Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices ALIWAL to AMALIENSTEIN

ALIWAL
July 1830 to 1839
01.02.1844 to 24.05.1866
**
Area: Mossel Bay
Aliwal was renamed Mossel Bay
** last dated postmark

1   OCT NUMBER "33"
 
  1849 10.03.1851 200
2   Oval  
  17.12.1853 24.05.1866 100

ALIWAL NORTH
21.07.1850 to 1853
1854 to 13.11.1899
19.03.1900 to
Union
Area: Aliwal North
Population 1904: 5566
Occupied by boer forces from 13 November 1899 to 11 March 1900

1   BONC "38"
John Lund, Lundy on Stampboards
  10.07.1869 12.12.1889 5
       
2 CGH BONC "524"   21.11.1884 09.05.1891 5
       
3   BONC "868" 30.12.1899
used during occuoation
??.02.1892 12.11.1899 5
  30.12.1899 100
       
4   OVAL       13.12.1858 15.03.1888 160
5   D-ARC     30.03.1874 04.06.1880 50
       
6   1C "Dot"   23.06.1883 12.07.1884 15
7   SQC "CAPE COLONY"     29.09.1883   30
8   1C "Blank" No DOT
7-5 o'clock
18.10.1884 21.12.1892 10
9   1C "Blank" "-" Between
Aliwal + North
8-4 o'clock
21.11.1884 12.11.1899
Last day before occupation
4
08.02.1900 10.02.1900 60
       
10   1C "CGH" Larger 02.08.1893 12.11.1899
Last day before occupation
4
17.01.1900 03.02.1900 50

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Boer Occupation      
11   1C CGH   Last seen: 18.03.1912 05.04.1900 30.05.1910 3
       
12   SQ-C CGH   09.04.1900 15.10.1902 5
       
13   2C "Bars + cross"
Maltese cross
3.2 mm high typeface
Last seen: 14.11.1910
18.04.1903 30.05.1910 5
14   2C "Bars + cross"
Different cross
3.2 mm high typeface
Last seen: 19.02.1911
09.08.1906 30.05.1910 5
15   1C "Blank" 9-3 o'clock
Last seen: 22.09.1912
04.06.1908 30.05.1910 5
16   1C   Name in Center
BLUE
    30

ALIWAL NORTH LOCATION
September 1903 to August 1909

Area: Aliwal North
Destroyed by fire 1908 (PMG report 1908)

Unknown

ALOES
November 1894 to
Union
Area: Uitenhage

1   BONC "894"   Tentative allocation 05.07.1904   200
2   1C "CGH"
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Last seen: 30.11.1927 22.11.1898 30.05.1910 80

AMABELE
May 1905 to
Union
Area: King Williams Town

1   2C "Bars + cross" Badly struck only one circle shows
Last seen: 12.07.1912
22.06.1905 30.05.1910 40

AMALIENSTEIN
1860 to
ca. 1878
1880 to Union
Area: Ladismith
Population 1875: 1100

1   OVAL     23.07.1860 27.02.1888 400
t      
2   1C "CGH"
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Last seen: 16.08.1910 24.12.1888
(Aab)
30.05.1910 100