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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

  • Argentina type A2, sub-type "H" added (15 Oct 2014)
  • India type DA11, sub-types "A" and "B" added (15 Oct 2014)
  • Mexico, Group "J" and type J1 added (15 Oct 2014)
  • Hong Kong type PO8 added (12 Oct 2014)
  • Netherlands type S8 added (12 Oct 2014)
  • USA type PO3, variety "b" added (5 Oct 2014)
  • Croatia type PO9 added (2 Oct 2014)
  • USA type PC-C9, sub-types "A" and "B" added (2 Oct 2014)
  • Tunisia type PO6 added (29 Sep 2014)
  • Switzerland type A1, variety "c" added (23 Sep 2014)
  • New nation "Montenegro" added (22 Sep 2014)
  • USA type PC-C10 added (22 Sep 2014)
  • Australia type PO17, sub-types "A" and "B" added (16 Sep 2014)
  • Korea (South) type PO-B4, sub-types "A" and "B" added (16 Sep 2014)
  • Norway type EB5 added (12 Sep 2014)
  • Luxembourg sub-group DB and types DB1 and DB2 added (10 Sep 2014)
  • Russia types DB7.1 and DB15 added (10 Sep 2014)
  • Mexico type PO3, variety "a" added (3 Sep 2014)
  • Ukraine type C7 added (3 Sep 2014)
  • Austria type PD4, variety "a" added (17 Aug 2014)
  • New Caledonia type PO5 added (14 Aug 2014)
  • Spain type C13 added (13 Aug 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 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