Rhodesian Acceptances Limited

Rhodesian Acceptances Limited

Salisbury

Rhodesian Acceptances Limited (RAL) was a credit organisation established in the 1950’s to provide short term capital for the financing of imports and exports and the movement of goods within the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland. It was promoted by Union Acceptances (South Africa) and Lazard Brothers of London.

RAL, now known as RAL Merchant Bank (Zimbabwe) was part of Anglo-America until reorganisation/rationalisation, now in the Nedbank/Old Mutual Group.

References

  • The Manufacturing Economy of Southern Rhodesia: Problems and Prospects – Leonard Tow
  • Uneven Zimbabwe: A Study of Finance, Development, and Underdevelopment – Patrick Bond
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Shell Rhodesia (PVT) Ltd

Shell Rhodesia (PVT) Ltd

Shell Rhodesia (PVT) Ltd was controlled by Shell Petroleum Company, Ltd. and Bataafse Petroleum Maatschappij NV (now Shell Petroleum, NV) Netherlands.

With the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI), sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council on Rhodesia on 16th December, 1966 (extended in 1968 to a total economic boycott) saw oil directed from South Africa into Rhodesia in violation of the sanctions by British companies Shell and BP in arrangement with Caltex and Mobil.

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Covers: Shell Rhodesia (PVT) Ltd – 1964-1971

Shell Rhodesia (PVT) Ltd

1964-1971

Salisbury
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Covers: Shell Company of Rhodesia Ltd – 1961-1964

Shell Company of Rhodesia Ltd

1961-1964

Northern Rhodesia
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Covers: Victoria Falls Hotel – 1964-1990

Victoria Falls Hotel

1968-1990

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Covers: Victoria Falls Hotel – 1964-1968

Victoria Falls Hotel

1964-1968

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Postcards: H. M. Barbour – Type II

H. M. Barbour

Type II

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd A Big Game Card – B1 Series (Blue)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

A Big Game Card – B1 Series (Blue)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
B1/2Carmine Bee-Eater.

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd A Big Game Card – G4 Series (Blue)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

A Big Game Card – G4 Series (Blue)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
G4/72Giraffe, Wankie, Rhodesia.

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – A Big Game Card – L2 Series (Grey)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

A Big Game Card – L2 Series (Grey)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
L2/1Leopard.

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