Does anyone, besides stamp collectors, know about the tiny island in the Indian Ocean called Mohéli
Map illustration: James Cheshire, Spatial Analysis. The Guardian, 13 Apr 2012.
The Sultanate of Mwali was established in 1830 over Moheli. But in 1886, France made the island a protectorate, under the French resident of Anjouan. French colonial stamps were issued between 1906-1912. The French abolished the sultanate in 1909, and Moheli was annexed.
The postal service was based on Mayotte, and although each colony had their own stamps, the postmark "Mayotte and dependencies" can be seen on used stamps.
The Comoro archipelago was administratively united with the Madagascar colony in 1912, and individual colony stamp production ceased.
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