International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Benin

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BeninEdit

Originally a part of French West Africa, Dahomey became independent in 1960. In 1975 the country changed its name to Benin. For issues before 1960, see FRENCH WEST AFRICA. The stamps are grouped according to country name in the frank:

A - DAHOMEY
B - BENIN



GROUP A: Franks inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU DAHOMEY”Edit



A1. Secap Model “N” (MV), 1962.  [$15]

“M# with “N” prefix.
A. “DU” on second line of inscription
B. “DU” on top line
TM: straight line stacked below frank
V/F:  0000




A2. Satas “D” (MV).  [$35]

M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  ★000F




A3. Satas “J” (MV).  [$35]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F:  ★00



A4. Satas “R” (MV).  [$7.50]

M# with “SR” prefix.
Date figures short.
TM: SC
V/F:  ★000
a. Date only, without TM. (SR7251)  [$15]



A5. Camp (MV).  [$50]

Post Office stamp. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU/ DAHOMEY”.
M# with “PR” prefix???.
TM: SC. Printed on white adhesive tape only
V/F:  ★000





GROUP B: Franks inscribed “BENIN”, “R. P. BENIN” or “REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN”Edit


B1. Satas “R” (MV).

Frank inscribed “R. P./ BENIN”.
“POSTES” straight or curved. M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  ★000
a. Date only without TM  [$10]
b. Frank inverted except value figures (SR7271)  [$50]


B2. Satas “R” (MV).  [$20]

As Type B1 but inscribed “BENIN”.
“POSTES” slightly curved.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  ★000



B3. Satas “R” (MV).  [$7.50]

Large frank, 22 x 27mm, with “R.P./ BENIN” at top.
“POSTES” curved.
TM: SC
V/F:  ★000



B4. Satas “L” (MV).  [$15]

Inscribed “R.P./ BENIN”.
Value figures spaced widely.
M# with “SL” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  ★ 0 0 0



B5. Satas (MV).

Large frank with straight-line borders complete at sides.
Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DU BENIN” at top.
“POSTE” at bottom above M#. M# without prefix.
A. Town name at top of TM  [$10]
B. Mailer’s identification at top of TM  [$15]
TM: SC
V/F:  0000
a. Unengraved meter number. Solid block below “POSTE”.



B6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation border.
“REPUBLIQUE/ du Benin” at top.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC (only solid, unengraved TM reported)
V/F:  ≋0000