The Neville Polakow Collection of Northern Rhodesia

The Neville Polakow Collection of Northern Rhodesia

16th April, 2015


Spink 16.04.2015


This sale offers a multitude of wonderful items. The sale commences with a selection of the Rhodesia Admiral values used in the country and continues with a range of the George V issue including artists drawings, die proofs, etc. and with the 1935 Silver Jubilee issue die proofs of the frames. The top highlight of the sale is the unique George VI 1½d. red corner block of twelve containing four pairs imperforate between, a remarkable showpiece. The Queen Elizabeth includes the 1953 6d. with watermark inverted mint and used, a wide range of the 1963 Arms issue varieties and concludes with a selection of airmail covers.

Catalogue: Auction catalogue

Status: Closed


Spink – 18.03.2015

Rhodesia Double Head Issue from the Vestey Collection

18th March, 2015

Spink 18.03.2015


This remarkable sale is the second in the Lord Vestey series of auctions that feature Rhodesia. This sale devoted to the lovely Double Head issue is packed with fabulous blocks and single item rarities from the wealth of printings and shades associated with the issue.

Items of note include the ½d. pair and 1d. block of eight imperforate between, ½d. imperforate pair and block of six, 3d. RSC “G” corner block of four, 4d. RSC “D” block of ten and a single, 5d. lake-brown and green, 6d. RSC “C”, 8d. black and purple corner block of four and single, wonderful high values with 7/6d. RSC “C” block of eight and the £1 error of colour unique corner block of four with gash in ear.

There then follows a fine array of the perf. 15, combined perfs. and perf. 13½ printings. An outstanding offering for the specialist.


Catalogue: Auction catalogue

Status: Closed


No.254 March 2015




Vol. 65 No.1  March 2015/No.254



Chairman’s Report

Membership News and Information

Obituary: Andy Raeside

Book Reviews

Matters Arising

Members Ask

Auction Review – Spink 25/26 Nov, 2014 – Stephen Reah-Johnson and Colin Hoffman

Reports of Meetings:

  • Melbourne (9/11/2014)
  • New Zealand (1/11/2014)
  • New Zealand (14-16/11/2014)
  • Cape Town (22/11/2014)
  • Gauteng (22/11/2014)
  • South West England (19/10/2014)
  • Melbourne (16/01/2015)
  • London (24/01/2015)

Postcard Forum– Andrew Wilkie

Forgeries – Simon Hensman

More on Postal Slogans: Southern Rhodesia/Rhodesia/Zimbabwe 1927-1982 – Mike Hughes

Fiscal cancels on Double Heads: Why the interest? – Sean Burke

The Perculiarities of the Imperforate varieties of the low value duties of the 1924 Southern Rhodesia Admiral issue – Patrick Flanagan

The Waterlow Sample Books – Colin Hoffman and Derek Lambert

Chronology of the Geneses of the Double Head Stamp Issue – Stephen Reah-Johnson and Alan Hanks

The Early Telegraph Service – Peter Hickman

Returned to Sender – Richard Wheatley

The Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force

The Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force 1914-18 – A Postal History

Author: A. Drysdall & K. Pennycuick

Price: Sold out.

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