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Anjouan

1st November 1892

French Colony 17

Anj1
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perf 14x13½, no wmk, typo
Printed at the Government Printing Works, Paris

Description Date Scott SG Mi Y&T  
1 centime black / blue 1892 1 1      
2c brown / buff 1892 2 2      
4c claret / lavender 1892 3 3      
5c green / greenish 1892 4 4      
10c black / lavender 1892 5 5      
10c red 1900 6 14      
15c blue, quadrille paper 1892 7 6      
15c grey / light grey 1900 8 15      
20c red / green 1892 9 7      
25c black / rose 1892 10 8      
25c blue 1900 11 16      
30c brown / bister 1892 12 9      
35c black / yellow 1906 13 17      
40c red / straw 1892 14 10      
45c black / grey-green 1907 15 18      
50c carmine / rose 1892 16 11      
50 brown / azure 1900 17 19      
75c violet / orange 1892 18 12      
1 franc bronze-green / straw 1892 19 13      

Scott [1] describes Anjouan as "One of the Comoro Islands in the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and Mozambique". In 1891 it became a French colony; from 1914 until 1950 it came under the contol of, and used the stamps of Madagascar. From 1950 it used the general issue stamps of Comoro Islands and in 1975, Anjouan joined with GrandComoro and Mohéli to form the independent State of Comoro.