ZANZIBAR 1890 SGZ64/5 Cover

Stock Code: P201006012

1890 (JA 3) usage of India ½a green P/S cover from Zanzibar to Berlin, uprated by India 1882-90 1a brown-purple and 1a6p sepia to pay 3a UPU rate. The indicium and adhesives cancelled/tied by individual very fine strikes of type Z5 ZANZIBAR squared circle (three bars at corners), with very fine octagonal "LA REUNION A MARSEILLE / LV.No.3" French ship ds of same day below (carried on S.S. "Amazone"). Addressed to Kuno Freiherr von Bulow, from his wife, the author Frieda Sophie von Bulow (1857-1909), shortly before her return to Germany with malaria. Trivial cover marks and blemishes mentioned for accuracy, nevertheless a most attractive and rare usage, full of character, with embossed crest at upper left on face, and sealed on reverse by three red oval wafers (embossed with family crest), tied by arrival backstamps of 23 Jan.


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