International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Bahrain

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Bahrain[edit]

The first meter stamps appeared in 1950. All franks contain “BAHRAIN” The stamps are grouped according to appearance:

A - simulated-perforation outer border
B - straight-line outer border



GROUP A: Franks with simulated perforation outer border[edit]


Bahrain stamp type A1.jpg
Bahrain A1.jpg

A1 Neopost (LV-6), 1950.

Frank is upright rectangle with double-line outer frame line.
Post horn directly below “BAHRAIN” at top. “POSTAGE PAID” in scroll at center.
Value in panel at bottom. M# “N1” in bottom of TM.
TM: BIC
Values (“A/ANNAS”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 1½, 4, 6, 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values (“R/RUPEES”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]



Bahrain A2.jpg


A2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1957. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Post horn and filagree at bottom, “POSTAGE” vertical at left, blank at right.
M# with “N” prefix in town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0∙000



Bahrain stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1957.

Similar to Type A2, but “PAID” added at right, and “RUPEES” added above post horn (barely visible in the image shown here).
M# without prefix in town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



Bahrain stamp type A4A.jpg


A4. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1964.

Single-line outer border. “BAHRAIN” in curved panel at top.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
A. V/F: =000 with “POSTAGE” below MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. V/F: =000 with “FILS/ POSTAGE” below MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. V/F: =0.oo with “RUPEES/ POSTAGE” below MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Bahrain A5.jpg

A5. Satas “Baby” (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Nearly square frank with single-lined outer frame.
“POSTAGE” vertical reading up at left.
M# with “SA” prefix breaks bottom frame line. Date figures tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Bahrain A6.jpg

A6. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A5 but with “FILS” horizontal at left and “POSTAGE at bottom.
M# with “A$” prefix breaks bottom frame line. Date figures tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Bahrain A7.jpg


A7. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “POSTAGE” vertical reading down at right.
M# with “FA” prefix break bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Bahrain stamp type A8.jpg


A8. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal frank with single-line border.
“FILS” at left and “POSTAGE” at right flanking value figures in center.
M# with “PU” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Bahrain A9.jpg

A9. Postalia (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A6, but slightly larger.
M# with “FA” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
Date figures short.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Bahrain A10.jpg

A10. Pitney Bowes-GB “5300” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal frank with single-line outer frame.
“POSTAGE” and “FILS” vertical at sides. “BAHRAIN” at top.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix outside frank at lower left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000



Bahrain A11.jpg

A11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV), 1982. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A10, but “BAHRAIN” at bottom,
and date and value figures on same level.
M# with “P.B.” prefix outside frank at lower left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.000



Bahrain A12.jpg

A12. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “POSTAGE” vertical at left, “FILS” horizontal at right.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks lower left corner frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000



Bahrain A13.jpg

A13. Hasler (MV), 1987 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “FILS” horizontal at left, “POSTAGE” vertical at right.
M# with or without “H” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000



Bahrain stamp type A14.jpg


A14. Neopost "IJ" series (digital), 2009.

Wide frank with small simulated perforation outer border.
The date figures are smaller and on a lower level than the value figures.
M# with "IJ4" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000








GROUP B: Franks with straight-line outer border[edit]


Bahrain B1.jpg


B1. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Large frank with “BAHRAIN” at top and large “POSTAGE” at bottom.
Without M#.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,ooo




Bahrain B2.jpg

B2. Roneo Neopost “205” (MV), 1973. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Square frank with “BAHRAIN” in curved panel at top.
“POSTAGE” below value figures.
M# with “RN” prefix in bottom corners.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg• 000



Bahrain stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Similar to Type B2, but frank wider than tall.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•000




Bahrain B4.jpg


B4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type B2, but frank taller, and M# centered at bottom.
M# with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.000