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Article 30: France Merson First 2 Francs Value

Here are three distinct printings of the first France Merson 2 Francs. Here are quick links to a page with some color variations, and a page with a few dated specimens.
Newsprint paper and dark colors.
White paper and dark, bright colors.
White paper and light, muted colors. Notice the line break at her left knee; a sign of a worn-out plate. Below are details of these three specimens in order.
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Article 3: The second France 2 Francs Merson The second France 2 Francs Merson was issued in 1907. There is a first 2 Francs Merson, and this web site includes a page dedicated to the Merson issue.
Article 16: The France Merson High Values (5, 10, and 20 Francs) I show here pages for each stamp showing color variations (5 Francs, 10 Francs, 20 Francs) and pages with dated specimens showing possible usage ranges as well as some representative specimens (5 Francs, 10 Francs, 20 Francs).
Article 30: France Merson First 2 Francs Value The first France 2 Francs Merson is the scarcest value of the series. I show some color variations and a few dated specimens.
Article 65: France Merson 1 Franc The France Merson 1 Franc was in used between 1900 and the early 1930s. This stamp saw many printings-some shown in this article. Quick links are to: main page / a page with various shades / cancelled specimens / selected blocks / selected covers
Article 95: Merson 3 Francs (two issues) The first Merson 3 Franc was issued in 1924. The second Merson 3 Franc was issued in 1927. This latter stamp was the last Merson to be issued. Besides this page showing color variations, I also show a page with selected postmarks for both issues.
Article 114: Merson 50 Centimes This is the most common Merson type. It received heavy postal usage between 1900 until right before the inflationary period in late 1923. There are at least a hlaf dozen distinct printings. Quick links: color varieties, dated specimens, two covers, and perfins.
Article 160: France Art Stamps Part 1 Here is the first group of issues of this great series. Quick links: main page / second page / third page
Article 166: France Art Stamps Part 2 I continue showing the Art stamps that have been issued by France since the 1960s. The stamps shown here contain brief descriptions from information I gleaned searching the web. Quick links: first page / second page
Article 179: France Art Stamps Part 3 Here is the third group of issues of this great series. Quick links: main page / second page / third page
Article 189: France Art Stamps Part 4 Here is the fourth and last group of issues of this great series that I am showing. Quick links: main page / second page / third page
Article 230: Some 19th Century France Common Stamps Here are a few blue 25 centimes stamps from the 1870s on piece. Quick links: first page / second page
Article 241: Some 19th Century France Common Stamps Here are a few blue 25 centimes stamps from the 1870s on piece. Quick links: main / Baune / Dunkerque / Epinal / Givet / Lille
Article 250: Some 19th Century France Common Stamps Here are a few blue 25 centimes stamps from the 1870s on piece. On this page I show the stamps from these pieces. Quick links: main / cognac / le havre
Article 261: Some 19th Century France Common Stamps Here are a few blue 25 centimes stamps from the 1870s on piece. On this page I show the stamps from these pieces. Quick links: main / paris / bordeaux
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