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So called 'Cabasson' type (1860), figure representing commerce, eagle embossed below

(sorry, no picture available yet)

The inscription of these stamps is 'EFFETS DE COMMERCE' (25 different values)

Imperial eagle type (about 1862), inscription 'TIMBRE IMPERIAL', frames different for different applications

'ARTICLES D'ARGENT VALEURS COTEES' (1865)


(Reduced size)

  20 c blue on blue

'DIMENSION' (1862, eagle with crown)


(Image obtained from Jean Bensoam, France)

  50 c, 1 F, 1 F 50 c, 2 F , 3 F (all blue)

'Chemins de fer, recepisses provenant de l'etranger'


(Reduced size)

  (-) blue 

The word 'Dimension' referred to the size of the paper on which they were applied (the larger, the more had to be paid).

So called 'Imperial eagle with mantle' (1865)

Timber Imperial Dimension, Eagle

'Dimension' (1865, locally surcharged stamps exist in 1871)
  20 c blue
  20 c violet 
  50 c brown
  1 F green
  1 F 50 c orange
  2 F blue
  3 F red

Napolean III type (1864)

Napoleon III

Many values exist.

As Napoleon III type, but Napoleon erased and replaced by star (1972)


(Reduced sizes)

'Effets de commerce de l'etranger et warrants'
About 25 values exist from 10 c to 20 F all in grey with value in red.

So called 'Groupe' type (1874)

The inscription is 'ENREGT. TIMBRE DOMES'. Many values exist.

So called 'Numeral' design (around 1872):


(Reduced sizes)

In this design exist: 

'Timbre de dimension Affiches' (1873):
  5 c (et deux centimes) red (number violet)
  10 c (et deux centimes) red (number green)
  20 c (et deux centimes) red (number orange)

'Connaissement' (1872)
  50 c, 1 F and 2 F

'Estampille de controle' (1872)

'Copies' (1873)
  50 c, 1 F, 5 F and 10 F

'Dimension' (1872)
  25 c blue and black
  50 c & 2/10 blue and lilac
  50 c & 2/10 brown and black (1875)
  1 F & 2/10 blue and yellow
  1 F & 2/10 green and black (1875)
  1 F 50 c & 2/10 blue and brown
  1 F 50 c & 2/10 violet and black (1875)
  2 F & 2/10 blue and green
  2 F & 2/10 blue and black (1875)
  3 F & 2/10 blue and red
  3 F & 2/10 red and lilac (1875)

'Quittances, Recus et Decharges' (1871)
  10 c blue

So called 'Republique' type (around 1880):


(Reduced sizes)

In this type exist:

'Affiches' (imperforate, 1881 or perforated, 1883):
  5 c brown, 10 c green and 20 c red

'Connaissement' (imperforate or perforated, 1883):
  50 c & 2/10 black on green
  1 F & 2/10 black on grey
  1 F & 2/10 black on brown
  2 F & 2/10 black on yellow or grey

'Copies' (imperforate, 1880 or perforated, 1884)
  50 c & 2/10 blue
  1 F & 2/10 blue
  5 F & 2/10 blue
  10 F & 2/10 blue

'Dimension' (imperforate, 1881 or perforated 1885)
  50 c & 2/10 brown
  1 F & 2/10 green
  1 F 50 c & 1/20 violet
  2 F & 2/10 orange

'Quittances, Recus et Decharges' (1880), perforated
  10 c grey
  25 c blue
  50 c black on blue
  1 F black on red
  2 F black on red

'Timbre quittances' (1880), imperforate
  25 c blue 

Fiscal stamps for 'Roles d'equipage', ship in circle

Issued from 1885 to 1946 in different colours and values.

So called 'Medaillon' type (around 1891), large sized stamps:


('Commerce', reduced size)

Fiscal stamps in this design with inscription 'Affiches', 'Commerce', 'Connaissement', 'Dimension', 'Visa de Passeports', 'Permis de Chasse Departemental', 'Permis de Chasse General', 'Quittances' and 'Recepisses de Chemins de Fer'.

So called 'Small Medaillon':

This type was introduced in 1893 for many different purposes. As far as I know, these are still in use now (2002).

Literature: 'Catalog of the Revenue Stamps of France (1962)' by Brainerd Kremer.


Embossed stamp, inscription 'TIMBRE IMPERIAL'


(Timbre Imperial)

 

Inscription 'TIMBRE', 'TIMBRE IMPERIAL', 'REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE', 'DOUANES', etc.


(Inscription 'EMP. FRAN.')


(Reduced sizes)

Note that in the stamps issued during the empire, the imperial eagle was included. Later it was left out.


Chicoree

1871 Stamp printed in a circular form

A number of values had been issued: (no value) black, 3 c black, 7 1/2 c black on yellow, 7 1/2 c black, 15 c black on green, 15 c black, 30 c black on blue and 30 c black. It seems that forgeries of these stamps exist (I'm not sure if the above stamp is genuine).

Similar fiscal stamps with inscription 'ALLUMETTES' (=matches) exist. These stamps were never cancelled.


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