Royal Tour: 1960 Queen Mother – Commemorative Covers

Royal Tour

1960 – Commemorative Covers

Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland – Royal Visit
Commemorative Cover
Royal Visit * 1960

1960 – Queen Mother Royal Visit

Queen Mother Royal Visit

11-30 May 1960

There appeared to be two purposes for this tour, as far as Southern Rhodesia was concerned, and that was the official opening of Kariba Dam and the Hydro-electric Scheme, as well as the opening of the Central African Trade Fair.

The visit to the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland was from 11th to 30th May, 1960.

Covers

Postmarks

References

  • The Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.94
  • The Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.128
Contributors
  • Geoff Brakspear
  • Terrence Devine
  • Adam Goulding

Postmarks: 1960 Royal Tour

Postmarks

1960 Royal Tour

 

Two postmark types were used for this tour.

Type A

According to the GPO Notice 60/2/60, Type A was used was used in these towns from 11th to 30th May 1960:

  • Bulawayo
  • Kariba
  • Kitwe
  • Lilongwe
  • Lusaka
  • Mongu
  • Salisbury
  • Zomba

The Barry’s book “Postmarks of Rhodesia” indicates that the Bulawayo type A datestamp did not have the Federal coat of arms above. No other reference has been seen on this observation.

Type B

Type B was used on the day that the Queen Mother visited a particular town, the datestamp being accompanied by the town’s postmark. The specified towns and dates stated in the GPO Notice are as follows:

LocationDateDate-Stamp
Gwelo16/05/1960
Livingstone18/05/1960
Chingola20/05/1960
Mufilira20/05/1960
Fort Jameson23/05/1960
Mzuzu24/05/1960
Salima25/05/1960Salima Nyasaland
Limbe27/05/1980Limbe C.S.O. C.B.
Blantyre27/05/1960Blantyre 4 Nyasaland
Mlanje28/05/1960Mlanje Nyasaland
Cholo28/05/1960

Itinerary: 1957 Royal Tour

Itinerary

1957 Royal Tour

LocationArrival DateArrival TimeDeparture DateDeparture Time
Salisbury02/07/195715:0006/07/1957
Bulawayo
06/07/195708/07/1957
Lusaka08/07/195709/07/1957
Luanshya09/07/195709/07/1957
Kitwe09/07/195710/07/1957
Ndola10/07/195710/07/1957
Broken Hill10/07/195710/07/1957
Lusaka10/07/195712/07/1957
Zomba12/07/195715/07/1957
Salisbury15/07/195716/07/1957

Postmarks: 1957 Royal Tour

Postmarks

1957 Royal Tour

A single special postmark was used for the tour in conjunction with a date-stamp from the town of posting. It is understood that this date-stamp was only used in the town she was visiting that day.

However, some date-stamps of cities also appear on cover on dates where the Queen Mother was not visiting at the time. Including:

  • Salisbury – 13/07/1957
  • Bulawayo – 02/07/1957, 10/07/1957, 12/07/1957, 17/07/1957

This leads to the suspicion that the Royal Visit cachet was used in the cities visited throughout the period of her visit, and in the case of Bulawayo after she had left the country.

 

LocationDateDate-Stamp
Salisbury02/07/1957Salisbury 9 S.R.
Salisbury05/07/1957Salisbury 9 S.R.
Lusaka08/07/1957
Broken Hill08/07/1957
Ndola08/07/1957
Luanshya09/07/1957
Kitwe10/07/1957
Lusaka11/07/1957
Zomba12/07/1957Zomba Nyasaland
Limbe12/07/1957
Blantyre12/07/1957
Salisbury15/07/1957Salisbury 9 S.R.

The Copperbelt Philatelic Society: 1957 Royal Tour

The Copperbelt Philatelic Society

1957 Royal Tour

Royal Tour: 1957 Queen Mother – Commemorative Covers

Royal Tour

1957 – Commemorative Covers

Southern Rhodesia – Royal Visit 2nd July, 1957
Royal Visit * 1957

Itinerary: 1953 Royal Tour

Itinerary

1953 Royal Tour

 

LocationArrival DateArrival TimeDeparture DateDeparture Tme
Salisbury01/07/195302/07/1953
Bulawayo
03/07/195306/07/1953
Gwelo07/07/195307/07/1953
Que Que07/07/195307/07/1953
Gatooma07/07/195307/07/1953
Hartley07/07/195307/07/1953
Umtali08/07/195308/07/1953
Leopards Rock09/07/195309/07/1953
Nyanyadzi10/07/195310/07/1953
Fort Victoria10/07/195310/07/1953
Great Zimbabwe11/07/195311/07/1953
Salisbury13/07/195316/07/1953

Royal Tour: 1953 Queen Mother and Princess Margaret – Commercial Covers

Royal Tour

1953 – Commercial Covers

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