Rhodesian
Specialist
Ormskirk
Stamps
Northern Rhodesia
Stamps, Postage Dues, Revenues, Stationery and Covers
This Page Includes
1925 KGV Definitives SG 1 - 17
1935 Silver Jubilee SG 18 - 21
1937 Coronation
1938 - 52 KGVI Definitives SG 22 - 45
1946 Victory

1948 Royal Silver Wedding
1949 UPU

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Northern Rhodesia Pricelist

(March 2018)

1953 Rhodes Centenary SG 54 - 58
1953 Rhodes Exhibition
1953 Coronation

1953 Definitives SG 61 - 74
1963 Definitives
SG 75 - 88 and Varieties
1929 - 1963 Postage Dues D1 - 10
Revenues
Postal Stationery
and Postal History
1925 KGV Specimens
All the high values, except 2/- and 3/-,
with a horizontal printers mark
on their NW corner
NR 5
SG 1 - 17s - Complete set Overprinted Specimen (3/- perfined)
Mint £1000
1925 KGV Definitives
All values are available individually - see Pricelist
SG 1 - 17
Complete set Mint
Mint £560
SG 8
KGV 8d
UMM £13

Mint £6.50


Used £45
SG 9
KGV 10d
UMM £13

Mint £6.50


Used £40
SG 11
KGV 2/-
UMM £45

Mint £21

Used £35
SG 12
KGV 2/6

Mint £16

Used £11
SG 13
KGV 3/-

Mint £33

Used £19
SG 14
KGV 5/-
UMM £75

Mint £38

Used £15
SG 16
KGV 10/-

Mint £85

Used £70
NR 6 - SG 14
5/- Pair
Used at Lusaka £30
SG 15
KGV 7/6
Mint £110
SG 17
KGV 20/-
Mint £225
Few pulled
Perforations
Mint £100
1925 KGV Definitives - Multiples
NR 7- SG 11
2/- Block of 6 - Fiscally Used
Rare Multiple £60
NR 8 - SG 14
5/- Block of 6 - Fiscally Used
Rare Multiple £60
NR 9 - SG 17
20/- Block of 4 - Fiscally Used
Rare Multiple £150
NR 10 - SG 3
1½d
Deep Carmine Lake
Shade
NKANA 15 NOV 32
Scarce used multiple
£10
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee
SG 18 - 21
UMM
£30

Mint £14
SG 18 - 21
Used
£11
NR 12 - SG 18 - 21
Complete set in blocks of four
UMM £120
1937 Coronation
SG 22 - 24

UMM
£1
1937 Coronation
SG 22 - 24

Used
£2.25
1938 - 52 KGVI Definitives - Complete set UMM
All values are available individually - see Pricelist
SG 25 - 45
Set of 21 Values
UMM
£190
1938 - 52 KGVI Definitives - Complete set Used
All values are available individually - see Pricelist
SG 25 - 45
Set of 21 Values
Used
£120
1938 - 52 KGVI Definitives - Multiples
NR 15 - SG 26a & 28
½d & 1d Coil join strips of 6
Hinged on one stamp
UMM £80
NR 16 - SG 29
1½d Carmine red
UMM £160
NR 17 - SG 31
2d Yellow brown UMM £160

NR 18 - SG 29
1½d Carmine red
An Exceptionally deep shade
NDOLA 13 JUL 40 £15
NR 19 - SG 31
2d Yellow brown Commercial use
NDOLA 18 JUL 40 £10
NR 20
SG 37 & 39 1952
4½d
and 9d
Cylinder
Imprint
corner
marginal blocks of 35
Cancelled
FDI
KITWE
5.5.52
£500
NR 21
SG 29b
1½d Carmine red
Livingstone 31 JAN 30
Pulled perforation along top
£225
1938 - 41
KGVI Definitive
Tick bird flaw
ex R7/1
NR 22
SG 30b
1½d Yellow brown
Used
£40

1946 Victory

SG 46 - 47
UMM £1

Used £1.50

1946 Victory - 1½d Perforation 13½

NR 30 - SG 46a

1½d Perforation 13½
Top marginal block of 4
with printers mark
UMM
£40
SG 46a
1½d Perforation 13½
UMM
£10
SG 46a
1½d Perforation 13½
Used
£15
1948 Royal Silver Wedding

SG 48 - 49

UMM
£110


Used
SOLD

1949 UPU

SG 50 - 53
UMM
£4

1953 QEII Issues
NR 35 - SG 57
4½d In a cylinder block of 4 commercially used
Cancelled KITWE with a Montreal, Canada arrival cancel on the margin
£14
1953
Birth Centenary of Cecil Rhodes


SG 54 - 58
Set of five
UMM £2.50

Used £9
1953
Rhodes
Exhibition

SG 59
UMM £1

Used £1.75
1953 Coronation

SG 60
UMM £1

Used 0.50
NR 36 - 1953 Coronation SG 60 - Full Sheet
Complete sheet of sixty - Cylinder 1B 5B, sheet No11387. Has been hinged to an album page - full sheets rarely seen nowadays £50
1953 QEII Definitives - Complete set UMM
All values are available individually - see Pricelist
SG 61 - 74
Set of 14 Values
UMM £60

Mint £30
1953 QEII Definitives - Complete set in blocks of four - UMM
NR 38

Blocks of four
1953 Set SG 61 - 74
In superb blocks of four
(14 Blocks)
Rarely offered
UMM
£320
1953 QEII Definitives - Complete set Used
All values are available individually - see Pricelist
SG 61 - 74
Set of 14 Values
Used
£70
1953 6d Definitive - Watermark Inverted
NR 39 - SG 68a
6d Watermark Inverted
Around two dozen or more known
Mint
£2500
NR 40 - SG 68a
6d Watermark Inverted
BPA Certificate (1967)
One of three Used examples
(One is damaged)
£7500
My initial research into this variety was published in the February 1994 edition of The Rhodesian Philatelist No 3
This variety is thought to originate from two different sheets and at the time of publication only three mint and one used copy was known
However in the 1998 SG Part I the inverted watermarks were added to the catalogue - As a result of the foregoing numerous mint examples appeared out of the woodwork. Only one more used copy (damaged - Spink 2015) came to light

In The Rhodesian Philatelist No 38 (July 2016) I published an updated article and concluded: Mint Inverted watermark copies
In my humble opinion I suggest that at least thirty plus mint examples are known. Should they originate from a sheet, split up by the stamp trade,
then there are many more copies awaiting discovery. The 6d value was printed in sheets of 120 stamps

In The Rhodesian Philatelist No 43 (February 2018) another update was published and the current opinion is that there were perhaps three sheets of said variety

This Section Includes
1963 Definitives
SG 75 - 88
UMM & Used

1/-Booklet with pane
Upright or Inverted

1963 Post Federation
QEII Definitives
Value Omitted Varieties
3d & 9d Value & Eagle Omitted
3d Eagle Printed twice
3d Eagle Omitted
Hair line flaw

Value & Colour shifts
Complete set UMM
All values are available individually - see Pricelist
SG 75 - 88
Set of 14 values
UMM
£45
Complete set Used
All values are available individually - see Pricelist
SG 75 - 88
Set of 14 values
Used
£55
1963 Booklets and Coil Stamps
SB1
1964 1/- Booklet
NR 50 - With 3d Pane upright £25

1964 1/- Booklet
NR 51 - With 3d Pane inverted
£12
Coil Join strips of 4
NR 52

½d and 1d
UMM
£10
1963 QEII Value Omitted Varieties
NR 55 - SG 75a
½d
Value Omitted
UMM
£950
NR 56 - SG 76a
1d
Value Omitted
UMM
£10
NR 57 - SG 78a
3d
Value Omitted
UMM
£100
NR 58 - SG 79a
4d
Value Omitted
UMM
£110
NR 59 - SG 80a
6d
Value Omitted
UMM
£700
NR 60 - SG 81a
9d
Value Omitted
UMM
£500
NR 62 - SG 88a
20/- Value Omitted
Corner Marginal
From the 1st sheet
UMM
£1000
NR 63 - SG 88a
20/- Value Omitted - From the second Sheet
UMM £950
1963 QEII 3d & 9d Value & Eagle Omitted
NR 64
SG 78b

3d Value & Eagle Omitted
UMM
£200
NR 65
SG 81b

9d Value & Eagle Omitted
UMM
£475
NR 66 - SG 78d
3d Eagle Omitted
UMM £1200


NR 67 - In marginal block of 4

UMM £5200
NR 68
SG 78a

3d Value Omitted
Used
£700
NR 69
SG 78b

3d Value & Eagle Omitted
Used
£800
NR 75 - SG 78
3d One Perforation Hole -
Missing on each Stamp between
Stamps & margin
UMM £150
1963 1d Value Shift

NR 76

SG 76
1d with shift of 1d
Above PO of POSTAGE
In block of nine
Small tear in one stamp
UMM
£80
Value Shifts
On
½d and 3d
Break in Hairline
Ex R4/11
On
4d & 6d
NR 77
SG 75 UMM £350
NR 78
SG 78 UMM £
NR 79
SG 79c Used £15
NR 80
SG 80c Used £20
This Section Includes
1929 Postage Dues D1 - 4
1952 Dues on Chalky paper D1a & 3a
3d Watermark Error St Edwards Crown
1963 Postage Dues D5 - 10

1929 - 63
Postage Dues & Revenues
Postage Due Collection

Revenues

1953 Definitives overprinted R
1955 QEII Revenues

1929 Postage Dues
NR 100
D1 - 4
s
1929
Set of 4 values

Perforated
SPECIMEN
Mint £175
D1 - 4
1929
Set of 4 values

UMM
£30
D1 - 4
1929
Set of 4 values
Mint
£15

D1 1d Used £2

D2 2d UMM £11

D2 2d Used £2.50
D3 3d Used £25

D4 4d UMM £16

D4 4d Used £30
Variety
D4 4d with broken
‘d’ in 4d
Ex Row 5
Used £35

1952 Chalky Paper
D1a 1d UMM £25

D3a 3d UMM £7

D3a 3d Used £150
(Very Rare)

1952 Postage Dues on Chalky Paper in Blocks
NR 101 - D1a - 3a
1d & 3d Chalky in blocks of four
UMM
£140
NR 102 - D3ac
3d Chalky Watermark Error
St Edwards Crown
UMM £550
1963 Postage Dues

D5 - 10

Set of 6 values
UMM £25
1963 Postage Dues

D5 - 10

Set of 6 values
Used £50
QEII Revenues
Postage Stamps
Overprinted R


NR 120 - ½d
Used £20

NR121 -
1d Used £8

NR 122
1953 QEII Definitive
6d Grey - Overprint Variety
R shifted to left on first stamp
With Normal
Used
£25
Postage Stamps
Overprinted R


NR 123
1/- SG 70
Used
£40
Postage Stamps
Overprinted R

NR 124
10/- SG 73
Used

£175
(Very Rare)
Postage Stamps
Overprinted R

NR 125
20/- SG 74
Used
£350
(Very Rare)
QEII
Design inscribed
REVENUE
NR 130
1d & 3d in pairs plus 6d
UMM
£30
NR 132
1/- Violet
Used £10
NR 133
2/- Orange, scarce
Used £30
NR 134
2/6 Ultramarine
Used £10
NR 135
2/6 Deep Ultramarine
Used £10
NR 136
5 /- Olive-green
Used £25
NR 137
10/- Slate
Used £60
NR 138
20/- Black
Used
£25
NR 140
B&H 24
20/- Black
In a strip of 5
Used
£125
NR 142
10/- Slate
Boxed
‘FEE STAMP’
Used
£75
NR 143
£50 Grey

Used
£1200

(Extremely Rare)
NR 145
5/-
Employment Stamp
Seldom Offered

£100
NR 146
6d, 1/-, 2/6, 5/-, 10/- (corner fault) & 20/- pair used on piece
Cancelled 3 MAY 1959 £100
NR 147
1d, 3d, 1/- x 3, 5/-, 10/- and 20/-
Used on piece Pen cancelled £100
This Section Includes
Postal Stationery
Mint & Used
KGV Covers
Postage Paid Covers
Postal Stationery &
Postal History
KGVI Covers
WWII Covers & Censors
QEII Covers
Airmail Covers
Postage Due Covers

Postal Stationery

Postage Paid

WWII & Censors

QEII Covers

Airmails
Postal Stationery - Scout Jamboree
1945 Nkana Scout Jamboree - A privately produced postcard depicting a crocodile
Printed in green on a buff card, inscribed N.RHODESIA RALLY – NKANA 1945 and at the foot of the card
CHRONICLE, BYO. – 84720 – 6/6/45 - I have owned this card for many years and it remains the only example I have ever seen.
It is a nice thematic item that would please any collector of Scouts or Reptiles.
I showed this item to an American dealer who has a vast scouting collection and his only comment was that he had not previously seen this card!

NR 160
It seems that Nkana hosted a Scout Jamboree
circa mid 1945 and for the occasion the
Bulawayo Chronicle printed these postcards on 6 June 1945
How many were printed is anyone’s guess
I believe that the code figure 84720 has nothing to do with the print run
and is in all probability the Printer’s Job No
Extremely Rare
£750
Mazabuka Post Paid
PAID AT MAZABUKA - During Dec 1928 & April 1929 due to a shortage of low value stamps, local mail was posted stampless and
endorsed in manuscript either as Post Paid, Postage Paid or simply Paid in either black or red pen or in pencil
In some cases the Postmaster’s initials were added

NR 170
Post paid in Pencil with MAZABUKA 3 DEC 1928 cancel (Ex Sinton)
£575
NR 171
Postage paid in red ink with Postmaster’s initials added
MAZABUKA 5 DEC 1928 cancel (Ex Sinton) £575
NR 172
Paid
in Pencil with Postmaster’s initial added
MAZABUKA 4 MAR 1929 cancel (Ex Sinton) £575
NR 173
Paid in Black ink with MAZABUKA 1 APR 1929 cancel
Last recorded date (Ex Sinton) £600
Postage Paid Chingola
During December 1946, stocks of low value stamps at the Chingola Post Office were running low the Postmaster R. Foster obtained a
Two line handstamp ‘POSTAGE PAID CHINGOLA’ and used it on mail, in lieu of postage stamps, for a short period.
The only recorded dates of use are 31 XII 46, 3 I 47 and 6 I 47 - The latter being the most common date
It is believed that Mr. Foster produced several envelopes for himself on 6th January
NR 175
A rare Example of the
POSTAGE PAID CHINGOLA
Dispatched on 3 I 47
Information provided by Foster himself was
that he had only employed his ‘Paid’ handstamp
For one day on 6 I 47 and used it
On 42 items of mail
This cover proves otherwise
£500
Postage Paid in Cash

NR 177

POSTAGE PAID IN CASH - NDOLA
27 AU 53 in red
Hoyte type P5t
Rare
£50
G.P.O. Registered OHMS Envelope

NR 179

A Printed Post Office Registered envelope to Cape Town
containing two printed sheets from GPO Livingstone
One being an order form for the then current
KGV definitives & Postage Dues

The other a 23 February 1932 letter informing the addressee that the
GPO no longer has stocks of the 8d, 10d, 2/- & 7/6
Cancelled Livingstone 23 FEB 1932 &
Rondebosch 26 FEB arrival backstamp
Rare item, only example seen
£75
KGVI Postal History - Multiple franking
NR 180
Envelope with 2d SG 32
block of 8 plus a single
Correct 1/6 airmail rate to Canada - Introduced 15.9.47
Cancelled
KITWE
28 II 48

£20
1946 Victories
on Cover


NR 181

1/6 Airmail to Canada
Envelope with 1½d Victory Cylinder blocks 75A and 75B
Plus KGVI 2d x 3 to
front and rear
Posted
KITWE
14 IV A48

£25
NR 182
1/6 Airmail to Canada with 2d Victory in a marginal irregular
block of 9
on the reverse
Posted
KITWE
5 X 49-12:00

£20
1948
RSW on Cover

NR 183
Envelope to Canada with correct 1/6 Airmail rate paid by RSW 1½d
block of 12 applied
to rear posted
KITWE
27 XII 48-4:00

Unusual franking
£30
WWII Airgraph

NR 185

Airgraph from PEMBA
Sent on Christmas Day 1944
To the Isle of Wight
Conveying
Compliments of the Season
£25
QEII Postal History - Mkushi
District Commissioner Mkushi Handstamp - Old Mkushi two line ‘Chop’
NR 190
Rare Commercial Envelope to HR Beck’s Mother
With correct 1/3 Airmail rate
Cancelled with the District Commissioner
Mkushi 12 APR 1954
handstamp
£975
NR 191
Rare Commercial Envelope to HR Beck’s In-laws
With correct 1/4 Airmail rate
Cancelled with the dumb datestamp Broken Hill excised
Used at Mkushi 27 VI 54 with the OLD MKUSHI Chop alongside
£425
Airmails
1932 First Northbound Flight
NR 221

Illustrated Imperial Airways Springbok envelope with KGV 2d x 2 & 6d
To North Wales with three line cachet in violet

BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS
FIRST FLIGHT
MPIKA TO LONDON


Cancelled MPIKA 28 JAN H 32
With Anglesey 17 FE 32 backstamp - Scarce cachet
£50
Crash Airmail - 1932 Oscar Garden Flight

NR 223
Posted Cape Town 19 Apr 32
Crashed at Abercorn & Flight Abandoned
Two Crash Cachets & Abercorn 22 APR 32 datestamp
Rare item
£950
1937 Clouston - Kirby Green Flight
A Bargain - Buy me Breakfast & I’ll carry your Covers
During November 1937 a new record was set by Flying Officer A.E. Clouston and Mrs. Betty Kirby Green flying a De Havilland Comet named
‘The Burberry’ from Croydon to Cape Town and back - The 14,690 mile journey was achieved in 4 days 6 hours and 25 minutes with
a flying time of 77 hours 49 minutes at an average speed of 189 mph

During the short stop at Broken Hill Mr. Clouston was requested to carry a number of envelopes on the remaining flight to Cape Town and to post them on arrival Mrs Kirby-Green was not in favour of this, as they were already under contract to an English philatelic firm to only carry a limited number of flight covers
Clouston had no such reservations and suggested that if Scott paid for their breakfast, he would take the covers, this was agreed and considered ‘A Bargain’

There are four covers in total - two each addressed to G. Scott, the local wireless operator and Hoston Dubber a postal official
Rediscovered: The two covers addressed to Hoston-Dubber had most of Clouston’s writing rubbed out and my belief is that someone mistook the caption

‘A Bargain’
as a reference to the sale price when the envelopes changed hands. They were in the collection of the late Neil Hartley sold by S. Welz in 1995

NR 230
Dubber & Scott had prepaid their envelopes with
N.R. stamps for their return
These were disallowed in Cape Town hence the
3d ‘Postage Due’
Clouston’s writing restored to the cover
A Rare & delightful
Airmail Item
£2500

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