Last modified on 13 June 2012, at 12:26

International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Comoros

ComorosEdit

  • Previously administered as part of the French territory of Madagascar, in 1947 Comoros became a separate French territory that included the island of Mayotte. In 1975 the Comoros Islands, less Mayotte, gained independence and became the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros. Although the United Nations in 1979 declared Mayotte to be under Comoros sovereignty, in all practical terms the island remains a French territory and is cataloged separately under MAYOTTE. The earliest meter seen with “COMOROS” in the frank is from 1972.
  • The stamps are divided into two groups based on the political status:
A - French territory
B - Islamic Federal Republic



GROUP A: Issues of French territorial period. Frank inscribed “TERRITOIRE DES COMORES or COMORES”Edit


Comoros A1.jpg


A1. Satas “J” (MV), 1972. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Inscribed “TERRITOIRE/ DES COMORES”.
M# with “SJ” prefix. Date figures tall.
TM: SC
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A2. Satas “P” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

Inscribed “COMORES”.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “SP” prefix.
TM: SC
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a. Used in Mayotte (SP 912 and 913) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]






GROUP B: Issues of the Federal Islamic Republic.Edit


Comoros stamp type B1A.jpg
Comoros B1B.jpg


B1. Neopost “Electronic” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright frank inscribed "R.F.I. COMORES" at top.
“POSTES” straight at bottom.
Without M#.
A. Without M#
B. With M#, with “SG” prefix
TM: SC
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Comores BB1.jpg

B2. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 2004.

Horizontal frank inscribed "UNION DES COMORES" at bottom.
Profile of fish at top and "Le Coelacanthe" above country name at bottom.
Without M#
TM: SC
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