South West Pacific Ocean to North and South America and the Caribbean 1850 to 1900: The year noted for each issue notes when that colony or nation's first stamp appeared on the global scene. The range indicates the approximate number of issues from first stamp to 1900.

Paraquy-1870-1-50 French Guyana-Devil's Island-1886-1-50

For more accurate detail see Scott's Stamp Catalogs. These collection criteria are approximate for my research and collection purposes only. The data has not been peer reviewed and referencing is not recommended. Two plates from 19th Century Africa follow.

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Caribbean, Eastern North America where a civil war rages, on to the Northeast Atlantic and across to West Africa