Zanzibar 1896 Registered Cover to France, SG3D, 5D, 8D
Zanzibar 1896 (3 MY) registered cover to France, franked at 4a6p (2a6p postage + 2a registration) by 1895-96 Overprint on India ½a blue-green, 1a6p sepia and 2a6p yellow-green, tied by individual strikes of small "REG" circular date stamps, with part red French entry circular date stamp and "R in circle" registration H/S on face.
Backstamps of Aden (MY 12), Dijon (23 MAI) and Belfort.
A rare "in period" commercial usage of this issue, and a very fine three-colour franking.
Provenance: Ex Reinhold Siebentritt
Accompanied with a Peter Holcombe certificate of opinion (1995).
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