Postal History of
ORANGE FREE STATE

Post Offices BETHULIE to BRANDSDRIFT

BETHULIE

Opened: 1872-1900 HQ: Independent PO Type: PO

1   B-NUM 7    10.01.1881 21.01.1881  
       
2   2C O.V.STAAT   10.01.1881 21.01.1881  
3   1C O.V.S.   26 mm
Asterisks on sides
04.07.1884 04.07.1884  
4   1C O.V.S. 28 mm
Asterisks on sides
05.01.1884 05.01.1884  
5   1C O.V.S.   30 mm
Asterisks on sides
08.09.1885 08.09.1885  
6   1C O.V.S.   28 mm
Asterisks on sides
01.04.1885 01.04.1885  
7   1C "Blank"     11.07.1885 11.07.1885  
8   1C O.V.S.   Small circle 20.04.1887 20.04.1887  
9   D-ARC O,F.STATE     17.04.1887 17.04.1887  
10   1C "Blank" 23mm
10 to 2 o'clock
07.04.1887 03.01.1893  
12   1C O.V.S. Round O
Larger lettering
03.11.1893 31.10.1899  
13   1C O.V.S.   Asterisks on sides 09.07.1894 09.07.1894  
14   1C O.V.S. Oval O
Smaller lettering
06.08.1887 08.03.1895  
       

BETHULIE STATION (RAIL)

Opened: 1892-1900  HQ: Bethulie PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BISSIESFONTEIN

Opened: 1895-1908 HQ: Bethlehem PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BLESBOKFONTEIN

Opened: 1875-1899 HQ: Bloemfontein PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BLOEMFONTEIN RAIL

Opened: 1891-1900 HQ: Bloemfontein PO Type: PA

1 R.O. 1C O.V.S.     29.07.1899 29.07.1899  

BOSCHFONTEIN - OFS -

Opened: 1895-1900 HQ: Hoopstad PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BOSCHJESSPRUIT

Opened: 1885-1908 HQ: Winburg PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BOSHOF (BOSHOFF)

Opened: 1858-1961 HQ: Independent PO Type: PO Period: OFS, ORC and Union

1   Numeral 8

       
       
2   D-ARC O.F.STAAT   29.06.1885 16.10.1896  
       
3   1C O.V.S.   Asterisks on side 11.01.1883    
4   1C "Blank" Spelt with "FF" 09.11.1884 02.02.1885  
5   1C O.V.S.   19.08.1887 11.07.1900  

BOTHAVILLE

Opened: 1893-1961 HQ: Kroonstad PO Type: PA

1   1C O.V.S. There could be different types
Oval "O"
21.11.1895    
2   1C O.V.S. Round "O" 07.11.1896 03.12.1899  

BRAKDAM

Opened: 1892-1898 HQ: Fauresmith PO Type: PA

1   1C O.F.S.        

BRAKFONTEIN

Opened: 1899-1900 HQ: Fauresmith PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BRANDFORT

Opened: 1865-1900 HQ: Independent PO Type: PO

1   Numeral 20       1
2   2C O.V.STAAT   09.07.1879
(Aab)
??.06.1891 4xA
2   1C O.V.S.   26 mm
Name large
Small OVS
16.02.1885 16.02.1885 2
3   1C O.V.S.   26 mm
Name smaller
Small OVS
18.02.1886 18.02.1886 3
4   1C O.V.S.   22 mm
Large OVS
14.05.1893 14.05.1893 4
       
5 P.K. 1C O.V.S.   ??.??.1892 26.08.1898  
       
    OFS Oval     VELD-POST at top
BRANDFORT at base
04.05.1900 04.05.1900  

BRANDFORT ROAD RO

Opened: 1892-1896 HQ: Brandfort PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BRANDSDRIFT

Opened: 1883-1900 HQ: Ladybrand PO Type: PA

1 OFS Alpha P   ??.??.1897 ??.??.1897  
2 OFS 1C O.V.S.   01.01.1883 24.04.1884