International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Panama

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  • The first meters were installed in 1954.
  • All stamps are inscribed “REPUBLICA DE PANAMA”.

GROUP A: Stamps for private and commercial use[edit]

Panama stamp type 1.jpg

1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1954.

Horizontal frank with single-line border enclosing TM.
Illustration of a bell tower at center.
“CORREOS/ PERMISO No.” and number at lower left.
“H” in oval at lower right.
V/F:     B/ 000

Panama stamp type 2.jpg

2. Postalia (MV).

Similar to Type 1 but wider design with text at top in frames.
M# with “P” prefix at lower right.
V/F:     B/. 0.00

Panama stamp type 3.jpg

3. Pitney Bowes (GB) “Automax” (MV).

Frank open at left with single, heavy frame lines at top and bottom and double frame line at right.
“BALBOAS” below value figures.
M# with “P.B.Nº” prefix.
V/F:     =.00= (to 9.99½)     =0.00 (to 99.99)

Panama stamp type 4.jpg

4. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21).

Small frameless frank with small bell tower between TM and value box.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
Values:     01 through 21

Panama stamp type 5.jpg

5. Pitney Bowes “R” series (MV).

Similar to Type 4 but much wider.
Value box open at top and left and with double line at right.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
V/F:     00 :

Panama stamp type 6.jpg

6. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV).

Similar to Type 5 but “CORREOS DE LA REPUBLICA DE" above "PANAMA” across top.
Value box with single line on all sides.
Parallel vertical lines at right.
M# with “P.B.Nº” prefix.
V/F:     .00     0.00

Panama stamp type 7.jpg
Panama stamp type 7 note.jpg

7. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Very similar to Type 6 but the top inscription does not extend above the town mark.
M# with “P.B.Nº” prefix
V/F:     0.00

NOTE. When sheet stamps of various denominations are out of stock stamps of Type 7 are sold over the counter in post offices as provisional replacements. The clerk replaces the day in the date with dashes and prints the stamps on plain white adhesive labels. The labels can be taken away for later use. When used they are cancelled like traditional stamps. See image at right.

Panama stamp type 8.jpg

8. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type 3 but smaller and without frame line at top.
M# with “P.B.Nº” prefix.
V/F:     0.00

Panama stamp type 9.jpg

9. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type 8 but with “CORREOS DE LA REPUBLICA DE" over "PANAMA” at top and value figures larger.
M# with “P.B.Nº” prefix.
V/F:     00.00

Panama stamp type 10.jpeg

10. Unidentified (MV).

Similar to Types 1 and 2 but without town mark circle. The date appears between two horizontal lines.
At top, "REPUBL" is in large letters left of boxed "UBLICA DE PANAMA" in smaller letters with boxed "CORREOS" attached below. The letters "UBL" are repeated. The stamp appears to contain an error of assembly. Despite this, two different meters have been reported:    P 321415  and   P 321417
M# with “P” prefix.
V/F:     B/. 000.00

GROUP PO: Stamps generated in post offices[edit]

Panama stamp type 10.jpg

PO1. Stripe Zebra "S4M" (digital), 2018

Plain white self-adhesive label with rounded corners and the frank printed in black.
At left is CORREOS PANAMA above the COTEL PANAMA logo (Correos y Telegrafos Panama).
At right is a square QR matrix bar code above what is possibly an identification number, P.B.N. 4006 in this case.
At bottom right are the value figures.
V/F:     B/ 0.00

GROUP OO: Stamps used only for official government business[edit]

Panama stamp type OO1.jpg

OO1. Pitney Bowes (GB) "Automax" (MV)

This is a fiscal stamp used for postage.
Frank with straight frame lines at top, bottom, and right and open on the left.
REPUBLICA de PANAMA across the top. Country coat of arms at left, three stacked stars at right. At bottom are CENTISIMOS DE BALBOA above large TIMBRE NACIONAL.
Meter number with "P.B." prefix breaks the bottom frame line.
Not seen with town mark.
V/F:     =000