BELGIAN CONGO

 

Revised September 22, 2014

 

See, A.I. Heim and Raymond H. Keach, Cancellations of the Normal Post Offices of the Belgian Congo 1886-1960 (not seen) Note: Mr. Keach’s collection was stolen, who could do such a thing?

Check the excellent website: http://congo.cancelstudies.perso.sfr.fr/BELGIAN_CONGO/A_CB/A_CB_ORIENTATION.htm

 

Aba 1911 3n52 30e14

Albertville (Kalemie) 1896 5s56 29e12

Banana 1885 6s01 12e24

Banningville (Bandundu) 1912 3s18 17e20

Banza-Boma 1902 4s39 15e27

Banzyville 1898 4n17 21e10

Basankusu 1905 1n13 19e48

Basoko 1896 1n14 23e36

Basongo 1901 4s20 20e24

Bena-Bendi 1898 4s16 20e21

Boga 1911 1n03 29e56

Boma 1885 5s51 13e03

Bumba 1896 2n11 22e28

Buta 1907 2n48 24e44

Coquilhatville (Mbandaka) 1896 0n04 18e16

Costermansville (Kiva, Bukavu) 1927 2s30 28e52

Elizabethville (Lubumbashi) 1910

Ibembo 1897 2n38 23e37 on route to Aba, through the Lado Enclave, then to Rejaf on the Nile River

Inongo 1906 1s57 18e16

Irumu 1913 1n26 29e52

Itimbiri 1896 2n04 22e42

Jadotville (Likasi) 1918? 10s59 26e44

Kasongo 1907 4s27 26e39

Kiambi 1912 7s18 28e00

Kilo 1917 1n50 30e08

Kindu – Port Empain (Kindu) 1913 2s57 25e56

Kuesi (Boga?) 1910 1n03 29e56

Kwamouth 1914 3s11 16e12

Leopoldville (Kinshasa) 1889 4s18 15e18

Libenge 1898 3n39 18e38

Lisala 1904 2n09 21e31

Lokandu 1922 2s31 25e47

Luali 1898 5s06 12e29

Luebo 1914 5s21 21e25

Luki? 5s39 13e04

Lukula 1907 5s24 12e56

Lukungu 1896 4s57 14e09

Luluabourg (Kananga) 1914 5s54 22e25

Lusambo 1896 4s58 23e27

Matadi 1890 5s49 13e26

M’Toa (Toa, Kalemie) 1896 5s56 29e12

Musofi  1908 11s30 26e16 border station

Nouvelle-Anvers 1896 1n36 19e07

Nyangwe 1896 4s13 26e10

N’Zobe (Zobe) 1889 5s20 13e01

Pania-Mutombo 1908 5s11 23e51

Paulis (Isiro) 1936 2n47 27e37

Ponthierville (Ubundu)1911 0s21 25e29

Popocabaca (Popokabaka, Popocabacca) 1896 5s42 16e35

Port Francqui (Ilebo) 1927 4s19 20e35

Pweto 1902 8s28 28e54

Sakania 1910 12s45 28e34

Sankuru (Lusambo) 1896  4s56 23e27

Stanley-Falls (Stanleyville, Kisangani) 1896 0n30 25e12

Thysville (Mbanza-Ngungu) 1905 5s15 14e52

Tshikapa 1920 6s25 20e48

Tumba 1896 5s27 14e37? Mbanza-Ngungu?

Tumbu-Mani (Tumba-Mani) 1896 5s49 15e19

Umangi 1899 2n05 21e27

Uvira 1906 3s24 29e08

Vivi 1886 5s47 13e26 capitol 1885-6

 

LADO ENCLAVE

 

See, Abbe Gudenkauf,  Postal History of the Lado Enclave 1897-1910

 

Leased by Belgium, thus Congo mail could travel through the enclave to the White Nile and then by TPO to Sudan where mail was cancelled with rettas. Going north to south, towns along both sides of the White Nile were:

Lado 5n01 31e40

Gondokoro 4n54 31e39

Juba 4n50 31e36

Rejaf (Rajjaf) 4n44 31e34

Nimule 3n36 32e02

Dufile 3n34 31e58

Wadelai 2n43 31e23

 

MARITIME

Boiteau No. 1 etc. riverboat Deliverance

retta White Nile Travelling Post office, Sudan

 

MISCELLANEOUS

État Indépendent du Congo Lukungu   sorting center