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We’re virtually back to the beginning in these instances.

“Favour” uses of the Vichy common design set for the overseas possessions are shown after the ouster of Vichy

None of the issues were received in Martinique (above) during the war according to French postal authorities. It is a fabrication, probably perpetrated by Mr. Dworetzky of Brooklyn, New York, travelling the Caribbean. How he acquired the stamps is unknown. As we have seen Martinique was taken over by Free French forces in July 1943. More than likely, the Fort de France postal authorities were unfamiliar with the issue when presented for mailing three years later on February 23, 1946.

Togo: French postal authorities did send some common design stamps to the A.O.F., and admitted in 1946 that some favour covers had been processed. This cover was mailed from Anecho to Lome, Togo on December 3, 1942, during the time of the Darlan anti-German administration of the A.O.F.