Includes British Somaliland and pre-Independence issues of Egypt and Sudan, as well as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar and British East Africa.
All issues for use in occupied Italian colonies during World War II are included, rather than just those used in East Africa.
Illustrated throughout and in colour and clear descriptions for easy identification.
Telegraph stamps for Sudan and Uganda and Egyptian Military Telegraphs are listed for the first time
Watermark varieties, shades, plate flaws, major errors, a guide to prices of stamps on cover to 1945, booklets, postage dues and official stamps are all included.
Fully priced listings are provided for Indian stamps used in Mombasa and Zanzibar and British stamps used in Egypt and there are extended notes on Egyptian stamps used in Ethiopia, Sudan and the Turkish Empire. The stamps of German East Africa are also included
Military Telegraph stamps used in Sudan now listed.
A number of new watermark and plate flaws have been added, with the second setting of the BMA Eritrea 5s. now recognized and new illustrations of the previously listed varieties on the British Somaliland overprints on India.
A supplementary listing of previously appendixed issues of Tanzania, subsequently put into use by the postal authority.
Prices have been extensively revised, with a number of significant increases.
New illustrations and additional notes appear throughout the catalogue.
Detailed Contents/Countries Covered
The Stanley Gibbons East Africa Catalogue lists and prices the stamps of British Empire and Commonwealth countries in the area from the earliest issues to date, to the level of detail familiar to users of the Part 1 British Commonwealth listings. The catalogue contains:
British Occupation of Italian Colonies including Middle East Forces (M.E.F. overprints), Cyrenaica, Eritrea, Somalia (includes E.A.F. overprints), Tripolitania
Egypt (up to 1922) • Egyptian Post Offices Abroad
British Forces in Egypt (1932–9)
Suez Canal Company
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika
British East Africa • East Africa and Uganda Protectorates