The first Bechuanaland Protectorate postage stamps were produced in 1888 by overprinting stamps of British Bechuanaland. From 1897 to 1925 more British stamps were overprinted using the protectorate’s name in various layouts. In connection with Botswana’s independence in 1966, another series of stamps from Bechuanaland was issued which was overprinted with: “Republic of Botswana”. Today’s stamp has a face value of 2 cents and features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth as well as an image of the beautiful African Hoopoe. CV is less than one $.