Rhodesia

Ref: G3203
  • £55.00

1955 O.H.M.S. envelope sent registered to Chingola cancelled KABOMPO, NORTHERN RHODESIA, 4 XI 55. A registration handstamp with Kabompo written in manuscript and an oval 'DISTRICT COMMISSIONER KABOMPO 4 NOV 1955' with the name M. H. STEWART inserted are on the front of the cover. On the back are Kitwe and Chingola 7 NOV 55 transit and arrival cancels. Kabompo is literally in the middle of nowhere in northern Barotseland! Opened in 1949 as a 'sub post office' of Kitwe – which is 312 miles away, the town is also home to a Roman Catholic Mission station. A fine inter District Commissioner cover and a rarely seen cancellation from this very out of the way place – particularly in 1955.