Matabeleland Stamps

 

1894 Matabeleland Reuters Telegraph Service imperf.

Matabeleland telegraph service

10 Shilling black

 

5 Shilling black Fake



Telegraphs: Rhodesia: Matabeleland: 1894 Reuters Telegraph Service 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. in a se-tenant vertical strip of three, from the top right corner of the sheet with manuscript “36”, gummed, corner crease, otherwise fine and scarce. This strip is illustrated in “Telegraph & Telephone Stamps of the World” by S.E.R. Hiscocks. The stamps were prepared and used by the Reuters Agent in Matabeleland, Capt. C.L. Norris-Newman to keep track of payments for messages carried from Bulawayo. The service was made generally available to the public to offset costs, but naturally had a limited life. The Post Office took over after about three months. Ex Hiscocks. Photo..

Estimate:£1400 - £1600
 
 

Telegraphs: Rhodesia: Matabeleland: 1894 Reuters Telegraph Service 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. in a part original gum se-tenant vertical strip of three, fine and scarce. B.P.A. certificate (1960). The stamps were prepared and used by the Reuters Agent in Matabeleland, Capt. C.L. Norris-Newman to keep track of payments for messages carried from Bulawayo. The service was made generally available to the public to offset costs, but naturally had a limited life. The Post Office took over after about three months. Ex Lee.

Estimate:£1500 - £1800


 

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