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FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 30 September 1966.


CURRENCY

1966, South African.
1976, 100 thebe = 1 pula.



Formerly Bechuanaland Protectorate, achieved independence on 30 September 1966 as a republic.


British Bechuanaland


FIRST STAMPS ISSUED December 1885.


CURRENCY

British.



Became a British colony on 30 September 1885 until it was annexed to Cape Colony on 16 November 1895.


In 1885-6 mail was carried by runner or border police. PAs were opened at Banks Drift, Kuruman, Poedomoe, Setlagloi (1886), Palachwe (1888), Macloustie (1890), Vryburg Station and Keimoes (1891).


Used stamps of Cape of Good Hope from 16 November 1895 (while British Bechuanaland stamps continued in use in Bechuanaland Protectorate).


Bechuanaland Protectorate


FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 7 August 1888.


CURRENCY

Until 1961, British.
From 14 February 1961, South African.




From June 1890 to 1897 used stamps of British Bechuanaland (with which its postal administration was amalgamated in 1890-5). Further separate issues from 1897. All stamps withdrawn 29 September 1966.



Rhodesias 1909 (incl. Bechuanalands & Mozambique)
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