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Northern Rhodesia

and Zambia

1st April 1925

British Colony #

Africa 34

NoRho1
  Sc1 xxx

perf 12½, wmk multiple script CA, engraved
Printed by Harrison.

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T Notes
½ penny dark green   1 1      
1d dark brown   2 2      
1½d carmine   3 3      
2d brown-orange   4 4      
3d ultra   5 5      
4d dark violet   6 6      
6d grey   7 7      
8d rose lilac   8 8      
10d olive green   9 9      
1 shilling black and orange   10 10      
2/- ultra and brown   11 11      
2/6 green and black   12 12      
3/- indigo and violet   13 13     issued 1929
5/- dark violet and grey   14 14      
7/6 black and lilac rose   15 15      
10/- black and green   16 16      
20/- rose lilac and red   17 17      

Zam1
Zambia
24th October 1964 Sc1 SG91

The British South Africa Company administered the territory which eventually became Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The full history is given on the British Central Africa page and see also the StampWorldHistory schematic.

So far as this area is concerned, formerly part of British Central Africa, administered by the British South Africa Company from 1889 to 1924, the area was divided into Northern and a separate Southern Rhodesia until 1954 when they both joined Rhodesia and Nyasaland until 1963. In October 1964 it became an independent republic within the commonwealth as Zambia.

While Scott lists Zambia from #1, Gibbons continues sequentially from Northern Rhodesia SG1-SG88.

Sources: ScS, SGP1, SGS.

Image from ? David Olson, colnect, Delcampe, ebay.

FI ref: 551, 684 Page credit: NB

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