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8th May 1924

- Indepenedence

French Colony 43

  Sc1 SG2 SG1 xxx

perf 14x13½, no wmk
Printed at the Government Print Works, Paris.

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
French stamps overprinted in red, blue or black
½ centime on 1c slate     1      
1 centime dark grey   1 2      
other values 2c to 5 francs   2-32 3-33      

Algeria became a French Department in July 1830, although internal hostilities continued until 1847 and, to a lesser extent, thereafter. French stamps were used until 1924 and again between July 1958 and independence in 1962.

1924-26 Sc1-32

Africa 28

4th July 1962

1962 Sc286 SG386


The first stamps after independence were overprinted "ER" with or without a bar for Etat Algérien.