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October 2016

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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Each member receives six Journals per Year The Runner Post x 3 and Southern Africa Philately x 3
Botswana - 2015 Issues are now on display
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
on 11/13 November
Honiley Court Hotel - CV8 1NP
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Journal of the Society
The Runner Post
No 93 - Posted September 2016

Issue No 93 - Contents Include
Philatelic Forum
NY-2016 Report
Barred Oval B update
Rare Stamps comments
Botswana Postmark Update
Recent Botswana Issues

1961 Decimal Overprints
Sunset Covers and Emil Tamsen
Botswana 50 Years of Stamps Part II
This is Africa - Mail to Botswana - There and Back 1) The Runner Post has a Run-around
2) Returned Letter from Mahikana
3) Forensic Postal History

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The Website and its

Forthcoming Stamp Exhibitions & Fairs
Bibliography of Bechuanaland
The Collect Section
is a Source of Informaion
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
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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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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

Leamington Spa Southern Africa Conference was enjoyable and a tremedous success
Congratulations to Lars Jorgensen - Best Saturday Display
Early Transvaal - Interesting, informative and entertaining

Congratulations to Richard Stroud on Signing the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists of South Africa

Chris Board - Awarded the Manfred Weinstein Congress Award
This website went Live on Saturday 10 January 2015 and will steadily develop
It currently displays 1400+ Images

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