Postcards: R A Bourlay – ABC – Type II

R. A. Bourlay

ABC – Type II

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/ARhodesian Landscape.

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Postcards: Smart & Copley Ltd – Crest Series (Green) – A Series – Copyright. Smart & Copley, Bulawayo. II

Smart & Copley

Crest Series (Green) – A Series – Copyright. Smart & Copley, Bulawayo. II

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
A35Ant Bear
A36Wild Boar
A37Giraffe and Eland
A38Sable Antelope
A40Giraffe and Young Sable.
A41Giraffe, etc.
A42Sable

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Postcards: Nyadiri Mission – Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type II

Nyadiri Mission

Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type II

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Postcards: Nyadiri Mission – Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type 1

Nyadiri Mission

Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type 1

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Government Stationery: 1213/50/S

Government Stationery

1213/50/S

Details

  • Date of Issue: 19 August 1950
  • Dept: Government Stationery Office
  • Reqn.: 1213/50/S
  • Printer: J Dickenson & Co Ltd
  • Paper:
  • Quantity: 100,000

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Government Stationery: 245/51/S

Government Stationery

245/51/S

Details

  • Date of Issue: 19 October 1951
  • Dept: Government Stationery Office
  • Reqn.: 245/51/S
  • Printer: P A & Co
  • Paper:
  • Quantity: 500,000

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Government Stationery: 424/37/S

Government Stationery

424/37/S

Details

  • Date of Issue: 1937
  • Dept: Government Stationery Office
  • Reqn.: 424/37/S
  • Printer: John Dickinson & Co Ltd
  • Paper:
  • Quantity: 1,000,000

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Southern Rhodesia: 1942 – Iron and Steel Industry Act

Southern Rhodesia

1942 – Iron and Steel Industry Act

On 17 July 1942, the Southern Rhodesian Government created the Iron and Steel Industry Act act to establish the Rhodesian Iron and Steel Commission and to prescribe its
powers; to authorise and to confirm and give effect to certain agreements to which the
State was a party.

Under the Act, it was prescribed there would be a commission, under the
name of the Rhodesian Iron and Steel Commission, which shall be a body corporate
capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name and with power, subject to this
Act, to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may do by law and as are
necessary for, or incidental to, the carrying out of its objects and powers as set forth within the Act.

 

Rhodesian Iron and Steel Commission

Rhodesian Iron and Steel Commission

Bulawayo

On 24 July 1942, the Southern Rhodesian Government founded the Rhodesian Iron and Steel Commission (Riscom). It was sited at the steel plant at Redcliff, to develop the huge iron and limestone deposits nearby.

It suffered from a lack of experienced personnel and low level of production which meant high unit costs. In 1954, a debt of 1.7 million pounds sterling had to been written off as irrecoverable. In 1956, the loss-making situation was turned into a profit-making situation due to the formation of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and the denationalisation of the industry. In 1956, iron ore output from the company was 127,954 tons. By 1957, this had doubled to 257,166 tons and changed its name to the Rhodesian Iron and Steel Company (Risco).

In 1965, the company employed up to 2,900 people. In 1980, after Independence, it was renamed the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company.

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Government Stationery: 71056

Government Stationery

71056

Details

  • Date of Issue: 14 August 1941
  • Dept: Government Printing Office
  • Reqn.: 71056
  • Printer: 
  • Quantity:

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