zanzibar stamp packet

Zanzibar - Stamp Packet

Condition Price Stock
25 different stamps
USD $17.50
SKU: PAQ-ZANZ

Description

Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar has a long history of occupation by foreign powers. Very early on, it was in hands of the Portuguese, before eventually becoming a British protectorate in 1890. Independence from the British was obtained in 1963 and in 1964 the island joined with Tanganyika to form Tanzania. It is now a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. Zanzibar is a poor country whose economy relies on the spice industry and tourism. Zanzibar has a postal history going back a century, stamps being issued by whoever held the area (the French, the Germans, the British, and so forth). Today, stamps are issued for the region by Tanzania.
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