International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/China, Republic of, to 1949; Peoples Republic of, from 1949 (Mainland)

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China, Peoples Republic (mainland)[edit]

The first postage meter was placed into use in 1936.
The stamps are grouped according to appearance of the frank:
A - frank with columns at sides
B - large frank with faux-perforation outer frame
C - frameless horizontal design with flying goose
D - vertical design with flying goose above value box
E - horizontal frank with straight line outer frame incorporating town mark
F - small frank with faux-perforation outer frame
G - upright frank with straight line outer frame
H - horizontal frank with straight line outer frame, with separate circular town mark
I - octagonal frank
J - frank of horizontal lines only
K - frameless design with town mark at right
NOTE: Dates on Chinese meter stamps can be confusing. The founding of the Republic of China in 1911 was officially designated Year One in political and business affairs. About half the meter stamps found from 1947 through 1949 show the year of the Republic (36, 37, or 38) instead of a western year date. Since no stamp except Type A1 was issued in the 1930s, any year date starting with a 3 can be assumed safely to be a year of the Republic. Use of the Year of the Republic in meter stamps was abandoned after the ascendancy of the Peoples Republic of China in late 1949.

For specialized information about the meter stamps of China, see The Postage Meter and Postpaid Machine Stamps of China, by Richard Stambaugh, China Stamp Society, USA, 2001.


GROUP A: Early experimental meter stamps with columns at sides.[edit]

All franks have frames with columns at the sides and a sun emblem at top center. This frame design resembles the Martyrs issue adhesive stamps of 1932-1934.



China A1.jpg

A1. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), June 1936. Value $5000

Upright frank. Value figures within inner frame line.
M# U1 only used for about a month in a post office in Shanghai.
TM: BIC
V/F: 00(½)



China A2.jpg

A2. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), September 1947. Value $3000

Similar to Type A1 but wider. No inner frame line around the value figures.
A small double lined box containing two Chinese characters is below and to the right of the value figures.
TM: DC
A. Characters in small box: “元 百”
B. Characters in small box: “元 仠 ”
C. Characters in small box: “元 萬 ”
V/F: 0000



China A3.jpg

A3. Universal "Teltax" (MV), 1947. Extremely rare, value unknown.

Very similar in appearance to Type A2 but without the small box below the value figures.
A fixed zero is incised into the frame at right. M# T1.
TM: BIC lowered with 4-digit serial number above
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000+0
NOTES: 1) See explanation of Year of the Republic dates in the introduction above.
2) The town mark in the illustration is hand drawn and not original to the stamp.






GROUP B: Large horizontal frank with faux-perforation outer border and single straight-line inner border.[edit]

Stamps before 1950 have flying goose logo. Starting in mid-1950 the goose is removed.


Sub-group BA: Republic of China inscription at top left: 政 郵 華 中[edit]


China BA1.jpg

BA1. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), July 1948. Value $700

Meter number with "U" prefix reading up at lower left.
Machine ID number (assigned starting from 1 in each city) horizontal at lower left with "NO." prefix.
Two machines known: Nanking 6 (U10) and Shanghai 4 (U2).
TM: DC
V/F: $MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+00
NOTE: The leftmost digit of the four variable digits in the center of the value figures prints an asterisk (MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg) when in the "zero" position. This is not part of the prefix and can print the numbers 1 through 9 when required. This applies to all Group B stamps.




China BA2.jpg
China BA2VF.jpg
China BA2abVF.jpg

BA2. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), November 1948.

Similar to Type BA1 but without meter number.
Machine number is present but in Chinese characters only in parenthesis in lower left corner.
A. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 分 (fen, or cent character, gold currency). Value $700
B. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 +圓 (yuan, or dollar sign). Value $800
C. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 0圓 . Value $1200
D. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 00 /圓 . Value $150
E. V/F: $ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 00 . Value $700
F. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 仠/圓 . Value $1000
G. V/F: $ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 000 . Value $1000
H. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 萬/圓 . Value $250
I. V/F: $ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 0000 . Value $400
J. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 分 (fen with dot below, silver currency). Value $150
K. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 分 (small fen character, silver currency). Value $150
L. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 厘 (large li character, 1/10 cent). Value $750
M. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 厘 (small li). Value $750
a. As B but with overprint showing the characters for silver and fen above and below the yuan character. Value $1000
b. As B but with fen character overprinted on top of the yuan character. Value $1200





China BA3.jpg

BA3:1949, Universal "Teltax" (MV). Extremely rare, value unknown.

As type BA2 but gothic value figures and with town mark lowered.
One machine only, Shanghai 5 (五)
A. V/F: $ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (angular) + 圓
B. V/F: $ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (angular) + 仠/ 圓
C. V/F: $ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (angular) + 萬/ 圓





Sub-group BB: East China inscription at top left: 政 郵 東 華[edit]


China BB1.jpg

BB1:July 1949, Universal "Multi-Value" (MV).

As Type BA2 but with East China inscription.
A. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 元 . Value $200
B. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 0元 . Value $300
C. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 00 / 元 . Value $200
D. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 00 / 圓 . Value $500






=Sub-group BC: Peoples Postal Service (4 characters) or Chinese Peoples Postal Service (6 characters) inscription at top: 政 郵 民 人 , 政 郵 民 人 國 中 or 中 國 人 民 郵 政[edit]



China BC1.jpg

BC1. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1950.

With 4 character inscription (Peoples Postal Service) at top left, flying goose at upper right.
A. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+00 / 圓 . Value $1200
B. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+00 / 元 . Value $750




China BC2.jpg

BC2. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1950. Value $500

As Type BC1 but with 6 character inscription (Chinese Peoples Postal Service) at top left.
With flying goose at upper right.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+00 / 圓




China BC3.jpg
China BC3B.jpg
China BC3D.jpg

BC3. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1950.

As Type BC2 but flying goose removed, and Chinese inscription enlarged across top.
A. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+00 / 元 . Value $50
B. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+百 元 . Value $800
C. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+00 / 圓 . Value $100
D. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 分 . Value $800
E. V/F: $MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+00 . Value $300
a. Portion of goose’s wing remains in upper right corner. Value $150
b. TM inverted. One seen, as A, dated 24.1.51. Extremely rare, value unknown.



China BC4.jpg

BC4. Universal "Teltax" (MV), 1951. Value $600

As Type BC3 but value figures are angular instead of oval.
The date figures are smaller than on BC3.
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (angular) + 00 / 元




China BC5.jpg

BC5. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1951.

As Type BC3 but with star added at upper right.
A. Solid star. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 00 / 圓 . Value $100
B. Hollow star. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 分 . Value $500
C. Hollow star. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (no suffix) . Value $300








China BC6.jpg

BC6. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1955.

Similar to Type BC3 but frank has characters for Postage Paid (郵 資 已 付 ) vertical at right rather than horizontal at bottom right.
The characters across the top are reversed with “中” at left rather than right.
At bottom are the characters for dollar and cent (元 分 ).
A. Hollow star at left. Value $40
B. Without star. Character for 10¢ piece (角) inserted between 元 and 分 at bottom. Value $100
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000





China BC7.jpg

BC7. Universal "Teltax" (MV). Value $40

Similar to Type BC6 but value figures angular, and town mark lowered with small date figures.
With solid star at left.
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (angular)




China BC8.jpg

BC8. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1960. Very rare, value unknown.

As BC6 but top inscription reversed, with “中 ” at right rather than left.
Asterisk at left of value figures.
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000




China BC9.jpg

BC9. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV).

Similar to Type BC6 but with full or partial inner box added around value figures and 元 and 分 characters at bottom.
TM: DC, SC
A. With hollow star at left. Value $300
B. With asterisk at left. Value $150
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000






Sub-group BD: Characters for DOMESTIC POSTAGE PAID at top: 国 内 邮 资 已 付[edit]


China BD1.jpg

BD1. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1958. Extremely rare, value unknown.

Characters for REGISTERED, 挂 / 号, at left of V/F.
Characters for Wu Han region at bottom: 武 汉 营 申 .
One cover known.
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000







GROUP C: Frameless horizontal design with flying goose in center[edit]

between circular town mark at left and value box at right.


Sub-group CA: Republic of China inscription across top: 政 郵 華 中[edit]


China CA1.jpg

CA1. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), March 1949. Value $1200

Value figures with dollar sign prefix and characters for gold yuan as suffix.
M# "No. 1" only
V/F: $000+ 金 / 圓




China CA2.jpg

CA2. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), April 1949. Value $500

Very similar to Type CA1 but value figures with asterisk prefix and with characters for 100 yuan as suffix.
M# "No. 3" only.
A. Large asterisk prefix and flat topped ‘3’ in M#
B. Small asterisk prefix and rounded ‘3’ in M#
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 百 / 圓




China CA3.jpg

CA3. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV). Value $300

As type CA2 but machine ID number in Chinese between parenthesis.
A. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 百 / 圓
B. V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 萬 / 圓





Sub-group CB: East China inscription across top: 政 郵 東 華[edit]


China CB1.jpg

CB1. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), June 1949. Value $300

Value figures with asterisk prefix and informal yuan character as suffix.
M# in Chinese.
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 元




China CB2.jpg

CB2. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), September 1949.

Similar to Type CB1 but zero over informal yuan suffix.
A. M# "No. 3". Value $400
B. M# in Chinese. Value $200
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+0 / 元




China CB3.jpg

CB3. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), March 1950. $250

As Type CB1 but suffix is characters for 100 over informal yuan.
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 + 百 / 元






Sub-group CC: Chinese Peoples Postal Service (6 characters) inscription at top: 政 郵 民 人 國 中 or 中 國 人 民 郵 政[edit]


China CC1.jpg

CC1. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), April 1950.

The ”中” character is at top right.
Suffix is characters for 100 over informal yuan.
A. M# in Chinese. Value $200
B. M# “No. 3”. Value $400
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 百 / 元



China CC2.jpg

CC2. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), July 1954. Value $500

As Type CC1 but ”中” is at left (between the goose’s wings).
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000+ 百 / 元
a. TM with Chinese text only





GROUP D: Vertical design with large flying goose above framed value box[edit]

Single circle town mark at left.


Sub-group DA: Republic of China inscription across top: 政 郵 華 中[edit]


China DA1.jpg

DA1. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1949. Extremely rare, value unknown.

One meter installed in late 1948 or early 1949.
One example known. M# "NO. 6" at right of goose.
V/F: $0.000.000





Sub-group DB: East China inscription across top: 政 郵 東 華[edit]


China DB1.jpg

DB1. Hasler "F88" (MV). Extremely rare, value unknown.

As Type DA1 except for inscription.
Known from proof only. No examples used on mail have been reported.
V/F: $0.000.000







Sub-group DC: Chinese Peoples Postal Service (6 characters) inscription at top: 政 郵 民 人 國 中[edit]


China DC1.jpg

DC1. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1950. Value $1000

As Type DA1 except for inscription.
V/F: $0.000.000





China DC2.jpg

DC2. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1951. Value $1000

As Type DC1 but M# in Chinese, and $ prefix replaced by yuan symbol (¥).
V/F: ¥0.000.000





China DC3.jpg

DC3. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1957. Value $1000

Similar to Type DC2 but serrated outer frame around value box removed.
Characters for ‘dollar | dime cent’ (元 | 角 分) added above right of value box.
V/F: ¥00000.00







GROUP E: Horizontal frank with straight line outer border incorporating the town mark.[edit]



China E1.jpg

E1:1955, Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), 1955. Value $75

Four machines in Shanghai printed these stamps.
V/F: 0 00








GROUP F: Small horizontal frank with faux-perforation outer border and separate circular town mark[edit]



China F1.jpg

F1. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV), 1957. Value $100

One meter used in the Beijing International Post Office printed these stamps.

V/F: 000







GROUP G: Upright to nearly square frank with straight line outer frame[edit]



China G1.jpg

G1. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1961.

Two machines in Shanghai produced these stamps.
A. Frank 29 x 31 mm. Inner frame around value figures is complete. Value $150
B. Frank 27 x 31 mm. Inner frame around value figures is open at the sides. Value $200
V/F: MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg000.00






GROUP H: Horizontal frank with straight-line outer border and separate town mark[edit]


Sub-group HA: 6-character inscription across top: 中 国 人 民 邮 政 , 4-character inscription across bottom: 邮 资 已 付[edit]


China HA1.jpg
China HA1a.jpg
China HA1b.jpg

HA1. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV), 1978.

Frank 30 mm wide with panels at top and bottom.
Yuan symbol, ¥, left of value figures.
TM: DC, SC
A. Frank 26-27 mm tall
B. Frank 28-29 mm tall
C. With meter ID number at right of value figures, with or without town character above
D. With solid block at right of value figures
E. Empty at right of value figures
V/F: 00.00 , 000.00
a. With large “2” in heavy frame at right of value figures
b. Yuan symbol (¥) very large, two character town name at right without ID number
c. With slogan
d. Value figures and TM only, without frame. All seen have V/F all zeros and appear to be applied to adhesive stamped mail. Purpose unknown:D

NOTES: Examples of these stamps are known without value figures, some with town mark at right instead of left of frank.

Starting in 1988 for special occasions China Post issued commemorative covers franked with Type H1 stamps on illustrated tape.






China HA2.jpg

HA2. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

As Type H1A but frank is wider, 33 x 27 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.00




China HA3.jpg

HA3. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV). Value $25

Similar to Type HA1 but with inner frame line around value figures.
Yuan symbol between outer and inner frame lines at left.
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00




China HA4.jpg

HA4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). Value $50

Large frank without with inner box but without panels at top and bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00




China HA5.jpg

HA5. 1984, Pitney Bowes-GB "5300" (MV). Value $25

Frank 30 x 23 mm. Panel at top only. Characters for POST PAID vertical at right.
Meter ID number between frank and TM. Value figures lower than date figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00




China HA6.jpg

HA6:Pitney Bowes-GB "5300" (MV).

Wide frank 36 x 26 mm. Value figures are lower than the date figures.
Panels at both top and bottom, bottom panel thin with small characters.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00



China HA7.jpg

HA7. Pitney Bowes-GB "6300” (MV).

Similar to Type HA1 but shorter frank, 29-31 x 23-24 mm.
A. With meter ID number with or without town character above at right of value figures
B. With solid block at right of value figures
C. Blank at right of value figures
V/F: 0.00 , 0.00MeterCat triad.jpg , MeterCat triad.jpg0.00



China HA8.jpg

HA8. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). Value $25

Small frank at 28 x 23/24 mm, slightly smaller than Type H8.
Without panels at top or bottom. With inner frame line around value figures.
TM: SC with box around date figures.
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00




China HA9.jpg

HA9. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Very wide frank, 37-38 x 23-24 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00




China HA10.jpg

HA10. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV), 1996.

Value figures large.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg00.00



China HA11.jpg

HA11. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

Frank 29 x 26 mm, similar is size to Type HA1 but TM very large and date figures narrower. : TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.000




China HA12.jpg

HA12. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000" (digital).

Distinctive shiny red mylar imprint. Date figures as: ‘YYY.MM.DD.HH’.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00




China HA13.jpg

HA13. Neopost “SM78/94” (MV).

Small frank, only 27 mm wide, with value figures closer to right side than to left.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋00.00





Sub-group HB: 4-character inscription across top: 中 国 邮 政 (China Post), 4-character inscription across bottom or at right: 邮 资 已 付 (Postage Paid)[edit]


China HB1.jpg
China HB1ab.jpg

HB1:Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank 30 x 27 mm. “¥” at left, location code at right.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00
a. Characters at top close together
b. Value figures close to left side of frank






China HB2.jpg

HB2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type HB1B but frank wider at 32 mm.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00



China HB3.jpg

HB3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). Value $20

Very wide frank at 38 mm. With “¥”at left and “中” at right of the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00




China HB4.jpg

HB4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Frank 30-31 x 23 mm, much narrower than Type HB3.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00




China HB5.jpg

HB5. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank 31 x 24 mm. Panels at top and bottom thin with small characters.
Value figures with “¥” at left and location code at right.
TM: SC, nil
V/F: 000.00



China HB6.jpg

HB6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Similar in size to Type HB5.
Top and bottom panels not as thin, and characters in panels are larger.
Value figures are large with “¥” at left and location code at right.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg00.00



China HB7A.jpg
China HB7B.jpg

HB7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Very similar to Type HB1 but with large “¥” at left and without location code.
Date figures are widely spread.
TM: SC, DC
A. Empty at right of value figures
B. With notched unengraved block at right
V/F: ≋0.00 , MeterCat triad.jpg00.00




China HB8.jpg

HB8. Neopost “SM78/94” (MV).

Small frank 26-27 x 23-24 mm.
Date figures have stops centered between D and M and after M. “¥” at left, location code at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00 , MeterCat triad.jpg00.0+0



China HB9.jpg

HB9. Guilin Putian Telecommunication Equipment Factory "YG02” (digital).

Printed in cherry-red color through a mylar ribbon.
Date figures include hour as ‘YYYY.MM.DD.HH’.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00




China HB10.jpg


HB10. Institute of Postal Science, Hangzhou (MV).

Date figures very small as ‘YY.M/MM.DD’. Stops low between Y and M and M and D.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




China HB11.jpg

HB11. Unidentified (MV).

Very large date figures, larger than value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00




China HB12.jpg

HB12. Unidentified (MV).

Both date and value figures large and somewhat narrow.
Top and bottom panels tall with relatively narrow center panel.
With “¥” character at left and single location character at right.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.00




China HB13.jpg

HB13. Unidentified (MV).

Large value figures of variable thickness.
Date figures small as ‘YY.M/MM.DD’.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.00




China HB14.jpg

HB14. Unidentified (MV).

Thin value figures close to the yuan (¥) character.
TM: DC with date vertical in panel
V/F: 000.00




China HB15.jpg

HB15. Unidentified (MV).

Panels at top and sides with four characters for Postage Paid vertical at right above town identification character (within parenthesis at bottom right).
“¥” in left panel. Date figures slightly higher in relation to value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg0.00




China HB16.jpg

HB16. Unidentified (MV).

Same format as Type HB15 but frank is wider and value figures are italicized.
Date figures slightly taller and thinner.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.00





Sub-group HC: 4-character inscription across top: 中 国 邮 政 (China Post), location code at bottom[edit]


China HC1.jpg

HC1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Nearly square frank 29-30 x 27 mm. “¥” at left, blank at right.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: 000.00




China HC2.jpg

HC2. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank 31-32 x 24-26 mm. “¥” at left of value figures, blank at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg00.00




HC3. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Frank 29-30 x 24 mm. Value figures large and widely spaced.
“¥” at left, blank at right.
TM: SC
A. Frank 29-30 mm wide
B. Frank 32-33 mm wide
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg00.00





China HC4.jpg

HC4. Neopost “SM78/94” (MV).

Small frank, 26-27 x 23-24 mm.
Date figures with stops centered.
“¥” at left, blank at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg00.00



China HC5.jpg

HC5. Shanghai Institute, National Post Bureau "YSZ301" (MV).

Small frank, 27 x 22-23 mm. “¥” at left, blank at right.
Date with hour as ‘YYY.MM.DD.HH’.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00



China HC6.jpg

HC6. Hunan Post-Telecommunication Equipment Factory "YZ03" (MV).

Frank 31-32 x 24-25 mm. “¥” at left, blank at right.
Date as ‘YY YY. MM. DD’.
All seen are crude impressions printed in black.
TM: SC
A. Black impression, TM at left
B. Black impression, TM at right
C. Red impression, TM at left
D. Red impression, TM at right
V/F: 000.00
a. TM sideways with date vertical
b. As B, used as surcharge on postal cards
c. Hour figure at right of date




China HC7.jpg

HC7. Shanghai Institute, National Post Bureau "YSZ301" (MV).

Frank 30 x 27 mm. Value figures widely spaced.
“¥” at left, blank at right. Date as ‘YY.MM.DD’.
All seen are crude impressions printed in red.
TM: SC
V/F: 0 0. 0 0



China HC8.jpg

HC8. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000” (digital).

Value figures narrow. Yuan (¥) character thick.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00



China HC9.jpg

HC9. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

With 8-digit number vertical between TM and frank.
Date as ‘YYYY.MM.DD.HH’.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00




China HC10.jpg
China HC15.jpg

HC10. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital).

With three columns of numbers stacked between TM and frank.
Date as ‘YYYY.MM.DD’.
TM: SC
A. Line above ID number at bottom
B. Without line above ID number at bottom
V/F: MeterCat triad.jpg00.00






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HC11. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank very similar to Type HC1 but date figures are widely
spaced especially between month and year figures.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0.00 , ≋00.00



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HC12. Neopost “IJ75” (digital).

Inscription in top panel is large nearly touching the frame and panel lines.
Value figures lowered, not centered, closer to the bottom panel line.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00



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HC13. Pitney Bowes “DM100” (digital).

Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
Inscriptions in lower panel quite large.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00



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HC14. Pitney Bowes “DM800” (digital).

Frank nearly identical to Type HC13.
Differs only in the value figures which are more
closely spaced and appear slightly heavier.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00



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HC15. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000” (MV).

Frank does not have bottom panel.
The ID number is below the frank.
One seen with ID number without prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00



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HC16. Unidentified (digital).

Printed thermally onto self-adhesive labels.
The lower panel is taller than the top panel.
Very narrow spacing, about 1 mm, between TM and frank.
Yuan sign (¥) is much smaller than the value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 000.00







Sub-group HD: “TAXEPERCUE” across top[edit]


China HD1.jpg

HD1. Hasler “F88” (MV). Value $25

As Type HA1 but inscriptions in French instead of Chinese.
“TAXPERCUE” in top panel, and town name “CHENGDU” in bottom panel.
With large "2" right of value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00





Sub-group HE: 4-character inscription across top: 中 国 邮 政 (China Post), 5-character inscription at bottom[edit]


China HE1.jpg

HE1. Hasler "F88" (MV).

As Type HB1 but with 5-character inscription at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.00





GROUP I: Octagonal frank with straight-line outer border[edit]



China I1.jpg

I1. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV), 1988. Value $100

Found used only in the town of Chang Chun.
Two machines are known to have used this stamp.
V/F: 00.00






GROUP J: Frank made up of horizontal lines only[edit]



China J1.jpg

J1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300" (MV). Extremely rare, value unknown.

Apparently this was a test die that somehow found its way onto a live meter.
One example seen.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.00MeterCat triad.jpg






GROUP K: TM at right, printed on self-adhesive labels[edit]



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K1. Beijing Institute of Postal Science “YJY-99” (digital), 1997.

Self-service vending machine stamp.
TM at right with postage and other data at left.
Printed in black on plain white labels with square corners.
TM: SC
A. Stamp for routine mail. Value $20
B. Stamp for registered mail, with bar code and data added at bottom. Value $50
V/F: ¥000.00






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K2. 1999, Sino Science and Technology (digital).

Post Office stamp for bulk mail processing.
Very similar in appearance to Type K1 but the corners of the label are rounded.
TM: DC
A. Printed in black on plain white labels. Value $10
B. Printed in black on label with pre-printed green Postal logo.
V/F: ¥0000.00


China K3.jpg
China K3 sides.jpg

K3:Sino Science and Technology (digital).

Post Office stamp for bulk mail processing.
As Type K2B but the sides of the die cut label spell out “CHINA POST”.
V/F: ¥0000.00
a. Postal logo applied in black on top of pre-printed green logo (error)






NOTE: The stamps shown here appear to be press-printed rather than applied by a postage meter. Several stamps like these have been used for special commemorative purposes.