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This mint block of four from German East Africa comes from the right margin of the sheet. It is the catalog no. 37, mint never hinged. The picture shows the imperial yacht SMS "Hohenzollern". The catalog value of this block of four is 360, - Euro.
With the catalog no. 37 is a postage stamp of 60 Heller, dark reddish carmine / black on matt pink, with watermark, issued in 1906.
The Europeans living in the area of what would later become German East Africa were initially dependent on having their mail transported to Zanzibar when the opportunity arose, especially by Arab dhow captains. There it was handed over to the British-Indian, later also to the French or German post office.
The German post to Zanzibar was routed via Brindisi, the delivery time from Brindisi to Zanzibar was 21 days at that time.