International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Argentina

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Argentina[edit]

The first postage meter was placed into use in 1926. All stamps contain “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in the frank. Instead of a meter number they contain a permit number. The permit number usually has prefix “PERMISO” or “PERM.” with “No.” or “N” and sometimes occurs without prefix. The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function as follows:

A - Upright oval
B - Small upright rectangle with simulated perforation border, value in lower left corner with emanating rays
C - Wide rectangle with pillars at sides
D - Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight line inner border, REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in arc, FRANQUEO/PAGADO at bottom, P# below value
E - Horizontal rectangle with single, straight line border, FRANQUEO PAGADO at bottom, P# below REPUBLICA ARGENTINA at top, simple straight line design at sides
F - Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight-line inner border, post horn at top under curved REPUBLICA ARGENTINA.
G - No outer frame. REPUBLICA and ARGENTINA in curved ribbons flanking seal at top. Leaves in upper corners. Ribbon and leaves at sides
H - Upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. Garland across sides and bottom with vertical lines beneath.
I - No outer frame. Leaves surround entire design except for opening at bottom
J - Horizontal frameless design with ornament between TM and value box
K - Upright design with single straight-line frame line. Side design is a stylized wheat stalk with ribbon
L - Upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. REPUBLICA/ ARGENTINA at top, “CORREO” curved at bottom above P#
M - No outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in curved ribbon across top. Filigree design at left, Coat of Arms at right
N - Horizontal design consisting of nothing but horizontal lines and text
P - Simple single, straight-line rectangle without ornament except for post horn on some numbers
Q - No outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in straight ribbon at top, Column of ornaments and value indicator at left, designs showing map of country or head of Liberty at right
R - Upright rectangle with double straight-line frame. Post horn under curved REPUBLICA ARGENTINA at top
S - Simple single, straight-line horizontal rectangle with panels at top, bottom and sides
T - Similar to Group E but outer frame line is not complete
U - Notched rectangle at top, plain rectangle at bottom, head of Liberty at right
PO - Special stamps used only in Post Offices



NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of Argentina, see Catalogo de Franqueos Mecanicos de la Republica Argentina, 1997, by Roberto L. Salgueiro.


GROUP A: Frank is upright oval[edit]


Argentina stamp type A1.jpg
Argentina stamp type A1 alternate.jpg
Argentina stamp type A1bb.jpg

A1. Universal Postal Frankers “NZ” (FV6), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Inscriptions are colorless on solid ground. “PERMISO” and number in separate blocks.
Value figure with “Cts” above or with “$”.
TM: SL within wavy lines, SL with slogan within wavy lines, SL alone, nil
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 25, 48, 50 cts, $1
a. Value in Pesos: $0,25 seen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. P# solid on colorless ground (P# 77) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
c. P# and value solid on colorless ground (P# 7) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
d. Frank in black with TM in black or brown MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]






Argentina stamp type A2.jpg
Argentina A2E.jpg
Argentina stamp type A2B.jpg
Argentina stamp type A2F.jpg
Argentina stamp type A2C.jpg
Argentina stamp type A2G.jpg
Argentina stamp type A2H.jpg
Argentina stamp type A2 NOTE.jpg

A2. Universal Postal Frankers “NZ” (FV-6).

Similar to Type A1, but with solid inscriptions on colorless ground.
Distance between centers of date and value figures is 43mm.
A. TM: SL within wavy lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. TM: SL with slogan above and/or below, slogan frameless or framed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. TM: wide rectangle with rounded corners MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
D. TM: SC, BIC, DC, nil MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
E. TM: SL with date between ‘BUENOS’ and ‘AIRES’. Two dots above and two below the town line (shown at right). This possibly may be the same machine set up for printing slogans above and below the town line (A2B) but with the slogan slugs removed leaving only the pins MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare, value unknown]
F. TM: "BUENOS AIRES" between two wavy lines above and "ARGENTINA" between two wavy lines below date MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare, value unknown]
G. TM: Single wavy line between wavy lines above and below MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Value uncertain]
H. TM: Date between "BUENOS" with arcs at left and "AIRES" with arcs at right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Only one seen, value uncertain]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 40, 50 cts, $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3, $4, $8, $10, $20
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg80 cts MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $25]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$1.05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg400 cts, $0.15, $1.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Scarce to rare, value uncertain]
a. Printed in brown, blue or black MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $15]


NOTE: Examples are known with slogan at left similar in shape to the slogan/TM shown for A2B but without town name or date. This is TM: nil.





Argentina stamp type A2D.jpg

A2.1. Universal Postal Frankers "Midget" (VF3). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A2D but distance between centers of date and value figures is wider at 48mm.
TM: SC, DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 40, 50 cts, $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3, $4, $8, $10, $20
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg80 cts MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $25]




NOTE: The values listed for Types A2 and A2.1 are not sorted out. Some of them may be found with A2 or A2.1 only and not with both.




Argentina A3.jpg


A3. Pitney Bowes “Model F” (FV-2), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Nearly identical to Type A2.1, and can be identified most easily by
the two-line date and the Permiso number of which there is only one, 398.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10 Cts




Argentina A4.jpg


A4. 1970, Universal Postal Frankers "Midget". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A2.1 but with “LEY 18.188” above the value figure which is decimalized.
TM: SC
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.20 seen






GROUP B: Small upright rectangle with simulated perforation border and sun ray design[edit]


Argentina B1 color.jpg

B1. Neopost (FV-1), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

P# within circle in center of frank.
Value figure in lower left corner with center of 'sun' containing "cts" at its upper right.
No sun rays emanate downward.
Box containing value figure is small with large 'sun'.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10, 12 cts
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 2, 20, 25 cts, $1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $5]



Argentina stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Neopost (LV-3/6), 1928. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type B1 but the value box at lower left is larger with a smaller 'sun' containing “cts”.
Spacing between TM and frank is variable.
The lowest sun rays (above "FRANQUEO") emanate downward.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10 cts
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 3, 12, 20, 40 cts MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $5]






GROUP C: Wide rectangle with pillars at the sides[edit]

Sub-group CA: Inscribed “FRANQUEO AUTOMATICO” at bottom[edit]


Argentina stamp type CA1.jpeg
Argentina CA1a.jpg
Argentina CA1b.jpg




CA1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Wide spacing with or without 4 digit impression counter number at top between TM and frank.
With “PERMISO" and number below frank.
TM: SC with "FRANQUEO" at top
V/F (all angular): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00
a. Post Office stamp. TM: SC with “CORREO CENTRAL” at top. Without “PERMISO” and # below frank. With slogan: “TODAS LAS OFICINAS TELEGRAFICAS NACIONALES RECIBEN TELEGRAMAS PARA EL EXTRANGERO SIN RECARGO DE TARIFA.”
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000
b. Post Office stamp. As a but TM with “CENTRAL DE FRANQUEO” at top. Known with eight different slogans.
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A)
















Sub-group CB: Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” or variation at bottom[edit]



Argentina CB1 color.jpg


CB1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom with “PERMISO” and number in separate panel below.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F (all Angular): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00





Argentina CB2 color.jpg


CB2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1932. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above “PERMISO” and number inset at bottom.
No line separates “FRANQUEO PAGADO” and “PERMISO”.
With impression counter number between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A)






Argentina stamp type CB2point1.jpg
Argentina stamp type CB2point1aa.jpg



CB2.1. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Value unknown]

As Type CB2 but inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” and number in one line at bottom.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
No stops in the date.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg.00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A)
a. Permit number extends beyond the frame line at bottom right (371 seen)

NOTE: See Types CB4 and CB14 for similarly inscribed stamps.









Argentina stamp type CB2point2.jpg


CB2.2. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Value undetermined]

Similar to Types CB1 and CB2 but with "PERMISO” and number outside the frame line at bottom.
Only one example seen, without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) (possibly 0.00)






Argentina CB3.jpg


CB3. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1935. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type CB2.1 but inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERM.” and number in one line at bottom.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F (all Angular): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00
a. Error: “FRAQUEO” instead of FRANQUEO (P# 426) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Possibly very rare. Value uncertain]

NOTE: See Type CB13 for a similarly inscribed stamp.



Argentina CB4 color.jpg

CB4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1936.

With same bottom inscription as Type CB2.1 (“FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” and number in one line) but with narrow spacing between town mark and frank.
Date with stops after D and before Y.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: $MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (A) , $0.00 (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A) , $MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 ,
$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000– , $MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A) , $MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000 (A) , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 (O) , $MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 (O) ,
$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000.– (O) , $MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000.= (O) , (without $)MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000.= (O)
a. With “LEY 18188” vertical at right outside frank

NOTE: See Type CB14 for a similarly inscribed stamp.



Argentina stamp type CB5x.jpg
Argentina stamp type CB5a.jpg











CB5. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Inscribed “PER.”, # and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” in one line at bottom.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
Date without stops. Month shown as number (1, 2, 3 etc.)
TM: SC, DC
V/F (all Angular): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000
a. Post Office stamp. With “VIA AEREA” between TM and frank. TM: SC with “CENTRAL DE FRANQUEO” at top MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

NOTE: See Types CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.3, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.



Argentina stamp type CB51.jpg
Argentina stamp type CB51a.jpg

CB5.1 Francotyp "Cc/Ccm" (MV).

As Type CB5 but narrow spacing between TM and frank.
Date contains stops after D and before Y.
Month shown as number (1, 2, 3 etc.)
TM: SC, DC
V/F (all Oval): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000
a. With “LEY 18188” vertical displacing inside of left column.
V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00
b. With “LEY 18188” vertical at left or right outside of frank

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.2, CB5.3, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.



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CB5.2 Francotyp "Cm7000/10000" (MV).

Inscribed as Type CB5, narrowly spaced as with Type CB5.1.
The date figures are much more widely spaced that with Type CB5.1, with stops after D and M.
Month shown as number (1, 2, 3 etc.)
TM: SC, DC
V/F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg00000.–

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.3, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.



Argentina stamp type CB53.jpg



CB5.3. Francotyp "C" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

As Type CB5 but insides of columns removed.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (Angular) plus fixed 0 (Oval)

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.





Argentina stamp type CB54.jpg


CB5.4. Hasler "F88" (MV).

Very similar to Type CB5.2.
Roman numeral month in date.
TM: DC
V/F (all Oval): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00000.–
a. With “LEY 18188” vertical at left or right outside of frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.3 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.




Argentina CB6.jpg



CB6. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PER” and number at bottom.
Wide or narrow spacing between frank and TM.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000 (A)





Argentina CB7.jpg


CB7. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Inscribed “FRAN. PAGADO PER.” and number at bottom.
Narrow spacing between frank and TM. One meter only: P# 99.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 (A)




Argentina CB8.jpg


CB8. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Inscribed “PER”, number, and “FRAN. PAG.” at bottom.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 (A)




Argentina CB9.jpg



CB9. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Inscribed “PERM”, number, and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A)




Argentina CB10.jpg


CB10. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Inscribed number and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (A)




Argentina CB11.jpg



CB11. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO No” and number at bottom.
Narrow spacing between town mark and frank. One only, P# 636.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0000 (A)




Argentina CB12.jpg



CB12. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Inscribed “FRANQ. PAG. PERMISO” and # at bottom.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical at left or right outside of frank




Argentina CB13 color.jpg



CB13. Francotyp (Universal “Multi-Value”) (MV), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type CB3 but narrow spacing.
Inscribed “FRANQUEO [P]AGADO PERM.” and number at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 (A)



NOTES:

  • Impressions from meter PERM. 284 are the only ones known. All show the “P” of PAGADO missing.
  • Although marketed by Francotyp, the machines that produced Types CB13, CB14 and CB15 are the Universal "Multi-Value". There may have been an agreement between the two companies that allowed Francotyp to distribute Multi-Value models under their own name within Argentina.




Argentina CB14 color.jpg


CB14. Francotyp (Universal “Multi-Value”) (MV), 1968. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type CB4 but the date figures have no stops.
Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” and number at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000— (O)

NOTE: The 2nd note under Type CB13 applies to CB14.





Argentina CB15.jpg

CB15. Francotyp (Universal “Multi-Value”) (MV), 1974.

Inscribed “PER.”, # and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” in one line at bottom as with Types CB5 through CB5.4.
Narrow spacing (as with Types CB5.1 and CB5.2).
Date figures are similar in spacing to CB5.1 but have no stops.
Month is Roman numeral.
Other differences exist, most noticably in the smaller inscriptions in the bottom panel.
One meter known, 367. Meter number is smaller than the rest of the bottom inscription.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)

NOTES:

  • See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.3 and CB5.4 for similarly inscribed stamps.
  • The 2nd note under Type CB13 applies to CB15.









GROUP D: Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight-line inner border, “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in arc.[edit]

Arc of variable depth. “FRANQUEO/PAGADO” at bottom, P# below value.



Sub-group DA: Permit number in oval[edit]




Argentina DA1.jpg
Argentina stamp type DA1.jpg











DA1. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank variable in size from 24 x 30 mm to 25.5 x 32 mm.
Frank has small ‘teeth’, approximately 8 per centimeter, in the faux-perforation outer border.
Wide spacing between TM and frank, with or without 5-digit impression counter number at top center.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo
a. With date but without town mark circle



Argentina DA2.jpg


DA2. Hasler “F22” (MV).

Frank larger than Type DA1, variable in size from 23 x 32 mm to 27 x 37 mm.
Frank has medium ‘teeth’, approximately 6½ per centimeter, in the outer border.
Wide or narrow spacing between TM and frank, with or without impression counter number.
TM: DC, nil
A. Slot ornaments flank value figures
B. Slot ornaments flank value figures, “PERMISO” and permit number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo



Argentina DA3.jpg


DA3. Hasler “F22/F88” (MV), 1933.

Similar to Type DA2 but frank has larger ‘teeth’ in the outer border, approximately 5 per centimeter.
Wide or narrow spacing between TM and frank.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC, nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo



Argentina DA4.jpg


DA4. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type DA3 but much larger frank, 27 x 36 mm to 30 x 40 mm.
Wide spacing, with impression counter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo






Sub-group DB: Permit number not in oval[edit]



Argentina DB1.jpg


DB1. Hasler “F22/F88” (MV), 1938.

Frank variable from 24 x 32 mm to 28 x 34 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank wide, medium or narrow, without impression counter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo



Argentina DB2.jpg


DB2. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Large frank 29 x 35½ mm.
One meter only, P# 116.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo








GROUP E: Horizontal rectangle with single, straight line border[edit]

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” at top, “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom, simple straight line ornaments at sides. Inscriptions vary in font and size.


Argentina stamp type E1.jpg


E1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1936.

“PERMISO” and number under “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
TM: DC (SC exists but is rare)
V/F: 000 (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00– (A) , 0000 (A,O) ,
00oo (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (A) , 00000 (A) , 00ooo (O) ,
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000.= (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000(A)0(O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000o (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo0 (A) , 00ooo (O) ,
000,00 (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00oo (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00,00 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000o (O) ,
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000.= (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00000 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000.= (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00000 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00o.oo (A) ,
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000oo (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00000.– (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00000.= (O)
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical inside frank at left or right of V/F
b. “Ley No 18.188” or “LEY 18188” vertical outside frank at left or right
c. With “$a” at left of V/F
d. With “$a” at left of V/F, and right side ornaments omitted
e. Without TM, date in small circle at left. (P# 2)



Argentina E2 color.jpg

E2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1960.

Similar to type E1, but with “PESOS” below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”, and “PERMISO” and number in small panel at bottom of frank.
TM: DC
V/F:
0.00 , =.00 , =000 , =00o , =00o. , =0.0o ,
=00oo , =00.oo , =0.0oo , 00.oo.= , =000oo , =00o,oo ,
=0000.= , =000o.= , =00oo.= , =00o.oo , =00oooo , =000oo.=
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical outside frank at left or right
b. “Ley 18.188” at base of side ornaments inside frank
c. “PESOS LEY/ 18188” vertical outside frank at left
d. Ornament at right removed to allow for extended value figures. V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 + 0=
e. “Ley No 18.188” vertical inside frank at right (pictured)



Argentina E3.jpg


E3. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1970.

Similar to type E2, but blank below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
TM: DC
V/F: =00 , =.00 , =00o , =0,0o , =00oo ,
=000o , =00.00 , =00.oo , 000o.= , =000.= , =00o.= ,
=000.00 , =000,oo , =00oo.= , =0.0oo.= , =00ooo.= , =0000,oo
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical inside frank at left or right of V/F
b. “Ley No 18.188” vertical outside frank at left or right
c. With “A” inside left side ornament
d. With “$” inside left side ornament




Argentina stamp type E4.jpeg


E4. Francotyp "C” (MV), 1939 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be quite rare]

Very similar to Type E1 but with wide spacing between the TM and frank and with a 4-digit transaction counter number appearing high in that space.
One example seen, "PERMISO 27".
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (Angular)







GROUP F: Small upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight-line inner border, post horn at top under curved “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”[edit]


Argentina F1.jpg


F1. Neopost (LV-6), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Post horn at top faces right.
With “CTS.” above value figure.
P# at bottom preceded by “No.”.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 10, 15, 20, 40 cts


Argentina F2.jpg


F2. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type F1 but with “PES” or “PESOS” above value figure and P# without prefix.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,20, 0,40, 0,80, 1.oo, 10.oo, 20.oo
a. Error. With “PESA” above value
b. Without P#


Argentina F3.jpg


F3. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type F2 but post horn faces to the left.
With “CTS.” or “PES.” above value figure. P# preceded by “No”.
TM: DC, BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 cts, 1, 2 pesos
a. P# without “No” prefix


Argentina F4.jpg


F4. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type F3 but with “Cts.” above value figure, and with small “PERMISO” above the P#.
One meter only, P# 396.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10, 20







GROUP G: No outer frame. REPUBLICA and ARGENTINA in curved ribbons at top. Leaves in upper corners. Ribbon and leaves at sides.[edit]

Sub-group GA: Oval at top center contains seal of country capped by a rayed sun[edit]



Argentina GA1.jpg
Argentina stamp type GA1B.jpg



GA1. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1938.

The sun above the oval seal at top center has 15 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl forward.
Frank variable in size.
TM: DC, the date normally with a stop centered after the year.
A. Wide spacing with traction counter number between MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Narrow spacing without traction counter number
C. Narrow spacing with raised TM and 5-digit traction counter number below the TM
D. Very large frank, 29-30 x 38-39 mm. The ribbon containing the P# is also very large, but “PERMISO” is small. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.=
a. P# is not in a ribbon
b. As b, with “Ley No 18188” outside frank at left

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.






Argentina GA2.jpg

GA2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1938.

The sun at top center has 11 rays. “FRANQUEO” at left goes down rather than up.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl forward. Frank variable in size.
TM: SC, DC, date with stop centered after the year
A. Wide spacing with S# between MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Narrow spacing, without S# MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo
a. Wide but w/o transaction counter number
b. Without TM, with transaction counter number. P#s 60 and 180 known

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.



Argentina GA3.jpg

GA3. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1940. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

The sun at top center has 8 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl forward.
Frank variable in size.
A. Wide spacing with traction counter number between
B. Narrow spacing, without traction counter number
TM: DC, with stop centered after the year
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.



Argentina GA4E.jpg


GA3.1. Hasler “F22” (MV).

The sun at top center has 8 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl backward.
Narrow spacing with raised TM without transaction counter number.
TM: DC, with stop centered after the year
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo





Argentina GA4B color.jpg

GA4. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1948.

The sun at top center has 13 rays. The ends of the ribbon at bottom
containing the P# curl backward. Frank variable in size.
A. Wide spacing with transaction counter number between MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Narrow spacing without transaction counter number
C. Narrow, with 5-digit transaction counter number at left above slogan MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
D. TM raised, transaction counter number below TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: SC, DC, nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
b. As a, with left side of frank removed to make room for expanded V/F: 0000.=

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.



Argentina GA5.jpg

GA5. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1956.

As with Type GA4, the sun at top center has 13 rays, but the side ornaments have large “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO”,
and the leaves under the ribbons have no inner lines.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl backward.
Spacing between TM and frank narrow, with or without transaction counter number below TM.
Frank variable in size.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical inside frank at right
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left

NOTES:

  • Some of the wider value figures extend into “PAGADO”.
  • Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.



Argentina GA6.jpg

GA6. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1957.

The sun at top center has 16 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl backward.
Spacing between TM and frank narrow, without transaction counter number.
Frank 27 x 35 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,0o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical inside frank at right
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
c. “LEY 18.188” below frank






Sub-group GB: Head of Eva Peron at top center[edit]



Argentina GB1 color.jpg


GB1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1952.

The laurel wreath surrounding the portrait has 12 sets of leaf clusters.
With 18 horizontal lines at the sides of the portrait.
A. Wide spacing with impression counter number between MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Narrow spacing with or without impression counter number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo



Argentina GB2.jpg
Argentina stamp type GB2.jpg


GB2. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

Similar to Type GB1, but the laurel wreath has 22 sets of leaf clusters.
With 20 horizontal lines at the sides of the portrait.
Impression counter number below TM.
Permiso no. 707 only
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo








GROUP H: Small upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. Garland across sides and bottom with vertical lines beneath.[edit]


Argentina H1.jpg


H1. Universal Postal Frankers “Midget” (FV-3), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

One machine only, P# 112.
TM: SL between wavy lines
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.01









GROUP I: Leaves surround entire design except for opening at bottom[edit]


Argentina stamp type I1.jpg


I1. Francator “K” and “Manual” (MV), 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Meter number, without prefix, at bottom center.
A. With “PERMISO” at bottom above P#
B. Without “PERMISO”
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo
a. With “LEY No 18.188” outside frank at left








GROUP J: Horizontal frameless design with ornament connecting TM to value box[edit]

Sub-group JA: Seal of the country (cap on stick held by clasped hands) between TM and value box[edit]




Argentina JA1.jpg
Argentina stamp type JA1A.jpg

JA1. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1948.

Value box 15 mm wide. P# with “P.B. PERM No or “FRANQ.” prefix at bottom center.
A. Dots along right side, complete or broken by extended value figures
B. Line without dots along right side. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: SC, (DC rare)
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg00 , MeterCat triad.jpg.00 , MeterCat triad.jpg00 : , MeterCat triad.jpg00.= , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.00 ,
MeterCat triad.jpg000 , MeterCat triad.jpg00o , MeterCat triad.jpg0.00 , MeterCat triad.jpg.000 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.00 , MeterCat triad.jpg000= ,
MeterCat triad.jpg000.= , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000.= , MeterCat triad.jpg0000 , MeterCat triad.jpg00oo , MeterCat triad.jpg000o , MeterCat triad.jpg0000.=
NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.
a. With “Sa” added left of value figures
b. With “A” added left of value figures
c. “Ley No 18188” vertical along right side
d. “LEY 18.188” vertical along right side
e. Thick vertical bar along right side
f. Open at right side, without line and dots



Argentina stamp type JA2A.jpg
Argentina stamp type JA2B.jpg

JA2. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV), 1969. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Value box 23 mm wide.
P# with “P.B. PERM No“ or “P.B. PERM.” prefix at bottom center.
A. Dots along right side
B. Plain line without dots along right side
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg000 , MeterCat triad.jpg0.00 , MeterCat triad.jpg000.= , MeterCat triad.jpg0000 ,
MeterCat triad.jpg00.00 , MeterCat triad.jpg00 00 , MeterCat triad.jpg0.000 , MeterCat triad.jpg0000.= , MeterCat triad.jpg00000

NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.

a. With “Sa” added left of value figures
b. With “A” added left of value figures
c. “LEY 18.188” vertical along right side
d. Post Office stamp. As A, but with rimless TM reading “BUENOS AIRES/ 1000 FRANQUEO”. P#’s “P.B. PERM.” 011 and 012 only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



Argentina JA3c color.jpg

JA3. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV), 1970. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Value box 18 mm wide.
P# with “P.B. PERM No“ prefix.
A. Seven dots along right side broken by V/F
B. Three dots only at top right
C. No dots, vertical line only at right
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000.=
NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.
a. Variety C with vertical “LEY 18.188” added at right
b. With “Sa” added left of value figures
c. “Ley No 18188” vertical along right side



Argentina JA4.jpg

JA4. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV), 1979. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As type JA2 but non-standard design with large “REPUBLICA” not obscured by the TM.
One meter only, P# “PERM.” 1085.
TM: rimless arc
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00 00.=




Argentina JA5.jpg
Argentina stamp type JA5.jpg
Argentina JA6better.jpg



JA5. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1981.

Value box 19 mm wide.
A. Value figures without a currency indicatorMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Value figures preceded by " A = " currency indicator MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Value figures preceded by "Sa" currency indicator MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Value figures preceded by "$" currency indicator MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg,000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00.00
a. Permit number with “PB PMSO No” prefix
b. Permit number with "PERM. No" prefix
c. Permit number with "Franq" or "FRANQ." prefix










Sub-group JB: Post horn on shield between TM and value box[edit]



Argentina JB1A.jpg
Argentina JB1B.jpg
Argentina JB1C.jpg



JB1. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1951.

“CORREOS” at bottom center. P# inside TM.
TM: SC
A. Horizontal “PERMISO” above number at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. “PER NO.” at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. “PER.” at bottom of TM. P# 141 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0oo (C only)
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at right
NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.













GROUP K: Upright design with single straight outer frame line. Side ornaments appear to be stylized wheat stalks with ribbon containing “FRANQUEO” at left and “PAGADO” at right.[edit]


Argentina K1better.jpg


K1. Postalia “D2” (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Ends of ribbons wrap around the wheat stalks and go downward.
“CENTAVOS” below value figures. P# with “PERMISO” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000





Argentina K2.jpg

K2. Postalia (MV), 1962.

Without “CENTAVOS”. The ribbons are completely in front of the wheat stalks.
The ends of the ribbons go upward.
The letters of “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO” incline inward.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 = MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left



Argentina stamp type K3.jpg

K3. Postalia (MV)., 1970.

Similar to Type K2 but the letters of “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO” incline outward.
A small “LEY 18.188” is above the P#.
A. Value figures preceded by “$”
B. Value figures preceded by “Sa”
C. Value figures preceded by “A”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.0o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,0o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.=
a. Without “LEY 18.188” above the P#



Argentina K4.jpg

K4. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type K2 but the ribbons containing “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO” are much smaller.
Frame lines are broken at the sides of "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA".
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgooo00
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. With “$a” preceding value figures
c. With “A” preceding value figures
d. “LEY 18.188” added below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”



Argentina K5.jpg

K5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type K4 but outer frame line is unbroken at the sides of “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000.=
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. With “$a” preceding value figures
c. With “A” preceding value figures



Argentina K6.jpg

K6. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As Type K5 but the wheat stalks are different, with hollow instead of solid grains.
“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” is narrower with space at the sides.
The frank is slightly wider than tall, 27 x 26 mm.
Permiso numbers 69 and 166 are known.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.=







GROUP L: Small upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. REPUBLICA/ ARGENTINA at top, “CORREO” curved at bottom above P#[edit]


Argentina stamp type L1.jpg


L1. Satas “Rotary” and “Baby” (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

“CORREO” slightly curved below value figures.
P# with “PER” prefix at bottom. P# 001 up.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo






GROUP M: Horizontal design without outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in curved ribbon across top. Filigree design at left, Coat of Arms in wreath at right.[edit]


Argentina stamp type M1B.jpg
Argentina stamp type M1D.jpg

M1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1958.

Panel at right with coat of arms above “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” is wide, 11-12 mm.
With or without S#.
A. Final “A” of “ARGENTINA” with flat top. Wide spacing between TM and frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. As A, narrow spacing
C. As A, narrow spacing with TM raised
D. Final “A” of “ARGENTINA” pointed at top. Narrow spacing between TM and frank
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0ooo.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical inside frank at left
c. “LEY 18.188” below frank
d. “Pesos Ley 18188” below value figures
e. Without lines at sides of “PERMISO”
f. “PERMISO” omitted



Argentina M2.jpg


M2. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Panel at right with coat of arms above “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” is narrow, 8.5-9.5 mm.
Narrow spacing, without S#.
A. With “$” inside ornaments at left
B. With vertical “LEY 18.188” replacing ornaments at left
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000.=









GROUP N: Horizontal design consisting of nothing but horizontal lines and text[edit]


Argentina N1.jpg


N1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1957 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Slogan, TM and frank all connected by horizontal lines.
TM: SL with town at top and P# at bottom.
P# preceded by “PERMISO No”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 (A)




Argentina N2.jpg


N2. Hasler “F22” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank 38 x 28-29 mm, with left and right sides about equal in width.
TM: SL mimicking frank. P#, preceded by “PERMISO No”,
at bottom of TM. Small stop centered after date.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




Argentina N3.jpg
Argentina stamp type N3.jpg


N3. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type N2 but frank wider at 42-44 x 27-28 mm.
Left side wider than right
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.oo
a. With “$” preceding value figures







GROUP P: Simple single, straight-line rectangle without ornament except for post horn on some numbers[edit]

Sub-group PA: “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in two straight lines at top[edit]



Argentina PA1.jpg

PA1. Francotyp “C, Cc” (MV), 1964.

Bottom of frank inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above “PERMISO” and #.
With “$” preceding value figures.
Size of frank and size and shape of lettering, especially at bottom, is variable.
TM: SC, DC, DC with double outer rim
A. Letters of “REPUBLICA” smaller than those of “ARGENTINA”
B. Letters of “REPUBLICA” and “ARGENTINA” are the same size
V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000.= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000.– , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 ,
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000– , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000.– , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000.= , 00000.– ,
00000= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 0 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00000 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00000.– , x00.=
a. “LEY 18188” below frank
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
c. With “$a” preceding value figures. V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000=
d. With “PERMISO No“ preceding P#
e. Post Office stamp. With unengraved bar in place of P#. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]



Argentina stamp type PA1point1 .jpg


PA1.1. Francotyp “C, Cc” (MV).

As Type PA1 but three lines of text at bottom of frank: “Centavos” above “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above "FRANQUICIA No" and number.
Frank without bottom frame line.
With “$” preceding value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000




Argentina PA2.jpg

PA2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1983.

Bottom of frank inscribed “PESOS | Ctvos.”/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”/ “PERMISO No” and #.
With “$a” preceding value figures.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000
a. Value figures Gothic (0000) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



Argentina PA3.jpg


PA3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1983.

Similar to Type PA2 but “PERMISO” and the P# are below the bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000
a. With large inscriptions



Argentina PA4.jpg


PA4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1985.

Bottom of frank inscribed “| milesimos”/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”/ “PERMISO No” and P#.
With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Argentina PA5.jpg


PA5. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1985.

Bottom of frank inscribed “| MILESIMOS”/ PERMISO No” and P#.
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: SC, DC, DC with double outer rim
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000
a. “REPUBLICA/ ARGENTINA” very small



Argentina PA6.jpg


PA6. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1985. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Bottom of frank inscribed “Milecimos” (misspelled with a 'c')/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”.
"PERMISO NO" and P# below frank. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000




Argentina PA7.jpg


PA7. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1986.

Bottom of frank inscribed “| Ctvos”/ “PERMISO No” and P#.
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: SC, DC with double outer rim, DC with single outer rim
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 000




Argentina stamp type PA8.jpg

PA8. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1991.

As Types PA5 through PA7 but bottom of frank inscribed “PERMISO No” and number only.
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank.
“A” precedes value figures.
Approximately 14 mm between town mark and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000=



Argentina stamp type PA9.jpg


PA9. Francotyp "Cm 7000/10000" (MV).

Very similar to Type PA8 but narrower spacing, approximately 10 mm between town mark and frank.
Value figures are somewhat narrower than with Type PA8.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000=




Argentina PA8.jpg

PA10. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1993.

Inscriptions at top very small.
Bottom of frank inscribed “PHA...CIA ...ad" or "FRANQUICIA...ad" (possibly name of mailer or 'city franchise'?)
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank.
With “$” preceding value figures.
TM: DC with double outer rim
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000







Sub-group PB: “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in one straight line at top[edit]



Argentina PB1.jpg


PB1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1992.

With “FRANQUICIA No” and P# below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” at top.
Bottom of frank inscribed “PESOS | Ctvos.”/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”.
Mailer’s name or identification below frank. TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000







Sub-group PC: “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in one curved line over post horn at top[edit]



Argentina PC1.jpg

PC1. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1970.

“FRANQUEO PAGADO” in one line at bottom of frank above M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left.



Argentina PC2.jpg

PC2. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1975.

“FRANQUEO” vertical at left, and “PAGADO” vertical at right inside frank.
A. Small “LEY 18188” above M# with “N” prefix at bottom
B. “PERMISO” or “PERMISO No” and P# at bottom
C. “FRANQUICIA No” and P# at bottom
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: 0000 , 0,000 , 00.00 , 00•00 , 00,00 ,
0,000 , 0000= , MeterCat triad.jpg,000 , 000.0o , 0,000.= , 00000= ,
000,00 , 00,000= , 000.00 , 00.000= , 00.000.= , 000.000.=
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
b. With “$/a” preceding value figures
c. With “$” preceding value figures
d. With “A” preceding value figures
e. Small post horn





Argentina PC3.jpg

PC3. Neopost “405/505” (MV),1980

“FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical at left, blank at right.
A. “PERMISO No“ and P# at bottom
B. “LEY 18188” above P# without “PERMISO No” at bottom
TM: SC, BIC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,000.=



Argentina PC4.jpg

PC4. Neopost “2205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Types PC1-3 but frank is narrower and the spacing between the
TM and frank is much narrower. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,000






GROUP Q: No outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in straight ribbon at top[edit]

column of ornaments and value indicator at left, panel containing map of country or head of La Republica (head of woman) at right.

Sub-group QA: Map of the country at right. Ends of ribbon at top higher than the center.[edit]



Argentina stamp type QA1.jpg

QA1. Hasler “F22/F66/F88” (MV), 1964.

Ends of ribbon at top are clear.
At left are three stacked ornaments with "$" between the top and middle ornaments.
The ornaments have hollow triangles at top and bottom and smaller solid triangles at the sides.
Inscribed “⎯ PERMISO ⎯” above P# at bottom.
A. F22 model, with stop centered after the year in the date
B. F66 and F88 models, no stop after the year, narrower spacing between town mark and frank
TM: DC
V/F: 000 , 0,oo , 00,00 , 00,oo ,
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0,00 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0,oo , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000= , 0000.= , 000oo ,
000,oo , 00000.= , 0000oo , 0000,oo , MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg000oo
a. With “Ley No 18.188” outside frank at left
b. With “Ley No 18.188” inside frank at left
c. With “Ley 18.188” below frank
d. Column of ornaments at left is narrow, 3 mm
e. Post Office stamp. TM contains “FRANQUEO CENTRAL” at bottom. One machine, P# 22, Buenos Aires. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]


Argentina QA2.jpg



QA2. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1967. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Post Office stamp. Similar to Type QA1A but inscribed “MAQUINA No 1” at bottom.
TM raised in rectangle with rounded corners. Large “R” and number for registration below TM.
TM reads “CERT. Y EXPR.” at top, “BUENOS AIRES” at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 6-point starburst v.jpg 00,oo






Argentina QA3AB.jpg
Argentina QA3C.jpg

QA3. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1969.

As Type QA1 but the ornaments at left have hollow triangles at the sides as well as top and bottom.
With “$” preceding value figures.
TM: DC
A. Inscribed “⎯ PERMISO ⎯” above P# at bottom
B. Small “LEY 18188” above “PERM.” P# at bottom
C. “PERM No” and P# at bottom
V/F: 000 , 0,00 , 0,oo ,
000.= , 00,00 , 00,oo , 0000.= ,
0,000.= , 00000 , 000,oo , 00000.= ,
00,000.= , 000000 , 0000,oo , 000000.= ,
a. With “Ley No 18.188” outside frank at left
b. With “Ley No 18.188” inside frank at left
c. With “Ley No 18.188” inside frank at right




Argentina stamp type QA4A.jpg
Argentina stamp type QA4B.jpg



QA4. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1970.

Rectangular ornament containing a curled line design at lower left.
Ends of ribbon at top are shaded.
Inscribed “⎯ PERMISO ⎯” above P# at bottom.
A. “PESOS/LEY No 18.188” vertical at left above ornament
B. “PESOS” alone at left above ornament
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.=







Argentina QA5.jpg


QA5. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1971. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide frank with large “LEY No 18.188” vertical and no ornaments at left.
Inscribed with small “PERMISO” and P# at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000o=





Argentina QA6.jpg

QA6. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Non-standard design with inner frame around value figures.
With stacked “FRANQUEO/PAGADO” at left.
Inscribed “PERM.” and P# at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Argentina QA7.jpg


QA7. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1985. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Design with hollow triangle ornaments at left as with Type QA3 but with " A = " replacing "$".
“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in plain panel at top without ribbon ends.
With “A” preceding value figures. Inscribed “PERM.No“ and P# at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,000






Sub-group QB: Head of La Republica at right[edit]




Argentina QB1.jpg



QB1. “F66/F88” (MV), 1970.

Ends of ribbon at top are lower than the center.
With “PESOS” and “LEY No 18.188” vertical at left.
TM: DC
A. With 3 mm space between “PESOS” and “LEY No 18.188”
B. No space between “PESOS”, “LEY No 18.188”
V/F: 0,oo , 000.= , 0000 , 00,oo ,
0,000 , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,00 , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,oo , 0000.= , 000,oo







Argentina QB2.jpg
Argentina stamp type QB2 variety.jpg


QB2. Hasler “F66/F88/Mailmaster” (MV), 1978.

Column of four ornaments at left.
TM: DC
A. First and third ornaments are X-shaped blocks with “$” between them. Bottom ornament is filigree design
B. 1st, 3rd and 4th blocks are X-shaped
C. As A, but with “$a” instead of "$"
D. As A, but with “A” instead of "$"
E. As A, but 5-digit S# high between widely spaced TM and frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: 0000 , 00,00 , 00,oo , 000= ,
0,000 , 0,ooo , 0000= , 0,000= , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg000= ,
000,00 , 000,oo , 00000= , 000,oo , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0000= ,
MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,000= , MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg00oo , 00,000= , 000,000=
a. P# without dashes at sides
b. Post Office stamp. TM contains “ENC. INTERNACIONALES” at bottom. One machine, P# 21, Buenos Aires. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

NOTE: Pictured at right is an unusual town mark variety with extension added at bottom.








Argentina QB3.jpg


QB3. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1979.

With “PESOS” vertical at left with wide filigree design below.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,000= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,000=







GROUP R: Rectangle with double straight-line outer frame. Post horn under “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” curved at top[edit]



Argentina R1.jpg

R1. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1968.

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in a deep curve.
Frank inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom above P# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC, DC. Date figures tall ("205") or short ("2205")
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.=
a. With “Ley No 18.188” outside frank at left



Argentina R2.jpg
Argentina stamp type R2Aa.jpg


R2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1972.

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in a shallow curve.
“FRANQUEO” vertical at left, and “PAGADO” vertical at right.
A. P# with “N” or “No“ prefix at bottom
B. P# with “FRANQUICIA” prefix at bottom
TM: BIC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,00
a. With “Ley 18188” above P#
b. With “$” preceding value figures
c. With “$a” preceding value figures
d. With “A” preceding value figures




Argentina R3.jpg


R3. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1978.

As Type R2A but “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical at left.
“PERMISO.No” preceded P# at bottom.
TM: SC, BIC, DC. Date figures tall ("205") or short ("2205")
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000.=




Argentina R4.jpg


R4. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1985.

As Type R3 but “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical at right.
With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: BIC. Date figures tall ("205") or short ("2205")
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,000



Argentina R5.jpg


R5. Neopost “105” (LV-5), 1973. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Frank slightly narrower than Types R1-4, but spacing is wider.
With “CTS” vertical at right. “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above P# with “N” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg06MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06.=MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20.=MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.30.=MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg40MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.40.=MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .50.=



Argentina R6.jpg


R6. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar in appearance to Type R5 but frank slightly larger and spacing slightly wider.
With “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above P# at bottom with “N” prefix.
One meter only, N 1414.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Argentina R7.jpg

R7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1985.

Frank wider than tall. “FRANQUEO” vertical at left, “PAGADO” vertical at right.
P# with “PERMISO N” prefix at bottom.
A. With “$/a” preceding value figures
B. With “A” preceding value figures
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg,000







GROUP S: Simple single, straight-line horizontal rectangle with panels across top and bottom and at sides[edit]


Argentina S1.jpg

S1. Frama “E4” (MV), 1980.

Frank 31-32 x 25-26 mm. Left panel contains “FRANQUEO” (vertical) and value indicator.
Right panel contains “PAGADO” (vertical).
Bottom panel contains P# preceded by “PERMISO” or “PERMISO No”.
Value figures thick.
A. Value indicator “$”
B. Value indicator “$a”
C. Value indicator “A”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgo,000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.=



Argentina S2.jpg


S2. Frama “E4” (MV), 1983.

As Type S1 but left inside panel line removed.
Value indicator is “A” above “o,”.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgo,000



Argentina S3.jpg


S3. Frama “E4” (MV), 1992.

Similar to Type S1 but wider frank, 36 x 24 mm.
With “$ alone in left panel, and “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical in right panel.
Bottom panel contains “FRANQUICIA and #.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
a. With 2nd panel at bottom containing mailer’s name









GROUP T: Resembles Group E stamps but without complete outer frame line[edit]


Argentina stamp type T1C.jpg
Argentina stamp type T1F.jpg

T1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1982.

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above P# at bottom.
TM: DC
A. P# with “PERMISO No” prefix
B. P# with “PERM. No” prefix
C. P# with “PB PMSO No” prefix
D. P# with “FRANQUICIA No” prefix
E. P# with “FRANQ.” prefix
F. P# with "P.B. PERM No" prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00.00
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. With “$a” preceding value figures
c. With “A” preceding value figures





GROUP U: Notched panel at top, plain rectangular panel at bottom, head of Liberty at right[edit]


Argentina U1.jpg

U1. Hasler “F88" and "Mailmaster” (MV), 1993

Under “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”, the top panel contains the P# with “FRANQUICIA No” prefix.
Bottom panel contains the mailer’s identification.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo







GROUP PO: Special stamp designs used in Post Offices only[edit]

Sub-group PO-A: Horizontal stamps that include the TM or date with the frank[edit]




Argentina PO-A1.jpg

PO-A1. Pitney Bowes “J” (MV), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

With simulated perforation outer border enclosing circular TM at left
and tombstone-shaped value box at right and head of La Republica in between.
With “CORREOS/ E-E” at top center and “PERMISO/ No 210” at bottom center.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg, 00
a. With S# vertical at left



Argentina PO-A2.jpg

PO-A2. Pitney Bowes “J” (MV), 1944. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

This is from the same machine that produced Type PO-A1.
The die was changed fur use by a different postal department.
The simulated perforations are farther apart.
Circular TM at left, rectangular value box at right, and “FRANQ./Y / FONOP/” in center.
“PERMISO/ No 343” at bottom center.
With impression counter number vertical at far left.
TM: SC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg, 00
a. Without impression counter number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
NOTE: Unmailed favor proofs dated March 13, 1945 are worth less.



Argentina stamp type PO-A3.jpg


PO-A3. Universal “Taxograph” (MV), 1966. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Horizontal frank with single straight-line outer frame.
Inscribed “BS. AS. REP. ARG. – CERT. y EXP.(B)” at top, and “CERTIFICADA” at bottom.
TM: “BS. AS.” (Buenos Aires) at top left
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000,oo




Argentina PO-A4.jpg


PO-A4. Postalia (MV), 1976. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Horizontal frank with single straight-line outer frame.
Postal logo left of “encotel/ ARGENTINA” at top.
“FRANQUEO CENTRAL” above “CODIFIQUE SU CORRESPONDENCIA” at bottom.
Date only, no TM
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 .=




Argentina PO-A5.jpg

PO-A5. Frama “M/E” (MV), 1980. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Type PO-A4 but without outer frame.
Bottom inscription is “FRANQUEO CENTRAL“ alone.
Value figures heavy. Date only, without TM.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.=

NOTE: This meter was demonstrated at the stamp show “ESPAMER ‘81”. Souvenir impressions from the show are worth less than the catalog value which is for an example on non-philatelic cover.




Argentina stamp type PO-A6.jpg


PO-A6. Uncertain, possibly Francotyp or Frama (MV).

Town mark and value figures only applied to adhesive label at point of sale.
Labbel with thick outer frame line and net-like underprint in orange.
"CORREO ARGENTINO" postal service logo at lower right.
Value figures thick and narrow, spaced closely together.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00







Sub-group PO-B: Frank and TM are both plain rectangles. The TM has slightly rounded corners.[edit]


Stamps of sub-group PO-B often have a directional slug appearing some distance below the frank or TM. Examples are:
CERTIFICADA CERT. EXPRESO ENDA
CERT. AEREA CERT. EXPR. AEREA
These machines give receipts that resemble the stamps without the frank frame and with “RECIBO” below the value figures.
Between 1981 and 1983 several post offices applied rubber stamps to Type PO-B franked covers to indicate that the postage value is ten times greater than what the meter stamp showed. This was due to inflation outpacing the capabilities of the machines.


Argentina PO-B1.jpg

PO-B1. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1968.

Both the frank and the TM have unbroken outer frame lines.
With tall, narrow letter (“R” for registration, etc.) immediately right of the town mark.
Immediately left of the frank box is the meter number appearing above the clerk's identification letter(s)
Four-digit registration (or other) number in center.
M#s 1 through 20.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000.– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg00000
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. Without service letter but with R# (seen on M# 13 and 16)
c. Without operator’s ID letter(s)
d. With unengraved bar in bottom of TM



Argentina PO-B2A color.jpg
Argentina stamp type PO-B2B.jpg

PO-B2. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1971.

As Type PO-B1 but the tall, narrow letter breaks the town mark frame at right.
The M#/operator ID letter reads up vertically and breaks the frank frame at left.
M#s 21-376.
A. With “R” in right side of TM
B. With “E” in right side of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. With “I” in right side of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
D. With “EI” in right side of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000
a. For loaner use. TM with “EMERGENCIA” at top and number at bottom or “EMERGENCIA” and number both at bottom. Some have the number spelled out.
b. With break in left side of TM (with or without number inserted)
c. Without operator’s ID letter(s)
d. Without M# but with operator’s ID letter(s)
e. With commemorative slogan above or below the stamp


NOTE: All but a couple of the commemorative slogans referred to in sub-variety 'e' refer to Argentina’s world soccer (futbol) championship in 1978. These are collected by specialists. For a complete description of all such slogans, see the Salgueiro catalog referenced in the introduction to the Argentina section.



Argentina PO-B3.jpg

PO-B3. Francotyp (MV), 1975.

As type PO-B2 but much narrower spacing between the TM and frank.
The frank has no breaks in its outer frame line.
The M# and operator ID number are inside the frank left of the value figures.
A. With “A” breaking right side of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. With “K” breaking right side of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Argentina PO-B4 color.jpg
Argentina stamp type PO-B4B.jpg



PO-B4. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1977.

Similar to Type PO-B1 but with breaks in both sides of the frank.
M# and operator’s ID letter in the left break, a large fixed zero in the right break or beyond the frame line.
Sizes of franks and town marks vary.
M#s in 300 and 400 series plus lower numbers of machines upgraded from earlier types.
A. With one or more fixed zeros in the break at right
B. Blank in the break at right
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000.=
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0000o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0000
a. With “$” preceding value figures







Sub-group PO-C: Horizontal frank with simulated perforation border and “encotel” at bottom[edit]



Argentina PO-C1.jpg


PO-C1. possibly Hasler "F22" but unconfirmed (MV), 1977. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

“FRANQUEO CENTRAL” below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” at top.
Postal logo at bottom left, “encotel” at bottom center.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0,000oo




Argentina PO-C2.jpg


PO-C2. Sima (MV), 1980. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Type PO-C1 but smaller frank, nearly square.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg000




Argentina PO-C3.jpg


PO-C3. Secap “Alpha” (MV), 1980. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Type PO-C1 but frank not as tall, date without stops,
and value figures are different. TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 0000




Argentina PO-C4.jpg


PO-C4. Satas (MV), 1980. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Type PO-C1 but with “SUC.ITUZAINGO” (PO branch name)
below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
With hour figure outside town mark at left. TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00000





Sub-group PO-D: Horizontal frank with straight-line outer border and panels at top and bottom, with or without panels at sides[edit]



Argentina PO-D1A color.jpg

PO-D1. Frama “M/E” (MV), 1981.

Square logo and “encotel” in top panel, “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in bottom panel.
Currency symbol in left panel, and P# vertical (reading up or down) in right panel.
TM: DC
A. With “$” currency symbol
B. With “$a” or “$/a” currency symbol
C. With “A” currency symbol
Argentina PO-D1b.jpg
D. With “A/0.” currency symbol
E. As D, but “A” very large, line below
F. Blank in left panel, without currency symbol
V/F: 000 , 0.00 , 0,00 , 0000 ,
00,00 , 0,000 , 0000◀ , 00000 , 000.00 ,
000,00 , 00.000 , 00,000


a. With unengraved bar in place of P#
b. With “CERTIFICADA” or “CERTIF AEREA” vertical at far left, vertical R#, and large “R” left of the TM
c. As b, but R# boxed
d. As b, but without “R”
e. Left panel removed, frank open at left
f. As e, but with “$” floating at left
g. As e, but with “A” floating at left



Argentina PO-D2.jpg

PO-D2. Frama “M/E” (MV), 1982. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in top panel, “PERMISO” and bar in bottom panel.
Left panel contains “FRANQUEO” vertical left of “$”.
“PAGADO” vertical in right panel.
Used in the Buenos Aires central post office for a few days only in December 1982.
TM: unengraved DC
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PO-D3. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1985. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Panels are thinner than on previous types.
With square postal logo and “ENCOTEL” in capital letters in top panel.
With “A” in left panel, and “MAQ. No P/1” (or P/2) vertical in right panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.000



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PO-D4. 1985, Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type PO-D3 but postal logo overlaps inner lines of top and left panels.
With “No MAQ. P” and unengraved block vertical in right panel.
TM: DC
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PO-D5. Frama “M/E”(MV), 1995.

Similar to Type PO-D1 but with circular logo plus “CORREO ARGENTINO” (variable sizes) in top panel.
With “$” in left panel.
TM: DC
A. “CORREO ARGENTINO” small
B. As A, without line below top panel
C. “CORREO ARGENTINO” large
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a. With “$” omitted, left panel blank
b. Logo and “CORREO ARGENTINO” unframed at top, “$” unframed at left
c. TM contains “EMERGENCIA”. This indicates the meter was loaned to a mailer while his machine was being repaired.
d. With “CERTIF. AEREA” vertical at far left, and vertical registration number boxed left of TM



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PO-D6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1999. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type PO-D5 but postal logo is above “CORREO”,
and the frank is without side panels. Wavy lines at right.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



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PO-D7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1997. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type PO-D6 but with vertical number at right.
TM: DC
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Sub-group PO-E: Horizontal frank with straight-line border and panels at top and bottom only[edit]



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PO-E1. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV), 1996.

With circular logo plus “CORREO ARGENTINO” in top panel.
With “$” preceding value figures and four wavy lines vertical at right.
A design of ‘flying rectangles’ with M# below between TM and frank.
M#s 1003, 4 and 5 seen.
TM: DC
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Sub-group PO-F: Self-adhesives with preprinted design and point-of-sale data applied digitally[edit]



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PO-F1. 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Self-adhesive label with rounded corners and pre-printed design with color background except for section across the bottom which is reserved for a bar code and identification number.
At left the pre-printed design contains the postal service logo and country name vertical reading up, as follows:
- Small round emblem above “CORREO ARGENTINO”
- Smaller "Correo oficial"
- "Republica Argentina" in white against a blue bar
This was an experimental design.
A. Label has no outer rim and has tan background
B. Label has blue outer rim and pink-beige background
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$(0)0,00





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PO-F2.

As Type PO-F1B except with different design at left.
The postal service logo has large “CORREO” above a small “ARGENTINO”, and the ball at left has an added shadow-like ornament.
The background color of the stamp is tan.
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a. With “Ley/ 23789” in place of value figures. Used for free postage granted to workers mailing legal documents.




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PO-F3.

As Types PO-F1 and PO-F2 but with new label design with different colors.
The pre-printed design at left is against a solid blue background, as follows:
- Orange line added under the postal logo
- Small "CORREO OFICIAL DE LA" above a larger country name
The main label design has a rayed sun at center within a white wavy bar against a light blue field.
A. Country inscription "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA"
B. Country inscription "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA SA"
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PO-F4.

The inscription at left is as Type PO-F3 but with smaller "CORREO OFICIAL DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA S.A." in one line.
The underprint design for the rest of the stamp has “Argentina” at upper right and wavy ornaments in shades of blue.
Transaction ID number with or without bar code at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$(0)0,00



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PO-F5.

Design at left is same as with Type PO-F4 but the underprint design for the rest of the stamp is different.
Yellow sun at right with blue radiating lines against a white background.
Transaction ID number with or without bar code at bottom.
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