International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Sweden

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Sweden[edit]

  • The first meters were installed in 1926.
  • All stamps contain “SVERIGE” in the frank.
  • One meter manufacturer, Francator, is native to Sweden.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A – “SVERIGE” above two crown at top with a third crown at bottom
B – Three crowns at top, “SVERIGE” at bottom, “öre” at the sides
C – As B, but without “öre” at the sides
D – Simulated-perforation frame line at right and bottom, circular town mark
E – Simulated-perforation frame line at both sides and bottom, with post code but no town mark

NOTE: Meters are sold to mailers in Sweden rather than rented. When one breaks down the dealer will loan a temporary machine while the mailer’s meter is being repaired. Stamps from these loaner meters have “POSTVERKET LÅNEM.”, “POSTEN LÅNEMASKIN” or variations in the town mark. Since nearly all modern stamp types are found this way the catalog does not list them as separate varieties.


GROUP A: Franks with "SVERIGE" above two crowns at top and one crown at bottom[edit]


Sweden stamp type A1.jpg
Sweden stamp type A1a.jpg

A1. Hasler “F2” (FV-8), 1926.

Small upright frank with M# at bottom.
L#s 101, 102, 104-107.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25, 30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4, 35, 40, 45, 50, 60 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
a. Post Office stamp, L# 1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]





Sweden stamp type A2.jpg
Sweden stamp type A2a.jpg

A2. Universal “Midget” (FV-3), 1926.

Very similar to Type A1 but L#s 201-300 and 1201.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 10, 15, 20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30, 35, 40, 50, 60 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
a. Post Office stamp, L# 2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]




Sweden stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Universal ‘5' (FV-5), 1926.

Very similar to Types A1 and A2 but L#s 501, 502, 505, 507-511.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 10, 25, 30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50, 60 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15, 35 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]




Sweden stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Universal “Midget” (FV-5), 1927.

Very similar to Types A1-3 but L#s 801-817 and 821.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10, 15, 25, 30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 20, 35, 50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40, 45, 55, 60, 90, 1K MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]




Sweden stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Neopost (FV-3).

Similar to Types A1-4 but L#s 301-304.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 10, 15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]




Sweden stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Neopost (FV-3), 1930. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

As previous types but the frank is larger, 22 x 25 mm.
L#s 351-360 without prefix, and “N305”
A. Value figures 5½-6 mm tall, TM: BIC
B. Value figures 8 mm tall, TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 10, 15, 25




Image needed.jpg



A7. Neopost (FV-1). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

As Type A6 but L# 1001 only.
TM: ?
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10, 15, 25, 30, 50




Sweden stamp type A8.jpg


A8. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1926.

Large frank, 25 x 29 mm.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 59-62 mm.
With or without 4-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
L#s 601-615.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Sweden stamp type A9.jpg


A9. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1926.

As Type A8 but spacing 74-75.5 mm between centers of date and value figures.
L#s 651-668.
TM: BIC with stops after D and M in date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Sweden stamp type A10.jpg


A10. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1927.

As Types A8-9 but spacing 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
L#s 701-799, 1701-1799, 1801-1899, etc.
Date without stops
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,O)
a: TM: SC




Image needed.jpg


A11. Francotyp “AN” (MV), 1939.

As Types A8-10 but 66-68 mm between centers of date and value figures.
L#s 616-650 and possibly other numbers.
With or without transaction counter number between TM and frank.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Sweden stamp type A12.jpg


A12. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1929.

Frank as Types A8-11, but L# 111-127 and with 5-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
Date figures have stops after D and M and centered after Y.
A. Wide spacing, 5-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank. TM: DC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Narrow spacing, 5-digit transaction counter number high left of TM. TM: SC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Sweden stamp type A13.jpg

A13. Francator (LV), 1930.

Frank as Types A8-12.
Date figures distinctive, slightly variable in thickness.
L#s 901-999, 1901-1999, 7901-7999, etc
TM: SC
Value range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 005 to either 095 or 100




Sweden stamp type A14.jpg

A14. Hasler "F22" and "F88” (MV), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A12B but the frank is narrower.
With or without 5-digit transaction counter number at left of TM.
Date with stop centered after year is from the F22 model.
L#s 1101-1199
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000









GROUP B: Three crowns at top, “SVERIGE” at bottom, “öre” at one or both sides[edit]

  • Meter number at bottom of TM


Sweden stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Universal “Midget” (VF-3), 1944. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank 18.5 x 20 mm.
L#s 1202-4 only.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 005, 015, 020




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B2. Universal “Midget” (FV-5). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

As Type B1 but L# 822 only.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 005, 010, 015, 020, 040




Sweden stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Neopost (FV-1). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Types B1-2 but L# 304 only.
TM: SC
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 010





Sweden stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Francotyp “A” (MV).

Large frank, 27 x 29 mm.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 59-62 mm.
With or without 4-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank.
L#s 601 up
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Sweden stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Francotyp “B” (MV).

As Type B4 but spacing 74-75.5 mm between centers of date and value figures.
L#s 650 series.
TM: BIC with stops after D and M in date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Sweden stamp type B6.jpg

B6. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Types B4-5 but spacing 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
L#s 701-799, 1701-1799, 1801-1899, 17001 up, then apparently randomly assigned.
Date without stops.
Value figures of variable thickness.
TM: BIC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Sweden stamp type B6point1A.jpg

B6.1. Francotyp "Cc/Ccm" (MV).

As Type B6 but date figures with stops after D and before Y.
L#s as with Type B6.
Date figures with stops after D and before Y.
Value figures of uniform thickness.
A. Wide spacing
B. Very narrow spacing (not shown)
TM: BIC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0.00


Image needed.jpg


B7. Francotyp “AN” (MV).

As Types B4-6 but 66-68 mm between centers of date and value figures.
L#s 600 series.
With or without transaction counter number between TM and frank
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Image needed.jpg



B8. Hasler “F22” (MV).

Reported but not seen by the authors.





Sweden stamp type B9.jpg

B9. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Date figures thin as for Type B8 but not as widely spaced.
With or without 5-digit transaction counter number at left of TM.
L#s 1101-1199, 2101-2199, etc.
A. Wide spacing
B. Medium spacing (14-15 mm) (shown)
C. Narrow spacing (8 mm)
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Sweden stamp type B10.jpg


B10. Francator (MV).

Frank as Types B4-9.
Date figures distinctive, slightly variable in thickness.
L#s 901-999, 1901-1999, 7901-7999, etc.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (2-bank, range: 001 to 099)




Sweden stamp type B11.jpg


B11. Francator “K” (MV).

As Type B10, but value figures more widely spaced.
L#s 401-499, 1401-1499, 2401-2499, etc.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 0 0




Sweden stamp type B12.jpg


B12. Taxo-Post (MV).

Frank as Types B4-11.
L#s 201-299, 501-599, 1501-1599, 2501-2599, etc, up to 9501.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Sweden stamp type B13.jpg

B13. Neopost “205” (MV).

Frank is smaller than Types B4-12 and has “ore” at left but not at right of value figures.
Date figures are tall.
One seen, L# 10.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000









GROUP C: As Group B but without “öre” at the sides[edit]


Sweden stamp type C1B.jpg

C1. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Narrow spacing (13mm).
Similar to B2, but without “ORE” at left and right of value figures.
Larger upright frank inscribed with three large crowns above value figures and “SVERIGE” below.
“Lic” prefix and M# at base of TM.
Numbers 1101-1199, 2101 up.
Slogan at center.
A. Wide spacing (not shown)
B. Narrow spacing (14-15 mm)
C. Very narrow spacing (8 mm, not shown)
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0.00


Image needed.jpg


C2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Type C1 but wide spacing.
Date figures without stops.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Sweden stamp type C2.jpg


C2.1. Francotyp "Cc/Ccm" (MV).

As Type C2 but date figures with stops after D and before Y.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00





Sweden stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
Date figures widely spaced.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0.00




Sweden stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Krag (MV).

Five-digit transaction counter number centered between TM and frank.
Date figures with stops after D and M.
L# 1313 seen.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0.00









GROUP D: Simulated-perforation frame line at right and bottom, circular town mark[edit]


Sweden stamp type D1point1.jpg

D1.1. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV).

Small design with small date figures.
Bottom frame line straight.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
L# with “LIC.” prefix, 14000 up.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Sweden stamp type D1point2.jpg

D1.2. Pitney Bowes "R" (MV).

As Type D1.1 but wider and with smaller crown and post horn.
L# with “P.B.” prefix, 14000 up.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00




Sweden stamp type D1point3.jpg

D1.3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

As Type D1.1 but larger, and with simulated perforation bottom frame line.
L# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00




Sweden stamp type D1point4.jpg

D1.4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

Similar to Type D1.3 but date and value figures are on the same level.
The crown and post horn are smaller than with D1.3.
L# with “LIC./P.B.” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000




Sweden stamp type D1point5.jpg

D1.5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6500” series (MV).

Very similar to Type D1.4 but with 5-bank value figures.
The crown and post horn logo is smaller still.
L# with “LIC./P.B.” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0000




Sweden stamp type D1point6.jpg

D1.6. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Very similar to Type D1.4 but the value figures are slightly more widely spaced.
L# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00




Sweden stamp type D1point7.jpg


D1.7. Pitney Bowes “A/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type D1.6 but the value figures are larger and even more widely spaced.
L# with “LIC/PB” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000




Sweden stamp type D1point8.jpg


D1.8. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar to previous D1 types but the L# is completely above the bottom frame line.
Two columns of numbers at left of the town mark.
L# with “LIC PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00




Sweden stamp type D2point1.jpg


D2.1. Hasler “F88” (MV).

L# with "LIC.” prefix, 5100-5199 to 9101-9199 and 11001-11999 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0,00




Sweden stamp type D2point2.jpg


D2.2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Relatively tall frank.
With “LIC.” above L#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00




Sweden stamp type D3point1.jpg


D3.1. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

Value figures somewhat thick.
Date figures with stops after D and before Y.
“LIC.” prefix above L#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0.00




Sweden stamp type D3point2.jpg
Sweden stamp type D3point2a.jpg


D3.2. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Very similar to Type D3.1 but the date figures are more widely spaced with stops after D and M.
With “LIC.” above L#.
Value figures with “◇”.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0.00
a. Without “SVERIGE” (LIC. 2625)




Sweden stamp type D4point1.jpg


D4.1. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Short date figures, value figures small and narrow.
L# with “LIC.” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Sweden stamp type D4point2.jpg


D4.2. Postalia “MS5/WK4” (MV).

Similar to Type D4.1 but the date figures are taller and the TM is larger.
L# with “LIC.” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00000




Sweden stamp type D5point1.jpg


D5.1. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Small frank with relatively large town mark.
Only three 'perforations' in the bottom frame line.
L# with "LIC." prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




Sweden stamp type D6point1.jpg

D6.1. Frama (MV).

Similar to Type D3.2 with its thick value figures and widely spaced date figures.
Most easily identified by the leading "★" in the value figures.
With “LIC.” above L#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.00




Sweden stamp type D6point2.jpg

D6.2. Frama "EPS” (MV).

Similar to D6.1 but the value figures are smaller.
WIth leading "★" in the value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.00




Sweden stamp type D6point3.jpg

D6.3. Frama "Sensonic” (digital).

Small frank with relatively large and tall value figures.
L# with "LIC." prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Sweden stamp type D7.jpg

D7. Krag (MV).

Value figures tall and widely spaced.
The zeros have curved rather than straight sides.
L# with “LIC.” prefix.
Date figures with stops centered between D and M and Y.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Sweden stamp type D8point1A.jpg
Sweden stamp type D8point1B.jpg



D8.1. Neopost “205” (MV).

Relatively narrow design with tall “SVERIGE”.
Date figures are tall, as tall as the value figures.
A. Stamp approximately 50 mm wide, with “LIC” left of L#
B. Stamp approximately 56 mm wide, with "LIC." above L#
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000







Sweden stamp type D8point2A.jpg
Sweden stamp type D8point2B.jpg



D8.2. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Design approximately 65 mm wide.
Date figures low and wide, without stops.
L# with “LIC” prefix.
A. Medium crown and post horn
B. Small crown and post horn
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00•00






Sweden stamp type D8point3.jpg
Sweden stamp type D8point3aa.jpg


D8.3. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Very similar to Type D8.2B but the date figures are slightly taller and with stops after D and M.
L# with “LIC” prefix and M# at bottom center.
Value figures raised.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00
a. Extremely wide spacing between TM and frank. M# “LIC 2” under crown and post horn and rest of M# “3649” beneath value figures




Sweden stamp type D8point4.jpg


D8.4. probably Neopost (digital).

Small design with relatively large License number below "LIC.".
Small date figures centered low in the town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Sweden stamp type D9.jpg


D9. probably Secap (MV).

Very similar in appearance to Types D1.5 and D6.2 but with wide date figures without stops.
With "LIC." above L#.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000








GROUP E: Simulated-perforation frame line at both sides and bottom, with post code but no town mark[edit]


Sweden stamp type E1.jpg


E1. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Two columns of numbers outside frame line at left.
L# with “LIC PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00




Sweden stamp type E4.jpg

E2. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Frank is taller and slightly wider than Type E1.
One column of numbers outside frame line at left.
L# with “LIC PB" prefix.
Date without stops.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00




Sweden stamp type E3.jpg

E3. Pitney Bowes “DM” series (digital).

Frank is quite wide but also short in height.
With four stacked 3-digit numbers outside frame line at left.
Lettering in “SVERIGE” is thick.
The date is in two lines with year above month and date
L# with “LIC PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00




Sweden stamp type E2.jpg


E4. Pitney Bowes “DM” series (digital).

Frank is nearly identical to Type E2 but has two columns of numbers at left.
Date with stops as 00.00.00.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00









GROUP PO: Stamp from machine used in Post Offices[edit]

  • See also Types A1a and A2a for Post Office stamps.


Sweden stamp type PO1.jpg


PO1. Frama (digital).

Frank is similar in style to Group D stamps but with straight-line town name at top left.
Without identification number
Through the center of the stamp are the date as 00. 00. 00, two large digits for the hour, an asterisk, and the value figures.
Printed through a ribbon.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00






GROUP PP: Special stamp used for parcel post[edit]


Sweden stamp type PP1.jpg

PP1. Undetermined (digital), 1984 or earlier.

Frameless design consisting of two lines of text applied in red via a dot-matrix process onto a plain adhesive label with curved, truncated corners.
Top line: post office ID, "SVERIGE", date.hour as YYMMDD.HH
Bottom line: date repeated, value figures, identification code.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (post horn) 0,00








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