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)

Ubangi-Shari #23 (1922)

Ubangi-Shari #23 (1922)

Ubangi-Shari (Oubangui-Chari in French) was a French colony in central Africa from 1906−1958, a part of French Equatorial Africa. It was bordered to the north by Chad, Sudan to the east, Cameroon to the west; the Middle Congo and Belgian Congo lay to the south. At its height, the colony had an area of 238,767 square miles (618,403.7 square kilometers) and a population of 833,916. … Continue reading Ubangi-Shari #23 (1922)

French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

French Equatorial Africa (Afrique équatoriale française), or the AEF, was a federation of central African French colonial possessions from 1910-1934 and a French colony in its own right from 1934 to 1958, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara, and comprising what are today the countries of Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. The capital was Brazzaville, … Continue reading French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

Republic of the Congo #1049 (1993)

Republic of the Congo #1049 (1993)

The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo), also known as the Congo Republic, Congo-Brazzaville or simply Congo, is a country located in Central Africa bordered by Gabon and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Cameroon to the northwest, the Central African Republic to the northeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to the … Continue reading Republic of the Congo #1049 (1993)

Chad #1 (1922)

Chad #1 (1922)

French colonial interests in central Africa led to the creation of the Military Territory of Chad (Territoire Militaire des Pays et Protectorats du Tchad) in 1900. Chad didn’t become independent of France until sixty years later, forming the Republic of Chad (République du Tchad) on August 11, 1960. This  landlocked country is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the … Continue reading Chad #1 (1922)

Cameroun (Provisional French Mandate) #148 (1921)

French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)

The earliest inhabitants in the territory of the present-day Republic of Cameroon (République du Cameroun) were probably the Baka (Pygmies). This West African country is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the … Continue reading French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)