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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Bolivia

BoliviaEdit

The first meters were installed in post offices in 1950. All stamps have “BOLIVIA” in the frank.
The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function:
A - horizontal design with condor and sun between TM and frank
B - upright frank, double straight-lined border
C - rectangle with simulated-perforation border
PO - designs found only on Post Office meters



GROUP A: Horizontal design with condor and sun between TM and frankEdit



Bolivia A1.jpg

A1. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Value box 22 mm wide, wider than tall.
Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” across top of value box.
“CORREOS Value $b” above “No” below condor and sun.
None seen with meter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00.00
NOTE: See Type PO1 for a similar stamp.



Bolivia A2.jpg

A2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Eagle and sun inside value box.
Large “CORREOS $b” below value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.oo






GROUP B: Upright frank with double straight-line border inscribed “CORREOS DE/ BOLIVIA” across the topEdit


Bolivia stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Postalia (MV), 1959 or earlier

“FRANQUEO PAGADO” above meter number centered at bottom.
M# with “P” prefix.
TM: DC
A. Value indicator “Bs”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
B. Value indicator “$b”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.000




Bolivia stamp type B2A.jpg


B2. Postalia (MV).

As Type B1, but M# with “POSTALIA” prefix.
TM: DC
A. Value indicator “$b”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.0000
B. Without value indicator. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo




Bolivia B3.jpg


B3. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

With “ULTIMA HORA” above “POSTALIA” and M# at bottom.
Value indicator “$b”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Bolivia B4 color.jpg

B4. Postalia (MV).

With postal logo centered at bottom.
M# without prefix at bottom right.
Value indicator “Bs”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00









GROUP C: Rectangular frank with simulated-perforation borderEdit


Bolivia C1.jpg


C1. Satas “Rotary” (MV), 1962.

Nearly square frank with single-line border with corners slightly extended.
Inscribed “CORREOS DE/ BOLIVIA” at top and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above ME at bottom.
M# with “S“ prefix. Date figures tall or short.
A. Value indicator “$b”
B. Without value indicator
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.oo o
a. With “AEREO” vertical between TM and frank




Bolivia C2.jpg


C2. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Frank slightly larger than for Type C1.
Inscribed “CORREOS/ DE BOLIVIA” at top.
Straight line ornaments at sides and bottom.
M# with “P.B.” or “P.B.P.” prefix at bottom.
A. With “BOLIVIANOS” above meter number
B. With “ Value $b” above meter number
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00oo







GROUP PO: Stamps from meters used only in Post OfficesEdit


Bolivia PO1.jpg

PO1. Pitney Bowes “Model R” (MV), 1950.

Post Office stamp. Similar to Type A1 but value box is narrower, almost square.
“CORREOS” and currency indicator below condor and sun at center bottom.
M# with “No” prefix below left of TM. M# 1 up.
A. Currency indicator “Bs.”
B. Currency indicator “$b.”
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0.00



Bolivia PO2.jpg
Bolivia stamp type PO2B.jpg


PO2. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1977.

Both frank and town mark are horizontal rectangles, the town mark having rounded corners.
“REPUBLICA” at top of frank and “BOLIVIA” at bottom.
Meter number vertical with “T” prefix reading up and breaking left frame line of frank.
A. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$b MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg00.oo
B. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgBs MeterCat hollow diamond.jpg00.oo
C. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.ooo (without currency indicator)


a. Five wavy lines between TM and frank
b. “R” in right side of TM frame line and number between TM and frank (for registered mail)
c. Service indicator “CERIFICADA” beneath TM (certified mail)
d. Service indicator “CERT.AEREA” beneath TM (certified airmail)
e. With small "B" lying on its side facing up between M# and V/F











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