Postage stamps and postal history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Postage stamps and postal history of the Republic of the Congo (a former French colony).
An 1894 stamp of the independent Congo Free State

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire and the Belgian Congo.

Belgian Congo[edit]

The Belgian Congo started life as the Congo Free State becoming the Belgian Congo in 1907.

South Kasai[edit]

South Kasai created stamps by overprinting old Belgian Congo stamps.

For a short period in 1960–1961 South Kasai was a secessionist region in the south central area of the country that issued overprinted Belgiun Congo stamps.

Zaire[edit]

1985 Stamps of Zaire showing sports.

The first stamps of Zaire were issued on 18 December 1971.[1]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

In 1997 the country changed name to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.303. ISBN 0-356-10862-7

External links[edit]