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FRENCH GUYANA 1893-1920

Guyane Franšaise (french colony in South America)

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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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c * *  
2 c * *  
4 c * *  
5 c * *  
10 c black R ***  
10 c red ** *  
15 c blue ** * With background pattern
15 c grey RR RR  
20 c *** ***  
25 c black *** *  
25 c blue R R  
30 c *** ***  
40 c *** **  
50 c red *** ***  
50 c brown on blue RR RR  
75 c R R  
1 F *** **  
2 F RR ***  

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).

Fournier forgery!
Fournier forgeries

Fournier has made forgeries of these 'Tablet' stamps, for more information on these forgeries click here. The 75 c forgery above has the cancel "CAYENNE 2 JUIN 92 GUYANE" as shown on the following page from the Fournier Album:


A sheet with forged cancels of the French colonies made by the forger Fournier


Modern forgeries, made in the 1970's

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c vc c  
2 c vc c  
4 c c c  
5 c green * *  
5 c orange c c  
10 c red * c  
10 c red on blue c c  
10 c green * *  
15 c c c  
Surcharged

  '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 (1925)

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
0,01 on 15 c c c  
0,02 on 15 c c c  
0,04 on 15 c c c  
0,05 on 15 c c c  
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c on 10 c *** *** Type I
5 c on 10 c * * Type II

 

1905 Gold washer

  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
20 c c c  
25 c blue *** *  
25 c violet c c  
30 c black ** **  
30 c red * *  
30 c orange c c  
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 (1925)
  '= 85' (red) on 45 c olive (1925)
  '= 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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 (1924)
  20 F red (1924)

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 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 F R R  
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 (1923)
  'VINGT FRANCS' (20 F) on 5 F lilac on red (1923)

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 ** **  
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 F RR RR  
20 F on 5 F RR RR  

 

1929 the next permanent series, 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)

Indian shooting arrow

  1 c lilac and green
  2 c red and green
  3 c lilac and green (1939?)
  4 c brown and lilac
  5 c green and orange
  10 c lilac and brown
  15 c brown and orange (with 'RF')
  15 c brown and orange (without 'RF')
  20 c blue and green
  25 c red and brown

Canoe

  30 c green (two shades of green on same stamp)
  30 c green and brown (1939?)
  35 c green and light green (1933?)
  40 c red and brown
  45 c green and brown
  45 c olive and green (1939?)
  50 c blue and brown
  55 c blue and red (1933?)
  60 c orange and green (1939?)
  65 c orange and green
  70 c grey (1939?)
  75 c blue (two shades of blue on same stamp)
  80 c black and blue (1933?)
  90 c red and orange
  90 c lilac and brown (1939?)
  1 F lilac and brown
  1 F red and orange (1933?)
  1 F black and blue (1939?)
  
House surrounded by trees

  1.05 F red and green
  1.10 F brown and lilac
  1.25 F brown and green (1933?)
  1.25 F lilac and red (1939?)
  1.40 F brown and lilac (1939?)
  1.50 F dark blue and light blue
  1.60 F brown and green (1939?)
  1.75 F blue (1933?)
  1.75 F red and brown (1933?)
  2 F green and red
  2.25 F blue (1939?)
  2.50 F red and brown (1939?)
  3 F brown and lilac
  5 F violet and green
  10 F olive and blue
  20 F blue and red

These stamps exist with overprint 'TERRITOIRE DE L'ININI' or 'Territoire de l'ININI' for Inini.

 

1931 International Colonial Exhibition, design 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

 

1935 300 years commemoration of Antilles, two different designs (recapture of Cayenne by d'Estrees in 1876; 40 c, 50 c and 1.50 F) and "FRANCE EQUINOXIALE" (1.75 F, 5 F and 10 F)

  40 c brown
  50 c red
  1.50 F blue
  1.75 F red
  5 F brown
  10 F green

 

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

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  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 violet stamp, inscription above and below the stamp "EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE ARTS ET TECHNIQUES 1937".

 

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

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  1.75 F + 50 c blue

 

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

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  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

 

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

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  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

An airmail stamp was also issued (5 F + 4 F black and red).

 

1941 Soldiers, various designs (so-called "DEFENSE DE L'EMPIRE" set), similar designs were issued for other French Colonies

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

 

1941 Town view, with portrait of Petain in upper right corner

  1 F violet
  2.50 F blue

Overprinted 'OEUVRES COLONIALES' and surcharged
  50 + 1.50 F (red) on 2.50 F blue
  +2.50 F on 1 F violet

These stamps exist with overprint 'ININI' used in Inini.

 

1944 Symbol of France (Marianne) with "RF" and cross (design identical to many other French colonies)

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  5 F + 20 F brown

 

1945 Felix Eboue, design identical to many other French Colonies

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  2 F brown
  25 F green

 

1945 Arms of French Guyana, animals at both sides, "RF" on top and flag in ellipse

  10 c violet
  30 c brown
  40 c blue
  50 c lilac
  60 c orange
  70 c brown
  80 c green
  1 F blue
  1.20 F violet
  1.50 F orange
  2 F black
  2.40 F red
  3 F lilac
  4 F blue
  4.50 F green
  5 F brown
  10 F violet
  15 F lilac
  20 F green

 

1947 Various designs

Man in hangmat
  10 c green
  30 c red
  50 c brown

River scene
  60 c blue
  1 F red
  1.50 F brown

Man on canoe in jungle
  2 F green
  2.50 F blue
  3 F brown

Local woman
  4 F brown
  5 F blue
  6 F brown

Bird
  10 F blue
  15 F brown
  20 F brown
  
Birds
  25 F green
  40 F brown

 

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