International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Iraq

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Iraq[edit]

  • The first meter was installed in 1941.
  • All stamps have “IRAQ” or “REPUBLIC OF IRAQ” in the frank.


Iraq stamp type 1.jpg

1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1941. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Post Office stamp. Upright frank with simulated perforation border and straight line inner border.
Inner panels at sides containing vertical “POSTAGE” at left and Arabic text at right.
“FILS” below value figures.
M# and “U” prefix in boxes in lower corners
Only one machine, U1, known.
TM: nil
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a. Proofs of this stamp have double-circle town mark.



Iraq stamp type 2.jpg


2 . Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1955. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Same general form as with Type 1 but larger.
“D. | FILS” below value figures.
M# U1
TM: DC
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Iraq stamp type 3.jpg


3. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Upright frank with single, wavy line border.
Value figures doubled with Arabic above Western numerals.
“POSTAGE PAID” stacked at left.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in small box at bottom
TM: DC
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a. With solid block replacing meter number


Iraq stamp type 4.jpg

4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Horizontal frank with single, wavy line border.
“REPUBLIC OF IRAQ” below Arabic text at top.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with "P.B." prefix.
A. With meter number
B. Unengraved block instead of meter number
TM: DC
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Iraq stamp type 5A.jpg
Iraq stamp type 5B.jpg
Iraq stamp type 5C.jpg




5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type 4 but English country name at bottom rather than top.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
Without M#
A. Unengraved block at bottom center. Small “FILS” above “REPUBLIC”
B. Very small “DINAR” above “REPUBLIC” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. As A, but with solid bar replacing English country name near bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: DC, unengraved, or nil
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a. Printed in black







Iraq stamp type 6.jpg

6. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Frank similar to Types 4 and 5 but not as wide.
Both Arabic and English country names at top.
M# with “SJ” prefix low between TM and frank
TM: SC
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Iraq stamp type 7.jpg


7. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Large, nearly square frank with wavy line border.
Country names at top with “FILS” above value figures.
M# with “L/” prefix in small box at bottom
TM: DC
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Iraq stamp type 8.jpg

8. Pitney Bowes/GB "A900” (MV).

Horizontal frank with large simulated perforations along the right half.
Map of Iraq in globe design at upper left.
Circular town mark breaks the frank at left.
Meter number with "PB" prefix at lower left.
TM: DC
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