Postage stamps and postal history of Morocco
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The first Moroccan postal stamps were produced in 1891 by companies which managed correspondence between two cities. The system was replaced after a reorganization in the end of 1911. Morocco started producing two series of postal stamps which served the whole of Morocco until 1915 and Tangier until 1919.
- Demnate – Marrakech
- Ksar-el-Kebir – Ouezzane
- Fès – Meknes
- Fès – Sefrou
- Mazagan – Azemmour – Marrakech
- Mazagan – Marrakech
- Mogador – Agadir
- Mogador – Marrakech
- Safi – Marrakech
- Tangier – Asilah
- Tangier – Ksar-el-Kebir
- Tangier – Fès
- Tangier – Larache
- Tangier – Tetouan
- Tetouan – Chefchaouen
- Tetouan – Ksar-el-Kebir
The French offices of the protectorate
Since 1891, the French post offices in Morocco emptied the folds which were entrusted to them with French stamps by over-charging them of their value in Spanish currency. Then, with the first years of French protectorate, as for the other french colonies, stamps bearing the name "MAROC" were produced in Arabic. Tangier, as an international zone, had a French office which used the stamps of French Morocco labeled with the name of the city.
Stamps marked Western Sahara
Stamps marked "República Saharaui" (Saharan Republic), "Sahara Occidental" (Western Sahara) or "Sahara Occ. R.A.S.D." relate to a disputed region to the south of Morocco and the west of Mauritania along the Atlantic coast of Africa. The Morocco Post Office in a Universal Postal Union circular has stated that they do not regard these stamps as legitimate.
References and sources
- "Présentation des timbres poste français utilisés au Maroc en 1911-1917" (in French). 2005. Retrieved 24 July 2011. "Timbres de type "Blanc, Mouchon et Merson " libéllés MAROC surchargés en centimos ou peseta avec le nom de la monnaie en arabe"
- http://www.pwmo.org/Illegals/illegals-morocco.htm Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- Stanley Gibbons Ltd, Europe and Colonies 1970, Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 1969
- Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986. ISBN 0-356-10862-7
- XLCR Stamp Finder and Collector's Dictionary, Thomas Cliffe Ltd, c.1960