Postal History, Postmarks
1899 (1st May), British Bechuanaland used in the Protectorate. Cape of Good Hope QV 1d chestnut postal stationery card overprinted ‘BRITISH BECHUANALAND’ in seriffed letters (H&G 5 / B&BS PC8). Addressed to Mafeking, the card was used in the Protectorate with the imprinted stamp cancelled with a FRANCESTOWN / S. AFRICA (1 May) single circle datestamp. The reverse with a MAFEKING / C.G.H. (3 May) single circle arrival backstamp and bank correspondence and cachets of branches in Francistown, Tati and Mafeking.