Upper Volta

Upper Volta

The Republic of Upper Volta, known as French Upper Volta, was part of the French Union until it became a self governing colony within the French community in 1958.  It became fully independent in 1960.  The Flag contains three colours, black, red and white which correspond with the three main tributaries of the Volta river, namely the Black Volta, the Red Volta and the White Volta.

The first stamps of Upper Volta in 1920 were stamps of Upper Senegal and Niger overprinted “Haute-Volte”.

1920

Touareg Series of Upper Senegal and Niger overprinted HAUTE-VOLTA

Upper Volta 1 H1198

SG # 1

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Upper Volta 2 H1198

SG # 2

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1928

Various Scenes Series

Upper-Volta-40-AK46

SG # 40

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1960

Animal Masks Series

Upper-Volta-68-AB125

SG # 68

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Upper-Volta-69-AK46

SG # 69

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Upper-Volta-70-AB125

SG # 70

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Upper-Volta-71-AB125

SG # 71

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Upper-Volta-72-AB125

SG # 72

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1966

Insects and Fauna Series

Upper-Volta-172-AK46

SG # 172

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

1971

Butterflies Series

Upper-Volta-334-AB125

SG # 334

Used (NH)

 

 

Upper-Volta-335-AB125

SG # 335

Used (NH)

 

 

Upper-Volta-336-AB125

SG # 336

Used (NH)

 

 

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