International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/France

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FranceEdit

NOTE: The France section has been changed substantially from the printed paper edition of the catalog. The online version has different groupings and contains greater detail.


  • The first meter was placed into use in 1924.
  • Meter manufacturers in France: CAMP, CGA, EMD/CAMP, GAPA, Graphotaxe, Havas, LOGABAX, Neopost (originally a British company, bought by French SMH/Alcatel with name change to NEOPOST SA), Satas, Secap, SERCEM, SMH/Alcatel. Havas and Satas are now subsidiaries of Neopost. Secap became a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes (USA) in 2001.
  • The stamps are grouped according to inscription and usage:
A - Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” at top with "POSTES" at bottom
B - Frank inscribed “POSTES FRANCAISE” with winged envelope ornament
C - Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” at top with "LA POSTE" above or below value figures
D - Frank inscribed with Euro sign (€) and “R.F.”
PO - Stamps used only in Post Offices
PD - Stamps used only to collect Postage Due
PP - Stamps used only for Parcel Post
PV - Stamps used only in public vending machines
Annex – Overseas departments


  • French meter stamps contain a meter number with a single- or multi-letter prefix. Meter number prefixes containing a “W” are from relief machines that are loaned to mailers while their machines are being serviced.
  • Meter number prefixes indexed to catalog Type numbers:


A  : AA1, B1 ABC  : C3 AW  : AA1, B1 B  : AA2, B2 BA  : AB11
BAW  : AAB11 BB  : AB11 BBW  : AB11 BC  : AB12, AB14, CA6, DA7 BCW  : AB12, DA7
BE  : AB14, DA10, CB4, DA12 BEW  : AB14, DA10, DA12 BH  : AB17, DA8 BHW  : AB17, DA8 BJ  : AD1, DB7
BJW  : AD1, DB7 BK  : AD1, DB8 BL  : DA10, DA12 BLW  : DA10, DA12 BM  : C4, DB6
BN  : DB7 BNW  : DB7 BP  : DA8 BPW  : DA8 BS  : DB8
BW  : AA2 C  : AA3, AA4, B3, B4 CAMP  : PO-A5 CG  : AA12, AA13, B12, B13 CGW  : AA12
CP  : DB12 C.R  : AA4 CW  : AA3, AA4, B3, B4  ? DP  : XXX E  : AB12
F  : AB10, AB16, DA1 FM : DB11 FR : DB11 FW  : AB10, AB16, DA1 G  : AA9, AA10, B6, B7
G(number)  : PO-C, PO-D GC  : AA12 GW  : AA9, B6 HA  : AB13, DB3 HB  : AB16, AC1, DB1
HBA  : AB16, AC1, DB1 HBW  : AB16, AC1, DB1 HC  : AB16, DA2 HC  : AB16, DA2 HCW  : AB16, DA2
HD  : AB16, C1, DB3 HDW  : AB16, C1 HE  : DB1, DB3 HEW  : DB1 HF  : DA1
HFW  : DA1 HG  : DA2 HGW  : DA2 HH  : DB3 HK  : DB3
HL  : DB3 HP  : DB3 HQ  : DB3 HR  : DA1 HRCW  : DA1
HRW  : DA1 HU  : DB3 HY  : DB3 HZ  : AB9, DB10 J  : AA8, B8
K  : AA11, B9 KG  : AA10, B9 KW  : AA10, B9 KX  : PO-B6 LZ  : AB7
M  : AA14, AB1, B11, PD-B1, PV1 MC  : AA14 MD  : DB9 MG  : AA14, DB5 MGW  : AA14
MH  : DB9 MM : DB9 MP  : DB9 MR  : DB9 MW  : AA14
N  : AA15, AB3, PO-A3, PO-A4 N1  : PO-B6 NA  : AB3 NAH  : AB3 NAW  : AB3
NB  : AB3 NC  : AB3, AB8 NCST  : AB3 NCW  : AB3 ND  : AB3
NE  : AB3 NEW  : AB3 NF  : DA5 NFW  : DA5 NG  : DA6
NGW  : DA6 NJ  : AB3 NJW  : AB3 NK  : AB3, DA5 NKW  : AB3, DA5
NL  : AB3, DA5 NLW  : AB3, DA5 NM  : AB3 NMW  : AB3 NN  : DA6
NP  : AB3, DA5, PO-B5 NPW  : AB3, DA5 NR  : AB3 NRW  : AB3 NS  : AB3, DA5
NSW  : AB3, DA5 NT  : AB3, DA5, DA6 NTW  : AB3, DA5 NW  : AA15 NX  : AB3, DA6
NXW  : AB3, DA6 NY  : AB3, DA5 NYW  : AB3, DA5 O  : AA3, AA4 OBJ  : DB7
OG  : AA12, AA13 OW  : AA4 P  : AB5, AB6, DA1 P(number)  : PO-B1, PO-B2 P A  : AB6
PR  : PO-B1, PO-B2, PO-B3 PW  : AB6, DA1 PX  : PO-B4 R  : AB10, DA1, PD-B3 R1  : PD-B3, PD-B4
RC  : AB10, AB16, DA1 RCW  : AB10, AB16, DA1 RW  : AB10, DA1 S(number)  : PO-B3, PO-B7, PD-A2 SO  : PO-B7
SA  : AA5, DB4 SAW  : AA5 SB  : AA7, AB15, AC2, B10, DB2 SBA  : AB15, AC2, DB2 SBW  : AA7, AB15, AC2
SC  : AA6, AB2, B5, DB2, DB4, PO-B3 SCW  : AA6, AB2, B5, PO-B3 SD  : AA6, AB2, AB15, DA4, PO-B3 SDW  : AB2, AB15, DA4, PO-B3 SE  : AA6, DA3, PO-B3
SEW  : AA6, DA3 SF  : AB2, DA4, PO-B3 SFW  : AB2, DA4 SG  : AB2, DA3 SGW  : AB2, DA3
SH  : DA3 SHW  : DA3 SJ  : AB2, DA3 SJW  : AB2, DA3 SJX  : AB2
SJXW  : AB2 SK  : AB2, AB15, DA3 SKW  : AB2, AB15, DA3 SL  : AB2, DB4 SLW  : AB2
SM  : DB4 SP  : DB4, PO-B3 SQ  : DB4 SR  : AB2 SRW  : AB2
ST  : DB4 SU  : DB4 SV  : AB2, AB16, DA3 SVW  : AB2, DA3 SX  : C2, DB4
SY  : DB4 SZ  : AB2, DB4 T  : AB7 TW  : AB7 ] VA  : C5, DB5
VAW  : C5, DB5 VB  : C5, DB5 VBW  : C5, DB5 VC  : C5 VD  : C5, DB5
VDW  : C5, DB5 VE  : C5, DB5 VEW  : C5, DB5 VH  : DA9 VK  : DB5
VL  : DB5 VLW  : DB5 VR  : DA11, DA13 W  : AA3, AA15, AB2, B3 WA  : AA1
WB  : AA2 WC  : AA3 WG  : AA9 Z  : AB4, AB8, PO-A6, PO-A7, PO-A8
SPECIMEN  : AB16
: AA4




NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of France, see Catalogue des Empreintes de Machines a Affranchir, tome 1, France, published by the French meter stamp collectors society, A.C.E.M.A.


GROUP A: Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” at top, "POSTES" at bottom above meter numberEdit

(See also Groups PO, PD, and PV for stamps with this inscription.)

Sub-group AA: Stamp impressed by mechanical meter with solid die, with straight-line town markEdit

  • Frank with simulated perforation border with breaks in centers of both sides.
  • Four uses of the slogan space are found with these stamps: 1) a field of wavy horizontal lines, 2) an advertising slogan, 3) blank (empty space above the town/date line), and 4) a registration number.



AA1. Havas “Tiranty” (FV-1), 1924.

Meter number prefixes "A", "WA", or "AW".
TM: SL at lower left of frank
Values: (Those below 1 franc have “c” indicator, except for variety “a”. below.)
A. M# prefix “A”:
Values: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 65, 75, 1F, 1F50, 3F, 6F, 15F [$5]
Values: 5, 45, 70, 90, 1F10, 1F20, 2F, 4F50, 5F, 10F, 12F, 18F, 25F [$10]
Values: 2, 4, 7½, 35, 55, 80, 85, 1F05, 1F30, 1F65, 1F75, 2F15, 2F20, 2F25, 2F50, 4F, 8F, 20F, 30F [$25]
Values: 1, 60, 1F25, 9F, 50F [$50]
Values: 17½, 1F40, 1F60, 3F50, 3F80 [$100]
Values: 1F80, 1F85, 2F10, 4F10, 4F80 [$250]
B. M# prefix “WA”:
Value: 50 [$5]
Values: 10, 15, 25, 40 [$10]
Values: 5, 20, 30, 65, 1F50 [$25]
Values: 90, 1F, 2F50 [$50]
Values: 35, 45, 70, 1F10, 1F25, 2F15 [$100]
Values: 1F75 [$150]
Values: 60, 1F85, 4F50, 6F, 20F [$250]
C. M# prefix “AW” (AW.072) (error). Value: 1F [$100]
a. Without “c” value indicator:
Value 25 [$10]
Value 10 [$25]
b. With two zeros after the “F”: 3F00 [$50]
c. Town mark lines stacked at left [$25]




AA2. Havas “Granjean” (FV-6), 1928.

As Type AA1, but M# with different M# prefixes.
TM: SL
A. M# prefix “B”.
Values (with “c” and “F” indicators): 50, 12F, 15F
Values: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 40, 65, 90, 1F, 1F50, 3F, 4F, 5F, 6F, 10F, 18F, 20F, 25F [$5]
Values: 30, 45, 60, 70, 75, 1F10, 2F, 2F50, 4F50, 8F, 30F [$10]
Values: 35, 55, 80, 85, 1F05, 1F20, 1F25, 1F30, 3F50, 9F, 14F [$25]
Values: 6F50, 9F50 [$50]
Value: 1F80 [$100]
Values: 1F35, 1F45 [$250]
B. M# prefix “WB”: Values: 20, 25, 50, 65, 70, 75, 90, 1F, 1F50 [$50]
C. M# prefix “BW”:
Values: 50, 12F, 15F [$10]
Values: 10, 15, 20, 25, 40, 65, 90, 1F50, 2F, 5F, 10F, 18F, 25F, 30F [$25]
Values: 30, 1F, 4F [$50]
Value: 35 [$250]


a. Without 'c' or 'F' value indicator:
25 [$5]
20 [$25]
8, 10, 15, 30 [$50]
5 [$100]
b. With two zeros after the “F”:
1F00, 2F00, 3F00 [$25]
c. Post office stamps: M#s B.0031 - B.0040.
50, 1F50 [$20]
25 [$50]
30, 90, 1F, 1F10 [$300]
d. Military Official stamp. TM reads “BREST-ARSENAL". [$300]




AA3. Havas "C" (MV), 1930.

Similar to Types AA1 and AA2 but from a multi-value machine.
Stamp (including town line and frank) is 100 mm wide.
Meter number prefixes: C, CW, O, OW, W and WC.
With or without 4-digit serial number (impression counter) at top above the town line.
Date month normally in Roman numerals as Western numerals. (See variety "b" below.)
A. M# prefix "C".
V/F: oo #Foo 0oo 00oo 00F 000F
V/F: 0 [$15]
B. M# prefix "CW".
V/F: oo #Foo 0oo 00F 000F
V/F: 0 [$10]


a. Meter number prefix "O" (error). [$10] NOTE. Not to be confused with a 'C' closed by a build-up of dirt on the print head.
b. Meter number prefix "OW" (error). [$30] NOTE. Not to be confused with a 'C' closed by a build-up of dirt on the print head.
c. Meter number prefix "W" (error, should be CW) [$5]
d. Meter number prefix "WC" (error, should be CW) [$15]
e. Date with month in Western numbers (1, 2, 3, etc) rather than Roman numerals
f. Three to four unengraved blocks replacing the meter number [$50]
g. "C" prefix only, meter number blank [$50]
h. Town line reads "BUREAU D'ATTACHE". Relief (loaner) machine.
i. Solid bar replacing the town line. Relief (loaner) machine. [$20]
j. Date only without town line. Relief (loaner) machine.
k. Frank inverted, value figures upright [$50]
l. Value figures of 1 franc or higher without "F" (e.g. '1 5o' instead of '1F5o') [$20]
m. Post Office stamps:
M# C.2114 (100 mm) was used in the Lyon Archers post office in 1940. [$100]
M# C.0443 (100 mm) was used in the Nt. Nazaire post office in 1945. [$40 for commercial cover, $5 for postal business cover]





AA4. Havas "C" (MV), 1933.

As Type AA3 but stamp including town line is narrower, 72-75 mm wide.
Meter number prefixes: C, CW, O, OW, 'C. R', and C.00R.
With or without 4-digit serial number (impression counter) at top above the town line.
Date month normally in Roman numerals but also as Western numerals. (See variety "b" below.)
A. M# prefix "C". V/F: oo #Foo 0oo 00oo 00F 000F
B. M# prefix "CW". V/F: 0oo 00oo 00F 000F
C. M# prefix "C. R" or "C.00R", Post Office stamp. Five meters were used in Paris post offices to frank registered mail. Always on tape.
Meters "C. R01", "C. R02", "C.00R1", "C.00R3", and "C.00R4". V/F: 0oo [$50]


a. Frank with narrow town/date line, total width 56 mm [$25]
b. Date with month in Western numbers (1, 2, 3, etc) rather than Roman numerals
c. Town line reads "BUREAU D'ATTACHE". Relief (loaner) machine.
d. Date only without town line. Relief (loaner) machine
e. With solid block in place of meter number prefix. M# ▩.2048 [$5]
f. Used by Havas to frank registered mail, 1932-1936. With large "R" and number plus Havas logo in the slogan area. M#s C.0585, C.0600, c.0601, C.0602, C.1086. (These machines were later converted to print Type AA6 stamps.) [$50]





AA5. Satas “Sanglier” (FV-1), 1934.

TM: SL stacked at left with 5 wavy lines above date/ town lines
A. M# prefix “S.A.”
Values: 20c, 50c [$5]
Values: 15c, 40c, 65c, 70c, 90c, 1F, 1F20, 1F50 [$10]
Values: 30c, 75c, 1F20c, 2F, 2F50, 3F [$20]
Values: 10c, 60c, 4F50 [$50]
Values: 0,01c, 25c [$75]
Values: 0 70 (S.A.120), 80c (S.A.166), 1F40 (S.A.146) [$100]
B. M# prefix “S.A.W.” Value: 50 (S.A.W.04 only) [$120]


a. Post Office stamp: M# S.A.123. Value: 1F50 [$100]

NOTE: Postage values 35c, 1F30 and 1F80 were prepared but no examples have been reported.




AA6. Satas "S" (MV), 1937.

Very similar to Type AA3 but with different M# prefixes: SC, SCW, SD, SDW, SE, and SEW.
Normally without serial number.
Month in Roman numerals or in letters.
A. M# prefix “SC”:
V/F: 000 0.oo 000F 00.oo
V/F: .oo [$5]
V/F: 00F [$10]
V/F: 000 (no "F") [$20]
B. M# prefix “SCW”:
V/F: 0.oo 00.oo 000F 000
V/F: .oo [$20]
V/F: .00 [$25]
C. M# prefix “SD”:
V/F: 000F 000
V/F: 00.oo [$5]
V/F: 0.oo [$25]
D. M# prefix “SDW”:
V/F: 000F 000
V/F: 00.oo [$5]
E: M# prefix “SE”
V/F: 000F 000
V/F: 00.oo [$5]
V/F: 0.oo [$20]
F: M# prefix “SEW”:
V/F: 000F
V/F: 000 [$5]


a. With S# high above town line. M# with "SC" prefix.
V/F: 0.oo [$10]
V/F: .oo [reported to exist but not verified]
b. With S# high above town line. M# with "SCW" prefix.
V/F: 0.oo [$25]
c. Date only without town line
d. As 'c', but with solid bar replacing the meter number and prefix [$40]
e. Without town line or date




AA7. Satas (FV-1), 1949.

As Type AA6 but meter number prefixes are "SB" and "SBW".
This machine was first built in 1935 but was not used commercially until 1949.
A. M# prefix "SB". Month in Western numerals (1, 2, 3...):
Value: 15.oo [$15]
Value: 20.oo [$40]
Value: 24.oo [$60]
B. M# prefix "SB". Month in letters (JAN, FEB...):
Value: 4.oo [$30]
Value: 15.oo [$25]
Value: 20.oo [$30]
Value: 25.oo [$40]
C. M# prefix "SBW". Value: Value: 15.oo [$100]
NOTE: The image shown is of a pre-war proof from 1936.





AA8. Havas "J" (MV), 1936.

Used only for registered mail, with large "R" at left side of slogan area.
Printed only on adhesive tape, never directly to the mail piece.
M# prefix "J".
A. Printed on white tape [$15]
B. Printed on yellow tape [$20]
V/F: 0oo






AA9. Havas "G" (MV), 1935.

Stamp including date/town line is 75 mm wide.
This is the replacement machine for the Havas "C" (Type AA4). The "G" meter could print stamps on tape as well as directly to the mail piece. The "C" meter had no tape option.
Meter number prefixes: G, GW and error WG.
A. M# prefix "G":
V/F: oo #Foo 00oo 00F 000F 00 000
V/F: o [$5]
V/F: 0oo [$30]
V/F: 0o [$50]
B. M# prefix “GW”:
V/F: 0oo 00oo 00F 000F 00 000
V/F: oo #Foo [$5]
C. M# prefix “WG” (error). V/F: 00F (WG0866) [$30]


a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)
b. With Serial number (G3351) [$50]
c. Date only, no town [$5]
d. Extra wide stamp, 120 mm (GW062) [$30]





AA10. Havas "G" (MV), 1958. [$25]

As Type AA9 but stamp including date/town line is wider, 100 mm wide.
M# with "G" prefix.
V/F: 00oo 000F 000
a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)
b. With Serial number (G4382) [$25]



NOTE: The stamp listed as Type AA10 (meter number Z 0001) in the original, paper edition of this catalog has been removed. The stamp is an essay that was never used to frank actual mail.





AA11. Havas “K” (MV), 1941.

With straight-line town mark but it is stacked at center left rather than in a single line at lower left.
Meter number prefixes: K, KG and KW.
A. M# prefix “K”.
V/F: 0.oo 00. 00 . .00
V/F: 0 [$10]
B. M# prefix “KG”. V/F: 00. 00 0.oo
C. M# prefix “KW”.
V/F: 00. 0.oo 00
V/F: .oo [$5]




AA12. Havas "rebuilt C" (MV), 1950.

Stamp including date/town line is 100 mm wide.
This is the Havas "C" (Type AA4) rebuilt so that it had the option to print stamps on tape as well as directly to the mail piece. The original "C" meter had no tape option.
Meter number prefixes: CG, CGW and errors GC and OG.
A. M# prefix "CG". V/F: o 0oo 00oo 00F 000F 00 000
B. M# prefix “CGW”:
V/F: 00F [$5]
V/F: 00 000 [$25]
C. M# prefix “GC” (error). V/F: 00 000 000F [$5]
D. M# prefix “OG” (error). V/F: 00F [$5]
a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)




AA13. Havas "CG" (MV), 1952.

As Type AA12 (rebuilt "C" machine) but stamp including date/town line is 75 mm wide.
Meter number prefixes: CG and error OG.
A. M# prefix "CG".
V/F: 0oo 00oo 00F 000F 00 000
V/F: o [$5]
B. M# prefix “OG” (error, OG4223). V/F: 00F [$5]


a. Month in Western numerals (1,2,3...)
b. With 4-digit transaction number high above the town line (CG2129) [$250]
c. Date high, level with top of frank, town line low (normal)





AA14. Havas “M” (MV), 1950.

Large frank, wider than tall, with double frame line.
Meter number prefixes M, MG, MW, MGW, and error MC.
A. M# prefix “M”
V/F: 00 00F 000 000F 00oo
B. M# prefix “MC” (error)
V/F: 00 00F 000 000F 00oo
C. M# prefix “MG
V/F: 00 00F 000 000F 00oo
D. M# prefix “MW”
V/F: 000 000F
V/F: 00 00oo [$5]
V/F: 00F [$10]
E. M# prefix “MGW”
V/F: 000 [$5]
V/F: 000F [$15]


a. Value figures without “”. V/F: 000 [$20]
b. Date/town line high, in line with the top of the frank
c. Date high, town line low
d. Town line high, date low
e. Date only, no town line
f. Military Official stamp. TM with “BREST NAVAL” [$25]




AA15. SECAP "N" (MV), 1954.

Straight-line town mark below the frank, town name above date.
Meter number prefixes N, NW and error W.
Two types of value figures: thick and thin.
A. M# prefix “N”
V/F: 00F 000F 0000F 00 000
V/F: 000ooF [$5]
V/F: 00ooF 00 000oo [$10]
V/F: 00ooF 00oo [$20]
B. M# prefix “NW”
V/F: 000F 0000F 000 0000
V/F: 00 [$50]
C. M# prefix “W” (“N” omitted, error). V/F: 0000 [$30]


a. Extra-wide value figures, 3mm instead of normal 2.5 mm. M# N1002 only. V/F: 000F [$20]
b. Date only, no town line








Sub-group AB: As Sub-group AA, but with circular town markEdit

Frank with simulated perforation border with breaks in centers of both sides.



AB1. Havas "M" (MV), 1956. [$20]

Small upright frank.
One meter with meter number M.8000 used by Havas for publicity purposes, 1956 to 1958.
TM: SC with ornaments at bottom
V/F: 00F





AB2. Satas, various models (MV) with earliest debuting in 1957.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Tall date figures, 4-4½ mm tall without stops:
A. "SD" (1957). V/F: 0.oo [$20] 00.oo 000F 000
B. "SDW". V/F: 000
C. "SF" (1858). V/F: 000F 000
D. "SFW". V/F: 000F 000
E. "SJ" (Satas "Baby", 1961). V/F: 0 00 000
F. "SJW". V/F: 000 [$5]
G. "SJX" (Satas "Baby X", 1985). V/F: 000
H. "SJXW". V/F: 000
J. M# "SZ 000" (prototype for the 'Baby'). V/F: 00F [$150]
Short date figures without stops, 12mm x 2.5mm, Satas "Rotary", 1958:
K. "SR". V/F: 000F [$10] 000
L. "SRW". V/F: 000
Short date figures without stops, 13mm x 3mm, value figures widely spaced:
M. M# "SG00001" only, prototype for the "SL", 1968. V/F: 0 0 0 [$150]
Date with dash between D and M, 14mm x 2½ mm:
N. "SL" (1970). V/F: 000 (4 or 5mm tall) 0000 ("SL 0001" only) [$40]
P. "SLW". V/F: 000 (4 or 5mm tall)
Short date figures without stops, 13-13½ x 2¾ mm, 1982: (Three sizes of frank inscriptions found. See images at right.)
Q. "SK" (1982). V/F: ≋000 (prototype) [$40], 0000 (4 or 5mm tall)
R: "SKW": V/F: 0000 (4 or 5mm tall)
Wide date figures with stops, 13 x 2¾ mm:
S: "SG" (1894). V/F: ≋000 ≋0,00
T: "SGW". V/F: ≋000 ≋0,00
U: "SV" (1991). V/F: ≋000 ≋0,00
V: "SVW". V/F: ≋000 ≋0,00
TM: SC


a: M# prefix "SC" in lieu of "SD" (error) [$20]
b: M# prefix "SCW" in lieu of "SDW" (error) [$150]
c: M# prefix "W" in lieu of "SJW" (error) [$60]
d: Month in letters [$15]
e: Month in Roman numerals





AB3. SECAP, various models (MV) with earliest debuting in 1959.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Small, short date figures without stops, 11½ x 2 mm:
A. M# prefix "N" (1959). V/F: 000 [$20] , 0000
Date figures without stops, 11 x 2½-3 mm:
B. M# prefix "NA" (1962). V/F: 00 [$5] 000 000 (error) [$25] 0000 00,00 [$40]
C. M# prefix "NAW". V/F: 000 [$50] 0000
D. M# prefix "NB" (1962). V/F: 000
E. M# "NC0002" or "NC0003" (1980), prototypes of the "NK" meters. V/F: 00,00 [$20]
F. M# prefix "ND" (1972). V/F: 000
G. M# prefix "NE" (1972). V/F: 000 0000
H. M# prefix "NEW". V/F: 000 0000
J. M# prefix "NK" (1982). V/F: 00,00
K. M# prefix "NKW". V/F: 00,00
Very wide date figures with stops after D and M, 14½ x 3 mm:
L. M# prefix "NC" (1969). V/F: 000
M. M# prefix "NC ST". V/F: 000
N. M# prefix "NCW". V/F: 000
Wide date figures with stops after D and before Y, 13 x 3 mm:
P. M# prefix "NJ" (1974). V/F: 000 (M# NJ0001 only) [$80] 000
Q. M# prefix "NJW". V/F: 000
Wide date figures without stops, 13½ x 2¾-3 mm:
R. M# prefix "NL" (1983). V/F: 00,00
S. M# prefix "NLW". V/F: 00,00
T. M# prefix "NP" (1991). V/F: 00,00
U. M# prefix "NPW". V/F: 00,00
V. M# prefix "NS" (1992). V/F: 00,00 000,00
W. M# prefix "NSW". V/F: 0000 00,00
X. M# prefix "NY". V/F: 0000 00,00
Y. M# prefix "NYW" not reported but presumed to exist
Wide date figures with stops after D and M, 13 x 3 mm:
Z. M# prefix "NM" (1988). V/F: 00,00 (M# NM0001 only) [$40] 00000
ZA. M# prefix "NMW". V/F: 00000
Date figures with stops centered after D and M:
ZB. M# prefix "NF". V/F: 0000
ZC. M# prefix "NR" (1991). V/F: 0000
ZD. M# prefix "NRW". V/F: 0000
Date figures tightly spaced, 11-12 x 2¾ mm:
ZE. M# prefix "NT" (1995). V/F: 00,00
ZF. M# prefix "NTW". V/F: 00,00
ZG. M# prefix "NX" (1995). V/F: 000,00
ZH. M# prefix "NXW". V/F: 000,00
TM: SC
a. M# prefix "NAH" (error). V/F: 000 0000
b. As A, but value figures are thick. V/F: 0000 [$7.50]






AB4. SECAP "MMP" (MV), 1960. [$200]

Small upright frank with Meter number "Z_003".
Used at Paris Post Office 108 for only a few weeks in 1960.
TM: SC
V/F: 000






AB5. Havas "P" experimental version (MV), 1961. [$17.50]

Small upright frank.
Meter numbers P0002 through P0009 used by Havas prior to official release of the production "P" model in 1964.
Tall, narrow date figures.
A. Value figures wide and tightly spaced: V/F: 000 [$7.50]
B. Value figures narrow. V/F: 000 [$17.50]










AB6. Havas "P" (MV), 1964.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes: P, PA, and PW.
Narrow date field without stops, 10 x 3 mm.
A. Meter number "P A 0001", prototype design. V/F: 000 [$75]
B. M# prefix "P". V/F: 00 000 000
C. M# prefix "PW". V/F: 000







AB7. Havas "T" (MV), 1964.

Small upright frank.
Short date figures with stops, 11-12 x 2 mm.
A. Meter number "LZ_0000", prototype design. V/F: 000 [$100]
B. M# prefix "T". V/F: 000 0000
C. M# prefix "TW". V/F: 000 0000


a. TM: DC [$5]
b. Roman month in date [$15]
c. Post Office stamp used for Postage Due. As B, with slogan "correspondance TAXEE" and postal logo inside rhomboid
d. As B, frank nearly square, 23-24 mm wide






AB8. SECAP experimental ""NC" (MV), 1966.

Small upright frank with widely spaced 'teeth' in the frame,
eight indentations across the top and bottom instead of the usual thirteen.
Meter number prefixes: NC and Z.
Very wide date field with stops after D and M.
A. Meter number "Z 0001", prototype design [$200]
B. # prefix "NC" [$5]
V/F: 000





AB9. Havas "HZ" (MV), 1968. [$125]

Small upright frank.
Meter numbers "HZ 0000" and "HZ 00000" only, two machines used experimentally between 1968 and 1971.
Date field wide with stops after D and between M and Y, 14 x 3 mm.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




AB10. SMH/Alcatel (Havas), Neopost various models (MV), earliest debuting in 1982.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Date with stops centered between D and M and after M, 12 x 2½ mm: (Three sizes of frank inscriptions found. See images at right.)
A. "F" (1982). V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
B. "FW". V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
Wide date field without stops, 14 x 2½ mm: (Three sizes of frank inscriptions found. See images at right.)
C. "F" (1982). V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
D. "FW". V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
Date with stops after D and M, 13 x 3 mm:
E. "R" (1984). V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
F. "RW". V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
G. "RC". V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
H. "RCW". V/F: 0000 (4 or 5 mm tall)
a. Bottom inscriptions ("POSTES" and meter number) missing, but frame intact





AB11. Pitney Bowes-GB "6500" (MV), 1987.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BA"
B. "BAW"
C. "BB"
D. "BBW"
V/F: ≋000
a. Meter numbers "BA00002" and "BB00002" are prototypes [$40]





AB12. Pitney Bowes-GB "6900" (MV), 1990.

Very similar to Type AB11 but the value figures slightly more widely spaced.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "E" (prototype design). V/F: ≋000 [$40]
B. "BC". V/F: ≋0,00
C. "BCW". V/F: ≋0,00








AB13. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV), 1990. [$40]

Small upright frank.
One meter only, meter number "HA 00001, used between 1990 and 1991.
TM: large SC
V/F: 00,00



AB14. Pitney Bowes-GB "A/B900" (MV). 1993.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. M# "BC1000" (prototype design) [$40]
B. "BE"
C. "BEW"
V/F: ≋00,00



AB15. Satas three models including the "Baby Plus" (MV) with earliest debuting in 1994.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
Date with stops centered between D and M and after M:
A. "SK" (1994). V/F: 000,00
B. "SKW". V/F: 000,00
Date with dashes centered between D and M and M and Y:
C. "SB" (1997). V/F: 000,00
D. "SBA". V/F: 000,00
E. "SBW". V/F: 000,00 [$50]
F. "SD" (1997). V/F: ≋≋0,00
G. "SDW". V/F: ≋≋0,00





AB16. SMH/Alcatel, Neopost" various models (MV) with earliest debuting in 1994.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
Date with stops centered between D and M and after M:
A. "F" (1994). V/F: 000,00
B. "FW". V/F: 000,00
Wide date field with stops after D and M:
C. "RC" (1994). V/F: ≋00,00
D. "RCW". V/F: ≋00,00
D.1. "SV". V/F: ≋00,00
Date with dashes centered between D and M and M and :
E. "HB" (1997). V/F: 000,00
F. "HBA". V/F: 000,00
G. "HBW". V/F: 000,00 [$50]
H. "HC" (1997). V/F: 000,00 ≋≋0,00
J. "HCW". V/F: ≋≋0,00
K. "HD" (1999). V/F: 000,00
L. "HDW". V/F: 000,00
a. With "SPECIMEN" (in lieu of "HC") below "POSTES", used in error on actual mail.




AB17. Pitney Bowes "Paragon" (MV), 1994.

Larger frank, wider than tall.
Wide date field, 14½ x 3 mm, and relatively short but widely spaced value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BH"
B. "BHW"
TM: SC
V/F: ≋00,00
a. Small TM, 23 mm in diameter rather than normal 26mm. Prototype design, meter number BH00002 only
b. TM: DC







Sub-group AC: Stamp printed digitally with thermal or ink-jet process, with straight-line town markEdit



AC1. Neopost "SM22" and “SM26” (digital), 1997.

Town mark is large rectangle.
M# prefixes:
A. “HB” (SM26)
B. “HBA” (SM22)
C. “HBW” [$5]
V/F: 000,00




AC2. Satas "Baby Plus SB100" (digital), 1998.

Identical to Type AC1 except for the different M# prefixes.
M# prefixes:
A. “SB”
B. “SBA”
C. “SBW” [$5]
V/F: 000,00







Sub-group AD: Digital frank, as with Sub-group AC, but with circular town markEdit



AD1. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 1998.

Value figures are broad
The town mark is somewhat small and close to the frank.
M# prefixes:
A. “BJ”
B. “BJW”
C. “BK” [$25]
TM: SC
V/F: ≋00,00







GROUP B: Inscribed “POSTES FRANCAISES" at top, winged envelope ornament at bottom above meter numberEdit

All have straight-line town mark.


B1. Havas “Tiranty” (FV-1), 1943.

Fixed value machine with straight-line town mark.
A. M# prefix “A". Postage values:
15F [$7.50]
1F50 20F [$17.50]
2F 3F 4F 6F [$25]
50c 4F50 [$35]
25F [$40]
10F [$50]
80c [$75]
25c [$100]
1F30 [$125]
1F40 [$150]
13c 90c 1F [$200]
5F [quite rare, value unknown]
B. M# prefix “A.W”. Postage values:
15F [$50]
10F [$200]
a. With zero left of “F”: 0F20 [used on cover $85, proof on unaddressed cover $5]
b. Franc value without “F”: 4 50 [$100]
c. Denominated in new francs, (without denomination indicator): 25 [$100]
d. Post office stamp: M# A.0635. Value: 1F50 [$100]



B2. Havas “Granjean” (FV-6), 1943.

Very similar in appearance to Type B1 but M# prefix is “B” .
TM: SL.
Values:
15F [$5]
1F50 4F 5F 12F 20F 25F [$10]
2F 6F 8F 10F 30F [$15]
1F20 [$20]
50c 1F 2F50 3F 18F [$25]
70c [$30]
4F50 [$35]
80c 9F [$40]
14F [$50]
3F50 [$85]
6F50 9F50 [$165]
90c [$200]
10c 30c 40c 60c [quite rare, value unknown]
a. With zeros after the “F”:
3Foo [$35]
1Foo 2Foo [$50]
b. With zero in front of the “F”: 0F50 [$65]
c. Denominated in new francs, (without denomination indicator):
25 [$35]
15 20 [$65]
30 [$75]
1 5 [quite rare, value unknown]




B3. Havas “C” (MV), 1943.

Very similar to Types B1 and B2 but meter number prefix C, CW or W (error).
Stamp width including date/town line is 100 mm.
With or without impression counter number above left.
A. M# prefix "C"
V/F: oo [$5] #Foo [$5] 0oo 00oo , 00F 000F 00 (new francs, five machines only, 1959-1961) [$50]
B. M# prefix "CW"
V/F: oo [$5] #Foo [$5] 0oo 00oo 00F 000F [$5]
a. Franc value without "F", e.g. 1 50 [$50]
b. With zero instead of a star in the value figures, e.g. 015o [$20]
c. M# prefix "W" in lieu of "CW" (error) [$50]
d. Frank inverted, value figures upright, M# C1695 [probably quite rare, value unknown]





B4. Havas “C” (MV), 1943.

As Type B3 but stamp width including date/town line is 75 mm.
Meter number prefixes: C or CW.
With or without impression counter above slogan area.
A. M# prefix "C"
V/F: oo [$5] #Foo [$5] 0oo 00oo [$5] , 00F 000F [$20] 00 (new francs) [quite rare, value unknown]
B. M# prefix "CW"
V/F: 0oo [$15] 00oo [$15]






B5. Satas "SC" (MV), 1942.

As previous "B" types but differing in the M# prefixes which are SC and SCW.
The month in the date is either in Roman numerals or in letters.
With or without impression counter at top above slogan area.
A. M# prefix “SC”
V/F: .oo [$10] 0.oo 00.oo 000F , 000 [$10]
B. M# prefix "SCW"
V/F: 0.oo [$10] 00.oo [$30] 000F [$12.50] 000 [$12.50]





B6. Havas "G" (MV), 1943.

As Type B4, 75 mm wide impression, but differing in the M# prefixes which are G and GW.
The G machine could print on tape which the C could not do.
Normally without impression counter above slogan area.
A. M# prefix "G"
V/F: oo [$7.50] , #Foo [$7.50] 0oo 00oo 00F 000F 000 (new francs,1961) [$60]
B. M# prefix "GW"
V/F: oo [$20] #Foo [$20] 0oo [$7.50] 00oo 00F 000F
a. With impression counter above slogan area, M# G3351 only [$100]





B7. Havas "G" (MV), 1949.

As Type B6 but stamp is 100 mm wide including date/town line.
M# prefix "G".
V/F: 0oo [$60] 00 (new francs) [$125]







B8. Havas “J” (MV), 1943.

Special stamps for registered mail.
Printed only on tape, never directly to the mail piece.
M# prefix "J".
V/F: 0oo [white tape $10, yellow tape $15] 00oo [white tape $7.50, yellow tape $17.50] 00F [white tape $30, yellow tape $40] 000F [known only on violet tape $100]





B9. Havas “K” (MV), 1943.

TM: SL stacked at left.
Meter number prefixes: K, KG and KW.
A. M# prefix “K”
V/F: .oo #.oo 0.oo 00.
B. M# prefix “KG”
V/F: 00.0.oo [$12.50]
C. M# prefix “KW”
V/F: .oo [$10] #.oo [$10] 0.oo 00.
a. Printed in black instead of red, M# K0793 only [$40]





B10. Satas (FV-1), 1949.

Very similar to Type B5 but from fixed value machine.
M# prefix “SB”.
Value: 15.oo[$12.50]
Value: 20.oo[$25]
Values: 5.oo 25.oo [$40]





B11. Havas “M” (MV), 1950. [$150]

Large, wide frank.
Two machines only, M. 0002 and M. 0003.
V/F: 000F






B12. Havas "CG" (MV), 1950.

As Type B3, stamp including date/town line is 100 mm wide, but M# prefix is CG.
These stamps are from C machines rebuilt to allow for printing on tape.
Normally without impression counter.
V/F: 0oo 00oo 00F , 000F 000 (new francs, M# CG4102 only, 1960-1961) [$30]
a. M# prefix "OG" (error) in lieu of CG [$15]
b. With impression counter above slogan area [$10]




B13. Havas "CG" (MV), 1951. [$12.50]

As Type B12 but stamp, including date/town line, is 75 mm wide.
M# prefix "CG".
V/F: 000F











GROUP C: Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” at top with "LA POSTE" above or below value figuresEdit

All are from digital meters.


C1. Neopost "IJ65" (digital), 1999.

Wide frank.
“LA POSTE” above the value figures.
TM: rectangle containing four or five lines of text
A. M# prefix “HD”
B. M# prefix “HDW”
V/F: 000,00




C2. Neopost/Satas (digital), 1999.

Identical to Type C1 except meter number with "SX" prefix.
TM: rectangle containing four or five lines of text
V/F: 000,00





C3. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital), 1999.

“LA POSTE” below value figures.
M# with “ABC” prefix.
TM: frameless lines
V/F: ≋00,00




C4. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital), 2000.

Very short frank, 18 mm tall.
"LA POSTE" below the value figures.
M# with “BM” prefix.
TM: frameless lines
V/F: ≋00,00




C5. SECAP (digital), 2000.

Small frank, taller than wide.
"LA POSTE" above the value figures.
M# prefixes:
A. “VA”
B. “VAW”
C. “VB”
D. “VBW”
E. “VC”
F. “VD”
G. “VE”
H. "VEW"
V/F: 000,00







GROUP D: Frank inscribed with Euro sign (€) and "R.F."Edit

Sub-group DA: Stamp impressed by mechanical meter with solid dieEdit

All have "LA POSTE" below value figures.
All have circular town mark.



DA1. Neopost/Havas, various models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Date 11.5 mm wide with stops centered:
A. "F". V/F: 00,00
B. "FW". V/F: 00,00
C. "HF". V/F: 0000
D. "HFW". V/F: 0000 00,00
Date 13 mm wide with stops:
E. "HR". V/F: 000 0,00
F. "HRW". V/F: 000 0,00
G. "R". V/F: 000
H. "RC". V/F: 000 0,00
J. "RW". V/F: 000
K. "RCW". V/F: 000
Date 10 mm wide without stops:
L. "P". V/F: 000 000
M. "PW". V/F: 000
TM: SC
a. M# prefix "HRCW" (error). V/F: 0,00 [$5]
b. Euro sign (€) omitted. M# with "F" or "RC" prefix [$20]
c. Frank inverted, date upright ("R" prefix)



DA2. Neopost/Havas, two models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Frank wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "HC"
B. "HCW"
C. "HG"
D. "HGW"
TM: SC
V/F: 000,00 0,00



DA3. Neopost/Satas, various models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Small upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
Date 13 mm wide with stops:
A. "SE". V/F: 000 0,00
B. "SEW". V/F: 0,00
C. "SG". V/F: 000
D. "SGW". V/F: 0,00
E. "SV". V/F: 000
F. "SVW". V/F: 000 0,00
Date 11 mm wide with stops centered:
G. "SH". V/F: 0000
H. "SHW". V/F: 00,00
J. "SK". V/F: 0000
K. "SKW". V/F: 0000
Tall date figures without stops:
L. "SJ". V/F: 000
V/F: 00 [$10]
M. "SJW". V/F: 000
TM: SC
a. Frank inverted, date upright. ("SV" and "SG" prefixes known)



DA4. Neopost/Satas, two models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Frank wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "SD"
B. "SDW"
C. "SF"
D. "SFW"
TM: SC
V/F: 000,00 0,00



DA5. SECAP, various models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Small upright frank.
Date with stops.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "NF". V/F: 00,00
B. "NFW". V/F: 00,00
C. "NT". V/F: 0000 00,00
D. "NTW". V/F: 00,00
Date 11 mm wide without stops:
E. "NK". V/F: 00,00
F. "NKW". V/F: 00,00
Date 14 mm wide without stops:
G. "NL". V/F: 0000 00,00
H. "NLW". V/F: 0000
J. "NP". V/F: 0000 00,00
K. "NPW". V/F: 00,00
L. "NS". V/F: 00,00
M. "NSW". V/F: 00,00
N. "NY". V/F: 0000 00,00
P. "NYW". V/F: 00,00
TM: SC



DA6. SECAP, four models (MV) debuting in 2000.

Frank nearly square.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "NG". V/F: 00000 000,00
B. "NGW". V/F: 000,00
C. "NN". V/F: 000,00
D. "NT". V/F: 000,00
E. "NX". V/F: 0,00 00,00 00000 000,00
F. "NXW". V/F: 00000 000,00
TM: SC



DA7. Pitney Bowes "6900" (MV), 2000.

Small, upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BC"
B. "BCW"
TM: SC
V/F: 0.00



DA8. Pitney Bowes "Paragon" (MV), 2000.

Large, upright frank.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BH"
B. "BHW"
C. "BP"
D. "BPW"
TM: SC
V/F: 00.00
a. TM: DC




DA9. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "Paragon" (MV), 2002.

Large, upright frank identical to Type DA8 except for meter number prefix.
Meter number prefix "VH".
TM: SC
V/F: 00.00




DA10. Pitney Bowes "A/B900" (MV), 2000.

Frank nearly square.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BE"
B. "BEW"
C. "BL"
D. "BLW"
TM: SC
V/F: 0.00



DA11. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "A/B900" (MV), 2002.

Medium, upright frank identical to Type DA10 except for meter number prefix.
Meter number prefix "VR".
TM: SC
V/F: 0.00




DA12. Pitney Bowes "A/B900" (MV), 2000.

As Type DA10 but frank is wider than tall.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BE"
B. "BEW"
C. "BL"
D. "BLW"
TM: SC
V/F: 00.00



DA13. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "A/B900" (MV), 2002.

Frank wider than tall, identical to Type DA12 except for meter number prefix.
Meter number prefix "VR".
TM: SC
V/F: 00.00








Sub-group DB: Stamp printed digitally with thermal or ink-jet processEdit

"LA POSTE" above or below value figures.


DB1. Neopost/Havas "SM22", "SM26" (digital), 2000.

Small, upright frank.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "HB"
B. "HBA"
C. "HBW"
D. "HE"
E. "HEW"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00


DB2. Neopost/Satas "SM26", "Baby Plus SB50" (digital), 2000.

Small, upright frank identical to Type DB1 except for meter number prefix.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "SB"
B. "SBA"
C. "SC"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00



DB3. Neopost/Havas, various models including "IJ25", "SM22" and "SM26" (digital) debuting in 2000 and 2001.

Frank wider than tall.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "HA"
B. "HD"
C. "HE"
D. "HH"
E. "HK"
F. "HL"
G. "HP"
H. "HQ"
J. "HU"
K. "HY"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00



DB4. Neopost/Satas, various models including "Baby Plus SB50 and SB100" (digital) debuting in 2000 and 2001.

Frank wider than tall, identical to Type DB3 except for meter number prefix.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "SA"
B. "SC"
C. "SL"
D. "SM"
E. "SP"
F. "SQ"
G. "ST"
H. "SU"
J. "SX"
K. "SY"
L. "SZ"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00


DB5. Pitney Bowes/SECAP, various models (digital) debuting in 2000 and 2001.

Small, upright frank.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Printed in red or blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "VA"
B. "VAW"
C. "VB"
D. "VBW"
E. "VD"
F. "VDW"
G. "VE"
H. "VEW"
J. "VK"
K. "VL"
L. "VLW"
M. "MG"
N. "MF"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00
a. Bi-color print, red and blue
b. Bi-color print, red and black
c. Printed in brown



DB6. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail" (MV), 2000.

Small, very short frank wider than tall.
"LA POSTE" above value figures.
Meter number prefix "BM".
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: ≋00,00



DB7. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail" (MV), 2000.

As Type DB6 but frank is much taller, nearly square, and
"LA POSTE" is below the value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BJ"
B. "BJW"
C. "BN"
D. "BNW"
TM: SC
V/F: ≋00,00
a. M# prefix "OBJ" (probably an error)


DB8. Pitney Bowes "PersonalPost" (MV), 2001.

Small frank, wider than tall.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "BK"
B. "BS"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: ≋00,00 000,00


DB9. Pitney Bowes/SECAP "DM INFINITY" (MV), 2004.

Square frank.
"LA POSTE" below value figures.
Known printed in pink and in blue.
Meter number prefixes:
A. "MD"
B. "MH"
C. "MP"
D. "MR"
E. "MC"
F. "MT"
G. "MM"
H. "MB"
J. "ML"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00



DB10. Neopost (digital), 2011.

Very similar to Type DB3 but "LA POSTE" is below the value figures rather than above.
M# prefixes:
A. "HX"
B. "HZ"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00




DB11. Frama (digital), 2012.

Upright frank very similar to Types DB1, DB2 and DB5.
The euro figure (€) is close to "R.F."
Meter number prefixes:
A. "FP"
B. "FT"
C. "FM"
D. "FR"
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00




DB12. Pitney Bowes "ConnectPlus" (digital), 2012.

As Type DB9 but with different meter number prefix.
This model is able to print a multi-color slogan across the entire top of an envelope.
M# prefix "CP".
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: 000,00










GROUP PO: Special stamps used generated only by machines in post officesEdit

Sub-group PO-A: Early experimental designsEdit




PO-A1. Anker (MV), 1933 [$150]

Horizontal borderless design with date and "PARIS 1" above transaction number, the weight in grams, and value figures followed by large "R".
Without country name or meter number.
One machine only, used to frank registered mail.
A. Printed on beige white tape with pink underprint, as shown
B. Tape without underprint
V/F: 0F00









PO-A2. NCR (MV), 1951 [$25]

As Type PO-A1 but narrower.
“REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” in simulated perforation frame above value figures.
Without M#.
Printed on plain brown or white tape.
TM: SL
V/F: – – 000F – – 000FR






PO-A3. Caisse Nationale Enregistreuse (MV), 1954 [$150]

Experimental stamp similar in appearance to those in Group A,
but the first two positions of the value figure are large stars when in the “zero” position.
Hour within TM at end of date.
M# “N 000”.
Printed on straight-edge tape.
TM: SC
V/F: 00F




PO-A4. SECAP (MV), 1954 [$175]

Experimental stamp similar in appearance to Type PO-A3 but M# “N 000”.
Printed on serrated-edge tape.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000F




PO-A5. Camp (MV), 1954 [$175]

Experimental stamp similar in appearance to Types PO-A3 and PO-A4 but M# “CAMP 000”.
Printed on straight-edge tape.
TM: SC
V/F: 000F




PO-A6. Satas (MV), 1956 [$100]

Experimental stamp similar to Types PO-A3 through PO-A5 but M# “Z.000”.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
Date figures very short.
TM: SC
V/F: 000F




PO-A7. Havas (MV), 1956 [$100]

Experimental similar to Types POA3 and 6 but frank is wider.
M# “Z_000”.
Date figures quite small and narrow with hour at end within TM.
TM: SC
V/F: 000F





PO-A8. SECAP (MV), 1956 [$100]

Experimental stamp as Types POA3 and 6.
M# “Z000”.
Hour figure within TM.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000F








Sub-group PO-B: Production designs similar to commercial stampsEdit



PO-B1. Camp (MV), 1956.

Camp's first production meter stamp.
Similar to Type POA5 but M# prefix is “PR” or “P1”.
Star in value figures tilts slightly.
Usually printed in a lilac or rose color.
Hour figure is inside the TM.
A. Printed on mauve tape. V/F: 000F [$5]
B. Printed on white tape. V/F: 000F 000
TM: SC
a. Printed in black
b. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” [$5]



PO-B2. Camp (MV), 1963.

As Type PO-B1B but the hour figure is between the TM and frank.
M# with “PR”, “P1”, “P2”, “P3” or “P4” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000
a. Printed in black
b. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” [$5]



PO-B3. Satas (MV), 1957.

Similar to Type PO-A6 with hour figure between TM and frank, but date figures are tall.
A. M# with “SP” prefix (1957)
B. M# with “S1”, “S2” or “S3” prefix (1973)
C. M# with “S10” prefix [$10]
D. M# with “S4” prefix. Military Post Office stamp
E. M# with “SC” prefix (1978)
F. M# with “SCW” prefix [$20]
G. M# with “SD” prefix
H. M# with “SDW” prefix [$10]
I. M# with “SE” prefix [$5]
J. M# with “SF” prefix [$20]
K. M# “SP1.0001” [$100]
TM: SC
V/F: 000 , 000F (known with “SP” prefix only), 0.oo (M# S1 65017)
a. Solid bar in place of M# and prefix (relief machine) [$10]
b. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” [$5]
NOTE: Stamps with prefixes “SC”, “SCW”, “SD”, “SDW”, “SE” and “SF” are from meters that were converted from private business to Post Office service.



PO-B4. Camp “Junior B” (MV), 1976 [$20]

Closely resembles Group A stamps.
Value figures with space between francs and centimes.
Without hour figure.
Four machines used in Paris between 1976 and 1979.
M# with “PX” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 00 00




PO-B5. SECAP (MV), 1958.

Very similar to Type PO-A8 but M# with “NP” prefix.
Hour figure within TM.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000 [$15]
V/F: 0000F [$50]






PO-B6. SECAP “Junior” (MV), 1978.

As Type PO-B5 but wider frank with hour figure at left of TM.
M# in two segments (three including prefix).
A. M# prefix “KX” [$20]
B. M# with dashes, prefix “N1”
TM: SC
V/F: 0000
a. Military Official stamp. TM contains “NAVAL” or “ARMEE” [$5]
b. As "B", TM contains “ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON" [$10]







PO-B7. Frama (MV), 1976.

TM is straight line with town at top, 'date – hour' in center, and either province or star () at bottom.
M# with “S1”, “S2”, “S3” (and “SO”) prefix.
The corner extensions of the frank can be either large or small.
A. Frank 20-21 mm wide
I. Time includes hour figure only
II. Time includes minutes (vertical)
B. Wide frank 23 mm wide
V/F: 0000 (A) 00000 (B)
a. Solid bars in place of town, province, and M# (relief machines [$20]
b. M# with “SO” prefix
c. TM contains “ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON [$10]
d. Military Official stamp. TM contains “BUREAU POSTAL MILITAIRE” at top and number at bottom
e. Used with accompanying hand stamp reading "“Timbre Taxe” to collect Postage Due. First used in 1986.







Sub-group PO-C: Digital frank with boxed town mark printed on self-adhesive labelEdit

  • These stamps (and those in sub-group PO-D as well) have dual printing mechanisms, one for the postage value and the other for the frame, town mark (and sometimes the date). Although specialists can identify both mechanisms, this catalog bases its listings on the manufacturer of the metered portion, the postage value printer.
  • These stamps are usually printed in red but are also found in black.
  • Stamps in Sub-groups PO-C and PO-D are applied to self-adhesive labels with the following pre-printed (underprint) designs:
A. Plain white (1976)
B. Panel at left with bird border, wave design at right (light blue)
C. Comet tail (light blue)
D. Birds in flight with full moon (light blue)
E. Paper airplanes (2000)



PO-C1. GAPA (digital), 1976 [$15]

Known only on plain white labels with black stripe along left edge.
M# with “G#” prefix.
A. Date figures: 00_00_00
B. Date figures: 00.00.00
V/F: 0,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left




PO-C2. CGA (digital), 1981.

M# with “G#” prefix.
Date figures: 00–00–00
V/F: 000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left






PO-C3. EMD/CAMP (digital), 1980.

M# with “G#” prefix.
Date figures: 00 00 00
The “one” figure in the date/value line has a long serif at top and no foot.
V/F: 000.00 000,00 0000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left





PO-C4. CGA (digital), 1984.

The frank has “FRANCE” alone at top.
M# with “G#” prefix.
A. Date figures: 00–00–00
V/F: 000,00
000.00 [$15]
B. Date figures: 00 00 00
V/F: 000.00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left








PO-C5. CGA (digital), 1987.

The frank has “REPUBLIQUE/ FRANCAISE” at top.
M# with “G##” prefix.
The “one” figure in the date/value line has a short serif at top and a foot.
A. Date figures: 00 00 00
B. Date figures: 00/00/00
V/F: 000.00 0000.00 0000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left









PO-C6. SERCEM (digital), 1987.

M# with “G#” or “G##” prefix.
The “one” figure in the date/value line has a short serif at top and no foot.
A. Date figures: 00 00 00
V/F: 000,00 0000,00
000.00 [$5]
B. Date figures: 00/00/00
V/F: 0000,00 0000.00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left







PO-C7. LOGABAX (digital), 1986.

M# with “G##” prefix.
Date/value figures large, 4 mm tall. Sevens (7) are crossed.
A. Date figures: 000000 without separators
V/F: 000,00 [$30]
B. Date figures: 00 00 00
V/F: 000,00 0000,00
C. Date figures: 00/00/00
V/F: 000,00
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left








Sub-group PO-D: Digital frank as sub-group PO-C but without frames around frank and TMEdit





PO-D1. Olivetti “PR50” (digital), 1993.

Value figures are fairly heavy and somewhat angular, most notable in the '6' and '9' which have straight appendages.
The “1” is footed.
The date is formatted as "00/00/00".
Identification number with “G##” prefix.
A. Value in francs only. The date and hour figure are in one line. The M# is below the value figures
B. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below. The date is above the hour figure
C. Value in euros (EUR” with francs (FRF) below, otherwise as B
V/F: 0000,00 (A) (00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (B, C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left





PO-D2. Olivetti “PR2” (digital).

Value figures are fairly heavy like on Type PO-D1 but they are quite rounded. This is most notable in the '6' and '9' which have curved appendages.
The “1” has no foot.
The date is formatted as "00/00/00" and is above the hour figure.
Identification number with “G##” or "G#" prefix.
A. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below
B. Value in euros (EUR) with francs (FRF) below
C. Value in euros (EUR) only
V/F: (00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (A, B) 0,00 (C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left
c. Without location name across top







PO-D3. Unisys (digital), 1993.

Value figures are relatively thin and narrow. The zeros have a slight ‘lozenge’ (diamond) shape.
The “1” is footed.
The date is formatted as "00/00/00".
Identification number with “G##” prefix.
A. Value in francs only. The date, hour and value figures are in one line. The identification number is below the value figures
B. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below. The date is above the hour figures
C. Value in euros (EUR” with francs (FRF) below, otherwise as B
V/F: 0000,00 (A) (00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (B, C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with boxed “AR” at left












PO-D4. Siemens “HighPrint 4905” (digital).

Value figures are heavy and serifed.
The “FRF” and “EUR” denomination indicators also are serifed.
Date figures formatted either as "00 00 00" or "00/00/00" above the hour figure (00H).
Identification number with “G##” prefix.
A. Value in francs only. The date, hour and value figures are in one line. The M# is below the value figures (not shown)
B. Value in francs (FRF) with euros (EUR) below
C. Value in euros (EUR) only
V/F: 0000,00 (A) (00)0,00 / (00)0,00 (B) (00)0,00 (C)
a. For registered mail, with large “R” and number at left
b. To indicate return receipt requested, with “AR” at left, boxed or unboxed
c. With "Documents" at lower right (shown at right)











PO-D5. Unidentified (digital)

As previous PO-D designs except the town line at top is very large, and the remaining text is very small.
Date formatted as 00/00/0000.
Showing the actual time of mailing (as 00:00:00) rather than just the hour.
Ientification number with "G#" prefix.
V/F: 0 00 EUR













GROUP PD: Special stamps used only for collecting Postage DueEdit

There are two specific sub-groups, those used to collect short-paid postage, and those used to collect a fee charged for general delivery (poste restante) mail held at the post office for pickup.
NOTE: See also Types AB7c and PO-B7Be for Postage Due stamps.

Sub-group PD-A: Stamps used to collect postage due on short paid mailEdit




PD-A1. Satas (MV), 1984.

As Type AA9 with tall date figures but with “TIMBRE TAX”
replacing the meter number at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




PD-A2. Frama (MV), 1988.

As Type PO-B7B with “TIMBRE TAXE” as the bottom line of the town mark.
With or without hour figure between date and frank.
Known printed in red and in black.
A. M# with “S1” prefix below “POSTES”. V/F: 0000 [$15]
B. Without M#. V/F: 00000




PD-A3. SMH-ALCATEL (MV), 1987 [$10]

As Type AA5 but with “TIMBRE TAXE” replacing the meter number at bottom.
Printed in black.
V/F: 00







Sub-group PD-B: Stamps used to collect a fee for ‘poste restante’ (mail held at the post office for pickup)Edit



PD-B1. Havas (FV), 1958 [$75]

AS Type AA5C but with “POSTE RESTANTE” in the bottom of the TM.
M# M.8001.
Value: 15F

NOTE: The illustration is a tracing.





PD-B2. Havas (FV), 1961 [$100]

Frank with bar below “POSTES”.
TM is below the frank rather than at the left.
TM contains “POSTE RESTANTE” at bottom
Value: o,20 only known








PD-B3. Havas (FV), 1963.

Similar to Type PD-B2 but with M# below “POSTES”.
M# with “R”, “PR” or “R1” prefix.
TM below frank with “POSTE RESTANTE” at bottom.
Values: o,20 (M# with “R” prefix) [$40]
Values: o,30 (M# with “R” prefix) [$20]
Values: o,40 (M# with “PR” prefix) [$20]
Values: o,70 , 1,00 (M# with “R1” prefix) [$15]






PD-B4. Havas (FV), 1978.

As Type PD-B3 but with “TAXEPR” replacing the figure of value.
M# with “R1” prefix.
TM below frank with “POSTE RESTANTE” at bottom


NOTE: The illustration is a tracing.











GROUP PP: Special stamps used only for railway parcel postEdit

These stamps are printed in triplicate: The top one, in red, is applied to the parcel label. The next two are carbon copies (usually black or blue) which are used as a receipt for the customer and a record for the mailing office.



PP1. Graphotaxe (MV), 1937.

Horizontal frank with station name at top right, 5-digit S# in center,
value figures right center, and department name bottom left, and date bottom center.
A. With outer frame [$50]
B. Without outer frame [$40]
V/F: 00F



PP2. Graphotaxe (MV).

Station name is top center, sometimes with ID number in italics below.
5-digit S# at bottom left, value figures at bottom center, and date at bottom right.
The year figures in the date are vertical.
V/F: 000F [$20]
V/F: —000F [$15]
V/F: —0,00 [$10]
a. without ID number




PP3. Graphotaxe (MV) [$10]

Similar to Type PP2 but S# below station name.
V/F: 00.00




PP4. Hasler (MV), 1943.

Station name at top, sometimes with number to its left.
Date at center left (usually but not always with time vertical), 5-digit S# center, and value figures at center right.
Value figures include column of horizontal dashes.
With or without department name at bottom left.
A. With frame lines at top and bottom [$20]
B. Without frame lines [$15]
V/F: