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Wednesday, June 1, 1859

French Colonies 2

FrCol1
  French Colonies Scott #1  

Imperforate, no watermark, typography.

The first issue - Les Aigles
Description # issued Scott SG Mi Y&T
June 1, 1859
10 centimes bistre
4,526,000 3 3    
July 1, 1859
40 centimes orange
1,865,000 5 5    
May 1, 1862
1 centime olive
2,499,000 1 1    
5 centimes green
1,341,930 2 2    
August 7, 1865
80 centimes pink
330,000 6 6    
August 20, 1865
20 centimes pale blue
1,793,840 4 4    
1870
20 centimes blue
? 4 4a    
20 centimes deep blue
4b    
80 centimes deep carmine
? 6 6a    

The issue quantities are totals for the denomination and are approximate.

These stamps were issued for use in all the French Colonies. They were not distributed to all the colonies at the same time. The usage can only be determined by the cancellation.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 80 Page credit: JA

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