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Minns: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa continued...
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301 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: 1901, B.E.A. "On India" "ONE ANNA" on 11/2a. stationery card, blue overprint with added "REICHSPOST" 10pf., both cancelled by "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKANISCHE/HAUPTLINIE" c.d.s. of Sept. 2 written on board R.P.D. "Bundesrath" three days out from Mombasa by Rev. G.K. Baskerville addressed to Bishop Tucker in London with hooded arrival d.s. of Sept. 20 and redirected to Surbiton. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
302 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: 1902 envelope from Taveta to Celle, Germany carried on the R.P.D. "Gouverneur", bearing B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1/2a., 1a. pair tied by fine Taveta Jan. 5 hatched circles with very fine "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKANISCHE/HAUPTLINIE/ 16/1/02" code g c.d.s. below, Mombasa Jan. 8 transit and Feb. 5 arrival datestamps on reverse. Ex Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
303 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: 1902 'Denhardt' envelope from Lamu to Stadtsulza, Germany endorsed via Aden and carried on the R.P.D. "Gouverneur", bearing B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1/2a., 1a. pair tied by "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKANISCHE/HAUPTLINIE/ 5/9/02" code g c.d.s's with Denhardt's annotated receiving cachet and Sept. 21 arrival backstamp. Ex Siebentritt. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
304 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: 1903 envelope to Heidelberg, Germany carried on the R.P.D. "Herzog", bearing B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1/2a. and 2a. tied by "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKANISCHE/HAUPTLINIE/27 5/03" code h c.d.s's (applied when the ship was two days south of Aden), with June 9 arrival c.d.s. on reverse, mail having been offloaded at Naples for onward transmission. Ex Rossiter. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
305 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: 1903, attractive coloured postcard produced for Neukirchen Missionary Society Lamu Mission with message dated Nov. 8, addressed to Hamburg and carried on the "Kronprinz" bearing B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1a. tied by "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKANISCHE/HAUPTLINIE/22 11/03" code l c.d.s's with arrival c.d.s. at left. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
306 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Maritime Mail: German Seapost Mail from East Africa: Austrian-Lloyd Steamship Co., selection incl. fine "LLOYD AUSTRIACO" Mar. 3 1901 c.d.s. of the S.S. "Carinthia" on B.E.A. 'small Queen' 1a. block of four, S.S. "Africa" "AFRICA/O.E. LLOYD" c.d.s. on 1904 p.p.c. of the ship to Johannesburg (ex Sussex), 1905 Zanzibar p.p.c. to Durban with Mombasa transit (ex Rossiter), 1908 p.p.c. Constantinople to Trieste and an unused p.p.c. of the ship, S.S. "Bohemia" "BOHEMIA/O.E. LLOYD" on 1905 p.p.c. from Louren̤o Marques to Cairo (with mixed franking), S.S. "Koerber" "KOERBER/O.E. LLOYD" applied at Zanzibar on 1906 cover from Mozambique bearing 5r., 15r. and 100r. (7 items) (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Uganda: Early Mail
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307 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Lugard Correspondence from Uganda: I.B.E.A. envelope to Shillong, India (redirected to Kohima) addressed in the hand of Capt. Frederick Lugard with initials at lower left and sent from Kampala Fort during Mar. 1891, franked by B.E.A. 1/2a. and 1a. pair tied by Mombasa "JY 2/91" c.d.s's with, on the reverse, next day Zanzibar Sea Post Office A July 14, Shillong July 25, Kohima July 31 and Dimapur Aug. 2 c.d.s's. Having secured Uganda for the I.B.E.A. company by treaty signed on Dec. 26 1890, Frederick (later Lord) Lugard spent three months at Mengo establishing Kampala Fort, leaving on Apr. 8 1891 after the arrival of reinforcements in order to carry out a punitive expedition against Muslim rebels. Journey time on foot from Uganda to the coast was around three months. This is the earliest known 21/2a. rate cover to India, the rate having apparently reduced from 3a. on July 1, and one of two known covers sent by Lugard to former army colleagues by this mail. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £1,500-2,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
308 / On piece, front, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Early Mission Mail to Uganda: 1893 I.B.E.A. 2a. stationery front addressed to "The Right Revd. Bp. Tucker D.D./Uganda/ c/o Boustead Ridley & Co./Zanzibar" with Tucker's receiving note "Burt/May 29th 1893". Rev. Frederick Burt of the C.M.S. was resident at the Jilore Mission at Malindi, B.E.A. Tucker was on his second tour of Uganda mission stations and had received the cover at Mengo. The Boustead Ridley missionary mail service had opened from Zanzibar to Lake Victoria in 1883 and a new contract via Saadani (German East Africa) had begun in 1891. Ex Dunstan. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-400

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
309 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Mission Mail from Uganda during B.E.A. Stamp Shortage: 1895 envelope to his future wife in England in the hand of Rev. Richard Herbert Leakey (1868-1937) at Mengo with initials at lower left and endorsement "Mengo/Uganda/15/7/95" on reverse, carried to Mombasa by agents Boustead Ridley but forwarded to Zanzibar for franking due to shortage of lower value stamps. Paid at 5a. double rate by India 1/2a. (2) and 1a. strip of four tied by Zanzibar "27 SE 96" c.d.s's, carried to Aden on the S.S. "Kilwa", backstamped Aden Oct. 8 transit and Reading Oct. 21 arrival. The Boustead Ridley northern route via British East Africa had begun in 1893 after the opening of an agency in Mombasa in November. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £2,000-2,500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
310 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Early Mission Mail: 1896 envelope from Miss Edith Furley to Mrs. Baylis, wife of the C.M.S. Africa Secretary, in London, initialled at lower left, franked at 5a. double rate by British East Africa 'On India' 2a.6p. pair tied by Mombasa "FE 27/96" squared circles with Mar. 23 arrival backstamp, having been carried on the S.S. "Goa" to Aden. Edith Markham Furley, a former nurse, was one of the first party of five C.M.S. ladies sent to Uganda and was placed in charge of baptism and confirmation classes at Mengo as well as teacher training. In this early period mail from the missions to the exterior was franked with B.E.A. stamps by postal officials in Mombasa, the cost being debited to the sender's account by reference to the endorsed initials. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
311 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Early Mission Mail: 1896 envelope from Miss Edith M. Furley to Mrs. Baylis, wife of the C.M.S. Africa Secretary, in London, initialled at lower left, franked at 5a. double rate by British East Africa 'On India' 1a.6p. pair and 2a. tied by Mombasa "MY 26/96" squared circles with June 15 arrival backstamp, having been carried on the S.S. "Madura" to Aden. Edith Markham Furley, a former nurse, was one of the first party of five C.M.S. ladies sent to Uganda, placed in charge of baptism and confirmation classes at Mengo as well as teacher training. In this early period mail from the missions to the exterior was franked with B.E.A. stamps by postal officials in Mombasa, the cost being debited to the sender's account by reference to the endorsed initials. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
312 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Early Mission Mail: 1896 envelope addressed by Rev. Robert H. Walker to his father in England, initialled at lower left franked at double rate by B.E.A. 'small Queen' 5a. for external postage at double rate cancelled by Mombasa Nov. 7 squared circle, carried to Aden on the S.S. "Goa" and with Great Yarmouth Nov. 28 arrival backstamp. In this early period mail from the missions to the exterior was franked with B.E.A. stamps by postal officials in Mombasa, the cost being debited to the sender's account by reference to the endorsed initials. This cover would have left Mengo for the coast by the August mail prior both to the establishment on Sept. 30 of the 4a. mandatory charge for transit via Kikuyu, B.E.A. and the issue of Rev. Rowling's type-set stamps on Nov. 7. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
313 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Early Mission Mail: 1896 envelope from Miss Eleanor Browne at Mengo to Great Yarmouth, initialled and dated "27.11.96" at lower left, without evidence of payment of internal postage but franked by B.E.A. 'small Queen' 21/2a. for external postage cancelled by Mombasa Jan. 31 1897 squared circle, carried to Aden on the S.S. "Canara" and with Feb. 22 arrival backstamp, slight staining. Eleanor Elizabeth Browne was one of the first party of five C.M.S. ladies sent to Uganda and worked mainly in the dispensary, later marrying Rev. Frank Rowling at Mengo on Feb. 7 1898. In this early period mail from the missions to the exterior was franked with B.E.A. stamps by postal officials in Mombasa, the cost being debited to the sender's account by reference to the endorsed initials. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
314 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: Mail from Uganda using the British East Africa 1897 Provisionals, Envelope endorsed from "Lt. Dugmore/Uganda" and with personal monogram at lower left, bearing "21/2" type 14 on Zanzibar 1a. indigo and red tied by Mombasa Jan. 2 1897 squared circle, addressed to his mother in Guernsey with Jan. 26 arrival backstamp, some creasing. Lt. William Brougham Francis Radclyffe Dugmore (1868-1917) of the King's African Rifles, son of the notorious 'Mad Francis' Dugmore, was on military service in Uganda. In late 1897 the mutiny of many of the protectorate's Sudanese troops threatened British control of the whole northern lakes region and in Jan. 1898 Dugmore replaced Capt. Thruston as officer commanding Bunyoro when the latter was called away to deal with mutineers. Three covers dated Jan. 2 1897 and bearing the provisional, used to frank mail for S.S. "Goa", the monthly British India mailboat to Aden, are recorded. Photo, (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Uganda: 1896 Type-set
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315 Unused imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: 1896 Type-set Issue: Thick white paper 1a. (both), 2a., 4a., thin toned paper 8a. pair [R. 1/3-4] and single, 1r., 5r. pair [4/1-2], unused, odd trivial imperfection but chiefly fine. (10) (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
316 Unused bl imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: 1896 Type-set Issue: 1a. with thick "1", complete unused sheet of 32 from the Second Printing, both panes se-tenant, [R. 3/1] in each showing small "O" in "POSTAGE", [R. 4/2] in each showing broken "O" in "PROTECTORATE", both [R. 1/4] and [R. 3/4] in each with sloping "ATE" in "PROTECTORATE", mainly fine and rare. S.G. 55, a, cat. £860+. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
317 Unused bl imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: 1896 Type-set Issue: 2a., Second Printing, full unused pane of sixteen, [R. 3/1] with small "O" in "POSTAGE", horizontal and vertical folds otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 56, a, cat. £419+. Photo. 1r. horizontal pair on toned paper [R. 3/1-2], one with small "O". S.G. 56. (Image1)

Est. £110-130

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
318 Unused imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: 1896 Type-set Issue: 1r. horizontal pair on thin toned paper [R. 3/1-2], one with small "O", unused, light diagonal bend otherwise fine. S.G. 60, a, cat. £435+. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
319 / Used / imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: 1896 Type-set Issue: 5r. on thin toned paper, corner marginal [R. 1/4], used with Kampala "JA 28/99" c.d.s. S.G. 61, cat. £350. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
320 / Used / imageThe John Minns East Africa: Uganda: 1896 Type-set Issue: Used selection comprising 2a., 3a. full row of four, 4a., 8a., 1r. and 5r. with c.d.s. cancellations of Ankole (3a., 1r.), Eldoma (4a.), Kampala (2a.) or Lubas (5r.), odd crease otherwise chiefly fine. (9) Photo. (Image1)

Est. £200-220

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

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