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Posted 04/25/2014   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add e-rock-in to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please help with the identification and Cost

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Posted 04/25/2014   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is not a stamp, but a crude reproduction of a 1893 Obock (French Africa) stamp (SG# 48). Value as stamp: nil; as cinderella: who knows?
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Posted 04/25/2014   11:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add e-rock-in to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you!
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Posted 04/25/2014   1:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, the genuine stamps are quite crude, imperforate with printed perforations. I think the stamp may be genuine, and even if so, has minimal value.
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Posted 04/25/2014   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pagoda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is the issued stamp, worth very little,

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Posted 04/27/2014   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are extras from my stock book .

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Posted 09/20/2014   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The town of Obock, in the Gulf of Aden near the red sea, was occupied by the French in 1883. French Colonies general issue stamps were put into use then, and replaced by Obock stamps in 1892.

In 1893, the French moved there administration headquarters to Djibouti, just to the south across the Gulf of Tadjoura. Stamps were issued for Djibouti (overprints on Obock), but Obock regular stamps were also valid there.

The territory had gradually expanded inland, and the name was changed to Somali Coast Protectorate, with stamps issued under that name in 1994. These stamps also have the inscription "Djibouti 1893-94". That I don't know why. Were they commemorating the move to Djibouti?

In 1902, the name was again changed, with stamps issued under French Somali Coast.

In 1967, the name was changed to Afars and Issas, and stamps were issued in the same year.

In 1977, Afars and Issas became the independent Republic of Djibouti, again issuing new stamps under that name.

In their own pathetic way, Scott Catalogue spreads this area all over the place.

Obock has it's own listing under "O". The move to Djibouti is listed with the issues inscribed French Somali Coast under "S". Now why isn't Obock included there? And why not under "F" like French West Africa or French Congo? Afars and Issas are under "A", while the independence name change to Djibouti is under "D". Yikes.

Here is a nice used example I have of French Somali Coast No. 15, with a 1902 Djibouti cancel in blue.



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BeeSee,
Very interesting
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