International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Singapore

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Singapore[edit]

  • Singapore became an independent city-state in 1965. Until that year it was a part of the Straits Settlements and then Malaya (now Malaysia).
  • Stamps inscribed “SINGAPORE” appeared as early as 1950 while it was still a part of Malaya. Because of the inscription these stamps are cataloged here rather than under Malaysia. For other issues before 1965, see “MALAYSIA”.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance and usage:
A - Provisional issues without country name in frank
B - Franks with simulated perforation border
C - Franks with straight line border
D – Digital frank without complete outer border
PP - Special stamps for only Parcel Post
PO - Special stamps for Post Office window service
PD - Special stamps for only Postage Due
OO - Special stamps for Official government mail



GROUP A: Provisional issues without country name in the frank[edit]

  • “SINGAPORE” is found in the town mark.


Singapore stamp type A1A.jpg
Singapore stamp type A1B.jpg



A1. Universal “MultiValue (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Simulated perforation outer frame, blank at top.
M# with “U” prefix at bottom of frank.
“CENTS” vertical at both sides.
A. “U” large and bold. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000
B. “U” of standard size. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
TM: DC

NOTE: Meter U165 was used as early as 1958.







Singapore stamp type A2A.jpg
Singapore stamp type A2B.jpg



A2. Neopost (LV-6).

Small frank with simulated perforation frame line at top and sides.
M# with “N” prefix below indentation in bottom frame line.
Blank at top.
“SINGAPORE” in TM only.
A. “CENTS” above and below value figures. M# N179 seen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
B. “CENTS” above but not below value figures. M#s N181 and N510 seen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 10, 15, 25, 75¢







Singapore stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Frank blank at top.
Without currency indicator.
Two meter seen, RN 382 and 476.
TM: DC: V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00




Singapore stamp type A4.jpg


A4. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Very similar to Type A1B but value figures are of uniform thickness.
M# with “U.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000




Singapore stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Square frank with straight-line border.
Panel at top is blank.
“CENTS” vertical is both side panels.
M#s NE 19, 54 and 55 seen.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000








GROUP B: Franks with simulated perforation border[edit]


Singapore stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Universal “MultiValue (MV).

As Type A1 but with “SINGAPORE” at top and “POSTAGE” above M# at bottom.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Singapore stamp type B2A.jpg
Singapore stamp type B2B.jpg
Singapore stamp type B2C.jpg



B2. Neopost (LV-6).

As Type A2 but “SINGAPORE” at top of frank.
Value figures 4 or 5 mm tall.
M# with “N” prefix.
A. “CENTS” above and below value figuresMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. “CENTS” below value figures but not aboveMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
C. “CENTS” above value figures but not belowMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, 5, 10, 15, 25¢












Singapore stamp type B3A.jpg
Singapore stamp type B3B.jpg
Singapore stamp type B3C.jpg



B3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

As Type A3 but with country name at top and “CENTS” vertical at both sides.
Frank variable from 25 to 27 mm in width.
A. Letters in “CENTS” short, 1½ mm. M# with “RN” prefix
B. Letters in “CENTS” short, M# with “NR” prefix
C. Letters in “CENTS” tall, 3 mm, M# with “RN” prefixMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00•00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 00 (RN 421 only)









Singapore stamp type B4A.jpg
Singapore stamp type B4B.jpg



B4. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type B3 but “SINGAPORE” much narrower.
A. Frank 26-27 x 28 mm. M# with “NR” prefix
B. Frank 29 mm square. M# with “RN” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00










Singapore stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Very similar to Type B3 but “SINGAPORE” smaller, although letters are still thick.
The value figures are more tightly spaced.
M#s FE1 and FE2 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Singapore stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A4 but with country name added at top.
M# with “U” prefix (U403 seen).
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000




Singapore stamp type B7A.jpg
Singapore stamp type B7B.jpg



B7. Universal/Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

As Type B6 but “POSTAGE” added at bottom above M#.
A. M# with “U” prefix
B. M# with “PB” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000









Singapore stamp type B8.jpg


B8. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type B7B but “POSTAGE” below M# rather than above M#.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =000





Singapore stamp type B9A.jpg
Singapore stamp type B9B.jpg



B9. Neopost “205/2205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Square frank with straight line inner border and country name in panel at top.
“CENTS” vertical at both sides.
A. M# with “NE” prefix
B. M# with “WE” prefix
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000








Singapore stamp type B10.jpg


B10. Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As Type B9 but frank wider than tall.
With “cents” vertical in both side panels.
M# with “RE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000



Singapore stamp type B11.jpg


B11. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Small, horizontal frank with “POSTAGE” under country name at top.
Small M# with “P.B.” prefix breaks bottom frame lines.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000




Singapore stamp type B12.jpg


B12. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

As Type B11 but larger, wider frank.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg0000




Singapore stamp type B13.jpg


B13. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Types B11 and 12 but “POSTAGE” at bottom above M#.
M# with “P.B.” prefix does not break bottom frame lines.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000




Singapore stamp type B14.jpg


B14. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

As Type B13 but frank much taller.
M# breaks bottom frame lines.
M# with “PBP” or “PBS” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000




Singapore stamp type B15.jpg


B15. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type B13 but value figures are much larger.
Without “POSTAGE” in the frank.
M# with “PB” or “PBP” prefix does not break bottom frame lines.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg0000




Singapore stamp type B16.jpg


B16. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

As Types B14 and 15 but much larger.
M# with “PBU” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg0000




Singapore stamp type B17.jpg


B17. Satas “Rotary” (MV).

Small, upright frank.
M# with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00




Singapore stamp type B18.jpg


B18. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank slightly larger than for Type B17, with “CENTS” at left only.
Inner frame line at right removed to make room for added value figure.
M# with “ME” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00








GROUP C: Franks with straight-line border[edit]


Singapore stamp type C1.jpg

C1. Neopost “105” (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type B1 but with straight frame line.
“CENTS” at bottom above value figure.
With stop (•) preceding value figure.
M# with “R” prefix.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 04, 05, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 20, 24, 25



Singapore stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

As Type B9 but with straight outer frame line.
M# with “NE” prefix.
Stamps from the "205" have tall date figures. Those from the "2205" have short date figures.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Singapore stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

As Type B10 but with straight outer frame line.
“CENTS” vertical at both side panels.
M# with “RE” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Singapore stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Similar to Type C3 but frank is taller.
M# with “7X” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg0,00




Singapore stamp type C5.jpg

C5. Neopost “SM24/26” (digital).

Quite similar to Type C4 but spacing between TM and frank very narrow.
Date figures shorter; value figures closer together.
Other small differences exist.
M# with “7X” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000




Singapore stamp type C6.jpg


C6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Wide rectangle with panels at top and bottom.
“POSTAGE” and M# with “H” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 00.00




Singapore stamp type C7.jpg


C7. Frama (MV).

Similar to Type C6 but not quite as wide, and value figures are larger and thick.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Singapore stamp type C8.jpg


C8. Neopost (digital).

Frank with simple, straight line border with breaks in centers of top, bottom, and sides.
Singapore POST logo at top, M# with “N” prefix in bottom panel.
At left, date, numeric code and 2D barcode field.
Without town name
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000




Singapore stamp type C9.jpg


C9. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar to Type C8 but "SINGAPORE" at top of frank, and the script "Singapore POST" logo is above the date at left.
The identification codes are stacked at left rather than above the 2D barcode field.
M# with “PB” prefix.
Without town name
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000









GROUP D: Digital frank without complete outer border[edit]


Singapore stamp type D1A.jpg
Singapore stamp type D1B.jpg



D1. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Wide frank with frame line at top and upper sides only.
Country name in arc above “CENTS” and value figures.
M# with “PB/ PBB/ PBC...” prefix at right.
Post code at bottom right.
A. Frank 63-64 mm wide MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Possibly scarce]
B. Wider frank, 67-68 mm wide
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg0000






Singapore stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Nearly identical to Type D1B but printed by inkjet process.
Most easily identified by the shape of the triad (MeterCat triad.jpg) in the value figures, the lines of which slope downward from left to right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg0000










GROUP PO: Special stamps used only for Post Office window service[edit]


Singapore stamp type PO1.jpg



PO1. 1983, TEC (digital).

Vertical design with “SINGAPORE” at top followed by V/F, M#, “POSTAGE”, transaction # and date.
“DOLLARS” reads up at left, “CENTS” reads down at right.
M# with 2-letter prefix identifying post office where located.
Printed on labels only, not directly to covers.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0•00






Singapore stamp type PO1point1.jpg



PO1.1. TEC (digital).

As Type PO1 but without frame lines, text only.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0•00








Singapore stamp type PO2A.jpg
Singapore stamp type PO2B.jpg


PO2. Monarch (digital), 1994.

Post office machine stamp.
Vertical design with preprinted frank at top.
Frank with simulated perforation outer frame.
“SINGAPORE” at top “DOLLARS” vertical at left, “CENTS” vertical at right.
Applied at time of sale are V/F and M# within the frank, and transaction #, weight and date below the frank.
M# XX1 with “PB” prefix (as PB AL1, PB MP1, etc).
Printed on labels with underprint of script “Singapore” over “POST”.
A. Value figures thick
B. Value figures narrow
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 (B)




Singapore stamp type PO3A.jpg

PO3. Unidentified (digital).

Horizontal frank with single line simulated-perforation border.
“SINGAPORE” at top left, “DOLLARS” above value figures at right.
Date (as DDMMYYYY) left of value figures.
Bottom line with three letter code identifying post office branch and a 3-section identification number.
Printed on self-adhesive labels with underprint of script “Singapore” over “POST” across bottom.
Point-of-sale data gray to black with value figures similar in size to the letters in the country name.
With 3-segmented transaction number right justified in bottom line.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000.00




Singapore stamp type PO3B.jpg
Singapore stamp type PO4.jpg

PO4. Unidentified (digital).

Very similar to Type PO3 but with several differences including a slightly larger "SINGAPORE".
Point-of-sale data is dark black with thick value figures.
The value figures are heavier than the letters in the country name and has zeros that are squarish.
Text at bottom can vary considerably but is always left justified.
Text at bottom can be one or two lines with one line a 3-segmented transaction number preceded by "TNC" or "SBD".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000.00
a. On label without underprint

NOTE: The underprint for both PO3 and PO4 can vary considerably in color from a citron green to sky blue.







GROUP PD: Special stamps used only for Parcel Post[edit]


Singapore stamp type PD1A.jpg
Singapore stamp type PD1B.jpg



PD1. Neopost “305” (MV), 1967. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Similar to Type A3 but with “POSTAGE DUE” at bottom.
Without M#.
Printed in green.
A. Obliteration at top masking country name
B. Blank at top
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00









Singapore stamp type PD2.jpg


PD2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type B13 but with “POSTAGE DUE” at bottom.
Without M#.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000








GROUP PP: Special stamps used only for Parcel Post[edit]


Singapore stamp type PP1.jpg


PP1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10 as loose tape, higher on mail piece]

Large wide design with double straight line outer frame.
"PARCEL POST" left of frame containing dollar and cent signs.
"PAID" and value figures at center left.
"SINGAPORE" at bottom center.
M# with “U” prefix at top center, U106 and U189 seen.
Printed on yellowish adhesive labels with "FRANKOPOST" underprint and often the meter number and "MALAYA' printed along the bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo

NOTE: These machines were used by the head Post Office in Singapore while it was still a city within Malaya.








GROUP OO: Special stamp used only for Official government mail[edit]


Singapore stamp type OO1.jpg


OO1. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare. Value uncertain]

Frank as Type B3 but with “S.A.D.C.” (Singapore Air Defense Command) at top.
"SINGAPORE" inside town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00•00










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