International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Qatar

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  • The earliest meter stamp seen is from 1970. All stamps are inscribed “QATAR” or “STATE of QATAR”.

GROUP A: Stamps from mechanical postage meters

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A1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).    [Scarce]
Upright, nearly square frank with simulated perforation border.
Country name in curved panel at top.
“RIYALS/ POSTAGE” at bottom above meter number.
M# with “P.B.” prefix
V/F:      =0.oo

A2.1. Neopost “205” (MV).
Square frank with straight line border.
“QATAR” at top left, “RIYALS” above “POSTAGE” at bottom flanked by “N” at left and meter number at right.
Date figures are tall.
V/F:      0.00

A2.2. Neopost “2205” (MV).
Very similar to Type 2.1 but the frank is wider and the spacing between the town mark and frank is wider.
The date figures are much shorter than with Type 2.1.
Meter number prefix /'N".
V/F:      0000

A3. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).    [Scarce]
Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Country name in Arabic at top and English as "STATE OF QATAR" immediately below.
“Dh” and meter number above horizontal line at bottom.
M# with “H” prefix
A. Frank 27-28 mm wide (shown)
B. Frank 30 mm wide
V/F:      00.00       00,00

A4.1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).
Small, horizontal frank with simulated perforation border.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix low between TM and frank.
V/F:      000

A4.2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).    [Scarce]
Similar to Type 4 but the frank is narrower with "POSTAGE" above the meter number at bottom.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom center.
V/F:      000

A4.3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” series (MV).
Large, square frank with simulated perforation border.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
V/F:      000

A4.4. Pitney Bowes-GB "A900/B900" series (MV).
Similar to Type A4.3 but wider than tall.
The value figures are widely spaced.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
V/F:      0000

GROUP B: Stamps from digital postage meters

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B1. Zebra "Gxk420t" (digital).

Post Office stamp.
Frameless design on white, self-adhesive label.
Pre-printed country name and postal logo at top left, “Postage Paid” at top right.
Point of sale data added below.
V/F:      QR 00.00       QAR:0.00

B2. Neopost "IS5000" (digital).

Square frameless design with 2D bar code across the bottom.
At top left is "Q-POST" above the meter number and a six-digit code.
At top right is a logo for the Qatar postal system.
At center are the value figures.
M# with "NP500" prefix.
TM: DC with date above time of day
V/F:      QR000.00