(French Post Office) 1897 (4 Sept) registered, slightly larger cover to Metz franked at 7½a. double rate with registration with 2a. on 20c., 2 ½a. on 25c. and 3a. on 30c. tied double ring cds, red framed ‘R’ handstamp, La Reunion A Marseille LV. No.3 octagonal maritime cancel, Metz arrival backstamp. The backflap is missing but still desirable as the latest recorded use of the red ‘R’.
(French Post Offices) 1889 (3 Dec) registered envelope to Berlin franked unoverprinted Sage 25c. marginal pair tied by two Zanzibar double-ring cds, red framed ‘R’ handstamp and red octagonal La Reunion A Marseille L.V. No.2 date stamp; central vertical filing crease and some slight toning on bottom perfs.
(French Post Offices) 1894 (Sept) double rate registered envelope to Tannwald, Austria franked unoverprinted ‘Sage’ 15c. and pair 30c. tied somewhat unclear Zanzibar double-ring cds, red framed ‘R’ handstamp at left, reverse with part La Reunion A Marseille maritime date stamp and arrival cds. Cut open down right side.
(French Post Offices) 1897 (23 Dec) registered double rate printed envelope to Dresden franks 1½ anna on 15c. (2), 2 annas on 20c. and 2½ annas on 25c. tied double-ring cds, fine octagonal La Reunion A Marseille L.U. No.2 date stamp; arrival backstamp.
(French Post Offices) 1899 (22 Fevr) registered envelope to Algeria, franked with surcharged and overprinted 2 annas on 20c. and 3 annas on 30c tied double ring cds, framed ‘R’ handstamp to left, reverse with Marseille transit and Le Kreider arrival of 21 Mars. Small wax seal on reverse JM of Jean Manoni, the Postmaster.
(French Post Offices) 1900 (28 Fevr) registered cover to Reunion franked 1894-95 4a on 40c. vertical strip of three, 10a on 1f pair and single and 50a. on 5f. tied double-ring cds, reverse with unclear octagonal French maritime date stamp and Reunion St Denis arrival cds. Fine condition cover with scarce 50a.
(French Post Offices) Two 1891 envelopes to Darmstadt, Germany, the first a single franking 25c. Sage written en route to Zanzibar by passenger on SS Amazone (LV No.3) from Marseilles, transferred at Aden (Oct 25) to the Ligne N mailboat to Marseilles, the second a double rate envelope from Zanzibar per French mail with La Reunion A Marseille LV.No.2 date stamp. The first with some tears and the second stained.
(German Post Offices) 1890 (11/10) envelope to Wilhelmhaven, Germany franked with two Germany20pf, each with top gutter margin tied by two Zanzibar/ Kaiserl Deutsche/ Postagentur date stamps, repeated at top. Reverse of envelope with illustrations and arrival cds of 3.11. Some slight tones, a rare cover from this German Postal Agency, operative between August 1890 and July 1891.
(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) 1933 incoming airmail cover from Dar es Salaam underfranked at 35c. single rate, with blue endorsement "over 1/2 oz./ T87 centimes" at lower left. On reverse arrival cds, with the double deficiency paid at the approximate conversion rate (87 gold centimes should properly have been 54 Zanzibar cents) by 1926-30 15c. black/orange corner vertical pair and 20c. black/orange and 1930-33 3c. black/rose tied by Reg Zanzibar cds. The 20c. due with corner faut, but a very rare and desirable mixed issue franking, with the 1930-33 3c. being one of just eight examples recorded on cover. Ex Griffith-Jones, described and illustrated on p 315 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.