Today in Postal History

Transvaal to England
November 2, 1903

This picture postcard was sent from Pretoria in the aftermath of the Boer War.
It has a clear Pretoria CDS.

It's a shame we don't have a scan of the other side.

Pretoria was in southern Transvaal about 50 km north of Johannesburg.
Pretoria is now one of three capitals of South Africa, sharing with Cape town (legislative) and Bloemfontein (judicial).

Its destination was near Bradford in Yorkshire.*
Bradford is west of Leeds and northeast of Manchester.

At the time of the Boer War Bradford was a textile manufacturing center.

The cover is franked with a 1902 1d. scarlet King Edward VII from Great Britain (SG 219). 

*Thanks to Dave Parsons for catching the 'near'  rather than north in the address.


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