Postage stamps and postal history of Reunion

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A French stamp overprinted for use in Reunion.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Réunion.

Réunion Island, formerly known as Île Bourbon, is a French island of about 800,000 population located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius, the nearest island. It is an overseas department of France and an integral part of the French Republic.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps of Reunion were issued on 1 January 1852.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.326. ISBN 0-356-10862-7

Further reading[edit]

  • "Isle Bourbon and Isle de France" by Robson Lowe in The Philatelist, September 1974.

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