International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Myanmar

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Myanmar[edit]

  • The Union of Burma became the nation of Myanmar after a military coup in 1992.
  • The first meter with “BURMA” in the frank came into use in 1937.
Myanmar forerunner meter stamp.jpg
  • For meter stamps used before that year, see INDIA Type B2b. Indian meter stamps used in Burma can be identified by “RANGOON” in the town mark and a license number with “R” prefix.
  • All stamps have a license number in the town mark.
  • The stamps are grouped according to inscription:
A - “BURMA”, “BURMA POSTAGE” or “UNION OF BURMA”
B - Military dictatorship, inscribed “MYANMAR”
C – Without country inscription in the frank or Burmese inscription only



GROUP A: Inscribed “BURMA”, “BURMA POSTAGE” or “UNION OF BURMA”, 1937 to 1992[edit]




Myanmar stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Neopost (LV-6), 1937.

Upright frank with simulated perforation border.
“BURMA POSTAGE” at top, “A” above “ANNAS” at bottom flanking value figure.
Central design is small crown over ornamental letters “GRI”.
TM: SC, DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ¼, ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




Myanmar stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1947.

Similar to Type A1, but central design is coat of arms with lions at the sides.
Frank variable in size, 22-24 x 24-26 mm, and in the number of ‘perforation holes’, 10-11 by 12-13.
Value figures vary in size and style.
TM: DC, BIC
A. “A” above “ANNAS” flanking value figure at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, ¾, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5½, 6, 8, 12
B. “R” above “RUPEE” flanking value figure at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10




Myanmar stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Neopost (LV-6/-8), 1952.

Similar to Type A2, but “P/PYAS” or “K/KYATS”, for the new currency, in lower corners.
Frank size varies in size.
Value figures vary in size and style.
TM: DC, BIC
A. “P” above “PYAS” flanking value figure at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20, 25, 50, 75, 100
B. “K” above “KYATS” flanking value figure at bottom
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, 2, 3, 3½, 5MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]



Myanmar stamp type A4A.jpg
Myanmar stamp type A4C.jpg
Myanmar stamp type A4B.jpg


A4. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1952.

Large frank with Burmese text at top and “UNION OF BURMA” at bottom center flanked by the meter number, prefix “U” at left and M# at right.
With ornamental sides including lions at the bottom.
With “K P” above and below the value figures.
A. Burmese inscription at top fills the panel, vertical line between K and P at bottom. (U1 for short time only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
B. Burmese inscription at top not as wide, leaving a little space at each end. Pylon-shaped ornament between “K” and “P” at bottom (U1 to U39) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Wide Burmese inscription (as with A) but with pylon ornament at bottom (as with B) (U40 to U53 plus lower numbers with re-engraved dies) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC
F/V: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00oo




Myanmar stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Upright frank with simulated-perforation border.
“BURMA” in panel at top above "KYATS".
“POST” and “PAID” stacked at left and right.
The letter “K” in two small boxes in the lower corners flanking a small coat of arms.
Spacing between TM and frank is quite variable.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00




Myanmar stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Postalia (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Large coat of arms bisects frame lines at top.
“BURMA POSTAGE” at bottom breaks inner frame line.
“KS” at left of value figures.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00




Myanmar stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Satas (MV), 1960. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Post Office stamp.
Quite similar to Type A5 but shorter and with larger ‘perforation holes’.
“BURMA” in panel at top above “KYATS”.
“POST” and “PAID” stacked at left and right.
The letter “K” in two small boxes in the lower corners flanking a small coat of arms.
Hour figure between frank and TM.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.oo




Myanmar stamp type A8.jpg

A8. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Large frank as Type A4.
“UNION OF BURMA” below Burmese text at top.
Lion ornament at bottom center.
“POSTAGES” stacked at right.
Meter number prefix “U” at lower left and M# at lower right.
Small “K” at left of value figures.
M#s U54 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0.oo




Myanmar stamp type A9.jpg

A9. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000" series (MV).

Horizontal frank with panel at top containing the country name in Burmese above "UNION OF BURMA".
"POSTAGE" vertical at the sides, in Burmese at left and English at right.
Solid bar in place of meter number outside frank at lower left, with "P.B." prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00







GROUP B: Frank inscribed “MYANMAR”, 1992 to present[edit]

NOTES:

  • Although no catalog values are provided, some of these stamp types are quite scarce.
  • The stamp identified as Type B1 in the original paper catalog has been removed. The stamp was a poor, under-inked impression of the current Type B1, below.


Myanmar stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Kilburn (MV).

Post Office stamp used mostly to surcharge postal stationery.
Frank with single-line simulated-perforation border.
The logo at top, with “K” and “P” at the sides, represents a telephone dial, postmark, and stamp (all underlined by something).
“MYANMAR” at bottom between solid block at left and “K” in box at right.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Myanmar stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).

As Type A4 but with “UNION OF MYANMAR” at bottom.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00oo





Myanmar stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

As Type A8 but with “UNION OF MYANMAR” at top below Burmese text.
M# U71 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0oo





Myanmar stamp type B4.jpg

B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

As Type A9 but with “MYANMAR” beneath Burmese text at top.
“P.B.” and solid block low between TM and frank.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00




Myanmar stamp type B6.jpg


B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

As Types B4 and B5 but with “UNION OF MYANMAR” in panel below top inscription.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
Without meter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000







GROUP C: Frank without English country name or without country name altogether[edit]

  • If present, country name "MYANMAR" is in the town mark.


Myanmar stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Appears to be Frama "EPS" (MV), 2001.

Frank is unengraved horizontal rectangle with irregular opening for the value figures and a circular spot at lower left.
Country name in the town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Myanmar stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Appears to be Frama "EPS" (MV).

Frank is horizontal rectangle with inner rectangle around the value figures.
Frank contains Burmese text only, country name in English in the town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Myanmar stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Unidentified (MV).

Similar to Type C2 but the frank is slightly shorter.
The inner box around the value figures has no bottom line, and there is no text at bottom.
The value figures are lower in the frank than with Type C2.
TM: DC
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Myanmar stamp type B5.jpg


C4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

As Type B4 but with “MYANMAR” removed below the top panel.
“P.B.” and solid block low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00







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