FIRST Postage STAMPS ISSUED 26 October 1976.
CURRENCY As South Africa.
Territories under the protection of Cape Colony in 1858-65, then
abandoned. Annexed to the Colony in 1879-84, but reserved for
it's black population from 1913.
Transkei received internal self-government from South Africa in
1963 and was made an independent republic on 26 October 1976.
It was not recognized by the UN or the UPU, but its stamps were
accepted as valid for international mail.
The territory was reincorporated into the RSA on 27 April 1994.
The Transkei Postal Service continued with RSA adhesives until
June 1996 when it was fully incorporated into the RSA system.The beautiful ladies of Transkei, and their Chapeaux.Opinions 2005