International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands[edit]

The earliest meter stamp seen is from 1969. All stamps have “CAYMAN ISLANDS” or “GRAND CAYMAN” either in the frank or the town mark.



Cayman Islands 1.jpg

1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1970. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Horizontal frank with simulated-perforation outer border inscribed “JAMAICA” in top panel.
“GRAND CAYMAN W. I.” is in bottom of TM.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom between TM and frank.
This is a provisional design used before the first Pitney Bowes franks inscribed “CAYMAN ISLANDS” were used.
TM: DC
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Cayman Islands stamp type 2A.jpg
Cayman Islands stamp type 2B.jpg


2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1971.

As Type 1 but with “CAYMAN ISLANDS” in top panel.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
A. “CAYMAN ISLANDS” about 2¼mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. “CAYMAN ISLANDS” taller, about 2½mm tall MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: DC
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a. Unengraved block in place of M#



Cayman Islands stamp type 3.jpg


3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1976. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type 2 but without crown below “CAYMAN ISLANDS”.
Meter P.B.80 only.
TM: DC
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Cayman Islands stamp type 4.jpg

4. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25), 1969. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright frank with crown at bottom center.
M# with “S” prefix in boxes in lower corners.
Meters S1 and S2 only.
TM: DC
₤sd value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1D
Decimal values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03

NOTE: In 2009 this stamp with 1969 date (pictured) was reported. This makes Type 4 the earliest meter stamp design used in the Cayman Islands.



Cayman Islands 5.jpg

5. Neopost “205” (MV), 1973. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Plain rectangular frank with single straight-line border.
Inscribed “CAYMAN/ ISLANDS” at top, M# at bottom.
Meters RN 001 and RN 002 only.
TM: BIC
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Cayman Islands stamp type 6.jpg
Cayman Islands stamp type 6a.jpg

6. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1976.]

Horizontal frank, straight lines at top and bottom with small indentations at the ends.
No border lines at sides.
M# with “P.B.” prefix centered above bottom frame line, 003 and up.
Crown at top right.
TM: DC
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a. Unengraved block replacing M#
b. Printed in purple



Cayman Islands stamp type 7.jpg

7. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV), 1995.

Similar to Type 6 but larger, without crown, with Post Office logo in box at top left.
Value figures large.
“M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
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Cayman Islands stamp type 7point1.jpg


7.1. Pitney Bowes-GB "6900" (MV), 1995.

Similar to Type 7 but taller frank.
Meter number breaks bottom frame line.
Meters PB0101 up.
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Cayman Islands stamp type 8.jpg

8. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail (B-700)" (digital), 1998.

Frank similar to Type 7 but with two columns of numbers at left of the town mark.
The date and value figures are quite different from Type 7.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
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Cayman Islands stamp type 9.jpg

9. Pitney Bowes (digital), 2013 or earlier.

Open frank with lines at top and bottom and hash marks at right.
"POSTAGE PAID" at top right.
M# with "PB" prefix at bottom center.
Two columns of numbers/letters at left of the town mark.
"CAYMAN ISLANDS" at bottom of town mark.
TM: square
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