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ostage meters first appeared experimentally at the end of the 19th century and came into general use worldwide starting in the 1920s. By the 1960s more mail was being franked by postage meter than with traditional adhesive stamps. The trend continues today as mechanical postage meters are displaced by newer and more versatile digital franking machines and systems.

This is a catalog of all the different types of postage meter stamps ever used to frank mail in the world. It organizes and categorizes the stamps by their appearance (design format) rather than the meter model that printed them. It is thus a STAMP catalog for use primarily by stamp collectors and is not a meter (machine) catalog. It is an expansion of The International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, written and published by Joel Hawkins and Rick Stambaugh in 2005, and its 2008 Supplement.

Comments, suggested changes, corrections, and additions to the catalog are encouraged. Email:

Recent changes

  • Germany type PA9, variety "a" added (24 Jan 2015)
  • Brazil type B1, variety "b" added (22 Jan 2015)
  • Brazil type C3, variety "e" added (20 Jan 2015)
  • Lesotho type BA3.1 added (20 Jan 2015)
  • Mozambique type 3, variety "a" added (20 Jan 2015)
  • New Zealand type C6.1 added (20 Jan 205)
  • Germany type PA1, sub-type "B" changed, variety "a" added (18 Jan 2015)
  • Brunei type B6 added (17 Jan 2015)
  • Germany type RB1.4, sub-types "A" and "B" added (11 Jan 2015)
  • Germany sub-group RB decimalized with all type numbers changed (9 Jan 2015)
  • Czech Republic type AB3, variety "a" added (30 Dec 2014)
  • Great Britain type I2.2 added (30 Dec 2014)
  • South Africa type BC2.1 added (30 Dec 2014)
  • Spain types B23 and F3 added (30 Dec 2014)
  • Sweden types D2.3 and D3.3 added (30 Dec 2014)
  • Sweden types C4, D4.1, and D5.1, sub-types "A" and "B" added to all (30 Dec 2014)
  • Turkey type FB5.1 added (30 Dec 2014)
  • Bhutan type 1 added (29 Dec 2014)
  • South Africa type BA3, variety "a" added (27 Dec 2014)
  • Spain type A3, variety "c" added (27 Dec 2014)
  • Country name "Antigua" changed to "Antigua and Barbuda", type B1 added (26 Dec 2014)
  • Slovenia type A2, sub-types "A" and "B" added (25 Dec 2014)
  • Slovenia type A3.1 added (25 Dec 2014)
  • New Caledonia types A9 and A10 added (24 Dec 2014)
  • USA type PO11 added (24 Dec 2014)
  • Romania types FA13, FA14, FA15, and PO-B3.1 added (18 Dec 2014)
  • Ruanda-Urundi type 2, sub-types "A" and "B" added (17 Dec 2014)
  • China type HC16, sub-types "A" and "B" added (9 Dec 2014)
  • Norway type CC4 added (4 Dec 2014)
  • Netherlands type CA8 removed. Stamps re-cataloged as sub-types "CA7C" and "CA7D" (3 Dec 2014)
  • Netherlands type F3, variety "c" added (3 Dec 2014)
  • USA, type PC-F12.1 added (2 Dec 2014)
  • Czech Republic, Group B and type B1 added (1 Dec 2014)
  • Monaco type B1, sub-type "D" added (30 Nov 2014)
  • Australia type PO17, sub-type "C" added (29 Nov 2014)
  • Latvia type "ED3A/B" recataloged as ED3 and new type ED4 (29 Nov 2014)
  • Latvia type EE1, variety "a" recataloged as sub-type "A" (29 Nov 2014)
  • Luxembourg type C1, sub-type "C" added (29 Nov 2014)
  • Luxembourg type E9 replaced by new stamp. Previous E9 moved to C9 (29 Nov 2014)

Table of Contents[edit]

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  • Identifier (find the country your stamp is from)

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  • The Catalog: (Click on country name)

Abu Dhabi Afghanistan Aland Albania Algeria American Samoa
Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina
Armenia Aruba Ascension Island Australia Austria Azerbaijan
Azores Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus
Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei
Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada
Canal Zone Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile
China (mainland, ROC & PRC) China (Taiwan ROC) Christmas Island Cocos Island Colombia Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic Congo, Peoples Republic Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba
Curacao Cyprus Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Danzig Denmark
Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Dubai Dutch Caribbean East African Community
Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia
Ethiopia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France
French Equatorial Africa French Guiana French Indochina French Polynesia French West Africa Gabon
The Gambia Georgia Germany, Part 1 Germany, Part 2 Germany, Part 3 Ghana
Gibraltar Great Britain Greece Greenland Grenada Guadaloupe
Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti
Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia
Iran Iraq Ireland Isle Of Man Israel Italy
Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan
Kenya Kiribati Korea, Dem. Rep. (North) Korea, Republic (South) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan
Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya
Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia Madagascar
Madeira Islands Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Federation Mali
Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte
Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro
Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru
Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia Newfoundland New Zealand
Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway
Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Palestinian Authority Panama
Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal
Portuguese India (Goa) Qatar Reunion Rhodesia & Nyasaland Romania Ruanda-Urundi
Russia Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts And Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre & Miquelon
Saint Vincent San Marino Sao Tome E Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia
Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten Slovakia Slovenia
Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia Spain Sri Lanka
Sudan Sudanese Republic Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland
Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste (East Timor) Togo
Tokelau Island Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Tristan Da Cunha Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Turks & Caicos Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
United Arab Emirates United Nations United States of America, Part 1 United States of America, Part 2 United States of America, Part 3 Uruguay
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Wallis & Futuna
Western Sahara Western Samoa Yemen Yugoslavia Zambia Zanzibar