1955 – The Centenary of the Discovery of the Victoria Falls

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

The Centenary of the Discovery of the Victoria Falls

Details

  • Date of Issue: 15th June, 1955
  • Date Withdrawn: 
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: 
    • 3d – J. E. Hughes
    • 1s – V. E. Horne
  • Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London
  • Process: Recess
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: N/A
  • Perf: 13.5
  • Plates: 
  • Sheet: 10 x 6
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:
    • 3d – 2,600,000
    • 1s – 1,590,000

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C. W. George: First Day Covers – Rhodesia & Nyasaland

C. W. George

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1963 – Red Cross Centenary
1955 – Centenary of the Discovery of the Victoria Falls
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C. W. George

C. W. George

United States of America

Charles A. George from Brooklyn, New York, began producing cacheted First Day Covers in 1919. The cachets were produced on a hand printing press and inscribed C.A.G. or C.George at the bottom of the design. With the birth of his son, he also began inscribing the cachets with his son’s name C.W.G. or C. George.

In 1937, his son Charles W. George followed in his father’s footsteps and began producing his own cachet covers. In 1947, Charles W. had a son, and like his Charles A., began producing covers under his sons name using the inscription C.G.,Jnr. III.

The family later moved to Edison, New Jersey where in 1958, the Ghana Philatelic Agency in New York requested that George produce the official cachet for the First Anniversary of Ghana’s Independence stamp issue. This stimulated George’s interest in foreign First Day Covers and he decided to make them for as many countries as possible.

In 1960, George W.’s wife passed away and the production of cachets dropped to a bare minimum for each stamp. George remarried in 1962 and had another son, Bobby G. Further cachets were produced in his name: Bobby G. George eventually joined a New York stamp firm and the number of covers produced were considerably reduced.

This article was produced with the generous assistance of the American First Day Cover Society.

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References

  • C. George First Day Covers – W. Dorethea George
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Philatelic Society of Rhodesia: First Day Covers – Rhodesia & Nyasaland

Philatelic Society of Rhodesia

First Day Covers – Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1955 – Centenary of the Discovery of the Victoria Falls
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Postcards: E. T. Brown – Birchenough Bridge, Sabi River

E. T. Brown

Birchenough Bridge, Sabi River

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
N/ABirchenough Bridge, Southern Rhodesia12/10/1955
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The London Assurance: First Day Covers – Rhodesia & Nyasaland

The London Assurance

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1963 – World Tobacco Congress
1962 – 30th Anniversary of London Rhodesia Airmail Service
1960 – Opening of Kariba Dam & Royal Visit
1955 – Centenary of Discovery of Victoria Falls
1954 – QEII Definitive Series

 

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The United Tobacco Companies Ltd

The United Tobacco Companies Ltd

Salisbury

In 1902 the United Kingdom’s Imperial Tobacco Company and the United States’ American Tobacco Company agreed to form a joint venture, the British-American Tobacco Company Ltd.

In 1904 the company bought out a number of South African tobacco companies including Holt & Holt Ltd, Acme Cigarette Company, and the British Tobacco Company (South Africa) Ltd. The new company, who’s operations covered South Africa, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, was named the United Tobacco Companies Ltd.

In 1999 the global merger of Rothmans International with the British American Tobacco resulted in the largest tobacco company in South Africa and is now known as British American Tobacco South Africa.

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