Ivory Coast is a West African country overlooking the Gulf of Guinea. It is mainly surrounded by Ghana to the east, Guinea and Burkina Faso to the north.
The territory became a French colony in 1892 and was later integrated into French West Africa (AOF).
• Before 1892, stamps from the French colonies were used in certain counters.
• From 1892 until 1944, the Ivory Coast issued its own stamps as a French colony.
The first stamps of 1892 were of the Group type with the name Ivory Coast in the cartouche. This type was then taken back in 1900 with 4 new stamps.
The first specific series of the colony was issued from 1913 and represents the lagoon of Ebrié. This type was then often repeated.
From 1944 to 1958, only AOF issues were used (these stamps can be found under the corresponding heading).
In 1958, the country became an autonomous republic and then became independent in August 1960.