Imperial Airways Ltd
1931 – Christmas Mail Experimental Flight
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.
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.
No.1382 – 1399
|No.s||Description||Earliest PMK Date|
|1382||Victoria Falls, looking West.||18/10/1905|
|1383||Victoria Falls, Front View.|
|1385||Victoria Falls, looking Eaast.||27/10/1905|
|1386 (C)||Natives at Victoria Falls.|
|1387||Zambesis Race Course (Natives preparing for the race)||11/08/1906|
|1387 (C)||Zambesis Race Course (Natives preparing for the race)|
|1388||Store at Livingstone, Victoria Falls.|
|1389||Bank of Zambesi, showing grand stand (1st Zambesi Regatta)||13/10/1906|
|1390||Native Winners of the Dugout Race (1st Zambesi Regatta)|
|1391||The Finish, East London First, Cape Town Second, Port Elizabeth Third (1st Zambesi Regatta)|
|1392||King Lewinikia's Kaffir Curio Store, Livingston.|
|1392 (C)||King Lewinikia's Kaffir Curio Store, Livingston.|
|1393||Baobab Tree, Victoria Falls.|
|1394||Livingston, near Victoria Falls.|
|1395||Natives Watching the Race (Zambesi Regatta)|
|1396||Victoria Falls, Devil's Cataract, looking East.|
|1397||"To Brave Men" Wilsons Memorial - Matoppo||22/10/1906|
|1399||The Right Hon. C.J. Rhodes' Grave, Matoppo||20/12/1905|
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.