Auction: 21013 - Important Stamps and Covers of the British Commonwealth - Conducted behind closed doors
(x) Northern Rhodesia
The Mkushi Post Office
1953 (17 Nov.) envelope to H.R. Beck, Poste Restante, Broken Hill, bearing 1953 1d. green bisected vertically with the African clerk, Alfred Mesenga, endorsing it with manuscript "½d" in red ink, initialling it "
Note: H.R. Beck,a former district officer at Mkushi provided his typewritten Postage Dues used during July-September 1953. In 1954 the Boma at Mkushi was officially relocated some 70 miles north at the existing office renamed Old Mkushi. During late November the Mkushi Post Office ran out of ½d. stamps which were required for an inland unsealed letter rate. It was at this time that the bisected provisional was produced
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