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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Djibouti

DjiboutiEdit

The country was known as French Somaliland or French Somali Coast until 1958 when the name was changed to the Territory of Afars and Issas. It gained independence in 1977 and changed its name to the Republic of Djibouti. The earliest date seen in from 1952.
The stamps are grouped according to the country identification in the frank:
A - COTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS
B - TER. FRS. AFARS ET ISSAS
C - R.P. DE DJIBOUTI or REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI
Several meters are known used for years with obsolete country name.



GROUP A: Frank inscribed “COTE DES FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS”Edit


Djibouti A1.jpg


A1. Satas “C” (MV), 1952.

Meter number with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
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A2. Satas “D” (MV), 1953.

Post Office stamp.
Meter number with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
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A3. Satas “P” (MV).

Post Office stamp.
Meter number with “SP” prefix.
Date figures tall.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
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A4. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Meter number with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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GROUP B: Frank inscribed “TER. FRS AFARS ET ISSAS”Edit


Djibouti stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Satas “C” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Meter number with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
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B2. Satas “P” (MV).

Post Office stamp.
Meter number with “SP” prefix.
Date figures tall.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
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a. Official stamp. TM contains “OFFICIEL” at bottom



Djibouti B3.jpg


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

Meter number with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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GROUP C: Frank inscribed “R.P. DE DJIBOUTI” or "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI"Edit


Djibouti C1.jpg


C1. Satas “C” (MV), 1977. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Meter number with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
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Djibouti C2.jpg

C2. Satas “P” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Meter number with “SP” prefix.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
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a. Official stamp. TM contains “OFFICIEL” at bottom



Djibouti C3.jpg


C3. Satas “R” (MV), 1977

Meter number with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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C4. Secap (Pitney Bowes) (MV).

Meter number with “PBGH-D” prefix.
Date figures widely spaced, without stops.
TM: SC
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C5. Unidentified (MV).

Nearly square frank with "REPUBLIQUE / DE" at top.
The one example seen is so poor that the bottom inscription is unreadable but presumed to include "DJIBOUTI".
The frank appears to be from a negative die leaving the inscriptions colorless against a solid background.
TM: nil, date only
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