International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/United States of America, Part 1

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United States of America, Part 1[edit]

Part 1 and Part 2 cover all stamps generated by stand-alone mechanical and digital meters available to the public. Part 3 covers software-generated stamps (PC stamps), those from public vending machines, and those used only in post offices and restricted to use by the military and other government agencies. Click here to jump to Part 2: [1] and here to jump to Part 3: [2]
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 will be undergoing revision at a later date, 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:
Found in Part 1:
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
Found in Part 2:
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
Found in Part 3:
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 as cut square, $2000 as unaddressed souvenir cover]

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.
Tested during the week of 9 May 1912 at the offices of the National Tribune newspaper.
Eight impressions are known to exist, three unaddressed souvenir covers and five cut-outs.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg

NOTE: Two-cent values exist but are proofs.




USA A3.jpg

A3. American Postage Meter Company (FV), November 1913 to 28 May 1914. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 as cut square, $400 as unaddressed souvenir cover. Commercial covers are extremely rare with only five known. 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.
100 examples known. 24 are unaddressed souvenir covers and only five are commercial covers. The rest are cut-outs.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $50]


NOTES:

  • Fifty reprints in red were made in 1964 for the 50th anniversary of the test. They all have transaction numbers above 90000. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
  • Eleven proofs in red are known from 1913 and 1919. These have transaction numbers 14990 (1) and 28888 (10). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Very rare, value undetermined]







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


USA B1.jpg

USPMSC: BA1

B1. Pitney Bowes (FV), December 1920.

“U.S.POSTAGE” at top, value in center.
Permit number, with “P” prefix, at bottom of frank.
The meter number, with "M." prefix, is vertical between the town mark 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 [$100], 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
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg14¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20¢ 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
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg14¢ (not regularly issued) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]
a. As A, permit number inverted:
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 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[$50]
d. "No." below "PERMIT" but without number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
e. Town mark smaller than normal, 24mm in diameter rather than normal 27mm (5732, 7663 and 8258 only). In error town mark dies from different meter models (see Type DB1) were fitted to these machines.
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":
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4+2¢
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg14+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1+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]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4+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
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg7, 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]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg26, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3½, 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
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½, 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]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 22, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 23¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg7, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg43¢ 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:
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg18¢ 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":
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2+1¢
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 17+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 19+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4+2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 22+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3½+1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1+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]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. Without number below "PERMIT"
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¼, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100+]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg34¢ 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.
A. "METER No" with line under "o"
B. "METER No.", no line under "o" (meter 1067 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3¢ (1501, 1502), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6¢ (1079, 1308, 1309) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg12¢ (1038) 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":
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4¢+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.
A. With "No." below "METER" (meters 1503-1513 and 1515-1516)
B. With "No" below "METER" (1514 only)
TM: DC
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½¢ (as A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½¢ (as B) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValue:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4¢ (meter 1509 only) 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 stamp type CA9A.jpg
USA stamp type CA9 TM B.jpg
USA stamp type CA9B.jpg
USA stamp type CA9aa.jpg

USPMSC: CD1, CD2

CA9. International Postal Supply (FV), 1925.

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 ("A" image), the stamp is Type CA9.
CA9 dates can contain serifed or sanserif '1'. (Type CA1 dates never have a serifed '1'.)
The meter number (below "METER") can be straight or curved. If it is straight it can only be Type CA9.
Meter numbers 2, 1000-1133 and 7976.
TM: DC
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
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. With "PERMIT" but without number below
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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":
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2+1¢
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1+½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

NOTES:

  • Meter number 2 was used by International Postal Supply in a short trial from 28 May to 2 July 1925. The earliest known example is dated 5 June. The earliest known production stamp (nos. 1000 and up) is dated 20 August 1926.
  • 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”.
Value: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.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4¢ (97, 125) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ (601, 856) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢ (519, 563, 619) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3¢ (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]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4¢ (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]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4, 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. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValue: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢ (M10087, P10020) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. M# without prefix. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValue: 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]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L 1¢ (or 2¢) P'D" added below meter number.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4+2¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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.
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9¢ (602, 733, 919) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 17 (608), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18¢ (623) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8 (570, 771, 896), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ (787) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3½ (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]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15 (9356), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18¢ (9113) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21¢ (9650) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$1000]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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. Numbers in 10000 series are more common than those in 50000 and 60000 series.
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, M#s 14751-14771 and 15472 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: DC with single line date
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,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¢
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 11,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 23¢,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1¢ green, STAMFORD MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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¢
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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
Value: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]

NOTE: 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.jpg 1,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
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4,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]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3 (1512 HOLLYWOOD, 1517 ROCHESTER),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6¢ (1121 ROCHESTER, 1546 HOLLYWOOD, 1552 FLUSHING) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 (1561 HOLLYWOOD, 1566 ROCHESTER),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 (1536 ROCHESTER),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16¢ (1531 ROCHESTER) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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¢
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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¢
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg11,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¢
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg13,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]
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg11,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
Values: 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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .27 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.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: 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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.18 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.02½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02½ ,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):
USA stamp type DC3 note.jpg
-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"

NOTE: A meter of this type, M# 87904, was used erroneously in Anniston, Alabama with the Philippines counterpart to this stamp. The frank reads "P.I. POSTAGE" instead of "U.S. POSTAGE" (see right).



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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.02⅝ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02¾ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .036 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01¼ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .28 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25-35]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¼ ,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
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-25]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.36 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½ ,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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. .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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.13 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.3½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .16 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10-20]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg38 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½ , 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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg04 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: 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
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.10 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.12 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½ ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .42 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½ ,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 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50¢
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4½ ,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]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg29 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg23 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 27 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 31 ,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 33¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg28 ,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 for loose tape. Extremely rare on piece or cover, value uncertain]






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 $75. 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. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00
B. M# 90012. TM: “LONG ISLAND CITY/ N.Y.” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/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[$15 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value uncertain]
Meter number: 90649 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value uncertain]
Meter number: 90796 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value uncertain]
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.
Meter number: 90016 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value uncertain]
Meter number: 90630 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15 on loose tape. Extremely rare on cover, value uncertain]









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[$20 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[$50 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[$5 on cut-out, $25 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 [meter 100011 is much scarcer than the others]
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[$15 on cover]
b. As B, self-service vending machine stamp, "Mailomat". Meter numbers 51003-51029 (known both with and without "P O" [for Post Office] inside the town mark) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10 on cover]














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)
V/F: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 (≋≋.00 ½)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 (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
USA stamp type H3b.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]
b. Extra-thick town mark circle
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
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 #/4 (printing in quarters and eighths of a cent)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 #/10 (printing in tenths of a cent)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 (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










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