Postage stamps and postal history of Tunisia

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An 1892 lettercard with Tunisian stamps and postmarked Tunis

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

Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area is almost 165,000 km², with an estimated population of just over 10.3 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis located in the north-east.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps used in Tunisia were those of the colonial power, France, from 1888. Stamps specifically for Tunisia were issued from 1 July 1888. [1]


  1. ^ Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.274. ISBN 0-356-10862-7

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