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ostage meters first appeared experimentally at the end of the 19th century and came into general use worldwide starting in the 1920s. By the 1960s more mail was being franked by postage meter than with traditional adhesive stamps. The trend continues today as mechanical postage meters are displaced by newer and more versatile digital franking machines and systems.

This is a catalogue of all the different types of postage meter stamps ever used to frank mail in the world. It organises and categorises the stamps by their appearance (design format) rather than by the meter model that printed them. It is thus a STAMP catalogue for use primarily by stamp collectors and is not a meter (machine) catalogue. It is an expansion of The International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, written and published by Joel Hawkins and Rick Stambaugh in 2005, and its 2008 Supplement.

Comments, suggested changes, corrections, and additions to the catalogue are encouraged. Please e-mail Jim Ashby at tuvus80506@gmail.com

Recent changes

  • 14 Jul: Egypt, Type "B5.1" added.
  • 13 Jul: Egypt, Type "A2.0" added.
  • 13 Jul: Egypt, Type "A2.1" updated.
  • 06 Jul: Armenia, Type "2" added.
  • 06 Jul: Egypt, Variety "A2.2d" added.
  • 02 Jul: Belgium, Type "A4" values updated.
  • 01 Jul: Great Britain, Types "A1", "B7" and "D5" provisional values updated.
  • 26 Jun: Nigeria, Types "A1" and "A4" updated.
  • 21 Jun: Egypt, Types "A2.1" to "A2.3" updated.
  • 13 Jun: Ukraine, Type "C10" added.
  • 10 Jun: Canada, Sub-type "PO4G" added.
  • 10 Jun: Egypt, Sub-type "B2.3E" added.
  • 10 Jun: Italy, Type "F2" "BS" prefix added.
  • 10 Jun: Lesotho, Type "BC6" added.
  • 10 Jun: Nigeria, Variety "B1b" image added.
  • 10 Jun: St. Lucia, Type "1" date changed.
  • 10 Jun: Solomon Islands, Sub-type "A1C" image added.
  • 10 Jun: Uruguay, Type "AB11" V/F "large fixed zero" added.
  • 26 May: Monaco, Type "B11" "HU" prefix added.
  • 26 May: Turkey, Sub-type "FB4C" added.
  • 25 May: South Africa, Sub-type "BA4B" added.
  • 18 May: India, Sub-type "DC2B" image added.
  • 18 May: Singapore, Type "E2.2" "NC4" prefix added.
  • 18 May: Singapore, Group "PV" updated.
  • 28 Apr: Philippines, Type "PO-B1" variety note added.
  • 24 Apr: Iran, Type "A1" image updated.
  • 14 Apr: USSR, Sub-type "C1B" added.
  • 12 Apr: Australia, Variety "A2e" added.
  • 10 Apr: Canada, Type "B4" & "B6" models updated.
  • 10 Apr: Great Britain, Pitney Bowes Model "M/C/MS/CS/CV" entries updated.
  • 10 Apr: Indonesia, Type "B1" M#27 added.
  • 06 Apr: China (PRC), Sub-type "HA1D" image updated.
  • 06 Apr: Netherlands Antilles, introduction updated.
  • 01 Apr: Algeria, Type "PO6.1" added.
  • 01 Apr: Tanzania, Type "A6" added.
  • 29 Mar: Algeria, Type "PO9" added.
  • 29 Mar: Cook Islands, Type "1" machine model updated.
  • 29 Mar: France, Type "PO-A2" sub-types "A" and "B" added.
  • 29 Mar: Netherlands, Variety "F3b" image added.
  • 29 Mar: Portugal, Variety "PO-B12a" added.
  • 23 Mar: Great Britain, Group "PO" re-written.
  • 22 Mar: Paraguay, Type "ESY-UPF-MV-1" added.
  • 18 Mar: Argentina, Type "PO-F8" added.
  • 17 Mar: Belgium, Type "PO13" added.
  • 17 Mar: French Polynesia, Engraving varieties added to header
  • 16 Mar: Latvia, Types "ED3, EE1-EE4 & EF1" updated.
  • 09 Mar: Greece, Type "PV1" added.
  • 03 Mar: Korea, Republic (South), Sub-type "PO-B6E" added.
  • 03 Mar: Liechtenstein, Type "PO1" added.
  • 03 Mar: Malta, Type "PO1.5" added.
  • 03 Mar: Norway, Type "OO10" added.
  • 03 Mar: Oman, Type "6" added.
  • 07 Feb: Guatemala, Type "PO1" TM: SC added.
  • 04 Feb: Australia, Type "A1" TM: SC added.
  • 04 Feb: Bulgaria, Type "A9" added.
  • 04 Feb: New Caledonia, Type "PO1.2" added.
  • 04 Feb: Zimbabwe, Sub-type "A3B2" added.
  • 24 Dec: Germany, Type "J4" TM: DC added.
  • 24 Dec: South Africa, Type "D12" added.
  • 24 Dec: Sweden, Type "A7" image added.
  • 24 Dec: Sweden, Type "F3" image added.
  • 06 Nov: Australia, Type "B6" removed and Variety "B1a" reinstated.
  • 04 Nov: Luxembourg, Value 0,04RM added to Type "AB2A".
  • 26 Oct: Italy, Variety "EE5d" added.
  • 26 Oct: Montenegro, completely re-written, Type "PO3" added.
  • 29 Sep: Kenya, Type "AA1" updated and Sub-type "AA1C" added.
  • 29 Sep: Lithuania, "F 2" prefix added to Type "CE3".
  • 29 Sep: Malaysia, Type "PR1" added.
  • 29 Sep: Malta, Type "PO1.4" added.
  • 29 Sep: Netherlands, Type "PO-A7.2" added.
  • 29 Sep: Russia, Type "BD11" added.
  • 23 Aug: Argentina, Variety "A1e" added.
  • 10 Aug: Monaco, Type "A6" description updated.
  • 19 Jul: Great Britain, Type "PP4" completely updated.
  • 18 Jul: Hong Kong, Type "FB4" added.
  • 17 Jul: Great Britain, Type "A5" completely updated.
  • 17 Jul: Great Britain, Type "A5" specialised page added.
  • 17 Jul: Great Britain, Type "A6" deleted.
  • 13 Jul: Cameroon, Type "C7" machine type changed.
  • 13 Jul: Cameroon, Type "C8.2" added.
  • 12 Jul: Canada, Type "B5.1" added.
  • 12 Jul: Canada, Type "B5" renumbered to "B5.2".
  • 11 Jul: Argentina, Types "PO-D1" varieties renumbered.
  • 10 Jul: Italy, Variety "A7h" added.

Table of Contents

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Abu Dhabi Afghanistan Aland Albania Algeria
American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Ascension Island
Australia Austria Azerbaijan Azores Bahamas
Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium
Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands
Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia
Cameroon Canada Canal Zone Cape Verde Cayman Islands
Central African Republic Chad Chile China (mainland, ROC & PRC) China (Taiwan ROC)
Christmas Island Cocos Island Colombia Comoros Congo, Democratic Republic
Congo, Peoples Republic Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba
Curacao Cyprus Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Danzig
Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Dubai
Dutch Caribbean East African Community Ecuador Egypt El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Eswatini (Swaziland) Ethiopia
Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France
French Equatorial Africa French Guiana French Indochina French Polynesia French West Africa
Gabon The Gambia Georgia Germany, Part 1 Germany, Part 2
Germany, Part 3 Ghana Gibraltar Great Britain Greece
Greenland Grenada Guadaloupe Guatemala Guernsey
Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras
Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia
Iran Iraq Ireland Isle Of Man Israel
Italy Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jersey
Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Dem. Rep. (North)
Korea, Republic (South) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar
Madeira Islands Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Federation
Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania
Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova
Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco
Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal
Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia Newfoundland New Zealand
Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island
Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine
Palestinian Authority Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru
Philippines Poland Portugal Portuguese India (Goa) Qatar
Reunion Rhodesia & Nyasaland Romania Ruanda-Urundi Russia
Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts And Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre & Miquelon
Saint Vincent San Marino Sao Tome E Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal
Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten
Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa
South Georgia Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sudanese Republic
Suriname Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan
Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste (East Timor) Togo Tokelau Islands
Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Tristan Da Cunha Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Turks & Caicos Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine
Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics United Arab Emirates United Nations United States of America Uruguay
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam
Wallis & Futuna Western Sahara Western Samoa Yemen Yugoslavia
Zambia Zanzibar Zimbabwe

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