COMPANY : To be advised "FCAO" - Seal
Seal : "FCAO" - Federation Commerciale d'Afrique Ouest
CIRCA : 1890

The Conference of Berlin 1884 - 1885 initiated the partition of Africa and territorial settlement by the European powers in Africa. In West Africa, France grouped its territories into a federation. French West Africa comprised 9 countries :
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and at a later date, Togo.