International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Germany, Part 2

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Germany, Part 2[edit]

  • Part 2 covers general use meter stamps, those used by private businesses and individuals, issued since 1945.
  • For earlier general use meter stamps, see Part 1. Click here to link to Part 1: Germany,_Part_1
  • Part 3 covers special use stamps: Post Office, Parcel Post, PC/internet, Public self-service, Officials, and Saar before incorporation into Germany. Click here to link to Part 3: Germany,_Part 3
  • The stamps are grouped according to design and function:
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


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


Germany stamp type J1 color.jpg


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)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 (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)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare, value unknown]
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)





Germany stamp type J6 color.jpg


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 East and West Germany.
  • In East Germany stamps were commonly printed in shades of blue, never in West Germany. Blue was used for government official mail and red for all other mail.




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.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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: Considerable variations in inscription style exist.




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]





Germany stamp type L4.jpg

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 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid circle.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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.
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]
TM: SC
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[Extremely rare, only two examples known]

Frank wider than tall with post horns in both lower corners.
One meter only, used in the post war British 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 both West and East Germany.
A. Wide spacing, 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures (not shown)
B. Narrow spacing, 32-35 mm
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
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.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00
V/F: 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.
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]
TM: DC with inner circle flat on top
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)





Germany stamp type M3 color.jpg


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[$100]
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 NA7 color.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

NOTE: Only one machine was used.



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

NOTE: Only one machine was used with "SAAR" instead of "SAARLAND".





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
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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
Germany stamp type PA1a.jpg




PA1. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Date with stops after day and before year.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
A. Spacing 30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures
B. Non-standard 40 mm spacing between centers of date and value figuresMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare]
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PA1point1.jpg


PA1.1. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Wide spacing with 78 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date without stops.
Bottom of frank with post horn only without meter number or prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G,O)




Germany stamp type PA2.jpg
Germany stamp type PA2a.jpg
Germany stamp type PA2b.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.
A. M# with “B” prefix (unconverted from before Francotyp and Postalia merger. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000+0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000+0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.0+0
a. Post horn only at bottom, without meter number
b. "F" alone without meter number






Germany stamp type PA3A.jpg

PA3. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4/MS5 WK” (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.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Small frank 23-24 x 28-29



Germany stamp type PA3point1.jpg


PA3.1. Francotyp “Cm7000-10000” (MV).

Value figures tall and narrow.
Meter number with "B" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (O)




Germany stamp type PA4B.jpg
Germany stamp type PA4a.jpg


PA4. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Spacing, ~35-36 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with wide spacing, especially between month and year.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000
a. Post horn only at bottom, without meter number



Germany stamp type PA5.jpg
Germany stamp type PA5B.jpg



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

As Type PA3 but spacing is wider, ~39 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC
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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
Germany stamp type PA7B.jpg
Germany stamp type PA7D.jpg



PA7. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

Small nearly square frank, ~22 x 23 mm.
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
D. Without meter number

TM: DC

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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000




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 PA11point1.jpg


PA11.1. Hasler "F66” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare]

Thick value figures as with Type PA11 but wider.
M# with “C” prefix.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type PA12.jpg


PA12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11-12 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Germany stamp type PA13.jpg


PA13. Krag (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare, only a few examples known]

M# with “D” prefix.
Value figures large and widely spaced.
Date figures with stops centered before date and year.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000

NOTE: Only one meter was 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.
A. Frank 23-24 mm wide.
B. Frank 25-26 mm wide
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 0 0 0








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.
A. M# with "B" prefix
B. M# with "F" prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type PB1point1.jpg


PB1.1. Francotyp "Cc/Ccm" (MV).

M# with “B 11” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000





Germany stamp type PB1point2.jpg


PB1.2. Francotyp "Cm10000-7000" (MV).

M# with “B 05” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000





Germany stamp type PB2.jpg


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

As Type PA5 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
M# with “B 66” prefix. Spacing, ~40 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



Germany stamp type PB2point1.jpg


PB2.1. Francotyp-Postalia "Courier" (MV).

M# with “B 50” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000






Germany stamp type PB3.jpg
Germany stamp type PB3a.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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000
a. Meter number unengraved



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type PB5.jpg


PB5. Neopost "2205" (MV).

M# with “H 2X” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000





Germany stamp type PB6.jpg


PB6. Neopost "Frankmaster 505" (MV).

M# with “H RX” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000





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.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
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.
A. Outline post horn MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



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.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type Q4A.jpg
Germany stamp type Q4B.jpg



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.
A. M# with “B” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC
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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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat solid diamond.jpg000



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.
A. Post horn solid
B. Post horn outlined
TM: DC
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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.
A. M# with “E” prefix
B. M# with “G” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Germany stamp type Q7point1.jpg


Q7.1. Pitney Bowes “6600” series (MV).

Upright frank with wide spacing in the value figures.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 0 0 0




Germany stamp type Q8.jpg


Q8. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

Very similar to Type Q7.1 but the value figures are smaller and not quite as widely spaced.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



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 Q12point1.jpg

Q12.1. Neopost "505” (MV).

Square frank.
Spacing between TM and frank ~15 mm.
Post horn outlined.
A. M# with “H RX" prefix
B. M# with "H 00" prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 0 0 0



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.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type Q15.jpg

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

Spacing very narrow ~3-5mm.
Value figures very narrow.
A. M# with “B” prefix. Outline post horn
B. M# with “B” prefix. Solid post horn
C. M# with “F” prefix. Outline post horn
D. M# with “F” prefix. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



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.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type Q17.jpg


Q17. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Large frank, 26-27 x 29-30 mm.
M# with “F 26” prefix.
Post horn solid.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Germany stamp type Q17point1.jpg


Q17.1. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

M# with “F 50” prefix.
Post horn solid.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00
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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000







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

NOTE: Sub-group RA stamps were in use for a short time only and are quite scarce.



Germany stamp type RA1.jpg
Germany stamp type RA2.jpg



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

M# with “F 0” prefix.
Date with stop closer to Y than to M.
A. Wide spacing
B. Narrow spacing
Value figures thick, 5-5½ mm tall.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA2.jpg


RA2. Francotyp-Postalia "T1000” (digital).

M# with “F 32” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with stops equidistant between D, M, and Y.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
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Germany stamp type RA2point1.jpg


RA2.1. Francotyp "A9000” (digital).

As Type RA1B but the date has a wide space between the month and year.
M# with “F 02” prefix.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Germany stamp type RA3point1.jpg


RA3.1. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4/MS5WK” (MV).

M# with “F82” 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



Germany stamp type RA4.jpg


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

Very similar in appearance to Type FA3.1, but date figures are slightly more widely spaced.
Spacing is wider than with RA3.1.
M# with “F 70” prefix.
Value figures thin and narrow..
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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



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, or slightly wider, ~8-10 MM, if directional slug (e.g. ENTGELT BEZAHLT) between TM and frank.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix
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.
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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, ~8-10 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 RB16point1.jpg


RB16.1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Upright frank about the same size as Type RB14.
"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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Germany stamp type RB25.jpg
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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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a. Bi-color impression with frame and town mark in one color and value figures and date in another. Black with blue and blue with red seen.




Germany stamp type RB26.jpg
Germany stamp type RB26B.jpg



RB26. TeleFrank “Vario” (digital).

Similar to Type RB25 but spacing narrower, ~3 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
M# with “K” prefix.
A. Frank 30 mm tall
B. Shorter frank, 25 mm tall
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 but other colors also used.
  • 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:
IJ-35/-45 (1D02) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ-65 (1D03) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ-85 (1D05) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ-25 (1D06) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ-70 (1D07)
IJ-80 (1D08) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ-90 (1D09) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IJ-110 (1D10) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IS-330/-350 (1D11) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IS-420 (1D12) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IS-440 (1D13)
IS-480 (1D14) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IS-5000/-6000 (1D15) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg IS-240/-280 (1D16)
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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) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Ultimail 30 (3D04) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Optimail (3D05)
Centormail (3D06) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Ultimail 45 (3D07) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Ultimail 65 (3D08) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Ultimail 125 (3D09) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PostBase (3D10)
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a. With impression counter vertical at left



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S4. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Identification number prefix “4D”.
Known models:
DM400-1000 (4D01) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM100i (4D02) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM390i (4D03) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM210i (4D04) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM50i/55i (4D05)
DM400-1000 (4D06) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM300C/400C (4D09) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Infinity (4D10) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Connect+ (4D11) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DM220i (4D12)
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a. Used for registered mail with wide 1D barcode at left, printed in pink (shown)

NOTES:

  • The Connect+ model (4D11) can print a multi-color slogan across the entire top of the envelope left of the frank.
  • The DM400-1000 series (also referred to as the "MEGA" series) used prefix 4D01 til June 2006 when it was changed to 4D06.



S5. Telefrank (digital).

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