ZANZIBAR 1935 SGD9 Cover

Stock Code: P178000079

Postage Due. 1935 (21 JA) incoming "Rai Itmadi Jiwanbhai Lalji" printed cover with bilingual Gujrati-English address from Tanganyika, underfranked by 1927-31 5c green (the correct rate being 20c), tied by "TABORA-MWANZA T.P.O. DOWN" despatch cds, with boxed "T." tax handstamp and "30c" in blue crayon to indicate double deficiency in gold centimes. Transit backstamps of "DARESSALAAM-TABORA T.P.O. DOWN" (22 JA), DARESSALAAM (23 JA) and Zanzibar (24(JA), type KD13). The deficiency paid on arrival by 1926-30 18c black/salmon postage due (R3/2 on sheet), affixed on face and tied by type R7 "REG./ZANZIBAR" cds. Vertical cover fold, and the due stamp roughly separated, but a fine and interesting commercial usage, demonstrating continuing use of some values of the first 1926-30 issue. Ex Griffith-Jones (listed as Census F.235 on p.495 of his book) and CRL Dec 1994, lot 1092.


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