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FRENCH GUINEA

(Guinee Francaise, French Colony in Africa)

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Stamp of the French Colonies used in Guine.


1892 French colonies type (so-called 'Tablet' issue), inscription "GUINEE FRANCAISE" in different colour

10 c red

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellowish
  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
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue
  75 c lilac
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c * *  
2 c * *  
4 c * *  
5 c ** **  
10 c black *** ***  
10 c red RR RR 1900
15 c blue *** *** With background pattern
15 c grey RR RR 1900
20 c *** ***  
25 c black *** **  
25 c blue R R 1900
30 c R R  
40 c R R  
50 c red R R  
50 c brown on blue R R 1900
75 c RR RR  
1 F R R  
surcharged (1912)

  '05' on 2 c brown
  '05' on 4 c brown
  '05' (red) on 15 c blue
  '05' on 20 c red on green
  '05' (red) on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c red
  '10' on 75 c lilac

All the above surcharges exists with a larger space between '0' and '5' or '1' and '0' (R to RR).

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
05 on 2 c *** ***  
05 on 4 c * *  
05 on 15 c * *  
05 on 20 c *** ***  
05 on 30 c *** ***  
10 on 40 c ** **  
10 on 75 c R R Exists with double overprint: RR

I have seen postcards in the same design in the values: 15 c blue and 25 c black.

Fournier has made forgeries of these stamps, examples:

Fournier forgery!
(Reduced size)

For more information on these forgeries click here. The forged cancel "CONAKRY RIVIERES DU SUD 7 SEPT 92" in a double circle can be found in the Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries.


Forged Fournier cancel "CONAKRY RIVIERES DU SUD 7 SEPT 92"


Another part of a sheet with Fournier forged cancels with a forged "CONAKRY 29 NOV 10 GUINEE FRANCAISE" cancel (last row first stamp).

 

1905 Native shepherd

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

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c * *  
2 c * *  
4 c ** **  
5 c *** **  
10 c *** ***  
15 c *** ***  
20 c RR RR  
25 c R R  
30 c RR RR  
40 c RR RR  
50 c RR RR  
75 c RR RR  
1 F RR RR  
2 F RR RR  
5 F RR RR  
Surcharged
  '05' on 2 c brown on yellow
  '05' on 4 c red on blue
  '05' on 15 c lilac on red
  '05' on 20 c red on green
  '05' (red) on 25 c blue
  '05' (red) on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c red on yellow
  '10' (red) on 50 c brown on blue

All the above surcharges exists with a larger space between '0' and '5' or '1' and '0' (R to RR).

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
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 50 c *** ***  

 

1906 General Faidherbe, palm trees and dr. Ballay, country name in red or blue

General Faidherbe

  1 c grey
  2 c brown
  4 c brown on blue
  5 c green
  10 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c c c  
2 c * *  
4 c * *  
5 c * *  
10 c *** *  

Palm trees

50 c black

  20 c black on grey
  25 c blue
  30 c brown on yellow
  35 c black on yellow
  45 c brown on green
  50 c violet
  75 c blue on orange

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
20 c *** ***  
25 c *** ***  
30 c *** ***  
35 c ** **  
45 c *** ***  
50 c R R  
75 c *** ***  

Dr. Balley

2 Fr blue

  1 F black on blue
  2 F blue on red
  5 F red 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 F *** ***  
2 F R R  
5 F RR RR  


Forgery of the 5 F value. The perforation does not match in the corners. The cancel is "CONAKRY 29 NOV 06 GUINEE FRANCAISE"

I have seen some 5F stamps with a different perforation. I presume these are forgeries as well?


5F stamp with different perforation.

 

1913 Landscape and people with river

  1 c violet and blue
  2 c brown
  4 c grey and black
  5 c green
  5 c lilac and green (1922)
  10 c orange and red
  10 c green (1922)
  10 c lilac and red (1926)
  15 c lilac and red
  15 c green (1926)
  20 c brown and violet
  20 c green (1926)
  20 c red and brown 
  25 c blue
  25 c black and violet (1922)
  30 c lilac and green
  30 c orange and red (1922)
  30 c red and green (1926)
  30 c green 
  35 c blue and red
  40 c green and grey
  45 c brown and orange
  50 c blue and black
  50 c blue (1922)
  50 c brown and olive (1926)
  60 c violet on red (1926)
  65 c brown and blue (1926)
  75 c red and blue
  75 c blue (1926)
  75 c red and green 
  85 c green and lilac (1926)
  90 c red and lilac (1930)
  1 F violet and black
  1 F 10 lilac and brown 
  1 F 25 violet and orange (1933)
  1 F 50 blue (1930)
  1 F 75 brown and lilac (1933)
  2 F orange and brown
  3 F lilac (1930)
  5 F black and violet
  5 F blue and black (1922)

These stamps have perforation 13 1/2 x 14.

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 green * *  
5 c lilac and green vc vc  
10 c orange and red * c  
10 c green * *  
10 c lilac and red c c  
15 c lilac and red c c Two shades
15 c green c c  
20 c brown and violet * *  
20 c green * *  
20 c red and brown c c  
25 c blue *** *  
25 c black and violet c c  
30 c lilac and green *** **  
30 c orange and red * *  
30 c red and green * *  
30 c green c c  
35 c * *  
40 c c c  
45 c c c  
50 c blue and black R ***  
50 c blue * *  
50 c brown and olive c c  
60 c * *  
65 c * *  
75 c red and blue *** ***  
75 c blue * *  
75 c red and green * *  
85 c * *  
90 c * *  
1 F * *  
1.10 F * *  
1.50 F * *  
2 F * *  
3 F * **  
5 F black and violet R R  
5 F blue and black ** ***  
Surcharged (red cross issue, 1922)

  '+5c' on 10 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
'+5c' on 10 c * *  
Surcharged

  '= 25 c' (red) on 2 F orange and brown (1924)
  '= 25 c' on 5 F blue and black (1924)
  '60 = 60' on 75 c violet on red (1922)
  '65 = 65' on 75 c red and blue (1925)
  '85 = 85' on 75 c red and blue (1925)
  '90c' and bars on 75 c red (1927)
  '1f25' and bars (red) on 1 F blue (1926)
  '1f50' and bars on 1 F blue (1927)
  '3f' and bars on 5 F red and black (1927)
  '10f' and bars on 5 F blue and green (1927)
  '20f' and bars on 5 F lilac and brown 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
25 c on 2 F * *  
25 c on 5 F * *  
60 c on 75 c * *  
65 c on 75 c * *  
85 c on 75 c * *  
90 c on 75 c * *  
1F25 on 1 F * *  
1F50 on 1 F * *  
3 F on 5 F ** **  
10 F on 5 F *** ***  
20 F on 5 F *** ***  

 

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

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

 

1937 "EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE PARIS 1937", various designs, designs identical to many other French Colonies


Reduced sizes

  20 c violet
  30 c green
  40 c lilac
  50 c brown and black
  90 c red
  1.50 F blue

A minisheet also exists with one imperforate 3 F green stamp, inscription above and below the stamp 'EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE ARTS ET TECHNIQUES 1937'.

 

1938 Various views, inscription "GUINEE"

Village view 'RF AOF' in upper left part
  2 c orange
  3 c blue
  4 c green
  5 c red
  10 c blue
  10 c blue (without 'RF')
  15 c brown
  
Villagers making pots
  20 c red
  20 c red (without 'RF')
  25 c blue
  30 c blue
  30 c blue (without 'RF')
  35 c green
  40 c black (1939?)
  40 c black (without 'RF')
  45 c green (1939?)
  50 c brown
  
Waterfall and trees
  55 c blue
  60 c blue (1939?)
  60 c blue (without 'RF')
  65 c green
  70 c green (1939?)
  80 c lilac
  90 c lilac (1939?)
  1 F red
  1 F brown (1939?)
  1.25 F red (1939?)
  1.40 F brown (1939?)
  1.50 F brown

People of Guinee
  1.60 F red (1939?)
  1.75 F blue
  2 F red
  2 F red (without 'RF')
  2.25 F blue (1939?)
  2.50 F black (1939?)
  3 F blue
  5 F lilac
  10 F green
  20 F brown

Overprinted 'SECOURS NATIONAL' and surcharged (1941)
  '+1 fr.' on 50 c brown
  '+2 fr.' on 80 c lilac
  '+2 fr.' on 1.50 F brown
  '+3 fr.' on 2 F red

 

1938 Pierre and Marie Curie, design identical to many other French Colonies

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

  1.75 F + 50 c blue

 

1939 "EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE NEW YORK 1939", design identical to many other French Colonies

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

  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

 

1939 "CENTENAIRE DE RENE CAILLIE 1799-1938", similar stamps were issued for other French Colonies

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

  90 c red and orange
  2 F lilac
  2.25 F blue

 

1939 "EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE NEW YORK 1939", design identical to many other French Colonies

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

  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

 

1939 French revolution commemoration, Bastille, design identical to many other French colonies

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

  45 c + 25 c green and black
  70 c + 30 c brown and black
  90 c + 35 c orange and black
  1.25 F + 1 F lilac and black
  2.25 F + 2 F blue and black

 

1941(?) Local view, with portrait of Petain in upper right corner

  1 F green
  2.50 F blue

Overprinted 'OEUVRES COLONIALES' and surcharged
  '+2f50' on 1 F green
  '50c + 1f50' on 2.50 F blue

 

1941 Soldiers, various designs, similar designs were issued for other French Colonies

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

  1 F + 1 F red
  1.50 F + 3 F brown
  2.50 F + 1 F blue

 

The stamps of French Guinea were replaced by those of French West Africa in 1945. It then became the Republic of Guinea on the 2nd October 1958.


Postage due stamps


French colonies, postage due stamps with "CONAKRY GUINEE FRANCAISE" or "KONAKRY" cancels


A 15 c forgery of a postage due stamp with a forged "CONAKRY 7 SEPT 92 RIVIERES DU SUD" cancel from French Guinea as can be found in the Fournier Album. Both the stamp and the cancel are forged.

 

1905 Woman from French Guinea, inscription "TAXE"

50 c black 60 c orange

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

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c * *  
10 c * *  
15 c * *  
30 c ** **  
50 c *** ***  
60 c *** ***  
1 F R R  

 

1906 Inscription "AFRIQUE OCC FRANCAISE GUINEE TAXE A PERCEVOIR", beach and heads

5 c green 10 c brown 15 c blue 20 c black on yellow

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

These stamps have perforation 13 1/2 x 14.

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 R R  
10 c * *  
15 c ** **  
20 c ** **  
30 c *** ***  
50 c *** ***  
60 c *** ***  
1 F *** ***  

Similar stamps were issued for Dahomey, Mauritania, Senegal and Upper Senegal - Niger.

 

1914 New type, number, inscription "CHIFFRE TAXE A PERCEVOIR"

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

Surcharged (1927)
  '2F' on 1 F lilac
  '3F' on 1 F brown

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c vc c  
10 c c c  
15 c c c  
20 c c c  
30 c c c  
50 c c *  
60 c c *  
1 F * *  
2 F on 1 F * *  
3 F on 1 F * **  

Similar stamps were issued for Dahomey, Mauritania, Senegal and Upper Senegal - Niger.

 

1938 Inscription "GUINÉE RF AOF TAXE A PERCEVOIR"

  5 c violet
  10 c red
  15 c green
  20 c brown
  30 c lilac
  50 c brown
  60 c blue
  1 F red
  2 F blue
  3 F black

Airmail Stamps

1940 Inscription "AFRIQUE OCCIDle FRANCAISE GUINE FRANcaise", aeroplane and palm trees landscape

  1.90 F violet
  2.90 F red
  4.50 F green
  4.90 F olive
  6.90 F orange

Similar stamps were issued for Dahomey, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Niger.


Similar stamp of Mauritania

 

1942 Inscription "AOF GUINEE POSTE AERIENNE"

  50 c red and blue
  1 F brown and blue
  2 F green and black
  3 F blue and red
  5 F violet and red

Similar stamps were issued for Dahomey, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Niger.

 

1942 Inscription "AFRIQUE OCCIDle FRANCAISE GUINE", camels and aeroplane

  10 F grey and violet
  20 F red and blue
  50 F green and black

Similar stamps were issued for Dahomey, Ivory Coast and Mauritania.


Similar stamps of Mauritania

 

1942 "POUR LA PROTECTION DE L'ENFANCE INDIGENE" (all different designs) and "QUINZAINE IMPERIALE"

  1.20 F + 1.80 F blue and red (Quinzaine)
  1.50 F + 3.50 F green ('protection de l'enfance')
  2 F + 6 F brown ('protection de l'enfance')
  3 F + 9 F red ('protection de l'enfance')

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