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British Empire and Foreign Countries continued...

Minns: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882-95 continued...
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381 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1883 (Mar. 30) large cover to Scotland "Via Brindisi", franked at 41/2a. rate by India 1/2a., 4a. tied by the scarce "B" in circle of bars third type canceller (in use from Oct. 1882 to Sept. 1884 only) and violet two line "SCHARRER TIEDE & CO/ZANZIBAR" with additional strike below, backstamped Aden Apr. 7 and Glasgow arrival of Apr. 24. Ex Danson and Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
382 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1883 or 1884, cover to India by private ship bearing India 1/2a. tied by the scarce "B" in circle of bars third type canceller (in use from Oct. 1882 to Sept. 1884 only) of Mar. 31 and showing fine boxed "BOMBAY/SHIP LETTER/POSTAGE DUE 1 an.", the 1a. ship bounty to the ship's master being paid by the addressee, with Bombay Inw. and Mundra arrival datestamps of Apr. 12 and 16 respectively on reverse. Ex Frenkle and Knight. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
383 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1883 (Oct. 29) India 1/2a. blue stationery envelope, late use and unusually registered to India bearing 1/2a. and 4a. on reverse paying packet rate + registration with "ZANZIBAR/B" duplex, registration handstamp, carried on the S.S. "Cathay" with transit and Jamnagar arrival datestamps, slight faults. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
384 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1884 French missionary mail cover to France franked at foreign rate by India 3a. tied by scarce "B" in circle of bars third type canceller (in use from Oct. 1882 to Sept. 1884 only) of June 9 with octagonal "POSS. AN/21/JUIN/84/PAQ. FR. T No. 2" of the S.S. "Cal̩donien" below, backstamped Aden June 20 and Lyon July 3 arrival. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
385 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1884 missionary mail cover to Cardiff, sent June 29 from the U.M.C.A. Mission at Magila, endorsed "Via Brindisi" and carried by messenger to Pangani, franked at 41/2a. rate by India 1a.6p. and 3a. individually tied by the scarce "B" in circle of bars third type canceller (in use from Oct. 1882 to Sept. 1884 only) of July 11 with July 21 Bombay Inw. and arrival c.d.s. of Aug. 11 on reverse. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
386 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1884 cover to jewellers Fischer & Co. in Port Elizabeth, sent July 9 franked by India 8a. dated by manuscript "7/8" and tied by fine strike of the scarce "B" in circle of bars third type canceller (in use from Oct. 1882 to Sept. 1884 only) with Durban Aug. 11 transit and Aug. 15 arrival backsatamps. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
387 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1884 (Aug. 4) underpaid mourning envelope to England bearing India 4a. tied by the scarce "B" in circle of bars third type canceller (in use from Oct. 1882 to Sept. 1884 only), with "T" in circle below, endorsed "via Brindisi" and backstamped Aden Aug. 16, Sea Post Office F (S.S. "Assam") and Tunbridge Wells Aug. 31 arrival. Ex Sturton. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
388 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1884 (Dec. 24) cover registered to Muscat showing "R" in circle, framed "ZANZIBAR" registration handstamp and "BOMBAY/SHIP LETTER/POSTAGE DUE 1 an." for ship letter fee, franked on reverse by India 1a. (4) tied by Zanzibar squared circles (4 bars), Bombay Inw. Jan. 8 and Muscat Jan. 18 datestamps alongside. Ex Knight. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
389 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1885 (Oct. 26) local rate cover addressed to Gustav Denhardt at Lamu prior to establishment of the post office there in 1888, carried on the "Abysinnia" and franked by India 1a. tied by Zanzibar squared circle (4 bars). Ex MacMillan. In 1885 the brothers Denhardt negotiated a treaty with Ahmed ibn Fumo Bakar, Sultan of Witu, under the terms of which 25 square miles of territory were ceded to the brothers' "Tana Company", the remainder of the area becoming the German Protectorate of Wituland (Deutsch-Witu) with Gustav as the German Resident and his brother as deputy. On July 1st 1890, in accord with the Heligoland--Zanzibar Treaty, Germany renounced its protectorate, ceding Wituland to Great Britain in exchange for Heligoland, despite strong protests from the local inhabitants, who wished to remain under Germany's protection. The brothers were compensated by an indemnity of 150,000 Goldmark but were lucky to escape from an angry mob and both later died back in Germany. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
390 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1887 (Dec. 20) envelope to Germany "p. S.S. Mecca" franked 3a. orange tied by squared circle (3 bars), backstamped Sea Post Office B (S.S. "Malwa") Dec. 30, Aden Jan. 3 and Hamburg arrival of Jan. 16. Ex Siebentritt. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
391 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1889 to 1895, selection of covers, cards etc. variously franked and addressed with squared or hatched circle cancellations incl. 1891 to France at 3a. rate, 1894 to Lamu and 1895 to Surrey franked 2a.6p. postal stationery incl. 1/2a. wrapper used 1895 to Saadani with added 1/2a., 1/2a. envelope locally addressed in 1894, 11/2a. postcard used 1889 to Germany and 1892 to France, 2a.6p. on 4a.6p. envelope 1892 to Germany and 1893 to Bombay. (9 items) (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
392 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: Mail by private vessel, 1889 (Sept. 16) envelope to India bearing 2a. tied by Zanzibar fine squared circles (3 bars) with framed "BOMBAY/SHIP LETTER/POSTAGE DUE 1AN." possibly applied in error, 1885 and 1888 incoming covers, the first bearing 1/2a. (4) cancelled by "JA 16" squared circles (4 bars) without year date, the second underpaid bearing 1/2a. with squared circle (3 bars) and framed "SHIP LETTER/POSTAGE DUE 1ANS", usual foreshortening one side. (3 items) (Image1)

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
393 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1890 (Jan. 3) India 1/2a. stationery envelope to Berlin uprated by 1a. and 1a.6p. to pay 3a. rate to Europe, cancelled by neat squared circles (3 bars), carried on the S.S. "Amazone" with octagonal "LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/3/JANV/90/L.V. No. 3", backstamped Jan. 23 arrival and locally redirected. Addressed to Kuno Freiherr von BÌ_low and with Freiherrn von BÌ_low family paper seals on reverse, believed to be in the hand of author Frieda Sophie Luise Freiin von BÌ_low (1857-1909) shortly before her return to Germany with malaria. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
394 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1890 (Jan. 30) envelope of the Commander in Chief, East Indies addressed to Lord Reay, Governor of Bombay by Admiral the Hon. Sir Edmund Fremantle from H.M.S. "Boadicea" and signed at lower left, franked by India 1a. strip of three tied by Zanzibar squared circles (3 bars) and red pencil line. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
395 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1890 (June 23) envelope at foreign rate addressed to Clemens Denhardt at Lamu shortly after the establishment of the I.B.E.A. Co. post office in May 1890, franked by India 3a. tied by Zanzibar squared circle (3 bars) with O'Swald & Co. violet firm's cachet (on both sides) and carried to Mombasa on the "Africa", the cover annotated and initialled by Denhardt. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
396 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1891 (Mar. 30) India 4a.6p. stationery envelope registered to Paris with added India 1a. to pay 51/2a. rate, cancelled by fine first type Zanzibar Reg. c.d.s's with large "R" in circle and carried on the "Pei-Ho" with octagonal "LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/L.V. No. 2" datestamp of Apr. 3, attractive. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
397 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1891 (Oct. 12) double weight envelope to London endorsed "Per Mozambique"/via Aden" but underpaid at single rate by India 1891 21/2a. on 4a.6p. unusually tied by Zanzibar squared circle (3 bars) with "T" in circle alongside, charged on arrival by two strikes of large "5D./F.B." and with fine early strike of Aden Oct. 19 (Proud D24) transit on reverse. Ex Walkley. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
398 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1892 (June 9) single rate to German East Africa, envelope franked India 1/2a., 2a. with fine Zanzibar squared circle (3 bars) cancellations and Dar-es-Salaam Kaiserl. Deutsche Postagentur June 9 arrival on reverse. Ex Sturton. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
399 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1892 (Sept. 12) Forwood Bros. & Co. envelope "Via Aden" to Lisbon franked India 1/2a., 1a. pair with Zanzibar squared circle (3 bars) cancellations with red "LIGNE T/PAQ. FR. No. 3" octagonal datestamp of Sept. 21 alongside, carried on the S.S. "Australien". Ex MacMillan. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
400 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: Indian Post Office 1882 to 1895: 1892 (Dec. 2) double rate envelope to Hamburg franked India 1/2a. pair, 2a. (2) with Zanzibar squared circle (3 bars) cancellations and carried on the S.S. "Amazone" with fine "LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/L/V. No.3" octagonal datestamp of Dec. 4 at left, flap missing. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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

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