Zanzibar

Ref: P4600
  • £850.00

1896 size ‘F’ India 2 Annas registered envelope, overprinted ‘ZANZIBAR’ to Dar – Es – Salaam with two 1 Anna and a ½ Anna each cancelled ZANZIBAR 11 JU 96. This correctly pays the 4½ Annas rate (2 Annas registration envelope and 2½ Annas postage). A Dar – es – Salaam 16/6/96 arrival cancel is on the back. This is a very early use of these B. E. A. stamps that only arrived in Zanzibar in late May and were then overprinted by Thomas Remmington on arrival and issued on 1 June. A most appealing and rare cover.