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FRENCH GUYANA

Guyane Française (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
(reduced sizes)

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

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
0f05 on 2 c green RRRRImperforate
Without 'f' between the '0's: RRR
0f05 on 2 c brownRRRRPerforated
Without 'f' between the '0's: RRR
'Avril 1887 GUY. FRANC.'

  '0f05' on 2 c green
  '0f20' on 35 c brown on yellow
  '0f25' on 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
0f05 on 2 cRRRRNo 'f' between the '0's: RR
0f20 on 35 cRRRRwith 'AV' inverted in 'Avril': R (!)
No 'f' between the '0's: RRR
0f25 on 30 cRRNo 'f' between the '0's: RR
'DEC 1887 GUY. FRANC.'

Genuine


(reduced size)

  '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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 on 30 cRRRRCeres
Inverted overprint: RRR
5 on 30 cRRRRRR 
'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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 on 30 cRRRRInverted overprint: RRR
10 on 75 cRRRR 

 

1892 Stamps of the French colonies overprinted 'GUYANE'

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
30 cRRRR 
on Peace and Commerce issue of 1877


(Image obtained from a Shreves auction)

2 c green 75 c red and 1 F green
(reduced sizes)

  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 cRRRRRR 
35 cRRRRRR 
40 cRRRR 
75 cRRRRInverted overprint: RR
1 FRRRRInverted 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 25 c black 30 c brown 40 c red

75 c red 1 F green
(reduced sizes)

  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c ****** 
2 c****** 
4 c****** 
5 c****** 
10 cR***Inverted overprint: RR
15 c****** 
20 cRR 
25 cR*** 
30 cRR 
35 cRRRR 
40 cRRRRInverted overprint: RR
75 cRRRR 
1 FRRRR 
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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
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)

 

1893 French colonies type (so-called 'Tablet' type), inscription 'GUYANE' in red or blue

5 c green 15 c grey and 2 F violet

  1 c black on blue
  2 c brown on yellowish
  4 c brown
  5 c green (2 shades of green exists)
  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
  2 F violet

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** 
10 c blackR*** 
10 c red*** 
15 c blue***With background pattern
15 c grey RRRR 
20 c****** 
25 c black**** 
25 c blueRR 
30 c****** 
40 c***** 
50 c red****** 
50 c brown on blue RRRR 
75 cRR 
1 F***** 
2 FRR*** 

Fournier forgery!
(Fournier forgery)

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

I have seen a postcard in the same design, it has inscription 'CARTE LETTRE' and bears a 15 c blue impression (with red country name).

 

1912 Overprinted '05' or '10' on previous issue

'05' on 2 c brown on yellow '05' on 4 c brown '10' on 40 c red

  '05' on 2 c brown on yellow
  '05' (red) on 4 c brown
  '05' on 20 c red on green
  '05' (red) on 25 c black
  '05' (red) on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c red
  '10' on 50 c red

There exist a variety of these surcharges in which the '0' and '5' or '1' and '0' are spaced more widely (value *** 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
05 on 2 c **** 
05 on 4 c** 
05 on 20 c** 
05 on 25 c****** 
05 on 30 c**** 
10 on 40 c****** 
10 on 50 c****** 

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

Fournier forgery!
(Fournier forgery)

1905 Ant eater

1 c black

  1 c black
  2 c blue
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  5 c orange
  10 c red
  10 c red on blue
  10 c green
  15 c lilac

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 vcc 
2 cvcc 
4 ccc 
5 c green** 
5 c orangecc 
10 c red*c 
10 c red on blue cc 
10 c green** 
15 ccc 
Surcharged

0,01 on 15 c lilac

  '0,01' on 15 c lilac
  '0,02' (blue) on 15 c lilac
  '0,04' (green) on 15 c lilac
  '0,05' (red) on 15 c lilac
  '25 c' on 15 c lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
0,01 on 15 ccc 
0,02 on 15 ccc 
0,04 on 15 ccc 
0,05 on 15 ccc 
25 c on 15 c** 
Red Cross Issue (1915)

type 1

  '+ 5' on 10 c red (type I, '+' above '5' )
  '+ 5 c' on 10 c red (type II, '+' besides '5')

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******Type I
5 c on 10 c**Type II

 

1905 Gold washer

50 c blue

  20 c brown
  25 c blue
  25 c violet
  30 c black
  30 c red
  30 c orange
  30 c green on green
  35 c black on yellow
  40 c red
  40 c black
  45 c olive
  50 c violet
  50 c blue
  50 c grey
  60 c violet on red
  65 c blue
  75 c green
  85 c lilac

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 c cc 
25 c blue**** 
25 c violetcc 
30 c black**** 
30 c red** 
30 c orangecc 
30 c green on green ** 
35 c** 
40 c red** 
40 c black** 
45 c** 
50 c violet****** 
50 c blue** 
50 c grey** 
60 c** 
65 c** 
75 c** 
85 c** 
Surcharged
  '= 65' (red) on 45 c olive
  '= 85' (red) on 45 c olive
  '= 90' 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
65 c on 45 c** 
85 c on 45 c** 
90 c on 75 c** 

 

1905 Palm trees


(Reduced size)

  1 F red
  1 F blue on blue
  1 F blue on green
  1 F 10 lilac
  2 F blue
  2 F orange on yellow
  5 F black
  10 F green on yellow
  20 F 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
1 F red ** 
1 F blue on blue** 
1 F blue on green ** 
1.10 F** 
2 F blue**** 
2 F orange on yellow **** 
5 F****** 
10 F****** 
20 FRR 
Surcharged

  '=25c=' on 2 F blue
  '=1f05' on 2 F brown
  '=1f25=' (red) on 1 F blue
  '=1f50=' on 1 F blue
  '=3f=' on 5 F violet
  'DIX FRANCS' (10 F) on 1 F green on yellow
  'VINGT FRANCS' (20 F) on 5 F lilac on 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
25 c on 2 F **** 
1.05 F on 2 F** 
1.25 F on 1 F** 
1.50 F on 1 F** 
3 F on 5 F**** 
10 F on 1 FRRRR 
20 F on 5 F RRRR 

 

In 1929 the next permanent series was issued for French Guyana. It depicts an indian with bow and arrow (1 c to 25 c), a canoe (30 c to 1 F) or a house surrounded by palm trees (1F05 to 20 F).


Postage due stamps

1925 Stamps of France overprinted 'GUYANE FRANCAISE'

10 c brown 1 F on 20 c green

  5 c blue
  10 c brown
  20 c green
  50 c brown
  3 F 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
5 ccc 
10 ccc 
20 ccc 
50 c** 
3 F**** 
With overprint 'centimes a percevoir' or 'franc a percevoir' and value

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  15 c on 20 c green
  25 c on 5 c blue
  30 c on 20 c green
  45 c on 10 c brown
  60 c on 5 c blue
  1 F on 20 c green
  2 F on 50 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
15 c on 20 ccc 
25 c on 5 ccc 
30 c on 20 ccc 
45 c on 10 c** 
60 c on 5 c** 
1 F on 20 c** 
2 F on 50 c**** 

Later issue, example:


(1929 issue)


Airmail stamps

All these stamps are very rare, examples:

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


(Image obtained from a Francois Feldman auction)

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

I have seen forgeries of the above 75 c TAG label, made by the Hialeah forger (recent forgeries made with a scanner and printer, offered in large quantities on Ebay).


Fiscal stamps

Examples:

In the above design exist:
CONNAISSEMENT: 2 F blue,
DIMENSION: 50 c blue, 1 F blue and 1.50 F blue
DOUANES: 5 c green, 5 c black on green, 25 c green, 25 c black on green, 75 c green and 75 c black on green, also 'quittances' on 25 c black on green,
QUITTANCES: 10 c red and 10 c blue
TRESOR: 20 c red (two types; 'DU TRESOR' or 'TRESOR' at the bottom).

Other fiscal stamps exist, please contact me if you have any pictures of those, so I can include them in the next version of the catalogue.


Inini

A small part of French Guyana, Inini, issued stamps during its semi-indepence from 1930 to 1946. This period falls outside the scope of the current catalogue.


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