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Lot 204 - The John Minns East Africa: 1891 Mombasa Provisionals: 1891 (Mar. 2) envelope addressed to Colombo, Ceylon franked at 3a. rate by "1 Anna" handstamped on 4a. brown, initialled "A.B." by Company Cashier Archibald Brown, and 2a. vermilion (affixed inverted), tied by Mombasa c.d.s's but missent to India with scarce framed "MISSENT IN/INDIAN MAIL" alongside, carried on the S.S. "Africa" to Aden and to Bombay on the "Assam" with Sea Post Office, Bombay Mar. 16 and Colombo Paid arrival of Mar. 23 on t.... Sold for GBP 7,200

Grosvenor Sale - 132

Auction of East Africa Postage Stamps and Postal History - November 27, 2019

A landmark auction that brings together the remarkable postal history collections of East Africa, Uganda and Zanzibar formed by the late John Minns, FRPSL, author of British East Africa: The Stamps and Postal Stationery, and the exceptional collection of postage stamps of British East Africa formed by John Wilks, FRPSL, recent Chairman of the East Africa Study Circle.

This auction of 550 lots contains many noted rarities including, from British East Africa, one of only three commercial covers bearing the 1890 first issue, the 1895-96 ‘On India’ 1a. plum “Brit1sh” variety mint, which is unique in private hands, and no fewer than five covers bearing the popular 1891 Mombasa provisional surcharges.

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