Sunday, September 17, 2006


In 1931, French Andorra got its first stamps. They were actually French stamps, overprinted ANDORRE. Three (or four, if you like) types were overprinted: Blanc, Sower and Merson.

I can't show you a Merson type for I haven't got one! The fourth type is actually a different version of the Sower type, for both the Sower on solid background and on lined background were overprinted.

What is remarkable about this set is that some overprinted values (like the 30c green) do not exist without overprint!

The set only lasted a year because in 1932 French Andorra got its first properly designed stamp set, which I will show you later.


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