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British Empire and Foreign Countries continued...

Minns: B.E.A. Post Offices 1896 to 1904 continued...
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281 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Post Offices 1896 to 1904: Wasin: 1899 (Aug. 10) envelope franked 'small Queen' tied by fine code A squared circle, addressed c/o Rev. Arthur Grafftey Smith at the C.M.S. Rabai Mission, approx. 20 miles inland with Mombasa Aug. 13 squared circle on reverse and runner's vertical fold. Ex Krieger. Very few covers or cards with Wasin squared circle cancellations sent during the B.E.A. period have been recorded. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: The Uganda Railway
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282 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1896 (Apr. 23) "On India" "ONE ANNA" on 11/2a. stationery card, blue overprint type PC5a with message from "Kilindini Camp/Uganda Ry/Mombasa" commercially used to London with Mombasa squared circle, Sea Post Office C (S.S. "Carthage"), Bombay/F May 10 and framed "MALDIRIGE" marks. Ex Dunstan. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
283 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1896 (May 25) envelope addressed to the Chief Engineer of the Beira Railway C.E. Chalton franked by 'On India' 1a. and 1a.6p. with Mombasa squared circle and Zanzibar May 28 transit backstamp. Ex Dunstan. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
284 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1896 (July 24) envelope believed addressed by Chief Engineer George Whitehouse to Hussein Bux in India franked by 'On India' 2a.6p. tied by Mombasa squared circle with Bombay/F Aug. 4 and Lahore Aug. 7 arrival c.d.s's on reverse, slight cover damage at left. In Feb. 1896 Whitehouse had commissioned Bux to supply Indian labour for the railway, Lahore intended to serve as the main recruiting centre. However, the Bombay Govt. had opposed the appointment and in June Bux had been replaced as agent in India by Messrs. Grindlay, Groom & Co. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
285 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1899 (Apr. 17) envelope to England franked B.E.A. 'small Queen' 21/2a. tied by "RAILHEAD/MOMBASA" squared circle and ms. line, sent by Col. Broome, officer commanding 1st Baluchi Battn. Light Infantry, with Mombasa Apr. 20 transit and Winchester May 13 arrival on reverse. Ex Pennycuick. The transportable Railhead P.O., in use between 1897 and 1902, was at this time between Machakos Road and Nairobi, approx. 300 miles from Mombasa. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
286 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: Selection incl. two runner mail covers with enclosed letters, the first an O.H.M.S. envelope to Nairobi with testimonial letter dated May 8 1899 on Uganda Railway stationery from transport officer William Brittlebank, the other an "East Africa & Uganda Mail" envelope to the English Club in Nakuru with letter on reverse of railway telegraph message form dated Feb. 18 1900 and written from Kedong by John McCarthy of the Transport Dept., also unused picture postcards of Mombasa and Nairobi railway stations, contemporary photo of Kilindini harbour, etc. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
287 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1901 (Feb. 17) envelope to India franked B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1/2a. pair tied by two fine overlapping strikes of "T.P.O. IN/SET No. 2" c.d.s., written by an Indian railway worker on Feb. 13, with Mombasa Feb. 25, Sea Post Office C (S.S. "Persia") and Jhelum City Apr. 3 arrival c.d.s's on reverse, a little creased and soiled, very slightly foreshortened at right as is usual. Railhead at this time was between Nakuru and Mau Summit. Ex Dunstan and Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
288 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1901 (May 21) Punjab Police envelope to London franked B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1a. pair tied by two fine strikes of "T.P.O. IN/SET No. 2" c.d.s. with July 8 squared circle arrival alongside, sent by Asst. Police Supt. Philip Goldney, engaged in railway security, backstamped Mombasa June 6 transit, locally redirected by William Watson & Co., original addressees, with affixed label and their cachets on reverse, vertical crease and slight staining. Ex Pennycuick and Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
289 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1902 (Apr. 29) envelope to London franked B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1a. tied by "EXPERIMENTAL P.O." c.d.s., backstamped Mombasa May 1 transit and May 27 arrival, vertical creases well clear, very scarce. During 1901 a post office was opened at 'Earthworks', the embanking gangs camp for workers employed on laying the railway. The camp was ahead of 'Railhead' and the Experimental P.O. cancellation was used at Earthworks between 1901 and 1903. Ex Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
290 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: The Uganda Railway: 1902 (Oct. 29) envelope to India franked B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1a. tied by "RAILHEAD/MOMBASA" c.d.s, initialled and endorsed "B.E. Africa/26/20/02" at left, with Mombasa Nov. 1 transit and Lahore Nov. 24 arrival on reverse, a little stained and slightly trimmed at left but rare. Ex Rossiter. After the Uganda Railway opened to passenger traffic on Mar. 1 1902 the Railhead P.O. moved back to Muhoroni, the base for construction engineers erecting permanent bridges on the Mau Escarpment. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: German Post Office in Lamu
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291 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: German Post Office in Lamu: Rare early incoming envelope addressed to Gustav Denhardt at "Lamu/East Coast of Africa/First Station between Aden and Zanzibar", sent "via Brindisi" from Grafengehaig, Bavaria Nov. 30 1888 franked 10pf. (2) and showing on reverse Munich transit and receiving datestamp "LAMU/OSTAFRIKA/ 16/1/89". Ex Fischer and 'signed' Mansfeld. 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 1 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. A German postal agency opened at Lamu on Nov. 22 1888 and continued in operation until Mar. 31 1891. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: German East Africa
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292 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: German East Africa: 1887, India 2a. registered envelope size F to Germany endorsed sent by "Fhr. von BÌ_low/ Usungula a/Rufu/Deutsch-Ost-Afrika", commander of the Deutsch-Ostafrikanischen Gesellschaft station on the Ruvu River, bearing India 3a. tied by superb Zanzibar Apr. 16 squared circle, backstamped Bombay May 1, Sea Post Office D (S.S. "Peshawar") and Coblenz May 22 arrival. •ÈÀFreiherr Albrecht von BÌ_low (1864-1892) had travelled to East Africa, purchased land and attempted to create a successful career for himself as a plantation owner but was later killed during the Arab uprising whilst attempting to rescue a colleague. He had been accompanied to Africa by his sister Frieda, later recognised both as an important novelist and a tireless advocate of German colonial expansion. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
293 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: German East Africa: 1889, envelope size F to Germany endorsed sent by "Freiher. von BÌ_low/Ras Muhesa bei Pangani" addressed to Sleiwitz, Silesia via the French P.O. in Zanzibar bearing France 5c. (2) and 15c. tied by Zanzibar c.d.s's, with Modane ÌÊ Paris transit in red with Oct. 21 arrival on reverse. Ex Walkley. Freiherr Albrecht von BÌ_low (1864-1892) had travelled to East Africa, purchased land and attempted to create a successful career for himself as a plantation owner but was later killed during the Arab uprising whilst attempting to rescue a colleague. He had been accompanied to Africa by his sister Frieda, later recognised both as an important novelist and a tireless advocate of German colonial expansion. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
294 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: German East Africa: 1891 German 10pf. stationery card endorsed from Bagamoyo Mar. 1 addressed to Kiel, Germany and sent via Zanzibar cancelled by "ZANZIBAR/KAISERL. DEUTSCHE/POSTAGENTUR" Mar. 2 c.d.s. with Mar. 26 arrival at left, vertical fold. The German postal agency in Zanzibar had opened on Aug. 27 1890, the Bagamoyo agency on Oct. 4. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
295 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: German East Africa: 1891 (Mar. 19) envelope in the hand of Emin Pasha sent from the Nile region of central Africa, registered to his sister in Neisse, Silesia at 40pf. rate franked by 10pf. (4, one missing serifs to "P" in right-hand scroll) tied by four strikes of German Zanzibar c.d.s. and with ms. registration label (in use from Feb. 1891) at left, backstamped Apr. 7 arrival. Steuer certificate (1993). Dr. Eduard Carl Oscar Theodor Schnitzer (1840-1892) was an Ottoman physician of German Jewish origin who had converted to Islam and took the name Mehemet Emin, later conferred with the honour "Pasha" by the Ottoman authorites. He had arrived at Khartoum in 1875 and was appointed as Medical Officer by General Gordon and in 1878 as Governor of the province of Equatoria. Driven out by the supporters of the Mahdi, Emin Pasha was cut off in Wadelai until 'rescued' by the Stanley Expedition in 1888. He then entered the service of the German East Africa Co. and in Apr. 1890 had left Bagamoyo on an expedition to the lakes in the interior and had departed to the west from Bukoba Station on Feb. 12 1891. Emin never returned to the coast and in Oct. 1892 was killed by two Arab slave traders at Kinena Station in the Congo. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £1,200-1,500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
296 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: German East Africa: 1891 German 10pf. stationery card endorsed from Pangani Mar. 27 addressed to Cassel, Germany and sent via Zanzibar cancelled by "ZANZIBAR/KAISERL. DEUTSCHE/POSTAGENTUR" Apr. 2 c.d.s. with Apr. 21 arrival at left, vertical fold. The German postal agency at Zanzibar opened on Aug. 27 1890 and closed on July 31 1891, the post office at Pangani not opening until June 15 1892. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
297 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: German East Africa: Emergency measures 1915-16, provisional envelope with seal and "Frankiert/mit 7 1/2 H" pre-franking in violet, used from Morogoro to Tabora with Mittelbahnpost oval d.s. of May 1 1916 showing "a" at foot, same day Tabora receiver on reverse, a few very trivial stains. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa
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298 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: 1894 (July 5), 1898 (Feb. 3) two "REICHSPOST" 10pf. stationery cards to Berlin, written from Zanzibar and each cancelled by "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKANISCHE/HAUPTLINIE" c.d.s. codes e (R.P.D. "Kanzler") and g (R.P.D. "General") respectively, the former with Aden Aug. 8 transit where transferred to the "Admiral", the latter with same day Zanzibar c.d.s., also Madagascar 15c. lettercard incoming to Zanzibar with added Reichspost 20pf. tied by Feb. 3 Seepost c.d.s. code e (R.P.D. "Kanzler") and same day Zanzibar arrival. (3 items) (Image1)

Est. £150-200

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
299 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: German Naval ship's mail, 1898 (June 7) and (Dec. 18) two Schiffspost overprint 10pf. stationery cards written from S.M.S. "Condor" at Zanzibar with "KAIS. DEUTSCHE/MARINE/SCHIFFSPOST" No. 10 cancellations, also 1909 and 1914 items to Germany from S.M.S. "See Adler" (based at Dar-es-Salaam from 1897 to 1914), the first a stampless official cover (reassembled for display) with two line "kommando" and circular "BRIEFSTEMPEL" handstamps, the second an amended civilian 3pf. stationery card with two line "Kassenverwaitung" and Marine Schiffspost No. 11 c.d.s. (4 items) (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
300 / Used / imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: 1899 picture postcard of Zanzibar addressed to Hamburg, Germany with greetings message dated May 20, carried on the R.P.D. "Koenig", bearing Zanzibar 1898 1a. tied by "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKANISCHE/HAUPTLINIE/ 5/6/99" code k c.d.s. with June 8 arrival. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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

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