International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Macedonia

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Macedonia[edit | edit source]

  • The first meter stamps appeared in 1992. Macedonia became an independent state in 1991 when Yugoslavia was disintegrating into its constituent parts. In February 2019 the country was renamed The Republic of North Macedonia or Severna Makedonija in Macedonian. For issues before 1992 see YUGOSLAVIA. All stamps are inscribed “MACEDONIA”, “MAKEDONIJA”, “MAKEДOHИJA”, “MAKEΔOHИJA” or are without country name but have a Macedonian town mark.
  • The stamps are grouped according to usage:
A - For general commercial and private use
PO - Generated only by machines in Post Offices

NOTE: Catalog values are not provided because almost no supply and demand data could be found by the authors.


GROUP A: Stamps for commercial or private use[edit | edit source]


Macedonia stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Postalia (MV).

Horizontal frank with “MAKEDONIJA” in top panel and “MAKEДOHИJA” in bottom panel.
Central area split with value figures in left two-thirds and postal logo in right third.
The postal logo is a ‘flying’ “PTT” in a ring.
TM: SC
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Macedonia stamp type A2A.jpg
Macedonia stamp type A2B.jpg



A2. Postalia (MV).

As Type A1 but with “MACEDONIA” at top and “MAKEΔOHИJA” at bottom.
A Postal logo is a large negative flying “ptt” in a solid circle
B. Large ‘flying’ “ptt” in a ring
TM: SC
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Macedonia stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Inscribed as Type A1 but frank is not as wide.
The postal logo is in a solid circle as with Type A2A.
The TM is raised in relation to the frank.
TM: SC
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Macedonia stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank inscribed as Types A1 and A3.
Without split in central area.
‘Backwards flying’ “ΠΤΤ” logo at left.
TM: DC
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Macedonia stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Very large frank with “MAKEDONIJA” in top panel and “MAKEДOHИJA” in bottom panel.
Central area split with ‘backwards flying’ “ΠTT” logo at left.
TM: DC
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Macedonia stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type A5 but smaller.
Top and bottom panels are thin.
TM: DC
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Macedonia stamp type A7.jpg


A7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Quite similar to Type A6 but with different postal logo in panel at left, "ΠΟШТА" below oval 'swirl' logo instead of "PTT".
TM: DC
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GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by meters and franking machines used in Post Offices[edit | edit source]

Group PO impressions are printed on self-adhesive labels using desktop printers - the Lexmark 2390+ is known to have been used for this purpose. The labels are then attached to the mail item.
Labels can be fed into the printer upside down, leading to inverted prints – these are not listed separately. Poor alignment can also mean that printing runs over one or more labels – see image for Type PO5.2b.
A number of official labels have been used, as listed below, although blank labels have also been used.



Macedonia Label A.jpg
Label A
Provisional label.
Yugoslavian label with country name crossed out or cut off.







Macedonia Label B.jpg
Label B
As per Label A, but “MACEDONIA” at top of left box and “MAKEДOHИJA” at top of right box.








Macedonia Label C.jpg
Label C
Single wide box with “MAKEДOHИJA” at top left and “MACEDONIA” at top right.








Macedonia Label D.jpg
Label D
As per Label C but with diagonal yellow printed “MACEDONIAN POST МАКЕДОНСКИ ΠΟШТИ”.








Macedonia Label E.jpg
Label E
As per Label D but with country name in lower case at bottom of box.








Macedonia Label F.jpg
Label F
Double box layout as per Label B, but country names at the bottom and without the winged ‘ptt’ logo.
Photocopy shown - original would be red.






Macedonia Label G.jpg
Label G
As per Label F but the upper frame line is complete, and the characters “ПТТ” are stacked at bottom centre.







Macedonia Label H.jpg
Label H
As per Label G but with an inner panel at the top.







Macedonia Label I.jpg
Label I
Red box with simulated perforations at right with country name below.
Diagonal yellow printed “PTT MACEDONIA ПТТ МАКЕДОНИЈА”.
6-digit label number with “No.” prefix reading down at far left.






Macedonia Label J.jpg
Label J
As per Label I but without label number.
The diagonal yellow print reads “MACEDONIAN POST” and “МАКЕДОНСКА ΠΟШТА” on alternate lines.







Macedonia Label K.jpg
Label K
As per Label J but the red box is over a white background that extends vertically through the yellow print.








Macedonia Label L.jpg
Label L
As per Label J but the diagonal yellow print extends all the way to the edge of the simulated perforations.








Macedonia Label M.jpg
Label M
As per Label J but the red box is wider and with more simulated perforations.
The label shows the new country name (effective from February 2019) in Macedonian (cyrillic and romanised) and English.
The diagonal yellow print reads “POSTA ΠΟШТА”.








Macedonia Type PO1 1.jpg
PO1.1. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type PO1.1.
Point of sale data all in upper case, applied by dot matrix printer in black.
Used with Label A.
5-digit PO number and PO name above “R.MAKEDONIJA”.
Date (dd.mm.yy), time and value level
Weight in kg
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Macedonia Type PO1 2.jpg
PO1.2. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type PO1.
As Type PO1.1 but “R.MAKEDONIJA” removed and PO name is below the 5-digit PO number.
Used with Label A.
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a. With registration data added at top left.




Macedonia Type PO1 3.jpg
PO1.3. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type type PO2.
As Type PO1.2 but 5-digit PO number removed.
Used with Label B.
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a. With registration data added at top left.




Macedonia Type PO2 1.jpg
PO2.1. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type PO6.
As Type PO1.1 but “R.MAKEDONIJA” removed and replaced by a dashed line.
Used with Labels A and D.
V/F:      (0)(0)0,00
a. With registration data added at top left.




Macedonia Type PO3 1.jpg
PO3.1. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously types PO4 and PO5.
Used with Labels E, F, G and H.
4- or 5-digit PO number and PO name.
Time (with lower case “h”) level with value.
Date below time.
5-digit code at lower right.
Weight (if shown) as “Masa: 0g” at lower left.
V/F:      (0)(0)0,00
Note: Upper row may be in capitals or lower case, and justified either left, centre or right.



Macedonia Type PO4 1.jpg
Macedonia Type PO4 1b.jpg
PO4.1. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type PO3c.
Used with Label I or blank label.
4- or 5-digit PO number and PO name level with value.
5-digit code below value.
Date and time at lower left.
Weight (if shown) as “Masa: 0g” below date.
V/F:      (0)(0)0,00
a. With registration data added at top left.
b. With additional text at left advertising Macedonia Post internet services.



Macedonia Type PO4 2.jpg
PO4.2. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type PO3c.
Used with Labels I and J.
4- or 5-digit PO number and PO name level with value.
4+2+2 digit code below value.
Date (dd/mm/yy) and time (hh:mm) below code at right.
Weight (if shown) as “Masa : 0g.” at lower left.
V/F:      (0)(0)0,00
a. With registration data added at top left.



Macedonia Type PO5 1.jpg
Macedonia Type PO5 2c.jpg
PO5.1. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type PO3.
Used with Labels J, K, L and M, and blank labels.
4-digit PO number and PO name (cyrillic or romanised text) level with value.
“Bpeд.” below PO number.
4+4+2+2 or 4+2+2 digit code below value.
Weight (if shown) as “Maca : 0r.” at lower left above date and time (hh:mm).
V/F:      (0)(0)0,00
a. With registration data added at top left.
b. “Official” mail with “cлужбено” in place of value.



Macedonia Type PO5 2.jpg
Macedonia Type PO5 2b.jpg
PO5.2. Unidentified (digital).
This was previously type PO3.
Used with Labels J, K, L and M, and blank labels.
4-digit PO number and PO name (cyrillic or romanised text) level with value.
“Vred.” below PO number.
4+4+2+2 or 4+2+2 digit code below value.
Weight (if shown) as “Masa : 0g.” at lower left above date and time (hh:mm).
V/F:      (0)(0)0,00
a. With registration data added at top left.
b. With additional text at left.




The following section shows the previous listing. It will be retained for a short period to allow users to update their collections.



Macedonia stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Unidentified (digital).

Provisional stamp.
Frank frame and square town mark preprinted in red.
The frank has a ‘flying’ “ptt” logo at bottom.
Point of sale data added digitally in black.
The top of the frank is blank where the Yugoslavia country name was excised.
Printed on self-adhesive labels.
One known, used in Ohrid, Macedonia.
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a. With registration data added at left


Macedonia Type PO1point1.jpg


PO1.1. Unidentified (digital).
Provisional stamp. As per Yugoslavia Type PO-B1, but with the country name crossed out.
Preprinted portion in red.
Post office name and number above "R.MAKEDONIJA", date, hour and postage amount applied by dot matrix process in black.
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Macedonia stamp type PO2.jpg


PO2. Unidentified (digital).

As Type PO1 but with “MACEDONIA” at top of town mark and “MAKEДOHИJA” at top of frank.
Point of sale data added digitally in black.
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a. With registration data added at left




Macedonia stamp type PO3.jpg
Macedonia stamp type PO3aa.jpg
Macedonia stamp type PO3bb.jpg
Macedonia stamp type PO3cc.jpg











PO3. "Lexmark 2390+" (digital).

Printed on self-adhesive label with diagonal yellow underprinting and red frank frame at right above “MAKEΔOHИJA MACEDONIA”.
Point of sale data added in black.
Inside the frank frame are the value figures at top and an ID number at bottom.
Registration, town and data data are at left.
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a. Printed on upside-down label
b. Printed on label without underprint
c. Label has identification number with "No" prefix reading down at far left



Macedonia stamp type PO4.jpg
Macedonia stamp type PO4B.jpg
Macedonia stamp type PO4C.jpg



PO4. Unknown (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg("A" is shown is black & white; the actual stamp has red frame.)

Similar to Types PO1 and PO2 but "Macedonia" preprinted at bottom of left square, and “Makeдониja” preprinted at bottom of right square.
Point of sale data applied separately via dot matrix process.
Printed on adhesive labels, not directly to the mail piece.
A. The preprinted frame lines are broken at top and bottom center
B. The preprinted frame line is complete across the top, and the characters " П Т Т " are stacked at bottom center
C. As B but with inner panel at top for the town line
TM: SL
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Macedonia stamp type PO5.jpg

PO5. Unidentified (digital).

As with PO3 printed on self-adhesive label with diagonal yellow underprinting and red frank frame at right.
The frame has straight lines rather than simulated perforations.
“MAKEΔOHИJA MACEDONIA” within the frame at bottom.
Point of sale data added in black inside the frame: time and date at left, value figures and ID number at right.
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Macedonia stamp type PO6.jpg


PO6. Unidentified (digital).

Similar to Type PO5 but wider frame on plain white label.
“MAKEΔOHИJA MACEDONIA” at top inside the frame.
Inside the frame added in black are the date and hour at left and value figures at right.
The weight appears outside the frame at left.
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NOTE: The descriptions of types PO5 and PO6 are based on only one example of each seen. It is likely both stamp types can display other point-of-sale data both inside and outside the inner frames.







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