United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Sub-group AR-APO: Stamps with "APO" (Army Post Office) in the town mark but without indication of which military service used the meter

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Sub-group AR-APO: Stamps with "APO" (Army Post Office) in the town mark but without indication of which military service used the meter[edit]

  • Some of these stamps are quite elusive but their actual rarity is not known. As a consequence no specific rarity indicators are shown for this sub-group.
  • First seen in 1952.



Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO0.1.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO0.1cover .jpg

AR-APO0.1. Pitney Bowes, 1942.

Type DE3, meter number 63666, with date at left but no town mark.
Printed in green.
This stamp was used by War Department Puerto Rico Air Depot in San Juan during World War 2.
V/F:    .06   Other postage values very likely were used.









Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO0.2.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO0.2cover.jpg

AR-APO0.2. Pitney Bowes, 1943.

Type AR-APO0.1 with town mark   U.S. POSTAL SERVICE at top, * A.P.O. *   at bottom   (63666)
V/F:    .06   Other postage values very likely were used.












Type APO-IA4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO1.jpg

AR-APO1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IA4.1 with town mark blank at top,   A.P.O.-942   at bottom   (187213)
V/F:    ≋ 00 :



Type APO-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO2p1.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO2P1B.jpg

AR-APO2.1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC3.2 with town mark:
A.   APO   /   ?4001    (335409)
B.   MPS APO AE   /   09331    (3355794)
V/F:    0 .00

MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg "MPS" stands for Military Postal Service.




Type APO-IC4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO2p2B.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO2p2C.jpg

AR-APO2.2. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC4.1 with town marks:
A.   APO and city designation at top, 5-digit number at bottom:
-   APO NEW YORK   /   09406   (856466)
-   APO NY   /   09136   (910063)
-   APO SF   /   96328   (917404)

B.   APO AE or AP at top, 5-digit number at bottom.
C.   MPS APO AE   /   09354 9998   (909184)
V/F:     USA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg. 00    

MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg In 1989 the Air Force began a test of commercial meters designed to develop better controls on mailing costs. These two meters were identified by a special slogan reading "UNITED STATES AIR FORCE / OFFICIAL BUSINESS". See also Type AR-APO2.3.



Type APO-IC4B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO2p3A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO2p3B.jpg

AR-APO2.3. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC4.2 with town marks:
A.   APO and city designation at top, 5-digit number at bottom:
-   APO NY   /   09136   (3038173)
-   APO SF   /   96328   (3027910)
B.   APO AE or AP at top, 5-digit number at bottom.
V/F:     USA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg. 00    

MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg These two meters also were used in the Air Force test referenced below Type AR-APO2.2.




Type APO-IE1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO3A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO3B.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO3C.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-APO3F.jpg

AR-APO3. Pitney Bowes.

Type IE1 with town marks:
A.   APO    and city designation at top, 5 digit number below:

B.   APO SF    at top, 9 digit number at bottom:
-   96271-0164   (6130517)
-   96301-0009   (6130428)
-   96224-0289   (6130498)
C.   APO AE    at top, 5 digit number at bottom

D.   As C but with 9 digit number at bottom

E.   APO   /   98733    (6807097)
F.   FORT GREEELY AK APO AP   /   96508    (6807079)
V/F:    0 .00    (wavy line triad at left 2mm tall)
V/F:    0 .00    (wavy line triad at left 1mm tall)






Type APO-IF1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO4.jpg

AR-APO4. Pitney Bowes.

Type IF1 with town mark:   APO AE or AP at top, 5 digit number at bottom.
V/F:    .00




Type APO-IG2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO5.jpg

AR-APO5. Pitney Bowes.

Type IG2 with town mark:   APO AE or AP at top, 5 digit number at bottom.
V/F:     0 .00




Type APO-IH1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO6.jpg

AR-APO6. Pitney Bowes.

Type IH1 with town mark:   APO AE or AP at top, 5 digit number at bottom.
V/F:    0.00



Type APO-JA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO7p1.jpg

AR-APO7.1. Postalia.

Type JA1.1 with town marks:
A.   APO NEW YORK   /   09757   (692903?)
B.   APO AE   /   09102   (610975)
V/F:    .00


Type APO-JA5 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO7p2.jpg

AR-APO7.2. Postalia.

Type JA1.5 with town mark:   APO NEW YORK   /   09102   (607 561, 608 869, 609 869)
V/F:    .00





Type APO-KG2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO8.jpg
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AR-APO8. Friden.

Type KG1.2 with town marks:
A.   APO    and city designation at top, 5 digit number at bottom
B.   APO AE or AF   at top, 5 digit number at bottom
V/F:    0.00
a. As B, town mark inverted:
-   APO AE  /   09020   (9000068)
-   APO AE  /   09028   (9000298)
-   APO AE  /   09189   (9000911)
b. Printed in purple rather than red





USA meter stamp AR-APO9.jpg

AR-APO9. MOS/UNISYS.

Type PO-B6.6 with town line:   APO,AP   /   96368
V/F:    $0.00