ZANZIBAR 1930 SGD7 Cover

Stock Code: P167006183

Postage Due. 1930 (Dec) incoming cover from Pretoria, South Africa (with embossed logo of "THE STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LIMITED" on flap), underfranked by 1930-45 1d black and carmine "ship" (at domestic rate, when the empire rate was 2d), tied by machine cancel dated "10 DEC 1930" with hexagonal "T20 CENTIMES" applied on despatch. The deficiency paid by 1926-30 12c black/green postage due (R2/2 on sheet), a superb example of exceptional colour, tied by very fine type D8 "ZANZIBAR" cds dated "DE 23 30" (with matching arrival cds on reverse). A very rare and desirable cover, choice quality and most attractive, showing the blue crayon number "129" at left relating to a register of unpaid mail kept at the GPO between Sept 1930 and Aug 1932 only. Ex Griffith-Jones (listed in his census as F.71 on p.467 of his book) and Sturton (Harmer Sept 2004 lot 1220, realised £2882).


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