Upper Senegal & Niger #20 (1914)

Upper Senegal and Niger (Haut Sénégal et Niger) was a colony in French West Africa, created on October 21, 1904, from colonial Senegambia and Niger by the decree “For the Reorganisation of the general government of French West Africa”. At its creation, the “Colony of Upper Senegal and Niger” contained the old territories of Upper Senegal, the Middle Niger, and the military Niger territory. It … Continue reading Upper Senegal & Niger #20 (1914)

French Togoland #217 (1924)

On July 27, 2017, I published an article here on ASAD giving some history of Togo. Although I’d used a stamp issued under the French administration of this West African country, much of the article concerned the Republic of Togo ((République togolaise in French) which gained its independence in 1960. I don’t yet have a stamp from the independent republic but I’ll fix the previous … Continue reading French Togoland #217 (1924)

Niger (French Territory) #1 (1921)

The French Colony of Niger (Colonie du Niger) was a French colonial possession covering much of the territory of the modern West African state of Niger, as well as portions of Mali, Burkina Faso and Chad. It existed in various forms from 1900 to 1960, but was titled the Colonie du Niger only from 1922 to 1960. For details about the pre- and post-French colonial … Continue reading Niger (French Territory) #1 (1921)

Middle Congo #1 (1907)

Wait a minute….hasn’t this stamp appeared on ‘A Stamp A Day’ before? Well, yes and no. A number of French possessions in western Africa overprinted the first three designs issued by Middle Congo, usually in changed colors. The lower-denomination leopard stamps are the only designs that I currently own from a few of these colonial entities. Previously, I have included these stamps on the entries … Continue reading Middle Congo #1 (1907)

Ivory Coast #112 (1936)

The French colony of Ivory Coast, usually referred to as Côte d’Ivoire, was located in western sub-Saharan Africa. It was a protectorate of France from 1843 until 1844 and became a colony in 1893 amid the European scramble for Africa. It was a member of French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française, AOF), a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa that existed from 1895 until 1960. … Continue reading Ivory Coast #112 (1936)

Senegal #203 (1961)

Senegal, Republic of #203 (1961)

The Republic of Senegal (République du Sénégal), is a country in West Africa bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. … Continue reading Senegal, Republic of #203 (1961)

Senegal #146 (1935)

Senegal [French Colony] #146 (1935)

The French conquest of Sénégal in western Africa began in 1659 with the establishment of Saint-Louis followed by the French capture of the island of Gorée from the Dutch in 1677, but would only become a full-scale campaign in the nineteenth century. The territory was a part of French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française, AOF) — a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French … Continue reading Senegal [French Colony] #146 (1935)

Niger #430 (1978)

Niger #430 (1978)

The Republic of Niger (République du Niger in French) is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River, located along the border between the Sahara and Sub-Saharan regions. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. Niger lies between latitudes 11° and 24°N, and longitudes 0° … Continue reading Niger #430 (1978)