(Corfu) 1875 stampless mourning entire from Messina, Sicily with Napoli and Brindisi transits on reverse, bearing black handstamped ‘T’ on front and on arrival large ‘120’ handstamp and two 60 lepta Postage Dues applied and tied with numeral in lozenge; fine and scarce.
(Genova) 1871 stampless entire from Genova to Tunisi bearing despatch cds and company chop. On arrival 60c. Postage Due applied and tied Tunisi Poste Italiane cds which is repeated on reverse together with a Cagliari transit. Fine and rare with Colla Asinelli certificate.
(Italian Post Office) 1875 stampless cover from Napoli to Alexandria charged at 80c. (double rate) folowing UPU regulation, with Postage Dues 10c. pair and a 60c. tied Alessndria D’Egitto Poste Italiane cds, repeated on reverse. Despite adopting the U.P.U.’s double rate, the Italians did not reduce the postage to the suggested 25c., eventually reducing to 30c in 1876. Cover illustrated page 88 of Peter Smith’s book.
(Postage Due) 1921 (10-2) stampless envelope to Tirane bearing Shkoder cds at left with handstamped 'T' alongside, a manuscript "50" charge at centre, to right a 50q. postage due applied and tied Tirane cds of 12.2., reverse with initial arrival of 11.2. Some slight faults, still a good example of a rare example of postage due usage.
(Postage Due) 1930 (JY 1) incoming underpaid cover from Kampala, Uganda to Poste Restante, underfranked with 1c., 'T' in circle and plain 'T' tax mark alongside, deficiency of 14 Uganda cents calculated as 35 gold centimes (=21 Zanzibar cents) paid by 1926-30 21c. black/orange postage due tied cds, subsequently marked with red m/s cross and initials, and charged "Charges Paid" below, the same ink deleting Tax marks and used fro the return address to Kampala. Philatelic (with the co-operation of the Zanzibar postmaster), still scarce and very fine. Ex Griffith-Jones, page 462 of his book.
(Postage Due) 1931 (Dec 10) unpaid ‘Cutress’ cover from London with Post Early for Christmas slogan cancel, blue “T.30” to indicate double deficiency of 1 ½d. x 2 (= 30 gold centimes), arrival backstamp of 30 DE, with 1930-33 6c. black/yellow and 12c. black/bue applied on face and tied by Zanzibar cds of following day. Fine and scarce. Ex Griffith-Jones.
(Postage Due) 1931 (JA 29) incoming ‘Mehta’ cover from Nairobi, underfranked at 14c rate tied, ‘T’ in circle tax mark at lower, arrival backstamp with the correct 2c. deficiency paid by 1926-30 2c. black/orange postage due tied neat cds. Philtelic, but very fine and the only recorded single usage of this stamp. Ex Griffith-Jones, illustrated in his book.
(Postage Due) 1931 cover from Japan to a Japanese resident or business, the adhesive is missing, circular-framed ‘35/CTMS/T’ handstamp and manuscript “70” and “130”, 1926-30 21c. black/orange postage due applied and tied cds. Some faults with stamp roughly separated at base, an unusual source country.
(Postage Due) 1932 (3 OC) incoming printd commercial cover from India, underfranked on reverse by two 1a. tied Kalavad cds of 17 Sep, Kalavad/Due horseshoe taxmark (partly obscured) and bold ‘T 10 Cents’to indicate double deficiency in gold centimes, part arrival backstamp of 2 OC, with 1930-33 6c. black/yellow (6th setting, 1st printing, R2/2) applied on face and tied by Reg Zanzibar cds of following day. Small envelope faults but a fine and striking commercial usage. Ex Griffith-Jones (illustrated as fig 11.25 on p.306 of his book).
(Postage Due) 1932 (3 Sep) unpaid ‘Cutress’ cover from London with Telephone slogan cancel, hexagonal ‘T/30/L’ charge handstamp to indicate double deficiency of 1 ½d. x 2 (= 30 gold centimes), arrival backstamp of 2 OC, with 1926-30 18c. black/orange postage due (R2/2 on sheet) applied on face and tied by very fine Reg Zanzibar double-circle cds of following day. Fine and scarce. Ex Griffith-Jones (illustrated on p.331 of his book)
(Postage Due) 1934 (23 Aug) unpaid cover from Majunga, Madagascar with despatch on front together with triangular framed ‘T’, manuscript “R” (in pencil) and “100” in red crayon. On reverse arrival cds with postage dues to value of 31c. (apparently rflecting a recaluculated deficinency of 50 gold centimes) applied, comprising 1926-30 9c black/orange certical strip of 3 (R3-5/1 on sheet, showing ‘cent.s’ error on central stamp) and 1930-33 2c. black/salmon horizontal pair (6th setting, 3rd printing, R2/1-2) tied by three strikes of Reg/ Zanzibar cds. Some creasing affecting some stamps, still a spectacular and desirable mixed issue franking, with rare commercial usage of 9c. error in a se-tenant mutiple, which is also the latest recorded date of this value. Ex Griffith-Jones.
(Postage Due) 1934 stampless cover bearing fine Paquebot Zanzibar backstamp, ‘T’ in circle handstamp at top right, postage dues applied on front, 1926-30 18c. black/orange and 1930-33 2c. black/salmon x 2 and 3c. black/rose (small fault bottom left) tied by fine cds.
(Postage Due) 1936 (14 NO) incoming airmail cover from Kilindini, Kenya, underfranked with ‘T’ handstamp and m/s “2/50” on despatch, indicating a double deficiency of 50 (gold centimes) = 40 Zanzibar cents, 1936 40c. ultramarine postage due applied and tied Reg. Zanzibar cds of 16 NO. Some slight imperfections still a very fine and rare cover, being the earliest recorded commercial usage of the 1936 Due issue, and the first involving an airmail rate. Ex Griffith-Jones.
(Postage Due) 1942 (1 AU) incoming censored stampless cover written in arabic and translated on arrival, maybe carried by private ship, charged “60” in pencil which would equate double deficiency of 3a6p (x2) the rate from the Gulf, and paid by 1936 Due 30c. brown vertical pair tied cds. Censorship on arrival with Opened by Examiner/ U tape. Ex Griffith-Jones.
(Scarpanto) 1943 Government envelope with hand stamp Stazione Carabinieri Reali/ Scarpanto to National Fascist Institute with 50c. and 1L. Postage Dues tied Rodi cds; light central vertical filing crease, unusual item.