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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Barbados

BarbadosEdit

The first meter was installed in 1934. All stamps have “BARBADOS” in the frank. The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function:

A - Frank with ornamentation but without postal logo
B - Frank with crown
C - Frank with trident
D - Frank with neither ornament nor postal logo
PO - Special stamps for post office use only



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Barbados stamp type A1A.jpg
Barbados A1.jpg
Barbados stamp type A1B.jpg


A1. Neopost (FV-3, LV-6), 1932. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright frank with straight-line outer frame and inner frame around value in center and filigree ornaments at sides.
M# with “N” prefix in ovals at bottom corners.
A. £sd currency with “D”, or with slash for shilling value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 1/-
B. Decimal currency with “CENTS” below value:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 18, 24
TM: BIC







Barbados A2.jpg

A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frameless design with badge of the colony at center.
M# with “N” prefix in squares at bottom corners.
M#s N16 and N17 known.
TM: BIC
Decimal values (with “c”) seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 18, 24



Barbados stamp type A3 better.jpg


A3. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal frank enclosing straight-line town mark at left.
Large circle in center contains the badge of the colony under George V.
One of the horses looks back.
M# with “U” prefix, U1, U2 and U3 known.
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Barbados stamp type A4.jpg


A4. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As type A3 but the circle in center contains the badge of the colony under Elizabeth II.
Both horses look forward.
M# with “U” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.oo




Barbados A5.jpg
Barbados stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As type A4 but much wider.
“CENTS” below value figures.
M# at lower right.
M# “S1” known
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8, 15





GROUP B: Frank contains crownEdit


Barbados B1 color2.jpg

B1. Neopost “Frankmaster 305”' (MV), 1958.

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer frame line.
Value figures in center framed by oval of petals.
Crown/EIIR at bottom center. M# with “RN” prefix.
A. With “POST PAID” under “BARBADOS”
B. With “POSTAGE PAID” under “BARBADOS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: DC
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Barbados B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1964. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer frame line.
Value figures in center with three vertical lines at each side.
Crown at bottom center.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
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Barbados B3.jpg

B3. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal frank with crown under country name at top.
Three vertical lines at each side. “P.B.” prefix above M# between TM and frank.
TM: SC
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Barbados B4.jpg

B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Similar to Type B3 but taller.
M# with “P.B.’ prefix in one line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(MeterCat triad.jpg large, as shown, but also found smaller)
a. Post Office stamp with “PARCEL POST” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Barbados B5.jpg

B5. Roneo Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Upright frank with design of crossed leaves or pods at sides.
Crown above EIIR at bottom center.
M# with “NE” prefix. Date figures either tall (model 205) or short (2205).
TM: BIC
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Barbados stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1974.

As Type B5 but wider design.
M# with “N” or “RV” prefix.
TM: BIC
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Barbados stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Similar to Type B6 but slightly taller and not as wide.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC
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Barbados B8.jpg

B8. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank consisting mostly of horizontal lines.
Crown at top right.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom center.
TM: DC
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Barbados stamp type B8point1.jpg


B8.1 Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Crown at top left rather than top right.
M# with “PB” prefix at bottom center.
TM: DC
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Barbados B9.jpg


B9. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Very similar to Type B8.1 but with 5-bank value figures.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
TM: DC
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Barbados B10.jpg

B10. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail" (digital).

Similar to Type B9 but with two columns of numbers at left of town mark.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00






GROUP C: Frank contains tridentEdit


Barbados C1.jpg

C1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As type B4 but with trident under country name at top.
M# with “P.B.” prefix between TM and frank.
TM: DC
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Barbados stamp type D1.jpg

D1. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Open frank with straight bars at top and bottom and hash marks at right.
"POSTAGE PAID" at top, meter number with "PB" prefix at bottom.
Country name at bottom of town mark.
Two columns of numbers/letters at left of town mark.
TM: square
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00







GROUP PO: Franks generated only by Post Office metersEdit


Barbados PO1.jpg


PO1. National Cash Register (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Square label inscribed with date at top, “BARBADOS POSTAGE”
in arc above value figures and “PARCEL POST”/ (town name) below.
Three small arcs in each corner.
M# “NCR Meter 0001”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg−0.00







Barbados PO2.jpg

PO2. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal rectangle with straight outer frame line.
Trident at top right and column of horizontal dashes at sides.
Top of TM reads “STAMP DUTY”.
M# “RN 1” seen.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Barbados stamp type PO3.jpg

PO3. Neopost (digital), 2012.

Frameless design with 2D barcode field at lower left and large "BPS" above small "BARBADOS POSTAL SERVICE" at upper right.
Left of the "BPS" is a paper airplane and globe logo.
Town line at top center, date and identification number at lower center.
Identification number with "NP4" prefix.
Value figures at lower right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 0000.00