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Rio Muni

27th April 1960

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Spanish Colony 13  

RioN1
  #1 xxx

perf 13x12½, no wmk, photo
Printed by the Govt. Printing Works, Madrid

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
25 centimos violet-grey   1 1      
50c olive-brown   2 2      
75c dull purple   3 3      
41 peseta orange-red   4 4      
1p50 turquoise-green   5 5      
2p bright purple   6 6      
3p blue   7 7      
5p red-brown   8 8      
10p olive-brown   9 9      

On 30th July 1969 Spanish Guinea divided into two Spanish Overseas Provinces, Rio Muni and Fernando Po. Rio Muni comprised mainland Spanish Guinea and the islands of Elobey and Corisco.

On 12th October 1960, Rio Muni rejoined Fernando Po to form the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Sources: ScS, SGP9.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 659 Page credit: NB

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