Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices PIER HEADS to PLUMSTEAD

PIER HEAD
February 1905 to 1907
Area: Cape Town
1   BONC "1125" Date illegible      
2   2C "CAPE TOWN"   ??.04.1905 13.12.1908  
       
PIETERMEITJESFONTEIN
January 1877 to November 1878
Area: Laingsburg
Not recorded
PIETERMEITJES STATION TO
1897 to
Union
Area: Laingsburg
Not recorded
PIQUETBERG
22 April 1848 to
Union
Area: Piquetberg
Population 1904: 965
1   OCT-NUM "17"   23.12.1853    
2   BONC "30"   22.08.1867 15.04.1893  
3   BONC "1113"   08.07.1900 09.04.1901  
4   OVAL   Rated as 4 by Goldblatt 19.12.1853 20.02.1879 40
       
5   1C "CAPE COLONY"     02.11.1875 04.03.1879  
6   1C "Blank"   13.10.1881 16.10.1900  
       
7   1C "CGH"   19.04.1901 11.01.1906  
       
8   1C "Blank"   Relief postmark 18.10.1907    
9   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 20.10.1915 02.02.1909 30.05.1910  
PIQUETBERG ROAD (STATION)
20 September 1875 to May 1902

Area: Tulbagh
Renamed to Porterville Road
1   BONC "103" Later used at Porterville Road 02.11.1875 ??.05.1902  
       
2   1C "CAPE COLONY"     02.11.1875 02.04.1880  
3   1C "Blank"     23.05.1890 13.10.1901  
PIRIE
February 1894 to
Union
Area: King Williams Town
Population 1904: 1244
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH" Last seen: 07.02.1933 22.11.1897
(Aab)
30.05.1910  
PLAATJES RIVER
May 1899 to
Union
Area: Beaufort West
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"     13.06.1908    
PLATDRIFT
August 1907 to November 1908

Area: Herbert
1   2C "Bars + cross"     21.07.1908    
PLATFONTEIN
December 1893 to January 1896
Area: Beaufort West
Not recorded
PLAT RIVER
1878 to 1882
Area: Middelburg
Not recorded
PLATSJAMBOK
December 1900 to 10 January 1901
Unknown to January 1902
Area: Prieska
Not recorded
PLATTEKLIP
13 August 1853 to 1860
Area: Malmesbury
Not recorded
PLEIN STREET
1 December 1881 to June 1902

Area: Cape Town
Renamed Stal Street
1   BONC "297"   25.09.1883 08.12.1901  
2   1C "CAPE TOWN"   Small rounded typeface 25.09.1883 15.05.1899  
       
3   1C "CAPE TOWN"   Tall compact typeface 04.06.1901    
PLETTENBERG'S BAY
17 December 1824 to
Union
Area: Knysna
1   OCT-NUM "36"   ??.??.1850 12.03.1851  
2   OVAL   Single line name 20.12.1853 18.07.1868 120
3   OVAL     Double line name 06.08.1871 17.03.1883 300
4   1C "Dot" Last seen: 28.02.1925 25.08.1885 30.05.1910  
       
PLUMSTEAD
1 October 1841 to
Union
Area: Cape Town
1   OCT-NUM "5"          
2   BONC "9" Also used in Wynberg 13.04.1868 24.11.1873  
3   BONC "659"     30.11.1896    
4   OVAL     28.07.1857 17.11.1866 160
       
5   1C "CAPE COLONY"   19.01.1869 18.10.1901  
       
6   1C "Relief" Relief type
New find
10.02.1904
(John Lund)
   
7   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 17.07.1915 04.07.1904 30.05.1910