On the 10th of September in London, Spink will be selling one of
the finest collections of British East Africa and 1898-1902 Uganda
issues ever formed.
George T. Krieger is a philatelist and photographer living in
California. He has published over 50 philatelic articles and has
won numerous significant awards for his remarkable collections. His
British East Africa and Uganda collection includes some great
For example, an 1890 Eastern Telegraph Company Limited printed
envelope registered from Mombasa to London. It is considered one of
the most important British East Africa Covers known.
Above: Lot 8
The envelope has a unique and colourful franking of Indian stamps
used in Mombasa, being the record equalling earliest recorded date
of the six covers recorded during this first period of use.
The massive, globe-spanning Eastern Telegraph Company was at this
time laying an underwater cable between Mombasa and Lamu, having
previously completed a cable link between Zanzibar and Mombasa, a
notable achievement in the history of Submarine Telegraphy.
This Eastern Telegraph Company envelope is estimated to sell for
Also going under the hammer in this auction is an important and
valuable 1891 Mombasa Provisional Cover.
Above: Lot 80
The envelope was sent from Captain F.G. Dundas of the Royal Navy
to his son, a midshipman on H.M.S. Edinburgh, which was docked at
Malta but departed before the envelope could reach him. It was
subsequently redirected to him at Salonica.
The envelope shows the first recorded use of the 1891 Mombasa
Provincial hand-stamped 1 "Anna" on 4 "Annas". The estimate is
The sale will also include imperforate and part perforated pairs
and blocks from the 1890-95 issue, 1891-95 Provisionals, "On India"
issue, later issues, and Uganda with essays, proofs, colour trials
and a wide range of important covers.
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