Zanzibar Collection Page Scans

The Zanzibar King George VI era set of stamps was printed from 1936 until about 1952. It used a design that was originally used for the lower values beginning in 1926, and for the higher values in 1913.

The differences between the lower values is the font used for Cents. It is a Serif font for the 1926 issues and a Sans Serif font for the 1936 set. See the examples below to determine the difference:

1926 Set - CENTS with Serif Font 1936 Set - CENTS with Sans Serif Font

The Commonwealth Catalog shows a perforation change for the lower values up to 50c from Line Perf 14 to Comb Perf 14 x 13.5 beginning in 1946. The higher values can be differentiated by the currency. Rupees were used for the earlier sets, and Shillings for the 1936 set.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth, Gibbons, and Scott numbers in that order. The page images were scanned in a larger size and at a higher resolution so you can more easily see the details used in viewing them. Feel free to select the page and let it download to your screen and save it to your hard drive for viewing. If you are using a PC, selecting the page will typically open it in Microsoft Photo Viewer (or whatever you are using as your default). From there you can enlarge the size for more close-up viewing. If you are using a phone - go find a PC or a Mac. The images are 1200 pixels wide and you will go mad trying to view them on your phone.

Please be patient if it takes a few minutes for each page to load.

Zanzibar Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
Not Listed 299-309 184-194 Zanzibar 1926 Set
X1-X13, 1-8 310-322 201-213 Zanzibar 1936 Set - Page 1
      Zanzibar 1936 Set - Page 2

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