Postmarks: 1905 – Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Two special postmarks were used as part of the Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1905.

Type I – Tour Cancellation

The Tour Cancellation was used in both South Africa and Rhodesia on the 9th, 11th and 14th of September. The cancels are found in violet up until the 13 Sept, and black for the 14 Sept.

Type II – Opening of the Victoria Falls Bridge

September 12th was the opening day for the Victoria Falls road/rail bridge as well as being public holiday. Therefore, the Victoria Falls Post Office was only open for two hours to commemorate the visit of the Association (for whose benefit the special cancel was used).

Contributors
  • Adrian de Bourbon

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

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 1

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 1

Postmarks: Antelope Mine

Antelope Mine

TypeEarliest DateLatest DateNotes
D115/04/191021/12/1911
D207/03/191210/11/1965
D313/09/193716/09/1937
D420/05/195910/11/1965

Postmarks: 1968 – MATAPEX 75

1968 – MATAPEX 75

A special postmark was released for the opening of the Matabeleland Philatelic Exhibition (MATAPEX 75). The opening of the exhibition was on the same day as 1968 stamp issue, Matabeleland 1893 – 1968.

The postmark can be found used with dates from 4th – 6th November.

First Day Covers

Commemorative Covers

Other Philatelic Items

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