Kenya, Uganda, & Tanganyika

Ten different types of official seals, four of which are tapes, are known from Kenya, Uganda, & Tanganyika. The earliest type is inscribed "East Africa and Uganda." All of the early seals are very scarce on cover.



Catalog:

Date issued: Unknown, EKU January 17, 1933

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "G. (crown) R. / FOUND / OPEN / (OR TORN) / AND / OFFICIALLY / SECURED."

Control Number: "G.P.O. 10." at upper left

Description: Registered 1933 cover from Mombasa, Kenya & Uganda to Richmond, Virginia repaired at lower left with single British type official seal.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.



Catalog:

Date issued: Unknown, EKU March 21, 1934

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "TANGANYIKA TERRITORY. / G. R. / FOUND / OPEN AND / OFFICIALLY / SEALED."

Control Number: "G.P.O. A.25." at upper right

Description: Airmail cover from Dresden, Germany sent in 1934 to Moschi, Tanganyika Territory with two Tanganyikan seals applied along right edge.

Note the scarce one mark 1933 Graf Zeppelin Century of Progress International Exhibition in Chicago overprinted issue franking.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.


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