VICTORIA FALLS
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
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GEORGES VOLLA 1902 (July), BSAC 1d red postal stationery card addressed to Switzerland and endorsed ‘Via England’. The message is headed ‘Sesheke’ and is dated the 25th July 1902. The impressed stamp was cancelled with a SHESHEKE double circle datestamp on the 28th July. With Livingstone (6 Aug) and Bulawayo (17 Aug) transits and a Lausanne (14th Sep) arrival datestamp. The card was readdressed and despatched from Lausanne (16 Sep) to Neuchatel. There is an unclear final arrival postmark dated 17th September. The card with unobtrusive vertical crease, otherwise fine.
 
Note: the year 1901 was an overlapping period between the office north of the Zambezi being named Victoria Falls and Livingstone, whilst it appears that by 1902, the post office at the Victoria Falls was named Livingstone, at least until 1904, when, with the arrival of the railway, an office was opened south of the Zambezi.

£550