International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Venezuela
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Venezuela[edit | edit source]
- 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 | edit source]
- 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
- V/F: 0,oo ✳0,oo ◇0,oo
- 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
- a. Value figures break frame line at left
- 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 | edit source]
- B1. Satas “Baby” (MV).
- Small upright frank with double straight-line frame.
- Identification number between town mark and frank.
- Only two examples seen, both quite weak, from 1987 and 1996, identification numbers S/017 and [S?]043.
- Presumably with "IPOSTEL" in the frank but possibly not.
- TM: DC
- V/F: 00,00
GROUP OO: Stamp designs found only on government official mail[edit | edit source]