Postage stamps and postal history of Djibouti
Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa, bordered by Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west and south, and Somalia to the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
French Somali Coast
In 1902 stamps of Djibouti were replaced with stamps for the French Somali Coast marked Cote Francaise des Somalis.
French Territory of the Afars and Issas
In July 1967 the name of the territory was changed to the French Territory of the Afars and Issas and the first stamps under the new name were issued on 21 August 1967.
The territory obtained independence from France as the Republic of Djibouti on 27 June 1977 and the first stamps of the new republic were issued on that date.
- Dubois, Colette. Djibouti au regard de ses timbres-poste, 1893-1977: images d'altérité, images de propagande. Paris: ARESAE, 1998, 47p.
- Kingsley, Robert T. The Early Issues of French Somaliland. In: American Philatelist. April 1991.
- Schreiber, Michael. Early Stamps of Djibouti. In: Linn's Stamp News. June 15, 1992.
- Torrance, A.R. French Somali Coast: The Postal History 1939-45. Abernethy, Perth: Chavril Press, 1993? ISBN 1872744079, 24p.
- Tristant, Henri. Histoire Postale de la Côte des Somalis. Paris: "Le Monde des philatélistes", 1975. Vol 1: Avant-propos, rappel historique et économique, Obock et Djibouti; Vol. 2: Timbres et oblitérations de la Côte des Somalis, 1902-1967; Vol. 3: Poste maritime, poste aérienne, contrôle postal, courrier éthiopien, documents
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