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IVORY COAST, due, parcel post etc

Côte d'Ivoire - Elfenbeinküste

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Postage due stamps


Postage due stamps of the French Colonies, with the same "TOUBA 14 JUIN 11 COTE-D'IVOIRE" cancel, perhaps cancelled to order? Note the strange "11" which appears to be inverted.


Some other Touba cancels.

 

1906 Inscription "AFRIQUE OCC FRANCAISE POSTES CHIFFRE-TAXE A PERCEVOIR", beach and heads, "COTE D'IVOIRE" in red or blue (10 c and 30 c)

  5 c green
  10 c brown
  15 c blue
  20 c black on yellow
  30 c red on brown
  50 c violet
  60 c black on yellow
  1 F black on grey

These stamps have perforation 13 1/2 x 14.

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 ** **  
20 c ** **  
30 c ** **  
50 c *** ***  
60 c *** ***  
1 F *** ***  

 

1915 New type, number, inscription "CHIFFRE TAXE A PERCEVOIR"

  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c grey
  20 c brown
  30 c blue
  50 c black
  60 c red
  1 F violet

Surcharged (1927)
  '2F' on 1 F lilac
  '3F' on 1 F brown

These stamps have perforation 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 vc c  
10 c c c  
15 c c c  
20 c c c  
30 c c c  
50 c c *  
60 c c *  
1 F * *  
2 F on 1 F * * Exists without '.' behind 'F'
3 F on 1 F * **  

Parcel Post Stamps

1903 Parcel post stamps, postage due stamps of the French colonies overprinted "Cote d'Ivoire Colis Postaux" or "Colis Postaux" etc

Image obtained from a Siegel auction, only 75 stamps printed. Image obtained from a Siegel auction, only 75 stamps printed. No country name
No country name, only 75 stamps issued of each value.

'C.P.' on 50 c red on brown and 1 F red on brown

  50 c lilac (overprint in 3 lines)
  50 c lilac (overprint in 2 lines)
  50 c lilac (Colis Postaux only, no country name)
  'C.P. Cote d'Ivoire' on 50 c lilac (1904)
  'Cote d'Ivoire C.P.' on 50 c lilac (1904-05, 2 types)
  1 F red on brown (overprint in 3 lines)
  1 F red on brown (overprint in 2 lines)
  1 F red on brown (Colis Postaux only, no country name)
  'C.P. Cote d'Ivoire' on 1 F red on brown
  'Cote d'Ivoire C.P.' on 1 F red on brown (1904-05, 2 types)

From the 50 c 1903 issue (all 3 types) only 1200 stamps were printed, the 1 F 1903 (all 3 types) was printed in 1800 copies. More information can be found at: http://www.colfra.com/Articles/Arretes/CotedIvoire/Arrete-1903-04-06.htm and http://www.colfra.com/Articles/Arretes/CotedIvoire/Arrete-1905-09-15.htm (in French).

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
50 c R R Overprint in 3 lines
50 c RR RR Overprint in 2 lines
50 c RRR RRR No country name
50 c R R 1904 'C.P. Cote d'Ivoire'
50 c R R 1904 'Cote d'Ivoire C.P.' (C and P same level)
Variety: 'Cote d'Ivoire' omitted: RR
Inverted overprint: RR
50 c R R 1905 'Cote d'Ivoire C.P.' (C higher, P lower)
2000 stamps issued
1 F R R Overprint in 3 lines
1 F RR RR Overprint in 2 lines
1 F RRR RRR No country name
1 F R R 1904 'C.P. Cote d'Ivoire'
1 F R R 1904 'Cote d'Ivoire C.P.' (C and P same level)
Inverted overprint: RR
1 F R R 1905 'Cote d'Ivoire C.P.' (C higher, P lower);
2000 stamps issued
Surcharged

Image obtained from a Siegel auction, only 4 printed Image obtained from a Siegel auction, only 17 printed. 4 Francs on 15 c green 4 Francs on 60 c brown on brown Image obtained from a Harmers auction Most common type of the 4 Fr on 60 c Image obtained from a Sandafayre auction


Different types were printed side by side.

Image obtained from a Siegel auction, only 18 stamps printed. Image obtained from a Siegel auction, only 4 stamps printed.
"fr 1 fr" with both "fr" on the same horizontal line

Image obtained from a Siegel auction, only 20 stamps printed.


Genuine stamp, the rare subtype with "U" and "N" further apart, appearing only at the bottom right hand side of a sheet.


Very dubious stamp

  50 c on 15 c green
  50 c on 60 c brown on brown
  '1 fr' on 5 c blue
  '1 FR' on 5 c blue
  'UN FR' on 5 c blue
  '1 fr' on 10 c brown
  'UN FR' on 10 c brown
  'Cote d'Ivoire 2 Francs C.P.' on 1 F red on brown
  '4 Francs' on 5 c blue
  '4 Francs' on 15 c green
  '4 Francs' on 30 c red
  '4 Francs' on 15 c green
  'fr 4 fr' on 60 c brown on brown
  '8 Francs' on 15 c green
  'Cote d'Ivoire 4 Francs C.P.' on 1 F red on brown
  'Cote d'Ivoire 8 Francs C.P.' on 1 F red on brown

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
50 c on 15 c *** *** Variety broad '0' instead of narrow '0' in '50' : RR
Inverted overprint: RR
50 c on 60 c R R Variety broad '0' instead of narrow '0' in '50': RR
Inverted overprint: RR
'1 fr' on 5 c *** *** 4 types, second most common type: ***,
all other types: RRR, inverted overprint: RR
'1 FR' on 5 c RRR RRR 3 types
'UN FR' on 5 c RR RR 2 types, most common type: RR
other type: RRR
'1 fr' on 10 c R *** 2 types, most common type: ***
other type: R, inverted overprint: RR
'UN FR' on 10 c RRR RRR 2 types, only 25 stamps were issued
(only 1 for the second type)
2 F on 1 F RR RR 1905, 1000 stamps issued
4 F on 5 c RR RR  
4 F on 15 c RR RR Exists with small 'stars' or one large and one
small star
4 F on 30 c RR RR Exists with small 'stars' or one large and one
small star
4 F on 60 c RR RR 3 types: '4' different, most common type: RR,
other types; RRR
4 F on 1 F RR RR 1905, Two types; straight '4': RR or slanting '4': RRR.
Both types: 1000 issued
8 F on 15 c RR RR  
8 F on 1 F RR RR 1905, 500 issued

In Le Postillon Revue Philatelique of 1912, page 60, a description is given of the sheet composition of the two "UN" overprints. There are stamps with and without accent on the "o" of "Cote". A type with "U" and "N" further apart can be found in the bottom right of the sheet.

I've seen many stamps with the cancel "BINGERVILLE 31 DEC 03 COTE D'IVOIRE" or "BINGERVILLE 31 DEC 3 COTE D'IVOIRE" (even with '3' inverted); remainder cancels or forgeries?:


"BINGERVILLE 31 DEC 03 COTE D'IVOIRE" or "BINGERVILLE 31 DEC 3 COTE D'IVOIRE"; the first stamp also has an inverted overprint.


Two sets of 2 stamps with "3" printed in the center. Both exhibit the same flaw in the right stamp, a misprinted leaf just below the "PE" of "PERCEVOIR".

The Serrane guide says that many forged overprints exist on genuine stamps, but mainly on forged stamps. The forged overprints I've seen are usually on genuine stamps (unless they are printed on very good forgeries?).

The forger Fournier made forgeries of these overprints:


A page with forged Fournier overprints.


Fournier forgery, the basic stamp is also forged (in the 1 F Fournier forgery, there is a dot behind the last "R" of "PERCEVOIR". The forged overprint does not appear in the Fournier Album.


Forged overprint on a stamp already used in Shanghai China in 1900. The top overprint is taller than in the genuine stamps.


Badly done overprint, most likely a forgery.


Two forgeries, in my opinion, the "C"s are too round. The 50 c stamp looks like a Fournier forgery.


Some other overprints that do not look genuine to me.


A 5 c stamp with a slanting "UN FR" overprint, most likely a forgery. And another very dubious overprint.


Forged basic stamp (note the extension at the upper right corner) with forged overprint.


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