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ZANZIBAR 1903-1920 and Miscellaneous

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1904 Arms

  1/2 a green
  1 a red
  2 a brown
  2 1/2 a blue
  3 a grey
  4 a green
  4 1/2 a black
  5 a yellow
  7 1/2 a lilac
  8 a green

These stamps have watermark 'Multiple Roses' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 a * *  
1 a * *  
2 a ** **  
2 1/2 a ** **  
3 a *** ***  
4 a *** ***  
4 1/2 a *** ***  
5 a *** ***  
7 1/2 a *** ***  
8 a *** ***  
Larger size

  1 R blue and red
  2 R green and red
  3 R violet and red
  4 R red
  5 R olive and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 R R R  
2 R RR RR  
3 R RR RR  
4 R RR RR  
5 R RR RR  

 

1908 Sultan Ali II bin Hamud

  1 c grey
  3 c green
  6 c red
  10 c brown
  12 c violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c * *  
2 c * *  
6 c * *  
10 c *** ***  
12 c *** ***  
Slightly different design

  15 c blue
  25 c brown
  50 c green
  75 c black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
15 c *** ***  
25 c *** ***  
50 c *** ***  
75 c *** ***  
Larger size

  1 R green
  2 R violet
  3 R brown
  4 R red
  5 R blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 R R ***  
2 R RR R  
3 R RR RR  
4 R RR RR  
5 R RR RR  

 

1908 Fiscal stamps also used as postage stamps, palace of the sultan

  10 R brown and green
  20 R green and black
  30 R grey and black
  40 R orange and black
  50 R lilac and black
  100 R blue and black
  200 R black and brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
10 R RR RR  
20 R to 200 R RRR RRR  

These stamps exist with forged postal cancels.

 

1913 Sultan Kalifa II bin Harub bin Thwaini

1 c grey

  1 c grey
  3 c green
  3 c yellow
  4 c green
  6 c red
  6 c violet on blue
  8 c brown on yellow
  10 c brown
  10 c green on yellow
  12 c violet
  12 c red
  15 c blue
  20 c blue
  25 c brown
  50 c green
  75 c black

These stamps have perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'Multiple Roses' (1913)
1 c * c  
3 c green * c  
6 c red * *  
10 c brown * *  
12 c violet ** *  
25 c ** **  
50 c *** ***  
75 c *** ***  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1915)
1 c * *  
3 c green * *  
6 c red * *  
8 c * * 1922
10 c green on yellow * * 1922
15 c ** *  
50 c *** ***  
75 c *** ***  
Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1921)
1 c * *  
3 c green * *  
3 c yellow * c  
4 c * *  
6 c red * *  
6 c violet on blue * *  
10 c brown * *  
12 c violet ** *  
12 c red * *  
15 c ** **  
20 c ** *  
25 c ** **  
50 c *** ***  
75 c *** ***  

 

1913 Sailship

Value in Rupees
  1 R green
  2 R violet
  3 R brown
  4 R red
  5 R blue

Fiscal stamps also used as postal stamps

  10 R brown and green
  20 R green and black
  30 R grey and black
  40 R orange and black
  50 R lilac and black
  100 R blue and black
  200 R black and brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'Multiple Roses' (1913)
1 R *** ***  
2 R R R  
3 R RR RR  
4 R RR RR  
5 R RR RR  
10 R RR RR  
20 R RR RR  
30 R RR RR  
40 R RR RR  
50 R RR RR  
100 R RRR RRR  
200 R RRR RRR  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1915)
1 R *** ***  
2 R R R  
3 R R R  
4 R RR RR  
5 R RR RR  
10 R RR RR  
Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1921)
1 R *** ***  
2 R *** ***  
3 R R R  
4 R R R  
5 R R R  
10 R RR RR  
20 R RR RR  
30 R RR RR  
Value in Shillings (1936)
  1 Sh green
  2 Sh violet
  5 Sh red
  7 1/2 Sh blue
  10 Sh brown and green

I have seen the values 3 Rp, 4 Rp and 5 Rp with so-called forged Madame Joseph cancels.

 

1926 Sultan Kalifa II bin Harub bin Thwaini

1 c brown

  1 c brown
  3 c orange
  4 c green
  5 c green (1935)
  6 c violet
  8 c grey
  10 c olive
  10 c black (1935) 
  12 c red
  15 c red (1935)
  20 c blue
  20 c orange (1935)
  25 c lilac on yellow (1935)
  30 c blue (1935)
  40 c brown (1935)
  50 c red (1935)
  75 c brown
  etc.

Overprinted 'VICTORY ISSUE 8 TH JUNE 1946'

  10 c black (red overprint)
  30 c blue (red overprint)

 

1936 25 years jubilee of reign of the Sultan

  10 c olive and black
  20 c violet and black
  30 c blue and black
  50 c orange and black 

 

1944 Al-Busaid dynasty 1744-1944, ship with map in background

  10 c blue
  20 c red
  50 c green
  1 Sh violet

 

1949 Royal Silver wedding, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '1923-1948', image of King and Queen

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  20 c orange (smaller size)
  10 Sh brown 

 

1949 UPU issue (design similar to many other British colonies)

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  20 c orange
  30 c blue
  50 c lilac
  1 Sh green

Postage due stamps

1931 Labels with inscription "Insufficiently prepaid Postage due", no country name indicated

These labels exist in the values 1 c, 2 c, 3 c, 9 c, 15 c, 18 c, 20 c, 21 c, 31 c, 50 c and 75 c.

 

1931 Labels with inscription "Insufficiently prepaid Postage due", no country name indicated, with different border

These labels exist in the values 2 c black on brown, 3 c black on red, 6 c black on yellow, 12 c black on blue, 25 c black on red and 25 c black on violet.

 

1936 Numeral design, inscription "ZANZIBAR POSTAGE DUE"

  5 c violet
  10 c orange
  20 c green
  30 c brown
  40 c blue
  1 Sh grey

Fiscal Stamps

1893 Fiscal stamps of India, surcharged "ZANZIBAR"

  4 a green
  8 a blue
  12 a red
  1 R red
  2 R lilac
  3 R brown
  4 R brown
  5 R lilac
  10 R red
  20 R orange
  30 R orange
  40 R blue
  50 R grey

Surcharged
  1 R (red) on 8 a blue
  1 R (black, different type) on 8 a blue
  1 R (two types) on 12 a red
  3 R (two types) on 2 R lilac
  5 R on 12 a red
  10 R on 8 a blue
  10 R on 50 R grey 

Forged overprints exists on genuine stamps of India (check the cancels).

 

1893 Fiscal stamp of India, overprinted "ZANZIBAR", different design

  1 a lilac

 

1899 Postage stamps of 1899 overprinted "Revenue"

  1 R blue and red(?)
  2 R green and red
  3 R violet and red(?)
  4 R red
  5 R brown and red

 

1904 Stamps of 1904 overprinted "Revenue" or "REVENUE"

Overprinted "REVENUE"
  4 a green ("Revenue" red)
  2 R green and red

Overprinted 'Revenue'

  1 R blue and red
  1 on 2 R green and red

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