Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices BEDFORD to BENSONVALE

BEDFORD
 18.08.1854 to
Union
Area: Bedford
Population 1904: 2257
1   BONC "7"   06.04.1870 12.04.1889 10
2   BONC "92"   01.09.1894 18.09.1899 8
       
3   DARC   New discovery 02.11.1857   180
4   OVAL   Rated as 5 by Goldblatt 10.08.1855 28.12.1877 60
       
5   1C "Blank" Name: 8-4 o'clock 07.12.1880 05.10.1894 6
6   1C "Blank" Name: 10-2 o'clock
Last seen: 24.08.1920
13.11.1903 30.05.1910 4

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7   1C "CGH" Small postmark
Rounded typeface
23.05.1895 17.11.1901 4
       
8   1C "CGH" Large postmark
Rounded typeface
05.12.1894 14.11.1906 3
9   2C "Bars + cross"
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Last seen: 20.12.1910 16.11.1903 30.05.1910 3
BEENLEEGTE
31.08. 1857 to December 1901
September 1902 to April 1906

Area: Somerset East
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Dot" Last seen: 21.07.1914
Reopened 1913
25.08.1893 30.05.1910 80

BEERSHEBA
February 1890 to
Union
Area: Griqualand East

(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   2C "CGH"
John Carter
Last seen: 16.12.1919 04.08.1899 30.05.1910 80

BEERVLEI
December 1909 to
Union
Area: Griqualand East

(1)   2C "CGH"   First seen: 22.03.1911      

BELGROVE
August 1902 to
Union
Area: Stutterheim

(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Blank" Last seen: 11.11.1916 14.09.1904 30.05.1910 80

BELL
August 1875 to
Union
Area: Peddie

(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Blank" Last seen: 23.08.1912 05.07.1889 30.05.1910 60

BELLEVUE (SIDING)
1886 to
Union
Area: Alexandria

(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH " Last seen: 14.08.1912 17.12.1892 30.05.1910 60

BELLVILLE
18.11.1862 to January 1886
November 1904 to
Union
Area: Cape Town
Named Durban Road between 1887 and  1904

1   1C "Blank"   Name: 9-3 o'clock 21.12.1866 31.08.1876 80
2   1C "Blank"   Name: 8-4 o'clock 15.01.1883 01.10.1886 60
3   2C "Bar + cross" Last seen: 03.05.1915 26.12.1904 30.05.1910 8
       

BELMONT
1874 to 19 October 1899
15.12.1899 to 27.03.1901
Unknown to
Union
Area: Herbert
Closed due to Boer war

1   BONC "260"   14.10.1893 07.02.1899 20
2   1C "Blank"   Name: 8-4 o'clock 20.08.1894 07.02.1899 30
       
3   1C "CGH" Last seen: 12.12.1913 23.07.1900 30.05.1910 10

Status International
       
4   1C "RTO"   11.04.1892   60
5   2C "Bar + cross"     02.02.1909   20

BELVIDERE
01.02.1844 to 1867
1880 to
Union
Area: Knysna

1   OCT NUMBER "44"     15.01.1851 02.01.1852 500
2   BONC "345"   04.12.1880 24.12.1889 30
3   OVAL   Does any collector have a better copy? ??.??.1863 29.01.1866 300
4   1C "Blank"     04.12.1880 25.02.1902 30

BENGU
May 1893 to
Union
Area: Glen Grey

(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"   Last seen: 06.09.1923 06.11.1897 30.05.1910 60

BENSONVILLE
01.04. 1879 to
Union
Area: Herschel

1   BONC "341"   12.12.1895   300
       
2   1C "Blank" Last seen: 08.07.1924 19.08.1881 30.05.1910 60