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Minns: Zanzibar: Naval Mail from East Africa continued...
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361 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Naval Mail from East Africa: 1907 (Oct. 13) registered cover with enclosed letter headed "HMS "Hermes"/Zanzibar" sent by Fleet Surgeon W.H. Stalhartt to his mother in Hampshire, franked Zanzibar 1904 3a. and with handstamped boxed "ZANZIBAR" registration mark (earliest recorded use), London transit and Portsmouth Nov. 2 arrival on reverse. H.M.S. "Hermes" visited Zanzibar from Oct. 8-17 1907. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £150-200

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Zanzibar: Experimental Post Office
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362 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Experimental Post Office: 1878 (Oct. 17) J. Meyer envelope sent at double rate to Hamburg "via Brindisi" franked by India 8a. and 1a. pair tied by the experimental barred diamond with Zanzibar c.d.s. below, with Aden Oct. 25, Sea Post Office C (S.S. "Deccan") and Nov. 9 arrival, a little creased and stained. Rare, only an estimated 30 covers survive with this cancellation which was in use from June 1878 to July 1879 only and this the only recorded 'Bars' cover bearing the 8a. stamp. Ex Knight. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £1,000-1,200

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
363 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Experimental Post Office: 1879 (Feb. 6) envelope addressed by Gustav Denhardt to his mother in Zeitz, Germany at 5a. rate prior to reduction to 3a. in Apr. 1879, with Zanzibar c.d.s. at top, India 1a. pair and single at left cancelled by the experimental barred diamond with two further 1a. adhesives torn away at upper right, backstamped Aden Feb. 16, Sea Post Office A (S.S. "Mongolia") and Mar. 1 arrival. Rare despite damage, only an estimated 30 covers survive with this cancellation which was in use from June 1878 to July 1879 only. Ex Siebentritt. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
364 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Experimental Post Office: 1879 (May 4) cover to Cutch Mandvi, India, slightly foreshortened at right as is usual for this correspondence, franked at 8a. double rate prior to notification of reduction to 3a. for 1/2oz. applicable from April, with India 4a. pair tied by the experimental barred diamond with Zanzibar c.d.s. alongside, backstamped Aden May 11, Sea Post Office A and May 25 arrival. Rare despite slight faults, only an estimated 30 covers survive with this cancellation which was in use from June 1878 to July 1879 only. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
365 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Experimental Post Office: 1879 (June 1) cover to Cutch Mandvi, India, the earliest known showing the 3a. packet boat rate, bearing India 1a. and 2a. tied by the experimental barred diamond with Zanzibar c.d.s. alongside, carried on the S.S. "Kaisar-I-Hind", backstamped Aden, Sea Post Office C and May 25 arrival, slightly foreshortened at right as is usual for this correspondence, franked at 8a. double rate prior to notification of reduction to 3a. for 1/2oz. applicable from April, with India 4a. pair tied by the experimental barred diamond with Zanzibar c.d.s. alongside, backstamped Aden May 11, Sea Post Office C, framed "T.P.O. ENQUIRY OFFICE/BOMBAY/N. JUN: 16" and Mundra June 21 arrival. Rare, only an estimated 30 covers survive with this cancellation which was in use from June 1878 to July 1879 only. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
366 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Experimental Post Office: 1879 (Aug. 12) unpaid packet boat cover to Cutch Mandvi, India, with Zanzibar despatch c.d.s. on reverse, showing "T" in circle and "OVERLAND POSTAGE/DUE/AS/6" (with reversed "N"), the latter overstruck by framed "T.P.O. ENQUIRY OFFICE/BOMBAY/N. SEP: 2", backstamped Aden Aug. 22 and Mandvi Sept. 6 arrival marks, the cover slightly foreshortened at right as is usual for this correspondence. Ex Reynard. Illustrated in "Zanzibar's Postal History Legacy" by Gary DuBro (2012), p. 58. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
MInns: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex
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367 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1879 (Aug. 12) cover showing showing the earliest recorded use of the British P.O. duplex in use from Aug. 1879 until June 1882, addressed to Cutch Mandvi, India franked at 3a. rate by India 1/2a. (2), 2a. with framed "T.P.O. ENQUIRY OFFICE/BOMBAY/N. SEP: 2", incorrectly applied "T" in circle officially deleted in red ink, showing red wax seal of Hindu merchant Jairam Sewji, Aden Aug. 22, Sea Post Office B (S.S. "Sumatra") and Mandvi Sept. 6 arrival, slight foreshortening at right as usual. Ex Sturton. "Customs masters at Zanzibar were invariably Indian and often of the Bhadia community. The long serving Jairam Sewji . . . had effectively become a state banker, extending credits to the head of state, to European trading firms, to plantation owners and to caravan merchants alike." (The Cambridge History of Africa, Vol. 6, p. 548). Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
368 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1879 (Aug. 31) Bombay Ship Letter cover to Cutch Mandvi, India bearing India 1a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex, original Postage Due handstamp deleted but showing framed "BOMBAY/SHIP LETTER/POSTAGE DUE 1A" for amount due to ship's master, backstamped framed "TOO LATE", Bombay Sept. 29 and Mandvi Oct. 3 arrival, minor faults and very slightly foreshortened at right as is usual. Ex Minto. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
369 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1879 (Sept. 18) envelope sent to England "via Brindisi" by Josephine Bartlett of the Universities' Mission at Zanzibar franked at 5a. rate by India 1a., 4a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex with Aden Sept. 26 and Buckingham Oct. 10 arrival on reverse. Ex Knight. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
370 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1879 (Oct. 15) envelope from Capt. Bartlett Jefferson Cromwell, commander of the sloop-of war U.S.S. "Ticonderoga" on its world cruise, addressed to his wife in Pennsylvania franked at double rate by India 2a., 4a. pair cancelled by British P.O. duplex, backstamped Aden Oct. 25, London Nov. 10 and Philadelphia Nov. 22, with original enclosed ten page letter written between Sept. 2 and 14. "Ticonderoga" spent a month at Cape Town where 31 of the crew (but not Cromwell) deserted for a new life, many heading for the goldfields. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
371 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1880 (Jan. 9) envelope underpaid to Switzerland "via Brindisi" bearing India 1a. (minor ink stain), 4a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex, carried on the S.S. "Zambesi" with Aden Jan. 22 and Milan Feb. 3 transit datestamps, charged "T" in circle with ms. "deficit 60 cents", probably due to overweight, and added Swiss 20c. (fault) and 100c. postage dues cancelled at Davos Feb. 5. Ex Rossiter and Seaton. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
372 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1880 (Jan. 11) J. Meyer envelope to Hamburg "via Brindisi" at 3a. rate franked India 1a., 2a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex, carried on the S.S. "Zambesi" with Aden Jan. 22 and Feb. 4 arrival datestamps on reverse. Ex Sturton. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
373 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1880 (Aug. 25) attractive 41/2a. single letter rate reduction cover from Walter Thompson serving with the Eastern & South African Telegraph Company (imprint on flap) sent to his wife in London franked India 1/2a., 4a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex with Sept. 16 red London Paid arrival, backstamped Aden Sept. 2 transit. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
374 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1881 (Feb. 6) J. Meyer envelope registered to Hamburg "via Brindisi" at 7a. rate franked India 1a., 6a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex and with German receiving registration label, showing on the reverse Zanzibar second type boxed registration handstamp, "JM" red wax seals, Aden Feb. 17, Sea Post Office E (S.S. "Ravenna") and Mar. 7 arrival c.d.s's. Only six examples of the registration handstamp are recorded. Ex Knight. Illustrated in "Zanzibar's Postal History Legacy" by Gary DuBro (2012), p. 60. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
375 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1881 (Mar. 7) cover addressed to Cutch Mandvi, India franked on reverse at 3a. rate by India 1a., 2a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex with framed "T.P.O. ENQUIRY OFFICE/BOMBAY/N. MAR21", Sea Post Office A (S.S. "Rosetta") and Mandvi Mar. 27 arrival datestamps, slightly foreshortening at right as is usual from this correspondence. The duplex shows broken "H" in "BRITISH", known to have developed in July 1880 and thus proving this cover's year of sending. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
376 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1881 (Apr. 8) attractive 41/2a. single letter rate cover sent by Helen, wife of British Consul-General and noted naturalist John Kirk, franked India 1/2a with 1a. strip of four cancelled by British P.O. duplex (showing broken "H") with Sept. 16 red London Paid arrival, backstamped Aden Apr. 17 transit and Shrewsbury May 2 arrival. Ex Knight. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
377 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1882 (Feb. 10) small mourning envelope to Paris with enclosed calling card of Emmanuel Salavy, sent at 3a. rate franked by India 1a., 2a. cancelled by British P.O. duplex with Mar. 4 red Modane ÌÊ Paris c.d.s. alongside, backstamped Aden Feb. 20 transit. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
378 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: British Post Office Duplex: 1882 (June 23) India 11/2a. stationery card addressed to Constantinople, cancelled by British P.O. duplex with Aden July 3, Sea Post Office B (S.S. "Surat") and July 28 Austrian P.O. arrival datestamps alongside, Suez, Alexandria and Naples transit c.d.s's on reverse. Ex Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882-95
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379 / Used / imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: Collection of cancellations on India adhesives, incl. multiples and some on small pieces, a comprehensive range with "B" in square of bars duplexes incl. complete strike on 1a. with 8a., "B" in circle of bars duplexes, 4 bar squared circles on values to 1r., missing year on values to 8a., 3 bar squared circles on values to 12a. Venetian red (2)1r. (3) with 2a.6p. block of four, Zanzibar Reg. c.d.s;s on values to 12a. (3), 1r. (2), Official 1/2a., hatched circle c.d.s's on values to 1r. (2), mainly good to fine. (approx. 105 items) (Image1)

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Est. £300-400

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
380 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1883 L.M.S. missionary mail envelope addressed to the Society in London franked at 41/2a. rate by India 1/2a., 2a. pair tied by two strikes of the scarce "B" in circle of bars third type canceller (in use from Oct. 1882 to Sept. 1884 only) of Nov. 15 with Nov. 19 Bombay Outw. and hooded arrival c.d.s. of Dec. 13 on reverse. Ex Rowell. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

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

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