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Lot No. 480

Auction No. 27
Category World
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $400
Status Archived



Rhodesia Railway Parcel Stamps written up collection on leaves in protector sleeves. Starts with 1940's precursor with large "Prepaid Newspaper Parcel" 1d stamps (2 MLH, one on piece), then small format "RR" (Rhodesian Railways) from 1959, based on the "SAS" (South African) general design of 1951, with station codes inserted locally at the Rhodesian Railway Accounts office. Face vals range from 1d to 10/- incl lovely 5d block of 37 with "LU" code & "Luanshka" cds with reverse of 1954 waybill. MLH range in blocks of 4 from 1d to £1 with 10 vals plus single MLH 9d & used 5/-. Good coverage of Mardon & Waterlow printings, the latter Type 2A & 2B (code inserted by Rhodesian Railways locally). Noted 4d "HRD" (Hunters Road) with "NKA" h/s in violet, reallocating stamp to N. Rhodesian station. Mardon Type 3 (station codes in sans-serif letters) incl 15 vals 1d to £1 blocks of 4 MLH, likely sold to collectors at a discount following discontinuation of use as frequency of each value appears constant. "Blank tablet" of 1d & 9d colours in blocks of 4 are followed by 1961 decimal currency handstamped blocks of 4 from 1¢ to 50¢ (+ 1¢, 3¢ blocks of 24). Errors are annotated in this serious study & many used documents/pieces from 1960's are included, as well as used strips incl £1 x 4. Newspaper stamps inscribed "Single Newspaper Railage" MLH strips of 1, 2, 3¢ & also ovptd "NRZ" for Zimbabwe complete the collection which is accompanied by a checklist (1993) & scarcity rating of the Rhodesian Railways Parcels Stamps plus foolscap photocopies under heading "Compare and Contrast... The Railway Parcel Stamps of Rhodesia and Denmark". A remarkable collection formed by the late Dr Derek Pocock.