International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Jersey

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Jersey[edit | edit source]

  • A dependency of Great Britain, Jersey’s own meter stamps did not appear until 1969. Before that date British stamps with “JERSEY/ CHANNEL ISLANDS” (or “CI”) in the town mark were used.
  • All stamps contain “JERSEY” in the frank.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A - “JERSEY” below value figures
B - “JERSEY” above value figures
PO - Special stamp generated only in Post Offices

NOTE:

Jersey, along with the rest of the UK, converted to decimal currency on 15th February 1971. This required existing machines (which registered in £sd) to be converted, a process which commenced in June 1968. Although existing models prior to 1971 used £sd, new models designed for decimalisation had the value shown in pence only (without the "D" suffix). Examples with the value in pence but dated prior to 15th February 1971 would fall into this "transitional" category, with values shown in "old pence" prior to that date and "new pence" thereafter. Examples in pre-decimal currency (£sd) are much scarcer than decimal stamps.



GROUP A: “JERSEY” below value figures[edit | edit source]

  • Coat of arms at top centre. Frame lines clear on solid background.



Jersey stamp type A1.jpg
A1. Neopost “105” (LV-10).
Frank 24-25 mm square.
M# with “N” prefix.
A. Value in £sd, with “D” currency indicator. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues seen: 1½, 5
B. Value in pence, without currency indicator. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues seen: 3, 4, 6
TM: BIC



Jersey stamp type A2.jpg
A2. Neopost “105-2” (LV).
Square frank much larger than Type A1.
M# with “W” prefix.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 04, 10




Jersey stamp type A3.jpg
A3. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).
Frank same size as for Type A1 but spacing is narrower.
Date figures tall for model 205, short for model 2205.
M# with “J”, “JA”, “JB” (etc), “2N” and "R" prefixes seen.
A. Value in £sd. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: ★’0 –
B. Value in pence. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)
TM: BIC



Jersey stamp type A4.jpg
A4. Neopost “305” (MV).
Large frank very similar to Type A2 but spacing is not as wide.
M# with “NA”, “NB”, “NC”, etc. prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)





Jersey stamp type A5.jpg
A5. Neopost “405/505” (MV).
Horizontal frank.
M# with “R” plus letter prefix, "RC", "RJ", "RM" and "RN" seen.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Jersey stamp type A6.jpg
Jersey A6 no prefix.jpg
A6. (MV). Neopost “Electronic” (MV).
Frank slightly more wide than tall, 29-30 x 26 mm.
M# with “J” or “RJ” prefix.
Date with wide spacing between month and year figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00–
a. No meter number prefix (M# 193, 194, 198).




Jersey Type A7.jpg
A7. Neopost “SM78/94” (MV).
Frank smaller than Type A6, 27-28 x 22mm.
Date with stops centred after day and month figures.
M# with “J9” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Jersey Type A7 1.jpg
A7.1 Neopost unidentified (possibly “9000” series) (MV).
Very similar to Type A7, but measuring 29 x 24.5mm.
Date with stops centred after day and month figures.
M# with “J9” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Jersey stamp type A8.jpg
A8. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).
Large frank, 35-36 x 27 mm.
M# with “HB”, “HF” or “HT” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Jersey Type A8 1.jpg
A8.1. Ascom Hasler “Smile” (MV).
Very similar to Type A8 but M# with "HS" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




Jersey stamp type A9.jpg
A9. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV-21).
Square frank similar to Type A1 in size.
Wide spacing between town mark and frank.
M# with “P.B. S” prefix.
TM: SC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3, 4




Jersey stamp type A10.jpg
A10. Neopost unidentified (digital).
Small frank slightly wider than tall
Very narrow spacing between town mark and frank.
M# with “J10” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Jersey Type A11.jpg
A11. Neopost "IJ Series" (digital).
Square frank
Very narrow spacing between town mark and frank.
M# with “J20” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000








GROUP B: “JERSEY” above value figures[edit | edit source]

  • Coat of arms at top left.
  • Frame lines solid on clear background except for Type B1.



Jersey stamp type B1.jpg
B1. Pitney Bowes “5000” series (MV).
Frame lines clear on solid background as with Group A stamps.
Value figures lower than date figures.
M# with "P.B.E.", “P.B.H”, “P.B.M” or “P.B.T” prefix.
The prefix can appear above or to the left of the meter number.
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



Jersey stamp type B2.jpg
B2. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).
Colored frame lines without background.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# at bottom left.
M# with “P.B.D” or “P.B.L” prefix.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Jersey stamp type B3.jpg
B3. Pitney Bowes “A900” series (MV).
Similar to Type B2 but wider frank with larger value figures.
M# at bottom center.
M# with “PBC” or "PB9" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Jersey stamp type B4.jpg
B4. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV).
Frank is taller than previous ‘B’ Types.
M# with “PBB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00



Jersey stamp type B5.jpg
B5. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).
Tall frank as with Type B4 but with two columns of numbers at left of town mark.
The date is much larger than with B5.
M# with “PB3” or "PB7" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Jersey Type B6.jpg
B6. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).
Similar to Type B4 but M# at lower left in place of horizontal line.
M# with “PBG” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000








GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by Post Office machines[edit | edit source]


Jersey stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Unknown (digital).

Frank without outer border printed in black on wide, plain white label with rounded corners.
JERSEY POST above value figures at top center.
The remaining text is as follows:
"Service Name:"MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg class of mail
"Office:"MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg name of post office
"Session ID:"MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg numeric code
date and time
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg£0.00