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Spanish Guinea

1902

- Equatorial Guinea, see Guinea disambiguation

Spanish Colony 6

SG18
  Sc1-8  

perf 14, no wmk, typo
Printed by the Govt. Printing Works, Madrid

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
5 centimos green   1 1      
10c slate   2 2      
25c lake   3 3      
50c brown   4 4      
75c deep lilac   5 5      
1 peseta rosine   6 6      
2p bronze-green   7 7      
5p pale red   8 8      

SG101
SpGui
Spanish Territories of the Gulf of Guinea
Spanish Guinea
1909 Sc85 SG101 1949 Sc304 SG329

This area of mainland western Africa became a Spanish Protectorate on 9th January 1885.

From 1902 to 1909 the stamps of Spanish Guinea were issued for and used only in the continental area later called Rio Muni. From 1909 to 1960, Spanish Guinea also included Fernando Po, Elobey, Annobon and Corisco. Fernando Po and Rio Muni united in 1968 to become the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Scott [1]).

Gibbons [2] notes the establishment of the Spanish Territories of the Gulf of Guinea in 1909, the name reverting to Spanish Guinea in 1949.

In July 1959, Spanish Guinea split into two Overseas Provinces, Fernando Po (including Annobon) and Rio Muni (comprising Rio Muni, Elobey and Corisco).

In October 1968 Fernando Po rejoined Rio Muni to form the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.


Equatorial Guinea

12th October 1968

Africa 37
EqGu1
Equatorial Guinea
1968 Sc1 SG1

In October 1968 Fernando Po rejoined Rio Muni to form the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.