• BASUTOLAND 1933-65 ALL DIFFERENT MINT ONLY COLLECTION. presented on protective pages that includes the 1933 set to 1s, 1935 Jubilee set, KGVI inc 1938 set to 1s plus most omnibus sets, QEII ranges to 1r on 10s plus a few omnibus sets & postage dues. Useful ranges (90+ stamps)


  • BASUTOLAND 1937 – 1949 complete run, SG 15/41, very fine used. (30 stamps)


  • BASUTOLAND 1961 – 1963 compete set, SG 69/79, NHM except 10 and 25c which are mint (11).


  • BASUTOLAND 1954 – 1958 complete set, SG 43/53, very fine used (11 stamps).


  • BASUTOLAND 1938 complete set SG 18/28, fine mint (11 stamps).


  • BASUTOLAND 1933 Definitives Nile Crocodile and Mountains complete set, SG 1/10, very fine mint, Wonderful fresh subtle colours. (10)


  • BASUTOLAND 1937-52 KGVI COMPLETE. A complete collection from Coronation to the UPU set, SG 18/41, fine mint. (30+ stamps)


  • BASUTOLAND 1966 1c Churchill single franking SA RAILWAYS COVER unsealed rate


  • BASUTOLAND 1933 Crocodile and Mountains set complete, SG 1/10, very fine mint (10 stamps)


We sell Basutoland stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Basutoland Stamps – Basutoland was a British protectorate located in southern Africa, which is now known as the Kingdom of Lesotho. The first stamps used in Basutoland were actually British stamps that were overprinted with the word “Basutoland” in 1933. These stamps were in use until 1966 when the country gained independence.

The first set of Basutoland stamps issued specifically for the country was in 1937. The set featured the portrait of King George VI and included denominations ranging from halfpenny to 10 shillings. These stamps were printed by Waterlow & Sons, a British printing company.

Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Basutoland issued several sets of stamps featuring a variety of themes such as wildlife, landmarks, and national events. The stamps were printed by various printing houses, including Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. and De La Rue.

In 1961, Basutoland issued a set of stamps featuring the country’s coat of arms. The set consisted of seven stamps with denominations ranging from halfpenny to 10 shillings. These stamps were printed by De La Rue and were in use until 1966 when the country gained independence and became known as Lesotho.

Today, Basutoland stamps are highly sought after by philatelists and collectors due to their historical significance and unique designs. The stamps offer a glimpse into the country’s past and serve as a reminder of its time as a British protectorate.

Philatelic postscript:

Prior to the introduction of its own stamps in 1933, Basutoland used stamps of COGH from 1876 and those of South Africa from 1910. In 1966, on attaining independence, the country became known as Lesotho.

Basutoland Stamps