ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FEDERATION OF RHODESIA & NYASALAND POSTAGE STAMPS – 1954-1963

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE FEDERATION OF
RHODESIA & NYASALAND POSTAGE STAMPS 1954-1963

Following the completion of the Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Encyclopaedia, I was “persuaded”
to go further back and look at the issues during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. My collection is almost entirely centred around the territory of Southern Rhodesia, and not to any great extent the other two territories. It was therefore logical that the issues of the Federation should be handled together collectively.

For many of the RSC members who were brought up in any of the three territories the first
stamps they would have seen on a regular basis would be those issued during the Federal
period. I can well recall the excitement that was generated when a new issue about to be
released. On one issue, in particular, was released on my tenth birthday!

There were only eleven issues of stamps (including two postage dues) during this period, with a further one planned but never issued. Researching the issues during this period has been a challenge. Whilst there is a fair amount of published material for the 1954 definitive, this is not the case for the 1959 definitive. The Mashonaland Guide has been a useful source of material but here are gaps that have been identified.

Whilst I, personally, have a fairly extensive collection of the varieties found in all the issues, I had not built up a collection of imprints, cylinder blocks and other important information. I am therefore very reliant of being able to study material held in members collections. I know that the material as it is being released will have gaps and I would therefore be very grateful if members can provide additional this material.
I have had a significant amount of material provided already and am most grateful to the following members that have assisted:

Pat Flanagan, Keith Harrop, Adrian de Bourbon,Jamie Smith, Christopher Cooksey, Phil Clarke, Dave Trathen, Dave Cooper.I will in advance also like to thank Sean Burke who will be downloading this material on to the RSC website.

Please peruse the files and feedback comments, criticisms and, more specifically, more
information and additional material. This has been a big project but one that goes to the heart of the Study Circle’s aims and objectives. Please contact me by email at
geoff.brakspear@btopenworld.com.

Many thanks
Geoff Brakspear
August 2021

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MALAWI POSTAGE STAMPS SINCE 1964

The Rhodesian Study Circle (RSC), following the successful similar venture undertaken to update the listing of all Rhodesia and Zimbabwe stamps since 1964, is now compiling a full list of the stamps issued in Malawi since 1964.

I am attempting to gather and present as much information as possible. Any and all contributions are welcome and the entries will be updated and amended as appropriate. Information can come from whatever source -magazines, journals, auction catalogues and, of course, actual studies already undertaken or in progress.

Please peruse the files and feedback comments, criticisms and, more specifically, more information and additional material. This is a big project but one that goes to the heart of the Rhodesian Study Circle in an area that has only had scattered attention.

If you would like to contribute any information, please Contact Us.

Stuart Ross
Contributors:
Stuart Ross
Colin Gardener
Tony Banks

Contents

 

 

 

JOURNAL OF THE RHODESIAN STUDY CIRCLE: NO. 286 JULY 2021

  • Editorial
  • Membership News and Information
  • Matters Arising
  • Members Ask
  • Members Share
  • RSC AGM
  • Report of the RSC Chairman
  • RSC Awards and Prizes
  • RSC 2021 Virtual Conference:
  •  In Attendance 167
  •  Programme 168
  •  Presentations 170
  •  Reflections on the Conference 200
  • Bulawayo Post Offices – Rob Burrett & Andrew Wilkie
  • The stolen stamps of 1895: questions remain – Rob Burrett & Anita McCullough
  • Rhodesia 1978: the Mozambique Stamp – Richard Berry and Trooper ‘V’
  • The ‘Blanic’ Collection of Nyasaland and Rhodesia: Auction Report – Ian Cubbin & Tony Plumbe
  • Auction Report: Important Stamps and Covers ofthe World featuring Rhodesia & Nyasaland and Southern Rhodesia – Patrick Flanagan The Waterlow Archives – eyes wide open!
  • Colin Hoffman, John and Mark Taylor
  • Dinner with the ‘King of America’; one of the many tales that emerge from Memoir 30 on the postal history of the Paris Missionary Society – Sean Burke
  • Rhodes’ Valhalla: from Great Zimbabwe to Malindidzimu – Narendhra Morar 

 

Ott, Eunice

Eunice Ott 1914-1956

Eunice Irene Ott was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ott near Green, Iowa, January 1914. After graduating from the Moody Bible Institute and undergoing nurses training at Booth Memorial Hospital in New York, she served at Bible Witness Mission in Chicago. She was commissioned in 1944 as a missionary in Southern Rhodesia with the Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). Eunice served first as a teacher at Msengedzi Mission.

 

In 1951, she transferred to teach at Mavuradontha Mission, where she also helped out in the dispensary.Eunice moved to Chironga Mission in 1956 to work at the newly established Teacher Training Institute. Tragically, she died shortly thereafter in May 1956, and is buried at Mavuradontha.

References

  • Ordinary People in God’s Hands – Diane Powell Hawkins
  • Eunice I Ott Blog, “Transcribed letters from a mid-century missionary,”

https://euniceott.com

  • Ott obituary, Globe-Gazette, May 24, 1956, p. 20

JOURNAL OF THE RHODESIAN STUDY CIRCLE: NO. 284 March 2021

  • Editorial
  • Membership News and Information
  • RSC Virtual Conference and Competitions
  • Matters Arising
  • Members Ask
  • Members Share
  • Reports of RSC Meetings:
  • North America Virtual (7/11/2020)
  • Manchester Virtual (14/11/2020) 
  • Melbourne Virtual (5/12/2020) 
  • Manchester Virtual (12/12/2020) 
  • Cape Town (14/11/2020) 
  • South West England Virtual (3/12/2020) 
  • North America Virtual (9/1/2021) 
  • Manchester Virtual (16/1/2021) 
  • More Chinde Postcards—Mark Ladd 
  • A selection of favourite registered covers –
    Mark Thomas 
  • The Paul Graetz Expeditions – Derek Lambert 
  • The 1897 BCA Issue – Colin Fraser 
  • More on the Rhodesia Admiral Postal Stationery
    Cards – Andrew Wilkie 
  • Revenue documents with history –
    Dan Judson and John Blakiston – The siege and
    relief of Mazoe 1896 – Mike Barter 
  • Harry Van Jaarsvelt – Postmaster of Salisbury 
  • Making connections – Mark Thomas 
  • Post Offices in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Rob Burrett
  • More on the Besançon Rhodesia Sale of Corinphila –
    Colin Hoffman and Sean Burke 
  • 1932 Northbound First Flights to off-line
    Destinations within Africa – Christopher Cooksey 
  • A brief history of Waterlows – Colin Hoffman 
  • A confusing tale of too many Gwaais – Rob Burrett 
  • A half-penny for your thoughts – Brian Coop 
  • Some postal examples of the BSAC 1909-1911
    Surcharges – Patrick Flanagan 
  • Artists of Waddington Printed Malawi and
    Zambia Issues – Tony Plumbe 
  • Aspects of the 1917 Livingstone Provisionals –
    Patrick Flanagan 
  • “100 Years Surveying and Mapping”— Centenary
    Noted on Bulawayo Slogan Cancel – David Frye 
  • The 1940 BSAC Golden Jubilee Specimens –
    Dave Cooper 
  • Telegraph Forms of the Bechuanalands—
    Military, Official and Civilian – Peter Thy 
  • Request for Booklets, Stickers, and Calendar Leaves
    Malaŵi by Surface Mail – David Frye 
  • The Postmarks and Post Offices of Post-Federation
    Rhodesia—Eryl Worton 
  • 1970 Definitive issue SG 441 2½c multi-coloured –
    Dave Cooper 

JOURNAL OF THE RHODESIAN STUDY CIRCLE: NO. 283 December 2020

  • Editorial                                                                                        
  • From the Chairman of the RSC                                                                    
  • Membership News and Information                         
  • RSC Competitions – Report of the Judges                         
  • Matters Arising                                                                            
  • Members Ask                                                                               
  • Members Share         
  • Reports of Virtual Meetings:
  • Melbourne (26/9/2020) 470
  • Manchester (17/10/2020) 473
  • Plate 1, 1R, and the Waxed Moustache Reconsidered; an Electroplate? – Stephen Reah-Johnson and David Spivack      
  • BSAC Official Mail – Paul Peggie, Keith Harrop and Patrick Flanagan     
  • The KGVI Easter Charity Labels – varieties and errors Narendhra Morar     
  • The T.R.S. Liemba – Peter Wingent      
  • Some notes on Rhodesian Airgraphs – Hugh Amoore         
  • “INSPECTED” Auxiliary Markings on Mid-1990’s Intra-Lusaka Letter – David Frye  
  • The Great Adventure – Trooper Frank Mallett     
  • Iron Mine Hill – Andrew Wilson     
  • The Besançon Rhodesia Sale – the Doublehead lots – Bob Looker     
  • Some Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia archival material and photographs – John and Mark Taylor      
  • A Methodology to Analyse the BSAC Admiral Listings in the Stanley Gibbons Part 1 Catalogue – David Spivack     
  • Stanley Gibbons 2021 ‘Part 1’ BSAC Admiral
  • Catalogue Revisions – Summary of Listing Changes – David Spivack    
  • The Great Zimbabwe Myth(s) – Narendhra Morar  
  • Insufficiently prepaid airmail letters from Southern Rhodesia in the 1930’s – Peter Wingent     
  • A well-travelled cover – Mark Ladd     
  • Melland – the Champagne lifestyle of N.E. Rhodesia – Adam Goulding  

JOURNAL OF THE RHODESIAN STUDY CIRCLE: NO. 282 October 2020

    • Editorial
    • Membership News and Information
    • Obituary: Joyce Pollard
    • Matters Arising
    • Members Ask
    • Members Share
    • Reports of Virtual Meetings:
      • Manchester (22/8/2020)
      • Manchester (12/9/2020)
    • The Besançon Rhodesia Admiral Sale – David Spivack
    • The Tanganyika Flotilla – Derek Lambert and Jefferson Ritson
    • The Rhodesia Admiral Colour Trials – Stephen Reah-Johnson
    • A Paris Missionary Society 1930 postal stationery card – Tony Banks
    • Prospector’s Licences – Patrick Flanagan
    • Stanley Gibbons BSAC Admiral Catalogue Listing 2021 Update – David Spivack
    • The Rhodesia Admirals – a Baker’s Dozen – David Spivack
    • Up the River to the Lake – A pictorial review from the African Lakes Corporation Archives -Stuart Ross
    • The postcards of Dr Georges Reutter – Sean Burke
    • Rhodesia – The Arms Issues – Some things that intrigue me – Colin Hoffman
    • British Central Africa Provisional 1d on 3/- 1898 The First Setting – Brian Coop
    • The Church of Sweden Mission in Southern Rhodesia – Mark Loomis
    • Intriguing BCA Official Cover to the Royal Geographical Society – Tony Plumbe
    • Seen on EBay
    • Southern Rhodesian Red Cross Message Form – Ken Scudder
    • The Rhodesia ‘Small Arms’ Postal Stationery Cards – Andrew Wilkie
    • Frédéric Christol: Artist and Evangelist (1850-1933) – Ian Menzies
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