International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Andorra
Andorra[edit | edit source]
The postal system of the Principality of Andorra is administered by both France and Spain, and the meter frank designs reflect this. The earliest date seen is from 1965.
The stamps are grouped according to the country inscription in the frank:
- A - ANDORRE or PRINCIPAUTE D’ANDORRE (French)
- B - REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE (French)
- C - PRINCIPAT D’ANDORRA (Spanish)
- PO - Special stamps from Post Office machines
GROUP A: French administration. Frank with ANDORRE or PRINCIPAUTE D’ANDORRE[edit | edit source]
GROUP B: French administration. Frank with REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, and town mark containing ANDORRE[edit | edit source]
B2. Havas “T” (MV), 1973.
- M# with “T” or “TW” prefix.
- TM: SC
- V/F: 000 0000
B5. Satas “SL” (MV).
GROUP C: Spanish administration. Frank inscribed "PRINCIPAT D’ANDORRA"[edit | edit source]
C8. Neopost (digital).
- Frank slightly wider than tall.
- “LA POSTE” above value figures.
- M# with “HH” prefix. TM in rectangle.
- V/F: 000,00
GROUP PO: Special stamps from Post Office machines[edit | edit source]
- Types PO1, PO2.1 and PO2.2 are printed on self-adhesive labels with one of the following pre-printed (underprint) designs:
- A. Comet tail (light blue)
- B. Birds in flight with full moon (blue or light blue)
- C. Paper airplanes (light blue and yellow)
- Identification numbers found on Types PO1, PO2.1 and PO2.2 consist of a clerk number (GO1, GO2, etc) and a post office code with "PC" prefix.
PO1. SERCEM (digital).
- See label types listed above.
- The point-of-sale data is printed in red and consists of a square town mark at left and a simulated-perforation upright rectangular frank at right.
- The frank contains “PRINCIPAT/ D’ANDORRA” at top, the value figures, "POSTES", and identification number at bottom.
NOTE: See France Type PO-C6.
PO2.1 Olivetti "PR50" (digital).
- Value figures are fairly heavy and somewhat angular, most notable in the '6' and '9' which have straight appendages.
- The “1” is footed.
- TM: SL at top
NOTE: See France Type PO-D1
PO2.2 Olivetti "PR2" (digital).
- Value figures are fairly heavy like on Type PO2.1 but they are quite rounded, most notable in the '6' and '9' which have curved appendages.
- The “1” has no foot.
- One set of value figures, in Euros.
- V/F: 0,00
NOTE: See France Type PO-D2.
PO3. Epelsa "ET-CB" (digital), July 1992.
- Frameless design on self-adhesive label but much smaller than Types PO1 and 2.
- Label with wavy edges at the sides.
- Gold "PRINCIPAT D / ANDORRA" in center with background of green mountain peaks.
- A. Stamp for use on regular mail, value figures at bottom
- B. Stamp for use on regestered mail, with large registration number at bottom and no value figures
- Small "Correos" preprinted at top left, date added at bottom left.
- V/F: 000PTS
- a. With small machine ID number above date
- Type PO3A closely resembles self-service ATM stamps used in Andorra. The ATM stamps do not have dates.
- Several Andorran Epelsa PO machines used Spanish labels with a different design and inscribed "CORREOS ESPAÑA".