General Post Office
Registered – General Post Office, Salisbury, S.Rhodesia
1924 South Africa Parliamentary Tour
A special train was provided to the delegates of the 1924 South Africa Parliamentary Tour to act as their headquarters throughout the tour. The train also had a post office on board for use by the delegates.
Of note, the Australian delegation included the Postmaster-General of Australia.
A special postmark was available for the tour. The postmark was inscribed in both English and Afrikaans and coloured purple/violet.
1935 Fifth Imperial Press Conference
A travelling post office was included on the South African Railways train that took Imperial Press Union delegates on a trip through southern Africa.
The two postmasters were seconded by the Rhodesian Government for the Rhodesian-leg of the journey.
A special postmark was available on the Southern Rhodesia leg of the journey between 14th-17th February (Salisbury). However, dates also exist for the 13th and 18th.
South Africa also had a special postmark.
1963 World Tobacco Congress
Between 18th-26th February, 1963, a post office was opened at the University of Rhodesia & Nyasaland. Covers posted at the post office received a special postmark.
A special postmark was utilised during the congresses. These are most commonly seen in black. However, a purple version can be found on covers from the Copperbelt Philatelic Society.
T.101 – Greetings Telegram
S.B.44 – 17987 – Savings Bank Account