International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Malta

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Malta[edit]

  • 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]


Malta stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright frank with “MALTA” in top panel.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in lower corner boxes.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/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.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/o=



Malta stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV-21). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright frank with “MALTA” in top panel.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in bottom corner boxes.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½ 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.
TM: BIC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,0



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.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,0


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.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



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.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,00



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.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.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.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋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.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000






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


Malta stamp type PO1.jpg
Malta stamp type PP1B.jpg



PO1. Unknown (digital), 2006.

Self-adhesive label with data in blocks.
Malta Post logo 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.
A. Malta Post logo: "MALTA/POST" left of "C" with wavy lines
B. Malta Post logo: "malta/post above post horn
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(000)0.00

















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


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 Misida 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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