International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda[edit | edit source]

  • The first meter appeared in 1976 while still a colony of Great Britain. Stamps from the colonial period are inscribed "ANTIGUA" alone.
  • Since achieving independence in 1981, stamps from the prior era continued to be used along with new issues inscribed with full country name "ANTIGUA & BARBUDA" that first came to our attention in 2014.
  • The stamps are grouped by inscription:
A - ANTIGUA alone

GROUP A: Stamps inscribed "ANTIGUA" alone[edit | edit source]

A1. Neopost “305” (MV), 1976. [$25]

Square frank with straight-line frame.
“ANTIGUA” in top panel with “POSTAGE PAID” directly below.
Crown/“E II R” flanked by M# with “RN” prefix at bottom.
V/F: 0•00

A2. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV), 1976. [$5]

Horizontal frank with crown at top right.
“POSTAGE and PAID” vertical at sides.
M# with “PB” prefix at bottom.
V/F: ≋0.00

A3. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Similar to Type A2 but "ANTIGUA" is heavier
No lines above or left of the meter number.
Two columns of digits at left of the TM.
M# with "PB" prefix.
V/F: ≋00.00

GROUP B: Stamps inscribed "ANTIGUA & BARBUDA"[edit | edit source]

B1. Pitney Bowes (digital), 2014 or earlier.

Frank with frame lines at top and bottom only and hash marks along the right side.
"POSTAGE PAID" at top of frank with the meter number at bottom.
Country name "ANTIGUA & BARBUDA" at top of town mark with "CARIBBEAN" at bottom.
Two columns of numbers and letters at left of TM.
M# with "PB" prefix.
TM: square
V/F: 000.00