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and Spanish West Africa

1941 - 9th October 1949

Spanish Colony 11, 12 arrow

Spanish West Africa
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Description perf Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Ifni - stamps of Spain overprinted in red or blue
1 centimo green, o/p in red imperf 1 1      
other values 2c to 10 pesetas 10 to 11 2-16 2-15      
Spanish West Africa no wmk, litho
4 pesetas dark grey green 13x12½ 1 1      

Ifni was ceded to Spain by Morocco in 1860 but not occupied until 1934. It was returned to Morocco in June 1969.

Spanish West Africa was administered from Ifni's capital, Sidl Ifni. The stamps inscribed Spanish West Africa were used Ifni and in Spanish Sahara. There is only one stamp in SWA's first issue.