Rhodesia

Rhodesia was an unrecognised state in southern Africa from 1965 until 1979.  It occupied the same area as the present day Zimbabwe.  In 1965, under the leadership of Ian Smith, the country issued a Unilateral Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom.  This was seen as a way of delaying the transition to black majority rule in the country.  In 1970, the country declared itself a republic.  After civil war, a bi-racial democracy was created in 1978.  This had virtually no effect on the civil war and in 1979 Ian Smith was replaced and for a short period  Rhodesia was again a colony of the United Kingdom until achieving internationally recognised independence in 1980.  The name of the country was then changed to Zimbabwe with its capital Salisbury being renamed to Harare.

From 1965, stamps were issued in the name of “RHODESIA” replacing those of SOUTHERN RHODESIA, which were only available from 1924 until Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965.

Stamp Condition

When a stamp (Used or Unused) is not referred to as NH or Hinged it means that there is no gum

1896

Arms Series (The ends of the ribbons containing motto crosses the animals’ legs)

Rhodesia 43 i35

SG # 43

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1896 Postage Stamp 4d pence SG # 44A http://www.richterstamps.co.za blue mauve British South Africa Company The ends of the ribbons containing motto cross the animals' legs Justice Freedom Commerce Incorporated by Royal Charter Crown

SG # 44a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1897

Arms Series (The ends of motto ribbons do not cross the animals’ legs)

Rhodesia 1897 Postage Stamp ½d half pence SG # 66 http://www.richterstamps.co.za grey mauve British South Africa Company The ends of the ribbons containing motto do not cross the animals' legs Justice Freedom Commerce Incorporated by Royal Charter Crown

SG # 66

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1897 Postage Stamp 2d pence SG # 68 http://www.richterstamps.co.za brown mauve British South Africa Company The ends of the ribbons containing motto do not cross the animals' legs Justice Freedom Commerce Incorporated by Royal Charter Crown

SG # 68

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1898

Arms Series – British South Africa Company

Rhodesia 1898 Postage Stamp ½d half penny SG # 75A http://www.richterstamps.co.za green British South Africa Company Justice Freedom Commerce

SG # 75a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1898 Postage Stamp 1d one penny red SG # 77 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company Justice Freedom Commerce

SG # 77

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1898 Postage Stamp 2d two pence brown SG # 79 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company Justice Freedom Commerce

SG # 79

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1898 Postage Stamp 2½d two pence half penny blue SG # 80 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company Justice Freedom Commerce

SG # 80

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1909

Arms Series of the British South Africa Company (Overprinted RHODESIA and/or surcharged)

Rhodesia 100 i34

SG # 100

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1909 Postage Stamp 1d one penny red SG # 101 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company Justice Freedom Commerce Overprinted

SG # 101

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1909 Postage Stamp 7½d on 2s 6d half a crown grey SG # 116 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company Justice Freedom Commerce Overprinted

SG # 116

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1910

King George V and Queen Mary Series

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp ½d green SG # 119 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 119

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 1d red SG # 123 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 123

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 2d black grey SG # 126 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 126

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 2½d blue SG # 131A http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 131a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 135 i34

SG # 135

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 5d purple olive SG # 141 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 141

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 6d purple mauve SG # 145 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 145

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 8d purple black SG # 148 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 148

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 10d purple red SG # 149 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 149

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 1S black green SG # 152 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 152

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1910 Postage Stamp 2S black blue SG # 153 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V & Queen

SG # 153

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1913

King George V Series (Wearing naval cap)

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp ½d green SG # 187 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 187

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 1d red SG # 192 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 192

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 1½d brown SG # 197 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 197

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 2d black grey SG # 291 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 291

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 3d black yellow SG # 259 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 259

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 4d black orange SG # 225 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 225

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 5d black green SG # 212 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 212

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 6d black mauve SG # 266 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 266

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 10d blue red SG # 247 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 247

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 1S black blue SG # 300 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 300

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 1913 Postage Stamp 2S black brown SG # 273 http://www.richterstamps.co.za British South Africa Company King George V wearing naval cap

SG # 273

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1965

Centenary of I.T.U. Series

Rhodesia-351-AN126

SG # 351

Used

 

 

 

Water Conservation Series featuring Queen Elizabeth II

Rhodesia 354 i36

SG # 354

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 355

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1965

Various Scenes Series of Southern Rhodesia of 1964 featuring Queen Elizabeth II (Inscribed RHODESIA)

Rhodesia 374 i36

SG # 374

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-375-AN130

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 375 i36

SG # 375

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-376-AN126

SG # 376

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 377 i36

SG # 377

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 378 i36

SG # 378

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-380-AN126

SG # 380

Used

 

 

 

Rhodesia-381-AN126

SG # 381

Used

 

 

 

Rhodesia-383-AN126

SG # 383

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1967

10th Anniversary of Opening of Rhodes National Gallery Series

Rhodesia-414-AN130

SG # 414

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Nature Conservation Series

Rhodesia-418-AN126

SG # 418

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-419-AN126

SG # 419

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-421-AN126

SG # 421

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1968

15th World Ploughing Contest Series (Norton, Rhodesia)

Rhodesia-422-AN126

SG # 422

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1969

70th Anniversary of Opening of Beira-Salisbury Railway Series

Rhodesia-431-AN126

SG # 431

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1970

Various Scenes Series (Decimal Currency)

Rhodesia-439-AN132

Used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 439.1 i36

SG # 439

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-440-AN132

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 440 i36

SG # 440

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 441 i36

SG # 441

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 441c i36

SG # 441c

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-442-AN132

Used 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 442 i36

SG # 442

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 443 i36

SG # 443

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 443c i35

SG # 443c

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 444 i36

SG # 444

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 445 i37

SG # 445

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-446-AN129

SG # 446

Used

 

 

 

Rhodesia 448 i35

SG # 448

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-450-AN131

SG # 450

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-451-AN131

SG # 451

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Inauguration of Posts and Telecommunications Corporation Series

Rhodesia-453-AN126

SG # 453

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-454-AN131

SG # 454

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1972

Prevent Pollution Series

Rhodesia 470 i36

SG # 470

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 471 i36

SG # 471

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Christmas Series

Rhodesia 477 i36

SG # 477

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-478-AN128

SG # 478

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-479-AN128

SG # 479

Used

 

 

 

 

1973

Centenary of the IMO and WMO Series

Rhodesia 481 i37

SG # 481

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

50th Anniversary of Responsible Government Series

Rhodesia-484-AN128

SG # 484

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-485-AN128

SG # 478

Used

 

 

 

1974

Antelopes Series

Rhodesia-489-AN132

Used

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 489 i36

SG # 489

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-490-AP114

Used

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 490 i36

SG # 490

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-491-AN132

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 491.1 i36

SG # 491

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 492.1 i36

SG # 492

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-493-AN132

Used

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 493.1 i36

SG # 493

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Wild Flowers Series

Rhodesia 494 i36

SG # 494

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-495-AN131

SG # 495

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-496-AN131

SG # 496

Used

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 497 i36

SG # 497

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 498 i35

SG # 498

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 499 i35

SG # 499

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-500-AN131

SG # 500

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-501-AN131

SG # 501

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-502-AN131

SG # 502

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Butterflies Series

Rhodesia-503-AN130

SG # 503

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 504 i35

SG # 504

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-505-AN130

SG # 505

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 506 i35

SG # 506

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-507-AN130

SG # 507

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-508-AN130

SG # 509

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Centenary of U.P.U. Series

Rhodesia-510-AN126

SG # 510

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1975

International Succulent Congress Series in Salisbury (Aloe “75”)

Rhodesia-515-AN131

SG # 515

Used

 

 

 

 

Occupational Safety Series

Rhodesia-520-AN128

SG # 520

Used

 

 

 

Rhodesia-521-AN128

SG # 521

Used

 

 

 

Rhodesia-522-AN128

SG # 522

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1976

Telephone Centenary Series

Rhodesia 524 i37

SG # 524

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Nos 595, 500 and 505 from 1974 Series (Surcharged)

Rhodesia-526-AN131

SG # 526

Used

 

 

 

 

Vulnerable Wildlife Series

Rhodesia-529-AN128

SG # 529

Used

 

 

 

Rhodesia-530-AN128

SG # 530

Used

 

 

 

Vulnerable Trees of Rhodesia Series

Rhodesia-533-i36

SG # 533

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-534-i36

SG # 534

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-535-AN127

SG # 535

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1977

Birds of Rhodesia Series

Rhodesia-537-AN128

SG # 537

Used

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-538-AN128

SG # 538

Used

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-539-AN128

SG # 539

Used

 

 

 

 

Landscape Paintings Series

Rhodesia-543-AN130

SG # 543

Used

 

 

 

Rhodesia-544-AN130

SG # 544

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia 545 i37

SG # 545

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Christmas Series

Rhodesia 549 i33

SG # 549

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 550 i33

SG# 550

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 551 i33

SG # 551

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia 552 i33

SG # 552

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1978

Trade Fair Bulawayo Series

Rhodesia 553 i37

SG # 553

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-554-AN127

SG # 554

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Gemstones, Wild Animals and Waterfalls Series

Rhodesia-555-AP114

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-555-AN132

Used

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-555.1-AN132

SG # 555

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-556-AP114

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-556-AN132

SG # 556

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-557-AP114

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-557-AN132

SG # 557

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-558-AP114

Used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-558.1-AN132

Used

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-558-AN132

SG # 558

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-559-AN132

SG # 559

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-560-AN129

SG # 560

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-561-AN129

SG # 561

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-562-AN129

SG # 562

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-563-AN129

SG # 563

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-564-AN129

SG # 564

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-565-AN129

SG # 565

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-566-AN130

Used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-566-AN129

SG # 566

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-567-AN129

SG # 567

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-568-AN129

SG # 568

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-569-AN129

SG # 569

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

75th Anniversary of Powered Flight Series

Rhodesia-570-AP114

Used 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-570-AN131

SG # 570

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-571-AN131

SG # 571

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-572-AN131

SG # 572

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-573-AN131

SG # 573

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-574-AN131

SG # 574

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Rhodesia-575-AN131

SG # 575

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Tuberculosis Stamps (These could probably be referred to as Cinderella Stamps)

1973

Rhodesia-Year-1973-Rapt-AP114

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1976

Rhodesia-Year-1976-Rapt-AP114

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-Year-1976.1-Rapt-AP114

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia no no. i37

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1977

Rhodesia-1977-RAPT1-AN127

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-1977-RAPT2-AN127

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-1977-RAPT3-AN127

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia-Year-1977-Rapt-AP114

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1978

Rhodesia-1978-RAPT-AN127

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

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