Tuesday, August 9, 2011

French Somaliland: First airmail label

Here are the first airmail labels issued in French Somaliland. One has a misplacement of perforations.

French Somaliland, officially the French Coast of the Somalis, was a French colony in the Horn of Africa. Established after the French signed various treaties between 1883 and 1887 with the then ruling Somali Sultans, the colony lasted from 1896 until 1946, when it became an overseas territory of France. In 1967 French Somaliland was renamed the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas. In 1977 it became the independent country of Djibouti. (wikipedia)

Year: 12.1929, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FSL-A-1, perforated 11 ½ , sheets,
black/grey-blue, 6******

 Misplacement of perforations.

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