Cape Town (ZA)

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Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad ; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Formerly stamps have been issued under the Cape of Good Hope.


Postmark Examples[edit]

South Africa era[edit]

1996 CAPEMAIL CENTRE 8003 Mail Street, Epping Industrial Estate, Capetown cancel.
1972 Kaapstad / Capetown

Cape of Good Hope era[edit]

GPO M Cape Town in 1898
DC Cape Town in 1907

Covers[edit]

Cover from Hannover (Germany) to Kapstadt, redirected to Johannesburg. Sold 360 SF in 2000.

Other[edit]

Cape Town was a busy shipping port and posting stop.

Cape Town cancelling incoming stamp mail of Victoria (AU) State stamps 1905


Covers[edit]

CAPETOWN / KAAPSTAD 25 cancels on cover of 1936
KAAPSTAD B CAPETOWN B PETROL IS PRECIOUS - SAVE IT / BESPAAR PETROL - DIS KOSBAAR Advertising slogan cancel. 1950
CAPETOWN 2 on Postcard arriving from Camborne (GB)
CAPETOWN 12 on Postcard arriving from Camborne (GB)
CAPETOWN 4 on Postcard arriving from Camborne (GB)