United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/GROUP OO – Official government business mail franks

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GROUP OO: Special designs used only by the federal government to frank official business mail[edit]

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  • All Official stamp designs have a corresponding commercial meter stamp design. The Official stamps are sub-grouped accordingly.
  • All franks include OFFICIAL MAIL and a "penalty for private use" statement somewhere in the design.
  • The earliest use of a government official business meter was in 1974. By the mid 2000s several federal government agencies including the Department of Defense had ceased using official meters and had returned to using regular commercial meters.



Sub-group OO-A: stamps corresponding to Group I (Pitney Bowes)[edit]

  • Stamps have "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" across top without eagle.
  • Penalty statement between TM and value box.
  • All stamps are from mechanical Multi-Value (MV) machines.
  • First seen in 1974.




Type OO-IA4 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-A1a.jpg

OO-A1.1. "RF" or "RT", 6 September 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Corresponds to Type IA4.1.
Value figures with narrowly spaced colon dots.
One machine only, used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgWASHINGTON / D.C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(639879)
This is the first Official Mail meter stamp. Few examples known even though the machine was in use until at least March 5, 1981.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00½ to 9 99½)



Type OO-IA10 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-A1.jpg

OO-A1.2. "RT-3", 1974.

Corresponds to Type IA4.5.
As Type OO-A1.1 but the colon in the value figures is larger with widely spaced dots.
Meter numbers in 639000 and 640000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01 to 9 99)
a. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides. One machine only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgTENAFLY / N.J.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (645939) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
b. Printed in a color other than red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]



Type OO-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-A2p2.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-A2p1B.jpg

OO-A2.1. "5303, 5336, 5382", 1979.

Corresponds to Type IC3.1.
As OO-A1 types but larger value box with no line under "U.S. POSTAGE".
A. Wavy lines at left in value figures, 2mm tall ()
B. Smaller wavy lines at left in value figures, 1mm tall () MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.01 to 99.99)
a. With four dashes at left of the town mark (indicating "Parcelmatic" sub-model)
b. Town mark with "US" and "PS" at the sides: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgALEXANDRIA / VA.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(968639) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
c. Town mark with "P" and "O" at the sides: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgWASHINGTON / D.C.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(979472) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
d. Town mark contains "U.S.M.C." (U.S. Marine Corps) and no town name: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgU.S.M.C. / FPO 98773MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3315230) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
e. Town mark contains "USMC" and no town name: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSMC FPO / 98773MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3315230) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
f. Town mark reads: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgU.S. MARINE CORPS FPO / 96310 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3315233) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]



Type OO-IC4 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-A2.jpg

OO-A2.2. "5313", 1979.

Corresponds to Type IC4.1.
As Type OO-A2.1 but with different value figure format:
Value figures with wide wavy-line triad at left and no symbol at right (does not print fractions of a cent).
When printing dollar values a narrow wavy-line triad appears left of the dollar number.
USA meter stamp OO-A2 comparison.jpg
Meter numbers: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg837000-979000, 3010000 and 3020000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)

MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Stamps with dollar values show a small wavy-line triad at left of the dollar number. These stamps resemble Type OO-A2.1 stamps. They can be differentiated by the placement of the decimal and the right-most number. See close-up scans at right.

a. With four dashes at left of the town mark (indicating "Parcelmatic" sub-model)
b. With date but no town mark
c. Town mark with "P" and "O" at the sides: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE / WAMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(979372) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
d. Town mark with "US" and "PS" at the sides:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgLAKESIDE / MTMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(946443) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgFAYETTEVILLE / NCMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(946480, 979412) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
e. As d but "US" and "PS" partially removed: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgFORT HARRISON / MTMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(979425) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
f. ZIP code at bottom of town mark:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMCENTIRE ANG BASE, SC / 29044MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(979325) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgKANEOHE MCAS HAWAII / 96863MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025273) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
USA meter stamp OO-A2p2kk.jpg
g. Town and state at top of town mark, "APO" or "FPO" and 5-digit number at bottom
h. As g but with 9-digit number at bottom
j. "APO" or "FPO" and town name or abbreviation at top of town mark, 5-digit number at bottom
k. As j but with 9-digit number at bottom
l. As j but "APO AE" at top of town mark
m. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgA.P.O. 09283 / NEW YORKMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025164)
n. Town mark has APO AE at top and 5-digit number at bottom
o. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgAIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE / 09097MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025265)
p. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgU.S. NAVY / FPO 98764MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025523)
q. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUS MARINE CORPS / FPO 98764MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025523)
USA meter stamp OO-A2p2tt.jpg
r. Town mark has U.S.M.C. at top and 5-digit number at bottom:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96607 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025328, 3025516)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg98764 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025465)
s. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSMC 1STFSSG CAMP PENDELTON / CA. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025266, 3025352, 3025493, 3025526)
t. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg81 CSG/DAA / APO 09755 NY MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3025167)(?) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
u. Printed in color other than red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]



Type OO-IC8B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-A2p3A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-A2p3B.jpg

OO-A2.3. "5322", "5337", "5383".

Corresponds to Type IC8.1.
As previous Type OO-A2 types but with different value figure format:
Value figures with wavy-line triad at both left and right (does not print fractions of a cent).
A. Wavy lines at left in value figures, 2mm tall ()
B. Smaller wavy lines at left in value figures, 1mm tall () MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Meter numbers: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg274000, 299000, 3310000, 4300000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)
a. With four dashes at left of the town mark (indicating "Parcelmatic" sub-model)



Type OO-ID2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-A3p1.jpg

OO-A3.1. "5702", "5705", "5707".

Corresponds to Type ID2.
As previous OO-A types but with much larger value box.
Meter numbers: 1230000-160000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.01 to 9.99)
a. Town mark contains ship name and designation: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSS LONG BEACH / CNG9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (1600290)



Type OO-ID3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-A3p2.jpg

OO-A3.2. "5703". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

Corresponds to Type ID3.
As Type OO-A3.1 but value figures with wavy line triads at both sides of the value figures.
Meter numbers: 1640000-1710000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)
a. Town mark with APO and town designation at top and 5-digit number at bottom:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgAPO NY / 09616 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(1704187)

- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg? MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(1705476)

b. Town mark contains ship name and "FPO": MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSS MISSISSIPPI / FPO NY 09578 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (1703874)



Type OO-IE1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-A4A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-A4B.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-A4C.jpg

OO-A4. "6500" series.

Corresponds to Type IE1.
As previous OO-A types but the value box is much wider than tall.
A. Wavy lines at left in value figures, 2mm tall ()
B. Smaller wavy lines at left in value figures, 1mm tall ()
C. The lines of the value box are thicker than the town mark circle line. Meter number series 2310000 only. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Meter numbers: 2310000, 6000000, and 6250000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)
a. With four dashes at left of the town mark (indicating "Parcelmatic" sub-model)
b. No town mark, found both with and without date
c. Town mark with "P" and "O" at the sides: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMOFFETT FIELD / CALIFMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(6251291) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
d. Town mark with "US" and "PS" at the sides
e. As d but with "US" and "PS" partially removed
f. Town mark with town and state at top, APO or FPO and 5-digit number at bottom
g. As f, but with 9-digit number at bottom
h. Town mark with APO or FPO and town designation at top with 5-digit number at bottom
j. As h, but with 9-digit number at bottom
k. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgAPO / 98733MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(6250347)
l. Town mark with APO AP at top, 5-digit number at bottom
m. Town mark with FPO AP or FPO AE at top, 5-digit number at bottom
n. Town mark with U.S. ARMY at top, APO and 5-digit number at bottom
p. Town mark with US NAVY FPO at top, 5-digit number at bottom
q. Town mark with US NAVY FPO AE or US NAVY FPO AP at top, 5-digit number at bottom
r. As q but "U.S." with stops
s. Town mark with NAVY POSTAL SERVICE FPO AE at top, 5-digit number at bottom
t. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgFPO SAN FRANCISCO / 96654 (without state) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(6250128)
u. Town mark reads:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgKANEOHE MCAS HAWAII / 96863MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(6251835)
v. Town mark with ship name:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSS SAIPAN FPO NY / 09549-1605MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(?)
w. Printed in color other than red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]




Type OO-IF1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-A5.jpg

OO-A5. "6900" series.

Corresponds to Type IF1.
Value box is very large and square, with "U.S.POSTAGE" at bottom.
Meter numbers: 5500000 and 6500000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)



Type OO-IG1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-A6A.jpg
USA stamp type OO-A6B.jpg

OO-A6. "A900" series.

Corresponds to Type IG1.
Similar to Type OO-A4 with wide value box but "U.S.POSTAGE" is in a panel at bottom.
Meter numbers in 8500000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)

NOTE. The right frame line has been seen to erode away on some meters and can appear to be entirely missing. (See at right)





Type OO-IH1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-A7.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-A7aa.jpg

OO-A7. "Paragon".

Corresponds to Type IH1.
Relatively large stamp with value box wider than tall, "U.S. POSTAGE" at bottom.
Printed in magenta rather than red or orange-red.
Meter numbers in 1900000 series [S], 5500000, and 7250000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)
a. Town mark with ship name:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgUSS PUGET SOUND AD38 / FPO 09544MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(7252000)
b. Printed in blue. Some meters were fitted with blue ink during a six month experiment in 1995. The color was considered "not to work out" and was abandoned.







Sub-group OO-B: stamps corresponding to Group J (Postalia, Francotyp-Postalia)[edit]

  • All stamps have square straight-line outer frames with panel at bottom containing the meter number.
  • All stamps except OO-B3 have "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" above "U.S. POSTAGE" at top of square or nearly square frank.
  • OO-B3 has "U.S. POSTAGE" stacked at left.
  • The penalty statement is at left on Type OO-B1 and at the bottom on all other OO-B stamps.
  • First seen in 1978.




Type OO-JA1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-B1.jpg

OO-B1. Postalia "KF 1501" (MV), 1978.

Corresponds to Type JA1.1.
Square frank with column of three stars at right.
Penalty statement at left and bottom left.
The meter number is in a separate panel across the bottom.
Meter number with "POSTALIA" prefix.
Meter numbers in 6000000 - 613000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)
a. Without town mark
b. Value figures without decimal (00): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgRHINELANDER / WISC.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(608411) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(Others may exist)
c. Town mark has APO and town designation at top and 5-digit number at bottom




Type OO-JA9 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-B2p1.jpg

OO-B2.1. Postalia "MS-5" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]

Corresponds to Type JA1.5.
As Type OO-B1 but the penalty statement is in one line across bottom above the meter number.
M# with "POSTALIA" prefix.
Two meters only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg950815 and 950827
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.01 to 9.99)



Type OO-JA10 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-B2p2.jpg

OO-B2.2. Postalia "MS-5" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]

Corresponds to Type JA1.6.
As Type OO-B2.1 but the value figures include a tenths of a cent number.
M# with "POSTALIA" prefix.
Two meters only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg950243 and 950250
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.001 to 9.999)
a. Value figures without decimal (0 000): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg950184 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]


Type OO-JA11 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-B2.jpg

OO-B2.3. Postalia "MS-5" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Corresponds to Type JA1.7.
As Types OO-B2.1 and OO-B2.2 but the value figures include a tens of dollars number.
M# with "POSTALIA" prefix.
One meter only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg952674
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.01 to 99.99)




Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-B3.jpg

OO-B3. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]

Corresponds to Type JA4.
The frank frame is larger than previous OO-B types.
“U.S. POSTAGE” vertical at left.
"PENALTY/FOR PRIVATE USE $300" in very small letters across bottom above meter number.
M# with "FP" prefix. Meter number 513535 seen.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



Type OO-JA14 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-B4.jpg

OO-B4. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Corresponds to Type JA3.2.
“U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” at top above “U.S. POSTAGE”.
Penalty statement in two lines below value figures.
M# with “POSTALIA” prefix in panel at bottom.
A. With transaction number vertical between TM and frank
B. Without transaction number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00





Sub-group OO-C: stamps corresponding to Group K (Friden, Singer, FME, Friden-Alcatel)[edit]

  • All stamps have an inner box, partial or complete, around the value figures.




Type OO-KA2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C1p1.jpg

OO-C1.1. Singer, later FME "PM4" or "PM7" (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Corresponds to Type KA1.2 with double circle town mark.
"U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" at top, exterior frame lines at right and bottom only.
Penalty statement at left of value box.
Five outlined stars in the frank, two at right of the town mark, two at right of the value box, and one below the penalty statement.
One meter seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgJACKSON / MISS.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg( 018012)
Double circle town mark.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)


Type OO-KA2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C1p2.jpg

OO-C1.2. Singer, later FME "PM4" or "PM77" (MV), 1974.

Corresponds to Type KA1.2, double circle town mark.
As Type OO-C1.1 but value figures have no wavy line triad at right.
A. Meter number with "F" prefix: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgINDIANAPOLIS / IND.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg( 0187073) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
B. M# with "S" prefix: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMILFORD / CONN.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg( 018???)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgST JOSEPH / MO.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg( 018028)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPITTSBURGH / PA.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg( 018013)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)


Type OO-KA3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C1p3.jpg

OO-C1.3. Singer, later FME "PM4" or "PM7" (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Corresponds to Type KA1.3.
As Type OO-C1.1 but with single circle town mark.
Meter number with “S” prefix.
One meter seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgLINCOLN / NEBR.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018019)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)



Type OO-KA3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C1p4A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C1p4B.jpg

OO-C1.4. Singer, later FME "PM4" or "PM7" (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR-RRR]

Corresponds to Type KA1.3.
As Type OO-C1.2 but with single circle town mark.
A. Meter number with "F" prefix:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgHOUSTON / TEX.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018046)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgWARWICK / R.I.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018057)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgBIRMINGHAM / ALA.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018067)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgELWOOD / ILL.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018069)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgNASHVILLE / TENN.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018071)
B. Meter number with "S" prefix:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgWHITE PLAINS / N/Y.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018015)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgSYRACUSEE / N/Y.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018030)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgCARLE PLACE / N/Y.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(018035)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)

NOTE:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgThe meter numbers listed for the OO-C1 Types are those we have seen. It is quite likely that other numbers were also used. These meters do not appear to have remained in use for very long. Nice clear examples are exceptionally difficult to find.



Type OO-KB1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C2A.jpg
USA stamp type OO-C2.jpg

OO-C2. Friden Singer "9222" (MV), 1978.

Corresponds to Type KB1.1.
Small stamp with penalty statement above the value box.
Meter numbers in 250000 series.
A. Meter number with "F" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
B. Meter number with "S" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)
a. With date but no town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgS 250247MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(Fort Douglas, Utah)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
b. With "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgSUMMERVILLE / S.C.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(S 250156)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]





USA meter stamp KE triads.jpeg

NOTE: For stamps in the OO-C3 series the different types are distinguished by the value figures as well as the frank design. The shape of the triads () in the value figures makes a difference. Four different wavy line triads were used: A is tall and wide, B is tall and medium width, C is tall and narrow, and D is short and narrow. Types A and B are very similar, but the lines in B have more curl.




Type OO-KE1.1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C3p1A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C3p1B.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C3p1C.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C3p1D.jpg

OO-C3.1. FME, Friden Singer "9232" (MV).

Corresponds to Type KE1.1.
Value figures with wavy line triads at both sides. Triad type A at right.
"U.S. POSTAGE" extends to the left of the penalty statement. The left side of the value box is under the second "F" in "OFFICIAL".
Similar to OO-C1 types except the design includes only two stars which flank the meter number at the bottom.
M# in 503000 and 504000 series.
A. Wavy line triad type B at left. M# with "S" prefix
B. As A but meter number without prefix
C. Wavy line triad type D at left. M# with "S" prefix
D. As C but meter number without prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)










Type OO-KE1-2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C3p2.jpg

OO-C3.2. FME, Friden Singer "9237" and/or "9258" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Corresponds to Type KE1.2.
Nearly identical to Type OO-C3.1 but the design is slightly narrower. "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" does not extend left of the penalty statement, and the left side of the value box fall under the "OF" rather than the second "F".
The bottom frame line is broken with meter number inside the break.

???: M# in 504000, 564000 and 570000 series.

Value figures with wavy line triad type D at left. Meter number with "F" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)




Type OO-KE3-1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C3p3A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C3p3B.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C3p3D.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C3p3E.jpg

OO-C3.3. Friden Singer (MV).

Corresponds to Type KE1.3.
As Type OO-C.1 but with four-bank value figures.
A. Wavy line triad type B at left. M# with "S" prefix
B. As A but meter number with "F" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
C. As A but meter number without prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
D. Wavy line triad type D at left. M# with "S" prefix
E. As D but meter number with "F" prefix
F. As D but meter number without prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Meter numbers in 503000 and 504000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 99.99)
a. "U.S." or "U.S. O" of "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" misaligned
b. Value figures without decimal

NOTE: Meter number 503502 exists as both sub-types B and E.

USA meter stamp OO-C3p3aa.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-C3p3bb.jpg










Type OO-KE3-2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C4p4B.jpg

OO-C3.4. Friden Singer (MV).

Corresponds to Type KE1.3.
As Type OO-C3.2 but with four-bank value figures.
A. Wavy line triad type B at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgBERKELEY / CALIF.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(504111)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgINDIANAPOLIS / IND.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(504197, 504267)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgWASHINGTON / D.C..MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(504158)
B. Wavy line triad type D at left
M# with "F" prefix.
M# in 504000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)
a. With ship name and designation in town mark
b. Printed in a color other than red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]



Type OO-KF1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C4p1.jpg

OO-C4.1. Friden Alcatel "9232" (MV), 1982. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Corresponds to Type KF1.1.
Similar to OO-C3 types but the value box is much larger.
M# with "F" prefix. M# in 506000, 507000 and 530000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 99.99)



Type OO-KF2 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-C5.jpg

OO-C4.2. Friden Alcatel "9232" (MV), 1982. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Corresponds to Type KF1.2.
As Type OO-C4.1 but can print tenths of a cent values.
M# with "F" prefix...
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)



Type OO-KG2-1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C5p1.jpg

OO-C5.1. Friden-Alcatel “9258” (MV), 1988. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Corresponds to Type KG1.2.
The frank has a near complete outer frame line broken by U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL at top and the meter number at bottom.
Penalty statement at left.
The design contains seven outline stars, two below the penalty statement, three in a column at right of the value box, and two large ones in the upper and lower right corners.
M# with "F" prefix. M# in 520000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 99.99)
a. With ship name and designation in town mark
b. Town mark reads: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgAPO NY / 09111MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(520122) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(Similar town marks may exist.)


Type OO-KG1-1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C5p2.jpg

OO-C5.2. Friden-Alcatel “9257" (MV), 1988. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]

Corresponds to Type KG1.1.
As Type OO-C5.1 but can print tenths of a cent postage values.
M# with "F" prefix. M# in 510000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)



Type OO-KG2-2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C6p1.jpg

OO-C6.1. Friden-Alcatel "9258” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Corresponds to Type KG1.2.
As Type OO-C5.1 but with four stars instead of three in the column at right of the value box.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 99.99)
a. With ship name and designation in town mark



Type OO-KG1-2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C6p2.jpg

OO-C6.2. Friden-Alcatel “9257” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Corresponds to Type KG1.1.
As Type OO-C6.1 but can print tenths of a cent postage values.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)



Type OO-KG2-3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-C6p3.jpg

OO-C6.3. Friden-Alcatel "9258” (MV).

Corresponds to Type KG1.2.
As Type OO-C6.1 but the outer frame lines along the left side and to the right of U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL at top are removed.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 99.99)
a. With ship name and designation in town mark
b. "APO NY" at top of town mark, 5-digit number at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]






Sub-group OO-D: stamps corresponding to Group L (Hasler)[edit]

  • All the stamps have horizontal rectangular frank with panel at top containing "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL / U.S. POSTAGE" and panel at bottom with the meter number.
  • Penalty statement at left, column of three solid stars at right.
  • Meter numbers with "H" prefix.
  • All stamps are from mechanical Multi-Value (MV) machines.
  • First seen in April 1982.



Type OO-LA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-D1p1A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-D1p1B.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-D1p1C.jpg

OO-D1.1. "Mailmaster", 1982.

Frank shape corresponds to Group LA1. Value figures correspond to Types LA1.1 and LB1.1.
The three stars at right have one arm pointing up.
Distance between the right edge of the date and the left edge of the value figures is approximately 25-26 mm. The right-most digit in the value figures falls under the "M" of "MAIL".
A. Large single circle town mark, 27 mm in diameter
B. Small single circle town mark, 23 mm in diameter
C. Medium single circle town mark, 25 mm in diameter MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RR]
Meter numbers in 288000-546000 and 2000000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.01 to 99.99)
a. Ship name and designation in town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RRR]
b. Town mark without state designation: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgOTIS, ANGB / 02542 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(2373939) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RRRR]
c. The three stars at right have one arm pointing down, two pointing up. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgHARTFORD / CT MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(2262438)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(Other numbers may exist.) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR-RRR]
USA meter stamp OO-D1p1aa.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-D1p1bc.jpg








Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-D1p2.jpg

OO-D1.2. "Mailmaster". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR-RRRR]

As Type OO-D1.1 but the distance between the right edge of the date and the left edge of the value figures is wider, approximately 27-28 mm, and the right-most digit in the value figures falls under the "AI" of "MAIL". The panel lines above and below the value figures are missing, and the stars at right are truncated.
One meter seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgNEW ORLEANS / LA MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(602585)
TM: Medium size single circle (25mm in diameter)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00

MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.01 to 99.99)



Type OO-LA2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-D2p1A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-D2p1C.jpg

OO-D2.1. "Mailmaster".

As Type OO-D1.1 but able to print tenths of a cent postage values.
TM: SC in small, medium and large sizes (25, 27 and 29mm)
A. Large single circle town mark, 27 mm in diameter
B. Small single circle town mark, 23 mm in diameter
C. Medium single circle town mark, 25 mm in diameter
Meter numbers in 300000, 400000 and 2000000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.001 to 9.999)





Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-D2p2.jpg

OO-D2.2. "Mailmaster".MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RRR]

As Type OO-D2.1 but the distance between the right edge of the date and the left edge of the value figures is wider, approximately 27-28 mm, and the right-most digit in the value figures falls under the "AI" of "MAIL". The panel lines above and below the value figures are missing, and the stars at right are truncated.
Two meters seen:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgBOSTON / MA MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(422284)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPHOENIX / AZ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(432714)
TM: Large size single circle (27mm in diameter)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.001 to 9.999)



Type OO-LA3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-D3.jpg

OO-D3. "Mailmaster". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

As Type OO-D1.1 but able to print postage values only up to 9.99.
A. Large single circle town mark, 27 mm in diameter
B. Small single circle town mark, 23 mm in diameter
Meter numbers in 300000 and 2000000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.01 to 9.99)



Type OO-LA4 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-D4A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-D4C.jpg

OO-D4. "Mailmaster".

As Type OO-D1.1 but five-bank value figures capable of printing tens of dollars and tenths of a cent postage values.
Distance between the right edge of the date and the left edge of the value figures is approximately 29-30 mm. The right-most A digit in the value figures falls under the "M" of "MAIL". The right-most digit in the value figures falls under the "AI" of "MAIL". The panel lines above and below the value figures are missing, and the stars at right are truncated.
A. Large single circle town mark, 27 mm in diameter
B. Small single circle town mark, 23 mm in diameter
C. Medium single circle town mark, 25 mm in diameter MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RR]
Meter numbers in 400000, 500000 and 700000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.001 to 99.999)





Sub-group OO-E: stamps corresponding to Group M (Neopost)[edit]

  • Frank with no outer or inner frame lines. Column of stars along right side.
  • "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" above "U.S. POSTAGE" at top, meter number with "N" prefix at bottom.
  • Penalty statement above two outline stars left of value figures.
  • First seen in September 2000.




Type OO-PA1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-G1.jpg

OO-E1.1. "4400" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S-RR]

Corresponds to Type M1.1.
Value figures with wavy line triad at left and tenths of a cent figure which is not underlined and same size as the other figures.
Meter number in 590000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.001 to 99.999)



Type OO-PA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-E1p2.jpg

OO-E1.2. "4400" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S-RR]

As Type OO-E1.1 but the tens of dollars value figure is a zero instead of a wavy line triad for values under 9.999.
Tenths of a cent figure is not underlined and same size as the other value figures.
Meter number in 590000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.001 to 99.999)





Sub-group OO-F: stamps corresponding to Sub-group NA (Pitney Bowes)[edit]

  • Digital stamps using the same eagle head and wing design as found with the NA types but with "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" either across the top or the stamp or below the eagle's head.
  • Penalty statement in upper left corner of all stamps.
  • First seen in late 1990s.




Type OO-MA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-F1.jpg

OO-F1. “PostPerfect”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR-RRR]

Corresponds to Type NA2.1.
“U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” with a star at each side across the top above the eagle.
M# with “PB22” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)



Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-F2p1.jpg

OO-F2.1. “U700" (Galaxy). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR-RRRR]

Corresponds to Type NA3.1.
Similar to Type OO-F1 but the penalty statement, “U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” and the eagle are smaller and moved to the left to make room for a field of red to orange fluorescent dots. The stamp was printed in black ink that could not be read by USPS facing and sorting machines. The addition of the dots solved that problem.
Three small bars along right side.
USA stamp type OO-E2.jpg

: M# with “PB22” prefix.

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)
Type OO-MB1 in 2001 edition
a. Without the fluorescent dots MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR-RRRR]




Type OO-MB2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-F2p3.jpg

OO-F2.2. “U700" (Galaxy). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR-RRR]

Corresponds to Type NA3.2.
Very similar to Type OO-F2.1a but printed in red and with three small stars rather than bars along right side.
M# with “PB22” prefix.
Town mark is negative lettering in solid bar.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)



Type OO-MC1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-E4 color.jpg

OO-F3.1. “DM300” (Spark). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RR]

Corresponds to Type NA4.1.
Larger eagle above "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL".
"PITNEY BOWES" inside the wing at right.
M# with “PB3” or "PB5" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.340 to 99.999)



Type OO-MC2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp OO-F3p2.jpg

OO-F3.2. “DM300” (Spark). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Corresponds to Type NA4.4.
As Type OO-F3.1 but with "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" raised with “LOW VALUE” inserted below.
This stamp was produced by the same machines that produced Type OO-F3.1. The meter would print this stamp for any postage value below the first class postcard rate. The few examples seen were supplemental postage added to stamped but underpaid covers.
M# with “PB3” or "PB5" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to .339)





Sub-group OO-G: stamps corresponding to Sub-group NC (Neopost)[edit]

  • Similar to Type NC1 the stamp has a penalty statement replacing the torch-in-hand ornament.
  • First seen in 1998.




Type OO-NA1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-F1.jpg

OO-G1. "SM26" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RR]

Corresponds to Type NC1.
As Type NC1 but with no stars at right and a penalty statement at left replaces the torch-in-hand design.
“U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” above the value figures in center.
N METER" above M# at lower right.
Date and meter number across bottom.
Meter number in 580000 series.
TM: Straight line at top
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)





Sub-group OO-H: stamps corresponding to Sub-group ND (Francotyp-Postalia)[edit]

  • Digital stamp similar to Type ND1 but with the penalty statement replacing the oval eagle logo at top left.
  • First seen in 2002.



Type OO-QA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamnp OO-H1.jpg

OO-H1. "MyMail" .MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR-RRR]

Corresponds to Type ND1.
The stamp is divided into three horizontal sections.
The top section contains “U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” and the penalty statement at left, a column of four stars, and “U.S. POSTAGE” above the value figures.
The middle section contains the town line.
The bottom section contains two lines, the date and codes above the meter number and more coding.
Meter number with "FP" prefix.
Meter number in 0840000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 99.99)





Sub-group OO-J: stamps corresponding to Sub-group QA (Hasler, Neopost, Neopost-Hasler)[edit]

  • The stamps are all digital and include a "Datamatrix" or "IBI Lite" 2D bar code field.
  • Otherwise they do not have a common characteristic other than containing "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" and a penalty statement. A majority of types show both the penalty statement and "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" vertical, reading up.
  • First seen in 2004.



USA stamp type OO-I1A.jpg

OO-J1.1. Neopost Hasler “IJ” series, exact model unidentified. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RRR]

Corresponds to Type QA1.2.
Frank with straight frame lines at top and bottom, 2D "Datamatrix" bar code at left, and open at right.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL, penalty statement, and “US POSTAGE” read up at right.
HASLER reads up right of the bar code field.
Meter number with "01#H" prefix
Town line reads "Mailed From" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)


Type OO-SB1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-J1.jpg

OO-J1.2. Neopost “IJ25/IJ45” , 2004. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S-R]

As Type OO-J1.1 but N neopost reads up right of the bar code field.
Meter number with "04#J" prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 9.999)




USA stamp type OO-J2A.jpg

OO-J2.1. Neopost Hasler “WJ65/95” .

Corresponds to Type QA4.2.
Frank without frame lines.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement read up right of the 2D "Datamatrix" barcode.
Meter number with "01#H" prefix at top above the value figures.
Hasler reads up at far right.
Town line reads "Mailed From" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)



USA stamp type OO-J2B.jpg

OO-J2.2. Neopost “IJ70/80/90/110”.

Corresponds to Type QA4.3.
As Type OO-J2.1 but neopost N reads up at far right.
Meter number with 04#J prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)




USA stamp type OO-I3.jpg

OO-J3.1. Neopost Hasler “WJ65/95”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S-RR]

Corresponds to Type QA7.1.
Open design with Hasler at upper left above date and 2D "IBI Lite" bar code at bottom left.
"U.S. POSTAGE" in negative letters against a solid field below the date at left.
Value figures at upper right above "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" and the penalty statement.
Meter number with 01#D prefix.
Town line reads "ZIP" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)
a. With mail class above the value figures



USA stamp type OO-I3B.jpg

OO-J3.2. Neopost "IS" or "IJ" series, exact model unidentified. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S-RR]

As Type OO-J7.3 but with neopost N at upper left above date.
Meter number with 04#L prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)
a. With mail class above the value figures




USA meter stamp OO-J3p3.jpg

OO-J3.3. Neopost "IS" or "IJ" series, exact model unidentified.

As Type OO-J3.2 but capable of printing postage values up to 999.999.
Meter number with 04#M prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 999.999)
a. With mail class above the value figures



USA meter stamp OO-J3p4.jpg

OO-J3.4. Neopost "IS" or "IJ" series, exact model unidentified.

As Type OO-J3.3 but NEOPOST at upper left above date.
Meter number with 04#M prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 999.999)
a. With mail class above the value figures




USA stamp type OO-I5.jpg

OO-J4. Neopost Hasler "PowerPost" series, exact model unidentified. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RRR]

Corresponds to Type QA3.2.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement read up at far left next to a 2D "Datamatrix" bar code.
Small HASLER at top center.
Meter number with 01#A prefix.
Town line reads "MAILED FROM" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 9.99)



USA stamp type OO-I6.jpg

OO-J5.1. Neopost Hasler "WJ Pro.

Corresponds to Type QA6.1.
“US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement at bottom, right of the 2D "IBI Lite" bar code.
Small Hasler at upper left above the meter number.
Meter number with 01#H prefix.
Town line reads "ZIP" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)



USA meter stamp OO-J5.2.jpg

OO-J5.2. Neopost Hasler "WJ Pro.

As Type OO-J5.1 but with neopost N above the identification number.
Meter number with 04#K prefix.
Town line reads "ZIP" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)






Sub-group OO-K: stamps corresponding to Sub-group QB (Pitney Bowes)[edit]

  • The stamps are all digital and include a "Datamatrix" or "IBI Lite" 2D bar code field.
  • Otherwise they do not have a common characteristic other than containing "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" and a penalty statement. Three of the five types include an eagle head and wing.
  • First seen in 2002.



Type OO-SD1 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-I1.jpg

OO-K1.1. "DM" series, 2002.

As Type QB1.1 but with “U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement added at top right.
The ends of the wing feathers at upper right are all of different lengths with the longest at top.
Identification number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1(letter) over ten-digit number starting with 0002 or 0004. Letters seen are:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1A
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1M
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1P
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1R
Town line reads "MAILED FROM ZIP CODE" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)



USA stamp type OO-E5B.jpg

OO-K1.2. "DM" series.

As Type OO-K1.1 but the ends of the top two wing feathers are of equal length.
Identification number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1P over ten-digit number starting with 0002
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)





USA stamp type OO-K1A.jpg
USA meter stamp OO-K2.1B.jpg

OO-K2.1. “DM Infinity” .

As Type QB3.1 but with “US OFFICIAL MAIL”, three stars and the penalty statement replacing the eagle at top left.
With large square 2D "Datamatrix" bar code.
Identification number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1(letter) over seven-digit number. Seen are:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1A over number starting with 20
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1T over number starting with 89
Town line reads "ZIP" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)





USA stamp type OO-K1B.jpg

OO-K2.2. “DM Infinity” .

Corresponds to Type QB3.2.
As Type OO-K2.1 but with smaller 2D "IBI Lite" bar code.
Identification number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgsix-digit number starting with 0002 over "21" and seven-digit number starting with 20
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 99.999)




USA stamp type OO-E7.jpg

OO-K3. “Connect+” .

As Type QB5 but with “US OFFICIAL MAIL” and penalty statement replacing "U.S. POSTAGE" and "PITNEY BOWES".
"PITNEY BOWES" added below the wing feathers at right.
Identification number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1W over ten-digit number starting with 0004
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 000.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.001 to 999.999)






Sub-group OO-L: stamps corresponding to Sub-group QC (Francotyp-Postalia)[edit]

  • All digital stamp with 2D "Datamatrix" bar code and stars above and below the penalty statement.
  • First reported in 2011.




Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA stamp type OO-I4.jpg

OO-L1. Francotyp-Postalia, model unidentified. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R-RRR]

As Types QC1.2 and QC2.2 but with three stars over "U.S. OFFICIAL MAIL" over penalty statement replacing the "FP" logo.
"FP" and three stars below penalty statement.
Town line reads "Mailed From" and ZIP code.
Identification number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg031A and ten-digit number starting with 0005
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01 to 99.99)