Does anyone know anything about the German East Africa Wituland /Swahililand stamps? I acquired what seems to be an almost complete collection in a lovely hand-illustrated Behrens album a few years ago, and have just started to bring them into the body of my collection.
There is plenty of information available about the history of Wituland (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wituland),
but it's the philatelic story which seems to be missing. Apart from the helpful little information panels on each page, there's a little chit-chat on some German bulletin boards a few years ago but not much else of substance I can find on the Web. All I can work out is that they are probably better considered as local stamps, the Denhardt brothers were involved as usual, and that stamps on cover are scarcer than hen's teeth and certainly as expensive. I haven't had a chance to look at Michel, but does Robson-Lowe mention them? I think there are some of you out there who have his encyclopedia.
Here's a few scans of them. Sorry for the quality of one or two of the scans, but the album is fully bound, the paper size is a bit bigger than letter size, and it doesn't quite fit onto my A4 flatbed scanner.
If anyone knows anything more about them, I'd be really, really grateful for your help.