International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Algeria

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Algeria[edit]

The country gained its independence from France in 1962. The first meters came into use in 1930 during the French occupation.

The stamps are grouped according to political status, inscription, and usage:

A - French occupation, “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” with “ALGERIE” or “ALGER”
B - French occupation, “ALGERIE POSTES” or “POSTES ALGERIE”
C - French occupation, “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” or “POSTES FRANCAISE” without indication of Algerian use in the frank
D - Republic, “REPUBLIQUE ALGERIENNE” in Arabic and French
E - Republic, “ALGERIE” in Arabic and French
PO - Stamp designs used only by Post Office meters



GROUP A: Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” at top and “ALGERIE” or “ALGER” above M# at bottom[edit]


Algeria A1.jpg


A1. Havas “Tiranty” (FV-1), 1930.

Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
M#s A.0001 to A.0005.
TM: SL
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg10c, 50c, 1F50, 6F, 15F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]


Algeria A2.jpg


A2. Havas “Granjean” (FV-6), 1930. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
Meter number with “B” prefix.
TM: SL
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg10c, 15c, 25c, 40c, 50c, 65c, 90c, 1F50, 2F, 5F, 6F, 10F, 12F, 15F, 20F, 30F
a. Without TM (B.0004)



Algeria A3.jpg


A3. Havas “C” (MV), 1931.

Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
With or without 4-digit transaction counter number above slogan/TM.
A. M# with “C” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “CW” prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgFoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F



Algeria A4.jpg


A4. Satas “SC” (MV), 1944.

Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
TM: SL
A. M# with “SC” prefix
B. M# with “SCW” prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. With 4-digit transaction counter number (SC0053, SC0175 seen) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
b. Date only, without town


Algeria A5.jpg


A5. Satas “SD” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

M# with “SD” prefix.
Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
A. TM: SL
B. TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo



Algeria A6.jpg


A6. Satas “SE” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

M# with “SE” prefix.
Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Algeria A7.jpg

A7. Satas “SF” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
Date figures tall.
M# with “SF” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria A8.jpg

A8. Satas “SR” (MV), 1958.

Inscribed “ALGERIE” at bottom.
A. M# with “SR” prefix
B. M# with “SRW” prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000






GROUP B: Inscribed “ALGERIE / POSTES” or ”POSTES / ALGERIE”[edit]

Sub-group BA: "ALGERIE / POSTES"[edit]



Image needed.jpg



BA1 . Havas “A” (FV-1), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

M# A.1020 only
TM: SL
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6 F , 15 F



Algeria BA2.jpg


BA2. Havas “B” (FV-6), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

M# with “B” prefix.
TM: SL
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5F , 10F , 12F , 15F , 20F




Algeria stamp type BA3.jpg


BA3. Havas “C” (MV), 1949.

With or without serial number. TM: SL.
A. M# with “C” prefix
B. M# with “CW” prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. M# with “CG” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria BA4.jpg
Algeria stamp type BA4B.jpg


BA4. Havas “G” (MV), 1949.
M# with “G” prefix.
A. Frank 73mm wide (from left end of date to right side of frank)
B. Frank 98mm wide MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000








Algeria BA5.jpg

BA5. Havas “K” (MV), 1948.

“POSTES” curved or straight.
TM: SL at left with date below.
TM at same level as frank or lower.
A. M# with “K” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “KW” prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
C. M# with “KG” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.



Algeria BA6.jpg


BA6. Satas “SC” (MV), 1954.

M# with “SC” or “SCW” prefix.
A. M# with “SC” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “SCW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F



Algeria BA7.jpg


BA7. Havas “K” (MV). 1953 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank with double-line frame.
“POSTES” curved or straight.
A. M# with “K” prefix
B. M# with “KG” prefix
TM: SL at left with date below. TM at same level as frank or lower.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.



Algeria BA8.jpg

BA8. Havas “M” (MV), 1954.

Wide frank with double-line frame.
M# with “M”, “MG” or “MGW” prefix.
A. M# with “M” prefix
B. M# with “MW” prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. M# with “MG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000






Sub-group BB: “POSTES/ ALGERIE”[edit]



Algeria stamp type BB1.jpg


BB1. Satas “SC” (MV), 1949. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

Frank with winged envelope between value figures and meter number.
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 F








GROUP C: Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” or “POSTES FRANCAISE” without indication of Algerian use in the frank[edit]

Sub-group CA: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAIS, “ALGER” in town mark[edit]



Algeria CA1.jpg


CA1. Havas “C” (MV), 1945.

A. M# with “C” prefix
B. M# with “CG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Algeria CA2.jpg


CA2. Havas “M” (MV), 1961.

Wide frank with double-line frame line.
M# with “M” or “MG” prefix. TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgFoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000





Algeria CA3.jpg


CA3. Satas “SP” (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]

Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# SP2002, SP2003, and SP2004 only seen.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria CA4.jpg


CA4. Havas “K” (MV).

M# with “KG” prefix.
TM: SL at left with date below
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00







Sub-group CB: POSTES FRANCAIS, “ALGER” in town mark[edit]



Algeria CB1.jpg

CB1. Havas “G” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank with winged envelope above M#.
M# with “G” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
a. V/F without "F" (shown): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]









GROUP D: Issues of the Republic. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE ALGERIENNE” in both Arabic and French.[edit]

Arabic text arched above POSTES at top. French inscription at bottom above M#.


Algeria D1.jpg

D1. Havas “C” (MV), 1963.

A. M# with “C” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. M# with “CG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. Without town line



Image needed.jpg



D2. Havas “G” (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

M# with “G” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria D3.jpg


D3. Satas ”SD” (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

M# with “SD” prefix
A. TM: SL
B. TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria D4.jpg


D4. Satas “SR” (MV), 1963 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

M# with “SR” prefix
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria D5.jpg


D5. Satas “SP” (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# SP0044 only.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria D6C.jpg


D6. Havas “M” (MV), 1963.

Wide frank.
A. M# with “M” prefix
B. M# with “MW” prefix (relief machine) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. M# with “MG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000







GROUP E: Issues of the Republic. Inscribed “ALGERIE” in both Arabic and French[edit]


Algeria E1.jpg


E1. Havas “M” (MV), 1973.

Wide frank. TM: SL
A. M# with “M” prefix
B. M# with “MG” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. TM in two lines above date



Algeria E2.jpg


E2. Havas “C” (MV), 1973. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Country name in French at left and Arabic at right above M# at bottom.
A. M# with “C” prefix
B. M# with “CG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria E2p1.jpg


E2.1. Satas “SD” (MV).

Similar to Type E2 but country name in French only.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Algeria E2p2.jpg


E2.2. Havas “P” (MV).

M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Algeria E3.jpg


E3. Satas "Baby" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

M# with “C” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000





Algeria E4.jpg
Algeria stamp type E4.jpg


E4 Satas “Baby” (MV).

Date figures tall.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Algeria E5.jpg


E5. Satas “SR” (MV), 1976. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Algeria E6.jpg


E6. Frama (MV).

Large square frank with “POSTES (M#) ALGERIE” at bottom.
M# without prefix. Value figures thick.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00




Algeria stamp type E7.jpg


E7 Satas (MV).

Wide frank with M# at bottom centered between "POSTES" and "ALGERIE".
M# with “D” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000.00




Algeria stamp type E8.jpg


E8. Neopost (digital), 2009.

"ALGERIE" stacked at left, same in Arabic stacked at right.
Algeria Post logo below value figures.
M# with “N” prefix at bottom right.
Rectangular town mark
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000






GROUP PO: Stamps generated only by meters used in Post Offices[edit]


Algeria PO1.jpg

PO1. Camp (MV).

M# with “PR” prefix. Printed through a ribbon.
TM: SC, date with hour figure
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Algeria A9.jpg

PO1.1. Satas “SP” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with “ALGER” without “IE” at bottom.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# SP 2001 only.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Algeria PO2A.jpg
Algeria PO2BD.jpg

PO2. Camp (MV), 1962.

Provisional stamps used during the transition from French occupation to independence.
M# with “PR” prefix.
TM: SC
A. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ A” (all letters of FRANCAISE removed except 2nd 'A') (M# PR 106 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Blank at top MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
C. “Republique/ Algerienne” hand-stamped at top. (PR 101 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
D. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ ALGERIENNE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Algeria stamp type PO3A.jpg
Algeria stamp type PO3B.jpg



PO3. Camp (MV), 1974.

Without M#. Printed in red-pink on plain white tape.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
A. “ALGERIE” 10-11 mm wide
B. “ALGERIE” 14 mm wide
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. Printed in black




Algeria stamp type PO4.jpg


PO4. Frama (digital), 1984.

Wide frank without M#.
TM: SL at left with date between Arabic at top and French at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Algeria PO5.jpg


PO5. GAPA (digital).

“ALGERIE” below Arabic at top.
TM is square frame. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “G04” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
a. With large “R” and number at right for Registration.






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