First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps
Tanzania falls into 3 major geographical zones - a narrow lowland coastal strip along the Indian Ocean, a vast interior plateau, and a number of scattered mountain regions. The coastal zone receives considerable rainfall and has much fertile soil. The plateau extends over most of the interior and is cut in two places by branches of the Great Rift Valley. Tanzania ranks among the world's ten leading producers of diamonds: other minerals extracted in significant quantities include gold, salt, tin, and mica.
This First Day Cover honouring the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was postmarked on November 23, 1977, at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city.