Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices PORTERVILLE to POST RETIEF

PORTERVILLE
1869 to 1873
05.03.1875 to 10.10.1901
Unknown to
Union
Area: Piquetberg
Population 1904: 1497
Renamed from Twenty-four Rivers
Occupied by Boer Forces on 10 October 1901
1   BONC "157"   27.06.1889 10.07.1900  
       
2   1C "CAPE COLONY"   01.11.1876 31.03.1903  
       
3   1C "Blank"   Reported by Frescura      
4   1C "CGH"     06.08.1904
(Frescura)
   
5   2C "Bars + cross"
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Last seen: 20.06.1917 23.08.1904
(Aab)
30.05.1910  
       
PORTERVILLE ROAD
May 1902 to
Union
Area: Tulbagh
Renamed from Piquetberg Road
1   BONC "103" Used at Piquetberg Road before 1902 02.11.1875 19.02.1907  
2   1C "Blank" Last seen: 09.09.1914 06.08.1903 30.05.1910  
PORT FRANCES
1 September 1853 to 1859

Area: Bathurst
Renamed to Port Alfred
1   OVAL       12.08.1858    
PORT NOLLOTH
31 October 1859 to 1860
1874 to
Union
Area: Namaqualand
1   BONC "67"   18.05.1880 03.03.1910  
2   DARC       07.05.1874 25.10.1883  
       
3   1C "Dot" Last seen: 26.11.1915 26.03.1886 30.05.1910  
       
4   1C "Blank"   Relief 23.06.1906 30.06.1906  
PORT ST. JOHN
December 1894 to
Union
Area: Pondoland
Population 1904: 407
Renamed from St. John's River
1   BONC "320" Used at St. John's River before 1894 04.09.1880 07.08.1896  
2   BONC "633"   24.06.1897 21.10.1897  
3   1C "CGH"   12.02.1895
(Aab)
10.12.1903  
       
4   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 24.12.1917 28.07.1904 30.05.1910  
POSTMASBURG
June 1893 to 13 October 1899
ca. May 1900 to 10 August 1901
Unknown to November 1901
July 1902 to
Union
Area: Hay
Population 1904: 312
Renamed from Blinkklip
1   BONC "610"   Illegible      
2   1C "CGH"   ??.05.1897
(Hamilton)
04.10.1900  
3   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 15.05.1915 08.12.1905 30.05.1910  
       
POST RETIEF
30 May 1854 to
Union
Area: Fort Beaufort
1   BONC "327?"   Could be 627 09.11.1901    
2   OVAL     10.??.1855 18.10.1882 120
       
3   1C "Blank" Last seen: 03.01.1913 17.01.1894 30.05.1910