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FRENCH COLONIES, Overview

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General issues for the French colonies, (click here for more details), examples:

2 c brown on yellow
(Stamps issued for all French colonies)

80 c red 'CCH' (Cochin China) cancel 4 c black used in Cochin Chine
(Stamps for the French colonies, similar to French stamps, but imperforate)

 

Besides the general issues for the French colonies (1859 to about 1890), the following French Colonies issued seperate stamps:

AFARS & ISSAS (previously Somali Coast) issued stamps in 1967, falls outside the scope of this catalogue.

ALAOUITES (click here)

ALEXANDRIE (or Alexandria, Egypt)

ALGERIE (or Algeria)

ANJOUAN (click here)

ANNAM ET TONKIN (Annam and Tonkin)

BENIN (click here)

CAMEROUN (or Cameroons)

CANTON (French Indo China)

CASTELLORIZO (French occupation)

CAVALLE (Click here)

CHINE (French Post in China)

CILICIE (Click here)

COCHINCHINE (or Cochin-China)

COMORES (or Comore Islands)

CONGO (or French Congo)

COTE D'IVOIRE (or Ivory Coast)

COTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS (or French Somali Coast)

DAHOMEY (Click here)

DIEGO SUAREZ (Click here)

FEZZAN (issued its first stamps in 1946? Falls outside the scope of this catalogue)

GABON (Click here)

GHADAMES (issued its first stamps in 1949? Falls outside the scope of this catalogue)

GRANDE COMORE (or Great Comoro)

GRAND LIBAN (Lebanon, issued stamps from 1924 onwards. Falls outside the scope of this catalogue)

GUADELOUPE (Click here)

GUINEE (or French Guinea)

GUYANE (or French Guyana)

HAUT SENEGAL ET NIGER (or Upper Senegal - Niger)

HAUTE VOLTA (or Upper Volta)

HOI-HAO (French Indo China)

INDE (or French India)

INDOCHINE (or French Indo China)

ININI (or French Guyana)

KOUANG-TCHEOU (WAN) (French Indo China)

LAOS (formerly par of French Indo China)

LEVANT (French Levant)

MADAGASCAR (Click here)

MALI (formerly French Sudan)

MAROC (French Morocco, local issues are listed in Cd 2)

MARTINIQUE (Click here)

MAURITANIE (or Mauritania)

MAYOTTE (Click here)

MOHELI (Click here)

MONG-TZEU (French Indo China)

NIGER (Click here)

NOSSI-BE (Click here)

NOUVELLE CALEDONIE (or New Caledonia)

NOUVELLES HEBRIDES (or New Hebrides)

OBOCK (Click here)

OCEANIE (or French Oceanic Settlements)

OUBANGUI (or Ubangi-Chari-Tchad)

PAKHOI (French Indo China)

POLYNESIE (previously Tahiti and French Oceanic Settlements)

PORT-LAGOS (Click here)

PORT-SAID (Click here)

REUNION (Click here)

SAINTE MARIE DE MADAGASCAR (St Marie de Madagascar)

SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON (St Pierre and Miquelon)

SENEGAL (Click here)

SENEGAMBIE ET NIGER (or Senegambia and Niger)

SOUDAN (or French Sudan)

SYRIE (or Syria)

TAHITI (Click here)

TCHAD (Ubangi-Chari-Tchad)

TCHONG-KING (French Indo China)

TOGO (Click here)

TUNISIE (or Tunesia)

VIETNAM (formerly par of French Indo China)

WALLIS ET FUTUNA (or Wallis and Futuna)

YUNNANFOU, YUNNANSEN (French Indo China)

ZANZIBAR (French Post offices in Zanzibar)


TABLET ISSUE

Many stamps of the French Colonies were made in the following so called 'Tablet design', click here for more information:


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