Postal History of
ORANGE RIVER COLONY

Post Offices AASVOGELKOP to AUSTINSPOST

AASVOGELKOP

Opened: 1901-1902  Area: Bloemfontein  PO Type: PA

No postal markings seen

AASVOGELKRAANS

Opened: 1901-1908  Area: Frankfort  PO Type: PA

No postal markings seen

AASVOGELSRAND

Opened: 1905-1910  Area: Vredefort PO Type: PA

1   ORC ORC-BONC 75   Allocated  November 1905      

ABERFELDY (RAIL)

Opened: 1902-1910  Area: Aberfeldy  PO Type: PA

(1)   ORC ORC-BONC 75   Allocated 25.07.1912 ??.07.1912 ??.07.1912  
2   ORC Gutta-Percha     10.10.1905 ??.06.1906  
3  
ORC
2C R.O. 2 stars at sides
Blue 1906
26.01.1906
Last seen: ??.??.1924
30.05.1910  
       

ABRAHAMSKRAAL

Opened: 1901-1910  Area: Bloemfontein PO Type: PA

1   Gutta-Percha P.O.A     16.10.1903 16.10.1903  
2   O-BONC 57
  Allocated April 1905    

ALBERTINA

Opened: 1900-1906  HQ: Harriesmith  PO Type: PA

1   2C "Blank" 2 stars
on left and right
Date centre removed
15.11.1900 22.11.1900  
       
2   1C "Blank" Is this Natal or OVS?
2 Dots
on left and right
Solid bar at bottom
15.08.1900 04.10.1901  
3   1C O.R.C. 3 line date 10.02.1902 22.11.1903  
       
4   1C O.R.C. 2 line date
Albertina and ORC  not alligned
10.10.1902 18.07.1906  

ALBERTSRUST

Opened: 1905-??  HQ: Bloemfontein  PO Type: PA  Period: ORC

1   ORC-BONC 55 Batten said used here      

ALLANDALE

Opened: 1900-1910 HQ: Winburg PO Type: PA   Period: ORC

1   1C O.R.C.     12.11.19?? 12.11.19??  
       

ALTONA

Opened: 1906-1907  HQ: ThabaNchu  PO Type: PA  Period: ORC  Renamed from: Stonybrook

Unknown

ARBEIDS KOLONIE

Opened: 1909-1910  HQ: Rouxville  PO Type: PA Period: ORC

Unknown

AUSTINSPOST

Opened: 1906-1961  HQ: Reddersburg, Bloemfontein, Edenburg PO Type: PA  Period: ORC and Union

1   BONC 87   Allocated
April 1906
     
2 S.O. 1C O.R.C.     10.02.1909 10.02.1909  
3 S.O. 2C O.R.C.     02.021909 02.02.1909