International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Germany

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Germany, Part 1[edit]

  • Part 1 covers the private, business, general-use meter stamp types. Part 2 covers special use stamps, Post Office, Parcel Post, PC/internet, Public self-service, Official, and Saar before incorporation into Germany.
  • Germany was an early user of metered mail with experimental franking of live mail occurring in January 1923.
  • Meter companies headquartered in Germany: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgAnker, Bafra, Frankit, Francotyp, Francotyp-Postalia, Komusina, Melex, Postalia, StampIt, Telefrank
  • The stamps are grouped according to design and function:
A – Early experimentals
B – Convex at top, concave at sides
C – Horizontal rectangle
D – Vertical rectangle with swastika
E – Flat at top/bottom, double oval at sides
F – Vertical rectangle with eagle
G – Large eagle
H – Provisionals with parts removed or obliterated
I – Provisionals made from re-cast dies
J – DEUTSCHE above, POST below inner box
K – Mercury
L – Deutsche Post with post horn below
M – Large post horn
N – DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST, old post horn
P – DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST, new post horn
Q – DEUTSCHE POST AG, post horn below
R – DEUTSCHE POST and post horn at top


  • See Part 2 () for:
PC – Internet/PC stamps
PO – Post Office stamps
PP – Special stamps for Parcel Post
PV – Public self-service automat meter stamps
OO – Special stamps for Official Mail
SR – Stamps used in the SAAR before incorporation into Germany


NOTES:

  • The stamps used in the allied occupied zones created after the 2nd World War and in East Germany (DDR) are not cataloged separately but are identified as such in the descriptions.
  • For specialized information about the meter stamps of Germany, see Die deutschen Post- und Absenderfreistempel, by Heiner Dürst and Gerd Eich, 1996, published by the German meter stamp collectors society, Forschungsgemeinschaft Post- und Absenderfreistempel e.V.



GROUP A: Early experimental designs[edit]


Germany stamp type A1 AII 1.jpg
Germany stamp type A1 AII 2.jpg
Germany stamp type A1 BII 1000.jpg
Germany stamp type A1 chart.jpg


A1. Uhrenfabrik Furtwängler (FV-5), February 1923.

The stamp consists of upper and lower sections separated by the post office name.
The upper section is the frank with DEUTSCHES REICH above a frame.
The lower section is a rectangular frame with piano key-like projections at right and a serial number reading down. Inside the frame is the mailer's identification and/or the meter number.
Meter numbers all have “A” prefix. Meters known are A1, A3-11, A15-16, A18-19, A23, A25-27, A30, and A32.
The stamps were printed through a ribbon and are almost universally very weak. Most are in red but a very few are known in purple.
Removed from service in November 1923.
Values seen:
040, 100, 120, 200, 300 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
300M, 020, 050, 060, 070, 400 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]
10M, 20M, 40M, 60M, 70M, 150, 180, 210, 360, 1000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
450, 800, 3000, 4000, 8000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$600]
Fifteen different frank styles were available although not all are known used. See the chart at right.
Postage values per frame die (known):
AI: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg020, 60M, 120, 200
AII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 020, 040, 120, 400
AIII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg not seen
BI: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 060, 1000
BII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 050, 100, 300, 300M, 1000
BIII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 020, 20M, 60M, 070, 120, 200, 360, 8000
CI: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 150, 450
CII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 100, 3000
CIII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg300, 800
DI: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 70M, 210
DII through EIII: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg not seen


a. Value handwritten, due to inflation. Meters A5 and A16 have been found this way. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$600]
b. Purple impression MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]


NOTE: Strong clear impressions are extremely rare and worth perhaps double or more of the catalog values stated above.





Germany stamp type A2.jpg



A2. Bafra, Anker-Werke (MV)1923.

Horizontal rectangular die with “Deutsches Reich” in panel at top and two parallel lines in panels at bottom and sides.
Two machines, both used by the state Finance Ministry.
A. Bafra (MV). Below the frank is the mailer's identification, meter number "B1", and a large impression counter number. In use 17 March to 19 April 1923.
V/F: M000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
B. Anker-Werke (MV). Below the frank is an impression counter number, the mailer's identification (boxed), and meter number “C1”. In use February to August 1923.
V/F: M000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]







Germany stamp type A3.jpg
Germany stamp type A3 note.jpg


A3. Bafra, Francotyp (MV), June 1923.

Octagonal frank with "DEUTSCHES REICH" at top and parallel lines at bottom.
The post Office identification and mailer's identification are below the frank.
A. Bafra (MV). Meter number B1, “Berlin N 39/ Schering”, with 4-digit impression counter number. Used between June and July 1923. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: M000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. Francotyp (MV). Without meter number, “Berlin 02” above boxed “COMMERZ UND PRIVAT BANK”. Used between March and April 1924. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 0000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
C. Francotyp (MV). Without meter number, “Berlin W8/ Dresdner Bank/ Behrenstr. 35-39”. Used between March and April 1924. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]



NOTES:

  • In July 1923 Bafra, Anker and Furtwängler merged into a new company called Francotyp which produced meters under that name starting in 1924.
  • Proofs similar to Type A3C exist from before the merger when the manufacturer was still identified as Anker. The stamp differs from A3C by having meter number "C1" below the mailer's identification. The stamp (shown at right) was never used on actual mail in this format. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350 for the proof]




Germany stamp type A4 D1.jpg


A4. Komusina (MV), December 1923. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]

Octagonal frank as with A3 but the mailer identification is at left with 6-digit impression counter vertical at far left.
Meter number below frank, meters “D.1” and “D.2” only.
In use to April 1924.
V/F: 0000 (oval)






Germany stamp type A5.jpg



A5. Francotyp (MV), 7 April 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A3 but with single circle town mark below frank.
Mailer's identification between frank and TM.
Twenty-two different town mark / mailer identification combinations exist.
V/F: 0000 (angular)











Germany stamp type A6A revised.jpg
Germany stamp type A6C.jpg
Germany stamp type A6B.jpg
Germany stamp type A6D.jpg


A6. Francotyp (MV), 1924.

Frank as Type A5 but with single circle TM at left with 4-digit impression counter between it and the frank.
User’s ID below frank.
A. Date with month in letters and no stops. Impression counter medium in size. One machine in use from August 1924 to July 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000
B. Wide date figures with numeric month and no stops. Small impression counter. Nine machines in use from June to August 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000
C. Narrow date figures with numeric month and stops. Large impression counter, numbers of variable thickness with serifs. One machine in use from December 1924 to at least May 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
V/F: 000
D. Large impression counter as with C but the numbers are of uniform thickness and sanserif. Two machines in use from May 1925 to March 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
V/F: 000
TM: SC





Germany stamp type A7A.jpg
Germany stamp type A7B.jpg



A7. Francotyp (MV), 1926.

Distinctive frank arched outward at top and bottom and inward at sides, with inner frame line of the same shape.
Between the inner and outer frames are “DEUTSCHES REICH” across top and two parallel lines at bottom and sides.
Impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: SC
A. Spacing between center of TM and center of frank is approximately 58 mm. Impression counter large, 5.5-6 mm tall, filling most of the space between the TM and frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. Spacing between center of TM and center of frank is very wide, approximately 85 mm. Impression counter is medium, 4 mm tall. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]
V/F: 000 (A)


  • NOTE: Types A7A and B are quite similar in appearance to production meter stamp types B1, B2 and B3. Type A7A has nearly the same spacing as Type B1 and can be most easily identified by the large impression counter numbers. Type A7B is wider than any of the production stamps.





Germany stamp type A8A.jpg
Germany stamp type A8B.jpg
Germany stamp type A8D.jpg
Germany stamp type A8C.jpg
Germany stamp type A8E.jpg



A8. Komusina (MV), 1927. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

Frank shape as with Type A7.
The town mark is extremely close to the frank.
With 5- or 6-digit impression counter vertical at far left.
Value figures oval.
In use from 31 August 1927 to April 1928.
TM: SC
A. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
B. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 6-point starburst h.jpg00 (6-point asterisk)
C. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 (small solid star close to bottom of numbers)
D. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 (solid star centered)
E. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow 5-point star.jpg00 (large hollow star)
  • NOTE: Type A8 is very similar in appearance to production meter stamp Type B5. Type B5 has shorter date figures and smaller value figures.














NOTE

Germany stamp type A01.jpg
Germany stamp type A01 D1 D2.jpg

In early 1923 Erich Komusin prepared a range of postage meters for testing. These were the first multi-value (MV) meters, i.e. they could print any postage value from 0001 to 9999. These machines were not officially sanctioned or approved by the German postal authorities and so are considered essays. However during the test period, which ran from January to at least October 1923, some franked mail, probably with the cooperation of the Hamburg postmaster, was posted by Komusin's manufacturer Guhl & Co. to themselves. At least two mailed covers are known to survive. The stamp from one of the mailed covers is shown at right and is postmarked 15 January 1923. The other was mailed on 10 September 1923. The stamps are versions B and J respectively. Other versions may also have been used unofficially on actual mail.

The stamps are similar to Type A4 with octagonal die inscribed “DEUTSCHES REICH” at top but instead of parallel lines they have a currency indicator at the bottom. The meter number is either below the frank or vertical at right, and the (proposed?) mailer's identity is at left with a six-digit impression counter number reading down at far left. Instead of a mailer's identification sub-variety B has wavy lines at both left and right and may have been a continuous design.

The value of a proof is perhaps $250-300. The value of one of the mailed covers is uncertain.


A. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Apparat No. 257", mailer identification "Minimax"
B. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Apparat No. 257", wavy lines at left
C. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "No. 223", "Guhl & Co. / Schreibschrift-s"
D. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "No. 223", "Guhl & Co. / Antiqua"
E. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 75", "Minimax"
F. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
G. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 1", "Handelskammer Hamburg"
H. Currency indicator "MARK". Meter number "Komusina 2", "Handelskammer Hamburg"
I. Currency indicator "TAUSEND MARK". Meter number "D. 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
J. Currency indicator "HUNDERTTAUSEND MARK". Meter number "D. 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
K. Currency indicator "HUNDERTTAUSEND MARK". Meter number "D. 2", "Handelskammer Hamburg"
L. Currency indicator "MILLIONEN". Meter number "D. 1", "Reichs-Kredit, Berlin"
M. Currency indicator "MILLIONEN". Meter number "D. 2", "Rahmen"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.0







GROUP B: Horizontal frank convex at top and bottom, concave at sides[edit]

  • This is the first production stamp design. Inscribed “DEUTSCHES REICH”.
  • NOTE: The spacing of Francotyp stamps are measured from the center of the date figures to the center of the value figures. This is the tradition in Germany. The spacing of all other stamps are measured from the right edge of the town mark circle to the left edge of the frank.
Francotyp Model “A” - 59-62 mm
Francotyp Model “B” - 74-75 mm
Francotyp Model “C” - 77-79 mm
Francotyp Model “AN” ("D") - 66-68 mm


Germany stamp type B1A.jpg



B1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1925.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
Date figures without stops.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number between TM and frank. If present it is either high or centered.
TM: SC
A. Prototype design, date with wide spacing between month and year MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Standard design, spacing in date is even between date, month and year
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
a. Impression counter number with three digits onlyMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]









Germany stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
Date figures with stops between D, M and Y and sometimes after Y.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number between TM and frank. If present it is either high in small figures or centered in large figures.
TM: SC
Value figures 6 mm or large 7mm tall.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]





Germany stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing, slightly wider than "B" spacing.
Date figures without stops.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number. If present it is either high or centered between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC
Value figures 5½ or 6mm tall.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-15]
00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




B4. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Very similar to Type B1 but line under “DEUTSCHES REICH” extends to the ends of the ornamental lines at the sides.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A)






Germany stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Komusina (MV), 1929.

Very similar to experimental Type A8.
The TM is about 3 mm distant from the frank, and the date figures are widely spaced.
With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (O)







GROUP C: Horizontal rectangle with horizontal lines in side panels[edit]

  • “DEUTSCHES” in top panel, “REICH” in bottom panel.


Germany stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1930.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]





Germany stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
Date with stops.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]





Germany stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing. With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
Date without stops.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]





Germany stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]

Francotyp model “D” spacing, approximately 67mm between centers of date and value figures.
Without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)





Germany stamp type C5.jpg



C5. Komusina (MV), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (O)








GROUP D: Vertical rectangle with swastika in top panel[edit]

  • “Deutsches/ Reich” in bottom panel.


Germany stamp type D1.jpg


D1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1934.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle (large or small) between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
00 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]



Germany stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle (large or small) between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (A)
000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]





D3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing.
With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
a. Value figures mixed Angular and Gothic MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]



Germany stamp type D4.jpg


D4. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Francotyp model “D” spacing.
Without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type D5.jpg



D5. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]

With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)








GROUP E: Horizontal frank with two round projections at each side[edit]

  • Flat at top and bottom, “Deutsches“ at top, “Reich” at bottom.


Germany stamp type E1.jpg



E1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1935. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)






E2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)







E3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing.
With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]






E4. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

With 6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)








GROUP F: Vertical rectangle with eagle at top[edit]

  • “Deutsche/ Reichpost” or “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” at bottom
  • Inner box around value figures



F1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1936.

Francotyp model “A” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0oo (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]



Germany stamp type F2.jpg


F2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp model “B” spacing.
With impression counter either high or in middle between TM and frank, or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A,G)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0oo (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]





Germany stamp type F3.jpg

F3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp model “C” spacing (except sub-variety a).
With or without impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: DC, SC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
00 (A)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0oo (0) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0.00 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
a. Altered frank with spacing between centers of date and value figures only 58-60 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]



Germany stamp type F4.jpg



F4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

Francotyp model “D” spacing.
With or without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)





Germany stamp type F5.jpg



F5. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

As Type F1 but country inscription is in sanserif capital letters.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)






Germany stamp type F6.jpg


F6. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type F4 but country inscription is in sanserif capital letters.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)









GROUP G: Vertical rectangle with eagle facing left[edit]

  • “Deutsche Reichpost” across the top, value figures between eagle head and wing


Germany stamp type G1.jpg

G1. Postalia (MV), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Postalia is the successor to Komusina.
“Deutsche Reichpost” in Gothic font, and value figures are angular.
Date and value figures narrow.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
Without S#
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)



Germany stamp type G2.jpg


G2. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]

As Type G1 but “Deutsche Reichpost” in sanserif font, and value figures are oval.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)








GROUP H: Post-war provisional stamps made from obliterating or removing parts of the original frank dies[edit]

NOTE: Many post-war stamps were modified by the mailer simply inking over the offending parts. Such pen & ink modifications are not cataloged.



Sub-group HA: Alterations to Group B stamps[edit]



Germany provisional stamp types HA1A-1C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HA2A-2D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HA2E-3A.jpg

HA1. Alterations to Type B1 (Francotyp A):

A. Blank in top panel MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Top panel completely removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
C. Top panel completely removed except for top line of inner panel MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]



HA2. Alterations to Type B2 (Francotyp B):

A. Frame completely solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
B. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. Lines in top panel, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
D. Top panel blank, top line of inner frame removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
E. Top panel blank, ends removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
F. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
G. Top panel completely removed except for top line of inner panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
H. Inner frame lines only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



HA3. Alterations to Type B3 (Francotyp C):

A. top panel solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
B. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
C. Top panel blank, ends removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
D. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
E. Top panel completely removed except for top line of inner panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
F. Inner frame lines only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]


HA4. Alteration to Type B5 (Komusina): Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]








Sub-group HB: Alterations to Group C stamps[edit]



Germany provisional stamp types HB1A-1C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HB1D-2C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HB2D-3B.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HB3C-3E.jpg

HB1. Alterations to Type C1 (Francotyp A):

A. Bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. Top and bottom panels, including inner lines, blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]



HB2. Alterations to Type C2 (Francotyp B):

A. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
B. Top and bottom panels blank, ends, removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
C. Top panel completely removed, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
D. Only side panels present. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



HB3. Alterations to Type C3 (Francotyp C):

A. Top and bottom panels solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Vertical wavy lines in top and bottom panels. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. “ES” removed from top panel, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. Top and bottom panels, including ends, removed
E. Top panel blank, bottom panel removed except for bottom line. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
F. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
G. Top panel completely removed, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
H. Only side panels present. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
J. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]











Sub-group HC: Alterations to Group D stamps[edit]



Germany provisional stamp types HC1A-1D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC1E-1G.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC1Gv-1Iv.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC2G-3C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3Dv-3I.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3K-3Nv.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3P-3S.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HC3T-4A.jpg

HC1. Alterations to Type D1 (Francotyp A):

A. Swastika removed
B. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Top panel, including top of inner frame completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. Swastika removed and bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top panel blank, “Deutsch” alone in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
G. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
I. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



HC2. Alterations to Type D2 (Francotyp B):

A. Swastika removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
B. Top panel blank
C. Swastika removed and bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” alone in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
E. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Swastika and side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]



HC3. Alterations to Type D3 (Francotyp C):

A. Swastika obliterated. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
B. Swastika obliterated and bottom panel solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
C. Top and side panels solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
D. Swastika removed
E. Swastika with frame lines above and below removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
F. Single horizontal line in top panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
G. Swastika and side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top panel blank
I. Top panel blank, side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
J. top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
K. Swastika removed, “Reich” removed at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
L. Swastika removed, bottom panel blank
M. Swastika and complete bottom panel removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
N. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
P. Top panel blank, bottom panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
Q. Top panel completely removed, bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
R. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
S. Top and bottom panels, except for top and bottom lines, completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
T. As R but bottom line also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
U. Top panel blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
V. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
W. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]



HC4. Alteration to Type D4 (Francotyp D):

A. Top panel blank, “Deutsch” alone in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Top and bottom panels blank, side ornaments removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]


























Sub-group HD: Alterations to Group F stamps[edit]



Germany provisional stamp types HD1A-1E.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD1F-1J.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD1K-2J.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD2K-3B.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD3Bv-3J.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD3K-3R.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD3X-4F.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD4J-5C.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD5D-6D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HD6Fv-7B.jpg


HD1. Alterations to Type F1 (Francotyp A):

A. Eagle solid
B. Eagle removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Eagle and top line of inner box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Eagle and top line of inner box with sides of top panel also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. Top panel blank, “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
G. Top panel removed, “Reichs” removed at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Top panel blank, top of inner box removed, “Deutsche” removed from bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
I. Top and bottom panels blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
J. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
K. Eagle and bottom line of inner box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]



HD2. Alterations to Type F2 (Francotyp B):

A. Eagle removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Eagle and top line of inner box removed
C. Top panel blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
E. Top panel blank, “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top panel removed, “Reichs” removed at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
H. Bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
I. Top and bottom panels blank
J. Top and bottom panels blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
K. Top and bottom panels blank, bottom line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
L. Top and bottom panels blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
M. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
N. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
P. Top panel and bottom of inner panel removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]



HD3. Alterations to Type F3 (Francotyp C):

A. Eagle solid. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Eagle partially removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
C. Eagle removed
D. Eagle and top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
E. Top panel except for small portion at left completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. As D, sides of top panel also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
G. Top panel blank, and top line removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
H. Top panel completely removed
I. As H, top of inner box also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
J. “Reiches” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
K. Eagle partially removed, and “Reiche” or “Reiches” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
L. Top panel blank, “Reiches” removed
M. Top panel and “Reiches” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
N. “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
P. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” removed
Q. Top panel and “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
R. Top panel blank, “Post” alone at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
S. bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
T. Top and bottom panels blank
U. Top and bottom panels blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
V. Top and bottom panels blank, bottom line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
W. Top and bottom panels blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
X. Top panel blank, bottom panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Y. Bottom panel blank, top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
Z. Top and bottom panels blank, with side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
ZA. Top panel removed, bottom panel blank with side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
ZB. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
ZC. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



HD4. Alterations to Type F4 (Francotyp D):

A. Eagle removed
B. Eagle and top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Top panel blank, top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
E. Top panel completely removed, top of inner box also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. Top panel completely removed, bottom line of inner box also removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Top panel blank, “Reich” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
H. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
I. Top panel blank, top of inner box removed, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
J. Top panel blank, top and bottom of inner box removed, “Deutsche” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
K. Top panel blank, “Deutsche” alone at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
L. Bottom panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
M. Top and bottom panels blank
N. Top and bottom panels blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
P. Top and bottom panels blank, both top and bottom lines of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
Q. Bottom panel blank, top panel completely removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
R. Top panel removed, bottom panel blank with side lines removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
S. Top and bottom panels completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
T. Inner box only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]



HD5. Alterations to Type F5 (Francotyp A):

A. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
B. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
C. Inner box with “DEUTSCHE/ REICHPOST” only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Top panel blank, “REICH” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. Inner box with “DEUTSCHE/ POST” only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



HD6. Alterations to Type F6 (Francotyp D):

A. Eagle partially removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
B. Top panel blank.
C. Top panel blank, top line of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
D. Two thirds of frank below top line completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
E. Top panel completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
F. Top panel blank or partially obliterated, “DEUTSCHE” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
G. Top panel blank, “REICH” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
H. Top panel blank, “POST” alone at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



HD7. Francotyp “B” meters were prepared with Group F dies but were not issued. A few saw post-war use with alterations:

A. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Top panel blank, top and bottom of inner box removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]



HD8. Francotyp “C” meters were prepared with Group F dies but were not issued. A few saw post-war use with alterations:

A. Top panel blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Top panel blank, ”REICH” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]








Sub-group HE: Alterations to Group G stamps[edit]



Germany provisional stamp types HE1A-1D.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HE1E-1G.jpg
Germany provisional stamp types HE1H-1I.jpg


HE1. Alterations to Type G1 (Postalia):

A. Eagle’s head removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
B. Most of eagle removed except outline of wing and inside of head. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. Eagle completely removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. Eagle’s head and “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
E. Outline of eagle only, “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
F. Eagle and “Reichs” removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
G. Outline of eagle only, “Deutsche Reich” removed. “post” alone at top right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, possibly a misprint of E]
H. Top third of frank completely removed, bottom quarter blank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
I. Outline of eagle only, top quarter of frank removed. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
J. Outer frame line only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]















Sub-group HF: Frank frame completely removed[edit]



Germany stamp type HF1.jpg


HF1. Francotyp “A” (MV).

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter number. If present it is either high or centered between TM and V/F.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Germany stamp type HF2.jpg


HF2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter number.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]




Germany stamp type HF3.jpg


HF3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter number.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]





Germany stamp type HF4.jpg


HF4. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]

Value figures only.
With or without impression counter.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)
  • NOTE: This provisional stamp was also used in 1957 during the transition from Saar to German franking.




Germany stamp type HF5.jpg


HF5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Value figures only.
Without impression counter.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000








GROUP I: Post-war provisional stamps made from replacing parts of the original frank dies with new components[edit]


Sub-group IA: Designs based on Group B dies[edit]



Germany stamp type IA1.jpg



IA1. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“DEUTSCHE” in top panel, “POST” in bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)




Germany stamp type IA2.jpg



IA2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

“DEUTSCHE REICHSPOST” in top panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A)




Germany stamp type IA3.jpg


IA3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

“DEUTSCHE POST” in top panel.
A. “DEUTSCHE POST” large. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
B. “DEUTSCHE POST” small. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type IA4.jpg



IA4. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

“DEUTSCHE POST” in top panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000







IA5. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, one example known, value undetermined]

As Type B3 but without inner frame lines.
“Deutsche Post” at top, post horn at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000







Sub-group IB: Design based on Group C die[edit]



Germany stamp type IB1.jpg


IB1. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Frank without text. Two parallel horizontal lines replace top and bottom panels.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)









Sub-group IC: Designs based on Group D dies[edit]



Germany stamp type IC1.jpg


IC1. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

Top panel blank, “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)




Germany stamp type IC2.jpg


IC2. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Top panel blank, “Deutsche/ Post” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)





Germany stamp type IC3.jpg

IC3. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Top panel blank, side ornaments removed, “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)


IC4. Francotyp "B" (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As IC3.
V/F: 000 (A)


MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgIC5. Francotyp “C” (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg As IC3.
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg V/F: 000 (A,G)



Germany stamp type IC6.jpg



IC6. Francotyp “C” (MV).

“DEUTSCHE” in top panel, “POST” in bottom panel. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
V/F: 000 (A)








Sub-group ID: Designs based on Group F dies[edit]



Germany stamp type ID1.jpg

ID1. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Blank at top, “DEUTSCHE/ REICHSPOST” in bottom panel.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)


ID2. Francotyp “C” (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As ID1.
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)


MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgID3. Francotyp "D" (MV).
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgAs ID1. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type ID4.jpg

ID4. Franctoyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type ID1 but top and bottom lines of inner box removed.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)


ID5. Francotyp “D” (MV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As ID4.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)



Germany stamp type ID6.jpg


ID6. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Two horizontal lines added under the top line.
“Deutsche/ Post” at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type ID7.jpg


ID7. Francotyp “C” (MV).

“DEUTSCHE” at top, “POST” at bottom.
A. Lines of inner box same weight as outer frame MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
B. Lines of inner box thicker MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
C. As A, but "DEUTSCHE" wide and dots at sides of “POST” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)




Germany stamp type ID8.jpg


ID8. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

“Deutsche” at top, “Post” at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type ID9 color.jpg


ID9. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

“Deutsche Post” at top.
Post horn at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (O)







Sub-group IE: Designs based on Group G dies[edit]



Germany stamp type IE1.jpg


IE1. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“Deutsche Post” at top.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Germany stamp type IE2.jpg




IE2. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

Inner box added around value figures.
“Deutsche Post” at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000





Germany stamp type IE3.jpg



IE3. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]

Wide frank with inner box around value figures.
“Deutsche Post” at top.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000









GROUP J: Vertical rectangle with straight double outer frame lines and double line inner value box[edit]



J1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1946.

“DEUTSCHE” in panel above the box and “POST” in panel below.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G)
000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare, value unknown]



Germany stamp type J2.jpg


J2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As Type J1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)





Germany stamp type J3.jpg


J3. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Types J1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)
00 (A)
a. Non-standard spacing: 58 mm from center of date and center of value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Germany stamp type J4.jpg


J4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types J1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type J5.jpg


J5. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

“DEUTSCHE” in panel above the box and “POST” in panel below.
6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)






J6. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

“DEUTSCHE POST” in top panel, post horn in bottom panel.
6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (O)









GROUP K: Vertical rectangle with head of Mercury at left[edit]

  • Staff in hand at right, “DEUTSCHE POST” at top


Germany stamp type K1A.jpg




K1. Postalia (MV), 1946.

TM: DC
A. No lines of shading on shoulder. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Shading lines on shoulder, more shading lines on head and hand. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)














GROUP L: Rectangle with single straight-line border, “Deutsche Post” at top, post horn with lightening bolts at bottom[edit]

Stamps from this Group were used in both West and East Germany.

NOTES:

  • Considerable variation exists in the style of “Deutsche Post and the size of the post horn even within the same stamp type.
  • Double circle town marks with inner circle flat on top were used only in East Germany. Stamps with inner circle completely round and single circle town marks were used in both the East and West Germany.
  • Stamps were commonly printed in shades of blue in East Germany, never in West Germany.


Germany stamp type L1.jpg

L1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1946.

Distance of “Deutsche Post” from top frame line variable.
Font for “Deutsche Post” variable.
With or without impression counter number.
Used in both West and East Germany.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G,O)
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. Date only without town mark




Germany stamp type L2 variety.jpg


L2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

As Type L1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
Used in both West and East Germany.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O)
NOTE: Two examples shown to demonstrate variations in inscription style.



Germany stamp type L3.jpg

L3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Types L1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O)
Used in both West and East Germany.
a. Non-standard spacing: 58 mm from centers of date and value figures
b. Non-standard spacing: 65 mm from centers of date and value figures MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Scarce, value uncertain]
c. Non-standard spacing: 70 mm from centers of date and value figures MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]





L4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types L1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
Used in both West and East Germany.
V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,G,O)
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
a. Without town mark or date
b. With date only but without town mark



Germany stamp type L5A.jpg
Germany stamp type L5B.jpg
Germany stamp type L5C.jpg




L5. Komusina (MV), 1947.

6-digit impression counter vertical at far left.
TM: SC
A. Frank 21 x 26 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
B. Frank 24 x 31 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
C. Frank 26.5 x 28 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)

















Germany stamp type L6.jpg


L6. Postalia (MV), 1947.

Wide spacing. Without impression counter number.
Value figures narrow.
Used in both West and East Germany.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
a. Month in letters or Roman numeral. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Germany stamp type L7.jpg



L7. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]

Frank wider than tall with post horns in both lower corners.
One meter only, used in the post war Soviet Zone.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)







Germany stamp type L8B.jpg



L8. Francotyp “Cc/Cm/Ccm” (MV), 1960.

As Type L3 but date with stops.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
A. Wide spacing, 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures
B. Narrow spacing, 32-35 mm
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]
a. Small post horn








Germany stamp type L9.jpg

L9. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV), 1960.

Spacing is narrow, 5-7 mm between TM and frank.
Post horn variable in size.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat at top, round on bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. TM with round inner circle




Germany stamp type L10A.jpg
Germany stamp type L10B.jpg
Germany stamp type L10C.jpg




L10. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV), 1965.

With exception of variety C, frank is square.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat on top
A. Square frank, “Deutsche Post” at top
B. Square frank, “DEUTSCHE/ POST” in two line and all capitals at top
C. Upright frank, 24 x 30 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 (A, B and C)











Germany stamp type L11.jpg


L11. Satas “Baby” (MV), 1969. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Smaller frank with “DEUTSCHE/ POST” in two lines and all capitals at top.
Date figures tall.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat on top
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Germany stamp type L12.jpg


L12. Frama (MV), 1969.

“Deutsche Post” short and wide or taller and thin.
Value figures heavy.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat on top
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Germany stamp type L13.jpg


L13. Francotyp “Cm7000/Cm10000” (MV), 1972. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type L8 but value figures are tall and thin, and the date figures are closer together.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat on both top and bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (O)




Germany stamp type L14.jpg


L14. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1978.

Spacing between TM and frank 12-13 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Small post horn.




Germany stamp type L15.jpg


L15. Francotyp-Postalia “Curier/PS4” (MV), 1989.

Spacing 35-36 mm between center of date and value figures.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Germany stamp type L16.jpg


L16. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5 WK/WK4” (MV), 1990. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Spacing 36-37 mm between center of date and value figures.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Germany stamp type L17.jpg


L17. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV), 1990. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Spacing 39-40 mm between center of date and value figures.
Date figures widely spaced.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Germany stamp type L18.jpg


L18. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Frank 23-24 mm square.
Post horn flanked by license number with “E” prefix.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000








GROUP M: Upright rectangle containing large post horn and rays[edit]

“DEUTSCHE POST” at top
This design was used in the French zone only.


Germany stamp type M1.jpg


M1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1947.

With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare, value uncertain]





Germany stamp type M2.jpg



M2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

As Type M1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)









M3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Types M1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A,G)





Germany stamp type M4.jpg


M4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types M1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)






Germany stamp type M5.jpg


M5. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]

6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (O)






Germany stamp type M6.jpg



M6. Postalia (MV).

Wide spacing.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)










GROUP N: Similar to Group L except “DEUTSCHE/ BUNDESPOST”, “Deutsche Bundespost”or "Bundespost" at top[edit]


Sub-group NA: “DEUTSCHE/ BUNDESPOST”, “Deutsche Bundespost”or "Bundespost" alone[edit]



Germany stamp type NA1.jpg


NA1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1951.

With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]





Germany stamp type NA2.jpg



NA2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

As Type NA1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O)






Germany stamp type NA3.jpg

NA3. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

As Types NA1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)
a. V/F is mix of A and G or mix of A and O MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Non-standard spacing: 68 mm
c. Non-standard spacing: 46 mm
d. Non-standard spacing: 58 mm




Germany stamp type NA4.jpg


NA4. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

As Type NA3 except “Deutsche Bundespost” in small letters in one line.
One meter only.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)





Germany stamp type NA5.jpg


NA5. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$80]

As Type NA3 except “Bundespost” alone at top without “Deutsche”.
One meter only, used in DDR.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G)





Germany stamp type NA6.jpg


NA6. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types NA1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
Date with or without stops.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A,O)





Germany stamp type NA7B-E.jpg



NA7. Komusina (MV).

6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
A. Frank 21.5 x 26 mm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Frank 23.5 x 31 mm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
C. Frank 26 x 28 mm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
D. Frank 25 x 27 mm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
E. Frank 25 x 25 mm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
V/F: 000










Germany stamp type NA8.jpg
Germany stamp type NA8a.jpg

NA8. Postalia (MV).

Wide spacing.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. Town mark with “BREMEN” at top, “NEW YORK” at bottom, arrow at left pointing up to BREMEN and at right down to NEW YORK. Used aboard the steamships M.S. Berlin and M.S. Gripsholm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
b. As a, “BREMEN” at top, “YOKOHAMA” at bottom. Used aboard the M.S. Schwabenstein. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Very rare, value uncertain]
c. As a, “HAMBURG” at top, “YOKOHAMA” at bottom. Used aboard the M.S. Hamburg. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Very rare, value uncertain]



Germany stamp type NA9.jpg


NA9. Hasler “F66” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Very wide spacing. 71-72 mm between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)





Germany stamp type NA10A.jpg
Germany stamp type NA10B.jpg


NA10. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm/Cm” (MV), 1959.

Date with stops after D and before Y.
TM: DC, SC
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
B. Narrow spacing between TM and frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000
000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. Non-standard spacing: 40 mm between centers
V/F: 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
b. Non-standard spacing: 26-27 mm between centers MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000
c. Town mark inverted




Germany stamp type NA11.jpg


NA11. Francotyp “A9000” (MV), 1961.

Spacing between centers of date and value figures 35-36 mm.
Date figures more widely spaced than with Type NA10, with stops after D and after M.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
a. Date with month in letters MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



Germany stamp type NA12.jpg


NA12 . Francotyp “Cm7000/Cm10000” (MV), 1972.

Very similar to Type NA10 but value figures are much thinner.
Date with stops after D and before Y.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000
MeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Germany stamp type NA13.jpg

NA13. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV), 1958.

Spacing between TM and frank 6-8 mm.
Date figures can be either 3 or 2.5 mm tall.
Value figures narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. Month in letters
b. Non-standard spacing: 12-13 mm (Model “Junior”) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Germany stamp type NA14.jpg



NA14. Satas (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Straight line town mark.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000







Germany stamp type NA15.jpg


NA15. Hasler (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Spacing between TM and frank 16-19 mm.
Value figures 4.5-5 mm tall but not thin.
Three known: ST. INGBERT 667, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (18) SAARBRÜCKEN 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgVOLKLINGEN (SAAR) WEHRDEN
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (St. Ingbert, Saarbrücken), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (Volklingen)





Germany stamp type NA16.jpg


NA16. Hasler “F66” (MV), 1968.

Spacing between TM and frank 9-12 mm.
Value figures 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




NOTES:

  • Type NA16 is very similar in appearance to Type NA10B. The stop in the date between the month and year is closer to the month on NA16. On NA10 it is closer to the year.
  • See also Type NA20.



Germany stamp type NA17.jpg


NA17. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1978.

Spacing between TM and frank 12-13 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000
a. TM: SC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Germany stamp type NA18.jpg


NA18. Pitney Bowes “6300 series” (MV), 1965.

Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000





Germany stamp type NA19.jpg


NA19. Pitney Bowes “RF” (MV), 1979.

“DEUTSCHE” above post horn at top, “BUNDESPOST” at bottom.
Small date. Value figures lower than date figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Germany stamp type NA20 color.jpg


NA20. Frama (MV), 1969.

Spacing between TM and frank 8-12 mm.
Value figures 6 mm tall and heavy.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




NOTES:

  • Type NA20 is very similar in appearance to Type NA16. The date figures are lighter on NA20 than on NA16. The value figures, although thick as with NA16, are narrower (most noticeable in the zeros).
  • The pictured stamp is a Specimen.



Germany stamp type NA21 color.jpg


NA21. Satas “Baby” (MV), 1965.

Spacing between TM and frank 10-11 mm.
Date figures tall and thin like the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000

NOTE: The pictured stamp is a Specimen.



Germany stamp type NA22.jpg


NA22. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV), 1973.

Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
Spacing between TM and frank 16-17 mm.
Date figures short, 2.5 - 3 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type NA23.jpg

NA23. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1976.

Resembles Type NA21 but for spacing.
Frank 24.5 x 26 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank 6 mm.
Value figures thin.
Date figures can be tall or short.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Germany stamp type NA24.jpg


NA24. Krag (MV), 1978. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank 24 x 32-33 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank 11-12 mm.
Value figures large and widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000








Sub-group NB: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” with "BERLIN"[edit]



Germany stamp type NB1.jpg



NB1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Francotyp "A" spacing as with Type NA1, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Germany stamp type NB2.jpg



NB2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp "B" spacing as with Type, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC or DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O)





Germany stamp type NB3.jpg


NB3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp "C" spacing as with Type NA3, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G) . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (O)
a. Nonstandard spacing, 75 mm between centers of date and value figures MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Nonstandard spacing, 68 mm between centers of date and value figures MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Germany stamp type NB4.jpg


NB4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

Francotyp "D" spacing as with Type NA6, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G,O)
MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



Germany stamp type NB5.jpg



NB5. Komusina (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Type NA7 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Germany stamp type NB6.jpg



NB6. Postalia (MV).

As Type NA8 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Germany stamp type NB7A.jpg
Germany stamp type NB7B.jpg


NB7. Francotyp “Cc”/”Ccm” (MV).

Very similar to Type NB3 but date figures have stops after Day and before Year.
“BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
A. Wide spacing
B. Narrow spacing
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (O)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




NOTE: Type NB8 in the printed edition of the catalog is now Type NB7B.



Germany stamp type NB9.jpg


NB9. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

As Type NA11 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 35-36 mm.
Date figures very widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000




Germany stamp type NB10.jpg


NB10. Francotyp “Cm7000/10000” (MV).

Very similar to Type NB7B, but value figures are thinner and slightly more widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000




Germany stamp type NB11A.jpg
Germany stamp type NB11B.jpg



NB11. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

As Type NA13 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
TM: DC
A. Frank 27½ mm wide
B. Frank 25½ mm wide
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000










Germany stamp type NB12.jpg


NB12. Hasler “F66” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$12.50]

As Type NA16 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 9-12 mm.
Date figures tightly spaced.
Value figures 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type NB13.jpg


NB13. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type NA17 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 12-13 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type NB14.jpg


NB14. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

As Type NA18 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Germany stamp type NB15.jpg


NB15. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

As Type NA19 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
“DEUTSCHE” above post horn at top, “BUNDESPOST” at bottom.
Small date. Value figures lower than date figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Germany stamp type NB16.jpg


NB16. Frama (MV).

As Type NA20 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 8-12 mm.
Value figures 6 mm tall and heavy.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type NB17.jpg


NB17. Satas “Baby” (MV).

As Type NA21 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 10-11 mm.
Date figures tall and thin like the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Germany stamp type NB18.jpg

NB18. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV).

As Type NA22 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
Spacing between TM and frank 16-17 mm.
Date figures short, 2.5 - 3 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type NB19.jpg

NB19. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

As Type NA23 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Resembles Type NB17 but for spacing.
Frank 24.5 x 26 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank 6 mm.
Value figures thin.
Date figures can be tall (model "205") or short (model "2205", shown).
TM: DC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000







Sub-group NC: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” with “SAARLAND” or “SAAR”[edit]

NOTE: For earlier stamps used in the Saar, see Group SR.




Germany stamp type NC1.jpg



NC1. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1957. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Francotyp "B" spacing.
Without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 F (A,G,O)





Germany stamp type NC2.jpg


NC2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp "C" spacing.
With or without impression counter number
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 F (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
000 F (A,G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 F (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]





Germany stamp type NC3.jpg


NC3. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

Francotyp "D" spacing.
Without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 F (G,O)





Germany stamp type NC31.jpg



NC3.1. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

As Type NB7A, date figures with stops after Day and before Year.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 F (O)





Germany stamp type NC4.jpg


NC4. Postalia (MV).

As Type NB6.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 F (O)






Germany stamp type NC5.jpg



NC5. Satas (MV).

With “SAARLAND” below “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST”.
TM: straight line
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 F






Germany stamp type NC6.jpg


NC6. Satas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

With “SAAR” only below “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST”.
TM: straight line
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 F






Germany stamp type NC7.jpg



NC7. Hasler (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Only two meters were placed into service.
TM: DC without inner horizontal lines
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 FMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 F









GROUP P: As Group N but with redrawn post horn, more abstract and flanked by the meter number[edit]


Sub-group PA: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” alone[edit]



Germany stamp type PA1.jpg


PA1. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with stops after day and before year.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000



Germany stamp type PA2.jpg


PA2. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Spacing narrow, ~31-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
A. M# with “B” prefix (unconverted from before Francotyp and Postalia merger. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “F” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type PA3A.jpg

PA3. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4/MS5” (MV).

Frank variable 23-24 x 28-30 mm.
Spacing ~36-37 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC or SC
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Small frank 23-24 x 28-29



Germany stamp type PA4B.jpg


PA4. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Spacing, ~35-36 mm between centers of date and value figures.
TM: DC
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G,O)




Germany stamp type PA5.jpg


PA5. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix. Spacing, ~39 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000





Germany stamp type PA6.jpg

PA6. Pitney Bowes “RT” (MV).

Small nearly square frank, ~22 x 23 mm.
Post horn and M# at top below “DEUTSCHE”. “BUNDESPOST” at bottom.
Date figures small.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Germany stamp type PA7A.jpg
Germany stamp type PA7C.jpg



PA7. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

Small nearly square frank, ~22 x 23 mm.
TM: DC
A. M# with “E” prefix (distributed by Adrema)
B. M# with “G” prefix (distributed by Rena)
C. Unengraved block in place of M# and prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000







Germany stamp type PA8.jpg

PA8. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV).

Frank taller than wide.
Date figures small.
Value figures widely spaced.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Germany stamp type PA9.jpg


PA9. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

Similar to Type PA8 but value figures smaller and more narrowly spaced.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Germany stamp type PA10.jpg


PA10. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank large and nearly square, ~27-28 x 29-30 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PA11.jpg


PA11. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
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NOTE: Shown is a specimen stamp.



Germany stamp type PA12.jpg


PA12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11-12 mm.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PA13.jpg


PA13. Krag (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

M# with “D” prefix.
Value figures large and widely spaced.
Date figures with stops centered before date and year.
TM: DC
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  • NOTE: Fewer than ten meters were in use.




Germany stamp type PA14.jpg


PA14. Neopost “2205” (MV).

Frank 24 x 27-28 mm.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~5-6 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Germany stamp type PA15.jpg


PA15. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV).

Frank nearly square 24-25 mm.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Germany stamp type PA16A.jpg
Germany stamp type PA16B.jpg



PA16. Neopost “Electronic (Portoprinter)” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank , ~13-15 mm.
TM: DC
A. Frank 23-24 mm wide.
B. Frank 25-26 mm wide
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Germany stamp type PA17.jpg


PA17. TeleFrank “Standard Model” (digital).

Date and value figures digital.
M# with “K” prefix.
DM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Germany stamp type PA18.jpg


PA18. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing very narrow ~3-5mm.
Value figures very narrow.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PA19.jpg


PA19. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Design similar to Type PA7 but frank is slightly wider than tall and value figures are larger.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Sub-group PB: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” with "BERLIN"[edit]



Germany stamp type PB1.jpg


PB1. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

As Type PA2 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~31-33 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PB2.jpg


PB2. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

As Type PA5 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
M# with “B” prefix. Spacing, ~40 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PB3.jpg


PB3. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

As Type PA7A but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Small nearly square frank, ~23 x 24 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PB4.jpg


PB4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type PA12 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11-12 mm.
TM: DC
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NOTE: A Frama meter is reported to have been used with this frank format.








GROUP Q: "DEUTSCHE/ POST AG" at top[edit]

  • Post horn either outlined or solid


Germany stamp type Q1.jpg

Q1. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

M# with “F” prefix.
Wide spacing.
Value figures thick, 5-5½ mm tall.
TM: DC
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)



Germany stamp type Q2.jpg

Q2. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix. Spacing narrow, ~30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with stops after day and before year.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
A. Outline post horn MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Solid post horn
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Germany stamp type Q3.jpg

Q3. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~31-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
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Q4. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing ~36-37 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow.
Solid post horn.
TM: DC
A. M# with “B” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “F” prefix
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Germany stamp type Q5.jpg


Q5. Francotyp “Cm10000/Cm7000” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~37-38 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and tall (6 mm).
Post horn solid.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type Q6A.jpg
Germany stamp type Q6B.jpg



Q6. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Spacing, ~39 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
M# with "B" or “F” prefix.
TM: DC
A. Post horn solid
B. Post horn outlined
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Germany stamp type Q7.jpg

Q7. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

Small nearly square frank, ~22 x 23 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
A. M# with “E” prefix
B. M# with “G” prefix
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Germany stamp type Q8.jpg


Q8. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

Similar to Type PA8 but value figures smaller and more narrowly spaced.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type Q9.jpg


Q9. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank large and nearly square, ~27-28 x 29-30 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type Q10.jpg

Q10. Pitney Bowes “A931, Portophon” (MV).

Frank wider than tall, ~25-26 x 23 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
Value figures large and widely spaced.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000



Germany stamp type Q11.jpg


Q11. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Value figures thick.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type Q12.jpg


Q12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11-12 mm.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC.
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Germany stamp type Q13A.jpg

Q13. Neopost “Electronic (Portoprinter)” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank , ~14-16 mm.
Frank 22-23 x 27-28 mm.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type Q13B.jpg


Q13.1. Neopost “SM75/75” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank , ~11-12 mm.
Post horn outlined.
Frank 22-23 x 29-30 mm.
TM: DC. Date with dashes between D, M and Y.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 0 0 0



Germany stamp type Q14.jpg


Q14. TeleFrank “Standard Model” (digital).

Date and value figures digital.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: DC
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
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Germany stamp type Q15.jpg

Q15. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Spacing very narrow ~3-5mm.
Value figures very narrow.
TM: DC
A. M# with “B” prefix. Outline post horn
B. M# with “F” prefix. Outline post horn
C. M# with “F” prefix. Solid post horn
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Germany stamp type Q16.jpg

Q16. Frama “EPS” (MV).

Spacing 35-36 mm.
M# with “A” prefix.
Very similar to Type Q12 but with wider spacing in date.
TM: DC
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
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Germany stamp type Q17.jpg


Q17. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Large frank, 26-27 x 29-30 mm.
M# with “F” prefix.
Post horn solid.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type Q18 cancelled.jpg

Q18. Pitney Bowes “Easy Mail” (digital).

Frameless horizontal frank with large solid post horn at top center flanked by “DEUTSCHE” and “POST AG”.
M# with “E95/96” prefix.
TM: SL
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a. M# with “OE” prefix
b. M# with “95” or “96” prefix without the “E”.



Germany stamp type Q19 cancelled.jpg


Q19. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Very similar to Type Q18 but printed by ink jet process yielding thin horizontal lines in the design most easily seen in the value figures.
M# with “E67” prefix.
TM: SL
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Germany stamp type Q20.jpg

Q20. Neopost “SM26” (digital).

Frank nearly square.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~4.5mm.
Value figures very narrow.
Solid post horn.
TM: DC
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GROUP R: "DEUTSCHE/ POST" with small post horn at top[edit]

  • Large meter number at bottom



Sub-group RA: Denominated in Marks[edit]

  • Blank between “DEUTSCHE/ POST” and value figures


Germany stamp type RA1.jpg


RA1. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

M# with “F” prefix.
Wide spacing.
Value figures thick, 5-5½ mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)



Germany stamp type RA2.jpg


RA2. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with stops after day and before year.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA3.jpg

RA3. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Spacing narrow, ~31-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
A. M# with “F” prefix
B. M# with “B” prefix
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Germany stamp type RA4.jpg


RA4. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing, ~39 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA5.jpg


RA5. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing variable, 3-10 mm.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA6.jpg


RA6. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Relatively small frank 20-23 x 23-25 mm.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA7.jpg


RA7. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Value figures thick and heavy.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA8.jpg


RA8. Frama “EPS” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing 11-13 mm between TM and frank.
Date widely spaced with stops after D and M.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA9.jpg


RA9. Frama “Sensonic” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing very narrow, 2.5 mm.
Date with stops midway between D and M, and M and Y.
Tall 6 mm value figures.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA10.jpg


RA10. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Frank wider than tall.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA11.jpg


RA11. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Short frank applied by ink jet process which leaves telltale horizontal bands in the printing, especially noticeable in the date, value figures and meter number.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Sub-group RB: Denominated in Euros[edit]

  • “EURO CENT” above value figures
  • Early examples printed in red with blue becoming the norm starting in 2001

NOTE': Several RB stamp types appear virtually identical and differ only by the meter number prefix.



Germany stamp type RB1.jpg


RB1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~6 mm.
Value figures heavy.
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Germany stamp type RB2.jpg


RB2. Francotyp “Cm10000/Cm7000” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Spacing, ~10-11 mm.
Value figures tall but narrow.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB3.jpg


RB3. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~6-8 mm.
Value figures thin and narrow.
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Germany stamp type RB4.jpg


RB4. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5/MS4” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing ~9-12 mm.
Value figures thin and narrow.
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Germany stamp type RB5.jpg


RB5. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing ~14 mm.
Value figures narrow.
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Germany stamp type RB6A.jpg
Germany stamp type RB6B.jpg


RB6. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Frank variable in width from 23 to 27 mm.
M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing very narrow ~3-5 mm.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB7.jpg


RB7. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Small frank.
M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~7-8 mm.
Value figures narrow
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Germany stamp type RB8.jpg


RB8. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail" (digital).

Small square frank.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with“F” prefix.
Spacing ~7-10 mm.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 (narrow)



Germany stamp type RB9.jpg


RB9. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing ~8-9 mm.
Value figures thick.
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Germany stamp type RB10.jpg


RB10. Frama “EPS” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing ~11 mm.
Value figures 4.5mm in height.
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Germany stamp type RB11.jpg


RB11. Frama “Sensonic” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing very narrow, ~2.5 mm.
Value figures tall, 6mm.
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Germany stamp type RB12.jpg



RB12. Frama “MailSpirit” (MV).

Frank slightly wider than tall.
Date figures small, slightly raised in relation to value figures.
Those seen so far have 'A 700” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~2.5 mm.
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Germany stamp type RB13.jpg


RB13. Ascom Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing ~11-12 mm.
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Germany stamp type RB14.jpg



RB14. Ascom Hasler “Smile” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing ~14 mm.
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Germany stamp type RB15.jpg


RB15. Ascom Hasler “InteliPost” (digital).

Frank nearly square.
Date figures higher than value figures.
M# with “C” prefix.
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Germany stamp type RB16.jpg


RB16. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV).

Square frank about the same size as Type RB15.
"DEUTSCHE POST" in one line.
M# with “E” prefix.
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Germany stamp type RB17.jpg


RB17. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank large and nearly square, ~27-28 x 30 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB18.jpg

RB18. Pitney Bowes “A931 Portphon” (MV).

Frank wider than tall, 25-26 x 24 mm.
"DEUTSCHE POST" in one line.
Value figures tall, narrow.
Spacing ~11-12 mm between TM and frank.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB19.jpg


RB19. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Frank wider than tall, 26-27 x 24 mm.
Spacing ~8-9 mm between TM and frank.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB20.jpg


RB20. Pitney Bowes “Personal Post” (digital).

Small frank wider than tall, 26-27 x 20 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: small DC.
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Germany stamp type RB21.jpg


RB21. Neopost “Electronic (Portoprinter)” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing, ~14 mm.
Generous spacing between value figures.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 0 0 0




Germany stamp type RB22.jpg

RB22. Neopost “SM24/26” (digital).

Frank nearly square.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~4.5 mm.
Value figures very narrow.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Germany stamp type RB23.jpg


RB23. Neopost “SM75/85” (MV).

Frank with thick outer frame line.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing ~11-12 mm.
Value figures narrow.
Date has dashes centered between D, M and Y.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Germany stamp type RB24.jpg


RB24. Neopost “IJ25/IJ65” (digital).

Small square frank.
Those seen so far have M# with 'H 500' prefix.
Date has dashes centered between D, M and Y.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Image needed.jpg


RB25. TeleFrank “Standard Model” (digital).

Digital date and value figures, frame not digital.
Spacing narrow, ~10-11 mm.
Value figures 4 mm tall.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB26.jpg


RB26. TeleFrank “Vario” (digital).

Similar to Type RB25 but spacing narrower, ~3 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB27.jpg


RB27. Melex (digital), 1999.

M# with “M” prefix.
Spacing ~10 mm.
Value figures rounded.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB28.jpg

RB28. Frama “Mailmax” (digital).

Design with serial number vertical left of the town mark, otherwise very similar to Type RB24 except the value figures are closer together.
M# with “A9” prefix.
TM: DC
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a. With impression counter vertical left of the TM



Germany stamp type RB29.jpg


RB29.Neopost/Hasler “IJ65/85/95” (digital).

Design, including values, figures virtually identical to Type RB12.
M# with “C9” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB30.jpg

RB30. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Design, including value figures, virtually identical to Type RB29.
Very slight differences in the date figures exist.
M# with “E” prefix.
Known models are DM200 (E1), DM300 (E4) and DB400-1000 (E7).
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RB31.jpg

RB31. Neopost (digital).

Design virtually identical to Types RB30 and RB31.
Very slight differences in the date figures exist.
M# with “H” prefix.
Known models are “Portostar” (H3) and “Portoprinter” (H4).
TM: DC
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GROUP S: Private use stamps with square 2D barcode at left, “FRANKIT” below “Deutsche Post” and post horn[edit]

Germany stamp type S.jpg
  • Introduced in 2004. Normally printed in blue.
  • All Group S stamp types are identical in appearance except for the Identification number and prefix.


S1. Neopost (digital).

Identification number with “1D” prefix.
Known models:
IJ35/IJ45 (1D02) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ65 (1D03) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ85 (1D05)
IJ25 (1D06) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ70 (1D07) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ80 (1D08)
IJ90 (1D09) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ110 (1D10) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg unidentified (1D14)
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a. With impression counter at lower left of 2D barcode



S2. Frama (digital).

Identification number prefix “2D”.
Known models:
Matrix F2 (2D02) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Matrix F4 (2D04) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Matrix F6 (2D06)
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S3. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

Identification number prefix “3D”.
Known models:
Mymail (3D01) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Ultimail 60 (3D02) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Ultimail 120 (3D03)
Ultimail 30 (3D04) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Optimail (3D05) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Centormail (3D06)
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a. With impression counter vertical at left



Germany stamp type S registered.jpg


S4. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Identification number prefix “4D”.
Known models:
DM400-DM1000 (4D01) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM100 (4D02) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg unidentified (4D03)
DM50 (4D04) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM50i SmartPost (4D05) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM800i (4D06)
DM400c (4D09)
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a. Used for registered mail with wide 1D barcode at left. Printed in pink.



S5. Telefrank (digital).

Identification number prefix “6D”.
Known models:
Vario IT with scales (6D01) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Vario IT, no scales (6D02) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Vario IT Plus (6D03)
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