International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Belize

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When the country gained independence from Great Britain in 1987 the name was changed from British Honduras to Belize. No meter franks seen so far include the country name. The stamps can be identified by “B.H.” (British Honduras), “BELIZE” or “BELIZE CITY” in the town mark. The first meter was installed in 1967.

GROUP A: Issue of British Honduras[edit]

Belize stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV), 1967. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

The frank has wings above the town mark at left and value box at right with coat of arms in the center.
M# with “P.B.” prefix below coat of arms. Inscribed “POSTAGE” at top of value box.
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a. Without M# but with "P.B." below coat of arms

GROUP B: Issues of independent Belize[edit]

Belize B1.jpg

B1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Similar to Type A1 but the stamp is wider.
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Belize stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Wingspan is shorter covering only the coat of arms and value box.
Value box with double frame lines at right and bottom and no lines at top and left.
“POSTAGE” is below the value figures.

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