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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Ivory Coast

Ivory CoastEdit

  • A former French colony, the Ivory Coast gained formal independence in 1960.
  • All meters are inscribed “COTE D’IVOIRE”.
  • The first meters so inscribed appeared in 1958. For issues before this date, see FRENCH WEST AFRICA.
  • The stamps are grouped according to country inscription:
A - “COTE D’IVOIRE” alone
B - “REPUBLIQUE COTE D’IVOIRE” or “REPUBLIQUE DE CODE D’IVOIRE”



GROUP A: Frank inscribed “COTE D’IVOIRE” at topEdit


Ivory Coast stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Satas “D” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright frank with single line, simulated-perforation border broken at center of sides.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
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Ivory Coast stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Havas “M” (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide frank with double outer frame line.
A. M# with “M” prefix
B. M# with “MG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F




Ivory Coast stamp type A3A.jpg
Ivory Coast stamp type A3B.jpg



A3. Satas “R” (MV), 1961.

Frank as Type A1, but M# with “SR” prefix.
With or without “^” over “O” in “COTE”.
A. “COTE D’IVOIRE” 2mm tall
B. “COTE D’IVOIRE” 3mm tall
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000







Ivory Coast stamp type A4A.jpg
Ivory Coast stamp type A4B.jpg
Ivory Coast stamp type A4C.jpg




A4. Camp (MV), 1965.

Post Office stamp.
Similar to Type A3 but with narrower spacing usually with the hour figure between the town mark and frank.
A. M# Roman numeral MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. M# Western number
C. Without M# MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
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a. Without hour figure
b. Small hour figure at right of date inside the town mark











Ivory Coast stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Satas “J” (MV).

Frank as Type A3.
Date figures tall.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC
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Ivory Coast stamp type A6.jpg

A6. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1980 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Probably a Post Office stamp.
Frank is wider than tall with simulated-perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
“POSTES” above value figures.
M# “DGP/01” low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Ivory Coast stamp type A7A.jpg
Ivory Coast stamp type A7B.jpg



A7. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1980 or earlier.

As type A6 but “POSTES” and M# below value figures.
Date and value figures on same level.
A. M# with “DGP/” prefix (DGP/01 seen), probably a Post Office stamp MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. M# with “P.B.” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000







Ivory Coast stamp type A8B.jpg
Ivory Coast stamp type A8A.jpg



A8. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1992 or earlier.

“POSTES” small.
A. M# with “SG” prefix
B. M# with "DD" prefix
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00








Ivory Coast stamp type A9.jpg


A9. Satas “L” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

As Type A3, but M# with “SL” prefix.
Date figures quite short.
M# “SL 101” seen.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Ivory Coast stamp type A10.jpg


A10. Secap (MV).

Frank without breaks at sides.
"POSTES" horizontal, not curved.
M# with "NL" prefix.
TM: SC
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GROUP B: Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE COTE D’IVOIRE” or “REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D’IVOIRE” at topEdit


Ivory Coast stamp type B1A.jpg
Ivory Coast stamp type B1B.jpg



B1. Havas “M” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A2 but inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
A. M# with “M” prefix
B. M# with “MG” prefix
TM: SL
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Ivory Coast stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Camp “PR” (MV), 1960.

Post Office stamp.
As Type A4 but inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DE/ COTE D’IVOIRE.
M# with “PR” prefix.
A. Hour figure at right inside the town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
B. Hour figure between town mark and frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000



Ivory Coast stamp type B3A.jpg
Ivory Coast stamp type B3B.jpg



B3. Havas “P” (MV), 1965.

Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
M# with “P” prefix.
A. “POSTES” straight
B. “POSTES” slightly curved
TM: SC
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Ivory Coast stamp type B4.jpg

B4. Secap “NA” (MV), 1966. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
“POSTES” slightly curved.
M# with “NA” prefix.
TM: SC
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Ivory Coast stamp type B5.jpg

B5. Secap “NE” (MV), 1997.

Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
“POSTES” slightly curved.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: SC
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Ivory Coast stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Secap ? (MV).

Very similar to Type B5 but the date figures are more widely spaced.
One seen with coplex meter number prefix "G.SC.C1 004".
TM: SC
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Ivory Coast stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Secap (MV).

“REPUBLIQUE DE/ COTE D’IVOIRE” at top.
Straight line town mark and date below frank.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: SL
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Ivory Coast stamp type B8.jpg


B8. Francotyp-Postalia "T1000"? (MV).

Frameless frank with “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE” at top.
M# without prefix at bottom.
TM: SL
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