It was a self-governing British Crown colony from 1923 to 1980. Southern Rhodesia, located in southern Africa, was the predecessor state of modern Zimbabwe. prior to its formation in 1923, this colony was administered by the British South Africa Company. Interestingly, in 1953 it ceased to be Southern Rhodesia for some ten years. It joined with Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. But then in 1963 Southern Rhodesia appeared again as a self-governing body.
In 1924 Southern Rhodesia issued its first set of KGV definitives. This design features King George V looking quite dapper in his naval uniform. This set is commonly referred to as the "Admiral" issue. This set was recess printed on unwatermarked paper and perforated 14. In all, 14 different values was issued, and it was in use till 1930. Below are a few examples from the set.
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