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UPPER VOLTA

Haute-Volta (french colony in Africa)

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1921 Stamps of Upper Senegal overprinted 'HAUTE VOLTA'

  1 c lilac and violet
  2 c grey and lilac (overprint red)
  4 c black and blue
  5 c green
  5 c brown
  10 c orange and red
  10 c green
  10 c lilac and blue
  15 c brown and orange
  20 c lilac and black (overprint red)
  25 c blue
  25 c black and green
  30 c brown (two shades of brown, overprint red)
  30 c orange and red
  30 c violet and red
  30 c green
  35 c red and violet
  40 c grey and red
  45 c blue and brown (overprint red)
  50 c black and green
  50 c blue
  50 c orange and blue
  60 c red
  65 c brown and blue
  75 c orange and brown
  1 F brown and lilac
  2 F green and blue
  5 F violet and black (overprint 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
1 cvcc 
2 cvcc 
4 ccc 
5 c green ** 
5 c browncc 
10 c orange and red ** 
10 c green**** 
15 ccc 
20 ccc 
25 c blue****** 
25 c black and green cc 
30 c brown******Olive and brown: RR
30 c orange and red** 
30 c violet and red** 
30 c greenc* 
35 c** 
40 c** 
45 c** 
50 c black and green****** 
50 c blue**** 
50 c orange and blue ** 
60 c** 
65 c** 
75 c** 
1 F** 
2 F**** 
5 F****** 
Surcharged
  0,01 on 15 c brown and orange
  0,02 (blue) on 15 c brown and orange
  0,05 (red) on 15 c brown and orange
  25 c on 2 F green and blue
  25 c on 5 F violet and black
  60 on 75 c violet on red
  65 on 45 c blue and brown
  85 on 75 c orange and brown
  90 c on 75 c red
  1f25 (red) on 1 F blue 
  1f50 on 1 F blue
  3 F on 5 F red and orange
  10 F on 5 F green and red
  20 F on 5 F brown and violet

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 15 c**** 
0,02 on 15 c** 
0,05 on 15 cc* 
25 c on 2 F**** 
25 c on 5 F**** 
60 c on 75 c ** 
65 c on 45 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 FRR 

 

A new serie of stamps was issued in 1929 in Upper Volta with inscription 'HAUTE VOLTA'. It has the image of a native man (1 c to 20 c, 7 values), the image of a native woman (25 c to 90 c, 8 values) or a man on a horse (1 F to 20 F, 8 values).


  

Postage due stamps

1921 Postage due stamps of Upper Senegal overprinted ' HAUTE VOLTA'

  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c grey
  20 c brown (overprint red)
  30 c blue
  50 c black (overprint red)
  60 c orange
  1 F violet

Surcharged
  '2F' on 1 F lilac
  '3F' on 1 F brown

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 ccc 
10 ccc 
15 ccc 
20 ccc 
30 cc* 
50 c** 
60 c** 
1 F** 
2 F on 1 F**** 
3 F on 1 F**** 

 

In 1929 Upper Volta issued its own postage due stamps (inscription 'HAUTE VOLTA', design as above, 10 values ranging from 5 c to 3 F).


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