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Sharing My Small French Colonies Collection

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Posted 12/03/2021   09:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LaoPhil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I always liked the French colonies stamps, their motifs and beauty and, of course, since most of them are beautifully engraved and very attractive. I can't collect all of them since the several thousands stamps issued for use in all colonies and departments together. So I decided to collect from each colony and French territory only one set representing it, usually I chose a set shows the people and their culture or a set shows the nature or landscape of the area. With time I built a small collection and keep it on album pages I created. Here I want to share my collection.

Note: except French Indochina that I collect complete since the stamps were in use in Laos before independence.
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Posted 12/03/2021   09:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
French Equatorial Africa - 1947
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Posted 12/03/2021   12:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stunner! Let's see some more :)
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Posted 12/04/2021   01:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much, Ringo! the next set is from French Cameroon issued in 1946:
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Posted 12/05/2021   06:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
French West Africa - Guinea - Long set of 22 stamps issued 1938:
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Posted 12/06/2021   01:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
French West Africa - Dahomey, 1941:

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Posted 12/07/2021   12:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Togo - 1941

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Posted 12/07/2021   12:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. Beautiful. Very nice collection.
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Posted 12/07/2021   06:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would hardly describe your collections as small.
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Posted 12/07/2021   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice LaoPhil! How are you making those album pages?
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Posted 12/07/2021   11:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mrita75! I also went through your Mexico wonderful pages, great collection!!

angore, it is small relatively to the thousands stamps issued for the colonies. The collection includes one set from each colony and they all occupied 46 album pages (just to comparison, my French Indochina, one of the colonies, collection which is almost complete is on 40 pages!)

canyoneer, yes, I create my own album pages using Microsoft Publisher.

Here is a set representing Senegal issued 1939:
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Posted 12/08/2021   7:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice collection and very nice pages! Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 12/09/2021   10:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much, chris2015!

Here is a set issued for use in French West Africa (AOF) in 1947. Stamp designs are based on real photos:
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Posted 12/11/2021   03:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Colony of Madagascar and Dependencies - 1946:
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Posted 12/12/2021   11:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
French West Africa - Ivory Coast, 1936:


Probably, the woman stamp based on this photo ((BTW, there is a mistake on the stamp description - It should be BAOULE):
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Posted 12/14/2021   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
French Sudan (Today State of Mali) - 1939:
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