International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Malta

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Malta[edit | edit source]

  • The first meter was installed in 1961.
  • All stamps have “MALTA” in the frank.
  • The stamps are divided into groups as follows:
A – Stamps used by private businesses
PO – Stamps generated by machines in Post Offices

GROUP A: Stamps used to frank regular mail[edit | edit source]

Malta stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Multi-Value” (MV).      [Uncommon]

Upright frank with “MALTA” in top panel.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in lower corner boxes.
V/F:      0/o

Malta stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type A1 but value figures are of uniform rather than variable thickness.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
V/F:      =000      =0/o=

Malta stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV-21).      [Scarce]

Upright frank with “MALTA” in top panel.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in bottom corner boxes.
Values:      ½ thru 1/– ?

Malta stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Neopost “205” (MV).

Square frank with double straight-line border.
Maltese cross at bottom center.
M# with “NE” prefix flanks the Cross.
V/F:      000      0,00      00,0

Malta stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Upright frank with single straight-line border.
Date figures tall (205) or short (2205).
Maltese cross at bottom center.
M# with large “N” prefix flanks the cross.
With some stamps an “E” is added before the meter number at right.
V/F:      000      00,0

Malta stamp type A6.jpg

A6. Frama (MV).

Horizontal frank with single-line border and post horns in all corner boxes.
Value figures heavy.
M# with “FRAMA” prefix and leading zeros in bottom panel.
V/F:      0.00

Malta stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type A6 but with Maltese crosses (with lined background) in the corner boxes.
M# with “H” prefix at bottom.
V/F:      0,00      00,00

Malta stamp type A8.jpg

A8. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank open in top left corner for Maltese cross.
Frank 27 x 21-22 mm.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F:      000      0.00      .000

Malta stamp type A9.jpg

A9. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Very similar to Type A8 but larger frank, 32 x 23 mm.
Value figures also larger.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F:      0.00

Malta stamp type A10.jpg

A10. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

As Type A9 but taller frank, 34 x 27 mm.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F:      000

GROUP PO: Stamps generated by Post Office window systems[edit | edit source]

Malta stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1.1. Unknown (digital), 2006.

Self-adhesive label with data in blocks.
Malta Post logo ("MALTA/POST" left of C with wavy lines) at top left, date at top right below "MaltaPost p.l.c."
The value figures are large, in a block at center right above a block containing the destination name.
Across the bottom are blocks containing zone, weight, and other data including a long identification number.
V/F:                      (000)0.00

Malta stamp type PP1B.jpg

PO1.2. Unknown (digital).

As PO1.1 but the Malta Post logo is different: "malta/post" above post horn
V/F:                      (000)0.00

Malta stamp type PO1.3.jpg

PO1.3. Unknown (digital), 2019.

Similar to PO1.2 but the label has a re-designed underprint that eliminates the outer frame lines and all vertical frame lines except for one at bottom right.
Other differences exist, most notably the repositioning of the ZONE and FOREIGN entries to the center.
Note that the stamp shown has the year figures in the date split into two lines. This is probably an operator entry error.
V/F:                      (000)0.00

GROUP PV: Stamps generated by public self-service machines[edit | edit source]

Malta stamp type PV1.jpg

PV1. SwiftPost/Integrex (digital/thermal), August 2012.

Large self-adhesive label with red and black Malta Post logo pre-printed at top left, three die cut rectangles at right and two across the bottom.
The point-of-sale data is imprinted in black. It includes the mail class at left of a square 2D "QR" type barcode above the value figures, weight, and destination.
The date and time appear in small type at top, left of the barcode square. Below the barcode square are four lines of code.
A. Stamp for regular mail.
B. Stamp for registered or other tracked mail, with bar codes printed in the die cut rectangles.
V/F:     € (000)0.00

NOTES: The first kiosk was used at the University of Malta in Msida from August 2012 to September 2013. Another was set up in St. Paul's Bay and later moved to the main post office in Marsa. The system was not in use long possibly because the printing was often indistinct, and the machines were difficult to maintain.

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