International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Brazil

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Brazil[edit]

All stamps are inscribed “BRASIL”. The first meter was placed into use on 15 April 1925.
Frank designs were affected by the many changes in currency generated by inflation. These changes are:
Reis and Milreis (REIS, MILREIS) used until 1942
from Reis to Cruzeiro (1942, Cr$)
to Cruziero Novo (1967, NCr$ / NCr$)
back to Cruzeiro (1970, Cr$ / CR$)
to Cruzado (1986, CZ$)
to Cruzado Novo (1989, NCZ$)
again to Cruzeiro (1990, Cr$)
to Cruzeiro Real/Real (1993, Cr$ / R$)
The stamps are grouped according to appearance and usage as follows:
A - lozenge in center
B - globe and stars in center
C - convex rectangle (“TV screen”)
D - flag and map, no outer frame
E - flag and map, with outer frame
F - rectangle with small globe in lower left corner
G - rectangle containing text only
H - no outer frame
PO - special designs use only with Post Office meters
NOTE: Due to inflation a practically limitless number of value figure formats exist. A large number are documented in this catalog, but others certainly exist.

For more information about the meter stamps of Brazil see Classificação Básica das Franquias Mecânicas Brasileiras (Basic Classification of Brazilian Meter Stamps) by Mario Xavier Jr., 2006, Sao Paulo, published by the author.


GROUP A: Upright frank with simulated-perforation outer border and lozenge at center[edit]


Brazil stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Universal “NZ” (FV-5), 1924.

The lozenge in center is relatively small, 10 mm on a side.
M# without prefix in small square in top of lozenge.
Value figures at bottom. Frank in red with TM in red or black.
A. TM: 6 wavy lines (Black) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. TM: 6 wavy lines (Red) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
C. TM: SC (Black) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
D. TM: SC (Red) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
E. TM: BIC (Black) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
Values (REIS): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg40, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 700, 1000



Brazil stamp type A2.jpg
Brazil stamp type A2D.jpg
Brazil A2E.jpg
Brazil A2H.jpg
Brazil stamp type A2K.jpg

A2. Universal “NZ” (FV-5), 1925.

As Type A1 but lozenge is larger, 11 mm on a side.
M# without prefix.
Frank in red with TM in red or black. Never with slogan.
A. TM: 4, 5 or 6 wavy lines without mailer’s name (Black) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. TM: 4, 5 or 6 wavy lines without mailer’s name (Red)
C. TM: 3 or 4 wavy lines with mailer’s name included (Black) (M# 91, 94 seen) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
D. TM: 3 or 4 wavy lines with mailer’s name included (Red) (M# 91, 94) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
E. TM: SC (Black) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
F. TM: SC (Red)
H. TM: SC inside rectangle (Black) (M# 47) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
I. TM: SC inside rectangle (Red) (M# 47) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
J. TM: Rectangle inside rectangle (Red) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
K. TM: DC with user name at bottom (Black) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
L. TM: DC with user name at bottom (Red) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
N. TM: nil MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:
REIS: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20, 40, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 700, 1000, 2000
MILREIS: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1$000, 2$000, 3$000, 4$000, 5$000, 10$000
Cruzeiros (Cr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.10, 0.20, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50, 0.70, 0.80, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, 5.00, 10.00
a. TM inverted (C, D, H or I) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $25 to value]

NOTES:

  • TM: BIC reported.
  • Impressions with brown TM exist, but they are not true brown and are instead a mixture generated as mailers transitioned from black to red ink in their machines. Sub-types G and M which listed brown varieties have been de-listed.



Brazil A3.jpg

A3. Universal “Midget” (FV-3/-5), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A2 with large lozenge (11 mm/side), but M# usually has “M” prefix.
Meters M1 through M44, all printed in red and often with slogan.
DC or nil
Values:
REIS: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20, 40, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 1000, 2000, 5000
MILREIS: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1$000, 2$000, 5$000
Cruzeiros (Cr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.40, 0.50, 0.80, 1.00
a. TM: DC with user’s name
b. TM: DC with spray of leaves at base
c. TM: DC with arrows and star at base

NOTE: Meter M23 is known with both DC and wavy line TM.






GROUP B: Upright frank with simulated-perforation outer border and globe and stars at center[edit]


Brazil B1A.jpg
Brazil B1C.jpg
Brazil B1E.jpg
Brazil stamp type B1a.jpg


B1. Universal “NZ” (FV-5), 1928. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Similar to Type A2 but with globe and stars replacing lozenge.
“No” at left of globe, M# at right, without prefix.
Frank in red with TM in red or black.
A. TM: 4, 5 or 6 wavy lines with or without mailer’s name in top two lines, printed in black
B. TM as 'A' but printed in red
C. TM: Black SC
D. TM: Red SC
E. TM: DC with arc at bottom (M# 20)
F. TM as 'A' and 'B' but printed in brown MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
G. TM nil
Values:
REIS: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 700, 1000, 1$000, 1$100, 1$300, 2$000
Cruzeiros (Cr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.10, 0.20, 0.40, 1.00, 2.00
a. TM as 'B' but with "SUC. No" and number at top (shown at right)




Brazil stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Universal “Midget” (FV-3/-5), 1929.

As Type B1 but meter number with “M” prefix (except variety “a” below).
Printed in red, often with slogan.
A. TM: DC or nil
B. TM: BIC (M# M49, M54 seen) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values:
REIS: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 700, 1$000, 2$000, 5$000
Cruzeiros (Cr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.08, 0.10, 0.20, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50, 0.60, 0.70, 1.00, 2.00
a. M# without “M” prefix (meters 171, 178, 179)
b. M# vertical (M100, M137) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
c. Star and arrows at base of TM
d. Spray of leaves at base of TM







GROUP C: Frank shaped somewhat like a television screen, a rectangle with bowed top, bottom and sides.[edit]

  • “BRASIL” in panel at top, “CORREIO” in panel at bottom. M# in cut-out in bottom frame line
  • See Group PO for similar designs.



Brazil stamp type C1.jpg
Brazil C2b.jpg
Brazil stamp type C1c.jpg










C1. Universal (Francotyp “C”) (MV), 1933.

Wide spacing with or without S# high between TM and frank.
Meter number at bottom center. Line below “BRASIL” and above “CORREIO”.
Found with and without 4-digit transaction number between frank and TM.
Meter numbers 1003-1008, 1010-1012, and 1017-1020.
Date figures are small, without stops, and have Western numeral month figure.
TM: BIC
V/F:
REIS (Rs.): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0ooo (O,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0ooo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00ooo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Cruzeiros (Cr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpgoo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]


a. With “TV screen” frame surrounding TM. Meters 1004 and 1007
b. As 'a' but exceptionally wide, approximately 88 mm between centers of date and value figures. M# 1007 (shown top right)
c. Post Office stamp. Meter 1012 was used to uprate postal stationery cards. It is known with at least two different postal related slogans. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
d. Post Office stamp. Meter 1010 printed in green without town mark was used to frank special registered mail postal stationery envelopes. Denomination 1000 Reis only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]





Brazil stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Universal (Francotyp) (MV).

As Type C1 but spacing between TM and frank is narrow.
TM is half circle, below level of frank, with or without 4-digit S# above.
Date figures are small and have Western numeral month figure.
M#s 1013-1016.
V/F:
REIS (Rs.): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0ooo (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000ooo (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Cruzeiros (Cr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]





Brazil C3.jpg
Brazil stamp type C3dd.jpg
Brazil C3B.jpg

C3. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).

Spacing is narrow as on Type C2, but date figures are larger and have Roman month.
M#s 1021 up. (Meter 1007 (Type C2) reported but not verified as rebuilt and used as Type C3.)
A. TM level with frank
B. TM lowered with S# above. M#s 1659-1661 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
TM: DC, BIC
V/F:
Rs.: 0ooo , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgooo , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0ooo , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00ooo
Cr$: 0oo (A) , 00o (O) , o0o (A) , 00o. (A) , 0,oo (O) ,
00oo (O) , 00,oo (O) , o0oo (O) , 0,0o⎯ (O) , 000oo (O) ,
0000oo (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgoo (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg,00 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg,0o (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (A,O) ,
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00o (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgoo0 (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0,00 (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg,00≈ (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00oo (A,O) ,
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000 (A,O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00o= (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0o00 (A) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00,00 (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000oo (A,O)
NCr$: 0,oo (A,O) , 0,0o (O) , 0 00 (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg,o0 (O) , =0,oo (O) , ••0oo (A)
CZ$: 0oo=


a. M# with “M” prefix
b. TM: BIC or SC
c. TM: DC with three arcs in top half, town name at bottom
d. "Cr" breaks frank frame at left


NOTE: Mixed Angular and Oval value figures are known. This is often the result of a die with Angular fixed zero(s) at right fitted with value wheels with oval figures. A rare few are known with mixed Angular and Oval value wheels.





Brazil C4color.jpg



C4. Universal “MultiValue" (MV), 1933. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Large frank, 39 mm wide.
TM lowered with S# above.
One meter only, M# 1001.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgRs. 000ooo








GROUP D: Flag and map of country, without outer frame line[edit]



Sub-group DA: Town mark connected to frank[edit]




Brazil DA1A.jpg
Brazil DA1B.jpg
Brazil DA1C.jpg
Brazil DA1D.jpg
Brazil DA1aa.jpg
Brazil DA1e.jpg

DA1. Pitney Bowes “RF” (MV), 1944.

Inscribed “BRASIL CORREIO” above value box.
Star, “ECT” or blank at top right.
M# with “M”, “M.F.” or “M/F” prefix.
M#s in 5000 and 50000 series. A few in 50000 series have decimal between 2nd and 3rd digits.
A. Value box 14-16 mm square, star at upper right
B. Value box 14-16 mm square, “ECT” at upper right
C. Value box deep, 15 x 18 mm, “ECT” at upper right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Value box wide, 17-20 x 14 mm, star at upper right
E. Value box wide, 17-20 x 14 mm, “ECT” at upper right
F. Value box wide, 17-20 x 14 mm, blank at upper right
TM: SC, BIC, NOR
V/F:
Cr$/CR$: 0oo , 000,o , 0,ooMeterCat triad.jpg , 0000MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg ,
MeterCat triad.jpg000 , MeterCat triad.jpg00,oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0o , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.00 ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,0o , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0o0 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00– , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,oo ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgo,oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00,o , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo= ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo– , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,ooMeterCat straight triad.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,ooMeterCat double tilde.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg.ooMeterCat double tilde.jpg ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0ooMeterCat box.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0ooo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo0 ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgoooo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000= , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000– , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00oMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo•• , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00,00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00,oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,00MeterCat straight triad.jpg ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,00MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000,oo
NCr$: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0o– , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo– , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo= ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo-MeterCat straight triad.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,ooMeterCat double tilde.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,ooMeterCat triad.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpgooo ,
MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,oo , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,ooMeterCat straight triad.jpg , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00,00
CZ$: 00,00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,00 , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,0o==
RS/R$: 0,00= , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00= , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,00= , MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,00MeterCat straight triad.jpg=
No currency indicator: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,ooMeterCat triad.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg,oo– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,oo– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,ooMeterCat double tilde.jpg
a. Post Office stamp, M# with “DCT” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. As D, “ECT” in oval
c. Fixed zero indented in right margin
d. Right side of value box removed
e. Large meter number
f. Currency indicator breaks upper left corner of value box




Brazil DA2.jpg

DA2. Safag (MV), 1949. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Map of country behind value box, flag behind town mark.
“BRASIL CORREIO” in ribbon diagonal between TM and frank.
M# with “K” prefix below TM.
M#s 001 – 005 only.
TM: SC
V/F (Crs): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Brazil DA2S.jpg




NOTE: A small number of Safag stamps are known with map of country touching all four sides of the value box, with flag touching both the TM and value box, and with “BRASIL CORREIO” above the value box. Proof impressions of this stamp are known dated 1950 and 1962. These are most likely essays, but it is possible some Safag machines were rebuilt with this die and placed in service. Proofs with meter numbers K-4 and K–5 are known.







Brazil DA3.jpg

DA3. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Small frank inscribed “CORREIO” above TM and “BRASIL” above narrow value box.
M# with “M” prefix in 7000 series at bottom center.
TM: SC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,20, 0,40, 0,60, 0,80, 1,00, 1,60, 1,80, 2,00




Brazil DA4A.jpg
Brazil DA4B.jpg

DA4. Pitney Bowes “5000” series (MV), 1972.

Design somewhat larger than Type DA1.
Value box wide, 21-22 mm.
Right edge of map variable, can extend beyond right of value box.
One or two numbers at bottom center: M# with “M” or “M.F.” prefix alone or above L# with “F” prefix.
A. Star at upper right
B. “ECT” at upper right
TM: DC, BIC
V/F:
Cr$/CR$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000,oo
RS: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00=
$ alone: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000,oo



Brazil DA5.jpg
Brazil DA5B.jpg
Brazil DA5bb.jpg
Brazil DA5d.jpg

DA5. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

As Type DA4 but larger. Date figures larger.
Value box taller but not as wide, 18-20 mm.
The country map extends 3-4 mm right of the value box.
M# with “M” prefix alone or above L# with “F” prefix.
A. Star at upper right
B. “ECT” at upper right
TM: DC, SC, BIC
V/F:
Cr$/CR$: 000= , 0,000MeterCat 6-point starburst h.jpg , MeterCat straight triad.jpg000 , MeterCat straight triad.jpg0,00 ,
MeterCat triad.jpg0,00 , MeterCat triad.jpg000– , MeterCat triad.jpg0,00= , MeterCat triad.jpg00,00 ,
MeterCat triad.jpg00,o0 , MeterCat triad.jpg000,oo MeterCat triad.jpg0 00,00
NCr$/NCR: 00,00 , 000,oo , 00,00= , 00000 ,
MeterCat triad.jpg0,oo , MeterCat triad.jpg000,00 , 00000,oo
CZ$: MeterCat triad.jpg0,00
R/RS/R$: MeterCat triad.jpg00o , MeterCat triad.jpg000 , MeterCat triad.jpg0,00 , MeterCat straight triad.jpg0,oo
“$” alone: MeterCat triad.jpg0,00 , MeterCat triad.jpg0000 , MeterCat triad.jpg00,00 , MeterCat triad.jpg00,oo ,
MeterCat triad.jpg0,00= , MeterCat triad.jpg00o,oo , MeterCat triad.jpg000,00 , MeterCat triad.jpg0000,oo ,
MeterCat triad.jpg00oo,oo , MeterCat triad.jpg0.000,oo , MeterCat triad.jpg0000.oo , MeterCat triad.jpg00000,00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgNo currency indicator: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,0o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,00


a. Value figures extend into right margin
b. Fixed value figures in right margin very thick and heavy
c. As B, “ECT” in oval
d. With large M# and large value indicator “R$” breaking bottom of flag
Brazil DA5note.jpg



Due to frequent currency changes stamps that were altered by the addition of fixed zeros in the right margin are often found with the zeros removed and the margin roughly repaired as shown at right.





Brazil stamp type DA6A.jpg
Brazil DA6B.jpg
Brazil DA6aa.jpg



DA6. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000/6500” (MV).

As Type DA5 but value box wider, 21-24 mm.
Country map variable, often extending beyond right side of value box.
M# with “M” prefix alone or above L# with “F” prefix.
A. Star at upper right
B. “ECT” at upper right
TM: DC
V/F:
Cr$/CR$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000,oo
NCZ$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000
C.$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00
RS/R$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00=
“$” alone: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000o,oo
a. Line at right side of value box missing







Brazil DA7A.jpg
Brazil DA7B2.jpg
Brazil DA7B.jpg
Brazil DA7B3.jpg

DA7. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1969. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Fairly small frank with large TM. M# with “M” prefix in 15000 series.
Value indicator below value box.
Date either tall (205) or short (2205).
The sizes of “BRASIL” and “CORREOS” and the shape of the map outline can vary significantly. Compare the images shown at left and right.
A. Country map extends 3-4 mm to the right of the value box
B. Country map does not extend or extends only slightly beyond right side of value box
TM: DC
V/F:
Cr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
NCr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00




Brazil DA8.jpg

DA8. Neopost “505” (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Wide frank. Date figures short but wide.
Value box 17-18 mm wide. M# with “N.P.-M” prefix in 15200 series.
A. Country map extends 5-6 mm to the right of the value box
B. Wide value box extending beyond right of country map
TM: DC
V/F:
Cr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00
NCr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
No currency indicator: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
a. M# boxed (N.P.-M15102)




Brazil DA9.jpg

DA9. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV), 1994.

“BRASIL CORREO” below value figures.
Value figures large.
M# with “M” prefix in 72000 series, often with L# with “F” prefix.
Star at upper right.
TM: DC
V/F:
CR$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00.00
R$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00.00





Sub-group DB: Town mark separate from frank[edit]



Brazil DB1A color.jpg
Brazil DB1B.jpg
Brazil DB1C.jpg
Brazil DB1aa.jpg

DB1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1961.

Significant spaced between frank and town mark.
The flag staff is quite prominent.
M# with “P.B.-M.”, “MB-“, “M-B-“, “M.” or “B.-“ prefix occasionally above L# with “F” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC, NOR, nil
A. Star at upper right
B. “ECT” at upper right
C. Blank at upper right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F:
Cr$/CR$: =,00 , =0oo , =0,00 , =0,oo ,
=,oo≈ , =0000 , =00oo , =000– ,
=000= , =00o= , =00o– , =00== ,
00.000 , =00,0o , =00.oo , =00,oo ,
=0o,oo , =0,00= , =0,0o= , =0.oo= ,
=0,00– , =0,00MeterCat straight triad.jpg , =000≈ , =0,00MeterCat triad.jpg ,
=.00== , =,00== , =,00≈≈ , =,oo≈≈ ,
=,oo=– , =0000o , =00000 , =00ooo ,
=00oo0 , =0000= , =00oo= , =00oo ıı ,
=000,o0 , =000.00 , =000.oo , =000,oo ,
=000.0o , =00o,oo , =00,oo= , =00,00MeterCat straight triad.jpg ,
=0,oo≈=
NCr$/NCR$: =,00 , =0,00 , =0,oo , =,00≈ ,
=,oo≈ , =00,00 , =00,oo , =0,00= ,
=0,00– , =0,oo– , =0,00≈ , =0,oo≈ ,
=0.oo= , 0,00== , =,00≈≈ , =,00≈≈ ,
=,00– – , =,00– – , =,oo– – , =,00≈=
CZ$: =00,00 , =000,00 , =0oo,oo , =000,0o
NCz: =00,00 , =0,oo≈
R$: =00,00 , =0o,00 , =0o,oo , =0000= ,
=00,00= , =00,00MeterCat straight triad.jpg
“$” alone: =00,00 , =0,00= , =0,oo= , 000,00 ,
=000,00 , =000,0o , 00 00,00 , =0000,oo ,
=000o,oo , =00oo,oo , =0000ooo , =00000,oo

No currency indicator:

=0ooo , =000= , =00,00 , MeterCat straight triad.jpg00,oo , =0,00= ,
=0000= , =000,00 , =000,oo , =00o,oo , =0,00== ,
=0000,oo , =0000o,oo , 000 00,00
a. “Cr$” above M# rather than left of V/F (P.B.-M. 6595)
b. “Cr” without “Value $”
c. “NCr$” with the “N” below the “C”
d. “ECT” in oval a
e. Printed in purple



Brazil DB2.jpg

DB2. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

As Type DB1 but value box extended and squared off at right.
M# with “P.B.-M.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:
Cr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00oo,oo
NCr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0,00=



Brazil DB3 color.jpg
Brazil stamp type DB3B.jpg
Brazil DB3var.jpg


DB3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV), 1973.

Frank squared off at left. Flag without staff.
M# with “M” prefix.
A. Map extends beyond value box to the right
B. Wider value box without map showing at right
TM: DC, SC
V/F:
Cr$/CR$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,0o
R$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00=
CZ$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00=
No currency indicator: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00
a. Top line of value box removed




Brazil DB4.jpg


DB4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1984.

Flag with prominent staff as with Types DB1 and 2 but value box is squared off at both sides.
Currency indicator is below the flag rather than to the left of the value figures.
M# with “M” prefix above L# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC, DC



V/F:
Cr$/CR$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,0o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00MeterCat 4 dashes.jpg
CZ$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.0o
R$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00MeterCat 4 dashes.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000=
"$" alone: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000o.oo
a. Large star at right of value figures



Brazil DB5.jpg

DB5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1984.

Very similar in appearance to Type DB4 and can be most easily identified by the currency indicator which is below the value box.
Value box variable is width.
M# with “M” prefix above L# with “F” and second letter prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:
Cr$/CR$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,00
CZ$: 00000
R$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0,00
a. with “ECT” at top







GROUP E: Frank with map of country enclosed in a simulated-perforation outer border[edit]


Brazil stamp type E1.jpg

E1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1951.

Inscribed “BRASIL – CORREIO” across bottom.
Value figures contained with a box at center of frank.
M# with “M” prefix in 4000 series breaking bottom frame line.
TM: SC, DC (scarce), or nil
V/F:
Cr$: MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,oo , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,00 , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg000o , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg00,oo , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg000,oo
NCr$: MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg,00 , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg000 , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0o= , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,oo , MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,00 , 00,oo



Brazil E2.jpg


E2. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

As Type E1 but flag on right instead of left.
Currency indicator Cr$ below flag.
One meter, M 4185, known
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg0,oo









GROUP F: Upright frank with single line simulated-perforation border, curved “BRASIL CORREIO” at top, and globe in lower left corner[edit]


Brazil stamp type F1.jpg
Brazil F1.jpg

F1. Postalia (MV), 1952.

M# with or without “M” prefix at bottom.
Wide spacing between frank and TM.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank, ~ 45 mm (not shown)
B. Narrow spacing between TM and frank, ~ 7 mm
TM: DC
V/F (CR$/Cr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00
V/F (NCR$/NCr$): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00
V/F without currency indicator: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. License number below M# (shown at right)






GROUP G: Franks with simulated-perforation outer border with text and lines only without ornament[edit]


Brazil stamp type G1.jpg

G1. Universal “Simplex” (LV-21), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank with panels at top, bottom and sides.
“BRASIL” at top, “CORREIO” at bottom, and “CR$” stacked in both side panels.
M# with “M” prefix above bottom panel.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg020 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg040 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg200 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg250




Brazil G2.jpg

G2. Universal “Simplex” (LV-21).

Similar to Type G1 but side panels contain a vertical line,
the lower left corner block contains an “S”, and the M# is above the value figure.
A. “CRUZEIROS” below value figure MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. “NCr$” below value figure MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg25



Brazil stamp type G3A.jpg
Brazil G3D.jpg
Brazil G3aa.jpg

G3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1953.

Square frank, 28-30 mm, without inner panels.
M# below “CORREIO” at bottom.
A. M# with “MATRIC No” prefix
B. M# with “MATR.No” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. M# with “M.” prefix above L# with “F.” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
D. M# with “M/F” prefix
E. M# with "M.F. No" prefix
TM: DC, BIC
V/F:
Cr$/Cr$: 000 , 0,00 , 0000 , 000= , 000– ,
0,00– , 00,00 , 00.oo , 0.000 , 0000– ,
00000 , 0000= , 000,00 , 000,oo , 000,0o ,
00000= , 0000,00 , 000,00= , 0.000,00 , 0.000,oo ,
00000,oo , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg,00 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0,00 ,
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg,00= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00,00 , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00,0o ,
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00,oo , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000o , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000o , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000oo , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000,0o ,
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg00,00= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0.000= , MeterCat solid diamond.jpg.000.oo
NCr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0,00
CZ$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00
NCz: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg00,oo
R$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00,00=
"$" alone: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000,oo
a. Left frame lines extended at center to accommodate large “NCr$”
b. “NCr$” breaks left frame lines D
c. “NCr$” with “N” above “Cr$”
d. With “ECT” in oval below “B” of BRASIL



Brazil G4.jpg

G4. Audion “Astra” (MV), 1972. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Similar to Type G3 but smaller and taller than wide.
A. Frank 22 x 27.5 mm, M# M.15009 (1972)
B. Frank 22 x 26 mm, M# M.2500 (1979)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgCr$ MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0,00




Brazil G5.jpg

G5. Satas “SC” (MV), 1973.

Similar to Type G3 but smaller, 25 x 27 mm, with large corners.
M# with “S.M” prefix below “CORREIO” at bottom (S.M 260-279 known).
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Cr $0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo




Brazil G6.jpg

G6. Frama “M/E” (MV), 1984.

Large frank, wider than tall.
Value figures heavy.
M# with “M.” prefix next to L# with “F.” prefix.
TM: DC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F:
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgCr$/Cr$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000,00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgR$: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00=
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg"$" alone: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,0o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000.oo
a. With small “ECT” in oval added below the “B” of BRASIL






GROUP H: Franks with no outer frame[edit]


Brazil H1.jpg

H1. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail?" (digital).

Printed in black.
Single circle TM in center of design.
Column of hash marks at left and right ends.
At left are four lines of numbers.
At right are a value box above the meter number and “BRASIL CORREOS“.
The value box is broken by small “R$” at left.
M# with “MF” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00,00




Brazil stamp type H2.jpg

H2. Pitney Bowes "DM300/DM400" (digital).

Printed in blue.
Map of Brazil at center.
At left is a large square 2D barcode with small identification numbers reading up at its right.
At right are boxed "CORREOS" above the value figures, date-time, and town name.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgR$ 00,00








GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by Post Office meters[edit]


Brazil PO1.jpg


PO1. Pitney Bowes “JC” (MV), 1936.

Television screen style frank like Group C but much smaller and “BRASIL/CORREIO” at top.
M# without prefix breaks bottom frame lines in center.
Four machines only, 1077, 1275-7.
A. Frank 33 x 26 mm (1077) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Frank 37 x 25 mm with currency indicator breaking left frame lines (1275-77) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: SC
V/F:
R$: 00o oo (A), 000o oo (A)
Cr$: 000 oo (A)





Brazil PO2.jpg

PO2. Pitney Bowes “RF” (MV), 1943. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Very similar to Type PO1 but smaller.
M# breaks lower left corners of frame lines.
M# 1279-1288 and 5001-5020.
TM: SC, BIC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgCr$ MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0oo (A,O)
a. With slogan MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

NOTE: Machines in the 5000 series may have been used by private firms rather than in post offices.



Brazil PO3.jpg

PO3. Camp (MV), 1975. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Small upright frank with single-line simulated-perforation frame line.
“BRASIL” at top and “CORREIOS” at bottom.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
Without M#. One machine only.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgCr$ MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Brazil PO4.jpg


PO4. Frama “SG-15” (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Large horizontal rectangle split vertically in the middle.
Left half is the town mark, and the right half is the frank with “BRASIL CORREIO” across the top.
M# with “AG.” prefix at bottom. Ten machines: AG.00001 - AG.00010
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Cr$ 00,00






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