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GABON 1910 Onwards and Miscellaneous

(French Colony in Africa)

Return To Catalogue - Gabon 1886-1909 - French Equatorial Africa - France

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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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
25 c ** **  
30 c *** ***  
35 c *** ***  
40 c *** ***  
45 c *** ***  
50 c R R  
75 c R R  
Woman

  1 F olive and brown
  2 F red and brown
  5 F blue and brown

The book "The forged stamps of all countries" by J.Dorn mentions that forgeries of the Franc values exist.
Photolithographed forgeries of the 2 F and 5 F values are described in the Serrane Guide.

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
1 F RR RR  
2 F RRR RRR  
5 F RRR RRR  
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
+5 c on 10 c *** *** Double overprint: RR

Inscription "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE GABON" ( 1910)

Warrior

  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 (1922)
  10 c red 
  10 c green (1922)
  15 c lilac and red (1918)
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c c c  
2 c c c  
4 c c c  
5 c brown and green * *  
5 c black and orange c *  
10 c red ** *  
10 c green * *  
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 F *** ***  
2 F *** ***  
5 F R R Exists on yellow or white paper
Red cross issue

Red cross overprints, Gabon Francais and Afrique Equatoriale Gabon

  '+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
Value Unused Used Remarks
+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
  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, 1925?)
  15 c lilac and red (overprint blue, 1931)
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c vc vc  
2 c vc c  
4 c vc c  
5 c vc c  
10 c green c *  
10 c blue and brown c c  
15 c c c  
20 c c c  
View of Libreville

  25 c blue and black (overprint red)
  30 c red (overprint blue)
  30 c black and yellow (1925?)
  30 c green (1928)
  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 (1925?)
  65 c blue and orange
  75 c orange and brown (overprint blue)
  90 c red (1930)

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
25 c c c  
30 c red * *  
30 c black and yellow c c  
30 c green c c  
35 c * *  
40 c c c  
45 c c c  
50 c blue * *  
50 c red and green c c  
65 c * *  
75 c * *  
90 c * *  
Woman

  1 F brown
  1 F 10 green and red (1928)
  1 F 50 blue and violet (1930)
  2 F red and brown
  3 F lilac (1930)
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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 *** ***  


Fiscal stamp; postage stamp overprinted 'Timbre proportionnel'

 

 

1931 "EXPOSITION COLONIALE INTERNATIONALE PARIS 1931", various designs (designs identical to many other French colonies), inscription 'GABON'

For an image of a similar stamp of another colony, click here.

  40 c green and black
  50 c lilac and black
  90 c red and black
  1.50 F blue and black

 

1932 Various designs, in upper right hand corner "AEF"

River scene

  1 c lilac
  2 c black on lilac
  4 c green
  5 c blue
  10 c red on yellow
  15 c red on green
  20 c red
  25 c brown

Savorgnan de Brazza

  30 c green
  40 c lilac
  45 c black on blue
  50 c brown
  65 c blue
  75 c black on yellow
  90 c red
  1 F green on blue

Village in Gabon

  1.25 F violet
  1.50 F blue
  1.75 F green
  2 F brown
  3 F green on blue
  5 F brown
  10 F black on red
  20 F violet

 

1936 Stamps of 1932, overprinted "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE" and bars through old country name

River scene
  1 c lilac
  2 c black on lilac
  4 c green
  5 c blue
  10 c red on yellow

Savorgnan de Brazza
  40 c lilac
  50 c brown
  1 F green on blue

Village in Gabon
  1.50 F blue
  2 F brown

 

In 1937 Gabon started using the stamps of French Equatorial Africa. Gabon became independent in August 1960.


Postage due stamps


A postage due stamp of the French Colonies used in Libreville Gabon in 1908.


Bisected postage due stamp with additional text "TAXE AVEC MOITIE DE 4c FAUTE DE 2c.", used in 1910.

 

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

Unused stamps appear to be much more common than used stamps.

 

1930 New design, inscription "CHIFFRE TAXE" or "TIMBRE TAXE"

Native person
  5 c blue and grey
  10 c red and grey
  20 c green and grey
  25 c blue and grey
  30 c brown and blue
  45 c blue and grey
  50 c lilac and grey
  60 c violet and grey

Portrait of S.De Brazza
  1 F brown and blue
  2 F lilac and brown
  3 F red and brown

 

1932 Native woman, inscription "POSTES GABON TIMBRE TAXE"

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

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