International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Venezuela

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Venezuela[edit]

  • The first meter was installed in 1950.
  • All franks are inscribed “VENEZUELA”.
  • Most stamps show a License number (L#) rather than a Meter number (M#).
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function as follows:
A - Commercial use designs, inscribed “CORREOS”
B - Commercial use designs, inscribed “IPOSTEL”
OO - Official government use



GROUP A: Stamps for private and commercial use, inscribed “CORREOS”[edit]


Venezuela stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1950.

Horizontal design incorporating TM.
Inscribed “EEUU DE VENEZUELA/ CORREOS” across top.
Horse design between TM and value box.
L# with “LIC.—“ prefix and “-P.B.” suffix.
TM: SC
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Venezuela stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV).

As Type A1 but inscribed “REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA/ CORREOS” at top.
A. L# with “LIC.—“ prefix and “-P.B.” suffix
B. L# with “MH.—“ prefix and “-P.B.” suffix
TM: SC
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Venezuela stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A2, but value box is wider.
L# with “LIC.” prefix and “P.B.” suffix.
TM: SC
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Venezuela stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Similar to Type A3 but country inscription starts right of the town mark and extends beyond the right side of the value box.
L# with “LIC.” prefix and “P.B.” suffix.
TM: DC
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Venezuela stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type A4 but “CORREOS” is below the value box, and the date and value figures are on the same level.
L# below “CORREOS” with “LIC.” prefix and “P.B.” suffix.
TM: DC
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Venezuela stamp type A6.jpg

A6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Frank with single, simulated perforation border line.
Country name in curved panel at top. “CORREOS” in panel at bottom with “BOLIVARES” and M# above.
L# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC (one meter only with TM BIC, M# 881)
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Venezuela stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
“BOLIVARES” above “CORREOS” in scroll at bottom.
Meter model “FRANCOTYP CCM” above L# with “SERIAL” prefix below TM.
TM: DC
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a. Without “BOLIVARES” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Venezuela stamp type A8A.jpg
Venezuela stamp type A8B.jpg



A8. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Upright frank with double, straight-line frame.
Country name in scroll at top.
Ornamental design above value figures.
L# with “H (circled) HASLER” prefix below frank.
Spacing between TM and frank variable.
A. “Bs.” right of value figures
B. “Bs.” left of value figures
TM: SC, DC
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a. M# repeated inside TM below date
b. With 5-digit impression counter number high left of TM
c. Unengraved ‘half moon’ in TM below date



Venezuela stamp type A9.jpg

A9. Postalia (MV).

Upright frank with single, straight-line frame.
Coat of arms breaks frame at lower right.
“BOLIVARES” above and “CORREOS” at left of coat of arms.
L# with “POSTALIA” prefix, low, outside frank at left.
TM: SC
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a. Value figures break frame line at left



Venezuela stamp type A10.jpg

A10. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal rectangle with large “CORREOS” across bottom and small “Bs” at right.
Frank without ornaments.
L# with “H” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00








GROUP B: Stamps for private and commercial use, inscribed “IPOSTEL”[edit]


Venezuela stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Satas “Baby” (MV).

Small upright frank with double straight-line frame.
Only one example seen, and it is quite weak.
TM: DC
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Venezuela stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type A10 but with "IPOSTEL" across bottom of frank.
Small "DE" between "REPUBLICA" and "VENEZUELA".
L# with “H” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
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Venezuela stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “Paragon” (MV).

Similar to Type A5 but value box much deeper with “IPOSTEL” below.
Without “LIC”.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
TM: DC
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Venezuela stamp type B4.jpg

B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Similar to Type A5 but value box is wider, value figures are larger, and with “IPOSTEL” replacing “CORREOS”.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
TM: DC
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Venezuela stamp type B5.jpg

B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Similar to Type B5 but "IPOSTEL" is above the value box.
Value figures are below the level of the date figures.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
TM: DC
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GROUP OO: Stamp designs found only on government official mail[edit]


Venezuela stamp type OO1.jpg

OO1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1943 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type A6 but with “E.E.U.U. DE / VENEZUELA” at top and with large “G.N.” in dotted letters above “CORREOS” at bottom.
Identification number with “U” prefix in small boxes in corners above “CORREOS”.
TM: DC
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Venezuela stamp type OO2.jpg

OO2. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A2 but with “REP. DE VENEZUELA” across top.
Large “G.N.” below value box.
Identification number 001 without prefix is below the horse (obscured in the image).
TM: SC
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