International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe[edit]

  • The first meter was installed in 1929 when the country was the British possession of Southern Rhodesia. In 1953 the British merged Southern Rhodesia with their other colonies of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland into the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. In 1963 the Federation dissolved. Southern Rhodesia became independent and in 1965 dropped “SOUTHERN” from its name. In 1980 native populations gained control of the government and changed the country’s name to ZIMBABWE.
  • For issues during the period of federation, see RHODESIA & NYASALAND.
  • The stamps are grouped according to political inscription and use:
A – Inscribed SOUTHERN RHODESIA, 1929–1953 and 1963–1964 (See RHODESIA & NYASALAND for 1953-1963.)
B – Inscribed RHODESIA, 1965 - 1980
C – Inscribed ZIMBABWE, 1980 to present
PO – Special stamps generated only by machines in Post Offices

NOTE that the town marks of some stamp types, especially in Group C, can be quite irregular in size.


GROUP A: Franks inscribed “SOUTHERN RHODESIA”[edit]

  • Used from 1929 to 1953, before joining the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and again in 1964-64 after dissolution of the Federation.


Zimbabwe stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Neopost (FV-1), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
“SOUTHERN / RHODESIA” in top panel, crown and monogram (GvR) in center.
“POSTAGE &/ REVENUE” in arcs at sides.
Lower frame line unbroken.
M# N1 - N8.
TM: DC, BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 2D



Zimbabwe stamp type A2B.jpg

A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1935.

As Type A1 but bottom frame line is broken at sides of value figure.
M# N9 up plus replacement dies of N1 – 8.
A. With monogram “GvR” (not shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. With monogram “G R”
TM: DC, BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 1½, 2, 3, 6, 1/-
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]



Zimbabwe stamp type A3A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type A3B.jpg


A3. Universal “Multi-Value" (MV), 1934.

Frank with single-line simulated perforation border.
“SOUTHERN” and “RHODESIA” in curved panels at top and bottom.
Country name is either small with spaces at sides or large filling the panels.
M# with “U” prefix.
A. With “POSTAGE” vertical at each side. Country name large MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. With “POSTAGE PAID” vertical at each side. Country name small
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0(½)



Zimbabwe stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Neopost (LV-6), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Small frank with “SOUTHERN” at top and “RHODESIA” at bottom.
Large value figure in center with “POSTAGE PAID” above in horseshoe-shaped ribbon.
M# N374 only.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 2, 3, 6D , 1/-



Zimbabwe stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Neopost (LV-6), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Small frank with simulated perforation border.
“SOUTHERN” at top within parallel lines, and “RHODESIA” at bottom.
“POSTAGE” vertical at left, and M# vertical at right.
M#’s N375 and 376 only
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 2, 3, 6D , 1/-



Zimbabwe stamp type A6A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type A6B.jpg


A6. Universal “Simplex” (LV-24), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A3 but TM and date figures smaller.
M# with “S” prefix.
A. With “POSTAGE” alone vertical at each side. Country name large
B. With “POSTAGE PAID” vertical at each side. Country name small
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½D to 2/-






Zimbabwe stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Universal “Automax” (MV).

Very similar to Type A3A but value figures are of uniform thickness.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0=



Zimbabwe stamp type A8.jpg

A8. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank with petal ornaments at top and sides.
“POSTAGE PAID” in very small letters near top above value figures.
M# with “RN” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg= 0•00=



Zimbabwe stamp type A9.jpg

A9. Neopost (LV-6), 1964.

Similar to Type A2 but crown and monogram removed from center.
“PAID” replaces “REVENUE” at right.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7D, 1/-



Zimbabwe stamp type A10.jpg

A10. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Large frank with rectangular panels at top and bottom.
“SOUTHERN” in top and “RHODESIA” in bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at both sides.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/0– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/00/0—



Zimbabwe stamp type A11.jpg

A11. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Square frank with “SOUTHERN/ RHODESIA” in top panel.
M# with “NE” prefix at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★‘0–






GROUP B: “RHODESIA” alone as the country name in the frank[edit]

  • “SOUTHERN” was dropped from the name in 1965.
  • Stamps are denominated in £sd currency before 1970 and in decimal currency afterward.


Zimbabwe stamp type B1A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type B1B.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type B1aa.jpg


B1. Neopost (LV-6), 1965.

As Type A2 but crown and monogram removed, center blank.
M# with “N” prefix.
A. “SOUTHERN” excised from die leaving space above “RHODESIA”
B. “RHODESIA” large, centered in panel
TM: DC or BIC
Values seen (£sd, with “D”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 5, 6, 7, 1/-
Values seen (decimal, with “c”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12½
a. As A, "SOUTHERN" only partially obliterated from top panel




Zimbabwe stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Neopost (FV-1). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type B1B but value in center of frank.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½c



Zimbabwe stamp type B3A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type B3B.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type B3cc.jpg


B3. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).

As Type A3 but with blank panel at top.
M# with “U” prefix.
A. “POSTAGE” at sides
B. “POSTAGE PAID” at sides
TM: DC , SC
V/F £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0
V/F Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.00(½)
a. Top panel removed altogether
b. Month in letters as "1 JAN 65", found on meter U11
c. "SOUTHERN" only partially obliterated from top panel



Zimbabwe stamp type B4.jpg

B4. Universal “MultiValue” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

“RHODESIA” in curved panel at top, no panel at bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” at sides.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.00



Zimbabwe stamp type B5A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type B5B.jpg


B5. Universal “Simplex” (LV-24).

As Type A6 but top panel blank.
M# with “S” prefix.
A. “POSTAGE” at sides
B. “POSTAGE PAID” at sides
TM: DC
Values seen (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 3, 4, 1/3
Values seen (decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 2½, 3½, 4, 5, 10, 12c
a. Top panel partially or totally removed.





Zimbabwe stamp type B6.jpg

B6. Universal “Automax” (MV).

Very similar to Type B4 but value figures are of uniform thickness.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0=
V/F Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.oo=
a. Top panel removed altogether



Zimbabwe stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A8 but “SOUTHERN” removed from design leaving blank space at left and “RHODESIA” at right in curved panel.
M# RN 563 seen.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0=



Zimbabwe stamp type B8.jpg

B8. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type B7 but smaller panel containing “RHODESIA” centered.
Small “POSTAGE PAID” at top center.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0=
V/F Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00=



Zimbabwe stamp type B9.jpg

B9. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

As Type B8 but “RHODESIA” larger and “POSTAGE/ PAID” moved to bottom.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/==
V/F Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•00=



Zimbabwe stamp type B10.jpg

B10. Neopost (LV-6), 1967.

Frank made up of four rectangles.
“RHODESIA” in top panel, M# in bottom panel.
“POSTAGE PAID” in left and right vertical panels.
Value in center.
M# with “N” prefix
Values seen (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7D, 1/-
Values seen (decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 5, 8, 10, 12½



Zimbabwe stamp type B11.jpg

B11. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A10 but blank at top and large “RHODESIA” at bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at both sides.
M# “F1” seen.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0–



Zimbabwe stamp type B12.jpg

B12. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Similar to Type B11 but narrower frank, and “RHODESIA” in both top and bottom panels.
“POSTAGE” at left, “PAID” at right.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00–



Zimbabwe stamp type B13.jpg

B13. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Similar to Type B12 but wider, and dollar sign at upper left.
“POSTAGE PAID” only at right.
M# “FR-1” seen.
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00(½)



Zimbabwe stamp type B14A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type B14B.jpg


B14. Neopost “205” (MV).

Top panel with RHODESIA”.
Tall date figures.
M# with “NE” prefix.
A. “SOUTHERN” removed from die leaving space above “RHODESIA”
B. “RHODESIA” centered in panel
TM: BIC
V/F £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★‘0–
V/F Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00–




Zimbabwe stamp type B15.jpg

B15. Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Very similar to Type B14 but slightly wider frank and with wider spacing between TM and frank, (14-15 mm).
Date figures short.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00



Zimbabwe stamp type B16.jpg

B16. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

As Types B14 and 15 but larger, 29 x 28-29 mm.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00=



Zimbabwe stamp type B17.jpg

B17. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Upright frank with single simulated-perforation outer border.
Country name curved at bottom.
“POSTAGE” between parallel-line ornaments vertical at both sides.
M# “U79” seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000=



Zimbabwe stamp type B18.jpg

B18. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with single simulated-perforation outer border and double straight-line inner frame in the corners.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at both sides.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.oo=



Zimbabwe stamp type B19.jpg

B19. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV), 1970.

Simulated perforation border, “RHODESIA” at top with M# immediately below.
Value figures at bottom flanked by “POSTAGE” vertical at both sides.
M# “PBH 1” seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00(½)







GROUP C: “ZIMBABWE” in the frank[edit]

  • Rhodesia changed its name to Zimbabwe in 1980.



Sub-group CA: Franks with simulated-perforation outer border[edit]



Zimbabwe stamp type CA1.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type CA1bb.jpg

CA1. Neopost (LV-6), 1980.

Similar to Type B1 but with new country name.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC or BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12½, 18
a. Hybrid stamp, with large DC TM, 27-28 mm, and small date figures.
b. Printed in nonstandard color purple (N 557 seen)



Zimbabwe stamp type CA2.jpg

CA2. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Similar to Type B3A but with new country name (known both large and small).
Frank ~24 x 27 mm.
Without bottom panel.
“POSTAGE” reads up at both sides.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.00=



Zimbabwe stamp type CA3A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type CA3B.jpg


CA3. Universal “Automax” (MV).

Very similar to Type CA2 but value figures are of uniform thickness.
‘Perforations’ variable.
M# with “U” prefix.
A. “POSTAGE” reads up both sides
B. “POSTAGE” reads up at left, down at right
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.oo= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo




Zimbabwe stamp type CA4.jpg


CA4. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type CA3 but larger and with empty bottom panel.
M# U21 only seen.
TM DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.oo=



Zimbabwe stamp type CA5.jpg

CA5. Universal “Simplex” (LV-24).

As Type B5B but with new country name.
Without top panel.
M# with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg9, 12¢



Zimbabwe stamp type CA5point1.jpg


CA5.1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV).

As Type CA5 but “ZIMBABWE” straight at top, without ornaments.
M# with “S” prefix in lower corners.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3, 12¢



Zimbabwe stamp type CA6.jpg


CA6. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

As Type B9 but with new country name.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00 =



Zimbabwe stamp type CA7.jpg

CA7. Neopost “205/ 2205” (MV).

As Type B14 but with new country name.
M# with “NE” prefix.
Date figures tall (“205”) or short (“2205”).
TM: DC, SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00



Zimbabwe stamp type CA8.jpg

CA8. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

As Type B15 but with new country name.
M# “NE 121” seen.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00–



Zimbabwe stamp type CA9.jpg


CA9. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

As Type B12 but with new country name at top and bottom.
M# with “F” or “FR” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00— MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00–



Zimbabwe stamp type CA10.jpg

CA10. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

As Type CA9 but with country name at top only.
Bottom panel blank.
M# with “F” or “FR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00—



Zimbabwe stamp type CA11.jpg

CA11. Universal “Automax” (MV).

As Type B18 but with new country name.
M# with “U” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.oo=



Zimbabwe stamp type CA12.jpg

CA12. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

As Type B19 but with new country name.
“POSTAGE” at left and “PAID” at right.
M# “PBH 1” seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CA13.jpg

CA13. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Frank with straight inner frame line within outer frame line.
“POSTAGE” vertical at left and “PAID” vertical at right.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.A.” or "P.C.B." prefix at bottom between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. With “REVENUE” instead of “POSTAGE” at left but used for postage. Meter P.B.A. 018 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



Zimbabwe stamp type CA14.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type CA14aa.jpg

CA14. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type CA13 but single frame line.
Meter number in panel at bottom.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
M# with “P.B.C.” or “P.B.H.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 (P.B.C) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 (P.B.H)
a. Printed in nonstandard color, purple or sky blue



Zimbabwe stamp type CA15.jpg

CA15. Pitney Bowes-GB “6500” (MV).

Same design as Type CA14 but much larger.
Frank nearly square.
M# with “PBC” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CA16.jpg

CA16. Pitney Bowes-GB "6600" (MV).

As Type CA15 but frank wider than tall.
Value figures are slightly larger than with CA15.
M# with "PBC" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CA17.jpg

CA17. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank similar to earlier Universal types (CA2, CA3) with country name in curved panel at top.
M# with “HAS” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CA18.jpg

CA18. Secap (MV).

Square frank with straight-line inner box around value figures.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at both sides.
M# with "SEC" prefix at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Zimbabwe stamp type CA19.jpg


CA19. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4” (MV).

Large, nearly square frank with country name at top, “POSTAGE” at left, and “PAID” at right.
M# with “F” prefix at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00




Zimbabwe stamp type CA20.jpg


CA20. Francotyp-Postalia “MS-5/WK4” (MV).

Similar to Type CA19 but with town name “BULAWAYO” at bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at right, blank at left.
One poor example seen, without meter number, with date only at left without TM.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Zimbabwe stamp type CA21.jpg


CA21. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Frank very similar to Type CA18 but value figures are narrower, and the date is more closely spaced.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Zimbabwe stamp type CA22.jpg

CA22. Neopost “Electronic” (digital).

Frank is horizontal rectangle with single-line outer border with the corners extending outward.
Country name at both top and bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00






Sub-group CB: Franks with straight-line outer border[edit]



Zimbabwe stamp type CB1.jpg









Zimbabwe stamp type CB1aa.jpg

CB1. Neopost “105” (LV-8,-10).

As Type B10 but with new country name.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12¢
a. Most of frame missing. Only top panel containing “ZIMBABWE” and value figures remain of the frank.



Zimbabwe stamp type CB2A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type CB2B.jpg


CB2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Wide frank with straight single-line border.
“POSTAGE/PAID” vertical at both sides.
A. M# with "P.B.C." prefix at bottom
B. M# with “No.” prefix
TM: SC, DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00





Zimbabwe stamp type CB3.jpg

CB3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type CB2A but wider and top and bottom inscriptions reversed, M# at top and country name at bottom.
“POSTAGE” at left, and “PAID” at right.
M# “PBC 415” seen.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000



Zimbabwe stamp type CB4A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type CB4B.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type CB4C.jpg



CB4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal frank with straight single-line border and inner panels at top and bottom.
M# with “HAS” prefix at bottom.
“POSTAGE/PAID” vertical at both sides.
A. Large frank, 38-39 x 28-29mm
B. Medium frank 36-37 x 26-27mm
C. Small frank, 32-33 x 26-27mm
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00









Zimbabwe stamp type CB5A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type CB5B.jpg


CB5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type CB4C but without inner frame line below the value figures.
M# “HAS” prefix at left with number at right.
A. Vertical panel lines added at sides
B. Without vertical panel lines
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00





Zimbabwe stamp type CB6.jpg


CB6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large square frank with double straight-line outer border.
M# with “HAS” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB7.jpg


CB7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type CB6 but with single-line border.
M# with “HAS” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB8.jpg

CB8. Neopost "2205" (MV).

Upright frank with single straight line border.
“ZIMBABWE” at top, “POSTAGE/PAID” at lower left, M# with "N" prefix at lower right.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB9.jpg

CB9. Neopost "2205" (MV).

As Type CB9 but wider and “REPUBLIC OF/ZIMBABWE” at both top and bottom.
“POSTAGE” vertical at left, “PAID” vertical at right.
M# “NEO” prefix in lower left and number in lower right.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00
a. Comma inverted at top of V/F (shown)



Zimbabwe stamp type CB10.jpg

CB10. Satas (MV).

Square frank with single line border.
“POSTAGE/PAID” vertical at left.
Inner box around value figures.
M# with “SA” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB11.jpg

CB11. Satas (MV).

As Type CB10 but without inner box around value figures.
M# with “SA” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB12.jpg

CB12. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Square frank with thick frame line.
“ZIMBABWE” at both top and bottom, smaller at bottom.
“POSTAGE” at left, "PAID” at right.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB13.jpg

CB13. Neopost “2205” (MV).

Frank slightly taller than wide.
Country name in panel at top.
Inner frame around value figures.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at both sides.
M# with “NE” prefix at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0,00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB14.jpg

CB14. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Square frank with panels at top, bottom and sides.
Country name in both top and bottom panels.
“POSTAGE” vertical at left, and “PAID” vertical at right.
M# with “N” or “F” prefix below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0,00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB15.jpg

CB15. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type CB14 with panels on all four sides, but slightly larger.
Country name in top panel only.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical in both side panels.
M# with “HAS” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000∙00



Zimbabwe stamp type CB16.jpg

CB16. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large frank slightly wider than tall.
Panels at top, bottom and left side.
Country name at top, M# with “HAS” prefix at bottom, and “POSTAGE PAID” vertical at left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Zimbabwe stamp type CB17.jpg

CB17. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type CB15 but the right side panel extends to the top of the frank.
The value figures have a fixed double zero inside the right panel leaving "POSTAGE" above and "PAID" below.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 •00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 0•00







GROUP PO: Special stamps used only in post offices[edit]



Sub-group PO-A: Stamps in use while country was designated “Southern Rhodesia”[edit]



Zimbabwe stamp type PO-A1.jpg

PO-A1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1949. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Special stamp for Parcel Post.
Wide frank with double straight-line border.
M# at top, value figures at right.
“PARCEL POST” at left, “PAID” in center.
Town line at bottom center, date breaking lower left frame line.
Four machines known, M# UR1 - 4
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Zimbabwe stamp type PO-A2 Salisbury.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type PO-A2.jpg

PO-A2. National Cash Register (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Special stamp for Parcel Post.
Borderless frank printed on large square label.
Date at top above curved “PARCEL POST”.
Value in center with 4-digit serial number at right.
“PAID” with or without M# below the value figures.
Town and country name (“S. Rhodesia”) in curve at bottom.
M#s 1, 2, and blank seen
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Zimbabwe stamp type PO-A3.jpg

PO-A3. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1966. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Only one example seen, value unknown]

Frank frame as with PO-A1 but text arrangement as follows:
- At left, town name (CAUSWAY) above "S. RHODESIA"
- At right:
- Value figures centered with "SOUTHERN" above and "s. | d." over "RHODESIA" below
- "POSTAGE PAID" vertical reading up at left and down at right
M# S.R.G. 2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(Presumably meters S.R.G. 1 and 3 were also in use.)
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Sub-group PO-B: Stamps used while country was designated “Rhodesia”[edit]



Zimbabwe stamp type PO-B1B.jpg

PO-B1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

As Type PO-A3 but with "SOUTHERN" removed at top.
M#s R.G.1, 2 and 3.
A. With “Sh | D” below value figures (£sd) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. With line below value figures (decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. With "$ | C" below value figures (decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
TM: SL at center left
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Zimbabwe stamp type PO-B2.jpg


PO-B2. Anker? (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Stamp used for Parcel Post.
Frank without frame lines printed on large horizontal label.
Town and country name at top above “PAID / PARCEL POST”.
Date (year vertical reading down), serial number and postage value across bottom.
Printed in purple on plain paper.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point starburst.jpgo00.00



Zimbabwe stamp type PO-B3A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type PO-B3B.jpg


PO-B3. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Large horizontal design with town name at top left and country name at bottom right.
Single straight outer frame line with indentation for date at bottom left.
M# with “U” prefix at center left.
Printed in red.
A. With box around value figures
B. Value figures unboxed
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Zimbabwe stamp type PO-B4A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type PO-B4aa.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type PO-B4B.jpg



PO-B4. Anker? (MV).

Stamp used for Registration.
Printed in purple on plain white paper tape.
Large “R” at upper left with town name beside it.
Below are the reg. # and postage value.
Without date.
A. With “RHODESIA” below town name MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Without country name MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
a. Printed in black (gray) rather than purple







Sub-group PO-C: Stamps used after name change to “Zimbabwe”[edit]



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PO-C1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type PO-B1 but with new country inscription.
M# with “R.G.” prefix
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Zimbabwe stamp type PO-C2A.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type PO-C2C.jpg
Zimbabwe stamp type PO-C2B.jpg


PO-C2. Anker? (MV), 1980.

Similar to Type PO-B4 but with new country inscription, or dated after 1980.
Used only for registered mail.
A. With “ZIMBABWE” below post office name, date with vertical year figure in bottom line
B. Without country name, date with vertical year figure in bottom line
C. Without country name, without date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg* 000.00


NOTE: Sub-type C is identical to Type PO-B4B and can be identified only by evidence on the mail piece such as a 1980 or later postmark.











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