International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Benin

BeninEdit

Originally a part of French West Africa, Dahomey became independent in 1960. In 1975 the country changed its name to Benin. For issues before 1960, see FRENCH WEST AFRICA. The stamps are grouped according to country name in the frank:

A - DAHOMEY
B - BENIN



GROUP A: Franks inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU DAHOMEY”Edit


Benin A1.jpg


A1. Secap Model “N” (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

“M# with “N” prefix.
A. “DU” on second line of inscription
B. “DU” on top line
TM: straight line stacked below frank
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Benin A2.jpg


A2. Satas “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SC
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Benin A3.jpg

A3. Satas “J” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
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Benin A4.jpg

A4. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

M# with “SR” prefix.
Date figures short.
TM: SC
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a. Date only, without TM. (SR7251) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]



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A5. Camp (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Post Office stamp. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU/ DAHOMEY”.
M# with “PR” prefix???.
TM: SC. Printed on white adhesive tape only
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GROUP B: Franks inscribed “BENIN”, “R. P. BENIN” or “REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN”Edit


Benin B1.jpg

B1. Satas “R” (MV).

Frank inscribed “R. P./ BENIN”.
“POSTES” straight or curved. M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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a. Date only without TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Frank inverted except value figures (SR7271) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]



Benin B2.jpg

B2. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type B1 but inscribed “BENIN”.
“POSTES” slightly curved.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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Benin B3.jpg

B3. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

Large frank, 22 x 27mm, with “R.P./ BENIN” at top.
“POSTES” curved.
TM: SC
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Benin B4.jpg

B4. Satas “L” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Inscribed “R.P./ BENIN”.
Value figures spaced widely.
M# with “SL” prefix.
TM: SC
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Benin B5.jpg

B5. Satas (MV).

Large frank with straight-line borders complete at sides.
Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DU BENIN” at top.
“POSTE” at bottom above M#. M# without prefix.
A. Town name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Mailer’s identification at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: SC
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a. Unengraved meter number. Solid block below “POSTE”.



Benin B6.jpg

B6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation border.
“REPUBLIQUE/ du Benin” at top.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC (only solid, unengraved TM reported)
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Last modified on 27 September 2013, at 12:54