Tunisia 1888 Coat of Arms on shaded background

From Stamps of the World
  • Date of Issue: 1888
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1c black on blue
2c brown on buff
5c green
10c black on lilac
10c red
15c blue
15c grey
20c red on green
25c black on pink
25c blue
35c brown
40c red on yellow
75c pink on pink
75c violet on yellow
1f green
2f lilac
5f mauve on lilac

A convention signed in 1888 creates the Tusisian Post & Telegraph Office – strictly speaking under the authority of the bey, effectively run by the French (French Occupation 1881 and establishment of a Protectorate). Stamps are issued for Tunisia the same year. The first set shows the coat of arms of Tunisia and is inscribed ‘Régence de Tunis’.