International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Tunisia

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Tunisia[edit]

  • The first meter was used in 1932 during period of French control. The country achieved independence in 1960.
  • The stamps are grouped according to political inscription and use:
A - French Protectorate: Inscribed TUNISIE
B - Independent Tunisia, with Arabic inscription over TUNISIE
PO - Special stamps generated only by Post Office meters



GROUP A: French Protectorate, frank inscribed “TUNISIE”[edit]


Image needed.jpg


A1. Havas “Grandjean” (FV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Small, upright frank with simulated perforation frame open at center of both sides.
“POSTES” curved above M# at bottom.
M# “B.0345” known.
TM: SL
Values known: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg15F , 30F



Tunisia stamp type A2C.jpg

A2. Havas “C” (MV).

As Type A1 but M# with different prefix.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number high above slogan / TM line.
TM: SL
A. M# with "C" prefix
B. M# with "CW" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. M# with "CG" prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★Foo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F
a. Solid bar in place of town line (C.0004) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
b. As B, date only without town name MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
c. Field of vertical dashes in place of impression counter number



Tunisia stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Havas "K" (MV).

“POSTES” straight.
A. M# with "K" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with "KG" prefix
TM: SL stacked at left
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.oo



Tunisia stamp type A4B.jpg

A4. Havas "M" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Larger frank, wider than tall.
A. M# with "M" prefix
B. M# with "MG" prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F




Tunisia stamp type A5A.jpg

A5. Satas "C" (MV).

As Type A1 but M# with different prefix.
A. M# with "SC" prefix
B. M# with "SCW" prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.oo




Tunisia stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Satas "D" (MV).

As Type A1 but M# with different prefix.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F




Tunisia stamp type A7.jpg


A7. Satas "E" (MV).

As Type A1 but M# with different prefix.
M# with “SE” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000









GROUP B: Independent Tunisia, dual country inscription in both Arabic and French[edit]


Tunisia stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Satas “C” (MV), 1960. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A5 but with bilingual inscriptions.
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Tunisia stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Satas “D” (MV).

As Type A6 but with bilingual inscriptions.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. Three-bank Value Figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Tunisia stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Satas “E” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A7 but with bilingual inscriptions.
M# with “SE” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Tunisia stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Havas “M” (MV).

As Type A4 but with bilingual inscriptions.
M# with “M –“ prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Tunisia stamp type B5.jpg

B5. Satas “R” (MV), 1967.

Single circle town mark.
M# with “SR” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. Unengraved TM with square in center for date.
b. Without frank frame. Town mark, value figures and slogan only




Tunisia stamp type B6.jpg

B6. Satas “J” (MV).

As Type B5 but date figures taller and M# with “SJ” prefix.
Value figures widely spaced.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Tunisia stamp type B7.jpg

B7. Havas “P” (MV).

Date figures short, without hour.
M# with “P.” or “PS” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Tunisia stamp type B8.jpg


B8. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Large upright frank.
M# with “P” prefix at bottom center.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Tunisia stamp type B9.jpg


B9. Postalia “MS5/WK4” (MV).

As Type B8 but date figures are taller, and the spacing between the TM and frank is wider.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Tunisia stamp type B10.jpg

B10. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Square frank with M# breaking bottom frame line.
“TUNISIE” above “POSTES” at top of frank.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Tunisia stamp type B11.jpg

B11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Types B5-B7, but frank not quite as tall.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Tunisia stamp type B12.jpg

B12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Wide frank with complete simulated-perforation outer border.
“TUNISIE” at bottom above M# which breaks frame line.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Tunisia stamp type B13.jpg

B13. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” series (MV).

Large, square frank.
Value figures widely spaced.
M# with “PB7” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Tunisia stamp type B14.jpg

B14. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Similar to B13 but smaller and wider than tall.
Value figures and meter number relatively large.
M# with “PB2” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,000



Tunisia stamp type B15.jpg

B15. Pitney Bowes model unidentified (digital).

Similar to B14 but slightly taller.
Value figures are more tightly spaced.
"TUNISIA" and "POSTES" larger.
M# with “PB1” prefix.
TM: DC with widely spaced date figures
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,000






GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by Post Office machines[edit]


Image needed.jpg


PO1. Havas “C” (MV), 1940s. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

“TUNISIE” alone at top.
Used for Registration.
Printed on yellow adhesive labels with large “R” at left.
M# “CR 003” known.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F



Tunisia stamp type PO2.jpg

PO2. Satas “P” (MV).

Similar to Group B types but without meter number.
Date figures tall.
Hour figure with small “H” between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Tunisia stamp type PO3.jpg

PO3. Camp “PR” (MV).

“TUNISIE” alone at top.
With hour figure between TM and frank; spacing very narrow.
M# with “PR” prefix.
Printed on plain white adhesive labels.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★ 0 0 0



Tunisia stamp type PO4.jpg

PO4. Camp (MV).

As Type PO3 but with bilingual inscriptions, “POSTES” at top, “TUNISIE” at bottom.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★ 0 0 0




Tunisia stamp type PO5.jpg

PO5. Camp (MV).

Similar to Type PO4 but “TUNISIE” at top and “POSTES” at bottom.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★ 0 0 0
a. “H” alone, without hour number between TM and frank (shown)




Tunisia stamp type PO6.jpg

PO6. Neopost (digital), 2014.

Frank wider than tall.
“TUNISIE” at top, “POSTES” reading up at left, M# at bottom.
M# with "N" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000



Tunisia stamp type 7.jpg

PO7. Sercem "MIVA" (digital), 1996 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Probably quite rare]

Wide self-adhesive label with underprint of round ornaments in pale citron. The frank is at right and is similar in shape to the TMs with Types PO2-5 but is without Arabic inscriptions. “REPUBLIQUE/ TUNISIENNE” is at top, “POSTES” above an ID number is at bottom.
The town mark is square with the Post Office identification at top.
Running through the center of both the TM and frank are the date, hour, and value figures.
The one stamp reported has solid blocks appearing is several places in the stamp. The blocks obscure parts of the Post Office identification and value figures. They may have been generated by a malfunction. This stamp was used for registered mail and has a large "R" and framed "AR" in black at far left.
M# 1000 G 25
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000?





Tunisia digital cancellation.jpg


NOTE: The blue postmark shown at right appears to be a digital Neopost meter stamp but it is actually a cancellation mark. Within the rectangle is a postal logo above LA POSTE TUNISIENNE and nothing else.








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