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Sub-group AR-ARM: Stamps used primarily for Army official business[edit]

  • First seen in the early 1970s.

Type ARM-IA4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-ARM1p1.jpg

AR-ARM1.1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC4.1 with town mark:   ARMY POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and five-digit number at bottom:
- 09162 (388301)
- 09189 (375543)
- 09757 (375517)
V/F:    ≋ 00 :



Type ARM-IA10A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-ARM1p2.jpg

AR-ARM1.2. Pitney Bowes.

Type IA4.5 with town mark: ARMY POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and five-digit number at bottom:
- 09028 (370017)
- 09123 (169333)
- 09757 (375581)
- 96331 (369998)
V/F:     00 : (widely spaced colon dots)



Type ARM-IC3A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-ARM2p1A.jpg

AR-ARM2.1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC3.1 with town marks:
A. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg/ APO (5 digit number)
B. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE / APO NY09175(969118)
C. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE FPO AE / 09499(954579)
D. ARMY POSTAL SVC APO AE / 09226(968959)
V/F: 0 .00 (wavy lines at left 2mm tall)
V/F: 0 .00 (small wavy lines at left 1mm tall)



Type ARM-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-ARM2p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-ARM2p2F.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-ARM2p2H.jpg

AR-ARM2.2. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC3.1 with town marks:
A.   ARMY POSTAL SERVICE   /   APO (5 digit number)
B.   ARMY POSTAL SERVICE at top, five-digit number at bottom:
-   09102   (3303824)
-   09702   (3301301)
C.   ARMY POSTAL SERVICE APO at top, five-digit number at bottom:
-   09205   (3303824)
-   09630   (3361313)
-   09705   (3381322)
D.   ARMY POSTAL SVC APO AE at top, five-digit number at bottom:
-   09096   (3352713)
-   09114   (3351986)
-   09165   (3300564)
-   09703   (33###44)
E.   US ARMY   /  APO 96224  (3301834)
F.   US ARMY APO   /  96503  (3348052)
G.   US ARMY APO AP   /   96337  (3368213)
H.   ARMY POSTAL APO AP   /  96260  (330054#)
V/F:    0 .00   (wavy lines at left 2mm tall)
V/F:    0 .00   (small wavy lines at left 1mm tall)



Type ARM-IC4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-ARM3.jpg

AR-ARM2.3. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC4.1 with town mark:   ARMY POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and five-digit number at bottom:
-   09046   (931127)
-   96301   (844993)
-   96331   (909139)
V/F:     USA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg. 00



Type ARM-JA5 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-ARM4.jpg

AR-ARM3. Postalia (Tele-Norm).    [RR]

Type JA2.1 with town mark:   ARMY POSTAL SERVICE at top, 09403 / APO at bottom.
One meter only:   T-N 608 869
V/F:    .00







Sub-group AR-AIR: Stamps used primarily for Air Force official business[edit]

  • Earliest date seen, 1971.

Type AIR-IA4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR1p1A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-AIR1p1B.jpg

AR-AIR1.1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IA4.1 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE at top, 09057 at bottom:   (369788, 375471, 388383)
B.    (space) AIR FORCE POSTAL SVC at top ("ARMY" removed), APO and five-digit number at bottom:
-   APO 09238   (388383)
-   APO 09240   (338275)
V/F:    ≋ 00 :
a. Town mark inverted:   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE   /  APO 96528   (380260)



Type AIR-IA10A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR1p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-AIR1p2B.jpg

AR-AIR1.2. Pitney Bowes.

As Type AR-AIR1.1 but with larger colon in the value figures indicating the meter cannot print fractions of a cent values.
Type IA4.5 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and number at bottom
B.    (space) AIR FORCE POSTAL SVC at top ("ARMY" removed), APO and number at bottom:
-   APO 09012   (369933)
-   APO 09132   (370000)
-   APO 09283   (369909)
V/F:     00 :   (widely spaced colon dots)


Type AIR-IA10B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR1p3.jpg

AR-AIR1.3. Pitney Bowes.

As Type AR-AIR1.2 but with larger meter number below "P.B. METER".
Type IA4.6 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and number at bottom:
-   APO 09680   (375431)
-   APO 34007   (370020)
-   APO 34008   (369817)
-   APO 96431   (379758)
B.    (space) AIR FORCE POSTAL SVC at top ("ARMY" removed), APO 09012 at bottom:   ](369933)
V/F:     00 : (widely spaced colon dots)



Type AIR-IC3A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p1A.jpg

AR-AIR2.1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC3.1 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and five-digit number at bottom)
B.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE APO AE or AP at top, five-digit number at bottom:
-   09012   (969145)
-   09468   (35322#)
-   96330   (953251)
V/F:    0 .00   (wavy lines at left 2mm tall)
V/F:    0 .00   (small wavy lines at left 1mm tall)



Type AIR-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p2B.jpg

AR-AIR2.2. Pitney Bowes.

As Type AR-AIR2.1 but with larger meter number below "P.B. METER".
Type IC3.2 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and five-digit number at bottom)
B.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE APO at top, five-digit number at bottom:
-   09464   (3371782)
-   09821   (3322126)
-   96319   (3350345, 3370285)
-   96368   (3351861)
C.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE APO AE or AP at top, five-digit number at bottom)
D.   AIR FORCE APO AE   /  09449   (3355794)
USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p2aa.jpg
E.   US AIR FORCE   /  96570   (indistinct)
V/F:    0 .00   (wavy lines at left 2mm tall)
V/F:    0 .00   (small wavy lines at left 1mm tall)
a. Error, town mark with "MAIL" instead of "FORCE":   AIR MAIL POSTAL SERVICE   /  09852   (3370339)



Type AIR-IC4A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p3A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p3C.jpg

AR-AIR2.3. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC4.1 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and number at bottom
B.    (space) AIR FORCE POSTAL SVC at top ("ARMY" removed), APO and number at bottom:
-   APO 09323   (863202)
-   APO and indistinct number   (862915)
C.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE APO AE   /  09720   (856466)
V/F:     USA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg. 00



Type AIR-IC4B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p4A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-AIR2p4B.jpg

AR-AIR2.4. Pitney Bowes.

As Type AR-AIR2.3 but with larger meter number below "P.B. METER".
Type IC4.2 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE at top, APO and number at bottom:
-   09292   (375494)
-   34001   (819145)
-   34002   (953489)
B.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE APO AE   /  09720   (3032946)
V/F:     USA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg. 00


Type AIR-KB1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR3p1.jpg

AR-AIR3.1. Friden.   [RRR]

Type KB1.1 with town mark:   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE   /  SAN FRANCISCO 96323   (030494, 030596)
V/F:    .00



Type AIR-KB3 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR3p2.jpg

AR-AIR3.2. Friden.

As Type AR-AIR3.1 but with wider value box.
Type KB2.1 with town marks:
A.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE   /  SAN FRANCISCO 96264   (030844, 031091, 222902)   [RRR]
B.   AIR FORCE POSTAL SER.   /  APO NEW YORK N.Y. 09102   (030844)   [RRRR]
V/F:    .00



Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR4p1A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-AIR4p1B.jpg

AR-AIR4.1. Pitney Bowes.

Commercial meter stamps with slogan UNITED STATES AIR FORCE  /  OFFICIAL BUSINESS. All letters the same size.
A. Used with Type IC4.1
B. Used with Type IE1
a. As A, with town mark:   APO NY  /  09136  (910063)




Unlisted in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-AIR4p2A.jpg

AR-AIR4.2. Friden.

As Type AR-AIR4.1 but the top line of the slogan is in a smaller font than the lower line.
Used with Type LB1.1






Sub-group AR-MAR: Stamps used primarily for Marine Corps official business[edit]

  • First seen in 1977.

Type MAR-IC3A in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-MAR1p1.jpg

AR-MAR1.1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC3.1 with town mark:   U.S. MARINE CORPS at top, FPO and five-digit number at bottom:
-   98764   (954354)
-   98773   (954354, 969557)
V/F:    0 .00   (wavy lines at left 2mm tall)
V/F:    0 .00   (small wavy lines at left 1mm tall)



Type MAR-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-MAR1p2A.jpg
USA meter stamp AR-MAR1p2B.jpg

AR-MAR1.2. Pitney Bowes.

As Type AR-MAR1.1 but with larger meter number below "P.B. METER".
Type IC3.2 with town marks:
A.   U.S. MARINE CORPS at top, FPO and five-digit number at bottom)
-   FPO 98773 (space)   (3300429)
-   FPO98773 (no space)   (3368253)
B.   U.S.M.C.   /   FPO 98773   (3361109)
V/F:    0 .00   (wavy lines at left 2mm tall)
V/F:    0 .00   (small wavy lines at left 1mm tall)   [R]



Type MAR-IE1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-MAR2.jpg

AR-MAR2. Pitney Bowes.

Type IE1 with town mark:   USMC FPO   /   96373   (6842707, 6842709)
V/F:    0 .00




Type MAR-IH1 in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-MAR3.jpg

AR-MAR3. Pitney Bowes.    [R-RR]

Type IH1 with town mark:   US MARINE CORPS FPO AP   /   96373   (7157604)
V/F:    .00







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]

  • First seen in 1952.

Type APO-IA4A in 2001 edition

AR-APO1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IA4.1 with town mark:   U.S. NAVY   /   (5 digit number) BR.  17012    (355611, 366421)    [RR]
V/F:    ≋ 00 :







Type APO-IC3B in 2001 edition

USA meter stamp AR-APO2p1.jpg

AR-APO2.1. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC3.2 with town marks:
A.   U.S. NAVY   /   FPO (5 digit number)
B.   U.S. NAVY FPO   /   (5 digit number)
-   09521    (33000266)
-   09619    (3369871)
-   96306    (33000871)
V/F:    0 .00   (wavy lines at left 2mm tall)
V/F:    0 .00   (small wavy lines at left 1mm tall)





Type NAV-IC4A in 2001 edition

AR-APO2.2. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC4.1 with town marks:
A.   U.S. NAVY   /   FPO (5 digit number)
-   96659    (909450)
-   98760    (931141)
-   98767    (909425)
B.   U.S. NAVY   /   13933 BR   (909288, 909456)
V/F:     USA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg. 00    



Type APO-IC4B in 2001 edition

AR-APO2.3. Pitney Bowes.

Type IC4.2 with town mark:   U.S. NAVY     /     FPO 98766   (unreadable)
V/F:     USA meter stamp wide triad symbol.jpg. 00    




Type APO-IE1 in 2001 edition

AR-APO3. Pitney Bowes.    [R]

Type IE1 with town marks:
A.   NAVY FPO AP at top, 5-digit number at bottom
B.   U.S. NAVY   /   FPO 09593   (6826355)
V/F:    0 .00



Type APO-IF1 in 2001 edition

AR-APO4. Pitney Bowes.    [R-RRR]

Type IF1 with ship name and designation in the town mark:   USS LEYTE GULF CD 55   /   34091   (5444976)
V/F:    .00



Type APO-IG2 in 2001 edition

AR-APO5. Pitney Bowes.    [R-RRR]

Type IGxxxxxxxxxxxx with ship name and designation in the town mark:   USS PUGET SOUND AD38   /   FPO 09544   (7153574)
V/F:    .00




Type APO-IH1 in 2001 edition

AR-APO6. Pitney Bowes.    [R-RRR]

Type IH1 with ship name and designation in the town mark:   USS PUGET SOUND AD38   /   FPO 09544   (7153574)
V/F:    .00



Type APO-JA1 in 2001 edition

AR-APO7.1. Postalia.

Type JA1.1xxxx with town marks:
A.   U.S. NAVY   /   SEATTLE WASH. 13606   (F 030385)
B.   U.S. NAVY   /   SEATTLE WASH. 13608 BR   (F 216618)
V/F:    .00



Type APO-JA5 in 2001 edition

AR-APO7.2. Postalia.

Type JA1.1xxxx with town marks:
A.   U.S. NAVY   /   SEATTLE WASH. 13606   (F 030385)
B.   U.S. NAVY   /   SEATTLE WASH. 13608 BR   (F 216618)
V/F:    .00



Type APO-KG2 in 2001 edition

AR-APO8. Friden.

Type KG1.2 with ship name and designation at top of the town mark, 5-digit number at bottom:
-   USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN 72   /   96612   (F 9002003)
-   USS CONSTELLATION CV 64   /   09558   (F 9004038)
-   USS MT WHITNEY LCC 20   /   09517   (F 9004581)
-   USS NASSAU LHA 4   /   09577   (F 9004808)
V/F:    0.00