ZANZIBAR 1926 SGD13 Cover

Stock Code: P167006018

Postage Due. 1926 (June) incoming printed "B. MOHANLALL, C/o Smith Mackenzie & Co, ZANZIBAR" cover, from Lucknow, India, unpaid at source and showing on face "MOHANLALGANJ/LUCKNOW" despatch cds of "7 JUN 26" and "T in circle" tax mark, with "MOHANLALGANJ" horseshoe "DUE" mark on reverse, and type D9 "ZANZIBAR" arrival cds of "Ju 21 26". The deficiency (2as = 40 gold centimes) paid on face by 1926-30 25c black/magenta postage due (R1/2 on sheet), uncancelled as usual (until mid-1929). Light cover creasing and the 25c due an uncharacteristic pale shade (not necessarily discoloured !), still fine and very rare. The earliest recorded use of the 25c value (and the second earliest cover from the 1926-30 issue), being one of just ten known, of which four pre-1929 with stamp uncancelled. Ex Griffith-Jones (census F.2, listed on p.455 of his book).

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