Timeline of stamp issuing entities of French East Africa and connected areas

Réunion [French colony] 1851–1946
Nossi-bé [French Madagascar dependency] 1889–1894
Madagascar [French Offices] 1889–1895
Diego Suerez [French Madagascar dependency] 1890–1894
Obock [Djibouti, French administration] 1892–1894
Anjouan [French Madagascar dependency] 1892–1900
Mayotte [French colony] 1892–1900
French Somali Coast 1893–1967
Sainte-Marie [French Madagascar dependency] 1894
Madagascar [French protectorate] 1895–1896
Madagascar [French colony] 1896–1957
Great Comores [French Madagascar dependency] 1897–1907
Moheli [French Madagascar dependency] 1906
Réunion 1946–1974
French Comoros 1950–1975
Madagascar 1957–today
French Territory of the Afars and Issas 1967–1977
Comoros 1975–today
Djibouti 1977–today
Mayotte 1997–today
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of French East Africa and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1851–1946 Réunion [French colony]

Réunion became a département d’outre-mer (overseas départment) of France on 19 March 1946.

1889–1894 Nossi-bé [French Madagascar dependency] ≈ 50
1889–1895 Madagascar [French Offices]
1890–1894 Diego Suerez [French Madagascar dependency] ≈ 60
1892–1894 Obock [Djibouti, French administration] ≈ 70
1892–1900 Anjouan [French Madagascar dependency] ≈ 20
1892–1900 Mayotte [French colony] ≈ 20
1893–1967 French Somali Coast ≈ 400 ≈ 6
1894 Sainte-Marie [French Madagascar dependency] ≈ 10
1895–1896 Madagascar [French protectorate]
1896–1957 Madagascar [French colony]

Madagascar became a French colony in mid- 1896.

≈ 500
1897–1907 Great Comores [French Madagascar dependency] ≈ 20
1906 Moheli [French Madagascar dependency] ≈ 20
1946–1974 Réunion
→ see under French Overseas Territories
≈ 600 ≈ 1
1950–1975 French Comoros ≈ 200
1957–today Madagascar
→ see under Madagascar
≈ 2 Thousand ≈ 62
1967–1977 French Territory of the Afars and Issas ≈ 200 ≈ 20
1975–today Comoros
→ see under Comoros
≈ 3 Thousand ≈ 258
1977–today Djibouti
→ see under Djibouti
≈ 600 ≈ 40
1997–today Mayotte
→ see under French Overseas Territories
≈ 200 ≈ 12

About French East Africa

French possessions and colonies in East Africa.

Bibliography

  • Adrian Keppel, “Added spice,“ Stamp Magazine, November 2016: 55.