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)

Gold Coast #133 (1948)

Gold Coast #133 (1948)

The Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa that became the independent nation of Ghana in 1957. The first Europeans to arrive at the coast were the Portuguese in 1471. They encountered a variety of African kingdoms, some of which controlled substantial deposits of gold in the soil. In 1482, the Portuguese built the Castle of Elmina, the first … Continue reading Gold Coast #133 (1948)