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DAHOMEY

(french colony in Africa)

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1900 French colonies type (Tablet), inscription 'DAHOMEY ET DEPENDANCES' in blue or red

4 c brown 15 c grey

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellowish
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c grey
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c black
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  40 c orange
  50 c brown on blue (name in red)
  50 c brown on blue (name in blue)
  75 c lilac
  1 F green
  2 F violet
  5 F lilac

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c** 
2 c** 
4 c** 
5 c**** 
10 c ****** 
15 c ***** 
20 cRR 
25 c blackR*** 
25 c blue****** 
30 cRR 
40 cR*** 
50 cRRRed country name
50 cRRBlue country name
75 cRRRR 
1 FRR 
2 FRRRR 
5 FRRRR 

Surcharged '05' or '10' (1912)

  '05' on 2 c brown on yellowish
  '05' (red) on 4 c brown
  '05' (red) on 15 c grey
  '05' on 20 c red on green
  '05' (red) on 25 c blue
  '05' (red) on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c red
  '10' (red) on 50 c brown on blue (countryname in red)
  '10' (red) on 50 c brown on blue (countryname in blue)
  '10' on 75 c lilac

All the above stamps exist with more space between the '0' and '5' in '05' or more space between the '1' and '0' of '10', value: *** to RRR.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
05 on 2 c** 
05 on 4 c** 
05 on 15 c** 
05 on 20 c** 
05 on 25 c** 
05 on 30 c**** 
10 on 40 c**** 
10 on 50 c******Blue country name
10 on 50 cRRRRRRRed country name
10 on 75 c****** 

Forgeries:


(Fournier forgery)


(Fournier forgery, reduced size)

Fournier has made forgeries of these stamps, for more information on these forgeries click here.

 

1906 General Faidherbe, palm trees and dr. Ballay, inscription 'DAHOMEY' in blue or red

General Faidherbe

10 c red

  1 c grey
  2 c brown
  4 c brown on blue
  5 c green
  10 c red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cc* 
2 c**** 
4 c**** 
5 c*** 
10 c R* 
Palm trees

20 c brown

  20 c black on grey
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  35 c black on yellow
  45 c brown on green
  50 c violet
  75 c blue on orange

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 c****** 
25 c****** 
30 c****** 
35 cRRR 
45 c ****** 
50 c****** 
75 cRRRR 
Dr. Ballay

2 F blue on red
(Reduced size)

  1 F black on blue
  2 F blue on red
  5 F red on yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 FRR 
2 FRRRR 
5 FRRRR 

 

1913 Man climbing in palm tree

4 c black and brown

  1 c violet and black
  2 c brown and red
  4 c black and brown
  5 c green
  5 c lilac and violet (1922)
  10 c orange and red
  10 c green (1922)
  10 c red and olive (1925)
  15 c red and lilac
  20 c grey and brown
  20 c green (1925)
  20 c red and black (1927)
  25 c blue
  25 c lilac and orange (1922)
  30 c lilac and violet
  30 c orange and red (1922)
  30 c yellow and violet (1925)
  30 c green (1927)
  35 c brown and black
  40 c black and orange
  45 c grey and blue
  50 c brown
  50 c blue
  50 c red and blue (1925)
  60 c violet on red (1925)
  65 c brown and olive (1925)
  75 c blue and violet
  85 c blue and red (1925)
  90 c red and brown (1930)
  1 F green and black
  1 F blue (1925)
  1 F brown and red (1927)
  1 F 10 lilac and brown (1928)
  1 F 25 blue and brown (1930)
  1 F 50 blue (1930)
  1 F 75 brown and orange (1930)
  2 F orange and brown
  3 F red (1930)
  5 F violet and blue

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cvcvc 
2 cvcc 
4 cvcc 
5 c green ** 
5 c lilac and violet vcvc 
10 c orange and red *** 
10 c green** 
10 c red and olivecvc 
15 ccc 
20 c grey and brown ** 
20 c green** 
20 c red and blackcc 
25 c blue**** 
25 c lilac and orangecc 
30 c lilac and violet****** 
30 c orange and red** 
30 c yellow and violet ** 
30 c greencc 
35 c** 
40 ccc 
45 ccc 
50 c brown****** 
50 c blue** 
50 c red and bluecc 
60 c** 
65 c** 
75 c** 
85 c** 
90 c** 
1 F green and black**** 
1 F blue** 
1 F brown and red ** 
1.10 F** 
1.25 F?? 
1.50 F** 
1.75 F?? 
2 F** 
3 F**** 
5 F**** 

Red cross issue (1915)

  '+5c' on 10 c orange and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 10 c** 
Surcharged

60 on 75 c violet on red

  '= 25c =' on 2 F orange and brown (1924)
  '= 60 =' on 75 c violet on red (1922)
  '= 65 =' on 15 c red and lilac (1925)
  '= 85 =' on 15 c red and lilac (1925)
  90 c on 75 c red (1927)
  '= 1f25 =' (red) on 1 F blue (1926)
  1 F 50 on 1 F blue (1927)
  3 F on 5 F olive and red (1927)
  10 F on 5 F violet and brown (1927)
  20 F on 5 F red and olive (1927)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 c on 2 F**** 
60 c on 75 c** 
65 c on 15 c** 
85 c on 15 c** 
90 c on 75 c** 
1.25 F on 1 F** 
1.50 F on 1 F** 
3 F on 5 F**** 
10 F on 5 F****** 
20 F on 5 F****** 

Postage due stamps

1906 Inscription 'AFRIQUE OCC FRANCAISE DAHOMEY TAXE A PERCEVOIR, beach and heads


(reduced sizes)

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

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c** 
10 c**** 
15 c**** 
20 c****** 
30 c****** 
50 c****** 
60 c****** 
1 F****** 

 

1914 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

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 cvcc 
10 ccc 
15 ccc 
20 ccc 
30 ccc 
50 cc* 
60 cc* 
1 F** 
2 F on 1 F** 
3 F on 1 F*** 

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