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)

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)