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Stamps issued: 1977-PRESENT

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50-franc Campaign Against Thirst single

The former French overseas territory of Afars and Issas in northeast Africa became independent on June 17, 1977. Somali Coast and Obock issues also received Djibouti overprints and surcharges in 1894-1902. Djibouti is supported by French aid, and a French garrison remains in the country.

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65-franc Map and Flag of Djibouti single

Precedent Countries:

Stamps issued: 1967-1977

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40fr Assamo single

A French overseas territory in northeast Africa bordering on the Gulf of Aden. Formerly the Somali Coast, a French colony. On June 27, 1977, the territory became an independent republic, and its name was changed to Djibouti.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News


Stamps issued: 1894-1966

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25fr Crossing Desert single

A former French African colony on the Gulf of Aden. In 1967, the colony's name was changed to the French Territory of the Afars and Issas. In 1977, it became independent as the Republic of Djibouti.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News


Stamps issued: 1892-1894

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10fr Camel and Rider single

A seaport in eastern Africa, on the Gulf of Aden. Acquired by France in 1862 and actively occupied after 1884, it was merged with other French holdings in the area to form the French Somali Coast in 1902.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

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