Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices GRAAFF-WATER to GRANARD

GRAAFF-WATER
May 1896 to November 1909

Area: Alexandria
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"   23.11.1906 10.04.1909  
GRABOUW
02.10.1857 to August 1884
February 1885 to
Union
Area: Caledon
Renamed from Palmiet River
1   BONC "461"   31.10.1901 22.05.1902  
2   DARC       19.01.1863 03.12.1868  
3   1C "Dot"   25.01.1894
(Aab)
22.05.1902  
Indistict 461      
(4)   2C "Bars + cross" First seen: 09.09.1910
Last seen: 10.06.1923
     
GRAHAMSTOWN
1818 to
Union
Area: Albany
1   CROWN     Before
23.07.1823
  250
       
2   OCT-NUMBER "46"   11.12.1849 ??.??.1851  
       
3   BONC "3"   Format: 2-5-2 21.12.1880    
4   BONC "3" Format: 3-3-3
Fat ronded "3"
28.07.1864 25.01.1875  
       
5   BONC "3" Format: 3-3-3
Straight top "3"
     
6   BONC "3" Format: 3-4-3
Elongated box
     
7   BONC "3" Format: 3-4-3
Square box
     
8   BONC "3"   Format: 3-5-3 22.04.1880 31.12.1880  
9   BONC "3"   Format: 3-4 and 4-3 28.08.1889 13.01.1891  
10   BONC "3"   Format: 4-4-4
Thik bars
     
11   BONC "3"   Format: 4-4-4
Thin bars
     
12   BONC "3" Format: 4-5-4
Thik bars
25.01.1875 18.10.1881  
       
12   BONC "3" Format: 4-5-4
Thin bars
23.12.1881
(Aab)
18.02.1883  
       
13   BONC "3" Format: 3-9-3      
13   BONC "3"
John Lund
Format: 7-7-7
New discovery
     
14   OVAL   Rated 2 by Goldbhlatt 27.12.1853 15.07.1865 15
               
15   1C "CAPE COLONY"   11.08.1865 12.12.1872  
16   1C "Blank"   04.11.1874 26.02.1901  
17   1C "CGH"   Small rounded typeface 23.05.1893 19.01.1902  
18   1C "CGH" Tall compact typeface 30.11.1894 14.11.1901  
       
19   1C "Dot" Last seen: 01.02.1912 24.02.1892 30.05.1910  
20   1C "TOWN" Name top and bottom
"G" and "T" apart
14.09.1877 21.06.1883  
20x   1C "TOWN" Name top and bottom
"G" and "T" close
20.08.1879 02.01.1899  
       
21   SQC "CAPE COLONY"   05.07.1882 16.08.1898  
       
22   SQC "CGH"
John Lund
Format: 1 + 3 27.10.1897 14.11.1902  
23   SQC "CGH"   Format: 2 + 2      
24   Hooded   Asterisk as time code 16.08.1888 24.10.1891  
       
25   Hooded  
Blank or letter as time code 12.08.1892 07.01.1899  
       
26   1C "CGH"   RELIEF 13.06.1903 17.06.1903  
27   2C "Bars and cross" Type 1
Thick bars
Name: 8-4 o'clock
22.11.1906 26.09.1909  
28   2C "Bars and cross" Type 2
Square with white cross
25.08.1902 29.03.1904  
(29)   2C "Bars and cross" Type 3
Thinner bars
Name: 8-4 o'clock
Last seen: 28.07.1913
     
30   2C "Bars and cross" Type 4
Smaller lettering
08.12.1906    
31   2C "Bars and cross"   Type 5
Reversed "N"
     
32   1C     MOO      
33   1C     MOO ??.??.1908    
34 "REGISTERED" OVAL "GRAHAMSTOWN"   32mm 14.04.1893    
       
34 "REGISTERED" OVAL "GRAHAMSTOWN" 29mm 17.08.1901
(Frescura)
31.03.1908
(Frescura)
 
       
(35) "PARCELS" OVAL "GRAHAMSTOWN" First seen: 07.05.1912      
GRAHAMSTOWN AGRICULTURAL SHOW
1896 to 1897
Area: Albany
Not recorded
GRAHAMSTOWN STATION
01.02.1898 to
Union
Area: Albany
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH" Last seen: 29.01.1912 16.02.1898 30.05.1910  
       
GRANARD
November 1895 to 18.11.1899

April 1900 to June 1908
Unknown to
Union
Area: Barkly East
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "?"   Last seen: ??.12.1912
Dot or blank
     
3   1C "CGH" Last seen: 23.10.1919
 
25.07.1898
(John Lund)
30.05.1910
 
 
(4)   2C     Probable