Nyasaland / Tanganyika

Ref: K3686
  • £375.00

1917 cover sent locally franked with a pair of Nyasaland 1d's and a vertical pair of ½d's overprinted N. F. tied by squared circle NYASALAND FF 2 MY 19 17 cancels. On this date the F F 2 cancel was being used in LIKUYU, a village 45 miles east of Songea in the southern part of Tanganyika. Although a 'Rivers' cover this is an extremely early usage of this cancel in Likuyu, and as such is a rare and desirable item.