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Minns: I.B.E.A. Co. Postal Stationery continued...
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201 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: I.B.E.A. Co. Postal Stationery: 1895 (Mar. 16) 21/2a. bright yellow-green type E1b embossed envelope with added 1890-95 21/2a. addressed to Dr. A.R. (later Sir Albert) Cook in London, shortly before he began his noteable career as a C.M.S. medical missionary in Uganda, with Mombasa c.d.s. cancellations and carried on the S.S. "Purulia" with Apr. 4 arrival on reverse. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
202 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: I.B.E.A. Co. Postal Stationery: 1895 (May 16) 1a. grey-black postcard used to Moschi, G.E.A. with light strike of Wasin squared circle with code A, transit c.d.s's of Mombasa, Zanzibar and Tanga alongside, written and signed by Alfred Hollis of Karl Perrot & Co. Very few covers or cards with Wasin squared circle cancellations sent during the B.E.A. period have been recorded. Sir Alfred Hollis GCMG, CBE (1873-1961) later became a distinguished colonial administrator in both East Africa and Sierra Leone. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
203 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: I.B.E.A. Co. Postal Stationery: 1895 (July 7) 21/2a. bright yellow-green type E1b embossed envelope addressed by postmaster Thomas E.C. Remington to the Colombian Consulate in Jersey, C.I., cancelled by fine Mombasa squared circle and carried on the "Purulia" with July 26 arrival backstamp. Ex Krieger. Illustrated in "British East Africa: The Stamps and Postal Stationery" by Minns (ed. Krieger, 2006), p. 59. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: B.E.A. 1891 Mombasa Provisionals
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204 / c, entire, etc. imageThe 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 the reverse. Only two covers bearing S.G. 21 are recorded. Ex 'Shivani'. Illustrated in "British East Africa: The Stamps and Postal Stationery" by Minns (ed. Krieger, 2006), p. 47. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £10,000-12,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
205 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1891 Mombasa Provisionals: 1891 (Mar. 3) C.M.S. envelope addressed to Westmorland, England by Rev. Harry Kerr Binns, Secretary to the C.M.S. Mission in Freretown, franked at 41/2a. rate by "1/2 Anna" handstamped on 2a. vermilion initialled "A.D." by Chief Accountant Andrew Dick, and 4a. yellow-brown, tied by Lamu c.d.s's and blue pencil line, carried on the S.S. "Africa" with Aden Mar. 9 transit and Kendal Mar. 23 arrival on reverse. The only recorded example of S.G. 20 on cover and one of just two known covers from Lamu franked with a manuscript provisional. Illustrated in "British East Africa: The Stamps and Postal Stationery" by Minns (ed. Krieger, 2006), p. 45. Ex 'Shivani'. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £10,000-12,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
206 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1891 Mombasa Provisionals: 1891 (Mar. 30) envelope addressed by postmaster Thomas E.C. Remington to London and locally redirected franked at 41/2a. rate by "1/2 Anna" in manuscript on 2a. vermilion, initialled "A.B." by Company Cashier Archibald Brown, and 4a. brown, tied by Mombasa c.d.s's with red Apr. 20 London arrival on the reverse. Only two covers bearing S.G. 23 are recorded. Ex 'Shivani'. Photo. (Image1)

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Est. £7,000-9,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
207 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1891 Mombasa Provisionals: 1893 (Dec. 13) Guardian Fire & Life Assurance Co. envelope registered to London (small part address erased), franked at 41/2a. registered rate by "1 Anna" in manuscript on 4a. brown initialled "A.B." by Company Cashier Archibald Brown, 1/2a. deep brown and 3a. black on red, tied by Mombasa squared circles, with red London Jan. 14 and 15 arrival markings, Zanzibar Dec. 16 and Aden Reg. Dec. 29 transit c.d.s's on reverse. The eighth and last of the rare commercial 'Provisional' covers and one of only two bearing S.G. 26. From the John Wilks Collection, ex Seys and Kiesel. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £8,000-10,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
208 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1891 Mombasa Provisionals: 1893 (Dec. 13) envelope registered to I.B.E.A. Co. staff member Robert Macallister whilst on leave in England, franked at 41/2a. registered rate by two examples of "1 Anna" in manuscript on 3a. black on dull red, initialled "V.H.M." by bank manager Victor H. Mackenzie, and 21/2a. black on bright yellow, tied by Mombasa squared circles, with London Jan. 14 registered oval in red alongside, one provisional additionally tied by next day Woolwich registered oval, and with Zanzibar Dec. 16 and Aden Reg. Dec. 29 transit c.d.s's on reverse. One of eight known 'Macallister' covers, five posted on this day, the others on Oct. 15 1894. Ex Danson. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £4,000-5,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: B.E.A. 1894 Surcharges
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209 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1894 (Nov.) Surcharges: 1894 (Dec. 22) "5/ANNAS" on 8a. blue (3) and "71/2/ANNAS" on 1r. carmine pair and single tied by Mombasa c.d.s's to registered envelope size F type RE1b addressed to England by Miss Sibella Bazett, member of the C.M.S. staff at the Freretown Mission, a total franking of 371/2a. paying treble rate postage and 30a. insurance fee for cover up to £25, carried on the S.S. "Assyria" to Aden and with two provisional surcharges additionally tied by red London registered oval transit of Jan. 12 and with Birkenhead next day arrival backstamp, some cover tone spotting, mainly on reverse. (Image1)

Est. £1,000-1,200

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: B.E.A. 1895 Remington Provisionals
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210 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Remington Provisionals: 1895 (Mar. 11) envelope locally addressed at 1a. rate by John A. Bailey, C.M.S. accountant and secretary at the Freretown Mission bearing "1/2 anna" in manuscript on 3a. black on dull red (2) initalled "T.E.C.R." by Postmaster Thomas E.C. Remington, tied by Mombasa c.d.s's with same day strike on reverse. Ex 'Shivani'. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: B.E.A. 1895 Protectorate Handstamps
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211 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (July 25), 21/2a. tied by Lamu c.d.s. to locally handstamped 2a. registered envelope size F from the Denhardt correspondence to Germany, addressed to Hamburg and redirected to Brunshaupten showing octagonal "LIGNE N/13/AOUT/95/PAQ. FR. No. 1" datestamp (S.S. "Patna") and with "G.Denhardt& Co/Lamu/(East-Africa)" handstamp, Aden Reg. Aug. 12, Hamburg Aug. 26 and next day arrival c.d.s's on reverse. One of very few 'Provisional' covers emanating from Lamu and a scarce stationery item, only 125 issued. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
212 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (July 27), 1/2a. and 2a. franking envelope from the Tucker missionary correspondence, addressed by Miss Louisa Pilgrim (with initials at left) to the wife of Bishop Tucker in Surbiton and redirected to Cromer, Norfolk, the adhesives tied by Mombasa squared circles with Kingston Aug. 20 arrival at left, backstamped Zanzibar July 28, and Cromer Aug. 21. The Uganda Mission had disembarked at Mombasa on July 9 and started on the 800 mile journey to Mengo on July 16, finally arriving on Oct. 4. Qualified nurse Eliza Louisa Pilgrim (1863-1947) was among this first pioneering group of C.M.S. missionaries and finally retired in 1926 having spent the last years of her work in Babumale. This cover probably sent from Rabai where the party stopped from Oct. 17-20. Illustrated in "British East Africa: The Stamps and Postal Stationery" by Minns (ed. Krieger, 2006), p. 64. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
213 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (Aug. 5), 1/2a. and 2a. used on locally handstamped 21/2a. envelope addressed to her sister in Hull at double rate by Miss Edith Furley, the adhesives tied by Mombasa squared circles and carried on the S.S. "Patna" to Aden with Hull Aug. 26 arrival backstamp. Ex Pennycuick. The Uganda Mission had disembarked at Mombasa on July 9 and started on the 800 mile journey to Mengo on July 16, finally arriving on Oct. 4. Edith Markham Furley (1854-1942) a former nurse, was one of the pioneering party and subsequently placed in charge of baptism and confirmation classes at Mengo as well as teacher training. Illustrated in "British East Africa: The Stamps and Postal Stationery" by Minns (ed. Krieger, 2006), p. 65. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
214 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (Aug. 5), 21/2a. and 2a. pair franking envelope from the Tucker missionary correspondence, addressed by Miss Mary Thomsett to the wife of Bishop Tucker in Surbiton and redirected to Carnforth, Lancs., the adhesives tied by Mombasa squared circles Kingston Aug. 20 arrival at left and next day Carnforth arrival backstamp. Ex Dunstan. The Uganda Mission had disembarked at Mombasa on July 9 and started on the 800 mile journey to Mengo on July 16, finally arriving on Oct. 4. Mary Susannah Thomsett (1860-1930) one of the pioneering party of C.M.S. women missionaries and also a qualified nurse, served in the Uganda Mission, like the other ladies, for 25 years and died unexpectedly in England whilst preparing for another tour. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
215 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (Aug. 12), 21/2a., left marginal example tied by Lamu squared circle to envelope to Finland addressed by Rev. Emil Hederstrom with Zanzibar Aug. 20, Aden Sept. 10 and ÌÉbo (Turku) Sept. 25 arrival on reverse, the cover opened for display. Rev. Emil Hederstrom was a Finnish missionary at the Swedish-American Alliance Mission at Kulesa on the River Tana, which had reopened in Sept. 1893. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
216 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (Oct. 10) 21/2a. locally handstamped stationery envelope cancelled by fine Lamu squared circle and addressed to "Surgeon W.E. Horne R.A./HMS Swallow/Zanzibar" with Mombasa next day transit c.d.s. on reverse. Ex Dunstan. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
217 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (Nov. 23), 41/2a. franking registered cover to India, tied by Mombasa squared circle with "RU" in oval and ms. markings, carried on the S.S. "Sutlej" to Bombay with Sea Post Office C transit and Karachi Reg arrival of Dec. 16. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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218 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1896 (Jan. 24), 3a. and 4a. used on reverse of registered cover to Kilwa, G.E.A. at 7a. double weight registered rate, tied by Mombasa squared circles and carried on the S.S. "Madura" with Zanzibar Reg Jan. 25 and Dar-es-Salaam Jan. 29 transit c.d.s's. Ex Seys. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
219 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 Protectorate Handstamps: 1895 (Nov. 23), 1/2a. franking wrapper at book post rate, addressed by Miss Sibella Bazett to England endorsed "Book Post/MS only", the adhesive tied by Mombasa squared circle and Apr. 19 Reading "635" receiving duplex, redirected to Llandudno with Apr. 21 arrival backstamp. Carried on the S.S. "Mecca" to Aden. Ex Pennycuick. Sibella Bazett was a member of the C.M.S. Mission at Freretown. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: B.E.A. 1895 (Sept.) 21/2 Provisional
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220 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895 (Sept.) "21/2" Provisional: "21/2" on 41/2a. dull violet tied by 1895 (Oct. 29) Mombasa squared circle to envelope addressed by Rev. Johannes Hofmann of the Leipzig Evangelical Mission "via Brindisi" to Bavaria with octagonal "LA REUNION A MARSEILLE/2/NOV/95. L.V. No. 4" of S.S. "Yangtse" alongside, with Zanzibar Nov. 2 and Munich Nov. 21 backstamps, slight trimming at top, also another example tied to small piece by Lamu Nov. 30 1895 c.d.s. The cover ex Rossiter. One of only six commercial covers known, the others all to England. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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

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