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Displaying 2 Lots in Category - Zanzibar
1908-09 Sultan Ali bin Hamoud stamp-size essay for a 2a value comprising the printed frame in bright blue - highlighted with Chinese white - superimposed over photographic vignette of the Sultan affixed to thin card (90x114mm), endorsed "C" & dated "July 18th 97" at upper-right, further endorsed "approved for the anna stamps down to 3:", initialled & with date h/s '25JUL197' [sic] at lower-right, some very minor/insignificant soiling that does not affect the stamp. A stunning essay! Ex De La Rue Archives and Ian Borrie. De La Rue prepared three essays, this being the approved version. However, the Zanzibar currency changed from annas to cents in early-1898, requiring amended designs.
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1936 New Currency 50/- Dhow imperforate die proof in dull orange with margins 3-5mm, affixed to a small piece from the De La Rue day book which is endorsed "26 Oct 1935" & in pencil "Approved" but also with "This value was never issued". A beautiful item & a "must" for the serious KGV collector.