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After 1947 see France

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50fr Gathering Bananas single

An island in the West Indies, under French rule since 1635. From 1775 to 1946, Guadeloupe was a French colony and since 1946 has been an overseas department of France. French stamps replaced those of Guadeloupe in 1947.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

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