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MADAGASCAR 1896 onwards

(french colony in Africa)
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1896 French colonies type, inscription 'MADAGASCAR ET DEPENDANCES' in red or blue

1 c black 10 c red 25 c blue1 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c c c  
2 c c c  
4 c c c  
5 c * c Issued in 1901 in different shade: light green
10 c black * c  
10 c red * c 1901
15 c blue * c With underprint
15 c grey * c 1901
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 * c Country-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

  '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
Value Unused Used Remarks
'05' on 15 c c c  
'05' on 20 c c c Inverted surcharge: RR
'05' on 30 c * *  
'05' on 50 c * *  
'10' on 75 c *** *** Double surcharge: RR
'10' on 5 F * *  
'15' on 1 F c c  
'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 forgeries with forged cancel "TAMATAVE 7 SEPT 96 MADAGASCAR"; Note the imperfect joining of the perforations in the corners. In the genuine stamps, the horizontal and vertical perforations always join up perfectly.

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


Some other more modern forgeries, also with the corner perforation not as in the genuine stamps.

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c c c  
2 c c c  
4 c c c  
5 c c c  
10 c c c  
15 c * c  
20 c c c Exists 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 c c c  
'05' on 30 c c c  
'10' on 40 c c c  
'10' on 50 c * *  
'10' on 75 c * * Exists with inverted surcharge: RR

 

1908 New design

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 (two shades of green on one stamp, 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c vc vc  
2 c vc vc  
4 c vc vc  
5 c green and olive c vc  
5 c grey and red vc vc 1922
10 c red and brown c vc  
10 c green and olive c c 1922
10 c brown and violet vc vc  
15 c lilac and red c vc 1917
15 c green c c 1927
15 c blue and red c c 1928
20 c c c  
25 c blue and black * c  
25 c violet and black c vc 1922
30 c brown and black ** *  
30 c red and brown c c 1922
30 c green and lilac c c 1925
30 c green c c 1927
35 c c c  
40 c c c  
45 c green and black c c  
45 c violet and red c c 1925
45 c red c c 1927
50 c violet and black c c  
50 c blue and black c c 1922
50 c black and yellow c vc 1925
60 c c c 1925
65 c c c 1925
75 c c c  
85 c c c 1925
1 F brown and olive c c  
1 F blue c c 1925
1 F red and green c c 1928
1.10 F * * 1928
2 F * c  
5 F * *  
Red Cross issue
5 c on 10 c c c 1914
Surcharged
'1 cent.' on 15 c c c 1921
'0,25' on 15 c c c 1925
'0,25' on 35 c ** ** 1921 Red surcharge: ***
'0,25' on 40 c c c 1921
'0,25' on 45 c c c 1921
'0,25' on 1 F c c 1922
'0,25' on 5 F c c 1922
25 c on 2 F c c 1932
'0,30' on 40 c c c 1921
50 c on 1 F c c 1932
'0,60' on 75 c ** ** 1921
60 c on 75 c c c 1922
65 c on 75 c c c 1925
85 c on 45 c c c 1925
90 c on 75 c c c 1927
1F25 on 1 F c c 1926
1F50 on 1 F c c 1927
3 F on 5 F * * 1927
10 F on 5 F ** ** 1927
20 F on 5 F *** *** 1927
Overprinted 'FRANCE LIBRE'

  '1f50 =' (black) on 1 F blue ('FRANCE LIBRE' in red)
  '10F. =' on 5 F orange and lilac

 

1930 Local persons, scenes

Man with cows
  1 c blue and grey
  5 c green and brown
  20 c olive and blue
  65 c brown and lilac
  90 c red

Local man facing the right
  2 c red and brown
  4 c brown and lilac
  40 c green and red
  1.50 F blue
  1.50 F brown and red (1944)
  1.75 F brown and orange
  5 F lilac and brown
  20 F brown and blue

Local person facing the left
  10 c orange and green
  25 c lilac and brown
  1 F orange and red
  1 F red (?)
  1.25 F blue and brown

Local person
  15 c brown
  30 c grey
  45 c lilac
  75 c brown

Surcharged
  '50 =' on 65 c brown and lilac

Overprinted 'FRANCE LIBRE' (1941-1942)
  2 c red and brown
  15 c brown ('FRANCE LIBRE' in one line)
  65 c brown and lilac
  1.50 F blue ('FRANCE LIBRE' in red)
  1.50 F brown and red
  '50 =' on 65 c brown and lilac
  '0,05 x' on 1 c blue and grey
  '1,00 x' on 1.25 F blue and brown
  '1,50 x' on 1.75 F brown and orange
  '0,50 =' (red) on '0,05 x' on 1 c blue and grey

Overprinted 'SECOURS NATIONAL' (1942)
  '+50c' on 1 F orange and red

 

1931 Man on horse (General Gallieni)

  1 c blue
  3 c blue
  45 c green
  50 c brown
  60 c lilac
  70 c red
  90 c brown
  1.40 F yellow
  1.60 F violet
  2 F brown
  3 F green
  3 F black

Overprinted 'FRANCE LIBRE' (1941-1942)
  3 c blue (overprint red)
  70 c red
  1.40 F yellow
  1.60 F violet
  '50 x' on 90 c brown
  '1.f50 =' on 1.60 F violet
  

Overprinted 'SECOURS NATIONAL' (1942)
  '+50c' on 3 F green

 

1937 World Exhibition in Paris in 1937, design 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

 

1938 Man with building (Jean Laborde)

  35 c green
  55 c violet
  65 c red
  80 c brown
  1 F red
  1.25 F red
  1.75 F blue
  2.15 F brown
  2.25 F blue
  2.50 F brown
  10 F green

Overprinted 'FRANCE LIBRE'
  80 c brown
  2.25 F blue ('FRANCE LIBRE' in red)
  2.50 F brown ('FRANCE LIBRE' in red)
  10 F green

Overprinted 'FRANCE LIBRE' and surcharged (1942-1944)
  '0,10 x' on 55 c violet
  '0,30 x' on 65 c red
  '1,00 x' on 1.25 F red
  '1,50 x' on 1.75 F blue (overprint and surcharge in red)
  '2,00 x' on 2.75 F brown

 

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

Overprinted 'FRANCE LIBRE'
  2.25 F blue ('FRANCE LIBRE' in red)

 

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 in the same design also exists: 4.50 F + 4 F black and red.

 

1941 Local scene, with portrait of Petain in upper right hand corner, inscription 'MADAGASCAR ET DEPENDANCES'

  1 F brown
  2.50 F blue

Overprinted 'OEUVRES COLONIALES'
  50 c + 1.50 F on 2.50 F (overprint and surcharge in red)
  1 F + 2.50 F green

 

1941 Soldier stamps, 'Defense de l'empire', various designs

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

 

1942 Three famous men, inscription 'MAYOTTE ET NOSSI-BE'

  1.50 F brown and blue

 

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

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  5 F + 20 F green

 

1944 Palmtree, inscription 'FRANCE LIBRE'

  5 c brown
  10 c lilac
  25 c green
  30 c orange
  40 c black
  80 c brown
  1 F blue
  1.50 F red
  2 F yellow
  2.50 F blue
  4 F blue and red
  5 F green and violet(?)
  10 F red and blue
  20 F violet and brown

Surcharged

  '= 50 c =' (red) on 5 c brown (1945)
  '= 60 c =' (red) on 5 c brown (1945)
  '= 70 c =' (red) on 5 c brown (1945)
  '1 Fr. 20 c' (red) on 5 c brown (1945)
  '= 1f50 =' (red) on 5 c brown
  '= 1f50 =' (blue) on 10 c lilac
  '= 2 Fr. 40 c =' on 25 c green (1945)
  '= 3 Fr. =' on 25 c green (1945)
  '= 4 Fr. 50 c =' on 25 c green (1945)
  '= 15 Fr. =' (red) on 2.50 F blue (1945)

 

1945 Felix Eboue, design identical to many other French Colonies

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  2 F brown
  25 F green

 

1946 Various designs

Man with arrow ('Danseur du Sud')
  10 c green
  30 c brown
  40 c black
  50 c brown

Cows
  60 c blue
  80 c green

Local man and woman ('Types Sakalava')
  1 F brown
  1.20 F green

Famous Man ('General Gallieni')
  1.50 F brown
  2 F black
  3 F lilac

Woman with child ('Types Betsimisaraka')
  3 F red
  4 F blue
  5 F brown

Famous man ('General Duchesne')
  6 F blue
  10 F blue

Famous man (Colonel Joffre)
  15 F brown
  20 F blue
  25 F brown

 

1947 Inscription 'CINQUANTENAIRE DU RATTACHEMENT DE MADAGASCAR A LA FRANCE', palm tree and portrait of person

  10 F + 5 F brown

 

1950 Inscription 'OEUVRES SOCIALES F.O.M.'

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  10 F + 2 F

 

1952 100 years of military medal, similar in design to many other French Colonies

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  3 F violet, yellow, green and black

 

1954 Bird

  8 F brown
  15 F green and blue

 

1954 Flowers

  7.50 F grey

 

1954 Colonel Lyautey, in the background Tananarive

  40 F brown and blue
  10 F grey and blue (1955)

 

1956 Buildings etc.

  3 F lilac and grey ('Fides Tamatave Cite Beryl-Rose')
  5 F brown and red ('Lycee Gallieni')
  10 F blue and grey (harbour)
  15 F green and grey 

 

1956 Coffee ('Le Cafe')

  20 F brown

 

1957 Plants

  2 F blue and green
  4 F green and red
  12 F brown and green

 

1958 In 1958 the inscription on stamps of Madagascar was changed to 'REPUBLIQUE MALGACHE'

 

1961 In 1961 the inscription was again changed to 'REPOBLIKA MALAGASY'


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