International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Djibouti

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DjiboutiEdit

The country was known as French Somaliland or French Somali Coast until 1958 when the name was changed to the Territory of Afars and Issas. It gained independence in 1977 and changed its name to the Republic of Djibouti. The earliest date seen in from 1952.
The stamps are grouped according to the country identification in the frank:
A - COTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS
B - TER. FRS. AFARS ET ISSAS
C - R.P. DE DJIBOUTI or REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI
Several meters are known used for years with obsolete country name.



GROUP A: Frank inscribed “COTE DES FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS”Edit



A1. Satas “C” (MV), 1952.

Meter number with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:   000F





A2. Satas “D” (MV), 1953.

Post Office stamp.
Meter number with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:   000F



A3. Satas “P” (MV).

Post Office stamp.
Meter number with “SP” prefix.
Date figures tall.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F:   000




A4. Satas “R” (MV).  [$5]

Meter number with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:   000







GROUP B: Frank inscribed “TER. FRS AFARS ET ISSAS”Edit



B1. Satas “C” (MV), 1958.  [$10]

Meter number with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:   000F





B2. Satas “P” (MV).

Post Office stamp.
Meter number with “SP” prefix.
Date figures tall.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F:   000
a. Official stamp. TM contains “OFFICIEL” at bottom




B3. Satas “R” (MV).  [$5]

Meter number with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:   000







GROUP C: Frank inscribed “R.P. DE DJIBOUTI” or "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI"Edit



C1. Satas “C” (MV), 1977.  [$25]

Meter number with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:   000F




C2. Satas “P” (MV).  [$10]

Meter number with “SP” prefix.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F:   000
a. Official stamp. TM contains “OFFICIEL” at bottom




C3. Satas “R” (MV), 1977

Meter number with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:   000




C4. Secap (Pitney Bowes) (MV).

Meter number with “PBGH-D” prefix.
Date figures widely spaced, without stops.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000



C5. Unidentified (MV).

Nearly square frank with "REPUBLIQUE / DE" at top.
The one example seen is so poor that the bottom inscription is unreadable but presumed to include "DJIBOUTI".
The frank appears to be from a negative die leaving the inscriptions colorless against a solid background.
TM: nil, date only
V/F:  000