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Mauritania

1st January 1906

- Changes of Administration

French colony 27

Africa 21

Maur1
Maur7
Maur15
Design #1
#2
#3
  1906 Sc1 SG1 Sc7 Sc15 xxx

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

Description Date Design Scott SG Mi Y&T  
1 centime slate   1 1 1      
2c chocolate   1 2 2      
4c chocolate / blue   1 3 3      
5c green   1 4 4      
10c rose   1 5 5      
20c black / bluish   2 7 6      
25c blue   2 8 7      
30c chocolate / flesh   2 9 8      
35c black / yellow   2 10 9      
40c carmine / azure   2 11 10      
45c chocolate / green 1907 2 12 11      
50c deep violet   2 13 12      
75c green / oramge   2 14 13      
1 franc black / azure   3 15 14      
2f blue / rose   3 16 15      
5f red / straw   3 17 16      

Date of issue where other than 1906.
No explanation is given in Scott [1] for the missing #6.

Maur130
Maur149
Autonomous Republic
Independence
1960 Sc116 SG130 1960 Sc118 SG149

In 1903 Mauritania was made a French Protectorate, in 1904 a Civil Territory under French West Africa, and in 1921 a French colony. From 1944 until 1959 it used the stamps of French West Africa.

In November 1958 the Islamic Republic of Mauritania was created as an autonomous state within the French Community and it became independent in November 1960.

Sources: ScS [1], SGP6, SGP13.

Image from colnect, .

FI ref: 391 Page credit: NB

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