Recent Updates

In December, 2015, the Rhodesian Study Circle undertook the task to re-invent its website for the 21st Century collector. With thousands of images and nearly 2000 pages of philatelic items, we are combining philately with the colourful history of Central Africa.

While we are updating our website, you can track the latest updates below. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter users.

If you have any questions, comments, feedback or information, leave a comment below or Contact Us.

December, 2017

The search function on our website has been updated by the developer. You can now use this to search within the nearly 600 tables of information on our website.

This will be of use to postcard collectors as they can now search for the title of the postcard. The function is also helpful for searching for proofs and file copies by Order No.

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November, 2017

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April 2017

  • Explore > Advertising Covers
  • Explore > Airmails
  • Explore > Cinderellas
  • Explore > Events
  • Explore > Mines
  • Explore > Postcards
    • Added Rhodesia Railways:
      • 1936 Empire Exhibition
      • Twelve Views of Victoria Falls Series I & II
    • A Harrison businesses have all been updated:
      • A Harrison
      • Bulawayo News Agency
      • Crumplin & Harrison
      • Harrison’s Stationery Stores
      • Preece & Harrison
      • Crumplin & Harrison Ltd
    • Added Gwelo Stationery Stores.
    • Updated A J Storey:
      • 1920’s series split into three series based on reviewed data
      • New images added to 1908 BCA series.
    • Added new Tokim series:
      • U Series – Umtali
      • E T Brown
      • Greetings and Best Wishes
    • Added new Tucks series:
      • 1925 Empire Exhibition
      • Glazed Photo Series B
      • Mandala P.C. – Victoria Falls
      • Mandala P.C.3 – Victoria Falls
      • Nyasaland Pavillion East African Court (Empire Exhibition)
      • Photochrome Series A
      • Real P.C. Series
      • Real Photograph Series
      • Rhodesia Railways Ltd Series of Picture Postcards
      • Sepia Postcard Series B
      • Southern Rhodesia Publicity Bureau (Unnumbered)
    • Added Kimble Productions
    • Added Philpott & Collins:
      • 1902 Local View Series
      • 1904/5 Pictorial Views added.
    • Percy M Clark Red Series now broken into three distinct series.
  • Explore > Post Offices & Postmarks
    • Added Postal Notices for 1898/1899/1901
    • Added Postal Notices for 1937 & 1938
  • Explore > Printers
    • Order No.s added for:
      • 293574
      • 292315
      • 136433
      • 178309
      • 233228
    • Pre-Production added for:
      • Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition (SR)
      • Rhodes Centenary (SR)
    • Dies and Plate details added for SR GVI Definitive Stationery
    • Added Pre-Production for 1924 Admirals (Revenues only).
  • Collect > Publications
    • 1966 CAA Article from Rhodesian Commentary published.
  • Explore > Regions
    • Added 1938 George VI Definitive Stationery
    • Added George VI Air Letters (1944-1953)
  • Explore > Revenue & Fiscals
    • Added Robert Edward Codrington profile.
    • New section added (in-progress)
    • Added Native Affairs Dept.
    • 1890 Mashonaland Mining Regulation No.1 added
    • Department of Native Affairs added
    • Matabeleland Native Labour Bureau added.
    • Native Labour Bureau added.
    • Rhodesian Native Labour Bureau added.
    • Rhodesian Milling & Manufacturing Co.Ltd added.
    • D Knight & Co added.
    • Cairns Ltd added.
    • Mine offices & Mining Commissioners added.
  • Collect > Catalogues
    • New additions and updates to the Encyclopedia of Rhodesian and Zimbabwean Postage Stamps Since 1964

March 2017

  • Explore > Postcards
    • Added biography on J E Hughes
    • Added more photos to Smart & Copley Solo Series.
    • Three new series added to Clark’s Curio for Percy M Clark:
      • Black Series
      • Bromide Series
      • Number Only Series
      • No. Series
      • Red Series
      • Script Series (several variations).
    • New Lennon’s Series A postcard series added.
    • Added British Petroleum (BP)
    • Tokim:
      • New images & Back Type added to Clark’s Curio Store.
      • New ‘G Series’ added.
      • New ‘SR Series’ added.
      • New ‘S Series B&W’ added.
      • New ‘S Series Colour’ added.

February 2017

  • Explore > Advertising covers
    • M Basch & Co added
    • Selborne Hotel added
    • Umtali and District Publicity Association added.
    • The Union Agencies added.
    • New cover added to South African Canvas Co. Ltd
    • Royal Hotel Umtali added.
    • Spencer’s Airways and Garage.
    • Johnson & Fletcher added.
    • New cover added to Puzey & Payne Ltd.
    • McCullagh & Bothwell added.
  • Explore > Events
    • 1936 Empire Exhibition added.
    • 1924 Empire Exhibition added.
  • Explore > Postcards
    • All images for Payne’s Studios/Camera House added
    • Work begun on Tokim postcards – images added for a number of series.
    • All images for Silver’s Studio’s now added.
    • 1936 Empire Exhibition (Umtali and District Publicity Association) added.
    • 1936 Empire Exhibition (Department of Publicity, Southern Rhodesia)
    • Pictorial Publications Syndicate added.
    • Two new Tokim series added:
      • K Series – Kitwe
      • Clark’s Curio Store
    • Smart & Copley – we are about 90% completed on this work.
    • Raphael Tucks & Sons Ltd started (in-progress).
    • Tucks 1924 Empire Exhibition Series 1 & 2 added.
  • Explore > Printers
    • Order No.336125 added (Waterlow & Sons)
  • Explore > Revenue Documents
    • New section!
    • Hepsworths Ltd added.
    • Bulawayo School of Shorthand & Typing added.
  • Collect > Dealers
    • Bidstart removed (Bidstart is now Hipstamp/Hippostcard)
    • HipPostcard added.
    • Rhodesian Study Circle Marketplace added.(Facebook buy/sell/swap)
  • Collect > Publications > Memoirs
    • Upcoming Memoir 22 added
    • Machine Cancellations of Rhodesia added
  • Collect > Publications > Gibbons Stamp Monthly
    • Cover of 1963 issue added for World Tobacco Congress series.

January 2017

  • Added Encyclopedia of Rhodesian & Zimbabwean stamps since 1964.
  • Collect > Publications:
    • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle, March 2017
  • Explore > Advertising covers:
    • Update to Lennon Ltd.
    • New page for Harry S Hopkins & Co., Ltd
    • New page for Norwich UnionLife Insurance Company (Added)
    • New page for Armasi Vithaldas (Added)
    • G North & Sons (new cover added)
    • Kingstons Ltd added
  • Explore > Cinderellas:
    • Cover added for 1958 RAPT series
    • Cover added for 1968 RAPT series
    • Page added for 1960 RAPT series
    • Page added for 1961 RAPT series
    • Page added for 1962 RAPT series
    • Page added for 1963 RAPT series
    • Page added for 1964 RAPT series
    • Cover added for 1968 RAPT series
    • Cover added for 1978 RAPT series
  • Explore > Events:
  • Explore > Postcards:
    • Lennon Ltd Bulawayo – Postcards images added for series 1, 2 & 3
    • Lennon Ltd Bulawayo – Addition bio info added for Edwin Yerbury (photographer)
    • A J Storey – New Postcards added
    • A J Storey – Discovery of new series. 1908 is now broken into B.C.A/Nyasaland.
    • Payne’s Studios – Camera House series updated. Still a work in progress uploading photos.
    • Kingstons Ltd – Tour Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • Explore > Printers:
    • More Edward VIII essays added
    • Northern Rhodesia Central African Exhibition added.
    • Northern Rhodesia 1929 Postage Dues added
    • Northern Rhodesia 1963 Lusaka Trial added.
    • Northern Rhodesia 1953 Definitive Series added.
    • Southern Rhodesia 1937 George VI Definitive – Proof 7121 added.
    • British Central Africa 1903 Edward VII Definitive
  • Explore > Regions:
    • All Northern Rhodesia stamps issues (1925 – 1952) including Presentation/Productions/Pre-Production material has been added.

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