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    = Understood to be a current stamp printer.

 First postage stamp issued: 1853 (For CAPE OF GOOD HOPE).

Bloemfontein Express, Bloemfontein.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1902 (Surcharges) for Orange River Colony.



J. P. Borrius, Potchefstroom.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1870 for The Transvaal.



Cape Times Limited, The Cape.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1925 for South Africa.



J. F. Celliers [on behalf of Stamp Commission], Pretoria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1875 for The Transvaal.



Curling and Co., Bloemfontein and Pretoria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1899 Military Frank Stamp for Orange River Colony.


The printer appointed to produce the above-mentioned stamps, Curling and Co., were a small Bloemfontein printer with no previous experience of security printing. Under the control of the British Army Intelligence Office, postage, revenue, and telegraph stamps were overprinted one pane of 60 stamps at a time using a hand press with manually set type.


P. Davis & Son, Pietermaritzburg.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1874 for The Transvaal.


Book publishers.


De Zoutpansberg Wachter Press, Pietersburg.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1901 for Pietersburg.
     
Book publishers.


Government Printer / Government Printing Works, Pretoria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1922 (postage dues) and 1926 (postage stamps) for South Africa.
Main printing process(es): Litho.


At some time prior to 1929, a decision was taken to print stamps locally, rather than in Great Britain, by photogravure. The regular printing of stamps in South Africa dates back to 1930 when the South African government imported special machinery and extensively trained its staff at overseas printing concerns.

In 1998, most of the South African Post Office commemorative stamp production had moved offshore to, primarily, The House of Questa [Great Britain], Courvoisier [Switzerland] and Sprintpak [Australia]. There were four main reasons for this change of policy, namely: price, quality, delivery and security. Despite this, SAPO recognised the need to maintain and foster a domestic stamp printing capability and commenced a programme designed to return this work to South Africa in due course.

 
J.G.S.A. Litho Co., Cape Town.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1941 for Belgian Congo.



The Press Printing and Publishing Works, Pretoria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1895 for The Transvaal.



W. A. Richards & Sons, Cape Town.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1893 (Surcharges) for Cape of Good Hope.


Printers to the Government.


Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1861 for Cape of Good Hope.



Dr. D. Taylor, Mafeking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1900 for Mafeking Siege.



Townsend & Co., Mafeking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1900 (Surcharges) for Mafeking Siege.



Transvaal Government Printing Works, Pretoria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1910 (Overprints) for Bechuanaland Protectorate
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M. J. Viljoen, Pretoria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1870 for The Transvaal.



De Villiers & Co., Cape Town.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1884 for Stellaland.