Located in Southern Africa, north of South Africa, Postal service opened 1882, 1st stamps issued 1884 (Stelland)

The first Bechuanaland Protectorate postage stamps were produced in 1888 by overprinting stamps of Bechuanaland with "Protectorate". In 1889 a ½-penny stamp of Cape of Good Hope was overprinted "Bechuanaland / Protectorate"

From 1897 to 1925 more British stamps were overprinted using the protectorate's name in various layouts.

The print makers first inscribed stamps appeared in a series of 1932. The 12 values, ranging from ½d to 10sh, all used the same design, a group of cattle next to a baobab tree, surmounted by a portrait for King George V. The usual Silver Jubilee and Coronation issues appeared in 1935 and 1937, with King George VI replacing his father in a similarly-designed series of 1938.

The protectorate's Peace issue of 1945 was produced by overprinting "Bechuanaland" on South Africa's Peace stamps. Stamps were issued for the Royal visit in 1947, and for the usual omnibus sets of the period.

Bechuanaland 1961 Surch Set of 10 SG157-167b on Reg Illustrated 1st Day Cover Very Attractive
Bechuanaland 1955-58 Set of 12 SG143-153 Fine Used
Bechuanaland 1938-52 Extended Set of 17 SG118-128 All Shades Fine MNH & LMM CV £301
Bechuanaland 1958 2d Violet SGD6ca 'Large d' V.F MNH Block of 4 Nice Positional Piece
Bechuanaland 1955 1s3d Black & Lilac SG150 Fine Used
Bechuanaland 1955-57 Set of 13 SG143-153 V.F.U
Bechuanaland 1961 1R on 10s Black & Red-Brown SG167b V.F.U Pair
Bechuanaland 1938-52 1s Both Shades SG125 & 125a Fine MM
Bechuanaland 1961 1R on 10s Black & Red-Brown SG167b Type II V.F MNH
Bechuanaland 1961 2R Brown & Turquoise-Blue SG181 Fine MM
Bechuanaland 1958 4d Red-Orange SG146b Fine Used

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