International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Isle Of Man

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Isle of Man[edit | edit source]

  • A dependency of Great Britain, meter stamps inscribed “ISLE OF MAN” first appeared in 1973.
  • All franks are inscribed “ISLE OF MAN” at the top.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A - Straight-line border, shields in lower corners
B - Simulated perforation border, crest at lower left
PO – Digital frank generated by Post Office machines

GROUP A: Frank with straight-line border, shields in lower corners[edit | edit source]

  • “POSTAGE” and “PAID” stacked at sides

A1. Roneo Neopost “105” (LV-10). [$25]
Frank 21 x 25 mm.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “N” prefix.
Value seen:

A2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV). [$5]
Frank 24-25 mm square.
Narrow spacing.
M# with “J”, “JT”, "JZ" or “2N” prefix.
Date figures tall (205) or short (2205).
V/F: 0(½)00(½)

A3. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV). [$5]
Frank 31 x 23-24 mm.
M# with “RN” or “RR” prefix.
V/F: 00 000

A4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).
Frank 29 x 26 mm.
M# without prefix or with "M" prefix.
V/F: 000

A5. Neopost “SM78/94” (MV).
Horizontal frank smaller than Type A4
Date figures have centered stops.
M# with "M" prefix.
V/F: 000

A6. Neopost (digital).
Value figures close to the bottom of the frank.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
M# with "M" prefix.
V/F: 0000

GROUP B: Frank with simulated-perforation border[edit | edit source]

  • Crest with crown and banner at lower left of frank

B1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV-21).

Line below “ISLE OF MAN”.
“POSTAGE PAID” below value figures.
M# with “P.B.S” prefix.
M# below “POSTAGE PAID”.
Wide spacing.
Values: ½ up in ½ steps

B2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

“POSTAGE PAID” below “ISLE OF MAN” at top.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.T” prefix.
M# below crest.
V/F: 0(½)00(½) [possibly 000(½)]

B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

"POSTAGE PAID” below value figures.
No line below “ISLE OF MAN”.
M# with “P.B.D.” or “P.B.L” prefix below “POSTAGE PAID”.
Date and value figures on same level.
V/F: 0(½)00(½)000(½) 000

B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Very similar to Type B3 but value figures larger.
M# with “P.B.C” prefix.
V/F: 000

B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “Paragon” (MV).

Tall frank, 38-39 x 28mm.
Column of short horizontal bars at right.
M# with “P.B.G” (and P.B.F?) prefix.
V/F: 000

B6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type B5 but frank 37-38 x 30 mm.
“ISLE OF MAN” smaller than on Type B5.
M# with “HB”, “HF” or “HT” prefix.
A. Small M# below “PAID”, with line preceding
B. M# centered below “POSTAGE PAID”
V/F: 000(½) 000 00

B7. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Similar to Type B4 but frank is taller.
With two columns of numbers left of the town mark.
M# with "PB79" prefix.
V/F: 0000

B8. Pitney Bowes, probably "DM300" (digital).

Very similar to Type B7 but the date figures are larger and the value figures are narrower.
M# with "PB36" prefix.
V/F: 0000

GROUP PO: Digital frank generated by Post Office machines[edit | edit source]

PO0.1. Hytech (digital), 2002.

White tape with preprinted design of Isle of Man coat of arms repeating along left side.
At right is a field of yellow with "ISLE OF MAN" above "POST OFFICE" repeating in white.
Point-of-sale data applied in black above the yellow area. It includes the time and date at top followed by the postage value, "POSTAGE PAID", town name, and "Isle of Man". At far right is a vertical bar code.
V/F: £0.00

PO1. Horizon (digital).

Printed in black on white label with very light underprint.
"Isle of Man Post" above "Postage Paid" at top.
Date and time above value figures in center.
Post Office name and bar code at bottom.
A. The underprint consists of "Isle of Man" above "Post Office" above

"Olk Postage Ellan Vannin". The postal logo is at right.

B. The underprint is in italic and consists of "Ellan Vannin" above "Isle of Man" and large "Post". The postal logo is larger and at left.
V/F: £0.00
a. With vertical red bar through the center, an indication that the end of the paper roll is approaching

PO2. Horizon (digital).

As Type PO1A but "Isle of Man" above "Post Office" at top.
At center is "Postage Paid" above the value figures.
At bottom are the time and date above the post office and transaction identification.
V/F: £00.00