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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Canal Zone

Canal ZoneEdit

The first meter was installed in 1953. All stamps have “CANAL ZONE” in the frank.



Canal Zone 1 color.jpg

1. Pitney Bowes “RF” (MV), 1953.

Horizontal frank with design of ship transiting the Canal between the TM and value box.
The value box is without frame lines except at bottom.
M# at lower right of the TM with “P.B.” prefix at lower left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg 00 :
a. With Roman numeral month MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Without frame line below value figures



Canal Zone 2.jpg

2. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type 1 but frank much narrower.
M# with "P.B." prefix.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01 to 21



Canal Zone 3 color.jpg

3. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type 1 but the value box has frame lines all around.
"POSTAGE" lettering is much wider.
M# with “P.B.” prefix below the ship design.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg .00
a. With Roman numeral month MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]