France

22 different official seal types are known from France. The first twenty are all simple boxed designs with the wording "POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES" or a similar variation inside, the later two are tapes inscribed with the words "LA POSTE."



Catalog: Drummond OS3b

Date issued: 1898-1917

Printing: Black on glassine

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES / (Art. 483 de l'Instruction générale.)"

Control Number: none

Description: Registered 1908 cover from Mexico to Paris, France reclosed at top with third type of French Post and Telegraph seals.








Catalog: Drummond OS5

Date issued: 1928, EKU January 30, 1930

Printing: Black on glassine

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES, / (Art. 26, iv° fasc. de l'Instruction générale.)"

Control Number: "No. 509" on left side

Description: 1932 cover from Ch'in-huang-tao, China to Paris, France reclosed along three sides using French officially sealed labels of the firth type. "No. 509" is found only on left margin position seals.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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