Postal History of
Cape of Good Hope

Post Offices SOMERSET EAST to SONONDER

SOMERSET EAST
1823 to
Union
Area: Somerset East
Population 1904: 5216
1   CROWN   Spelt Somerset
Issued 1823
    200
       
2   OCT-NUM "59" One copy RED known      
       
3   BONC "21"     07.04.1866 02.12.1886  
       
4   BONC "385"   21.11.1895 12.03.1890  
5   BONC "556"   07.07.1890 17.12.1894  
6   OVAL   Rated as 5 by Goldblatt 22.12.1853 20.12.1879 60
       
7   1C "Blank" Name 8 to 4 o'clock
Last seen: 28.05.1912
28.06.1886 30.05.1910  
       
8   1C "Blank"   Name 9 to 3 o'clock 04.07.1886    
9   1C "CGH" Type 1

2 types recorded
First seen: 29.06.1895
Last seen: 02.09.1899
(for both types)
01.07.1896 08.10.1896  
       
10   1C "CGH" Type 2

2 types recorded
First seen: 29.06.1895
Last seen: 02.09.1899
(for both types)
02.03.1897 15.05.1898  
11   1C "EAST" Name top and bottom 21.10.1880 08.06.1895  
12   SQC "CGH"   07.12.1900 22.04.1901  
13   1C "Blank" Relief postmark 16.10.1909 19.10.1909
(Aab)
 
14   2C "Bars + cross"
Type 1
2 types recorded
First seen: 20.02.1904
Last seen: 15.01.1919
(for both types)
Type 1 last seen:12.11.1910
02.05.1910 30.05.1910  
15   2C "Bars + cross"   2 types recorded
First seen: 20.02.1904
Last seen: 15.01.1919
(for both types)
     
16   MANUSCRIPT       16.11.1885    
SOMERSET ROAD
1870 to 1 April 1873
Area: Cape town
Not recorded
SOMERSET STRAND
February 1889 to
Union
Area: Stellenbosch
Renamed from Mosterd's Bay
Population 1904: 3059
1   BONC "70" Used at Mosterd's Bay
before 1889
13.11.1893 30.11.1897  
       
(2)   1C "Blank"   First seen: 10.10.1911      
3   1C "CGH" Last seen: 28.07.1911 02.01.1892 30.05.1910  
       
4   SQC "CGH" Last seen: 03.03.1911 30.12.1898 30.05.1910  
       
SOMERSET STRAND STATION TO
1 January 1906 to
Union
Area: Cape Town
Not recorded
SOMERSET WEST (SOMERSET)
5 July 1876 to
Union
Area: Stellenbosch
Renamed from Hottentot's Holland
Population 1904: 2613
1   BONC "285"   Date illegible      
2   BONC "572"   29.08.1898    
3   DIAMOND NUM "5"   ??.??.1889 31.03.1897  
4   1C "Blank"   08.08.1881 01.01.1885  
5   1C "WEST" Last seen: 05.10.1915
(Aab)
27.06.1889 30.05.1910  
       
6   SQC "CGH"   16.03.1899 25.05.1910  
SOMERSET WEST STATION TO
1889 to
Union
Area: Stellenbosch
Not recorded
SONONDER
December 1881 to January 1901

Area: Barkly West
1   1C "CGH"
Putzel
New discovery 02.01.189?