1962 – 1959 – QEII Pictorial Definitive Series (Additional Value)

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1959 – QEII Pictorial Definitive Series (Additional Value)

Details

  • Date of Issue: 15th May, 1962
  • Date Withdrawn: 18th February, 1964
  • Date Invalidated: 1st September, 1964
  • Designer: M Kinsella
  • Printer: Thomas De La Rue Co Ltd
  • Process: Recess
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: N/A
  • Perf: Comb 14 x 13.5
  • Plates:
    • 1A 1A
    • 1A 1B
    • 1B 1B
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

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Last Day of Federation

Last Day of Federation

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

 

 

During 1960, many French African colonies had become independent. Belgium more hastily vacated its colony and thousands of European refugees fled the Belgian Congo from the brutalities of the civil war and into Southern Rhodesia.

During the Congolese crisis, Africans increasingly viewed the Rhodesia & Nyasaland Prime Minister, Sir Roy Welensky, as an arch-reactionary.

The new Commonwealth Secretary, Duncan Sandys, negotiated the ‘1961 Constitution’, a new constitution for the Federation which greatly reduced Britain’s powers over it. But by 1962, the British and the Federation cabinet had agreed that Nyasaland should be allowed to secede, though Southern Rhodesian Premier Sir Edgar Whitehead committed the British to keep this secret until after the 1962 election in the territory. A year later, the same status was given to Northern Rhodesia, decisively ending the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in the immediate future.

In 1963, the Victoria Falls Conference was held, partly as a last effort to save the Federation, and partly as a forum to dissolve it. After nearly collapsing several times, it ended by 5 July 1963, and the state was virtually dissolved. Only the appropriation of its assets remained as a formality.

By 31 December, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was formally dissolved and its assets distributed among the territorial governments. Southern Rhodesia obtained the vast majority of these including the assets of the Federal army, to which it had overwhelmingly contributed.

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1963 – World Tobacco Congress

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1963 – World Tobacco Congress

Details

  • Date of Issue: 18th February, 1963
  • Date Withdrawn: 17th May, 1963
  • Date Invalidated: 1st September, 1964
  • Designer: Victor Whiteley
  • Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
  • Process: Photogravure
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: N/A
  • Perf: Comb 14 x 14.5
  • Cylinders:
    • 1A 1A (1/3d, 2/6d)
    • 1A 1A 1A (6d)
  • Sheet: 10 x 6
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

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1978 – Trade Fair Rhodesia

Rhodesia

1978 – Trade Fair Rhodesia 1978

Details

  • Date of Issue: 15th March, 1978
  • Date Withdrawn: 14th December, 1978
  • Date Invalidated: 13th December, 1981
  • Designer: 
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (PVT) Ltd.
  • Process: Offset Lithography
  • Paper:
  • Watermark:
  • Perf: Comb 14.5
  • Cylinders:
    • 1A 1A 1A 1A
    • 1B 1B 1B 1B
  • Sheet: 5 x 10
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:
    • 4c – 5,000,000
    • 8c – 1,000,000

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Victory (SR)

Victory

Southern Rhodesia

 

Production Details

Details

  • Date of Issue: 8th May, 1947
  • Designer:
  • Perf: Line 14
  • Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London Wall, London E.C.

Varieties

 

1d

  • Long imprint (with imprint between margin). Appears on Sheet C & D.

2d

  • Double Print (one print Albino).
  • Damaged Frame. (R1/10)

3d

  • Line through ‘9’ of 1945 extending into ‘S’ of Issue. Does not appear on all sheets. (R1/7)

6d

  • Offset on reverse

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1975 – No.9 in the Famous Figure Series

No.9 in the Famous Figure Series

Rhodesia

Details

  • Date of Issue: 12th February, 1975
  • Designer: Self-portrait
  • Perf: Comb 14.5
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (PVT) Ltd., Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Process: Offset Lithography
  • Sheet Value: $7.00
  • Cylinders: 
    • 1A 1A 1A 1A
    • 1B 1B 1B 1B
  • Quantity: 400,000

 

Varieties

  • Damaged ‘4’ of 14c (R2/2 Cylinder A)
  • Malformed ‘N’ of Baines (R6/3 Cylinder A)
  • Black printed twice.

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1974 – No.8 in the Famous Figures Series

No. 8 in the Famous Figures Series

Rhodesia

Details

  • Date of Issue: 15th May, 1974
  • Designer: Peter Birch
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (PVT) Ltd., Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Process: Offset Lithography
  • Paper: White, brown gum
  • Perf: 14
  • Cylinders: 
    • 1A 1A 1A 1A
    • 1B 1B 1B 1B
  • Sheet: 10 x 5
  • Quantity: 400,000

Varieties

  • Broken ‘O’ in Rhodesia (R10/1 Cylinder B)

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1973 – No.7 in the Famous Figure Series

Famous Figure Series No.7

Rhodesia

 

Details

  • Date of Issue: 2nd April, 1973
  • Date Withdrawn: 31st December, 1973
  • Designer: A Haywood
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (PVT) Ltd., Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Process: Offset Lithography
  • Paper: White, brown gum
  • Perf: Comb 14.5
  • Cylinders: 
    • 1A 1A 1A 1A
    • 1B 1B 1B 1B
  • Sheet: 10 x 5
  • Quantity: 400,000

Varieties

  • Broken ‘O’ in Rhodesia (R1/2 Cylinder A)

First Day Covers

1972 – No.6 in the Famous Figures Series

No.6 in the Famous Figures Series

Rhodesia

Details

  • Date of Issue: 14th February, 1972
  • Date Withdrawn: 31st August, 1972
  • Designer:
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (PVT) Ltd., Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Process: Offset Lithography
  • Paper: White, brown gum
  • Perf: Comb 14.5
  • Cylinders:
    • 1A 1A 1A 1A
    • 1B 1B 1B 1B
  • Sheet Value: 10 x 5
  • Quantity: 400,000

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1971 – No.5 in the Famous Figure Series

Famous Figure Serious No.5

Rhodesia

Details

  • Date of Issue: 1st March, 1971
  • Date Withdrawn: 31st August, 1971
  • Date Invalidated: 1st September, 1974
  • Designer: Based on a portrait of Selous by L. C. Dickinson
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (PVT) Ltd., Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Process: Offset Lithography
  • Paper: White, brown gum
  • Perf: Comb 14.5
  • Cylinders:
    • 1A 1A 1A 1A
    • 1B 1B 1B 1B
  • Sheet: 10 x 5
  • Quanity: 400,000

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