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Etude monographique du 0,50F Marianne de Béquet
Sa naissance, sa production, son utilisation postale

Ce site philatélique étudie le timbre 0,50F Marianne de Béquet, depuis sa conception jusqu’à son utilisation postale en passant par les différentes présentations dont il a fait l’objet.

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Introduction

In this article, we will show a number of covers with date stamps or slogans allowing to frank stamps and not described in the previous articles. We will also show a number of anomalies arising out of the operation of franking machines. Note that this article owes a great deal to the two publications [18] and [19] by Yves NOUAZÉ.

Slogans and date stamps

We will present the slogans of the various machines used during the validity period of the stamp 0,50F Marianne de Béquet. We will also show some date stamps not described previously.
 

cancellation made with a manual roller

 

continuous impression made by a second generation Krag machine

 

continuous impression made by a Sécap GL machine

 

slogan made by a single circle Klüssendorf machine

 

slogan made by a double circle Klüssendorf machine

 

slogan made by a Pitney-Bowes machine

 

blank slogan box to left made by a Hotchkiss-Brandt machine

 

dated blank slogan box to left made by a Hotchkiss-Brandt machine

 

blank slogan box to right made by a Hotchkiss-Brandt machine

 

slogan made by a Toshiba machine

 

slogan made by a Toshiba machine

 

blank slogan box to right made by a “double pont” Toshiba machine

 

blank slogan box to right made by a “double pont” Toshiba machine

 

blank test slogan box to right made by a Toshiba machine, prepaid and used in the sorting centre of Rennes

 

time stamp postmark (A5ter type in the A. LAUTIER classification)

 

postmark poste restante at the back of a cover

 

recto of the above cover

 

Use of coloured ink

 

postmark in red ink (note it is a first day of use of the stamp postmark)

 

blank slogan box to right in red ink made by a Sécap machine

 

Anomalies

Here are some anomalies found about slogans.
 

incomplete blank slogan (postmark used to date the mailing)

 

truncated illustrated slogn to right of date stamp

 

repeated illustrated slogan to right of date stamp

 

double pass of the envelope in the franking machine

 

double pass of the envelope in the franking machine (with an inclined pass)

 

offset of the illustrated slogan needing a cancellation by a linear mark

 

an elongated illustrated slogan

 

inclined pass of the envelope through the machine

 

double cancellation, mechanical and manual

 

envelope damaged during the pass through the franking machine and repaired by the PTTs

 

reverse side of the above cover

 

illustrated slogan without date slug (with a postmark on the left of the cover to date the mailing)

 

illustrated slogan with only the year in the date slug

 

blank slogan without year in the date slug

 

blank slogan with upside down date slug

 

blank slogan with upside down outer ring

 

illustrated slogan with upside down date slug

 

blank slogan with year on the 1st line of the date slug

 

replacement of a mobile block of the date slug by the one from a postmark

 

illustrated slogan without a hyphen between month and year

 

blank slogan with upside down hour (14 H) in the date slug

 

illustrated slogan with the day and month upside down

 

Complementary postages

We will show postages by means of postage meter impression ( E.M.A.) or sticker counter.
 

addition to postage with a machine cancel

 

addition to postage with a counter vignette

 

Special postmarks

Some slogans are rather service marks of certain units of Post offices. Some of them can however be found on surface mail.
 

postmark from a Postal Cheques Centre

 

postmark from the Caisse Nationale d’Epargne

 

blank slogan P.P. (prepaid)