Royal Automobile Club of South Africa

Royal Automobile Club of South Africa

The Royal Automobile Club of South Africa (RACSA) was established on 23rd October, 1901 in Cape Town, South Africa. After that several other bodies began to spring up around the country.

In 1911, after the visit of the Duke of Connaught to open the first Union parliament, the original Cape Town based Automobile Club of SA received a royal charter and became known as the Royal Automobile Club of South Africa.

On 29th November, 1965, RACSA was taken over by the Automobile Association of South Africa.

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South Africa – Southern Rhodesian Volunteers

South Africa – Southern Rhodesian Volunteers

The Southern Rhodesian Volunteers  (SRV) were formed in late 1898 and were commanded by Major P.W. Forbes. The force was divided into the Eastern Division, based in Salisbury, and Western Division based in Bulawayo.

The SRV served in the Boer War and took part in the relief of Mafeking. The first King’s Colour and Regimental Colour was awarded to the SRV. The unit did not take part in the First World War, the territory being represented by the Rhodesia Regiment, and was disbanded in 1920, although a few rifle companies were retained in each of the main towns.

The label was one of a series produced by a French printer Gaston Fontanille, known as Delandre. Thought at the time the label that it had been produced to commemorate the part that the S.R.V. played in the Boer War. However most of Delandre’s work is connected with World War I.

It is not known if these labels were used in Rhodesia.

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Postcards: Paul Schaefer & Co – No.1382 – 1399

Paul Schaefer & Co

No.1382 – 1399

Colour (C)
No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
1382Victoria Falls, looking West.18/10/1905
1383Victoria Falls, Front View.
1384Victoria Falls.
1385Victoria Falls, looking Eaast.27/10/1905
1386 (C)Natives at Victoria Falls.
1387Zambesis Race Course (Natives preparing for the race)11/08/1906
1387 (C)Zambesis Race Course (Natives preparing for the race)
1388Store at Livingstone, Victoria Falls.
1389Bank of Zambesi, showing grand stand (1st Zambesi Regatta)13/10/1906
1390Native Winners of the Dugout Race (1st Zambesi Regatta)
1391The Finish, East London First, Cape Town Second, Port Elizabeth Third (1st Zambesi Regatta)
1392King Lewinikia's Kaffir Curio Store, Livingston.
1392 (C)King Lewinikia's Kaffir Curio Store, Livingston.
1393Baobab Tree, Victoria Falls.
1394Livingston, near Victoria Falls.
1395Natives Watching the Race (Zambesi Regatta)
1396Victoria Falls, Devil's Cataract, looking East.
1397"To Brave Men" Wilsons Memorial - Matoppo22/10/1906
1398
1399The Right Hon. C.J. Rhodes' Grave, Matoppo20/12/1905
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Paul Schaefer & Company

Paul Schaefer & Company

Bulawayo/Cape Town/Durban/Johannesburg

Paul Schaefer & Company (P.S.&C.) of Cape Town were an established publisher of picture postcards and picture books of Southern Africa in the early 1900’s.

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1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight – From Zomba to Cape Town

Imperial Airways Ltd

1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

 

From Zomba to Cape Town
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1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight – From Bulawayo to Cape Town

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1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

 

Bulawayo to Cape Town
Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Bulawayo to Keetmanshoop
Bulawayo to Kimberley
Bulawayo to Krugersdorp
Bulawayo to Mariental
Bulawayo to Upington
Bulawayo to Pietersburg
Bulawayo to Port Elizabeth
Bulawayo to Victoria West
Bulawayo to Windhoek
Bulawayo to Wynberg
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1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight – From Salisbury to Cape Town

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1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

 

Salisbury to Bulawayo
Salisbury to Cape Town
Salisbury to Germiston
Salisbury to Groofontein
Salisbury to Johannesburg
Salisbury to Kimberley
Salisbury to Pietersburg
Salisbury to Port Elizabeth
Salisbury to Transvaal
Salisbury to Upington
Salisbury to Victoria West
Salisbury to Windhoek
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1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight – From Broken Hill to Cape Town

Imperial Airways Ltd

1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight

 

Broken Hill to Bulawayo
Broken Hill to Cape Town
Broken Hill to Durban
Broken Hill to Johannesburg
Broken Hill to Salisbury
Broken Hill to Upington (via Kimberley)
Broken Hill to Victoria West
Broken Hill to Windhoek (via Kimberley)
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