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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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Military post

Introduction

The army postal service, a department depending only to the Ministry of the Armed Forces, was, until 1973 (that is during the validity period of the stamp 0,50F Marianne de Béquet), made up of two different entities: the military mail and the naval mail. Since September 12, 1973, there is only one service: the military post. This service has been organized under a number of organisms, we will describe and illustrate now.

Sorting offices

 

postmark of the sorting centre PARIS NAVAL

 

illustrated slogan to right of date stamp of the sorting centre PARIS NAVAL

 

Military Post Offices

A Military Post Office (B.P.M. in French) has an activity comparable to a civilian full service post office (mail processing, financial services...). Some post office annexes have existed until 1977.
 

postmark of a Military Post Office with a postal code

 

postmark of the post office annexe of a Military Post Office

 

illustrative slogan box to right of a Military Post Office

 

 

blank slogan box to right made by a Klussendorf machine (from a military post office located in Germany)

 

illustrated slogan box to right of date stamp made by a Klussendorf machine (from a military post office located in Germany)

 

illustrated slogan box to right of date stamp from a military post office located in Polynesia

 

illustrated slogan box to right of date stamp from a military post office located in Polynesia

 

illustrated slogan box to right of date stamp from a military post office located in Polynesia

 

postmark from a military post office located in Polynesia

 

blank slogan box to right from a military post office

 

illustrated slogan to right of date stamp from a military post office

 

illustrated slogan to right of date stamp from a military post office

 

 

Naval Post Offices

There was five Naval Post Offices (B.P.N. in French) during the reporting period. They made the same operations than B.P.M.
 

postmark of a naval post office

 

blank slogan box to right of a sea military postal agency

 

illustrated slogan to right of date stamp of a naval post office

 

Military Post Agencies

Attached to the closest civilian post office, Military Post Agencies (A.P.M. in French) had a virtually identical activity as that of a civilian post office. There were military post agencies for land, sea and air defence forces.
 

postmark of a sea military post agency

 

blank slogan box to right of a sea military post agency

 

illustrated slogan to right of date stamp of a naval military post agency

 

postmark of an air military post agency

 

blank slogan box to right of an air military post agency

 

blank slogan box to right of an air military post agency

 

A Naval Office (B.N. in French) is embarked on a ship and has an activity of mail processing and routing, of sales of stamps, of money orders service…
 

postmark of the naval office number 64 (taken on board of the frigate DUQUESNE)

 

blank slogan box to right of the naval office number 64 (taken on board of the command ship De GRASSE)

 

blank slogan box to right of the naval office number 81 (taken on board of the aircraft carrier CLEMENCEAU)

 

postmark of the naval office number 81 (taken on board of the naval tanker La SEINE)

 

Naval Post Agency

A Naval Post Agency is a mail agency embarked on a ship of the navy having more than 500 sailors on board.
 

illustrated slogan box to right of date stamp of a naval post agency

 

postmark of a naval post agency and stamp “JEANNE d’ARC ISTANBUL”

 

blank slogan box to right of a naval post agency

 

postmark of a naval post agency

 

postmark of a naval post agency

 

blank slogan box to right of a naval post agency with a stamp “COURRIER CATAPULTE PAR AVION”

 

postmark of a naval post agency

 

blank slogan box to right of a naval post agency

 

Administrative Marks

 

postmark of a naval post agency

 

Philatelic or temporary Offices and commemorative marks

 

illustrated slogan to right of date stamp of outside France military post