Welcome to the Orange Free State Study Circle's web site, which we hope you will find both interesting and informative. As one of the leading societies involved in South African philately, we aim to offer all Orange Free State collectors, including both beginner and expert, the opportunity to take part in  furthering the study of  the philately of this intriguing country.

The whole range of the many philatelic aspects of the country, from 1848 to 1910, is studied including the postage stamps with their postmarks and the rates of postage, the stationery, the revenue and telegraph stamps and the story of the Anglo Boer War with its effect on the Orange Free State and later, the Orange River Colony.

The links include a viewing of a few of the rarities to be found which add to the fascination of collecting this country.

To quote the late Robson Lowe: "The study of the stamps of the OFS is an excellent exercise for the brain and a complete panacea for the ills of this troubled world."*   This is as true now as it ever was!

*(The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Vol. II, The Empire in Africa.)



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