Postal History of NIGERIA

Post Offices BARA ABDULLAHI to BENISHEIK

BARA ABDULLAHI
24.06.1955 to 30.09.1960
Postal agency under Port Harcourt

1   1C "NIGERIA"   Spelt Abara 30.12.1955
(Proud)
09.04.1956
(Proud)
 
2   1C "NIGERIA"     06.11.1956
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 

BARAKIN LADI
11.02.1929 to 30.09.1961
Post office 30 miles south of Jos

1   2C "NIGERIA"   Dots on sides 02.09.1929
(Proud)
30.07.1951
(Proud)
 
2   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 28.04.1932
(Proud)
28.04.1952
(Proud)
 
3   2C "NIGERIA"     08.09.1952
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 
       
4 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BARAKINLADI NIGERIA"     13.09.1948
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 
5 "REGISTERED" 1C "S.B."   21.06.1954
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 

BARO
1909 to 30.09.1960
Postaoffice 70 miles north of Minna

1   2C "Cross" Baro Northern Nigeria 11.05.1909
(Proud)
25.09.1911
(Proud)
 
26.09.1919
(Proud)
   
2   2C "NORTHERN NIFGERIA"   03.01.1912
(Proud)
13.05.1921
(Proud)
 
3   2C "NIGERIA" Bars on sides 21.10.1921
(Proud)
19.03.1929
(Proud)
 
4   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 09.09.1931
(Proud)
15.05.1937
(Proud)
 
5   2C "NIGERIA"   Dots on sides 12.07.1943
(Proud)
06.10.1959
(Proud)
 
6   2C "NIGERIA"     28.01.1956
(Proud)
02.03.1959
(Proud)
 
7   1C "SAVINGS BANK"     26.05.1954
(Proud)
   
8 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BARO NIGERIA"     05.03.1956
(Proud)
29.01.1959
(Proud)
 

BASHUA
20.12.1956 to
30.09.1960
Postal agency under Yaba

1   1C "POSTAL AGENCY"     09.05.1957
(Proud)
17.08.1960
(Proud)
 

BAUCHI (BAUTCHI)
1900 to
30.09.1960
Posta office 65 miles north east of Jos

1   2C "Cross"   Bautchi Northern Nigeria 17.11.1906
(Proud)
28.10.1907
(Proud)
 
2   2C "Cross" Bauchi Northern Nigeria 21.12.1908
(Proud)
05.12.1921
(Proud)
 
3   2C "NIGERIA" Bars on sides 11.07.1921
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 
4   1C "NIGERIA"     31.01.1950
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 
5 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BAUCHI NIGERIA"     10.03.1942
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 
       
6 "REGISTERED" 2C "BAUCHI NIGERIA"     26.09.1959
(Proud)
   

BAUCHI ROAD
07.06.1958 to
30.09.1960
Sub office of Jos

Not recorded

BAUCHI TOWN
02.01.1959 to
30.09.1960
Sub office of Jos

Not recorded

BEDEGGI
01.04.1919 to 31.07.1920
Postal agency under Bida
Name changed to Badeggi

1   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 31.07.1923
(Proud)
   

BEMENDA
16.10.1919 to 08.05.1923
Post office in Cameroons
Name changed to Bamenda

1   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 30.05.1921
(Proud)
08.05.1923
(Proud)
 

BENDE
14.12.1905 to
30.09.1960
Post office close to Owerri

1   1C "Cross"   14.12.1905
(Proud)
09.08.1920
(Proud)
 
2   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 03.09.1922
(Proud)
13.03.1928
(Proud)
 
3   1C "NIGERIA"     20.04.1928
(Proud)
   
4   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 30.12.1931
(Proud)
23.12.1955
(Proud)
 
5   2C "NIGERIA"   Asterisk above date 14.02.1957
(Proud)
08.02.1960
(Proud)
 
6   2C "1"     17.09.1960
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 
7 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENDE"     26.02.1908
(Proud)
17.03.1913
(Proud)
 
8 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENDE NIGERIA"   02.09.1954
(Proud)
20.01.1959
(Proud)
 

BENIN (BENIN RIVER)
20.07.1892 to 21.04.1909
Post office
Renamed Koko

1 "OIL RIVERS PROTECTORATE" OVAL "BENIN"
Hamilton
  04.08.1892
(Ince)
05.12.1892
(Ince)
 
2 "RIVER" 1C "Blank"
Spelt: Benin River 29.10.1892
(Proud)
27.06.1903
(Proud)
 
3   SQC       21.05.1894
(Proud)
07.01.1896
(Proud)
 
4   1C "Blank"   03.08.1905
(Proud)
21.04.1909
(Proud)
 

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5 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENIN"   08.09.1899
(Proud)
05.12.1910
(Proud)
 

BENIN CITY
15.07.1902 to 30.09.1960
Post office
150 miles east of Lagos

1   1C "Cross"   25.07.1902
(Proud)
28.03.1908
(Proud)
 
2   1C "SOUTHERN NIGERIA"   20.08.1908
(Proud)
18.01.1917
(Proud)
 
3   2C "NIGERIA"   Crosses on sides 18.07.1924
(Proud)
   
4   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 03.08.1905
(Proud)
21.04.1909
(Proud)
 
5   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides 19.05.1924
(Proud)
13.04.1929
(Proud)
 
       
6   2C "NIGERIA"   Bars on sides
Shorter bars
28.09.1929
(Proud)
12.02.1936
(Proud)
 
7   2C "NIGERIA"   Only Benin no City 27.08.1931
(Proud)
   
8   2C "NIGERIA" Bars on sides 10.08.1929
(Proud)
15.02.1949
(Proud)
 
       
9   2C "NIGERIA" Dots on sides 29.08.1942
(Proud)
10.12.1949
(Proud)
 
10   2C "NIGERIA"   Only Benin no City 06.12.1940
(Proud)
08.02.1949
(Proud)
 
11   2C "NIGERIA"     24.01.1949
(Proud)
08.11.1958
(Proud)
 
12 "MAILS" 1C "NIGERIA"   27.05.1946
(Proud)
16.11.1954
(Proud)
 
13   2C "NIGERIA" Time code 07.12.1954
(Aab)
15.06.1960
(Proud)
 
       
14 "TELEGRAPHS" 2C "BENIN CITY"     02.10.1958
(Proud)
   
15 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENIN CITY"   05.05.1903
(Proud)
05.06.1922
(Proud)
 
16 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENIN CITY NIGERIA"     25.08.1923
(Proud)
19.08.1937
(Proud)
 
       
17 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENIN CITY NIGERIA"     11.05.1939
(Proud)
24.10.1955
(Proud)
 
18 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENIN NIGERIA"   13.03.1949
(Proud)
06.09.1960
(Proud)
 
19 "REGISTERED" OVAL "BENIN CITY NIGERIA"     13.03.1949
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Proud)
 
       
20   CIRCLE     BENIN CITY      
21   CIRCLE     BENIN CITY NIGERIA      

BENIN CITY TOWNSHIP
12.11.1945 to 24.11.1948
27.11.1951 to unknown

1   1C "NIGERIA"   20.11.1945
(Proud)
06.10.1948
(Proud)
 

BENISHEIK
21.07.1950 to 30.09.1960
Postal agency under Madugari

1 "PA" 1C "NIGERIA"     01.04.1960
(Proud)