International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Palestine

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Palestine[edit | edit source]

  • The first meter was installed in 1929.
  • All stamps are inscribed “PALESTINE” in the frank.
  • For stamps after 1949 see ISRAEL and PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY.

1. Universal "Midget" (FV-3/5), 1929.    [Very scarce]
Small upright frank with country name in curved ribbon at top.
“MILS” below value figures.
Five meters used, A1 through A5.
TM: DC, with thick arc at bottom
Values:      2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 20

2. Neopost (LV-6), 1929.
Very similar to Type 1 but spacing between TM and frank is narrower.
The value figure is smaller than with type 1.
M# with “B” prefix, B1 through B24 known.
Values:      2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20, 24, 25

3. Francotyp “C” machine distributed by Universal (MV), 1932.
Frank is larger than Types 1 and 2, and the spacing between the town mark and frank is much wider.
Four-digit transaction counting number is high between the town mark and frank.
M#s A6, A7 and A8.
A. Large TM with small date figures with Arabic month
B. Smaller TM with larger date figures with Roman month (not shown)    [Uncommon]
V/F:      000

4. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1932.
Frank nearly identical to that of Type 3 but with much narrower spacing between the town mark and frank.
V/F:      000      00
a. V/F: 00 (M# A19 only)    [Rare]

5. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1932.    [Extremely rare, only one example known]
Large square frank.
With 4-bank value figures.
M# A39 only.
V/F:      000

6. Neopost (LV-6), 1938.    [Very scarce]
Identical to Type 2 but “MILS” above value figures instead of below.
M#s B30 to B33 known.
Values seen:      2, 5, 7, 13, 15, 25
a. Printed in black