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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

  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.

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** 
5 c****** 
15 c****** 
25 cRR 
40 cRR 
75 cRRRR 
5 FRRRRRR 

 

1888 Arms, on shaded background

15 c blue 40 c red 75 c red2 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c*c 
2 c** 
5 c*cTwo shades of green were issued
10 c black**c 
10 c red**c 
15 c blue ***cThis stamp has an underprint
15 c grey**c 
20 c**** 
25 c black on red **** 
25 c blue**** 
35 c**** 
40 c**** 
75 c redRRRR 
75 c brown on orange ****** 
1 F****** 
2 FRRRR 
5 FRRRR 

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
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

 

1906 Various pictorial desings

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

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

 

Ruins  

  20 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
Sailship
  1 F red and brown
  1 F blue (2 shades)
  2 F brown and green
  2 F green and red on red
  5 F violet and blue
  5 F violet and green
Surcharged

  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 

Red cross issue

  '+=' on 5 c green (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 

Airmail Stamps, postage stamps overprinted 'Poste Aerienne'
  30 c on 35 c green and brown
  30 c green and blue

 

In 1922 three stamps were issued with a pictorial design (10 c green, 30 c red and 50 c 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 ccc 
5 ccc 
10 ccc 
20 c*c 
30 c** 
50 c** 
1 F** 
2 F****** 
5 FRR 

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 F on 5 F****** 

 

1923 Statue (man), inscription 'A PERCEVOIR'

1 c black

  1 c black
  1 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


(This stamp has a 'TD' overprint, I don't know what it was used for)


Parcel Stamps

1906 Inscription 'TUNESIE 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

 

In 1926 a new serie was issued (also with inscription 'COLIS POSTAUX', 15 values ranging from 5 c to 20 F).


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)


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