Benin (Formerly Dahomey)


SC 297

10fr 28 Aug 72 Cartoon Turtle "The Tortoise and the Hare" - tortoise at finish line laughing at hare. Inscribed "Jean de la Fontaine 1621-1695".

SC 372

3 fr 13 Jun 77 Unidentified Tortoise

SC 446 B

50fr 1979 Unidentified Tortoise This is SC 372 surcharged 50fr.

SC 1380

25f 2009? Cartoon Tortoise This is Dahomey Scott #297 w/ the original denomination struck out w/ two horizontal black lines and a black surcharge of 25f added. Also, the word "Dahomey" is covered w/ a black rectangle and the word "Benin" is o/p'd beneath it. Reportedly issued in 2009 but this has not been confirmed.