Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 December, 2021

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Category — Zanzibar Postage Dues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3384
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3384, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 6c Black on Orange, Postage Due, "cent.s" for "cents." (J3Ac; SG D4a). Position R. 4/1, uncancelled but previously used, slight trace of soiling and creasing

FINE AND RARE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENTS POSTAGE DUE WITH THE "CENT.S" ERROR. AN IMPORTANT ZANZIBAR AND POSTAGE DUE RARITY OF THE WORLD.

Ex Trueman and Griffith-Jones (and illustrated in his book). With 1998 B.P.A. certificate. SG £24,000. Scott $25,000.00

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E. 10,000-15,000
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3385
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3385, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 12c Black on Orange, Postage Due, "I" of "Insufficiently" Omitted (J4A var; SG D6b). Position R. 4/2, uncancelled but previously used, trivial faults incl. minor wrinkles and minute tear at bottom left

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENTS POSTAGE DUE WITH "I" OF "INSUFFICIENTLY" OMITTED. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THIS VARIETY WHICH WAS UNKNOWN PRIOR TO ITS DISCOVERY IN 2010. AN EXCEPTIONAL RARITY.

Ex Griffith-Jones. With 2011 B.P.A. certificate. Unlisted in Scott. SG £21,000

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E. 10,000-15,000
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3386
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3386, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 12c Black on Orange, Postage Due, "cent.s" for "cents." (J4Ac; SG D6a). Position R. 4/1, uncancelled but previously used, bright and fresh colors

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENTS POSTAGE DUE WITH "CENT.S" ERROR IN REMARKABLY FRESH CONDITION.

Interestingly enough, this was first listed in Stanley Gibbons catalogue in 1939 but deleted in the 2006 edition as its whereabouts was unknown. It was re-listed in the 2015 edition.

Ex Karimjee and Griffith-Jones. With 2014 R.P.S. certificate. SG £21,000. Scott $21,000.00

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E. 10,000-15,000
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3387
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3387, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 12c Black on Green, Postage Due, "cent.s" for "cents." (J4Bc; SG D7a). Position R. 4/1, used with 25c Black on Magenta (J8B; SG D13), bottom left corner margin single (Position R. 5/1), tied on small piece by Zanzibar Nov. 14, 1929 circular datestamp, 25c with insignificant corner crease, still Very Fine, a rare and desirable combination of values, especially with the 12c error of which only six examples are recorded, ex Griffith-Jones, catalogued simply as error, SG £1,700, Scott $1,750.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3388
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3388, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 18c Black on Salmon, Postage Due (J6a; SG D9). Position R. 3/2, roughly separated, tied on front of incoming cover by Zanzibar Registered cancel, printed "Rai Itmadi Jiwanbhai Lalji" cover originating in Tanganyika with 5c Green (correct rate 20c) and tied by "Tabora-Mwanza T.P.O. Down" circular datestamp, boxed "T." handstamp and "30c" in blue crayon, Dar es Salaam transit datestamp, cover with minor file fold, Very Fine, a scarce commercial use of the Zanzibar postage due, ex Griffith-Jones and listed in his census as F.235

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3389
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3389, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1926-30, 25c Black on Magenta, Postage Due, "cent.s" for "cents." (J8B var; SG D13a). Position R. 4/1, tied on piece by light 1930 circular datestamp and with red manuscript cross to indicate charges paid, trivial bend and some excess glue at bottom just affects the stamp

FINE. A RARE VARIETY OF WHICH ONLY FOUR ARE RECORDED.

Ex Griffith-Jones and illustrated in his book. Unlisted in Scott. SG £4,000

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3390
ogbl
Sale 1246, Lot 3390, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1926-30 Typeset Postage Due Complete Sheets (J1/J11; SG D1/D17). Remarkable group of 15 sheets of ten (2x5) on exhibit pages complete with plating notes, the complete representation of each of the values known as sheets (without 6c, 12c and 25c as they are obviously absent and not known in sheet form), incl. 3c, 9c and 15c-75c each with "cent.s" error in pos. R. 4/1, with both 18c colors, plus 1c, 2c, 3c, 9c and 15c without the error in the corrected setting, few sheets with the odd minor fault which is typical of this poor quality paper, 75c with margin fault above R. 1/1, Fine-Very Fine, a remarkable and rare group of sheets incl. ten sheets containing the collectible "cent.s" error, ex Griffith-Jones

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3391
ogbl
Sale 1246, Lot 3391, Zanzibar Postage DuesZANZIBAR, 1930-33 Typeset Postage Due Complete Sheets (J12-J17; SG D18-D24). Group of eight sheets of ten (2x5) on exhibit pages complete with plating notes, comprising of each of the values, with 2c (6th setting, 4th printing), 3c (6th setting, 1st printing), 6c (4th setting), two 12c (1st and 3rd setting), two 25c Pink (2nd and 5th setting), and 25c Dull Violet (6th setting, 5th printing), fresh and Very Fine group which is particularly rare in complete sheets, ex Griffith-Jones

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E. 1,500-2,000
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