International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Guernsey

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Guernsey[edit]

  • A dependency of Great Britain, Guernsey’s own meter stamps did not appear until 1969. Before that date British stamps with “GUERNSEY/ CHANNEL ISLANDS” (or “CI”) in the town mark were used.
  • All franks contain “Guernsey” and a map of the Channel Islands.

NOTE: Catalog values are not given for the meter stamps of Guernsey because no market appears to exist for them. Although the authors have not seen stamps in Sterling (£sd) currency, meters came into use before the change to decimal currency and no doubt exist. Sterling currency stamps would be far scarcer than decimal stamps.



Guernsey stamp type 1.jpg


1. Neopost “105” (LV-6,-8).

Frank 29 x 24mm.
Spacing ~15-16 mm.
TM: SC, BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 2½, 3½, 5




Guernsey stamp type 2.jpg


2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Frank 24-25 mm square.
Narrow spacing ~5-6mm.
Date figures tall for model 205. Date figures short for model 2205.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)



Guernsey stamp type 3.jpg


3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Large frank 32-33 x 28-29 mm.
Spacing ~19-20mm.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)




Guernsey stamp type 4.jpg


4. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Frank 30 x 23-24 mm.
Spacing ~12mm.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)




Guernsey stamp type 5.jpg


5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank 29-30 x 25-26 mm.
Spacing ~12mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00–




Guernsey stamp type 6.jpg


6. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV-21).

Frank very similar in appearance to Neopost stamps but frame line doubled, and M# with “P.B.S” prefix.
Wide spacing 27 mm.
TM: DC, SC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 2½, 3½, 4, 6




Guernsey stamp type 7.jpg

7. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Wide frank with double outer frame lines.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
Spacing very narrow 1-2 mm.
M# with “P.B.M” or “P.B.T” prefix.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000



Guernsey stamp type 8.jpg

8. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type 7 but narrower.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# breaks frame line at bottom.
M# with “P.B.”, “P.B.D” or “P.B.L” prefix.
“Postage Paid” below value figures.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000


Guernsey stamp type 8point1.jpg


8.1. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

As Type 8 but larger.
M# with "P.B.G" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000




Guernsey stamp type 9.jpg


9. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Wide value box as with Type 7 but date and value figures are on the same level.
Large value figures.
M# with “PB9” or “PBC” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000



Guernsey stamp type 10.jpg


10. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank similar in size to Type 3 but spacing is narrower and value figures are different.
M# with “HF” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00≋




Guernsey stamp type 11.jpg


11. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Stamp with two columns of numbers at left of town mark.
M# and “Postage Paid” break bottom frame line nearly all the way across.
M# with “PB7” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000



Guernsey stamp type 12.jpg

12. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Type 11 but smaller and with more space between the TM and frank.
M# with “PB8” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000