International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Congo, Peoples Republic

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Congo, Peoples RepublicEdit

Once a French colony, the country gained its independence in 1959 and adopted the name Congo Republic. In 1969 the name was changed to Peoples Republic of Congo. The first meter was installed in 1959. For issues before 1959 see FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA.
The stamps are grouped according to political status:
A - Congo Republic, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO)”
B - Peoples Republic, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE Plaire DU CONGO” or “REP. POP. DU CONGO”
NOTE: Meter stamps of the Peoples Republic of Congo can easily be confused with those of the Democratic Republic of Congo (previously Zaire) which is an entirely separate nation. The Peoples Republic of Congo is a former French colony, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is a former Belgian colony. Franks that contain “Congo” alone, “Republique Democratique Congo” or “RDC” are from the Democratic Republic of Congo.



GROUP A: Congo Republic, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO”Edit









A1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1959. [$25]

Post Office stamp.
Frank nearly square with straight-line border.
M# with “U” prefix in small boxes in lower corners. M3s U1-U4 known
TM: DC
A. Narrow spacing between TM and frank, 20 mm (U1, U2, U4)
B. Wide spacing, 63 mm (U2, U3)
V/F: 00 FRS
a. As B, with “R” for Registration between TM and frank [$40]
b. Inverted TM [$40]



A2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1959. [$75]

Upright rectangle with straight-line frame.
Unengraved bar below frank where M# would be.
TM: SC raised in relation to frank
V/F: 0000 Fr.





A3. Satas “D” (MV), 1960. [$15]

Simulated perforation border. M# with “SD” prefix at bottom.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F
a. Date only, no town name in town line
b. "BRAZZAVILLE" misplaced, high in slogan area




A4. Camp “PR” (MV), 1961. [$40]

Post Office stamp.
Printed in red-pink on plain white tape.
M# with “PR” prefix in lower corners. Date with hour figure.
TM: SC
V/F: 000F



A5. Satas “J” (MV), 1963. [$10]

Date figures tall.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 00 000



A5.1. Satas “J” (MV).

As Type A5 but with "REP" instead of "REPUBLIQUE" at top.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




A6. Havas “M” (MV), 1961.

Frank wider than tall.
TM: SL
A. M# with “M” prefix [$35]
B. M# with “MG” prefix [$20]
V/F: 000




A7. Satas “P” (MV). [$25]

Tall date figures. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “SP” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




A8. Satas “R” (MV), 1963. [$10]

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




A9. Satas (MV), 2001.

Post Office stamp.
Frank is nearly square. M# with “SE” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 00000




A10. Satas (MV), 2002?

Probably a Post Office stamp.
Frank is nearly square.
Without meter number, blank below the value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 00000




A11. possibly SECAP (MV), 2013 or earlier.

Post Office stamp.
Frank taller than wide.
With meter number but without prefix.
Wide date figures without stops.
TM: SC containing "(RE)P DU CONGO LA POS(TE)" at bottom.
V/F: 00000







GROUP B: Peoples Republic of Congo, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE PLAIRE DU CONGO” or “REP. POP. DU CONGO”Edit



B1. Havas “M” (MV), 1969. [$10]

Wide frank containing “REPUBLIQUE/ PLAIRE DU CONGO”.
M# with “M” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: 000





B2. Satas “J” (MV). [$10]

With “REP. POP./ DU CONGO”.
M# with “SJ” prefix. Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 , 0000




B3. Satas “R” (MV), 1972. [$20]

With “REPUBLIQUE/ PLAIRE DU CONGO” at top.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000



B4. Satas “R” (MV), 1973. [$10]

As Type B3 but with “REP. POP./ DU CONGO”.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




B5. Satas “SP” (MV), 1971. [$20]

With “REP. POP./ DU CONGO”.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# SP 3017 and 3019 seen.
TM: SC
V/F: 000



B6. Havas “P” (MV). [$10]

With “REPUBLIQUE/ PLAIRE DU CONGO”.
M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000
a. Inverted TM [$20]








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