Key: 730  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 7
Issued: 124 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 939,362 sq.km; Capital - Dar es Salaam
Formerly a German property, located on the east coast of Africa between Kenya
and Mozambique. Until World War I, this area (which also included the small
island of Mafia) was part of German East Africa and afterwards became a British
mandate. After World War II it was a United Nations trust territory and became
an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on December 9th, 1961. For
issues between 1935-1961 see KENYA, UGANDA AND TANZANIA. From 1962 a republic,
which joined in 1964 with ZANZIBAR to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and
Zanzibar. Later, on in same year renamed as the United Republic of Tanzania (see
TANZANIA). Stamp issuing between 1893 (for German East Africa) to 1964, when
replaced by those of Tanzania.
The overprint N.F. = Nyasaland Force
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Inscriptions
PESA surcharged on stamps of Germany
DEUTSCH-OSTAFRIKA overprinted on stamps of Germany
DEUTSCH-OSTAFRIKA
G.R. MAFIA overprinted on stamps of German East Africa
G.R. POST MAFIA overprinted on stamps of German East Africa
O.H.B.M.S. MAFIA overprinted on stamps of German East Africa
G.R. POST MAFIA and I.E.F. overprinted on stamps of India
N.F. overprinted on stamps of Nyasaland
G.E.A. overprinted on stamps of East Africa and Uganda
TANGANYIKA
MANDATED TERRITORY OF TANGANYIKA
JUMHURI YA TANGANYIKA
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANGANYIKA & ZANZIBAR

Index
TANGANYIKA
      German East Africa -1915
      Mafia Island - British Occ. 1914-15
      Nyasa - Rhodesian Force 1916
      British Occ. of German E.A. 1917-22
      British Mandated Territory 1922-1935
      Independent Republic 1961-1964
      United Rep. of Tanganyika & Zanzibar
      Official Stamps
 
Currency
64 Pesa = 1 Rupee
100 Heller = 1 Rupee (1905)
100 Cents = 1 Rupee
100 Cents = 1 Shilling (1922)
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
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Related Countries

KENYA, UGANDA AND TANZANIA
Kenya, Uganda And Tanzania

ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar

TANZANIA
Tanzania