Postal History of Southern Rhodesia

Post Offices ABERCORN to BEATRICE

ABERCORN
Postal Agency near Shamva Station
Open: 31.01.1899 to August 1903

1   2C RHODESIA Asterisks on side 31.01.1899
(Proud)
07.05.1901
(Proud)
400

ACHNASHEE
Postal Agency under Umtali
Open: 01.03.1935 to 23.09.1939

1   2C S.RHODESIA     03.08.1935
(Proud)
01.07.1939
(Proud)
150

AMANDAS
Open (Postal markings): 09.01.1929 to 01.06.1935
Before 1929 called Concession Rail.  After 1935 reverted to Consession

1   2C S.RHODESIA     09.01.1929
(Proud)
10.10.1930
(Proud)
 
2   2C S.RHODESIA   25.11.1930
(Proud)
01.06.1935
(Proud)
40
       

ANTELOPE MINE
Open: 15.04.1910 to
10.11.1965
Postal Agency in the Matobo District, upgraded to a money order office (1944)

1   1C S.RHODESIA   ANTELOPE M 15.04.1910
(Proud)
21.12.1911
(Proud)
120
2   2C S.RHODESIA   ANTELOPE MINE 07.03.1912
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
4
3   1C S.RHODESIA     ANTELOPE MINE 13.09.1937
(Proud)
16.09.1937
(Proud)
200
4   2C S.RHODESIA   ANTELOPE MINE 20.05.1959
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
10

ANTENIOR MINE
Postal agency in the Gwanda District. Completely destroyed by fire on  29 January 1905 and never reopened
Open: 31.03.1900 to 29.01.1905

1   1C S.RHODESIA       22.01.1901
(Proud)
12.03.1904
(Proud)
150

 ARCTURUS
Postal agency in the Goromodzi District. Upgraded to a money order office on 31 March 1911
Open: 03.02.1910 to
10.11.1965

1   1C S.RHODESIA       04.02.1910
(Proud)
08.03.1910
(Proud)
150
2   2C S.RHODESIA   P.O. after name 08.04.1910
(Proud)
10.01.1913
(Proud)
80
31.03.1913
(Proud)
11.05.1937
(Proud)


20 
3   1C S.RHODESIA       11.01.1913
(Proud)
28.02.1913
(Proud)
150
4   2C S.RHODESIA     31.05.1937
(Aab)
31.05.1958
(Proud)
5
5   2C S.RHODESIA       16.02.1959
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
8
6   2C S.RHODESIA     small type 07.04.1958
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
8

 ARDBENNIE
Postal agency under Salisbury.
Open: 08.06.1941 to
10.11.1965

1   2C S.RHODESIA     04.08.1942
(Proud)
23.05.1959
(Proud)
4
2   2C S.RHODESIA       13.08.1963
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
8

 AVILIN
Postal agency under Salisbury.
Open: 15.01.1925 to 10.04.1926

1   2C S.RHODESIA       31.05.1925
(Proud)
10.04.1926
(Proud)
400

AVONDALE
Suburb of Salisbury.
Open: 16.12.1914 to
10.11.1965

1   2C S.RHODESIA   Asterisks on sides 16.12.1914
(Proud)
16.05.1960
(Proud)
1
2   2C S.RHODESIA     Wide "N"
compared to no. 5
2 dies reported
09.01.1946
(Proud)
31.05.1958
(Proud)
2
3   1C S.RHODESIA     Only one copy
recorded
13.12.1949
(Proud)
13.12.1949
(Proud)
200
4   2C S.RHODESIA   Narrow circle
2 dies reported
07.04.1956
(Aab)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
2
       
5   2C S.RHODESIA Earliest date Narrow "N"
compared to no. 2
06.02.1962
(Aab}
27.08.1963
(Proud)
15
6   2C S.RHODESIA     "1" behind name
small type
09.12.1959
(Proud)
11.09.1962
(Proud)
2
7   2C S.RHODESIA     "2" behind name
small type
17.11.1958
(Proud)
02.02.1965
(Proud)
2
8   2C S.RHODESIA     "T.O."
in circle
used on Telegrams
11.09.1963
(Proud)
11.09.1963
(Proud)
 

AYRSHYRE MINE
Postal agency in the Lomagundi District
1895 to 21.06.1896
11.03.1903 to 31.12.1909

1   1C S.RHODESIA     11.03.1903
(Proud)
11.03.1903
(Proud)
800
2   3C S.RHODESIA     20.04.1903
(Proud)
26.09.1903
(Proud)
200
3   1C S.RHODESIA
www.rhodesia.co.za
  30.09.1903
(Proud)
10.03.1904
(Proud)
300
4   2C S.RHODESIA   11.08.1904
(Proud)
01.07.1909
(Proud)
60

BALLA BALLA
Postal Agency under Bulawayo
Open: 1898 to 31.03.1899 (Not seen)
31.03.1900 to 06.04.1905
12.07.1907 to
10.11.1965
Renamed to: Filabusi Siding 1905 Renamed from: Filabusi Siding 1907

1   1C S.RHODESIA       24.02.1904
(Proud)
06.04.1905
(Proud)
150
2   2C S.RHODESIA     12.07.1907
(Proud)
29.02.1908
(Proud)
100
3   1C S.RHODESIA  
http://www.rhodesianstamps.net
later the 3rd "A"
was dropped
02.11.1908
(Proud)
24.06.1911
(Proud)
150
3a   1C S.RHODESIA    3rd "A"
dropped
04.11.1910
(Proud)
12.05.1911
(Aab)
200
4   2C S.RHODESIA     08.07.1911
(Proud)
19.09.1960
(Proud)
5
5   2C S.RHODESIA     smaller than no. 4 21.07.1938
(Proud)
  120
6   2C S.RHODESIA       11.04.1961
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
5
7   2C S.RHODESIA       25.04.1964
(Proud)
25.07.1964
(Proud)
10
8   1C RHODESIA     Temp. 19.10.1965
(Proud)
  150

BANKET (BANKET JUNCTION)
In the Lomagundi District, Money order office from 1927
Open: 14.11.1906 to
10.11.1965

1   2C S.RHODESIA JUNCTION Dots on side 25.03.1907
(Proud)
09.06.1946
(Proud)
3
       
2   2C S.RHODESIA JCTN   31.12.1929
(Proud)
28.10.1948
(Proud)
2
       
3   1C S.RHODESIA  
No Junction 06.09.1948
(Proud)
09.05.1949
(Proud)
40
4   2C S.RHODESIA     No Junction
Different "K"
06.04.1948
(Proud)
28.09.1956
(Proud)
2
5   2C S.RHODESIA   01.09.1949
(Proud)
08.12.1956
(Proud)
2
       
6   2C S.RHODESIA     Banket wider 17.12.1956
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
2
7   2C S.RHODESIA     small type 08.12.1956
(Proud)
19.03.1965
(Proud)
2
8   2C S.RHODESIA   Banket closer 25.12.1962
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
3
9   2C RHODESIA     small type 29.10.1965
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
15

BARHAM GREEN
Postal agency in a suburb of Bulawayo
Open: 01.08.1951 to 30.07.1955

1   2C S.RHODESIA     11.09.1951
(Proud)
30.07.1955
(Proud)
30

BASERA
Postal agency under Gutu
Open: 15.08.1962 to
10.11.1965

1   2C S.RHODESIA       11.09.1951
(Proud)
30.07.1955
(Proud)
20

BATTLEFIELDS (BATTLEFIELDS MINE)
Postal agency under Gatooma
Open: 03.03.1962 to
10.11.1965

1   1C S.RHODESIA       03.03.1903
(Proud)
10.03.1903
(Proud)
300
2   3C S.RHODESIA   MINE 27.09.1903
(Proud)
14.06.1912
(Proud)
40
3   1C S.RHODESIA     01.07.1912
(Proud)
16.08.1912
(Proud)
120
4   3C S.RHODESIA   "MINE"
removed
21.08.1912
(Proud)
07.06.1932
(Proud)
10
5   2C S.RHODESIA     22.12.1932
(Proud)
01.01.1958
(Proud)
5
6   1C S.RHODESIA       24.10.1949
(Proud)
27.10.1949
(Proud)
160
7   2C S.RHODESIA       30.03.1960
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
5

BEATRICE (MINE)
Postal agency in the Hartley District
Open: 07.10.1911 to
10.11.1965

1 MINE 1C S.RHODESIA       07.10.1911
(Proud)
30.11.1911
(Proud)
200
2 MINE 2C S.RHODESIA     01.12.1911
(Proud)
05.11.1953
(Proud)
8
3   1C S.RHODESIA       23.11.1953
(Proud)
23.11.1953
(Proud)
150
4   2C S.RHODESIA   Large 3cm 18.08.1953
(Aab)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
2
       
5   2C S.RHODESIA     Small 2.3 cm 29.04.1954
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
2