Rhodesian Study Circle: Memoir 22 – A Guide to Rhodesian Philatelic Forgeries

Rhodesian Study Circle

A Guide to Rhodesian Philatelic Forgeries

This is Memoir 22 in the RSC Handbook Series. It is 120 pages with most illustrations in colour, covering the range of forgeries from those of the 1890 First Issues to those of the modern day. Dedicated to the memory of Phil Stevenson who died in 2015, with a foreword by Michael Wigmore, this work takes account of the studies of earlier students of Rhodesian forgeries from Howard Young onwards. It is based on published information and more that has been sought from private collectors. It includes a detailed bibliography and index.

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  • Memoir: 22
  • Author: Phil Stevenson & Colin Hoffman
  • Members Price: £15 plus P&H.
  • Non-Members Price: £20 plus P&H.

Rhodesian Study Circle: Memoir 28 –  Northern Rhodesia in ‘Admiral’ times

Rhodesian Study Circle

 Northern Rhodesia in ‘Admiral’ times

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  • Memoir: 28
  • Author: Alan Drysdall
  • Members Price: £20 plus P&H.
  • Non-Members Price: £26 plus P&H.

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Rhodesian Study Circle: Memoir 23 – Letters to and from Bulawayo in 1890

Rhodesian Study Circle

Memoir 23 – Letters to and from Bulawayo in 1890

This Memoir provides and interesting insight into a fascinating correspondence relating to Lobengula, the King of the Matabele in the 1890’s struggle by Cecil Rhodes to expand British influence into Central Africa.

It involves the British South Africa Company’s representatives in Bulawayo, Sam Edwards in Tati, Cecil Rhodes, Leander Starr Jameson, and Lobengula himself, dating from the time the Pioneer Column assembled in Bechuanaland in July 1890 and set out for Salisbury which it reached in September, 1890.

The material comes from private correspondences that only came to light in the 1980’s that substantially add to the picture given by other letters dating from the 1890’s held by the Zimbabwe National Archives.

There was concern that Lobengula might react violently to what he regarded as a large-scale invasion, and the letters describe the apprehension felt by the European residents of Bulawayo and Tati, the attempts by the company’s representatives to persuade Lobengula not to rescind the Rudd Concession, by which he had granted permission for the Pioneer Column to move to Mashonaland, and that the Column was not a threat to his kingdom, Matabeleland.

This Memoir will appeal to those interested in the way a collection of postal history which contains original letters can fill in the background to historical events, as well as those who have an interest in these actual events.

The Memoir is 50 pages with 23 illustrations, photocopied on A4 with card and transparent plastic covers and spiral bound.

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  • Memoir: 23
  • Author: Alan Drysdall, Keith Harrop and Ian Johnstone
  • Members Price: £10 plus P&H.
  • Non-Members Price: £13 plus P&H.

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Rhodesian Study Circle: Memoir 21 – The KG VI Postage and Revenue Definitives of Southern Rhodesia

Rhodesian Study Circle

The KG VI Postage and Revenue Definitives of Southern Rhodesia

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  • Memoir: 21
  • Author: George Stewart and Colin Hoffman
  • Members Price: £14 plus P&H.
  • Non-Members Price: £19 plus P&H.

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Rhodesian Study Circle: Memoir 19 – The Postal History of Bulawayo to 1923

Rhodesian Study Circle

The Postal History of Bulawayo to 1923

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  • Memoir: 19
  • Author: Alan Drysdall
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    • Members: £21 plus P&H.
    • Non-Members: £28 plus P&H.

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Rhodesian Study Circle: Memoir 17 – The Postal History of Southern Rhodesia during World War II

Rhodesian Study Circle

The Postal History of Southern Rhodesia during World War II

The authors have produced a comprehensive record of specific aspects of the postal history of a country involved in a war which took place elsewhere; as a result the subject lacks the glamour of campaign covers and battle memorabilia, and has largely been ignored until now. This has now been redressed, and this work provides an important exercise in collecting together in one place a number of diverse threads of the story of how the postal services coped with the problems of long range communication in era of political disruption. Some of these problems were the same as those encountered by British colonies elsewhere; some were specific to Southern Rhodesia.

There is a full listing of the postal rates and services in force from September 1939 to the end of the war, and a detailed list of the cachets used by the S.R. Air Force and the Rhodesia Air Training Group and the Air Force Camp Post Offices which builds on earlier information; there were also numerous RAF Camps involved in training for the war, and this detail is also included, as is the Army and related mail. Much of the information was previously unrecorded and the illustrations are particular good.

Active Service Letter Cards, Airgraphs, Censorship, Patriotic items, and War economy labels followed the pattern established elsewhere, but here we have the specific rules applicable to S.R.; events and aspects specific to S.R. are also included with details of their impact on postal history, such as the South African War Train 1941 (a recruitment drive), internment and refugee camp mail , and the S.R. War Fund which was set up to assist those who served under Southern Rhodesian conditions of service and their families. This work will appeal to all students of WW II postal history, where it adds to the wider story; it will also be of particular value to collectors of this material who now for the first time have a guide on which to build their collections.

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  • Memoir: 17
  • Title: The Postal History of Southern Rhodesia during World War II
  • Author: C.J. Cooksey and K.G. Harrop
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    • Members: £19 plus P&H.
    • Non-Members: £25 plus P&H.

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Rhodesian Study Circle: Memoir 16 – Postmarks on the 1910 – 1913 ‘Double-head’ issue and their rarity

Rhodesian Study Circle

Postmarks on the 1910–1913 Double-Head Issue

 

The most recent publication in the Study Circle’s memoir series is by far the most comprehensive and detailed listing of the postmarks cancelling stamps of the ‘Double-heads’ issue, including datestamps, numeral- and letter-coded cancellations, and fiscal usage, almost all of which are illustrated in colour.

The data base used to compile tables of comparative rarity is based on data submitted by more than 50 Study Circle members, and comprises some 120,000 entries. “This new rarity analysis establishes a ‘spectrum’ of rarity from ‘unique’ to ‘very common’. At the rarer end, the number counted in the rarity rating may represent the actual numbers of examples that exist.”

Postmarks on the 1910–1913 ‘Double-head’ issue and their rarity by Sean Burke, Stephen Reah-Johnson and Jenifer Barry, Memoir 16 of the Rhodesian Study Circle; 128 pages with more than 300 illustrations of stamps, covers, post offices, etc,, almost all in colour; photocopied on A4 with card and transparent plastic covers and spiral bound.

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  • Memoir: 16
  • Author: S. Burke, S. Reah-Johnson and J. Barry
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    • Members: £17 plus P&H.
    • Non-Members: £22 plus P&H.

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