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GUADELOUPE

(province of France in the West Indies)

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Stamps of the French Colonies used in Guadeloupe:

'GPE' cancel:

Normal cancels:


1884 Stamps of French colonies Peace and Commerce issue overprinted 'G.P.E.' (Guadeloupe) and value

'20' on 30 c brown '25' on 35 c brown on yellow

  '20' on 30 c brown
  '25' on 35 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
20 on 30 cRRVarieties: large '2': RR;
with accent on 'E': RR
25 on 35 cRRVarieties: large '2': RR or large '5': RR;
with accent on 'E': RR

 

1889 Stamps of French colonies overprinted 'Guadeloupe Centimes' and value

   '3' on 20 c red on green
   '15' on 20 c red on green
   '25' on 20 c red on green

All three above stamps exist with the word 'centimes' larger (about 12 mm instead of 10 mm, same value).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 c on 20 c**** 
15 c on 20 c****** 
25 c on 20 c****** 

Slightly different overprint with ornamental border

'5' on 1 c black '25' on 30 c brown

  '5' on 1 c black
  '10' on 40 c red
  '15' on 20 c red on green
  '25' on 30 c brown

All four above stamps exist with the word 'centimes' larger (about 12 mm instead of 10 mm, same value). There are several types in the ornamental border (11).

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 1 c****Inverted overprint: RR
10 on 40 c****** 
15 on 20 c****** 
25 on 30 cRR 

The forger Fournier has made forgeries of these overprints, examples taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries:


(Fournier forged overprints, reduced sizes)

 

1891 Stamps of French colonies overprinted 'GPE' bar and value

  '5 c.' on 10 c black
  '5 c.' on 1 F 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
5 c on 10 c****** 
5 c on 1 F**** 

 

1884 Stamps of French colonies overprinted 'GUADELOUPE'

1 c black 5 c green 2 c brown on yellow, 10 c black and 40 c red 15 c blue 30 c brown 35 c brown on yellow

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellow
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c black
  15 c blue
  20 c red on green
  25 c black
  30 c brown
  35 c brown on yellow
  40 c red
  75 c red
  1 F 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
1 c** 
2 c** 
4 c**** 
5 c**** 
10 c****** 
15 c***** 
20 c****** 
25 c**** 
30 cRR 
35 cRRRR 
40 cRR 
75 cRRRR 
1 FRR 

There are several misprints 'GNADELOUPE', 'GUADBLOUPE', 'GUADELONPE' or 'GUADELOUEP' of all values. Furthermore several values exist with inverted or double overprint.

Fournier has made forgeries of these overprints, examples taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries:


(Forged overprints, reduced sizes)

Examples of forged cancels he used:


(Reduced sizes)

 

1891 Stamps of French colonies, Ceres issue, overprinted 'GUADEOUPE'

80 c red

  30 c brown
  80 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
30 cRRRRRR 
80 cRRRRRR 

There are several misprints 'GNADELOUPE', 'GUADBLOUPE', 'GUADELONPE' or 'GUADELOUEP' of all values.

 

1893 French colonies type, inscription 'GUADELOUPE ET DEPENDANCES' in red or blue, so called 'Tablet' issue

5 c green 10 c red 50 c red 75 c violet on orange 1 F green

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellowish
  4 c brown
  5 c green (2 different shades of green exist)
  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
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue
  75 c violet on orange
  1 F green

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***Two shades of green; yellowish green was issued in 1900
10 c black ***** 
10 c red***1900?
15 c blue *c 
15 c grey****1900?
20 c***** 
25 c black *** 
25 c blueRRRR 
30 c****** 
40 c****** 
50 c red****** 
50 c brown on blue RRRR 
75 cR*** 
1 F****** 

overprinted 'G&D' or 'G et D' and value (1903), various types

5 on 30 c brown '10' on 40 c red Different type '15' on 50 c red Different type


(Two types of the 10 on 40 c)

  'G & D 5' on 30 c brown (6 different types)
  'G et D 10' on 40 c red (5 different types)
  'G & D 15' on 50 c red (6 different types)
  'G et D 40' on 1 F green (2 different types)
  'G & D 1 Fr.' on 75 c lilac (6 different 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
G&D 5 on 30 c ****All types
GetD 10 on 40 c ******All types
G&D 15 on 50 c******All types
GetD40******Both types
G&D 1 F on 75 c RRAll types

Some of the overprints exist inverted:

Inverted overprint

The stamps 'G et D 40' on 1 F and 'G & D 1 Fr.' on 75 c exist surcharged '1903' in 19 different types, the surcharges exist in blue, red and black, example:

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
'G&D 40 1903 on 1 F *** to RR *** to RR  
'G&D 1 Fr 1903' on 75 c R to RRR to RR 

overprinted '05' or '10' (1912)

  '05' on 4 c brown
  '05' on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c red

A variety of these overprints exist with more space between the '0' and '5' or '1' and '0' respectively (RR).

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 4 c** 
05 on 30 c **** 
10 on 40 c****** 

Fournier has made forgeries of the 'Tablet' stamps, for more information on these forgeries click here. Examples of Fournier forgeries:

 

1905 Various designs

5 F blue on orange

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

These stamps have perforation 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 c green*c 
5 c bluecc 
10 c red**c 
10 c green**** 
10 c red on grey cc 
15 ccc 
20 c red on green cc 
20 c green** 
25 c blue*c 
25 c green on yellow *c 
30 c black****** 
30 c red** 
30 c brown on lilac** 
35 c** 
40 c** 
45 c green on lilac** 
45 c red** 
50 c green on yellowR*** 
50 c blue** 
50 c lilac*c 
65 c** 
75 c** 
1 F black on green**** 
1 F blue** 
2 F****** 
5 F****** 

Surcharged
  '= 25c' on 5 F blue on orange (1924)
  '= 65' on 1 F green (1925)
  '= 85' on 1 F green (1925)
  '90 c =' on 75 c red (1927)
  '= 1f05' (blue) on 2 F red (1926)
  '= 1f25' (red) on 1 F blue (1926)
  1.50 F on 1 F blue (1927)
  3 F on 5 F brown (1927)
  10 F on 5 F red on yellow (1927)
  20 F on 5 F lilac on lilac (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 5 F**** 
65 c on 1 F** 
85 c on 1 F** 
90 c on 75 c** 
1F05 on 2 F** 
1F25 on 1 F** 
1F50 on 1 F*** 
3 F on 5 F****Exist without '.' behind 'F'
10 F on 5 F****** 
20 F on 5 FRR 
Red cross overprint in red (1915)

  '+5c' on 10 c red
  '+5c' on 15 c 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
5 c on 10 c** 
5 c on 15 c **Double overprint: RR

 

In 1928 a new serie was issued in Guadeloupe (24 values in 3 different types).


Postage due stamps

Postage due stamp of the French Colonies, used in Guadeloupe:

 

1876 Number, no country name, inscription 'a percevoir'

Guadeloupe, due stamp 40 c black 1876
(Reduced size)

  15 c black
  25 c black
  30 c black
  40 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 cRR1879
25 c RRRRRR 
30 cRRRR 
40 cRRRRRR 

The 40 c exists with the inscription 'centimes' (as in the 25 c value), this stamp is extremely rare.

Forgeries exist, examples:

Forgeries!

 

1884 Inscription 'Chiffre Taxe GUADELOUPE A percevoir'

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Genuine

Guadeloupe, due stamp 15 c  and 20 cblack 1884

  5 c black
  10 c black on blue
  15 c black on violet
  20 c black on red
  30 c black on yellow
  35 c black on grey
  50 c black on green

There seem to be several types (6) concerning the ornamental border.

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 cRR 
10 c RR 
15 cRR 
20 cRRRR 
30 cRRRR 
35 cRR 
50 c****** 

 

1903 Postage due stamps of France, overprinted 'G D 30'

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com 'GD 30' on postage due stamp of France

  'G&D 30' on 60 c brown on brown
  'G&D 30' on 1 F red on brown

This overprint exists in 2 types. Inverted overprints also exist.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
G&D 30 on 60 c RRRR 
G&D 30 on 1 FRRRR 

Fournier has made forgeries of these overprints, examples taken from a Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries:


(Forged overprints, reduced sizes)

 

1905 Bay of Gustava, inscription 'A percevoir'


(reduced sizes)

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

Surcharged
  '2 francs' on 1 F grey
  '3 francs' on 1 F 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 ccc 
10 c cc 
15 ccc 
20 c** 
30 c** 
50 c** 
60 c** 
1 F** 
2 F on 1 F**** 
3 F on 1 F****** 

 

In 1928 a new postage due serie was issued with two lines of palm trees (13 values).


Fiscal stamps of France used in Guadeloupe


('TIMBRE IMPERIAL' with cancel 'GUADELOUPE' in dots, reduced sizes)


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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