VICTORIA FALLS
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
EARLY POSTAL HISTORY AND BSAC PERIOD
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1904 (November), BSAC 1½d green postal stationery card addressed to Bulawayo. The message is headed ‘P.O. / Victoria Falls / 15.11.04’ and the contents refer to the prospects for fishing ‘down the gorge’. The impressed stamp is cancelled with a very fine strike of the VICTORIA FALLS / S. RHODESIA (17 Nov) double circle datestamp with an additional strike alongside. With a Bulawayo (19 Nov) transit datestamp struck on the front.
 
Note: in 1904, a new Post Office was opened on the south bank of the Falls, and was named Victoria Falls Post Office. The earliest recorded date of a cancellation from the new office is 17th July 1904, so the office would likely have opened earlier. The railway reached the Victoria Falls on the 25th April 1904 and mail service commenced using the railway on 1st July 1904.

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