Key: 3070  
Country:
Group: French
Volume: 31
Issued: 1610 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 267,667 sq.km; Population - 1,221,000; Capital - Libreville
A Republic, located in central Africa, on the Equator. Very reach in resources,
exporting gold, crude oil and timbers.
A former Colony of FRANCE, part of FRENCH CONGO. In 1910 conjoined with
MIDDLE CONGO, UBANGI-SHARI and CHAD (TCHAD) to form FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA.
Autonomous since 1958 and an Independent Republic from August 17th, 1960 within the
French Community.
First stamps issued in 1886. Direct UPU membership from July 17th, 1961.
Annual output about 25.
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Inscriptions
GAB overprinted on stamps of French Colonies
15 or 25 surcharged in black on stamps of French Colonies
GABON TIMBRE overprinted on postage due stamps of French Colonies
GABON-CONGO
GABON
CONGO FRANCAIS GABON
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE GABON
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE overprinted on stamps of Gabon
REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE
REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE overprinted on stamp of French Equatorial Africa
GABON A.E.F. overprinted on postage due stamps of France

Index
GABON
      French Colony -1934
      Republic 1958-
      Official Stamps
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
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Related Countries

FRANCE
France

FRENCH CONGO
French Congo

MIDDLE CONGO
Middle Congo

UBANGI-SHARI
Ubangi-shari

CHAD (TCHAD)
Chad (tchad)

FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA
French Equatorial Africa