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 1885 2d Bistre SG6 Good Used
£5.00
Bechuanaland 1891-1904 Set of 5 SG33-37 Fine VLMM
£28.00
Bechuanaland 1893 1d Carmine-Red SG38 Fine MNH
£5.00
Bechuanaland 1904-13 Set of 6 SG66-71 Fine MM
£60.00
Bechuanaland 1926 2d Agate SGD3 Fine LMM
£10.00
Bechuanaland 1913 3d Bluish Violet SG79 Fine Used
£10.00
Bechuanaland 1913 6d Reddish Purple SG81 Fine Used
£15.00
Bechuanaland 1932 4d Orange SG103 Fine Used (2)
£8.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1/2d Vermilion SG9 Fine Used
£3.00
Bechuanaland 1897 6d Purple-Rose-Red SG65 Fine Used
£10.00
Bechuanaland 1885 2d Pale Bistre SG6 Fine MM
£27.00
Bechuanaland 1885 3d Pale Claret SG2 Fine MM
£30.00
Bechuanaland 1887 4d Dull Blue SG3 Ave MM
£20.00
Bechuanaland 1888 3d Lilac & Black SG12 Good MM
£4.00
Bechuanaland 1891 Set of 2 SG31-32 Fine & Fresh MM
£11.00
Bechuanaland 1894 1s Dull Green SG37 Good MM
£6.00
Bechuanaland 1897 2d Grey-Green & Carmine SG62 Fine MM
£8.00
Bechuanaland 1925-27 Set of 8 SG91-98 Fine MM
£72.00
Bechuanaland 1885 6d Reddish Purple SG7 Fine Used (2)
£20.00
Bechuanaland 1888 1s on 1s Green & Black SG28 Good Used (2)
£40.00
Bechuanaland 1888 2s Green & Black SG16 V.F.U
£35.00
Bechuanaland 1938 Set of 11 SG118-128 Good Used
£42.00
Bechuanaland 1961 1R on 10s Black & Red-Brown SG167b Fine LMM
£15.00
Bechuanaland 1932 1/2d Sage-Green SGD4 V.F MNH Block of 4
£11.00