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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial AfricaEdit

  • Meters were first used in 1949. All franks are inscribed either “AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE” or “A.E.F.”
  • The area was an administrative unit including the French colonies of Ubangi-Shari, Chad, Middle Congo and Gabon. These colonies gained their independence in 1959, and French Equatorial Africa ceased to exist. Some meters remained in use for several years with the name unchanged.
  • For issues after 1959 see CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CONGO (People’s Republic), and GABON.


French Equatorial Africa stamp type 1A.jpg
French Equatorial Africa stamp type 1B.jpg



1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1949.
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[$25]
Post Office stamp. Nearly square frank inscribed “AFRIQUE/ EQUATORIALE/ FRANCAISE”.
M# with “U” prefix in small boxes in lower corners.
A. Spacing between TM and frank ~20 mm
B. Very wide spacing ~63 mm
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 FRS
a. As B, with large “R” (for registration) between TM and frank
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[$50]








French Equatorial Africa stamp type 2.jpg
French Equatorial Africa stamp type 2a.jpg



2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1953.
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[$25]
Post Office stamp. Straight-line frank narrower than Type 1.
Meter number without prefix between dashes below the frank
TM: SC raised with serial number below
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 Fr.
a. With “R” (for registration) below TM and with frame around number
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[$50]







French Equatorial Africa stamp type 3.jpg
French Equatorial Africa stamp type 3a.jpg
3. Satas “D” (MV), 1953. Small frank with simulated perforation border. With “A.E.F.” at top. M# with “SD” prefix at bottom.
A. M# with “SD” prefix
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[$15]
B. M# with “SDW” prefix (relief machine)
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[$30]
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
a. TM line with date only, town name above in slogan area (SD 3152)