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French India

1st November 1892

French colony 19

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perf 14x13½, no wmk, typo
Printed by the Government Printing Works, Paris.

Description Date Scott SG Mi Y&T  
1 centime black, azure   1 1      
2c brown, buff   2 2      
4c claret, lavender   3 3      
5c green, greenish   4 4      
10c black, lavender   5 5      
10c red 1900 6 14      
15c blue, quadrille paper   7 6      
15c grey, light grey 1900 8 15      
20c red, green   9 7      
25c black, rose   10 8      
25c blue 1900 11 16      
30c brown, bister   12 9      
35c black, yellow 1906 13 17      
40c red, straw   14 10      
45c black, grey-green 1907 15 18      
50c carmine, rose   16 11      
50c brown, azure 1900 17 19      
75c deep violet, orange   18 12      
1 franc bronze-green, straw   19 13      

Year of issue, where not 1892.

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In C17th and the beginning of C18, French interests in India was comparable to Great Britain's, but under the 1763 Treaty of Paris following the Seven Years War, France relinquished all but Ponicherry and four small outposts (Chandernagor, Karikal, Mahé and Yanaon) and these became the French Indian Settlements. They became part of the Republic of India in 1954.