Postage stamps and postal history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
In 1960, the Belgian Congo became independent as the Republic of the Congo.
The State of Katanga seceded from the Republic of the Congo and, during its three years of independence, produced its own stamps and issues overprinted on earlier stamps of the Belgian Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
For a short period in 1960–61, South Kasai was a secessionist region in the south central area of the country that issued overprinted Belgian Congo stamps.
The first stamps of Zaire were issued on 18 December 1971.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In 1997 the country changed name to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- List of people on stamps of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Postage stamps and postal history of Belgium
- Donegan, George J., Jr. Donegan's Katanga philatelist: a specialized catalogue of the "Etat du Katanga" postal issues. Springfield, MO.: G.J. Donegan, Jr., 1964 27p.
- Hoorens, Emile R. Histoire postale de l'Etat du Katanga 1960-1963. Brussels: E.R. Hoorens, 1997 197p.
- Dufresne, André. "Les Timbres-Poste Du Sud-Kasai". Les Cahiers de l’Académie ─ OPUS XV. p. 153-159.
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