Postal History of
ORANGE RIVER COLONY

Post Offices BETHULIE to BRANDFORT RAIL

BETHULIE

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

1   1C "Blank" Previous with OVS removed
No year is 1900
03.07.1900 01.09.1900  
       
2   1C O.R.C. Time in hours 16.12.1901 09.05.1903  
       
3   2C O.R.C. 25 mm
Square blocks on sides
15.03.1909 01.03.1910  
4   2C O.R.C   Heavy curved bars 22.03.1906 22.03.1906  
5   2C O.R.C.   26 mm
Square blocks on sides
08.07.1907 08.07.1907  

BETHULIE STATION (RAIL)

Opened: 1892-1910  HQ: Bethulie PO Type: PA

1   1C R.O.     ??.??.1902 ??.??.1902  

BEVERLEY

Opened: 1904-1905  HQ: Ladybrand PO Type: PA Period: ORC

1 Dist. Ladysmith GUPTA       14.09.1904 14.09.1904  

BEZUIDENHOUTSDRIFT

Opened: 1904-1905  HQ: Bethlehem, Reitz PO Type: PA

1   BONC 2   Reported by Batten      

BISSIESFONTEIN

Opened: 1901-1908 HQ: Bethlehem, Lindley PO Type: PA Period: OVS and ORC

Not recorded

BLOEMFONTEIN EAST

Opened: 1903-1910 HQ: Bloemfontein PO Type: PA

1 P.O. 2C ORC   no stops between ORC 01.01.1904    
2 P.O. 2C ORC   no stops between ORC ??.??.1905    
1   2C ORC        

BLOEMFONTEIN RAIL

Opened: 1900-1910 HQ: Bloemfontein PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BLOEMFONTEIN SOUTH WEST

Opened: 1907-1910 HQ: Bloemfontein PO Type: PA Renamed from: King Edward Road

1 S.O. + S.W. 2C O.R.C.     10.02.1903 10.02.1903  

BLOEMFONTEIN WEST

Opened: 1903-1924 HQ: Bloemfontein PO Type: PA Period: ORC and Union  Renamed to: Westdene

1 P.O. 2C O.R.C.   02.02.1904 10.08.1905  
       
2   2C O.R.C.          

BLUEGUMBOOM

Opened: 1910-1910 HQ: Westminster PO Type: PA

1   BONC 121   Reported by Batten      

BOESMANSKOP

Opened: 1910-1910 HQ: Westminster PO Type: PA

1   BONC 11   Allocated June 1904
Withdrawn September 1905
     

BONTEBOKSKRAAL

Opened: 1903-1907 HQ: Boshoff PO Type: PA Renamed to: Kareespruit

Not recorded

BORDEAUX

Opened: 1905-1912 HQ: Frankfort PO Type: PA Period: ORC and Union

1   BONC 73       1

BOSCHDRAAI

Opened: 1903-1905 HQ: Ventersburg PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BOSCHFONTEIN

Opened: 1900-1905 HQ: Hoopstad PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BOSCHJESSPRUIT

Opened: 1900-1908 HQ: Winburg PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BOSCHRAND RAIL

Opened: 1904-1906 HQ: Kroonstad PO Type: PA

Not recorded

BOSCHVARKFONTEIN

Opened: 1903-1910 HQ: Fauresmith, Edenburg PO Type: PA

1   BONC 40        

BOSHOF (BOSHOFF)

Opened: 1900-1910 HQ: Independent PO Type: PO

1   1C O.V.S.   1900 11.07.1900  
       
2   1C "Blank" OVS removed 12.10.1900 22.10.1900  
       
3   1C O.R.C.   03.08.1904 11.03.1909  
4   2C O.R.C. Blue
14.12.1907 to 12.04.1908

Last seen: ??.??.1911
14.12.1907 30.05.1910  
       

BOTHAVILLE

Opened: 1901?-1961 HQ: Kroonstad, Independent PO Type: PA, PO 1902 Period: OFS, ORC and Union

1   1C O.R.C.   15.07.1909 29.11.1909  

BRAKFONTEIN

Opened: 1900-1906 HQ: Fauresmith, Hoopstad PO Type: PA  Renamed to: Vergezicht

1   BONC "42" Allocated March 1906      

BRAKKRAANS

Opened: 1904-1905 HQ: Harriesmith PO Type: PA Period: ORC  Renamed to: Christina

1   BONC "3" Reported by Batten      

BRANDFORT

Opened: 1900-1910 HQ: Independent PO Type: PO

1   1C O.R.C, Longer letters 15.09.1900 16.11.1901  
       
2   1C O.R.C. Shorter letters 20.04.1903 25.05.1903  
       
3   2C "Blank" Round  O
Raised stops
Seen violet 21.09.1908
21.09.1908
(Putzel)
15.11.1909
(Aab)
 
       
4 "POST OFFICE" 2C O.R.C.          
5   2C O.R.C.   Level stops between
ORC
15.02.1909    

BRANDFORT ROAD RO

Opened: 1902-1910 HQ: Brandfort PO Type: PA

Not recorded