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Gold Coast

and Ghana

1st July 1875

British Colony 34

Africa 8


perf 12½, crown wmk, typo
Printed by De La Rue.

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
1 penny blue   1 1      
4d magenta   2 2      
6d orange   3 3      

6 Mar 1957 Sc1 SG166 1960 Sc78 SG245

In the 1800s, the area switched between mercantile and British government control, depending on the local circumstances, becoming a colony in July 1874 and issuing the first stamps the following year.

Gold Coast was given Dominion status in March 1957 and joined with British Togoland to form Ghana which became a republic in 1960.