Postal History, Postmarks
1902 (15th November), 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 Cape Town, the card was used in the Protectorate with the imprinted stamp cancelled with a FRANCESTOWN / S. AFRICA (15 Nov) single circle datestamp. With a Cape Town (18 Nov) arrival struck on the front. The sender’s address is given as ‘Somerset Mine. Francistown’. The reverse with some discolouration, otherwise fine.