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SENEGAL 1887-1892

Sénégal

(french colony in Africa)

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Stamps of the French colonies used in Senegal, example:


('SNG' surrounded by dots, Senegal cancel)


(Normal Senegal cancel, used in 1888)


"SENEGAL RUFISQUE"


1887 Stamps of the French colonies of 1881 surcharged:

Image obtained from a Harmers auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction '5' on 30 c brown Image obtained from a Harmers auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction Image obtained from a Harmers auction


More types of the '15' surcharge

  '5' (5 types) on 20 c red on green
  '5' (3 types) on 30 c brown
  '10' (4 types) on 4 c brown
  '10' (7 types) on 20 c red on green
  '15' (9 types) on 20 c red on green

The types seem to exist se-tenant. In total, five types exist of the '5' surcharge, seven of the '10' surcharge and nine types of the '15' overprint. Not all types were used on all values.

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
Cheapest types
'5' on 20 c *** ***  
'5' on 30 c *** ***  
'10' on 4 c *** ***  
'10' on 20 c RR RR  
'15' on 20 c *** ***  


Might be a forged surcharged '5'


Forged overprints made by the forger Fournier (as found in the Fournier Album).

The forger Fournier has made forgeries of all types. In the Fournier Album the following forged cancels can be found that he used on his forgeries:
"ST LOUIS A DAKAR 4 JUIN 92 SENEGAL" in a wavy circle
"SENEGAL 2 SEPT 92 ST LOUIS"
"DAKAR 11 JUIL 92 SENEGAL"
"SAINT LOUIS 12 SEPT 92 SENEGAL"


Page of a Fournier Album with forged cancels.

 

1892 Stamps of the French colonies of 1881 surcharged and overprinted "SENEGAL"

'1 F SENEGAL' on 5 c green

'75 SENEGAL' on 15 c blue
Two stamps with the same cancel "RUFISQUE SENEGAL 24 AOUT 92"; coincidence or forgeries?

  '75' on 15 c blue
  '1 F' on 5 c green
The word 'Senegal' exists overprinted in red
Image obtained from a Harmers auction  Image obtained from a Harmers auction  

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
'75' on 15 c R R Red overprint: RRR
'1 F' on 5 c R R Red overprint: RR

Some forged overprints with surcharges in red:


Forgery, the basic stamp is a stamp of France and not the French colonies!

Bogus overprints:


(Bogus "SENEGAL" overprint on stamps of the French Colonies, reduced sizes


Bogus 'SENEGAL' overprints.

I've also seen this overprint on the following values of the general 1881 French Colonies issue
1 c: reading upwards (black)
2 c: vertical (black), reading upwards (black)
4 c: reading upwards (black) and reading downwards (black)
5 c: reading upwards (black or red), inverted reading upwards (black)
10 c: reading upwards (black or red)
15 c: reading upwards inverted (black)
20 c: reading upwards (black)
25 c: reading upwards (black)
30 c: reading upwards (black)

 

Senegal 1892 onwards
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