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Mayotte

1st November 1892

French Colony 22

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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 / lilac-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 15      
15c blue, quadrille paper 1892 7 6      
15c grey 1900 8 16      
20c red / green 1892 9 7      
25c black / rose 1892 10 8      
25c blue 1900 11 17      
30c brown / bister 1892 12 9      
35c black / yellow 1906 13 18      
40c red / straw 1892 14 10      
45c black / grey-green 1907 15 19      
50c carmine / rose 1892 16 11      
50 brown / azure 1900 17 20      
75c deep violet / orange 1892 18 12      
1 franc bronze-green / straw 1892 19 13      
5f red-lilac / lavender 1899 20 14      

Scott [1] describes Mayotte as "One of the Comoro Islands in the Mozambique Channel midway between Madagascar and Mozambique". The story begins similarly to Anjouan, Grand Comoro and Mohéli, but diverges in 1975.

In 1891 Mayotte 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, while Anjouan joined with Grand Comoro and Mohéli to form the independent State of Comoro, Mayotte became an Overseas Department of France, using French stamps.

Sources: ScS [1], SGP6.

Image from David Olson, colnect.

FI ref: 287 Page credit: NB

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