First Issues - 1886 to 1889

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Gabon

Gabon 1904 SG16 Sc16 Gabon 1931 SG123 Sc120 Gabon 1960 SG164 Sc-C1 Gabon 1916 SG79 Sc-B1   Gabon 1928 SG-D123 Sc-J1
[31st July 1886]
first real stamp
1904 SG16 Sc16
Commemorative
1931 SG123 Sc120
Colonial Exposition
Airmail
1960 SG164 Sc-C1
Charity
1916 SG79 Sc-B1
Official
1968 SG-O333 Sc-O1
Post Due
1928 SG-D123 Sc-J1

Gabon Republic 1959 SG161 Sc148
Gabon Republic
1959 SG161 Sc148

Similar comments apply as for Martinique, though Gabon is on the west coast of Africa, all of the early overprints are too expensive to acquire and the first airmail is rather late. In 1934, Gabon merged with French Equatorial Africa and separated in 1958 became Gabon Republic.


French Guiana

French Guiana 1892 SG29 Sc32  French Guiana 1905 SG58 Sc51 French Guiana 1931 SG160 Sc152 French Guiana 1933 SG164 Sc-C1   French Guiana 1925 SG-D117 Sc-J1
[1st Dec 1886]
first real stamp
1892 SG29 Sc32
first original stamp
1905 SG58 Sc51
Commemorative
1931 SG160 Sc152
Colonial Exposition
Airmail
1933 SG164 Sc-C1
Charity
1915 SG81 Sc-B1
Red Cross
Post Due
1925 SG-D117 Sc-J1

The north east coast of South America, otherwise, see above. The first original stamp is a rather nice anteater.


Senegal

Senegal 1892 SG8 Sc35   Senegal 1935 SG178 Sc-C1 Senegal 1915 SG89 Sc-B1  
[1st January 1887]
first real stamp
1892 SG8 Sc35
Commemorative
1931 SG135 Sc138
Colonial Exposition
Airmail
1935 SG178 Sc-C1
Charity
1915 SG89 Sc-B1
Red Cross
Post Due
1906 SG-D50 SC-J4

Same again, west African coast, but more extensive changes of administration. The first post due is expensive (£ 50 new and used) and so the first real label may be sought.


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