Timeline of stamp issuing entities of Zanzibar and connected areas

French Post Offices in Zanzibar (*) 1894–1904
Sultanate of Zanzibar [British Protectorate] 1895–1963
Sultanate of Zanzibar 1963
Tanzania and Zanzibar [United Republic of] 1964
People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba 1964
Tanzania [United Republic of] 1965–today
Tanganyika-Zanzibar 1965–1967
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of Zanzibar and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1894–1904 French Post Offices in Zanzibar (*)
→ see under France
1895–1963 Sultanate of Zanzibar [British Protectorate]

The Sultanate of Zanzibar (Arabic: سلطنة زنجبار‎), also known as the Zanzibar Sultanate was a country and protectorate of the United Kingdom that existed on the Zanzibar Archipelago off the coast of East Africa between 1856 and 1964. It also controlled parts of what is now the eastern coast of Tanzania, of which it became a constituent part in 1964 after the unification of Zanzibar and Tanganyika.

→ see under British East Africa
≈ 300
1963 Sultanate of Zanzibar ≈ 4
1964 Tanzania and Zanzibar [United Republic of]
→ see under Tanzania
≈ 4
1964 People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba ≈ 50
1965–today Tanzania [United Republic of]
→ see under Tanzania
≈ 5 Thousand ≈ 408
1965–1967 Tanganyika-Zanzibar ≈ 40

About Zanzibar

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Bibliography

  • Hugh Jefferies, “Zanzibar: From Slaves and Ivory to Cloves and Stamps,” Gibbons Stamp Monthly, January 2014: 62-68.

  • John Griffith-Jones FRPSL, “The Postage Dues of Zanzibar 1875–1964,” Gibbons Stamp Monthly, Sept 2014: 112-117.