Postage stamps and postal history of Pietersburg

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A 1901 cover of Pietersburg.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Pietersburg.

After the fall of Pretoria to the British in June 1900 during the Boer War, the Transvaal government re-located to Pietersburg but by March 1901 supplies of stamps were short and the Boer government authorised a series of type-set stamps for use within their area of control. The stamps were issued on 20 March 1901 and remained in use until Pietersburg was captured on 9 April, and as late as May in other places.[1]

Although only in use for a short time, the stamps include a very large number of varieties caused by the conditions and method of their production which make them popular with specialists.

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  1. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: Southern Africa. 2nd edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2007, pp. 65-66. ISBN 0852596545

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