1st July 1888
perf 14x13½, no wmk, typo
Printed at the Govt. Print Works, Paris
|1 centime black / blue||1||1|
|2c purple-brown / buff||2||2|
|5c green / greenish||3||3|
|15c blue / greyish||4||4|
|25c black / rose||5||5|
|40c red / straw||6||6|
|75c carmine / rose||7||7|
|5 francs grey-violet / greyish||8||8|
Sovereign State †
|1956 Sc271 SG406||1957 Sc312 SG453|
At the Congress of Berlin in 1878, Britain agreed to allow "France a free hand"  in Tunisia in exchange for the British administration of Cyprus. Tunisia became a sovereign state in 1956 and a republic in 1957.
† Scott  and Gibbons  differ on the first stamps of the Sovereign State and of the Republic. Scott's choices are shown.