International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Bahamas

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Bahamas[edit | edit source]

The first meter was installed in 1967. All stamps are inscribed BAHAMAS either in the frank or the town mark.

1. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV), 1967. [$20]

Small frank with frame lines at bottom and right only.
Crown below “BAHAMAS” at top.
Palm tree at right of TM, sailboats between frank and TM with M# below.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
Values: 01 to 21

2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). [$20]

Upright rectangular frank with greater outer simulated-perforation frame
line containing design of a palm tree, sailboats, and birds at left.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in small boxes at bottom left and right with crown between.
V/F: =0.00

3. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV), 1967.
Horizontal rectangular frank with simulated-perforation outer frame line.
Crown at top under “BAHAMAS”. Between the frank and the TM is a
design containing a palm tree, sailboats, and birds.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom left and right with crown between.
A. M# and prefix in small boxes
B. M# and prefix unboxed [$10]
V/F: 0.00

4. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank made up mostly of horizontal lines.
Crown at top right. M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom.
V/F: 0.00

5. 1995, Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Similar to Type 4 but crown at top left.
Value figures are larger than in Type 4.
V/F: 00.00

6. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Frank with outer frame lines across top and bottom only.
Large bird at left, between TM and value figures.
Country name in TM only. “POSTAGE PAID” across top.
A. M# with “PB” prefix at bottom
B. M# without prefix
V/F: 00.00

7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Bird design as with Type 6. “POSTAGE PAID” small.
M# with “N” prefix below bird.
V/F: 0.00

8. Pitney Bowes “DM” series (digital).

Similar to Type 6 but with rectangular town mark.
Two columns of numbers at left of town mark.
M# with “PB” prefix at bottom.
V/F: 000.00