Timeline of stamp issuing entities of Tanganyika and connected areas

German East Africa 1888–1920
British Occupation of Tanganyika area 1915–1922
British Occupation of Mafia Island 1915–1916
Mandated Territory of Tanganyika 1921–1931
British Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT) 1922–1960
Tanganyika Republic 1961–1962
Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT) 1963–1976
Tanzania and Zanzibar [United Republic of] 1964
Tanzania [United Republic of] 1965–today
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of Tanganyika and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1888–1920 German East Africa
→ see under German East Africa
≈ 80
1915–1922 British Occupation of Tanganyika area
→ see under British East Africa
≈ 40
1915–1916 British Occupation of Mafia Island

Overprinted German postage and fiscal stamps, later overprinted British stamps

→ see under German East Africa
≈ 30
1921–1931 Mandated Territory of Tanganyika
→ see under British East Africa
≈ 40
1922–1960 British Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT)

Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika (KUT) is the name on British postage stamps made for use in the British colonies of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika. The stamps were circulated between 1935 and 1963 by the joint postal service of the three colonies, the East African Posts and Telecommunications Administration.

→ see under British East Africa
≈ 100
1961–1962 Tanganyika Republic ≈ 20
1963–1976 Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT)
→ see under Kenya-Uganda-Tanganyika (KUT)
≈ 200 ≈ 19
1964 Tanzania and Zanzibar [United Republic of]
→ see under Tanzania
≈ 4
1965–today Tanzania [United Republic of]
→ see under Tanzania
≈ 5 Thousand ≈ 408

About Tanganyika

also known as: Tanganjika de

Before World War I, this area formed part of German East Africa. It was mandated to Britain after World War I and (in 1946) became a trust territory under the United Nations.

In 1935, stamps of the mandate were replaced by those used jointly by Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika. On Dec. 9, 1961, Tanganyika became independent. On Dec. 9, 1962, it became a republic.

April 26, 1964, it joined Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar (later renamed Tanzania).

Bibliography

  • Graham C. Scott, M.D., “The Quest for a Cover to the Tanganyika Territory,“ American Philatelist, September 2011: 830-831.

  • Brian Cartwright FRPSL, “Tanganyika 1922–25 High Values fine used,” Gibbons Stamp Monthly, Sept 2014: 120-121.

Inscriptions on stamps

Mandated Territory of Tanganyika 1921–1931 TANGANYIKA

1922

Mandated Territory of Tanganyika 1921–1931 MANDATED TERRITORY OF TANGANYIKA

1927-

Tanganyika Republic 1961–1962 TANGANYIKA

1961

Tanganyika Republic 1961–1962 JAMHURI YA TANGANYIKA

1962

Tanzania and Zanzibar [United Republic of] 1964 UNITED REPUBLIC of TANGANYIKA & ZANIZIBAR
Tanzania [United Republic of] 1965–today TANZANIA