Matombo Gallery

Matombo Gallery

Harare

Matombo Gallery was established in 1985 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. It has been described as “the world’s premier establishment specialising in Shona sculpture”. It has curated and organised numerous critically acclaimed international exhibitions exclusively featuring works by Zimbabwe’s major artists.

Postcards

Contributors
  • Narendhra Morar

Postcards: Matombo Gallery – Type I

Matombo Gallery

Type I

No.DescriptionEarliest PMK Date
1Nganga Treating Sick Boy
2Owl Woman
3Chapungu Giving Spirit to a Man
4Chief in Crown
5Resting Man
6The Baboon Man

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Glendale

Glendale

Mazoe

 

Glendale was named after a town in Northumberland, England. It is a small farming community village and administrative center with high yields of maize, cotton and horticultural products along with cattle and pigs.

The suburbs in Glendale include Valley Low Density, Tsungubvi Township, Sisk, Rujeko, Highway, Westville and Eastview residential suburbs.

Services

Postal Services

Also known as Glendale Station, the name was officially changed to Glendale on 30 May 1918. Mail service was by rail.

  • 1915.01.13 – First postal services under the name Glendale.
  • 1915.02.25 – Opened as a Post and Telegraphy Agency using the name Glendale Station.
  • 30.05.1918 – Upgraded to a Money any Telegraph Office.
  • 1931.01.01 – Renamed to Glendale.

Magwegwe

Magwegwe

Bulawayo

 

Magwewe is a high density suburb, east of Bulawayo.

Postal Services

  • 1978.04.03 – Opened as a money and telegraph office.

Postmarks

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J Ginsberg & Co Ltd

J Ginsberg & Co Ltd

Bulawayo

Joseph Ginsberg was born in London 10 November 1894. He left London to live in Rhodesia in 1920 where established J Ginsberg & Co Ltd in the same year. Previously married to Gertrude Ginsberg with two children, Faye and Louis, he later married Mabel Bones Ginsberg (b.1909) on 28 January 1952. Ginsberg died 28 November 1982.

The business provided services as a land and estate agent, business brokers, company secretaries and valuations.

Agent For

References

  • The City of Bulawayo: Official Guide

1982 – First Day of Harare Post Office

First Day of Harare Post Office

19 July 1982

 

The City of Salisbury was officially changed to the City of Harare on 18 April 1982, the second anniversary of Zimbabwean independence. It took its name from the village near Harare Kopje of the Shona chief Neharawa, whose nickname was “he who does not sleep”. Prior to independence, Harare was the name of the black residential area now known as Mbare.

In 1982, Salisbury Post Office changed its name to Harare Post Office.

Commemorative Covers

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1982 – Last Day of Salisbury Post Office

Last Day of Salisbury Post Office

18 July 1982

The City of Salisbury was officially changed to the City of Harare on 18 April 1982, the second anniversary of Zimbabwean independence. It took its name from the village near Harare Kopje of the Shona chief Neharawa, whose nickname was “he who does not sleep”. Prior to independence, Harare was the name of the black residential area now known as Mbare.

In 1982, Salisbury Post Office changed its name to Harare Post Office.

Commemorative Covers

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1981- First Anniversary of Independence

First Anniversary of Independence

18 April 1981

On 18 April 1981, Zimbabwe celebrated its first anniversary of independence. As part of the celebrations, Nigeria donated $10 million to the government for staff development programs.

Much of the independence festivities were strained with issues between tribes. At an independence-day luncheon, Robert Mugabe complained that some foreign journalists had blown Zimbabwe’s post-independence travails far out of proportion. Specifically, he criticized them for raising the specter of civil war.

Commemorative Covers

References

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1981 – UMPHLEX 81

UMPHLEX 81

24 October 1981

UMPHLEX 81 was hosted by the Manicaland Philatelic Society in 1981.

Commemorative Covers

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