|Key: ||3070 |
|Issued: ||1610 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|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
First stamps issued in 1886. Direct UPU membership from July 17th, 1961.
Annual output about 25.
|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
CONGO FRANCAIS GABON
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE GABON
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE overprinted on stamps of Gabon
REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE overprinted on stamp of French Equatorial Africa
GABON A.E.F. overprinted on postage due stamps of France
French Colony -1934
Postage Due Stamps
|100 Centimes = 1 Franc|
French Equatorial Africa