International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Belarus

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Belarus[edit]

  • Belarus became an independent country after the former Soviet Union broke up in 1991. Meter stamps with Soviet markings continued to be used in Belarus after independence. See SOVIET UNION for these stamps. Covered here are only stamp designs introduced since independence and inscribed “BELARUS” or “БЕПАРУСъ” or without country inscription but with Belarus town mark.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance and usage:
A - Provisional issues without country inscription in the frank, or with old Soviet Union identification ("CCCP") but modified in some way to indicate the change in status
B - Frank is octagon inscribed “BELARUS” or “БЕЛАРУСЬ”
C - Frank is rectangle
PO - Special stamps generated only in Post Offices



GROUP A: Provisional issues without country inscription in the frank or with modified Soviet Union identification ("CCCP")[edit]


Belarus A1.jpg


A1. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

This is similar to USSR stamp Types DB1, DC1, and DD1 but with a zero added at bottom center.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 + 0





Belarus A2.jpg


A2. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A1 but with “CCCP” removed at right.
Value figures stacked, date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Belarus A3.jpg


A3. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A2 but star removed from the top.
Frank has no inscriptions except “ПОЧТА” stacked at left.
Relatively wide frank with long diagonals.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Belarus A4.jpg


A4. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A3 but frank is narrower with longer sides and shorter diagonals.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000







GROUP B: Frank is octagon with inner box around value figures, inscribed “BELARUS” or “БЕЛАРУСЬ”[edit]


Belarus B1.jpg


B1. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank has double line outer border.
“БЕЛАРУСЬ” stacked at left and “BELARUS” stacked at right.
“ПОЧТА" at top and “РУБ” at bottom.
Date and value figures horizontal.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Belarus B2.jpg


B2. Perm (MV).

As Type B1 but with single line outer border,
and the inscriptions are much larger.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
a. With 4-digit S# high between TM and frank




Belarus B3.jpg


B3. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank as Type B2 but with “x100 РУБ” at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Belarus B4.jpg


B4. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank is wider than previous B types.
Flag added at top, and “КАП” added at bottom.
“РЕСПУълiКА” stacked at left, and “БЕЛАРУСЬ” stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Belarus B5.jpg


B5. Perm (MV).

As Type B2 but value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
A. With "РУБ" at bottom
B. Blank at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
a. Date only without TM



Belarus B6.jpg


B6. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B4 but with star containing hammer and sickle at top.
“Беларусъ” stacked at right. Inscriptions small.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
NOTE: This stamp is an error. The former Soviet star at top was overlooked during conversion. Known on one meter only.



Belarus B7.jpg


B7. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with large dot at top.
“ПОЧТА" stacked at left, “БЕЛАРУСI” stacked at right.
“РУБ” at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Belarus B8.jpg


B8. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B5 but with “x100 РУБ” at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000





Belarus B9.jpg


B9. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Types B5 and B8 but blank at top, “РУБ./ ПОЧТА" at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000






Belarus B10.jpg

B10. Hasler “Mailmaster“ (MV).

Shorter frank, almost as wide as tall.
“Беларусъ” stacked at left and “Belarus” stacked at right.
“ПОЧТА" at top and “КАП" at bottom.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000





GROUP C: Frank is rectangle[edit]


Belarus C1.jpg


C1. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Large frank with simulated perforation border along top and left side and straight line border along right side and bottom.
“ПОЧТА" in panel at top, and “БЕЛАРУСI” in panel at bottom.
Post horn logo above “РУБ” in side panels.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Belarus C2.jpg


C2. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B1 but without top and bottom panels.
“БЕЛАРУСi” stacked at left above post horn logo, and “ПОЧТА" stacked at right above post horn logo.
“РУБ” below post horn logos in both side panels.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Belarus C3.jpg


C3. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type C2 but with simulated perforations all around.
“ПОЧТА" stacked at left, and “БЕЛАРУСЬ” stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Belarus C4.jpg


C4. Perm (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with straight line border all around.
“ПОЧТА" at top, and “РУБ” at bottom. “БЕЛАРУСЬ” stacked at left, and “BELARUS” stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Belarus C5.jpg


C5. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Smaller frank with simulated perforation outer border all around.
Horizontal box contains value figures. “ПОЧТА" at top and “БЕЛАРУСЬ” at bottom.
“РУБ” below value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Belarus C6.jpg


C6. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Similar to Type C5 but without inner box around value figures.
“РУБ” at both sides of value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




Belarus C7.jpg


C7. Perm (MV).

Similar to Type C3 but inscriptions at sides of frank are switched,
and "РУБ" is added below each inscription.

V/F: stacked MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 /0 /00





Belarus stamp type C8.jpg


C8. Perm? (MV), 2008.

Frank with straight line outer frame with panels at top and bottom.
"БЕЛАРУСЬ/ BELARUS” in top panel, and “ПОЧТА" in bottom panel.
Meter number with "ПП" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 0 0 0







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


Belarus PO1.jpg


PO1. Unidentified. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Probably rare, value unknown]

Large, plain, horizontal label with text only.
Town mark centered at top with postal zone number (large) at top left.
Most of remainder of text is left justified.
Transaction number and value figures across bottom






Belarus PO2A.jpg
Belarus PO2B.jpg


PO2. Unidentified, possibly Anker. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Probably rare, value unknown]

Provisional stamp. Large, plain, vertical to near square label.
Transaction number and value figures across bottom.
A. Coat of arms at upper left and text throughout most of the rest of the design. Two lines near center for manual entry of postal data
B. City name at top left, date at middle right
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgup to 999999.99 with leading asterisks












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