Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Office CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN
02.03.1792 to
Union
Area: Cape Town
Total population 1904: 21317

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DUTCH PRE STAMP

BRITISH PRE STAMP

BONCS

Other Killers

1C UNFRAMED

DOUBLE OVAL

1C CAPE COLONY

1C "BLANK"

1C NAME TOP AND BOTTOM 1C "DOT" 1C "CGH"
SQUARED CIRCLE OCTAGON TRUNCTATED COMPASS WHEEL
2C BARS + CROSS COUNTER NUMBER POSTMARKS 2C BARS + CROSS UNDERGROUND
CTO CAPE TOWN HEAD OFFICE CAPE TOWN TELEGRAPHIC OFFICES FS (Foreign Service)
1C GPO POSTMASTER GENERALS OFFICE MOO (Money Order  Office) NPB (Newspaper Branch)
PARCELS OFFICE PBS (Private Box Section) RO (Rail Office) RECORD BRANCH
R.L.O (Returned Letter Office) REGISTERED PAID T (Tax Section)
POSTE RESTRANTE    

DUTCH PRE STAMP

1   MONOGRAM "6 ST"   Forgeries exist 1792 1795 500
1803 1805 600
1793 entire to Maria Magdelena, daughter of Cornelius van der Poel (a leader of the Cape Patriots and one of the many who refused to swear allegiance to the British), showing fine V.O.C. 6st. monogram handstamp.      
2   MONOGRAM "2 ST"   Only copy known
Forgeries exist
    2000
       

BRITISH PRE STAMP

1   OVAL MEDALION Crown and
Cape of Good Hope
Forgeries exist 1806   160
       
2 "SHIP LETTER" DOUBLE OVAL "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE " Forgeries exist 1807 1811 180
3 "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE " DOUBLE OVAL "PACKET LETTER " No rims 03.08.1816 22.02.1819 40
4 "POST OFFICE " DOUBLE OVAL "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE " No rims
Seen in red 1827
1822 1827 80
       
5 "POST OFFICE " 1C "GENERAL " Crown on top of rim
Cape Town in centre
1827   80
6 "POST OFFICE " 1C "CAPE TOWN " Free above date 1823 23.04.1827 150
7 "POST OFFICE " 1C "GENERAL " Free in centre 25.02.1825   80
8   OVAL  
Crown above Oval 1834 1844 60
9   OVAL     Crown above Oval
FREE in centre
02.01.1835 1842 150
10   CROWN   4 types exist 1847 1851 100
       

CROWN

1   CROWN         25
       

BONCS

1   BONC "1" Format: 2.3.2     2
2   BONC "1" Format: 3.3.3
Different types
First seen: 08.02.1863
Last Seen: 30.03.1885
    1

(Johnstone)
       
3   BONC "1"
Horizontal
  Horizontal design
Used at News paper branch
    8
       
4   BONC "1" Format: 3.5.3     2
5   BONC "1"   Format: 4.5.4
Thik bars
Flat serif
04.08.1876 31.03.1886 2
6   BONC   Format: 4.5.4
Thik bars
Flat serif
Number reversed
21.06.1897   6
7   BONC "1"   Format: 4.5.4
Thin bars
11.11.1876 31.03.1886 2
       
8   BONC "1" Format: 4.5.4
Thin bars
Number reversed
13.02.1883   8
9   BONC "1"   Format: 5.6.5 16.08.1873 22.10.1878 8
10   BONC "1" Format: 6.6.6 06.08.1873 22.11.1881 6

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11   BONC "1"   Format: 6.7.6 12.12.1877   12
12   BONC "1"   Format: 5.6.5
Broken lines
12.06.1873 25.02.1876 10
       
13   BONC "1"   Format: 6.6.6
Broken lines
17.03.1873 04.10.1885 2
       
14   BONC "1"
Duplex
  Format: 3.3.3
Duplex
18.06.1864 15.08.1872 2
15   BONC "1"
Duplex
Format: 6.6.6
Duplex
28.12.1872 07.10.1886 2
16   BONC "5"   Points only for Cape Town 13.01.1865   100
17   BONC "62"   Points only for Cape Town     ?
18   BONC "823"   News paper branch     4
19   BONC "1348"     02.12.1903   30
20   BONC "1349"   Points only for Cape Town     40