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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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French Offices in Zanzibar

Lots 635-639

Lot 635    

French Offices in Zanzibar, 1889-95 Forerunner Covers, lot of five covers usages bearing issues of France; includes two 25c solo usages to England in 1890, 25c pair and single on 1892 registered cover to Germany (stamp flaws), 25c single on cover to Germany in 1891 and 1894, some small flaws, generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 636    

French Offices in Zanzibar, 1889-95 Forerunner Covers, one Postal entire and four postal card usages bearing issues of France; includes 25c letter card front to Germany in 1889, 10c black on lilac post card usages to Germany in 1889 and 1890, registered 15c entire uprated (one stamp missing) and a 10c postal card to Germany sent in 1895; some small flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 637    

French Offices in Zanzibar, 1890 German Consulate Cover to Dortmund, Germany, franked with France 1890, 50c rose on rose tied by "Zanzibar, Aout 18, 90" cds with second strike alongside, with blue embossed German Consulate seal on front and reverse, Paris transit and receiving backstamps; cover file fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

The German post office in Zanzibar was opened nine days after this sending on August 27th.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 638 /o   

French Offices in Zanzibar, 1896-1904 Postal Stationery, includes a selection of nine 1896-98, 1a on 10c cards including postal replys, red and blue overprints including 4 used, and a 1903 10c red card unused, letter cards with a variety on seven 2½a on 25c cards mostly unused, scarce 1904 25c blue on pink card unused and four ½a on 5c entire mostly used, generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 639    

French Offices in Zanzibar, 1897-1901 French Offices in Zanzibar Issues on Cover, of 5 covers (one partial) and card franked with the 1896-1900 issue; includes 1897 registered cover to Germany franked with 1896, 2½a on 25c pair (Sc. 22), similar 1897 usage franked with 1896, 2a on 20c, three singles + 2½a on 25c (21+22), 1899 registered use to France bearing 1896, ½a on 5c, five singles + 10a on 1fr (17+26), 1900 part cover to Dar-es-Salaam bearing 1896, 2½a on 25c solo franking, 1900 cover to Milan, Italy with 1896, ½a on 5c +2a on 20c franking and straight line "Apres Le Depart" handstamp, and a 1901 postcard franked with 1a on 10c type I (19a), generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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