International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Central African Republic

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Central African Republic[edit | edit source]

The country was a French territory until it gained independence in 1960. For about two years starting in December, 1977 the name was changed to Central African Empire. The earliest date seen in from 1960. For issues before 1960 see FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA. The stamps are grouped by political inscription”

A - inscribed “REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE”
B - inscribed “EMPIRE CENTRAFRICAIN”



GROUP A: Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE”[edit | edit source]


A1. Satas “D” (MV), 1960. [$50]
Upright rectangle with single line, simulated perforation border open at the sides.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F





A2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1960. [$25]
TM raised in relation to the frank.
M# between dashes below frank, without prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000 Fr.






A3. Satas “J” (MV), 1964. [$10]
M# with “SJ” or “S.J.” prefix.
Date figures tall.
A. “REPUBLIQUE” narrower than “CENTRAFRICAINE”
B. “REPUBLIQUE” nearly same width as “CENTRAFRICAINE”
TM: SC
V/F: 00 0000
a. Dash between prefix and meter number






A4. Satas “R” (MV), 1964. [$20]
As Type A3A but M# with “SR" or "S.R." prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000
a. Dash between prefix and meter number





A5. Camp (MV). [$25]
Post Office stamp.
As Types A3 and A4 but narrower spacing between TM and frank.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “PR” prefix. M# 001 seen.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




A6. Neopost (MV).
Frank with straight frame line.
M# with "NE" prefix at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000







GROUP B: Frank inscribed “EMPIRE CENTRAFRICAIN”[edit | edit source]


B1. Satas “J” (MV), 1979. [$150]
As Type A3 but with different inscription.
One meter seen, “SJ 2457”.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F: 00