Brown & Clapperton Ltd

Brown & Clapperton Ltd

Blantyre

Brown & Clapperton Ltd was a manufacturing business. They ceased their manufacturing operations in Malawi after 1994.

 

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Postcards: SAPRA Studios – RM Series – Type II

SAPRA Studios

RM Series – Type II

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
RM 28Malawi30/06/1971

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C. W. George: First Day Covers – Malawi

C. W. George

First Day Covers – Malawi

 

1972 – XX Olympiad

London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd

London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd

Salisbury

The London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd (Lonrho) was incorporated in 1909. The business began in Rhodesia as mainly a mining and agricultural business. By the 1960’s the company was struggling.

In 1961, Roland Rowlands took on a strategy to transform the company into a worldwide conglomerate. His introduction was introduced to Lonrho through the Honorable Angus Ogilvy, husband to Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, and the director of the company. Ogilvy recruited Rowland, convinced that the 44-year-old mining consultant could turn around the company’s struggles.

Once named a managing director, Rowland moved quickly to expand the company’s interests, using his own portfolio of African holdings as a map for Lonrho’s expansion and diversification. The company’s involvement in mining and ranching was deepened, and forays into automobile and oil distribution were made. Concurrently, the geographic scope of the company was widened considerably until it embraced nearly all of the African continent. Expansion took Lonrho out of Rhodesia, north of the Limpopo River, and into neighboring Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Zaire, and Tanzania, transforming the company into an African conglomerate without rival.

In 1998, the company split it’s mining activities into Lomin.

References

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Postcards: SAPRA Studios – RM Series – Type I

SAPRA Studios

RM Series – Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
RM/2Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi.
RM/12View from Zomba Plateau.

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St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance is the name of over 40 affiliated international organisations which teach and provide first aid and emergency medicine and are primarily staffed by over 500,000 volunteers worldwide. The associations are overseen by the international Order of St John and its priories (national branches).

The first such organisation to be founded was the St John Ambulance Association, which was founded in 1877 in England. Its first uniformed first-aiders were founded in 1887 as the St John Ambulance Brigade.

The Order of St John’s logo contains the eight-pointed Maltese Cross as the essential identifier. Like the Order, St John Ambulance associations accept members of all religions. Their geographic organisation differs from the Order, and they have to contend with the differing national laws, medical practices and cultures of countries. As a result, the role and organisation of St John Ambulance varies by country.

The first St John Centre in Zimbabwe was established in 1925 to teach first aid to railway staff in Bulawayo. In 1950, Sir John Kennedy, Governor of Southern Rhodesia, laid the foundation stone of the headquarters building in King’s Crescent, Salisbury. The Commandery was declared constituted on May 7th 1952. Not soon after, St John Ambulance Zambia began its work in Zambia.

In 1962 under the Trustees Incorporation Act of Malawi, St John Malawi was registered as a non-profit trust. It is a member of the Non-Governmental organisations in Malawi. The headquarters of St John Malawi is in Limbe, on the outskirts of Blantyre.

References

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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1976 – Christmas 1976

Malawi

1976 – Christmas 1976

Details

  • Date of Issue: 6th December, 1976
  • Date Withdrawn:
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: Jennifer Toombs
  • Printer: Wallsall Security Printers Ltd
  • Process: Lithographed
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: Cockerels
  • Perf: 14
  • Cylinders:
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

First Day Covers

Other Covers

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1976 – 10th Anniversary of the Republic

Malawi

1976 – 10th Anniversary of the Republic

Details

  • Date of Issue: 2nd July, 1976
  • Date Withdrawn:
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: PAD Studio
  • Printer: John Waddington of Kirkstall Ltd
  • Process: Lithographed
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: Cockerels
  • Perf: 13
  • Cylinders:
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

First Day Covers

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1976 – Blantyre Mission Centenary 1876-1976

Malawi

1976 – Blantyre Mission Centenary 1876-1976

Details

  • Date of Issue: 22nd October, 1976
  • Date Withdrawn:
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: John Waddington of Kirkstall Ltd
  • Printer: House of Questa
  • Process: Lithographed
  • Paper: 
    • Chalk-surfaced paper (15t)
    • White, ordinary paper (30t)
  • Watermark: 
    • Cockerels (15t)
    • No watermark (30t)
  • Perf: 14
  • Cylinders:
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

First Day Covers

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1976 – Centenary of First Telephone Transmission

Malawi

1976 – Centenary of First Telephone Transmission

Details

  • Date of Issue: 24th March, 1976
  • Date Withdrawn:
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: C Abbott
  • Printer: House of Questa
  • Process: Lithographed
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: Cockerels
  • Perf: 14
  • Cylinders:
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

First Day Covers

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