Postal History of
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ALBANY TPO

EASTERN TPO

MIDLAND TPO



 

NORTH-EASTERN TPO

NORTHERN TPO

TRANSVAAL TPO

ZWARTKOPS SORTING TENDER
WESTERN TPO 
(TPO and Travelling PO)

ALBANY TPO
1893 to 1898

Between Grahamstown and Alicedale

1   1C "TPO.UP"     14.10.1896 04.12.1896  
2   1C "TPO DOWN"     12.01.1897    

EASTERN TPO
February 1896 to 24 November 1899
13 March 1900 to
Union
Between Rosmead and Queenstown

1   1C "TPO.UP" Type 1
Name 3 to 9 o'clock

2 types recorded
First seen: 09.11.1893 to 20.11.1911
15.11.1900 12.04.1903  
       
2   1C "TPO.UP" Type 2
Name 4 to 8 o'clock

2 types recorded
First seen: 09.11.1893 to 29.04.1912
10.09.1895 19.10.1908  
3   1C "TPO DOWN"   Type 1
Name 3 to 9 o'clock

2 types recorded
First seen: 11.07.1887 to 03.03.1912
12.10.1902    
4   1C "TPO DOWN" Type 2
2 types recorded
First seen: 11.07.1887 to 03.03.1912
03.04.1894 12.10.1902  
5   2C "TPO 1 UP"     07.07.1905    
6   2C "TPO 1 DOWN"   01.08.1909    
7   2C "TPO 2 UP"     12.10.1906 10.12.1909  
8   2C "TPO 2 DOWN"     13.01.1904    
9   2C "TPO 3 UP"
 
  18.05.1907    
(10)   2C "TPO 3 DOWN"          
11   2C "TPO 4 UP"   26.06.1908    
12   2C "TPO 4 DOWN"     06.04.1905 08.04.1905  

MIDLAND TPO
1890 to 24 November 1899
March 1900 to
Union
Between Port Elizabeth and De Aar

1   1C "UP"   30.09.1892
(Frescura)
29.04.1899
(Frescura)
 
2   1C "DOWN"     06.05.1891
(Frescura)
02.06.1901
(Frescura)
 
       
3   1C "TPO UP"   14.07.1891 06.05.1900  
       
4   1C "TPO DOWN"   14.09.1890 28.08.1901  
       
5   2C "TPO UP"     28.01.1898 18.08.1901  
(6)   2C "TPO DOWN"          
7   2C "TPO 1 UP"   08.10.1905
(Aab)
30.09.1909  
8   2C "TPO 1 DOWN"     15.02.1902 ??.??.1908  
9   2C "TPO 2 UP" Last seen: 29.03.1913 21.11.1895 30.05.1910  
       
(10)   2C "TPO 2 DOWN"          
11   2C "TPO 3 UP" Last seen: 13.04.1913 25.09.1905 30.05.1910  
(12)   2C "TPO 3 DOWN"          
12x   2C "TPO 4 UP"   ??.??.1906    

John lund
       
(13x)   2C "TPO 4 DOWN"          
13   2C "TPO 5 UP"   14.02.1902 29.04.1907  
       
14   2C "TPO 5 DOWN"     23.06.1901 01.10.1909  
15   2C "TPO 6 UP"   Last seen: 15.08.1910 16.02.1903 30.05.1910  
       
16   2C "TPO 6 DOWN"     26.09.1904    

NORTH EASTERN TPO
1 February 1897 to
Union
Between De Aar and Middelburg

1 "NE" 1C "TPO.UP"   18.01.1898 30.09.1901  
2 "NE" 1C "TPO DOWN"     21.12.1897 26.03.1902  
(3) "NORTH EASTERN" 1C "TPO UP"          
4 "NORTH EASTERN" 1C "TPO DOWN"     02.01.1902 26.01.1902  
(5) "NORTH EASTERN" 1C "TPO UP"          
6 "NORTH EASTERN" 1C "TPO DOWN"     16.02.1902    

NORTHERN TPO
December 1890 to 12 October 1899

Between De Aar and Fourteen Streams

1 "NORTHERN" 1C "TPO.UP"     06.10.1890 10.11.1890  
(2) "NORTHERN" 1C "TPO.DOWN"          
3 "NORTHERN" 1C "TPO"   05.07.1894 27.11.1894  
       

TRANSVAAL TPO
May 1894 to 13 October 1899
20 September to
Union
Between Naauwpoort and Johannesburg

1   2C-D "EUROPEAN MAIL UP"   15.09.1904 25.06.1908
(Aab)
 
2   2C-D "EUROPEAN MAIL DOWN"     17.08.1903 11.03.1906  
3   2C-D "TPO.UP"     24.08.1904 13.05.1905  
(4)   2C-D "TPO.DOWN"          

ZWARTKOPS SORTING TENDER
August 1893 to 1898

Between Zwartkops and Uitenhage

1   1C "Dot"     23.10.1895 28.12.1897  

WESTERN TPO
1882 to
Union
Between Cape Town and Hutchinson

1   1C "TPO UP" Smaller TPO
Raised dot after "T"
Round "O"
UP apart
11.06.1883 23.09.1890  
       
2   1C "TPO UP"   Smaller TPO
Raised dot after "T"
Oval "O"
UP apart
02.10.1885    
3   1C "TPO UP" Smaller TPO
Level dot after "T"
UP closer
06.12.1887
(Aab)
22.10.1888  
4   1C "TPO UP" Larger TPO 09.12.1890 07.11.1895  
       
5   1C "TPO DOWN" Smaller TPO
DOWN compact
05.02.1888 09.11.1890  
6   1C "TPO DOWN" Smaller TPO
DOWN wider
25.08.1890    
7   1C "TPO DOWN"  
Smaller streached TPO
Oval "O"
05.07.1894    
8   1C "TPO DOWN"
Larger TPO
Oval "O"
25.07.1893
(Aab)
21.08.1894  
9   1C "TRAVELLING PO UP"   09.12.1888 08.08.1898  
10   1C "TRAVELLING PO DOWN"   25.02.1889 24.01.1896  
       
11 TPO 1C "UP"   19.10.1893 09.05.1910  
       
12 TPO 1C "DOWN"
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  08.08.1894 04.04.1898  
13 WT PO 1C "UP"     15.08.1893 15.08.1894  
14 WT PO 1C "DOWN"   30.10.1893 01.12.1894  
       
15   2C "TPO 1 UP"   Last seen: 16.11.1911 09.05.1900 30.05.1910  
16   2C "TPO 1 DN"     17.12.1900    
17   2C "TPO 2 UP"   24.08.1900 22.03.1903  
18   2C "TPO 2 DN"   29.01.1902 23.08.1904  
       
(19)   2C "TPO 3 UP"          
18   2C "TPO 3 DN"     15.11.1908 23.02.1910  
20   2C "TPO 4 UP"   19.11.1899 30.11.1907  
(21)   2C "TPO 4 DN"          
22   2C "TPO 5 UP"     20.01.1900 02.03.1905  
       
23   2C "TPO 5 DN"     20.05.1905    
24   2C "TPO 6 UP"   13.06.1899 17.04.1901  
25   2C "TPO 6 DN"     01.07.1899    
26   2C "TPO 7 UP"     24.08.1901 18.06.1902  
27   2C "TPO 7 DN"     11.10.1907    
28   2C "TPO DOWN 1"     24.07.1900    
29   2C "CAPE COLONY UP" Last seen: 24.12.1912 19.11.1907 30.05.1910  
(30)   2C "CAPE COLONY DOWN"          
31   1C "TPO RLS"   16.09.1903 05.04.1905