Postmarks: 1960 Royal Tour

Postmarks

1960 Royal Tour

 

Two postmark types were used for this tour.

Type A

According to the GPO Notice 60/2/60, Type A was used was used in these towns from 11th to 30th May 1960:

  • Bulawayo
  • Kariba
  • Kitwe
  • Lilongwe
  • Lusaka
  • Mongu
  • Salisbury
  • Zomba

The Barry’s book “Postmarks of Rhodesia” indicates that the Bulawayo type A datestamp did not have the Federal coat of arms above. No other reference has been seen on this observation.

Type B

Type B was used on the day that the Queen Mother visited a particular town, the datestamp being accompanied by the town’s postmark. The specified towns and dates stated in the GPO Notice are as follows:

LocationDateDate-Stamp
Gwelo16/05/1960
Livingstone18/05/1960
Chingola20/05/1960
Mufilira20/05/1960
Fort Jameson23/05/1960
Mzuzu24/05/1960
Salima25/05/1960Salima Nyasaland
Limbe27/05/1980Limbe C.S.O. C.B.
Blantyre27/05/1960Blantyre 4 Nyasaland
Mlanje28/05/1960Mlanje Nyasaland
Cholo28/05/1960