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Auction: 21013 - Important Stamps and Covers of the British Commonwealth - Conducted behind closed doors
Lot: 3147

(x) Northern Rhodesia
Postage Due Stamps
1953 Mkushi Provisional Issue
In July 1953, postal rates within the South African Postal Union were increased. Many post offices in Northern Rhodesia experienced shortages of Postage Due stamps. Owing to a misunderstanding, quantities of the 1951 1d. Definitive and of the 1953 Rhodes Birth Centenary 1d. stamp were overprinted and surcharged by typewriter. Although unofficially prepared, their usage was subsequently approved by the Postal Authorities

1953 (13 Aug.) envelope from Broken Hill to Mkushi franked with Rhodes Centenary 1d. green with a good legible datestamp, showing manuscript "T2d" in blue crayon and bearing Definitive 1d. green Types 3 and 4 (full stop after "1d") with typewritten "postage /due/1d" in red cancelled by Mkushi datestamps (17.8) on arrival. Very rare with only five such covers recorded in The Rhodesian Philatelist No. 46, of which this is number 13 and the unique cover known bearing a Type 4. S.G. cat. from £4,750. Photo


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