Réunion #133 (1933)

Réunion (La Réunion), previously called Île Bourbon is an island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 109 miles (175 kilometers) southwest of Mauritius. As of 2016, it had a population of 850,996. It is the most prosperous island in the Indian Ocean, having the highest GDP per capita in the region. The island is 39 miles (63 km) long, 28 … Continue reading Réunion #133 (1933)

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)