RSC Journal: No.273 March 2019

Vol. 69 No.2 March 2019/No.273

  • Editorial
  • Membership News and Information
  • Matters Arising
  • Members Ask
  • Members Share
  • Meetings and Exhibitions:
    • Londons (19/01/2019)
    • Harare (02/02/2019)
    • Spring STAMPEX: London (13-16/02/2019)
  • The hunt to find suitable non-philatelic items to complement an exhibit – Paul Peggie and Sean Burke
  • The B.S.A.C. Admirals – A Philatelic Journey – David Spivack
  • A Cover with an Eventful Journey!  – Peter Wingent
  • An Interesting Northern Rhodesia Wrapper – Patrick Flanagan and Sean Burke
  • The Colours and Printings of the 1/- Rhodesia Double Head – Stephen Reah-Johnson and Simon Hensman
  • The Central African Times – a BCA Wrapper – Patrick Flanagan
  • The Reuters Private Telegraph Stamps of Matabeleland Part 1 – Julian Schamroth
  • Malawi Today – Vultures of Malawi 2018 – Stuart Ross

Air Letters of Rhodesia – Adrian de Bourbon

Air Letters of Rhodesia

Adrian de Bourbon

This is a research display created by Adrian de Bourbon based on articles in the Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle written by Keith Harrop. This display covers the years 1941-1963. There is current work to update the details based on new information.

David Feldman: Spring Auction Series 2019

David Feldman

Spring Auction Series 2019


The Zambezi Trilogy: Book 1 – The Horns – Jill Baker

The Zambezi Trilogy

Book 1 – The Horns – Jill Baker

A compelling and deeply personal account of being born into what was first Southern Rhodesia, then Rhodesia and now Zimbabwe.

Jill Baker grew up with her best childhood playmates, three Matebele boys. The story grows through intriguing snapshots into the lives of each of the four characters until, as teenagers, the group meets again . . . this time, in the desolate historical sites of Matebeleland to discover, discuss, argue and, from their now diverse and singular perspectives, try to find answers for the future, by making sense of their country’s history.

About the author

Jill Baker spent her childhood in Matebeleland, daughter of a man dedicated to African education and Principal of three leading African schools. Her adult life on a farm was brought to an abrupt end with the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) from Britain in 1965 and she worked for the next 18 years as a journalist, news and documentary presenter and producer in television and radio.

She emigrated to Australia to run a radio station and open her own business consultancy and her first book, Beloved African, a biography of her father’s life, was published in 2000.

Constantly in touch with Zimbabwe, and following a major crisis over there, she formed The Zimbabwe Connection to help many Zimbabweans immigrate to Australia. For her work, she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2005. Burning motivation to tell this remarkable story, eight years of research and undercover trips to meet key players, resulted in The Horns, the first book of the Zambezi trilogy.

An accomplished public speaker, Jill has just completed a six-week tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe – delighted to find grateful acceptance for this lively history from black and white alike.


Philatelic Friends: Auction – March 2019



Spink: The Philatelic Collectors Series – April, 2019


The Philatelic Collectors Series


  • Date: 25th-26th April, 2019
  • Catalogue: Order via website link. PDF not yet available.
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