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British East Africa to Germany
July 24, 1906
This wrapper was postmarked in Mombasa, E. A. P. (East Africa
In 1888 the Imperial British East Africa Company
began operations under a concession from the sultan.
After the company went bankrupt, the British
government proclaimed a protectorate on July 1, 1895.
In 1905 the capital moved from Mombasa to Nairobi and
control passed from the Foreign Office to the Colonial Office.
The protectorate finally became a colony of Kenya on July 23, 1920.
The wrapper indicia is a 1anna red King Edward VII similar to the
East Africa and Uganda Protectorates 1903 to 1907 series (see SG 2).
I cannot decipher the destination in Germany.
The strictures on the use of wrappers for anything
but newspapers and books is clear in the instructions.
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