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Europe/Other : What means "EMPRUNT"?

 

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ikeyPikey
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31 Jan 2016
09:04:31pm
I know enough to greedily retain any railway cancels & new-to-me slogans I run across ...

... but I don't know the meaning of 'EMPRUNT', as in { EMPRUNT P.T.T. / EQUIPMENT P.T.T. }.

Can any of y'all help?

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31 Jan 2016
09:18:58pm
re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

PTT Loan ?

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31 Jan 2016
09:21:13pm
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Ikey, Emprunt translates as "loan" ptt is probably "Push to talk", so the phrase is possibly to hire equipment to enable such as a phone, two way or some other form of wireless or I guess hard wired as well, to allow communication.
Sure some of our French members will have a better explanation.
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31 Jan 2016
09:57:13pm
re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

France PTT is Les Postes, Telephone et Telegraph.

The slogan cancel is advertising you can get a loan from the postal savings section of France PTT.

Merci, et bonne nuit,

David Giles
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31 Jan 2016
10:07:55pm

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Tres bien, mon ami.

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01 Feb 2016
12:59:23am
re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

"... The slogan cancel is advertising you can get a loan from the postal savings section of France PTT ..."



Oh, that kind of loan. Bingo!

I think it fair to say that most PTTs, for most of their history, have included a postal banking system.

The USPS has been flirting with the idea, and I say "go for it"!

The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services

Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved

I think it is a shame that they are pitching it as a form of social engineering, but that's me.

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01 Feb 2016
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Postal banking was in place at the turn of the century, 20th that is, and Bernie Sanders is trying to revive it, good luck with that on the kind of society that we have today.

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lerivage

19 Feb 2016
05:38:14am
re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

Not exactly that you can get a loan from the postal bank. Actually, they were bonds issued by the French postal authority (PTT stands for Postes, Téléphones, Télégraphe) when it was a french government department. Citizens (at that time they were not yet passive consumers) could lend their money, at a low rate, to this gov department. In return this department issued vey nice stamps, provided a lousy telephone service and helped reconstruct the country after WWII destruction. The cancellation is just an ad for people to subscribe. Maybe this reminds the War Bonds to some!

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19 Feb 2016
06:32:29am
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Thank you for clearing that up, lerivage. Thumbs Up

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ikeyPikey

31 Jan 2016
09:04:31pm

I know enough to greedily retain any railway cancels & new-to-me slogans I run across ...

... but I don't know the meaning of 'EMPRUNT', as in { EMPRUNT P.T.T. / EQUIPMENT P.T.T. }.

Can any of y'all help?

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Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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31 Jan 2016
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re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

PTT Loan ?

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sheepshanks

31 Jan 2016
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re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

Ikey, Emprunt translates as "loan" ptt is probably "Push to talk", so the phrase is possibly to hire equipment to enable such as a phone, two way or some other form of wireless or I guess hard wired as well, to allow communication.
Sure some of our French members will have a better explanation.
Vic

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31 Jan 2016
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re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

France PTT is Les Postes, Telephone et Telegraph.

The slogan cancel is advertising you can get a loan from the postal savings section of France PTT.

Merci, et bonne nuit,

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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Tres bien, mon ami.

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01 Feb 2016
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re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

"... The slogan cancel is advertising you can get a loan from the postal savings section of France PTT ..."



Oh, that kind of loan. Bingo!

I think it fair to say that most PTTs, for most of their history, have included a postal banking system.

The USPS has been flirting with the idea, and I say "go for it"!

The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services

Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved

I think it is a shame that they are pitching it as a form of social engineering, but that's me.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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01 Feb 2016
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Postal banking was in place at the turn of the century, 20th that is, and Bernie Sanders is trying to revive it, good luck with that on the kind of society that we have today.

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lerivage

19 Feb 2016
05:38:14am

re: What means "EMPRUNT"?

Not exactly that you can get a loan from the postal bank. Actually, they were bonds issued by the French postal authority (PTT stands for Postes, Téléphones, Télégraphe) when it was a french government department. Citizens (at that time they were not yet passive consumers) could lend their money, at a low rate, to this gov department. In return this department issued vey nice stamps, provided a lousy telephone service and helped reconstruct the country after WWII destruction. The cancellation is just an ad for people to subscribe. Maybe this reminds the War Bonds to some!

Cheers

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19 Feb 2016
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Thank you for clearing that up, lerivage. Thumbs Up

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