This article looks at a small part of Belgian Congo philately and concerns letters that are not from or to the Congo but have been routed via the Congo on the way to their final destination.
The Rhodesian Study Circle was formed in 1948 following advertisements in the philatelic press in England and South Africa by Wilfrid Nodder, inviting "collectors of the stamps of Southern and Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland" to join in forming a study circle. The aims were to encourage interest in the stamp issues, circulate information about varieties, flaws and postmarks and to write a handbook. A detailed history by A Drysdall and C M Hoffman to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the RSC is available free to members. Meetings and Events Regular meetings are held in: London, Manchester and Scotland. U.S.A.
This set of eight stamps celebrated Togo's 70th Stamp Anniversary, showing philatelic scenes and reproductions of Togo stamps. 5 fr. Philatelic auction 10 fr. Philatelic exhibition 15 fr. Counter sale 20 fr. Vending machine 30 fr. Counter sale 45 fr. Vending machine Airmail: 90 fr. Philatelic auction 105 fr. Father and Son with stamp album Designed by M.
Here is a very useful map for collectors and postal historians of West Africa. It shows contemporary Burkina Faso and lists the major settlements.
This information has been extracted from the "Official Year Book of the Union of South Africa and of Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate, and Swaziland" (1933-4).
Algeria Post issued two stamps featuring traditional Algerian Dresses, showcasing the rich Algerian culture and the unique blend of three civilizations. The stamps feature Alger and Kabyle traditional dresses used by people in the capital of Algeria and Kabylie region. The issue was unveiled and put into circulation on the 15th of July. Algerian traditional dress is one of the most significant in North African region in the sense that it has maintained its original style since centuries.
This issue celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Stanley's Exploration of the Congo. Recess at Malines. Perf 14. Released June 30, 1928
This article was written by Bertram W. H. Poole and first published in "Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News" Feb 25, 1911 Volume XXV, Number 8, Whole Issue Number 1052.
This image shows the building originally served as the first Magistrate's Court, Customs House and Revenue Office in 1866. In 1882 it became a Post Office when the court moved to Panmure. The Norfolk Pine, situated behind the Post Office in the photo, was planted in 1874. Soiurce: Wikipedia
This map should be of interest to collectors and postal historians of South Africa, especially collectors of travelling post offices.