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Elobey, Annobon & Corisco

June 1903

Spanish Colony 7

ElAnCor1
  1903 Sc SG1  

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

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
¼ centimo roseen   1 1      
½ deep purple   2 2      
1c black   3 3      
2c brick-red   4 4      
3c myrtle-gteen   5 5      
4c blue-green   6 6      
5c dull lilac   7 7      
10c rose-lake   8 8      
15c orange   9 9      
25c slate-blue   10 10      
50c browm   11 11      
75c sepia   12 12      
1 peseta orange-red   13 13      
2p deep brown   14 14      
3p slate-green   15 15      
4p maroon   16 16      
5p emerald   17 17      
10p grey-blue   18 18      

These three islands were acquired by Spain from Portugal in 1778. They had their own stamps from 1903 until 1909. Between 1909 and 1960, they joined with Fernando Po and Spanish Guinea to form the Spanish Territories of the Gulf of Guinea, known as Spanish Guinea from 1949. In 1959, Fernando Po, Elobey and & Corisco became part of what Gibbons [1] refers to as "the similar province of Rio Muni". Annobon later joined them all in Equatorial Guinea.