Samuel Koslowsky

Samuel Koslowsky


Samuel Koslowsky (Sam Kelly) was a Jewish man born in Latvia. When he immigrated to Northern Rhodesia, he started working as a salesman for Sid Diamond’s Standard Trading Company. Eventually, he went into the business of road transportation with Meir Rosenblatt. He eventually established a menswear business in Kitwe.

Kelly was an avid philatelist. In 1936, the Copperbelt Philatelic Society was established and Kelly was the chairman for a number of years. A number of philatelic covers exist from Koslowsky to family members in Latvia, France and Canada between 1935 to 1965.

He eventually moved to Johannesburg and died in the 1980’s.


  • Zion in Africa: The Jews of Zambia – Hugh MacMillan, Frank Shapiro
  • Horizon: The Magazine of the Rhodesian Selection Trust Group of Companies, Volume 7