Postal History of Southern Rhodesia

Post Offices BULAWAYO

BULAWAYO
15.01.1894 to
15.10.1893
Major city in eastern Rhodesia
Earlier name Gubalawayo - see there -

KILLERS

1     Diamond "B"   11.05.1896
(Proud)
02.01.1898
(Proud)
   
2     Diamond "E"   12.11.1900
(Proud)
     
3     Diamond "D" Used on printed matter circa 1902      
4     BONC "B"     circa 1902      

POSTMARKS

5     1C "MATABELELAND" Known in violet
Lost in fire
Top of B to top of M
5mm
09.02.1895
(Proud)
08.07.1895
(Proud)
   
6     1C "MATABELELAND" Top of B to top of M
4mm
By 1899 the B looks like R
A forged postmark exists
(damaged rim)
14.10.1895
(Proud)
12.08.1899
(Proud)
   
         
7     1C "MATABELELAND"     25.01.1937
(Proud)
02.06.1956
(Proud)
   
8     1C "RHODESIA" B level with top of date 18.11.1895
(Proud)
13.08.1910
(Proud)
   
9     1C "RHODESIA"   B below top of date 04.01.1908
(Proud)
     
6     2C "RHODESIA"   Stars on sides
Forgery known
15.06.1899
31.12.1898
(Proud)
23.10.1909
(Proud)
   
7     2C "RHODESIA"   Crosses on sides 20.09.1916
(Proud)
10.01.1919
(Proud)
   
8     1C "S.RHODESIA"     30.09.1900
(Proud)
07.09.1902
(Proud)
   
9     2C-D "RHODESIA"   07.02.1900
(Proud)
30.10.1901
(Proud)
   
10     2C-B "RHODESIA"   01.11.1900
(Proud)
28.11.1903
(Proud)
   
11     2C-B "RHODESIA"   Wide "A" 29.05.1905
(Proud)
     
12     2C-B "RHODESIA" Narrow "A" 05.05.1905
(Proud)
13.05.1905
(Aab)
   
         
13     2C-B "RHODESIA"     17.01.1906
(Proud)
16.07.1906
(Proud)
   
14     2C-B "RHODESIA"     08.08.1906
(Proud)
21.07.1907
(Proud)
   
15     2C-B "RHODESIA"     12.08.1907
(Proud)
17.06.1909
(Proud)
   
16     2C-D "RHODESIA"   16.01.1911
(Aab)
21.12.1912
(Proud)
   
17     2C-D "RHODESIA"   a similar postmark is known forged
17.06.1900, 08.11.1905, 12.03.1907, 29.08.1907, 18.01.1910 and 24.11.1910
10.10.1916
(Proud)
     
18     2C-B "RHODESIA"     02.06.1909
(Proud)
     
19     2C-B "S.RHODESIA"   a similar postmark is known forged
03.05.1910, 21.10.1910, 06.01.1911, 08.03.1911, 18.04.1911, 01.05.1911,
12.08.1911, 22.08.1911,
16.09.1911, 12.05.1911,
03.12.1912, 19.12.1912
and 22.10.1913
01.08.1911
(Proud)
19.11.1911
(Proud)
   
20     2C-D "S.RHODESIA"     02.03.1913
(Proud)
01.02.1914
(Proud)
   
21     2C-B "S.RHODESIA"     24.03.1914
(Proud)
24.01.1918
(Proud)
   
22     2C-D "S.RHODESIA"     02.10.1919
(Proud)
     
23     2C-B "S.RHODESIA"     14.05.1920
(Proud)
31.11.1921
(Proud)
   
24     2C-D "S.RHODESIA"     28.06.1921
(Proud)
     
25     2C-D "S.RHODESIA" Spelt Rulawayo 09.06.1921
(Proud)
28.02.1924
(Proud)
   
26     2C-D "S.RHODESIA"     30.04.1923
(Proud)
06.11.1925
(Proud)
   
27     2C-D "S.RHODESIA"     30.07.1923
(Proud)
13.08.1925
(Proud)
   
28     2C "RHODESIA"   Crosses on sides 18.01.1917
(Proud)
01.05.1928
(Proud)
   
29     2C-D "S.RHODESIA"     05.05.1926
(Proud)
08.02.1927
(Proud)
   
30     2C-D "S.RHODESIA"     16.06.1927
(Proud)
13.09.1928
(Proud)
   
32     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Crosses on sides 17.08.1937
(Proud)
17.01.1941
(Proud)
   
33     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Large postmark 02.06.1926
(Proud)
20.05.1930
(Proud)
   
34     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Large postmark 30.06.1930
(Proud)
24.02.1936
(Proud)
   
35     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Large postmark 23.09.1933
(Proud)
     
36     2C "S.RHODESIA" Large postmark date not readable 12.05.1937
(Aab)
   
37     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings narrow 06.10.1931
(Proud)
14.05.1933
(Proud)
   
      2C "S.RHODESIA"
Is this a different postmark?

29.01.1932?
(Aab)
     
38     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings narrow 21.02.1935
(Proud)
05.03.1953
(Proud)
   
39     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings narrow 08.01.1934
(Proud)
21.06.1937
(Proud)
   
40     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings narrow 07.12.1935
(Proud)
     
41     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings narrow 28.09.1936
(Proud)
29.12.1936
(Proud)
   
42     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings narrow 10.09.1936
(Proud)
     
43     2C "S.RHODESIA"

do not know what postmark this is

Gap between rings large
No time code
12.10.1937
(Proud)
29.11.1937
(Proud)
   
44     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings large
AM PM time codes
17.09.1937
(Proud)
08.03.1942
(Proud)
   
45     2C "S.RHODESIA" Gap between rings large
No time code
05.08.1941
(Proud)
01.11.1943
(Proud)
   
46     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings large
AM PM time codes
08.11.1943
(Proud)
18.06.1952
(Proud)
   
47     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings large
No time code
Forgery
25.06.1937
23.09.1947
(Proud)
     
48     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Gap between rings narrow
2 dashes on each side
12.05.1945
(Proud)
     
49     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Crosses on sides 17.02.1946
(Proud)
14.05.1948
(Proud)
   
50     2C "S.RHODESIA"     19.05.1949
(Proud)
16.09.1954
(Proud)
   
51     2C "S.RHODESIA"     15.09.1950
(Proud)
16.11.1955
(Proud)
   
52     2C "S.RHODESIA"     15.09.1950
(Proud)
16.11.1955
(Proud)
   
53     2C "Blank"   Large postmark 15.09.1950
(Proud)
16.11.1955
(Proud)
   
54     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Large postmark 22.09.1950
(Proud)
11.11.1950
(Proud)
   
55     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Large postmark 24.09.1953
(Proud)
29.10.1953
(Proud)
   
56     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Large postmark
S and R far apart
21.07.1953
(Proud)
12.10.1953
(Proud)
   
57     2C "S.RHODESIA"     23.02.1959
(Proud)
09.10.1963
(Proud)
   
58     2C "S.RHODESIA"     18.03.1958
(Proud)
     
59     2C "S.RHODESIA"     07.06.1956
(Proud)
24.07.1957
(Proud)
   
60     2C "S.RHODESIA"     05.07.1957
(Proud)
     
61     2C "S.RHODESIA"     28.06.1960
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
62     2C "S.RHODESIA"     02.06.1956
(Proud)
24.07.1957
(Proud)
   
63     2C "S.RHODESIA"     29.06.1957
(Proud)
31.10.1957
(Proud)
   
64     2C "S.RHODESIA"     02.07.1957
(Proud)
     
65     2C "S.RHODESIA"   Crosses on sides 31.07.1958
(Proud)
     
NUMBERED POSTMARKS
66 "1"   2C "S.RHODESIA" Dots on sides 26.04.1936
(Proud)
12.04.1939
(Aab)
   
67 "1"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   No Dots on sides 21.03.1938
(Proud)
11.03.1947
(Proud)
   
68 "1"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   No Dots on sides
(1) in brackets
Large postmark
21.03.1938
(Proud)
11.03.1947
(Proud)
   
69 "1"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   No Dots on sides
(1) in brackets
Small postmark
23.03.1962
(Proud)
     
  "1"   2C "S.R."   06.08.1963
(Proud)
07.08.1963
(Proud)
   
  "2"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   18.03.1938
(Proud)
04.05.1939
(Proud)
   
  "2"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   (2) in brackets
Small postmark
01.06.1953
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "2"   2C "S.R."     08.08.1953
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "3"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   13.03.1938
(Proud)
10.06.1940
(Proud)
   
  "3"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   (3) in brackets
Small postmark
05.04.1954
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "3"   2C "S.R."       10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "4"   2C "S.RHODESIA"     21.09.1938
(Proud)
30.11.1947
(Proud)
   
  "4"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   (4) in brackets
Small postmark
23.04.1954
(Proud)
31.12.1955
(Proud)
   
  "4"   2C "S.R."       10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
71 "5"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   21.03.1938
(Proud)
20.04.1953
(Proud)
   
  "5"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   (5) in brackets
Small postmark
29.09.1953
(Proud)
11.03.1960
(Proud)
   
  "5"   2C "S.R."       10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
72 "6"   2C "S.RHODESIA" Large postmark 22.07.1954
(Proud)
10.03.1959
(Proud)
   
  "6"   2C "S.R."     08.08.1963
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "7"   2C "S.RHODESIA"   Large postmark 09.04.1956
(Proud)
     
  "7"   2C "S.R."   19.03.1957
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "8"   2C "S.R."     07.03.1958
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "9"   2C "S.R."     23.03.1959
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "10"   2C "S.R."     08.08.1963
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "11"   2C "S.R."       10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "12"   2C "S.R."     10.11.1956
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "13"   2C "S.R."     13.07.1958
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "14"   2C "S.R."   08.08.1963
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "15"   2C "S.R."     08.08.1963
(Proud)
     
  "16"   2C "S.R."     08.08.1963
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "17"   2C "S.R."     17.06.1956
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "18"   2C "S.R."     03.03.1964
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "19"   2C "S.R."     08.08.1963
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "20"   2C "S.R."     31.08.1958
(Proud)
16.11.1961
(Proud)
   
  "21"   2C "S.R."     24.04.1960
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "22"   2C "S.R."     04.09.1964
(Proud)
     
  "23"   2C "S.R."       10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "24"   2C "S.R."     15.06.1965
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "25"   2C "S.R."     24.10.1964
(Proud)
12.06.1965
(Proud)
   
  "28"   2C "S.R."     04.06.1962
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "29"   2C "S.R."       10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "30"   2C "S.R."     15.05.1962
(Proud)
19.02.1964
(Proud)
   
ALPHABETICAL POSTMARKS
  "A"   2C "S. RHODESIA."   30.04.1915
(Proud)
01.06.1919
(Proud)
   
  "A"   2C "S. RHODESIA."     16.08.1952
(Proud)
01.03.1955
(Proud)
   
  "C"   2C "S. RHODESIA."   17.05.1941
(Proud)
31.03.1952
(Proud)
   
  "D"   2C "S. RHODESIA." New find 09.11.1940
(Aab)
     
  "N."   2C "S. RHODESIA." Used at native counter 01.02.1924
(Proud)
12.11.1928
(Proud)
   
M.O. EXCHANGE POSTMARK
  "M.O.EXCHANGE""   2C "BULAWAYO."   26.04.1914
(Proud)
30.12.1919
(Rhodesia.co.za)
   
NATIVE CTR
Used at native counter
  "NATIVE CTR"   2C "BULAWAYO S.R.."   28.02.1929
(Proud)
05.02.1948
(Proud)
   
ROYAL VISIT
      Oval "ROYAL VISIT"   Only used on this date
Bulawayo below postmark
14.05.1960
(Proud)
05.02.1948
(Proud)
   
REGISTERED MAIL
  "REGISTERED"   1C "BULAWAYO" Forgery
10.01.1911
26.02.1898
(Proud)
15.03.1913
(Proud)
   
  "REGD BULAWAYO"   1C "S. RHODESIA."   11.04.1913
(Proud)
11.12.1913
(Proud)
   
  "REGd. BULAWAYO"   2C "S. RHODESIA."   17.01.1914
(Proud)
30.10.1956
(Proud)
   
  "REGISTERED (A)"   2C "BULAWAYO"   21.06.1921
(Proud)
15.03.1928
(Proud)
   
  "REGISTERED"   2C "BULAWAYO S.R."   03.12.1928
(Proud)
30.10.1937
(Proud)
   
  "REGISTERED BULAWAYO"   2C "S. RHODESIA."   16.04.1938
(Proud)
01.04.1956
(Proud)
   
  "R.O.CTR BULAWAYO"   2C "S. RHODESIA."     13.05.1935
(Proud)
12.05.1937
(Proud)
   
  "M.O.CTR BULAWAYO"   2C "S. RHODESIA."     08.06.1954
(Proud)
04.01.1959
(Proud)
   
  "BULAWAYO R.L.O."   2C "S. RHODESIA."     30.05.1963
(Proud)
17.04.1964
(Proud)
   
PARCELS
  "PARCELS BULAWAYO RHODESIA"   2C "Blank"     30.06.1922
(Proud)
07.01.1955
(Proud)
   
         
  "PARCELS BULAWAYO"   2C "S. RHODESIA."   Large postmark 03.04.1929
(Proud)
21.06.1930
(Proud)
   
  "PARCELS"   2C "BULAWAYO S.R."     29.06.1930
(Proud)
07.07.1930
(Proud)
   
  "PARCELS BULAWAYO"   2C S. RHODESIA." Smaller postmark
S and B close
28.08.1930
(Proud)
14.12.1940
(Proud)
   
  "PARCELS BULAWAYO"   2C S. RHODESIA." Smaller postmark
S and B apart
23.09.1935
(Aab)
02.01.1945
(Proud)
   
  "PARCELS BULAWAYO"   2C S. RHODESIA."     15.08.1961
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
PAID POSTMARKS
  "POSTAGE PAID IN CASH"   2C-B "BULAWAYO"     01.11.1907
(Proud)
20.02.1925
(Proud)
   
  "POSTAGE PAID"   2C "BULAWAYO 
S. RHODESIA"
    11.07.1934
(Proud)
15.06.1937
(Proud)
   
  "POSTAGE PAID BULAWAYO"   2C "S. RHODESIA."     09.11.1935
(Proud)
19.05.1939
(Proud)
   
  "POSTAGE PAID"   2C "BULAWAYO S.R."     08.08.1958
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
  "POSTAGE PAID"   2C "BULAWAYO"     31.12.1958
(Proud)
10.11.1965
(Proud)
   
POST RESTANT
  "POSTE RESTANTE"   2C "BULAWAYO S.R." Large postmark 31.03.1929
(Proud)
12.07.1949
(Proud)
   
  "POSTE RESTANTE"   2C "BULAWAYO S.R."   Smaller postmark 23.05.1958
(Proud)
08.08.1963
(Proud)