International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Rhodesia & Nyasaland

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Rhodesia & Nyasaland[edit]

  • The central African areas of Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland were jointly administered by the British as the FEDERATION OF RHODESIA & NYASALAND starting in 1953. The Federation dissolved peacefully ten years later in 1963.
  • For issues both before and after the Federation, see MALAWI, ZAMBIA, and ZIMBABWE.




Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 1A.jpg
Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 1B.jpg



1. Neopost (LV-6), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
“RHODESIA/NYASALAND” in top panel, crown and EIIR in center with value at bottom flanked by M# “N1” up.
A. “POSTAGE” at both sides
B. “POSTAGE” at left, “PAID” at right
TM: DC, BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 5, 6, 7, 9, 1/-, 2/-







Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 2.jpg
Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 2aa.jpg

2. Universal “Multi-Value" (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation border.
“RHODESIA/AND” in curved panel at top, “NYASALAND” in curved panel at bottom.
Value in center.
A: M# with “U” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B: M# with “SU” prefix (used only in Nyasaland area) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =/0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0=
a: Month in letters (JAN, FEB, etc), known on U10 and U11 only




Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 3.jpg


3. Universal “Simplex” (LV-24). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Very similar to Type 2 but wider spacing between TM and frank, and M# with “S” or "SU" prefix.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½ to 1/7 seen
a: Error. M# with “U” prefix (U3) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]





Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 4.jpg


4. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
“RHODESIA • NYASALAND” in curved panel at top surrounded by petal design.
Crown and EIIR at bottom flanked by M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0=





Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 5.jpg


5. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Very similar to Types 2 and 3 but M# with “H” prefix.
M# H 1 only seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳ 00/0 ✳

NOTE: A proof exists with M# “H 01” with the H circled, and another proof exists with “6” instead of “H” at left.




Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 6.jpg


6. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
“RHODESIA” in panel at top with “AND” below, and “NYASALAND” in panel at bottom.
M# with “F” prefix centered above bottom panel.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00/0–




Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamp type 7.jpg


7. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Post Office stamp.
Wide frame with double straight-line frame broken at top left with serial number and bottom left with date.
TM at left and frank at right.
M# “FED. 1” and up.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0