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Colonies: A to I - J to R - S to Z - Offices Abroad - Occupation

A - I
Colony ID First Issue Sequence # Notes / became
Afars & Issas 692 21st August 1967
23c
Djibouti
Alaouites 548 1st January 1925
34b
Syria
Alexandretta 580 14th April 1938
34d
Syria
Algeria 545 8th May 1924
43
Comoro
Alsace & Lorraine 162 10th September 1870 n/a German occupation
Anjouan 282 1st November 1892
17
Comoro
Annam & Tonkin 252 21st January 1888
12
Vietnam
Benin 281 September 1892
16
Dahomey
Cameroun 518 1921
39
 
Castellorizo 511 20th June 1920
36
Greece
Chad 529 28th November 1922
41
 
Cilicia 488 4th March 1919
33
Turkey
Cochin China 243 16th May 1886
7
Indo China
Comoro Islands 634 15th May 1950
46
 
Dahomey 341 1st January 1899
16a
 
Diego Suarez 262 25th January 1890
25b
Malagasy Republic
Djibouti (Somali Coast) - December 1893
23b
Djibouti
French Colonies 80 1st June 1859
2
general issue
French Congo 269 24th March 1891
15
 
French Equitorial Africa 576 16th March 1936
44
 
French Guiana 246 December 1886
10
 
French Guinea 283 1st November 1892
18
 
French India 284 1st November 1892
19
 
French Morocco 448 1st August 1914
30
 
French Southern and Antartic Territories 644 2nd November 1955
47
 
French Sudan 305 12th April 1894 24 Mali
French West Africa
(Afrique Occidentale Française)
603 1st December 1944
45
 
Gabon 245 31st July 1886
9
 
Grand Comoro 330 1st November 1897
26
 
Guadeloupe 218 28th February 1884
5
 
Indo-China 258 8th January 1889
14
 
Inini 564 7th April 1932
10a
French Guiana 
Ivory Coast 286 1st November 1892
21
 

J - R
Colony ID First Issue Sequence # Notes / became
Latakia 563 1st July 1931
34c
Syria
Lebanon 543 1st January 1924
42
 
Madagascar 319 1896
25
Malagasy Republic
Martinique 244 18th July 1886
8
 
Mauritania 391 1st January 1906
27
 
Mayotte 287 1st November 1892
22
 
Memel 513 1st August 1920
37
Lithuania
Middle Congo 397 1907
15a
 
Moheli 392 1st January 1906
28
Comoro
New Caledonia 83 4th August 1859
3
 
New Hebrides 405 21st November 1908
29
Vanuatu
Niger Territory 523 1st December 1921
40
 
Nossi-Be 260 1st June 1889
25a
Malagasy Republic
Obock 275 1st February 1892
23a
Djibouti
Oceania (French Polynesia) 285 1st November 1892
20
French Polynesia
Réunion 37 16th January 1852
1
 
Rouad, Ile 460 12th January 1916
34a
Syria

S - Z
Colony ID First Issue Sequence # Notes / became
Ste-Marie de Madagascar 304 1st April 1894
25c
Malagasy Republic
St Pierre & Miquelon 226 5th January 1885
6
 
Senegal 249 1st January 1887
11
 
Senegambia & Niger 384 July 1903
24a
 
Somali Coast 299 August 1902
23
Djibouti
Syria 499 21st November 1919
34
 
Tahiti 212 9th June 1882
4
 
Togo 449 17th September 1914
31
 
Tunisia 254 1st July 1888
13
 
Ubangi-Shari (-Chad) 455 1st January 1915 32 Central African Republic
Upper Senegal & Niger 393 1st January 1906
24b
 
Upper Volta 517 December 1920
38
Burkina Faso
Wallis & Futuna Is. 508 1st May 1920
35
 

French Offices Abroad
Country ID First Issue Sequence # Notes
China 302 1st January 1894 4  
Crete 371 October 1902 8  
Egypt 342, 343 1st January 1899 6, 7  
Ethiopia 390a 1906 9  
Madagascar 259 1st March 1889 2  
Morocco 268 1st January 1891 3  
Tangier 469 1st April 1918 10  
Turkish Empire 233 etc. 5th August 1885 1  
Zanzibar 303 1894 5  

French Occupation Issues
Country ID First Issue Sequence # Notes
         
Castellorizo       see Fr Colonies above
         
German Cameroun 458 1915 1  
Hungary, Arad - 1919 2  
         
Memel       see Fr Colonies above
         
         

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