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FRENCH GUYANA 1886-1892

Guyane Franšaise (french colony in South America)

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Stamps of France used in French Guyane

'Cayenne' Cancel
Stamp of the French Colonies without overprint used in Cayenne (French Guyana)


(Letter, obtained from a Simon Andrews auction)


1886 Stamps of the French colonies, overprinted:

"Dec 1886 GUY. FRANC."

  '0f05' on 2 c green
  '0f05' on 2 c brown (other serie)

The overprint on the green stamp exists in 3 types, differing in vertical height
1) 12.5 mm with missing "f"
2) 12 mm
3) 10.5 mm
The overprint on the brown stamp only exists in type 1) and 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
0f05 on 2 c green RR RR Imperforate
Without 'f' between the '0's: RRR
0f05 on 2 c brown RR RR Perforated
Without 'f' between the '0's: RRR
"Avril 1887 GUY. FRANC."

'2' different?

  '0f05' on 2 c green
  '0f20' on 35 c brown on yellow
  '0f25' on 30 c brown


The two types of the overprint 'Av' normal (top) and 'Av' inverted (below)

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
0f05 on 2 c RR RR No 'f' between the '0's: RR
0f20 on 35 c RR RR with 'AV' inverted in 'Avril': R (!)
No 'f' between the '0's: RRR
0f25 on 30 c R R No 'f' between the '0's: RR
"DEC 1887 GUY. FRANC."

Genuine

  '5' on 30 c brown (Ceres issue)
  '5' on 30 c brown (French colonies 1877 issue)

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 on 30 c RR RR Ceres
Inverted overprint: RRR
5 on 30 c RRR RRR  
"Fevrier 1888 GUY. FRANC."

  '5' on 30 c brown
  '10' 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 on 30 c RR RR Inverted overprint: RRR
10 on 75 c RR RR  


Forgery of the "Dec 1886 GUY.FRANC 0f05" overprint, note that the "5" is completely different from the genuine overprint


Another stamp with a forged overprint.


"Avril 1887" overprint on the wrong basic stamp.


Forged overprints made by Fournier (image from a Fournier Album)


Forged overprint on the wrong basic stamp (this is a Bordeaux 30 c stamp instead of a French colonies 30 c stamp).

 

1892 Stamps of the French colonies overprinted "GUYANE" with or without "." after this word

on Ceres issue

  30 c 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
30 c RR RR  
on Peace and Commerce issue of 1877


(Image obtained from a Shreves auction)

2 c green
(reduced size)

  2 c green
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
2 c RRR RRR  
35 c RRR RRR  
40 c RR RR  
75 c RR RR Inverted overprint: RR
1 F RR RR Inverted overprint: RRR
on issue of French colonies of 1881

1 c black 2 c brown 4 c brown 15 c blue 20 c red on green 30 c brown 40 c red

  1 c black
  2 c brown
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c *** ***  
2 c *** ***  
4 c *** ***  
5 c *** ***  
10 c R *** Inverted overprint: RR
15 c *** ***  
20 c R R  
25 c R ***  
30 c R R  
35 c RR RR  
40 c RR RR Inverted overprint: RR
75 c RR RR  
1 F RR RR  
Overprinted "DEC 92 0f05" on 15 c blue

005 on 15 c blue

  0f05 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
0f05 on 15 c *** ***  

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

Fournier forgery! Fournier forgery! Fournier forgery!
Fournier forgeries, the stamp, overprint and cancel are forged with a "CAYENNE 2 JUIN 92 GUYANE" forged cancel


Forged overprints made by Fournier (image from a Fournier Album)


A sheet with forged cancels of the French colonies made by the forger Fournier, with a "CAYENNE 2 JUIN 92 GUYANE" forged cancel (5th row, first cancel).


Forgeries with horizontal overprint.


Imperforate forgery of the 1 F value.

 

 

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