dahomey stamp packet

Dahomey - Stamp Packet

SKU: PAQ-DAHO
50 different stamps
USD $4.50
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250 different stamps
USD $93.75
In Stock

Description

Dahomey was a country in western Africa which is now known as the Republic of Benin. The Kingdom of Dahomey was self-ruling until it became a part of French West Africa from 1894-1960. It gained its independence in 1960 and was then known as the Republic of Dahomey, until 1975 when it was re-named the Republic of Benin. Since it was once a French colony, the French language was widely used and still is to this day. Dahomey issued stamps from 1899-1944, and then from 1960-1975.