International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Brunei

BruneiEdit

The earliest meter stamp seen is from 1954. All stamp are inscribed “BRUNEI” or “BRUNEI DARUSSALAM”. The stamps are grouped according to inscription:

A - “BRUNEI”
B - “BRUNEI DARUSSALAM”



GROUP A: Frank inscribed “BRUNEI”Edit


Brunei A1.jpg

A1. Neopost (LV-10), 1954.

Small frank with simulated-perforation outer border and “POST PAID” stacked vertically at both sides.
M# N1, N2 and N3.
TM: BIC
Values seen ("CTS"): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 23, 25, 30, 35, 50, 60, 70, 95, 1•00, 1•25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25-$100]
Values seen ("DLRS"): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, 4, 5, 8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200-$300]

NOTES:

  • Dollar ("DLRS") values 10, 12, 15 and 20 were available but used examples have not been reported.
  • Some of the cents ("CTS") values are rarer than others. The 50 cent value seems to be the most common while several of the others are quite rare.



Brunei A2.jpg


A2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1956. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank with simulated-perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
“CENTS” vertical at each side. M# “U1” above “POSTAGE” at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Brunei A3B.jpg
Brunei A3C.jpg


A3. Universal/Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Type A2 but inscriptions often smaller and M# below “POSTAGE”.
A. M# with “U” prefix. “BRUNEI” large MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. M# with “P.B.” prefix. “BRUNEI” large. "CENTS" closer to value figures MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
C. M# with “P.B.” prefix. “BRUNEI” small. "CENTS" closer to frame lines MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC
V/F: =000







Brunei A4.jpg


A4. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type A1 but frank larger and nearly square.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Brunei A5.jpg

A5. Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Square frank with straight sides.
“CENTS” vertical in side panels.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Brunei A6A.jpg
Brunei A6B.jpg


A6. Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type A5 but much wider.
M# with “N” or “NP” prefix.
A. “$” in left and “¢” in right side panel
B. Side panels blank
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000







Brunei A7.jpg

A7. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with simulated-perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
Frank wider than tall. “POSTAGE” below “BRUNEI” at top.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
M# with “PB” prefix low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000




Brunei A8A.jpg
Brunei A8B.jpg
Brunei A8C.jpg



A8. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A7 but value and date figures on same level, and “POSTAGE” above M# at bottom.
M# with “PB” prefix.
A. Frank 25 x 22-23 mm
B. Frank 29-30 x 23-24 mm
C. As 'B' but “CENTS” and “POSTAGE” are smaller, and the inner frame line at bottom is broken
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000









Brunei A9.jpg

A9. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal rectangle with straight sides and panels at top and bottom.
“CENTS” vertical at both sides.
M# with “H” prefix at right of “POSTAGE” in bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00






GROUP B: Frank inscribed “BRUNEI DARUSSALAM”Edit


Brunei B1.jpg

B1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide frank, 32 x 22-23 mm, with simulated-perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
Inner border broken at bottom.
“BRUNEI DARUSSALAM” in one line at top above “POSTAGE”.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
M# with “PB” prefix low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000



Brunei B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type B1 but narrower frank (28 mm) and value and date figures on same level.
“POSTAGE” above M# at bottom.
“BRUNEI DARUSSALAM” in one line.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks both bottom frame lines.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000



Brunei B3.jpg

B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type B2 but “BRUNEI” above “DARUSALLAM” at top.
M# at bottom breaks inner frame line only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000



Brunei B4.jpg


B4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A9 but for changed inscription at top.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Brunei B5.jpg

B5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank with double straight-line outer frame.
Country inscription in one line in top panel.
M# with “RE” prefix in bottom panel. “$” in left panel, and “¢” in right.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000





Brunei NOTE.jpg



NOTE: Proof stamps from a Universal “Simplex” (LV-25) meter with meter number S-1 are known.

It is possible this machine was placed into use although examples franking actual mail have not been reported.







Last modified on 29 September 2013, at 21:30