Postmarks: 1957 Royal Tour

Postmarks

1957 Royal Tour

A single special postmark was used for the tour in conjunction with a date-stamp from the town of posting. It is understood that this date-stamp was only used in the town she was visiting that day.

However, some date-stamps of cities also appear on cover on dates where the Queen Mother was not visiting at the time. Including:

  • Salisbury – 13/07/1957
  • Bulawayo – 02/07/1957, 10/07/1957, 12/07/1957, 17/07/1957

This leads to the suspicion that the Royal Visit cachet was used in the cities visited throughout the period of her visit, and in the case of Bulawayo after she had left the country.

 

LocationDateDate-Stamp
Salisbury02/07/1957Salisbury 9 S.R.
Salisbury05/07/1957Salisbury 9 S.R.
Lusaka08/07/1957
Broken Hill08/07/1957
Ndola08/07/1957
Luanshya09/07/1957
Kitwe10/07/1957
Lusaka11/07/1957
Zomba12/07/1957Zomba Nyasaland
Limbe12/07/1957
Blantyre12/07/1957
Salisbury15/07/1957Salisbury 9 S.R.
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