International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Bahrain

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Bahrain[edit]

The first meter stamps appeared in 1950. All franks contain “BAHRAIN” The stamps are grouped according to appearance:

A - simulated-perforation outer border
B - straight-line outer border
PO - stamps generated only by machines in post offices



GROUP A: Franks with simulated perforation outer border[edit]


Bahrain stamp type A1.jpg
Bahrain stamp type A1 in Annas.jpg
Bahrain A1.jpg









A1 Neopost (LV-6), 1950.

Frank is upright rectangle with double-line outer frame line.
Post horn directly below “BAHRAIN” at top. “POSTAGE PAID” in scroll at center.
Value in panel at bottom. M# “N1” in bottom of TM.
TM: BIC
Values (“A/ANNAS”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 1½, 4, 6, 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values (“R/RUPEES”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]




Bahrain A2.jpg


A2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1957. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Post horn and filagree at bottom, “POSTAGE” vertical at left, blank at right.
M# with “N” prefix in town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0∙000



Bahrain stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1957.

Similar to Type A2, but “PAID” added at right, and “RUPEES” added above post horn.
M# without prefix in town mark.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]



Bahrain stamp type A4A.jpg


A4. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1964.

Single-line outer border. “BAHRAIN” in curved panel at top.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
A. V/F: =000 with “POSTAGE” below MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. V/F: =000 with “FILS/ POSTAGE” below MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. V/F: =0.oo with “RUPEES/ POSTAGE” below MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Bahrain A5.jpg

A5. Satas “Baby” (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Nearly square frank with single-lined outer frame.
“POSTAGE” vertical reading up at left.
M# with “SA” prefix breaks bottom frame line. Date figures tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Bahrain A6.jpg

A6. Satas “Baby” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A5 but with “FILS” horizontal at left and “POSTAGE at bottom.
M# with “A$” prefix breaks bottom frame line. Date figures tall.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Bahrain A7.jpg


A7. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “POSTAGE” vertical reading down at right.
M# with “FA” prefix break bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Bahrain stamp type A8.jpg


A8. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal frank with single-line border.
“FILS” at left and “POSTAGE” at right flanking value figures in center.
M# with “PU” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Bahrain A9.jpg

A9. Postalia (MV), 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A6, but slightly larger.
M# with “FA” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
Date figures short.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Bahrain A10.jpg

A10. Pitney Bowes-GB “5300” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal frank with single-line outer frame.
“POSTAGE” and “FILS” vertical at sides. “BAHRAIN” at top.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix outside frank at lower left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000



Bahrain A11.jpg

A11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV), 1982. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A10, but “BAHRAIN” at bottom,
and date and value figures on same level.
M# with “P.B.” prefix outside frank at lower left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.000



Bahrain A12.jpg

A12. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “POSTAGE” vertical at left, “FILS” horizontal at right.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks lower left corner frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000



Bahrain A13.jpg

A13. Hasler (MV), 1987 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “FILS” horizontal at left, “POSTAGE” vertical at right.
M# with or without “H” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000



Bahrain meter stamp A14.jpg

A14. Neopost "IJ40" (digital), 2009.

Wide frank with small simulated perforation outer border.
The date figures are smaller and on a lower level than the value figures.
The meter number breaks bottom frame line.
Meter number with "IJ40" prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000



Bahrain stamp type A15.jpg

A15. Neopost "IJ80" (digital), 2012 or earlier.

Very similar to Type A14 but the value figures and meter number are taller.
Meter number with "IJ80" prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000








GROUP B: Franks with straight-line outer border[edit]


Bahrain B1.jpg

B1. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Large frank with “BAHRAIN” at top and large “POSTAGE” at bottom.
Without M#.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,ooo




Bahrain B2.jpg

B2. Roneo Neopost “205” (MV), 1973. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Square frank with “BAHRAIN” in curved panel at top.
“POSTAGE” below value figures.
M# with “RN” prefix in bottom corners.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg• 000



Bahrain stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Similar to Type B2, but frank wider than tall.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•000




Bahrain B4.jpg

B4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type B2, but frank taller, and M# centered at bottom.
M# with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC (found both with and without arcs within the two circles)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.000




Bahrain stamp type B5.jpg

B5. Unidentified (digital).

Nearly square frank with small openings in the center of the sides.
Above the value figures is the postal logo containing "BAHRAIN POST".
Below the value figures are the date and meter number with "BH5" prefix.
Small square 2D bar code at far left below "Kingdom of / Bahrain".
Various alpha-numeric codes of undetermined nature between the bar code and frank.
TM: nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000

NOTE: This may be a Post Office stamp.






GROUP PO: Franks generated only by machines in Post Offices[edit]


Bahrain stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Zebra "S4M” (digital).

This stamp is identical to United Arab Emirates Type PO1 except for the value figures.
It is a label for registered mail but it includes the postage amount as well as the registration information.
Covers found with this label have no other postage indicators and so it is also a postage stamp.
Below the bar code are two lines of text:
  •   First line: registration number, date, value figures
  •   Second line: destination, origin, weight
V/F:     Amt: 0.000