International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Madagascar

MadagascarEdit

  • A former French colony, Madagascar gained full independence in 1960 after going through an interim period as a self-governing republic within the French Community. The first meter was used in 1952.
  • The stamps are grouped according to the political situation at time of issue:
A - Overseas territory of France, to 1958 (stamps inscribed “MADAGASCAR ET DEPENDANCES” or “MADAGASCAR R.F.”)
B - Republic within French Community, 1958 - 1960 (stamps inscribed “REPUBLIQUE MALGACHE”)
C - Full independence (First Republic), 1960 - 1975 (stamps inscribed “REPOBLIKA MALAGASY”)
D - Second and Third Republics, 1975 to present (stamps inscribed “REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY” or “REPOBLIKAN’I MADAGASIKARA”)



GROUP A: Overseas territory of France, to 1958, inscribed “MADAGASCAR ET DEPENDANCES” or “MADAGASCAR R.F.”Edit


Madagascar stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Universal “MultiValue”/ Satas “C” hybrid (MV), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ ET DEPENDANCES”.
M# very small.
M# “MV 001” only.
TM: SL
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Madagascar stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Satas “C” (MV), 1952.

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ ET DEPENDANCES”.
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
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Madagascar stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Satas “D” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ ET DEPENDANCES” at top, “C F A” at bottom above “POSTES” and M#.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
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a. Used in Diego Suarez before the island’s accession by the British Indian Ocean Territory in 1967, M# SD002 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Madagascar stamp type A4.jpg


A4. Satas “D” (MV), 1952.

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ R.F.” at top, “C F A” at bottom above “POSTES” and M#.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
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GROUP B: Self-governing Republic within the French Community, 1958 - 1960, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE MALGACHE”Edit


Madagascar stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Satas “C” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
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Madagascar stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Satas “D” (MV), 1960. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
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a. Without town name (SD 3124)





Madagascar stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Satas “R” (MV), 1961.

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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a. Official stamp, with "PHILATELIE" at bottom of TM, used by the Office of Posts and Telegraphs for philatelic sales.




Madagascar stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Satas “J” (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank without breaks in sides.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00
a. TM without outer ring, or (shown) rimless above town name




Madagascar stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Satas “P” (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

Hour figures between TM and frank.
M# with “SPM” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Madagascar stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Havas “M” (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Wide frank with double line outer frame.
M# with “M” or “MG” prefix.
TM: SL
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Madagascar stamp type B7.jpg

B7. Camp “PR” (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Post Office stamp.
Narrow spacing (~6 mm) between TM and frank.
M# with “PR” prefix.
A. Hour figure inside TM
B. Hour figure between TM and frank (not shown)
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000








GROUP C: First Republic, 1960 – 1975, inscribed “REPOBLIKA MALAGASY”Edit


Madagascar stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Satas “J” (MV), 1970. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
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a. TM: SC with rim line only between words




Madagascar stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Satas “R” (MV), 1971. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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a. TM rimless over town name




Madagascar stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Havas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
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GROUP D: Second and Third Republics, 1975 to present, inscribed “REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY” or “REPOBLIKAN’I MADAGASIKARA”Edit


Madagascar stamp type D1.jpg


D1. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

Tall frank, ~28 mm, inscribed “REPOBLIKA/ DEMOKRATIKA/ MALAGASY” at top, “PAOSITRA” curved at bottom.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM SC
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Madagascar stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Satas “J” (MV).

As Type D1 but M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
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a. TM rimless over text




Madagascar stamp type D3.jpg


D3. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Frank height ~25 mm.
Inscribed “REPUBLIKAN’I/ MADAGASIKARA” at top, “POSTES” at bottom.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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Madagascar stamp type D4.jpg


D4. Satas “J” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Tall frank, ~28 mm, inscribed “REPOBLIKAN’I/ MADAGASIKARA” at top, “PAOSITRA” at bottom.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
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a. TM rimless above town name




Madagascar stamp type D5.jpg


D5. Satas “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

“PAOSITRA” straight.
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
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Madagascar stamp type D5point1.jpg


D5.1. Satas “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type D5 but inscribed "REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY".
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
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Madagascar stamp type D6.jpg


D6. Secap (MV).

Very similar to Type D4 but M# with “NE” prefix.
Date figures are shorter that with D4.
TM: SC
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