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 1926 4d Grey-Green SG95 Fine MM
New
£5.00
Bechuanaland 1938 5s Black & Deep Ultramarine SG127 Fine MM
New
£19.00
Bechuanaland 1938 10s Black & Red-Brown SG128 Good MM
New
£9.00
Bechuanaland 1932 Postage Due Set of 3 SGD4, D5 & D6 Fine LMM
£10.00
Bechuanaland 1938-52 Extended Set of 17 SG118-128 Fine MM  CV £290
£120.00
Bechuanaland 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG136-137 Fine VLMM
£22.00
Bechuanaland 1932 Set of 12 SG99-110 V.F MNH
£495.00
Bechuanaland 1961 Surch Set of 10 SG157-167b on Reg Illustrated 1st Day Cover Very Attractive
£195.00
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 1910 6d Black & Brown-Orange SGF1 V.F LMM
£122.00
Bechuanaland 1914 5s Rose-Carmine SG84 Fine MNH
£150.00
Bechuanaland 1915 2s6d Deep Sepia-Brown SG83 Fine MM
£70.00
Bechuanaland 1925-27 Set of 8 SG91-98 Fine & Fresh MM
£82.00
Bechuanaland 1926 1/2d Emerald SGD1 Fine MM
£10.00
Bechuanaland 1932 2d Violet SGD6a 'Large d' Fine MM
£80.00
Bechuanaland 1935 1d Deep Blue & Scarlet SG111a 'Extra Flagstaff' Fine LMM
£185.00
Bechuanaland 1935 6d Slate & Purple SG114 Fine LMM
£7.00
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