ZANZIBAR 1885 SGZ43 Cover

Stock Code: P201015056

1885 (JA 16) incoming cover to Zanzibar, carried by private ship and franked on reverse at correct 2a rate (in force from Nov 1881) by India 1873 ½a blue (Die II) block of three and single, tied on arrival by individual good to fine strikes of type Z4 squared circle (four bars at corners). The cancel shows day and month only (no year), as was the case from Jan to Sept 1885, with "JA 16" believed to be the the earliest recorded date for this phenomenon. Cover creases (clear of stamps), still good condition and appearance. A rare usage and franking. Ex Minns.


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ZANZIBAR 1885 SGZ43 Cover - £350.00

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