International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Pakistan

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Pakistan[edit]

  • Pakistan gained independence in a partition from India on 14 August 1947. The first meter stamps in use were Indian designs with “PAKISTAN” hand-stamped over them.
  • The stamps are grouped according to design and use:
A - Indian designs with no or slight modifications
B - Small frank with simulated perforation border and star and crescent in central panel
C - Frank with simulated perforation border and star and crescent in upper corners
D - Frank with straight-line border and star and crescent in upper corners
E - Frank without star and crescent
F - Unified design containing straight-line town mark
PO - Special stamps used by Post Offices only



GROUP A: Indian stamps used with “PAKISTAN” overprint or with design modifications[edit]



Pakistan stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Neopost (LV-6), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]

India Type B4 with “PAKISTAN” or variation hand-stamped to obliterate “INDIA”.
M# at bottom of TM.
Two machines identified, S-5 (Karachi) and S-13 (Lahore), but others possibly exist.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½a, 1a, 1½a, 2a




Pakistan stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]

As India Type B4 but with “PAKISTAN” replacing “INDIA” in top panel.
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg¾a, 1¼a, 4a
a. ½a value known as proof, not yet found used on actual mail








GROUP B: Frank with simulated perforation border and Moslem crescent moon and star symbol in central panel[edit]



Pakistan stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Neopost (LV-6), 1949.

Top panel contain Pakistani script with stars in upper corners.
A half moon and star and “PAKISTAN” are in the center with denomination below at bottom.
“POSTAGE” reads up at left.
“AS”, “RS”, or “Rs” in lower corners.
TM: DC or BIC
Values “AS”: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg¼, ½, ¾, 1, 1¼, 1½, 2, 2½, 2¾, 3, 3¼, 3½, 3½, 4, 4½, 6, 8, 10, 12, 18, 20
Value “AS”: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 36 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values “RS” or "Rs": MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg¼, ½, ¾ 1, 1¼, 1¾, 2, 2¾, 3¼, 33, 3¾, 4

NOTE: The value figures, even if of the same denomination, can vary greatly in size and shape from one machine to another. This is true also for Types B2 and B3 below.




Pakistan stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Neopost (LV-6 or 8), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B1 but with new currency values, expressed as decimal fractions of a Rupee (“RS”).
TM: DC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3.oo





Pakistan stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Neopost (LV-6 or 8), 1961.

Similar to Type B2 but with large “R” above “RUPEE” in lower corners.
TM: DC or SC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.02, 0.05, 0.07, 0.10, 0.13, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50
a. “R” only, without “RUPEE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]








GROUP C: Frank with simulated perforation border and star and crescent in upper corners and star in lower corners[edit]

  • All stamps (but one) have “PAKISTAN” in bottom panel and “POSTAGE” reading up at left.


Pakistan stamp type C1A.jpg
Pakistan stamp type C1B.jpg



C1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1952.

Frank variable in height from 29 to about 33 mm.
Denomination above bottom panel.
Distance between TM and frank ~14-16 mm.
A. Denomination in “ANNAS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Denomination in “RUPEES”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00— MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000— MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.o
a. Official stamp, with “SERVICE” below “ANNAS” or “RUPEES”






Pakistan stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25).

Similar to Type C1 but smaller frank, 24-25 x 27-28 mm.
With Arabic characters below upper panel and with “ANNAS” below value figures.
Wide spacing between TM and frank, ~28-29 mm.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg¼a to 6¼a (in increments of ¼a)

NOTE: The spacing in the illustration should be made between the town mark and the right-most frank. The left frank was applied in a separate pass with the edge of its town mark just visible at far left.



Pakistan stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type C2 but “RUPEES” in English and Arabic below value figures.
Blank between upper panel and value figures.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg¼a to 6¼a (in increments of ¼a)




Pakistan stamp type C4.jpg

C4. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank 21 x 31 mm.
Very wide spacing between TM and frank.
Value figures small.
A. Denomination in “ANNAS”
B. Denomination in “RUPEES” (not shown)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00–




Pakistan stamp type C5.jpg

C5. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Similar in size and appearance to Type C2, but “RUPEES” in English alone above bottom panel.
Value figures narrower, usually with stop centered rather than near bottom.
Spacing between TM and frank slightly wider at 20-21 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00
a. Without Arabic characters (for rupees) below top panel
b. Official stamp, with “SERVICE” between TM and frank



Pakistan stamp type C6.jpg


C6. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1961.

Similar in appearance to Type C3 but narrower spacing with wider value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo





Pakistan stamp type C7A.jpg

C7. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Simulated perforation holes in border generally larger than on previous Group C types.
Boxes in corners are square on the inside corner.
Spacing varies from narrow to very narrow.
Date figures with stops after day and before year.
A. With “ANNAS” below value figures (shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Blank in center except for value figures
C. With small “Rs” and “Ps” below value figures
D. With two small unengraved rectangles above value figures, blank below
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00− MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.00


Pakistan stamp type C8A.jpg
Pakistan stamp type C8B.jpg



C8. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Similar to Type C7 but the corner boxes are cut diagonally on the inside corner appearing rounded.
A. With “RUPEES” below value figures
B. Blank in center except for value figures
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.oo







Pakistan stamp type C9.jpg


C9. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type C8 but corner boxes are completely diagonal on the inside with no thrust into the central area.
The inscriptions inside the panels are very small, about ½ mm tall, too small for most people to read unaided.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆.00



Pakistan stamp type C10.jpg


C10. Postalia (MV).

Similar to Type C8A but frank is smaller and much narrower.
The value figures are smaller than with C8.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Pakistan stamp type C11.jpg


C11. Francotyp “Cm 7000/10000” (MV).

Large frank, 32 x 33 mm. “RUPEES” above bottom panel.
Date with stops after day and before year.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00.00




Pakistan stamp type C12.jpg


C12. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Very large frank, 35-36 x 32 mm.
“RUPEES” above bottom panel.
Stops after day and month.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★ 0.00



Pakistan stamp type C13.jpg



C13. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large frank, 33-34 x 34 mm, with large “RUPEES” below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Pakistan stamp type C14.jpg

C14. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Horizontal frank with “PAKISTAN” above value figures.
“RUPEES” breaks bottom frame line.
Meter number or unengraved block low between TM and frank.
Value figures below level of date figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00








GROUP D: As Group C but frank with straight-line outer border.[edit]

  • “POSTAGE” is found at left or at bottom, “PAKISTAN” is at top or bottom.


Pakistan stamp type D1.jpg


D1. Postalia (MV).

Frank 26 x 30-31 mm.
“PAISAS” above value figures.
Value figures thin and narrowly spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Pakistan stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

“PAKISTAN” in top panel “POSTAGE” at bottom.
“RUPEES” below value figures.
Arabic figures vertical in left panel, Bengali character in right.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo



Pakistan stamp type D2point1.jpg


D2.1. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Type D2 but with “PAKISTAN” at bottom, Arabic text at top and right.
“POSTAGE” vertical at left.
“RUPEES” below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo



Pakistan stamp type D3.jpg


D3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Similar to Type D2 but with Arabic in left panel, and right panel blank.
Value figures with stop in center.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00




Pakistan stamp type D4.jpg


D4. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Similar to Type D3, but with Bengali text in right panel.
Distance between town mark and frank quite variable.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00




Pakistan stamp type D5.jpg


D5. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1970.

Similar to Type D4 but value figures thicker and side panels narrower.
A. Arabic text in left panel with Bengali at right
B. Right panel empty
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.00



Pakistan stamp type D6.jpg


D6. Neopost “205” (MV).

Smaller square frank inscribed with Arabic figures in top and right panels and “PAKISTAN” at bottom.
“POSTAGE” vertical at left.
“RUPEES” below value figures.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



Pakistan stamp type D7.jpg


D7. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Very similar to Type D6 but “PAKISTAN” at top, Arabic in left panel, and Bengali in right.
Stamps from the "205" model have tall date figures. Those from the "2205" has short date figures.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00




Pakistan stamp type D8.jpg


D8. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Inscriptions as for Type D7, but side panels narrower and with M# below frank.
M# with “H” prefix.
Date with stops after day and month.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳0.00



Pakistan stamp type D9.jpg


D9. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Arabic text within and immediately below top panel.
“POSTAGE” in both English and Arabic in left panel.
Without right panel which is displaced by the value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Pakistan stamp type D10.jpg

D10. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Horizontal frank with “POSTAGE” in left panel and Arabic in right.
Arabic text both within and immediately below top panel.
“PAKISTAN” at bottom.
“RUPEES” below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Pakistan stamp type D11.jpg


D11. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Very similar to Type D10 but “PAKISTAN” at top.
Right panel blank.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Pakistan stamp type D12.jpg


D12. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Very similar to Type D10 but with “RUPEES” in both English and Arabic below value figures.
"PAKISTAN" fills the bottom panel.
Blank between top panel and value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00




Pakistan stamp type D13.jpg

D13. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Frank frame at left merges into town mark.
Six wavy lines connect TM with value box.
Corner blocks at left are large.
“PAKISTAN POSTAGE” across top
Below the wavy lines are "PB METER" above the meter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00



Pakistan stamp type D14.jpg


D14. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

As Type D13 but with four wavy lines in center, with the mailer's identification above.
Below the wavy lines are "PB MACHINE" above the meter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00








GROUP E: No star or crescent in frank[edit]


Pakistan stamp type E1.jpg


E1. Hasler "F88" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be quite scarce. Value uncertain]

Upright frank with outer border of simulated perforations on a solid background.
Straight line inner border with linear ornaments in the corners.
"PAKISTAN" above "POSTAGE" at top.
One seen, without meter number and with solid unengraved bar at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0,oo






GROUP F: Unified design including straight-line town mark[edit]


Pakistan stamp type F1.jpg


F1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border indented in corners for symbol placement.
Identification data vertical in center between date at left and value figures at right.
Mailer’s identify at lower left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.oo




Pakistan stamp type F2.jpg



F2. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Very similar to Type F1 but much larger.
Mailer’s identify at lower left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.oo




Pakistan stamp type F3A.jpg
Pakistan stamp type F3B.jpg



F3. Pitney Bowes "6900” (MV).

Frank with star and crescent in upper corners and a star in each lower corner.
"PAKISTAN POSTAGE" in top panel, mailer's identification in lower panel.
"POSTAGE" stacked at left, "RUPEES" stacked at right (both italic).
Vertical line separates value figures at right from data at left: post office name / date, identification numbers.
A. "PB METER" above meter number
B. "PB MACHINE" above meter number
Franks variable in size.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00









GROUP PO: Special stamps used only in post offices[edit]


Pakistan stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Large horizontal frank with “PAKISTAN” near center and value figures to its right.
Town name at bottom.
With “PARCEL POST at left below “PAKISTAN”.
Star and crescent in upper left corner.
“U” and solid block appear at lower right.
Date breaks bottom frame line at left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00− MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.o


Pakistan stamp type PO2A.jpg
Pakistan stamp type PO2B.jpg



PO2. Satas “RF” (MV).

Small upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
“PAKISTAN/ POSTAGE” at top.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
A. With “RUPEES” below value figures
B. With “Rs” below value figures MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000






Pakistan stamp type PO3.jpg

PO3. Camp (MV).

Similar to Type PO2 but without inner straight-line border line.
“PAKISTAN” at top, “POSTAGE” curved at bottom.
M# in lower right corner.
With “Rs.” between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo

NOTE: This stamp without country name at top is a provisional design used in Bangladesh, cataloged as that country’s Type PO1.



Pakistan stamp type PO4.jpg


PO4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Unified design as Type PO1 but with simulated perforation border.
Star, post horn and crescent logo in center.
Post Office identification in lower left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00.00




Pakistan stamp type PO5.jpg


PO5. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

As Type PO4 but with swirl ornament above "PAKISTAN/POST" at center.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo











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