Nyasaland #55A (1942)

The Nyasaland Protectorate was a British protectorate located in Africa, which was established in 1907 when the former British Central Africa Protectorate changed its name. Between 1953 and 1963, Nyasaland was part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. After the Federation was dissolved, Nyasaland became independent from Britain on July 6, 1964, and was renamed Malawi. I previously detailed much of the early history … Continue reading Nyasaland #55A (1942)

Mozambique Company #165 (1935)

One of the very first stamps I remember adding to my stamp collection as a boy of nine or ten was a stamp from the Mozambique Company, one of those stamp-issuing entities that wasn’t even a colony or country. The stamp was a beautifully-engraved bicolored stamp, in a triangular shape and pictured a coiled snake — a rock python. I don’t recall the denomination or colors; … Continue reading Mozambique Company #165 (1935)

British Central Africa #50 (1897)

British Central Africa #50 (1897)

The British Central Africa Protectorate was a protectorate west of Lake Nyasa proclaimed in 1889 and ratified under the name “Nyasaland Districts” on May 14, 1891. A handwritten note dated July 20, 1891, announcing the establishment of postal services described the area as “British Central Africa” and the name was officially changed in 1893. The protectorate occupied the same area as present-day Malawi and was renamed … Continue reading British Central Africa #50 (1897)