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CAVALLE, DEDEAGH, PORT LAGOS AND VATHY

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CAVALLE

1893 Stamps of France overprinted "Cavalle"

  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c black (overprint blue)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  '1 Piastre 1' on 25 c black (overprint blue)
  '2 Piastres 2' on 50 c red (overprint blue)
  '4 Piastres 4' on 1 F green (overprint red)
  '8 Piastres 8' on 2 F brown on blue

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 c light green *** *** dark green: ***
10 c *** ***  
15 c *** ***  
1 Pi on 25 c *** ***  
2 Pi on 50 c R R  
4 Pi on 1 F RR RR  
8 Pi on 2 F RR RR  

The forger Fournier made forged "CAVALLE" overprints:


Page with forged Fournier overprints, on the top right the forged Obock overprints. Image obtained from http://asppi.org/faux.php?affichage=fournier_fr


Looks like a forged overprint (slanting!), the letters are not exactly the same and the cancel is dubious (not a Cavalle cancel?).

 

1902 As french stamps of 1902, but with inscription "CAVALLE"


(reduced sizes)

  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c red
  15 c orange
  '1 PIASTRE 1' on 25 c blue


(reduced sizes)

  '2 PIASTRES' on 50 c brown and green
  '4 PIASTRES' on 1 F red and green
  '8 PIASTRES' on 2 F violet and yellow

These stamps are perforated 14 x 13 1/2.

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 c * *  
10 c * *  
15 c * *  
1 Pi on 25 c * *  
2 Pi on 50 c *** ***  
4 Pi on 1 F *** ***  
8 Pi on 2 F *** ***  

 


(Stamp of France, cancelled in Cavalle)


DEDEAGH

 

1893 Stamps of France overprinted "Dedeagh"

  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c black (overprint blue)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  '1 Piastre 1' on 25 c black (overprint blue)
  '2 Piastres' on 50 c red (overprint blue)
  '4 Piastres' on 1 F green (overprint red)
  '8 Piastres' on 2 F brown on blue

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 c light green *** *** dark green: R
10 c *** ***  
15 c R R  
1 Pi on 25 c R R  
2 Pi on 50 c R R  
4 Pi on 1 F R R  
8 Pi on 2 F RR RR  


Imperforate proofs(?) Note that there is also a broader overprint on the 5 c and 4 Pi values.

Cancels:


A typical cancel is "DEDEAGH TURQUIE" (note the dots at the outside), I'm not sure if the second stamp shown here is genuine or not.

Forged overprints exist. For example the forger Fournier is known to have made forged overprints of "Dedeagh":


Page with forged Fournier overprints, on the top right the forged Obock overprints. Image obtained from http://asppi.org/faux.php?affichage=fournier_fr


4 Pi on 1 F stamp with different overprint, the accents are different. Most likely a forgery.


Another very dubious stamp.

 

1902 As french stamps of 1902, but with inscription "DEDEAGH"

5 c green


(Reduced size)

  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c red
  15 c orange
  '1 PIASTRE 1' on 25 c blue
  '2 PIASTRES' on 50 c brown and green
  '4 PIASTRES' on 1 F red and green
  '8 PIASTRES' on 2 F violet and yellow

These stamps are perforated 14 x 13 1/2.

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 c c *  
10 c * *  
15 c * *  
1 Pi on 25 c * *  
2 Pi on 50 c *** ***  
4 Pi on 1 F *** ***  
8 Pi on 2 F *** ***  

PORT LAGOS

 

1893 Stamps of France overprinted "Port-Lagos"

 

  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c black (overprint blue)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  '1 Piastre 1' on 25 c black (overprint blue)
  '2 Piastres 2' on 50 c red (overprint blue)
  '4 Piastres 4' on 1 F green (overprint red)

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 c *** ***  
10 c R ***  
15 c RR RR  
1 Pi on 25 c R R  
2 Pi on 50 c RR RR  
4 Pi on 1 F RR RR  

Typical cancels, examples:

2 pi on 50 c red
Typical cancel "PORT LAGOS TURQUIE" with date in the center.


(reduced sizes)

The post office in Port Lagos was closed in 1898.

The forger Fournier made forged "Port-Lagos" overprints:


Page with forged Fournier overprints, on the top right the forged Obock overprints. Image obtained from http://asppi.org/faux.php?affichage=fournier_fr


This stamp has a forged overprint, the cancel "ROUEN" can still be seen.


This looks like a forged "Port-Lagos" overprint to me.


VATHY

 

1893 Stamps of France overprinted "Vathy"


(reduced sizes)

5 c green 20 Pi on 5 F lilac

  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c black (overprint blue)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  '1 Piastre 1' on 25 c black (overprint blue)
  '2 Piastres 2' on 50 c red (overprint blue)
  '4 Piastres 4' on 1 F green (overprint red)
  '8 Piastres 8' on 2 F brown on blue
  '20 Piastres 20' on 5 F lilac

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 c light green *** *** dark green: R
10 c *** ***  
15 c *** ***  
1 Pi on 25 c *** ***  
2 Pi on 50 c R R  
4 Pi on 1 F RR RR  
8 Pi on 2 F RR RR  
20 Pi on 5 F RR RR  

I've seen a forged overprint:

The overprint is badly done on a genuine stamp of France. The french cancellation can still be read "Arcachon".

The forger Fournier also made forged "Vathy" overprints:


Page with forged Fournier overprints, on the top right the forged Obock overprints. Image obtained from http://asppi.org/faux.php?affichage=fournier_fr


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