Postal History of
BASUTOLAND

Post Offices LERIBE to MAFETENG

LERIBE

Opened: 1872-1881 and 1895-1966  Area: Leribe PO Type: PA, PO 1905
Renamed Thlotse Heights between 1881 and 1895

1   BONC "317"   Used at Thlotse Heights
from 1881 to 1895
18.07.1881
(Proud)
  400
2   1C "BASUTOLAND"   Only one copy reported 08.10.1877
(Proud)
  600
3   1C "C.G.H."   19.09.1895
(Proud)
09.10.1906
(Proud)
80
       
4   1C "Blank"   Skeleton type 08.12.1906
(Proud)
21.12.1906
(Proud)
300
5   2C "Bar + Cross" Date in 2 lines 07.02.1908
(Proud)
14.02.1914
(Proud)
30
6   2C "Bar + Cross"   South Africa above and below date 01.10.1914
(Proud)
21.06.1916
(Proud)
40
7   2C "Bar + Cross" Date 1 line
South Africa removed
19.09.1916
(Proud)
29.09.1934
(Proud)
25
       
8   2C "Bar + Cross" Short bars 10.11.1917
(Aab)
18.08.1933
(Proud)
25
       
9   2C "Cross"     28.03.1935
(Proud)
08.01.1937
(Proud)
30
10   1C Skeleton   01.12.1933
(Aab)

14.08.1937
(Proud)
07.02.1934
(Proud)

13.09.1937
(Proud)
80
       
11   2C "Bar + Cross"   Longer thin bars
Month in letters
Bigger cross
26.02.1934
(Proud)
15.10.1941
(Proud)
12
12   2C "Bar + Cross" Shorter thin bars
Month in Roman letters
smaller cross
14.09.1937
(Proud)
08.10.1966
(Proud)
4
       
13   2C "Cross" Leribe small
Month in Roman letters
26.06.1942
(Proud)
08.10.1966
(Proud)
4
       
14   2C "BASUTOLAND"   31.05.1943
(Proud)
08.10.1966
(Proud)
4
       
15   2C "Cross" Leribe large
Month in Roman letters
27.12.1956
(Proud)
08.10.1966
(Proud)
4
       
    2C "Cross"     19.02.1965
(Proud)
08.10.1966
(Proud)
12
       

LESELING

Opened: 1965-1966 Area: Quacha's Nek PO Type: PA

    2C "BASUTOLAND"     30.08.1965
(Proud)
30.09.1966
(Proud)
80

LESOBENG

Opened: 1954-1966 Area: Maseru PO Type: PA

  "BAS" 2C "Blank"     26.07.1949
(Proud)
30.09.1966
(Proud)
50

LIKALANENG

Opened: 1955-1966 Area: Maseru PO Type: PA

    2C "Blank"   23.10.1955
(Proud)
30.09.1966
(Proud)
30
       

LINAKENG

Opened: 1946 to 1966 Area: Quacha's Nek PO Type: PA

    2C "Blank"   25.07.1949
(Proud)
03.10.1966
(Proud)
25
       

LITSOETSE

Opened: 1950-1954 Area: Quacha's Nek PO Type: PA

1   2C "Blank"     23.06.1951
(Proud)
03.06.1954
(Proud)
80

MAFETENG

Opened: 1874-1966 Area: Mafeteng PO Type: PA, PO 1905

1   BONC "156"   21.09.1876
(Proud)
15.10.1901
(Proud)
50
       
2   1C "BASUTOLAND"   21.07.1876
(Proud)
28.04.1898
(Proud)
150
       
3   1C Skeleton Only one copy reported 23.02.1899
(Emil Minaar)
  600

Emil Minaar
       
4   1C "Blank"   12.04.1900
(Proud)
22.11.1906
(Proud)
30
       
5   2C "Bars + Cross"   05.11.1907
(Proud)
11.06.1912
(Proud)
30

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6     2C "S.AFRICA"     06.05.1913
(Proud)
31.08.1916
(Proud)
60
7     2C "Bars"   Bar close to Mafeteng 04.02.1919
(Proud)
  200
8     2C "Bars"   Bar close to Mafeteng 31.01.1920
(Proud)
30.07.1929
(Proud)
25
9     2C "Bars" Bar away from Mafeteng 25.10.1926
(Proud)
30.09.1935
(Proud)
15
       
10     2C "Blank"   31.12.1922
(Proud)
17.07.1935
(Proud)
12
       
11     1C Skeleton Used on OFS and Union stamps with bogus dates! 14.08.1935
(Hamilton)
04.01.1936
(Proud)
80

Jim Forte
       
12     1C Skeleton Mafeteng Basutoland
one word
09.01.1936
(Aab)
04.02.1936
(Proud)
100
13     2C "BASUTOLAND" Round "O" 02.12.1935
(Proud)
02.06.1947
(Proud)
8
       
14     2C "BASUTOLAND"   Oval "O" 13.12.1937
(Proud)
19.01.1946
(Proud)
8
15     1C Skeleton   Spelt
Mafeteng Bas
28.02.1947
(Proud)
10.10.1947
(Proud)
50
16     2C "BASUTOLAND"   05.09.1947
(Proud)
03.10.1966
(Proud)
5
       
17     2C "BASUTOLAND" Squared "O" 17.03.1948
(Proud)
03.10.1966
(Proud)
4
       
18     2C "BASUTOLAND"   02.10.1964
(Aab)
03.10.1966
(Proud)
15
       
19     2C "Blank"     29.09.1966
(Proud)
03.10.1966
(Proud)
40