?
Sent on 15 January 1905 from Senanga on
the Zambesi river South-East of Lealui to Switzerland. By runner to Kalomo
Then by rail to Livingstone, using a cable to cross the Gorge over the Falls

Further by rail to Bulawayo and received a 14 FEB 05 transit strike & finally
BREVINE 13 III 05 arrival cancel

Note
- Only one other BONC 2 is known on an item sent from Nanzela, on the
Nkala - Kalomo runner route and it is for this reason that it is believed that BONC 2
was either applied at Kalomo or at Livingstone
£3000
BSAC 806 - H&G 11
1d Post card from the Standard Bank - Selukwe to South Africa
Cancelled Single circle SELUKWE FE 22 03 - Transit back stamps
BULAWAYO 23 FEB and Transvaal TPO UP 1 MAR 03 £125
BSAC 807 - H&G 11
1d Post card to Germany cancelled by Rare UMBOE 4 APR 12
Sinioa & Salisbury 4th & 5th April transits
£475
Single Circle VICTORIA MASHONALAND
½d Admiral Card - TO PAY 1 - Tax Mark
BSAC 812
½d Arms card H&G 13 to South Africa with single circle VICTORIA MASHONALAND JY 11 05, with additional cancel alongside, with PIETERSBURG 18 JUL 05 arrival £75
BSAC 814
½d with Waterlow Imprint at foot H&G 14a to UK posted SALISBURY
30 NOV 20, underpaid by ½d with circular TO PAY 1
(Early Rhodesian Tax Mark) and 10c inserted in manuscript £125
Unsealed Paper Rate to Germany
Single Circle WANKIES
BSAC 816
½d Arms envelope H&G 1 to Germany sent at unsealed rate and endorsed
Papers only cancelled triple circle PENHALONGA 2 JUL 10
£60
BSAC 818 1d Arms envelope H&G 2b, Posted to H.W. Garbutt
Cancelled S.C. WANKIES NO 2 7 with BULAWAYO 3 NOV 07
arrival backstamp
£80
1d Admiral Stationery Envelope
1911 Only known strike of a Sibali skeleton
BSAC 819
1d Admiral card 124:97 with embossing under flap, H&G 5 variation to UK with additional 1d cancelled UMVUMA 29 OCT 21
£750
BSAC 820 - H&G 2b
1d Envelope with additional 1d Double Head to Bulawayo - Cancelled by
extremely rare Skeleton SIBALI MY 11 with Bulawayo Station & Bulawayo
6 May backstamps - The only known example of this cancel £6000
1896 Matabele Rebellion
BSAC 822
4 May 1896 - Last use seen of a 4d value SG 28, at Bulawayo, during the Rebellion - Before the arrival of the Overprinted CGH stamps on 22 May 1896
Registered Postal Stationery envelope to South Africa - Backstamped Mafeking MY 13 - Kimberley MY 14 - TPO DOWN MY 15 & Carnarvon MY 17 96
£325
1911 Newspaper Wrapper

BSAC 825
H&G 1
Newspaper Wrapper
½d Arms
Locally used with additional
½d Double head
Stamp a little damaged
Cancelled
SALISBURY 6 SEP 11
£95

Postal History - 1896 Matabele Rebellion
1896 COGH Overprints - First Day of Issue 22 May
On 22 May 1896 the first consignment of COGH overprints arrived at Bulawayo consisting of six values from ½d to 6d
One Philatelic cover with all six values is known used on the first day (The Rhodesian Philatelist No 16 - April 1988)
1896 Commercial First Day of Issue

BSAC 829

Envelope franked with 1d x 2 plus 2d Correct 4d Rate to South Africa
Cancelled
BULAWAYO
MY 22 96

Backstamped DURBAN JU 4 96
Few age marks which do not detract from this major rarity
£3000

Write up and illustration in
The Rhodesian Philatelist No 36 - April 2015

1896 Rebellion - Posted in the Field
1896 Rebellion - Colourful franking
BSAC 830 - Stampless Soldiers Letter to England - Posted in the ‘Field’
Endorsed Away from home - TATI 27 MAY 96 transit & Endorsed ‘1/- To pay’
Mafeking JU 2 transit plus T 60c handstamp - Carried on the S.S. Moor,
left Cape Town 3.6.96, arrived Plymouth 20.6.96
A further UK 1/- Tax handstamp - Twickenham JU 27 96 arrival cancel
This sort of mail during the 1896 Rebellion is rare
£1750

BSAC 831
Envelope created by Eric Philpott with the full set of CGH overprints
Cancelled BULAWAYO DE 16 96 with the barred diamond ‘B’ at foot

Endorsed on the reverse in pencil
This envelope was obtained from Mr Philpott’s brother in London July 97
£1750
Hostilities in Matabeleland ended on 22 October 1896 with the final disbandment of Col. Plumer’s column.
In Mashonaland peace returned towards the end of December 1896
Boer War - Crocodile Pools
Rare use of Rhodesian Stationery & Stamps in Bechuanaland
Crocodile Pools on the line of rail south of Gaberones - Abandoned by the British on 24 October 1899 and occupied by Boer forces on the 25th.
The Boers evacuated Crocodile Pools on the night of 24 February 1900 and the Imperial forces re-occupied the railway siding the following day

From mid December 1899 to early January 1900 this canceller was used either at
Mochudi or Gaberones. It was then used from March to May 1900 at the actual location of Crocodile Pools - Last recorded date 30 OCT 01

BSAC 835
1d Postal stationery card H&G 5 With an additional 1d Small Arms to Ireland
Card written at Mochudi & cancelled CROCODILE POOLS 30 DEC 99
Transit Bulawayo 11 JAN 00 & Durban FE 3 1900 with Warrenpoint FE 26 arrival
Redirected to London with FE 27 00 arrival

£1750

The same correspondent posted an identical card to this one from
MAHALAPYE SIDING on NO 20 99 that indicates he was travelling South
He had left Bulawayo on Friday 11th November
Boer War - An Officer’s letter from Crocodile Pools


BSAC 836
Envelope with a 6d Large Arms addressed to The Belfast Yeomanry S. African Field Force
Cancelled CROCODILE POOLS 20 APR 00 - Backstamped Bulawayo 23 APR transit
& East London MY 16 00 arrival.

Contains an interesting letter from Lt. E. Harland to his brother telling him of his adventures during their battles with the Boer forces during the Relief of Mafeking.

Lt Harland was shot through the head whilst bending over his seriously wounded
Commanding Officer on the day Mafeking was relieved
A marvellous item of postal history
£3000


This is by far the most interesting Crocodile Pools cover that I have encountered

Boer War - The King’s Own Scottish Borders

The King’s Own Scottish Borders (K.O.S.B's) had two battalions in S.A. during the Boer War - They were the 1st and 3rd Battalions. Consisting of 23 Officers and 425 other ranks - The 3rd Battalion arrived at Cape Town 29 March 1901
They left Vryburg 29th January 1901 for Bulawayo, arriving 2nd February 1901 and were stationed at Hillside Camp
They departed for home on 20th May 1902

BSAC 837
Envelope with 2d Small Arms to England - Cancelled BULAWAYO 25 DEC1901
(Christmas Day)

Endorsed - Frm major McKie 3 K.O.S.B’s Field Force South Africa
£200

Boer War - Rhodesian Field Force

BSAC 838
Envelope with Large Arms ½d x 2 from Capt Buss, a Surgeon in the
Rhodesian Field Force - Sent to Harley street in London
Cancelled with rare
MANZIM’NYAMA 27 JUN 01 - A PTA in the Gwanda district

Cancel recorded from 16.2.99 to 13.7.01
Manuscript ‘T’ to tax it as Underpaid & deleted, passed as a
Soldier’s concessionary rate
£2500
World War I Censor

BSAC 839

Envelope to USA with 2½d Small Arms overprint
Cancelled MOUNT SELINDA 10 JU 16
Circular PASSED CENSOR C1
In blue with a single circle
MELSETTER S. RHODESIA
12 JU 16 transit backstamp
£100
General Post History
Kalene Hill on cover
Admirals – Deep Rosine shade on cover
BSAC 840
Envelope to Ottawa in Canada with correct 2½d Foreign rate - Cancelled
KALENE HILL 15 OCT 1920 - A very rare cancel on cover taken by
Runner Post to Broken Hill, with a LUSAKAS 5 NOV 1920 transit backstamp
A three week period required for this part of its journey
£700
BSAC 842
Cut down envelope to England with Admirals 1d x 4deep Rosine shade
Cancelled MAZABUKA 15 APR 1917 Livingstone 17 APR Transit backstamp
Item a little battered which does not detract SOLD
A 7 Month Tour of South & Central Africa
Posted Johannesburg 13 OCT 03 to Fort Jameson, transit Bulawayo 17 OCT & Salisbury 18 OCT Arrived Fort Jameson 3 NOV 18
Sent North via Abercorn 30 NOV Bismarckburg 5 DEC to Tabora 7 JAN 04 - Back South again via Dar-es-Salaam 2 FEB
BSAC 845
To Beira 9 Feb & onto Salisbury 3 May - Received a boxed T - Tax mark & UNCLAIMED
ADVERTISED handstamps
Cancelled RETURNED LETTER BRANCH G.P.O. SALISBURY 3 MAY 04 Finally RLO JOHANNESBURG
11 MAY 04
Completing its seven month journey
£450

Post Card to Gadzema
BSAC 848
Post Card depicting
Clifton-on-Sea Victoria Road and the Apostles mountains - Franked
COGH KEVII ½d and cancelled
CAPE TOWN NO 1 10

Only a few days before the official opening of the Union Parliament on
4 November 1910
GADZEMA 7 NOV 10 arrival
£25

Chisergwe Via Matokos to England
Postcard depicting General Cronje’s residence & guard during his Internment on St Helena
- Card written by Billy on 8 July 1902 who remarked
‘...have not heard from either of you since I have been in this delightful place Chisurgwe...’ - Note the place name spelling

BSAC 849
It took 5 days to reach MATOKOS cancelled there on 13 JUL 02, Salisbury 22 July transit
On arrival England
Redirected twice from Hornchurch
to Willingham - then to
Cromer in Norfolk
This is the only known item
from Chisergwe - See
The Rhodesian Philatelist
No 27
£650
VICTORIA FLS Skeleton cancel

BSAC 850

Post Card depicting the Falls to Belgium with Double Head 1d Perforation 15
Cancelled with a late use of the Single circle Skeleton VICTORIA FLS JA 13 13 Rare item
£375
Squared circle MWOMBOSHI on cover
MWOMBOSHI was originally in North East Rhodesia - As part of Mr Stephenson’s Re-organisation of the Postal service. The Post office transferred to
North Western Rhodesia on 1 October 1905 (Closed circa 1906-07) Lying some 30 miles South of Broken Hill and 10 miles downstream from the railway bridge
Its location necessitated a 2½ hour oxcart service from the village to the rail siding

BSAC 851
Envelope with Large Arms 4d to England
An old rate as it was reduced to 2½d on 1.8.03
Cancelled with rare squared circle
MWOMBOSHI
31 OC 05
With an additional strike at the left
back stamped BULAWAYO 11 NOV 05 transit
and CHISWICK DE 2 05 arrival
Rare cover
£1250

1897 ‘Tati’ Excised Dumb Canceller
TATI single circle datestamp with MATABELELAND excised used at FRANCISTOWN - Bechuanaland
When the line of rail to Bulawayo was completed it ran through Francistown, Bechuanaland but bypassed the settlement of Tati. Its post office is said to have been transferred to Francistown on 31 July 1897. Holmes in his book stated Francistown opened in early September 1897 (Correct date suggested as 30 June 1897) My own research was initially published in The Rhodesian Philatelist No1 (July 1993) and updated in Issue No 36 (April 2015) In the article I illustrated the
last known use for a TATI Mashonaland - Cancel dated AU 15 7 (1897) and 13 examples of the excised cancels dated from AU 30 7 to AP 16 98
The earliest recorded single circle FRANCISTOWN S. AFRICA cancel is SP 6 97 the foregoing suggests that the name TATI was excised sometime between
16 & 29 August 1897 and that FRANCISTOWN received the TATI excised date stamp in that period. In my article I recorded the known covers cancelled with the TATI excised cancel, being two BSAC postal stationery cards and one envelope the item below is the 4th known cover
BSAC 853
Envelope to South Africa with a BSAC 4d Large Arms cancelled
TATI (excised)
AU 30 7 (1897)
Kimberley SP 3 97 arrival cancel.
There is a pencil notation on the reverse
N. HOOVERTransvaal Coal Trust Co.

The date of this excised cancel is the earliest recorded
for a TATI excised date stamp
£4000
VICTORIA Pre 1900 6d Rate

BSAC 854
Envelope to England with
Large Arms 2d x 3 cancelled
VICTORIA
Blank at foot
OC 30 99
Salisbury transit and Paddington
DE 18 99 arrival
a 49 day transit during the
Boer War
£125

Taxed Cover to France

BSAC 855
Envelope posted from MONGU LEALUI 16 APR 14 to France
LIVINGSTONE 1 MAY 14 transit
Franked 2½d being the correct minimum Foreign rate
Letter was more than likely overweight and received a small T in a triangle
30 Centimes Postage dues applied cancelled
BSES PYRENEES 27 - 5 14

Envelope a bit battered, but an intersting cover to the
Pyrennes on the France/Spanish border
£250

Unused RAILWAY Luggage Labels

BSAC 856

CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS

Passenger’s Luggage to BULAWAYO buff label

£25
Unused RAILWAY Luggage Labels - CAPE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS
BSAC 857
Passenger’s Luggage to SELUKWE pink label
£35


BSAC 858

Passenger’s Luggage to VICTORIA FALLS
pink label
£45

Mint Postal Stationery (H&G = Higgins and Gage)

1893 Overprinted on COGH Cards
1893 Small Arms Cards
BSAC 861 - H&G 4
1893 1d + 1d Post & Reply card Overprinted MASHONALAND VIA
Scarce - Mint £30
BSAC 862 - H&G 7
1893 Small Arms 1d + 1d Post & Reply
Mint £10
BSAC 863 - H&G 5
1893 1d Small Arms
Mint £15
BSAC 864 - H&G 8
1897 1d Large Arms
Mint £25
BSAC 865 - H&G 9
1897 1½d Large Arms
Mint £15
BSAC 867 - H&G 11
1899 1d Small Arms
Mint £10

BSAC 868 - H&G 12
1899 1d + 1d Small Arms, Post & Reply
Mint £25
BSAC 869 - H&G 13
1903 ½d Arms
Mint £15
1913 Admiral Postcard
1893 Registered Envelope

BSAC 870 - H&G 14
1913 Admiral ½d Yellow green - Scarce
Mint £40
BSAC 871 - H&G 1
1893 4d Registered envelope size G
Mint £30
Postal Stationery Envelopes

BSAC 862 - H&G 2b
1904 1d Arms envelope size 124 : 97
Mint £30
BSAC 865 - H&G 5 (variation)
1913 1d Admiral, size 124 : 97 with embossing under flap
Mint £50

BSAC 863 - H&G 3
1904 2½d Arms envelope size 140 : 80
Mint £30
BSAC 864 - H&G 4
1913 ½d Admiral, size b 137 : 79
Mint £50
Postal Stationery Registered Envelope
BSAC 866
H&G 1a
1893
4d Registered envelope
Size H2
Mint £50
Postal Stationery Wrappers

BSAC 867 - H&G 1
1904 ½d Arms wrapper
Mint £15
BSAC 868 - H&G 2
1904 1d Arms wrapper
Mint £15
Postal Stationery - Mint Selection of Ten Items

BSAC 870

Postal Cards

H&G 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 & 11

Arms Envelopes
H&G 1 & 2

Lettercard H&G 1

Registered Envelope
Size G H&G 1

Minor faults and aging
affecting some items
£100
Documents
1898 Small Arms used as
STAMP DUTY


BSAC 875

22 May 1914 Deed of Transfer for
Howards Farm Glen Montagu in the UMZIMGWANI district
East of Bulawayo.
Issued by Messrs. Coghlan & Welsh
A folded foolscap document with
10/- Small Arms SG 89 and
a pair £2 Rhodesia overprints SG 113d Cancelled with oval
Registry Office date stamp
Fiscal use of the £2 value is rare
£150
BSAC 876

Life Insurance Policy
Renewal receipt for 12 months
Premium for £14 - 1 - 8
Paid on 15 August 1923
Stamp duty of 8d paid with two
1922 4d Admirals SG 294
£50