A used 1985 stamp for the centenary of the first Bechuanaland stamps, depicting a George V stamp for the Bechuanaland Protectorate.
Botswana has produced postage stamps for national use since becoming independent on 30 September 1966. The country formerly used the stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate. The first independence issue of 1966 included depictions of an abattoir in Lobatse, Botswana National Airways and the State House in Gaborone.
Botswana Post have established a small philatelic museum in their headquarters in Gaborone.