Postal History
Postal History
BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE 1935 (21st February), envelope addressed to Mafeking bearing a KGV ½d green lower right corner marginal example and a 1d scarlet (SG 99, 100), each cancelled or tied by a large bilingual IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE (21 Feb) single circle datestamp.
Note: the Imperial Press Conference ran from 4th February to 21st March 1935. Two special trains were organised to carry delegates on a tour through South Africa, Bechuanaland, Rhodesia and Basutoland. The trains transited Bechuanaland on the 12th and the 21st February only. Both trains had postal facilities, as well as some hotels en-route.