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Ivory Coast

1st November 1892

- Independence

French Colony 21

IvCo
  Sc1-5, 7-13, 15-17 xxx

perf 14x13½, no wmk, typo
Printed at the Govt. Printing Works, Paris.

Description Date Scott SG Mi Y&T  
1 centime black / azure   1 1      
2c brown / buff   2 2      
4c purple-brown / grey   3 3      
5c green / pale green   4 4     SG4a 5c deep green / green
10c black / lilac   5 5      
10c rose-red 1900 6 14      
15c blue (quadrille paper)   7 6      
15c grey 1900 8 15      
20c red / green   9 7      
25c black / rose   10 8      
25c blue 1900 11 16      
30 cinnamon / drab   12 9      
40c red / yellow   13 10      
50c carmine / rose   14 11      
50c brown / azure 1900 15 17      
75c brown / yellow   16 12      
1 franc olive-green / toned   17 13      

Date of issue, where not 1892.

France had an increasing presence and infuence in the area from the 1700s and the Ivory Coast became a French colony in March 1893, the year after its first stamp.

Both Scott [1] and Gibbons [2] note issues from the Vichy govt. during WW2 (around Sc165, SG178) and question which were actually put on sale. From 1944 until 1959 the Ivory Coast used the stamps of French West Africa until being made an autonomous republic within the French Community in December 1958.

Independence was achieved in August 1960.


Ivory Coast

1st October 1959

Africa 12

IC180
IC198
Autonomous Republic
Independence
1959 Sc167 SG180 1961 Sc182 SG198

Formerly a French colony, the Ivory Coast became and autonomous republic within the French Community in December 1958 and achieved independence on 7th August 1960.

Both Scott [1] and Gibbons [2] note the 1958 change because the Ivory Coast began issuing stamps again. They ignore full independence, as does the Ivory Coast itself, philatelically, until its anniversary.