United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/GROUP D – Square or nearly square frank with simulated perforation outer frame

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GROUP D – Square or nearly square frank with simulated perforation outer frame[edit]

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  • Types DA through DD show the postage value twice in circles at the sides of the frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSA meter stamp Group DA-DD thumb.jpeg
  • Types DE through DH show the postage value once in the center. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSA meter stamp Group DE-DH thumb.jpg



Sub-group DA – Universal Postal Frankers, LTD[edit]

  • The only stamp in Group D to have curved top and bottom frame lines in the frank.
  • A single postage meter was imported on trial from London by Pitney Bowes. It was used for a short time in 1927 by American Telephone & Telegraph Co., New York. It is believed to have been a multi-denomination "Midget" model with either three or five postage values although only the two cent stamp is known postally used.
  • Two examples of a five cent stamp are known. They differ from the two cent stamp in having a Roman numeral month. They are considered essays although it has been speculated that because five cents was the basic international postal rate in 1927 that that value was fitted with the Roman numeral month because it was often used in Europe. The five cent stamp also does not show the mailing permit number which would be meaningless on overseas mail. Neither of the two five cent stamps are on cover.



USA meter stamp DA1 2cent.jpg
USA meter stamp DA1 5cent.jpg

DA1. "Midget" model (LV-3), 1927.    [RRRR]

Frank with vertical sides and curved top and bottom.
"METER NO.145" in bottom panel.
One machine was used on a trial basis for a short time only.
Only the 2¢ denomination is confirmed as used on actual mail, but the machine could print a 5¢ value and another unknown value, probably 1¢.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpgOne full cover and one cover front known
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpgOne undaddressed cover and one cut-out known

NOTE: The 2¢ value has town mark with "PERMIT 14" at bottom. The 5¢ value has different town mark and Roman month in the date.







Sub-group DB – Pitney Bowes (The Postage Meter Company)[edit]

  • After nearly a decade of producing the motor-driven Model M meter that produced the Sub-group CA stamps Pitney Bowes was ready to market a less costly hand-cranked model for smaller mailers. This meter was the Model H and its variants H5, H3, HS, HT, HX, and HE. The "H" series meters produced most of the stamps in Sub-group DB.
  • To promote the new meter model Pitney Bowes mailed out tens of thousands of announcements to businesses throughout the country from 1929 to 1932. Because of the high volume it was impractical to use the hand-cranked H meters, and the company used the motor-driven Model M for this purpose. Since these mailings were promotions for the new Model H, the seven Model M meters selected for the mailing campaign were fitted with the new DB style die in place of the old oval (CA) die. The stamps from these hybrid meters are cataloged here as Types DB1.2 through DB1.5.
  • Type DB stamps always have a double circle town mark, normally 24mm in diameter, or no town mark when used on registered mail.
  • All Type DB stamps, except for DB1.2, have single line date.
  • Some meters were fitted with a special attachment that produced impressions on adhesive tapes. (See "Meter safety paper tapes" (paper Types 1 and 2) in the Table of Contents.) Spacing between the town mark and frank is 27 mm on stamps printed on envelopes and post cards but only 8 to 10 mm on stamps applied to safety paper tape.
  • Sub-groups DB and DC are similar in appearance. Please read the description for Sub-group DC for points of identification.
  • Earliest known date of use, January 16, 1929.

Meter numbers used with Type DB stamps:

Meter no's catalog number model, type frank wording
9000 to 9006 DB1.2 to DB1.6 M, FV-1 METER NO.
10000 to 14749 DB1.1A H5, VF-5 METER NO.
12146 DB3 HS, FV-1 P.B. METER
14751 to 14771 DB1.1B H5, VF-5 METER NO.
14780 to 14999 DB2.1 H5, VF-5 METER
15000 to 15469 DB1.1A H5, FV-5 METER NO.
15472 DB1.1B H5, FV-5 METER NO.
15498, 15499 DB1.1A H5, FV-5 METER NO.
16000 to 16148 DB2.1 H5, FV-5 METER
50001 to 50674 DB1.7A HS, FV-1 METER NO.
50693 to 50755 DB1.7B HS, FV-1 METER NO.
60000 to 60625 DB1.8 H3, FV-3 METER NO.
60627 to 60690 DB2.2 H3, FV-3 METER



Type DB1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB1p1.jpeg
USA meter stamp DB1p1B.jpg

DB1.1. Model "H" (LV-5), July 1929.

With five wavy lines inside the central oval.
"METER NO. (number)" in the bottom panel.
Meter numbers 10000-14771, 15000-15469, 15472, 15498-15499.
A. All lines in the frank, including the lettering, are generally of equal weight MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [C]
B. The lines defining the first inner frame line and the oval are heavier than the other lines of the frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
TM: DC with single line date
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 17,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 13, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 19, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 22, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30¢ (15365, 15371, 15498) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50¢ (10884, 15072, 15121, 15193, 15215) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 11, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 23¢ (10171, 15101), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $1 (15115, 15121) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½ (15253, 15291), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16 (1080...), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 27 (15434),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40 (10884),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 60 (15388),MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 75¢ (15390) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With Permit number at base of town mark:
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, 2, 3¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 6¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 8, 10¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
b. City and state at top, two dashes at base of town mark:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3¢ (11627) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20¢ (10010, 11627) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢ (10010, 11627) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
c. 2¢ stamp with "CENT" rather than "CENTS" (10821) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
d. 10¢ stamp with "CENT" rather than "CENTS" (15347) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DB1p1ee.jpg
e. With large TM, 26 mm in diameter, rather than normal TM xx mm in diameter. 1¢ (11632) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L 1¢ PAID" above frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
-a. Surcharge inverted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]



Type DB5 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB1p2.jpeg

DB1.2. Model "M" (FV-1), July 5, 1929.

Very similar in appearance to Type DB1.1A, this stamp has meter number 9000 only.
It was used by Pitney Bowes for promotional mailings from July 5, 1929 to later 1930 or early 1931. (See the introduction to Sub-group DB.)
Printed in red.
TM: DC with two-line date (STAMFORD / CONN.)
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

NOTE: Types DB1.2 through DB1.6 were used with four different slogans or no slogan. The slogans:

* "X Adhesive Stamps are Out-of-Date!" (found mostly with meter 9000 but also known in red with green 9001 frank)
* "You see more and more Metered Mail" (the most common slogan, found with 9000, 9001, 9005, and 9006)
* "IMPORTANT NOTICE Regarding NEW POSTAL RATES" (very rare, found only with 9005)
* "NRA" and eagle (very rare, found only with 9006)



Type DB6 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB1p3 9001.jpeg

DB1.3. Model "M" (FV-1), April 1931.

Very similar to Type DB1.2 but the date figures are in a single line rather than two.
TM: DC with single-line date (STAMFORD / CONN.)
Values / Meter number:
1¢, 9001, printed in green MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
2¢, 9000, printed in red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
a. Green stamp with slogan in red: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢, 9001 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
USA meter stamp DB1p3aa.jpeg








Type DB6b in 2001 edition

USA DB2C.jpg
USA meter stamp DB1p4 New York.jpeg

DB1.4. Model "M" (FV-1).

Very similar to Type DB1.3 but the spacing between the town mark and the frank is narrower, 19 mm compared to 26 mm with Type DB1.3.
Meter number 9002 only.
A. "STAMFORD CONN.", printed in green MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B. "NEW YORK", printed in purple MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
TM: DC with single-line date
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg

NOTE: Type DB1.4B was used by the Ronald Press in New York rather than by Pitney Bowes. This may have been a temporary emergency installation, or possibly Pitney Bowes hired the company to handle a special mailing.



Type DB7 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB1p5 tru.jpg

DB1.5. Model "M" (FV-1). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Spacing between TM and frank very narrow.
Meter number 9006 only (STAMFORD CONN.).
Printed in purple.
TM: large DC, 26 mm in diameter
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg



Type DB8 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB1p6.jpeg
USA meter stamp DB1p5.jpeg

DB1.6. Model "M" (FV-1), 29 September 1931 to 22 June 1932.

Very similar to Type DB1.5 with narrow spacing but the town mark is smaller, 24 mm in diameter.
Meter numbers 9005 and 9006 (STAMFORD CONN.).
Printed in purple.
TM: small DC, 24 mm in diameter
Values:
1¢, 9006, printed in blue MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
2¢, 9005, printed in red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]





NOTE: Besides the 9000 series stamps described in Types DB1.2 through DB1.6 several others exist. They are all considered proofs as no postally used examples are known. They are:

USA meter stamp DB1 9004 proof.jpg
USA meter stamp DB1 9003 proof.jpeg
- Large 26 mm TM, wide (26 mm) spacing between TM and frank, 2-line or no date:
- 1¢, 9001, STAMFORD, green
- 1¢, 9002, NEW YORK, green
- 1½¢, 9004, STAMFORD, brown
- 2¢, 9000, STAMFORD, red
- As Type DB1.3, small 24 mm TM, wide (26 mm) spacing, single line or no date:
- 1¢, 9001, NEW YORK, in red instead of green
- 1½¢, 9004, NEW YORK, red
- 2¢, 9003, NEW YORK, red
- As Type DB1.6, small 24 mm TM but with multi-line date, narrow spacing:
- 3¢, 9005, STAMFORD, purple
- Without TM:
- 1¢, 9002 and 9006, both green
- 2¢, 9003 and 9005, both red



Type DB9 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB1p7.jpg

DB1.7. Model "HS" (FV-1), 17 October 1931.

Very similar to Type DB1.1A but meter number in 50000 series.
A. All lines in the frank, including the lettering, are generally of equal weight. Meters 50001-50674 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [S]
B. The lines defining the first inner frame line and the oval are heavier than the other lines of the frank. Meters 50693-50755 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [R]
TM: DC with single line date
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L 1¢ PAID" above frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2¢+1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
-a. Surcharge inverted (50201) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]




Type DB10 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB1p8A.jpg
USA meter stamp DB1p8.jpg

DB1.8. Model "H3" (FV-3), 1 June 1933.

Very similar to Type DB1.1B but meter number in 60000 series.
A. All lines in the frank, including the lettering, are generally of equal weight. Meter 60215 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [RRR]
B. The lines defining the first inner frame line and the oval are heavier than the other lines of the frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [R]
TM: DC, nil
Values♦♦: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Eight examples of this stamp are known to exist, most on cover or cover front. Three have no town mark and were used on reply envelopes sent to Jacques Wolf Company of Passaic, New Jersey. Two have town mark "PASSAIC / N.J." and were used interchangeably with those on reply envelopes between April and November 1935. The last two have town mark "SOUTH PLAINFIELD / N.J.", and were used by the Cornell-Dubilier Corporation in 1937.

♦♦ Only the 3 cent value of meter 60215 (A) has been found.


Type DB2 in 2001 edition

USA DB3.jpg

DB2.1. Model "H" (FV-5).

As Type DB1.1B but with "METER" alone before the meter number.
Meter numbers 14780-14999, 16000-16148, plus several DB1.1 numbers with replaced dies.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]



Type DB11 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB2p2.jpg

DB2.2. Model "H3" (FV-3).

As Type DB2.1 but meter number in 60000 series.
Meter numbers 60626-60690.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]



Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DB2p3.jpg

DB2.3. Model "H" (FV-3).MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

As Type DB1.1A but with "NO." removed from the meter number line leaving "METER" (space) and number.
Meter number 11782 only.
Two loose tapes are known to exist, the one shown here and another with 2 and 10 cent values.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20¢

NOTE: Meter 11782 first appeared as a normal Type DB1.1A and was altered at some point between 1930 and 1935.



USA DB4.jpg

DB3. Model "HS (FV-1). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

As Types DB1.1 and DB2.1 but "P.B. METER" precedes the meter number.
One meter only, 12146.
TM: DC
Value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg





Sub-group DC – National Postal Meter[edit]

  • Similar in appearance to Sub-group DB, National Postal Meter (DC) stamps are most easily identified by the wording in the bottom of the frank. The earlier stamps, Types DC1.1 through DC1.3 are inscribed "METER NO." as do most DB types, but the meter numbers are usually 3 and never more than 4 digits while all DB stamps have 5-digit meter numbers.
  • The value figures in the circles at the sides of the frank are generally larger than with the DB stamps, and the triangular ornaments below the central oval extend farther into the center of the frank.
  • Date figures are 2- or 3-line.
  • Town marks are usually double circle (DC) but often found with broken inner circle (BIC). Two machines are known with single circle (SC) town mark.
  • A special attachment for printing stamps on adhesive tapes was available. Stamps on tape usually have much narrower spacing than those applied directly to the mail piece.
  • Meter models: "A" (4 values, hand feed), "B" (4 values, auto feed), and "M" (single value)
  • Earliest known date of use, December 3, 1932.


Types DC1 and DC2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DC1p1A.jpeg
USA meter stamp DC1p1B.jpg
USA meter stamp DC1p1aa.jpg

DC1.1. Model "M" (FV-1), 1932.

Similar to Type DB1.1 with "METER NO. (number)" in bottom panel.
Frank has five parallel wavy lines at center.
Most easily identified by the low meter numbers, 42, 101, 225, 452-855, 870-872, 880-901, 1090, 1091, 7700.
Wide spacing (27 mm) between the town mark and frank.
Multi-line or without date
A. TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6¢ (802) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
B. TM: BIC
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2¢ (643) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
a. As A, meter number with serifs (1090, possibly 1091 also) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
b. As A, large meter numbers, taller than "METER NO." Numbers seen are between 880 and 901.
-1. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ (901)
-2. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢ (880, 882)
-3. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3¢ (887, 888, 891, 893, 894, 895, 897, 899)
USA meter stamp DC1p1bb.jpg














Type DC3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DC1p2.jpeg

DC1.2. Model "M" (FV-1).

Very narrow spacing between the town mark and the frank.
At least four meters were prepared especially for Eastman-Kodak with very narrow spacing so the stamps could fit in the small space available on film mailers.
TM: DC
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2¢:
M# 703, "HOLLYWOOD CALIF." MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
M# 816, "ROCHESTER N.Y." MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
M# 852, "FLUSHING N.Y.." MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3¢, M# 840, "CHICAGO ILL." MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

NOTE: Type DC1.1 stamps can have narrow spacing if printed on tape rather than directly to the mail piece. Type DC1.2 stamps are never printed on tape. Nearly all DC1.2 stamps are applied directly to distinctive yellow Eastman-Kodak film mailers. A few of these stamps are known on regular white envelopes mailed by Eastman-Kodak.



Type DC4 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DC2.jpeg

DC2. Model "M" (FV-1).

As Type DC1.1 but franked with "N.P. METER" preceding meter number at bottom.
Meter numbers 526, 608, 857-869, 874-879, and 1092.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

NOTE: The 1½ value reads "CENT" rather than "CENTS".



Types DC5, DC6, and DC7 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DC3p1A.jpeg
USA meter stamp DC3p1B.jpg
USA meter stamp DC3p1C.jpg

DC3.1. Model "M" (FV-1).

As Type DC1.1 but franked with "N.P.M." following meter number at bottom.
Frank has four parallel wavy lines at center rather than five.
A. TM: DC, meter numbers 101, 742, 902-1087, 1095-1176, and 1500-1567
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½¢ (1543) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 (1561), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6 (1546), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12 (1545), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18 (912), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21 (958), MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ (1568) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
B. TM: BIC, meter numbers 1506-1509, 1513, and 1517 seen. Other may exist.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
C. TM: SC
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3¢ (1540, EAST STROUDSBURG PA.) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DC3p1aa.jpg
a. With "Registered Mail" in place of the town mark: 18¢ (912) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

NOTE: Most Type DC3.1 franks are 21-21½ mm square but nos. 1500-1516, 1518-1519 are slightly smaller at 20-20½ mm square.







Type DC8 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DC3p2.jpeg

DC3.2. Model "M" (FV-1).

As Type DC3.1 but very narrow spacing between the town mark and the frank.
At least fourteen meters were prepared especially for Eastman-Kodak with very narrow spacing so the stamps could fit in the small space available on film mailers.
Known used with town marks CHICAGO ILL., FLUSHING N.Y., and HOLLYWOOD CALIF.
TM: DC
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½¢ (972, 1030) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3¢ (1512, 1517) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4¢ (1561, 1566) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6¢ (1121, 1546, 1552) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢ (1536) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ (995, 1537, 1545, 1567) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16¢ (1531) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ (1568) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

NOTE: The NOTE after Type DC1.2 applies to Type DC3.2 / DC3.1 as well.



Types DC9, DC10, and DC11 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DC3p3A.jpeg
USA meter stamp DC3p3B.jpg

DC3.3. Models "A" and "B" (FV-4).

Very similar to Type DC3.1 but meter number in the 5000 series.
Frank has five parallel wavy lines at center.
Meter numbers 5000-5499, and 5600-5753
A. TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½,MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
B. TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6¢ (5007, 5032, 5322) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15¢ (5302) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
C. TM: SC
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1¢ (5449) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With permit number at base of TM. Values: 1, 1½, 2, 3, 6¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
b. With town, state, and permit number at top of TM. Value: 1¢ (5496) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DC3p3cc.jpeg
c. As A, TM circles smaller than normal, 23 and 16.5 mm in diameter rather than 26 and 17 mm:
Value: 2¢ (5124) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: 3¢ (5124) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]





Sub-group DD – International Postal Supply Company[edit]

  • Similar in appearance to Sub-groups DB and DC, the stamps of Sub-group DD are distinguished by the relatively wide spacing between the inner and outer circles of the town mark. The lettering within the town mark is generally taller and narrower than with DB and DC, and the town name usually, but not always, is followed by a comma.
  • The spacing between the town mark and the frank can vary greatly.
  • The date is always a single line.
  • Meter model: "4" (5 values) fitting on mailing machine models 2, 3, and 5.
  • Earliest known date of use, November 2, 1932.


USA DB9A.jpg

DD1. Model "4" (FV-5).

Frank is 22 mm square although the width can vary slightly due to slippage during printing.
Meter numbers 5000-5169.
TM: DC, normally 24-25 mm in diameter, inner ring 14.5-15 mm in diameter, spacing between rings usually 4.5 mm
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 11 (5044) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15 (5126) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18¢ (5126) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]




USA DB9B.jpg

DD2. Model "4" (FV-5).

Very similar to Type DD1 but the frank is narrower, 20 mm wide. As with Type DD1 the width can vary slightly due to slippage during printing.
Meter numbers 5500-5784.
TM: DC as with Type DD1
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 13 (5577, 5625, 5677, 5698) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 21¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24¢ (5502) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ (5626) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 11 (5772) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16¢ (1543) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DD2aa.jpeg
a. Large TM, 25.5-26.25 mm in diameter, inner ring 15.5-16 mm in diameter, spacing between rings usually 5 mm or larger. This TM began appearing in the later 1940s and became more plentiful in the 1950s and 1960s.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]


NOTE: Type DD stamps which included "PERMIT No 8", "P-8" and other variations of this permit number are philatelic fabrications produced by Henry Meisel, the founder of the American Metered Postage Society and publisher of the "AMPS Bulletin" which was published during much of the 1940s and into the 1960s. Other philatelic contrivances prepared by Meisel have "I.P.S. No." replacing "METER NO." at the bottom of the frank. Meter number 5504 has dots added at the sides of the town mark, and meter 5652 has arcs added at the sides.




Sub-group DE – Pitney Bowes[edit]

  • The stamps in Sub-groups DA through DD were from fixed value (FV) machines, most of which were capable of printing more than one frank die, each die showing a different postage value. The meters producing Sub-group DE stamps had only a single frank die, but it contained a gap or hole in the center into which a small postage value die could be inserted. Because postage value dies can be much smaller than dies for a complete frank, the meters could accommodate a wider range of postage values. The meters that produced Sub-group DE stamps could all print ten different postage denominations.
  • Meter model: "HX" (1¢ to 20¢) and "HT" (1¢ to $1), limited value machines with ten postage values (LV-10)
  • Earliest known date of use, October 25, 1932.


Meter numbers used with Type DE stamps:

Meter no's catalog number frank wording
61000 to 61100's DE3 P.B. METER
63000 to 67000's DE3 P.B. METER
70000 to 79999 DE3 P.B. METER
80000 to 80292 DE1A METER NO.
80293 to 80900 DE1B METER NO.
80901 to 81999 DE2 METER
82000 to 82022 DE1B METER NO.
82024 to 82399 DE2 METER
85000 to 86292 DE2 METER
86293 to 87903 DE3 P.B. METER
87904 DE4 P.B. METER
87905 to 88999 DE3 P.B. METER
89000 to 89122 DE2 METER
89123 to 89999 DE3 P.B. METER
  • Numbers 82400 to 84999 were assigned to meters used in Canada. Forty-one numbers between 63698 and 88769 were assigned to meters used in The Philippines.
  • Meter numbers assigned to Types DE1, DE2, and DE3 are found occasionally on different DE types. When machines were turned in for repair or reconditioning the print-head dies were not always re-fitted to the same meter.


USA DC1.jpg

DE1. Models "HT" and "HX" (LV-10).

Meter number with "METER NO." prefix at bottom of frank.
Wide spacing between the town mark and frank except when applied to adhesive tape.
A. All lines in the frank are of equal thickness. Meter numbers 80000-80292
B. The oval and the straight line immediately within the outer faux-perforation border are thicker than the other lines. Meter numbers 80293-80900 and 82000-82022
TM: DC with single-line date
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ (80356, 80427) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .27 (80324, 80423, 80446) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .45 (80356) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .60 (80324) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With large TM, 26-27 mm in diameter, rather than normal TM 24 mm in diameter: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ (80124) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
b. With "INSURED / No." left of the town mark
c. With Permit number at base of the town mark:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 (80282) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (80282) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]




USA DC2.jpg

DE2. Models "HT" and "HX" (LV-10).

As Type DE1B but meter number with "METER" prefix.
Meter numbers 80901-81999, 82024-82399, 85000-86292, 89000-89122 plus a few numbers previously used with Type DE1 dies.
TM: DC with single-line date
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2.00 (81510, 82000) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 (82199) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03½ (80676) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .40 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With permit number at base of town mark:
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 (80911, 85017) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 (86017) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R/RR]
b. Town mark inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 (81908) .08 (86017) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
c. Town mark with town and state at top, blank at bottom.
Value: .01 ("CHICAGO, ILL." 85373) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: .03 ("SAINT LOUIS, MO." 85432) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
d. With "Insured No________" at left of town mark (80946) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L ½¢ PD" between town mark and frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ½¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]


NOTE: Stamps from earlier machines show a gap between "METER" and the number due to the removal of "NO.".




USA DC3.jpg

DE3. Models "HT" and "HX" (LV-10).

As Type DE1B but meter number with "P.B. METER" prefix.
Meter numbers 61000-61100s, 63000-67000s, 70000-79999, 86293-87903, 87905-88999, 89123-89999, plus a few numbers previously used with Type DE1 and DE2 dies.
TM: DC with single-line date
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 (87615, 87642) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 02½ (no decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 (72606, 74966) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With permit number at base of town mark:
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S/R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 (75904) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 (74021) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 (75904, 87683) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 (75904) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
b. Town mark inverted (63854) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
c. Date inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 (88215) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
d. Without denomination field (72736) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
e. With "QUEENS / COUNTY" between town mark and frank (to designate a special local discount postal rate) (73435) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
f. Very narrow spacing between town mark and frank, and applied directly to cover (not on tape where narrow spacing is normal) (89648) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR/RRRR?]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD" between town mark and frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ + ⅛¢ (72013) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD" between town mark and frank:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 + ¼¢
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ¼¢ (78419) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 + ¼¢ (86360) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
-3. "AD'L ½¢ PD" between town mark and frank:
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ½¢ (64218, 71956) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 + ½¢ (66419) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 + ½¢ (66537) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
-4. "AD'L ¾¢ PD" between town mark and frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ¾¢ (67518) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
-5. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD" between town mark and frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ⅞¢ (67518) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]


NOTE: This stamp with A.P.O. at bottom of the town mark is cataloged as Type AR-APO0.2 .



Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA stamp type DC3 note.jpg

DE4. Models "HT" or "HX" (LV-10). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

As Type DE3 but with "P.I. POSTAGE" (Philippine Islands) rather than "U.S. POSTAGE" at top.
One meter only, 87904, used in Anniston, Alabama.
TM: DC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03

NOTE: This stamp is the result of a factory error where a meter prepared for the Philippines was mistakenly assigned to a domestic customer.





Sub-group DF – Pitney Bowes[edit]

  • The franks are very similar in appearance to those of Sub-group DE but are slightly larger (23½ mm square), most easily identified in the taller letters in "U.S. POSTAGE". Type DF3.5 is an exception which apparently utilized leftover DE dies.
  • All DF town marks are larger than used with DE stamps, 26-27 mm in diameter compared to 24-25 mm, and all have multi-line date (or no date) unless only the year is shown (occasionally used on bulk mail that was not allowed to show the date).
  • Meter models: "CA" (FV-1) and "CVS" (LV-6)
  • Earliest known date of use, September 25, 1933.


Meter numbers used with Type DF stamps:

Meter no's catalog number frank wording TM-frank spacing model
01001 to 01004 DF1 METER NO. narrow 5 mm CA (FV-1)
01005 to 01549 DF2.1 METER narrow 5 mm CA (FV-1)
01550 to 01829 DF3.1 P.B. METER narrow 5 mm CA (FV-1)
01931 to 01970 DF3.1 P.B. METER narrow 5 mm CA (FV-1)
05000 to 05286 DF3.2 P.B. METER medium 12 mm CA (FV-1)
50000 DF3.3 P.B. METER wide 23 mm CVS (LV-6)
54000 to 54155 DF3.4 P.B. METER medium 12 mm CVS (LV-6)
54157 to about 54390 DF3.5 P.B. METER medium 12 mm CVS (LV-6)
55000 to 55357 DF2.2 METER wide 23 mm CVS (LV-6)
55358 to 56424 DF3.3 P.B. METER wide 23 mm CVS (LV-6)
57000 to 59999 DF3.4 P.B. METER medium 12 mm CVS (LV-6)


USA DC4.jpg

DF1. Model "CA" (FV-1).

Meter number with "METER NO." prefix.
Narrow (5 mm) spacing between town mark and frank.
Meter numbers 01001-01004
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 (01001) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 (01003) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (01002, 01004) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 (0100...) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]




Type DF2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DF2p1.jpg
USA meter stamp DF2p1aa.jpeg
USA meter stamp DF2.1-1.jpg

DF2.1. Model "CA" (FV-1).

As Type DF1 but meter number with "METER" prefix.
Meter numbers 01005-01549
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅞ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12 (no decimal, 01328) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .17 (01307, 01442, 014430 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 (01430, 01443) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 (01223) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅝ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02¾ (01030, 01271, 01476) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .036 (01280, 01444) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 (01223) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .28 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01¼ (01328, 01471) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 (01327) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .038 (012171) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 (01117) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .40 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. Meter number digits low and wide: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (01023, 01024) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
b. Town mark smaller than normal, 24 mm in diameter): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (01116) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
c. With "SPECIAL DELIVERY" and arrow left of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 (01117) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "ONE CENT ONLY" in center of town mark, used in error on 1 cent meter 01231     [R]
-2. "AD'L 1¢ PD" below frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + 1¢ (01467)     [RR]


NOTE: The lower meter numbers usually show a gap between "METER" and the number due to removal of "NO."




Type DF5 in 2001 edition

USA DC5B.jpg

DF2.2. Model "CVS" (LV-6).

As Type DF2 but wide spacing (23 mm) between the town mark and frank.
Meter numbers 55000-55357
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 01½ (no decimal, 55060) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ (no decimal)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½ (55166) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]




Type DF3 in 2001 edition

USA DC6 narrow.jpg

DF3.1. Model "CA" (FV-1).

As Types DF1 and DF2.1 but meter number with "P.B. METER" prefix.
Meter numbers 01550-01829, 01931-01970
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅝ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02¾ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 (01762, 01794, 01947) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ (01560, 01947, 01956) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ (no decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅞ (01586) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .038 (01651) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .17 (01695) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .22 (01744) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 (01627, 01941) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 (01734) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .36 (01698, 01734) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With permit number at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
b. Town and state at top of town mark, blank at bottom:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 (01947) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 (01563) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD" between town mark and frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ + ⅛¢ (01956) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
-2. "AD'L 1¢ PD" below frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + 1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]




Type DF4 in 2001 edition

USA DC6 medium.jpg

DF3.2. Model "CA" (FV-1).

As Type DF3.1 but spacing between the town mark and the frank is wider at approximately 11-12 mm.
Meter numbers 05000-05286
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01¼ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02⅝ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 (05106, 05158, 05224) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ (no decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ (no decimal, 05033, 05252) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ (no decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .23 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .26 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .27 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .28 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .29 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .31 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .36 (05228, 05275) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .014 (05178) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .016 (05117, 05172) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .017 (05112) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02¾ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ (05112, 05131) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8.4 (05067, 05158, 05194, 05225) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9 (05010) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .16 (05203, 05209) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .4½ (05131) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .063 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06½ (05013, 05019) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 77 (05102, 05273) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10.4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10.9 (05072) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .17 (05013, 05194) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 (05128, 05191) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .39 (05119) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07½ (05233) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 79 (05120) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 (05104, 05267) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 (05128) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12.5 (05072) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .19 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .22 (05044) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .34 (05219) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .35 (05014) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .42 (05014) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .43 (05286) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DF3p2bb.jpeg
a. With permit number at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 (05178) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
b. With cent sign (¢) added after the value figure: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10.4¢ (05076) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ + ⅛¢ (05033) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
-2. "AD'L ½¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 +½¢ (05182) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
-3. "AD'L 1¢ PD." below frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 +1¢ (05236) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
-4. "Ad'l 1¢ Pd." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 +1¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
-a. Surcharge inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 +1¢ (05131) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]




Type DF6 in 2001 edition

USA DC6 wide.jpg

DF3.3. Model "CVS" (LV-6).

As Types DF3.1 and DF3.2 but wide spacing (23 mm) between the town mark and frank.
Meter numbers 50000, 55358-56424
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .3½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .36 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ (55600)[ [File:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg|12px]][RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 (55945) : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With permit number at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S/R]
b. State and permit number at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (55418) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
c. Town, state, and permit number at top of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 (55418) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
d. Town and state at top of town mark, blank at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 ("CHICAGO ILL." 55566) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR//RRRR]
e. Town at top of town mark, blank at bottom (no state): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 ("CHICAGO" 56320) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR//RRRR]

NOTES:

  • Meter number 50000 was assigned to WOR radio station of New York. It was deliberately requested because the station was proud of its 50000 watts broadcasting power.
  • Meter number 55539 with cut-outs in the sides of the town mark rings is a philatelic fabrication prepared by Henry Meisel. (See the NOTE following Type DD2.)




Type DF7 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DF3p4.jpeg

DF3.4. Model "CVS" (LV-6).

Identical in appearance to Type DF3.2, "P.B. METER" prefix, medium spacing, but meter number in 50000 series.
Meter numbers 54000-54156, 57000-59999, plus several DF3.3 numbers in 55000 and 56000 series that were reassigned after repair and rebuilding of returned meters.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .1½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ (no decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2⅝ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2⅞ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 36 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04½ (59460) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 04½ (no decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .3½ (57920) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 42 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .16 (56258, 57851, 59240, 59773) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 (59941) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 (59106, 59511, 59615, 59865) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 38 (57686) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .4½ (59446) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .40 (59172) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With permit number at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
b. State and permit number at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (59625) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (58977) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
c. Town, state, and permit number at top of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 (58397) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ (58977, 59587) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
d. Town and state at top of town mark, blank at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
e. Town name with Zone number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (59511) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 (59511) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S/R]
f. Similar to e but with Zone number removed leaving a blank space in the town name: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 (59123) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ (59123) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 (all 55819, 57544, 58538, 59243, 59528) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
g. With ZIP code at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 (56247, 57035, 59148) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 (54146, 59316, 59821) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 (57930, 59774) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S/R]
h. Town mark inverted: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ (59092) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.02 (57334) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 (58939) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
j. Town mark "BROOKLYN, N.Y. / QUEENS COUNTY" (to designate a special local discount postal rate): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 (59030) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 (59030) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
k. Lettering inside town mark with serifs (locally crafted provisional town mark): "KANSAS CITY, MO. / Sec. 562 P.L.&R." (53138) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02½ + ⅛¢ (54102, 54112, 58889, 59469, 59661) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ + ⅛¢ (57327, 59469, 59576, 59625) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD." in center of town mark:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 + ¼¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ + ¼¢ (58157, 59576) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ + ⅜¢ (59812) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
-4. "AD'L ½¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 +½¢ (59030, 59120, 59320, 59624, 59949) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
-5. "AD'L ¾¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ¾¢ (57327, 58100) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
-6. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ⅞¢ (57327) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
-7. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 + 0.6¢ (59410) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
-8. "AD'L 1¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 +1¢ (58324) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]




Type DF8 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp DF3p5.jpg

DF3.5. Model "CVS" (LV-6).

As Type DF3.4 spacing but the frank is smaller (22 mm square rather than 24 mm square). The frank is in fact identical to that used for Type DE3.
Meter numbers 54157 to at least 54390, possibly higher.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .08 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .1½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2⅞ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 (54165, 54168) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 (54233, 54237) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ (57920) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ (no decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½ (54248) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .16 (54223) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .11 (54368) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 (54267) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .24 (54223) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .36 (54196) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
a. With town and state at top of town mark, blank at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 (54151) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 (54151) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
b. Permit number at base of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 (54188) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
c. ZIP code at base of town mark:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 (54253) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 (54209) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 (54146, 54?36) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD." in center of town mark:
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ + ⅛¢ (54273) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 + ⅛¢ (54273) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .2½ + ¼¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
-3. "AD'L ½¢ PD." in center of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 + ½¢ (54254) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]





Sub-group DG – U. S. Postal Meter Corporation[edit]

  • The franks are very similar in appearance to those of Sub-group DF but all have "US METER" prefix to the meter number.
  • The spacing between the town mark and frank is very narrow, 2-5 mm.
  • All have single-line dates.
  • A few machines have sanserif value figures but most have value figures with serifs.
  • Meter model: "6-D" (LV-6)
  • Earliest seen is from April 1937.



USA DC7.jpg

DG1. Model "6-D" (LV-6).

Frank 24 mm square.
All lines within the frank are of equal thickness.
Two meters only, 1000 and 1003.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02, .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

NOTE. Since the meter was capable of printing six different postage values, at least three other values than the those listed above must exist. A period advertising flier for U.S. Postage Meter machines pictures whole values .01 through .06.




USA meter stamp DG2.jpeg

DG2. Model "6-D" (LV-6).

As Type DG1 but the oval around the value figures and the straight border line immediately within the faux-perforation border are thicker than the other lines.
Meter numbers 1002, 1004-1383 (not all numbers used).
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
USA meter stamp DG2aa.jpeg
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .05 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .06 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .04 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .09 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .14 (1056, 1232) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .21 (1056, 1232, 1238) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½ (1193, 1222) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .07 (1056, 1179, 1238) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½ (1193) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .28 (1056) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .30 (1057) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .35 (1056, 1179) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .42 (1056) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DG2bb.jpeg
a. Town mark shows town name ("NEW YORK") without state abbreviation: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 (1358) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg [RRR]
b. Town mark: "BROOKLYN, N.Y. / QUEENS COUNTY" (to designate a special local discount postal rate):
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 (1264) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .02 (1046, 1264) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (1264) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
c. Very wide (27 mm) spacing between town mark and frank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .03 (1060) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
USA meter stamp DG2cc.jpeg









Sub-group DH – International Postal Supply Corporation[edit]

  • Center of frank has two concentric ovals with squared off sides.
  • Meter number prefixed by "METER NO.".
  • All have double circle town mark with single line date. The lettering in the town mark is generally tall and narrow with a comma following the town name.
  • The spacing between the town mark and frank is normally around 14 mm. Impressions on tape usually have narrower spacing.
  • Meter model: "4" (5 values) fitting on mailing machine models 2, 3, and 5.
  • Earliest seen is from June 1938.



USA DC8.jpg

DH1. Model "4" (LV-5).

Meter numbers 6000-6196.
Diameter of town mark circles is 24-25 mm and 14.5-15 mm with 4.5-5 mm space between.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 7 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 14 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 18 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg] 21 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 24 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 16 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 26 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 29 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 23 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 27 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 31 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 33 (6007) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 13 (6172) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 28 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 34 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 37 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DH1aa.jpeg
a. Large TM, 25.5-26.5 mm in diameter, inner ring 15.5-16 mm in diameter, spacing between rings usually 5 mm or larger. This TM began appearing in the later 1940s and became more plentiful in the 1950s and 1960s.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1 (6085) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4 (6064, 6130) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6 (6162) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 (6131, 6156) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 25 (6158) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2 (6042) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 15 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 (6042, 6156) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 31 (6171) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
USA meter stamp DH1 note.jpg
b. 1½ denomination with fraction bar horizontal (6105) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[?]
c. 1½ denomination with fraction bar reversed, falling from left to right (6122) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[?]

NOTE: Variations in the font and size of the value figures exist. (See at right.) No pattern has yet been discerned .











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