Malawi Red Cross Society

Malawi Red Cross Society

Lilongwe

In 1966, the Malawi government passed Act 51 of Parliament establishing the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) as a voluntary society, allowing it the right to use the protected Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems in conformity with Geneva Conventions. It became a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1971.

MRCS has 141 staff members and a total of  30,000 volunteers with 33 Divisions in all the 3 regions of Malawi. Its Headquarters is in Area 14, in Lilongwe.

References

Spink: “Dubois” British Commonwealth Collection of Stamps and Covers – March, 2020

Spink

“Dubois” British Commonwealth Collection of Stamps and Covers

Details

Southern Rhodesia: Department of Printing & Stationery

Southern Rhodesia

Department of Printing & Stationery

Printing Orders

Will Renton

Will Renton

Gwelo

It is unknown who Will Renton actually was as there seems to be no details about a photographic business in this area by the name of Renton. However, there were Renton’s in the area in the first half of the 19th Century. Robert William Renton (1896-1950) worked on the Kraal Mine, Que Que, and Robert William Renton (1863-1934) who worked on the Cactus Mine, Gwelo.

Postcards

References

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Den of Antiquity

Den of Antiquity

Salisbury

 

The Den of Antiquity was owned by J R Marshall and was located in Century House, Angwa Street, Salisbury. The business’ appears as early as 1978 but the Certificate of Registration was cancelled 31 January 1984.

They produced a number of commemorative covers similar in style to those produced by The African Fine Art & Books Co.

Commemorative Covers

References

Photographs: Percy M Clark – Embossed (Copyright)

Percy M Clark

Embossed (Copyright)

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Salisbury Polio Clinic

Salisbury Polio Clinic

Salisbury

 

A poliomyelitis clinic was established and operated by the Southern Rhodesian Branch of the British Red Cross. It was based in Salisbury on the grounds of the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

Cinderellas

G H Addecott & Co Ltd

G H Addecott & Co Ltd

 

George H Addecott was a photographer based in Southern Rhodesia.

Postcards

Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

Advertising Covers: Meikle’s Hotel – 1934-1946

Meikle’s Hotel

1934-1946

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