Stamps of France, 1849-1899

Postage Stamps of France issued from 1849 to 1899. Numbering according Yvert catalogue.

Definitive StampsEdit

1849-1850Edit

In 1849 France issued its first stamps, depicting a profile of Ceres. The first Cérès issue is imperforate, without watermark and typography on white or lightly tinted papers. Issue dates:

  • 10c: 1850-09-12,
  • 15c: 1850-07-29,
  • 20c: 1849-01-01,
  • 25c: 1850-07-01,
  • 40c: 1850-02-03,
  • 1fr: 1849-01-02.

1852Edit

Présidence issue. Profile of Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. Imperforate, without watermark, typographed, tinted paper. Issue dates:

  • 10c: 1852-12,
  • 25c: 1852-09-16.

1853-1860Edit

Empire non Dentelé (Napoleon III imperforate) issue. Profile of Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. Imperforate, without watermark, typographed, white and tinted paper. Issue dates:

  • 1c: 1860-11-01,
  • 5c: 1854-11-19,
  • 10c: 1853-12,
  • 20c: 1854-07-01,
  • 25c: 1853-12-03,
  • 40c: 1853-12,
  • 80c: 1854-12-04,
  • 1fr: 1853-09.

1862Edit

Empire Dentelé (Napoleon III perforate) issue. Profile of Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. Perforate, without watermark, typographed, white and tinted paper. Issue dates:

  • 1c, 5c, 40c and 80c: 1862-09 (№ 19, 20, 23 and 24),
  • 10c and 20c: 1862-08 (№ 21 and 22).

1862-1871Edit

Empire Lauré (Napoleon III laureate) issue. Profile of Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. Perforate, without watermark, typographed, white and tinted paper. Issue dates:

  • 1c: 1870-05 (№ 25),
  • 2c: 1862-12 (№ 26),
  • 4c: 1863-08 (№ 27),
  • 10c: 1867-10 (№ 28),
  • 20c: 1867-04 (№ 29),
  • 30c: 1867-01 (№ 30),
  • 40c: 1868-07 (№ 31),
  • 80c: 1867-12 (№ 32),
  • 5fr: 1869-11 (№ 33),
  • 10c on 10c: not issued (№ 34),
  • 5c: 1871-11 (№ 35).

1870Edit

Siège de Paris (Siege of Paris). Profile of Ceres. Perforated, without watermark, typograph, white or lightly tinted paper. Issued dates:

  • 10c and 20c: 1870-10-11,
  • 40c: 1870-10-18.

1870-1871Edit

de Bordeaux (Provisional issue of Bordeaux). Profile of Ceres, issued during the Franco-Prussian War. Imperforated, without watermark, typograph, white or lightly tinted paper. Issued dates:

  • 25c type I and II: 1870-11.
  • 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 10c type I, 20c type III, 30c, 40c and 80c: 1870-12,
  • 10c type II: 1871-02,