Roaring Success?
Stamp Magazine|December 2019
The first stamp issue for Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika in 1935 might have united three postal administrations, but its design and printing were far from uniform
John Winchester

After going under diverse names for many years, the British colonies in East Africa had their postal administrations amalgamated on January 1, 1933. For the next three decades, they would issue stamps inscribed ‘Kenya’, ‘Uganda’ and ‘Tanganyika’ (not necessarily in that order), and would duly become well known to collectors as KUT.

The London printer De La Rue was contracted to produce the first issue, of 14 denominations ranging from 1c to £1, which would be designed by means of a public competition and issued in 1935.

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