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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/French Polynesia

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French PolynesiaEdit

  • The territory of French Polynesia includes the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Austral Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, and Gambier Islands. All meter stamps save those used by the military have POLYNESIE FRANCAISE in the frank. The earliest meters appear to have been introduced in the 1960s.
  • The stamps are grouped by usage:
A - stamps from mechanical meters for general business and private use
B - stamps from digital meters for general business and private use
PO - stamps generated by machines in Post Offices



GROUP A: Stamps for general business and private use (mechanical)Edit


NOTE: The stamps previously cataloged as Types A1 and A7 are Post Office stamps. They are now cataloged as Types PO1 and PO2.


A2. Satas “R” (MV).  [$5]
Date figures short.
M# with “SR” prefix
TM: SC
V/F:    000
a. TM inverted  [$15]



A3. Satas “J” (MV).
Date figures tall.
M# with “SJ” prefix
TM: SC
V/F:    00  000  0000
a. V/F without leading star: 00 (SJ 19506)  [$15]



A4. Satas “F” (MV).  [$5]
Date figures tall.
M# with “SF” prefix
TM: SC
V/F:    000




A5. Satas “L” (MV).  [$5]
M# with “SL” prefix
TM: SC
V/F:    000



A6. Secap “NA” (MV).  [$10]
“POSTES” nearly straight.
M# with “NA” prefix
TM: SC
V/F:  0000




A8. Secap (MV).  [$5]
M# with “PF” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  000



A9. SMH Alcatel (Neopost) “Electronic” (MV).  [$5]
M# with “R” prefix.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000
a. Meter number with "SJ" prefix, normally on Type A3



NOTE: The stamp previously cataloged as Type A10 is now Type B1.

A10. Neopost (MV).
Date with stops centered between day, month, and year.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000







GROUP B: Stamps for general business and private use (digital)Edit


B1. Neopost "IJ series" (MV).
The frank is as wide as it is tall, and the town mark is a square nearly the same size as the frank.
M# with "IJ" prefix.
TM: square, open at center of sides
V/F:  00000







GROUP PO: Stamps generated only by machines in Post OfficesEdit


NOTE: The stamps previously cataloged as Types PO1 and PO2 are now Types PO3 and PO4.


PO1. Satas “P” (MV).  [$5]
Stamp as found in Group A but with time of day indicated.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “SP” prefix
TM: SC
V/F:    000F    000



PO2. Secap “N1” (MV).  [$10]
Stamp as found in Group A but with time of day indicated.
Hour figure left of the TM.
M# with “N1” prefix
TM: SC
V/F:  0000
a. Military Official stamp, with “POSTALE AUX ARMEES” in the town mark. M#s N1-96-203 /-207 and /–211 seen.  [$15]



PO3. Satas (MV).  [$7.50]
M# with “S” prefix.
TM: straight-line with date in center including hour and minutes
V/F:  0000
a. Without meter number.  [$10]





PO4. Olivetti “PR50” (digital).
Frameless design on self-adhesive label with underprint in yellow brown of beach scene.
Town name at top above “TAHITI – I.D.V.”
Date and hour at center above postal code.
Value at far right above machine number with “P” prefix.
V/F:  000
a. With large “R” and number at left, for registered mail.