Postal History of NORTHERN RHODESIA

Post Offices ABERCORN to BROKEN HILL

ABERCORN
Head Post Office by 1933
Opened 1893
Under BCA administration until 1 July 1895

1   BONC "860"   Transfered to Kalunguisi 07.03.1894
(Proud)
27.03.1894
(Proud)
300
2   BONC "871"     31.08.1895
(Proud)
07.04.1898
(Proud)
200
3   1C "B.C.A."     06.07.1895
(Proud)
29.08.1899
(Proud)
200
4   2C "N.E.RHODESIA"   28.11.1898
(Proud)
01.05.1932
(Proud)
20
18.02.1934
(Proud)
03.08.1937
(Proud)
12
24.12.1947
(Proud)
04.01.1956
(Proud)
3
       
5   2C "Cross"   Used telegraphicly? 29.01.1910
(Proud)
  ------
6   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Dots after Abercorn 03.01.1937
(Proud)
26.06.1949
(Proud)
3
7   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Thin lines after Abercorn
No star above date
21.09.1950
(Proud)
31.12.1961
(Proud)
2
8   2C "N.RHODESIA"     01.09.1956
(Proud)
04.03.1964
(Proud)
2
9   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Star above date 02.10.1956
(Proud)
16.04.1964
(Proud)
1

BALOVALE
Postal Agency under Mongu-Lealui
Opened 1931

1   2C "N.RHODESIA"     19.06.1931
(Proud)
06.07.1934
(Proud)
30
04.06.1949
(Proud)
  ----
2   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Dots after Balovale
No year digits 1950
13.02.1935
(Proud)
12.01.1950
(Proud)
10
       
3   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Thin lines after Balovale 04.04.1950
(Proud)
30.09.1960
(Aab)
8
       
4   2C "N.RHODESIA" Large postmark 21.01.1957
(Proud)
01.03.1964
(Proud)
8
5   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark 05.07.1962
(Proud)
07.06.1964
(Proud)
10

BANCROFT
Opened 1953

1   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Thin lines after Bancroft 25.06.1954
(Proud)
24.09.1957
(Proud)
8
2   2C "N.RHODESIA" Rings wider than  number 4 and 5 24.07.1956
(Proud)
12.04.1961
(Proud)
5
3   2C "N.R."     03.05.1956
(Proud)
16.07.1964
(Proud)
5
4   2C "N.RHODESIA" Rings narrower than number 2 and wider than Number 5
4 digit date
29.10.1960
(Proud)
19.01.1963
(Proud)
5
       
5   2C "N.RHODESIA" Rings narrower than number 2 and 5
2 digit date
time codes
17.04.1961
(Proud)
16.09.1963
(Proud)
12
6   2C "N.RHODESIA" Small postmark
"3" index above date
22.01.1959
(Proud)
03.01.1963
(Proud)
10
       
7   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
"4" index above date
03.11.1956
(Proud)
21.10.1960
(Proud)
10
8   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
"5" index above date
17.10.1960
(Proud)
02.05.1964
(Proud)
10
       
9 "POSTAGE PAID" 2C "BANCROFT"     01.10.1957
(Proud)
  100

BANCROFT COMPOUND
Opened 1956 to 1959
Renamed Kalila-Bombwe-Bancroft

1   2C "N.RHODESIA"     20.10.1956
(Proud)
06.03.1959(Proud) 20

BATOKA
Postal Agency under Choma
Opened 1947 to 1958

1   2C "N.RHODESIA"     14.01.1948
(Proud)
04.12.1949(Proud) 150
2   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA"     31.12.1953
(Proud)
03.12.1956(Proud) 100

BROKEN HILL
Opened 1906
Post Office

1   2C "N.W.RHODESIA" No markings after Broken Hill 02.11.1906
(Proud)
21.04.1919(Proud) 6
       
2   2C "N.W.RHODESIA" Crosses after Broken Hill 26.12.1907(Proud) 25.08.1930(Proud) 5
       
3   2C "N.RHODESIA" Large postmark
Date in letters
08.09.1919(Proud) 09.03.1924(Proud) 5
4   2C "N.RHODESIA" Small postmark
Date in letters
15.01.1922(Proud) 23.09.1932(Proud) 3
5   2C-DIV "N.RHODESIA" Date in letters 07.06.1924(Proud) 05.12.1926(Proud) 5
6   2C-DIV "NORTHERN RHODESIA"   Date in letters 18.08.1929(Proud) 03.01.1933(Proud) 4
7   2C-DIV "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Date in letters 19.03.1934(Proud) 01.12.1938(Proud) 4
8   2C-DIV "N.RHODESIA" Date in Roman letters 31.12.1939(Proud) 17.04.1949(Proud) 1
       
9   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Date in letters 07.12.1927(Proud) 10.11.1932(Proud) 3
10   2C "N.RHODESIA" Date in letters
Rim not showing clearly
N and H appart
29.01.1932(Proud) 15.07.1949(Proud) 1
11   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Date in letters 17.12.1931 23.04.1947(Proud) 1
       
12   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA"   Date in letters 25.01.1951(Proud) 24.09.1959(Proud) 1
13   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Date in Roman letter 01.03.1949(Proud) 26.09.1959(Proud) 1
14   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA"   Date in letters
Tiny font
17.06.1951(Proud) 19.07.1954(Proud) 1
15   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA" Star above date
Broken Hill one word
09.11.1951(Proud) 04.11.1957(Proud) 1
       
16   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA"   Star above date
Broken Hill two words
18.08.1953(Proud) 05.12.1954(Proud) 3
17   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA"   No star above date 19.06.1954(Proud) 13.02.1956(Proud) 3
18   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA"   Star above date
Lines after Broken Hill
02.06.1953(Proud) 07.04.1954(Proud) 3
19   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Broken Hill one word 09.03.1955(Proud) 03.03.1960(Proud)  
20   2C "N.RHODESIA" Broken Hill two words 28.05.1955(Proud) 06.12.1960(Proud) 1
21   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Broken Hill one word 30.09.1960(Proud) 12.06.1963(Proud) 2
22   2C "NORTHERN RHODESIA"   11.09.1957(Proud) 01.06.1959(Proud) 2
23   2C "N. RHODESIA"   Broken and Hill close 16.01.1958(Proud) 01.05.1964(Proud) 1
23   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Broken and Hill far apart 01.01.1958(Proud) 10.10.1963(Proud) 1
24   2C "N.RHODESIA" Broken and Hill far apart
Full stop in middle between N and R
04.04.1962(Proud) 30.10.1963(Proud) 4
25   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Large postmark
Index 9 above date
21.10.1963(Proud) 14.07.1964(Proud) 4
26   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
No index
16.02.1957(Proud) 22.09.1961(Proud) 3
27   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
Index 1
31.12.1958(Proud) 03.07.1962(Proud) 3
28   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
Index 2
12.08.1959(Proud) 08.06.1962(Proud) 3
29   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
Index 3
12.06.1960(Proud) 06.01.1964(Proud) 3
30   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
Index 5
25.06.1959(Proud) 17.03.1961(Proud) 4
31   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
Index 6
21.10.1958(Proud) 08.04.1962(Proud) 3
32   2C "N.RHODESIA" Small postmark
Index 8
04.01.1960
(Aab)
06.03.1964(Proud) 3
33   2C "N.RHODESIA"   Small postmark
Index 9
13.06.1960(Proud) 01.08.1962(Proud) 4
34 POSTAGE PAID IN CASH" 2C "BROKEN HILL"     30.05.1956(Proud) 02.09.1959(Proud) 50