International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/France

FranceEdit

NOTE: The France section has been changed substantially from the printed paper edition of the catalog. The online version has different groupings and contains greater detail.


  • The first meter was placed into use in 1924.
  • Meter manufacturers in France: CAMP, CGA, EMD/CAMP, GAPA, Graphotaxe, Havas, LOGABAX, Neopost (originally a British company, bought by French SMH/Alcatel with name change to NEOPOST SA), Satas, Secap, SERCEM, SMH/Alcatel. Havas and Satas are now subsidiaries of Neopost. Secap became a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes (USA) in 2001.
  • The stamps are grouped according to inscription and usage:
A - Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” at top with "POSTES" at bottom
B - Frank inscribed “POSTES FRANCAISE” with winged envelope ornament
C - Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” at top with "LA POSTE" above or below value figures
D - Frank inscribed with Euro sign (€) and “R.F.”
PO - Stamps used only in Post Offices
PD - Stamps used only to collect Postage Due
PP - Stamps used only for Parcel Post
PV - Stamps used only in public vending machines
Annex – Overseas departments


  • French meter stamps contain a meter number with a single- or multi-letter prefix. Meter number prefixes containing a “W” are from relief machines that are loaned to mailers while their machines are being serviced.
  • Meter number prefixes indexed to catalog Type numbers:


A  : AA1, B1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ABC  : C3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg AW  : AA1, B1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg B  : AA2, B2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BA  : AB11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
BAW  : AAB11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BB  : AB11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BBW  : AB11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BC  : AB12, AB14, CA6, DA7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BCW  : AB12, DA7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
BE  : AB14, DA10, CB4, DA12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BEW  : AB14, DA10, DA12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BH  : AB17, DA8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BHW  : AB17, DA8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BJ  : AD1, DB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
BJW  : AD1, DB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BK  : AD1, DB8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BL  : DA10, DA12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BLW  : DA10, DA12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BM  : C4, DB6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
BN  : DB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BNW  : DB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BP  : DA8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BPW  : DA8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BS  : DB8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
BW  : AA2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg C  : AA3, AA4, B3, B4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CAMP  : PO-A5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CG  : AA12, AA13, B12, B13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CGW  : AA12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
CP  : DB12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg C.R  : AA4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CW  : AA3, AA4, B3, B4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg  ? DP  : XXX MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg E  : AB12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
F  : AB10, AB16, DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg FM : DB11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg FR : DB11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg FW  : AB10, AB16, DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg G  : AA9, AA10, B6, B7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
G(number)  : PO-C, PO-D MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg GC  : AA12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg GW  : AA9, B6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HA  : AB13, DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HB  : AB16, AC1, DB1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
HBA  : AB16, AC1, DB1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HBW  : AB16, AC1, DB1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HC  : AB16, DA2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HC  : AB16, DA2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HCW  : AB16, DA2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
HD  : AB16, C1, DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HDW  : AB16, C1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HE  : DB1, DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HEW  : DB1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HF  : DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
HFW  : DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HG  : DA2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HGW  : DA2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HH  : DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HK  : DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
HL  : DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HP  : DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HQ  : DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HR  : DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HRCW  : DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
HRW  : DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HU  : DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HY  : DB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HZ  : AB9, DB10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg J  : AA8, B8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
K  : AA11, B9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg KG  : AA10, B9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg KW  : AA10, B9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg KX  : PO-B6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg LZ  : AB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
M  : AA14, AB1, B11, PD-B1, PV1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MC  : AA14 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MD  : DB9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MG  : AA14, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MGW  : AA14 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
MH  : DB9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MM : DB9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MP  : DB9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MR  : DB9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MW  : AA14 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
N  : AA15, AB3, PO-A3, PO-A4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg N1  : PO-B6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NA  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NAH  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NAW  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NB  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NC  : AB3, AB8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NCST  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NCW  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ND  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NE  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEW  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NF  : DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NFW  : DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NG  : DA6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NGW  : DA6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NJ  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NJW  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NK  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NKW  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NL  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NLW  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NM  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NMW  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NN  : DA6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NP  : AB3, DA5, PO-B5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NPW  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NR  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NRW  : AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NS  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NSW  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NT  : AB3, DA5, DA6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NTW  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NW  : AA15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NX  : AB3, DA6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NXW  : AB3, DA6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NY  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NYW  : AB3, DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg O  : AA3, AA4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg OBJ  : DB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
OG  : AA12, AA13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg OW  : AA4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg P  : AB5, AB6, DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg P(number)  : PO-B1, PO-B2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg P A  : AB6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
PR  : PO-B1, PO-B2, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PW  : AB6, DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PX  : PO-B4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg R  : AB10, DA1, PD-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg R1  : PD-B3, PD-B4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
RC  : AB10, AB16, DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg RCW  : AB10, AB16, DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg RW  : AB10, DA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg S(number)  : PO-B3, PO-B7, PD-A2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SO  : PO-B7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SA  : AA5, DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SAW  : AA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SB  : AA7, AB15, AC2, B10, DB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SBA  : AB15, AC2, DB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SBW  : AA7, AB15, AC2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SC  : AA6, AB2, B5, DB2, DB4, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SCW  : AA6, AB2, B5, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SD  : AA6, AB2, AB15, DA4, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SDW  : AB2, AB15, DA4, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SE  : AA6, DA3, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SEW  : AA6, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SF  : AB2, DA4, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SFW  : AB2, DA4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SG  : AB2, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SGW  : AB2, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SH  : DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SHW  : DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SJ  : AB2, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SJW  : AB2, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SJX  : AB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SJXW  : AB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SK  : AB2, AB15, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SKW  : AB2, AB15, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SL  : AB2, DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SLW  : AB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SM  : DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SP  : DB4, PO-B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SQ  : DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SR  : AB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SRW  : AB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
ST  : DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SU  : DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SV  : AB2, AB16, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SVW  : AB2, DA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SX  : C2, DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SY  : DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SZ  : AB2, DB4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg T  : AB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg TW  : AB7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg] VA  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
VAW  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VB  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VBW  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VC  : C5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VD  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
VDW  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VE  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VEW  : C5, DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VH  : DA9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VK  : DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
VL  : DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VLW  : DB5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VR  : DA11, DA13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg W  : AA3, AA15, AB2, B3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WA  : AA1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
WB  : AA2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WC  : AA3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WG  : AA9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Z  : AB4, AB8, PO-A6, PO-A7, PO-A8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
SPECIMEN  : AB16 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg: AA4




NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of France, see Catalogue des Empreintes de Machines a Affranchir, tome 1, France, published by the French meter stamp collectors society, A.C.E.M.A.


GROUP A: Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” at top, "POSTES" at bottom above meter numberEdit

(See also Groups PO, PD, and PV for stamps with this inscription.)

Sub-group AA: Stamp impressed by mechanical meter with solid die, with straight-line town markEdit

  • Frank with simulated perforation border with breaks in centers of both sides.
  • Four uses of the slogan space are found with these stamps: 1) a field of wavy horizontal lines, 2) an advertising slogan, 3) blank (empty space above the town/date line), and 4) a registration number.



France AA1.jpg

AA1. Havas “Tiranty” (FV-1), 1924.

Meter number prefixes "A", "WA", or "AW".
TM: SL at lower left of frank
Values: (Those below 1 franc have “c” indicator, except for variety “a”. below.)
A. M# prefix “A”:
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 65, 75, 1F, 1F50, 3F, 6F, 15F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 45, 70, 90, 1F10, 1F20, 2F, 4F50, 5F, 10F, 12F, 18F, 25F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 4, 7½, 35, 55, 80, 85, 1F05, 1F30, 1F65, 1F75, 2F15, 2F20, 2F25, 2F50, 4F, 8F, 20F, 30F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 60, 1F25, 9F, 50F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg17½, 1F40, 1F60, 3F50, 3F80 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1F80, 1F85, 2F10, 4F10, 4F80 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. M# prefix “WA”:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg10, 15, 25, 40 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 20, 30, 65, 1F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg90, 1F, 2F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg35, 45, 70, 1F10, 1F25, 2F15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1F75 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg60, 1F85, 4F50, 6F, 20F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
C. M# prefix “AW” (AW.072) (error). Value: 1F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
a. Without “c” value indicator:
Value 25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Value 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. With two zeros after the “F”: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3F00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
c. Town mark lines stacked at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]




France AA2.jpg

AA2. Havas “Granjean” (FV-6), 1928.

As Type AA1, but M# with different M# prefixes.
TM: SL
A. M# prefix “B”.
Values (with “c” and “F” indicators): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg50, 12F, 15F
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 40, 65, 90, 1F, 1F50, 3F, 4F, 5F, 6F, 10F, 18F, 20F, 25F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg30, 45, 60, 70, 75, 1F10, 2F, 2F50, 4F50, 8F, 30F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg35, 55, 80, 85, 1F05, 1F20, 1F25, 1F30, 3F50, 9F, 14F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6F50, 9F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1F80 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1F35, 1F45 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. M# prefix “WB”: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: 20, 25, 50, 65, 70, 75, 90, 1F, 1F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
C. M# prefix “BW”:
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg50, 12F, 15F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg10, 15, 20, 25, 40, 65, 90, 1F50, 2F, 5F, 10F, 18F, 25F, 30F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg30, 1F, 4F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg35 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]


a. Without 'c' or 'F' value indicator:
25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
8, 10, 15, 30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
b. With two zeros after the “F”:
1F00, 2F00, 3F00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
c. Post office stamps: M#s B.0031 - B.0040.
50, 1F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
30, 90, 1F, 1F10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
d. Military Official stamp. TM reads “BREST-ARSENAL". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]




France AA3 100mm.jpg

AA3. Havas "C" (MV), 1930.

Similar to Types AA1 and AA2 but from a multi-value machine.
Stamp (including town line and frank) is 100 mm wide.
Meter number prefixes: C, CW, O, OW, W and WC.
With or without 4-digit serial number (impression counter) at top above the town line.
Date month normally in Roman numerals as Western numerals. (See variety "b" below.)
A. M# prefix "C".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg#Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. M# prefix "CW".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg#Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]


a. Meter number prefix "O" (error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NOTE. Not to be confused with a 'C' closed by a build-up of dirt on the print head.
b. Meter number prefix "OW" (error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NOTE. Not to be confused with a 'C' closed by a build-up of dirt on the print head.
c. Meter number prefix "W" (error, should be CW) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Meter number prefix "WC" (error, should be CW) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
e. Date with month in Western numbers (1, 2, 3, etc) rather than Roman numerals
f. Three to four unengraved blocks replacing the meter number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
g. "C" prefix only, meter number blank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
h. Town line reads "BUREAU D'ATTACHE". Relief (loaner) machine.
i. Solid bar replacing the town line. Relief (loaner) machine. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
j. Date only without town line. Relief (loaner) machine.
k. Frank inverted, value figures upright MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
l. Value figures of 1 franc or higher without "F" (e.g. '1 5o' instead of '1F5o') MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
m. Post Office stamps:
M# C.2114 (100 mm) was used in the Lyon Archers post office in 1940. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
M# C.0443 (100 mm) was used in the Nt. Nazaire post office in 1945. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40 for commercial cover, $5 for postal business cover]




France AA3 75mm.jpg
France AA3 CR.jpg


AA4. Havas "C" (MV), 1933.

As Type AA3 but stamp including town line is narrower, 72-75 mm wide.
Meter number prefixes: C, CW, O, OW, 'C. R', and C.00R.
With or without 4-digit serial number (impression counter) at top above the town line.
Date month normally in Roman numerals but also as Western numerals. (See variety "b" below.)
A. M# prefix "C". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg#Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
B. M# prefix "CW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
C. M# prefix "C. R" or "C.00R", Post Office stamp. Five meters were used in Paris post offices to frank registered mail. Always on tape.
Meters "C. R01", "C. R02", "C.00R1", "C.00R3", and "C.00R4". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]


a. Frank with narrow town/date line, total width 56 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. Date with month in Western numbers (1, 2, 3, etc) rather than Roman numerals
c. Town line reads "BUREAU D'ATTACHE". Relief (loaner) machine.
d. Date only without town line. Relief (loaner) machine
e. With solid block in place of meter number prefix. M# ▩.2048 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Used by Havas to frank registered mail, 1932-1936. With large "R" and number plus Havas logo in the slogan area. M#s C.0585, C.0600, c.0601, C.0602, C.1086. (These machines were later converted to print Type AA6 stamps.) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]





France AA5.jpg

AA5. Satas “Sanglier” (FV-1), 1934.

TM: SL stacked at left with 5 wavy lines above date/ town lines
A. M# prefix “S.A.”
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20c, 50c MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg15c, 40c, 65c, 70c, 90c, 1F, 1F20, 1F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg30c, 75c, 1F20c, 2F, 2F50, 3F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg10c, 60c, 4F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,01c, 25c MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 70 (S.A.120), 80c (S.A.166), 1F40 (S.A.146) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. M# prefix “S.A.W.” Value: 50 (S.A.W.04 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$120]


a. Post Office stamp: M# S.A.123. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValue: 1F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

NOTE: Postage values 35c, 1F30 and 1F80 were prepared but no examples have been reported.




France AA6.jpg

AA6. Satas "S" (MV), 1937.

Very similar to Type AA3 but with different M# prefixes: SC, SCW, SD, SDW, SE, and SEW.
Normally without serial number.
Month in Roman numerals or in letters.
A. M# prefix “SC”:
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (no "F") MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. M# prefix “SCW”:
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. M# prefix “SD”:
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
D. M# prefix “SDW”:
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
E: M# prefix “SE”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
F: M# prefix “SEW”:
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]


a. With S# high above town line. M# with "SC" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[reported to exist but not verified]
b. With S# high above town line. M# with "SCW" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
c. Date only without town line
d. As 'c', but with solid bar replacing the meter number and prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
e. Without town line or date




France AA7.jpg

AA7. Satas (FV-1), 1949.

As Type AA6 but meter number prefixes are "SB" and "SBW".
This machine was first built in 1935 but was not used commercially until 1949.
A. M# prefix "SB". Month in Western numerals (1, 2, 3...):
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg15.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg24.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]
B. M# prefix "SB". Month in letters (JAN, FEB...):
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg4.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
C. M# prefix "SBW". Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValue: 15.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
NOTE: The image shown is of a pre-war proof from 1936.




France AA8.jpg


AA8. Havas "J" (MV), 1936.

Used only for registered mail, with large "R" at left side of slogan area.
Printed only on adhesive tape, never directly to the mail piece.
M# prefix "J".
A. Printed on white tape MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Printed on yellow tape MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo






France AA9.jpg

AA9. Havas "G" (MV), 1935.

Stamp including date/town line is 75 mm wide.
This is the replacement machine for the Havas "C" (Type AA4). The "G" meter could print stamps on tape as well as directly to the mail piece. The "C" meter had no tape option.
Meter number prefixes: G, GW and error WG.
A. M# prefix "G":
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg#Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. M# prefix “GW”:
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg#Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. M# prefix “WG” (error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F (WG0866) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]


a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)
b. With Serial number (G3351) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
c. Date only, no town MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Extra wide stamp, 120 mm (GW062) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]




France AA10.jpg


AA10. Havas "G" (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type AA9 but stamp including date/town line is wider, 100 mm wide.
M# with "G" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)
b. With Serial number (G4382) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]



NOTE: The stamp listed as Type AA10 (meter number Z 0001) in the original, paper edition of this catalog has been removed. The stamp is an essay that was never used to frank actual mail.





France AA11.jpg

AA11. Havas “K” (MV), 1941.

With straight-line town mark but it is stacked at center left rather than in a single line at lower left.
Meter number prefixes: K, KG and KW.
A. M# prefix “K”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. M# prefix “KG”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo
C. M# prefix “KW”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]




France AA12.jpg

AA12. Havas "rebuilt C" (MV), 1950.

Stamp including date/town line is 100 mm wide.
This is the Havas "C" (Type AA4) rebuilt so that it had the option to print stamps on tape as well as directly to the mail piece. The original "C" meter had no tape option.
Meter number prefixes: CG, CGW and errors GC and OG.
A. M# prefix "CG". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
B. M# prefix “CGW”:
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. M# prefix “GC” (error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
D. M# prefix “OG” (error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)




France AA13.jpg

AA13. Havas "CG" (MV), 1952.

As Type AA12 (rebuilt "C" machine) but stamp including date/town line is 75 mm wide.
Meter number prefixes: CG and error OG.
A. M# prefix "CG".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# prefix “OG” (error, OG4223). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]


a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)
b. With 4-digit transaction number high above the town line (CG2129) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
c. Date high, level with top of frank, town line low (normal)





France AA14.jpg

AA14. Havas “M” (MV), 1950.

Large frank, wider than tall, with double frame line.
Meter number prefixes M, MG, MW, MGW, and error MC.
A. M# prefix “M”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo
B. M# prefix “MC” (error)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo
C. M# prefix “MG
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo
D. M# prefix “MW”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. M# prefix “MGW”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]


a. Value figures without “MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. Date/town line high, in line with the top of the frank
c. Date high, town line low
d. Town line high, date low
e. Date only, no town line
f. Military Official stamp. TM with “BREST NAVAL” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]




France AA15.jpg

AA15. SECAP "N" (MV), 1954.

Straight-line town mark stacked below the frank.
Meter number prefixes N, NW and error W.
Two types of value figures: thick and thin.
A. M# prefix “N”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000ooF MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00ooF MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00ooF MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. M# prefix “NW”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
C. M# prefix “W” (“N” omitted, error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]


a. Extra-wide value figures, 3mm instead of normal 2.5 mm. M# N1002 only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. Date only, no town line








Sub-group AB: As Sub-group AA, but with circular town markEdit

Frank with simulated perforation border with breaks in centers of both sides.


France AB1 color.jpg


AB1. Havas "M" (MV), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Small upright frank.
One meter with meter number M.8000 used by Havas for publicity purposes, 1956 to 1958.
TM: SC with ornaments at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00F




France AB2 SD.jpg
France AB2 SR.jpg
France AB2 SG00001.jpg
France AB2 SL.jpg
France AB2 SK.jpg
France AB size vars.jpg
France AB2 SG.jpg


AB2. Satas, various models (MV) with earliest debuting in 1957.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Tall date figures, 4-4½ mm tall without stops:
A. "SD" (1957). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo [$20]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
B. "SDW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
C. "SF" (1858). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
D. "SFW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
E. "SJ" (Satas "Baby", 1961). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
F. "SJW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
G. "SJX" (Satas "Baby X", 1985). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
H. "SJXW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
J. M# "SZ 000" (prototype for the 'Baby'). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Short date figures without stops, 12mm x 2.5mm, Satas "Rotary", 1958:
K. "SR". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F [$10]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
L. "SRW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
Short date figures without stops, 13mm x 3mm, value figures widely spaced:
M. M# "SG00001" only, prototype for the "SL", 1968. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg 0 0 0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Date with dash between D and M, 14mm x 2½ mm:
N. "SL" (1970). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 (4 or 5mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 ("SL 0001" only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
P. "SLW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 (4 or 5mm tall)
Short date figures without stops, 13-13½ x 2¾ mm, 1982: (Three sizes of frank inscriptions found. See images at right.)
Q. "SK" (1982). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 (prototype) [$40], 0000 (4 or 5mm tall)
R: "SKW": MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5mm tall)
Wide date figures with stops, 13 x 2¾ mm:
S: "SG" (1894). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00
T: "SGW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00
U: "SV" (1991). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00
V: "SVW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00
TM: SC


a: M# prefix "SC" in lieu of "SD" (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b: M# prefix "SCW" in lieu of "SDW" (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
c: M# prefix "W" in lieu of "SJW" (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]
d: Month in letters MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
e: Month in Roman numerals




France AB3 N.jpg
France AB3 NE.jpg
France AB3 NC.jpg
France AB3 NJ.jpg
France AB3 NS.jpg
France AB3 NM.jpg
France AB3 NR.jpg
France AB3 NX.jpg


AB3. SECAP, various models (MV) with earliest debuting in 1959.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Small, short date figures without stops, 11½ x 2 mm:
A. M# prefix "N" (1959). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 [$20] , 0000
Date figures without stops, 11 x 2½-3 mm:
B. M# prefix "NA" (1962). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 [$5]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (error) [$25]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00 [$40]
C. M# prefix "NAW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 [$50]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
D. M# prefix "NB" (1962). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
E. M# "NC0002" or "NC0003" (1980), prototypes of the "NK" meters. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 [$20]
F. M# prefix "ND" (1972). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
G. M# prefix "NE" (1972). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
H. M# prefix "NEW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
J. M# prefix "NK" (1982). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
K. M# prefix "NKW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
Very wide date figures with stops after D and M, 14½ x 3 mm:
L. M# prefix "NC" (1969). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
M. M# prefix "NC ST". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
N. M# prefix "NCW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
Wide date figures with stops after D and before Y, 13 x 3 mm:
P. M# prefix "NJ" (1974). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg000 (M# NJ0001 only) [$80]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
Q. M# prefix "NJW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
Wide date figures without stops, 13½ x 2¾-3 mm:
R. M# prefix "NL" (1983). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
S. M# prefix "NLW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
T. M# prefix "NP" (1991). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
U. M# prefix "NPW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
V. M# prefix "NS" (1992). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,00
W. M# prefix "NSW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00
X. M# prefix "NY". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00
Y. M# prefix "NYW" not reported but presumed to exist
Wide date figures with stops after D and M, 13 x 3 mm:
Z. M# prefix "NM" (1988). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 (M# NM0001 only) [$40]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000
ZA. M# prefix "NMW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
Date figures with stops centered after D and M:
ZB. M# prefix "NF". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
ZC. M# prefix "NR" (1991). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
ZD. M# prefix "NRW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
Date figures tightly spaced, 11-12 x 2¾ mm:
ZE. M# prefix "NT" (1995). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
ZF. M# prefix "NTW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
ZG. M# prefix "NX" (1995). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
ZH. M# prefix "NXW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
TM: SC
a. M# prefix "NAH" (error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
b. As A, but value figures are thick. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]





France AB4.jpg


AB4. SECAP "MMP" (MV), 1960. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Small upright frank with Meter number "Z_003".
Used at Paris Post Office 108 for only a few weeks in 1960.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




France AB5 P0003.jpg
France AB5 P0007.jpg



AB5. Havas "P" experimental version (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$17.50]

Small upright frank.
Meter numbers P0002 through P0009 used by Havas prior to official release of the production "P" model in 1964.
Tall, narrow date figures.
A. Value figures wide and tightly spaced: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
B. Value figures narrow. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$17.50]








France AB6 PA.jpg
France AB6 P.jpg



AB6. Havas "P" (MV), 1964.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes: P, PA, and PW.
Narrow date field without stops, 10 x 3 mm.
A. Meter number "P A 0001", prototype design. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
B. M# prefix "P". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
C. M# prefix "PW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000






France AB7 LZ.jpg
France AB7 T.jpg
France Due slogan.jpg


AB7. Havas "T" (MV), 1964.

Small upright frank.
Short date figures with stops, 11-12 x 2 mm.
A. Meter number "LZ_0000", prototype design. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. M# prefix "T". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
C. M# prefix "TW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000


a. TM: DC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Roman month in date MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
c. Post Office stamp used for Postage Due. As B, with slogan "correspondance TAXEE" and postal logo inside rhomboid
d. As B, frank nearly square, 23-24 mm wide




France AB8 Z.jpg
France AB8 NC.jpg



AB8. SECAP experimental ""NC" (MV), 1966.

Small upright frank with widely spaced 'teeth' in the frame,
eight indentations across the top and bottom instead of the usual thirteen.
Meter number prefixes: NC and Z.
Very wide date field with stops after D and M.
A. Meter number "Z 0001", prototype design MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
B. # prefix "NC" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000





France AB9.jpg

AB9. Havas "HZ" (MV), 1968. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$125]

Small upright frank.
Meter numbers "HZ 0000" and "HZ 00000" only, two machines used experimentally between 1968 and 1971.
Date field wide with stops after D and between M and Y, 14 x 3 mm.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



France AB size vars.jpg
France AB10 F1.jpg
France AB10 F2.jpg
France AB10 R.jpg


AB10. SMH/Alcatel (Havas), Neopost various models (MV), earliest debuting in 1982.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Date with stops centered between D and M and after M, 12 x 2½ mm: (Three sizes of frank inscriptions found. See images at right.)
A. "F" (1982). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
B. "FW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
Wide date field without stops, 14 x 2½ mm: (Three sizes of frank inscriptions found. See images at right.)
C. "F" (1982). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
D. "FW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
Date with stops after D and M, 13 x 3 mm:
E. "R" (1984). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
F. "RW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
G. "RC". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
H. "RCW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
a. Bottom inscriptions ("POSTES" and meter number) missing, but frame intact





France AB11.jpg

AB11. Pitney Bowes-GB "6500" (MV), 1987.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BA"
B. "BAW"
C. "BB"
D. "BBW"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000
a. Meter numbers "BA00002" and "BB00002" are prototypes MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]



France AB12 E.jpg
France AB12 BC.jpg



AB12. Pitney Bowes-GB "6900" (MV), 1990.

Very similar to Type AB11 but the value figures slightly more widely spaced.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "E" (prototype design). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
B. "BC". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
C. "BCW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00







France AB13.jpg


AB13. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV), 1990. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Small upright frank.
One meter only, meter number "HA 00001, used between 1990 and 1991.
TM: large SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00



France AB14.jpg

AB14. Pitney Bowes-GB "A/B900" (MV). 1993.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. M# "BC1000" (prototype design) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
B. "BE"
C. "BEW"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00



France AB15 SK.jpg
France AB15 SD.jpg

AB15. Satas three models including the "Baby Plus" (MV) with earliest debuting in 1994.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
Date with stops centered between D and M and after M:
A. "SK" (1994). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
B. "SKW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
Date with dashes centered between D and M and M and Y:
C. "SB" (1997). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
D. "SBA". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
E. "SBW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
F. "SD" (1997). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋≋0,00
G. "SDW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋≋0,00





France AB16 F.jpg
France AB16 RC.jpg
France AB16 HC.jpg

AB16. SMH/Alcatel, Neopost" various models (MV) with earliest debuting in 1994.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
Date with stops centered between D and M and after M:
A. "F" (1994). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
B. "FW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
Wide date field with stops after D and M:
C. "RC" (1994). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00
D. "RCW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00
D.1. "SV". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00
Date with dashes centered between D and M and M and :
E. "HB" (1997). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
F. "HBA". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
G. "HBW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
H. "HC" (1997). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋≋0,00
J. "HCW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋≋0,00
K. "HD" (1999). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
L. "HDW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
a. With "SPECIMEN" (in lieu of "HC") below "POSTES", used in error on actual mail.




France AB17.jpg

AB17. Pitney Bowes "Paragon" (MV), 1994.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Wide date field, 14½ x 3 mm, and relatively short but widely spaced value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BH"
B. "BHW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00
a. Small TM, 23 mm in diameter rather than normal 26mm. Prototype design, meter number BH00002 only
b. TM: DC







Sub-group AC: Stamp printed digitally with thermal or ink-jet process, with straight-line town markEdit



France AC1.jpg

AC1. Neopost "SM22" and “SM26” (digital), 1997.

Town mark is large rectangle.
M# prefixes:
A. “HB” (SM26)
B. “HBA” (SM22)
C. “HBW” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00




France AC2.jpg

AC2. Satas "Baby Plus SB100" (digital), 1998.

Identical to Type AC1 except for the different M# prefixes.
M# prefixes:
A. “SB”
B. “SBA”
C. “SBW” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00







Sub-group AD: Digital frank, as with Sub-group AC, but with circular town markEdit



France AD1.jpg

AD1. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 1998.

Value figures are broad
The town mark is somewhat small and close to the frank.
M# prefixes:
A. “BJ”
B. “BJW”
C. “BK” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00







GROUP B: Inscribed “POSTES FRANCAISES" at top, winged envelope ornament at bottom above meter numberEdit

All have straight-line town mark.


France B1.jpg
France B1aa.jpg

B1. Havas “Tiranty” (FV-1), 1943.

Fixed value machine with straight-line town mark.
A. M# prefix “A". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPostage values:
15F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
1F50MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$17.50]
2FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
50cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
25F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
10F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
80c MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
25c MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
1F30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$125]
1F40 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
13cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 90cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
5F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[quite rare, value unknown]
B. M# prefix “A.W”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPostage values:
15F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
10F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
a. With zero left of “F”: 0F20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[used on cover $85, proof on unaddressed cover $5]
b. Franc value without “F”: 4 50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
c. Denominated in new francs, (without denomination indicator): 25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
d. Post office stamp: M# A.0635. Value: 1F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]



France B2.jpg
France B2cc.jpg

B2. Havas “Granjean” (FV-6), 1943.

Very similar in appearance to Type B1 but M# prefix is “B” .
TM: SL.
Values:
15F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
1F50MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
2FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
1F20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
50cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2F50MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
70c MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
4F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
80cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
14F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
3F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$85]
6F50MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$165]
90c MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
10cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40cMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 60c MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[quite rare, value unknown]
a. With zeros after the “F”:
3Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
1FooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
b. With zero in front of the “F”: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]
c. Denominated in new francs, (without denomination indicator):
25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
15MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]
30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
1MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[quite rare, value unknown]




France B3.jpg

B3. Havas “C” (MV), 1943.

Very similar to Types B1 and B2 but meter number prefix C, CW or W (error).
Stamp width including date/town line is 100 mm.
With or without impression counter number above left.
A. M# prefix "C"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo [$5]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg #Foo [$5]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 (new francs, five machines only, 1959-1961) [$50]
B. M# prefix "CW"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo [$5]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg #Foo [$5]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F [$5]
a. Franc value without "F", e.g. 1 50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
b. With zero instead of a star in the value figures, e.g. 015o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
c. M# prefix "W" in lieu of "CW" (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
d. Frank inverted, value figures upright, M# C1695 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[probably quite rare, value unknown]




France B4.jpg


B4. Havas “C” (MV), 1943.

As Type B3 but stamp width including date/town line is 75 mm.
Meter number prefixes: C or CW.
With or without impression counter above slogan area.
A. M# prefix "C"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo [$5]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg #Foo [$5]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo [$5] , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F [$20]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 (new francs) [quite rare, value unknown]
B. M# prefix "CW"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo [$15]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo [$15]





France B5.jpg


B5. Satas "SC" (MV), 1942.

As previous "B" types but differing in the M# prefixes which are SC and SCW.
The month in the date is either in Roman numerals or in letters.
With or without impression counter at top above slogan area.
A. M# prefix “SC”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.oo [$10]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 [$10]
B. M# prefix "SCW"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo [$10]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo [$30]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F [$12.50] MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 [$12.50]





France B6.jpg

B6. Havas "G" (MV), 1943.

As Type B4, 75 mm wide impression, but differing in the M# prefixes which are G and GW.
The G machine could print on tape which the C could not do.
Normally without impression counter above slogan area.
A. M# prefix "G"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo [$7.50] , #Foo [$7.50]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 (new francs,1961) [$60]
B. M# prefix "GW"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo [$20]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg #Foo [$20]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo [$7.50]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
a. With impression counter above slogan area, M# G3351 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]




France B7.jpg


B7. Havas "G" (MV), 1949.

As Type B6 but stamp is 100 mm wide including date/town line.
M# prefix "G".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo [$60]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 (new francs) [$125]






France B8.jpg


B8. Havas “J” (MV), 1943.

Special stamps for registered mail.
Printed only on tape, never directly to the mail piece.
M# prefix "J".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo [white tape $10, yellow tape $15]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo [white tape $7.50, yellow tape $17.50]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F [white tape $30, yellow tape $40]MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F [known only on violet tape $100]





France B9.jpg

B9. Havas “K” (MV), 1943.

TM: SL stacked at left.
Meter number prefixes: K, KG and KW.
A. M# prefix “K”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg#.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.
B. M# prefix “KG”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo [$12.50]
C. M# prefix “KW”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.oo [$10] MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg#.oo [$10] MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.
a. Printed in black instead of red, M# K0793 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]




France B10.jpg


B10. Satas (FV-1), 1949.

Very similar to Type B5 but from fixed value machine.
M# prefix “SB”.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg15.ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20.ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg5.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg25.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]




France B11.jpg


B11. Havas “M” (MV), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Large, wide frank.
Two machines only, M. 0002 and M. 0003.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F






France B12.jpg

B12. Havas "CG" (MV), 1950.

As Type B3, stamp including date/town line is 100 mm wide, but M# prefix is CG.
These stamps are from C machines rebuilt to allow for printing on tape.
Normally without impression counter.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00ooMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 (new francs, M# CG4102 only, 1960-1961) [$30]
a. M# prefix "OG" (error) in lieu of CG MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
b. With impression counter above slogan area MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



France B13.jpg


B13. Havas "CG" (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]

As Type B12 but stamp, including date/town line, is 75 mm wide.
M# prefix "CG".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F











GROUP C: Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” at top with "LA POSTE" above or below value figuresEdit

All are from digital meters.


France C1.jpg

C1. Neopost "IJ65" (digital), 1999.

Wide frank.
“LA POSTE” above the value figures.
TM: rectangle containing four or five lines of text
A. M# prefix “HD”
B. M# prefix “HDW”
V/F: 000,00



France C2.jpg


C2. Neopost/Satas (digital), 1999.

Identical to Type C1 except meter number with "SX" prefix.
TM: rectangle containing four or five lines of text
V/F: 000,00




France C3.jpg


C3. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital), 1999.

“LA POSTE” below value figures.
M# with “ABC” prefix.
TM: frameless lines
V/F: ≋00,00




France C4.jpg

C4. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital), 2000.

Very short frank, 18 mm tall.
"LA POSTE" below the value figures.
M# with “BM” prefix.
TM: frameless lines
V/F: ≋00,00



France C5.jpg


C5. SECAP (digital), 2000.

Small frank, taller than wide.
"LA POSTE" above the value figures.
M# prefixes:
A. “VA”
B. “VAW”
C. “VB”
D. “VBW”
E. “VC”
F. “VD”
G. “VE”
H. "VEW"
V/F: 000,00







GROUP D: Frank inscribed with Euro sign (€) and "R.F."Edit

Sub-group DA: Stamp impressed by mechanical meter with solid dieEdit

All have "LA POSTE" below value figures.
All have circular town mark.



France DA1 F.jpg
France DA1 R.jpg
France DA1 P.jpg

DA1. Neopost/Havas, various models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Date 11.5 mm wide with stops centered:
A. "F". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
B. "FW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
C. "HF". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
D. "HFW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
Date 13 mm wide with stops:
E. "HR". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
F. "HRW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
G. "R". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000
H. "RC". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
J. "RW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000
K. "RCW".MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000
Date 10 mm wide without stops:
France DA1bb.jpg
L. "P". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
M. "PW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
TM: SC
a. M# prefix "HRCW" (error). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Euro sign (€) omitted. M# with "F" or "RC" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
c. Frank inverted, date upright ("R" prefix)



France DA2.jpg

DA2. Neopost/Havas, two models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Frank wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "HC"
B. "HCW"
C. "HG"
D. "HGW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋≋0,00



France DA3 SG.jpg
France stamp type DA3G.jpg
France stamp type DA3L.jpg

DA3. Neopost/Satas, various models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Date 13 mm wide with stops:
A. "SE". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
B. "SEW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
C. "SG". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000
D. "SGW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
E. "SV". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000
F. "SVW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00
Date 11 mm wide with stops centered:
G. "SH". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
H. "SHW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
J. "SK". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
K. "SKW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
Tall date figures without stops:
L. "SJ". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
M. "SJW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
TM: SC
a. Frank inverted, date upright. ("SV" and "SG" prefixes known)



France DA4.jpg

DA4. Neopost/Satas, two models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Frank wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "SD"
B. "SDW"
C. "SF"
D. "SFW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋≋0,00



France DA5 NT.jpg
France DA5 NK.jpg
France DA5 NP.jpg

DA5. SECAP, various models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Small upright frank.
Date with stops.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "NF". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
B. "NFW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
C. "NT". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
D. "NTW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
Date 11 mm wide without stops:
E. "NK". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
F. "NKW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
Date 14 mm wide without stops:
G. "NL". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
H. "NLW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
J. "NP". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
K. "NPW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
L. "NS". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
M. "NSW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
N. "NY". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
P. "NYW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
TM: SC



France DA6.jpg

DA6. SECAP, four models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Frank nearly square.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "NG". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
B. "NGW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
C. "NN". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
D. "NT". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
E. "NX". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
F. "NXW". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
TM: SC



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DA7. Pitney Bowes "6900" (MV), 2000.

Small, upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BC"
B. "BCW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



France DA8.jpg

DA8. Pitney Bowes "Paragon" (MV), 2000.

Large, upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BH"
B. "BHW"
C. "BP"
D. "BPW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00
a. TM: DC



France DA9 correct.jpg


DA9. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "Paragon" (MV), 2002.

Large, upright frank identical to Type DA8 except for meter number prefix.
Meter number prefix "VH".
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00




France DA9.jpg

DA10. Pitney Bowes "A/B900" (MV), 2000.

Frank nearly square.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BE"
B. "BEW"
C. "BL"
D. "BLW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



France DA11.jpg


DA11. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "A/B900" (MV), 2002.

Medium, upright frank identical to Type DA10 except for meter number prefix.
Meter number prefix "VR".
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00




France stamp type DA12.jpg

DA12. Pitney Bowes "A/B900" (MV), 2000.

As Type DA10 but frank is wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BE"
B. "BEW"
C. "BL"
D. "BLW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00



France DA13.jpg


DA13. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "A/B900" (MV), 2002.

Frank wider than tall, identical to Type DA12 except for meter number prefix.
Meter number prefix "VR".
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00








Sub-group DB: Stamp printed digitally with thermal or ink-jet processEdit

"LA POSTE" above or below value figures.


France DB1.jpg

DB1. Neopost/Havas "SM22", "SM26" (digital), 2000.

Small, upright frank.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "HB"
B. "HBA"
C. "HBW"
D. "HE"
E. "HEW"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00



France DB2.jpg

DB2. Neopost/Satas "SM26", "Baby Plus SB50" (digital), 2000.

Small, upright frank identical to Type DB1 except for meter number prefix.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "SB"
B. "SBA"
C. "SC"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00



France DB3.jpg

DB3. Neopost/Havas, various models including "IJ25", "SM22" and "SM26" (digital) debuting in 2000 and 2001.

Frank wider than tall.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "HA"
B. "HD"
C. "HE"
D. "HH"
E. "HK"
F. "HL"
G. "HP"
H. "HQ"
J. "HU"
K. "HY"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00



France DB4.jpg

DB4. Neopost/Satas, various models including "Baby Plus SB50 and SB100" (digital) debuting in 2000 and 2001.

Frank wider than tall, identical to Type DB3 except for meter number prefix.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "SA"
B. "SC"
C. "SL"
D. "SM"
E. "SP"
F. "SQ"
G. "ST"
H. "SU"
J. "SX"
K. "SY"
L. "SZ"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00



France DB5.jpg
France stamp type DB5M.jpg

DB5. Pitney Bowes/SECAP, various models (digital) debuting in 2000 and 2001.

Small, upright frank.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "VA"
B. "VAW"
C. "VB"
D. "VBW"
E. "VD"
F. "VDW"
G. "VE"
H. "VEW"
France DB5aa.jpg
J. "VK"
K. "VL"
L. "VLW"
M. "MG"
N. "MF"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
a. Bi-color print, red and blue
b. Bi-color print, red and black
c. Printed in brown



France DB6.jpg

DB6. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail" (MV), 2000.

Small, very short frank wider than tall.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Meter number prefix "BM".
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00



France stamp type DB7.jpg

DB7. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail" (MV), 2000.

As Type DB6 but frank is much taller, nearly square, and
"LA POSTE" is below the value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BJ"
B. "BJW"
C. "BN"
D. "BNW"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00
a. M# prefix "OBJ" (probably an error)



France stamp type DB8.jpg

DB8. Pitney Bowes "PersonalPost" (MV), 2001.

Small frank, wider than tall.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BK"
B. "BS"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00



France DB9.jpg
France stamp type DB9E.jpg

DB9. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "DM INFINITY" (MV), 2004.

Square frank.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Known printed in pink and in blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "MD"
B. "MH"
C. "MP"
D. "MR"
E. "MC"
F. "MT"
G. "MM"
H. "MB"
J. "ML"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00



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DB10. Neopost (digital), 2011.

Very similar to Type DB3 but "LA POSTE" is below the value figures rather than above.
M# prefix "HZ"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00




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DB11. Frama (digital), 2012.

Upright frank very similar to Types DB1, DB2 and DB5.
The euro figure (€) is close to "R.F."
Meter number prefixes:
A. "FP"
B. "FT"
C. "FM"
D. "FR"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00







France stamp type DB13.jpg

DB12. Pitney Bowes "ConnectPlus" (digital), 2012.

As Type DB9 but with different meter number prefix.
M# prefix "CP".
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00










GROUP PO: Special stamps used generated only by machines in post officesEdit

Sub-group PO-A: Early experimental designsEdit



France stamp type PO-A1A.jpg
France stamp type PO-A1B.jpg


PO-A1. Anker (MV), 1933 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Horizontal borderless design with date and "PARIS 1" above transaction number, the weight in grams, and value figures followed by large "R".
Without country name or meter number.
One machine only, used to frank registered mail.
A. Printed on beige white tape with pink underprint, as shown
B. Tape without underprint
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0F00







France PO-A2A.jpg
France PO-A2B.jpg




PO-A2. NCR (MV), 1951 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type PO-A1 but narrower.
“REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” in simulated perforation frame above value figures.
Without M#.
Printed on plain brown or white tape.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg– – 000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg– – 000FR







France PO-A3.jpg

PO-A3. Caisse Nationale Enregistreuse (MV), 1954 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Experimental stamp similar in appearance to those in Group A,
but the first two positions of the value figure are large stars when in the “zero” position.
Hour within TM at end of date.
M# “N 000”.
Printed on straight-edge tape.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F



France PO-A4.jpg


PO-A4. SECAP (MV), 1954 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$175]

Experimental stamp similar in appearance to Type PO-A3 but M# “N 000”.
Printed on serrated-edge tape.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0000F



France PO-A5.jpg


PO-A5. Camp (MV), 1954 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$175]

Experimental stamp similar in appearance to Types PO-A3 and PO-A4 but M# “CAMP 000”.
Printed on straight-edge tape.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F



France PO-A6.jpg


PO-A6. Satas (MV), 1956 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Experimental stamp similar to Types PO-A3 through PO-A5 but M# “Z.000”.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
Date figures very short.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F




France PO-A7.jpg

PO-A7. Havas (MV), 1956 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Experimental similar to Types POA3 and 6 but frank is wider.
M# “Z_000”.
Date figures quite small and narrow with hour at end within TM.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F




France PO-A8.jpg


PO-A8. SECAP (MV), 1956 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Experimental stamp as Types POA3 and 6.
M# “Z000”.
Hour figure within TM.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000F








Sub-group PO-B: Production designs similar to commercial stampsEdit



France PO-B1.jpg

PO-B1. Camp (MV), 1956.

Camp's first production meter stamp.
Similar to Type POA5 but M# prefix is “PR” or “P1”.
Star in value figures tilts slightly.
Usually printed in a lilac or rose color.
Hour figure is inside the TM.
A. Printed on mauve tape. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Printed on white tape. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
TM: SC
a. Printed in black
b. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]




France PO-B2.jpg

PO-B2. Camp (MV), 1963.

As Type PO-B1B but the hour figure is between the TM and frank.
M# with “PR”, “P1”, “P2”, “P3” or “P4” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. Printed in black
b. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]




France PO-B3.jpg

PO-B3. Satas (MV), 1957.

Similar to Type PO-A6 with hour figure between TM and frank, but date figures are tall.
A. M# with “SP” prefix (1957)
B. M# with “S1”, “S2” or “S3” prefix (1973)
C. M# with “S10” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. M# with “S4” prefix. Military Post Office stamp
E. M# with “SC” prefix (1978)
F. M# with “SCW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
G. M# with “SD” prefix
H. M# with “SDW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
I. M# with “SE” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
J. M# with “SF” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
K. M# “SP1.0001” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F (known with “SP” prefix only), MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo (M# S1 65017)
a. Solid bar in place of M# and prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
NOTE: Stamps with prefixes “SC”, “SCW”, “SD”, “SDW”, “SE” and “SF” are from meters that were converted from private business to Post Office service.




France PO-B4.jpg

PO-B4. Camp “Junior B” (MV), 1976 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Closely resembles Group A stamps.
Value figures with space between francs and centimes.
Without hour figure.
Four machines used in Paris between 1976 and 1979.
M# with “PX” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 00




France PO-B5.jpg


PO-B5. SECAP (MV), 1958.

Very similar to Type PO-A8 but M# with “NP” prefix.
Hour figure within TM.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
0000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




France PO-B6A.jpg
France PO-B6B.jpg




PO-B6. SECAP “Junior” (MV), 1978.

As Type PO-B5 but wider frank with hour figure at left of TM.
M# in two segments (three including prefix).
A. M# prefix “KX” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. M# with dashes, prefix “N1”
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. As "B", TM contains “ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]








France PO-B7narrow.jpg
France PO-B7B.jpg


PO-B7. Frama (MV), 1976.

TM is straight line with town at top, 'date – hour' in center, and either province or star (MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg) at bottom.
M# with “S1”, “S2”, “S3” (and “SO”) prefix.
The corner extensions of the frank can be either large or small.
A. Frank 20-21 mm wide
I. Time includes hour figure only
II. Time includes minutes (vertical)
B. Wide frank 23 mm wide
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 (B)
a. Solid bars in place of town, province, and M# (relief machines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. M# with “SO” prefix
c. TM contains “ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
d. Military Official stamp. TM contains “BUREAU POSTAL MILITAIRE” at top and number at bottom
e. Used with accompanying hand stamp reading "“Timbre Taxe” to collect Postage Due. First used in 1986.









Sub-group PO-C: Digital frank with boxed town mark printed on self-adhesive labelEdit

  • These stamps (and those in sub-group PO-D as well) have dual printing mechanisms, one for the postage value and the other for the frame, town mark (and sometimes the date). Although specialists can identify both mechanisms, this catalog bases its listings on the manufacturer of the metered portion, the postage value printer.
  • These stamps are usually printed in red but are also found in black.
  • Stamps in Sub-groups PO-C and PO-D are applied to self-adhesive labels with the following pre-printed (underprint) designs:
A. Plain white (1976)
B. Panel at left with bird border, wave design at right (light blue)
C. Comet tail (light blue)
D. Birds in flight with full moon (light blue)
E. Paper airplanes (2000)



France PO-C1.jpg

PO-C1. GAPA (digital), 1976 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Known only on plain white labels with black stripe along left edge.
M# with “G#” prefix.
A. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00_00_00
B. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00.00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left




France PO-C2.jpg


PO-C2. CGA (digital), 1981.

M# with “G#” prefix.
Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00–00–00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left






France PO-C3.jpg
France stamp type PO-C3.jpg


PO-C3. EMD/CAMP (digital), 1980.

M# with “G#” prefix.
Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 00 00
The “one” figure in the date/value line has a long serif at top and no foot.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left





France PO-C4A.jpg
France PO-C4B.jpg



PO-C4. CGA (digital), 1984.

The frank has “FRANCE” alone at top.
M# with “G#” prefix.
A. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00–00–00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 00 00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left








France PO-C5A.jpg
France PO-C5B.jpg



PO-C5. CGA (digital), 1987.

The frank has “REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” at top.
M# with “G##” prefix.
The “one” figure in the date/value line has a short serif at top and a foot.
A. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 00 00
B. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/00/00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left








France PO-C6A.jpg
France PO-C6B.jpg



PO-C6. SERCEM (digital), 1987.

M# with “G#” or “G##” prefix.
The “one” figure in the date/value line has a short serif at top and no foot.
A. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 00 00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/00/00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left






France PO-C7B.jpg
France PO-C7C.jpg



PO-C7. LOGABAX (digital), 1986.

M# with “G##” prefix.
Date/value figures large, 4 mm tall. Sevens (7) are crossed.
A. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000000 without separators
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
B. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 00 00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00
C. Date figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/00/00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left









Sub-group PO-D: Digital frank as sub-group PO-C but without frames around frank and TMEdit




France PO-D1A.jpg
France PO-D1B.jpg



PO-D1. Olivetti “PR50” (digital), 1993.

Value figures are fairly heavy and somewhat angular, most notable in the '6' and '9' which have straight appendages.
The “1” is footed.
The date is formatted as "00/00/00".
Identification number with “G##” prefix.
A. Value in francs only. The date and hour figure are in one line. The M# is below the value figures
B. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below. The date is above the hour figure
C. Value in euros (EUR” with francs (FRF) below, otherwise as B
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000,00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (B, C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left







France PO-D2C.jpg
France PO-D2cc.jpg



PO-D2. Olivetti “PR2” (digital).

Value figures are fairly heavy like on Type PO-D1 but they are quite rounded. This is most notable in the '6' and '9' which have curved appendages.
The “1” has no foot.
The date is formatted as "00/00/00" and is above the hour figure.
Identification number with “G##” prefix.
A. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below
B. Value in euros (EUR) with francs (FRF) below
C. Value in euros (EUR) only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (A, B) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 (C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left







France PO-D3A.jpg
France PO-D3B.jpg
France PO-D3C.jpg




PO-D3. Unisys (digital), 1993.

Value figures are relatively thin and narrow. The zeros have a slight ‘lozenge’ (diamond) shape.
The “1” is footed.
The date is formatted as "00/00/00".
Identification number with “G##” prefix.
A. Value in francs only. The date, hour and value figures are in one line. The identification number is below the value figures
B. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below. The date is above the hour figures
C. Value in euros (EUR” with francs (FRF) below, otherwise as B
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000,00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (B, C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left















France PO-D4B.jpg
France PO-D4C.jpg
France PO-D4D.jpg
France PO-D4cc.jpg



PO-D4. Siemens “HighPrint 4905” (digital).

Value figures are heavy and serifed.
The “FRF” and “EUR” denomination indicators also are serifed.
Date figures formatted either as "00 00 00" or "00/00/00" above the hour figure (00H).
Identification number with “G##” prefix.
A. Value in francs only. The date, hour and value figures are in one line. The M# is below the value figures (not shown)
B. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below
C. Value in euros (EUR) only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000,00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (B) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (00)0,00 (C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left
c. With "Documents" at lower right (shown at right)

























GROUP PD: Special stamps used only for collecting Postage DueEdit

There are two specific sub-groups, those used to collect short-paid postage, and those used to collect a fee charged for general delivery (poste restante) mail held at the post office for pickup.
NOTE: See also Types AB7c and PO-B7Be for Postage Due stamps.

Sub-group PD-A: Stamps used to collect postage due on short paid mailEdit



France PD-A1.jpg


PD-A1. Satas (MV), 1984.

As Type AA9 with tall date figures but with “TIMBRE TAX”
replacing the meter number at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000





France PD-A2.jpg


PD-A2. Frama (MV), 1988.

As Type PO-B7B with “TIMBRE TAXE” as the bottom line of the town mark.
With or without hour figure between date and frank.
Known printed in red and in black.
A. M# with “S1” prefix below “POSTES”. V/F: 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15
B. Without M#. V/F: 00000




France PD-A3.jpg


PD-A3. SMH-ALCATEL (MV), 1987 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type AA5 but with “TIMBRE TAXE” replacing the meter number at bottom.
Printed in black.
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00







Sub-group PD-B: Stamps used to collect a fee for ‘poste restante’ (mail held at the post office for pickup)Edit



France PD-B1.jpg


PD-B1. Havas (FV), 1958 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

AS Type AA5C but with “POSTE RESTANTE” in the bottom of the TM.
M# M.8001.
Value: 15F
NOTE: The illustration is a tracing.



France PD-B2.jpg



PD-B2. Havas (FV), 1961 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank with bar below “POSTES”.
TM is below the frank rather than at the left.
TM contains “POSTE RESTANTE” at bottom
Value: o,20 only known









France PD-B3.jpg


PD-B3. Havas (FV), 1963.

Similar to Type PD-B2 but with M# below “POSTES”.
M# with “R”, “PR” or “R1” prefix.
TM below frank with “POSTE RESTANTE” at bottom.
Values: o,20 (M# with “R” prefix) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
o,30 (M# with “R” prefix) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
o,40 (M# with “PR” prefix) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
o,70 , 1,00 (M# with “R1” prefix) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]







France PD-B4.jpg


PD-B4. Havas (FV), 1978.

As Type PD-B3 but with “TAXEPR” replacing the figure of value.
M# with “R1” prefix.
TM below frank with “POSTE RESTANTE” at bottom


NOTE: The illustration is a tracing.














GROUP PP: Special stamps used only for railway parcel postEdit

These stamps are printed in triplicate: The top one, in red, is applied to the parcel label. The next two are carbon copies (usually black or blue) which are used as a receipt for the customer and a record for the mailing office.


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PP1. Graphotaxe (MV), 1937.

Horizontal frank with station name at top right, 5-digit S# in center,
value figures right center, and department name bottom left, and date bottom center.
A. With outer frame MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Without outer frame MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F



France PP2.jpg

PP2. Graphotaxe (MV).

Station name is top center, sometimes with ID number in italics below.
5-digit S# at bottom left, value figures at bottom center, and date at bottom right.
The year figures in the date are vertical.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
—000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
—0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. without ID number




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PP3. Graphotaxe (MV) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type PP2 but S# below station name.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




France PP4.jpg

PP4. Hasler (MV), 1943.

Station name at top, sometimes with number to its left.
Date at center left (usually but not always with time vertical), 5-digit S# center, and value figures at center right.
Value figures include column of horizontal dashes.
With or without department name at bottom left.
A. With frame lines at top and bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Without frame lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg MeterCat 4 dashes.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
MeterCat 4 dashes.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 4 dashes.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
a. With thick horizontal bar in place of department name across bottom



NOTE: Type PP5 in the print edition of the catalog is actually Type PP2.




France PP6.jpg

PP6. Camp (MV). Probably quite rare, value unknown

Low but wide stamp with station name in small letters along top, and date, hour, value figures across bottom.
S# at far right.
One seen with S# preceded by “LR”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




France PP7.jpg


PP7. Havas (MV), 1971. Probably quite rare, value unknown

Two (with vertical year), value figures, and 5-digit S# across bottom.
V/F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000






France PP8a.jpg
France PP8b.jpg
France PP8c.jpg
France PP8d.jpg
France PP8e.jpg



PP8. Anker (MV), 1971 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Two-line format: station name at top, date and 3- or 4-digit S# at bottom left and value figures at bottom right.
Year figures are vertical.
V/F:
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000. ,
00.00 , 00.00 F , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.00 F ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.00 NF , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.00F ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo00.00 MeterCat delta.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoo00.00 MeterCat delta.jpg F , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0000000.00(+ two letters)
a. With department name between S# and value figures



















GROUP PV: Special stamps generated only in public access, self-service vending machinesEdit


France PV1.jpg


PV1. Francotyp "Automat No. 6” (LV-8), 1936 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

In use only from 20 February to 21 May, 1936.
Frank as with sub-group AA but much taller.
M# “M.0001”.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg50
NOTE: Postage values MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg75, 1F, 1F25, 1F50, 1F75 and 2F were available from the machine, but no examples are known to exist.







Annex: Stamps used in French overseas departmentsEdit


  • French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion, and St. Pierre et Miquelon are provinces of France located outside Europe but with full political integration. The stamps are identical to those used in continental France and differ only in the contents of their town marks. In addition to the stamps listed below Mayotte has also used a stamp with "MAYOTTE" in the frank. It is cataloged separately under Mayotte.


  • Town marks seen used in French Guiana are CAYENNE, KOUROU, and MATOURY, often with post code 973 and usually with GUYANE or GUYANE FRANCAISE. Stamp types known used in French Guiana are:
AB2K MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(SR 5082, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SR 4657, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SR 6035)
AB2N MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(SL 5288)
AB3B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(NA1 3548)
DB2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(SB...)
PO-B2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(PR 672, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PR 97374, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg P2 97302)
PO-B3A MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(SP 342)
PO-B3B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(S1 97374)
PO-D1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(G03/G04 PC97307)
PO-D3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(G04 PC97304)


  • Town marks seen used in Guadeloupe are POINTE-A-PITRE and BASSE TERRE, often with post code 971 and usually with GUADELOUPE. Stamp types known used in Guadeloupe are:
AA3B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(CW 4311)
AA12A MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(CG 2207, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgCG 4008)
AA14A MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(MG 0957, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgM 10142, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgM 11350)
AA14C MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(MG 1062, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMG11312)
AB6B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(many)
AB7B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(T 88215, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgT 95309, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgT 95393)
PO-B2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(PR 447, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP2 07105)
PO-B3A MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(SP 273)
PO-D1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(G19 PC97210)
PO-D3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(G02 PC97156)


  • Town marks seen used in Martinique are FORT DE FRANCE, BASSE POINTE, RIVIERE SALEE, and TROIS ILETS, often with post code 972, 97, or 972## and usually with MARTINIQUE. Stamp types known used in Martinique are:
AA11A MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(K 0941)
AA14A MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(M 10481)
AA14C MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(MG 0957, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMG 1073)
AA14D MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(MW 1250)
AB6B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(P 10516, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP 12400, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP 15676)
AB10E MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(R 79788)
PO-B2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(PR 436, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPR 577)
PO-B3B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(S1 972030)
PO-D1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(G02 / G03 PC97221)


  • Town marks seen used in Mayotte are 976 KAWENI CENTRE COURRIER, 976 MAMOUDZOUKAWENI, and MAMOUDZOU, all with MAYOTTE at bottom. Stamp types known used in Mayotte are:
AB3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(NL 41546)
DA5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(NL000795)
PO-B7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(S2 98153)
(See also Mayotte)


  • Stamps used in Reunion were first used with the letters "C F A" in the frank but were replaced with regular French meter types during the 1970s. Stamps with "C F A" are cataloged under REUNION. Stamps used in Reunion without "C F A" have been seen with town marks containing ST DENIS, ST PAUL, ST PIERRE, LE PORT, and CILAOS, often with post code 974 or 97 and usually with REUNION or LA REUNION. Stamp types known used in Reunion are:
AB2K MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (many)
AB2L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (SRW 343)
AB2S MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(SG 21770)
AB3L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(NC 1611)
AB3R MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(NL 5478)
AB6B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(P 19729)
PO-B2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(PR 440)
PO-B3A MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(SP 272)
PO-B3B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(S1 97454)


  • Town marks of stamps used in St. Pierre et Miquelon contain ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON, usually with post code 975. Stamp types known used in St.Pierre et Miquelon are:
AB3G MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (NE 91220 reported but not verified)
AB3R MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (NL 41155)
AB6B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(many)
AB10E MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(R 422837)
AB12B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(BC 2809)
DA1G MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(R 64341)
PO-B6B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(N1-97-1142)
PO-B7B MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(S2 97502)







NOTE: The stamps shown below, despite their similar appearance, are not meter stamps but variable rate automat stamps. They function like traditional stamps (i.e. they can be pocketed for use on a future date) rather than like meter stamps. These stamps are fully covered in the numerous automat stamp catalogs available.


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France note 2.jpg


MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgidentification numbers 'SA 00001' and 'BAA-001'








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