Postal History of
the SOUTH AFRICAN  REPUBLIC

Post Offices LYDENBURG to NATALSPRUIT

LYDENBURG

Opened: 1852-1900 HQ: Lydenburg PO Type: PO Renamed: Lijdenburg about 1882 then reverted back to new spelling

    NUMBER "13"     11.05.1878 14.09.1880  
       
  "ZAR" 2C "Blank"     16.12.1868    
    1C "ZUID AFRIKA"   13.04.1878 20.06.1880  
       
    1C "Transvaal"   24.03.1880 16.11.1880  
    TRIANGLE "13"        
    SQC "Blank"     19.05.1900  
    2C "ZAR"   23.11.1896 28.08.1900  
  "PWK" 2C "LYDENBURG ZAR"     29.06.1897    

MABAALSTAD

Opened: 1893-1900 HQ:Rustenburg PO Type: PA

    2C Z.A.R   22.08.1898 31.08.1900  

MACHADODORP

Opened: 1893 to 1900 HQ: Lydenburg PO Type: PA, PO 1895

    2C Z.A.R   21.08.1895 23.08.1900  
       
  "PWK" 2C "MACHADODORP ZAR"   18.01.1898 10.08.1900  

MALANSKRAAL

Opened: 1888 to 1900 HQ: Heidelberg PO Type: PA

    2C "ZAR" This could be a forgery
as this date appears quite often
07.09.1895    
    2C "ZAR"   ZAR Closer      

MAKWASIE

Opened: 1874-1889 HQ: Potchefstroom PO Type: PA

    SQ OCTAGON "ZAR"   15.05.1891 30.09.1891  
    TRIANGLE "86"   15.05.1891 30.09.1891  
       

MALEPO

Opened: 1886 to 1891 HQ: Ottoshoop PO Type: PA

    TRIANGLE "56"        

MALMANE GOUDVELDEN

Opened: ? HQ: Ottoshoop PO Type: PA

    1C "ZAR"          

MAPELA

Opened: 1896 to 1900 HQ: Potgietersrust PO Type: PA

No postal markings seen

MARA

Opened: 1886-1900 HQ: Pietersburg PO Type: PA

No postal markings seen

MARABASTAD

Opened: 1868-1901 HQ: Pietersburg PO Type: PO, PA 1881 to 1900

    NUMBER "16"   15.01.1875 ??.07.1884  
    1C "ZUID AFRIKA"   15.01.1875 10.11.1882  
       
    TRIANGLE "57"          
    TRUNCTATED "Blank" New discovery 25.10.1890 02.03.1895  
    SQC "?"   18.05.1896 ??.03.1901  
    2C "ZAR"        

MARAISBURG

Opened: 1891-1900 HQ: Johannesburg PO Type: PA, PO 1893

    SQC "Z.A.R"   ??.??.1891    
       
    TRIANGLE "50"   ??.??.1891    
    2C Z.A.R   22.05.1897 04.04.1900  
       

MEYERTON

Opened: 1896-1900 HQ: Vereeniging PO Type: PA

    2C Z.A.R       1899  

MIDDELBURG

Opened: 1887-1900 HQ: Middelburg PO Type: PO

    NUMBER "12"   11.04.1898 05.11.1898  
    SQC "Z.A.R"   24.11.1890 07.03.1895  
       
    TRIANGLE "15"   11.04.1893 15.05.1894  
       
    1C "Z.A.R"   11.07.1887 08.06.1888  
    2C "Z.A.R"   14.05.1896 25.06.1900  
       

MODDERFONTEIN

Opened: 1897-1900 HQ: Germiston PO Type: PA, PO 1899

    2C Z.A.R   10.11.1898
(Aab)
17.11.1899
(Aab)
 
       

MODDERSPRUIT

Opened: 1891-1901 HQ: Lydenburg PO Type: PA

    2C "Z.A.R"
On Pietersburg issue 23.03.1899 28.03.1901  

MOLSGAT

Opened: 1894-1900 HQ: Pietersburg PO Type: PA

    2C "Z.A.R" On Pietersburg issue   25.05.1901  

MOODIES GOUDV

Opened: 1887-1900 HQ: Barberton PO Type: PO

    1C "Z.A.R"   02.05.1887
(Putzel)
16.03.1895
(Aab)
 

MOOIPLAATS

Opened: 1894-1900 HQ: Schweizer Reneke PO Type: PA

No postal markings seen

MORGENZON - STANDERTON -

Opened: 1892-1900 HQ: Standerton PO Type: PA

    2C "Z.A.R"   This could be one of both 01.03.1897 25.01.1900  

MORGENZON - NYLSTROOM -

Opened: 1892-1900 HQ: Nylstroomn PO Type: PA

No postal markings seen

M.W. STROOM

Opened: 1888-1900 HQ: Wakkerstroom PO Type: PO
Short for Martinus Wessel Stroom, now called Wakkerstroom.

    1C "ZUID AFRIKA"     31.12.1878    
    1C "TRANSVAAL"   27.10.1880 06.07.1884  
    OVAL "Ornament"   16.01.1888 09.04.1888  
    1C "Dot"   15.10.1889 17.06.1890  
    TRIANGLE "14"   17.06.1890    
    1C "ZAR"
BLUE 31.08.1891 to 24.09.1891 31.08.1891 31.12.1895  
       
    2C "ZAR"   06.12.1898 30.06.1900  
       
  "PWK" 2C "M.W.STROOM ZAR"     10.09.1895    

NATALSPRUIT

Opened: 1893-1900 HQ: Johannesburg PO Type: PA

    2C Z.A.R   26.09.1896