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 - general business and private use
PO - stamps generated by machines in Post Offices



GROUP A: Stamps for general business and private useEdit


A1. Satas “P” (MV). [$5]
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “SP” prefix
TM: SC
V/F: 000F 000



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



A7. Secap “N1” (MV). [$10]
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]




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
V/F: 000
a. Meter number with "SJ" prefix, normally on Type A3




A10. 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.
V/F: 00000







GROUP PO: Stamps generated only by machines in Post OfficesEdit


PO1. 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]





PO2. 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.