The Kingdom of Lesotho is located within the Republic of South Africa. Formerly called Basutoland, Lesotho became an independent member of the British Commonwealth on October 4, 1966. An example of the sole recorded official seal design type is shown below.

Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU May 30, 1985

Printing: Black on brown 1-1/2" wide Kraft tape

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: English/Sesotho "LESOTHO POST OFFICE / Found open or damaged and officially / secured by the Postal Authorities. / E fumanehile e bulehile kapa e senye- / hile 'me ea tlangoa hantle ka molao ke / ba poso." Design repeated every 159mm.

Control Number: "P 29" centered under thick-framed rectangle

Description: Insufficiently paid 1985 cover from Anaheim, CA sent by surface mail to Mohales Hoek, Lesotho repaired along top & at bottom with official seal tape of the Lesotho Post Office.

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