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MADAGASCAR

(french colony in Africa)
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Stamp of french colonies used in Madagascar.
(Stamp of French Colonies, used in Madagascar)

Stamps of the french colonies were also used in Madagascar.


1889 Stamps of the French colonies overprinted with value

Genuine overprint '5' on 10 c black 5 on 25 c black 05 on 40 c red 15 on 25 c black '25' on 40 c red

'05' on 25 c black
(reduced size)

  '05' on 10 c black
  '5' on 10 c black (1891)
  '05' on 25 c black
  '5' on 25 c black (1891)
  '05' on 40 c red (1891)
  '15' on 25 c black (1891)
  '25' on 40 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
'05' on 10 cRRR 
'5' on 10 cR*** 
'05' on 25 cRR 
'5' on 25 cR*** 
'05' on 40 cR*** 
'15' on 25 c****** 
'25' on 40 cR*** 

A misprint '25' on 20 c black exists: RRR.

 

1891 Local issue, Inscription 'POSTES FRANCAISES MADAGASCAR' and value, imperforated


(Reduced sizes)


5 c black on green 15 c blue 25 c brown Genuine Genuine

  5 c black on green
  10 c black on blue
  15 c blue
  25 c brown
  1 F black on yellow
  5 F lilac and black on grey

There are 10 types of every value. Be aware of dangerous forgeries, even on cover (I'm not sure if the above stamps are genuine, by the way).

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***** 
10 c***** 
15 c***** 
25 c** 
1 FRRR 
5 FRRRR 

 

1895 Stamps of France, overprinted 'POSTE FRANCAISE Madagascar'

10 c black 15 c blue 25 c black 40 c orange on yellow 50 c red 75 c lilac on yellow 1 Fr green

  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c black (overprint red)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  25 c black (overprint red)
  40 c orange on yellow
  50 c red
  75 c lilac on yellow (overprint red)
  1 F green
  5 F 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
5 c** 
10 c**** 
15 c** 
25 c**** 
40 c**** 
50 c****** 
75 c**** 
1 F****** 
5 F****** 

 

1896 Stamps of France, surcharged with a value in a ellipse

Genuine Genuine Certified genuine

5 c on 1 c BLACK 25 c on 40 c orange on yellow
(reduced sizes)

  5 c on 1 c black
  15 c on 2 c brown on yellow
  25 c on 3 c grey
  25 c on 4 c brown on grey
  25 c on 40 c orange on yellow

This surcharge is so big, that it is larger than the stamp. The overprint was made on stamps of type II of France.

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 1 cRRRRRR 
15 c on 2 cRRRRR 
25 c on 3 cRRRRR 
25 c on 4 cRRRRRR 
25 c on 40 cRRRR 

Fournier forgery:


(A forged Fournier overprint with forged cancel 'TAMATAVE 7 SEPT 96 MADAGASCAR')

 

1896 French colonies type, inscription 'MADAGASCAR ET DEPENDANCES' in red or blue

1 c black 10 c black 10 c red 25 c blue 1 F green, red country name 1 Fr green, blue country name 5 Fr lilac

  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
  35 c black on yellow
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue
  75 c violet on yellow
  1 F green (red country name)
  1 F green (blue country name, 1897)
  5 F lilac (1899)

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 ccc 
2 ccc 
4 ccc 
5 c*cIssued in 1901 in different shade: light green
10 c black *c 
10 c red*c1901
15 c blue*cWith underprint
15 c grey*c1901
20 c ** 
25 c black*c 
25 c blue******1901
30 c** 
35 c****1906
40 c*c 
50 c red*c 
50 c brown on blue ******1901
75 c** 
1 F******Country-name blue
1 F*cCountry-name red (1897)
5 F****** 

Surcharged

'05' on 50 c red '15' on 1 F green 0,01 on 2 c brown small '0' 0,01 on 2 c brown large '0' 0,05 on 30 c brown 0,10 on 50 c red 0,15 on 75 c violet on yellow 0,15 on 1 F green


(reduced size)

  '05' on 15 c grey (surcharged red) (1912)
  '05' on 20 c red on green (1912)
  '05' on 30 c brown (surcharged red) (1912)
  '05' on 50 c red (1902)
  '10' on 75 c red (1912)
  '10' on 5 F lilac (1902)
  '15' on 1 F green (1902, red country-name)
  '0,01' on 2 c brown on yellow (1902)
  '0,05' on 30 c brown (1902)
  '0,10' on 50 c red (1902)
  '0,15' on 75 c violet on yellow (1902)
  '0,15' on 1 F green (1902)
  '0,60' on 75 c violet on yellow (surcharged red) (1921)
  '1 FR.' on 5 F lilac (1921)

Small and large '0' Small and large '0' '00,5' instead of '0,05'

Varieties: on the values '0,01' on 2 c brown on yellow, '0,05' on 30 c brown, '0,10' on 50 c red and '0,15' on 1 F green the '0' can be found small and large (see pictures above). An erroneous overprint exists of the '0,05' on 30 c brown on yellow: the '0,05' has been changed in '00,5' (see picture above).

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 15 ccc 
'05' on 20 cccInverted surcharge: RR
'05' on 30 c** 
'05' on 50 c** 
'10' on 75 c******Double surcharge: RR
'10' on 5 F** 
'15' on 1 Fcc 
'0,01' on 2 c** 
'0,05' on 30 c** 
'0,10' on 50 c** 
'0,15' on 75 c** 
'0,15' on 1 F** 
'0,60' on 75 c****Inverted surcharge: RR
'1 FR.' on 5 F****** 


(Inverted '0,60' surcharge on 75 c)

Forgeries:


(Fournier forgeries)

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

 

1904 Tree and animals

75 c orange 1 F green

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

Surcharged

  '05' on 2 c brown (1902)
  '05' on 20 c orange (1902)
  '05' on 30 c red (1902)
  '10' on 40 c violet (1902)
  '10' on 50 c brown (1902)
  '10' on 75 c orange (1902)
  '1 FR.' (red) on 5 F black (1921)

These stamps have perforation 11. Some stamps can be found with part of a watermark. Some stamps exist imperforate, double printed, or printed on both sides (all rare).

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 ccc 
10 ccc 
15 c*c 
20 cccExists bisected
25 c** 
30 c**** 
40 c*** 
50 c****** 
75 c****** 
1 F****** 
2 F****** 
5 F****** 
Surcharged
'05' on 2 c** 
'05' on 20 ccc 
'05' on 30 ccc 
'10' on 40 ccc 
'10' on 50 c** 
'10' on 75 c**Exists with inverted surcharge: RR

 

1908 New design

1 c violet and green 10 c red and brown

  1 c violet and green
  2 c red and olive
  4 c olive and brown
  5 c green and olive
  5 c grey and red (1922)
  10 c red and brown
  10 c green and olive (1922)
  10 c brown and violet (1925)
  15 c lilac and red (1917)
  15 c green (1927)
  15 c blue and red (1928)
  20 c orange and brown
  25 c blue and black
  25 c violet and black (1922)
  30 c brown and black
  30 c red and brown (1922)
  30 c green and lilac (1925)
  30 c green (1927)
  35 c red and black
  40 c brown and black
  45 c green and black
  45 c violet and red (1927)
  45 c red (1925)
  50 c violet and black
  50 c blue and black (1922)
  50 c black and yellow (1925)
  60 c violet on red (1925)
  65 c black and blue (1925)
  75 c red and black
  85 c green and red (1925)
  1 F brown and olive
  1 F blue (1925)
  1 F red and green (1928)
  1.10 F brown and green (1928)
  2 F blue and olive
  5 F violet and brown

Red cross issue (1914)

  '+ 5c' on 10 c red and brown

Surcharged

1 cent on 15 c lilac and red '0,25 c' on 35 c red and black 0,25 on 45 c green and black 0,60 on 75 c red and black

  '1 cent.' on 15 c lilac and red (1921)
  '0,25' and bars on 15 c lilac and red
  '0,25' and bars (red or black) on 35 c red and black
  '0,25' and bars on 40 c brown and black
  '0,25' and bars on 45 c green and black
  '0,25' and bars on 2 F blue and olive (1922)
  '0,25' and bars on 5 F violet and brown (1922)
  '25c' and bars on 2 F blue and olive (1932)
  '0,30' on 40 c brown and black (1921)
  '50c' and bars on 1 F brown and olive (1932)
  '0,60' on 75 c red and black (1921)
  '=60c' on 75 c violet on red (1922)
  '=65c' on 75 c red and black (1925)
  '=85c' on 45 c green and black (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 green and violet (1927)
  '10f' and bars on 5 F red and lilac (1927)
  '20f' and bars on 5 F red and grey

These stamps are perforated 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cvcvc 
2 cvcvc 
4 cvcvc 
5 c green and olivecvc 
5 c grey and redvcvc1922
10 c red and brown cvc 
10 c green and olive cc1922
10 c brown and violet vcvc 
15 c lilac and redcvc1917
15 c greencc1927
15 c blue and redcc1928
20 ccc 
25 c blue and black*c 
25 c violet and black cvc1922
30 c brown and black *** 
30 c red and brown cc1922
30 c green and lilaccc1925
30 c greencc1927
35 ccc 
40 ccc 
45 c green and black cc 
45 c violet and redcc1925
45 c redcc1927
50 c violet and blackcc 
50 c blue and blackcc1922
50 c black and yellowcvc1925
60 ccc1925
65 c cc1925
75 ccc 
85 ccc1925
1 F brown and olivecc 
1 F bluecc1925
1 F red and greencc1928
1.10 F**1928
2 F*c 
5 F** 
Red Cross issue
5 c on 10 ccc1914
Surcharged
'1 cent.' on 15 ccc1921
'0,25' on 15 c cc1925
'0,25' on 35 c****1921 Red surcharge: ***
'0,25' on 40 ccc1921
'0,25' on 45 ccc1921
'0,25' on 1 Fcc1922
'0,25' on 5 Fcc1922
25 c on 2 Fcc1932
'0,30' on 40 ccc1921
50 c on 1 Fcc1932
'0,60' on 75 c****1921
60 c on 75 ccc1922
65 c on 75 ccc1925
85 c on 45 c cc1925
90 c on 75 c cc1927
1F25 on 1 Fcc1926
1F50 on 1 Fcc1927
3 F on 5 F**1927
10 F on 5 F****1927
20 F on 5 F******1927


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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