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Mohéli

1st January 1906

French Colony 28

Moh1
  #1 xxx

perf 14x13½, no wmk, typo
Printed at the Government Printing Works, Paris

Description Date Scott SG Mi Y&T  
1 centime black / lilac 1892 1 1      
2c brown / buff 1892 2 2      
4c claret / lavender 1892 3 3      
5c yellow-green 1892 4 4      
10c carmine 1892 5 5      
20c red / green 1892 6 6      
25c blue 1892 7 7      
30c brown / bister 1892 8 8      
35c black / yellow 1892 9 9      
40c red / straw 1892 10 10      
45c black / grey-green 1907 11 11      
50 brown / azure 1892 12 12      
75c violet / orange 1892 13 13      
1 franc bronze-green / straw 1892 14 14      
2f violet / rose 1892 15 15      
5f lilac / lavender 1892 16 16      

[This is almost identical to Anjouan and Grand Comoro.] Scott [1] describes Mohéli as "One of the Comoro Islands in the Mozambique Channel midway between Madagascar and Mozambique". In 1891 it 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, Mohéli joined with Anjouan and Grand Comoro to form the independent State of Comoro.

Sources: ScS [1], SGP6.

Image from colnect.

FI ref: 392 Page credit: NB

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