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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

  • Czech Republic type AA7, sub-type "C" added (25 Jul 2014)
  • Greece type A3.1, variety "a" added (24 Jul 2014)
  • Singapore type PO4, variety "a" added (24 Jul 2014)
  • Yugoslavia type CA6, variety "f" added (24 Jul 2014)
  • Yugoslavia type CB8, variety "a" added (24 Jul 2014)
  • Yugoslavia type HA2, sub-types "A" and "B" added (24 Jul 2014)
  • Congo, Democratic Republic, type A10 added (23 Jul 2014)
  • Greece Group E and type E1 added (23 Jul 2014)
  • Guernsey type 12 added (23 Jul 2014)
  • Isle of Man type A6 added (23 Jul 2014)
  • Turkey type C4 added (23 Jul 2014)
  • USA type PC-F10, variety "a" added (15 Jul 2014)
  • Ecuador type 8, variety "a" added (13 Jul 2014)
  • Hong Kong type PO6, sub-type "C" added (13 Jul 2014)
  • Zambia added (12 Jul 2014)
  • Zanzibar added (12 Jun 2014)
  • Zimbabwe added (12 Jun 2014)
  • Brazil type B1, sub-type "G" added (11 Jul 2014)
  • Malawi type B3 added (10 Jul 2014)
  • Yugoslavia added (8 Jul 2014)
  • Argentina type PA1.1 added (6 Jul 2014)
  • Italy type A7, variety "g" added (6 Jul 2014)
  • Italy type B6, variety "e" added (6 Jul 2014)
  • Algeria type A9 removed and re-cataloged as new type PO1.1 (30 Jun 2014)
  • Algeria type BA4, sub-types "A" and "B" added (30 Jun 2014)
  • Algeria type CB1, variety "a" added (30 Jun 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 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 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 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 Zimbabwe