1947 Royal Visit (SR)

Southern Rhodesia

1947 Royal Visit


  • Date of Issue: 1st April, 1947
  • Date Withdrawn: 30th April, 1947
  • Date Invalidated: 3rd February, 1950
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  • Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited, London Wall, London, E.C.
  • Process: Recess
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  • Watermark: N/A
  • Perf: 14
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    • 45350 & 45351 (½d)
    • 45352 (1d)
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1957 – Royal Tour

Royal Tour

2 July – 16 July 1957

The Royal Tour by the Queen Mother was specifically arranged to open the University of Rhodesia & Nyasaland, at which she was installed as President, and to open the National Gallery of Rhodesia. Both of which events occurred in Salisbury. However while here she visited other centres in Southern Rhodesia as well as Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.





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

1925 – Prince of Wales Royal Tour

Royal Tour

30 April – 29 July 1925

The young Prince of Wales, later to abdicate as King Edward VIII, visited South Africa in 1925. It was a grand affair with large welcomes at the all the extravagantly decorated towns he visited between his arrival on April 30th and his departure almost 3 months later on 29th July.

Using two beautiful carriages built by the South African Railways, the Royal Party toured Southern Africa visiting Cape Province, the Orange Free State, Basutoland, Natal, Transvaal, Swaziland, Southern & Northern Rhodesia and the Bechuanaland Protectorate. The Prince met local Royalty, visited Victoria Falls, played Golf and enjoyed exuberant African welcomes throughout his visit.



Post Office & Postmarks


  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.96
  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.116
  • H.R.H. A Pictorial Biography – Edited by Edgar Middleton
  • www.tothevictoriafalls.com
  • Geoff Brakspear
  • Terry Cowlard
  • Adam Goulding
  • James Gavin


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