FR-1

FR-1 / France-1
satellite


This page contains philatelic information on the French FR-1 / France-1 satellite. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
FR-1 / France-1
(France)
FR-1 / France-1 (France) FR-1 / France-1
(France)
FR-1 (on other than FR-1 launch covers)


Below is a list of FR-1 / France-1 satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
FR-1 / France-1 (France)
Andorra (French Admin.)171 (Mi197)
i171

Imperforate
1966"FR-1"
Andorra (French Admin.)171 fdcStamp and (PJ) cachet on FDCAlso Diamant rocket2 (in cachet)
BeninUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012"FR-1"
Burundi587 (Mi1581A)
i587 (Mi1581B)

Imperforate
1981
Burundi588a (BL117C)
i588a (BL117B)
On one of MS3 (586-588)
On one of imperforate MS3 (i586-i588)
ChecheniaLocalTogo C145 overprinted on 4x Russia 5984 (Mi6177), from strip of 5, also overprint template1996(small) FR-1
ChecheniaLocalTogo C145 overprinted inverted on 4x Russia 5984 (Mi6177)
ChecheniaLocalTogo C145 overprinted on 4x Russia 6069 (Mi253), from strip of 5, also overprint template
ChecheniaLocal bk-coverTogo C145 on booklet cover
DhufarLocal c (Mi?)
Local ic
One of local post MS8 (a-h)
One of imperforate local post MS8 (a-h)
1972
DhufarLocal c o/p (Mi?)One of local post MS8 (a-h) overprinted "Apollo-17"1973
Ecuador756B (Mi1285)1966
Ecuador756B pairTête-bêche pair
Ecuador756Bc (BL29)
i756Bc (BL30)
MS3 (756-756B)
Imperforate MS3 (i756-i756B), changed colors
France1148 card (Mi1539 card)(PAC) cachet on FDOI card1966"FR-1" (in text); also Diamant rocket2 (in cachet)
FranceNoneCancel on postcard back, also front1977
FranceNoneCancel on postcard back (different)1977
FranceNoneCancel on postcard back (different)1977
FranceNoneCancel (same) and cachet on cover1977
GabonC44 (Mi245)
iC44

Imperforate
1966Also Diamant rocket2 (on stamp and in FDC cachet)
GabonC44 fdcStamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
GabonC44 dsDeluxe sheet (C44)
GabonC44 proof1Signed proof (black)
GabonC44 proof2Signed proof (blue)
MauritaniaC46 (Mi268)
iC46

Imperforate
1966"FR-1"; also Scout launch rocket1
MauritaniaC46 proofDeluxe sheet (C46)
MauritaniaC46 proof1Signed proof (blue)
MauritaniaC46 proof2Signed proof (red)
MauritaniaC46 proof3Signed proof (brown)
MauritaniaC46 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
MauritaniaC46 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
MauritaniaC46 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
NigerC60 (Mi126)
iC60

Imperforate
1966"FR-1"
NigerC60 dsDeluxe sheet (C60)
NigerC60 fdcStamp and (printed) cachet on FDC
Panama474a (Mi943)In (top and bottom) selvedges of MS25 (25x 474)1966
Panama474B (Mi945A)
i474B (Mi945B)
i474B var (Mi951)
Also on selvedge
Imperforate
Imperforate with changed colors
Panama474Eg fdcCachet on FDC
Panama474+474B+474E fdc
i474+i474B+i474E var fdc
One of three stamps and cachet on FDC
One of three imperforate stamps with changed colors and cachet on FDC
Poland1470 (Mi1734)1966"FR-1"
Poland1469-1471 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Romania1846 (Mi2510)1966"FR-1"
St. Vincent3827d (Mi7076)
i3827d
One of MS4 (3827 (a-d)) (Mi7073-7076)
One of imperforate MS4 (i3827 (a-d))
2012"FR-1"
St. Vincent3827 proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
St. Vincent3827 fdc
i3827 fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
St. Vincent3827a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
SenegalC45 (Mi326)
iC45

Imperforate
1966"FR-1"; also Scout launch rocket1
SenegalC45 proof1Signed proof (red)
SenegalC45 proof2Signed proof (brown)
SenegalC45 proof3Signed proof (red-brown)
SenegalC45 dsDeluxe sheet (C45)
SenegalC45 fdc1Stamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
SenegalC45 fdc2Stamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Staffa (Scotland)Local ssIn (lower-left) margin of imperforate silver local post SS11978
Staffa (Scotland)Local ssIn (lower-left) margin of imperforate gold local post SS1
Staffa (Scotland)Local msIn (upper-right) margin of perforate and imperforate silver local post MS2
Staffa (Scotland)Local msIn (upper-right) margin of perforate and imperforate gold local post MS2
TogoC145 (Mi848A)
iC145 (Mi848B)

Imperforate
1971
TogoC145a (BL53)On one of imperforate MS4 (769-770, C144-C145)
United StatesNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1967"FR-1"
Upper VoltaC29 (Mi187)
iC29

Imperforate
1966
Upper VoltaC29 proofSigned proof (red)
Upper VoltaC29 fdcStamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Upper VoltaC36 (Mi214)
iC36

Imperforate
1967Diamant rocket2
Upper VoltaC37 (Mi215)
iC37

Imperforate
"FR-1"
Upper VoltaC37 proofProof (blue)
Upper VoltaC37-C38 fdcOne of two stamps and cancel and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC(As above for stamps)

1FR-1 was launched by a Scout-X4 rocket.
2Diamant-A rockets were used to launch the A-1 and other French satellites (but not FR-1) from 1965 to 1975.


Below is a list of FR-1 / France-1 satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1965-12-06: FR-1 / France-1 (France)
United States1965-12-06Vandenberg AFB(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertFR-1 launch
United States1965-12-06Vandenberg AFB(Rank velvet) cachet on coverFR-1 launch
United States1965-12-06Vandenberg AFB(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverFR-1 launch
United States1965-12-06Vandenberg AFB(Sarzin?) cachet on coverFR-1 launch (Explorer-38/49 type depicted)
United States1965-12-06Vandenberg AFB(Blue rubber-stamp and black printed) cachet on coverFR-1 launch
FR-1 (on other than FR-1 launch covers)
United States1976-03-16Auburn MA(GSFC Stamp Club printed) cachet on 50th anniv. first liquid fuel rocket flight/launch cover"FR-1"
United States1978-05-20GSFC, MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet (same design as immediately above) on Pioneer-12 launch cover"FR-1"
United States1978-10-24GSFC, MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet (same) on Nimbus-7 and CAMEO launch cover"FR-1"
United States1983-01-25Greenbelt MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet (same) on IRAS and PIX-2 launch cover"FR-1"
French Guiana2008-06-12Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on Skynet-5C and Turksat-3A launch cover


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