International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Namibia

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Namibia[edit]

  • The former South African-administered territory of South West Africa became self-governing in 1990 and changed its name to Namibia.
  • Namibian meter stamps are grouped as follows:
A - Territory of SOUTH WEST AFRICA, 1930 - 1990
B - NAMIBIA, 1990 to present
PO - Special stamps generated only by Post Office machines



GROUP A: Territory of South West Africa, 1931 – 1990[edit]

  • Franks contain “SOUTH WEST AFRICA” (English) and usually “SUIDWES AFRIKA” (Afrikaans).


Namibia stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Francotyp, Model “C” (MV), 1930. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Simulated perforation outer border with heavy straight line inner border.
Meter number with “S.W.A” prefix outside bottom frame line.
M#’s S.W.A. 1 and 2 only
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg -/0- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(-/00- as shown. The "10" is actually a single slug, not a "1" and a "0")




Namibia stamp type A2A.jpg
Namibia stamp type A2B.jpg
Namibia stamp type A2C.jpg



A2. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Simulated perforation outer border with no inner border.
Country names in curved panels at top and bottom.
Meter no. wih “U” prefix in lower corners.
A. Frank size 26½ x 26½ mm. Lettering in frank larger than with B. M# U1 up MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Frank size 24½ x 26½ mm. Lettering in frank smaller than with A. Meter U1 only which was refitted with this replacement die at some point
C. Frank size 24½ x 26½ mm. Lettering in frank very small. Also meter U1 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC with date large (3 mm) or small (2 mm)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (£sd) =D (to 11½D, M# U1 only) 0/0. (to 29/11½)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (decimal) .00 (to .99½)











Namibia stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Neopost (LV-6), 1949. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Simulated perforation outer border and thin double straight line inner border.
Country names in straight panels at top (English) and bottom (Afrikaans).
Large V/F in center surrounded by a curved ribbon with “POSTAGE PAID” at top and “POSGELD BETAAL” at sides.
M# N1 only.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 1½, 2, 3, 6D, 1/-




Namibia stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Neopost (LV-6), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank with straight line border and aloe plant as central design.
Value in panel at bottom flanked by M# prefix “N” at left and number at right.
M# N2 up.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F (£sd, with “D”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 1½, 2, 3, 6D, 1/-
V/F (decimal values, with “C”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 1½, 2½, 3½, 5, 10, 12½




Namibia stamp type A5A.jpg
Namibia stamp type A5B.jpg



A5. Universal “Simplex” (LV-24), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A2A but M# with “S” prefix, and spacing wider.
A. Country name lettering tall and thin. Frank frame has 11 'holes' at top and bottom and 13 at the sides
B. Country name lettering short and thick, frank has 10 'holes' at top and bottom with 12 at the sides
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½D to 2/-
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F (decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½c to ?








Namibia stamp type A6A.jpg
Namibia stamp type A6B.jpg



A6. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Simulated perforation outer border and single straight line inner border.
Country names in straight panels at top and bottom.
M# with “F” prefix above bottom panel.
TM: SC
A. Large frank 29 x 31 mm
B. Frank 24 x 29-30 mm
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00/0–
V/F (decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00–








Namibia stamp type A7.jpg


A7. Universal “Simplex” (LV-24). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type A5 but value in center is larger, and ornaments have been added above and below the value figure.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4, 5¢





Namibia stamp type A8.jpg


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

Very similar to Type A2A but the lines of the value figures are of uniform thickness.
M# with “UA” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg R =.oo= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg R 0.oo=





Namibia stamp type A9.jpg

A9. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank 19.5-20 x 23-24 mm, with single straight-line outer border.
“SUIDWES-AFRIKA” at top, “SOUTH WEST AFRICA” at bottom.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00 –




Namibia stamp type A10.jpg

A10. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A9 but taller, 27-28 mm.
“SUID WES/ AFRIKA” in two lines at top breaking top frame line.
“SOUTH WEST" above "AFRICA” at bottom.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00 –




Namibia stamp type A11.jpg


A11. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Very similar to Type A10 but “SOUTH" above "WEST AFRICA” at bottom
M# with “J” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 –




Namibia stamp type A12.jpg

A12. Neopost “105” (LV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with straight line outer border and panels at top, bottom, and sides with value in center.
“SOUTH/ WEST AFRICA” at both top and bottom
“POSTAGE PAID” in both side panels without Afrikaans inscription.
TM: BIC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




Namibia stamp type A13.jpg


A13. Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide frank with straight-line outer border with panel at top and inner box around value figures.
Afrikaans at top, English at bottom.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00




Namibia stamp type A14.jpg


A14. Neopost, “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Nearly square frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Country names in panels at top and bottom.
M# with thick “N” prefix above lower panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00=




Namibia stamp type A15.jpg

A15. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Wide frank without outer frame line.
Both country names at top.
Antelope head in center between the town mark and value box.
M# PBH 1 only known.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00




Namibia stamp type A16.jpg

A16. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Relative small horizontal frank with simulated perforation outer border broken at bottom by the meter number.
English at top, Afrikaans at bottom.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.H.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00




Namibia stamp type A17.jpg
Namibia stamp type A17aa.jpg

A17. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A16 but the date and value figures are level with each other.
Vertical line added inside side inscriptions.
M# with “P.B.L” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. Meter number prefix without stops and larger than usual (PBL 25)



Namibia stamp type A18.jpg


A18. Frama (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Large horizontal frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
M# breaks frame lines at bottom.
M# with “A” prefix.
Value figures quite thick.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgR 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgR 0.00: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgR 00.00




Namibia stamp type A19.jpg


A19. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Large square frank with double straight line outer border.
Country names in panels at top and bottom.
M# with “HAS” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Namibia stamp type A20.jpg

A20. Neopost “Electronic” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank similar to Type A18 but much smaller.
M# with “ET” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg R 0,00

NOTE: The example seen is dated 1993, three years after the country name was changed to Namibia.




Namibia stamp type A21.jpg


A21. Neopost “2205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be rare, value unknown]

Small square frank.
M# with “ET” prefix.
Only one example seen, dated years after the country name was changed to Namibia.
TM: BIC
V/F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00








GROUP B: Republic of Namibia, 1990 to present[edit]

  • All franks contain “NAMIBIA” except one with “WINDHOEK”.



Namibia stamp type B1A.jpg
Namibia stamp type B1B.jpg



B1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type A19 but with new inscriptions “NAMIBIA” at both top and bottom.
"NAMIBIA" variable in size.
M# with “HAS” prefix.
A. "POSGELD BETAAL" at right
B. "POSTAGE PAID" at both sides
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00









Namibia stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type B1B but the ”POSTAGE PAID” inscriptions at the sides are in panels.
M# with “HAS” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00





Namibia stamp type B3.jpg
Namibia stamp type B3aa.jpg


B3. Hasler. “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large frank with single straight-line outer border.
“NAMIBIA” in top panel, M# with “HAS” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. Frank inverted, TM and value figures upright. M# HAS 1058 (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]





Namibia stamp type B4A.jpg
Namibia stamp type B4B.jpg



B4. Frama (MV).

As Type A18 but with “NAMIBIA” at top and no inscription at bottom.
M# with “A” prefix.
A. “POSTAGE PAID” at both sides
B. “POSTAGE PAID” at left, “POSGELD BETAAL” at right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. With “R” preceding value figures








Namibia stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Frama (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type B4 but without country name in the frank.
"NAMIBIA" in the town mark
“POSTAGE PAID” in English at left and Afrikaans at right.
M# “A18” seen.
TM: DC
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgR 0.00




Namibia stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank with single-line simulated perforation outer border.
“REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA” at top, “POSTAGE PAID” at both sides.
One example seen with unreadable meter number and prefix at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Namibia stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type B6 but “REPUBLIC OF NAMIBA” larger and at bottom as well as top.
Without inscriptions at sides.
M# with “SFN” prefix above bottom inscription.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00





Namibia stamp type B8.jpg

B8. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank layout as with Type A13 but narrower and with different inscriptions.
“NAMIBIA” at both top and bottom.
“POSTAGE” at left, “PAID” at right.
M# with “J” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00




Namibia stamp type B9.jpg


B9. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
“NAMIBIA” in panels at top and bottom.
M# with “F” or “FE” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





Namibia stamp type B10.jpg

B10. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation outer border and double-line ornaments in each corner.
“NAMIBIA” at both top and bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” at left, “POSGELD BETAAL” at right.
M# with “PBL” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Namibia stamp type B11.jpg

B11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Very similar to Type B10 but "POSTAGE" at left, "PAID" at right.
Single- instead of double-line ornaments in the corners.
M# with “PBL” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. Error, meter number with “BPL” prefix rather than "PBL" (031 shown)




Namibia stamp type B12.jpg

B12. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Types B10 and 11 but corners are enlarged and without ornaments.
“REPUBLIC OF” at top, “NAMIBIA” at bottom.
“POSTAGE” at left, “PAID” at right.
M# in lower corners with “PBL” prefix.
One seen with date only and no TM.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Namibia stamp type B13.jpg

B13. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Types B10 through B12 but with “REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA” at top and bottom.
The frank is slightly larger than with Types B10-12.
“POSTAGE PAID” at both sides.
M# with "PBL" prefix breaks bottom frame line in center.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Namibia stamp type B14 small.jpg
Namibia stamp type B14 large.jpg

B14. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Large corners as with B12 but frank is typically (although not always) closer to square than wide.
Frank variable in width from 26 to 29 mm.
“NAMIBIA” at both top and bottom, variable in size.
“POSTAGE” at left and “PAID” at right.
M# normally with “J” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00
a. M# with “PBL” prefix (PBL 1119)
b. M# with "NE" prefix



Namibia stamp type B15.jpg


B15. Neopost “Electronic” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Similar to Type B14 but with “WINDHOEK” at top and bottom of frank.
"NAMIBIA" not present, even in the town mark.
M# “J 8” only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00




Namibia stamp type B16.jpg


B16. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Square frank with single-line simulated perforation outer border.
“REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA” at both top and bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” at both sides.
M# very small with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00•00




Namibia stamp type B17.jpg


B17. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Horizontal frank with small postal logo (“NAM-POST”) at lower right.
M# with “NP” prefix.
TM: 7-sided polygon with postal code at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00







GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by post office machines[edit]



Namibia stamp type PO1.jpg




PO1. National Cash Register (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 (loose tape), $250 (cover/large piece)]

Text only, frameless design printed on adhesive labels.
Date at top, followed by "PAKKETPOS — PARCEL POST" in arc above the value line (postage, serial no.), "BETAAL/PAID", and post office name.
Without meter number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg – 0.00







Namibia stamp type PO2.jpg



PO2. Anker? (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type PO1 but wider and shorter label, 60 mm wide by roughly 40 mm tall.
Text at top is “POSTAGE PAID / POSGELD BETAAL / post office name.
The date-value line at bottom contains: date (with year vertical), serial no., postage.
The month is usually a Roman numeral.
Inscription sizes vary considerably.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0 000.00







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