Bophuthatswana, was a self-governing homeland within the 'old' South Africa of the Tswana people. Never officially recognized by any other country, these homelands were reincorporated into South Africa in 1994. Bophuthatswana was a vast territory stretching across the Transvaal to the Western Cape and bordering with Botswana (the country i originally confused this name with)
a steam locomotive, Class 6A, from the pre-union era, first run in 1896.
for riding the rails: trains and trams
I like how they have shown it loaded with water and coal for the journey plus it is from an obscure stamp country superb. I always enjoy cards that show the railway workers.ReplyDelete
I had no idea that the South African homeland states issued their own stamps. And this one's a beauty.ReplyDelete
How fascinating-a stamp from a no longer existent country!ReplyDelete