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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Datamatrix in Costa Rica
While the French post has begun to place barcode in a data matrix fashion on many of its franking, including definitive postage stamps for the European and Worldwide rates, I wish for a world history of this new numeric tool on mail.
Precancel stamp printed on demand for a postcard from Costa Rica to France, dated 3rd March 2016.
Because the first on this way might not be a more developed country. Thank to Lorena on her Postcrossing card, I get a precancel stamp printed on a counter machine at a Correos de Costa Rica branch.
France is in the zone 3 of this postal operator's rates and it cost six hundreds colones, a little less than one euro.