United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Sub-group PO-A – Stamps generated by commercial postage meters modified for use in post offices

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Sub-group PO-A: Stamps generated by commercial postage meters modified for use in post offices[edit]

  • The earliest uses of meters in post offices was experimental. Six Pitney Bowes "J" model series machines and five NCR meters (PO-A1, PO-A2) were trialed in high volume post offices for several months from late 1934 to 1936. The success of these tests led to an expansion. In 1936 a few thousand Pitney Bowes "JD" model series machines and several hundred National Postal Meter machines (PO-A3/-A4/-A5) were placed in post offices. The use of meters in post offices became widespread starting in 1940 with the purchase of tens of thousands of Pitney Bowes' new model "R" series machines (PO-A6). Nearly all post offices in the nation, save the smaller rural venues, received one.
  • Most Post Office meter stamps are printed in red, but blue, green, orange, purple, and black stamps are occasionally found.




Type PO-FB6 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A1p1C.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A1p1E.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A1p1aa.jpg

PO-A1.1. Pitney Bowes "J", December 26, 1934.

As Type FB2.2 but the meter number has P.O. prefix (except for variety a).
Four machines were placed in five high volume post offices for trials:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90059 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CITY HALL ANNEX / NEW YORK, N.Y. (horizontal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90060 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEW YORK, N.Y. (curved) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90060 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MAD. SQ. STA. / NEW YORK, N.Y. (horizontal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90061 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BROOKLYN, N.Y. (curved) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
E. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90062 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WASHINGTON / D.C. (curved) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00½ to 9.99½)
a. Without "P.O." prefix: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg90016 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MAD. SQ. STA. / NEW YORK, N.Y. (horizontal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

NOTES:

USA meter stamp PO-A1p1NOTE.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A1p1slogan.jpg
  • Meter P.O.90060 ("NEW YORK / N.Y.", PO-A1.1B) was the first meter used in a U.S. post office. It was used for eleven days from December 20 to December 31, 1934. It was replaced by meter 90016 (PO-A1.1a) on January 4, 1935 which was in us ten days only before being replaced by meter P.O.90060 with new town mark "MAD. SQ. STA. / NEW YORK, N.Y." on January 15, 1935. Both P.O.90060 with town mark "NEW YORK / N.Y." and 90016 with town mark "MAD. SQ. STA. / NEW YORK, N.Y." are extremely rare.
  • First day of use for meter P.O.90061 was January 3, 1935.
  • First day of use for meter P.O.90062 was March 8, 1935.
  • Examples are known with slogan commemorating the silver jubilee of parcel post in 1938.

Although the earliest date known on a postally used stamp is December 26, 1934 a zero cent proof of P.O.90060 ("NEW YORK / N.Y.") exists dated December 20th. The earlier date is probably closer to the actual first day of use (which remains unknown) since the machine was probably installed to see if it would speed the franking of Christmas parcels.






Type PO-FB8 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A1p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A1p2D.jpg

PO-A1.2. Pitney Bowes "J".

As Type FB2.4 but the meter number has P.O. prefix (except for variety a).
Meter P.O.90061 (PO-A1.1) and two other machines were used in post offices after the meter dies were re-engraved with larger inscriptions in the upper corners:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90061 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BROOKLYN / N.Y. (curved) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90649 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CITY HALL ANNEX / NEW YORK, N.Y. (curved or horizontal???) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90796 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BROOKLYN / N.Y. (horizontal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.90796 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CITY HALL ANNEX / N.Y. (horizontal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00½ to 9.99½)
a. Without "P.O." prefix: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg90630 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MAD. SQ. STA. / NEW YORK, N.Y. (horizontal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]




Type PO-EC1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A2A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A2B.jpg

PO-A2. National Cash Register Company March 7, 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R/RR]

As Type EC1.1 but the meter number has P.O. prefix.
The machines were installed on February 24, 1936 and first placed into use on March 7, 1936.
Five machines, possibly six, were used:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O. 101 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WASHINGTON, D.C.
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O. 102 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEW YORK, N.Y.
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O. 103 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WASHINGTON D.C.
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O. 104 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO, ILL.
E. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O. 105 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BROOKLYN, N.Y.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00½ to 9.99½)

A proof from a sixth machine, P.O. 106 "DAYTON, OHIO", exists. It is possible the machine was placed in the Dayton Ohio post office for an early local trial (NCR's headquarters are in Dayton), but used stamps are not known to exist.






Type PO-GA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A3p1C.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A3p1D.jpg

PO-A3.1. Pitney Bowes "JD/JDC", 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R/RR]

As Type GA1 but the town mark contains P. and O. at the sides.
Four machines were fielded:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg92745 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO / ILL.
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg95715 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WASHINGTON / D.C.
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg95935 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PLEASANTVILLE / N.Y.
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96721 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEW YORK / N.Y.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 01 to 99 99)





Type PO-GA2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A3p2D.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A3p2E.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A3p2F.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A3p2G.jpg

PO-A3.2. Pitney Bowes "JD/JDC".

As Type GA2 but the town mark contains P. and O. at the sides.
Several thousand of these machines were fielded, and many varieties of town mark exist.
Meter numbers: 91000-93999, 95000-97999 series
Town mark sub-types:
A. Town at top, state at bottom
B. Station name at top, town and state at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg93223, 93845, 93968, 95668, 96721, 96774, 96778
C. Town and state at top, station name at bottom
D. Town and state at top, "STATION" and number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96798
E. Town and state at top, station name and "P.P." (for parcel posts) at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96768, 95693
F. Town and state at top, zone number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg93643, 96690, 96796 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
G. Town and state at top, "POST OFFICE" at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96797 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PHILADELPHIA PA.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
H. Town and state at top, "PARCEL POST" at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96778, 96797
I. Town and state at top, "PARCEL POST NO." and number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96777 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BROOKLYN N.Y. / PARCEL POST No.2
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96781 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BROOKLYN N.Y. / PARCEL POST No.3
J. Town and state at top, blank at bottom:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg93643 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DETROIT, MICH. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg96769 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PORTLAND, OREG. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg . 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg . 00½ to 9.99½)

These are the numbers seen or reported. Other numbers for all these sub-types probably exist.

USA meter stamp PO-A3p2HIJ.jpg








Type PO-HA4-1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A4p1A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A4p1aa.jpg

PO-A4.1. National Postal Meter model "14". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type HA2.1 but the meter number has P.O.––No prefix.
One meter only: 6055 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg LOS ANGELES CALIF.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg USA meter stamp H VF A.jpeg
a. After the meter was withdrawn from service in the post office it was assigned to a private firm in error with the meter number prefix unchanged, town mark "VULTEE FIELD / CALIF."





Type PO-HA4-2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A4p2B.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A4p2C.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A4p2E.jpg

PO-A4.2 National Postal Meter model "14", 1939.

As Type HA2.1 but the meter number has P.O.– prefix and –NPM suffix.
Town mark sub-types:
A. Town at top, state at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6153, 6927 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
B. Town and state at top, station name at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6178, 6372, 6926, 6927, 6930, 6934 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
C. Town and state at top, station name and "P.P." at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6162, 6894, 6937, 6942, 6943 (all CHICAGO ILL. / OLD P.O. ANNEX P.P.) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
D. Town and state at top, "PARCEL POST" at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6153, 6176, 6177, 6928, 6929, 6930, 6931, 6933, 6935, 6936, 6938, 6939, 6940, 6941, 6944 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
E. Town and state at top, "PARCEL POST NO." and number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6932 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEWARK N.J. / PARCEL POST NO. 1 (in use from July 30, 1940 to April 1, 1942) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg USA meter stamp H VF A.jpeg
USA meter stamp PO-A4p2aa.jpg
a. With "SEC. 562 P.L.&R." directional slug reading up at right (probably an error): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6372 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WASHINGTON, D.C. / BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STA.
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6931 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PITTSBURGH PA. / PARCEL POST
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6940 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg INDIANAPOLIS IND. / PARCEL POST

These are the numbers seen or reported. Other numbers for all these sub-types probably exist.

NOTE: Meter 6931 (PITTSBURGH PA. / PARCEL POST) was used with a slogan commemorating National Letter Writing Week, October 6-12, 1940.

USA meter stamp PO-A4p2NOTE.jpg







Type PO-HA4-3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A4p3.jpg

PO-A4.3. National Postal Meter model "14", 1942. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R/RR]

As Type HA2.1 (meter number with N.P.M.–––No prefix) but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "PARCEL POST" at bottom of town mark:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6138 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEWARK, N.J.
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6254 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PITTSBURGH, PA.
B. Station name and "P.P." at bottom of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6894 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO ILL. / OLD P.O. ANNEX P.P.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg USA meter stamp H VF A.jpeg

NOTE: Meter 6415 with town mark "NEW YORK / N.Y." was used in a post office, New York's Madison Square Station, without any indication of post office use in the design.



Type PO-HA5-1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A4p4.jpg

PO-A4.4 National Postal Meter model "14", 1942. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S/RRR]

As Type HA2.2 but the meter number has P.O.– prefix and –NPM suffix.
Seven meters are known:
A. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6176 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PHILADELPHIA / PA.
B. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6927 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEW YORK / N.Y.
C. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6930 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEW YORK / N.Y.
D. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6939 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DALLAS / TEX.
E. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6941 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg COLUMBUS / OHIO.
F. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6944 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SEATTLE / WASH.
G. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6970 reported but unseen by us
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg USA meter stamp H VF A.jpeg



Type PO-HA5-2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A4p5.jpg

PO-A4.5. National Postal Meter model "14", 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type HA2 but with single circle town mark.
One meter only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgP.O.–6943–NPM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO ILL. / OLD P.O. ANNEX P.P.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg USA meter stamp H VF A.jpeg




Type PO-HB2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A5A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A5C.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A5D.jpg

PO-A5. National Postal Meter model "14", 1940.

As Type HB2 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
Four sub-types found:
A. "PARCEL POST" at bottom
B. "P.P." alone at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
C. Station name at bottom (two known): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6840 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg WASHINGTON, D.C. / BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STA.
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8345 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg NEW YORK, N.Y. / MADISON SQUARE
D. Station name and "P.P." at bottom (one known): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9391 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO ILL. / OLD P.O. ANNEX P.P. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
Meter numbers in 7000 to 9000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg USA meter stamp H VF C.jpeg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(range: .00½ to 9.99½)
a. With advertising slogan from private firm: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg7889 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]




Type PO-IA3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A6p1A.jpg

PO-A6.1. Pitney Bowes "R", 1940.

As Type IA3 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "POST OFFICE" at bottom of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
B. "P." and "O." at sides of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00



Type PO-IA4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A6p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A6p2B.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A6p2cc.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A6p2dd.jpg

PO-A6.2. Pitney Bowes "R" series, 1942.

As Type IA4.1 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "POST OFFICE" at bottom of town mark
B. "P." and "O." at sides of town mark
C. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
D. "PS" at left, "US" at right (error): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg183180MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 :
a. As B, with advertising slogan from private firm (error): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- 306178
- 337631
- 367660
b. As B, town at top of town mark, state and zone number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg195559MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
c. As B, town and state at top of town mark, ZIP code at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg182653MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
d. As B, town and state at top of town mark, station name at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
- 107053
- 176795
- 312468
e. As B, town and state at top of town mark, bottom blank: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- 121060
USA meter stamp PO-A6p2gg.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A6p2hh.jpg
- 392052
f. With town and state at top of town mark, station name at bottom. Without "POST OFFICE", "P. O.", OR "US PS": MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg176795 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg FREDERICK, MD. / LILYPONS RURAL STA.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
g. As f, with "CONTRACT STA." and number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]
- 183980 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SEATTLE, WASH. / CONTRACT STA. 55
- 196384 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BELLINGHAM, WASH. / CONTRACT STA. 3
- 320361 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SPOKANE WASH. / CONTRACT STA. 12
- 333766 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SPOKANE, WASH. / CONTRACT STA. 10
- 339986 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SEATTLE WASH. / CONTRACT STA. 6
h. As g, with "CONTRACT STA. No." and number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg179940 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg YAKIMA, WASH. / CONTRACT STA. No.5MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
USA meter stamp PO-A6p2ii.jpg
i. Without indication of post office use in the town mark but with slogan indicating use at a postal substation. The slogan contains "MAILED FROM" or "MAILED AT", the name of the store or location, and "STATION" or "SUB-STATION" with number. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]



Type PO-IA4B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A6p3B.jpg

PO-A6.3. Pitney Bowes "RF/RT". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type IA4.2 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P." and "O." at sides of town mark
B. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 :
a. As A, with "PRESORTED / FIRST CLASS" slug (error): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg696425



Type PO-IA10A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A6p4A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A6p4B.jpg

PO-A6.4. Pitney Bowes "RT-3".

As Type IA4.5 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "POST OFFICE" at bottom of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B. "P." and "O." at sides of town mark
C. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
D. As C, but "PS" at left and "US" at right (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(colon dots widely spaced)
a. As B, with town and state at top of town mark, blank at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
b. As B, with slogan or slug indicating private use (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
c. With "CONTRACT STA." and number at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ??? MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ???. / CONTRACT STA. ???



Type PO-IA10B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A6p5B.jpg

PO-A6.5. Pitney Bowes "RT-3".

As Type IA4.6 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "POST OFFICE" at bottom of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B. "P." and "O." at sides of town mark
C. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(colon dots widely spaced)
a. As A, with "PRESORTED / FIRST CLASS" slug (error):
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg679790
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg696425
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg752691



Type PO-IA12A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A6p6.jpg

PO-A6.6. Pitney Bowes "RT-4". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type IA4.8 but with "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark.
All examples seen were assigned in error to private firms. Most have a slug or slogan at left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg



Type PO-IA12B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A6p7A.jpg

PO-A6.7. Pitney Bowes "RT-4".

As Type IA4.9 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
All examples seen were assigned in error to private firms. Most have a slug or slogan at left.
A. "P." and "O." at sides of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg748966
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg789609
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg794087
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg797087
B. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg781747 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00



Type PO-IC1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p1.jpg

PO-A7.1. Pitney Bowes "5300". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

As Type IC1 but with "P" and "O" at sides of town mark.
Two meters reported:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg534852 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BOULDER / COLO.
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg542773
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 :



Type PO-IC2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p2.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A7p2aa.jpg

PO-A7.2. Pitney Bowes "5302". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

As Type IC2 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
One meter reported: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg530119 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg STAMFORD / CONN.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 :
a. Without indication of post office use in the town mark but with slogan indicating use at a postal substation: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg527536 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg LANCASTER / PA.





Type PO-IC3A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p3B.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A7p3C.jpg

PO-A7.3. Pitney Bowes "5303".

As Type IC3.1 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines
B. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
C. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines
D. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Meter numbers in the 500000, 950000, 960000, and 980000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 .00
a. Town mark reads "LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS / 1984. Two meters were used at different times at the Water Polo, Tennis, and Gymnastivcs venues at the 1984 Summer Olympics: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg954251 and 959772 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]



Type PO-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p4C.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A7p4D.jpg

PO-A7.4. Pitney Bowes 5336/5382".

As Type IC3.2 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
C. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines
D. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines
E. As C but "PS" at left and "US" at right (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]
Meter numbers in the 950000, 960000, and 3300000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 .00
a. Town mark reads "LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS / 1984. Thirty (30) meters were used at different times at various venues at the 1984 Summer Olympics. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
USA meter stamp PO-A7p4bb.jpg
b. As D, town and state at top of town mark, ZIP code at bottom:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3344772
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3345246
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3359388
c. With redundant state abbreviation in the town mark: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3352778 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ADDIS LA / LAMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]



Type PO-IC4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p5A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A7p5B.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A7p5C.jpg

PO-A7.5. Pitney Bowes "5308/5318".

As Type IC4.1 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark
B. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark
C. As B, but "PS" at left and "US" at right (error): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg934933MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
Meter numbers in 500000, 800000, and 900000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg . 00
a. As A, town and state at top of town mark, blank at bottom:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg595517
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg818958
b. As A, town and state at top of town mark, station name at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg575646
c. With slogan from private firm (error)
USA meter stamp PO-A7p5aa.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A7p5bb.jpg
d. Used at "Hemisfair" exhibition temporary post office: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg873416 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HEMISFAIR 68 / TEX.MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
e. As A, with four long dashes at left ("Parcelmatic lines") (error).








Type PO-IC4B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p6A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A7p6B.jpg

PO-A7.6. Pitney Bowes 5335/5380".

As Type IC4.2 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg582763
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg931824
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3013425
B. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3028765
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3325941
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Type PO-IC8A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p7.jpg

PO-A7.7. Pitney Bowes 5322". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

As Type IC8.1 but with "P" and "O" in the town mark.
One meter reported: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg879933 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE / CALIF.
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Type PO-IC8B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A7p8D.jpg

PO-A7.8. Pitney Bowes 5337/5383".

As Type IC8.2 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg333207
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2750212
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3311271
B. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6842135 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
C. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3332866 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
D. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2763736
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3351140
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3343299
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Type PO-IE1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A8A better image.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A8C.jpg

PO-A8. Pitney Bowes "6500", 1981.

As Type IE1 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6005282 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
B. "P" and "O" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6842135 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
C. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has widely spaced lines:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6007263
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6104882
D. "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark, wavy line triad at left of value figures has narrowly spaced lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[C]
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USA meter stamp PO-A8dd.jpg
a. As C, with "US" and "PS" partially removed
b. With slogan from private firm (error)
c. With four long dashes at left ("Parcelmatic lines")
d. With directional slug (error)



Type PO-IG1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A9p1.jpg

PO-A9.1. Pitney Bowes "A900", 1981. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

As Type IG1 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
A. "P" and "O" at sides: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8075810
B. "US" and "PS" at sides: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8078462
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Type PO-IG2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A9p2.jpg

PO-A9.2. Pitney Bowes "A900". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]

As Type IG2 but with "US" and "PS" at the sides of the town mark.
One meter reported: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8326125 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SAN ANTONIO / TX.
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Type PO-JA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A10p1.jpg

PO-A10.1. Postalia "KF-1501".

As Type JA1.1 but with post office use indicated in the town mark.
One meter known: "US" and "PS" at sides: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg614761 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg FOREST PARK / IL (used April 1985 to August 1987) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
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Type PO-JA5 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A10p2.jpg

PO-A10.2. Postalia "KF-1501", 1979. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRR]

As Type JA2.1 but with "USPO" at bottom of town mark.
Two meters seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg607634 and 608254, both "LITTLETON, COLO. ORCHARD PLAZA BR."
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Type PO-JA14 in 2001 edition

PO-A10.3. Postalia "T-1000". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[S]

As Type JA3.2 but with "USPS" at top of town mark.
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NOTE. Many Postalia "T1000" model meters were used in smaller post offices throughout the country. In most cases the stamps did not show any indication of post office use in the town mark.



Type PO-JB1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A11p1.jpg

PO-A11.1. Postalia "7000" (Electronic). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[]

As Type JB1.1 but with "US" and "PS" at sides of town mark.
One known: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg720868 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg RUTLAND / VT MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
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Type PO-JB1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A11p2.jpg

PO-A11.2. Postalia "7000" (Electronic). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[]

As Type JB1.1 but with "USPS" at bottom of town mark.
One known: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg701441 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DAVIS CA EL MACERO CPO MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
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Type PO-KB1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A12p1.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A12p1bb.jpg

PO-A12.1. Friden "9222".

As Type KB1.1 but with "P" and "P" at the sides of the town mark.
Meter number with serif "F" prefix.
Meter numbers in 030000 and 200000 series.
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a. In 030000 series without "P" and "O" in the town mark
b. Town and state at top of town mark, ZIP code at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
c. With slogan from private firm (error): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg205053 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
d. Line missing under "U.S.POSTAGE": MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg223037
e. As d but with line also missing above the meter number: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg222272



Type PO-KB3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A12p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A12p2B.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A12p2C.jpg
USA meter stamp PO-A12p2D.jpg

PO-A12.2. Friden "9222".

As Type KB2.1 but with "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark.
A. Meter number with serif "F" prefix
B. Meter number with sanserif "F" prefix
C. Meter number with sanserif "S" prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
D. Meter number with small sanserif "F" prefix (top of "F" is lower than top of meter number)
Meter numbers in 030000 and 200000 series.
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a. As A, in 030000 series without "P" and "O" in the town mark
b. As B, in 030000 series without "P" and "O" in the town mark
c. As A, with slogan from private firm (error)
d. As A, town mark contains "P" and "O" only without town and state: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg223077 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
e. As A, the "P" and "O" in the town mark are aligned so that their bottoms rather than their sides touch the circle: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg030963 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BECKLEY / W.VA.
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg030965 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DUNBAR / W.VA.
f. As B, value figures without wavy line triad at right: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 223887
g. Line missing above meter number
h. As g but with line also missing below "U.S.POSTAGE"
USA meter stamp PO-A12p2ee.jpg







Type PO-KB4 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A12p3.jpg

PO-A12.3. Friden "9227". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type KB2.2 but with "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark.
Meter number with serif "F" prefix.
Meter numbers in the 310000 series.
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a. Line missing below "U.S.POSTAGE"


Type PO-KB5 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A12p4.jpg

PO-A12.4. Friden "9228". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type KB2.3 but with "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark.
Meter number with serif "F" prefix.
Meter numbers in the 041000 and 320000 series.
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Type PO-KB6 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A12p5.jpg

PO-A12.5. Friden "9222". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

As Type KB3.1 but with "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark. The two letters are aligned so that their bottoms rather than their sides touch the circle.
Meter number with small serif "F" prefix.
One meter only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg238522 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg BECKLEY / W.VA.
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NOTE: In use during an unknown period in May and possibly June 1993. Only two examples are known.



Type PO-KE1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A13p1.jpg

PO-A13.1. Friden "9232". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

As Type KE1.1 but with "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark.
Meter number with sanserif "F" prefix.
Four meters known:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5003677
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5005429
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5005798
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5113283
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a. With "P" and "O" partially removed (meters 5005798 and 5113283 seen this way)



Type PO-KE3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A13p2.jpg

PO-A13.2. Friden "9238" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]

As Type KE1.3B but with "P" and "O" at the sides of the town mark.
Meter number with sanserif "F" prefix.
Four meters known:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8000860 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg KNOXVILLE / TENN.(used at the World's Fair Station in 1983)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8010316 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg KNOXVILLE / TENN.(used at the World's Fair Station in 1983)
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8211723 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SHREVEPORT / LA.
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8201089 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg CHICAGO / ILL.
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a. With four sets of small vertical dashes left of the town mark:

MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8010316, 8201089

b. With two horizontal rows of vertical dashes left of TM: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8211723



Type PO-KF1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A14.jpg

PO-A14. Friden Alcatel "9232". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type KF1.1 but with "USPS" at bottom of town mark.
Two known:
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgF2210246 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SIOUX FALLS SD STA. NO 2
- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgF2229176 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg SIOUX FALLS SD STA. NO 4
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Type PO-LA1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A15.jpg

PO-A15. Hasler "Mailmaster". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

As Type LA1.1 but with "US" and "PS" at the sides of the town mark.
One meter only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgH2141920 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg HOUSTON / T.
One example only known, dated January 25, 1982.
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Type PO-LB1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A16p1.jpg

PO-A16.1. Hasler "Mailmaster". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type LB1.1 but with "C.S." (for Contract Station) after the town name.
One known: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2584335 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg FARMINGTON C.S. / N.M.
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Type PO-LB1 in 2001 edition

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PO-A16.2. Hasler "Mailmaster". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type LB1.1 but with "USPS" in the town mark.
Two known: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg583407 and 593468, both WINDCREST CPU SAN ANTONIO TX USPS
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Type PO-LB4 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A16p2.jpg

PO-A16.3. Hasler "Mailmaster". MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RRRR]

As Type LB2.1 but with "USPS" and station name in the town mark.
Two known: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg707866 and 714282, both BOWLING GREEN OH 43402 USPS STATION 1
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NOTE: The one example we have seen has "PRESORTED FIRST CLASS" directional slug at left.



Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A17.jpg

PO-A17. Neopost-Hasler "IJ-25”.

As Type QA1.1 but with "USPS" vertical replacing the torch-in-hand at left of "US POSTAGE".
Meter number with 042J prefix.
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Type PO-SB1-1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A18p1.jpg

PO-A18.1. Neopost-Hasler "PostLink”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]

As Type QA2 but meter number has "01US" prefix.
Used in contract post offices.
Seen on label with "Secure Funds / by HASLER" at upper right.
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Type PO-SB1-2 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A18p2A.jpg

PO-A18.2. Neopost-Hasler "PostLink”.

As Type QA2 but meter number has "011T" prefix.
Used in contract post offices.
Seen on two labels:
A. With "Secure Funds / by HASLER" at upper right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[R]
B. Blank at upper right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[RR]
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Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp PO-A19.jpg

PO-A19. Francotyp-Postalia.

As Type QC1.2 but with "USPS" over "CPU" and small "FP" logo replacing the large "FP logo.
Meter number with 031A prefix.
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