I F N I

HISTORY AND STAMPS

(continuation)

IFNI, a former Spanish possession (580 sq mi/1,502 sq km, 15,000 inhabitants), is located in the SW of Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean.

The Spanish population grows in time, and in the 1950s about 60% of the population of Ifni became Spanish.

Ifni, 1954. Cactus. Sc. 65. Ifni, 1954. Cactus. Sc. 67. Ifni, 1954. Cactus. Sc. 68. Ifni, 1954. Cactus. Sc. 70.

Border clashes between Spanish and Moroccan troops occurred in 1957.

Ifni, 1956. Flora. Sc. 78-79, B26-26. FDC June 1, Sidi Ifni.

During the year 1966 take place negotiations between Spain and Morocco over the status of Sidi Ifni.

Ifni, 1954. Salsola vermiculate. Sc. 63. Ifni, 1954. Salsola vermiculate. Sc. 66. Ifni, 1954. Salsola vermiculate. Sc. 69. Ifni, 1954. Salsola Vermiculata. Sc. 71

In 1969 Sidi Ifni, as much the town as  its surrounding area becomes part of Morocco state.

Ifni, 1960. Child Welfare. Sc. 88-89, B46-47. FDC June 10, Sidi Ifni

Ifni has issued stamps between 1941 and 1968, and has used later Moroccan stamps.

Ifni, 1960. Child Welfare. Red-legged Partriges. Sc. 88 Ifni, 1960. Child Welfare. Camels. Sc. 89. Ifni, 1960. Child Welfare. Red-legged Partriges. Sc. B46. Ifni, 1960. Child Welfare. Wild Boars. Sc. B47.

Some of this stamps are forever imprinted in the memories of generations of stamp collectors, even of those who haven't collected them.

Ifni, 1960. Santa Maria del Mar, New School Building. Sc. B48-51. FDC Dec. 29. Sidi Ifni.

The author of these pages belongs to the former group, and it is the nostalgia of the youth that has pushed him to publish these pages.

Ifni, 1954. Sea Gull. Sc. 61. Ifni, 1954. Sea Gull. Sc. 64. Ifni, 1954. Sea Gull. Sc. 67.

For more information about above stamps and FDC's please point to them with the mouse index.

Credits: many thanks to Tracy Barber (USA) for FDC's scans.

 


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