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1954 QEII Definitives

Master Die Proof
RN 1 - Combined Frame & vignette
For the two high values
With blank value tablets
Violet and olive-green
The only known example without a

Security Punch Hole
£8000

RN 2
Imperforate Die Proof in the issued colours

With a small security hole in the top right corner, manuscript No 1
Also known marked No 2 in a slightly different shade
£1500


1954 QEII Definitives - Plate Proofs


RN 3
Complete set of
Plate Proofs

£1500
1954 QEII Definitives - Plate Proofs (Set to 1/-)
RN 4
Set of Plate Proofs to 1/-
£250
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1954 QEII Definitives - Complete set Unmounted mint

SG 1 - 15
Set of 16 Values
UMM
£90
SG 3a
2½d
UMM

£5
SG 7
6d
Purple UMM
£2
SG 7a
6d
Magenta UMM
£7
SG 8
9d
UMM

£2
SG 9
1/-
UMM

£2
All Values available individually
SG 10
1/3
UMM

£6
SG 11
2/-
UMM

£7
SG 12
2/6
UMM

£7
SG 13
5/-
UMM

£20
SG 14
10/-
UMM
£20
SG 15
£1
UMM
£35
1954 QEII Definitives - Complete set Used
SG 1 - 15
Set of 16 Values
Used
£40

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All Used Values available individually
SG 11
2/- Used £4.50
SG 12
2/6 Used £1.75
SG 13
5/- Used £6
SG 14
10/- Used £8
SG 15
£1 Used £24
1954 QEII Definitives - First Day Covers

RN 6
1d and 2d on Illustrated envelope cancelled
BROKEN HILL 1 JY 54
£5
RN 7
2½d New value on plain envelope cancelled
ESSEXVALE 15 FEB 1956
£10
1954 QEII Definitives - Coil Stamps

SG 1a
½d Orange red
Used £2.50

SG 2a
1d Deep blue Used £16

RN 8 - Pair Used £32

SG 2ab
1d Ultramarine Used £15

RN 9 - Pair Used £30
RN 10
SG 1a, 2a & 2ab
½d Three shades
Orange, orange red &
deep orange
1d blue & ultramarine
(5 pairs)
Used
£70

RN 11
SG 2a
1d pair, top stamp with
blind perforation hole
in SW corner
UMM
£15

RN 12
SG 2a
1d Deep blue strip of five and six Cancelled SALISBURY 30 APR 57 - Mark on one stamp
Used £160
RN 13
SG 1a, 2a & 2ab - In strips of four
Used £130
1954 QEII Definitives - Varieties
RN 15
SG 2 - 1d block of nine with a huge intrusion flaw across the Queen’s portrait
Spectacular error UMM
£850
RN 17 - SG 1
1d Dot between
N & Y
Used
£15
RN 18 - SG 3
2d with a vertical pre-printing
crease
Interupts the design
Mint £175
RN 20 - SG 4
3d Dot between
I & A
Used
£15
RN 21
3d Incomplete Frame
A cover posted
BULAWAYO 29 JNE 1955 with the lower frame incomplete omitting
AGE from POSTAGE plus
a large dot below 3d
Spectacular and impressive variety


£500
RN 22
3d Large Offset

SG 4 - 3d Block of four top left stamp with
a large offset across the image
Top right stamp also affected by an offset
Impressive
UMM

SOLD
1954 QEII Definitives - Training School Stamps

From The Rhodesian Philatelist No 30 - January 2011
Training School Stamps
After the definitives were withdrawn an unknown quantity of sheets of stamps were overprinted with horizontal tramline bars for use as ‘Training School stamps’.

The purpose of the overprint is to deface the stamps making them unsuitable for postage. On the low & middle values a pair of lines is 12½mm apart and fits a row of stamps perfectly, between each row the lines are 10mm apart. The same overprint was used on the high values and being a different format it does not fit.
It is not known whether these Training school stamps were used throughout the Federation. In the very early days the only values I had seen were the 10/- & £1.

  During the 1990’s I acquired a folder, ex Fort Johnston, containing a remainder stock of Training School stamps with eleven different values of the 1954 - 56 definitives. On the front of the folder is a manuscript notation ‘Contents – Supplied to Students’.
This was my first sight of values other than the 10/- & £1
Of the ½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d & 3d I had part sheets of 120.
Then there was a 4d x 13, 4½d x 70, 9d x 25, 1/3 x 27,
10/- x 20 and £1 x 30. The imbalance of numbers effectively makes the 4d value rare.

The tramline lines fit the low values perfectly & on the high values there are 3 lines 12½ & 10 mm apart

These Training school stamps show a novel way for the
Post Office to put obsolete stamp issues to work.

 
RN 30
½d to 3d Overprinted with horizontal ‘tramline’ bars ex Fort Johnston College
UMM £25
Above values available @ £5 each or in blocks of 4 pro rata
RN 31
4½d Very Scarce
UMM
£20
RN 32
9d Rare
UMM
£30

RN 33
½d to 4½d, excluding 4d
Set of six values
Overprinted with horizontal
‘tramline’ bars
Ex Fort Johnston College
UMM
£90
RN 34
½d to 9d, excluding 4d & 6d
Set of seven values
Overprinted with horizontal
‘tramline’ bars
Ex Fort Johnston College
UMM
£300
RN 35
£1 Training School Stamps
£1 SG 15 overprinted with horizontal Tram-lines
Obsolete stock used by the Post Office Training Schools

UMM
 
£100
1955 Victoria Falls Centenary
SG 16 & 17
Set of two
UMM
£1.50
SG 16 & 17
Set of two
Used
£1
1959 Definitives - Die Proof and Plate Proof

RN 41
Die Proof for the Queens head
A rare and desireable item
£3500

RN 42
3d Value imperforate block
of the central vignette for the
Third printing 16.9.60
UMM £350

1959 QEII 3d Bradbury
Plate Proof



Third Printing
1959 QEII 3d Four printings & shades
RN 43
SG 22 - 3d all four shades (ex Bradbury Wilkinson Archives)
- UMM £25
1st printing (16-9-58)
Cobalt blue
2nd printing (24-4-59)
Chalky blue
3rd printing (16-9-60)
Ultramarine
4th printing (21-2-62)
Blue
1959 Definitives - Complete set unmounted mint
SG 18 - 31
Set of 15 Values
UMM
£85


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All Values available individually
1959 Definitives - Complete set used
SG 18 - 31
Set of 15 Values
Used
£65


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All Used Values available individually
SG 24a
9d Railways
UMM £7
SG 28
2/6 Airport
UMM £9
RN 44
SG 24a
9d Block of four
Used
£10
SG 29
5/- Rhodes statue
UMM £12
SG 30
10/- Mlanje
UMM £21

Used £18
SG 31
£1 Coat of Arms
UMM £36
Used £45
1959 Definitives - FDC set to 1/- Used in Southern Rhodesia

RN 45

SG 18 - 25

Set to 1/- on illustrated envelope (Philatelic Society of Rhodesia)
Registered & cancelled BULAWAYO
(Code 14)
12 AUG 59
£10

RN 46

SG 18 - 25

Set to 1/- on illustrated envelope
Registered & cancelled SALISBURY
12 AUG 59

£10
1959 - 62 QEII Coil stamps
SG 18a
½d Coil
Single UMM £2.50

Pair UMM £5
SG 18a
½d Coil


Single Used £5
SG 19a
1d Coil
Single UMM £2.50
Single Used £12

SG 19ab
Single UMM
£7

Pair UMM
£14
RN 47
SG 19ac
1d Coil with centre omitted
UMM

Single £200
1959 Definitive Varieties
Dry Print

RN 48
SG 18a -
1959 ½d Coil
Stamps in a
strip of five the middle stamp is grey black instead of black and is noticeably lighter than the
other stamps
Probably a dry print effect
Also a blind perforation
between the rows
UMM

£175
1959 1d with Dry Print
SG 19 - 1d in a marginal pair image incomplete due to a Dry print effect, the guide line in the margin indicates the error occurred at the centre of the sheet
UMM £300
 
1d with Intrusion

RN 49
SG 19 -
1d in pair, the right stamp with an Intrusion that covers the
RH
in RHODESIA - Splendid item
UMM
£300
10/- with Interrupted Printing

RN 50
SG 30 -
10/- a marginal pair with a diagonal Pre-Printing crease
in the paper which interrupts the printing
This is the only the second variation I have seen on this value

UMM
£400

This Section includes the following Issues

1960 Opening of Kariba Dam SG 32 - 37
1961 Seventh Mining Congress SG 38 & 39

Commemorative
Issues
1962 30th Anniversary of first Airmail SG 40 - 42
1963 World Tobacco Congress SG 43 - 46
1963 Red Cross Centenary SG 47

1963 Round Table SG 48 - 49
1960 Opening Kariba Dam
SG 32 - 37
Set of six
UMM
£15

RN 60
Kariba set on Illustrated envelope with Royal Visit cancel
SG 32 - 37
Set of six
Used £20
3d Used 0.50
6d Used 0.50

1/- Used £3
1/3 Used £2.50
2/6 Used £6

5 /- Used £10
RN 60 - First Day Cover
Kariba set on illustrated envelope with Royal Visit cancel
Registered at Kariba £30
1960 Kariba
Southern Rhodesia
Postmarks


RN 61
ARCTURUS, DARWINDALE,
FILABUSI, HATFIELD, KARIBA, MACHEKE, MARANDELLAS,
QUE QUE, SHABANI,
SOUTHERTON & TRELAWNEY
(11 Items)


£40
RN 62
Re-directed FDC

Kariba set Registered and cancelled at
SALISBURY 17 MAY 1960
Insufficiently addressed and misdirected to
HEBDEN BRIDGE and SKIPTON
Finally to ILKLEY
Pen mark on 5/- value
£20
RN 63
First Day Cover

Kariba set Registered and cancelled
LIVINGSTONE
17 MAY 1960
Front only

£20
RN 64
First Day Cover

Kariba set on illustrated envelope
Cancelled with a Rare
CAA TRADE FAIR BULAWAYO
17 MAY 1960

£50
1961 7th Mining Congress
SG 38 & 39

Set of two
UMM
£1.75

Used O/S
1962 30th Anniversary of
First Flight


SG 40 - 42

Set of three
UMM £5
 
SG 40 - 42
Set of three
Used
£5
RN 66
First Day Cover

Illustrated envelope, registered
and cancelled
SALISBURY
6 FEB 62
£15
RN 67
First Day Cover

Plain envelope cancelled at
ZOMBA
6 FEB 62
£10
1963 World Tobacco Congress
SG 43 - 46
Set of four
UMM
£3
SG 43 - 46
Set of four
Used
£3
RN 69 - Airmail envelope to UK with a 3d top marginal block of six
one stamp with Serif Flaw on 3d ex R2/2 cancelled
KABOMPO 2 JUN 1963 (Type 25) £20
RN 72
First Day Cover


Plain envelope, registered and cancelled
SALISBURY
18 FEB 1963

£8
RN 73
First Day Cover

Plain envelope, registered and cancelled
WORLD TOBACCO
CONGRESS
SALISBURY
18 FEB 1963

£10
RN 74
First Day Cover

Plain envelope registered and cancelled at
ZOMBA
18 FEB 63
£8
SG 47
3d Red Cross
UMM £1.25


Used 0.50
1963 Red Cross on Cover

RN 75

Airmail envelope to UK
with 3d Red Cross,
pair & strip of three
cancelled KABOMPO
6 VII 1963 Type 10
No code letter

£20
1963 Round Table

SG 48 & 49

Set of two
UMM £1.50

Used £3
RN 76
First Day Cover

Illustrated envelope registered and cancelled at
CAUSEWAY
11 SEP 63
£10
RN 77
First Day Cover


Plain envelope registered and cancelled at
ZOMBA
11 SEP 63
£8

This section includes
1955 booklet complete & Panes of six
1955 booklet panes on cover

Booklets & Postage Dues
1963 Booklet complete

1961 Postage Dues UMM & Used
1955 & 1963 Booklets
SB 1 & 2


RN 100 -
SB 1
1955 5/- Booklet £30

RN 101 - SB 2
1963 1/- Booklet O/S

1955 Booklet Panes
RN 102
½d, 1d and 2d
with selvedge
In panes of six from the
1955 5/- Booklet
UMM
£20
Booklet Panes Used in Northern Rhodesia

RN 104
1d Pane used at KITWE
£18


RN 105
2d Pane used at KITWE
£18
1955 Booklet Pane on cover
Used in Northern Rhodesia

RN 106

½d Booklet pane of six
With selvedge attached
By Airmail to South Africa
Cancelled KITWE

£75
1955 Booklet Pane on cover
Used in Nyasaland

RN 107
1d Booklet pane of six
With selvedge attached
Locally used in Nyasaland

Cancelled ZOMBA
31 JAN 55

£75
1961 Postage Due Set Unmounted & Used
D1 - 4
UMM £10

In blocks of four
UMM
£40

D1 - 4
Used
£20
1956 Revenues

RN 120
B&H 5
5/- Olive green
Used £15

RN 121
B&H 6
10/- Violet
1st Printing - UMM £15
RN 122
B&H 6
10/- Deep violet
2nd Printing - UMM £20
RN 123
B&H 7
£1 Blue
Used £25
Railway Stamps in blocks of four
RN 124
Set of 11 blocks 1d to £1, excluding 1d overprinted SZ (Shamva) 1/- SHG (Shangani) - These are later printings with small value figures
UMM £125
Railway Stamps in Used blocks of four

RN 125
1d, 2d, 3d, 4d & 5d Overprinted LU (Luanshya) - These are early printings with large value figures
Used
£25
Postal Stationery - Registered Envelopes

This section includes Interprovincial use of Stationery

Southern Rhodesia KGVI Registered envelopes

Used in Southern Rhodesia
Used in Northern Rhodesia

 
Northern Rhodesia QEII Registered envelopes
Used in Northern Rhodesia
Interprovincial use of
Southern Rhodesia KGVI Registered envelope
Size G

RN 200
H&G 4
- Size G
KGVI envelope, with 2d definitive to
South Africa cancelled
BULAWAYO(6)
25 AUG 1954

£25

Southern Rhodesia KGVI Registered envelope Size H

RN 203
H&G 6 - Size H
KGVI envelope with
QEII 2d & 9d definitives to
South Africa cancelled
BULAWAYO(6)
28 FEB1955

£25

RN 204
H&G 6 - Size H
KGVI envelope with
QEII 2d x 2 definitives to
South Africa cancelled
GUTU
1 MAR 55

Bulawayo transit backstamp
£25

RN 205
H&G 6 - Size H
KGVI envelope with
QEII 4d definitive to
South Africa cancelled
PLUMTREE
26 FEB 55

£25

Southern Rhodesia KGVI Registered envelope Size H2
RN 208
H&G 7- Size H2
KGVI envelope with
QEII 2d & 9d definitives to
South Africa cancelled
BEMBESI
3 FEB 55

BULAWAYO
Transit backstamp
£25

RN 209
H&G 7 - Size H2
KGVI envelope with
QEII 2d x 2 definitives to
South Africa cancelled
MAKWIRO
11 FEB 55

Salisbury transit backstamp

£25

RN 210
H&G 7 - Size H2
KGVI envelope with
QEII 1d x 5 definitives to
South Africa cancelled
SALISBURY
7 MAR 58

£25

RN 211
H&G 7 - Size H2
KGVI envelope with
QEII 4d definitive to
South Africa cancelled
UMTALI
22 OCT 1954

£25

Southern Rhodesia KGVI Registered envelope Size H2 - Used in Northern Rhodesia
RN 215
H&G 7 - Size H2
KGVI envelope with
QEII 4d definitive to
South Africa cancelled
LUANSHYA
20 DEC 54

£25

Northern Rhodesia QEII Registered envelope Size H2

RN 220
H&G 3a - Size H2
QEII envelope with
R&N 2d definitive to
South Africa cancelled
CHOMA
14 AUG 54

£30

RN 221
H&G 3a - Size H2
QEII envelope with
R&N 2d definitive to
South Africa cancelled
CHOMA
18 SEP 54

Pretoria 23 SEP 54
Arrival backstamp

£30

This section includes Interprovincial use of Aerogrammes

Used in Northern Rhodesia

 
Rhodesia & Nyasaland Stationery

QEII Registered envelopes

QEII Aerogrammes
Interprovincial use of Aerogrammes

Northern Rhodesia KGVI Aerogramme used in N. Rhodesia

Southern Rhodesia Aerogramme used in Northern Rhodesia

RN 225
H&G 1
6d Aerogramme with an additional QEII 3d to Germany
Cancelled KITWE 6 AU 54
£25
RN 227
H&G 8
6d QEII Aerogramme to England cancelled at
LUANSHYA
£10
Rhodesia & Nyasaland - Registered Envelope

RN 237
Registered Post Office envelope with
QEII 9d & 1/- definitives
to England cancelled
WUSIKILI
29 JUL 58

Kitwe transit

£30

Rhodesia & Nyasaland - 6d Aerogramme

RN 240
H&G 2
6d Aerogramme
Pale printing
Mint
£10

Aerogramme used in S. Rhodesia

RN 241
H&G 2
-
6d Aerogramme to UK
Cancelled

SALISBURY
25 JNE 1957
£8

Aerogramme used in N. Rhodesia

RN 242

H&G 2
-
6d Aerogramme to UK
Cancelled

LIVINGSTONE
5 MAY 1958
£8

Commonwealth - East Africa - KUT