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British Empire and Foreign Countries continued...

Minns: Uganda: Post Offices 1899 to 1916 continued...
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341 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Post Offices 1899 to 1916: Gondokoro: 1904 (Jan. 15) B.E.A. 1a. stationery card cancelled by part Gondokoro c.d.s addressed "via Mombasa" to London with Khartoum Jan. 26 transit c.d.s. with dated ms. endorsement by J. Hall Newton on reverse. Ex Dunstan. Also 'small Queen' 2a. cancelled by Khartoum retta. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
342 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Post Offices 1899 to 1916: Kampala: Single circle fleuron c.d.s's tying 1/2a. 'small Queen' to 1902 ("UGANDA" overprint 1/2a.) and 1903 (Apr. 9) "BOOK POST/UGANDA NOTES" part wrappers and 1904 (Feb. 23) improvised wrapper to England, cancelling 1/2a. block of six and pair to 1905 (Jan. 11) cover from Rev. John Bremner Purvis to Co. Durham, and 1a. on 1904 (Jan. 22) from Dr. Albert Ruskin Cook to London. (5 items) (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
343 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Post Offices 1899 to 1916: Kampala: 1903, "UGANDA" overprint 2a. registered envelope size J from Kampala to India with "AR" (avis de r̩ception) in double ring and bearing 'small Queen' 1a. pairs (2) paying double rate postage and 'AR' fee, backstamped Mombasa Foreign Registration Dept. and Dec. 1 arrival. Believed to be the earliest known "AR" cover from Uganda. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
344 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Post Offices 1899 to 1916: Kisumu: 1903 (May 18) and (Dec. 12) two envelopes registered to England at 3a. rate and showing registration handstamp in violet (known Mar.-May 1903) and black respectively, the first (ex Evans) to Huddersfield, redirected to Leith bearing Uganda 3a., the second (ex Rossiter) to Dulwich with B.E.A. 3a., an interesting pair. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
345 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Post Offices 1899 to 1916: Kisumu: Lake Victoria Steamer Mail, 1904 (Nov. 27) East Africa & Uganda 1/2a. card with added B.E.A. 1/2a. used to Ujiji via Muanza with Feb. 21 arrival, 1905 p.p.c. from England to the Muanza postal agent and redirected to Ujiji with Mombasa, Kisumu, Muanza and arrival c.d.s's. (2 items) Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
346 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Post Offices 1899 to 1916: Masindi: The Masindi Bisect, 1898-1902 2a. red-brown diagonal bisect, tied by (Dec. 1? 1899 Masindi c.d.s. to C.M.S. envelope endorsed "No One Anna/Stamps/available at/Masinidi/Post Office" and addressed to the Mombasa Postmaster by Rev. A.B. Fisher, with runner's vertical folds and Jan. 24 1900 arrival c.d.s. on reverse. B.P.A. certificate (2004) Arthur Bryan Fisher (1870-1955) was accepted as a C.M.S. missionary in 1892 and served largely in Uganda at Kasaka, Kinakulya, Toro, Bunyoro, Hoima and Gulu. In 1902 he married fellow missionary Ruth Hurditch. He retired from service in 1914 and died at Eastbourne in 1955. Only one other Masindi bisect on cover is recorded, the other addressed to Bishop Tucker at Namirembe (Mengo) in Mar. 1900. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £1,000-1,200

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Zanzibar: Early Mail
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347 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: The Kuhlmann Correspondence, 1855 lettersheet addressed to Emile Kuhlmann, "Gerant le Consulat de France/a/Zanzibar" with "ADEN/NO 14/1855" fine and early strike of the Aden double arc, with message inside and consulate cachet, the receiving date of Dec. 7 noted in manuscript. •ÈÀNo. 14 in the Gary DuBro listing in "Zanzibar's Postal History Legacy" (2012). Carried privately by the vessel "Norma", there being no scheduled service from Aden to Zanzibar. The French Consulate opened in 1844 at Zanzibar, Kuhlmann serving from 1849 to 1856 with the exception of a short trip to Aden in late 1854. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £1,500-2,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
348 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: The Kuhlmann Correspondence, 1856 incoming envelope to Emile Kuhlmann from his family in Colmar, France sent Jan. 7 noted "Franchi" with red "PD" and ms. "10", Bale-Strasbourg T.P.O. Jan. 7, Alexandria Jan. 22 and Aden Feb. 7 double arc transit datestamps, addressed for forwarding by Parsi agents Cursetjee & Co. and with fine strike of the Aden circular "B.P.P./Bearing" mark type PS7 in black. Ex Hibbert. •ÈÀIllustrated in "Zanzibar's Postal History Legacy" by Gary DuBro (2012), p. 35 and no. 17 in the listing, the last recorded. The French Consulate opened in 1844 at Zanzibar, Kuhlmann serving from 1849 to 1856 with the exception of a short trip to Aden in late 1854. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £2,000-2,500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
349 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: 1857, merchant mail entire from L. Bauzan headed "Zanzibar 4 mars 1857" with information on current market prices and covering lettersheet, sent to fellow trader Antoine Michel in Mozambique via Marseille, carried by private ships and with Fabre & fils of Marseille forwarding agents' cachet in blue. Rare, being also one of the earliest recorded incoming postal history items to Mozambique. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
350 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: 1861, merchant mail entire from William O'Swald to the parent company in Hamburg showing company cachet in blue and carried by private ship to Keemaree with May 4 Paid arrival, Kurrachee, Bombay, Marseille and Paris transit and Hamburg June 7 arrival datestamps. Ex Siebentritt. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
351 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: Consular Post, 1876 cover addressed to Clemens Denhardt in Berlin, sent from Zanzibar endorsed "franco" and bearing India 1a., 2a., 8a. three colour franking at 11a. double rate, tied by Aden type KD9 "B-22" (long hyphen) Apr. 24 duplexes. with "PD" and backstamped Sea Post Office C (S.S. "Assam") and May 8 arrival. From Oct. 1 1875 British Consular staff forwarded mail for Aden, receiving a monthly grant of 30 rupees. •ÈÀIllustrated in "Zanzibar's Postal History Legacy" by Gary DuBro (2012), p. 54. Clemens Denhardt (1856-1917), together with brother Gerhard and Gustav Fischer, undertook his first expedition through the Tana River region in 1878. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
352 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: Consular Post, 1877 inward cover addressed to "Mr. W.V. Nicholas/Barque Royal Diadem/Captn. Dennis/Zanzibar/Africa" and endorsed "Care of the/British Consul", sent from Wales franked by 3d. pl. 8 OG, OH with Fishguard Jan. 30 duplex at 6d. rate applicable for routing not via Brindisi (pre-payment compulsory), ms. receiving note "Received/Zanzibar May 3rd 1877/Mr. Vaughan Nicholas" on reverse. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-400

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
353 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: Consular Post, 1877 envelope addressed to Clemens Denhardt in Berlin, sent by a German architect in Zanzibar endorsed "fr." and bearing India 1a., 4a. tied by June 10 type KD8 "B-22" duplex (short hyphen) at single rate via Brindisi, with July 2 arrival below, backstamped Sea Post Office D (S.S. "Geelong"). Ex Gary Brown. From Oct. 1 1875 British Consular staff forwarded mail for Aden, this cover apparently from the last mailing arranged by agent Dr. Robb. Clemens Denhardt (1856-1917), together with brother Gerhard and Gustav Fischer, undertook his first expedition through the Tana River region in 1878. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
354 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: 1892 (June 6) Eastern Telegraph Co. Ltd envelope with double oval dated cachet in violet on reverse and enclosed receipt for telegram sent to Frankfurt from the Zanzibar station. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
355 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: 1899 incoming registered cover sent Nov. 30 from Okahandja, German South West Africa addressed to Doctor Br̦de, c/o the "Imperial German Consulate/Zanzibar/East Coast of Africa/via Capetown", franked at 40pf. rate paid by overprinted 3pf. (5), 5pf. (3), 10pf., with transit and arrival backstamps, slight creasing and part flap missing. Dr. Heinrich Br̦de (1874-1936) had arrived in Zanzibar in Oct. 1898 and first served as an interpreter at the consulate becoming Vice-Consul and remembered today for his translation of the colourful autobiography of Tippu Tip from Swahili into German. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
356 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Early Mail: 1901 (Mar. 12) p.p.c of Usambara sent unfranked to Berlin showing Zanzibar "T" in circle and charged "20"(pf.), also two incoming items showing framed "FOREIGN POSTAGE/ ANNAS PIES", incorrectly applied on 1901 (Dec. 21) cover from Muscat bearing India 1/2a., 1a. pair, the second correctly on 1904 B.E.A. 1/2a. stationery card from Mombasa. (3 items) (Image1)

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Zanzibar: Naval Mail from East Africa
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357 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Naval Mail from East Africa: Anti-Slavery Patrols, 1878 envelope sent from H.M.S. "London" by Lt. John A. Jones to naval outfitters Messrs. Seagrove at the 6d. officer's rate bearing Great Britain 1d. red pl. 188 AA-AC, pl. 194 FI, NE-NF with Foreign Branch "FB" cancellations and Portsmouth Aug. 26 arrival backstamp. Stationed at Zanzibar from Apr. 1874, H.M.S. "London" was the storeship for the R.N. anti-slavery patrols. Ex Osborn. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
358 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Naval Mail from East Africa: Anti-Slavery Patrols, 1888 from the 'Sullivan' correspondence, sailor's concessionary rate envelope with countersign initials of commanding officer, addressed to Birmingham and endorsed from H.M.S. "Griffon" whilst at Zanzibar, sent by R.N. ship's bag, bearing Great Britain 1887 'Jubilee' 2d. tied by London Dec. 17 c.d.s., part reverse side flap missing. The sailor's privilege rate of 2d. was permitted during service east of Suez. Ex Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
359 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Naval Mail from East Africa: Anti-Slavery Patrols, 1889 sailor's concessionary rate envelope sent by stoker A. Barker endorsed from "HMS Boadicea Zanzibar", countersigned by commanding officer Capt. Curzon-Howe, addressed to Hampshire, bearing Great Britain 1d. lilac (2) cancelled by London Oct. 24 c.d.s's, slight staining. The sailor's privilege rate of 2d. was permitted during service east of Suez. Ex Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
360 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Naval Mail from East Africa: Anti-Slavery Patrols, 1890, Great Britain 2d. stationery card addressed to "The Hon./Lady Fremantle/ c/o The Commander in Chief/East Indies Station/H.M.S. "Boadicea", cancelled by Winslow, Bucks Jan. 3 duplex with personal message in French on reverse. Admiral Hon. Sir Edmund Robert Fremantle (1836-1929) was Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies station between 1888 and 1891, his flagship "Boadicea" based at Zanzibar, and had married Barberina Rogers Isaacs in 1869. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £150-200

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.

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