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MARTINIQUE 1903 onwards and Miscellaneous

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1903 Postage Due stamp of the French colonies: Surcharged "TIMBRE-POSTE 5 F. MARTINIQUE COLIS POSTAUX"

  5 F on 60 c brown

This stamp was used for parcels.

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 Fr on 60 c R R With inverted overprint: RRR


Two forgeries of this stamp.

 

1908 Woman, view of Fort de France and woman (other design)

Woman

  1 c brown
  2 c green and brown
  4 c brown
  5 c green and brown
  5 c orange and brown
  10 c red and brown
  10 c green
  10 c lilac and red
  15 c lilac and red
  15 c green and olive
  15 c blue and orange
  20 c violet and brown

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 brown c vc  
5 c orange and brown vc vc 1922
10 c red and brown c vc  
10 c green c c 1922
10 c lilac and red vc vc 1924?
15 c lilac and red c vc 1917
15 c green and olive c vc 1924?
15 c blue and orange vc vc 1928
View of Fort de France

  25 c blue and brown
  25 c orange and brown
  30 c red and brown
  30 c red and orange
  30 c brown
  30 c blue and green
  35 c violet and brown on yellow
  40 c green and brown
  45 c brown
  50 c red and brown
  50 c blue and brown
  50 c orange and green
  60 c blue and red
  65 c violet and brown
  75 c black and brown
  75 c blue
  75 c brown and blue
  90 c red (1930)

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 blue and brown * vc  
25 c orange and brown c vc 1922
30 c red and brown * *  
30 c red and orange c c 1924
30 c brown c c 1924?
30 c blue and green vc vc 1927
35 c c c  
40 c vc vc  
45 c c c  
50 c red and brown * *  
50 c blue and brown * * 1922
50 c orange and green c vc 1924?
60 c c c 1924?
65 c c c 1927
75 c black and brown * *  
75 c blue c c 1924?
75 c brown and blue c c 1928
90 c c c 1928
Woman


(Reduced size)

  1 F blue and brown
  1 F blue
  1 F red and olive
  1 F 10 violet and black (1928)
  1 F 50 grey and blue (1930)
  2 F grey and brown
  3 F lilac (1930)
  5 F orange and brown

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 blue and brown c c  
1 F blue c c 1924?
1 F red and olive c c 1927
1 F 10 ** ** 1928
1 F 50 * c 1930
2 F * c  
3 F * * 1930
5 F * *  
Surcharged


(025 on 50 c red and brown)

  '001' on 2 c green and brown
  '005' on 20 c violet and brown
  '015' on 30 c red and brown
  '025' on 50 c blue and brown
  '025' on 50 c red and brown
  '0,01' on 15 c lilac and brown
  '0,02' (blue) on 15 c lilac and brown
  '0,05' (red) on 15 c lilac and brown
  '05' on 1 c brown
  '10' on 2 c green and brown
  '25' on 15 c lilac and red
  '25c' on 15 c lilac and red
  '25c' on 2 F grey and brown
  '25c' (blue) on 5 F orange and brown
  '60' on 75 c blue and red
  '65' on 45 c brown 
  '85' (red) on 75 c black and brown
  90 c on 75 c red (1925)
  '1f25' (red) on 1 F blue (1925)
  1 F 50 on 1 F blue (1925)
  3 F on 5 F red and green (1925)
  10 F on 5 F green and red (1925)
  20 F on 5 F brown and 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
001 on 2 c * * 1924, exists with inverted or double overprint (RR)
005 on 20 c * * 1924, with inverted overprint: RR (see below for example)
015 on 30 c *** *** 1924, exists with inverted overprint (RR)
025 on 50 c blue and brown * * 1924
025 on 50 c red and brown RR RR 1924, I have seen a variety with the 'flower'
between '0' and '25' placed higher up.
0,01 on 15 c vc vc 1922
0,02 on 15 c vc vc 1922
0,05 on 15 c vc vc 1922
05 on 1 c c c 1920, Small zero variety (see below): ***
10 on 2 c c c 1920, Small zero variety (see below): ***
25 on 15 c c c 1920
25 c on 15 c c c 1924
25 c on 2 F c c 1924
25 c on 5 F c c 1924
60 on 75 c c c 1923
65 on 45 c c c 1924
85 on 75 c c c 1924
90 c on 75 c c c 1927
1 F 25 on 1 F c c 1926
1 F 50 on 1 F c c 1927
3 F on 5 F * * 1927
10 F on 5 F ** ** 1927
20 F on 5 F *** *** 1927


(Inverted '0,05' on 20 c overprint)

The '05' on 1 c and '10' on 2 c exist with a small zero variety: the '0' is printed smaller, example:


(Left small '0', right normal '0')

I have seen this small zero variety printed next to a normal stamp.

Red cross issue (1915)

  '+5c' on 10 c red and brown

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 c c  

All these stamps are perforated 14 x 13 1/2.

 

1931 "EXPOSITION COLONIALE INTERNATIONALE PARIS 1931", various designs (designs identical to many other French colonies)

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  40 c green and black
  50 c lilac and black
  90 c red and black
  1.50 F blue and black

 

1933 Various designs

Village of Basse Pointe

  1 c red on lilac
  4 c olive
  10 c black on red
  25 c lilac
  55 c red
  60 c blue
  75 c brown
  90 c red
  90 c lilac
  1.40 F blue (1939)
  2 F blue on green
  2.50 F brown
  10 F blue on blue

Government building

  2 c blue
  3 c brown ('RF' in upper left corner)
  3 c brown ('3' in upper left corner)
  5 c red
  15 c black on orange ('RF' in upper left corner)
  15 c black on orange ('15' in upper left corner)
  30 c green ('RF' in upper left corner)
  30 c green ('30' in upper left corner)
  30 c blue (1939)
  45 c brown
  45 c green (1939)
  50 c red ('RF' in upper left corner)
  50 c red ('50' in upper left corner)
  90 c lilac (1939)
  80 c violet
  1 F black on green
  1 F red
  1.25 F violet
  1.25 F red
  1.50 F blue
  1.75 F olive
  1.60 F brown
  2.50 F brown (1939)
  20 F red on yellow

Local people

  20 c brown
  35 c green
  40 c brown
  65 c red on green
  70 c lilac (1939)
  1.25 F red (1939)
  1.75 F blue
  2.25 F blue
  3 F lilac
  5 F red on lilac  

Surcharged
  '1 franc' (red) on 2 c blue
  '2 Frs' on 4 c olive (1945)
  '3 francs' (red) on 2 c blue
  '5 Fr' on 65 c red (1945)
  'DIX francs' on 65 c red (1945)
  'VINGT Frs' on 3 c brown

I've seen the 1 c with overprint "TIMBRE FISCAL 1 fr." and bar over the word "POSTES".

 

1935 300 Years Antilles

Belain d'Esnambuc
  40 c brown
  50 c red
  1.50 F blue

Abolition of slavery
  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 green stamp, inscription above and below the stamp "EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE ARTS ET TECHNIQUES 1937".

 

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

 

1941 View of island, with portrait of Petain in upper right hand corner

  1 F violet
  2.50 F blue

Overprinted 'OEUVRES COLONIALES' (1944)
  '50 c + 1f50' (overprint and surcharge in red) on 2.50 F blue
  1 F + 2.50 F violet

 

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

 

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

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  5 F + 20 F violet

 

1945 Victor Schloelcher 1804 1893

  10 c violet
  30 c red
  50 c red
  60 c orange
  1.20 F lilac

 

1945 Felix Eboue, design identical to many other French Colonies

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  2 F brown
  25 F green

 

1947 Various designs: Martinique girl, jungle, view of island (2x)


Postage due stamps


Postage due stamps of the French Colonies with cancel "FORT DE FRANCE MARTINIQUE" in blue and in black in three different types.


"C.D. ARMEES FORT DE FRANCE" in an octogonal cancel.


This might be forged 1 F and 5 F postage due stamps with a forged cancel "St.PIERRE 1E/11 JUIN 92 MARTINIQUE" as can be found in the Fournier Album.


10 c forgery with forged "ST.PIERRE 1E|11 JUIN 92 MARTINIQUE" cancel as can be found in the Fournier Album.

 

1887 Prepared postage due stamps, postage due stamps of french colonies, overprinted "MARTINIQUE", these stamps were prepared, but never placed in use

The following values were prepared: 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, 30c, 40c, 60c, all in black, and 1F, 2F and 5 F in brown. The overprint is always in red, it can be from the upper left to lower right corner or lower left to upper right corner.


Even misprints exist, "MARTISIQUE"


Even cancelled copies exist. Here with "SAINT PIERRE MARTINIQUE" without date.

 

1927 Postage due stamps of France overprinted "MARTINIQUE"

  5 c blue
  10 c brown
  20 c green
  25 c red
  30 c red
  45 c green
  50 c lilac
  60 c green
  1 F red
  2 F violet
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c vc vc  
10 c vc vc  
20 c c c  
25 c c c  
30 c c c  
45 c c c  
50 c c c  
60 c c c  
1 F c c  
2 F * *  
5 F * *  

 

1933 Local fruits, inscription "TIMBRE-TAXE"

  5 c blue on green
  10 c brown ('RF' in lower left corner)
  10 c brown ('10' in lower left corner, 1943)
  20 c blue
  25 c red on lilac
  30 c violet
  45 c red on yellow
  50 c brown
  60 c green
  1 F black on orange
  2 F red
  3 F blue on blue

 

1947 Map of Martinique, inscription "TIMBRE-TAXE"

  10 c blue
  30 c green
  50 c blue
  1 F orange
  2 F brown
  3 F lilac
  4 F olive
  5 F orange
  10 F black
  20 F green

Air Mail

1942 "POUR LA PROTECTION DE L'ENFANCE INDIGENE" and "QUINZAINE IMPERIALE"

  1.20 F + 1.80 F blue and red ('Quinzaine')
  1.50 F + 3.50 F green ('protection')
  2 F + 6 F brown ('protection')

 

1942 Plane above waves, inscription "FRANCE LIBRE RF", design identical to many other French colonies

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  50 F green
  100 F lilac

 

1946 Angel over Arc de Triomphe with tanks, design identical to many other French Colonies

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  8 F blue

 

1946 Battle fields, "DU TCHAD AU RHIN", various designs, identical to many other French Colonies, inscription "POSTE AERIENNE"

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  5 F orange
  10 F green
  15 F red
  20 F brown
  25 F blue
  50 F black

 

1947 Various designs

  50 F brown (people watching plane landing on water)
  100 F green (aeroplane above jungle)
  200 F lilac (bird above sea)

Fiscal Stamps


(Fiscal stamp of France, used in Martinique, see cancel)


Postage stamp overprinted "TIMBRE EPARGNE"


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