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by A.G.M. Batten

Category: Antiques and Collectibles
Subcategory: Hobbies and Homemade
Author: A.G.M. Batten
ISBN: 0950217603
ISBN13: 978-0950217604
Language: English
Publisher: A. G. M. Batten Littledale Cedar Road (February 1972)
Pages: 271
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The Orange Free State was an independent Boer republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century. The Orange Free State was annexed to the British Crown and renamed the Orange River Colony on 28 May 1900.

The Orange Free State was an independent Boer republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century. In 1910 this colony along with Cape of Good Hope, Natal and Transvaal formed the Union of South Africa. The first Orange Free State stamps were issued in 1868. The sole design used was an orange tree, with the inscription "Oranje Vrij Staat" in the margin.

Archibald George Mount Batten (1902 – 17 May 1996) was a British insurance industry executive and philatelist who was a specialist in the stamps of the Orange Free State. In 1976, he was awarded the Crawford Medal by the Royal Philatelic Society London for his work The Orange Free State - its postal offices and their markings 1868-1910 and in 1981 he was the first non South African to be elected to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists of South Africa.

The Orange River Colony was the British colony created after Britain first occupied (1900) and then annexed (1902) the independent Orange Free State in the Second Boer War. The colony ceased to exist in 1910, when it was absorbed into the Union of South Africa as Orange Free State Province.

First published in 1972 under title: The postmarks of the Orange Free State and the Orange River Colony, 1868-1910.

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The Orange Free State was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second . It came into being on 31 May 1910 with the unification of the Cape Colony, the Natal Colony, the Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony.

The Orange Free State was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, which ceased to exist after it was defeated and surrendered to the British Empire at the end of the Second Boer War in 1902. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province. It included the territories that were formerly a part of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. Orange River Colony - noun A name given to the Orange Free State when annexed by Britain in 1900. Orange River (disambiguation) - Orange River is a river in South Africa.

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