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  • Date Withdrawn: 14th December, 1978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  • Date Withdrawn: 31st December, 1973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)

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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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1979 – Last Day of Rhodesia

Last Day of Rhodesia

31 May 1979

On 31 May 1979, Ian Smith left the stage as Prime Minister on the last day of white rule in Rhodesia. His legacy was a state unrecognised by the international community, subjected to trade boycotts, and a country ravaged by civil war.

On his last day in office, he addressed himself to the country’s white minority during a televised press conference, in which he said that the territory’s new government would collapse unless whites remained to fight on in the army.

His successor, Bishop Muzorewa, ushered in the state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia with a pre-taped midnight television address to the country.

Commemorative Covers

The two sized covers (below) were presented in a specially printed linen folder, bound (above).

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1970 – Declaration of Republic

Declaration of Republic

2 March 1970

During a two-proposition referendum held in 1969, the proposal for severing all remaining ties to the British Crown passed by a majority of 61,130 votes to 14,327. Rhodesia declared itself a republic on 2 March 1970.

Under the new constitution, a president served as ceremonial head of state, with the prime minister nominally reporting to him. Some in Rhodesian government had hoped in vain that the declaration of a republic would finally prompt other nations to grant recognition.

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1965 – Independence (R)

Rhodesia

1965 – Independence

Details

  • Date of Issue: 8th December, 1965
  • Date Withdrawn: 7th February, 1966
  • Date Invalidated: 1st July, 1969
  • Designer: Cyril Hartley (also credited to Col. C. R. Dickenson)
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (PVT) Ltd, Salisbury Rhodesia
  • Process: Lithograph
  • Paper: White paper with clear gum
  • Watermark: None
  • Perf: Line 11
  • Cylinders: None
  • Sheet: 10 x 6
  • Quantity: 750,000

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