Tanzania New Definitive Issue Official First Day Cover

Tanzania  New Definitive Issue Official First Day Cover 9 December 1965

This definitive issue of stamps for Tanzania comprising 14 denomination replaces the Tanganyika Uhuru Issue which was first placed on sale on 9th December, 1961. The stamps were designed by Mr. V. Whiteley of London and printed by Harrison and Sons Limited of London.

Issued By The East African Posts and Telecommunications Administration

5c, Hale Hydro-Electric Scheme:-The most complex and ambitious civil engineering work ever undertaken in Tanzania the development utilises a natural fall of 230 feet some 40 river miles from the sea. An underground power station has been hewn out of the rock some 270 feet below the surface. The new development has permitted power suppl to be established to Dar es Salaam, the entire Coast Region and to Central Line stations such as Morogoro, Kimambo and Kilosa.

10c, National Flag:-The colour s of the National Flag are green, Yellow, black and blue. The green represents the fertile land of the country while the yellow stands for the country mineral wealth. The black represents the people of the United Republic while the blue is for the sea which separates the main land of Tanzania from the islands of zanzibar and Pemba.

15c, National Service is a voluntary organisation open to young men and women between the ages of 18 and 30 who are physically and mentally fit.

20c, Nation Building-Road Making:-Roads are vital to the development of a country like Tanzania, where vast distances separate even the minor centres of populations. Road making is one of the activities in which Tanzania’s citizens take part on a voluntary basis.

30c, Drum, Shield, Spear and Stool:- The Drum is an old as the peoples of Tanzania.The Shield and Spear are looked upon as symbols of power and security. The stool is the traditional symbol of authority bringing respect and dignity to tribal elders.

40c, Giraffe- Mikumi National Park:-which lies 190 miles from the port of Dar es Salaam abounds in buffalo and Zebra as well as giraffe. Hippopotami inhabit the small lake within the confines of the Park.

50c, Zebra-Manyara National Park:-lies in Northern Tanzania about 70 miles south-west of Arusha and is approximately 30square miles in area. The Park is situated on the north -eastern shores of Lake Manyara, one of the great saline rift lakes of East Africa, and in addition to Zebra, There can be seen buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and wildbeest.

65c, Mont Kilimanjaro:-the highest mountain in Africa, stands 19,342 feet above sea level. It is an extinct volcano with two peaks: Mawenzi and Kibo.

















Sh.1/-, Dar Es Salaam Harbour:-One of the most beautiful natural harbours on the African Coast. There are deep water berts for the use of the many passenger and cargo liners which call at the port.

Sh.1/30, Zinjanthropus-Olduvai Gorge:- Tanzania is rich in the remains of prehistoric man and Olduvai Gorge on the Serengeti Plain is of world importance. This magnificent site has already yielded many links in the chain of human evolution, with abundant fossils material dating back nearly two millions years.

Sh.2/50, Fishing Industry:-The Big Game fishing available off the coast of Tanzania provides some of the finest in the world in quantity, size, variety and excitement.

Sh.5/-,Sisal Industry:-The sisal industry is the backbone of the economy of the country and the largest source of export revenue.

Sh.10/-, State House, Dar Es Salaam:- is the official residence of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, whose personal standard was first flown on the battlemented tower o 9th December, 1962, exactly one year after the achievement of independence./

sh.20/-, National Coat of Arms:-The central feature of the Coat of Arms of Tanzania is a warrior’s shield which is set upon a representation of Mount Kilimanjaro. Superimposed on the shield are flames of a burning torch to signify freedom, enlightenment and knowledge: a spear signifying defence of freedom, and the crossed axe and hoe being tools that the people of the United Republic use in developing the country. The shield is flanked by elephant’s tusks which are supported on each side by an African man and woman. In ribbon at the base of the design there is the Kiswahili motto of the United Republic “Uhuru na Umoja” which means “Freedom and Unity”.