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GREAT COMORO (Grande Comore)

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Great Comoro is a French colony, near Madagascar.

1893 French colonies type, inscription 'GRANDE COMORE'

1 c black 50 c red (cancelled to order?)

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellow
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c black
  10 c red
  15 c blue
  15 c grey
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c black
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  35 c black on yellow
  40 c orange
  45 c black on green
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue
  75 c brown on yellow
  1 F green

These stamps are perforated 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 ccc 
4 ccc 
5 ccc 
10 c black ** 
10 c red**** 
15 c blue** 
15 c grey**** 
20 c** 
25 c black** 
25 c blue**** 
30 c** 
35 c**** 
40 c**** 
45 c****** 
50 c red**** 
50 c brown on blue ****** 
75 c****** 
1 F***** 

The shown cancelled stamp (50 c) is probably cancelled to order, since I've seen the whole set cancelled with the same cancel 'D'ZAOUDZI MAYOTTE 24 AOUT 05'. I have seen the stamps of Mayotte and Anjouan with the same cancel.

Fournier has made forgeries of these stamps, example:


Fournier forgery

For more information on these forgeries click here

 

1912: Surcharged '05' or '10'

'05' on 4 c brown '05' on 15 c blue '05' on 25 c black on red '10' on 40 c red '10' on 45 c black on green '10' on 50 c red

  '05' on 2c brown on yellow
  '05' (red) on 4 c brown
  '05' (red) on 15 c blue
  '05' on 20 c red on green
  '05' (red) on 25 c black on red
  '05' (red) on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c red
  '10' (red) on 45 c black on green
  '10' on 50 c red
  '10' on 75 c brown 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
5 on 2 ccc 
5 on 4 ccc 
5 on 15 ccc 
5 on 20 ccc 
5 on 25 ccc 
5 on 30 ccc 
10 on 40 ccc 
10 on 45 ccc 
10 on 50 ccc 
10 on 75 c** 

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