South West Africa

South West Africa was the name that was used for the modern day Republic of Namibia and became part of the Union of South Africa in 1910

The postal history of South West Africa begins with the South African Armed Forces defeat of the Imperial German army in the colony of German South West Africa in 1915

Between 1923 and 1952 South African stamps were overprinted with South West Africa and Zuid West Africa or simply SWA. Stamps directly stating they were South West African stamps (also marked Suidwes-Afrika) were also issued

In 1989 the last stamps were issued by South West Africa were a set of 15 (ten depicting minerals: gypsum, fluorite, mimetite, cuprite, azurite, boltwoodite, dioptase, diamond, wulfenite and gold, and five illustrating types of mining at different mines: Oranjemund, Tsumeb, Rosh Pinah, Uis and Rossing).

These stamps were unusual in that only a short while after their issue the illegal Republic of South West Africa was declared independent becoming Namibia. As the stamps were new most of the designs were kept with only the name changed (cuprite was dropped and willemite added for the Namibian issue). Another problem was that one of the stamps - the boltwoodite one - had an error in its chemical equation. This was corrected in the Namibian issue

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S.W.A 1954 10s Deep Myrtle-Green SG165 V.F.U
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
S.W.A 1937 1 1/2d Purple-Brown SG96 Fine MM
Regular Price £13.00 Special Price £10.40
S.W.A 1938 1 1/2d Purple-Brown SG017 Fine VLMM
Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
S.W.A 1938 Set of 2 SG109-110 Fine LMM
Regular Price £17.00 Special Price £13.60
S.W.A 1938 Set of 4 SG105-108 Fine MM
Regular Price £44.00 Special Price £35.20
S.W.A 1939 Set of 3 SG111-113 Fine LMM
Regular Price £26.00 Special Price £20.80
S.W.A 1941-43 Set of 9 SG114-122 Fine LMM
Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
S.W.A 1945 6d Blue & Brown SG022 V.F VLMM
Regular Price £11.00 Special Price £8.80
S.W.A 1945-50 Official Set of 4 SG018-020 & SG022 Fine & Fresh VLMM
Regular Price £33.00 Special Price £26.40
S.W.A 1947 2d Blue & Brown SG022 Fine & Fresh MM Scarce
Regular Price £375.00 Special Price £300.00
S.W.A 1952 Set of 5 SG028-032 Fine VLMM
Regular Price £24.00 Special Price £19.20
S.W.A 1923 2d Dull Purple SG3a 'Opt Inverted' V.F.U Block of 4 2 Pairs Scarce with Royal Cert
Regular Price £995.00 Special Price £796.00
S.W.A 1927 2s6d Green & Brown SG65 Fine MM
Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
S.W.A 1927 1s Brown & Deep Blue SG64 Fine MM
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
S.W.A 1927 6d Green & Orange SG63 Fine VLMM
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
S.W.A 1941 3d Blue SG117 Fine MNH
Regular Price £14.00 Special Price £11.20
S.W.A 1941 6d Orange-Brown SG118 V.F MNH
Regular Price £6.00 Special Price £4.80
S.W.A 1973 Scenery Paintings Set of 5 SG235-239 V.F MNH
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
S.W.A 1973 Succulents Set of 16 SG241-256 V.F MNH
Regular Price £13.00 Special Price £10.40
S.W.A 1974 Rare Birds Set of 4 SG260-263 V.F MNH
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
S.W.A 1974 Rock Engravings Set of 3 SG264-266 V.F MNH
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
S.W.A 1975 Protected Birds Set of 4 SG270-273 V.F MNH
Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
S.W.A 1957 Cover to U.S.A Bearing SG124 x 2, 127 x 2, 129 x 2, 128 & 130 Fine & Attractive
Regular Price £125.00 Special Price £100.00
S.W.A 1947 3d Blue SG136a 'Black-Eyed Princess' in Good MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60