Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 26th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
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Auction Lots - Page 20
1958


  1883-89 Mint and used study, the 1883-84 issues (37) including ½d yellow-buff mint (2, one double perfs at right) and used, ½d green detached triangle variety mint and used (2, one on philatelic cover, faults), the 1887-89 issues (92) including 4d mint pair with reversed watermark, 1/- sepia mint (7) and used (3), and 1888 4d on 1/- mint (12) and used (4). S.G. 26/42, £8,700. (145). £450-550

ZANZIBAR

Postage Due Mail

References are taken from "The Postage Dues of Zanzibar 1875-1964" by John Griffith-Jones, published by The B.P.A Expertising Educational Charity, 2014.

1959
  1891-99 Cover and cards (3) all with boxed "FOREIGN POSTAGE DUE / .. ANNAS .. PIES" applied in Zanzibar, comprising 1891 India ½a envelope franked ½a, sent internally then redirected from the Dead Letter Office Lucknow to Zanzibar with redirection slip tied by Sea Post Office, Aden and Zanzibar datestamps, charged 3a; G.E.A 3p postcard from Dar-es-Salaam to H.M.S "Swallow" at Zanzibar charged 1a, redirected to Simons Town; 1896 India ¼a postcard sent within Zanzibar to S.M.S "Condor" charged 6p; 1899 B.E.A ½a postcard from Mombasa to Zanzibar charged 1a. A scarce group, the first the earliest recorded example of this charge mark. (4). £250-300
1960
Click to view full image... 1926 (July 21) Stampless cover from India to Zanzibar backstamped at Sisendi, Lucknow and Zanzibar, Indian tombstone charge mark and "T" handstamp, bearing an uncancelled 25c magenta postage due (postage due stamps not cancelled before the middle of 1929). A rare stamp on a commercial cover and an early use of this first postage due issue, item number 3 in the John Griffith-Jones listing (and one of six single 25c uses recorded on cover), illustrated on page 288 of the handbook. S.G. D13, £1,300 as a stamp. Photo on Page 252. £500-600
1961
Click to view full image... 1929 (Jan 24) Cover from India to Zanzibar with 1a cancelled at Crawford Market, handstamped "T", bearing an uncancelled 12c green postage due. A scarce stamp on a commercial cover, item number 12 in the John Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D7, £600 as a stamp. Photo on Page 252. £250-300
1962
Click to view full image... 1929 (Jan 26) Cover from Tongobory, Madagascar, franked 25c pair to Zanzibar, handstamped "T", bearing 18c orange postage due with "cent·s" variety, the stamp uncancelled and unfortunately damaged at left but very rare on a commercial cover, the earliest use of any "cent·s" variety on cover. Item 15 in the John Griffith-Jones listing, illustrated on page 292 of his handbook. S.G. D10a, £400 as a stamp. Photo on Page 252. £200-250
1963
Click to view full image... 1929 (May 1) Stampless cover with Chakichaki, Pemba backstamp, to the Customs House at Zanzibar, handstamped "T" and "POSTAGE DUE / 1as", bearing two uncancelled 3c orange dues, two vertical creases, otherwise fine and a very scarce commercial cover. The only known use of these Pemba due handstamps at this period (with charge shown in Annas although these had been replaced by cents in 1908!), and the latest known cover with these first issue dues left uncancelled. Item 17 in the Griffith-Jones listing, illustrated on pages 142 and 293 of his handbook. S.G. D3. Photo on Page 258. £250-300
1964
Click to view full image... 1929 (Nov 9) Unpaid cover posted within Zanzibar, handstamped "T", bearing two 3c orange dues (one with corner fault at left) cancelled by Zanzibar c.d.s, part of reverse torn away, the front fine looking. The earliest recorded cover with Zanzibar dues cancelled by a datestamp, item 18 in the Griffith-Jones listing, illustrated on page 294 of his handbook, rare and commercial. Photo on Page 258. £300-400
1965
Click to view full image... 1930 (June 12) Large piece bearing 1c, 3c, 18c salmon and 50c postage dues each tied by a Zanzibar c.d.s, "T" handstamp alongside, endorsed "Charges Paid" in red ink with a matching red cross and initials on each of the due stamps and red lines through the "T" handstamp, all done upon redirection. A unique combination of dues, the earliest recorded use of the 1c, 18c salmon and 50c values, and one of just eight recorded properly used examples of the 50c. Item 29 in the Griffith-Jones listing of known "covers", very scarce. S.G. D1,3,9,16, £565+. Photo on Page 258. £200-250
1966
  1930 (June 18) Stampless front from Kampala, Uganda, to Zanzibar, handstamped "T" with 21c due tied by Zanzibar c.d.s (June 27), item 31 in the Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D12. £100-120
1967
Click to view full image... 1931 (Jan 8) Stampless cover from London to L. Hollingworth in Zanzibar with "3D / TO PAY / W.C.1" dues applied in error, manuscript "T30", 12c green "cent·s" variety + 1930 6c yellow dues tied by a Zanzibar c.d.s (Jan 27), manuscript "1073" register number. The 12c with small defect at foot, nevertheless the only recorded example of this 12c variety recorded on cover, with just six examples of this variety recorded in total. Item 72 in the Griffith-Jones listing, illustrated on page 329 of the handbook. A unique and important cover. S.G. D7a, 21, £1,740 as stamps. Photo on Page 258 £800-1,000
1968
Click to view full image... 1931 (Jan 26) Cover from Nairobi, Kenya, to Mrs F.M Mehta in Zanzibar franked 8c, handstamped "T", bearing 2c + 1930 6c dues tied by Zanzibar datestamps (Jan. 29). Item 80 in the Griffith-Jones listing, very fine. S.G. D2, 21. Photo on Page 258. £250-300
1969
Click to view full image... 1931 (Mar 10) Cover from Entebbe, Uganda, to H. Alley at The Treasury, Zanzibar, franked 1c, hexagonal framed "T" with manuscript "35ctms", bearing 1c + 20c dues tied by Zanzibar datestamps (Mar. 18). Item 21 in the Griffith-Jones listing, illustrated on page 327 of his handbook. Fine and an unusual combination of dues (instead of a single 21c), the 1c value rare on cover, with just six covers recorded bearing this value. S.G. D1,11, £240 as stamps. Photo on Page 258. £300-350
1970
Click to view full image... 1931 (Dec 27) Stampless cover from Kilindini, Kenya, with violet octagonal framed "T / 50 CENTIMES", 1930 25c rose due tied by Zanzibar c.d.s (Dec 31), manuscript "1777" register number. A fine and very scarce commercial cover, item 127 in the Griffith-Jones listing, illustrated on page 303 of his handbook. S.G. D23, £150 as a stamp. Photo on Page 261. £300-350
1971
Click to view full image... 1933 (Apr 26) Air Mail cover from London The Hon. C. Seymour Hall, The Residency, Zanzibar, franked 5d but underfranked and a double rate cover, handstamped "T" and marked "2/160", the reverse bearing five 20c orange dues (vertical pair + strip of three, two stamps partly torn away) tied by Reg. Zanzibar datestamps (May 3). A unique and spectacular franking, item 173 in the Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D11, £400 as stamps. Photo on Page 258. £400-500
1972
Click to view full image... 1933 (May 11) Cover from Kitale, Kenya, to Zanzibar franked 5c, handstamped "T", with a 15c due tied by Reg. Zanzibar c.d.s (May 15). A scarce commercial cover, item 174 in the Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D8. Photo on Page 261. £300-350
1973
Click to view full image... 1933 (June 1) Unpaid local cover to A. Versi, handstamped "T", reverse with 15c due vertical pair including "cent·s" variety + 1930 3c tied by Zanzibar datestamps. A rare use of the 15c "cent.s" variety on cover, item 178 in the Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D8/a,19, £315 as stamps. Photo on Page 261. £300-400
1974
  1933 (Oct 14) Air Mail cover from Calcutta to Zanzibar franked ½a + Air 2a + 6a, marked as a double weight cover with "T" handstamp, with 18c salmon due tied by Reg. Zanzibar c.d.s (Oct 25). The India stamps unfortunately torn from the cover, the stamped piece then reinstated, still a very scarce commercial cover, not recorded in the Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D9. £100-120
1975
  1934 (Sep 28) Stampless cover to Mrs L.H Trueman, E.T.C, Zanzibar, bearing 18c orange vertical pair, the upper stamp with "cent·s" variety, a Zanzibar c.d.s applied to the lower stamp only. Clearly cancelled to order but still an uncommon variety on cover, item 216 in the Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D10/a, £490 as stamps. £120-150
1976
  1934 (Nov 16) Stampless cover to Mrs L.H Trueman, E.T.C, Zanzibar, bearing 15c and 18c orange vertical pairs, both with "cent·s" variety on the upper stamp, a Zanzibar c.d.s applied to the lower stamps only. Clearly cancelled to order but still uncommon varieties on cover. Item 231 in the Griffith-Jones listing, illustrated on page 333 of his handbook. S.G. D8/a,10/a, £735 as stamps. £160-180
1977
Click to view full image... 1935 (Dec 25) Cover from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika, to Zanzibar franked 5c, manuscript "T30c", with 18c salmon due tied by Reg Zanzibar c.d.s (Dec 27). A fine cover, the due used just five days before these stamps were replaced by the regular dues issued on January 1st 1936. Item 243 in the Griffith-Jones listing. S.G. D9. Photo on Page 261. £200-250

END OF SALE

Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 26th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
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