United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Sub-group PC-A – E-stamp

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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.
  • 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

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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.