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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 systems and machines.

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.

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

Recent changes

  • Uganda added (21 Apr 2014)
  • Turkey added (18 Apr 2014)
  • Belgium type K3.9 added (18 Apr 2014)
  • Canada type F8, variety "a" added (17 Apr 2014)
  • Tunisia added (12 Apr 2014)
  • Trinidad & Tobago added (7 Apr 2014)
  • Tanzania added (6 Apr 2014)
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor) added (6 Apr 2014)
  • Togo added (6 Apr 2014)
  • Thailand added (5 Apr 2014)
  • Switzerland added (4 Apr 2014)
  • Congo, Democratic Republic, type E3, variety "a" added (26 Mar 2014)
  • Congo, Democratic Republic, type E4, subtypes "A" and "B" added (26 Mar 2014)
  • Malaysia types EB3 and EB4 added (21 Mar 2014)
  • Syria added (20 Mar 2014)
  • Australia type C1, variety "a" added (9 Mar 2014)
  • Lesotho Group C and type C1 added (9 Mar 2014)
  • Argentina type CB2.1, variety "a" added (23 Feb 2014)

Table of Contents[edit]

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  • Identifier (find the country your stamp is from)

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  • The Catalog:

(The Catalog remains under construction. At this time only the countries in blue have content. Those in red are being loaded as time permits.

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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 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 Viet Nam Wallis & Futuna Western Sahara Western Samoa Yemen
Yugoslavia Zambia Zanzibar Zimbabwe