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Indian Definitive Issue of 1866 - 1868
Postmarked at the Indian Post Office in Zanzibar

India 4 Anna Definitive Postmarked ''Zanzibzar''
East India definitve postmarked Zanzibar.
(Note faded violet overprint/cancellation.)

According to George Krieger's article in The American Philatelist of June 2000, the Indian Post Office in Zanzibar opened in November 1868 using Indian stamps. It closed on April 1, 1869 but was re opened on October 1, 1875. On November 10, 1895, control was transfered to British East Africa. Stamps of India overprinted "Zanizibar" were used until Zanzibar issues were printed in 1896.


Krieger, George. "Indian Post Office in Zanzibar 1878-1895." The American Philatelist. Jun. 2000. Print.

Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986.

"Zanzibar." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 2005.

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