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Stamps of France used in Tunesia:

I've been told that the above stamps were used in Tunesia, they were still on envelope. In the bottom right part a cancel 'Tunis' could be found.


1888 Arms, on white background

Image obtained from a Harmers auction

  1 c black
  2 c brown
  5 c green
  15 c blue
  25 c black on red
  40 c red
  75 c red
  5 F lilac

These stamps have perforation 14 x 13 1/2. Don't confuse this issue with the next one.

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 * *  
5 c *** ***  
15 c *** ***  
25 c R R  
40 c R R  
75 c RR RR  
5 F RRR RRR  

I've been told that the next stamp is a reprint (with forged cancel?) of the 75 c:


Reprint

Reprints were made in 1892 on whiter paper and in 1897 (with lines in the background).

 

1888 Arms, on shaded background

75 c red 2 F violet

  1 c black
  2 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c black
  10 c red
  15 c blue
  15 c grey
  20 c red on green
  25 c black on red
  25 c blue
  35 c brown
  40 c red
  75 c red
  75 c brown on orange
  1 F green
  2 F violet
  5 F lilac

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c * c  
2 c * *  
5 c * c Two shades of green were issued
10 c black ** c  
10 c red ** c  
15 c blue *** c This stamp has an underprint
15 c grey ** c  
20 c *** *  
25 c black on red *** *  
25 c blue *** *  
35 c *** *  
40 c *** *  
75 c red RR RR  
75 c brown on orange *** ***  
1 F *** ***  
2 F RR RR  
5 F RR RR  
Surcharged

  '10' (red) on 15 c grey
  '25' (red) on 15 c blue
  '35' (red) on 1 F green
  '40' (blue) on 2 F lilac
  '75' (blue) 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 on 15 c * * 1908
25 on 15 c ** ** Bars on the old value (1902)
35 on 1 F *** *** 1908
40 on 2 F *** *** 1908
75 on 5 F *** *** 1908


Strange cancels on 5 Fr stamps, I don't know where these were used for. I suspect that these were prepared to be destroyed (as for similar cancels in France), but somehow managed to 'escape'.


From this page of forged Fournier overpints, it appears that the stamp forger Fournier made forgeries of the "25" surcharge? (last row, second image).

 

1906 Various pictorial desings

  1 c black on yellow
  2 c brown
  3 c orange
  5 c green
  5 c orange (1921)

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  
3 c vc vc  
5 c green * vc  
5 c orange vc vc  

  10 c red
  10 c green (1921)
  15 c violet
  15 c brown on orange (1923)
  20 c brown
  25 c blue
  25 c violet (1921)
  30 c red (1921)
  40 c black on red (1923)
  40 c green (1926)
  50 c blue (1921)

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 red * vc  
10 c green c c  
15 c violet * c  
15 c brown on orange c c  
20 c c vc  
25 c blue ** c  
25 c violet * c  
30 c * *  
40 c black on red ** *  
40 c green * c  
50 c * c  
Ruins  

  30 c brown and violet
  35 c green and brown
  40 c brown and red-brown
  60 c green and violet (1921)
  60 c red and lilac
  75 c lilac and red
  75 c red (1926)

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
30 c ** **  
35 c *** c  
40 c * c  
60 c green and violet * c  
60 c red and lilac ** *  
75 c lilac and red * c  
75 c red * *  
Sailship

  1 F red and brown
  1 F blue (2 shades on one stamp, 1925?)
  2 F brown and green
  2 F green and red on red (1925?)
  5 F violet and blue
  5 F violet and green (1925?)

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 red and brown * c  
1 F blue * c  
2 F brown and green R **  
2 F green and red on red ** *  
5 F violet and blue *** ***  
5 F violet and green *** ***  
Surcharged

  3 c on 5 c orange
  10 c (red) on 5 c green
  10 on 15 c violet 
  15 c on 10 c red
  20 c on 15 c violet (2 types)
  30 c on 20 c brown
  50 c (red) on 25 c 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
3 c on 5 c      
10 c on 5 c * c  
10 c on 15 c * *  
15 c on 10 c * c  
20 c on 15 c * c Second type: *
30 c on 20 c * c  
50 c on 25 c * *  
Red cross issue

  '+=' on 5 c green (1915)
  '+' on 15 c violet (1915)
  '+10c.' on 15 c brown on blue (1916)
  '+10c.' on 20 c brown on orange (1916)
  '+10c.' on 25 c blue on green (1916)
  '+10c.' on 35 c green and violet (1916)
  '+10c.' on 40 c brown and black (1916)
  '+10c.' on 75 c brown and green (1916)
  '+10c.' on 1 F red and green (1916)
  '+10c.' on 2 F brown and blue (1916)
  '+10c.' on 5 F violet and red (1916)
  '15c.+' on 20 c black on green
  '15c.+' on 25 c blue 
  '15c.+' on 35 c green and red
  '15c.+' on 40 c brown and blue
  '15c.+' on 75 c brown and black
  '15c.+' on 1 F red and violet
  '15c.+' on 2 F brown and red
  '15c.+' on 5 F violet and 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 * *  
15 c * *  
10 c on 15 c * *  
10 c on 20 c * *  
10 c on 25 c ** **  
10 c on 35 c ** **  
10 c on 40 c ** **  
10 c on 75 c *** ***  
10 c on 1 F *** ***  
10 c on 2 F R R  
10 c on 5 F R R  
15 c on 20 c * *  
15 c on 25 c * *  
15 c on 35 c ** **  
15 c on 40 c ** **  
15 c on 75 c *** ***  
15 c on 1 F *** ***  
15 c on 2 F R R  
15 c on 5 F R R  
Airmail Stamps, postage stamps overprinted 'Poste Aerienne' (1919-1920)

(Sorry, no image available yet)

  30 c on 35 c green and brown
  30 c green 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
30 c on 35 c ** **  
30 c ** **  
Overprinted with Cross, new colours and 'AFF' and surcharged with new value (1923)

  0 c on 1 c blue
  0 c (red) on 2 c brown on red
  1 c (red) on 3 c green
  2 c on 5 c violet
  5 c on 15 c green
  5 c on 20 c blue on red
  5 c on 25 c violet on blue
  5 c on 35 c blue and violet
  5 c on 40 c blue and brown
  10 c (red) on 60 c olive and blue 
  10 c on 75 c violet and green
  25 c on 1 F brown and violet
  25 c on 2 F blue and red
  25 c (red) on 5 F green and olive

 

In 1922 three stamps were issued with a pictorial design with a man sitting near a ruine (10 c green, 30 c red and 50 c blue). These stamps exist overprinted with a cross and surcharged in new value (changed colours), issued in 1923: 3 c on 10 c violet on blue, 5 c on 30 c orange, 10 c (red) on 50 c black on blue.

 

In 1926 a new pictorial series was issued (many values).


Postage Due Stamps

From 1888 to 1901 the postage stamps with perforation 'T' were used, examples:

Be careful: these perforations are known to be forged (among them by Arthur Maury, see http://www.doig.net/Maury.html ).

 

1901 Incription "A PERCEVOIR"

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

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c c c  
2 c c c  
5 c c c  
10 c c c  
20 c * c  
30 c * *  
50 c * *  
1 F * *  
2 F *** ***  
5 F R R  
Surcharged

  '2 FRANCS' on 5 F black 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
2 F on 5 F *** ***  

 

1923 Statue (man), inscription "A PERCEVOIR"

1 c black

  1 c black
  2 c black on yellow
  5 c lilac
  10 c blue
  10 c green
  20 c orange on yellow
  30 c brown
  50 c red
  50 c violet
  60 c lilac
  80 c brown
  90 c red
  1 F green
  2 F olive on yellow
  2 F red
  3 F violet on red
  4 F blue
  5 F violet
  10 F lilac
  20 F brown
  30 F 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
1 c vc vc  
2 c vc vc  
5 c vc vc  
10 c blue vc vc  
20 c c vc  
30 c c c  
50 c red c c  
60 c c c  
80 c * *  
90 c * *  
1 F * *  
2 F olive on yellow * *  
3 F * **  
5 F ** **  


This 12 F stamp has a "TD" overprint, for customs tax(?). I've seen large and small overprints and also with dots behind the "T" and "D".


Parcel Stamps

1906 Inscription "TUNISIE COLIS POSTAUX"

  5 c green and lilac
  10 c orange and red
  20 c brown and orange
  25 c blue and brown
  40 c grey and red
  50 c brown and violet
  75 c brown and blue
  1 F brown and red
  2 F red and blue
  5 F violet and lilac

These stamps exist in different colours with overprint 'PROTECTION DE L'ENFANCE POSTES' and surcharged (issued in 1925): 01 on 5 c brown and red, 02 on 10 c brown and blue, 03 on 20 c violet and lilac, 05 on 25 c blue and red, 05 on 40 c red and green, 10 on 50 c violet and green, 10 on 75 c green and brown, 25 on 1 F blue and green, 25 on 2 F red and violet, 25 on 5 F red and yellow.

 

In 1926 a new serie was issued (also with inscription 'COLIS POSTAUX', 15 values ranging from 5 c to 20 F): 5 c brown and blue, 10 c red and violet, 20 c green and black, 25 c brown and black, 40 c red and green, 50 c violet and black, 60 c grey and red, 75 c violet and green, 80 c red and brown, 1 F green and red, 2 F violet and red, 4 F red and black, 5 F brown and violet, 10 F red and green on green, 20 F green and violet on lilac.


Fiscal Stamps

Inscription "PROTECTORAT FRANCAIS REGENCE DE TUNIS", with red inscription "EFFETS NEGOCIABLES ET NON NEGOCIABLES"

I've also seen the value 20 c in the same design (also in colours green and red)


Forged cancels

The forger Fournier used the forged cancels:
"TUNIS 1E/20 JUIN 94 REGENCE DE TUNIS"
"TUNIS 7E/9 AOUT 91 REGENCE DE TUNIS"
I do not know on which stamps he used these cancels.


Page of a Fournier Album with forged cancels.


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