Southern Africa Philately
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A Diverse 44 Page Journal Covering all Aspects of
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Soon - Southern Africa Philately Issue No 10 - October 2018
Our Journals include an average of 25,000 words per Issue
Contents Issue No 10 October 2018 (44 Pages)
Philatelic Forum Stellaland - 1884 Imperforate Varieties Revisited

Philatelic Forum Goshen - ‘Local Labels’ or Bogus Manufacture?

Philatelic Forum 1916 A Proposed Union Philatelic Society
Philatelic Forum Circa 1901 - 02 Paul Kruger gets a ‘Verbal Bashing’
Philatelic Forum Ninety Years Mail in One Delivery
Philatelic Forum 1925 ¼d Newspaper Rate - No ¼d Stamps
Philatelic Forum 1925 Royal Tour - Stamps for the Prince
Birds on Stamps - Extinct Birds on Southern African Stamps
Rhodesia - 1896 Drought, Locusts, Rinderpest plus Rebellions
South Africa - South African Diamonds
Contents
Boer War - Principal Events during the Boer War
Cape of Good Hope - Mount Currie Local Post
Bechuanaland - Bechuanaland Annual Reports 1896 - 97
Union of SA Airmails - Development of the African Airway
First Day/Early Use - Southern Africa Stamps First Days 1896 - 1927
SAA - A Government Acquisition & Change of Attitude
Indian Ocean - The Cocos Keeling Islands - Part I
Railway Tour & TPO - The 1925 Royal Tour of Southern Africa
Tristan da Cunha - From HMS Job 9 to HMS Atlantic Isle
Tristan Da Cunha - Tristan Defence Volunteers Document

Contents Issue No 9 June 2018 (44 Pages)
Philatelic Forum Editorial ‘Bloomers’ - A ‘Philatelic Forum’ on the Internet

Philatelic Forum Submarine K XVIII - KLM’s first Trans-Atlantic Flight

Philatelic Forum Watermark ‘Blues’ on the Cape Triangle
Philatelic Forum TDCU 1ZZ Call-sign or Postcode?
Philatelic Forum Rhod & Nyasa 1961 Postage Dues 1d Imperforate between on cover
Philatelic Forum Basutoland - Symbolic Crocodile
Tristan Da Cunha - No Stamps, No Money - Only Potatoes on Tristan
Union of SA - 1952 International Tercentenary Exhibition - Cape Town
South Africa WWII - Labels Cape, Malay & Indian Corps
SWA - Early Fledgling Stamp Exhibitions in South West Africa
S. African Homelands - Designers/Artists of Transkei Stamps
Contents
Cape of Good Hope - The Intriguing Cape Triangular Stamps
Rhodesia & Nyasaland - The Handstamped Postage Dues
South Africa - 1925 Experimental Flights Cape Town to Durban and back
Indian Ocean - Christmas Island Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean - Christmas Island to Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Birds on Stamps - The Ostrich on Southern African Stamps
BSAC - Frank Melland - Government Official in Northern Rhodesia
Philately - A Chronological Appreciation of Southern African Philately
Philately - Promoting Southern Africa Philately
Philately - Observations on Southern Africa Philatelic Journals
Tristan Da Cunha - 1943 The Tristan Times

Contents Issue No 8 February 2018 (44 Pages)
Philatelic Forum 1927 ½d Springbok with a partial Double Impression

Philatelic Forum Interesting snippets in The Stamp Collectors’ Fortnightly

Philatelic Forum 1946 An Unscheduled Visitor to Tristan da Cunha
Philatelic Forum When were the ORC Overprints Demonetised (Update)
Philatelic Forum The Fabulous Pelham Collection
Philatelic Forum RSA Major Varieties (Update)
Philatelic Forum Stanley Gibbons - A Romantic Tale Develops
Philatelic Forum The First Man to Post Himself
Philatelic Forum South West Africa - 1973 ‘April Fool’
Philatelic Forum Privately Produced Airmail Label
South Africa The last Printings of the 2d Union Buildings
South Africa ‘Rare’ Union Officials - A Legacy of Hinko Suklje
Transvaal - Mozambique The Transvaal and Delgoa Bay
Airmails 1937 By Air - Brisbane to Cape Town - a Remarkable Lady
Contents
Southern Rhodesia 1938 - 1952 King George VI Booklets
Bechuanaland Cape Colony Confusion Regarding the Bechuanalands
South Africa WWII Maritime Labels
South West Africa 1967 The HALALI Hunting Horn Cancellation
South Africa Table Mountain as seen on Stamps
Railways South African ‘Rail’ versus ‘Station’
Northern Rhodesia Confusion at Mkushi
Pioneering Philately The South African Stamp Collector (1916 - 17)
Maritime Irvin and Johnson Connection with Kreguelen
Postal Orders The Evolution of South Africa Overprints on G.B. Postal Orders
Republic of South Africa RSA Philatelic Foundation Souvenir Sheets
South Africa South Africa King’s Heads - Inverted Watermarks
Tristan Da Cunha ‘Boetie’ Davidson and Tristan da Cunha
SWA Essays for the 1984 Centenary of German Colonisation (Back cover)
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Southern Africa Philately Issue No 7 - October 2017

Contents Issue No 7 October 2017 (44 Pages)
Philatelic Forum Poole’s Monthly Philatelist (1902) - Army Post Offices

Philatelic Forum A Philatelic Curiosity (St Helena)

Philatelic Forum When were ORC Overprints Demonetised?
Philatelic Forum Basutoland Officials - Another ‘Update’
Philatelic Forum The Rex Priced Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of KGVI
Philatelic Forum Cape of Good Hope Triangular Bisects
Orange Free State Smithfield (OFS) - A Novel Way of Posting Newspapers
Bechuanaland/Rhodesia - The Route North - 1890’s Cape Town to Bulawayo
Tristan da Cunha- Robert Foran’s Visit to Tristan - Fact or Fiction?
South Africa WWI - S.A. Gifts and Comforts Organisation
South West Africa - Remote Postal Agencies - Klipdam and Impalila
South Africa Post WWII - 1947 Navy Week and Springbok Village in Surrey
Contents
Maritime - Marion Island - Weather Station and Post Office
Southern Rhodesia - South Africa’s Proposed Rhodesian Stamp Issue
Zululand - The Bambatha Rebellion and Dinizulu
South Africa - Gifts and Comforts Charities during WWII
Pioneering SA Philately - Early South African Philatelic Journals
Airmails - Early and Experimental Commercial Aviation in South Africa
Transvaal - The Vurtheim Imperforates
South Africa Revenues - Watch your language
Southern Rhodesia - 1928 - 1933 King George V Booklets
Tristan da Cunha - A Visit by a Submarine
Republic of South Africa - Commemoratives - The Fourth Decade 1991 - 2000
South African Airmails - Gems from the 1925 Air Mail Issue (Back cover)
Southern Africa Philately Issue No 6 - June 2017

  Contents Issue No 6 June 2017 (44 Pages)   Contents  
 
Philatelic Forum 1) British Empire Exhibition Labels
  South Africa WWII - SA Labels & Street Flags Part I - Red Cross (4 pages)  
 

Philatelic Forum 2) 1927 ½d Springbok with a partial Double Impression

  SA & SWA Revenues - Penalty Stamps of South Africa By Brian Trotter (2 pages)  
  Philatelic Forum 3) An Obscure First Flight from Kroonstad to Germiston   Southern Rhodesia P.O. - Balla Balla in the Umzingwani District (2 pages)  
  Philatelic Forum 4) The First Man who Posted Himself
  Pioneering SA Philately - Early South African Journals - Continued (2 pages)  
  Philatelic Forum 5) An Unappealing Place Name like ‘Slurry’   Bechuanaland/Boer War - 1899 - 1900 The Boer War in Bechuanaland - Part II
 
  Philatelic Forum 6) The Inconsistency of the Stamp Collector   The Siege of Mafeking and its Relief By Otto Peetoom (6 pages)  
  Philatelic Forum 7) An Insight in the Ferrari Sales during the 1920’s   Republic of South Africa - 1979 4c Christmas Fund Missing Gold Variety  
  South Africa WWII - 1941 SA Red Cross Special War Appeal By Otto Peetoom   Southern Rhodesia - A Page From the Thomas Matthews Collection (Back cover)  
  Rhodesia - Early Days at the Victoria Falls By Otto Peetoom (5 pages)   Articles in the pipeline - During 2017  
  Antarctic/Tristan The Last ‘Heroic’ Antarctic Expedition on the Quest (5 pages)   South Africa - Early South African Philatelic Journals Continued  
  Boer War - The Boer Invasion of Natal By Richard Stock (2 pages)   South Africa - Officials of Southern Africa Continued  
  Aerogrammes - Aerogrammes and Southern African Rarities (4 pages)   South Africa Travelling Post Offices (TPO)  
Southern Africa Philately Issue No 5 - February 2017 - Now in circulation
  Contents Issue No 5 February 2017 (44 Pages)   Contents  
 
Philatelic Forum News - Southern Africa Philately Issue No 4 1) Bouvet Island
  Maritime - The ‘SHIPPING POSTMASTER’ Cancellations of S. Africa By J. Frank  
 

Philatelic Forum 2) Pioneering South African Philately

  Boer War - A ‘Second Siege of Ladysmith By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 3) British Empire Exhibition Labels   SWA - Bruno Büchner and the First G.S.W.A. 1914 Airmails By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 4) The First Union Stamp Exhibition - Durban 1913
  South Africa - Major Union Varieties and Two ½d Double Prints By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 5) Southern Rhodesia 1953 Definitive Issue   Cape of Good Hope - Cape Colony Re-addressed Mail By Brian Trotter  
  Philatelic Forum 6) Early South African Philatelic Societies - Kimberley   Southern Rhodesia - Arcturus in the Province Mashonaland East By Bill O’Connell  
  Philatelic Forum 7) RSA Major Commemorative Varieties by Otto Peetoom   Book Review - Southern African Mails By Brian Trotter  
  Philatelic Forum 8) Send Yourself by ‘Parcel Post’   WWI & WWII Labels - Africa British Navy League Labels By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 9) 1916 SWA - ‘Merely a Suggestion’   1899 - 1900 The Boer War in Bechuanaland - Part I By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 10) 1925 The Northern Rhodesia Interim Period (An update)   Bechuanaland - A Letter from the Warren Expedition to Sudan By Richard Stock  
  Philatelic Forum 11) Rhodesia used ‘Abroad’ during the Interim period   Boer War - 1900 Schweizer Renecke - Besieged By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 12) Natal ‘DN RAIL’ - An Unusual cancellation   South Africa - 1910 Cape Town Pageant - Brochures and a Rare Envelope  
  Philatelic Forum 13) South West Africa - An ‘OFFICIAL’ Rarity   Articles in the pipeline - During 2017  
  Philatelic Forum 14) South Africa - The Miners’ Phthisis Board   Boer War - The Relief of Mafeking  
  Philatelic Forum 15) Mr Stanley Gibbons - Recollections of Forty Years   South Africa - Early South African Philatelic Journals Continued  
  Basutoland - Basutoland Officials - Used Sets - An Update   South Africa - Officials of Southern Africa Continued  
  Rhodesia - Rhodesia and Nyasaland Postage Dues 1929 - 1954   South Africa Travelling Post Offices (TPO)  
Southern Africa Philately Issue No 4 - October 2016
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  Contents Issue No 4 October 2016 (44 Pages)   Contents  
 
Philatelic Forum 1) Basutoland - KGVI 6d Definitive Imperforate to Margin
  Swaziland - Cape Union Steam Ship Mail to Swaziland  
 

Philatelic Forum 2) Stamps, stamps and more stamps

  Southern Rhodesia 1929 6d Horizontal strip of three with blind Perforations between  
  Philatelic Forum 3) SWA Road and Railway Letter Post   RSA Commemoratives - Major Commemorative Varieties By O. Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 4) The 1914-15 German South West Africa Campaign
  Early Philately - Pioneering South African Philately  
  Philatelic Forum 5) Armoured Trains and Looted Mail   Northern Rhodesia 1924 - 1925 The Northern Rhodesia Interim Period  
  Philatelic Forum 6) Early South African Philatelic Societies   Southern Rhodesia 1923 - 1924 The Southern Rhodesia Interim Period  
  Philatelic Forum 7) Number of Stamps on a Commercial Envelope   South Africa 1924 - 25 The British Empire Exhibition  
  Philatelic Forum 8) South Africa’s 1d Ship Definitive   Southern Rhodesia - Antelope Mine - A history of its Post Office - By Bill O’Connell  
  Philatelic Forum 9) British Bechuanaland   Southern Rhodesia 1953 Definitives By Keith Harrop  
  Philatelic Forum 1) South African WWI Labels   Natal - 1911 The Natal Railway System  
  Philatelic Forum 11) SACS Leamington Spa Philatelic Weekend   World War I - A Suspected invasion of Southern Rhodesia by Boer Forces  
  Philatelic Forum 12) Overprinted British Postal Orders in Southern Africa   Basutoland - Used Basutoland Officials  
  South Africa - The Miners' Phthisis Board By Simon Peetoom   Stamp Exhibition -The First Union Stamp Exhibition - Durban 1913  
  Maritime - Antarctic Bouvet Island - A Philatelic Connection By Otto Peetoom   Northern Rhodesia 1963 QEII Definitives and a very rare contemporary Postal Notice  
  British Bechuanaland - The Warren Expedition By Brian Trotter      
Southern Africa Philately Issue No 3 - June 2016
  Contents Issue No 3 June 2016 (44 Pages)   Contents  
 
Philatelic Forum 1) The Design of the Stamps of the Orange Free State
  Overprinted British Postal Orders in Southern Africa - By John Gledhill  
 

Philatelic Forum 2) Too Many ‘Spectators’ - Nothing new

  The Rand Tram - A Ticket to Ride - By Alan Drysdall and Fernando Torres  
  Philatelic Forum 3) 1939 An Unusual treat for Tristan Da Cunha   SWA - The 1914-15 German South West Africa Campaign - By Paul van Zeyl  
  Philatelic Forum 4) What is a Postal Stationery Postcard?
  A Brief History of Avondale in the District of Salisbury - By Bill O’Connell  
  Philatelic Forum 5) Southern Rhodesia 1924 - 1931 Admiral Definitives   RSA Commemoratives Part I - The First 30 Years (1961 - 1990) - By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 6) The Fate of the Zululand Remainder Stock   Transvaal 1858 Letter from Lydenburg - By Brian Trotter  
  Philatelic Forum 7) An Unusual Airmail Label   Swaziland & Basutoland - 1933 - 34 The Rise and Fall of their Officials By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 8) Basutoland - Symbolic Crocodile   Northern Rhodesia - Redirected Mail - By Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 9) The Earliest Pre-Union Stamp Exhibitions   South West Africa Hand Painted Essays - By Otto Peetoom  
  Stellaland - Imperforate Varieties on the 1884 Issue - By Otto Peetoom   South West Africa - An Issue is Born - By Otto Peetoom  
  South West Africa 1977 - 81 Rail Letter Post - By Simon Peetoom   Philatelic Amusement - Stamps, stamps and more stamps - How it all began  
  Early Southern Rhodesia Aviation - By Otto Peetoom   South West Africa - 1984 Traditional Head-dresses 40c Rejected hand-painted Essay  
Southern Africa Philately Issue No 2 - February 2016
  Contents Issue No 2 February 2016 (44 Pages)   Contents  
 
Philatelic Forum 1) Basutoland and the Symbol of the Crocodile
  Republic of South Africa - The 1977 Protea Definitives by Gary Brown  
 

Philatelic Forum 2) South Africa 1935 Silver Jubilee publicity

  South Africa - World War I Labels by Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 3) Round the British Empire in the Nineties - Zululand   South Africa - The 1914 South African Rebellion by Paul van Zeyl  
  Philatelic Forum 4) South African Air Mail Propaganda
  OFS - A Tale of the OFS 1900 VRI 3d on 4d Overprint  
  Philatelic Forum 5) An Unusual Airmail Label   British Postal Orders Overprinted Cape Colony and Transvaal by John Gledhill  
  Forum 6) Nyasaland 1935 Silver Jubilee - No’s Printed, distributed, sold and destroyed   Southern Rhodesia - Press Publicity for the 1935 Silver Jubilee by Otto Peetoom  
  Philatelic Forum 7) CGH 1878 Postal Stationery card H&G 1   Transvaal - A Challenge by Lars Jørgensen  
  Bechuanaland - A letter from Barotseland forwarded via the Protectorate   Transvaal - KEVII 2/6 Revenue with Inverted Centre by Otto Peetoom  
  Northern Rhodesia - A Motor boat Expedition by Derek Lambert   Transvaal - 1887 Delivering the Post in Johannesburg  
  WWI - Lake Tanganyika and G.E.A. by Derek Lambert   Bechuanaland - The KEVII 6d Transvaal overprinted Bechuanaland Protectorate  
  Natal - Natal Government Railways - O.H.M.S. Envelopes by Otto Peetoom   British Pioneers of South African Philately by Otto Peetoom  
  Antarctic Expeditions and its Posts by Otto Peetoom   Promoting Southern Africa Philately - Listing of participating organizations  
  Boer War - Armoured Trains and Looted Mail by Richard Stock   Stamp Exhibitions - The Earliest Pre-Union Stamp Exhibitions by Otto Peetoom  
  South West Africa - SWA Road and Railway Letter Post by Otto Peetoom   South Africa - World War I Street Flags by Otto Peetoom  
Southern Africa Philately Issue No 1 - September 2015

  Contents Issue No 1 September 2015 (44 Pages)   Contents  
Contents - Editorial   OFS - A Review of the Philately of the Orange Free State  
  New Book in Preparation   Southern Africa - The Introduction of Meter Franks in South and Central Africa  
  The Annual Southern Africa Philately Conference 2002 - 2014 / Publication News   Transvaal - KEVII ½d with an Inverted Centre  
  Basutoland - 1852 A Yorkshire Man at the Battle of Berea   Republic of South Africa - The Re-Chromed Cylinders of the Buildings Definitive  
  Botswana - 2006 - 80t on 90t Reedbuck With Inverted Overprint - SG 1048ab   South West Africa - An Aerogramme is Born  
  Bechuanaland - 1935 - 1966 Commemorative Stamps   Swaziland - 1902 Resumption of Postal Services and the Interprovincial Period  
  Natal - Port Natal, Durban and Natal’s Railway History   Swaziland - Early Union of South Africa stamps used in Swaziland  
  Natal - KEVII Official Stamps   SWA 'RAIL' Offices since the 1915 Occupation  
  Cape - Postage Stamp Booklets of the Cape Colony   Stellaland - A short Review of its Stamps and the Remainder stock  
  Northern Rhodesia’s Involvement in World War I   Rhodesia - 1916 Late use of Victoria Falls Stationery Cards H&G 11a  
  Rhodesian Cigarette Tax Labels   Transvaal - The West-End Philatelist’s Connection with Southern Africa  
  South Africa - 1960 Fifty Years of Union, UNIPEX Memories, Stamps and Varieties   1910 Cape Town Pageant Labels & Rare Envelopes  

 

 

 
On Wednesday 12 August the first edition of Southern Africa Philately became available online and comments across the Globe came in

Keith Harrop - UK
...Congratulations to you all on producing such an interesting and varied magazine.
I read and enjoyed articles from countries that I do not collect.


Henk de Lange - South Africa...I looks fantastic and is very easy on the eye. Congratulations. And thanks for editing my ad which now looks a lot more attractive

Barry Horne - UK...Like the new magazine and look forward to the final production

Peter Thy - USA...Congratulations with Southern Africa Philately. Looks nice and contains some articles of lasting value. Will promote your project in the next issue of Forerunners

Dave Wengrowe - South Africa...Congratulations on your new publication. I think it should be very successful as it contains a cross-section of stamp collecting interests to please most collectors

Ian Shapiro - UK...Absolutely magnificent - well done Otto, I’m very pleased

Clinton Hale - South Africa...Very impressive, well done

Malcolm Groom - Australia…Congratulations on the new journal

Richard Stock - Cheshire...I am impressed with the first issue of the journal Southern Africa Philately
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