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1892 French colonies Tablet type, inscription 'REUNION' in red or blue

4 c brown 5 c dark green 5 c light green 40 c orange 50 c red

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellowish
  4 c brown
  5 c green (2 shades of green exist)
  10 c black
  10 c red
  15 c blue (paper with stripes)
  15 c grey
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c black
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  50 c brown on blue (name red)
  50 c brown on blue (name blue)
  75 c violet on yellow
  1 F green

Surcharged (1901)

'5 c.' on 40 c orange '5 c.' on 50 c red '15 c.' on 75 c violet on yellow 15 c on 1 F green

  '5 c.' on 40 c orange
  '5 c.' on 50 c red
  '15 c.' on 75 c violet on yellow
  '15 c.' on 1 F green

'05' on 2 c brown '05' on 15 c grey

Surcharged '05' or '10' (1912)
  '05' on 2 c brown
  '05' (red) on 15 c grey
  '05' on 20 c red on green
  '05' (red) on 25 c black
  '05' (red) on 30 c brown
  '10' on 40 c red
  '10' (red) on 50 c brown
  '10' on 75 c violet on yellow

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c** 
2 c** 
4 c** 
5 c**cTwo shades of green; yellowish green was issued in 1900
10 c black ** 
10 c red***1900?
15 c blue ***cOn paper with background pattern
15 c grey***c1900?
20 c****** 
25 c black *** 
25 c blueRRRR 
30 c****** 
40 c****** 
50 c redRR 
50 c brown on blue RRRR'REUNION' in red
50 c brown on blueRRRR'REUNION' in blue
75 cRR 
1 FRRExists with double 'REUNION': RR
1901 Surcharges
Exists with inverted or without bar on old value: R
5 c on 40 c****Exists with inverted '5': RR
5 c on 50 c**** 
15 c on 75 c****Exists with small '1': ***
15 c on 1 F****Exists with small '1': ***
1912 Surcharges
All surcharges exist with larger space between '0' and '5' or '1' and '0': R to RR
05 on 2 c** 
05 on 15 c****Exists with inverted surcharge: RR
05 on 20 c****** 
05 on 25 c**** 
05 on 30 c**** 
10 on 40 c**** 
10 on 50 c****** 
10 on 75 cRR 

Fournier forgeries of these stamps (obtained from Benoit Chandanson's website):


(Fournier forgery left, genuine stamp right)

For more information on these forgeries click here. Fournier forgeries exist in large numbers, they can be recognized by the often bad perforation, the colour is also different from the genuine stamps. Furthermore the following 3 characteristics can be observed:


Charcteristics 1), 2) and 3) (upper images: forgeries, lower images, genuine)

1) The fingers of the hand in the upper central part are badly visible

2) The upper horizontal bar of the 'F' and 'E' of 'FRANCAISE' are shorter in the Fournier forgeries. The 'R' is also different.

3) The fingers of the hand in the upper left corner part are also badly visible.

The overprints were also forged by Fournier (on forged stamps):

Fournier forgery Fournier forgery Fournier forgery Fournier forgery
(Forged stamps with forged overprints)

 

1905 Map of the island, view of the harbor and sailship

Map of the island  

10 c red and green

  1 c violet and red
  2 c brown and blue
  4 c brown and red
  5 c green and red
  5 c orange and violet
  10 c red and green
  10 c green
  10 c red on blue
  15 c black and blue
  15 c olive and green
  15 c blue and red

Perforation: 14 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cvcvc 
2 cvcc 
4 cvcc 
5 c green and red *c 
5 c orange and violet vcvc 
10 c red and green*c 
10 c greencc 
10 c red on bluecc 
15 c black and blue*c 
15 c olive and green cc 
15 c blue and redcc 

View of the harbor

  20 c green
  25 c brown and blue
  30 c brown and green
  30 c red
  30 c grey and red
  30 c green
  35 c brown and blue
  40 c green and brown
  45 c violet and red
  45 c lilac and red
  45 c violet and orange
  50 c brown and blue
  50 c blue
  50 c yellow and violet
  60 c blue and brown
  65 c violet and blue
  75 c red
  75 c brown and lilac
  90 c red and orange

Perforation: 14 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 ccc 
25 c**** 
30 c brown and green ** 
30 c red** 
30 c grey and red*c 
30 c greencc 
35 c** 
40 ccc 
45 c violet and red** 
45 c lilac and red** 
45 c violet and orangecc 
50 c brown and blue***** 
50 c blue** 
50 c yellow and violet cc 
60 c** 
65 c** 
75 c red** 
75 c brown and lilac** 
90 c** 

Sailship

5 F red and brown

  1 F brown and blue
  1 F blue
  1 F brown and blue
  1 F 10 brown and lilac
  1 F 50 blue on blue
  2 F red and green
  3 F lilac
  5 F red and brown

Perforation: 14 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 F brown and blue** 
1 F blue** 
1 F brown and blue ** 
1F10** 
1F50** 
2 F** 
3 F** 
5 F***** 

Surcharged

10 F on 5 F green and red

  '0,01' on 4 c brown and red
  40 on 20 c green and orange
  25 c on 5 F red and brown
  50 on 45 c lilac and red
  50 on 65 c violet and blue
  60 on 75 c red
  65 (red) on 15 c black and blue
  85 (red) on 15 c black and blue
  85 on 75 c red
  90 on 75 c red
  '1f25' (red) on 1 F blue
  '1f50' on 1 F blue on blue
  3 F on 5 F red and blue
  10 F on 5 F green and red
  20 F on 5 F olive and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
0,01 on 4 c**Exists with double or inverted surcharge: R
40 c on 20 c** 
25 c on 5 F**** 
50 c on 45 c?? 
50 c on 65 c?? 
60 c on 75 c** 
65 c on 15 c** 
85 c on 15 c** 
85 c on 75 c** 
90 c on 75 c** 
1F25 on 1 F** 
1F50 on 1 F** 
3 F on 5 F**** 
10 F on 5 F****** 
20 F on 5 F****** 
Red cross issue (1915)


(Reduced views)

  '+ 5c' on 10 c red and green (overprint black)
  '+ 5c' on 10 c red and green (overprint red)
  '+ 5c' on 10 c red and green (overprint red, but smaller)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 10 cR***Overprint black, forged overprints exist!
Inverted overprint: RR
5 c on 10 c**Overprint red, inverted overprint: RR
5 c on 10 c**Smaller red overprint

I have seen a bogus overprint of 25 c on 1 c violet and red, the '25 c' in the center of the stamp, a bar on 'un centime' and red squares on the '1's in the lower left and right corner. This overprint is in red.

 


Postage due stamps

1889 Inscription 'Reunion Centimes a Percevoir Postes'

Genuine 5 c black and 10 c black 15 c black

  5 c black
  10 c black
  15 c black
  20 c black
  30 c black

Ten different types exist of each stamp.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c****** 
10 c****** 
15 cRR 
20 cR*** 
30 c****** 

Forgeries exist of these stamps, examples (if anybody knows the distinguishing characteristics, please contact me!):


(Forgeries)

 

1907 Inscription 'TAXE A PERCEVOIR'

  5 c red on yellow
  10 c blue on blue
  15 c black on grey
  20 c red
  30 c green on green
  50 c red on green
  60 c red on blue
  1 F violet

Surcharged (1927)


(reduced sizes)

  '=2F=' on 1 F red
  '=3F=' on 1 F brown

These stamps have perforation 14 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 cvcc 
10 ccc 
15 ccc 
20 ccc 
30 ccc 
50 ccc 
60 c** 
1 F** 
2 F on 1 F** 
3 F on 1 F*** 


Parcel post stamps

1890 Inscription 'COLIS POSTAUX TIMBRE 10 CENTIMES REUNION'

  10 c black on yellow
  10 c black and blue on yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c black on yellowRR 
10 c black and blue on yellow **** 

 

1906 Stamp of 1892 overprinted 'COLIS POSTAUX'

  10 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c****** 

 

1907 Large sized stamps inscription 'Ile de la Reunion, Colis Postaux'

  10 c brown and black
  10 c brown and red (1923)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c brown and black ** 
10 c brown and redcc 

Fiscal stamps

Inscription 'REUNION TAXE D'ENGAGEMENT'


Websites:

http://iledelareunion.fr.st/, very good with lots of information! Made by Benoit Chandanson.


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