Lalji Kurji Ltd

Lalji Kurji Ltd

Blantyre

Lalji Kurji Ltd was owned by Indian trader, Lalji Kurji (b.1898). Lalji arrived in Blantyre, Nyasaland in 1912. He soon opened a business as a wholesale and retail merchant. He also was an importer dealing in bed sheets, pillow cases, cotton blankets, bicycle spares, sundries and general merchandise.

References

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British Red Cross Society: Nyasaland

British Red Cross Society

Nyasaland

 

The British Red Cross Society formed a central branch in Nyasaland in 1936. The primary object of the society was to furnish aid to the sick and wounded in the time of war, and in addition, improve the health, prevent disease and mitigate suffering in the world.

 

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 Abegg Ltd

J Abegg Ltd

Blantyre/Limbe

J Abegg was established by Hans and Dora Abegg. In the beginning it was primarily involved in produce; exporting and importing beans & maize and the like. The business then developed into a hardware shop, builder’s merchant, timber, glazing and motor vehicle windscreens.

References

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Postcards: A J Storey – Type VII (Set No.5)

A J Storey

Type VII (Set No.5)

These cards came in a pack of 6 priced at 1/- per pack.

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AAn old Angoni12/11/1913
N/ABrickmaking
N/AHis evening relish
N/ANatives at Play14/02/1914
N/APlastering grain Store20/03/1914
N/AYAO woman making flour

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Postcards: African Lakes Corporation Limited – Type III (Colour)

African Lakes Corporation Limited

Type III (Colour)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AGoing to Market03/05/1911

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Postcards: African Lakes Corporation Limited – Type V (Colour)

African Lakes Corporation Limited

Type V (Colour)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/ABlanytre, showing Golf Course.
N/AFlour-Making
N/AIn the Bush.

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Postcards: African Lakes Corporation Limited – Type IV (Series B)

African Lakes Corporation Limited

Type IV (Series B)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
BBlantyre Church (Front View)00/11/1912
BBlantyre Church.04/12/1914
BBoma and Queen Victoria Hall, Blantyre.06/09/1915
BLimbe from Zomba Road.06/09/1915
BVictoria Avenue, Blantyre.
BZomba Church.10/04/1916

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Postcards: African Lakes Corporation Limited – Type IV (Series A)

African Lakes Corporation Limited

Type IV (Series A)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
AA.L.C. S.W. "Princess" at Chinde.06/09/1915
AA.L.C. Steamer on the Zambesi River.06/09/1915
AIvory
ANative Canoe at Matope.
AOx Waggon with load of Cotton.06/09/1915
AThe Mudi Stream, Blantyre.06/09/1915

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Postcards: African Lakes Corporation Limited – Type IV

African Lakes Corporation Limited

Type IV

The two letters above are from postcard printers for Type IV. Judging from the quote specifically referring to 18 subjects, and the earliest postmark dates, we can assume that Maclure, Macdonald & Co were the printers.

Series

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