VICTORIA FALLS
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
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THEOPHILE VERDIER 1900 (November), BSAC 1½d dull orange postal stationery card addressed to Switzerland. The message is headed ‘Sefula’ and is dated the 23rd October 1900. The impressed stamp was cancelled with a fine strike of the SHESHEKE double circle datestamp on the 10th November and there is a second, very fine strike immediately below. Bulawayo (14 Dec) transit and Zurich (6 Jan 01) arrival datestamps on the front.
 
Note: Theophile Verdier was a worker with the Paris Missionaries. It is unclear which Post Office at the Victoria Falls would have handled this card, as the earliest recorded ‘Livingstone’ (a new office) postmark is dated 5th February 1900, whilst all the recorded ‘Victoria Falls’ (old office, prior to its move across the Zambezi) postmarks of the period are dated during 1901.

£850