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Rio de Oro

Spanish colony in Africa (Western Sahara)

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1905 Alfonso XIII facing the left, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO CORREOS PARA 1905'

  1 c green
  2 c red
  3 c black
  4 c brown
  5 c red
  10 c brown
  15 c brown
  25 c blue
  50 c green
  75 c violet
  1 P brown
  2 P orange
  3 P violet
  4 P blue
  5 P blue
  10 P red

Surcharged

  'HABILITADO PARA 15 CENTS' (red) in an ellipse on 25 c blue (1907)
  '1907 10 Cens' (red) on 50 c green (1907)
  '1907 10 Cens' (red) on 75 c violet (1907)
  '1908 2 Cents' (violet) on 2 P orange (1908)
  '1910 10 Centimos' on 2 P orange (1910)
  '1910 10 Centimos' (black or red) on 5 P blue (1910)
  '1910 10 Centimos' (black, violet or green ) on 10 P red (1910)
  '1910 15 Centimos' on 3 P violet (1910)
  '1910 15 Centimos' on 4 P green (1910)

1907 Alfonso XIII facing the right, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO CORREOS PARA 1907'

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  1 c lilac
  2 c black
  3 c brown
  4 c red
  5 c brown
  10 c brown
  15 c blue
  25 c green
  50 c black
  75 c brown
  1 P orange
  2 P violet
  3 P blue
  4 P blue
  5 P red
  10 P blue

Surcharged
  'HABILITADO PARA 15 CENTS.' (red) on 25 c green (1907)
  'HABILITADO PARA 15 CENTS.' (violet) on 75 c brown (1908)
  'HABILITADO PARA 15 CENTS.' (red, violet or green) on 1 P orange (1908)
  'HABILITADO PARA 15 CENTS.' on 3 P blue (1911)
  'HABILITADO PARA 15 CENTS.' on 5 P red (1911)
  '1908 10 Cens' on 50 c black (1908)
  '2 Cents' (red) on 4 P blue (1911)
  '5 Cents' (violet) on 10 P blue (1911)
  '10 Centimos' on 2 P violet (1911)
  '10 Centimos' on 3 P blue (1911)
  '15 Centimos' on 3 P blue (1911)

1908 Large fiscal stamp (Territorios espanoles) overprinted in red 'RIO DE ORO HABILITADO PARA CORREOS 5 CENS'

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  5 c on 50 c green

1909 Alfonso XIII in an ellipse, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO CORREOS'

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  1 c red
  2 c orange
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c blue
  20 c violet
  25 c blue
  30 c red
  40 c brown
  50 c lilac
  1 P brown
  4 P red
  10 P red

1912 Alfonso XIII facing the left, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO CORREOS'

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  1 c red
  2 c lilac
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c orange
  20 c brown
  25 c blue
  30 c violet
  40 c blue
  50 c red
  1 P red
  4 P red
  10 P brown

Overprinted '1917' (1917)
  1 c red
  2 c lilac
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c orange
  20 c brown
  25 c blue
  30 c violet
  40 c blue
  50 c red
  1 P red
  4 P red
  10 P brown

1915 Alfonso XIII facing the left, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO 1914'

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  1 c brown
  2 c lilac
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c orange
  20 c red
  25 c blue
  30 c blue
  40 c orange
  50 c brown
  1 P lilac
  4 P red
  10 P violet

1919 Alfonso XIII in a circle, facing the right, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO'

  1 c brown
  2 c red
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c orange
  20 c orange
  25 c blue
  30 c green
  40 c red
  50 c brown
  1 P lilac
  4 P red
  10 P violet

1920 Alfonso XIII, facing the left, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO ANO 1920'

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  1 c lilac
  2 c red
  5 c red
  10 c lilac
  15 c brown
  20 c green
  25 c orange
  30 c blue
  40 c orange
  50 c red
  1 P green
  4 P red
  10 P brown

1921 Alfonso XIII, facing the right, inscription 'COLONIA DE RIO DE ORO ANOS 1921/22'

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  1 c yellow
  2 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c green
  20 c blue
  25 c blue
  30 c red
  40 c violet
  50 c orange
  1 P violet
  4 P lilac
  10 P brown

Rio de Oro; Sperati forgeries

I know that Sperati made some forgeries of the control numbers on the back of some of these stamps, I don't know on which stamps he forged these numbers:


(Forged control numbers made by Sperati)



La Aguera

Spanish colony in Africa (Western Sahara)

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1920 Stamps of Rio de Oro overprinted 'LA AGUERA'


Reduced sizes

  1 c green
  2 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c orange
  15 c yellow
  10 c violet
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  40 c red
  50 c green
  1 P brown
  4 P lilac
  10 P yellow

1922 King Alfonso XIII of Spain, inscription 'SAHARA OCCIDENTAL LA AGUERA ANOS 1922'

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  1 c blue
  2 c green
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c brown
  20 c yellow
  25 c blue
  30 c brown
  40 c red
  50 c violet
  1 P lilac
  4 P violet
  10 P orange

In 1924 La Aguera and Rio de Oro were united to form the 'Posesiones Espanoles del Sahara Occidental'.


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