• RHODESIA 1892-95 complete set, perf 14,14½ (SG 18/26), and 1895 perf 12½ set (SG 27/28), plus some additional shades to 4s, good to fine used. (18 stamps)


  • RHODESIA 1892-1917 MINT COLLECTION on stock pages, includes 1892-93 1d, 1892-94 set to 3d, 1895 4d, 1896-97 Die I set to 1s and Die II set to 2s incl both 4d shades, 1896 opts set to 4d, 1897 set to 8d, 1898-1908 vals to 1s & £2, 1905 5d perf “Specimen” & 1s opt’d “Specimen” Victoria Falls, 1910-13 ½d (x2), 1d (x4), 2d (x2) & 8d Double Heads shades, 1913-19 Admirals Die II 6d & 2s etc. Lovely fresh colours. (70+ stamps)


  • RHODESIA 1911 postcard with pair ½d double heads tied Victoria Falls cds’s


  • RHODESIA 1910 3d magenta and yellow ochre, Double Head, SG 136, very fine marginal mint.


  • RHODESIA 1966 10s opt EXTRA FEATHER, SG 371, within corner NHM BLOCK of 4




  • RHODESIA 1905 Victoria Falls complete set, SG 94/99, fine mint, fresh & attractive. (6 stamps)


  • RHODESIA 1898-1908 3s deep violet, SG 86, vfm, fresh


  • RHODESIA 1909-12 £1 grey-purple opt in violet, SG 113b, used,rough perfs


  • RHODESIA 1892-93 £10 brown, SG 13, fine cds used, centred to left.


  • RHODESIA 1909-12 £1 grey-purple, SG 113b, used, with BPS certificate stating that the overprint is not double, its appearance is due to the admixture of violet and black inks in the overprinting.


  • RHODESIA 1910-13 1d bright carmine, perf. 13½, SG 183, cds used.


  • RHODESIA 1898-1908 2d “SPECIMEN” Samuel type R3 opt,SG 79s, NHM BLOCK of 4


  • RHODESIA 1910-13 1d bright carmine, perf.13½, SG 183, VFU


  • RHODESIA 1910-13 2½d ultramarine, perf.15, SG 172, VFU


  • RHODESIA 1898-1908 6d “SPECIMEN” Samuel type R3 opt,SG 83s, NHM BLOCK of 4


  • RHODESIA 1898-1908 1s “SPECIMEN” Samuel type R3 opt,SG 84s,vfm BLOCK of 4


  • RHODESIA POSTMARK 1915 1d Admiral, clear PEGGY MINE cancel


  • RHODESIA POSTMARK 1895 2d thick paper pair, SG 27, TATI / MATABELELAND pmk


  • RHODESIA 1895 2d & 4d Arms, perf. 12½, SG 27/28, neat cds used. (2)


We sell Rhodesia stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Rhodesia Stamps – The first Rhodesia stamps, issued on 2 January 1892, were inscribed “British South Africa Company”. This inscription was common amongst all stamps until the territory administered by the BSAC was transferred to other colonies in the 1920s. Stamps inscribed “Rhodesia” appeared in 1965 with the renaming of Southern Rhodesia. High values from the first set which reach up to £10 found with fiscal cancellations are worth approximately 10% of a postally used example, however, fiscal cancellations can be removed and fresh gum added so collectors are warned to purchase from trusted sources, however, genuine unused examples do exist without original gum.

Rhodesian Double Heads

The Arms of the Company appear on most stamps until the famous ‘Double Heads’ and ‘Admiral’ issues of 1910 & 1913 respectively. In my opinion the Rhodesian Double Heads rank amongst some of the greatest British Empire stamps. Ranging from ½d to £1 the most notable feature of this issue is the tremendous colours and combinations of two colours from 3d onwards, many are spectacularly brilliant. The smaller ‘Admirals’ also offer a spectacular range of colours plus different dies of KGV’s head and like the Double Heads, different perforations.

Rarest Rhodesia stamp

The rarest Rhodesia stamp is the 1s double head with a perf gauge of 14×15, however the most famous is the £1 scarlet & slate-black error of colour. The postmarks and postal history of this area are avidly sought by philatelists, tiny short-lived post offices and mines being of particular interest to specialised stamp collectors. The territory of the British South Africa Co was split into the colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923, Northern Rhodesia becoming a colony in 1924; the stamps of the British South Africa Company being valid there for a few months after these new colonies began issuing their first stamps.

Rhodesia Stamps