Postcards: Warm Heart of Africa – Type II

Warm Heart of Africa

Type II

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AGovernment Building, Capitol Hill, Lilongwe.
N/AMalawi's mountain massif - Mulanje.23/04/1980
N/AMount Mulanje...Spectacular from any point of view.17/05/1983
N/ANgoma Dancers.16/11/1983
N/ANyika Plateau...home of many varieties of natural flora.
N/ATobacco auction floors, Limbe.24/06/1981
N/AView from Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.24/01/1983

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Postcards: Warm Heart of Africa – Type I

Warm Heart of Africa

Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AEntertainment - Malawi Style!
N/AHow's This for Service!23/08/1976
N/APoolside at Ryall's

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Postcards: Lorton Communications – Type II

Lorton Communications

Type II

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AAir Malawi, Malawi's friendly airline.
N/AKu Chawe Inn, Zomba Plateau.20/10/1990
N/ALilongwe Hotel, Lilongwe.
N/ANkopola Lodge, southern lakeshore.23/07/1990

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Lorton Communications

Lorton Communications

Johannesburg

 

Postcards

  • Produced by Lorton Communications for the Malawi Department of Parks, Wildlife and Tourism
  • Produced for the Malawi Department of Tourism by Lorton Communications

Postcards: Lorton Communications – Type I

Lorton Communications

Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AMajestic Mount Mulanje.30/04/1995
N/ACarpet of Flowers, Nyika National Park.15/08/1992
N/A28/01/1994

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1981 – Opening of Kamuzu Academy

Opening of Kamuzu Academy

21 November 1981

Kamuzu Academy was officially opened 21 November 1981 in Mtunthama, 150 kilometres north of Lilongwe. Initially it had 300 pupils. It was named after, the late Hastings Kamuzu Banda, the former President of Malawi.

Whilst Kamuzu Banda was still in power, the school only accepted the three best students from every district, who had to write a separate examination from the Primary School Leaving Certificate. Everything from uniforms to bedding, shoes, socks, textbooks, lab equipment, paints and sports attire was free.

The academic facilities comprise a library modelled on Washington’s Library of Congress, an auditorium, science labs, band, art, and home economics rooms, an outdoor amphitheatre and computer rooms.

The school’s sports facilities include a 33-metre swimming-pool, a 10-hole golf course, a pavilion overlooking a running track and main sports field, tennis courts, squash courts, two further sports fields, as well as outdoor basketball and volleyball courts.

It is now a private boarding school.

Stamp Issues

Commemorative Covers

References

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Production: 1970 – Air Malawi Air Letter

Malawi Postal Stationery

1970 – Air Malawi Air Letter

1964 – Malawi Independence Trade Fair

Malawi Independence Trade Fair

4-7 July 1964

On 6th July 1964, Malawi achieved independence. The newly formed republic held a trade fair at Blantyre during independence. Delegates visiting included those from Ghana and Liberia.

Cachet

Commemorative Covers

References

  • Department of State News Letter, Issues 33-44 (USA)

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1979 – Royal Tour of South Africa

Royal Tour of South Africa

19 July – 4 August 1979

In 1979, Queen Elizabeth II, on behalf of Britain toured Tanzania (19-22 July), Malawi (22-25 July), Botswana (25-27 July), and Zambia (27 July – 4 August). The tour was to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being held in Lusaka. She toured with Prince Philip and her son, Prince Andrew.

The aim of the tour, with the United Nations, was to achieve peace and justice in Southern Africa and to play an active part in the development and strengthening of the Commonwealth by promoting successful co-operation between industrialised and developing countries for the benefit of both.

The visit to Zambia was considered a risky undertaking due to the questionable level of safety for a visiting monarch in Zambia at the time – a VIP flight had recently been attacked in Zambian air space. Many were strongly of the belief that the Queen should not go ahead with the tour. However, Elizabeth was resolved to make the trip.

Commemorative Covers

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Aerogrammes of British Central Africa

Aerogrammes of British Central Africa

This listing will deal with the special printed forms used in the three countries of British Central Africa as a means of providing an inexpensive air mail service using a custom designed air letter form. It is not confined to postal stationery (that is stationery produced bearing an imprinted valid postage stamp and sold by or on behalf of a postal authority) but will include air letter sheets and aerogrammes issued without an imprinted stamp, provided there is evidence of the use of that form of air letter sheet or aerogrammes in one or more of the countries.

As and when new information is received the relevant chapters will be updated and republished. Please note that this could involve the renumbering of the items within a chapter. Be sure to always use the latest update, which will be dated.

If you would like to contribute any information, please Contact Us.

Many thanks,
Adrian de Bourbon
November 2019

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