Look for these French Guinea pictorial stamps
By Henry Gitner and Rick Miller
There is always a market for French colonial stamps. They are colorful, attractive and interesting. Many of them also appeal to a broad range of collectors: France and area, successor states, world classics and topicalists.
Even stamps with relatively low catalog values are often in demand.
A stamp-issuing entity from 1892 to 1944, French Guinea was a colonial possession in western Africa. It gained independence as Guinea in 1958.
Look for the set of 33 pictorial stamps issued by French Guinea in 1938-1940.
The 2019 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 values this stamp set at $32 in unused hinged condition and $45 in mint never-hinged condition.
The set is a good buy at 75 to 80 percent of catalog value.
Be careful of Scott Specialized Classic catalog values of $30 to $120 for the higher denomination stamps from the set on cover. Those values only apply to commercial covers, not to philatelic or first-flight covers.
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