Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope
Post Office PORT ELIZABETH
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PORT ELIZABETH
1 February 1822 to Union
Area: Port Elizabeth
Population 1904: 32959
PRE STAMP
1   CROWN   Known RED 10.12.1823 05.09.1828
(arrival Cape Town)
300
       
2   OVAL "PAID" Known RED 22.12.1852 29.10.1853  
       
3   OVAL "TO PAY"     24.05.1852 27.04.1853  
       
BONCS
1   BONC "2" Format: 3.3.3 03.08.1864 18.04.1872  
2   BONC "2"   Format: 3.4.3 30.05.1901    
3   BONC "2"   Format: 4.4.4
Thik bars
04.12.1873 07.01.1874  
4   BONC "2"   Format: 4.4.4
Thin bars
18.08.1875    
5   BONC "2" Format: 4.5.4
Thik bars
Straight foot to 2
30.03.1871 30.05.1901  
       
6   BONC "2" Format: 4.5.4
Thin bars
Wavy foot to 2
13.03.1871 24.11.1894  
6x   BONC "2" Format: 4.5.4
Thick bars
Wavy foot to 2
     
7   BONC "2" Format: 4.6.4
Thick bars
04.08.1875 18.10.1890  
8   BONC "2" Format: 4.6.4
Thin bars
09.02.1874 12.04.1894  
9   BONC "2" Barred Circle Numeral 14.07.1882 10.08.1892  
10   BONC "2" Barred Diamond Numeral 14.07.1882 ??.??.1883  
DOUBLE OVAL
1   OVAL   Rated as 2 by Goldblatt 26.12.1853 05.12.1865 15
DOUBLE ARC
1   DARC     18.10.1873 21.02.1882  
       
1C CAPE COLONY
1   1C "CAPE COLONY"   No dot separators
Small circle
04.06.1864 20.05.1895  
       
2   1C "CAPE COLONY" Dot separators
Small circle
15.08.1864 04.05.1895  
3   1C "CAPE COLONY"   Medium circle 17.04.1882 20.04.1882  
4   1C "CAPE COLONY" Large circle 14.09.1890 16.04.1895  
1C Blank
1 "CAPE COLONY" 1C "Blank"     16.01.1868 ??.??.1894  
2   1C "Blank"   Name 7 to 5 o'clock 11.08.1874 02.12.1878  
2   1C "Blank" Name 8 to 4 o'clock
(Could be 2 types)
14.03.1873 21.12.1903  
       
1C CGH
1   1C "CGH" Type 1

Small circle
Rounded typeface
No dot separators
30.06.1893 28.02.1901  
       
2   1C "CGH" Type 2

Small circle
Compact typeface
Dot separators
02.04.1892 28.09.1897  
3   1C "CGH" Type 3

Large circle
Tall compact typeface
26.08.1895 18.05.1903  
4   1C "CGH" Type 4

Large circle
Rounded typeface
25.11.1891 26.01.1897  
1C Dot
1   1C "Dot"   01.04.1896 13.12.1900  
Hooded
1   HOODED     30.04.1888 ??.??.1898  
1C Emblem at base
1   1C "Emblem"   Last Seen: 22.04.1911 13.11.1905 30.05.1910  
1C Name top and bottom
1   1C "ELIZABETH"   15.08.1879 22.02.1898  
       
SQUARE CIRCLE
1   SQC "CAPE COLONY"   25.08.1882 17.04.1896  
2   SQC "CGH" Format 1 + 3 29.09.1890 01.08.1900  
       
3   SQC "CGH" Format 1 + 4 25.08.1891 06.12.1899