International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Guernsey

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Guernsey[edit]

  • A dependency of Great Britain, Guernsey’s own meter stamps did not appear until 1969. Before that date British stamps with “GUERNSEY/ CHANNEL ISLANDS” (or “CI”) in the town mark were used.
  • All franks contain “Guernsey” and a map of the Channel Islands.

NOTE: Catalog values are not given for the meter stamps of Guernsey because no market appears to exist for them. Although the authors have not seen stamps in Sterling (£sd) currency, meters came into use before the change to decimal currency and no doubt exist. Sterling currency stamps would be far scarcer than decimal stamps.



GROUP A: Stamps from machines used by private businesses[edit]


Guernsey stamp type 1.jpg


A1. Neopost “105” (LV-6,-8).

Frank 29 x 24mm.
Spacing ~15-16 mm.
TM: SC, BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 2½, 3½, 5




Guernsey stamp type 2.jpg


A2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Frank 24-25 mm square.
Narrow spacing ~5-6mm.
Date figures tall for model 205. Date figures short for model 2205.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)



Guernsey stamp type 3.jpg


A3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Large frank 32-33 x 28-29 mm.
Spacing ~19-20mm.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)




Guernsey stamp type 4.jpg


A4. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Frank 30 x 23-24 mm.
Spacing ~12mm.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)




Guernsey stamp type 5.jpg


A5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank 29-30 x 25-26 mm.
Spacing ~12mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00–




Guernsey stamp type 6.jpg


A6. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV-21).

Frank very similar in appearance to Neopost stamps but frame line doubled, and M# with “P.B.S” prefix.
Wide spacing 27 mm.
TM: DC, SC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 2½, 3½, 4, 6




Guernsey stamp type 7.jpg

A7. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Wide frank with double outer frame lines.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
Spacing very narrow 1-2 mm.
M# with “P.B.M” or “P.B.T” prefix.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000



Guernsey stamp type 8.jpg

A8. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type A7 but narrower.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# breaks frame line at bottom.
M# with “P.B.”, “P.B.D” or “P.B.L” prefix.
“Postage Paid” below value figures.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000


Guernsey stamp type 8point1.jpg


A8.1. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

As Type A8 but larger.
M# with "P.B.G" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000




Guernsey stamp type 9.jpg


A9. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Wide value box as with Type A7 but date and value figures are on the same level.
Large value figures.
M# with “PB9” or “PBC” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000



Guernsey stamp type 10.jpg


A10. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank similar in size to Type A3 but spacing is narrower and value figures are different.
M# with “HF” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00≋




Guernsey stamp type 11.jpg


A11. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Stamp with two columns of numbers at left of town mark.
M# and “Postage Paid” break bottom frame line nearly all the way across.
M# with “PB7” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000



Guernsey stamp type 12.jpg

A12. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Type A11 but smaller and with more space between the TM and frank.
M# with “PB8” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000





GROUP PO: Stamps from machines used in Post Offices[edit]


Guernsey stamp type PO1 true.jpg

PO1. Unidentified (digital).

Post Office machine stamp.
Printed on self adhesive label with square corners. The label has preprinted red, yellow and blue checkerboard design across the top and the GUERNSEYPOST" logo at lower right.
The point-of-sale data is applied in black and reads from top town:
- Date and time
- ID number
- (optional) Postal class in one or two lines
- destination
- Weight
- Payment made by customer
- Amount of postage (if any) pre-affixed to the mail piece
- Total paid
With a line of dashes below "Weight" and below "Affix" and a double line of dashes below "Total".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg£0.00



Guernsey stamp type PO2.jpg



PO2. Unidentified (digital).

This is a commemorative stamp from the same system that produces Type PO1.
The pre-printed design includes a single-line border. Within the border are the Guernesy Post logo at upper left (in blue, red and yellow) and an image of a monkey (red-brown) at lower right. Below the monkey is "The Year of the Monkey 2016". Reading up at lower right is "www.guernseystamps.com".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg£0.00