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May 2017

Welcome to the Bechuanaland and Botswana Philatelic Website

This is a website of The Bechuanalands and Botswana Society
Become a member and enjoy the Society journal The Runner Post
In addition members of the society also receive a copy of
Southern Africa Philately

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The Website and its

Bibliography of Bechuanaland
2017 What's New

During May 2017 this Website has been completely overhauled and rationalized

So far this year Four Journals were dispatched during January and May

The June 2017 edition of The Runner Post includes an extensive review of the History of the Society since 1984

The June 2017 edition of Southern Africa Philately
includes The Siege of Mafeking and its Relief

Our Website compliments an interest in Southern Africa Philately and extensive information
may be viewed on Collect Southern Africa which includes Basutoland and Swaziland

Other Sites of interest provide details of the Journal Southern Africa Philately

Rhodesian Philately plus a Journal The Rhodesian Philatelist may be viewed via this link

Botswana - 2016 Issues are now on display
2017 Southern Africa Annual Philatelic Conference
3/5 November
2017 - Book Now!
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This is an active site developing the available Resources that is dedicated in promoting the Philately of the Territories of Stellaland,
British Bechuanaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate, Independent Botswana
Basutoland and Swaziland
Southern Africa Annual Philatelic Conference
was on 11/13 November
Read the Report
Journal of the Society
The Runner Post
No 94 - Was posted in mid-January 2017 - Issue No 95 (June 2017) due out in mid May

The Collect Section
offers a Brief History of the Country, a Rare cover from the 1852 Battle of Berea and Photographic Essays for the 1933 Definitives

This page currently covers the history of the Republic and its stamp issue, including welcome input from Hennie Taljaard in South Africa

Displays a Picture show of its Stamps from British Bechuanaland and Bechuanaland Protectorate

Bechuanaland Postal History
Includes an article on the 1888 datestamps of Gubulawayo and Tati Bechuanaland. Other articles have been contributed by Peter Thy from the USA

Includes information about the Country, its Size, Population, Mining and Industries. The Stamp issues depict the Fauna and Flora, the world renknown Okavango Delta and the World Heritage site with its Rock Paintings in the Tsodilo Hills.
Botswana is in five sections that includes the Definitive issues, Commemorative Stamps, Miniature sheets, Booklets & Postage Dues and
a review of fifty years of stamp issues 1966 - 2015.

Presents Photographic Essays for the 1933 & 1956 Definitives, QEII Revenues and the 1964 Railway Opening in Swaziland

The above is still being expanded upon

This website went Live on Saturday 10 January 2015 and will steadily develop
It currently displays 1400+ Images
New Page added 19 January 2016 Botswana Booklets & Postage Dues
Botswana - Fifty Years of Stamp Issues
1966 - 2015 A seperate page has been introduced to review fifty years of Stamps
Embracing the Philately of Southern Africa
Subscribe to a new Journal with an array of articles that covers
South and Central Africa Issues No's 1 & 2 available

First Issue may be downloaded in PDF format from this website
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