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 1935 Jubilee Set of 4 SG111-114 Fine Used
New
£20.00
Bechuanaland 1926 Postage Due Set of 3 SGD1-D3 V.F.U
£150.00
Bechuanaland 1932 Set of 12 SG99-110 Fine Used
£360.00
Bechuanaland 1932-58 Postage Due Set of 5 SGD4-D6c V.F.U All Papers CV £130+
£75.00
Bechuanaland 1955-58 Set of 12 SG143-153 Fine Used
£37.00
Bechuanaland 1888 5s Green & Black SG18 Fine Used (2)
£100.00
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
Bechuanaland 1888 £1 Lilac & Black SG20 Fine Used
£425.00
Bechuanaland 1888 £5 Lilac & Black SG21 Good Used Cleaned Fiscal Forged Cancel
£150.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1/2d Grey-Black SG52 V.F.U
£36.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1/2d on 3d Pale Reddish Lilac & Black SG29 Fine Used (2)
£195.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1/2d Vermilion SG9 Fine Used (2)
£3.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1/2d Vermilion SG40 Fine Used (2)
£27.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1s Green & Black SG15 Fine Used
£10.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1s Green & Black SG46 Fine Used
£30.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1s on 1s Green & Black SG28 Fine Used
£52.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2d on 2d Pale Dull Lilac & Black SG23a Ave Used
£15.00