TDF-1

TDF and TV-Sat
series

TV-Sat-1
TDF-1TV-Sat-1

This page contains philatelic information on TDF (Télédiffusion de France) and TV-Sat (TeleVision SATellite) series. 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)
TDF (France) TDF (France) TDF (France)
TDF (on other than TDF launch covers)
TV-Sat (Germany) TV-Sat (Germany) TV-Sat (Germany)


Below is a list of TDF and TV-Sat series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
TDF (France)
Central African Republic862a (BL426A)
i862a (BL426B)
In (upper) margin of SS1 (862)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (i862)
1987"TDF-1"
Central African Republic896a (BL445A)
i896a (BL445B)
In (upper) margin of SS1 (896)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (i896)
1987"TDF-1"
Chad440B (BL151)
i440B
On stamp of SS1, gold foil
On stamp of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1983"TDF-1"
Congo (People's Republic)BL68A
BL68B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1991"TDF-2"
Congo (Republic)1035a (BL122A)
i1035a (BL122B)
In (right) margin of SS1 (1035)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1035)
1993"TDF-1"
Guinea Republic1108 (BL319)
i1108
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1988"TDF-1"
Guinea Republic1187Ab (BL415)
i1187Ab
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1187A), gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1187A), gold foil
1992"TDF-1"
Malagasy Republic1173Ft (BL241A)
i1173Ft (BL241B)
In (right) margin of SS1 (1173F)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1173F)
1994"TDF-2"
Malagasy Republic1335 (BL272)
i1335
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1997"TDF-1" (in text, but Intelsat-K or Astra-1B depicted)
Malagasy Republic1340 (BL273A)
i1340 (BL273B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1997"TDF-2" (in text, but Intelsat-K or Astra-1B depicted)
Mali884a (BL_A95A)
i884a (BL_A95B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1998"TDF-2" (in text, but Intelsat-K or Astra-1B depicted)
TV-Sat (Germany)
Central African RepublicBL448A
BL448B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1988"TV-Sat"
DjiboutiC233a (BL141A)
iC233a (BL141B)
In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (C233)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC233)
1987"TV-Sat"
Germany (Berlin)9N578 cover (Mi? cover)Cachet on cover1989"TV-Sat-2" (in cachet); Unknown/fantasy comsat (on stamp)
Germany1642-1643 fdc (Mi1526-1527 fdc)(Lollini) cachet on FDC1991"TV-Sat"
Malagasy Republic978Ab (BL144A)
i978Ab (BL144B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (978A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i978A)
1990"TV-Sat"
Guinea Republic1107a (BL325A)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1107)1988"TV-Sat"
Guinea RepublicBL353A
BL353B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1990"TV-Sat"
TDF or TV-Sat (which?)
Andorra (French)403 (Mi423)1991"Direct TV satellite" (in Catalan) (TDF or TV-Sat)
Central African Republic813 (Mi1235A)
i813 (Mi1235B)

Imperforate
1986TDF or TV-Sat
Central African Republic813a (BL388)On stamp of SS1 (813)
Central African Republic899a (BL450A)
i899a (BL450B)
In (upper) margin of SS1 (899)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (i899)
1987TDF or TV-Sat
Chad437 (Mi956A)
i437 (Mi956B)

Imperforate
1983TDF or TV-Sat (lower-left on stamp)
Chad437a (BL147A)
i437a (BL147B)
On stamp of SS1 (437)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i437)
Chad439b (Mi953A-958A)
i439b (Mi953B-958B)
On one of MS6 (434-439)
On one of imperforate MS6 (i434-i439)
Chad676Bc (Mi1421A)
i676Bc (Mi1421B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (676B)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i676B)
1996"Télé-Directe" (TDF or TV-Sat)
Comoro Islands644a (BL245)
i644a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (644)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i644)
1988TDF or TV-Sat
Comoro Islands645a (BL250)
i645a
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (645)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i645)
DjiboutiC215a (BL117A)
iC215a (BL117B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1985TDF or TV-Sat
France2255 (Mi2835)
i2255

Imperforate
1991TDF or TV-Sat
France
Germany
2255 fdc
1643 fdc
One of two stamps on FDC
Germany1467 (Mi1290)1986"TDF-1" / "TV-Sat"
Guinea Republic1036 (Mi1156)1987TDF or TV-Sat
Guinea Republic1036b (BL263)On stamp of SS1 (1036)
Guinea Republic1039a (Mi1154-1159)On one of MS6 (1039a (1034-1039))
Guinea Republic1058a (BL285A)
i1058a (BL285B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1058)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1058)
1987TDF or TV-Sat
GuyanaMi3888BImperforate gold foil1992TDF or TV-Sat
GuyanaMi3888B_ms2Imperforate MS2 (2x Mi3888B), gold foil
Malagasy Republic801 (Mi1067A)
i801 (Mi1067B)

Imperforate
1987TDF or TV-Sat
Malagasy Republic801a (BL52A)
i801a (BL52B)
On stamp of SS1 (801)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i801)
Malagasy Republic804Ab (BL56A)
i804Ab (BL56B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (804A), gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i804A), gold foil
Malagasy Republic804b (Mi1065-1070)On one of MS6 (799-804)


Below is a list of TDF and TV-Sat series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
TDF (France)
1988-10-28: TDF-1
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTDF-1 launch
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTDF-1 launch
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Green printed and red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTDF-1 launch
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Black and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTDF-1 launch
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverTDF-1 launch
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverTDF-1 launch
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverTDF-1 launch
French Guiana1988-10-27Kourou(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTDF-1 launch
1990-07-24: TDF-2 (and DFS-2/Kopernikus-2)
French Guiana1990-07-24Kourou(Photo and printed) cachet on coverTDF-2 launch
French Guiana1990-07-24Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverTDF-2 launch
French Guiana1990-07-24Kourou(Printed) cachet (different) on coverTDF-2 launch
TV-Sat (Germany)
1987-11-21: TV-Sat-1
French Guiana1987-11-20Kourou(Red and blue printed) cachet on coverTV-Sat-1 launch
French Guiana1987-11-20Kourou(Dark-blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTV-Sat-1 launch
French Guiana1987-11-20Kourou(Dark-blue and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTV-Sat-1 launch
French Guiana1987-11-20Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTV-Sat-1 launch
1989-08-08: TV-Sat-2 (and HIPPARCOS)
French Guiana1989-08-08Kourou(Green printed) cachets on coverTV-Sat-2 launch
French Guiana1989-08-08Kourou(Green printed and red and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTV-Sat-2 launch
French Guiana1989-08-08Kourou(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTV-Sat-2 launch
French Guiana
Germany (West)
1989-08-08
1989-08-08
Kourou
Wessling, Oberbay
(Picture) cachet on postcardTV-Sat-2 launch
France1989-08-09Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverTV-Sat-2 launch
Germany1989-08-09Darmstadt(Printed) cachet on coverTV-Sat-2 launch
Netherlands1989-08-09Noordwijk(Estec Philatelic Club) cachet on coverTV-Sat-2 launch
TDF (on other than TDF launch covers)
French Guiana1991-10-29Kourou(PJ) cachet on Intelsat-6-1 launch cover"TDF-1"
French Guiana1993-07-22Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Insat-2B and Hispasat-1B launch cover"TDF"


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