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MIDDLE CONGO (Moyen Congo)

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1907 Leopard

  1 c olive and brown
  2 c violet and brown
  4 c blue and brown
  5 c green and blue
  5 c yellow and blue (1922)
  10 c red and blue
  10 c green (1922)
  15 c lilac and red
  20 c brown and blue

These stamps have perforation 14 1/2 x 13 1/2.

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 blue c c  
5 c yellow and blue c c  
10 c red and blue c c  
10 c green * *  
15 c c c  
20 c * *  
Red cross issue


(Reduced size)

  red cross (small, red) and '5c' (red) on 10 c red and blue
  red cross (large, black) and '5c.' (black) on 10 c red and blue

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 Small red cross
5 c on 10 c c c Large red cross

I've seen postal stationery in this design (10 c red and blue).

I've seen fiscal stamps with "TIMBRE PROPORTIONNEL" and value overprinted: 20 c on 4 c blue and brown, 30 c on 4 c blue and brown, 35 c on 4 c blue and brown, 40 c on 4 c blue and brown.
Also "TIMBRE QUITTANCE" and value overprint: 50 c on 1 c olive and brown, 1 F on 1 c olive and brown.

For similar stamps, but with inscription "CONGO FRANCAIS" see under French Congo.

 

1907 Woman

  25 c blue and green
  25 c green and black (1922)
  30 c red and green
  30 c red (1922)
  35 c brown and blue
  40 c green and brown
  45 c violet and red
  50 c green and red
  50 c blue and green (1922)
  75 c brown and blue

These stamps have perforation 13 1/2 x 14 1/2.

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 green * *  
25 c green and black c c  
30 c red and green * *  
30 c red c c  
35 c c c  
40 c c c  
45 c c c  
50 c green and red ** **  
50 c blue and green c c  
75 c *** ***  

For similar stamps, but with inscription "CONGO FRANCAIS" see under French Congo.

 

1907 Palm trees

5 F blue and red

  1 F green and violet
  2 F violet and olive
  5 F blue and red

These stamps have perforation 13 1/2 x 14 1/2.

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 *** ***  
2 F * *  
3 F *** ***  

For similar stamps, but with inscription "CONGO FRANCAIS" see under French Congo.

 

1924 The leopard, woman and palm trees stamps of 1907 overprinted "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE"

  1 c olive and brown
  2 c violet and brown
  4 c blue and brown
  5 c yellow and blue
  10 c green (overprint red)
  10 c red and grey (1925)
  15 c lilac and red (overprint blue)
  20 c brown and blue
  20 c green (two shades of green on one stamp, 1925)
  20 c brown and lilac (1927)
  25 c green and black 
  30 c red and green
  30 c red (overprint blue)
  30 c grey and violet (1925)
  30 c green (two shades of green on one stamp, 1927)
  35 c brown and blue (overprint blue)
  40 c green and brown
  45 c violet and red (overprint blue)
  50 c blue and green (overprint red)
  50 c yellow and black (1925)
  65 c brown and blue (1927)
  75 c brown and blue
  90 c red (two shades of red on one stamp, 1930)
  1 F green and violet
  1.10 F violet and brown (1928)
  1.50 F blue (two shades of blue on one stamp, 1930)
  2 F violet and olive
  3 F lilac (1930)
  5 F blue and red

Surcharged
  25 c on 2 F violet and green (1922)
  25 c on 5 F blue and red (overprint blue, 1922)
  '65' on 1 F orange and brown (1925)
  '85' on 1 F orange and brown (1925)
  90 c on 75 c red (1927)
  '1f25' on 1 F blue (two shades of blue on one stamp, red overprint 1926)
  1.50 F on 1 F blue (1927)
  3 F on 5 F brown and red (1927)
  10 F on 5 F red and green (1927)
  20 F on 5 F brown and violet (1927)

 

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

For an image of a similar stamp of another colony, click here.

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

 

1933 Inscription "MOYEN CONGO"; 3 designs: bridge, Pasteur institute and Government building

Railway bridge design


(1933 Railway bridge design)

  1 c brown
  2 c green
  4 c olive
  5 c lilac
  10 c green
  15 c violet
  20 c red on red
  25 c orange
  30 c green

Pasteur Institute
  40 c brown
  45 c black on green
  50 c black
  65 c red on green
  75 c black
  90 c red
  1 F red
  1.25 F green
  1.50 F blue

Government building
  1.75 F violet
  2 F green
  3 F black on orange
  5 F green
  10 F black
  20 F brown

Overprinted "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE" and bars through previous country name (1936)

Railway Bridge design
  1 c brown
  2 c green
  4 c olive
  5 c lilac
  10 c green
  15 c violet
  20 c red on red
  25 c orange
  30 c green

Pasteur Institute

  40 c brown (overprint in 3 lines)
  45 c black on green
  50 c black (overprint in 2 lines)
  65 c red on green
  75 c black (overprint in 2 lines)
  90 c red (overprint in 3 lines)
  1 F red
  1.25 F green
  1.50 F blue (overprint in 2 lines)

Government building
  1.75 F violet
  2 F green
  3 F black on orange
  5 F green
  10 F black
  20 F brown

Overprinted 'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE' and bars through previous country name
and overprinted additionally with 'LIBRE' (1940?)
  4 c olive 

Overprinted 'AFRIQUE FRANCAISE LIBRE' in red (1940)
  4 c olive

 

In 1937 Middle Congo started using the stamps of French Equatorial Africa.


Postage Due Stamps

1928 "MOYEN-CONGO A.E.F." on postage due stamps of France

  5 c blue
  10 c brown
  20 c green
  25 c lilac
  30 c red
  45 c green
  50 c brown
  60 c light-brown
  1 F lilac
  2 F red
  3 F violet

 

1930 Inscription "MOYEN CONGO TIMBRE TAXE" (Franc values different design)

  5 c blue and brown
  10 c red and brown
  20 c green and brown
  25 c blue and brown
  30 c brown and blue
  45 c blue and brown
  50 c lilac and brown
  60 c violet and black
  1 F brown and black
  2 F lilac and brown
  3 F red and brown 

 

1933 New design

  5 c green
  10 c blue on blue
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c brown
  30 c red
  45 c brown
  50 c black
  60 c black on red
  1 F red
  2 F orange
  3 F green

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