Key: 4970  
Country:
Group: Belgian
Volume: 48
Issued: 413 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 2,345,410 sq.km; Capital - Leopoldville
Formerly a Belgian Colony, located in Central Africa. Between 1885-1908 a free
state, as a personal possession of King Leopold II of BELGIUM, and annexed by it
in 1908. Following bloody riots of 1959, its independence was granted in 1960.
Stamp issuing between 1886-1960. For later issues see CONGO, DEMOCRATIC.
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Inscriptions
ETAT IND.DU CONGO
ETAT INDEPENDANT CONGO
ETAT INDEPENDANT DU CONGO
CONGO BELGE overprinted on stamps of Congo, Free State
CONGO BELGE
BELGISCH CONGO

Index
BELGIAN CONGO
      Congo Free State 1885-1908
      Belgian Colony 1908-1960
      Postage Due Stamps
      Parcel Post Stamps
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
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Related Countries

BELGIUM
Belgium

CONGO, DEMOCRATIC
Congo, Democratic