VICTORIA FALLS
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
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REVEREND FRANCOIS COILLARD 1902 (September), BSAC 1d red postal stationery card addressed to Miss C Mackintosh in England. The message is headed ‘Sesheke’ and is dated the 17th August 1902. The card received a SHESHEKE (22 Aug) double circle datestamp when it entered the postal system though the impressed stamp was cancelled in transit at Bulawayo on the 21st September (with an additional strike alongside).
 
Note: Catherine Winkworth Mackintosh was Francois Coillard’s niece and biographer. ‘Coillard of the Zambesi’ was published in 1907. 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.

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