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Minns: B.E.A. 1895-96 'On India' Overprints
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221 nh bl imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 6a. pale brown, mint block of ten (5 x 2) from the lower left corner of the upper pane with margins and part inscription, the lower row unmounted, with gum toning mainly in selvedge, a rare multiple illustrating a major portion of the setting, also two left marginal mint singles (one with Zanzibar overprint, the other with B.E.A.) showing overprint additionally in selvedge. S.G. 56, Zanzibar 13. (Image1)

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Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
222 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1895 (Oct. 28) 21/2a. pair tied by fine Lamu squared circle to locally handstamped provisional 2a. registered envelope size F addressed to Hamburg from the Denhardt correspondence with "G.Denhardt& Co/Lamu/(East-Africa)" handstamp in violet, Aden Reg. Nov. 4 transit and Nov. 11 arrival c.d.s's on reverse. Ex Rowell. Very rare 'proving' item demonstrating advance use of the 'On India' overprints during the period of stamp shortage in British East Africa and also a scarce stationery item, only 125 issued. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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223 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1895 (Nov. 20) 2a. used on 21/2a. locally handstamped provisional stationery envelope for registration to Egypt "via Aden", with Mombasa squared circle cancellations, "R" in oval, carried on the S.S. "Pemba" with Aden Reg Dec. 2 transit and Alexandria Dec. 11 arrival c.d.s. on the reverse. Rare commercial registered use and combination franking 'proving' advance use of the 'On India' overprints during the period of stamp shortage in British East Africa, the main transfer of the stamps overprinted at Zanzibar not taking place until Nov. 23. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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224 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1895 (Nov. 20) 2a. used with Protectorate handstamp 8a. to pay 10a. quadruple letter rate on locally handstamped provisional registered envelope size J (only 200 issued), addressed to Germany from the Denhardt correspondence with Lamu squared circle cancellations and annotated receiving cachet alongside, and showing "G.Denhardt& Co/Lamu/(East-Africa)" handstamp in violet, Aden Reg. Dec. 2 transit and Jlmenau Dec. 16 arrival c.d.s's on reverse, vertical fold. Rare, one of just two such 'mixed franking' covers 'proving' advance use of the 'On India' overprints during the period of stamp shortage in British East Africa, the main transfer of the stamps overprinted at Zanzibar not taking place until Nov. 23. Ex Rossiter and 'Shivani'. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
225 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1895 (Dec. 31) registered cover to England franked by 1a.6p. and 3a. (introduced on Dec. 18) tied by Mombasa squared circles with hooded London Feb. 7 transit in red below, backstamped Aden Reg Jan. 25 and Ipswich Feb. 7 arrival. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

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226 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1896 (Jan. 1) G. Denhardt & Co. envelope at double rate to Germany "via Zanzibar" franked by 2a.6p. pair neatly tied by Mombasa squared circle with Denhardt annotated receiving cachet below, probably sent from Zanzibar to Aden by the B.I.S.N. Co. steamer then transferred to the R.P.D. "Bundesrath" (D.O.A.G.) and from Naples to Berlin by train, backstamped Zanzibar Jan. 3, Zanzibar Jan. 25 and Jlmenau arrival of Feb. 7. Ex Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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227 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1896 (Mar. 28) "On India" "ONE ANNA" on 11/2a. stationery card type PC5 commercially used to London by Capt. F.S. Dugmore, local news contributor, complaining of non-payment, horizontal crease but unusual. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
228 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1896 (Mar. 29) early use of "On India" 2a. registered envelope size F type RE5 used to Hamburg with added "On India" 2a., showing Lamu squared circle cancellations, large "G.Denhardt&Co/Lamu/(East-Africa)" in violet, Aden Reg. Apr. 6 transit and Hamburg Apr. 19 arrival c.d.s's. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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229 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1896 (Aug. 8) 'up-country' cover addressed to botanist Nicholas E. Brown in England, initialled at lower left, with unusual combination franking of 'On India' 1a.6p. and 'small Queen' 1a. tied by Mombasa squared circle with Zanzibar Aug. 9 transit and Kew Gardens Aug. 31 arrival on reverse. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-400

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230 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1896 (Oct. 20) "On India" 2a. registered envelope size F type RE5 used to Hamburg with added 'small Queen' 5a., showing Lamu squared circle cancellations, large "G.Denhardt&Co/Lamu/(East-Africa)" in violet, Mombasa Nov. 2, Aden Reg. Nov. 15 and Hamburg Dec. 1 arrival c.d.s's. Ex Dunstan. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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231 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1896 (Nov. 29) "On India" "ONE ANNA" on 11/2a. stationery card, blue overprint type PC5a cancelled by Melindi squared circle with greetings message from Jilore mission station, written and signed by C.M.S. lay missionary Lawrence H. Roberts. Ex Dunstan. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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232 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1897 (Jan. 16) 1/2a. tied by Mombasa squared circle to Taveta Chronicle Book Post wrapper to Miss Taylor at the Great Yarmouth Mission House with Taveta Jan. 16 temporary single circle c.d.s. at left. Ex Rossiter. The Taveta Chronicle was the first newspaper to be printed on the East African mainland. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

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233 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1895-96 'On India' Overprints: 1898 (Jan. 13) envelope addressed to C.M.S. headquarters in London with unusual combination franking of 'On India' 1a. vertical pair and 'small Queen' 1/2a. tied by Melindini squared circles with Zanzibar Jan. 15 transit on reverse. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Minns: B.E.A. 1897 Surcharges
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234 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: 1897 (Jan.) Surcharges on Zanzibar: "21/2" type 14 on 3a. grey and red used on reverse of 1897 (Jan. 9) cover to Bombay, tied by Mombasa squared circle, transit c.d.s's and framed "INCONNU/NOT KNOWN" having failed delivery and redirected to Matheran before return to the Bombay Dead Letter Office, slight soiling but very rare. Only one other commercial cover bearing the provisional "21/2a." on 3a. is known. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Minns: British East Africa Forgeries
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235 imageThe John Minns East Africa: British East Africa Forgeries: The John Minns FRPSL collection of forgeries and fakes of British East Africa in one album, written-up and with illustrations and genuine stamps, incorporating the forgery reference collection of the late Stuart Rossiter FRPSL and based on a display given to the East Africa Study Circle on Oct. 13 1984, incl. faked overprint forgeries of the I.B.E.A. Co 1890 overprints with genuine 1a. on 2d. (2), 4a. on 5d., range of Fournier forgeries with pieces from record book reproductions, proofs, imperf. and perf. forgeries, Sperati forgeries incl. 1a. "ANL", 4a. grey with handstamp, genuine 8a. and 1r. grey, fake cancellations incl. Madame Joseph and 'Reykjavik' types, 'Hayman' imperfs. mint and used, 1891 manuscript provisionals with genuine 1/2a. on 3a. "AB" fiscally used 8d, 1895 provisional handstamps with Fournier fakes, 1895-96 'on India' with "Br1tish" in 2a. mint block of eighteen and 8a. mint block of nine (toned), 'on Zanzibar' overprints and '21/2" surcharges incl. genuine (both values), fair to fine. (Image1)

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Est. £2,500-3,000

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Minns: British East Africa Cancellations
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236 / Used / imageThe John Minns East Africa: Cancellations on adhesives, collection from 1890 to around 1906 on leaves with early and earliest recorded dates incl. Lamu without code c.d.s. "DE 29/90" on 1/2a. on 1d., "OC 27/90" on 1/2a. block of four, code A "JU 26/90" on 4a. on 5d., "JA 26/97" on "21/2" type 13 on 1a., 1896-1901 values to 71/2a., Mombasa "OC 14/90" on 1890-95 1a., squared circles on 1890-95 values to 1r. carmine with Lamu "NO 8/91" on 4a. yellow-brown, 1895-96 values to 8a., scarce Wasin without code "OC 7/92" and code A "MY 6/95" on 1890-95 1a., "SP 2/95" on 1895 1/2a., Ndii code B "21 JY/00" on 1896-1901 71/2a., hatched circles with Kismayu "4 JL 1901" and single circles fleurons with Kilindini "28 MY/1902" on 1897-1903 1r., Wasin "24 OC 1906" hatched circles tying 1904-07 1/2a., 1a. (1) and two 2a. vertical bisects to small piece, coloured cancellations, T.P.O. c.d.s's, Zanzibar cancellations incl. "JL.31/93" on I.B.E.A. 1890-95 2a. strip of three, B.E.A./Uganda mixed frankings, Uganda P.O.'s on values to 1r. (2), etc., fair to fine. (approx. 100 items) (Image1)

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Est. £500-600

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Minns: B.E.A. Post Offices 1896 to 1904
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237 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Post Offices 1896 to 1904: Escarpment: 1901 (Jan. 8) envelope to India franked B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1a. tied by fine strikes of "ESCARPMENT" c.d.s., apparently written by an Indian railway worker, with Mombasa Jan. 11, Sea Post Office A and Dina (Jhelum) Feb. 7 arrival c.d.s's on reverse, very slightly foreshortened at right as is usual, very scarce from this short-lived office. Ex Pennycuick. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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238 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Post Offices 1896 to 1904: Kikuyu: 1898 (Sept. 13) B.E.A. Co. 2a. registered envelope size F with added 'small Queen' 21/2a. showing "KIKURGU" squared circle on both sides (misspelt error), addressed to Kent by Charles Wise, Assistant Collector at Kikuyu with Mombasa Sept. 24 in blue and London Oct. 17 in red transit marks, opened for display. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

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239 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Post Offices 1896 to 1904: Kikuyu: 1899 (May 24) envelope to the Isle of Wight franked 'small Queen' 1a. tied by "KIKURGU" squared circle with Mombasa June 2 transit and Ventnor June 25 arrival on reverse. Ex Minto. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

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240 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Post Offices 1896 to 1904: Kikuyu: 1902 (Sept. 13) B.E.A. Co. 2a. registered envelope size F to London with added 'small Queen' 1a. cancelled on both sides by replacement "KIKUYU" hatched circle (very rare on cover), with Nairobi, Mombasa and Dec. 13 arrival datestamps. Also Uganda 1896 Type-set 1a. (thin "1", slight faults) cancelled by fine strike of the hatched circle with earliest recorded date "22 JA 1900". Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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