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ANJOUAN

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Anjouan is one of the Comore Islands.

 

1893 French colonies Tablet type, inscription "SULTANAT D'ANJOUAN"

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellowish
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c black
  10 c red
  15 c blue
  15 c grey
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c black
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  35 c black on yellow
  40 c orange
  45 c black on green
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue
  75 c lilac
  1 F green

These stamps have perforation 14 x 13 1/2. For stamps in the same Tablet design, but for other French colonies, click here.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c c c  
2 c c c  
4 c c c  
5 c c c  
10 c black * *  
10 c red ** **  
15 c blue * *  
15 c grey ** **  
20 c * *  
25 c black * *  
25 c blue *** ***  
30 c * *  
35 c * *  
40 c ** **  
45 c R R  
50 c red * **  
50 c brown on blue *** ***  
75 c ** **  
1 F ** ***  

40 c orange, cancelled to order?

The shown cancelled stamp is probably cancelled to order, since I've seen the whole set cancelled with the same cancel "D'ZAOUDZI MAYOTTE 24 AOUT 05". I have seen the stamps of Mayotte and Great Comores with the same cancel.


Fournier forgeries

Fournier made forgeries of these stamps, for more information on these forgeries click here. Fournier used a cancel "ANJOUAN 19 JUIN 04 COL.FRANC." in a double octogonal:


Forged Fournier cancel, reduced size


Genuine cancel in the same design.

From 1908 on Anjouan used the stamps of Madagascar.

I have seen a postcard ('CARTE POSTALE') in the same design in the value 10 c black (country name in blue).

The remaining stamps of Anjouan were surcharged with a '05' or '10':

 

1912 Stamps of 1893 surcharged '05' or '10'

'10' on 40 c orange

  '05' on 2 c brown on yellowish
  '05' (red) on 4 c brown
  '05' (red) on 15 c blue
  '05' on 20 c red on green
  '05' (red) on 25 c black on red
  '05' (red) on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c orange
  '10' (red) on 45 c black on green
  '10' on 50 c red
  '10' on 75 c brown on yellow
  '10' on 1 F green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 on 2 c c c  
5 on 4 c c c  
5 on 15 c c c  
5 on 20 c c c  
5 on 25 c c c  
5 on 30 c c c  
10 on 40 c c c  
10 on 45 c c c  
10 on 50 c * *  
10 on 75 c c c  
10 on 1 F * *  

Forgeries of these stamps exist, examples (probably Fournier forgeries), note that the perforation in the corners doesn't 'match', while in the genuine stamps it does:


(Forgeries)

For more information on these forgeries click here.


Some bogus "ANJOUAN" overprints on postage due stamps of the French colonies? Or is this some kind of cancel? The site http://www.comores-online.com/collections/philatelie/colonies.htm says this is a 'Cachet des Mandats'.


Not sure what is this, a blue "Anjouan" overprint on a 1 F postage due stamp of France with a "ANJOUAN 25 MAI 94 COL. FRANC." cancel.


Overprint (or cancel?) "Tran. ANJOUAN" on a 15 c French Colonies stamp. I don't think this is a fiscal overprint since I could not find it in the Forbin guide as well.



Forgeries of the French Colonies with a forged blue "ANJOUAN COL FRANC." cancel.


More of these forgeries.


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