ZANZIBAR 1933 SGD11 Cover

Stock Code: P167011446

Postage Due. 1933 (26 AP) incoming airmail cover from London to "Hon. C. Seymour Hall, The Residency, Zanzibar", endorsed "Personal" on both front and flap, but underfranked at 5d (when the rate was 1s1d - 7d for first oz, 6d for additional oz.) by 1924-26 1d scarlet x5, tied by four strikes of despatch cds. On face, hexagonal "T" tax mark by airmail label, with M/S "2/160" indicating double deficiency of 160 gold centimes. On reverse, type KD13 arrival cds of "3 MY 33", with the deficiency of 100 Zanzibar cents paid by 1926-30 20c black/orange vertical strip of 3 (R1-3/1) and vertical pair (R2-3/2), tied by three strikes of type R7 "REG./ZANZIBAR" cds. The Postage Dues mostly defective, nevertheless a unique and spectacular usage, and the earliest recorded underpaid Airmail usage to Zanzibar. Ex Griffith-Jones and Sturton (Harmer Sept 2004, lot 1224 - realised £1646). Census listing F.173.


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