International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/United States of America, Part 3

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United States of America, Part 3[edit]

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. Part 1 and Part 2 cover all stamps generated by stand-alone mechanical and digital meters available to the public. Click here to jump to Part 1: [1] and to Part 2: [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 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 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 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 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.


* * * NOTE:
Several stamps in Group R resemble stamps in Group PC. If you don't find what you are looking for here, check there.




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



USA PC-A2.jpg

USPMSC: RA1

USA stamp type PC-A1 FDC stamp.jpg

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. (See image at right.) All subsequent stamps have smaller value figures between 2 and 3mm tall. Only 100 FDCs were prepared. They were sold for $100 each by E-Stamp in coordination with the National Postal Museum.



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]


NOTE: See Sub-group PC-F for stamps.com stamps with plain text "stamps.com" rather than the distinctive logo.



USA PC-C1.jpg

USPMSC: RB1

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: RB2

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: RB3

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 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
a. With "COMMERCIAL BASE PRICING" below the rate statement.





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 number 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 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.
a. With "COMMERCIAL BASE PRICING" or "COMMERCIAL PLUS PRICING" below the rate statement.










USA stamp type PC-C6.jpg


PC-C6. Stamps.com (digital), 2007.

Small frank with value figures at top above "U.S. POSTAGE", class of mail, "FROM" ZIP code, and date.
Below the date are the stamps.com logo, a horizontal "IBI Lite" barcode, and identification number at bottom.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o





USA stamp type PC-C7.jpg
USA stamp type PC-C7a.jpg

PC-C7. Stamps.com (digital).

As Type PC-C6 but the "IBI Lite" barcode is vertical at right next to the identification number reading down at far right.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. Identification number omitted (shown at right)
b. "FROM" only, without ZIP code




USA stamp type PC-C8.jpg

USA stamp type PC-C8 complete.jpg
PC-C8. Stamps.com (digital), 2011.

Frank similar to Type PC-C6 but it has a larger Datamatrix barcode.
It appears in a large frame at the top of an address label.
Text at top shows the value figures, weight, "FROM" ZIP code, mail class, identification number, and date.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
The country name is not in the frank itself but is found at top left of the frame.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00


USA stamp type PC-C9 complete.jpg




PC-C9. Stamps.com (digital), 2011.

As Type PC-C8 but the text is at left of the Datamatrix barcode rather than above.
It appears unframed at the top of an address label.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
The country name is not in the frank itself but is below and to its left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00








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




USA PC-D1.jpg

USPMSC: RC1

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: RC2

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: RD1

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: RD2

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
USA stamp type PC-E3B.jpg




USPMSC: RD3

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

As Type PC-E2 but the eagle's wing is straight.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
A. Inscribed "U.S. POSTAGE" with stops. "MAILED FROM ZIP CODE" one line, all capitals.
B. Inscribed "US POSTAGE" without stops. "Mailed from ZIP Code" in two lines, mixed case.
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 at right).










USA PC-E4.jpg


USPMSC: RD4

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” or "endicia.com/mac" at bottom left of "PDF417" barcode, ID# with 071V or (071M for the Apple "Mac" version) 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.
c. With "Commercial Base Pricing" added below the date





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 071M or 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.
c. With "Commercial Base Pricing" or "Commercial Base Price" added below the rate statement
d. With "Commercial Plus Pricing" added below the rate statement




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 "Shipstream Manager" (digital).

Identical to Type PC-F4 except “Pitney Bowes” is at lower left below the 2D "PDF417" barcode.
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.
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
USA stamp type PC-F9point1B.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" (italicized) 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 complete form is shown reduced at right.
A. With "ONLINE DISCOUNT RATE" below US POSTAGE PAID
B. With postage paid shown in dollars and cents
C. Without rate, blank between US POSTAGE PAID and the date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00 or nil




USA PC-F10.jpg USA stamp type PC-F10B.jpg

USA stamp type PC-F10aa.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.
At far left is the class of mail above “US POSTAGE PAID”.
A. Without value figures. The "stamps.com" logo is below the 2D barcode.
B. With "stamps.com" logo and value figures at top above the 2D barcode: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
C. Without value figures but otherwise as B, with "stamps.com" logo at top
a. Without barcode at center



USA PC-F11.jpg

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

Very wide design with large tracking 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 number with 024P prefix.
At far left is “US POSTAGE PAID” above the class of mail.
a. With "Commercial Based Pricing" added between the barcode and the ID number




USA stamp type PC-F12 better.jpg



PC-F12. Endicia.com (digital), 2010.

Similar to Type PC-F8 (rate statement instead of value figure) but with "endicia.com" reading down at far right.
ID# with 071S or 071V prefix below 2D barcode.
Text from top: "US POSTAGE AND FEES PAID", date (mmm dd yyyy), ZIP code, rate statement.
Later stamps also include a second, more specific, rate statement. (see the image for "b" below)
a. Datamatrix barcode omitted
b. Text at top truncated: "US POSTAGE AND FEES P"
USA stamp type PC-F12bb.jpg













USA stamp type PC-F13.jpg




PC-F13. Pitney Bowes "pbSmartPostage" (digital), 2011.

Similar to Type PC-F9 but with USPS logo and email address "www.pbSmartPostage.com" in panel across top.
ID# with 024P prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00








PC-F14. NO STAMP. The stamp previously cataloged here is not restricted by date or location and once printed can be used at any time in the future like traditional postage.





USA stamp type PC-F15.jpg

PC-F15. Pitney Bowes (presumed to be “Shipstream Manager” ) (digital), 2013.

Similar to Type PC-F11 but with the elements rearranged.
The identification number, date, "From" Zip code, and weight are below the square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode.
The tracking barcode is at far left rather than center.
At near left of the Datamatrix barcode is "Pitney Bowes".
"US POSTAGE PAID" and the mail class are at far left above the tracking barcode.
A. With value figures above "Pitney Bowes": MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
B. Without value figures
a. With "ComBasPrice" below "Pitney Bowes" (shown)









[edit]



USA stamp type PC-G1A.jpg
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
B. Without value figures but with rate statement
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 or nil












USA PC-G2.jpg
USA stamp type PC-G2 B.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.
A. Without identification number
B. Identification number, with 071V prefix, at right of the ZIP code
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the 2D barcode













USA stamp type PC-G2B.jpg




USPMSC: RG2

PC-G2.1. Stamps.com (digital).

Identical to Type PC-G2B but identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the 2D barcode







USA PC-G3A.jpg
USA stamp type PC-G3C.jpg
USA PC-G3B.jpg
USA stamp type PC-G3D.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
C. As B but the service indicator box at left is narrower (not square) and the contained letter is outlined rather than solid. Also the lettering in the panel at bottom is smaller.
D. As C but with value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: $0.00
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" or "ComBasPrice" immediately below the "Pitney Bowes"
b. With "Commercial Plus Pricing" or "ComPlsPrice" immediately below the "Pitney Bowes"




USA stamp type PC-G3point1.jpg



PC-G3.1. Pitney Bowes "SmartPostage" (digital), 2011.

As Type PC-G3 but with "www.pbSmartPostage.com" instead of the eBay logo.
A. With value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: $0.00
B. Without value figures but with rate statement
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the "Pitney Bowes"









USA stamp type PC-G4.jpg
USA stamp type PC-G4B.jpg

PC-G4. Stamps.com (digital).

Frank with large tracking number above a PDF417 barcode.
The "Click-N-Ship® is above usps.com (without the USPS logo)/ US POSTAGE/ PAID, all at left.
Along the bottom are the weight, date, Mailed from ZIP code, and identification number with "062S" prefix.
"Commercial Base Pricing" is immediately below the barcode.
Without value figures; rate statement only.
It appears that this stamp is generated only for International Priority and Express mail services.
Two versions are known:
A. Traditional barcode at far left in the panel. Smaller lower panel contains the mail class statement.
B. Smaller stamp, traditional barcode at center of panel, USPS logo at far left. A Customs Declaration statement appears above the traditional barcode. No lower panel containing a mail class statement, and no indication anywhere of the mail service being used.








USA stamp type PC-G5.jpg

PC-G5. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) (digital).

Identical to Type PC-G4 except for identification number which has "071V" prefix.








USA stamp type PC-G6.jpg

PC-G6. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Types PC-G4 and PC-G5 except for the identification which is the prefix "024P" without accompanying number.
With value figures below "PAID".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00











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[$30 loose stamp, $100 on cover]



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[$30 loose stamp, $100 on cover]




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 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(M# 123456 only, Vienna VA, July 31, 1985 to January 1986) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
B. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(M# 000009-000012, Vienna VA, January to March 1986) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
C. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(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
a. Without pink stripe at far right







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 123456 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]
B. Meter number 000009-000012 (Vienna, VA) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]
C. 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), 14 October 1936 to 11 October 1937. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

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 (to 64)



USA stamp type PV2.jpg

USPMSC: VM-A-GB1

PV2. Pitney Bowes "Mailomat" (MV), 20 December 1937 to 25 August 1938. 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), April 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), 7 October 1942. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

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[$200]

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, 950816, 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

NOTE: Meter 950815 may be a mistakenly identified 950816.



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.



USA stamp type OO-I1.jpg


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, 1P, and 1R seen.
TM: Straight line across bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA stamp type OO-K1A.jpg
USA stamp type OO-K1B.jpg



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







USA stamp type OO-E7.jpg


OO-E7. Pitney Bowes “Connect+” (digital).

Corresponds to Types M13.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement at top with ">>" between.
ID# with "02 1W" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o








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-I1A.jpg
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 at left.
M# with 043J prefix
A. “HASLER” reading up between barcode and frank (01#H)
B. “N neopost ” reading up between barcode and frank (04#J)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o







USA stamp type OO-J2A.jpg
USA stamp type OO-J2B.jpg



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







USA stamp type OO-I3.jpg
USA stamp type OO-I3B.jpg




OO-I3. Hasler “WJ65/ 95”, Neopost model unidentified (digital).

Corresponds to Type R7A.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement below the value figures.
“Hasler” at upper left above date.
A. “Hasler” reading up between barcode and frank (01#D prefix)
B. “neopost N ” reading up between barcode and frank (04#L prefix)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. With mail class above the value figures








USA stamp type OO-I4.jpg

OO-I4. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

Corresponds to Type R5.
Three stars,“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement at top center.
"FP" and three stars at cener.
Town line, date, and identification number between horizontal lines at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00




USA stamp type OO-I5.jpg


OO-I5. Hasler (digital).

Corresponds to Type R2B.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement read up at far left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00









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