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MARTINIQUE 1891-1902

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1891 Postage Due stamps of French Colonies, surcharged: "TIMBRE-POSTE MARTINIQUE" and value

15 c on 30 c black
(Reduced size)

  '05c.' on 5 c black
  '05c.' (red) on 10 c black
  '05c.' on 15 c black
  '05c.' (red) on 15 c black
  '15c.' on 20 c black
  '15c.' (red) on 20 c black
  '15c.' on 30 c black

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 5 c * *  
5 c on 10 c * *  
5 c on 15 c * * Black overprint
5 c on 15 c * * Red overprint
15 c on 20 c ** ** Black overprint
15 c on 20 c ** ** Red overprint
15 c on 30 c * *  


Block of stamps cancelled with "SAINT PIERRE MARTINIQUE" cancel without date


A variety of the 05c on 5 c with a slanting "5".

Forgeries:


Pages from a Fournier Album with Fournier forged overprints.

The cancel "ST.PIERRE 1E 11 JUIN 92 MARTINIQUE" was also forged by Fournier:


Inverted overprint which is most likely forged (the size is bigger than the genuine overprints).

 

1893 French colonies Tablet type, inscription "MARTINIQUE" in red or blue

20 c red on green 40 c red on yellow 75 c lilac on orange 2 F violet on red and 5 F lilac

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellowish
  4 c brown
  5 c green (light or dark green)
  10 c black
  10 c red
  15 c blue
  15 c grey
  20 c red on green
  25 c black
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  35 c black on yellow
  40 c red on yellow
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue
  75 c lilac on orange
  1 F green
  2 F violet on red
  5 F lilac

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 vc vc Country name in blue: R
2 c vc vc Misprint 'MARTINIQUF': **
4 c c c  
5 c c vc  
10 c black * vc Country name in red: RR
10 c red * vc  
15 c blue ** c With security underprint
15 c grey * c  
20 c * *  
25 c black * c  
25 c blue *** **  
30 c ** **  
35 c ** * 1906
40 c ** **  
50 c red * *  
50 c brown on blue *** ***  
75 c *** ***  
1 F ** **  
2 F *** ***  
5 F *** ***  
Surcharged

  '10c' on 30 c brown
  '10c' on 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
10 c on 30 c ** ** Double overprint: R
With large 'C': ***
10 c on 5 F ** ** With large 'C': **
Surcharged '1904' and value

'1904 0f10' on 50 c red '1904. 0f10' on 5 F lilac

  '0f10' on 30 c brown
  '0f10' on 40 c red
  '0f10' on 50 c red
  '0f10' on 75 c violet on yellow
  '0f10' on 1 F green
  '0f10' on 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
0f10 on 30 c ** **  
0f10 on 40 c ** ** Double overprint: R
0f10 on 50 c ** **  
0f10 on 75 c ** **  
0f10 on 1 F ** ** Double overprint: R
0f10 on 5 F R R  
Surcharged '05 or '10' (1912)

'05' on 25 c black '10' on 40 c red on yellow '10' on 5 F lilac

  '05' (red) on 15 c grey
  '05' (red) on 25 c black
  '10' on 40 c red on yellow
  '10' on 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
Note: in every sheet once or twice the overprint exists more widely spaced
05 on 15 c c c  
05 on 25 c c c  
10 on 40 c * *  
10 on 5 F * *  

All these stamps have perforation 14 x 13 1/2.

Forgeries: Fournier has made forgeries of these stamps (inclusive the overprints), the easiest way to recognize them is by their perforation; the perforation is often imperfect, especially in the corners. Examples of these forgeries:


Fournier forgeries of the 5 F with a forged "FORT DE FRANCE 6 MAI 94 MARTINIQUE" cancel as also shown in the sheetlet with forged Fournier cancels (3rd row, 4th cancel).


More modern forgeries (1970's?) of Martinique.

For more information on these forgeries click here.

 

For stamps of Martinique issued from 1903 onwards and miscellaneous, click here.


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