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.
Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 264rg005761.tifCaptureSN: CC001681.037867Software: Capture One PRO for Windows This postcard shows the former Torquay Post Office in Victoria, Australia in about 1954. Torquay is an extremely popular surfing resort, near the famed Bells Beach. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.
Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 45rg000980.tifCaptureSN: CC001681.019655Software: Capture One PRO for Windows This potcard shows the main road and Dromana Post office in Victoria, Australia in about 1935. Dromana, then as now, is a popular seaside holiday resort. Courtesy State library of Victoria.
This postcard shows a Travelling post Office (TPO) Special at a station on the Isle of Man, published by the Post office Authority (possibly in the 1940s).
This card issued for the Empire Exhibition of 1938 shows the Post Office at Lachan in Scotland.
One black-and-white postcard survives of Bertie Sivell’s first voyage in 1910, evidently sent ashore with the pilot in Southampton. It is a picture of the Royal Mail steam packet Oruba. “Enjoying myself so far. Plenty of animals aboard – but no tips,” reads the pencil scrawl. Oruba was not one of the Royal Mail’s grand modern liners. Oruba was an old single-screw steamer built to carry masts and sails. On Bertie’s first trip she brought back 250 tons of frozen meat from Venezuela as part of a ten-week trial.
This postcard show Simla Post Office in the snow. It is no wonder why the British found it a welcome retreat in the heat of summer. The General Post Office (GPO), the oldest post office in Northern India, was built in 1882 on the site of a tailor’s shop known as the Conny Lodge, and hence was known for a time as the Conny Cottage. Before rail or road links existed with Shimla, mail was sent via a “dak gari” from Ambala to Kalka.
This old coloured postcard shows the Post Office and Library in Creswick in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, as it was in the early 1900s.
This propaganda card showing a map of Bulgaria and surrounding areas was issued for the Balkan Olympic Games of 1931.
This interesting poster postcard above shows one of the mail steamers operating on the Atlantic run for the Dominion Line. For a history of the Line see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Line.
Collectors of Portuguese Colonies should be interested in this colourful postcard. It shows the main street in Laurenco Marques, the capital of Portuguese Mozambique in 1905.