1964 – Last Day of Northern Rhodesia

Last Day of Northern Rhodesia

23rd October, 1964

The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was formally dissolved on 31 December 1963, and the country became the independent Republic of Zambia on 24 October 1964, with Kaunda as President.

Zambia became the first country ever to change its name and flag between the opening and closing ceremonies of an Olympic Games. The country entered the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics as Northern Rhodesia, and left in the closing ceremony as Zambia on 24 October, the day independence was formally declared.

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1935 – King George V Birthday Anniversary

King George V Birthday Anniversary

3rd June, 1935

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

Born during the reign of his grandmother Queen Victoria, George was third in the line of succession behind his father, the Prince of Wales, and his own elder brother, Prince Albert Victor. From 1877 to 1891, George served in the Royal Navy, until the unexpected death of his elder brother in early 1892 put him directly in line for the throne.

On the death of his grandmother in 1901, George’s father became King-Emperor of the British Empire as Edward VII, and George was created Prince of Wales. He became king-emperor on his father’s death in 1910.

 

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Commemorative Covers: 1953 – Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Commemorative Covers

1953 – Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

 

Northern Rhodesia
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The Rhodesian Stamp Collectors’ Exchange Club: First Day Covers – Northern Rhodesia

The Rhodesian Stamp Collectors’ Exchange Club

First Day Covers – Northern Rhodesia

 

1946 – Victory Issue
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