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Postage stamps and postal history of Guinea

 

Postage stamps and postal history of Guinea

A 1962 stamp of Guinea.

' This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Guinea.

The Republic of Guinea (Fr: République de Guinée) is a country in West Africa formerly known as French Guinea. Conakry is the capital, the seat of the national government, and the largest city. Guinea forms a crescent by curving from its western border on the Atlantic Ocean toward the east and the south. Its northern border is shared with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, the southern one with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire. The Niger River arises in Guinea and runs eastward.

First stamps

The first stamps of independent Guinea were issued on 5 January 1959. Before that, Guinea used general French Colonies stamps, the stamps of Senegal and stamps of French West Africa.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.319. ISBN 0-356-10862-7


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