Timeline of stamp issuing entities of French West Africa (AOF) and connected areas

French Senegal 1877–1944
French Benin 1892–1894
French Guinea 1892–1944
French Ivory Coast 1892–1944
French Sudan 1894–1944
German South-West Africa 1897–1906
French Dahomey 1899–1944
Senegambia and Niger 1903
French Mauretania 1906–1944
Upper Senegal and Niger 1906–1916
French Togo 1915–1956
French Upper Volta 1920–1931
French Niger 1921–1944
French West Africa (AOF) 1944–1959
Togo 1957–today
Upper Volta 1959–1984
Guinea 1959–today
Ivory Coast 1959–today
Mali 1959–today
Niger 1959–today
Dahomey 1960–1975
Mauritania 1960–today
Senegal 1960–today
Benin 1976–today
Burkina Faso 1984–today
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Stamp issuing entities of French West Africa (AOF) and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1877–1944 French Senegal ≈ 300
1892–1894 French Benin ≈ 70
1892–1944 French Guinea ≈ 200
1892–1944 French Ivory Coast ≈ 200
1894–1944 French Sudan ≈ 200
1897–1906 German South-West Africa

German South-West Africa (German: Deutsch-Südwestafrika, DSWA) was a colony of the German Empire from 1884 until 1915, it was one and a half times the size of the mainland German Empire in Europe at the time.

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≈ 30
1899–1944 French Dahomey ≈ 200
1903 Senegambia and Niger ≈ 10
1906–1944 French Mauretania ≈ 200
1906–1916 Upper Senegal and Niger ≈ 50
1915–1956 French Togo ≈ 200
1920–1931 French Upper Volta ≈ 90
1921–1944 French Niger ≈ 100
1944–1959 French West Africa (AOF) ≈ 100 ≈ 1
1957–today Togo

French Togoland became an autonomous republic within the French Union in 1959.

→ see under Togo
≈ 3 Thousand ≈ 204
1959–1984 Upper Volta
→ see under Burkina Faso
≈ 900 ≈ 32
1959–today Guinea
→ see under Guinea
≈ 8 Thousand ≈ 469
1959–today Ivory Coast
→ see under Ivory Coast
≈ 1 Thousand ≈ 38
1959–today Mali
→ see under Mali
≈ 3 Thousand ≈ 144
1959–today Niger
→ see under Niger
≈ 2 Thousand ≈ 148
1960–1975 Dahomey

French rule lasted until 1960, after which the again-independent nation became Republic of Dahomey, and later Benin in 1975.

→ see under Benin
≈ 500 ≈ 7
1960–today Mauritania
→ see under Mauretania
≈ 1 Thousand ≈ 63
1960–today Senegal
→ see under Senegal
≈ 2 Thousand ≈ 95
1976–today Benin

Benin (/bɨˈnɪn/; French: Bénin, formerly Dahomey), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin), is a country in West Africa.

→ see under Benin
≈ 2 Thousand ≈ 74
1984–today Burkina Faso
→ see under Burkina Faso
≈ 1 Thousand ≈ 70