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Basutoland

and Lesotho

1st December 1933

British colony 78

Africa 36

Basu1
  #1 xxx

perf 12½, wmk multiple script CA, engraved
Printed by Waterlow

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
½ penny green   1 1      
1d carmine   2 2      
2d red violet   3 3      
3d ultra   4 4      
4d slate   5 5      
6d yellow   6 6      
1 shilling red-orange   7 7      
2/6 dark brown   8 8      
5/- violet   9 9      
10/- olive green   10 10      

Les1
Independence
1966 Sc1 SG106

To paraphrase Scott [1], the area was annexed to the Cape Colony in 1871 and transferred to the British Crown in 1883. Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope were used from 1871 to 1910 and of the Union of South Africa from 1910 until 1933. Basutoland became independent as Lesotho in October 1966.

Sources: ScS [1], SGP1, SGS.

Images from David Olson.

FI ref: 570, 691 Page credit: NB

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