Airmail Collector Reference Database - Rhodesia Independent

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(Rhodesia Independent) Airmail cover, 23x10cm, to England franked 25c,12 1/2c x5, 2 1/2c 1970 new decimal currency issued in Februry 1970 and cancelled ….'Salisbury/Rhodesia dr cds, green straight line "Received By Airmail" hs. On arrival in Britain 6x 2/6d and 6x 1/- postage dues were affixed versoand tied with violet oval "Hyde......." cancellation, also on the front a red/white label "Southern Rhodesia Stamps/The Goverment has announced/that stamps issued in Rhodesia of the kind used on this postal packet/have no legal basis/The Packet is accordingly surcharged" and a green boxed "Invalid Stamps Used/Postage due (ms) 21s 0d". The British goverment withdrew this embargo in Oct 1970. A scarce airmail memento of a political event.  Some corner scuffing and a couple of small non invasive closed edge tears, otherwise good.

Rhodesia Independent, 1970, Apr 21
Airmail cover, 23x10cm, to England franked 25c,12 1/2c x5, 2 1/2c 1970 new decimal currency issued in Februry 1970 and cancelled ….'Salisbury/Rhodesia dr cds, green straight line "Received By Airmail" hs. On arrival in Britain 6x 2/6d and 6x 1/- postage dues were affixed versoand tied with violet oval "Hyde......." cancellation, also on the front a red/white label "Southern Rhodesia Stamps/The Goverment has announced/that stamps issued in Rhodesia of the kind used on this postal packet/have no legal basis/The Packet is accordingly surcharged" and a green boxed "Invalid Stamps Used/Postage due (ms) 21s 0d". The British goverment withdrew this embargo in Oct 1970. A scarce airmail memento of a political event. Some corner scuffing and a couple of small non invasive closed edge tears, otherwise good.

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