International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Norway

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Norway[edit]

  • Norway is one of the earliest countries to use postage meters. The first experiments were in 1900 and 1903. The first production meters were introduced in 1926.
  • Except for Type A1 all meter stamps have “NORGE” or “NOREG” in the frank. “NORGE” is far more common. Only a few machines have “NOREG” although in principle any mailer has his choice.
  • Meter manufacturers in Norway:
1 – Kahrs
2 – Uchermann-Krag
3 – Krag
4 – Columbi
  • Norway stamps are grouped according to function and appearance:
A – early experimental stamps
B – frank with curved "NORGE" or "NOREG" above "POST" at top, "ØRE" at bottom
C – frank with straight "NORGE" or "NOREG" at top
D – frank with straight "NORGE" at bottom
E – wide horizontal frank without town mark
PO – used in Post Offices for over-the-counter mail
PD – used in Post Offices for postage due
PP – used in Post Offices for parcel post
OO – used for Official government mail



GROUP A: Early experimental machine stamps[edit]


Norway stamp type A1 5 ore.jpg
Norway stamp type A1 10 ore.jpg
A1. Kahrs (FV-2), 1900. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10,000]
Post horn design with "Chra" above and "Aut. No. 1" below.
Used for short time at head Post Office in Kristiania (Oslo) for public use.
Used as a receipt stamp.
The post office clerk would affix an adhesive stamp of the same value on the cover.
Without TM
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 øre (green)
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 øre (red)

NOTES:

  • Two covers each franked by the 5 and 10 øre values are known. The few other known examples of Type A1 are proofs.
  • The color of the 5 øre illustration is added.




Norway stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Uchermann-Krag (FV-1), 1903. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$750]

Shield design with crown at top and central oval around standing figure.
The oval contains "NORGE FRIM".
Seven machines were used in both Post Offices and private companies at various times.
Without TM.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 øre (green)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgNOTE: 10 øre impressions exist but only as specimens.







GROUP B: curved "NORGE" or "NOREG" above "POST" at top, "ØRE" at bottom[edit]



Sub-group BA: Franks taller than wide[edit]



Norway stamp type BA1.jpg

BA1. Universal "5" (FV-5), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Upright rectangle 19-20 x 22/23 mm with single-line scalloped border.
"NORGE" curved at top with small "POST" below.
Large, thick value figure in center with “ØRE” below.
50 mm between centers of date and value figures.
M# at bottom outside border.
M# 201-204.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10, 20, 30, 40


Norway stamp type BA2.jpg


BA2. Universal "Midget" (FV-3), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Very similar to Type BA1 but frank slightly larger, 20½/21 x 23/24 mm, and the value figures are not as thick.
48 mm between centers of date and value figures.
M# 451-500.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg7, 10, 15, 20, 30



Norway stamp type BA3.jpg


BA3. Hasler "K" (FV-8?), 1926.

Very similar to Types BA1 and 2.
Frank 20 x 23/24 mm.
M# 601 up.
Spacing narrow, 15-20 mm.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30 øre MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14, 40, 50, 60, 100 øre MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




The next six types (BA4 – BA9) all come from Francotyp meters. Spacing measurements are taken from center of date to center of value figures. This is the most reliable way of identifying Francotyp stamps. Meter numbers are 1-450 (except 201-204), 2401-5000, 24001up.


Norway stamp type BA4.jpg


BA4. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Tall frank, 21 x 28 mm.
With or without 4-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
Spacing 61-62 mm.
Date figures without stops.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O)



Norway stamp type BA5.jpg


BA5. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type BA4 but spacing 74-75 mm.
Transaction counter number large or small between TM and frank.
Date with stops.
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O)




Norway stamp type BA6.jpg


BA6. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Types BA4 and BA5 but spacing 78 mm.
Date without stops
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 (G,O)




Norway stamp type BA7A.jpg
Norway stamp type BA7B.jpg



BA7 Francotyp “AN” (MV).

Frank larger than for Types BA4-6.
Date figures without stops.
A. Frank 23-24 x 33 mm, spacing 66-67 mm, with or without transaction counter number between TM and frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Frank 21-23 x 29 mm, spacing 26-27 mm
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 (G,O)
a. As B, but with transaction counter number high left of the town mark






Norway stamp type BA8.jpg
Norway stamp type BA8aa.jpg


BA8. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

Spacing 40-41 mm.
Date figures with stops after D and before Y.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000
a. Non-standard spacing, 32 mm between centers of date and value figures
b. Post Office stamp. TM contains "POST". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
c. Post Office stamp used for parcel post. TM contains "PAKKEPOST". Found both with and without M# MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Norway stamp type BA9.jpg


BA9. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Similar to Type B8 but spacing narrower, 35-36 mm, and date figures much wider with stops after D and M.
TM: DC
F/V: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0000
a. Post Office stamp used for parcel post. TM contains "PAKKEPOST" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]





BA10, no stamp



Norway stamp type BA11A.jpg


BA11. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Tall frank, 24-25 x 31 mm
Medium spacing, 14-16 mm.
When present, 5-digit transaction counter number is raised left of TM.
M# 2101-2400, 14001-24000.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000
a. Post Office stamp. TM contains "UNTERPOST- KONTOR”.




Norway stamp type BA12.jpg


BA12. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank 27 x 30 mm.
Date figures wide.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000








Sub-group BB: Franks nearly square or wider than tall[edit]



Norway stamp type BB1.jpg


BB1. Hasler "F22" (MV), 1928. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Rectangular frank slightly wider than tall, 26 x 24 mm.
With 5-digit transaction counter number raised between TM and frank.
M# 701-767.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 (O)





Norway stamp type BB2.jpg

BB2. Krag (MV), 1932. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type BB1, but with narrower spacing.
The transaction counter number is centered between TM and frank.
Value figures serifed.
M# 801-1500, 1511-1800, 5001-9000.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 (star hollow or solid)
a. Top section of frank, including country name, removed. (1111)




Norway stamp type BB3.jpg


BB3. Krag (MV).

Similar to Type BB2 but value figures large and sanserif.
M# 5001-9000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





Norway stamp type BB4.jpg

BB4. Columbi (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Frank similar to Types BB2 and 3 but there is no transaction counter number, and spacing is very narrow.
M# 501-511, possibly others.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6 point star solid.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6 point star solid.jpg000 (O)

NOTE: Proofs exist of meters 501 and 502 with non-standard spacing and transaction counter number in fancy frame between TM and frank or left of the town mark.




Norway stamp type BB5.jpg


BB5. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Nearly square frank with medium spacing, ~16 mm.
No transaction counter number.
M# 1801-2100.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (O,A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (O)




Norway stamp type BB6.jpg


BB6. Pitney Bowes "Automax" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Nearly square frank with two vertical parallel lines at each side.
M#s in both 500 and 2000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000




Norway stamp type BB7A.jpg
Norway stamp type BB7B.jpg



BB7. Pitney Bowes "5000" (MV).

Frank 26 x 23 mm with tall "NORGE" or “NOREG” curved at top.
Date raised in relation to value figures.
M# between TM and frank.
M# in 9001-10000 and 22000-24000 series.
A. “NORGE”
B. “NOREG” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
a. TM with “POSTVERKET/UTLÅNSMA- SKIN”. Temporary “loaner”





Norway stamp type BB8.jpg

BB8. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Nearly square frank, 25 x 27 mm.
Medium spacing, 14-16 mm.
When present, 5-digit transaction counter number is raised left of TM.
M# 2101-2400, 14001-24000.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000
a. Post Office stamp. TM contains "UNTERPOST- KONTOR”.




Norway stamp type BB9.jpg

BB9. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV).

Similar to Type BB8 but frank is much wider.
“ØRE” stacked at both sides.
M# with “P.B.” prefix low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Norway stamp type BB10A.jpg
Norway stamp type BB10B.jpg


BB10. Pitney Bowes "6300" (MV).

Similar to Type BB7 but date and value figures are on same level.
The meter number is below the frank rather than to the side.
M# 30001-35000, 47001-50000, 54001-58000, 60001-65000, 77001 up.
Also found with Type BB7 numbers as the older machines were replaced.
A. Frank 26 x 23 mm
B. Smaller frank, 22 mm square
TM: SC or DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
a. Post Office stamp. TM contains “POSTKONTOR”
b. Military Post Office stamp. TM with “FELTPOSTKONTORET” at top MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]




Norway stamp type BB11.jpg


BB11. Pitney Bowes "A900" (MV).

Similar to Type BB10A but value figures and “NORGE” are larger.
TM: SC or DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





Norway stamp type BB12.jpg


BB12. Neopost "405/505” (MV).

Wide frank, 30/31 x 24/25 mm. Date figures short
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Norway stamp type BB13.jpg


BB13. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Similar to Type BB11 but frank slightly taller, 29/31 x 26 mm, and the date figures are slightly taller.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00





Norway stamp type BB14.jpg

BB14. Neopost "205” (MV), 1972.

Nearly square frank, 24 x 25 mm.
Inscription letters are short and wide.
Date figures tall.
M# 10001-10500, 20001-22000, 50001-54000, 65001-70000.
Spacing between TM and frank 6 mm.
TM: DC, BIC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Norway stamp type BB15A.jpg
Norway stamp type BB15B.jpg



BB15. Pitney Bowes "6900" (MV).

Frank nearly square or slightly taller than wide, 26 x 29 mm.
A. “NORGE”
B. “NOREG” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: SC or DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000








Norway stamp type BB16.jpg



BB16. Pitney Bowes "6600" (MV).

Similar to Type BB15A but value figures larger.
Frank nearly square, 28 x 29 mm.
TM: SC or DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000












GROUP C: straight "NORGE" or "NOREG" at top[edit]


Sub-group CA: "POST" below "NORGE" or "NOREG" at top, "ØRE" at bottom[edit]



Norway stamp type CA1.jpg
Norway stamp type CA1aa.jpg



CA1. Krag (MV).
Upright frank, 22-23 x 31 mm.
Value figures large, sans-serif oval.
Small TM, 22-25 mm.
M# 5001-9000, 15001-20000 series.
A. Narrow spacing between TM and frank, 11-12 mm, without transaction counter number
B. Wide spacing between TM and frank, 27-28 mm, with transaction counter number
C. Inscribed “NOREG” (not shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000










Norway stamp type CA2.jpg


CA2. Satas (MV).

Narrow frank, 22 x 28 mm.
“NORGE” straight.
Date figures tall.
M# 12001-14000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Norway stamp type CA3A.jpg


CA3. Postalia (MV).

Frank 30 mm tall, variable in width from 25 to 28 mm.
M# 10501-11000, 35001-40000.
Value figures small and narrow.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. Loaner machine. TM contains “UTLANSMASKIN”





Norway stamp type CA4.jpg


CA4. Krag (MV).

As Type CA1B but value figures are smaller and with serifs.
M# 5001-9000, 15001-20000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000






Norway stamp type CA5.jpg


CA5. Frama (MV).

Small frank, 21-22 x 28 mm.
Value figures thick and heavy.
M# 11001-12000, 82001-87000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Norway stamp type CA6.jpg


CA6. Secap (MV).

Small frank with straight-line border.
M# 59001-60000, 75001-76000 series.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




Norway stamp type CA7A.jpg
Norway stamp type CA7B.jpg



CA7. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital).

Bottom frame line broken.
Line between "ØRE" and meter number.
Narrow value figures printed through a mylar tape.
M# 58001-59000
A. Frank 27 mm tall, medium spacing
B. Frank 29/30 mm tall, narrow spacing
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000







Norway stamp type CA8.jpg

CA8. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital).

Simulated perforation border along right and bottom only.
Two columns of numbers at right of tow mark.
M# 78001 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000









Sub-group CB: "POST" at bottom[edit]



Norway stamp type CB1A.jpg
Norway stamp type CB1B.jpg



CB1. Krag (MV).

Frank without "ØRE".
Meter number outside frank at bottom left.
M# in 25001-30000 series.
A. Frank 22-23 x 27-28 mm
B. Frank 26-27 mm square
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000







Norway stamp type CB2A.jpg
Norway stamp type CB2B.jpg



CB2. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Frank with straight-line border, 30-31 x 27 mm.
"NORGE" at top, "POST" at bottom, both straight.
M# in 14001-15000, 40001-49999(?), 70001-75000, 87001-90000 series.
A. "ØRE" stacked at both sides of value figures
B. "ØRE" stacked at left only
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. Post Office stamp. TM contains “POSTKONTOR”
b. Loaner machine. TM contains “UTLAN”










Sub-group CC: "POSTEN" at bottom[edit]



Norway stamp type CC1.jpg


CC1. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Frank 27 mm square, with simulated perforation border.
“POSTEN” above M# at bottom.
M# with “ID03” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000




Norway stamp type CC2.jpg


CC2. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Similar in size to Type CC1 but slightly taller, 27 x 28 mm
M# with "ID05" prefix.
Value figures relatively small.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Norway stamp type CC3.jpg


CC3. Pitney Bowes “A900” / “B900” (MV).

Frank wider than tall.
M# with "ID05" prefix.
Large value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00






The following meter numbers should exist as Group B or C stamps. Examples have not been seen or matched to the stamp type.

12001-14000 – Satas
41001-44000 – Hasler “F200”
44001-47000 – Hasler “F100”
80001-82000 – Postalia “PS4”
90001-99999 – ?








GROUP D: "POST" at top, "NORGE" at bottom[edit]



Norway stamp type BA10.jpg


D1. Postalia (MV), 1944. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Upright frank, 26 x 31 mm.
"POST" tall, centered.
M# breaks bottom frame line.
M#s 1501-1510
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Norway stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Square frank.
"POST" small and at left.
Value figures and "ØRE" also closer to the left.
Meter number very small breaking the bottom frame line.
Possibly only meter 1501.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000









GROUP E: Frank without town mark[edit]

NOTE: Our knowledge of Group E stamps is sketchy and no doubt incomplete. Frank sizes are approximate. More information is needed.


[edit]

* These stamps often but not always contain a 4-digit post code below the date.



Norway stamp type EA1point1.jpg


EA1.1. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

"NORGE" characters with serifs.
Two columns of numbers at left.
M# with "ID050" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (lines in thin)




Norway stamp type EA1point2A.jpg


EA1.2. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

"NORGE" characters with serifs.
Two columns of numbers at left.
M# with "ID051 / 056" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (lines in thick)




Norway stamp type EA1point3.jpg
Norway stamp type EA1point3aa.jpg

EA1.3. Pitney Bowes “DM” series (digital).

"NORGE" characters sans-serif.
One column of numbers at left.
M# with "ID053 / 054 / 057 / 058" prefix.
Found in red or blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000.00
a. Military use, with slogan identifying the military unit




Norway stamp type EA2point1.jpg


EA2.1. Unidentified, probably Neopost (digital).

"NORGE" characters sans-serif.
Letters in "NORGE" about as tall as wide.
Value figures fairly squat, only slightly taller than wide.
M# with "ID040" prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00



Norway stamp type EA2point2A.jpg
Norway stamp type EA2point2B.jpg



EA2.2. Unidentified, probably Neopost (digital).
"NORGE" characters sans-serif.
Letters in "NORGE" somewhat taller than wide.
Value figures significantly taller than wide.
M# with "ID043 / 044 / 045 / 047" prefix.
Found in red or blue.
A. Frank 53 mm wide
B. Frank 58 mm wide
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00





Norway stamp type EA3.jpg


EA3. Hasler (digital).

"NORGE" characters sans-serif.
Value figures tall, narrow, and thick.
M# with "ID03" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00




Norway stamp type EA4.jpg


EA4. Unidentified (digital).

Very similar to Type EA3 but with "ID07" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00





Norway stamp type EA5.jpg


EA5. Unidentified (digital).

Very similar to Types EA3 and EA4 but with "02" prefix (without "ID").
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00









Sub-group EB: Frank contains circular logo above "posten"[edit]



Norway stamp type EB1A.jpg
Norway stamp type EB1B.jpg



EB1. Unidentified, probably Neopost (digital).

"NORGE" characters sans-serif.
M# with "ID044 / 046" prefix.
Found in red or blue.
A. Frank 52-53 mm wide
B. Wider frank at 54 mm
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00





Norway stamp type EB2.jpg


EB2. Unidentified (digital).

"NORGE" characters with serifs.
"ID072 / 074" prefix.
Found in red or blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00



Norway stamp type EB3.jpg

EB3. Unidentified (digital).

Inscribed "NOREG", characters sans-serif.
M# with "ID06" prefix.
Date figures, post code, and M# quite heavy.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00

NOTE: It is presumed this stamp exists with "NORGE".



Norway stamp type EB4.jpeg


EB4. Unidentified, probably Pitney Bowes (digital).

"NORGE" characters sans-serif.
"1"s in the value figures are footed.
M# with "ID056" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Norway stamp type EB5.jpg


EB5. Unidentified, probably Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar in appearance to type EB3 with "NOREG" in sans-serif letters and with date and value figures of similar shape.
M# with "ID054" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000.00









GROUP PO: Post Office machine stamps for over–the-counter mail[edit]

NOTE: See also Types BA8b, BA11a, BB8a, BB10a, and CB2a for stamps generated at Post Office counters.



Norway stamp type PO1.jpg


PO1. Frama (MV), 1980.

Straight-line town mark at left with "POSTVERKET" at top, town name at bottom, date and hour in center.
Hour figures larger than date figures.
M# 11001-12000.
Printed in rose pink and later in brick red.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000








GROUP PD: Post Office machine stamps for Postage Due[edit]

  • Inscribed "PORTO Å BETALE"



Norway stamp type PD1.jpg


PD1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

With "PORTO/ Å BETALE" at top.
Printed in green.
M# 2712.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Norway stamp type PD2.jpg


PD2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type PD1 but “PORTO” curved at top with “å betale” in lower case below.
M# 3499 seen.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000





Norway stamp type PD3.jpg


PD3. Krag (MV), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Wide, nearly square frank with "PORTO/ Å BETALE" at top.
Printed in blue.
With 5-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
M# 1477 only.
Value figures with serifs.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Norway stamp type PD4.jpg


PD4. Krag (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As PD3 but frank is taller and narrower.
With 5-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
“PORTO/ A BETALE” at top.
Value figures large oval, sans-serif.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000








GROUP PP: Post Office machine stamps for Parcel Post[edit]

NOTE: See also Types BA8c, and BA9a for Parcel Post stamps.


Sub-group PP-A: Franks applied to parcel post forwarding cards[edit]



Norway stamp type PP-A1A.jpg
Norway stamp type PP-A1B.jpg


PP-A1. Anker-Werke (MV), 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Straight-line frank in violet as follows: from left, date, 4-digit transaction counter number, M# I, II or III, "OSLO", postage value.
At far right is a colorless crown & post horn embossed sideways.
A. Roman month (M# I and II)
B. Month in letters (M# III)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.00







Norway stamp type PP-A2.jpg


PP-A2. NCR (MV), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type PP-A1, but frank in two lines with crown & post horn and "OSLO" below date.
3- or 4-digit transaction counter number, —A (or H or N) —, and postage value.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★★★★★★0.00
a. Without bottom line.





Norway stamp type PP-A3.jpg


PP-A3. Anker (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Small open frank with post horn and post office name above ID number at top.
Date, Transaction counter number and value figures across bottom.
Year vertical.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000.00








Sub-group PP-B: Large rectangular stamp with “PAKKEPOST” inscription[edit]



Norway stamp type PP-B1.jpg











PP-B1. T.I.M. (LV-?), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare. Value uncertain]

Large rectangular frank in two halves, one for the parcel and the other for the forwarding card.
Printed in red on beige adhesive labels.
Left half has large "-PORTO-/BETALT" at right, and right half has postage value at right.
"PAKKEPOST" vertical at left.
One machine used experimentally in 1950.
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1:15 , 1:80 , 2:15 , 3:50 , 4:60 , 5:30 , 5:40 , 6:20 , 6:30

NOTE: A few unused impressions exist, obtained from the machine after it was returned to England. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]








GROUP OO: Special stamps for Official mail used by government departments[edit]

  • All stamps are inscribed "TJENESTE-MERKE", "OFFENTLIG SAK", or “O. S.”.

NOTE: See also Types BB10b and EA1.3a for stamps used for Official government (military) mail.



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OO1. Francotyp "C" (MV), 1928. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Inscribed "TJENESTEMERKE" at top with "POST" at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00





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OO2. Francotyp "C" (MV), 1933.

Similar to Type OO1 but "OFFENTLIG SAK" at top.
M#'s: 42, 155, 379 known.
A. “POST” at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. “ØRE” at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O)










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OO3. Hasler "P" (MV), 1933. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide frank with "Offentlig Sak” in Gothic script at top and "Post" at bottom.
M#'s in 700 series.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00






Norway stamp type OO4C.jpg
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OO4. Krag (MV), 1933.

Nearly square frank with "OFFENTLIG SAK" at top and "POST" or "ØRE" at bottom.
5-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
A. "OFFENTLIG SAK" and “POST” in Gothic script (not shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. "OFFENTLIG SAK" in Gothic script, "POST" in block script (not shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. "OFFENTLIG SAK" and “POST” in block script MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
D. "OFFENTLIG SAK" and “ØRE” in block script MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. Error, as D., inscribed "OFFEETLIG SAK" (1320) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]





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OO5. Columbi (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Nearly square frank with "Offentlig Sak" at top, "Post" at bottom, both in Gothic script.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
M# 509 only known.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12px000




Norway stamp type OO6.jpg


OO6. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank wider than tall. With "OFFENTLIG SAK " at top, "ØRE" at bottom.
M# 1890 known.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




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OO7. Francotyp "Cc" (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Narrow frank with "OFFENTLIG SAT/ POST" at top, "ØRE" at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000





Norway stamp type OO8.jpg


OO8. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright frank with "O. S." at top, “POST” at bottom.
M# 440 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Norway stamp type OO9.jpg


OO9. Krag (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Nearly square frank with "O. S." at top, “POST” at bottom.
5-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
M# 1190 seen.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000








Parcel Post Freight stamps

  • Meter stamps used by the Norwegian State Railways on freight have a flying wheel logo at top and the inscription “NORGES STATSBANER” or “NSB” somewhere in the design. All have rectangular town marks.
  • Similar freight meter stamps are used by steamship companies. They usually are inscribed “D/S ekspedition” which means the steamship agent office.
  • All freight meter stamps have square TMs. They remain in use today by railways, steamships and bus companies.
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Bulk mail "PORTO BETALT" stamps

  • Bulk mail that was brought to post offices for franking were often stamped by what appear to be meter stamps reading "PORTO BETALT" and without postage value.
  • Although these stamps were franked by meters, no actual metering (totalizing the postage generated) takes place. The meters are used as simple printers.
  • Examples are shown below


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