International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Montserrat

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  • The earliest meter stamps known are from 1976.
  • The capital city of Plymouth and much of the rest of the country was abandoned after the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano in 1995.

Montserrat stamp type 1.jpg

1. Neopost “StampMaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Provisional stamp without country name in the town mark rather than in the frank.
Upright design with simulated perforation outer border.
Value figures in center within oval of petal-type ornaments.
M# with “RN” prefix flanks small crown and “EIIR” at bottom center.
Empty top panel above small “POST PAID”.
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NOTE: A postage meter brought in from Trinidad & Tobago (Type A7) was altered by removal of the country name for use in Montserrat. This same type of alteration of Trinidad & Tobago Type A7 was used in Grenada. Both provisional machines were used by the Royal Bank of Canada.

Montserrat stamp type 2.jpg

2. Neopost “StampMaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Type A1 but with “MONTSERRAT” in top panel.
Without “POST PAID”.
M# RN 001 seen.
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Montserrat stamp type 3.jpg

3. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Type A2 but smaller and squarer.
M# with “RN” prefix.
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Montserrat stamp type 4.jpg

4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank without border lines.
Country name at top, value figures at center.
M# with “RN” prefix at bottom.
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Montserrat stamp type 5.jpg

5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal frank open at the sides.
Crown at top left.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom center
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