Bechuanaland

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.

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Bechuanaland 1888 1d on 1d Lilac & Black SG22 Fine Used
New
£4.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2d on 2d Lilac & Black SG42 Fine Used
New
£9.00
Bechuanaland 1891 2d Grey-Green & Carmine SG34 Fine Used (2)
New
£4.00
Bechuanaland 1891 2d Grey-Green & Carmine SG34 Fine Used (3)
New
£4.00
Bechuanaland 1897 2d Grey-Green & Carmine SG62 Fine MM (2)
£8.00
Bechuanaland 1897 4d Green & Purple-Brown SG64 Fine MM (2)
£15.00
Bechuanaland 1885 1/2d Grey-Black SG1 Good MM
£15.00
Bechuanaland 1885 2d Bistre SG6 Fine MM
£28.00
Bechuanaland 1885 6d Reddish Purple SG7 Fine MM
£125.00
Bechuanaland 1886 1/2d Grey-Black SG4 Fine MM
£9.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1s on 1s Green & Black SG28 Fine LMM
£175.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2d on 2d Lilac & Black SG23 Fine LMM
£33.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2d on 2d Pale Dull Lilac & Black SG23a Fine LMM (2)
£77.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2d Pale Dull Lilac & Black SG11a Good MM
£44.00
Bechuanaland 1888 3d Lilac & Black SG12 V.F VLMM
£8.00
Bechuanaland 1888 3d Pale Reddish Lilac & Black SG12a Fine LMM
£52.00
Bechuanaland 1888 4d on 4d Lilac & Black SG44 Fine MM
£275.00
Bechuanaland 1888 5s Green & Black SG18 Fine Used (2)
£100.00
Bechuanaland 1888 6d on 6d Lilac & Black SG45 Fine & Fresh LMM
£75.00
Bechuanaland 1890 1/2d Vermilion SG54a Fine MNH
£75.00
Bechuanaland 1890 1/2d Vermilion SG54a V.F.U
£72.00
Bechuanaland 1885 3d Pale Claret SG2 Fine Used
£37.00
Bechuanaland 1885 6d Reddish Purple SG7 Good Used
£15.00
Bechuanaland 1886 1s Green SG8 Fine Used
£100.00