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Posted 01/06/2017   3:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I'm assuming that this is written in Hindi. It was posted in Zanzibar in 1887, but to whom and where I don't know. Are there any Hindi writers/speakers out there who can help translation for me?

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In 1887 Zanzibar was a Sultanate ruled by Sheikh Barghash bin Said. It was not taken over by the British until 1890. There were many people from various parts of India in the Sultanate so the language used on this card could be Hindi, or it could be any of the other official languages of the various parts of India at that time - I do not know. It could even be Arabic since that was the official language of the Sultanate back then, but I think that you are correct in that it appears more like one of the languages spoken in India. I hope someone can recognize it and translate it for you as I would like to learn as well.
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To clarify, here is the "B" side. It's a common cancellation, SG Type Z4 dated Apr 8 87, on a 1/2 anna stamp of India. Stamps of India were used in Zanzibar between 1875 and 1895, when the country became a British Protectorate and issued its own stamps. The use of the 1/2d duty suggests it's either local postage in Zanzibar or, more likely, local post to Mumbai.

Seven basic canceller types were used in Zanzibar, and there are a number of sub-types within these particularly in SG Types Z6 and Z7. I may entertain you with these one day

Looking forward to any help you can give me!

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