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 1/2d on 3d Pale Reddish Lilac & Black SG29 Fine Used (2)
£195.00
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
Bechuanaland 1888 2d Pale Dull Lilac & Black SG11a Fine Used
£21.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2s Green & Black SG16 Good Used
£25.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2s6d Green & Black SG17 Fine Used
£45.00
Bechuanaland 1888 3d on 3d Lilac & Black SG43 Fine Used
£165.00
Bechuanaland 1888 4d on 4d Lilac & Black SG44 Good Used Central Thin
£165.00
Bechuanaland 1888 6d on 6d Lilac & Black SG26 Fine Used
£7.00
Bechuanaland 1888 6d on 6d Lilac & Black SG45 Fine Used (2)
£30.00
Bechuanaland 1890 1/2d Vermilion SG54 Good Used
£75.00
Bechuanaland 1891 1d Carmine-Red SG31 Fine Used
£12.00
Bechuanaland 1895 2d Bistre SG39 Fine Used
£5.00
Bechuanaland 1897 1/2d Yellow-Green Set of 3 SG56-58 Fine Used
£130.00
Bechuanaland 1926 4d Grey-Green SG95 Fine Used
£32.00
Bechuanaland 1897-1902 Set of 7 SG59-65 Fine Used
£33.00
Bechuanaland 1904-13 Set of 6 SG66-71 V.F.U
£180.00
Bechuanaland 1915 2s6d Deep Sepia-Brown SG83 Fine Used
£135.00
Bechuanaland 1885 1/2d Grey-Black SG1 Fine Used
£27.00
Bechuanaland 1885 1d Rose-Red SG5 Fine Used
£6.00