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1917 envelope, with the original letter, from a soldier in 1 / Coy, (2 Platoon) 2nd Rhodesia Regt. to Australia endorsed 'On Active Service' and unstamped, cancelled SALISBURY 15 AUG 17. A previously unrecorded 'CENSORED' handstamp is at the left of the cover along with the signature of the censor. The letter says that 'The Regiment has the reputation of being the finest fighters in East Africa and the 130th Baluchis (an Indian Regt) will not fight with any other but us.' He also says that he was suffering from dysentery and malaria, a common problem with many soldiers there. Due to these casualties and the lack of replacements from the home country, where 40% of the adult white male population was on active service, the 2nd Rhodesia Regiment returned home in April 1917 and disbanded in October. A fine and very scarce letter from a Rhodesian soldier after his return from East Africa, who was probably originally from Australia.
1910 envelope to Scotland bearing a 3d purple and ochre, cancelled BULAWAYO 27 NOV 10. with a further strike below. Some light cover creasing but a scarce usage only 16 days after the introduction of the Double Head stamps.
1895 envelope to Texas, U.S.A. franked with a strip of three 2d and a ½d, cancelled BULAWAYO, MATABELELAND AP 5 95. A New York transit and El Paso MAY 19 1895 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
1912 registered envelope to England bearing a 5d purple-brown and olive-yellow with variety 'Long gash in Queen's ear', tied by a REGISTERED BULAWAYO AU 13 12 datestamp. A London 7 SP 12 transit cancellation is on the back of the cover. A very fine and rare example of this variety on cover.
1901 registered envelope to England, with the original letter, bearing a small arms 2d and 6d, paying the 4d postage and 4d registration, cancelled SALISBURY 27 NOV 01. A boxed registration handstamp, with the registration number '574' written in pencil alongside, also ties the 2d stamp. A London 27 DE 01 datestamp is on the front of the cover and an Altringham 28 DEC 01 on the back.
1906 envelope to Germany franked with a small arms 2½d cancelled GWELO 19 FEB 06 with another cancel alongside. On the back are Cape Town transit and Leipzig arrival cancels.
19091d postal stationery envelope to London with a ½d and 1d added, cancelled WANKIES NO 6 09. A London NO 27 09 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A nice mixed franking postal stationery cover.
|1929 Southern Rhodesia|
1929 4d registered envelope to Uganda, additionally franked with two 1d's, cancelled BULAWAYO 18 SEP 29. Registered Mombasa 1 OC transit datestamps are on the front of the cover, and an Entebbe 5 OC 29 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
|1928 Southern Rhodesia|
1928 4d registered envelope to Johannesburg with a 1d stamp added cancelled LONELY MINE 8 DEC 1928. Bulawayo 8 DEC transit and Johannesburg 11 DEC 1928 arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. Some minor faults.
|1935 Northern Rhodesia|
1935 air mail envelope to England franked with a Silver Jubilee 6d cancelled NKANA 15 JUN 35. Named after Chief Nkana, the local traditional ruler, Nkana was originally opened as a railway station to support the growing complex of copper mining operations in the area.
|1935 Northern Rhodesia|
1935 registered Barclays Bank envelope to Lundazi franked with a Silver Jubilee 6d cancelled FORT JAMESON 19 SEP 35. A scarce internal registered cover to what was then a very small and inaccessible village 116 miles east of Fort Jameson on the Nyasaland border. The area has a long history of mining for aquamarine and tourmaline.
1960 underfranked envelope to Salisbury franked with a Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1d cancelled SALISBURY 17 DEC 60. A red circular TO PAY tax mark was applied and '4' inserted in manuscript. A 4d Postage Due was affixed and cancelled SALISBURY 19 DEC 60.
|1939 Northern Rhodesia|
1939 BAROTSELAND MONGU-LEALUI TO MANKOYA FLIGHT. Cover franked with a 1½d tied MONGU-LEALUI 2 JAN 1939 with a MANKOYA 3 JAN arrival cancel (incorrect date, it should be 2 JAN) Signed by the pilot H. R. Kirkman. Only a possible 20 covers can exist from this flight. Barotseland is an area in the far west of Northern Rhodesia. Scarce.
|1954 Rhodesia / Northern Rhodesia|
1954 4d registered envelope to England, sent airmail with a 1/- and a 3d added to pay the 1/3d airmail rate, cancelled WUSIKILI 30 MAY 54. (Proud D4) The envelope was sent from a person working at the 'African Hospital' in Wusikili. An uncommon canceller from this sub post office that fell under the Kitwe P.O.
|1963 Southern Rhodesia|
1963 unfranked envelope from BALAKA, NYASALAND 25 SEP 63 to Salisbury with a violet circular '25' TO PAY '6' tax mark. On arrival a vertical pair of 3d postage dues were affixed and tied by a Salisbury 30 OCT 63 datestamp. Balaka was a village 130kms north of Blantyre and 200kms south of Lilongwe. This cover took over 5 weeks to get to Salisbury, so allowing for the fact that it had been unpaid, it must still have been held up in transit for some considerable time. The To Pay tax mark was applied on arrival in Salisbury.
1923 envelope to Pretoria bearing an Admiral 1½d cancelled ENKELDOORN 26 NOV 23.
1905 envelope to Gwelo franked with a Victoria Falls 1d (Position 17 with a small dot in the Falls above 'F' in FALLS) cancelled BULAWAYO 12 OC 05.
1917 censored envelope to the U.S.A. Bearing a Victoria Falls 2½d cancelled BULAWAYO 23 FEB 17. A circular 'Passed Censor' handstamp is on the front of the cover, applied in South Africa. A very late and uncommon commercial usage of a Victoria Falls stamp.
|1927 Northern Rhodesia|
1927 envelope to England bearing a 2d cancelled by a fine strike of the scarce KAWAMBWA 4 FEB 27 datestamp. An Ndola 19 FEB 1927 transit cancel is on the back of the cover. Kawambwa is located in the north east of the country on the edge of the northern Zambian plateau above the Luapula valley.
1912 1d envelope to Cape Town, with two good cancels of the uncommon INYATI 22 JUN 1912 datestamp. Inyati, which is Shangaan for Buffalo, was a small village and missionary station about 35 miles north east of Bulawayo. A light vertical crease well clear of all the markings does not detract.