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MADAGASCAR 1889-1895

Malagasy Republic

(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 manually overprinted with value

Genuine overprint '5' on 10 c black Image obtained from a Harmers auction 5 on 25 c black 05 on 40 c red 15 on 25 c black '25' on 40 c red

  '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
Value Unused Used Remarks
'05' on 10 c RR R  
'5' on 10 c R *** Issued June 1891 (3000 stamps issued)
'05' on 25 c R R  
'5' on 25 c R ***  
'05' on 40 c R *** 9500 stamps issued (April 1891)
'15' on 25 c *** *** Issued June 1891
Initially applied sideways (when it was still in good condition),
Later it was applied normally (the overprint is then rather damaged).
'25' on 40 c R *** 12000 stamps issued (March 1889).

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


I've seen many stamps with the cancel "TAMATAVE 2 MAI 89 MADAGASCAR" (even in different types!)

Many forged overprints exist, on genuine stamps or on forged stamps. The Serrane guide mentions that the stamp forger Fournier used the forged cancel "TAMATAVE 25 JANV 91 MADAGASCAR".


A page with forged Fournier overprints.

Fournier used the forged cancel "TAMATAVE 25 JANV 91 MADAGASCAR".

 

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

Certified genuine

Click here for stamps of this local issue.
and here for Madagascar 1891 local issue, the 10 types

 

 

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 With Nossi Be cancel

  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c * *  
10 c ** **  
15 c * *  
25 c ** **  
40 c ** **  
50 c *** ***  
75 c ** **  
1 F *** ***  
5 F *** ***  


Primitive forgery

 

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

Certified genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction Genuine Certified genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction Genuine Certified genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction Certified genuine Certified genuine, image obtained from a Siegel auction

  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

The 25 c surcharge is so big, that it is larger than the stamp. The overprint was made on stamps of type II of France (the "N" of "INV" is below the "U" of "REPUBLIQUE").

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 1 c RRR RRR  
15 c on 2 c RRR RR  
25 c on 3 c RRR RR  
25 c on 4 c RRR RRR  
25 c on 40 c RR RR  

Many forged overprints exist.

Fournier forgery:


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


This stamp has the same cancel "TAMATAVE 7 SEPT 96 MADAGASCAR"


Another forgery

 

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