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(French Colony in Africa)

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Stamps of the French colonies were also used in Gabon, they can be recognized by the cancel 'GAB' with dots, example:


1886 Stamps of the french colonies, surcharged 'GAB' and dots and value:

5 on 20 c red on green 10 on 20 red on green 15 on 50 c blue 75 on 15 c blue 75 on 15 c blue

  '5' on 20 c red on green
  '10' on 20 c red on green
  '25' on 20 c red on green
  '50' on 15 c blue
  '75' on 15 c blue

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 on 20 cRR RR 
10 on 20 cRRRR 
25 on 20 cRR 
50 on 15 cRRRRRR 
75 on 15 cRRRRRR 
Forgeries:


(Forged cancels and forged overprints taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries, reduced sizes)

 

1889 Stamps of the french colonies, surcharged with only a value

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com 25 on 10 c black Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com '25' on 5 c green Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Genuine overprint

25 on 5 c green
(Reduced size)

  '15' on 10 c black
  '15' on 1 F green
  '25' on 5 c green
  '25' on 10 c black
  '25' on 75 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
15 on 10 cRRRRRR 
15 on 1 FRRRRRR 
25 on 5 cRRRR 
25 on 10 cRRRRRR 
25 on 75 cRRRRRR 

 

1889 Postage due stamps of the french colonies surcharged 'GABON TIMBRE' and value

15 on 5 c black
(Reduced sizes)

Could be a forged overprint 15 on 5 c black

  '15' on 5 c black
  '15' on 30 c black
  '25' on 20 c black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
15 on 5 cRRRRExists with double 'TIMBRE': RRR or
double 'GABON': RRR
15 on 30 cRRRRRR 
25 on 20 cRRRRExists with double 'TIMBRE': RRR or
double 'GABON': RRR
Forgeries:


(Forged cancels and forged overprints taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries, reduced sizes)

 

1889 Inscription 'GABON CONGO POSTES REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE' with 'GAB' and small dots overprinted

15 c black on pink 25 c black on green, genuine stamp
(the 25 c is genuine, I don't know if the 15 c is genuine)

  15 c black on pink
  25 c black on green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
15 cRRRRRR 
25 cRRRR 

Fournier has made forgeries of these stamps, I have seen these forgeries only with the cancel 'LIBREVILLE 20 MAI 89' as in the next stamps, I therefore suspect them to be Fournier forgeries:


(Probably Fournier forgeries)

Fournier offers these 'vignettes' both for 1 Swiss Franc in his 1914 pricelist (as first choice forgeries).

Gabon stopped issuing its own stamps in 1891 and used the stamps of French Congo instead. Only in 1905 it re-issued its own stamps.

 

1905 French colonies type, inscription 'GABON' coloured

5 c green, 50 c brown and 75 c lilac

  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 blue
  30 c brown
  35 c black
  40 c orange
  45 c black
  50 c brown on 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**Exists with 'GABON' double: RR
2 c** 
4 c** 
5 c** 
10 c *** 
15 c ****** 
20 c ****** 
25 c ****** 
30 c****** 
35 cRR 
40 c****** 
45 cRRRR 
50 c****** 
75 cRR 
1 FRR 
2 FRRRR 
5 FRRRR 

Forgeries:


(Fournier forgery)

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

 

1912 Stamps of 1892 surcharged:

10 c on 45 c

  '05' on 2 c brown
  '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 45 c black on green
  '10' (red) on 50 c brown on blue
  '10' on 75 c violet
  '10' on 1 F green
  '10' on 2 F violet
  '10' on 5 F violet

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 45 c** 
10 on 50 c**** 
10 on 75 c**** 
10 on 1 F**** 
10 on 2 F****Inverted surcharge: RR
10 on 5 F****** 

All the above '05' and '10' surcharges, exists with a variety with more space between the '0' and '5' or the '1' and '0' (value *** to RR).

 

1910 Warrior, view of Libreville and woman

Inscription 'CONGO FRANCAIS GABON'

Warrior


(Reduced size)

  1 c brown and orange
  2 c black and brown
  4 c violet and blue
  5 c brown and green
  10 c red 
  20 c brown and violet

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 ** 
20 c ** 
View of Libreville

35 c violet and green

  25 c blue and brown
  30 c black and red
  35 c violet and green
  40 c brown and blue
  45 c red and violet
  50 c blue and black
  75 c orange and 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
25 c**** 
30 c****** 
35 c****** 
40 c****** 
45 c ****** 
50 c RR 
75 cRR 
Woman

  1 F olive and brown
  2 F red and brown
  5 F blue and 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
1 FRRRR 
2 FRRRRRR 
5 FRRRRRR 
Red cross issue

Red cross overprints

  '+5c' on 10 c red
(Don't confuse with overprint on 1911 issue (see picture)

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******Double overprint: RR

Inscription 'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE GABON' ( 1910)

Warrior

1 c brown and orange

  1 c brown and orange
  2 c black and brown
  4 c violet and blue
  5 c brown and green
  5 c black and orange
  10 c red 
  10 c green
  15 c lilac and red
  20 c brown and violet

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 ccc 
2 ccc 
4 ccc 
5 c brown and green ** 
5 c black and orangec*1922
10 c red*** 
10 c green**1922
15 c** 
20 c **** 
View of Libreville

  25 c blue and brown
  25 c blue and black
  30 c black and red
  30 c red
  35 c violet and green
  40 c brown and blue
  45 c red and violet
  45 c black and red
  50 c blue and black
  50 c blue 
  75 c orange and 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
25 c blue and brown *** 
25 c blue and black**1922
30 c black and red**** 
30 c red**1922
35 c**** 
40 c** 
45 c red and violet****** 
45 c black and red**1922
50 c blue and black ****** 
50 c blue**1922
75 c**** 
Woman
  1 F brown
  2 F red and brown
  5 F blue and 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
1 F****** 
2 F****** 
5 FRRExists on yellow or white paper
Red cross issue

Red cross overprints, Gabon Francais and Afrique Equatoriale Gabon '+5c' on 10 c red

  '+5c' on 10 c red (2 types)

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******Large cross
+5 c on 10 c**Small cross

Overprinted 'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE' (1924)

Warrior

1 c brown and orange

  1 c brown and orange
  2 c black and brown (overprint blue)
  4 c violet and blue
  5 c black and orange
  10 c green
  10 c blue and brown (overprint red)
  15 c lilac and red (overprint blue)
  20 c brown and violet (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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cvcvc 
2 cvcc 
4 cvcc 
5 c vcc 
10 c greenc* 
10 c blue and browncc 
15 c cc 
20 c cc 
View of Libreville

  25 c blue and black (overprint blue)
  30 c red (overprint blue)
  30 c black and yellow
  30 c green
  35 c violet and green (overprint blue)
  40 c brown and blue (overprint red)
  45 c black and red (overprint blue)
  50 c blue (overprint red)
  50 c red and green
  65 c blue and orange
  75 c orange and brown (overprint blue)
  90 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
25 c cc 
30 c red** 
30 c black and yellow cc 
30 c greencc 
35 c** 
40 ccc 
45 c cc 
50 c blue ** 
50 c red and greencc 
65 c** 
75 c** 
90 c** 
Woman

  1 F brown
  1 F 10 green and red
  1 F 50 blue and violet
  2 F red and brown
  3 F lilac
  5 F blue and 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
1 F** 
1.10 F** 
1.50 F** 
2 F** 
3 F*** 
5 F***** 
Surcharged

  65 on 1 F green and brown (1925)
  85 on 1 F green and brown (1925)
  90 on 75 c red (1927)
  1f25 (red) on 1 F blue (1926)
  1f50 on 1 F blue (1927)
  3 F on 5 F red and brown (1927)
  10 F on 5 F brown and green (1927)
  20 F on 5 F lilac and red (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
65 c on 1 F** 
85 c on 1 F** 
90 c on 75 c** 
1.25 F on 1 F** 
1.50 F on 5 F** 
3 F on 5 F**** 
10 F on 5 F****** 
20 F on 5 F****** 

Postage due stamps

1928 Postage due stamps of France overprinted 'GABON A.E.F.'

  5 c blue
  10 c brown
  20 c green
  25 c red
  30 c red
  45 c green
  50 c brown
  60 c brown on yellow
  1 F brown on yellow
  2 F red
  3 F violet

 

In 1930 a definitive serie of postage due stamps was issued for Gabon (11 values, ranging from 5 c to 3 F, the Franc values in another design).


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