Algeria

Algeria is located along the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. The country gained independence from France on July 3, 1962. Two different official seals have been recorded to date.



Catalog: Drummond OS2

Date issued: Unknown, EKU September 4, 1984

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "POSTES ET TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS / (Art. 70, 71, 72 IV° fasc. de l'Instruction générale)"

Control Number: "N° 509" outside left frameline

Description: 1991 cover from Gladstone, Oregon to Tipaza, Algeria incorrectly addressed and returned to sender. Three French Post and Telecommunication seals were applied at top and left edges, one of which is tied on reverse with a partial boxed "Arrived in this state" (translation) marking. Backstamped with a November 2nd Algiers transit postmark.

Another nearly identical design is known, having a bolder font in the first text line.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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