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St. Marie de Madagascar is a French colony in Madagascar.


1893 French colonies type, inscription "St MARIE DE MADAGASCAR"

  1 c black
  2 c brown on yellowish
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c black
  15 c blue
  20 c red on yellow
  25 c black
  30 c brown
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  75 c lilac
  1 F green

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 * *  
2 c ** **  
4 c ** **  
5 c *** ***  
10 c *** ***  
15 c R R On paper with background pattern
20 c R R  
25 c R R  
30 c R R  
40 c R R  
50 c R R  
75 c RR RR  
1 F RR RR  

Fournier has made forgeries of these stamps, examples:

Fournier forgery!

The easiest way to see these are Fournier forgeries, is to take a look at the lower and upper left corners; the horizontal and vertical perforation does not 'match' as it does in the genuine stamps. There are also subtile differences in the design of the stamp. For more information on these forgeries click here. On the forgery pasted on a piece of paper above the cancel "STE MARIE MADAGASCAR 12 SEPT 95" is applied. This cancel can also be found in the Fournier Album: (third row, 5th cancel):

Modern forgery, made in the 1970's?:

Another forgery with wrong inscription "ST" instead of "STE".

Postage due stamps of French Colonies

30 c black postage due stamp of the French Colonies used in St.Marie de Madagascar, it might be cancelled to order.

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