AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links
(formerly: Belgian Congo, Leopoldville, Kinshasa, Zaire )
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Office congolais des postes et télécommunications (OCPT)
Direction générale des postes
RÉP. DÉM. DU CONGO
Téléphone (+243 12) 33 625
Téléfax (+243 12) 21 147
Int'l customer service address from the UPU
- Dem. Rep. of the Congo - formerly 'Zaire' (written when it was Zaire)
- ... After the expeditions of Dr. Henry Morton Stanley (I presume - aj :) , 1874-77, it was claimed by King Leopold of Belgium. In 1907 it was renamed Belgian Congo and became independent as the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1960. It was renamed the Republic of Zaire in 1971. (per CIA World Factbook 1998 it is now back to Democratic Republic of the Congo - see '- CIA's link below- aj.
The first postage stamps were issued in 1886 for the Belgian Congo, 1960 for the Congo Democratic Republic and 1971 for Zaire.
National Office of Posts and Telecommunications,
Kinshasa 1, Republic of Zaire ( or: Dem. Rep. of the Congo)
note: Linn's lists it as 'Rep. of..'
and from Malte:
Département des Postes (ONPTZ),
Service des Valeurs Postaux et Philatélie,
- CIA Data on Congo, Democratic Republic of the
- Location: Central Africa, northeast of Angola
former: Belgian Congo, Congo/Leopoldville, Congo/Kinshasa, Zaire
Independence: 30 June 1960 (from Belgium)
- Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online - for over 55 countries (if you're a dealer)
- Congo (Kinshasa ) Stamp New Issues News
- Belgian Congo - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
- Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
- Zaire (Now: Congo, Democartic Rep. of the) catalog to 1990 - WPID data is in ASCII comma delimited format
- ...The data can be imported into a database program such as Access, Approach, dBase, Foxpro, Paradox etc.
Also the data has not been updated in a number of years... - others are needed to continue this task.
ftp sites for the WPID data: ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/doc/mail/stamps/wpid/ ; use this
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