International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Suriname

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Suriname (Dutch Guiana)[edit]

  • When the first meters were placed into use in 1953 this country was a colonial territory of the Netherlands. Suriname gained independence in 1975.
  • All stamps are inscribed “SURINAME”.


Suriname stamp type 1.jpg


1. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Irregular frank with country name extended at top beyond width of rest of design.
Frame lines at sides dentated. “CENT” at bottom.
M# with “F” prefix below frank.
TM: straight line at top of rectangle with double dentated sides
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Suriname stamp type 2.jpg


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

Similar to Type 1 but width of frank is uniform down to “CENT” where it indents.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM as with Type 1
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Suriname stamp type 3.jpg


3. Hasler (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Country name above winged helmet at top.
Straight single-line frame at right and bottom.
Column of horizontal lines between TM and value figures.
M# with “HR” prefix is above horizontal line column.
TM: semi-circle with horizontal lines at the sides
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Suriname stamp type 4.jpg
Suriname stamp type 4 TM SL .jpg

4. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

Post Office stamp.
Square frank with straight lines at top and bottom, without line at left and with dentated line at right.
M# with “LK” prefix at bottom left.
With “C” at lower right
TM: DC, or as smaller mirror image of the frank (shown at right)
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a. Blank at lower right





Suriname stamp type 5.jpg

5. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type 4 but value figures are smaller and narrower.
M# at bottom left.
A. M# with “LK” prefix (Post Office stamp)
B. M# with "FM" prefix (private, commercial use stamp)
TM: DC
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Suriname stamp type 6.jpg


6. Frama "M/E" (MV), 1994.

As Types 4 and 5 but with thick value figures.
M# with “D” prefix.
TM: DC
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