International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Palestine

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Palestine[edit]

  • The first meter was installed in 1929.
  • All stamps are inscribed “PALESTINE” in the frank.
  • For stamps after 1949 see ISRAEL and PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY.




Palestine stamp type 1.jpg

1. Universal "Midget" (FV-3/5), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Small upright frank with country name in curved ribbon at top.
“MILLS” below value figures.
Five meters used, A1 through A5.
TM: DC, with thick arc at bottom
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 20




Palestine stamp type 2.jpg

2. Neopost (LV-6), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Very similar to Type 1 but spacing between TM and frank is narrower.
The value figure is smaller than with type 1.
M# with “B” prefix, B1 through B24 known.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20, 24, 25




Palestine stamp type 3.jpg

3. Francotyp “C” machine distributed by Universal (MV), 1932.

Frank is larger than Types 1 and 2, and the spacing between the town mark and frank is much wider.
Four-digit transaction counting number is high between the town mark and frank.
M#s A6, A7 and A8.
A. Large TM with small date figures with Arabic month MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Smaller TM with larger date figures with Roman month (not shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Palestine stamp type 4.jpg


4. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1932.

Frank nearly identical to that of Type 3 but with much narrower spacing between the town mark and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00
a. V/F: 00 (M# A19 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




Palestine stamp type 5.jpg


5. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1932. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Only one example known. Value uncertain]

Large square frank.
With 4-bank value figures.
M# A39 only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000




Palestine stamp type 6.jpg

6. Neopost (LV-6), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Identical to Type 2 but “MILLS” above value figures instead of below.
M#s B31, B32, and B33 known.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 7, 13, 15, 25
a. Printed in black

NOTE: The illustration shows a proof with unengraved meter number.