1903 IVORY COAST – FRANCE…FRENCH OCCUPATION.. [19686]

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1903 (Jun 27) Plain stampless envelope endorsed Corps d’Occupation de la Cote d’ Ivoire, Corporal L Ducatez, Cote de Toumodi to Sergent Major, 4th Infantry Regt., Auxerre (Yonne) & forwarded with red ink Vior au Dos (See the back) cancelled on face blue smudged Toumodi /Cote d’Ivoire cds with black circular countersigned Unit cachet & Corrᶜᵉˢ Des Armees L.L.No 3 (8 Jul) cds alongside octagonal Loagno a Bordeaux L.L. No 3 (8 Jul) + Rozoy en Brie /Seine (24 Jul) arrival cds & on back red ink full name & address of destination + Tiassale /Cote d’ Ivoire (29 Jun) + partial Bingerville /Cote d’ Ivoire (3 Jul) + Auxerre /Yonne (22 & 25 Jul) transit cds …………………………………………… Rare item & survivor. In the early twentieth century, the Baoulé of central Côte d’Ivoire openly defied colonial authorities until forcibly subdued in a bloody, so-called pacification campaign finalised in 1906 by Governor Gabriel Angoulvant.

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