El Hadj Omar bongo Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - dominated the country's political scene for four decades (1967-2009) following independence from France in 1960. President bongo introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s. However, allegations of electoral fraud during local elections in 2002-03 and the presidential elections in 2005 exposed the weaknesses of formal political structures in Gabon. Following President bongo's death in 2009, new elections in brought Ali Ben bongo, son of the former president, to power. Despite constrained political conditions, Gabon's small population, abundant natural resources, and considerable foreign support have helped make it one of the more prosperous and stable African countries.

CIA World Factbook


Gabon began printing stamps in 1886. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1968.




To view more information about a certain stamp, click on that stamp.
Pour lire les informations sur un timbre, appuyez sur ce timbre.


Madonna of the Rosary

Madonna with Blue Diadem

Adoration of the Magi

Madonna and Child





Virgin and Child and Two Saints

Presentation at the Temple


Adoration of the Kings

Flight into Egypt

The Visitation

Flight into Egypt

The Circumcision

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Retour a Timbres Mariales



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