United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/GROUP PC – Digital stamps generated by personal computer software or online

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GROUP PC: Special designs generated by personal computer[edit]

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NOTE: All the stamps listed here are valid only on the date generated. PC stamps with unrestricted validity, i.e. savable for future use, are more like traditional stamps than meter stamps and thus are not cataloged here. PC stamps with unrestricted validity are cataloged in USA: Variable Denomination Stamps (1989-2015) by Karim Roder (available on Amazon).

  • Group PC stamps can vary considerably in size, font styles, and color within the same stamp type depending on personal printer settings, available fonts, etc. Size variations or colors other than black are unusual but are user controlled variables and therefore not of great significance.
  • The stamps are found on plain paper and adhesive labels depending on what the user has in his printer. Self-adhesive labels are sold by the various PC stamp companies and also by outside vendors. These labels exist both with and without fluorescent tagging. As with color and font, paper or label type is a user controlled variable and not of great significance.
  • PC stamps are often found in a frame at the top right of large address labels. To the left of the stamp is a smaller frame containing a large letter or number representing the class of mail. Codes found are: '1' (first class), 'fcm' (first class), 'P' (priority), 'E' (express), 'M' (media), 'T' (parcel post), solid block (media, or other). Not all the codes are found with all the stamp types that use the labels.


* * * NOTE:
Several stamps in Group Q resemble stamps in Group PC. If you don't find what you are looking for here, check there.




Sub-group PC-A: Franks from E-Stamp software, ID numbers with 05#E prefix[edit]

  • All stamps have large, negative “e” logo at top right and "PDF417" bar code across the bottom with identification number at bottom right.
  • "US Postage" and date are at top center, usually below a mail classification statement.
  • Found both with and without FIM barcode at top left and also with and without slogan or directional slug at left.
  • One hundred FD covers were prepared by E-Stamp in cooperation with the National Postal Museum on March 31, 1998. Trials took place for several more months. The first day of national availability was September 27, 1999.
  • Although we must assume other mail classes were available, only First Class, First-Class, Priority, and Priority Mail have been reported.
  • E-stamp ceased operations at the end of 2000.



Type RA1a in 2001 edition

USA stamp type PC-A1 FDC stamp.jpg

PC-A1.1. March 31, 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

This stamp is found only on the First Day Covers prepared by E-Stamp and the National Postal Museum. (See above). They were sold for $100 each.
The value figures are large, 4mm tall.
With "FIM" barcode at top left.
Mail class: "First Class" (without hyphen).
Idenification number with 051E prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(large figures, 4mm tall)


Type RA1e in 2001 edition

USA PC-A2.jpg

PC-A1.2. 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

As Type PC-A1.1 but with smaller value figures, 2 to 3mm tall.
"e-stamp.com" normally at bottom left below the barcode.
ID# with 051E, 052E or 053E prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(small figures, 2-3mm tall)
Mail classes:
A. First-Class (with hyphen)
B1. Priority MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B2. Priority Mail MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
a. With "Additional" instead of mail class above "US Postage" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
b. With recipient's identity instead of "e-stamp.com" at left below bar code field MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
c. With 4-digit ZIP code

"Express" (or "Express Mail") was an option but has not been reported by collectors.


Types RA1c and d in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PC-A1p3A.jpg

PC-A1.3. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

As Type PC-A1.2 but value figures show decimal fractions of a cent and have wide spacing between the dollar sign and the decimal digit with the other figures.
ID# with 051E, 052E or 053E prefix.
The mail classes are the same as for PC-A1.2.
A. V/F regular: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgo
B. V/F italic: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgo
a. With "Additional" instead of mail class above "US Postage" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]



Type RA1b in 2001 edition

Image needed.jpg

PC-A1.4. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

As PC-A1.3B but the value figures are spaced closely together.
"e-stamp.com" at bottom left below the barcode.
ID# with 053E prefix.
The mail classes are the same as for PC-A1.2.
V/F italic: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. With "Additional" instead of mail class above "US Postage" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]



Type RA2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PC-A2.jpg

PC-A2. March 2000. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

As Type PC-A1.2 but the inscriptions are larger.
"e-stamp.com" at bottom left below the barcode.
ID# with 053E prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 0.00
Mail classes:
A. First-Class (with hyphen)
B. Priority Mail MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
USA PC-A2a.jpg
a. With "Additional" instead of mail class above "US Postage" (see below) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
b. "Mailed From ZIP Code" town line with 4-digit ZIP code instead of normal 5-digit code MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

"Express" (or "Express Mail") was an option but has not been reported by collectors.








Sub-group PC-B: Franks from Neopost software, ID numbers with 04#N or NO4#N prefix[edit]

  • The stamp designs are quite different from each other. One has a four-pointed star logo, two have a torch in hand logo, and one has no logo. Even the bar codes are dissimilar.
  • Neopost was the second company to enter the PC postage business with an experimental design sometime in early 1998. Circumstances of the trial remain unknown to us.
  • Stamps are found both with and without FIM barcode at top left. Examples are not known with slogan or slug.
  • Classes of mail seen on PC-B stamps:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgFIRST CLASS LTR MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg F. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 2 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg M. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgINTL LETTER
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Aa. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1ST CLASS LTR G. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 3 N. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgINTL CAN LTR
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1ST CLASS OVERSZ H. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 4 P. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgINTL MEX LTR
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Ba. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1ST CLASS OVSZ I. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 5 Q. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgNEXT DAY EXP MAIL
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY MAIL J. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 6 R. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMEDIA MAIL
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY LOCAL K. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 7
E. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 1 L. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPRIORITY ZONE 8
  • Mail classes E through L were discontinued in June 2002. Examples are exceptionally rare. Most mail classes except the First Class variations are scarce to very rare.
  • Neopost PC stamps became available nationally in May 1999.




PC-B1. The stamp previously cataloged here has not been found used on actual mail. For this reason the Type has been deleted and the stamp re-cataloged as Type ESY-DF2 in the Essay section.


Type RC1 in 2001 edition

USA PC-D1.jpg

PC-B2. ”Postage Plus”™, “PC Stamp™”, 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]

This too is an experimental stamp. It was first seen in live tests in and near Washington DC and parts of northern California. It was offered nationally in May 1999 but saw little use.
The stamp was used by two different systems, "Postage Plus" which used a live internet connection, and "PC Stamp" which downloaded postage credit into a rented hardware vault.
The design shows at top right two horizontal bars with "U.S. POSTAGE" above the top one and the town line below the bottom one. Between the bars at right are a torch-in-hand logo left of small "U.S. POSTAGE" reading up. Also between the ars are the class of mail, the value figures (centered), and the date.
"PDF417" barcode across the bottom with "DEVICE and identification number at bottom right.
Identification number with N041N, N041NA, or 041N prefix.
With or without "FIM" barcode at top left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
a. With "CORRECTION" at bottom left



Type RC2a in 2001 edition

Image needed.jpg

PC-B3.1. “Simply Postage”™, 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

Produced by an internet-connected labeling device.
Similar to PC-B2 with torch-in-hand logo and point of sale data mixed with two horizontal bars, but otherwise quite different.
The stamp is found only on self-adhesive labels with rounded corners and fluorescent red bar across the bottom edge.
"U.S. POSTAGE" is vertical at far right just left of a double line of micro-printing reading "NEOPOSTNEOPOST..." vertically.
Between the bars are the identification number, value figures, and date. Below the bottom bar is the town line, MAILED FROM and ZIP code.
Stamp with "PDF417" bar code.
ID# with N042N prefix.
Large value figures, 4½ to 5mm tall
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00



Type RC2b in 2001 edition

USA PC-D2.jpg

PC-B3.2. “Simply Postage” . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

As Type PC-B3.1 but the value figures have slashed zeros and a tenths of a cent figure.
ID# with N042N prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $Ø.ØØø





Type SA1A in 2001 edition

USA PC-F1A.jpg

PC-B4.1. “ProMail” , 1998? MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

Produced by an internet-connected labeling device.
Also printed on self-adhesive labels this stamp is much smaller than the PC-B3 stamps and contains the point-of-sale data at left and a square "Datamatrix" bar code at right.
Point-of-sale data have the value figures at top followed by the class of mail, MAILED FROM (ZIP code) town line, "U.S. POSTAGE", date and identification number.
Fluorescent bar at far left just outside two lines of micro-printing reading "NEOPOSTNEOPOST..." vertically.
Identification number with 04#N prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$Ø.ØØø



Type SA1B in 2001 edition

USA PC-F1B.jpg

PC-B4.2. “ProMail” . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

As Type PC-B4.1 but the value figures are slightly larger and the text is slightly bolder.
Labels have fluorescent bar at right.
Identification number with 04#N prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$Ø.ØØø







Sub-group PC-C: Franks generated by software from Stamps.com (StampMaster before 1999), ID numbers with 06#S prefix[edit]

  • The first stamp design has a negative  S  in oval logo. All others contain  stamps.com  somewhere in the design. Some time after Stamps.com acquired Endicia in November 2015 (see Sub-group PC-E) the logo  stampsendicia  came into use.
  • The stamps are found both with and without a FIM barcode at upper left.
  • Mail classes found with PC-C stamps:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg FIRST CLASS, FIRST CLASS MAIL, FCI (first class international)
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PRIORITY MAIL
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg EXPRESS MAIL
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MEDIA MAIL
Instead of listing every known mail class variation seen on PC-C stamps (we do not know them all), collectors should be aware that the primary mail classes are found in a multitude of variations. For example, FIRST CLASS can be found as FIRST-CLASS PKG RATE, FIRST-CLASS MAIL PARCEL, FIRST-CLASS PACKAGE INTL, USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL, etc.
  • The StampMaster/stamps.com system was first trialed in the Washington DC area and in parts of California sometime before August 1998. It was made available nationally on September 27, 1999.




Type RB1 in 2001 edition

USA PC-C1.jpg

PC-C1. StampMaster, summer 1998. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Experimental stamp with negative “S”/Internet Postage logo at top center.
At top right are value figures, mail class, "US POSTAGE”, and date.
"PDF417" bar code across bottom with town line below at left and identification number below at right.
Identification number with 061S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o



Type RB2 in 2001 edition

USA PC-C2.jpg

PC-C2.1. stamps.com, 1999.

As Type PC-C1 but with "stamps.com" logo instead of the S in oval logo.
At top right are the value figures, date, "US POSTAGE", mail class, and town line.
"STAMPS.COM" is below left of the bar code.
Identification number with 061S or 062S prefix below right of bar code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
USA PC-C2 redate.jpg
a. With "ADDITIONAL POSTAGE" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"
b. With "CORRECTION" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"
c. With bottom line missing, blank below bar code
d. Bottom line present but without bar code
e. With "MAIL TO:" and ZIP code above left of the bar code
f. With nonsense characters across the bottom (system malfunction)

NOTES:

  • The "stamps.com" logo can vary considerably in size.
  • The system could produce a re-date stamp without postage value, as shown (right).



Type RB3 in 2001 edition

USA PC-C3.jpg
USA PC-C3 redate.jpg

PC-C2.2. 2000.

As Type PC-C2.1 but with larger inscriptions.
Identification number with 062S prefix below right of 2D "PDF417" barcode.
Town line with town, state and ZIP code or with MAILED FROM and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
USA stamp type PC2p2 label.jpg
a. With "ADDITIONAL POSTAGE" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"
b. With "CORRECTION" instead of class of mail below "US Postage"
c. With bottom line missing (blank below bar code)
d. With "MAIL TO:" and ZIP code above left of the bar code
e. With mailer's name replacing town line

NOTES:

  • The NOTES below PC-C2.1 apply to PC-C2.2 also.
  • These stamps can be printed directly to the mail piece or on labels. Stamps.com provided L-shaped labels with pink fluorescent bars along the top and right.







USA PC-C4B.jpg

PC-C2.3. 2005.

Downloaded directly from the Stamps.com web site.
Stamps.com” logo at far right of 2D "PDF417" barcode.
At top left: postage value above "US POSTAGE" and class of mail.
At top right: identification number with 062S prefix above "FROM" and ZIP code.
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. Stamp at top right of address label with large mail class indicator to its left and the class of mail spelled out below.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00
a. With "COMMERCIAL BASE PRICING" below the rate statement.



USA PC-C5A.jpg
USA PC-C5B.jpg

PC-C2.4. 2005.

As Type PC-C2.3 but with rate statement instead of value figures.
Stamps.com logo right of "PDF417" barcode.
"US POSTAGE & FEES PAID" at top left above rate statement.
ID number with 062S prefix above mailer’s Zip code at top right.
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. Stamp at top right of address label with large mail class indicator or solid block to its left and the class of mail spelled out below.
a. With "COMMERCIAL BASE PRICING" or "COMMERCIAL PLUS PRICING" or abbreviation (e.g. "ComPlsPrice") below the rate statement
b. With panel containing advertisement above the frank
c. With "stamps / indicia" replacing the stamps.com logo
USA stamp type PC-C2point4b.jpeg


NOTE: Sub-type B has been found printed directly onto a plastic bag. See image below.

USA meter stamp PC-C2p4ccc.jpg
USA meter stamp PC-C2p4 NOTE.JPG





















USA stamp type PC-C10.jpg
USA meter stamp PC-C2p5B.jpg









PC-C2.5. 2014.

Similar to Type PC-C2.4 but the manufacturer's logo is above the right end of the "PDF417" barcode.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
With "US POSTAGE & FEES PAID" instead of value figures.
A. Manufacturer's logo is stamps.com
B. Manufacturer's logo is stamps indicia



USA stamp type PC2point6.jpg

PC-C2.6. 2015.

Very similar to Type PC-C2.3B but "U.S. POSTAGE" is right of the value figures rather than below them.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00





USA meter stamp PC-C2p7.jpg

PC-C2.7. 2012.

Very similar to Type PC-C2.4 but with date between the "FROM" (ZIP code) and the Stamps.com logo.
Seen with tracking number at right of the frank, on a customs form.
ID number with 062S prefix.




USA stamp type PC-C6.jpg

PC-C3.1. 2007.

Stamp with horizontal "IBI Lite" barcode.
Small frank with value figures at top above "U.S. POSTAGE", class of mail, "FROM" ZIP code, and date.
Below the date are the stamps.com logo, the barcode, and identification number at bottom.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o




USA stamp type PC-C7.jpg
USA meter stamp PC-C3.2C.jpg
USA meter stamp PC-C3.2aa.jpg

PC-C3.2.

As Type PC-C3.1 but the "IBI Lite" barcode is vertical at right next to the identification number reading down at far right.
A. Stamps.com logo, identification number with 062S0 prefix.
B. Stamps.com logo, identification number with 062S- prefix.
C. stampsindicia logo, identification number with 062S0 prefix.
Town line "FROM" and ZIP code
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. Identification number omitted
b. Town line without ZIP code showing "FROM" alone
c. Numeric month in date, as: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/00/2018

NOTE: These stamps can be printed directly to the mail piece or on labels. Stamps.com provided L-shaped labels with pink fluorescent bars along the top and right. Other label sizes and shapes exist. See below.

USA meter stamp PC-C3.2C label.jpeg
USA stamp type PC3p2 label.jpg

















USA meter stamp PC-C3p3.jpg

PC-C3.3. 2018.

Identification number and Stamps.com logo read down at far right.
From the top down, point-of-sale data is:
Value figures
US POSTAGE
mail class
ZIP code and date
Horizontal IBI Lite bar code
Identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o

NOTE: Seen on plain white self-adhesive labels with rounded corners.





USA PC-F10.jpg USA stamp type PC-F10B.jpg

USA meter stamp PC-C4.1D.jpg

USA stamp type PC-F10aa.jpg

PC-C4.1. 2002.

Very wide design with large "Delivery Confirmation" 1D barcode at center and square Datamatrix barcode at right.
Above the 2D barcode are the weight, ZIP code, ID# with 062S prefix, and date.
At far left is the class of mail above “US POSTAGE & FEES PAID”.
A. Without value figures. The "stamps.com" logo is below the 2D barcode.
B. With "stamps.com" logo and value figures at top above the 2D barcode: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
C. Without value figures but otherwise as B ("stamps.com" logo at top)
D. With value figures but otherwise as A ("stamps.com" logo below 2D barcode)
a. Without tracking barcode at center



Types SE1 and SE2 in 2001 edition

USA PC-F7.jpg
USA PC-F8.jpg

PC-C4.2. 2002.

Downloaded directly from the Stamps.com web site.
Square Datamatrix barcode at right with "stamps.com" reading up to its right.
Text left justified as follows:
Value figures at top above "US POSTAGE", mail class, date, ID number, and ZIP code
Identification number with 062S prefix.
A. Value figures above "US POSTAGE. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
B. Without value figures. "US POSTAGE & FEES PAID" above date, ID# with 062S prefix, ZIP code, rate statement










Type PC-C4.3 has been deleted because it is identical to Type PC-C4.1B.




USA stamp type PC-C9 complete.jpg
USA stamp type PC-C9B.jpeg
USA meter stamp PC-C4.4C.jpg

PC-C4.4. 2011.

The point-of-sale text is immediately to the left of the square Datamatrix barcode rather than above.
The frank appears unframed at the top of an address label.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
The country name is not in or near the frank, but "US POSTAGE & FEES PAID" is found at bottom below the mail class.
A. With value figures
B. Without value figures
C. As B, with new company logo, stamps indicia
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00












USA stamp type PC-G2B.jpg

PC-C5.1.

With "DPDF417" barcode as with Types PC-C2.1 through PC-C2.5 but without "stamps.com" logo.
Top panel contains USPS eagle logo and Click-N-Ship® logo.
Value figures and "US POSTAGE" at left.
Tracking number above the barcode.
Identification number with 062S prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the 2D barcode




PC-C5.2.

USA stamp type PC-G4.jpg
USA stamp type PC-G4B.jpg



















Similar to Type PC-C5.1 but very wide imprint with Click-N-Ship® logo above usps.com (without the eagle-head logo)/ "US POSTAGE / PAID" at left.
Along the bottom are the weight, date, Mailed from ZIP code, and identification number with "062S" prefix.
"Commercial Base Pricing" is immediately below the barcode.
Without value figures; rate statement only.
It appears that this stamp is generated only for International Priority and Express mail services.
Two versions are known:
A. Tracking barcode at far left in the panel. Smaller lower panel contains the mail class statement.
B. Smaller stamp, traditional barcode at center of panel, USPS logo at far left. A Customs Declaration statement appears above the traditional barcode. No lower panel containing a mail class statement, and no indication anywhere of the mail service being used.






Sub-group PC-D: Franks from Pitney Bowes software, ID numbers with 02#P, 02#W, or 07#P prefix[edit]

  • The earlier stamps show logos consisting of an eagle's head and wing. Later stamps are generic, text and bar code only, but most include "Pitney Bowes" in the design. One stamp, Type PC-D4, does not include the company name and is identifiable as a Pitney Bowes product only by the identification number with "02" prefix.
  • Identification number prefixes seen so far are 022P, 024P, 022W, 026W and 071P.
  • Pitney Bowes PC stamps began field testing in the Washington DC area in December 1998.



Type RD2 in 2001 edition

USA PC-E2.jpg

PC-D1. Pitney Bowes “ClickStamp Online” (digital), 21 April 1999. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Experimental stamp with eagle with wavy wing below "FIM" barcode.
Stamp with "PDF417" barcode.
"US POSTAGE", date, value figures, ZIP code, and identification number stacked at right.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
Class of mail vertical at left side.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
NOTE: When printed on a color-capable printer, the wing of the eagle is (usually) in red.



Type RD3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PC-D2p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp PC-D2p2B.jpg

PC-D2.1. Pitney Bowes “ClickStamp Online” (digital), 2000.

Similar to Type PC-D1 but straight eagle's wing above "PITNEY BOWES".
Identification number with 024P prefix.
A. Inscribed "U.S. POSTAGE" with stops. "MAILED FROM ZIP CODE" one line, all capitals.
B. Inscribed "US POSTAGE" without stops. "Mailed from ZIP Code" in two lines, mixed case.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o

NOTES:

* When printed on a color-capable printer, the wing of the eagle is (usually) in red.
* The system allows for a re-date stamp without postage value (as shown at right).
USA PC-E3 redate.jpg






Type RD4 in 2001 edition

USA PC-E4.jpg

PC-D2.2. Pitney Bowes “ClickStamp Online” (digital).

This is the postage correction frank used with the software system that produced type PC-D2.1.
The eagle is larger than with type PC-D2.1 and in line with the date which is above "U.S. POSTAGE" rather than below.
Large “POSTAGE CORRECTION” below eagle.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
Without town line or ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o




USA meter stamp PC-D3p1A.jpg
USA PC-F6.jpg

PC-D3.1. Pitney Bowes "Shipstream Manager" (digital).

As with PC-D1 through PC-D2.3, with "PDF417" barcode.
"US POSTAGE" or "US POSTAGE & FEES PAID", date, town line (Mailed from ZIP...) and rate above barcode.
Below the barcode are "Pitney Bowes" and the ID number with 071P prefix.
A. Basic stamp without framing. Top line contains value figures and "US POSTAGE".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
B. The stamp is in a frame with large mail class indicator at left and the class of mail spelled out below. Top line "US POSTAGE & FEES PAID". With rate statement instead of value figures.










Type RD5 in 2001 edition

USA stamp type PC-G1A.jpg
USA PC-G1B.jpg

PC-D3.2. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Found only on labels downloaded from internet vendor eBay.
In panel across the top are the USPS eagle logo at left and the eBay logo at right.
Inside the stamp frame: "US POSTAGE PAID" and rate statement centered above the "PDF417" barcode.
Below the barcode are "Pitney Bowes" and the identification number with 024P prefix.
Large rate indicator in frame at left.
A. With value figures
B. Without value figures but with rate statement
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 or nil









USA meter stamp PC-D3p3.jpg
USA meter stamp PC-D3.3aa.jpg

PC-D3.3. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar to PC3.2 but panel across the top contains USPS eagle logo at left and "www.pitneybowes.com" at right.
Either large mail class indicator or big "X" in box at left with mail class spelled out below.
In large panel at right is a PDF417 barcode at upper right. At left in this panel are U.S. POSTAGE above the date, "From" ZIP code, and the weight.
Centered are "Pitney Bowes" alone or above "ComBasPrice" or "ComPlsPrice", with or without "NO SURCHARGE". (Examples with the actual postage amount shown have not been seen.)
At right below the barcode is the ID number with 022W or 026W prefix.
a. Missing the top section containing the eagle logo and "www.pitneybowes.com"








USA meter stamp PC-D3p4.jpg


PC-D3.4. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Very similar to Stamps.com Type PC-C5.1 but with "024P" at right of the "Mailed from" (ZIP code) entry.
Top panel contains USPS eagle logo and Click-N-Ship® logo.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00







PC-D4. Pitney Bowes (digital).

USA stamp type PC-G6.jpg








As Type PC-C5.2 (Stamps.com) except for the identification number which is "024P".
With value figures below "PAID".
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00




USA PC-F9.jpg

PC-D5.1. Pitney Bowes (digital).

At right is the square "Datamatrix" barcode.
Centered in the middle: "US POSTAGE PAID"/ "Pitney Bowes"/ rate statement/ identification number with 024P prefix
At left: date/ ZIP code/ weight
Always found on framed address label, and never with value figures.
a. With "Commercial Based Pricing" added below "Pitney Bowes"



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PC-D5.2. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar to Type PC-D4.1 but "Pitney Bowes" is vertical reading up at left.
The rate, date, ZIP code, and weight are stacked between "US POSTAGE PAID" (italicized) at top and the identification number at bottom.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
Found only on Priority and Express Mail International postage/address/customs forms purchased online from the USPS web site.
The complete form is shown reduced at right.
A. With "ONLINE DISCOUNT RATE" below US POSTAGE PAID
B. With postage paid shown in dollars and cents
C. Without rate, blank between US POSTAGE PAID and the date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00 or nil
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PC-D5.3. Pitney Bowes “Shipstream Manager” (digital), 2006.

Very wide design with square "Datamatrix" barcode at right and large tracking barcode at center.
Above the 2D barcode are the date, ZIP code, weight, and "Pitney Bowes".
Below the 2D barcode is the ID number with 024P prefix.
At far left is “US POSTAGE PAID” above the class of mail.
A. With rate statement instead of value figures.
B. With value figures above the date
a. With "Commercial Based Pricing" added between the barcode and the ID number



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PC-D5.4. Pitney Bowes "SmartPostage" (digital), 2011.

As Type PC-D4.5 but with "www.pbSmartPostage.com" instead of the eBay logo.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
A. With value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: $0.00
B. Without value figures but with rate statement
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the "Pitney Bowes"





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PC-D5.5. Pitney Bowes (presumed to be “Shipstream Manager” ) (digital), 2013.

Similar to Type PC-D4.3 but with the elements rearranged.
The identification number, date, "From" Zip code, and weight are below the square "Datamatrix" barcode.
The tracking barcode is at far left rather than center.
At near left of the Datamatrix barcode is "Pitney Bowes".
"US POSTAGE PAID" and the mail class are at far left above the tracking barcode.
Identification number with 024P prefix.
A. With value figures above "Pitney Bowes": MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
B. Without value figures
a. With "ComBasPrice" below "Pitney Bowes" (shown)



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PC-D5.6. Pitney Bowes "SmartPostage" (digital), 2006.

Similar to Type PC-D3.2 but with square DataMatrix barcode instead of "PDF417" barcode.
“US POSTAGE PAID” at top center above "Pitney Bowes", a rate statement, and the identification number with 024P prefix.
If present the value figures are at upper left above the date and ZIP code (and weight if present).
A. With value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: $0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[scarce]
B. Without value figures but with rate statement
C. As B but the service indicator box at left is narrower (not square) and the letter within is outlined rather than solid. Also the lettering in the panel at bottom is smaller.
D. As C but with value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: $0.00
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" or "ComBasPrice" immediately below the "Pitney Bowes"
b. With "Commercial Plus Pricing" or "ComPlsPrice" immediately below the "Pitney Bowes"

NOTE: The stamps have been seen with the ebay logo,www.paypal.com, and www.pbSmartPostage.com at upper right.

















Sub-group PC-E: Franks from Envelope Manager (Endicia) software, ID numbers mostly with 07#V prefix but also 07#M, 07#S, and without ID number[edit]

  • All the stamps have a generic design, bar code and text. The earlier stamps include "endicia.com" in the design and later ones are identifiable only by the identification number which is most commonly 071V although 071M and 071S are also found. An exception is Type PC-E2.2, Sub-type A, which does not show an identification number.
  • When first released (February 2001) the system was labeled by Indicia as "DAZzle 2000".
  • On November 18, 2015 Stamps.com (see Sub-group PC-C) acquired Endicia.



Type RE1 in 2001 edition

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PC-E1.1. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) “DAZzle 2000” (digital), 2000.

endicia.com” or "endicia.com/mac" at bottom left of "PDF417" barcode.
“US POSTAGE” at top right.
Stacked at center: value figures / class of mail / date / town line.
ID# with 071M, 071S, or 071V prefix at bottom right.
With or without "FIM" barcode at top left.
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. The stamp is in a frame with large mail class indicator at left and the class of mail spelled out below.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.000
a. Top portion above 2D barcode shifted far to the left (shown at right). This may be the result of inconsistent software rather than printer variables.
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Type RE2 in 2001 edition

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PC-E1.2. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) “DAZzle 2000” (digital), 2002.

As Type PC-E1.1 but the point-of-sale data is at left rather than in the center, and the sequence of data is different.
At top left: value figures/ date/ rate information
At top right: "US POSTAGE"/ "Mailed from ZIP..."
endicia.com” at bottom left
Identification number with 071V prefix
Never with "FIM" barcode.
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. The stamp is in a frame with large mail class indicator at left and the class of mail spelled out below.
V/F: $0.00
a. "endicia.com/mac" at lower left, produced by systems designed for Apple computer users
b. With text above bar code shifted significantly to left or right. This may be the result of inconsistent software rather than printer variables.
c. With "Commercial Base Pricing" added below the date
d. Without rate information below the date







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PC-E1.3. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) “DAZzle 2000” (digital), 2002.

Similar to Type PC-E1.2 but with rate statement instead of value figures.
“POSTAGE AND FEES PAID” at top above date, ZIP code, and rate statement.
endicia.com” at bottom left
Identification number with 071M or 071V prefix
A. Basic stamp without framing
B. The stamp is in a frame with large mail class indicator at left and the class of mail spelled out below.
a. "endicia.com/mac" at lower left, produced by systems designed for Apple computer users
b. With text above bar code shifted significantly to left or right. This may be the result of inconsistent software rather than printer variables.
c. With "Commercial Base Pricing" or "Commercial Base Price" added below the rate statement
d. With "Commercial Plus Pricing" added below the rate statement
e. As B, with question mark after the mail class statement: PRIORITY MAIL 2-DAY? (This may be a computer error with the question mark printing in place of a registration mark (R in circle).)
f. Without the panel containing the class of mail below the frank
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PC-E1.4. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) “DAZzle 2000” (digital), 2002.

Similar to Type PC-E1.3B but with logo and "endicia" at upper right.
The ID number is above the 2D bard code at right.
The date is below the mail class designation at left.
Identification number with "071V" prefix.
Seem on large label that includes customs information.




Type RE3 in 2001 edition

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PC-E2.1. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) (digital), 2002.

Found only on the top of large address labels downloaded directly from the USPS web site.
In wide box at right is the 2D "PDF417" barcode.
To the left of the 2D barcode are "US POSTAGE" vertical, "WWW.USPS.COM", value figures, and date.
A series of nine 4-digit numbers is above the 2D barcode, and the ZIP code and identification number with 071V prefix are below.
Very large “P” (for Priority Mail) or “E” (for Express Mail) in box at left.
Across the bottom is the class of mail spelled out.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00



Type RE4 in 2001 edition

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PC-E2.2. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) (digital).

Stamp similar to PC-E2.1 with "PDF417" barcode but with panel at top containing USPS eagle logo at left and Click-N-Ship® logo at right.
This appears to be a replacement for type PC-E2.1.
A. Without identification number
B. Identification number, with 071V prefix, at right of the ZIP code
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00, MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
a. With "Commercial Base Pricing" immediately below the 2D barcode










PC-E2.3. Envelope Manager Software (Endicia Inc.) (digital).

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Nearly identical to Types PC-C5.2 (Stamps.com) and PC-D3.3 (Pitney Bowes) except for the identification number which has "071V" prefix.




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PC-E3.1. Endicia.com (digital), 2010.

Square "DataMatrix" barcode at right with company identity reading down at far right.
A. Company identity "endicia.com"
B. Company identity is a round logo and "endicia" (first seen in late 2018)
Text from top, at left of barcode: "US POSTAGE AND FEES PAID", mail class (may be omitted), date (mmm dd yyyy), ZIP code, rate statement (may be omitted).
Later stamps also include a second, more specific, rate statement. (see the image for "b" below)
ID# with 071S or 071V prefix below 2D barcode.
a. Datamatrix barcode field omitted
b. Text at top truncated: "US POSTAGE AND FEES P"
c. Printed on short label containing tracking bar code but not the destination address
d. Printed on very short label showing the frank but not the tracking bar code
e. Datamatrix bar code field contains vertical bars, probably caused by a malfunction
f. Datamatrix bar code field is wider than tall, not square
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PC-E3.2. Endicia.com (digital), 2014.

Similar to Type PC-E3.1 with square "DataMatrix" barcode, but the value figures are at upper left and "US POSTAGE" is alone at top center.
ID# with 071V prefix seen.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00





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PC-E3.3A. Endicia.com (digital), 2015.

Similar to Types PC-E3.1 and PC-E3.2 but "U.S. POSTAGE" is lower, below the date and ZIP code.
The value figures are at far left.
One seen, with "FIM" bar code at upper left.
ID# with 071V prefix seen.
endicia.com reads down.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00




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PC-E3.3B. Endicia.com (digital).

As Type PC-E3.3A but with rate statement instead of value figures.
ID# with 071V prefix seen.
endicia.com reads up.





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PC-E3.3C. Endicia.com (digital).

As Type PC-E3.3A but with different endicia logo.
ID# with 071S prefix seen.
Circular logo and endicia read down.

NOTE: The extremely narrow stamp impression shown appears to be a printer/feeder error rather than a software variation.





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PC-E3.4. Endicia.com (digital), 2016.

Similar to Type PC-E3.1 but inscribed "U.S. POSTAGE PAID" without "AND FEES". Also the inscription is centered rather than high.
Below "US POSTAGE PAID" is "From ZIP ##### and a rate statement.
Rather than a large mail classification code, the mailer's name and address is found in the box at left.
ID# with 071S prefix seen.




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PC-E3.5. Endicia.com (digital), 2018.

Square DataMatrix barcode as with previous PC-E3 types but with round logo and "endicia" horizontal at bottom left instead of vertical at right.
Text at left of barcode: At top (not fully visible in the image): "US POSTAGE AND FEES PAID" above the weight and mail class, price modification statement, date, ZIP code, identification number, a "CID" (Contract IDentification) number, and the Endicia logo.
No value figues are shown
ID# with 071V prefix seen.
The example reported was used on international mail.




Sub-group PC-F: Franks generated by EasyPost software, with "easypost" in the frank[edit]

  • EasyPost is a software company that provides companies with integrated shipping options through USPS and several private carriers.
  • The company was founded in 2012 although the first stamp came to our attention in 2016.



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PC-F1.1. "EasyPost" (digital/thermal), 2016 but possibly as early as 2012.

The stamps we have seen appear on large address labels.
The stamp contains a PDF417 barcode which sits under "US POSTAGE AND FEES PAID" and easypost at the right of the stamp.
Left of the barcode are the date, ZIP code, "CID" (number) or "C" (number), and COMBASE or ComBasPrice (with no value figures).
Along the bottom are the weight and identification number with "0901" prefix.




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PC-F1.2. "easypost" (digital/thermal).

Similar to Type PC-F1.1 but inscribed "US POSTAGE PAID" rather than "US POSTAGE AND FEES PAID"
The text, including easypost, is in a lighter and wider font than found on PC-F1.1.
Also, without "CID" and number and with small ComBasPrice instead of COMBASE.
And finally, the zeros are slashed.









Franks with "E-postage" or variant in the frank


Shipping labels with "E-Postage", "ePostage", "ePOSTAGE" and other variants in the frank were first seen by us in 2011. They are used by online commerce companies with business volumes large enough to justify special arrangements with shippers such as USPS, FedX, and USPS.
E-Postage is a program developed by the USPS to accommodate the growth of ecommerce. Online merchants such as Amazon and Etsy use ePostage. In 2016 new company Shippo began operation as a shipping aggregator offering ePostage to any business.
The stamps appear to be more like "post paid" permit stamps rather than metered mail but are shown here until we determine their exact nature.
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The stamps are found only on address labels with the top section having an enclosed mail-service letter at left and a frank box at right above a panel containing the mail class.
The central section contains the return address, date, and addressee.
The stamps show no value figures or identification number.
The labels do include a tracking bar code and number.
So far they have been found in two general formats:
- With single-line border surrounding the complete design, printed on label 135 mm tall
- With no outer border, printed on smaller label, 115 mm tall
Known variations:
- Mail class appears in the frank box
- Incomplete box around mail-service letter at upper left
- Mailer's name repeated at top outside the frank box

NOTES:

  • Merchants have some control over the appearance of the stamp. The e-Postage designation is found in different fonts. The frank box is found in a variety of sizes with contents left justified or centered.
  • When inaugurated in September 2011 only certain mail services were available through e-Postage system: Express Mail, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail parcels, Package Services (except Library Mail), and Parcel Select bar-coded non-presort.
  • What is common to all e-Postage stamps is that the frank box contains e-Postage (or variant), U.S. POSTAGE PAID (or variant), and the mailer's identification.