International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Greece

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Greece[edit]

  • The first meter was installed in 1939.
  • The stamps are grouped according to inscription and emblem in the frank as follows:
A - “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown
B - “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and crown
C - “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and phoenix
D - “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” without crown or phoenix
E - "ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” with "Hellenic Post" logo (ΕΛΤΑ + head of Mercury)


  • Note that both Roman and Western numerals are commonly used for the month in meter dates.

GROUP A: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown[edit]


Greece stamp type A1A.jpg

A1. Hasler "F22" and “F88” (MV), 1939.

“ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown at top.
Size of crown variable.
TM lowered with 5-digit transaction counter number above.
Meter number below frank, normally without prefix but also found with "H" prefix.
TM DC, date with stop centered after year (F22) or without the stop (F88)
A. Frank 36 mm tall, nine ornaments in frame at each side MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Frank 32 mm tall, eight ornaments in frame at each side
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳ ✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳ ✳✳00,oo
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./000” vertical left of value figures (as shown in top image)
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value.
c. Without transaction counter number



Greece stamp type A2A.jpg
Greece stamp type A2B.jpg



A2. Universal “Multivalue” (MV), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

“ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown at top.
Solid or outline crown.
Frank with straight outer line.
TM lowered with 4-digit transaction counter number above.
Blank below value figures.
M# with “U” prefix in lower corners.
A. Large frank 32-33 mm square
B. Small frank 29 mm square
TM DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0000







Greece stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Universal “MultiValue” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A2A but with “ΔΡ.|ΛΕΠΤ” (drachma/lepta) below value figures.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0000






Greece stamp type A3point1.jpg


A3.1. Francotyp "C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Quite rare, value unknown]

Wide spacing between TM and frank.
Value figures Gothic, with double star (one above the other) prefix.
M# without prefix below the frank.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★/★00oo (G) (00oo preceded by two stars, one above the other)
a. Instead of stars, charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./100” left of value figures




Greece stamp type A4A.jpg
Greece stamp type A4B.jpg



A4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Very similar to Type A3.1 but value figures are oval, and the meter number has an "F" prefix.
With or without 4-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank or high, left of TM.
A. Wide spacing, ~53 mm
B. Narrow spacing, ~5 mm
TM DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★/★00oo (00oo preceded by two stars, one above the other)
a. Value figures thin and tall








Greece stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with different ornamental border.
Crown at top, “ΕΛΛΑΣ” below value figures.
M# without prefix breaks bottom frame.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,oo



Greece stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Type A2 but smaller.
Crown at top and “ΕΛΛΑΣ” below value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00.oo



Greece stamp type A7.jpg


A7. Satas “Rotary” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Small frank, 23 x 25-26 mm, with “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown at top.
Frame with “R” in lower right corner.
M# without prefix but with leading zeros below frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.oo



Greece stamp type A8.jpg


A8. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type A7 but frank even smaller, 22 x 22-23 mm.
With “B” in lower right corner of frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.oo





GROUP B: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and crown[edit]


Greece stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Hasler “F88” (MV).

As Type A1 but “HELLAS” inserted in bottom border.
M# with or without “H” prefix.
TM: DC
A. Frame with nine ornaments at sides
B. Frame with eight ornaments at sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳ ✳00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳ ✳00,oo
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./000” vertical left of value figures.
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value.





Greece stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank slightly wider than tall with seven ornaments at the sides.
M# with “H” prefix below frank.
5-digit S# high, left of TM.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00,oo




Greece stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Hasler “325” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar in appearance to Type B1B, but date and value figures on same level.
With or without 5-digit S# high left of TM.
M# with “A” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,oo





Greece stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type A3, but with “HELLAS” replacing bottom border.
M# with “U” prefix inside blocks in lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00oo






Greece stamp type B5B.jpg


B5. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

As Type A4, but with “HELLAS” inserted in bottom border.
M# with “F” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
A. Wide spacing, ~53 mm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Narrow spacing, ~5 mm. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00,00
a. Without S# B




Greece stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1966. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A6, but with “HELLAS” replacing lower border.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00.oo





Greece stamp type B6point1.jpg



B6.1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Value uncertain]

As Type B6 but with straight outer frame line, and the ornamental border is thinner.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00.oo




Image needed.jpg



B7. Satas “Rotary” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type A7 but with “HELLAS” added in lower border.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.oo



Image needed.jpg



B8. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type A8 but with “HELLAS” added in lower border.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.oo




Greece stamp type B9.jpg


B9. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

From same machine that printed Type A5 but with traditional Greek border.
“ΕΛΛΑΣ” above crown at top, “HELLAS” at bottom above M# which breaks bottom border.
M# without prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Greece stamp type B10.jpg


B10. Roneo Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar in appearance to Type A7 but slightly narrower.
“HELLAS” above bottom border.
Small M# with “E.” prefix below frank.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,oo




Greece stamp type B11.jpg


B11. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Horizontal frank 27 x 23 mm.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in lower corners.
Meter model “M-5###” at bottom between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.oo






GROUP C: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and phoenix[edit]


Greece stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type B1B but with phoenix at top center.
M# with or without “H” prefix.
TM: DC lowered
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,00
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ.000” vertical left of value figures
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value





Greece stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B2 but with phoenix replacing crown.
With 5-digit S# high left of TM.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00,00






Greece stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B5B but with phoenix.
With or without 4-digit S#.
M# with “F” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00,00
a. Post Office stamp, date only, without TM circle




Greece stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1970. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank border ornaments narrow.
Top border open above large phoenix.
Bottom “PB–HELLAS–(M#)” with large “ΕΛΛΑΣ” above.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00.oo




Greece stamp type C5.jpg


C5. Satas “Rotary” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A7 but with phoenix at top and “HELLAS” at bottom.
With “R” in lower right corner of frank.
Six-digit Serial number at upper far left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.oo




Greece stamp type C6.jpg


C6. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A8 but with phoenix at top.
With “B” in lower right corner of frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.oo




Greece stamp type C7.jpg


C7. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal frank 30-31 x 21 mm.
M# with “RX” prefix at bottom.
“ΕΛΛΑΣ” small above phoenix at top.
“HELLAS” above M# at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000•00






GROUP D: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” but no crown or phoenix[edit]


Greece stamp type D1.jpg


D1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1973.

As Types B1B and C1 but without crown or phoenix.
M# with or without “H” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳✳✳00,oo
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./000” vertical left of value figures
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value






Greece stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Types B2 and C2 but without crown or phoenix.
M# with “H” prefix.
Possibly with S# high left of TM.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00.oo




Greece stamp type D3A.jpg
Greece stamp type D3B.jpg




D3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Types B5 and C3 but without crown or phoenix.
With or without 4-digit S#.
M# with “F” prefix.
A. Very wide spacing, ~53 mm
B. Narrow spacing, ~5 mm
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00,00
a. Post Office stamp, with date but without TM









Greece stamp type D4.jpg



D4. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

As Type B6 but with crown removed.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00.oo




Greece stamp type D5.jpg


D5. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1966.

As Type C4 but with crown removed.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00.oo






Greece stamp type D6.jpg


D6. Satas “Rotary” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type C5 but with phoenix removed.
“R” in lower right corner of frank.
Six-digit S# high, left of TM.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.oo




Greece stamp type D7.jpg


D7. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type C6 but phoenix removed.
“B” in lower right corner of frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.oo




Greece stamp type D8.jpg


D8. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type B9 but crown removed.
M# without prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00





Greece stamp type D9A.jpg
Greece stamp type D9B.jpg



D9. Roneo Neopost “205, 2205” (MV).

As Type B10 but without crown.
M# with “E” prefix.
Date figures tall (205) or short (2205).
A. “ΕΛΛΑΣ” 3 mm tall MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Small “ΕΛΛΑΣ” 1.5 mm tall MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000
a. With “ΕΛΛΑΣ” missing






Greece stamp type D10.jpg

D10. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

As Type B11 but without crown.
Model # between TM and frank.
M# in lower corners with “P.B.” prefix.
Meter model number between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.oo




Greece stamp type D11A.jpg
Greece stamp type D11B.jpg



D11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank 29 x 20 mm.
Both “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” are at the bottom.
M# with “P.B.” prefix is at lower right outside frame.
Meter model “M.6300” at lower left.
TM: DC
A. Top border complete MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Top border open in center
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.oo





Greece stamp type D12.jpg

D12. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Horizontal frank 33 x 24 mm.
“ΕΛΛΑΣ” at top and “HELLAS” at bottom.
M# with “PB” prefix below frame at right.
Meter model “M6900” below frame at left.
TM: DC.
A. Left frame ornaments complete (as pictured) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. With euro sign breaking left frame ornaments
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 (B)



Greece stamp type D13.jpg


D13. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal frank 30-31 x 21 mm.
M# with “RX” prefix below frank.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000•0o




Greece stamp type D14.jpg

D14. Frama (MV).

Horizontal frank 30 x 24-25 mm.
M# with “FA” prefix below frank.
Value figures thick.
A. Frank as pictured
B. Frank with euro sign breaking left frame lines
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00




Greece stamp type D15.jpg


D15. Frankopost (Italy) (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank 30 x 26 mm.
“HELLAS” alone in bottom border.
M# with “FP ER” or “PF ES” prefix below “HELLAS”.
TM: BIC, SC, or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00.oo




Greece stamp type D16.jpg


D16. Krag (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright frank.
M# with “K” prefix centered in bottom border.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000oo





Greece stamp type D17A.jpg


D17. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix below frank.
A. Nearly square frank, 31 x 31-32 mm (shown)
B. Frank slightly wider than tall, 33 x 29 mm
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Greece stamp type D18A.jpg
Greece stamp type D18B.jpg




D18. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Very wide frank, 42 x 23 mm.
M# with “H” prefix below frank.
A. Ornamental frame complete at left
B. Euro sign breaks frame ornaments at left
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000








Greece stamp type D19.jpg


D19. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Frank 27-28 x 24 mm.
M# with “H” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00




Greece stamp type D20A.jpg
Greece stamp type D20B.jpg




D20. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Frank similar to Type C17 but smaller.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
A. Left frame ornaments complete
B. With “€” breaking left frame ornaments
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000








Greece stamp type D21.jpg


D21. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

Frank 25 mm square.
M# with “F” prefix.
Very narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000




Greece stamp type D22.jpg


D22. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail" (digital).

Frank wider than tall with euro sign breaking the left frame ornaments.
Two columns of numbers are at left of the town mark.
Model identifier code (M B700) and meter number are across the bottom.
M# with "PB" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00








GROUP E: Frank contains "ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” with "Hellenic Post" logo (ΕΛΤΑ + head of Mercury)[edit]


Greece stamp type E1.jpg

E1. Pitney Bowes (digital), 2014.

Both "ΕΛΛΑΣ” above “HELLAS” at the top.
Hellenic Post logo at bottom center breaking the frame ornaments.
Two columns of alpha-numeric codes stacked at left of the town mark.
M# with "PB” prefix is stacked between the TM and frank.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg €00,00








NOTE: Tax surcharge meter stamps are sometimes found on postcards. Some examples are shown below.

Greece postcard tax frank A.jpg
Greece postcard tax frank B.jpg








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