International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • The earliest meter stamps seen are from the mid 1970s.
  • All stamps are inscribed “K.S.A” or variation.
  • Date figures on all stamps are Eastern Arabic except for Types 1A and B.

Saudi Arabia stamp type 1A.jpg
Saudi Arabia stamp type 1B.jpg
Saudi Arabia stamp type 1C.jpg

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

Horizontal frank with curved indentation at left fitting the town mark.
“K.S.A” below Arabic inscription at top.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
A. Western date figures, 2-digit Western (Christian) year figure
B. Western date figures, but with 2- or 3-digit Muslim year
C. Date entirely in Eastern Arabic numbers
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Saudi Arabia stamp type 2.jpg

2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

Similar to Type 1 but the date and value figures are on the same level.
M# centered below value figures, with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC (Eastern Arabic date figures)
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Saudi Arabia stamp type 3.jpg

3. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Very similar to Type 2 but “K.S.A” is centered below the value figures.
The value figures are larger, and the meter number is below “POSTAGE”.
M# with “PB” prefix.
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Saudi Arabia stamp type 4.jpg

4. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV).

Frank nearly square with large simulated perforation border.
“K.S.A.” thick. “SR” left of narrow value figures.
M# with “F.H.” prefix centered at bottom below “POSTAGE”.
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Saudi Arabia stamp type 5.jpg

5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank wider than tall with small simulated perforation border.
M# with “H” prefix in center of band at bottom with horizontal lines at the sides.
“SR” at right of value figures.
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Saudi Arabia stamp type 6.jpg

6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type 5 but without band at bottom.
M# with “HP” prefix very small at lower left.
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Saudi Arabia stamp type 7.jpg

7. Unidentified (digital).

Post Office label with rounded corners and pale green and yellow underprint showing the arms of the country above "Saudi Post" in Arabic and English.
With simple barcode across the top and a different type of barcode across the bottom.
At center left: mail class / destination / weight and value figures
At center right: origin post office / identification numbers / time and date.
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