United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Sub-group PD-E – Wide "T" containing "POSTAGE/DUE" (Pitney Bowes)

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Sub-group PD-E: Wide "T" containing "POSTAGE/DUE" (Pitney Bowes)[edit]


USA meter stamp T type DUE slogans E1-E6.jpg

  • Six variations were used and can be differentiated as follows:
- E1 - MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg11 mm tall, 19 mm wide at top, 12 mm wide at bottom. Wide space between POSTAGE and DUE. Wide letters.
- E2 - MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg11 mm tall, 19 mm wide at top, 11½-¾ mm wide at bottom. As E1 but the letters are narrower, most easily seen in the "O" of POSTAGE.
- E3 - MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg9 mm tall, 19 mm wide at top, 12½ mm wide at bottom. No space between POSTAGE and DUE. Narrow letters.
- E4 - MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg9 mm tall, 19 mm wide at top, 9¼ mm wide at bottom. Small space between POSTAGE and DUE. Small letters in POSTAGE.
- E5 - MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg11 mm tall, 17 mm wide at top, 11½-¾ mm wide at bottom. As E2 but with frame lines at sides of POSTAGE removed.
- E6 - MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg9 mm tall, 19 mm wide at top, 12 mm wide at bottom. Small but widely spaced letters in POSTAGE. Letters in DUE are short.
  • In use from 1952 until the last mechanical meters were withdrawn in the early 2000s.





Type PD-E-IA4AB in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EA1A.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-E1p1B.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-E1p1C.jpg

PD-E1.1. Pitney Bowes "R" series, December 1, 1952.

Type PO-A6.2B with Postage Due slug E1.
In December 1952 at least nine meters in three cities began using the new "wide T" Postage Due slug. The were used on an experimental basis until early 1954.
A. Town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgBALTIMORE / MD. :
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg122512
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg134865MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B. Town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPHILADELPHIA / PA. :
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg121041MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg153492MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
C. Town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgDALLAS / TEX. :
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg113021
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg182516MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg183181MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg304295MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg307252MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
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NOTE: Two first day impressions are known, both Baltimore meter 122512 on cover halves.



Type PD-E-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EA2.jpg

PD-E1.2. Pitney Bowes "5303", October 17, 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Type PO-A7.3A with Postage Due slogan E1.
Long after the "E1" slogan was retired and replaced by slogan "E2" a lone example turned up on a meter used in Pleasantville, New York, home of large volume mailer Readers Digest magazine.
Only one example of the stamp has been found, in green, on loose tape: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg544231 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PLEASANTVILLE / N.Y.
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Type PD-E-IA4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p1A.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p1B.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p1C.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p1D.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p1aa.jpg

PD-E2.1. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Types PO-A6.2 and IA4.1 with Postage Due slogan E2.
The "E2" slogan began replacing the "EA" slogan starting in 1953. The earliest date reported so far is July 2.
The E2 format became the standard Postage Due meter slogan and remained in use on Pitney Bowes meters until the machines were replaced by new digital system in the early 2000s.
A. Town mark contains "POST OFFICE" at bottom
B. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides
C. Town mark contains "US" and "PS" at the sides
D. Town mark contains no indication of post office use
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a. Applied to tape with red and green spotting on the top and bottom edges. This was an experiment conducted in the Minneapolis Minnesota main post office from 1953 to 1955 to make Postage Due meter stamps more easily recognizable by mail carriers. The earliest and latest dates seen are August 18, 1953 and June 22, 1955. One main meter was used in the trial, but one stamp from another meter is known on the colorfully edged tape:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg312056 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg meter frank in greenMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg325998 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg meter frank in redMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgTapes are known with red edge markings only, the green edge ink reservoir apparently depleting.









Type PD-E-IA4B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p2C.jpg

PD-E2.2. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Types PO-A6.3 ane IA4.2 with Postage Due slogan E2.
A. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides
B. Town mark contains "US" and "PS" at the sides
C. Without indication of post office use in the town mark
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Type PD-E-IA10A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p3A.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p3B.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p3C.jpg

PD-E2.3. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Type PO-A6.4 with Postage Due slogan E2.
A. Town mark contains "POST OFFICE" at bottom
B. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides
C. Town mark contains no indication of post office use
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Type PD-E-IA10B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB1p4A.jpg

PD-E2.4. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Types PO-A6.5 and IA4.6 with Postage Due slogan E2.
A. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides
B. Town mark contains "US" and "PS" at the sides
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Type PD-E-IC3A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p1B.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p1C.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p1E.jpg

PD-E2.5. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Types PO-A7.3 and IC3.1 with Postage Due slogan E2.
A. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are widely spaced.
B. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are narrowly spaced.
C. Town mark contains "US" and "PS" at the sides. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are widely spaced.
D. Town mark contains "US" and "PS" at the sides. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are narrowly spaced.
E. Without indication of post office use in the town mark. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are widely spaced.
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Type PD-E-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p2D.jpg

PD-E2.6. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Types PO-A7.4 and IC3.2 with Postage Due slogan E2.
A. Town mark contains "US" and "PS" at the sides. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are widely spaced.
B. Town mark contains "US" and "PS" at the sides. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are narrowly spaced.
C. Without indication of post office use in the town mark. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are widely spaced.
D. Without indication of post office use in the town mark. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are narrowly spaced.
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Type PD-E-IC4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p3A.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p3B.jpg

PD-E2.7. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Types PO-A7.5 and IC4.1 with Postage Due slogan E2.
A. Town mark contains "P" and "O" at the sides
B. Without indication of post office use in the town mark
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a. As B, town and state at top of town mark, blank at bottom





Type PD-E-IC4B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EB2p4.jpg

PD-E2.8. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Type PO-A7.6B with Postage Due slogan E2.
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Type PD-E-IC8A in 2001 edition

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PD-E2.9. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1953.

Type PO-A7.7 with Postage Due slogan E2.
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Type PD-F-GA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EC1.jpg

PD-E3. Pitney Bowes "JD", January 24, 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

Type PO-A3.1C with Postage Due slogan E3.
One meter known: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg95935 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PLEASANTVILLE / N.Y.
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NOTE: Proofs of this stamp (95935 with Postage Due slogan EC) exist with town mark DETROIT / MICH. dated February 19, 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]







Type PD-F-IA4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-ED1.jpg

PD-E4. Pitney Bowes "R" series, March 5, 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Type PO-A6.2B with Postage Due slogan E4.
Two Post Office meters in Chicago were used for a short time with this Postage Due slogan.
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg107635 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO / ILL.
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg312683 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO / ILL.
The few examples we have seen range in date from March 5 to June 2, 1954.
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Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EE1A.jpg
USA meter stamp PD-A-EE1B.jpg

PD-E5.1. Pitney Bowes "5303" series, 1979. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Types PO-A7.3C and IC3.1 with Postage Due slogan E5.
Slogan E5 is Postage Due slogan E2 with the frame lines at the sides of POSTAGE removed. Unevenly inked examples of E2 can look like E5 but under close examination usually reveal a light impression of at least one of the frame lines. Slogan E5 appears to be a deliberate alteration. They came into use quite late, and all seen are from relatively small towns. Only a few meters are known to have used it.
A. With "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg968774 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg VILLE PLATTE / LA.
B. Without indication of post office use in the town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg968916 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ENSENADA / P.R.
Meters other than the ones listed here may exist.
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Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EE1p2.jpg

PD-E5.2. Pitney Bowes "5336/5382" series, 1979. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Types PO-A7.4C and D with Postage Due slogan E5.
A. With "US" and "PS" at the sides of the town mark. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are widely spaced. Three meters seen:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3302809 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg KAILUA / HI
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3303757 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MARS / PA
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3312244 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg JACKSON / NJ
B. With "US" and "PS" at the sides of the town mark. The wavy lines at left in the value figures are narrowly spaced. One meter seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg33298053 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ALEXANDRIA / LA
Meters other than the ones listed here may exist.
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Type PD-F-GA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PD-A-EF1.jpg

PD-E6. Pitney Bowes "5308/5318" series, March 21, 1983. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

Type PO-A7.5A with Postage Due slogan E6.
One example of one meter reported: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg931671 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg AUSTIN / MN
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