I F N I

HISTORY AND STAMPS

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.

Ifni, 1955. Colonial Stamp Day. Squirrels. Sc. 77. Ifni, 1955. Colonial Stamp Day. Squirrels.Sc.  B23 Ifni, 1955. Colonial Stamp Day. Squirrels. Sc. B24

Its main industry is fishing. Sidi Ifni was the residence of the governor-general of Spanish Sahara now Western Sahara. The town square is still completely dominated by Spanish architecture, built from 1934 and onwards.

Ifni, 1955. Colonial Stamp Day. Squirrels. Sc. 77, B23-24.FDC 23. Nov., Sidi Ifni

In 1476 Ifni was occupied by Spain, but in 1524 it was recaptured by the Moroccan rulers.

Ifni, 1964. Child Welfare. Gazelle. Sc. 119. Ifni, 1964. Child Welfare. Roebuck's head. Sc. 120. Ifni, 1964. Child Welfare. Gazelle. Sc. 121.

Over 300 years later, in 1860as part of the Treaty of Tangier, Sidi Ifni is back on Spanish hands. It is in 1934 when Spain takes full possession of Sidi Ifni.

Ifni, 1959. Child Welfare. Goat. Sc. 86. Ifni, 1959. Child Welfare. Ewe and Lamb. Sc. 87. Ifni, 1959. Child Welfare. Ewe and Lamb. Sc. B41. Ifni, 1959. Child Welfare. Donkey and Man. Sc. B42.

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 some FDC scans.

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