International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Benin

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Benin[edit]

Originally a part of French West Africa, Dahomey became independent in 1960. In 1975 the country changed its name to Benin. For issues before 1960, see FRENCH WEST AFRICA. The stamps are grouped according to country name in the frank:

A - DAHOMEY
B - BENIN



GROUP A: Franks inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU DAHOMEY”[edit]


Benin A1.jpg

A1. Secap Model “N” (MV), 1962.      [Scarce]

Frank inscribed "REPUBLIQUE DU DAHOMEY"
A. “REPUBLIQUE” on top line of inscription
B. “REPUBLIQUE DU” on top line
“M# with “N” prefix.
TM: straight line stacked below frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Benin A2.jpg


A2. Satas “D” (MV).      [Very scarce]

M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:      ★000F




Benin A3.jpg

A3. Satas “J” (MV).      [Very scarce]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F:      ★00



Benin A4.jpg

A4. Satas “R” (MV).

M# with “SR” prefix.
Date figures short.
TM: SC
V/F:      ★000
a. Date only, without TM. (SR7251)      [Scarce]



Benin stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Camp (MV).    [Rare]

Post Office stamp. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU/ DAHOMEY”.
M# with “PR” prefix???.
TM: SC. Printed on white adhesive tape only
V/F:      ★000





GROUP B: Franks inscribed “BENIN”, “R. P. BENIN” or “REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN”[edit]


Benin B1.jpg

B1. Satas “R” (MV).

Frank inscribed “R. P./ BENIN”.
“POSTES” straight or curved. M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:      ★000
a. Date only without TM
b. Frank inverted, value figures upright (SR7271)      [Rare]




Benin B2.jpg

B2. Satas “R” (MV).      [Scarce]

As Type B1 but inscribed “BENIN”.
“POSTES” slightly curved.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:      ★000



Benin B3.jpg

B3. Satas “R” (MV).

Large frank, 22 x 27mm, with “R.P./ BENIN” at top.
“POSTES” curved.
TM: SC
V/F:      ★000



Benin B4.jpg

B4. Satas “L” (MV).      [Scarce]

Inscribed “R.P./ BENIN”.
Value figures spaced widely.
M# with “SL” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:      ★ 0 0 0



Benin B5.jpg

B5. Satas (MV).

Large frank with straight-line borders complete at sides.
Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DU BENIN” at top.
“POSTE” at bottom above M#. M# without prefix.
A. Town name at top of TM      [Uncommon]
B. Mailer’s identification at top of TM      [Scarce]
TM: SC
V/F:      0000
a. Unengraved meter number. Solid block below “POSTE”.



Benin B6.jpg

B6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation border.
“REPUBLIQUE/ du Benin” at top.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC (Solid, unengraved TM reported. Engraved TMs may exist.)
V/F:      ≋0000