Emil Carl Christiaan Tamsen

Emil Carl Christiaan Tamsen 2 Jan 1862 – 30 July 1957 was a South African philatelist, and one of the founders in 1894 of the Johannesburg Philatelic Society.  Tamsen was an expert in the stamps of Transvaal and early Southern Africa which he researched and wrote, and he.  Until his death, at the grand old age of 95, […]

Vryheid: Old Volksraad and Post Office

Vryheid Volksraad Building and Post Office The first meetings of the “Nieuwe Republiek Volksraad” took place in tents where it was decided to construct a permanent building. On 14th November 1884, the building contract of a Government office was awarded at a value of £205, to build out of natural materials. The proposed location being Landdroststreet. On […]