lot # 6357 - germany Dt. Ostafrika
Schulke & Mayr Lake Victoria Steamers 1891 (Dec 22): The unissued set of five values, perf. 11½, with burelage: 5 c. carmine, 10 c. orange, 25 c. blue, 50 c. green and $1 brown, inscribed 'Afrikanische-Seeen-Post', unused with large part og.; together with the 50th Anniversary 1942 reprint set of five, without burelage, perf. 10¾, fresh and fine unmounted og. Scarce, the originals with cert. H. Bothe (1982).rnNote: Schulke & Mayer signed a contract, at 400 rupees monthly, to operate a service from Dar-Es-Salaam via Tabora to and across Lake Victoria to Muanza and Bukoba. The Company ordered stamps but before issue the German Government rescinded the contract in favour of a route through British East Africa.
Catalogue 261: Stamp Issuing Steamship Companies