Government Stationery: 71056

Government Stationery

71056

Details

  • Date of Issue: 14 August 1941
  • Dept: Government Printing Office
  • Reqn.: 71056
  • Printer: 
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Government Stationery: 4596

Government Stationery:

4596

Details

  • Date of Issue: 
  • Dept: General Post Office
  • Reqn.: 4596
  • Printer: 
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Government Stationery: 388

Government Stationery:

388

Details

  • Date of Issue: April 1961
  • Dept: General Post Office
  • Reqn.: 119
  • Printer: P & T
  • Paper:
  • Quantity: 28,000

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Government Stationery: 20242

Government Stationery

20242

Details

  • Date of Issue: 26 August 1965
  • Dept: Post Office Savings Bank
  • Reqn.: 20242
  • Printer: Government Printing & Stationery
  • Paper:
  • Quantity: 20,000

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1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services

Registration Labels

Temporary Registration Label

It appears that postal services were established at the Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition before the official opening on 30 May for the workers. A temporary registration label was noted as early as 7 May 1953. The strike was in purple and followed by a hand-written number.

Registration Counters

There were four different registration counters with a special registration cachet block No.1-4. Only counter No.2 used black ink while the others are purple. Counter 1 & 3 appear to have manually entered the registration number while Counter 2 & 4 used stamped numbers.

Postmarks

Commemorative Postmarks

Two different commemorative postmarks were used. Type 1 (D.C. 33mm/25mm) was used from registration counters No.1 – 3. Type 2 (D.C. 30mm/20mm) was used at counter No.4.

Slogan Postmarks

Northern Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia

References

  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.100
  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.102

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 4

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 4

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 3

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 3

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 2

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 2

Rosmalind

Rosmalind

Gwelo District

 

Rosmalind was a farm that had a trading store.

Postal Services

Mrs M E Ashwin was the postal agent for St Patrick’s Mission. On 1 December 1961, the agency was run from Garry Owen Farm owned by the Ashwins. However, the name was not deemed appropriate for postal services and the name of the nearby Rosmalind Farm was used instead.

The postal agency was closed 23 September 1963.

St Patrick’s Mission

St Patrick’s Mission

Gwelo

St. Patrick’s Mission (St. Patrick’s parish) is located in Mzilikazi, a suburb of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (part of Makokoba “Constituency”/Township). St. Patrick’s Mission was established by the Jesuits as of 1902.

Mzilikazi is named after the founder of the Ndebele nation, King Mzilikazi. Prior to independence, Makokoba (Makhokhoba) was a segregated township of Bulawayo.  The development of trade unionism began in Makokoba in 1928. In 1945, an important strike by railway workers started there.

Places of Interest

Postal Services

The initial postal agent was Mrs M E Ashwin, the secretary to St Patrick’s Mission. Father Smith originally oversaw the agency. The postal agency was situated at the mission from 1 December 1960. On 1 December 1961, the agency was renamed Rosmalind.

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