Showing items in category Bechuanaland Protectorate, newest first
1944 envelope to Johannesburg bearing a pair of 1d's cancelled MAKGOBIS STAD 15 FEB 44. This very small village is about 40 miles north west of Mafeking, and now about 100 yards inside the South African border with Botswana. A very scarce canceller, the only one I remember seeing!
1935 envelope to Natal franked with a 3d and pair of ½d's, cancelled by the bilingual IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE 12.II.35. datestamps.
1933 envelope to England bearing a 2d cancelled by the single circle TSESSEBE 25 JA 33 datestamp (Proud D3) A few minor cover faults, but an uncommon canceller from this small village in the North Eastern District of Bechuanaland.
1948 4d registered size 'G' envelope to Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia, with an additional 3d added, cancelled GABERONES VILLAGE 27 AUG 48. (Proud D 5) A Gaberones Sta. 28 VIII 48 (Proud D5) transit cancel is on the front of the cover along with a red manuscript Gaberones Village registration. Fine and unusual.
1894 envelope to Germany franked with a pair of 2d and a 1d cancelled by '638' barred numerals with a MAFEKING JU 3 94 datestamp alongside. An arrival cancel of 25. 6. 94. is on the back. A nice numeral proving cover.
1891 envelope to Cape Town, with original contents, bearing a 2d cancelled VRYBURG AU 6 91. The enclosed letter is a receipt and note from an attorney in Vryburg, G. L. Barton. Fine.
1938 4d registered envelop to London with a 1½d added, paying the 5½d rate, cancelled Mafeking 6 IV 38. Fine.
1900 envelope to England bearing a Cape Of Good Hope 1d tied by a manuscript 16/6/00 TAUNGS. A London JY 9 00 datestamp is on the reverse. This appears to be the only recorded manuscript cancel of this town. Putzel does not mention it and there is no reference to it in Bechuanaland books. Although it was sent relatively early in the Boer War, there are no censor markings. It is possible that with the Boer manoeuvres in the Western Transvaal and Northern Cape at that time the postmaster left Taungs for a short while and took the canceller with him if he thought there was a likelihood that the town would be overrun. A Wonderful piece of postal history for Bechuanaland, Boer War or Cape collectors.
1933 registered envelope to England bearing four 1d's and a 2d cancelled DEBEETI 5 DEC 33. A boxed DEBEETI registration handstamp with the number inserted in blue crayon is at the upper left. On the reverse is a Kimberley 7 DEC 33 transit datestamp. Debeeti is a very small village about 80 miles north of Gaberone on the road to Mahalapye. A fine and seldom seen canceller.
1893 envelope to England with eight 2d cancelled VRYBURG JU 3 93. A Wellington JU 26 93 arrival c.d.s. is on the reverse. A most unusual franking for what appears to be a commercial cover. Fine.