International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Madagascar

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MadagascarEdit

  • A former French colony, Madagascar gained full independence in 1960 after going through an interim period as a self-governing republic within the French Community. The first meter was used in 1952.
  • The stamps are grouped according to the political situation at time of issue:
A - Overseas territory of France, to 1958 (stamps inscribed “MADAGASCAR ET DEPENDANCES” or “MADAGASCAR R.F.”)
B - Republic within French Community, 1958 - 1960 (stamps inscribed “REPUBLIQUE MALGACHE”)
C - Full independence (First Republic), 1960 - 1975 (stamps inscribed “REPOBLIKA MALAGASY”)
D - Second and Third Republics, 1975 to present (stamps inscribed “REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY” or “REPOBLIKAN’I MADAGASIKARA”)



GROUP A: Overseas territory of France, to 1958, inscribed “MADAGASCAR ET DEPENDANCES” or “MADAGASCAR R.F.”Edit



A1. Universal “MultiValue”/ Satas “C” hybrid (MV), 1952. [$25]

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ ET DEPENDANCES”.
M# very small.
M# “MV 001” only.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F





A2. Satas “C” (MV), 1952.

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ ET DEPENDANCES”.
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★00.oo






A3. Satas “D” (MV), 1953. [$5]

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ ET DEPENDANCES” at top, “C F A” at bottom above “POSTES” and M#.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★00.oo ★000F
a. Used in Diego Suarez before the island’s accession by the British Indian Ocean Territory in 1967, M# SD002 [$20]





A4. Satas “D” (MV), 1952.

Inscribed “MADAGASCAR/ R.F.” at top, “C F A” at bottom above “POSTES” and M#.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★0.oo ★000F








GROUP B: Self-governing Republic within the French Community, 1958 - 1960, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE MALGACHE”Edit



B1. Satas “C” (MV), 1959. [$7.50]

M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★00.oo ★000F







B2. Satas “D” (MV), 1960. [$7.50]

M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★00.oo ★000F
a. Without town name (SD 3124)






B3. Satas “R” (MV), 1961.

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: ★00.oo ★000F ★000
a. Official stamp, with "PHILATELIE" at bottom of TM, used by the Office of Posts and Telegraphs for philatelic sales.





B4. Satas “J” (MV), 1962. [$5]

Frank without breaks in sides.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: ★00
a. TM without outer ring, or (shown) rimless above town name





B5. Satas “P” (MV), 1961. [$7.50]

Hour figures between TM and frank.
M# with “SPM” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: ★000





B6. Havas “M” (MV), 1962. [$25]

Wide frank with double line outer frame.
M# with “M” or “MG” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★000F





B7. Camp “PR” (MV), 1961. [$10]

Post Office stamp.
Narrow spacing (~6 mm) between TM and frank.
M# with “PR” prefix.
A. Hour figure inside TM
B. Hour figure between TM and frank (not shown)
TM: SC
V/F: ★000








GROUP C: First Republic, 1960 – 1975, inscribed “REPOBLIKA MALAGASY”Edit



C1. Satas “J” (MV), 1970. [$5]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: ★000
a. TM: SC with rim line only between words





C2. Satas “R” (MV), 1971. [$5]

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: ★000
a. TM rimless over town name





C3. Havas (MV). [$20]

M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: ★000










GROUP D: Second and Third Republics, 1975 to present, inscribed “REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY” or “REPOBLIKAN’I MADAGASIKARA”Edit



D1. Satas “R” (MV). [$7.50]

Tall frank, ~28 mm, inscribed “REPOBLIKA/ DEMOKRATIKA/ MALAGASY” at top, “PAOSITRA” curved at bottom.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM SC
V/F: ★000





D2. Satas “J” (MV).

As Type D1 but M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: 000
a. TM rimless over text





D3. Satas “R” (MV). [$15]

Frank height ~25 mm.
Inscribed “REPUBLIKAN’I/ MADAGASIKARA” at top, “POSTES” at bottom.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: ★000





D4. Satas “J” (MV). [$10]

Tall frank, ~28 mm, inscribed “REPOBLIKAN’I/ MADAGASIKARA” at top, “PAOSITRA” at bottom.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: 000 0000
a. TM rimless above town name





D5. Satas “C” (MV). [$20]

“PAOSITRA” straight.
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★00.oo






D5.1. Satas “C” (MV). [$20]

As Type D5 but inscribed "REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY".
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: ★00.oo






D6. Secap (MV).

Very similar to Type D4 but M# with “NE” prefix.
Date figures are shorter that with D4.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000








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