1st November 1892
perf 14x13½, no wmk, typo
Printed at the Govt. Printing Works, Paris.
|1 centime black / azure||1||1|
|2c brown / buff||2||2|
|4c purple-brown / grey||3||3|
|5c green / pale green||4||4|
|10c black / lilac||5||5|
|15c blue (quadrille paper)||7||6|
|15c grey / light grey||1900||8||15|
|20c red / green||9||7|
|25c black / rose||10||8|
|30 cinnamon / drab||12||9|
|40c red / yellow||13||10|
|50c carmine / rose||14||11|
|50c brown / azure||1900||15||17|
|75c brown / yellow||16||12|
|1 franc olive-green / toned||17||13|
† Date of issue if not 1892.
The colony of French Guinea grew from treaties with local leaders from the 1840s through to the 1880s leading to protectorates adminstered from Senegal. The borders were agreed with Great Britain and Portugal in the 1880s. French Guinea became a colony on 12th December 1891 and was extended in 1899 to include part of French Sudan. Scott  notes that stamps were produced for the colony in 1943-44 by the Vichy govt., but not sold in the colony: Gibbons  states that some were used.
French Guinea had been part of French West Africa since 1895, but continued to issue its own stamps until WW2. From 1944 until 1958 the stamps of French West Africa were used. In a 1958 referendum, French Guinea voted for independence and this was granted on 2nd October.
5th January 1959
|1959 Sc168 SG188|
Guinea became indepenent from France on 2nd October 1958.