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Europe/Other : French Tunisia

 

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rrraphy
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02 Apr 2022
01:28:27pm
I am getting closer to completion, but some of the missing stamps frustrate my acquisition goals.
Still, just acquired a couple of stamps to fill missing spots in Semi Postals, and now I can zero in on the last missing ones.
Sharing two pages, one nearing completion and one finally complete, from the Tunisia collection.

French Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia have for some time frustrated my goal, as the few stamps I am missing, while not extremely expensive, are either seldom available individually, or pricey. How many here collect the French North African Colonies?

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dollhaus

02 Apr 2022
03:01:09pm
re: French Tunisia

I do. I have Algeria complete except for one stamp: C4A. I've never seen one for sale - and would probably cringe when I saw the price. For Morocco, I need about 40 or so, mostly, for whatever reason, postage dues. There I'm going to encounter J5, which may make Algeria C4A look cheap. For Tunisia, more like 60 or so holes, mostly from pre-WWII semipostals, the pages you posted.

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02 Apr 2022
03:30:19pm
re: French Tunisia

Tom (dollhous), like you I am missing the very rare and elusive Algeria C4A. And only one other, curiously the not rare J48 which is not expensive, but I would like to acquire it as a single stamp, and mostly it is sold as part of the set.

Morocco is always going to be a problem to complete, with the B1 and B3 at the top of the list. I am missing a few Postage Due in the pre 1911 era. Otherwise, the #8, 24 and 25 are still missing. I have seen the #24 and 25 stamps on the market just once in the last 10 years (with no certificates). The #8 is available if you want to pay the price.
My Cherifen Post issues of 1912 (Scott A1 to A12) are also full of gaps. How about yours?

Tunisia has given me more challenges than I expected. I am still looking for a $199A (precancel), but the biggest challenge right now are the pre-punched postage dues of 188-1901 (Y & T cat # 1 to 25). The first 8 stamps (or is it 16 with the variation) are seldom seen. I started to focus on punched postage due stamps only recently, as they were just footnoted in the Scott Catalog ahead of the postage due section, and I skipped them. Have you focused on the punched postage due as well?

The North Africa French Colonies are a very satisfying arena to collect, I must add.

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rrraphy

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02 Apr 2022
01:28:27pm

I am getting closer to completion, but some of the missing stamps frustrate my acquisition goals.
Still, just acquired a couple of stamps to fill missing spots in Semi Postals, and now I can zero in on the last missing ones.
Sharing two pages, one nearing completion and one finally complete, from the Tunisia collection.

French Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia have for some time frustrated my goal, as the few stamps I am missing, while not extremely expensive, are either seldom available individually, or pricey. How many here collect the French North African Colonies?

rrr...

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dollhaus

02 Apr 2022
03:01:09pm

re: French Tunisia

I do. I have Algeria complete except for one stamp: C4A. I've never seen one for sale - and would probably cringe when I saw the price. For Morocco, I need about 40 or so, mostly, for whatever reason, postage dues. There I'm going to encounter J5, which may make Algeria C4A look cheap. For Tunisia, more like 60 or so holes, mostly from pre-WWII semipostals, the pages you posted.

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03:30:19pm

re: French Tunisia

Tom (dollhous), like you I am missing the very rare and elusive Algeria C4A. And only one other, curiously the not rare J48 which is not expensive, but I would like to acquire it as a single stamp, and mostly it is sold as part of the set.

Morocco is always going to be a problem to complete, with the B1 and B3 at the top of the list. I am missing a few Postage Due in the pre 1911 era. Otherwise, the #8, 24 and 25 are still missing. I have seen the #24 and 25 stamps on the market just once in the last 10 years (with no certificates). The #8 is available if you want to pay the price.
My Cherifen Post issues of 1912 (Scott A1 to A12) are also full of gaps. How about yours?

Tunisia has given me more challenges than I expected. I am still looking for a $199A (precancel), but the biggest challenge right now are the pre-punched postage dues of 188-1901 (Y & T cat # 1 to 25). The first 8 stamps (or is it 16 with the variation) are seldom seen. I started to focus on punched postage due stamps only recently, as they were just footnoted in the Scott Catalog ahead of the postage due section, and I skipped them. Have you focused on the punched postage due as well?

The North Africa French Colonies are a very satisfying arena to collect, I must add.

rrr...

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