Postcards: R O Fuesslein – 6300 Series I

R O Fuesslein

6300 Series I

No.sCat No,DescriptionEarliest PMK Date
6345179463Victoria Falls. The Gorge and Boiling Pot.

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Ohlsson’s Cape Breweries Ltd

Ohlsson’s Cape Breweries Ltd

Bulawayo

Anders Ohlsson was born near Christiania, Norway, in 1841, and at the age of twenty-three he sailed for South Africa, where he started up business as an importer of Swedish goods before branching out as a trader in Damaraland in partnership with A W Erikkson.

On 5 January 1881 Ohlsson purchased from David Iredale, a miller, “ground called ‘Anneberg’, Palmboom, Rondebosch”, and it is believed he built a brewery at Anneberg immediately after obtaining possession called “A Ohlsson and Co, Millers, Brewers, Anneberg Brewery, Newlands”. On 12 February 1896 Ohlsson acquired Mariendahl, so that he then owned all the Newlands breweries, which were floated as a limited company under the style of Ohlsson’s Cape Breweries, Ltd.

In 1955, the South African government introduced a heavy tax on beer products causing many consumers to switch to spirits. However, the subsequent shock to the South African beer industry proved to be a blessing in disguise for SAB. In 1956, Castle Brewing purchased the Ohlsson’s and Chandlers Union breweries, and the group was renamed South African Breweries.

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Vacuum Oil Company of South Africa Ltd

Vacuum Oil Company of South Africa Ltd

Vacuum Oil was founded in 1866 by Matthew Ewing and Hiram Bond Everest, of Rochester, New York. Lubrication oil was an accidental discovery while attempting to distil kerosene. Everest noted the residue from the extraction was suitable as a lubricant. Soon after, the product became popular for use in steam engines and internal-combustion engines. Ewing sold his interest to Everest, who carried on the company. Vacuum was bought by Standard Oil in 1879.

It originated the Mobil trademark in 1899. When Standard Oil was broken up in 1911 due to the Sherman Antitrust Act, Vacuum became an independent company again. Vacuum Oil and Standard Oil of New York (Socony) merged in 1931, after the government gave up attempts to prevent it. The newly-combined entity, Socony-Vacuum Corp., was the world’s third-largest oil company.

In 1955, the company became Socony Mobil Oil Company. In 1966, it was renamed Mobil Oil Corporation, later shortened to Mobil Corporation

In 1881, German immigrant Johann Gottlieb Schade introduces Vacuum Oil products to South Africa and by 1897, Vacuum Oil, backed by J.D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company, opened a branch in Cape Town to service Southern Africa. Joint ownership of the Standard-Vacuum Oil Company is brought to an end in 1960. Vacuum’s international interests are transferred to the Mobil Petroleum Company and the Standard Oil business is transferred to Esso Standard Eastern. In South Africa the company was renamed Mobil.

Revenue

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Postcards: Paul Schaefer & Co – No.1382 – 1399 (Greetings)

Paul Schaefer & Co

No.1382 – 1399 (Greetings)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
1382Victoria Falls, looking West.
1383Victoria Falls, Front View.
1384Victoria Falls.
1385Victoria Falls, looking Eaast.
1387Zambesis Race Course (Natives preparing for the race)
1388Store at Livingstone, Victoria Falls.
1389Bank of Zambesi, showing grand stand (1st Zambesi Regatta)
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.
1393Baobab Tree, Victoria Falls.
1394Livingston, near Victoria Falls.
1395Natives Watching the Race (Zambesi Regatta)
1396Victoria Falls and Devil's Cataract.
1397"To Brave Men" Wilsons Memorial - Matoppo
1398Canon below Victoria Falls, showing Bridge.
1399The Right Hon. C.J. Rhodes' Grave, Matoppo

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Postcards: S & T P O – Type I (Coloured)

S & T P O

Type I (Coloured)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AMatabele Wives

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Postcards: S & T P O – Type IA

S & T P O

Type IA

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AMatabele Wives18/05/1904

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Postcards: S & T P O – Type I

S & T P O

Type I

 

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AMatabele Wives27/12/1905

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Postcards: Paul Schaefer & Co – No.250-269 T. D. Ravenscroft

Paul Schaefer & Co

No.250-269 T. D. Ravenscroft

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
257Not an Inch Further29/05/1905
262Matabele Wives25/12/1905

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