International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Congo, Peoples Republic

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Congo, Peoples Republic[edit]

Once a French colony, the country gained its independence in 1959 and adopted the name Congo Republic. In 1969 the name was changed to Peoples Republic of Congo. The first meter was installed in 1959. For issues before 1959 see FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA.
The stamps are grouped according to political status:
A - Congo Republic, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO)”
B - Peoples Republic, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE Plaire DU CONGO” or “REP. POP. DU CONGO”
NOTE: Meter stamps of the Peoples Republic of Congo can easily be confused with those of the Democratic Republic of Congo (previously Zaire) which is an entirely separate nation. The Peoples Republic of Congo is a former French colony, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is a former Belgian colony. Franks that contain “Congo” alone, “Republique Democratique Congo” or “RDC” are from the Democratic Republic of Congo.



GROUP A: Congo Republic, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO”[edit]


Congo PR A1A.jpg
Congo PR A1B.jpg

A1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Post Office stamp.
Frank nearly square with straight-line border.
M# with “U” prefix in small boxes in lower corners. M3s U1-U4 known
TM: DC
A. Narrow spacing between TM and frank, 20 mm (U1, U2, U4)
B. Wide spacing, 63 mm (U2, U3)
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 FRS
a. As B, with “R” for Registration between TM and frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
b. Inverted TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]


Congo PR A2.jpg


A2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Upright rectangle with straight-line frame.
Unengraved bar below frank where M# would be.
TM: SC raised in relation to frank
V/F: 0000 Fr.





Congo PR A3.jpg


A3. Satas “D” (MV), 1960. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Simulated perforation border. M# with “SD” prefix at bottom.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F
a. Date only, no town name in town line
b. "BRAZZAVILLE" misplaced, high in slogan area




Congo PR A4.jpg

A4. Camp “PR” (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Post Office stamp.
Printed in red-pink on plain white tape.
M# with “PR” prefix in lower corners. Date with hour figure.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000F



Congo PR A5.jpg

A5. Satas “J” (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Date figures tall.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Congo PR A6.jpg

A6. Havas “M” (MV), 1961.

Frank wider than tall.
TM: SL
A. M# with “M” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
B. M# with “MG” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Image needed.jpg


A7. Satas “P” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Tall date figures. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “SP” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Congo PR A8.jpg


A8. Satas “R” (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

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




Congo PR A9.jpg

A9. Satas (MV), 2001.

Post Office stamp.
Frank is nearly square. M# with “SE” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 00000




Congo PR stamp type A10.jpg

A10. Satas (MV), 2002?

Probably a Post Office stamp.
Frank is nearly square.
Without meter number, blank below the value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 00000






GROUP B: Peoples Republic of Congo, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE PLAIRE DU CONGO” or “REP. POP. DU CONGO”[edit]


Congo PR B1.jpg


B1. Havas “M” (MV), 1969. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide frank containing “REPUBLIQUE/ PLAIRE DU CONGO”.
M# with “M” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Congo PR B2.jpg


B2. Satas “J” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

With “REP. POP./ DU CONGO”.
M# with “SJ” prefix. Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 , 0000




MeterCat image needed.jpg

B3. Satas “R” (MV), 1972. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

With “REPUBLIQUE/ PLAIRE DU CONGO” at top.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Congo PR B4.jpg

B4. Satas “R” (MV), 1973. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B3 but with “REP. POP./ DU CONGO”.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000




Congo PR B5.jpg

B5. Satas “SP” (MV), 1971. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

With “REP. POP./ DU CONGO”.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# SP 3017 and 3019 seen.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Congo PR B6.jpg

B6. Havas “P” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

With “REPUBLIQUE/ PLAIRE DU CONGO”.
M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. Inverted TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]








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