RSC Journal: No.275 September 2019

Vol. 69 No.4 September 2019/No.275

  • Editorial
  • Membership News and Information
  • Obituary: Rev. David Hubbard
  • Book Reviews
  • Matters Arising
  • Members Ask
  • Members Share
  • RSC Meetings and Exhibitions:
    • Cape Town (16/02/2019)
    • San Francisco (26/04/2019)
    • Melbourne (02/05/2019)
    • South West England (02/06/2019)
    • Stockholmia (26/05-02/06/2019)
    • London (29/06/2019)
  • ‘Silver Queen Flight’ – England to South Africa – Keith Harrop
  • Two Afternoons with Lamar Stout
  • A morning in early May with the £1 Double Head in Napa, California
  • Rhodesia Admirals – Allen Kirkpatrick
  • Postcard Forum – Andrew Wilkie
  • Some postcards of possible interest – Colin Hoffman
  • Unadopted Rhodesia & Nyasaland essays – Keith Harrop
  • Some items of postal history from the BSAC Admiral period – Derek Lambert
  • W Ellerton Fry and George Washington Wilson – Colin Hoffman and Sean Burke
  • The Pre-Colonial Bulawayo Posts, 1875-1893: Some research findings – Ian Johnstone
  • The source of the image for the 1905 Victoria Falls issue – Colin Hoffman and Sean Burke
  • Early air dispatches from Livingstonia, Nyasaland – Brian Coop
  • First day cancel on a Rhodesia Admiral – a new find
  • The Development of the Rose of Sharon and Shamrock Mine – Christopher Cooksey
  • Possibly the earliest reference to the ‘OD’ flaw on the 1d Double Head – Derek Lambert
  • The Reuters Private Telegraph stamps of Matabeleland – Part 3 – Julian Schamroth
  • The first post office of Marandellas – Mike Barter
  • Some interesting research findings for our archives
  • New Insights into a BSAC Admiral Rarity – SG 256b – How many exist? – David Spivack
  • Remembering Stan Carey and Arcturus – Dave Cooper
  • Stanley Gibbons BSAC Admiral Catalogue Listing update

The Machine Cancellations of Rhodesia 1911-1980 (2nd Edition)


By Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes has replaced his current publication South of the Zambesi Supplement: Machine Cancellations of Rhodesia with a Second Edition entitled The Machine Cancellations of Rhodesia 1911-1980.

The 2nd Edition catalogues circular date stamps, postage paid date stamps, slogans, wave patterns and roller marks with illustrations.

Mike Hughes has generously made the catalogue available as a free download with additional printing instructions are below.

If you have additional information to provide to improve further editions, please Contact Us.


Printing Instructions

We have provided printing instructions for anyone wishing to have the downloaded document printed (and wire bound). This is due to the different presentation formats within the document.

  • Pages 01-02 – Print both sides, colour, portrait, on light card
  • Pages 03-58 – Print both sides, black and white, portrait
  • Pages 59-64 – Print both sides, black and white, landscape
  • Page 65       –  Print both sides, black and white, portrait.


RSC Journal: No.272 February 2019

Vol. 69 No.1 February 2019/No.272

  • Editorial
  • Report of the Chairman
  • Membership News and Information
  • Matters Arising
  • Members Ask
  • Members Share
  • Meetings and Exhibitions:
    • Melbourne (2/12/2018)
  • Who was the J F Chase, the addressee on 1932 First Flight Cover featured on th front of the December, 2018, RSCJ 271?  – Peter Hankins
  • Sir Percy Stillitoe: From British South Africa Police to number one of M.I.5 – Mike Barter
  • The Waxed Moustache – A Closer Look  – Julian Schamroth
  • More on the Truncated Waxed Moustache – Stephen Reah-Johnson
  • Too long a journey to Kawimbe – Mark Thomas
  • The Reuters Private Telegraph Stamps of Matabeleland Part 1 – Julian Schamroth
  • The Colours and Printings of the 5/- Rhodesia Double Head – Stephen Reah-Johnson and Simon Hensman
  • The Colours and Printings of the 7/6d Rhodesia Double Head – Stephen Reah-Johnson and Simon Hensman
  • Malawi Today – Stuart Ross
  • Postcard Forum: Victoria Falls – Andrew Wilkie

Southern Africa Philately No.11

  • Philatelic Forum 1920 Van Ryneveld Flight – The Bechuanaland Connection
  • Philatelic Forum Aerogramme – Swaziland 1955 Overprint H&G 16
  • Philatelic Forum Cape of Good Hope Un-catalogued Overprint Error
  • Philatelic Forum 1947 1d Royal Visit with Overprint Omitted (SWA)
  • Philatelic Forum Union Machine Cancels – Unusual Date-settings for April
  • Philatelic Forum A 1940 Cape Town Machine Slogan that Never Was
  • Philatelic Forum Basutoland 1st Official Air Mail Service
  • Philatelic Forum Tristan – Farewell to ‘The Lonely Isle’
  • Philatelic Forum July 1916 Union £1 King’s head
  • Philatelic Forum 1947 UPU Convention – Airmail Notes by I.H.C. Godfrey
  • Philatelic Forum S.A. Revenues – Watch Your Language – Update
  • Rhodesia Nkala – North Western Rhodesia
  • South Africa The 1927 10/- Aniline blue & brown SG 39
  • Airmails Air Mail Labels – In British Booklets
  • Birds on Stamps – Penguins on Southern Africa Stamps
  • Rhodesia – Victoria Falls Railway & Souvenir Letter Cards
  • Tristan Da Cunha – Two Different Shaped Cancels
  • Pioneer Philately – 1920 The Union Philatelist
  • COGH & Natal Labels – Cape Colony & Natal Labels
  • Indian Ocean – The Cocos Keeling Islands – Part II
  • Airmails – 1925 Experimental Air Service – Postmarks
  • Union Official Variety – Union 1/- Official with Transposed Overprints
  • Basutoland – Basutoland the 1961 Decimal Overprints
  • New Book – Southern Rhodesia King George V Philately – A Projected Publication

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Southern Africa Philately No.10

  • Philatelic Forum Stellaland – 1884 Imperforate Varieties Revisited
  • Philatelic Forum Goshen – ‘Local Labels’ or Bogus Manufacture?
  • Philatelic Forum 1916 A Proposed Union Philatelic Society
  • Philatelic Forum Circa 1901 – 02 Paul Kruger gets a ‘Verbal Bashing’
  • Philatelic Forum Ninety Years Mail in One Delivery
  • Philatelic Forum 1925 ¼d Newspaper Rate – No ¼d Stamps
  • Philatelic Forum 1925 Royal Tour – Stamps for the Prince
  • Birds on Stamps Extinct Birds on Southern African Stamps
  • Rhodesia 1896 Drought, Locusts, Rinderpest plus Rebellions
  • South Africa South African Diamonds
  • Boer War – Principal Events during the Boer War
  • Cape of Good Hope – Mount Currie Local Post
  • Bechuanaland – Bechuanaland Annual Reports 1896 – 97
  • Union of SA Airmails – Development of the African Airway
  • First Day/Early Use – Southern Africa Stamps First Days 1896 – 1927
  • SAA – A Government Acquisition & Change of Attitude
  • Indian Ocean – The Cocos Keeling Islands – Part I
  • Railway Tour & TPO – The 1925 Royal Tour of Southern Africa
  • Tristan da Cunha – From HMS Job 9 to HMS Atlantic Isle
  • Tristan Da Cunha – Tristan Defence Volunteers Document

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Southern Africa Philately No.9

  • Philatelic Forum Editorial ‘Bloomers’ – A ‘Philatelic Forum’ on the Internet
  • Philatelic Forum Submarine K XVIII – KLM’s first Trans-Atlantic Flight
  • Philatelic Forum Watermark ‘Blues’ on the Cape Triangle
  • Philatelic Forum TDCU 1ZZ Call-sign or Postcode?
  • Philatelic Forum Rhod & Nyasa 1961 Postage Dues 1d Imperforate between on cover
  • Philatelic Forum Basutoland – Symbolic Crocodile
  • Tristan Da Cunha No Stamps, No Money – Only Potatoes on Tristan
  • Union of SA 1952 International Tercentenary Exhibition – Cape Town
  • South Africa WWII Labels, Cape, Malay and Indian Corps
  • SWA – Early Fledgling Stamp Exhibitions in South West Africa
  • S. African Homelands – Designers/Artists of Transkei Stamps
  • Cape of Good Hope – The Intriguing Cape Triangular Stamps
  • Rhodesia & Nyasaland – The Handstamped Postage Dues
  • South Africa – 1925 Experimental Flights Cape Town to Durban and back
  • Indian Ocean – Christmas Island Indian Ocean
  • Indian Ocean – Christmas Island to Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Birds on Stamps – The Ostrich on Southern African Stamps
  • BSAC – Frank Melland – Government Official in Northern Rhodesia
  • Philately – A Chronological Appreciation of Southern African Philately
  • Philately – Promoting Southern Africa Philately
  • Philately – Observations on Southern Africa Philatelic Journals
  • Tristan Da Cunha – 1943 The Tristan Times

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Under the Mopane Tree – Grace D Webster

Under the Mopane Tree

Grace D Webster

This is a story about a young American couple who shared a dream of giving their lives for something greater than themselves. They ventured out on faith to an unknown land to give hope and love to a people who lived in fear and superstition. They did it passionately, joyfully and without regret. It is also my story of growing up in the Eastern Highlands of Southern Rhodesia with an extended family of missionaries and the beautiful people who lived there.

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