Postal History of
ORANGE FREE STATE

Post Offices KROONSTAD to LE SOUVENIR

KROONSTAD
1856? to 1900

1   NUMBER "6" 16 bar      
2   DARC "O.F.STATE"   22.05.1880
(Putzel)
05.01.1881
(Aab)
 
3   2C "O.F.STAAT"          
4   1C "O.V.S."
Asterisks on sides
9 to 3 o'clock
31.05.1883
(Putzel)
02.01.1885
(Aab)
 
5   1C "O.V.S."   Asterisks on sides
9 to 2 o'clock
30.08.1888
(Putzel)
   
6   1C "O.V.S."   8 to 3 o'clock 12.05.1892
(Putzel)
   
7   1C "O.V.S."   10 to 2 o'clock 13.04.1894
(Putzel)
04.03.1895
(Aab)
 
       
8   1C "O.V.S." 9 to 3 o'clock
Thin letters
28.03.1897
(Putzel)
27.04.1898
(Putzel)
 
9   1C "O.V.S."   9 to 3 o'clock
Thik letters
??.08.1899
(Putzel)
   
10   1C "O.V.S." 9 to 3 o'clock
25mm
 
01.10.1898
(Putzel)
20.04.1900
(Aab)
 
11   1C "O.V.S."   8 to 4 o'clock
22mm
23.07.1896
(Putzel)
22.06.1899
(Putzel)
 

KROONSTAD STATION R.O.
01.04.1892 to 1900

1   1C "Dot"   18.09.1897
(Aab)
19.05.1899
(Putzel)
 

KRUGERS (RAIL)
1897 to 1900

1   1C "O.V.S."     12.01.1898
(Putzel)
   

KRUIDFONTEIN
1889 to 1900

1   OCTAGON "O.V.S."   07.08.1896
(Putzel)
   

LADYBRAND
1858 to 1900

1   NUMBER "17"        
       
2   DARC "O.F.STATE"   25.??.1873
(Aab)
11.02.1878
(Putzel)
 
3   2C "O.V.STATE"   18.02.1878
(Aab)
31.05.1880
(Putzel)
 
4   1C "O.V.S."   14.01.1884
(Putzel)
17.10.1884
(Aab)
 
       
5   1C "O.V.S." Could be 2 types 04.06.1883
(Putzel)
12.10.1885
(Aab)
 
6   2C "O.V.S." 2 outer rings
Lines above and below date
22.09.1892
(Putzel)
   
7   1C "O.V.S."   OVS far appart
Thik edged circle
01.10.1899
(Putzel)
   
8   1C "O.V.S."   25mm 25.04.1899
(Putzel)
   
9   1C "O.V.S." Tall lettering 22.06.1898
(Aab)
   
10   1C "O.V.S." 22mm
OVS closer to Ladybrand
06.12.1895
(Putzel)
25.10.1898
(Putzel)
 

LANGHOEK
1886 to 1898
Replaced by Waterval West
Near Jacobsdal

Not recorded

LANGLAAGTE
September 1893 to 1900

1   1C "O.V.S."   02.08.1895
(Aab)
11.03.1898
(Putzel)
 
       

LANGSPRUIT
1887 to 1889

1   1C "?"          

LEEUWBANK
1893 to 1900

1   1C "O.V.S." Not recorded by Putzel 10.06.1899
(Putzel)
   

LEEUWPAN
1878 to 1882
April 1895 closed same year
 1896 to
1900
Renamed to Witpan (1882)

1   2C "O.V.STAAT"     22.01.1881(Putzel)    
2   1C "O.V.S."     22.04.1899(Putzel)    

LEEUWVLEI
1893 to 1900

1   1C "O.V.S."          

LE SOUVENIR
1883 to unknown
january 1892 to
1900

1   1C "O.V.S." 26mm 14.10.1898(Putzel) 14.10.1898(Putzel)  
2   1C "O.V.S."   21mm 16.03.1898(Putzel)