Zil Elwannyen Sesel #25 (1981)

Zil Elwannyen Sesel is the local Seychellois Creole name for the Outer Islands — a collective term for those islands of the Seychelles that are not on the shallow Seychelles Bank (Seychelles Plateau) which defines the location of the granitic Inner Islands archipelago to the east. The French name for these islands is Îles Eloignées. They are are located at distances of 143 to 715 … Continue reading Zil Elwannyen Sesel #25 (1981)

Madagascar [French Colony] #150 (1930)

The editors of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue occasionally make what I consider to be rather odd decisions in their listings. The British Post Office in Siam, for example, is alphabetically listed in Volume 1 as “Bangkok” rather than under Great Britain > British Offices Abroad. In the same vein, I’ve never really agreed with the placement of the Confederate States following the listings … Continue reading Madagascar [French Colony] #150 (1930)

Malagasy Republic #322 (1961)

Malagasy Republic #322 (1961)

The Malagasy Republic (Repoblika Malagasy) was an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa proclaimed on October 14, 1958, as an autonomous state within the French Community, The nation comprised the island of Madagascar and numerous smaller peripheral islands. A period of provisional government ended with the adoption of a constitution in 1959 and full independence on  June 26, 1960. It existed … Continue reading Malagasy Republic #322 (1961)