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AFRICA POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
AFRIQUE FRANÇAISE LIBRE
"Afrique Française Libre: Travaux domestiques / Free French Africa: Domestic duties" black & white postcard shows 3 women grinding & processing flour, unused. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ff
"BRAZZAVILLE (A. E. F.) Arrivée du Général de GAULLE dans la / capitale de la FRANCE LIBRE - 24 Octobre 1940" Another view, with the General standing & saluting in a car sent registered to New York City, bearing 4 different overprinted FRANCE LIBRE stamps (one of which is tied by a US Censorship mark) and appropriate receiving marks. Magnificent! Sold stamp side still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 f-f
"DeGaulle's visit to Brazzaville / French Equatorial Africa, October 24, 1940" including native dignitaries in formal attire for the historic occasion, caption from annotation on back, sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard, image is light but detail is there due to good focus. Sold but image side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fh
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DAHOMEY POSTCARDS & DAHOMEY
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EQUATORIAL AFRICA POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
AFRIQUE ÉQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE
|"56 - A. E. F. / FEMMES A LA VIELLÉE FUNÈBRE
GRAND SORCIER" real photo showing women at the funeral of a great sorcerer, unused,
uneven edges as issued, very unusual subject matter. $10.00
"MISSION DES PÈRES BLANCS -- Afrique Equatoriale - Caravane en marche" showing priests with many porters on a jungle trail, sepia-tone on green back, unused & fresh appearance. $11.00
"MISSION DES PÈRES BLANCS -- Afrique Equatoriale - Messe sous la tente" showing a mass being celebrated in a tent, sepia-tone on green back, unused & fresh appearance. $15.00
"MISSION DES PÈRES BLANCS -- Afrique Equatoriale - Missionnaires en voyage" showing traveling missionaries with many natives they encountered, sepia-tone on green back, unused & fresh appearance. $13.00
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POST CARDS & GUYANE POSTCARDS
Francouzská Guyana / Francuska Gvajana /
Fransa Qvianası / Frans-Guyana / Fransk Guyana /
Französisch Guiana / Guáin na Fraince /
GUYANE FRANÇAISE / 프랑스령 기아나 / फ्रेंच गुयाना
"152 - SAINT-NAZAIRE - Le Transport La Loire affrèté par l'Etat / pour le transport des Forçats / The transport La Loire freighted by the Gouvernment for / transporting convicts" showing many well dressed people along side it, green back, from booklet, one bottom corner with small creases. This would be the July shipment of prisoners to the penal colony in French Guyana, 'the most infamous prison in history' according to Crime Magazine. The subject of many different postcards, but this one is hard to find. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 pff
"FY4EE / MOI AUSSI J'AI FAIT LA GUYANE" Cayenne QSL card with monkey in prisoner garb with ball & chain, used 1986 by operator Bernard Cannell. The art is a reference to some 70,000 convicts sent to this colony from 1852 to 1951. Also in the design are the UFT and REF logos. $5.00 fp
"FY5EM" Roura QSL viewcard with view of the local church on pebbled stock, used 1987 by operator Charles 'Charly' Martz, excellent condition. Another, same design but lighter paper, also excellent condition, used 1989. Shown. $3.75 each. Both for $7.00 f
"FY5FO" Kourou QSL card used 1992 by operator Alex, tiny upper corner bend, otherwise fresh. $3.00 f
"FY5FP" Cayenne shortwave (18MHZ) QSL card used 1993 by operator Christian Biardeau, trivial wear at the upper corners, otherwise fresh. $3.00 f
"FY5YE" Cayenne QSL card used 1991 by operator Mario De Lepine, excellent condition, white paper. $3.00 f. Same but earlier, in 1988, when he was using buff paper, tiny corner bend. $2.75 f. A 1987 example, buff stock, small ink smear on front. $2.75 f. Any 2 for $5.50. All 3 for $8.00. f
"FY8C" continental Cayenne French Guiana QSL carte postale, used 1937 by operator C. Narolles, advertising for Philips Radio, very light toning. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fera
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POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
GUINÉE FRANÇAISE / GUINEA
RÉPUBLIQUE DE GUINÉE / PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF GUINEA
GUINÉE FRANÇAISE. -- Isles de Loos Le Chemin du phare de Tamara" showing the
forested path to the Île Tamara lighthouse (seen at the horizon), carte
postale mailed 1908 to Rochefort Charente Inf. France (receiving mark both
sides), one lower corner with 2 faint creases most easily seen from the
back, stamp removed from the lower left front corner leaving just a bit of
tell-tale paper, tiny speckles of toning show in the front sky, wear at one
upper corner. The destination province is now called Charente-Maritime. The
island group including this view is now seen spelled Îles de Los; the French
gained them by trading their fishing rights off Newfoundland & Labrador to
the British. A later version of this view repositioned the caption so that
most of it could be easily read in the sky. Rare: no other offers or
exhibits were found when we searched the Internet. $20.00 fl
"179. - KINDIA (Guinée Française). - Passage de la Ouauoa" at a lavoir or clothes washing place attended by 3 washerwomen, their children bringing them makeshift bags (probably sheets) of clothing, some clothes already spread out to dry; carte postale with toned divided back, pinhole near the top center. We have seen two other views of this place, none of them common. $8.00 fp(w)
"CONAKRY -- Sortie de l'Eglise" showing natives leaving church, black & white, undivided back, unused, trivial wear to 2 corners. $9.00
See also French Guinea stamps.
See also French West Africa on this webpage. [Guinea was for a time part of that country.]
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POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
ÉTABLISSEMENTS FRANÇAIS DAN L'INDE
"INDES FRANÇAISES - Mali porteur d'eau" showing a water carrier, black & white postcard, unused. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fp
INDO-CHINA POSTCARDS & INDOCHINESE POST CARDS
See also Indo-China covers.
-- Doson - Pêcheuses" postcard showing female fishermen having emerged from the
water (see-through effect on one); black & white with dark red caption, TCV 26 NOV 1906 from
Saigon Central Cochin-Chine (French Indo-China) to Romans France (cancels & backstamps clear, mild corner wear & rounding,
writing on front does not detract.
Doson is now in North Vietnam. $16.00 vff-v
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CAP ST.-JACQUES. "56. CAP St.-JACQUES. - Vue panoramique" unused, corner crease, small tear at bottom. $2.00
"Indochina" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard showing a woman carrying an opened umbrella with a baby on her back, mailed 1964 at Bloomfield Indiana. $1.75 ui
"Indochina" showing a group of well dressed people greeting 2 visitors on horseback, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1964 at North Newton Kansas, small corner bend, minor wear at opposite corner. $1.50 f
MOROCCO POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
See also Morocco postcards for more recent issues.
"24 - KÉNITRA -- Panorama de l'Intendance et du Camp" as seen from a high vantage point, black & white carte postale with green back, back edges browning with age, 2 tiny marks at back edges could be printer's guide markings at the corner of a sheet. Kenitra was formerly known as Port Lyautey. It was established in 1912 as a French military fort, and grew substantially since then. These buildings were where the soldiers got their necessary items such as clothing & food. $4.50 fm%
"2. - MAROC. -- La Sainte Famille" unused post card with Abascal art, light toning on front, one uneven edge (from booklet separation). Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 afm
"95.001.29. SCÈNES et TYPES. / La coiffeur dans la tente." showing a barber working in the shade of a makeshift tent, unused, uneven edges as issued, fresh appearance. $5.00 fb&
"CASABLANCA -- La Porte de Marrakech après le Bombardement" black & white
carte postale showing a street scene after the bombardment, large red ad for the novelty
store of Manuel V. Gimenez in Tanger covering the back, small corner crease. $5.00 fgt
"CN8EG" small Rabat QSL card used 1953 by operator R. M. Steve Vacca. $2.25 f
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POLYNESIA POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
OCÉANIE FRANÇAISE / TAHITI / Polynésie française
"FO5BI / p" Iles du Roi Georges shortwave (28 MHZ) QSL card used 1989 by operator Robert Berry, small ink smear near bottom center front obscures nothing, good edges. This is from the King George Islands in the Tuamotus Archipelago (Iles Tuamotu). $2.50 f
"FO8BJ" black & white Papeete QSL card with image of three dancing girls in grass skirts, used there 1966 by operator Léon Cochet, rough edges as issued, not perfectly rectangular but not trimmed (home-made?). Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fd*
"FO8BV" Papeete QSL postcard used there 1967 by operator Roland Cailleau, stamp removed by an idiot, partial cancel on front, light toning on back. $2.00 f. Another, mailed in the US 1967, a little cancel ink on front, no toning. $2.25 f.
"LA PECHE AU HARPON / HARPOON-FISHING / The Polynesians possess an incomparable mastery- / ship in the use of harpoons." showing an outrigger canoe & diver, chrome postcard with writing on back. $1.25 f
"Les 2 as du groupe lauréat des danses tahiti - / ennes 1966; Claire et Joël. / The 2 crack-dancers of the winning group 1966 / for Tahitian dances: Claire and Joël." from a photo by Afo Gaiu, distributed by Sincere, unused, tiny corner bend, pencil writing in stamp box will probably erase well. $2.25 fdp
RAI / RESEAU AERIEN INTERINSULAIRE. Unused regular-size postcard showing its DeHavilland Canada DCH-6 (F-OCLV) at Moorea in French Polynesia, September 1969, minor wear to upper corners. Rare. SOLD af
"TAHITI / Coucher de Soleil sur Moorea / Danseurs d'Otea" unused continental Mexichrome post card from a photo by Marc Labaysse, small upper corner bends, scalloped edges as issued, back paper starting to show age, trivial wear at a bottom corner. $2.00 fpd
"VERONESE présente Souvenir / de Polynésie" small booklet of 16 color photos that fold out, no provision for mailing, cover edges curl with wear around the smaller photos, but the photos are fairly fresh & interesting. $5.00 f
"VIA TAPI, BORA BORA / Photo by Wm. Dame" with a small sailboat offshore, unused chrome post card in excellent condition. $1.25 f
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FRENCH SOUTHERN &
POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
TERRE AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANÇAISES
FSAT / TAAF / FRENCH SOUTHERN LANDS
|"FB8WW" Crozet Island QSL
postcard used 1968, via W2AIW, good edges. $5.00 f
"FT5ZB" shortwave (10 MHz) Amsterdam Island / Nouvelle Amsterdam QSL card with several commercial logos on front -- Antenne Tonna, Batima Electronic, Kenwood, Clipperton DX Club, AGRIMPEX, etc.; used 1998 by operator Dany (ex F6CZB & J28EI). $5.00 fe
"FT8XA" shortwave Archipel des Kerguelen QSL (7 MHz) postcard used 1985. Location given as Longitude 70º 13E, Latitude 49º 21S. Signed drawing depicts penguins & elephant seals, logos of REF & Clipperton DX Club on front, minor wear to one upper corner, slightly longer than a regular-size post card. $3.75 fa(e)
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POSTCARDS & FRENCH SOUDAN POST CARDS
"12 -- BAMAKO. Soudan Français. / Soudanaise." real photo showing a semi-nude young woman with a child at her breast, rough edges as issued, a little writing on back. Bamako is now the capitol of Mali. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. fmn
"1504. - SOUDAN. - SÉGOU. - Monument Gallieni, Place de la Mosquée" sepia-tone carte postale, pencil writing on back dates to 1943 but we believe it is circa 1920, long mark in stamp box will probably not erase. Then in the French Sudan, Ségou is now in Mali. $4.75 f
"280. - Afrique Occidentale / Montanes du Macina / Sépultures de Habibès à l'intérieur les plus / retirés et les plus inaccessibles de la / falaise." showing a native boy & several skulls at the entrance to cliff caves that once served as burial places for Tellern hunter-gathers & Dogons who conquered them. Then in French Soudan, now in Mali; surely one of the most inaccessible places on earth. The village of Yendouma is probably nearby at the base of the cliffs. The terminology 'Montanes du Macina' is not in modern usage & the burial of Habibès tribe members as stated in the caption is problematic at best. Despite these errors, publisher Fortier in Dakar Sénégal counted this amongst his best views, adding advertising to the back as follows: 'POST CARDS / Great choice of wiews(sic) and / natives of whole / West Africa. / COLLECTION FORTIER / on sale at FORTIER / CLOSE TO POST-OFFICE'. Because of the errors we mention, it is not likely that many were distributed like this. One of the best African postcards we have ever seen, and worthy of the finest collections of French West Africa. There is a faint small corner crease that is hard to detect from the front because it blends in with the rocks. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & artistic reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fmmcc
"52. - Batiments des Agents du chemin de fer et la section d'Artillerie de KAYES (Soudan)" mailed TCV at Keyes Soudan-Français 4 SEP 23 (4-c stamp barely tied in same orientation as the clear one in the sky, 2 others at front bottom possibly removed by the sender when learning of the imprimée rate) at the printed matter rate to Guayaquil Ecuador (where it arrived 17 OCT 1923, no doubt after a journey by ship) where it was forwarded, small bottom corner crease, multiple creases in one upper corner affecting only sky, all corners worn & rounded. Caption translates from the French roughly as 'buildings for railway agents and the artillery section at Kayes'. The railroad would in present day be the Dakar-Niger Railway, the main linkage between Senegal and Mali. Kayes is in the west of present-day Mail, the capital of the administrative region of the same name. $15.00 fm-f
"8 -- BAMAKO. Soudan Français. / Fontaine du Marché." showing a market place fountain; real photo postcard from Michel Aris, scalloped edges as issued, small red check mark inked on back, 'Fr. Sudan' penned at top front. Now in Mali. $2.50 fm
"9 -- BAMAKO. Soudan Français. / Maisons des Artisans Soudanais." showing a market place fountain; real photo post card from Michel Aris, scalloped edges as issued, small red check mark inked on back, 'House of Soudanese Artisans / Bamako, Fr. Soudan' penned at top front. Now in Mali. $2.50 fm
"Mission des Pères Blancs / SOUDAN FRANÇAIS -- Leçon de Catéchisme" for a large group, circa-1920 carte postal with divided green back, fairly fresh, just a hint of a bend at one corner, otherwise good edges. Rare: when we searched the Internet no one else offered or exhibited this postcard, and there were only 3 other postcards total for these missionaries. The White Fathers got their name from the white cassock or gandoura that they wore (see the man standing at the left) at the time, not from the color of their skin. The location is probably Ségou which is in present-day Mali. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. frc
See also French Sudan stamps.
"SOUDAN : Le Niger à Mopti / Visitez l'Afrique Occidentale Française" unused postcard on thin stock, Edition Diloutremer in Paris, fairly fresh with good edges. This is the banks of the Niger River, then in French Sudan & now in Mail. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. fm
WEST AFRICA POST CARDS
& FRENCH WEST AFRICAN POSTCARDS
"488. - Afrique Occidentale - Village au
bord d'une rivière" showing a native village on the banks of a river;
circa-1920 postcard with green back from the
general series by Fortier, unused, light browning of back edges, minor wear
at one corner. $8.00 f
"French West Africa" four men in differing attire lined up, a semi-nude woman watching in the background; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 196 from Troy Illinois, good edges. $2.25 f NEW / NY / BAGO
"French West Africa" man stands next to a wall with intricately carved decorations; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1965 from Newport Delaware, tiny paper separation at one upper corner does not lose color. $2.00 f
See also French West Africa postal history.
"SÉNÉGAL FRENCH WEST AFRICA / FF8BQ" continental Dakar QSL card used 1956 by operator Pierre Maire, pair of REF labels affixed on the back, 3 corners creased (2 are small), trivial edge wear. $2.25 fs
FRENCH WEST INDIES POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
"FJ5BL" Saint Barthelemy Island shortwave (10 MHZ) QSL card used 1991 by operator Dr. Laurent Beugnet, excellent condition. $2.00 f
"FJ / I4UFH" Saint Barthelemy Island QSL viewcard with a aerial view of the island, details about the island location & history on back, verified marking well struck, trivial wear at 3 corners. Sent by Fabio Schettino on travel from Bologna Italy. $4.00 f
RÉUNION POSTCARDS & REUNION POST CARDS
See also our Réunion postal history. Shown is a French stamp correctly used there.
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