Abbreviations used in the text and/or index of The Transvaal Philatelist Abbreviations used in the text and/or index of The Transvaal Philatelist

Abbreviations used in the text and/or index of The Transvaal Philatelist

1966 to 2019

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Abbreviations
(14) Indicates the distance in miles from a Class of postal office i.e. "14 miles"
A [Post Office] Agencies
ABWPS Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society
AGM Annual General Meeting
APOC Army Post Office Corps.
Art. Article(s) [Law]
APA American Philatelic Association
BPA British Philatelic Association
BPE British Philatelic Exhibition
BPF British Philatelic Federation
BO Branch Office
BONC Barred Oval Numeral Canceller
CGH Cape of Good Hope
cds Circler date stamp or can be used for Double circler datestamp
CSAR Central South African Railways
d. penny (or pence)
DLR de la Rue or De La Rue
ERI Edward Rex Imperator
FDC First Day Cover
GOM Grand Old Man
HAMPEX Hampshire Federation Annual Meeting
HMS His Majesty’s Ship or Her Majesty’s Ship
HPO Head Post Office
IMR Imperial Military Railways
Imperf. Imperforate
Ju. Junior
LSE London School of Economics and Political Science
MIDPEX Midlands Philatelic Exhibition
mm millimetres
MO Money Order & Savings Bank Post Office
MOO Money Order Office (postwisselkantoor)
M. W. Stroom Marthinus Wesselstroom
MTO Money Order, Savings Bank, Post & Telegraph Office
MtO Money Order, Savings Bank, Post & Telephone Office
MTtO Money Order, Savings Bank, Post, Telegraph & Telephone Office
NZASM Nederlansche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatskappij
OFS Orange Free State
OFSSC Orange Free State Study Circle
ORC Orange River Colony
oz ounce
PA Postal Agency [As used in the PO Guide of 1902]
PAK Postagentskantoor (Post Office Agent)
PBF Postbus
PF Postal facilities were first provided
PK Postkantoor (Post Office)
PMG Postmaster General
PO Post Office
POA Postal Order Agency
POTA Postal Order & Telegraph Agency
POtA Postal Order & Telephone Agency
POTtA Postal Order, Telegraph & Telephone Agency
PPR Pretoria to Pietersburg Railway
PTA Post & Telegraph Agency
PTS Philatelic Traders’ Society
PTT Post telegraaf en telefoon
PTta Post, Telegraph & Telephone Agency
PWK Postwisselkantoor
(A Post Office which was authorised to sell Postal Orders)
(R) After a class of postal office indicates that it is situated at a Railway Station
RMS Royal Mail Steamer
RO Railway Office
s Shilling(s)
SAR South African Republic (Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek)
SAR South African Railways
SG Stanley Gibbons or Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogues number(s)
sic (sicut) Latin term meaning: thus or just as that
SO Sub Post Office
SS Steamship
TK Telegraafkantoor
TO Telegraph Office only
TPO Travelling Post office
TSO Town Sub-Office
TSC Transvaal Study Circle
TtO Telegraph & Telephone Office only
TVL Transvaal
VR Victoria Regina (Queen Victoria)
VRI Victoria Regina Imperatrix (Queen Victoria)
UPU Universal Postal Union
WNLA Witwatersrand Native Labour Association
ZAR Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (South African Republic)
ZASM (Nederlansche) Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatskappij
£ Pound sterling
/- Shilling(s)


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