International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Isle Of Man

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Isle of Man[edit]

  • A dependency of Great Britain, meter stamps inscribed “ISLE OF MAN” first appeared in 1973. * All franks are inscribed “ISLE OF MAN” at the top.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A - Straight-line border, shields in lower corners
B - Simulated perforation border, crest at lower left
PO – Digital frank generated by Post Office machines



GROUP A: Frank with straight-line border, shields in lower corners[edit]

  • “POSTAGE” and “PAID” stacked at sides


Isle of Man stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Roneo Neopost “105” (LV-10). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank 21 x 25 mm.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg



Isle of Man stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank 24-25 mm square.
Narrow spacing.
M# with “J”, “JT”, "JZ" or “2N” prefix.
Date figures tall or short.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)



Isle of Man stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank 31 x 23-24 mm.
M# with “RN” or “RR” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Isle of Man stamp type A4.jpg


A4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank 29 x 26 mm.
M# without prefix or with "M" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Isle of Man stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Neopost “SM78/94” (MV).

Horizontal frank smaller than Type A4
Date figures have centered stops.
M# with "M" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Isle of Man stamp type A6.jpg

A6. Neopost (digital).

Value figures close to the bottom of the frank.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
M# with "M" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000







GROUP B: Frank with simulated-perforation border[edit]

  • Crest with crown and banner at lower left of frank


Isle of Man stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV-21).

Line below “ISLE OF MAN”.
“POSTAGE PAID” below value figures.
M# with “P.B.S” prefix.
M# below “POSTAGE PAID”.
Wide spacing.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½ up in ½ steps



Isle of Man stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

“POSTAGE PAID” below “ISLE OF MAN” at top.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.T” prefix.
M# below crest.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½) [possibly 000(½)]




Isle of Man stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

"POSTAGE PAID” below value figures.
No line below “ISLE OF MAN”.
M# with “P.B.D.” or “P.B.L” prefix below “POSTAGE PAID”.
Date and value figures on same level.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Isle of Man stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Very similar to Type B3 but value figures larger.
M# with “P.B.C” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Isle of Man stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “Paragon” (MV).

Tall frank, 38-39 x 28mm.
Column of short horizontal bars at right.
M# with “P.B.G” (and P.B.F?) prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Isle of Man stamp type B6A.jpg
Isle of Man stamp type B6B.jpg



B6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type B5 but frank 37-38 x 30 mm.
“ISLE OF MAN” smaller than on Type B5.
M# with “HB”, “HF” or “HT” prefix.
A. Small M# below “PAID”, with line preceding
B. M# centered below “POSTAGE PAID”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00≋









Isle of Man stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Similar to Type B4 but frank is taller.
With two columns of numbers left of the town mark.
M# with "PB79" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Isle of Man stamp type B8.jpg


B8. Pitney Bowes, probably "DM300" (digital).

Very similar to Tyep B7 but the date figures are larger and the value figures are narrower.
M# with "PB36" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000









GROUP PO: Digital frank generated by Post Office machines[edit]



Isle of Man stamp type PO0point1.jpg


PO0.1. Hytech (digital), 2002.

White tape with preprinted design of Isle of Man coat of arms repeating along left side.
At right is a field of yellow with "ISLE OF MAN" above "POST OFFICE" repeating in white.
Point-of-sale data applied in black above the yellow area.
Point-of-sale includes a bar code at right and shows the time and date at top, postage value, "POSTAGE PAID", town name, and "Isle of Man".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00






Isle of Man stamp type PO1.jpg



PO1. Horizon (digital).

Printed in black on white label with very light "Isle of Man/Post Office" underprint.
"Isle of Man Post" above "Postage Paid" at top.
Date and time above value figures in center.
Post Office name and bar code at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00
a. With vertical red bar through the center, an indication that the end of the paper roll is approaching












Isle of Man stamp type PO2.jpg



PO2. Horizon (digital).

As Type PO1 but "Isle of Man" above "Post Office" at top.
At center is "Postage Paid" above the value figures.
At bottom are the time and date above the post office and transaction identification.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £00.00