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Tahiti

9th June 1882

French colony 4

Tah1
Tah2
  1882 Sc1 SG1 1882 Sc2 SG2b (s/c sideways) xxx

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Description Date Surch Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Tahiti no wmk, imperf
25 centimes on 35c black, orange 9 Jun 1882 1 1 1      
25c on 35c black, orange 6 Sep 1882 2 2 2      
25 centimes on 40c red, yellow 6 Sep 18821 3 3      

Gibbons lists and Scott mentions inverted and sideways surcharges.

Tahiti became a French Protectorate in 1842 and a colony in 1880. All the Tahitian stamps are overprints of French Colonies general issues or of French Oceanic Settlements stamps. In 1903 Tahiti was joined with the other members of French Oceanic Settlements, having mostly used their stamps since 1893.

Sources: ScS, SGP6, JM4.

Images from Seigel.

FI ref: 212 Page credit: NB

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