Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices ALEXANDERSHOEK to ALICEDALE

ALEXANDERSHOEK
July 1891 to February 1896

Area: Clanwilliam

Unknown

ALEXANDRIA
22.06.1854 to 1857
23.09.1858 to
Union
Area: Alexandria
Population 1904: 336

1   BONC "405"   12.02.1895   10
2   Oval     14.04.1857 ??.11.1881 120
       
3   Manuscript  
 
Could be a good forgery 25.10.1869   200
       
4   1C "Blank"

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lettering smaller
8 to 4 o'clock
20.02.1884 01.10.1900 10
5   1C "Blank" lettering larger
8 to 4 o'clock
18.07.1893
(Hamilton)
04.10.1901 10
       
6   1C "Blank"
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Skeleton Type 24.02.1904 05.04.1904 50
7   2C "Bars + Cross" Last seen: 01.07.1912 01.07.1904 30.05.1910 10

ALFRED DOCKS
01.01.1877 to
Union
Area: Cape Town

1   BONC 420   02.02.1886 12.06.1899 8
       
2 "CAPE TOWN" 1C   Last seen: 14.03.1911 02.02.1886 30.05.1910 5
3   1C "CGH" Last seen: 29.05.1911 03.09.1896
(Aab)
30.05.1910 5
4   1C "CT" Last seen: 27.09.1911 ??.12.1899 30.05.1910 5
5   1C "MOO"   21.12.1898 16.02.1903 30
         
6 "CAPE TOWN" 2C "Bar + cross" short bars 18.08.1903 28.06.1909 5
       
7   2C "Bar + cross" longer bars
Last seen: 15.11.1911
26.11.1909 30.05.1910 10
       
8 "2" 2C "Bar + 2"   2 between bars 06.09.1904    

ALICE
01.01.1848 to
Union
Area: Victoria East
Population 1904: 1216

1   OCT NUMBER "49"
 
Old name for Alice is Fort Hare 1850   200
2   BONC "665"   01.10.1896 29.03.1898 20
3   Oval  
Rated as 5 by Goldblatt 23.12.1853 01.02.1880 60
       
4   1C "Blank"
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  11.06.1886 04.11.1896 20
       
5   1C "CGH"   05.02.1897 26.05.1904 10
6   1C "Blank" 10 to 4 o'clock
Last seen: 26.02.1913
05.11.1901 30.05.1910 8
       
(7)   1C "Blank" First seen: 16.08.1910     -
8   2C "Bar + cross" Last seen: 20.09.1913 09.03.1903 30.05.1910 5
       

ALICE STATION
1904 to
Union
Area: Victoria East

Earliest recorded date: 04.08.1912

ALICEDALE
01.09.1877 to
Union
Area: Albany
Population 1904: 962

1   BONC "337"
John Lund, Lundy on Stampboards
  04.04.1878 01.08.1898 20
2   BONC "1180"   14.07.1908 12.07.1909 30
3   1C
"Blank"
  31.03.1883 04.04.1908 10
       
4   2C "Bars + cross"
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Last seen: 02.12.1913 05.05.1908 30.05.1910 10