International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Uruguay

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Uruguay[edit]

  • The first meters were installed in 1924.
  • Most franks contain “URUGUAY”. One contains the abbreviation “R. O. del U.”, and one post office meter does not show the country name or an abbreviation.
  • The stamps are grouped by design usage:
A – Private use stamps with simulated perforation border"
B – Private use stamps with open design, incomplete outer border"
C - Private use stamps with straight line border
PO – Stamps generated by meters in post offices

NOTE: The typing scheme for Uruguay has been completely revised from the printed catalog. Apologies to those inconvenienced by this.


GROUP A: Private use franks with simulated perforation outer border[edit]


Sub-group AA: Frank contains small central circle holding the meter number[edit]

NOTE: See Type PO1 for a design nearly identical to Sub-group AA.



Uruguay stamp type AA1A.jpg
Uruguay stamp type AA1D.jpg


AA1. Universal “NZ” (FV-6), 1924.

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and sunburst design at center.
“URUGUAY” curved.
M# in small circle at center of sunburst.
“CENTESIMOS” in ribbon at bottom.
M# without prefix.
A. Straight-line TM in black including firm with or without advertising MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. As A, but in red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. Single circle TM in black MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
D. Single circle TM in red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 15

NOTE: Town marks for Type AA1 in brown are known. They are probably a blend of red and black inks rather than a deliberate brown.




Uruguay stamp type AA2.jpg
Uruguay stamp type AA2 nil.jpg

AA2. Universal “Midget” (FV-3/5), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type AA1, but the central circle is larger and the meter number has an “M” prefix.
M#s M1-M19.
TM: DC, nil
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 25







Sub-group AB: Frank without a small central circle[edit]



Uruguay stamp type AB1.jpg

AB1. Francotyp “C” (Universal “MultiValue”) (MV), 1932. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright frank with value figures in center.
“URUGUAY” straight. M# below frank.
Wide spacing between TM and frank with S# high.
M#s 20-22 and 314 without prefix, and M21.
Date figures without stops.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A)
a. Official use, M# 20 and 314


Uruguay stamp type AB2.jpg


AB2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank nearly identical to Type AB1, but spacing is narrower and TM is lowered.
Small date figures with stop after the month.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (A)



Uruguay stamp type AB3.jpg


AB3. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank inscribed with the abbreviation "R O del U" instead of the full country name.
Frank with single outer frame line and with ornament at top.
With TM lowered as with Type AB2.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00.ooo (A)




Uruguay stamp type AB4A.jpg
Uruguay stamp type AB4B.jpg


AB4. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1931.

Similar to Type AB1 but frank is larger and with large meter number with “F” prefix outside the frame line at left.
A. Large frank, 28 mm wide MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Frank 24 mm wide MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0.00 (O)







Uruguay stamp type AB5A.jpg

AB5. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1940.

Square frank with single, simulated perforation frame line.
Value figures variable in thickness.
M# with “MV –“ prefix below frank.
A. With “CENTESIMOS” at bottom of frank, TM on same level as frank
B. As A, but TM lowered, date figures small
C. With “N$ | CTS” at bottom of frank, TM on same level as frank
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00oo (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000 (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000oo (A,O)



Uruguay stamp type AB6A.jpg

AB6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Very similar to Type AB5 but value figures are of uniform thickness.
M# with “MV –“ prefix below frank.
A. With “PESOS” at bottom of frank, TM on same level as frank
B. As A, but “N$ | CTS” at bottom of frank
C. As B, TM lowered, date figures small
TM: DC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0000oo



Uruguay stamp type AB7A.jpg
Uruguay stamp type AB7ac.jpg
Uruguay stamp type AB7BC.jpg
Uruguay stamp type AB7f.jpg

AB7. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Upright frank with single, wavy line frame line.
Frank 24-26 mm wide.
Without M# but with license number (PERMISO) at bottom of frank.
A. With “PERMISO No” and number
B. With “PERMISO No” and number above “N$ Cts.”
C. With “PERMISO No” and number above “N$”
D. With “N$ | CTS” alone at bottom
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000oo
a. With unengraved block after “PERMISO No”
b. Post Office stamp: TM with “DIR. NAL. DE CORREOS”
c. Post Office stamp: TM with “DIRECCION GENERAL DE CORREOS”
d. Post Office stamp: TM with “CORREO” at top or bottom
e. Air mail only, TM with “SERVICO AEREO” at top
f. TM with ornament at bottom



Uruguay stamp type AB8.jpg


AB8. Satas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank as Type AB5 but meter number with “S” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.oo




Uruguay stamp type AB9.jpg


AB9. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type AB8 but much larger, frank 29 mm wide.
All examples seen have “PERMISO No” and number above “N$ Cts.” at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,oo
a. Post Office stamp: TM contains “DIR. NAL. DE CORREOS”




Uruguay stamp type AB10.jpg


AB10. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV-21). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Smaller frank with panel at bottom.
M# with “S” prefix in small boxes in lower corners with line between.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 7, 25




Uruguay stamp type AB11.jpg

AB11. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Frank very similar to Types AB1 and AB2.
Scroll at bottom containing currency indicator.
Permit number with or without “PERMISO No” prefix at bottom of the town mark.
Distance between center of date and value figures is 40 mm.
A. With “CENSESIMOS” in scroll at bottom
B. With “$ | Cts.” in scroll at bottom
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg◆000 o
a. With unengraved block below frank (shown)



Uruguay stamp type AB12C.jpg

AB12. Francotyp “Cm 7000/10000” (MV).

As Type AB11 but distance between TM and frank is 36-37 mm, and the value figures are narrower.
M#, with or without “MAQ.” prefix, at bottom of TM.
A. With “CENSESIMOS” in scroll at bottom
B. With “$ | Cts.” in scroll at bottom
C. With “N$ | Cts.” in scroll at bottom
D. With “N$ ” in scroll at bottom
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg◆0000
a. Post Office stamp: Town mark with “DIR. NAL. CORREOS” at top, machine ID number at bottom






GROUP B: Private use franks with open design without complete outer frame line[edit]



Uruguay stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal design with TM incorporated into the frank.
Balance, coat of arms and horse and bull design between value box and TM.
P# with “P.B.PERM.No” prefix below horse and bull.
M# in 5000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★00oo (breaking right frame line)



Uruguay stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-?), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type B1 but much smaller.
“P.B.” low outside TM at left.
P# with “PERM.No” or “PERMISO No” prefix below horse and bull.
M# in 5000 series.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01 through at least 20



Uruguay stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Neopost "105" (LV).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be scarce]

Winged helmet design with "REPUBLICA O. DEL" in ribbon above "URUGUAY" at top.
Fancy ornaments at center above the value figures at bottom center.
M# with "RN" prefix inside arcs at the lower corners.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.01 to ?






GROUP C: Private use franks with straight outer frame lines[edit]



Uruguay stamp type C1A.jpg
Uruguay stamp type C1B.jpg

C1. Postalia (MV).

Upright frank with single, straight-line frame and image of a walking or standing bird at top center.
“CORREOS” stacked in panel at left, and URUGUAY” stacked in panel at right.
Panel at bottom contains “PERM.PLIA.” over the permit number.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank. “Centesimos” above bottom panel
B. Narrow spacing between TM and frank. “Centesimos” above bottom panel
C. Wide spacing. “PESOS” above bottom panel
D. Narrow spacing. “PESOS” above bottom panel
E. Wide spacing. "N$ | CTS" above bottom panel
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 (breaking inner frame line at right)





Uruguay stamp type C2.jpg
Uruguay stamp type C2aa.jpg

C2. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Horizontal frank with single straight-line frame and no inner frame lines.
"REPUBLICA O. DEL" above "URUGUAY" at top, "PERMISO No" and permit number at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,00
a. Permit number negative against a solid field
b. Date present without TM

NOTE: In addition to variety b, other permit number variations exist including the use of different size digits in the number.






GROUP PO: Stamps from machines used only in Post Offices[edit]

  • See also types AB7a/b/c/d, AB9a, and AB12a for stamps generated in post offices.


Uruguay stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Universal “NZ” (FV-6), 1924. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Nearly identical to Sub-group AA design but the circle at the center of the frank is blank, and the town mark is quite different.
The meter number flanks the town mark, with a large letter “A” at left and a Roman numeral (I through IV) at right.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12




Uruguay stamp type PO2.jpg

PO2. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Similar to Type AB12 but the frank is square rather than upright.
Spacing between TM and frank is very narrow.
The value figures are also very narrow.
TM: DC
One seen with TM: “DIR. NAC. DE CORREOS / E005 – FP”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00



Uruguay stamp type PO3.jpg

PO3. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

Wide frank with thick frame line consisting of three rows of closely spaced dots.
Country name at top, blank at bottom.
Value figures large and tall.
TM: DC
One seen with TM: “ADM. NAC. CORREOS / PERM.00”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 000.00



Uruguay stamp type PO4.jpg

PO4. Francotyp "Cc/Ccm" (MV).

The frank consists of the value figures only, without outer frame.
The town mark contains "DIR. NAL. DE CORREOS".
No country name in the stamp.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000








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