France's pictorial cancellations have been disappearing little by little these 2000s. We knew it for months. Late 2007... 2008 maybe, these flammes will be extincted.
I have two registered letter to send these past two weeks. It is a - expensive and unsure - way to find one of the last flames :
Some post offices are still cancelling registered letter receipt with their usual inflammed machines.
But, before you burn your 5 euros banknotes at the post office to send registered mail, watch that the famous esoteric codes are already here (here the 11868A ; the receipt was signed in Lille) :
Who will find the last use of this kind of pictorial cancellations of France ?
Updates (25 November 2007) :
Yvon Nouazé reminds me that one element on these receipt are objects of questioning on the Blog philatélie : FRIM code on the upper right corner (cinq barres et FRAB) that may indicate to the mail sorting machine how the adress is written.