International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/United States Of America

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United States of America, Part 1[edit]

A word of caution: Many of the type numbers used here may be changed at a later date. The specialized United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog is undergoing revision at this time, and an effort will be made to have the type numbers in both catalogs correspond. This is likely to require changes to some type numbers in this section.


  • The United States is the first country to use postage meter stamps on actual mail. In 1897 a small number of public access coin-operated postage franking machines were used experimentally for a few months in New York City. The machines were the product of an Italian inventor, Count Detalmo di Brazza.
  • All stamps have “US POSTAGE” or “UNITED STATES POSTAGE” in the frank.


U.S. meter manufacturers:
1. Pitney Postal Machine Company, 1902-1912
2. American Postage Meter Company (successor to 1), 1912 - 1920
3. Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company (successor to 2), 1920 - present
4. Mail-O-Meter Company, 1922-1924
5. International Postal Supply Company, 1922-1959
6. Mack Postograph Company, 1922-1928
7. Continental Postage Meter Company, 1928-1931
8. Whitlock Metered Mail Company, 1929-1933
9. National Cash Register Company, 1930 – 1960s
10. United States Postal Meter Company, 1931-1944
11. Multipost, 1933-1942
12. National Postal Meter Company, 1933-1944
13. International Business Machine (IBM) Corporation, 1935-1945
14. Commercial Controls Corporation, 1944-1959
15. Friden/Singer/FME Corporation, 1963–1994
16. Design and Development, 1973
17. Intermec Corporation, 1985-1993
18. Strategic Financial Planning Systems, 1989-1990
19. MOS Corporation, 1992 – present
20. E-Stamp, 1998 to 2000
21. StampMaster, Stamps.com, 1999 – present
22. Envelope Manager Software, 1999 – present
23. Data-Pac, 2006 – present


The stamps are grouped according to appearance and usage as follows:
A - Early experimental stamps, 1897 - 1920
B - Square frank with wavy lines at the sides
C - Oval frank with wavy lines at the sides
D - Square or nearly square frank with simulated perforation frame
E - Frameless design containing text and arcs of various sizes
F - Wide rectangular frank with flying eagle in center
G - Wide rectangular frank with sitting eagle in center
H - Small rectangular frank with simulated perforation frame and separate town mark
I - Frameless design with large sitting eagle in center
J - Square design with straight-line outer frame and separate town mark
K - Frameless or partially frameless design with torch in hand motif
L - Frank contains profile of complete eagle
M - Digital stamps with unframed eagle or eagle wing ornament
N - Digital stamps with torch-in-hand ornament
P - Simple rectangle with star ornaments
Q - Digital stamp with eagle head in oval ornament
R - Digital stamps without ornament except for manufacturer's name or initials
S - Digital stamps with flag ornament
PC - Special designs generated by personal computer and printer
PO - Special designs generated only by machines in Post Offices
PV - Special designs generated only by self-service vending machines
OO - Special designs for official government mail use only


NOTES: 1) For specialized information about the meter stamps of the United States, see the United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, 2nd edition, 1994, and the 2001 Update by Joel Hawkins and Richard Stambaugh, privately published, Goodyear, Arizona.
2) The small green entries ("USPMSC: xxx") located above the Type number are the corresponding United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog type numbers. If not present, the numbers are the same in both catalogs.
3) Most recently issued digital stamps (found in Groups M forward) include a 2-dimensional barcode in the design. In the United States three types have been used so far. They are the large rectangular "PDF417", square "Datamatrix", and small rectangular "IBI Lite" barcodes. The listings use these terms in the descriptions. The Datamatrix barcode can vary in size, and the PDF417 barcode can vary in both size and proportions.
US barcodes.jpg


An additional barcode found as a printable option with many digital stamps is the Facer Identification Mark or "FIM".
USA FIM examples.jpg


4) This catalog does not include self-service, public vending machine stamps that do not show a date and town name. These stamps are portable, i.e. they can be carried away and used at any future time and from any location and thus function as traditional adhesive stamps rather than meter stamps. These include “Postal Buddy” and the “Postal Mailing Center” stamps (ECA-Gard, Unisys). See the specialized catalog referenced in Note 1 for information about these issues.



GROUP A: Early experimental stamps, 1897 – 1920[edit]

These are stamps from meters used in government sponsored tests in actual mailings before meters were approved for general postal use.


USA A1.jpg


A1. Di Brazza (FV), 1897. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, estimated value $20,000-$30,000]

Stamp from a self-service vending machine.
This is the earliest meter stamp known used in the world.
One postally used cover exists. A proof example is known in German postal archives.
Frameless rectangular design without postage value.
“NEW YORK N.Y.” at top, “REGISTERED” at bottom.
Serial number vertical at left with date vertical at right.
M# with “M” prefix at lower right.



USA A2new.jpg


A2. Pitney Postal Machine Company (FV), 1912. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$1000]

Shield design with “1c. PAID” at top, “Washington, D. C./Permit No. 42” at bottom.
With rectangle in center containing 5-digit serial number.
Printed in black.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
NOTE: Two-cent values are proofs.




USA A3.jpg


A3. American Postage Meter Company (FV), 1913. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200 as cut square, $400 as unaddressed souvenir cover. Commercial covers extremely rare, value undetermined]

Similar to Type A2 but without the rectangle around the serial number.
Eight machines were trialed in Chicago, Illinois.
The franks vary in size from 29 to 32 mm wide.
Printed in black.

Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg

NOTE: Examples in red are proofs or reprints MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]







GROUP B: Square frank with wavy lines at the sides, 1920[edit]


USA B1.jpg

USPMSC: BA1

B1. Pitney Bowes (FV), 1920.

“U.S.POSTAGE” at top, value in center.
Permit number, with “P” prefix, at bottom of frank.
M# vertical between TM and frank.
TM: DC
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ green [$30], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2¢ red [$10], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4¢ brown [$50], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5¢ red [$150], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢ yellow [$300]
a. Any value in a color other than the ones noted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[add $200]











GROUP C: Double oval design with wavy lines at sides.[edit]

All stamps have double circle town mark or are occasionally without town mark.
(Note that Group C has been completely rearranged from the original, paper version of this catalog. The previous three sub-groups have been consolidated into two in order to remove ambiguity.)

Sub-group CA: Central oval contains both “PERMIT” and “METER”[edit]



USA CA1.jpg

USPMSC: CA1, CA2

CA1. Pitney Bowes "Model M" (FV), 1922.

Bottom panel contains the complete postage value spelled out.
Within the inner oval are "PERMIT"/(number or blank space)/"METER"/(number).
A. With "No. and number below "PERMIT" at top of central oval
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
14¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
20¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Without number below "PERMIT"
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
14¢ (not regularly issued) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]
a. As 'A', permit number inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
b. As 'B', permit number with "P" prefix in bottom of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
c. Town mark inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
d. "No." below "PERMIT" but without number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "EXTRA/ ½¢ /PAID" in center of TM:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1+½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4¢+½¢
-2. "ONE/ CENT/ ONLY" in center of TM used on 1¢ meter (error)
-3. "AD'L 1¢ (or 2¢) PD" between "PERMIT" and "METER"
2+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4+2¢
14+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
1+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3+2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6+2¢, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
4+1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100+]
-3a. Surcharge inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
-4. "AD'L 1¢ PD" above frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
-5. "Ad'l 1¢ Pd" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]



USA CA2.jpg

USPMSC: CA3, CA4

CA2 Pitney Bowes "Model M" (FV).

As Type CA1 but the bottom panel contains "CENT PAID" or "CENTS PAID" only.
With or without number below “PERMIT”.
A. With "No. and number below "PERMIT" at top of central oval
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1¼, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
7, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 17, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 19, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 22, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
26, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
2½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
3½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100+]
B. Without number below "PERMIT"
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1¼, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
2½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 17, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
3½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 22, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 23¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
7, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
43¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
a. As 'A', permit number inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Town mark inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
18¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, one example known, value undetermined]
c. "No." below "PERMIT" but without number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
d. Permit number present but without "No." MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "EXTRA/ ½¢/ PAID" in center of TM: 1½¢+½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
-2. "ONE/ CENT/ ONLY" in center of TM, used on 1½¢ meter
-3. "AD'L 1¢ (or 2¢) PD" between "PERMIT" and "METER":
2+1¢
5+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 17+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 19+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
4+2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 22+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
3½+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
1+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100+]
-3a. Surcharge inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]



USA CA3.jpg

USPMSC: CA5, CA6

CA3. Pitney Bowes "Model M" (FV).

As Types CA1 and CA2 but bottom panel contains "CENTS" only.
With or without number below “PERMIT”.
A. With "No. and number below "PERMIT" at top of central oval
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. Without number below "PERMIT"
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
2½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
1¼, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100+]
34¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
a. As 'B', permit number with "P" prefix in bottom of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L 1¢ PD" in center of TM:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




USA CA4.jpg

USPMSC: CB1, CB2

CA4. Mail-O-Meter (FV), 1922.

Similar to Type CA1 except with a line under the "o" of "METER/ No". All but a few also have a line under the "o" of "PERMIT/ No".
Early Town marks have two dots at the sides between the circles.
Generally speaking, Types CA4 (and CA6) have a cruder appearance than the Pitney Bowes types.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
3, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
SURCHARGES:
-1.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg"EXTRA/ ½¢/ PAID" in center of TM:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢+½¢
-2.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg"AD'L 1¢ (or 2¢) PD" below "PERMIT":MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
4¢+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]



USA CA5.jpg

USPMSC: CB5, CB6

CA5. Mail-O-Meter (FV).

As Type CA4 but with "CENTS PAID" in bottom panel.
With "No." (13 meters) or "No" (one meter, 1514) below "METER"
Meter numbers 1503-1516
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]




USA CA6.jpg

USPMSC: CB7
CA6. Mail-O-Meter (FV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As Type CA4 but with "CENTS" alone in bottom panel.
M# 1161 and 1349 only

Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg





USA CA7.jpg

USPMSC: CC1

CA7. Mack Postograph (FV), 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]

Very similar to Type CA1. It can most easily be identified by the meter number, 102.
With "TWO CENTS PAID" in bottom panel.
One meter only, M# 102 (Permit 49)
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




USA CA8.jpg

USPMSC: CC2

CA8. Mack Postograph (FV), 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50 as cut square, $200 on cover]

As Type CA7 but with “CENTS PAID” alone in bottom panel.
One meter only, M# 103 (Permit 55)
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½¢




USA CA9 TM A.jpg
USA CA9 TM B.jpg
USA CA9a.jpg

USPMSC: CD1, CD2

CA9. International Postal Supply (FV), 1929.

Postage value spelled out in full in bottom panel. Closely resembles and often confused with Type CA1.
If the town mark has wide spacing between the circles (top image), the stamp is Type CA9.
If the date contains a serifed '1', the stamp is Type CA9. Type CA1 dates never have a serifed '1'.
If the meter number (below "METER") is straight rather than curved, the stamp is Type CA9.
With or without number below “PERMIT”.
TM: DC, two styles, one with wide spacing between the circles
A. With "No. and number below "PERMIT" at top of central oval
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. With "No." but without number below "PERMIT"
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
a. Permit number very large MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. Town mark inverted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "½¢ (or 1¢) PAID/ EXTRA" between "PERMIT" and "METER":MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2+1¢
1+½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
NOTE: Meter stamps with 1¢ + 1¢ surcharge are philatelic fabrications.





USA CA10.jpg
USA CA10a.jpg



USPMSC: CD3, CD4, CD5

CA10. International Postal Supply (FV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type CA9 but with "CENTS PAID" alone in bottom panel.
Easily confused with Type CA2. The lettering in the town mark is generally more widely spaced than with Type CA2 and often has a comma after the town name.
With or without number below “PERMIT”.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½¢
a. “CENTS PAID” shifted to right, blank space at left. Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg27¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250, see NOTE]
NOTE: Proof examples of the 27¢ value were struck at a later date backdated to the 1930s. Collectors must assume any example found is the reprint [$5] unless on commercial cover with verifiable postmarks.







USA CA11.jpg

USPMSC: CE1

CA11. Whitlock Metered Mail (FV), 1929.

Very similar to Type CA1 and can be identified positively only by the meter numbers, 82-243 and 310, which are not found on Pitney Bowes meters.
The hour figures, when present, have very round zeros, unlike their Pitney Bowes counterparts.
With complete value spelled out in bottom panel.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
4¢ (97, 125) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]




USA CA12 new.jpg


USPMSC: CE3

CA12. Whitlock Metered Mail (FV).

As Type CA11 but with “CENTS PAID” alone in bottom panel.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]




USA CB1.jpg


USPMSC: CF1

CA13. Continental Postage Meter (FV), 1930. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

The meter number has a "C" letter prefix which is closer to "No." than to the number.
With complete value spelled out in bottom panel.
Date in two lines.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




USA CB2.jpg


USPMSC: CF2

CA14. Continental Postage Meter (FV).

As Type CA13 but “CENTS PAID” alone in bottom panel.
Date in one line.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]




USA CB3.jpg
USA CB5.jpg

USPMSC: CF3, CF4

CA15. Continental Postage Meter (FV).

The meter and permit numbers are centered with "No."s at far left.
Date in one line.
A. Meter number without prefix
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ (601, 856) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
2¢ (519, 563, 619) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
3¢ (532) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
B. Meter number with letter prefix (A, E, L, M, P or T). Meter numbers: 10001 - 10097
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
4¢ (P10030, P10034) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
a. As 'B', with unengraved bar in place of permit number (P10028)






USA CB6.jpg


USPMSC: CF5

CA16. Continental Postage Meter (FV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Similar to Type CA15B but with "CENTS PAID" alone in bottom panel.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢ (T10003, E10006)









Sub-group CB: Central oval contains “METER” only, without "PERMIT"[edit]



USA CB1 new.jpg


USPMSC: CE2

CB1. Whitlock Metered Mail (FV), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

As Type CA11 but without "PERMIT" and permit number. Top half of central oval is empty.
One machine only, meter number 235.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




USA CC1.jpg

USPMSC: CG1

CB2. Whitlock Metered Mail (FV), 1930.

Center oval contains curved “METER No.” above number.
With "CENT PAID" or "CENTS PAID" in bottom panel.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
1½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
4, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]




USA CB4.jpg

USPMSC: CH1, CH2

CB3. US Postal Meter (FV), 1931.

As Type CA15 but without “PERMIT” and permit number.
Top half of inner oval blank. Bottom half has "METER"/"No.” and number.
Bottom panel with value spelled out.
A. M# with letter prefix. Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢ (M10087, P10020) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. M# without prefix. Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ (879 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]




USA CC2.jpg


USPMSC: CH3

CB4. US Postal Meter (FV), 1932. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Straight "METER/No.”/(number) is centered both horizontally and vertically in the inner oval.
Meter numbers: 500 - 947.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
a. Without meter number: 3¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




USA CC3.jpg

USPMSC: CH4

CB5. US Postal Meter (FV).

As Type CB4 but with "CENTS PAID" in the bottom panel.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
4½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
17¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]





USA CC5.jpg
USA CC5-1.jpg

USPMSC: CH5

CB6. US Postal Meter (FV).

Central oval contains "METER No." at top above centered meter number .
Bottom of central oval either blank or containing surcharge.
With complete value spelled out in bottom panel.
Meter numbers: 500 - 947
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L 1¢ (or 2¢) P'D" added below meter number.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
1+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
4+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
3+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]





USA CC6.jpg

USPMSC: CH6

CB7. US Postal Meter (FV).

As Type CB6 but with "CENTS PAID" alone in bottom panel.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
6, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9¢ (602, 733, 919) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
17 (608), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18¢ (623) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
8 (570, 771, 896), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ (787) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
4½¢ (935) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]



USA CC4.jpg

USPMSC: CJ1

CB8. Multipost (FV), 1933.

Central oval with “METER" curved at top above "No” in center with meter number at bottom.
Meter numbers with "M-" prefix. Two machines only: M-2 [$350] , and M-3 [$5]
"CENTS PAID" in bottom panel.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




USA CC7.jpg

USPMSC: CK1

CB9. Pitney Bowes modesl "A" and "B" (FV), 1933.

Central oval contains a smaller oval with indented sides.
"METER/ No."/ (number) at center.
"CENTS PAID" in bottom panel.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
3½ (9141, 9146, 9619), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ (9737), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9 (9348), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16¢ (9498) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
15 (9356), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18¢ (9113) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
2½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21¢ (9650) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
6, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7 (9766), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 23 (9591), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 26 (9199), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50¢ (9304) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L 1¢ P'D" below frank:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢+1¢










GROUP D: Nearly square frank with central oval and simulated perforation frame[edit]

Sub-group DA: Value figure in small circles at sides of frank, frank curved at top and bottom[edit]



USA DA1.jpg

DA1. Universal Postal Frankers "Midget" (LV-3), 1927.

Frank with vertical sides and curved top and bottom.
"METER NO.145" in bottom panel.
One machine was used on a trial basis for a short time only.
Only the 2¢ denomination is known used, but the machine could print a 5¢ value and another, unknown value.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$1000]
5¢ proof MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]






Sub-group DB: As Sub-group DA but frank is horizontal at top and bottom[edit]



USA DB1A.jpg
USA DB1B.jpg

USPMSC: DB1, DB9, DB10

DB1. Pitney Bowes "HC", "HF", "H3" (LV-3), 1929.

With five wavy lines inside the central oval.
"METER NO. (number)" in the bottom panel.
The frame lines immediately within the outer border is thick or thin.
Meter numbers in 10000, 50000 and 60000 series. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $10 to values listed below for stamps in 50000 and 60000 series which are scarce to rare]
TM: DC with single line date
A. All lines in the frank, including the lettering, are generally of equal weight.
B. The lines defining the the first inner frame line and the oval are heavier than the other frame lines including the lettering.
Meter numbers 14751-14771 and 15472 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: 1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 17,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21¢
13,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 19,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 22,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
4½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
11,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 23¢,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
16,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 27,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 60,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 75¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L 1¢ PAID" above frank
-2. As -1, but surcharge inverted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]




USA DB2A.jpg
USA DB2B small TM.jpg
USA DB2C.jpg

USPMSC: DB5, DB6, DB7, DB8

DB2. Pitney Bowes "Model M" modified (FV), 1929.

Identical in appearance to Type DB1A but meter numbers are different, 9000-9006 only.
These stamps were produced by converted Group C machines used on a contingency basis by Pitney Bowes.
TM: DC with single or double line date
A. Wide spacing (26 mm) between TM and frank. Meter numbers 9000 and 9001
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Narrow spacing (7-8 mm). Meter numbers 9005, 9006. TM small or large.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
C. Medium spacing (19 mm). Meter number 9002
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ green, STAMFORD MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
1¢ purple, NEW YORK MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
a. As 'A', 1¢ green with red slogan. M# 9001 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]








USA DB3.jpg

USPMSC: DB2, DB11

DB3. Pitney Bowes (LV-5).

Similar to Type DB1B but "METER" without "NO." in the bottom panel.
Meter numbers in 14000, 16000 and 60000 series. [Add at least $10 to values listed below for stamps in 60000 series which are scarce to very rare]
TM: DC
Values: 1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢
5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




USA DB4.jpg

USPMSC: DB3

DB4. Pitney Bowes (LV-5). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]

Similar to Type DB1B but "P.B. METER (number)" in the bottom panel.
One meter only, 12146.
TM: DC
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




USA DB5A.jpg
USA DB5B.jpg

USPMSC: DC1, DC2, DC3

DB5. National Postal Meter "Model M" (FV), 1932.

Similar to Type DB1 with "METER NO. (number)" in bottom panel.
Most easily identified by the low meter numbers, 42, 101, 225, 452-855, 870-872, 880-901, 1090, 1091, 7700. The date figures are also different.
TM: DC or BIC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[The BIC town mark is scarce and worth a small premium]
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
6¢ (802) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
B. Very narrow spacing between TM and frank. Made specially to frank Eastman-Kodak film mailing cartons.
Meter numbers: 703 HOLLYWOOD, 816 ROCHESTER, 840 CHICAGO, and 852 FLUSHING. (See also Type DB7B)
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
NOTES: Type DB5A stamps printed on tape rather than directly to the mail piece can have very narrow spacing like DB5B. They can be identified by the meter number.




USA DB6.jpg

USPMSC: DC4

DB6. National Postal Meter (FV).

As Type DB5A but with "N.P.METER (number)" in the bottom panel.
Meter numbers: 526, 608, 857-869, 874-879, and 1092
TM: DC
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




USA DB7A.jpg
USA DB7B.jpg

USPMSC: DC5, DC6, DC7, DC8

DB7. National Postal Meter (LV-4).

With "(number) N.P.M." in the bottom panel.
With four wavy lines in central oval.
Meter numbers: 101, 742, 902-1087, 1095-1176, 1500-1567
TM: DC, BIC [add $5], or SC [add $150]
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
4½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
4,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
B. Very narrow spacing between TM and frank. Made specially to frank Eastman-Kodak film mailing cartons. (See also Type DB5B.)
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½¢ (972 ROCHESTER, 1030 CHICAGO),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ (995, 1537 ROCHESTER, 1545 HOLLYWOOD, 1567 FLUSHING) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
3 (1512 HOLLYWOOD, 1517 ROCHESTER),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6¢ (1121 ROCHESTER, 1546 HOLLYWOOD, 1552 FLUSHING) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
4 (1561 HOLLYWOOD, 1566 ROCHESTER),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 (1536 ROCHESTER),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16¢ (1531 ROCHESTER) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
24¢ (1568 HOLLYWOOD) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, one example known, value unknown]
a. "Registered Mail" in place of the town mark: 18¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]





USA DB8.jpg

USPMSC: DC9, DC10, DC11

DB8. National Postal Meter (LV-4).

As Type DB7 but with five wavy lines in central oval .
Meter numbers in 5000 series.
TM: DC, BIC or SC
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15¢
4,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. TM: BIC
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
b. TM: SC. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValue:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ (5449) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]




USA DB9A.jpg
USA DB9B.jpg

USPMSC: DD1, DD2

DB9. International Postal Supply "Model 2" and "Model 5" (LV-5/6), 1932.

"METER NO. (number)" in the bottom panel.
Similar to Type DB2. Most easily identified by relatively wide spacing between the inner and outer circles of the town mark,
and the lettering in the town mark which is widely spaced often with a period or comma after the town name.
The spacing between the town mark and frank can vary.
TM: DC with single-line date
A. Square frank, 22 x 22 mm. Meter numbers 5000 and 5100 series
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢
8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
4½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
11,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. Narrow frank, 20 x 22 mm. Meter numbers 5500 up plus some rebuilt 5000 series dies
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢
13,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
24¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
4½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
11,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]






Sub-group DC: Single value figure in center of frank[edit]



USA DC1.jpg

USPMSC: DE1

DC1. Pitney Bowes "HT" and "HX" (LV-10), 1932.

With "METER NO. (number)" in bottom panel.
The oval and other lines within the frank can be thick or thin.
Meter numbers in 80000 series.
TM: DC with single-line date
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .50 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.11 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
.04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .27 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
.14,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .45 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .60 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]




USA DC2.jpg

USPMSC: DE2

DC2. Pitney Bowes (LV-10).

As Type DC1 but "METER (number)", without "NO.", in bottom panel.
Meter numbers in 80000 series.
Values: .01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .50 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.00
.18 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
.04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
.12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
.03½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .25 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .40 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L ½¢ PD" between TM and frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




USA DC3.jpg

USPMSC: DE3

DC3. Pitney Bowes (LV-10).

As Types D11 and D12 but "P.B.METER (number)" in bottom panel.
Meter numbers in 60000, 70000, and 80000 series plus replacement dies of Types DC1 and DC2.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .50 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.00
.02½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
02½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
SURCHARGES (between TM and center of frank):
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ½¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L ¾¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"




USA DC4.jpg

USPMSC: DF1

DC4. Pitney Bowes model "CA", "CS", "MS" (FV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type DC1 but the TM is larger and date in two lines (or three if with hour figure).
Spacing between TM and frank very narrow (5mm).
"METER NO. (number)" in bottom panel.
Meter numbers: 01001-01004 only
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 (01001) ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 (01003) ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (01002, 01004)




USA DC5.jpg
USA DC5B.jpg

USPMSC: DF2, DF5

DC5. Pitney Bowes (FV-1 and FV-6).

As Type DC4 but "METER (number)", without "NO.", in bottom panel.
A. (FV-1) Narrow spacing between TM and frank (5 mm). Meter numbers 01005-01549
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅞ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12
.06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .17 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
.02⅝ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02¾ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .036 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-20]
.01¼ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .28 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25-35]
1¼ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .038 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35-100]
B. (FV-6) Wide spacing between TM and frank (23 mm). Meter numbers 55000-55357
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06
.09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-25]
½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
SURCHARGES:
-1. On 'A', "ONE/CENT/ONLY" in center of TM on 1¢ meter in error MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
-2. On 'A', "AD'L 1¢ PD" below frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




USA stamp type DC6A.jpg
USA stamp type DC6B.jpg
USA stamp type DC6C.jpg
USA stamp type DC6D.jpg
USA stamp type DC6E.jpg

USPMSC: DF3, DF4, DF6, DF7, DF8

DC6. Pitney Bowes models "CV" and "CVS" (FV-1 and FV-6).

As Types DC4 and 5 but "P.B.METER (number)" in bottom panel.
Frank 23½-24 mm square except for variety E which is 22-22½ mm square.
Spacing between TM and frank narrow (5 mm), wide (23 mm), or medium (11-12 mm)
Meter numbers: 01000, 05000, and 50000 series.
A. (FV-1) Narrow spacing between TM and frank (5 mm). Meter numbers 01550-01829 and 01931-01970
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅝ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02¾ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09
4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-20]
.02⅞ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .038 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .17 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .22 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .36 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35-100]
B. (FV-6) Wide spacing between TM and frank (23 mm). Meter numbers 5000, 55358-56424, and replacement dies of FV-1 types
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .3½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10
.36 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
.01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
.07 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
C. (FV-1) Medium spacing between TM and frank (11-12 mm). Meter numbers 05001-05286
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01¼ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅝ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13
1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .26 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .27 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .28 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .29 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .31 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .36 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
.014 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .016 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .017 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02¾ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8.4 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .16 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-15]
.4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .063 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 77 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10.4 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10.9 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .17 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .39 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20-35]
. .07½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 79 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12.5 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .19 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .22 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .34 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .35 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .42 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .43 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50-100]
D. (FV-6) Medium spacing as with C, but the meter has six fixed values rather than only one. Meter numbers 54000-54156, 57000-59999, and replacement dies of C types
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2⅝ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2¾ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2⅞ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 36 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 42 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ ,
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .25 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30
.13 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
.3½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .16 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-20]
.18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
38 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
.40 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
E. As D, FV-6 meter with medium spacing, but the frank is 1 mm smaller, 22-22½ mm square. Meter numbers in 54000 series starting with 54157.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2⅞ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .16 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 04 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .36 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgA [$15], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgC [$25], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg D, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg E [$50]
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgD, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg E [$75]
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg D [$20]
-4. "AD'L ½¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgC [$50], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg D [$5], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg E [$75]
-5. "AD'L ¾¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg D [$20]
-6. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg D [$5]
-7. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg D [$20]
-8. "AD'L 1¢ PD" in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg A [$5], MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg D [$35]
-9. "AD'L 1¢ PD" below frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgC [$5]
-10. "Ad'l 1¢ Pd" in center of town mark (lower case): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgC
a. As -10, surcharge inverted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]



USA DC7.jpg

USPMSC: DG1, DG2

DC7. US Postal Meter (LV-6), 1937.

"US METER (number)" in bottom panel.
Spacing between TM and frank varies from very narrow 2 mm up to 28mm.
Some lines within the frank can be thicker than others.
Meter numbers 1000 through 1383.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09
.10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
.12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .42 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .28 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .35 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]



USA DC8.jpg

USPMSC: DH1

DC8. International Postal Supply (LV-6), 1938.

Double ovals within the frank, both with squared sides.
One-line date.
Variable spacing between TM and frank.
Meter numbers 6000 to 6196.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25¢
4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 26¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
29 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
23 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 27 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 31 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 33¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
28 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 34 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 37¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]











GROUP E: Frameless design with large arcs at top and bottom and with groups of smaller arcs in each corner.[edit]

  • Without separate town mark. Printed on imperforate adhesive labels 54 mm x 46/48mm, never directly to covers. Meter numbers: 775, 1000 to 3676, 4200, 4234 and 8049.
  • All Group E stamps were produced by National Cash Register meter model P-1924(3-3)P-P, a multi-value machine, first used in 1931.
  • Stamps are printed in two stages, top and bottom in one stage and center line in another.
  • Most stamps have "Z. Wt." (postal zone of destination, weight) at left center with a line above but occasionally without the line below or missing. Most stamps have a zero above "Z. Wt." but occasionally you will find one with a single or double digit number or "L" (for Local zone) representing the zone or weight or both.
  • Colors are usually the same in both stages but are often different. Some colors and color combinations are rare (red-violet, red-violet with red center, purple with blue center, purple with green center, and blue-green with red center).
  • Several varieties of label paper were used with shades of brown and gray being very rare. Plain white is also rare.
  • Examples without town names are used for registered mail.
  • All these stamps are known with portions missing, probably from breakage. This includes the wavy lines in the corners and even the entire top or bottom portions.


USA E1.jpg

USPMSC: EA1, EA2

E1. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50 for loose tape. One example known on large cover-size piece, value undetermined]

Five parallel wavy lines in lower corners.
The line above the town name forms a deep arc.
With 3- or 4-digit serial number at center right.
"Z. Wt." at left center.
M# with "NCR" prefix.
Meter numbers: 1001-1015
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00
a. Without "Z. Wt."




USA E2.jpg

USPMSC: EB1 through EB4

E2. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Four horizontal curved lines in lower corners with the top one extending all the way across the design above the town name.
The bottom line in each lower corner is longer that the two above it.
4-digit serial number at center right.
With "Z. Wt." at center left.
Meter numbers: 1016 and up, plus replacements of lower numbers.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 (M# 1038 only)
a. Without “Z.Wt.” (blank at left center)
b. With "PM. AM." replacing "Z. Wt." (1117)





USA E3.jpg
USA E3c.jpg

USPMSC: EC1 through EC9 plus PO-EC1

E3. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV).

As Type E2 but the three lines in the lower corners are all the same length.
4-digit serial number at center right.
With "Z. Wt." at center left.
Meter number with "NCR Meter" prefix (except for 'c' below).
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg —.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg —0.00
a. Without “Z.Wt.” (blank at left center)
b. "PM. AM." replacing "Z. Wt." (1117 and 1317)
c. Post Office stamp. Meter number preceded by "P.O." rather than "NCR Meter". Meter numbers: 101-105 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]






USA E4.jpg


USPMSC: ED1, ED2

E4. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5 as loose tape, $20 on cover]

Used for registered mail only.
Bottom section has the two top lines extending completely across the stamp and does not have a town name.
4-digit serial no. at right center.
Four meter numbers only: 1058, 1073, 1083, 1085
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00






USA E5.jpg


USPMSC: ED3

E5. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5 as loose tape, $25 on cover]

As Type E4 but the first and third lines extend across the lower part of the stamp.
M# 1026 only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00








USA E6.jpg


USPMSC: ED4

E6. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on cover]

Registered mail stamp as with Types E4 and E5 but with no lines at bottom center.
Four arcs in lower corners. “Z.Wt.” at left (1653)
4-digit serial no. at center right.
Without “Z.Wt.”
Meter number 1359 only
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00






USA E7.jpg
USA E7b.jpg


USPMSC: EE1 through EE4 plus EE12

E7. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV).

Three short horizontal arcs in each lower corner at sides of town name.
The line above the town does not extend across the design to the sides.
"PAID" below value figures.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg —.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg —0.00
a. Without "Z. Wt." at left center MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. Without "PAID" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
c. Date and value lines inverted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[very rare, value unknown]






USA E8.jpg
USA E8b.jpg
USA E8c.jpg


USPMSC: EE5, EE6, EE8/10, VM-B-EE8

E8. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV).

As Type E7 but with "PAID" removed and with mailer's identification added below the meter number.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg —.00 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg —0.00
a. Without "Z. Wt." at left center MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. Without mailer's identification, blank between meter number and town name MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
c. Self-service vending machine stamp. 1971, "SELF-SERVICE METER" below meter number One machine only, M# "NCR Meter 0001" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[mint tape $100. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]














USA E9.jpg


USPMSC: EE7, EE11

E9. National Cash Register "P-1924(3-3)P-P" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15 on cover]

As Type E6 but three arcs in lower corners instead of four.
4-digit serial no. at center right
Meter numbers 1653 and 2915 only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 (1653) ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg —0.00 (2915)







GROUP F: Wide rectangular frank with flying eagle in center and simulated perforation outer frame.[edit]

All Group F stamps were produced by Pitney Bowes multi-value meters.
Types F1, F2 and F3 are experimental designs.


USA F1.jpg


USPMSC: FA1

F1. Pitney Bowes (MV), 1933. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]

"UNITED STATES" spelled out in full above flying eagle.
Fancy oval frame around value figures.
M# 90001 only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00 :






USA F2A.jpg
USA F2B.jpg


USPMSC: FB1, FB2

F2. Pitney Bowes (MV).

Large "U.S.POSTAGE" in arc at top center. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]
Without oval around value figures.
Eagle without tail.
Frank, 67 mm wide
A. M# 90011. Without town name, used for registered mail only. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00
B. M# 90012. TM: “LONG ISLAND CITY/ N.Y.” V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :








USA F3A.jpg
USA F3B.jpg


USPMSC: FB3, FB4

F3. Pitney Bowes (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]

As Type F2 but "U.S.POSTAGE" smaller in straight line.
Eagle with tail visible
A. Frank 71 mm wide. M# 90001.
TM: “STAMFORD/ CONN.”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00 :
B. Frank 69 mm wide. M# 90010. Eagle with tail showing.
TM: “NEW YORK (in arc)/N.Y”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :








USA F4A.jpg
USA F4aa.jpg
USA F4B.jpg
USA F4bb.jpg


USPMSC: FB5 through 8, PO-FB6, PO-FB8

F4. Pitney Bowes (MV).

Very similar to Type F3B but the frank is narrower, about 61 mm wide. Town name is curved, except for variety 'b' below.
A. "P.B.METER" and "AMOUNT/PAID" small, about 1 mm tall.
B. "P.B.METER" and "AMOUNT/PAID" larger, about 2 mm tall.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 : , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 00
a. Post Office stamp. M# with "P.O." prefix.
Meter numbers: 90059, 90060, 60061, 90062 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]
90649 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]
90796 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]
B. Post Office stamp. M# without prefix, used in the New York City Madison Square Station Post Office. Town and station name is horizontal rather than curved.
Meters number: 90016 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]
90630 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]








GROUP G: Wide rectangular frank with large sitting eagle in center[edit]

Simulated perforation outer frame. Circular TM beneath left wing, and value box beneath right wing.
All Group G stamps are from Pitney Bowes multi-value meters.


USA G1.jpg

USPMSC: GA1, GA2

G1. Pitney Bowes (MV), 1936.

Eagle faces right.
Meter numbers: 91000-98000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 :
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Postage Due stamp. As a, but with boxed "POSTAGE/ DUE" slogan reading up MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
c. Postage Due stamp. As b, but the boxed slogan is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE", narrower around "DUE" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
d. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD" at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD" at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD" at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
-4. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD." at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]




USA G2.jpg

USPMSC: GB1

G2. Pitney Bowes (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]

Eagle faces left. Three stars above eagle head.
"PAID" below value figures. Horizontal line inside bottom frame line.
TM circle closer to top than to bottom.
Meter numbers: X1003 and X1004
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00 :



USA G3.jpg

USPMSC: GB2

G3. Pitney Bowes (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value unknown]

Very similar to Type G2 but horizontal line inside frame line is at top rather than bottom.
"U.S. POSTAGE" is taller, and "P.B. METER" is smaller.
M#: X-1005 only
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 0 :




USA G4A.jpg
USA G4B.jpg

USPMSC: GB3, GB4, VM-A-GB3, VM-A-GB4

G4. Pitney Bowes (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20 on cut-out, $75 on cover]

Similar to Types G2 and G3 but the design in narrower and the value box is smaller.
"U.S.POSTAGE" is in a scroll above the value figures with "PAID" is immediately below the scroll.
No stars above eagle head.
A. Value figures with serifs and of variable thickness. Meter numbers: 100000, 100003, 100006, 100011
B. Value figures plain and thin. Meter numbers: 100012 and 100013
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :
a. As A, self-service vending machine stamp, 1939, Pitney Bowes "Mailomat". M# 51002 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. As B, self-service vending machine stamp, "Mailomat". Meter numbers 51003-51029 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]













GROUP H: Frank without ornaments; text only inside simulated perforation rectangle[edit]

Separate circular town mark. Group H stamps are from National Postal Meter Company multi-value machines and those of its successor, the Commercial Controls Corporation.


USA H1.jpg

USPMSC: HA1 through HA3

H1. National Postal Meter (MV), 1938.

Thick frame line with round indentations on outside, straight on inside.
Frank size: 31 x 26 mm.
"N.P.M. No (number)" at base of frank.
Meter numbers: 6000-6060
TM: DC or BIC
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋≋.00 ≋ (≋≋.00 ½)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 ≋ (M# 6036 only)




USA H2.jpg

USPMSC: HA4 through HA7 plus various Post Office stamps

H2. National Postal Meter (MV).

As Type H1 but with "N.P.M. — No (number)" at base of frank.
Meter numbers: 6061-7093, 7106, 7152 plus replacement dies for 6000-6060.
TM: DC or BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋≋.00 ≋
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 ≋ (M# 6203 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. Post Office stamp. With "PARCEL POST" in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. Post Office stamp. "P.O.— No (number)" at base of stamp MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
c. Post Office stamp. "P.O.—(number)—N.P.M." at base of stamp. TM: DC, BIC or SC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]




USA H3.jpg

USPMSC: HB1/3, PO-HB2

H3. National Postal Meter (MV).

As Types H1 and H2 but smaller frank (26 x 22/23 mm) with simple wavy frame line.
"No (number) N.P.M." at bottom of frank.
Meter numbers: 7094-10052, 10100, plus replacement dies for Types H1 and H2.
TM: DC, BIC, SC
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 ≋
a. Post Office stamp. "PARCEL POST" or "P.P." inside town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L .8¢ PD"




USA H4A.jpg
USA H4B.jpg
USA H4E.jpg
USA H4C.jpg
USA H4D.jpg

USPMSC: HC1 through HC4, HC6 through HC10

H4. Commercial Controls Corp. (MV).

As Type H3 but "U.S.POSTAGE" is straight at top, and M# has "CC –" prefix.
Meter numbers 6000-10048 plus replacement dies.
TM: DC, BIC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 ≋
≋ 0 #/4 ≋ (printing in quarters and eighths of a cent)
≋ 0 #/10 ≋ (printing in tenths of a cent)
0.00≋ (M# 6203 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. "No” between “CC –“ and number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ¾¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L 6/8¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L 3/5¢ PD"
-7. "AD'L 1/10¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 3/10¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 4/10¢ PD"
-10. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD"
-11. "AD'L 8/10¢ PD"
-12. "AD'L 0.3¢ PD"
-13. "AD'L .3¢ PD"
-14. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD"
-15. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD"
-16. "Ad'l .8¢ Pd"




USA H5.jpg

USPMSC: HC5

H5. Commercial Controls Corp. (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]

As Type H4 but with three short dashes outside of frank at right.
With 5-bank value figures as on Type HC2B.
Meter number: 51978 only
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 ≋







GROUP I: Frameless design with large sitting eagle looking right, circular town mark at left, value box at right[edit]

All Group I stamps are from Pitney Bowes meters.

Sub-group IA: “U.S. POSTAGE” at top of value box[edit]




USA IA1.jpg


IA1. Pitney Bowes "R" series (MV), 4 January 1940. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Value box is a rectangle about 16 mm square.
M# in bottom center with tall "P.B." at left and "METER" above.
Meter numbers: 100019-100030.
The value box has no markings along its right side
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :



USA IA2.jpg


IA2. Pitney Bowes "R" series (MV), 30 January 1940. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Almost identical to Type IA1 but with five small square marks along right side of value box.
These marks are often light to the point of disappearing. The surest way of identifying them
is by the meter number which is in the range 100031-100482.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :




USA stamp type IA3A.jpg
USA stamp type IA3dd.jpg
USA stamp type IA3B.jpg
USA stamp type IA3ee.jpg
USA stamp type IA3C.jpg
USA stamp type IA3ff.jpg
USA stamp type IA3D.jpg
USA stamp type IA3h.jpg
USA stamp type IA3E.jpg
USA stamp type IA3i1.jpg
USA stamp type IA3F.jpg
USA stamp type IA3i2.jpg
USA stamp type IA3j.jpg

USPMSC: IA3, IA4A, IA10A, IA11, IA12A

IA3. Pitney Bowes “R” series (MV), April 1940.

As Types IA1 and IA2 but the value box has thirteen small stars at right.
Meter numbers in 100000, 300000 and 600000 series
A. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :
B. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(colon 2 to 3mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (will print quarters and halves of a cent)
C. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(colon 4.5mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (cannot print fractions)
D. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 ≋ (≋ 00 o) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (will print tenths of a cent)
E. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (assembly error, M# 607691 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
F. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 ≋ (00 o)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (assembly error, M# 387324 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: SC
a. Post Office stamp. "POST OFFICE" inside TM at bottom
b. Post Office stamp. "P" and "O" inside TM at sides
c. Post Office stamp. "US" and "PS" inside TM at sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Postage Due stamp. With slogan showing arrow with "POSTAGE DUE" (inverted) above and "COLLECT" (inverted) below) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 for philatelic cover, $450 for commercial cover]
e. Postage Due stamp. With slogan showing large hollow arrow with “POSTAGE DUE/PAID" within. The head of the arrow is blunt with small projections at top and bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10 for philatelic cover, $200 for commercial cover]
f. Postage Due stamp. Similar to e, but the head of the arrow is more pointed and it has no projections. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5 for philatelic cover, $50 for commercial cover]
g. Postage Due stamp. As f, but the text in the arrow is inverted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15 for philatelic cover, $250 for commercial cover]
h1. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/ DUE" inside reading up. Letters vary in thickness. The "U" of DUE has a serif at bottom right (not pictured)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10 for loose tape, $100 for commercial cover]
h2. Postage Due stamp. As h1 but the lettering is uniform in thickness and has no serifs (pictured) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5 for philatelic cover, $50 for commercial cover]
i1. Postage Due stamp. Slogan shows "POSTAGE/ DUE" inside stepped box at left reading up. The box is wider around "POSTAGE" than around "DUE".
i2. Postage Due stamp. As i1 but narrower design with "POSTAGE" and "DUE" closer together MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
i3. Postage Due stamp. As i1 but text is wider, most notable in the "O" of POSTAGE MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
j. Postage Due stamp. Large slogan "POSTAGE/ DUE". The "P" of "POSTAGE" is very large, 21 mm tall. Provisional stamp MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[One example known (336357), value unknown]
k. Self-service vending machine stamp. 1940, Pitney Bowes "Mailomat", identifiable only by meter numbers 51002-51171. (Not all numbers used.) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
l. Self-service vending machine stamp. As k, with "P" and "O" at sides of TM (used in post offices) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
m. Self-service vending machine stamp. As k, "POST OFFICE" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
n. Military stamp. “U.S." at top of TM, "NAVY” at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
p. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
q. Military stamp. “ARMY-AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
r. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
s. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
t. Military stamp. TM blank at top with “A.P.O.” (number) or variation at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]






SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L ½¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅝¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L ¾¢ PD"
-7. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 0.1¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.1¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 0.2¢ PD"
-10. "AD'L 0.4¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.4¢ PD"
-11. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.6¢ PD"
-12. "AD'L 0.7¢ PD"
-13. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.8¢ PD"
-14. "AD'L 1¢ PD"
-15. "AD'L 1.4¢ PD"
-16. "AD'L AMT PD", "AD'L PD", or "ADDITIONAL POSTAGE PD"




USA IA4.jpg

USPMSC: IA8, IA9

IA4. Pitney Bowes “R” series (FV).

Very similar to Type IA3 but with fixed value figures.
The non-fraction values have the triads (≋) much closer to the numbers rather than widely spaced as with Type IA3D.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 02⅝ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 02¾ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 02⅞ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋05≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋06≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋08≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋10≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋13≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋15≋
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
-2. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




USA IA5.jpg

USPMSC: IA4B, IA10B, IA12B plus PO, PD and Armed Service types

IA5. Pitney Bowes “R” series (MV).

Almost identical to Type IA3 but the meter number is larger and has "P.B. METER" above.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 : (colon 2-3 or 4.5 mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 ≋ (≋ 00 0)
a. Post Office stamp. "POST OFFICE" at base of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
c. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
d. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE" . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Military stamp. TM with “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES:
-1. “AD’L 0.6¢ PD” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
-2. “AD’L AMT PD”




USA IA6.jpg

USPMSC: IA5/7

IA6. Pitney Bowes “5300” series (MV).

Similar to Type IA3 but the value box is larger, about 18 x 17 mm.
Spaces exist at the sides of "U.S.POSTAGE".
These stamps came from experimental meters.
A. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(2 mm between ≋ and first 0) Meter numbers: 341038 and 341039 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3 mm between ≋ and first 0) Meter numbers: 341040 and 341041 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
C. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(decimal between ≋ and first 0) M#: 341042 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]




USA IA7.jpg

USPMSC: IC1, IC2, IC3A, IC4A, IC5/7, IC8A plus PO, PD and Armed Service types

IA7. Pitney Bowes “5300” series (MV), 1959.

As Type IA6, but without line under “U.S. POSTAGE”.
Meter numbers in 500,000, 600,000, 800,000 and 900,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 : (colon 2-3 or 4.5 mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM
b. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
c. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan "POSTAGE/DUE" reading up. The box is wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE"
d. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
g. Military stamp. “ARMY & AIR FORCE POSTAL SVC” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
h. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
i. Military stamp. “U.S. MARINE CORPS” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
j. Military stamp. “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L ¾¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L 0.2¢ PD"
-7. "AD'L 0.4¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 0.7¢ PD"
-10. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD"
-11. "AD'L .8¢ PD"




USA IA8.jpg

USPMSC: IC3B, IC4B, IC8B plus PO, PD and Armed Service types

IA8. Pitney Bowes “5300” series (MV).

Almost identical to Type IA7 but the meter number is larger and has "P.B. METER" above.
Meter numbers: 970,000, 980,000, 990,000, 2,000,000, 2,500,000, 2,700,000, 2,800,000, 3,000,000, 3,300,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
c. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE"
d. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
g. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE” or variations at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
h. Military stamp. TM with “U.S. MARINE CORPS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
i. Military stamp. “APO” or “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES:
-1 “AD’L 0.6¢ PD”
-2 “AD’L AMT PD”




USA IA9.jpg

USPMSC: ID1

IA9. Pitney Bowes “5700” series (MV), 1967. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Experimental design with two small dashes at far left outside the town mark circle.
The meter number is at bottom center with a tall "P.B." to its left and "METER" above it.
M#: 720302 only
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 =



USA IA10.jpg

USPMSC: ID2/4 plus Armed Service types

IA10. Pitney Bowes “5700” series (MV).

Similar to Type IA9 but without the dashes at far left.
The meter number is larger and has "P.B.METER" above it.
Meter numbers: 726906 and 1,000,000, 1,700,000, 2,000,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋≋.00
a. V/F: 0.00≋ (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. Military stamp, with ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




USA IA11.jpg

USPMSC: IE1 plus PO and Armed Service types

IA11. Pitney Bowes 1980, “6500” series (MV).

Value box much wider than tall.
Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it.
Meter numbers in 6,000,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00≋
a. V/F: ≋.00≋ (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. V/F: ≋0.000 (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
c. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
d. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
e. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” or “NAVY FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
g. Military stamp. “USMC FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
h. Military stamp. “APO” or “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L AMT PD"






Sub-group IB: Small, compact design with very narrow value box[edit]



USA IB1.jpg

IB1. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1942.

"U.S./POSTAGE" above value figures in tall narrow value box with rounded corners at top.
"P.B.METER"/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 109960 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
109961 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, value unknown]
109962 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
109963 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00≋



USA IB2.jpg

IB2. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150-$200]

As Type IB1 but top corners of value box are more rounded
and with "PB" in angle at lower left.
"METER NO."/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 200003, 200004, 200005, and 200008
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00



USA IB3.jpg

IB3. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

As Type IB1 but value box is much narrower and top is notched with "U.S." inside notch with "POSTAGE" below.
Sides of value box have dots.
"P.B. METER”/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 200014, 200015, 200016, 200017, 200019, 200024 and 200029 only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00



USA IB4.jpg

USPMSC: IB4, AAF-IB4

IB4. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1948.

"U.S. POSTAGE" above eagle at top right.
Value box shorter than on earlier IB types.
"P.B. METER”/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 200000, 400000 and 700000 series
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg = 00
a. Military stamp. “ARMY & AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L ½¢ PD"
-5 "AD'L ⅝¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L ¾¢ PD."
-7. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 0.4¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD"
-10. "AD'L 0.7¢ PD"
-11. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD"
-12. "AD'L PD"




Sub-group IC: “U.S. POSTAGE” at bottom of value box[edit]



USA IC1.jpg

USPMSC: IF1 plus Armed Service types

IC1. Pitney Bowes “6900” series (MV), 1986.

Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it.
Meter numbers: 5,000,000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM
b. Military stamp. “APO” at top of TM



USA IC2A.jpg
USA IC2B.jpg


USPMSC: IG1 plus Armed Service types

IC2. “A900/B900” series (MV), 1991.

Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it.
Meter numbers: 8,000,000 series
A. Frank ~155 mm wide (A900 model, meter numbers start with 803...)
B. Larger frank, ~162 mm wide (B900 model, meter numbers start with 830... 840..., etc.)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00≋
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM
b. Military stamp. “APO” at top of TM





USA IC3.jpg

USPMSC: IH1 plus Armed Service types

IC3. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV), 1992.

Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it. "P.B." is much taller than "METER".
Meter numbers in 7,000,000 series
Stamps without a date have a row of double tildes, as shown.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00≋
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM
b. Military stamp. “US MARINE CORPS” at top of TM
c. Military stamp. “FPO” at top of TM







GROUP J: Square design with straight-line outer frame and panel at bottom[edit]


USA J1.jpg

USPMSC: JA1/4, JA9/11 plus PO and Armed Service types

J1. Postalia/ADS Postalia/Tele-Norm (MV), 1960.

Eagle facing right in left side of frank, and three vertical stars at right side of frank.
"POSTALIA in panel at bottom.
A. Meter numbers: 300000, 600000, 750000, 800000, 950000, 960000 series
B. Meter number in 30000 series with blank spot replacing 2nd digit from left, as "3 0000", used for a short time
to distinguish the Postalia stamp from contemporary Pitney Bowes stamps in the same number series.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Post Office stamp. "USPO" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
c. Military stamp. "APO (town)" at top of TM
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "⅝¢ AD'L PAID"
-2. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD."
-3. "¾¢ AD'L PAID"
-4. "8/10¢ PD."
-5. "⅞¢ AD'L PAID"



USA J2.jpg

USPMSC: JA5/8 plus PO and Armed Service types

J2. Postalia/ADS Postalia/Tele-Norm (MV).

As Type J1 but with "T-N" in panel at bottom.
Meter numbers: 600000, 750000, 800000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00
a. Post Office stamp. "USPO" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
b. Military stamp. “ARMY AND AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
c. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Military stamp. “APO (town)” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L 3/10¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L 4/10¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L 7/10¢ PD."
-5. "¾¢ AD'L PAID"
-6. "⅝¢ AD'L PAID"
-7. "⅞¢ AD'L PAID"
-8. "4/10¢ AD'L PAID"
-9. "6/10¢ AD'L PAID"
-10. "8/10¢ AD'L PAID"
NOTE: Value figures with decimals missing are common.




USA J3.jpg

USPMSC: JA12

J3. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type J1 but value box narrower (23 x 27/28mm).
Printed by thermal-mylar process.
A. Serial number vertical between TM and frank. Meter numbers in 26-290000 and 790000 series
B. Without serial number. M# in 780000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




USA J4.jpg

USPMSC: JA14

J4. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital).

As type J3A but eagle is solid instead of outline.
Meter numbers in 300000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00o
a. Post Office stamp. "USPS" at top of TM



USA J5.jpg

USPMSC: JA13

J5. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Similar to Type J4 (solid eagle) but larger nearly square frank (28 x 27mm).
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.oo , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.ooo




USA J6.jpg

USPMSC: JB1, JB2

J6. Francotyp-Postalia "7000" (MV), 1990.

Outline eagle on right side facing left.
Three vertical stars on left side. "POSTALIA" in bottom panel.
Meter numbers in 700000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.000








GROUP K: Frank contains hand-held torch[edit]

Frameless or with partial outer frame.
All Group K stamps are from Friden meters and Friden's successors Singer, FME Corp., Friden Alcatel, Friden-Neopost, and Neopost.



Sub-group KA: Long rectangular design with torch in center[edit]

Three stars at top, five at bottom, four at far right.


USA KA1.jpg

KA1. Friden "PM-4" (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Top and bottom frame lines have short curved extensions around the town mark circle.
Meter number with "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 010103, 010104 only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋



USA KA2.jpg

USPMSC: KA2, KA3, KA6, KA7

KA2. Friden "PM-4" and "PM-7" (MV).

As Type KA1 but without the frame line extensions around the town mark circle.
Meter number with "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 010105 and up, for PM-4 machines, and 200000, 218000 and 219000 series for PM-7 machines. PM-7 meters can print tenths of a cent.
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00≋
a. M# with "S" prefix (012412) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "Ad'l ¼¢ Pd"
-4. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L 1/10¢ PD."
-7. "AD'L 4/10¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 8/10¢ PD"
-10. "AD'LMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PD"



USA KA3.jpg

USPMSC: KA4, KA5

KA3. Friden (FV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type KA2 but fixed value machine that can print only a single denomination.
M# with "F" prefix.
TM: DC or SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋1¼≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋2⅞≋


SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"






Sub-group KB: Small design with torch at right and narrow value box open at left[edit]



USA KB1.jpg

USPMSC: KB1, KB2 plus PO, PD and Armed Service counterparts

KB1. Friden Singer “9222” (MV), 1966.

Right frame line of value box falls below the "AG" of "POSTAGE".
M# with large serifed "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 200000-230000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋
a. TM: DC. One meter only (201822) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
b. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM
c. Postage Due stamp. As b, but with boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM (M# in 030000 series) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
g. Military stamp. “ARMY & AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM (M# in 030000 series) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
h. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM (M# in 030000 series) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD" (or "Pd")
-3 "AD'L 4/10¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L 8/10¢ PD"



USA KB2.jpg

USPMSC: KB3/5 plus PO and Armed Service counterparts

KB2. Friden Singer (MV).

As Type KB1 but the right frame line of the value box falls below the "GE" of "POSTAGE".
Meter numbers: 041000, 200000-230000, 300000-320000 series
TM: SC
A. M# with "F" (serif) prefix. (Friden)
B. M# with "S" (sanserif) prefix. (Singer)
C. M# with "F" (sanserif) prefix. (FME Corp.)
D. M# with small "F" prefix. (Friden-Alcatel)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM
b. Postage Due stamp. As a, but with boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE" . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
c. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” or “U.S. NAVAL STATION” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD"




USA KB3.jpg

USPMSC: KB6, KB7, PO-KB6

KB3. Friden Singer (MV).

As Type KB2 but the flames at the top do not extend left of "U.S. POSTAGE".
M# with small "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 041000 and 238000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 ≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]







Sub-group KC: Two stars left of the torch, and four at right[edit]

Spacing between TM and frank varies.


USA KC1.jpg

USPMSC: KC1, KC2

KC1. Friden, Singer “PM-6” (MV), 1966. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

M# with large serif "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 013000-014000 series
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋


SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]





Sub-group KD: Narrow design with torch in center[edit]



USA KD1.jpg

KD1. FME Corp "9200" (LV-21), 1966.

"U.S. POSTAGE" at top above flames.
"F.METER”/(number) at bottom center.
M# with large serif "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 700000-720000 series.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 01 to 20 plus 1oo


SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
-2. "AD'L 8/10¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]






Sub-group KE: Seven small stars along right, no stars left of torch, no bottom frame line[edit]



USA KE1.jpg

USPMSC: KE1/3 plus PO and Armed Service types

KE1. FME “9200” series (MV), 1979.

Wavy lines in the value figures can vary in size from 1mm, 1½mm, to 2mm.
Meter numbers: 5,000,000 and 8,000,000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. With V/F: 0.00≋ (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
b. With V/F: ≋0.000 (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
c. With V/F: 00.00 (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
d. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
e. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]







Sub-group KF: Small torch and flames, eight stars along right[edit]



USA KF1.jpg

USPMSC: KF1, KF2, PO-KF1

KF1. Friden-alcatel “9000” series (MV), 1983.

Meter numbers: 2,000,000, 3,000,000, and 3,700,000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 ≋
a. Post Office stamp. "USPS" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]






Sub-group KG: As Sub-group KE but frank is wider with larger torch and two rows of three stars at bottom right[edit]



USA KG1.jpg

USPMSC: KG1, KG2 plus Armed Service counterparts

KG1. Friden-Alcatel "9257, 9258" (MV), 1986.

M# with large sanserif “F” prefix in 9,000,000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Military stamp. “APO (town, AE or AP) in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]







Sub-group KH: Large torch as with Sub-type KG but without inner value box[edit]



USA stamp type KH1.jpg

KH1. Neopost, model uncertain (MV), 1986. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, two examples known]

Frank similar to sub-group KG but without inner box around the value figures.
The flames at top have been reduced, and "U.S. POSTAGE" is much smaller.
Value figures and meter number series are the same as with type P1.
M# with large sanserif “N” prefix in 9,500,000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.0000

NOTE: This stamp most likely was used only by Neopost itself soon after they purchased Friden.








GROUP L: Framed or frameless frank with profile of full eagle[edit]


Sub-group LA: Frank with rectangular straight-line outer border and panels at top and bottom[edit]



USA LA1.jpg

USPMSC: LA1/3, PO-LA1

LA1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1981.

"U.S.POSTAGE" in top panel, M# in bottom panel.
Right-facing eagle at left.
M# with large "H" prefix and with "METER" above it.
M# in 400,000 series and also 2,000,000, 3,000,000, 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 series.
Those value figures with a decimal at right could print tenths of a cent when necessary.
TM: SC, large (27mm in diameter), medium (25mm), or small (25mm)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 : , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00
a. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[One meter only (2141920), extremely rare, value unknown]
b. Date only without town mark





Sub-group LB: Frank without outer frame line except along right side next to a column of eight stars[edit]



USA LB1A.jpg
USA LB1B.jpg

USPMSC: LB1 through 6, PO-LB1, PO-LB4 plus Armed Services counterparts

LB1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1983.

"U.S. POSTAGE" at top, M# at bottom with "H METER" prefix.
Right-facing eagle at left.
A. Frank, not including town mark, 32-33mm wide
B. Frank, not including town mark, 35mm wide
TM: SC, large (27mm in diameter), medium (25mm), or small (25mm)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 : , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 :MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(Value figures with decimal at right could print tenths of a cent when necessary.)
a. Post Office stamp. "C.S." (Contract Station) after town name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Post Office stamp. "USPS" inside TM
c. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Military stamp. “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Date only without town mark


NOTE: At least 41 self-service postage vending machines were trialed by two companies in 1991 and 1992, Pi Electronics ("Zipster Plus") and ASM Services ("Automatic Shipping Machine"). The stamps are identical to Type LB1A and can be identified only by their meter numbers. Since the meters probably were re-distributed to other mailers after the conclusion of the vending trials, dates and town names are also necessary for accurate identification. Despite the large number of machines in the trials, verifiable examples are rare and worth possibly $50 and up. A list of meter numbers and town names can be found in the United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, by Joel Hawkins and Richard Stambaugh.





Sub-group LC: Frank without outer frame line, “US POSTAGE” vertical at right[edit]



USA LC1.jpg

LC1. Neopost/Hasler (digital), 2002.

Left-facing eagle at right of value figures.
“Hasler” in negative lettering in solid panel at left.
M# with “NO11H", "NO12H", etc. prefix at top.
TM: straight line
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o








GROUP M: Digital stamps with unframed eagle or eagle wing ornament[edit]


USA M1.jpg

USPMSC: MA1

M1. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 13 March 1995. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]

Experimental design, with “UNITED STATES POSTAGE” in arc over eagle’s head.
Three small stars at left.
M# with “PB” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
NOTE: Seventy machines used this stamp during the spring of 1995. Within three months all were re-programmed to print the Type M2 stamp. Approximately 8500-9000 impressions were made during the trial with very few known in collectors' hands today.



USA M2.jpg

USPMSC: MA2

M2. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 1995.

Similar to Type M1 but “UNITED STATES POSTAGE” and eagle are smaller,
and the three stars at left are more widely spaced.
M# with “PB” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Town line reads "POSTAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED". These machines were sold at retail stores. Buyers who began using them before completing the registration process would get this town mark.
b. Printed in green instead of red



USA M3.jpg

USPMSC: MA3

M3. Pitney Bowes “Personal Post Office” (digital), 1996.

As Type M2 but printed by ink-jet process.
The frank is made up of fine horizontal lines
M# in PB9000000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. With slogan "NOT VALID/ POSTAGE" which printed automatically when a zero-cent stamp was impressed.



USA M4.jpg

USPMSC: MB1

M4. Pitney Bowes “U700” (digital), 1998.

Eagle at top left preceded by two stars.
Field of red/orange dots at upper right.
Frank printed in gray/black.
Three small vertical bars along right side.
Town line “MAILED FROM ZIP CODE.”M# in PB2200000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in gray/black without the field of dots
b. Printed in rose-pink instead of gray/black, with dots
c. Top portion (above value-date line) omitted
d. Top and bottom halves reversed
NOTE: There is considerable variation in the red dot field, both three and four lines are found.



USA M5.jpg

USPMSC: MB2

M5. Pitney Bowes “U700” (digital), 2000.

As Type M4 but with three stars at right side instead of three vertical bars.
Printed in red without the field of dots.
Town line negative “FROM ZIP CODE...”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in black instead of red
b. Top portion (above value-date line) omitted



USA M6A.jpg
USA M6B.jpg
USA M6C.jpg



USPMSC: MC1

M6. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital), 1999.

Large eagle and wing at top with field of five stars at left.
M# with “PB” prefix.
A. "PITNEY BOWES" not present in the stamp
B. “PITNEY BOWES” in negative lettering inside wing
C. "PITNEY BOWES" under wing
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $ 0.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o













USA M7.jpg

USPMSC: ME1

M7. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20 on non-philatelic cover]

With “LOW VALUE” and eagle’s wing across top.
This stamp is from same meter that produces Type M6.
It prints when a postage value below the standard first class postcard rate is generated.
M# with “PB” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o



USA M8.jpg

USPMSC: MD1

M8. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Commemorative stamp created for rededication of Grand Central Railroad Terminal in New York, October 1, 1998.
Small eagle at upper left. Logo and “REDEDICATION/ OCTOBER 1,1998” at upper right.
“GRAND/ CENTRAL” above value figures.
In use two days only, 1-2 October.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o


USA M9A.jpg
USA M9B.jpg
USA M9C.jpg
USA M9D.jpg




M9. Pitney Bowes "DM100-400, DM300-400, DM550-1100, MailStation 2" (digital), 2002.

2D barcode at left. “UNITED STATES POSTAGE” curved around eagle’s head at top.
M# with “02 1(letter)” prefix.
A: Wing feathers different lengths. "Pitney Bowes" small but longer than lowest feather.
Used with DM300-400 (02 1L, rare), DM550-1100 (02 1A, 1M, and 1R)
B: Top two feathers same length. "Pitney Bowes" small but longer than lowest feather.
Used with DM100-400 (02 1P)
C: Feathers different lengths. "Pitney Bowes" same length as lowest feather.
Used with DM100-400 (02 1P)
D: Feathers different lengths. "Pitney Bowes" large, as long as top feather.
Used with DM100-400 and Mailstation (02 1P)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o












USA M10.jpg

M10. Pitney Bowes “DM Infinity” (digital), 2005.

Small, narrow frank with eagle with truncated wing at top. 2D barcode at left.
Below the eagle are “U.S. POSTAGE”, the value figures, date, Zip code, plus two lines of alpha-numeric codes including the ID# at bottom.
Printed in gray black.
A. Small, square 2D barcode. 2nd line from bottom: "02 " plus 7-digit number. Bottom line: "1A " plus 7-digit number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[very rare, value unknown]
B. Large, square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: "02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1A". Bottom line: 7-digit number
C. Oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: right-justified 6-digit number. Bottom line: "21 " plus 7-digit number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA M11aa.jpg

USA M11.jpg

USA M11bb.jpg

M11. Pitney Bowes “DM Infinity” (digital).

As Types M10B and C but with “PITNEY BOWES” added between the eagle and “U.S. POSTAGE.
A. Large, square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: "02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1A", /1M", /1T". Bottom line: 7-digit number
B. Oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: right-justified 6-digit number. Bottom line: "21 " plus 7-digit number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in red instead of black
b. Top section above the value figures missing



USA M12.jpg

M12. Pitney Bowes "Connect +" forerunner (digital), 2008. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be extremely rare, value unknown]

Experimental design, frameless frank with "U.S. POSTAGE MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg >> PITNEY BOWES" across the top.
Eagle head and wing morphing into waving flag above point-of-sale data across bottom.
Vertical 2D "IBI Lite" barcode at left.
ZIP code and identification number at lower left, value figures and date at lower right.
Identification number with "02 1M" prefix in 2nd line from the bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA M13.jpg

M13. Pitney Bowes "Connect +" series (digital), 2010.

Similar to Type M12 but eagle with straight wing.
"U.S. POSTAGE >> PITNEY BOWES" across the top.
Large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left.
Identification number with "02 1M" prefix in 2nd line from the bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o
a. Identification number with inverted "M" (pictured)
NOTE: The Connect+ system can print a path completely across the top of an envelope including the return address, slogan, and whatever, as well as the frank, and in multiple colors.










GROUP N: Digital stamps with hand-held torch design[edit]


USA N1.jpg

USPMSC: NA1

N1. Neopost “SM26” (digital), 1997.

Torch at left, ”U.S. POSTAGE” in negative lettering vertical at right.
Value figures in center panel repeated three times above in smaller digits.
“N METER” above meter number at lower left.
Straight line town mark at top
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o



USA N2.jpg

USPMSC: NB1

N2. Neopost “IJ65” (digital), 2001.

Torch and vertical ”U.S. POSTAGE” at right.
“N neopost” in negative lettering vertical at left.
Value figures in center panel repeated three times above in smaller digits.
M# with “N04#J” prefix at top
"Mailed From" and ZIP code above numeric code at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA N3.jpg


N3. Neopost “IJ25/40/50/60” (digital), 2000.

Similar to Type N2 but with large square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left.
ID# with “N04#J” prefix at top.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o









GROUP P: Simple rectangular design with star ornaments[edit]


USA P1.jpg

USPMSC: PA1, PA2

P1. Neopost “4400” (MV), 1998.

Frank 32-33 mm wide.
Vertical panel at left contains “N neopost”.
With stars surrounding inner box at top, right, and bottom.
M# at bottom in 9500000 series with “N” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00o



USA P2.jpg

USPMSC: PA3, PA4

P2. Neopost “SM58” (MV), 1998.

As Type P1 but smaller, nearly square frank.
Left panel much narrower.
M# at bottom in 4700000 series with “N” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00








GROUP Q: Digital stamp with eagle in oval ornament[edit]


USA MB1.jpg

USPMSC: QA1

Q1. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail" (digital), 2000.

Frank in three horizontal sections:
Top: eagle at left, “U.S. POSTAGE” above value figures at right
Middle: town line
Bottom: M# with “FP” prefix plus transaction code
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o
a. With "POWELIGNED METER" replacing town line MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be rare]








GROUP R: Digital stamps without ornament except for manufacturer's identification[edit]


USA R1.jpg

USPMSC: SB1

R1. Hasler “PostLink” (digital), 2001.

Horizontal self-adhesive label with pre-printed fluorescent bar at upper right and along right side. "US POSTAGE" reading up inside bar.
Point-of-sale data added as follows:
2D "Datamatrix" barcode at upper left. Date and value figures at right.
Class of mail
Town line "MAILED FROM" and ZIP code
ID number with 01#T prefix at bottom
Three types of labels were used with meter company name and slogan pre-printed at top right:
A. “Secure Funds / by ascom”
B. “Secure Funds / by HASLER”
C. Without inscription at top right
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00
a. Post Office stamp, ID number with “01US” prefix
b. Post Office stamp, with “USPS” vertical at left of fluorescent stripe at right
c. With "CORRECTION" instead of class of mail below 2D barcode
NOTE: The machine could print a re-date stamp consisting of only the date and "RE-DATE" added to the label.



USA R2A.jpg
USA R2B.jpg
USA R2C.jpg



USPMSC: SB2

R2. Neopost/Hasler “PowerPost” (digital), 2002.

Frameless frank with large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left and right-justified text at right.
Class of mail below "US POSTAGE.
Meter number with 011A or 048J prefix at bottom.
Meter company name at top center:
A. “ascom” (011A) [scarce]
B. “HASLER” (011A)
C. “NEOPOST” (048J)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. Official mail stamp. With “US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement reading up left of the 2D barcode
b. Bottom half of stamp including barcode omitted









USA R3A.jpg
USA R3B.jpg
USA R3 label.jpg
USA R3C.jpg



USPMSC: SB4

R3. Neopost “IJ70/80/90/110”, Hasler “WJ65/95” (digital), 2003.

Frameless frank with large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left and centered text at right.
Meter number with 01#H or 04#J prefix at top.
Meter company name reading up in center:
A. “N neopost” (047J, 049J)
B. “neopost N” (047J, 049J)
C. “Hasler” (012H, 016H)
The stamps are found applied directly to the mail piece and also applied to rectangular labels with pink fluorescent strip across the top. (See right)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in black on label with fluorescent stripe across the top









USA R4.jpg
USA stamp type R4a.jpg

USPMSC: SB5

R4. Neopost “IJ25”, Hasler “WJ” series (digital), 2003.

Similar to Type N3 but with torch-in-hand removed:
A. “HASLER" vertical in center. ID number with 01#H prefix.
B. "N neopost" vertical in center. ID number with 04#J prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. Post Office stamp: With vertical "USPS" added left of "US POSTAGE"




USA R5.jpg
USA R5b.jpg
USA R5c.jpg

USPMSC: SB6

R5. Francotyp-Postalia “MyMail”, "OptiMail30", "UltiMail60/ 90", "JetMail", "Centormail" (digital), 2003.

Large “FP” logo between 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left and value figures at right.
Point-of-sale data between lines at bottom.
With or without class of mail below value figures.
ID number with 03#A prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. “CORRECTION” below value figures
b. Printed without 2D barcode and with "REDATE" below zero-cent value figures
c. Post Office stamp: with USPS/CPU" above small "FP" logo. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgF/V: $00.00





USA R6.jpg

USA stamp type R6aa.jpg

R6. Hasler “WJ PRO", Neopost “IJ-15K” (digital), 2006.

Small frameless frank with “US POSTAGE” at top right above the value figures and date.
Small oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode at lower left.
Class of mail above the 2D barcode.
Meter company identification at top left above the identification number and ZIP code.
Identification number with 018H or 042K prefix:
A. “Hasler” (018H)
B. “neopost N” (042K)
All examples seen printed in blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. With "FULL PRICE" instead of class of mail
NOTE: Variations in thickness of value figures and date have been observed.



USA R7A.jpg
USA R7B.jpg




R7. Hasler and Neopost "IS330/ 350/ 420/ 440/ 460/ 480" (digital), 2008.

Frameless frank with meter company identification at top left above the date and "US POSTAGE" in negative letters.
Small oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode at lower left.
Value figures at right above ZIP code and identification number with 011D or 041L prefix at bottom.
With or without class of mail at top right.
Meter company identification:
A. "Hasler" (011D)
B. "neopost N" (041L)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o











GROUP S: Digital stamp with flag ornament[edit]


USA stamp type S1b.jpg
USA S1.jpg
USA S1a.jpg

S1. Data-Pac “America2, Curve, DP 200W, DP 240B" (digital), 11 November 2006.

Small, short frank with American flag at left and vertical “DATA-PAC” serving as the flag pole.
“US POSTAGE” and value figures across the top.
2D "IBI Lite" barcode at lower left, date, ZIP code, and identification number at lower right with prefix “0801”.
Printed in black.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in a color other than black (red and brown seen)
b. With FIM barcode inserted between the flag and the rest of the frank




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S2. Data-Pac "America2, Curve" (digital).

Found only in the upper right section of large address labels printed by the meter.
Value figures at upper left, "US POSTAGE" and town line at upper right with flag ornament and 2D "IBI Lite" barcode below.
V/F seen:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
NOTE: This stamp has not been reported by collectors. A very small image of it is displayed on Data-Pac's web site.










GROUP PC: Special designs generated by personal computer[edit]

  • All the stamps listed here are valid only on the date generated. PC stamps with unrestricted validity, i.e. they can be saved for future use, are more like traditional stamps than meter stamps and are not cataloged here. This eliminates Type SD1 from the original version of this catalog and excludes all photostamps.
  • Group PC stamps can vary considerably in size, font styles, and color within the same stamp type depending on the users' printer settings, available fonts, etc. Size variations or colors other than black are unusual but should not be considered of great significance.
  • The stamps are found on plain paper, adhesive labels of various sizes, and with or without fluorescent tagging. As with color and font, paper or label type is a user controlled variable and not of great significance.
  • PC stamps are often found in a frame at the top right of large address labels. To the left of the stamp is a smaller frame containing a large letter or number representing the class of mail. Codes found are: '1' (first class), 'fcm' (first class), 'P' (priority), 'E' (express), 'M' (media), 'T' (parcel post), solid block (media, or other). Not all the codes are found with all the stamp types that use the labels.



Sub-group PC-A: Frank with large, negative “e” at top right[edit]



USA PC-A2.jpg

USPMSC: RA1

PC-A1. E-Stamp (digital), 31 March 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Negative "e" logo at top right.
Class of mail/ "US Postage”/ date at top center.
With or without "FIM" barcode at top left.
Town line and value figures across center, 2D "PDF417" barcode across bottom with identification number at bottom right.
ID# with 051E, 052E or 053E prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $ 0.00 o
a. With "Additional" instead of class of mail above "US Postage"
b. With recipient's identity at left below bar code field [very rare]
NOTE: First day covers have large value figures 4mm tall. All other dates have smaller figures between 2 and 3mm tall.



USA PC-A2a.jpg

USPMSC: RA2

PC-A2. E-Stamp (digital), March 2000. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type PC-A1 but inscriptions are larger.
"e-stamp.com" at bottom left below 2D barcode.
ID# with 053E prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 0.00
a. With "Additional" instead of class of mail above "US Postage" (shown)




NOTE: e-stamp ceased operations at the end of 2000.





Sub-group PC-B: Frank with star and stamp corner ornament[edit]



USA PC-B1.jpg

USPMSC: RB1

PC-B1. Neopost “Postage Plus” (digital), 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]

Point-of-sale data in rectangle at top right with alternating open and solid panels.
With or without "FIM" barcode at top left above star and stamp corner ornament.
Two-dimensional "PDF417" barcode across bottom with date below left.
ID# with 043N prefix below “U.S. POSTAGE”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00









[edit]



USA PC-C1.jpg

USPMSC: RC1

PC-C1. StampMaster (digital), summer 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Experimental stamp with negative “S”/Internet Postage ornament at top center.
Town line at bottom left of 2D "PDF417" barcode.
Identification number with 061S prefix at bottom right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o





USA PC-C2.jpg

USPMSC: RC2

PC-C2. Stamps.com (successor name to StampMaster) (digital), 1999.

“stamps.com” logo at top, right of center.
With or without "FIM" barcode at top left.
At top right are value figures/ "US POSTAGE”/ class of mail/ town line.
Identification number with 061S or 062S prefix below right of 2D "PDF417" barcode.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
USA PC-C2 redate.jpg
a. With "ADDITIONAL POSTAGE" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"
b. With "CORRECTION" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"


NOTES:
  • The stamps.com logo can vary considerably in size.
  • The system could produce a re-date stamp without postage value, as shown (right).



USA PC-C3.jpg

USPMSC: RC2

PC-C3. Stamps.com (successor name to StampMaster) (digital), 2000.

As Type PC-C2 but with larger inscriptions.
Identification number with 062S prefix below right of 2D "PDF417" barcode.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
USA PC-C3 redate.jpg
a. With "ADDITIONAL POSTAGE" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"
b. With "CORRECTION" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"



NOTES:
  • The stamps.com logo can vary considerably in size.
  • The system could produce a re-date stamp without postage value, as shown (right).




USA PC-C4B.jpg


PC-C4. Stamps.com (digital), 2005.

Downloaded directly from the Stamps.com web site.
At top left: postage value above "US POSTAGE" and class of mail.
At top right: identification number with 062S prefix above "FROM" and ZIP code
Stamps.com” logo at far right of 2D "PDF417" barcode.
A. Basic stamp without framing (image needed)
B. Stamp in frame at top right of address label with large mail class indicator to its left and the class of mail spelled out below.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00





USA PC-C5A.jpg
USA PC-C5B.jpg


PC-C5. Stamps.com (digital), 2005.

As Type PC-C4 but with rate statement instead of value figures.
"US POSTAGE & FEES PAID" at top left above rate statement.
ID# with 062S prefix above mailer’s Zip code at top right.
Stamps.com logo right of "PDF417" barcode.
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. Stamp in frame at top right of address label with large mail class indicator or solid block to its left and the class of mail spelled out below.














Sub-group PC-D: Frank with torch-in-hand ornament[edit]



USA PC-D1.jpg

USPMSC: RD1

PC-D1. Neopost “PC Stamp” (with 'postage vault') or ”Postage Plus” (requiring live internet connection), (digital), 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Experimental stamp.
At top right: "U.S. POSTAGE" above horizontal bar and also vertical at right of torch-in-hand logo.
Below the bar are the class of mail, value figures, and date above a second bar.
Town line below the second bar.
With or without "FIM" barcode at top left.
2D "PDF417" barcode across the bottom with "DEVICE and identification number at bottom right.
Identification number with N041N, N041NA, or 041N prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
a. With "CORRECTION" at bottom left




USA PC-D2.jpg

USPMSC: RD2

PC-D2. Neopost “Simply Postage” (digital), 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Always printed on labels with red-pink fluorescent stripe along the bottom and vertical "U.S. POSTAGE" at right.
Point-of-sale data bound by horizontal bars at top right: identification number, value figures, date, with “MAILED FROM” and ZIP code below the lower bar.
Two lines of micro-printing reading "NEOPOSTNEOPOST..." vertical at far right.
Two-dimensional "PDF417" barcode across bottom.
ID# with N042N prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $Ø.ØØø






Sub-group PC-E: Frank with winged eagle ornament[edit]



USA PC-E1A.jpg
USA PC-E1B.jpg



USPMSC: RE1

PC-E1. Pitney Bowes “ClickStamp Plus” (digital), 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Experimental stamp with small eagle ornament at top right.
The system required the mailer to maintain postage credit in a device (or 'vault') attached to his computer.
ID# with 022P prefix above left of the 2D "PDF417" barcode.
All seen have the "FIM" barcode at top left.
A. Large frank, 88mm wide, with small value figures. 2D barcode extends left of the ID number.
B. Smaller frank, 74mm wide, with large value figures. 2D barcode nearly in line with the ID number.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ ~0.00o










USA PC-E2.jpg

USPMSC: RE2

PC-E2. Pitney Bowes “ClickStamp Online” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Experimental stamp with eagle with wavy wing below "FIM" barcode.
"US POSTAGE", date, value figures, ZIP code, and identification number stacked at right.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
Class of mail vertical at left side.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
NOTE: When printed on a color-capable printer, the wing of the eagle is (usually) in red.




USA PC-E3.jpg


USPMSC: RE3

PC-E3. Pitney Bowes “ClickStamp Online” (digital), 2000.

As Type PC-E2 but the eagle's wing is straight.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
USA PC-E3 redate.jpg
NOTES:
  • When printed on a color-capable printer, the wing of the eagle is (usually) in red.
  • The system allows for a re-date stamp without postage value (as shown right).





USA PC-E4.jpg


USPMSC: RE4

PC-E4. Pitney Bowes “ClickStamp Online” (digital).

This is the postage correction frank used with the software system that produced type PC-E3.
The eagle is higher than with type PC-E3, in line with the date which is above "U.S. POSTAGE" rather than below.
Large “POSTAGE CORRECTION” below eagle.
Without town line or ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o






Sub-group PC-F: Frank with without distinguishing ornament[edit]



USA PC-F1A.jpg
USA PC-F1B.jpg



USPMSC: SA1

PC-F1. Neopost “ProMail” (digital), 1998.

Stamps printed on self-adhesive labels with fluorescent bar at left or right produced by an internet-connected labeling device.
Two lines of micro-printing reading "NEOPOSTNEOPOST..." vertical at far left.
Two-dimensional "Datramatrix" barcode at right, point-of-sale data centered at left with value figures at top and identification number at bottom.
Identification number with 04#N prefix.
A. Fluorescent bar at left
B. Fluorescent bar at right
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$Ø.ØØø









USA PC-F2A.jpg
USA PC-F2aa.jpg
USA PC-F2B.jpg



USPMSC: RF1

PC-F2. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) “DAZzle 2000” (digital), 2000.

“US POSTAGE” at top right.
Stacked at center: value figures/ class of mail/ date/ town line.
With or without "FIM" barcode at top left.
endicia.com” at bottom left of "PDF417" barcode, ID# with 071V prefix at bottom right.
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. The stamp is in a frame with large mail class indicator at left and the class of mail spelled out below.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
a. Top portion above 2D barcode shifted far to the left (shown at right). This may be the result of inconsistent software rather than printer variables.














USA PC-F3A.jpg
USA PC-F3B.jpg



PC-F3. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) “DAZzle 2000” (digital), 2002.

The point-of-sale data is at left rather than in the center as with Type PC-F2, and the sequence of data is different.
Never with "FIM" barcode.
At top left: value figures/ date/ rate information
At top right: "US POSTAGE"/ "Mailed from ZIP..."
endicia.com” at bottom left
Identification number with 071V prefix
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. The stamp is in a frame with large mail class indicator at left and the class of mail spelled out below.
V/F: $0.00
a. "endicia.com/mac" at lower left, produced by systems designed for Apple computer users
b. With text above bar code shifted significantly to left or right. This may be the result of inconsistent software rather than printer variables.










USA PC-F4A.jpg
USA PC-F4aa.jpg
USA PC-F4B.jpg



PC-F4. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) “DAZzle 2000” (digital), 2002.

Similar to Type PC-F3 but with rate statement instead of value figures.
“POSTAGE AND FEES PAID” at top above date, ZIP code, and rate statement.
endicia.com” at bottom left
Identification number with 071V prefix
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. The stamp is in a frame with large mail class indicator at left and the class of mail spelled out below.


a. "endicia.com/mac" at lower left, produced by systems designed for Apple computer users
USA PC-F4bb.jpg
b. With text above bar code shifted significantly to left or right. This may be the result of inconsistent software rather than printer variables.










USA PC-F5.jpg

USPMSC: RF3

PC-F5. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) (digital), 2002.

Found only on the top of large address labels downloaded directly from the USPS web site.
Very large “P” (for Priority Mail) or “E” (for Express Mail) in box at left.
In wide box at right is the 2D "PDF417" barcode.
To the left of the 2D barcode are "US POSTAGE" vertical, "WWW.USPS.COM", value figures, and date.
A series of nine 4-digit numbers is above the 2D barcode, and the ZIP code and identification number with 071V prefix are below.
Across the bottom is the class of mail spelled out.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00





USA PC-F6.jpg



PC-F6. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Identical to Type PC-F4B except “Pitney Bowes” is at lower left below the 2D "PDF417" barcode.
ID# with 071P prefix.








USA PC-F7.jpg



USPMSC: SA2

PC-F7. Stamps.com (digital), 2002.

Downloaded directly from the Stamps.com web site.
Square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at right with "stamps.com" reading up to its right.
Text left justified as follows:
Value figures at top above "US POSTAGE", mail class, date, ID number, and ZIP code
Identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 or nil





USA PC-F8.jpg



USPMSC: SA2

PC-F8. Stamps.com (digital), 2002.

As Type PC-F7 but with rate statement instead of value figures.
Text at left, from top: "US POSTAGE & FEES PAID", date, ID# with 062S prefix, ZIP code, rate statement







USA PC-F9.jpg


PC-F9. Pitney Bowes (digital).

At right is the 2D "Datamatrix" barcode.
Centered in the middle: "US POSTAGE PAID"/ "Pitney Bowes"/ rate statement/ identification number with 024P prefix
At left: date/ ZIP code/ weight
Always found on framed address label, and never with value figures.








USA stamp type PC-F9B.jpg
USA stamp type PC-F9B document.jpg


PC-F9.1. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar to Type PC-F9 but "Pitney Bowes" is vertical reading up at left.
The rate, date, ZIP code, and weight are stacked between "US POSTAGE PAID" at top and the identification number at bottom.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
Found only on Priority and Express Mail International postage/address/customs forms purchased online from the USPS web site.
The full form is shown reduced at right.








USA PC-F10.jpg

USPMSC: SA2

PC-F10. Stamps.com (digital), 2002.

Very wide design with large "Delivery Confirmation" 1D barcode at center and square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at right.
Above the 2D barcode are the weight, ZIP code, ID# with 062S prefix, and date.
Below the 2D barcode is the "stamps.com" logo.
At far left is the class of mail above “US POSTAGE PAID”.




USA PC-F11.jpg

PC-F11. Pitney Bowes “Shipstream Manager” (digital), 2006.

Very wide design with large "Delivery Confirmation" 1D barcode at center and square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at right.
Above the 2D barcode are the date, ZIP code, weight, and "Pitney Bowes".
Below the 2D barcode is the ID# with 024P prefix.
At far left is “US POSTAGE PAID” above the class of mail.








[edit]



USA PC-G1B.jpg


USPMSC: RG1

PC-G1. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Found only on labels downloaded from internet vendor eBay.
In panel across the top are the USPS logo at left and the eBay logo at right.
Inside the stamp frame: "US POSTAGE PAID" and rate statement centered above the 2D "PDF417" barcode.
Below the 2D barcode are "Pitney Bowes" and the identification number with 024P prefix.
Large rate indicator in frame at left.
A. With value figures (image needed)
B. Without value figures but with rate statement
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 or nil





USA PC-G2.jpg



USPMSC: RG2

PC-G2. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) (digital).

As Type PC-G1 but with "Click-N-Ship® at right.
Otherwise very similar to Type PC-F5 with groups of numbers above the 2D barcode.
This appears to be a replacement for type PC-G1.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the 2D barcode






USA PC-G3A.jpg
USA PC-G3B.jpg



PC-G3. Pitney Bowes (digital), 2006.

Similar to Type PC-G1 but with square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode instead of "PDF417" barcode.
“US POSTAGE PAID” at top center above "Pitney Bowes", a rate statement, and the identification number with 024P prefix.
If present the value figures are at upper left above the date and ZIP code (and weight if present).
A. With value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: $0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[scarce]
B. Without value figures but with rate statement
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the "Pitney Bowes"




















GROUP PO: Special Post Office machine stamps with no counterpart among general use meter stamps[edit]


USA stamp type PO1.jpg
USA stamp type PO1a.jpg

USPMSC: POX-A1

PO1. International Business Machine (MV), February 6, 1935 to May 23, 1938.

IBM built six or possibly seven machines designed primarily for franking parcel post but which were used for other classes of mail as well.
The stamps are similar to Group E stamps in that they are printed on tapes of the same size and have groups of wavy lines in the corners.
"U.S. POSTAGE" at top, meter number and town name at bottom
Meter number with "METER" prefix and "P.O." suffix
Across the center are a serial number, the weight and zone, and at right the value figures.
Meter numbers: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00001, NEW YORK, N.Y. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
00002, WASHINGTON, D.C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
00003, PHILADELPHIA, PA. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
00004, NEW YORK, N.Y. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
00005, WASHINGTON, D.C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
00007 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Used for a short time by the retailer Montgomery Ward in Chicago, Illinois and not in a post office. Examples have never been seen or reported by collectors.]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ .00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 0.00
a. With "FEE" replacing weight and zone number in center of stamp, intended to indicate payment for extra services such as special delivery, insurance, etc.

NOTES:

  • Catalog values are for loose tapes. Examples on cover or large piece are extremely rare.
  • No information about meter 00006 has ever been found.




USA stamp type PO2.jpg



USPMSC: POX-B1

PO2. National Cash Register (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]

Used in Alexandria, Virginia post office for five months in 1959.
Although about 50,000 stamps were sold, only a single cover with two 2-cent stamps affixed is known to survive.
"U.S. POSTAGE PAID" at top followed by "N.C.R. METER No. 1234", and "Alexandria, Va. P/ O.".
The date is in the center, and the value figures are at the bottom.
Columns of arcs are located at both sides. Possibly these are end-of-roll markings and not part of the stamp design.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $ 0.00






USA stamp type PO3.jpg

USPMSC: POX-C1

PO3. Electronic Communications, Inc. (National Cash Register) (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Used at various post offices in Flushing, New York from 1974 to about the mid-1980s.
Horizontal design with outer frame line at top and sides with rounded corners.
Profile of eagle at left looking right.
Text at right is "US POSTAGE/ FLUSHING/ NY 113".
Added in a separate step across the bottom are the meter number, date and postage value.
M# with "NCR"" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00
a. With "REGISTERED NO" and number added across the bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




USA stamp type PO4.jpg

USPMSC: POX-C2

PO4. Electronic Communications, Inc. (National Cash Register) (MV), 1978. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Very similar to Type PO3 but the design is somewhat smaller, and the outer frame has square corners.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00
a. With "REGISTERED NO" and number added across the bottom (shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




USA stamp type PO5.jpg

USPMSC: POX-D1

PO5. Friden (Frama) (MV), August 1984 to February 1985. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

Rectangular design with single outer frame line indented deeply at left for the date.
Above the date is the town name and below is the state abbreviation.
At right two shafts of wheat flank an inner box containing the value figures.
Above the value figures is "U.S. POSTAGE" and below is "PAID" above the meter number.
Meter numbers 7000001 through 7000039 used in five cities:
BOSTON MA, PHILADELPHIA PA, CHARLOTTE NC, ST. LOUIS MO, and SAN JOSE CA.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




USA stamp type PO6A.jpg
USA stamp type PO6B.jpg
USA stamp type PO6C.jpg



USPMSC: POX-E1, POX-E2

PO6. Intermec (digital), July 31, 1985.

Printed thermally on heat-sensitive, self-adhesive labels with fluorescent stripe at right.
The design is of an eagle with wings spread over boxes containing town and date at left and "U.S. POSTAGE" above value figures at right.
Below the date is the meter number with "U.S.P.S." prefix.
A. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00, M# 123456 only (Vienna VA, July 31, 1985 to January 1986) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
B. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00, M# 000009-000012 (Vienna VA, January to March 1986) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
C. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00, M# I8600000 series (Vienna VA, Washington DC, Tampa FL, St. Petersburg FL, Largo FL, Clearwater FL, Arvada CO, and Denver CO. Most machines were withdrawn from use by 1989 although at least one in Tampa remained in use till late 1993. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
a. Date with 3-letter abbreviation for the month MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
NOTES:
  • Town names are variable, with all capitals or with mixed case, with or without ZIP code, and with or without "PO".
  • Sub-type C stamps are found both with and without anti-peel slits cut into their edges. Sub-types A and B are not known with the anti-peel slits.








USA stamp type PO7A.jpg
USA stamp type PO7B.jpg
USA stamp type PO7aa.jpg
USA stamp type PO7C.jpg



USPMSC: POX-F1/3

PO7. MOS Corporation/Unisys (digital), April 16, 1992.

Large round-cornered self-adhesive labels with red, orange or pink stripe along the top.
At left is a right-facing standing eagle with wings raised.
At center right, "U.S. POSTAGE/ PAID"/ town line/ ZIP code/ date/ "AMOUNT"/ value figures/ identification number
The ID number consists of an 8-digit machine number and a 2-digit operator number (00000000 – 00).
A. Without bar code, used for any class of mail.
B. With 3 mm tall "Postnet" barcode across bottom of stamp. "AMOUNT" and value figures are moved to the center of the stamp. Used for large flat items.
C. With large 18 mm barcode in center of stamp. Used for parcels.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
a. With generic town line "UNIT CITY, ST"
b. Tape inverted with fluorescent stripe across the bottom
c. Postage Due stamp. Town line includes "PD BR"(Postage Due Branch). One reported: "TAMPA PD BR FL".
NOTES:
  • For mail brought to the post office clerk with postage applied, the machine would print non-postage labels showing a barcode of the destination ZIP code. The machine could also produce labels with a tracking number barcode, both labels shown at right.
  • In addition to sub-type c these stamps have been used to collect Postage Due but without a usage indicator in the town line.









USA stamp type PO8.jpg

USPMSC: POX-F4/6

PO8. MOS/Unisys (digital), 1995.

Nearly identical to Type PO7, but the USPS logo is changed to a streamlined eagle's head in a black slanted rectangle.
A. Without bar code
B. With 3 mm tall bar code across bottom of stamp
C. With large 18 mm bar code in center of stamp
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
a. With generic town line "UNIT CITY, ST"
b. Tape inverted with fluorescent stripe across the bottom




USA stamp type PO9.jpg


USPMSC: POX-F7

PO9. MOS/Unisys (digital), August 1995. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, value unknown]

Experimental stamp, as Type PO8 but the labels are from experimental self-stick liner-less coil rolls.
The labels are larger and have square corners.
Used only on one machine at Merrifield, Virginia in August and September 1995.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00






USA stamp type PO10.jpg


PO10. Pitney Bowes (digital), 2008.

At left, large “CPU” above ID# and mail class indicator.
At center, “U.S. POSTAGE” above value figures, date and Zip code.
At right, large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode.
Printed on self-adhesive labels with fluorescent pink stripe at far right.
Used by contract post offices (contract postal units).
All examples seen so far have identification number with “PB 1P 000” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $ 0.00o








GROUP PD: Post Office machine stamps with no counterpart to general use meter stamps used for collecting Postage Due[edit]


USA stamp type PD1A.jpg
USA stamp type PD1B.jpg

USPMSC: PDX-A1

PD1. Intermec (digital), 1986.

Similar to Type PO6 but with a large "POSTAGE DUE" in white on black panel.
A. Meter number 000009-000012 (Vienna, VA) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]
B. Meter number in I8600000 series MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20 as loose tape, $100 on cover]

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00

a. Date with 3-letter abbreviation for the month MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]


NOTES:
  • As with Type PO6 town names are variable, with all capitals or with mixed case, with or without ZIP code, and with or without "PO".
  • Sub-type B stamps are found both with and without anti-peel slits.
  • Postage Due stamps with meter number 123456 (as Type PO6A) probably were used but examples have not been seen or reported.








GROUP PV: Special designs generated by public-access, self-service vending machines[edit]

  • All the stamps listed here are valid only on the date generated. Vending machine stamps with unrestricted validity, i.e. they can be saved for future use, are more like traditional stamps than meter stamps and thus are not included. This eliminates Types PV6 through PV13 from the original version of this catalog.
  • For other public-access, self service vending machine stamps see types G4a, G4b, IA3k, IA3l, and IA3m.


USA stamp type PV1.jpg

USPMSC: VM-A-GA1

PV1. Pitney Bowes "Mailomat" (MV), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

This is the first of a series of "Mailomat" designs.
The term was copyrighted by Pitney Bowes to represent their coin-operated vending machines.
This first design is a small rectangle with simulated perforation frame surrounding a circular town mark at left and vertical value box at right.
Across the bottom is "P.B. METER 100".
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00



USA stamp type PV2.jpg

USPMSC: VM-A-GB1

PV2. Pitney Bowes "Mailomat" (MV), 1937. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

Frank is wider than Type PV1 with spread-winged eagle facing right between the town mark and the value box.
"U.S. POSTAGE" in scroll above the eagle, "PAID" in scroll above the value box.
One machine only, M# "P.B. METER/ 101" below the value box.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg . 00



USA stamp type PV3.jpg

USPMSC: VM-A-GB2

PV3. Pitney Bowes "Mailomat" (MV), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type PV2 but the eagle is facing left.
Three stars are above the eagle, and "U.S. POSTAGE" is curved at the top of the value box.
Meter number with "P.B. METER" prefix below the eagle.
Two machines only, M# 101 and 51001.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg . 00
a. "P" and "O" at sides of TM (identifies a machine located in a post office lobby)



USA stamp type PV4.jpg

USPMSC: VM-A-IB1

PV4. Pitney Bowes "Mailomat" (LV-13), 1942. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Small design similar to sub-group IB.
No outer frame. "U.S. POSTAGE" across entire top of stamp.
Large eagle in center facing right with head above narrow value box.
One machine only, M# "P.B. METER/ 52000".
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00



NOTE: The Mailomats used other stamp designs besides types PV1 through PV4, but they are identical to general use stamps and can be identified only by the meter number. See Types G4a, G4b, IA3k, IA3l, and IA3m for these Mailomat stamps.



USA stamp type PV5.jpg
USA stamp type PV5 b&w.jpg
USA stamp type PV5 postmark.jpg


USPMSC: VMX-A1

PV5. Design & Development, Inc. "Parcel Post Mailing Facility" (MV), used for 37 days from 14 May to 20 June 1973. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]

Frameless design printed through a ribbon onto large, 72 mm wide labels.
A column of small stars bisects the stamp.
At left: "US POSTAGE" / service categories / year and month / "JACKSONVILLE, FL" / and USPS eagle logo at bottom
At right: total postage / postage per service / date and AM/PM / meter number "0000 01" / transaction number at bottom
The stamp is printed through a purple ribbon on pink paper with a canary yellow carbonless backing sheet used as a receipt. Miscuts were common.
One machine only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00 .00





NOTES:

  • The printing on these stamps has not fared well over time. Shown above is a fairly good example in natural color and at right a black and white image with the printing enhanced. Also shown is a stamp faded nearly to extinction but with a special postmark that was used to stamp mail franked by the machine.
  • Most examples known are philatelic without the special postmark. Covers with the postmark are extremely rare.















GROUP OO: Special designs used for official government mail only[edit]

  • All these stamps have a corresponding general issue stamp type but are cataloged separately because of substantial differences in the frank designs.



Sub-group OO-A: Corresponding to Group I stamps[edit]

With "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" across top, without eagle. Penalty statement between TM and value box


USA stamp type OO-A1.jpg
USA stamp type OO-A1a.jpg

USPMSC: OO-IA4, OO-IA10

OO-A1. Pitney Bowes "R" series (MV) , 6 September 1974.

Corresponds to Type IA5.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00 : (wide decimal)
a. Value figures with narrow decimal. M# 639879 only. This is the first Official Mail meter stamp MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
b. TM with "P/O" at sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



USA stamp type OO-A2.jpg

USPMSC: OO-IC3B, OO-IC4, OO-IC8B,

OO-A2. Pitney Bowes "5300" series (MV), 1979.

Corresponds to Type IA8.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. TM with "P/O" at sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. TM with "US/PS" at sides



USA stamp type OO-A3.jpg


USPMSC: OO-ID2, OO-ID3

OO-A3. Pitney Bowes "5700" series (MV).

Corresponds to Type IA10.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00




USA stamp type OO-A4.jpg

USPMSC: OO-IE1

OO-A4. Pitney Bowes "6500" series (MV).

Corresponds to Type IA11.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0 .00≋
a. TM with "P/O" at sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. TM with "US/PS" at sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



USA stamp type OO-A5.jpg


USPMSC: OO-IF1

OO-A5. Pitney Bowes "6900" series (MV).

Corresponds to Type IC1.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 ≋




USA stamp type OO-A6A.jpg
USA stamp type OO-A6B.jpg

USPMSC: OO-IG1

OO-A6. Pitney Bowes "A900" series (MV).

Corresponds to Type IC2A.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 0 .00 ≋
a. Right frame line missing




USA stamp type OO-A7.jpg


USPMSC: OO-IH1 OO-A7. Pitney Bowes "Paragon" (MV).

Corresponds to Type IC3.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 0 .00 ≋







Sub-group OO-B: Corresponding to Group J[edit]

  • "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL / U.S. POSTAGE" across top


USA stamp type OO-B1.jpg


OO-B1. Postalia (MV), 1978.

Corresponds to Types J1 and J2.
With "PENALTY/FOR" at left and "PRIVATE USE $300" across bottom above meter number.
M# with "POSTALIA" prefix.
M# in 6000000 - 613000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00



USA stamp type OO-B2.jpg


OO-B2. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Corresponds to Types J1 and J2.
With "PENALTY/FOR PRIVATE USE $300" across bottom above meter number.
M# with "POSTALIA" prefix.
Meter numbers 950815, 950827, 950250, 950243, 952674 known.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00



USA stamp type OO-B3.jpg


OO-B3. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be quite rare, value unknown]

Corresponds to Type J5.
“U.S. POSTAGE” vertical at left.
"PENALTY/FOR PRIVATE USE $300" in very small letters across bottom above meter number.
M# with "FP" prefix. Meter number 513535 seen.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



USA stamp type OO-B4.jpg

OO-B4. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Corresponds to Types J3 and J4.
“U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” at top above “U.S. POSTAGE”.
Penalty statement below value figures.
M# with “POSTALIA” prefix in panel at bottom.
TM: DC
A. With transaction number vertical between TM and frank
B. Without transaction number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00







Sub-group OO-C: Corresponding to Group K stamps[edit]

"U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" across top


USA stamp type OO-C1.jpg

OO-C1. Singer, later FME "PM4 and PM 7" (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Corresponds to Type KA2.
With "PENALTY/FOR/PRIVATE/USE $300" in the center.
M# in 018000 series with “F” or “S” prefix.
A. M# with "F" prefix
B. M# with "S" prefix
TM: DC or SC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋



USA stamp type OO-C2.jpg

OO-C2. Friden Singer "9222" (MV), 1978.

Corresponds to Sub-group KB.
"PENALTY FOR/PRIVATE USE $300" in small letters immediately below "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL".
M# in 250000 series.
A. M# with "F" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
B. M# with "S" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋
a. With "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[add $25]



USA stamp type OO-C3.jpg

OO-C3. FME, Friden Singer "9200" (MV).

Corresponds to Sub-group KE.
"PENALTY/FOR/PRIVATE/USE $300" in center.
With meter number above bottom frame line.
M# in 503000 and 504000 series.
A. M# with "F" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
B. M# with "S" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋


USA stamp type OO-C4.jpg


OO-C4. Friden Singer (MV).

As Type OO-C3 but bottom frame line is broken with meter number inside the break.
M# with "F" prefix.
M# in 504000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



USA stamp type OO-C5.jpg


OO-C5. Friden Alcatel "9000" series (MV), 1982. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Corresponds to Sub-group KF.
Similar to Type OO-C3 but larger value box.
M# with "F" prefix. M# in 506000, 507000 and 555000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋



USA stamp type OO-C6.jpg


OO-C6. Friden-Alcatel “9257, 9258” (MV), 1988. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Corresponds to Sub-group KG.
Three small stars and two large stars at right.
M# with "F" prefix. M# in 510000 and 520000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋



USA stamp type OO-C7.jpg


OO-C7. Friden-Alcatel “9257, 9258” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type OO-C6 but four small stars and two large stars at right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋
a. Without vertical frame lines at left and top right







Sub-group OO-D: Corresponding to Group L stamps[edit]

"U.S OFFICIAL MAIL/U.S. POSTAGE" in top panel


USA stamp type OO-D1A.jpg
USA stamp type OO-D2.jpg
USA stamp type OO-D1B.jpg
USA stamp type OO-D2a.jpg



OO-D1. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV), 1982.

Corresponds to Type LA1.
Horizontal rectangular frank with panels at top and bottom, three stars at right.
TM: SC in small, medium and large sizes (25, 27 and 29mm)
A. Three stars with point up
B. Three smaller stars with point down
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 : , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. Wide value figures breaking into the stars at right. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 :
b. Inner panel lines broken in center










Sub-group OO-E: Corresponding to Group M stamps[edit]

  • Eagle head and wing ornament


USA stamp type OO-E1.jpg

OO-E1. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be scarce, value unknown]

Corresponds to Type M2.
Penalty statement at top left.
“U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” with a star at each side across the top above the eagle.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o



USA stamp type OO-E2.jpg

OO-E2. Pitney Bowes “U700” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be rare, value unknown]

Corresponds to Type M4.
Similar to Type OO-E1 but “U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” without stars to the left above smaller eagle.
Three small bars along right side.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $000.00o



USA stamp type OO-E3.jpg

OO-E3. Pitney Bowes “U700” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be rare, value unknown]

Corresponds to Type M5.
Very similar to Type OO-E2 but wider design with stars at right instead of the small bars.
M# with “PB” prefix.
Town mark is negative lettering in solid bar.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o



USA stamp type OO-E4 color.jpg
USA stamp type OO-E4a.jpg

OO-E4. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be rare, value unknown]

Corresponds to Type M6.
Larger eagle above "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL".
"PITNEY BOWES" inside the wing at right.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $000.00o
a. With “LOW VALUE” inserted between “U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” and the value figures, found on stamps with postage value below the first class postcard rate.



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OO-E5. Pitney Bowes "DM" series (digital), 2002.

Corresponds to Type M9.
“U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” above penalty statement at top right.
M# in 0004 series with 02 1(letter) prefix: 1A, 1M, and 1P seen.
TM: Straight line across bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA stamp type OO-K1A.jpg
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OO-E6. Pitney Bowes “DM Infinity” (digital).

Corresponds to Types M11A and B.
With “US OFFICIAL MAIL” and stars at top above penalty statement.
ID# with 21 prefix.
A. Large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode
B. Small 2D "IBI Lite" barcode
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o












Sub-group OO-F: Corresponding to Group N stamps[edit]



USA stamp type OO-F1.jpg

OO-F1. Neopost "SM26" (MV), 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be scarce, value unknown]

Corresponds to Type N1.
Frame lines at top and bottom.
Penalty statement vertical at left, “U.S. POSTAGE” in negative lettering reading up at right.
“U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” above the value figures in center.
N METER" above M# at lower right.
TM: Straight line at top
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o








Sub-group OO-G: Corresponding to Group P stamps[edit]

No outer frame line, "U.S OFFICIAL MAIL / U.S. POSTAGE" across top


USA stamp type OO-G1.jpg

OO-G1. Neopost "4400" (MV), 1983.

Corresponds to Type P1.
Without frame lines. With column of stars at right.
M# with large “N” prefix at bottom.
Penalty statement between town mark and value figures with two stars below.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00







Sub-group OO-H: Corresponding to Group Q stamps[edit]



USA stamp type OO-H1.jpg

OO-H1. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail" (digital).

Corresponds to Type Q1.
Frank without outer frame line but with two inner horizontal lines.
Top section contains “U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” above penalty statement at left separated by a column of stars from “U.S. POSTAGE” and the value figures at right.
Bottom section contains date, meter number with "FP0" prefix plus alpha-numeric coding.
Town line in center section.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00








Sub-group OO-I: Corresponding to Group R stamps[edit]

NOTE: See also Type R2a for an Official Mail stamp.


USA stamp type OO-J1.jpg

OO-I1. Neopost “IJ25/IJ45” (digital), 2004.

Corresponds to Type R4B.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL, penalty statement, and “US POSTAGE” reading up at right.
2D barcode and (vertical) “N neopost” at left.
M# with 043J prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o




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OO-I2. Neopost “IJ70/80/90/110”, Hasler “WJ65/ 95” (digital).

Corresponds to Types R3B and C.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement reading up between 2D barcode and the frank.
M# with 01#H or 04#J prefix.
A. “Hasler” reading up at far right (01#H)
B. “neopost N” reading up at far right (04#J)

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o









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