Samuel Koslowsky

Samuel Koslowsky

 

Samuel Koslowsky (Sam Kelly) was a Jewish man born in Latvia. When he immigrated to Northern Rhodesia, he started working as a salesman for Sid Diamond’s Standard Trading Company. Eventually, he went into the business of road transportation with Meir Rosenblatt. He eventually established a menswear business in Kitwe.

Kelly was an avid philatelist. In 1936, the Copperbelt Philatelic Society was established and Kelly was the chairman for a number of years. A number of philatelic covers exist from Koslowsky to family members in Latvia, France and Canada between 1935 to 1965.

He eventually moved to Johannesburg and died in the 1980’s.

Reference

  • Zion in Africa: The Jews of Zambia – Hugh MacMillan, Frank Shapiro
  • Horizon: The Magazine of the Rhodesian Selection Trust Group of Companies, Volume 7

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Neill Motors (Pvt) Ltd

Neill Motors (Pvt) Ltd

Bulawayo

Neil Motors (Pvt) Ltd were Austin dealers with their head office in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia.

On 30 December 1952, Austin Motor Ltd and Car Mart, Ltd., the largest Austin distributors in Britain, acquired controlling interest in Proctors Garage Ltd and Neill Motors Ltd. This was stated to be the first occasion that an Austin home distributor has acquired extensive overseas interests.

Branches

Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

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Rhodesia Oxygen (Pvt) Ltd: Lusaka

Rhodesia Oxygen (Pvt) Ltd

Lusaka

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

Since its creation in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross’ sole objective has been to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and strife. It does so through its direct action around the world, as well as by encouraging the development of international humanitarian law (IHL) and promoting respect for it by governments and all weapon bearers. Its story is about the development of humanitarian action, the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Within central Africa, the first branches were established through the British Red Cross Society, a society formed in 1870.

Regions

Stamp Issues

Cinderellas

Commemorative Covers

References

Contributors
  • Keith Harrop
  • Walter Herdzik

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J Olsen

J Olsen

Mongu

J Olsen was a trader based in Mongu, Northern Rhodesia selling furs and reptile skins.

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Postcards: Gevaert – Type II (Nkana)

Gevaert

Type II (Nkana)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N.K.35Rhokana Flats

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Postcards: SAPSCO – Type 4E (Unnumbered – Coloured)

SAPSCO

Type 4E (Unnumbered – Coloured)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AEastern Cataract, Victoria Falls.07/12/1925

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QSL Cards: VQ2HA – VQ2HZ

QSL Cards

VQ2HA – VQ2HZ

No.SenderEarliest Use
VQ2HCW H Christie26/08/1947
VQ2HJ(Ronnie) H J Classens11/02/1955
VQ2HRA H Repsold09/11/1951

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Postcards: Tokim – NR Series – Greetings and Best Wishes – Type III

Tokim

Greetings and Best Wishes – Type III

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
NR 1 Mainway, Livingstone.

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