Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices RADEMAN to RICHMOND ROAD

RADEMAN
May 1907 to
Union
Area: Herbert
Not recorded
RAITHBY
6 July 1879 to September 1895

Area: Stellenbosch
Renamed to Helderberg
1   BONC "908" New discovery 08.10.1895
(
Aab)
   
RANKINS
1882 to October 1890
Area: Oudtshoorn
Not recorded
RASFONTEIN
1 September 1870 to 1873
Area: Cradock
Not recorded
RATELDRAAI
Januarury 1895 to January 1908

Area: Kenhardt
Renamed to Klipbakken
1   BONC "908"   07.06.1895 17.05.1900  
2   1C "CGH"   07.06.1895 17.05.1900  
       
RAVENSFELL
1881 toNovember 1892
February 1893 to February 1901
January 1903 to
Union
Area: Barkly East
1   BONC "306"     26.07.1895    
2   1C "Blank"
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New discovery 06.02.1905
(Hamilton)
   
3   1C "CGH"   06.09.1899
(Aab)
07.04.1905
(Aab)
 
RAWSONVILLE
1882 to
Union
Area: Worcester
1   BONC "232" Also used at Barkly East 25.04.1884 27.04.1888  
1   1C "Blank" Last seen: 20.12.1913 25.04.1884 30.05.1910  
       
RAYNER
April 1885 to April 1886
August 1891 to December 1895
April 1896 to February 1898
Area: Albert
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "Blank"     20.11.1885    
REDELINGHUIS
May 1907 to
Union
Area: Piquetberg
Renamed from Verloren Vallei
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"   Date illegible      
(3)   2C "Bars + cross"   First seen: 23.06.1911
Last seen: 16.06.1934
     
REDHILLS
January 1899 to
Union
Area: Aberdeen
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"     22.07.1903 09.02.1905  
REDHOUSE
12 February 1878 to
Union
Area: Uitenhage
1   BONC "221"     12.12.1893 11.07.1895  
2   1C "HOUSE" Name top and bottom 14.03.1892 13.05.1907  
         
REMHOOGTE
December 1904 to October 1908
Area: Prince Albert
Renamed to Rosselerf
Not recorded
REQUEST
January 1898 to
Union
Area: Victoria West
(1)   BONC     Probable      
(2)   1C "CGH"   First seen: ??.01.1914
Last seen: 20.04.1920
     
RETREAT
December 1883 to
Union
Area: Cape Town
1   BONC "496"     13.03.1891 04.01.1893  
2   1C "Dot"   20.04.1891 02.05.1898  
3   1C "CGH" Last seen: ??.??.1916 20.01.1899 30.05.1910  
       
RHEEBOKSFONTEIN
1882 to September 1884
January 1890 to April 1891
Area: Victoria West
Not recorded
RHENOSTERFONTEIN
April 1906 to
Union
Area: Somerset East
1   2C "Bars + cross"     07.08.1908 18.06.1909  
RHENOSTERKOP
1892 to 15 November 1899
March 1900 to 16 February 1901
Unknown to
Union
Area: Albert
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "CGH"     03.05.1900 17.05.1903  
(3)   2C "Bars + cross"   Probable      
RHENOSTERKOP SIDING
July 1903 to April 1909
June 1909 to
Union
Area: Beaufort West
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "SIDING"   Last seen: 16.07.1912 24.04.1910 30.05.1910  
RHODES
December 1894 to 11 November 1899
30 March 1900 to 23 June 1901
Unknown to November 1901
September 1902 to
Union
Area: Barkly East
Population 1904: 432
1   BONC "1064"   14.10.1903    
2   1C "CGH"   14.08.1897
(Frescura)
24.04.1901
(Hamilton)
 
       
3   2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 16.07.1917 28.10.1902
(Aab)
30.05.1910  
RICHMOND
March 1846 to
Union
Area: Richmond
Population 1904: 2001
1   OCT-NUM "56"     04.02.1852 11.11.1853  
       
2   BONC "31" Rounded head to 3 22.10.1867 28.12.1881  
3   BONC "31"   Flat head to 3 09.02.1891    
4   BONC "442"   27.12.1883 20.02.1901  
5   OVAL   Rated as 5 by Goldblatt 22.12.1853 12.04.1891 60

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6   1C "Blank"   Name 9 to 3 o'clock 27.08.1883    
7   1C "Blank"   Name 8 to 4 o'clock 28.12.1881 18.04.1893  
8   1C "Blank" Name 10 to 2 o'clock 21.01.1887 12.02.1895  
       
9   1C "CGH"   Tall rounded typeface 28.06.1897 24.08.1907  
       
10   1C "CGH" Tall compact typeface 26.05.1900 10.08.1907  
11   1C "Blank"   Relief postmark 04.09.1907 07.09.1907  
12 "CAPE" 2C "Bars + cross" Last seen: 10.12.1913 17.10.1907 30.05.1910  
       
RICHMOND HILL
15 June 1896 to
Union
Area: Port Elizabeth
(1)   BONC     Probable      
2   1C "PORT ELIZABETH" Last seen: 06.02.1911 16.12.1899 30.05.1910  
RICHMOND ROAD
March 1884 to
Union
Area: King Williams Town
1   BONC "512"     ??.??.1885 25.03.1900  
2   1C "Dot"   03.12.1890 23.06.1908  
       
3   2C "Bars + cross"   Last seen: 30.01.1912 04.12.1909 30.05.1910