French Morocco CB36-CB39
French Morocco lies along
the north-west coast of Africa across from Gibraltar. Spain occupied
northern Morocco in 1861. In 1912 the French imposed a protectorate on
the country that lasted until independence in 1956.
The stamps were issued in 1949, and when they are
assembled properly provide a map of the country with the major towns
and cities identified, and with scenes showing, principally,
minarets. The only one I am reasonably certain about is the Koutoubia
mosque, or the mosque of the booksellers, in Marrakech on the 9 F + 16
The slogan on each stamp, "Solidarite 1949" presumably
refers to solidarity with France. Since the stamps are airmail the
shadow of a plane on each stamp is appropriate.