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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Cuba

CubaEdit

The first meter appeared in 1938. All stamps show “CUBA” in the frank. The stamps are grouped according to political era of first use:
A - during the Republic, from 20 May 1902 to 1 January 1959
B - during Castro regime, since 1959



GROUP A: Stamps first issued during pre-Castro era, up to 1959Edit


Cuba A1.jpg

A1. Pitney Bowes “H” (LV-10), 1938.

Square frank with simulated-perforation outer frame line.
“CORREOS DE LA/ REPUBLICA DE CUBA” at top.
The oval around the value figures does not touch the outer frame line.
M# with “C” prefix.
A. “PERMISO No.” at bottom
B. “METRO No.” at bottom
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .08, .09, .10, .20



Cuba A2.jpg

A2. Pitney Bowes “H” (LV-10), 1938.

As type A1B but oval around value figures merges with outer frame line at the sides.
M# with “C” prefix.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .08, .09, .10, .20, .50



Cuba A3.jpg

A3. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Horizontal design with simulated perforation border fully enclosing the TM and frank.
Inscribed “CORREOS DE LA/ REPUBLICA DE CUBA/ PAGADO/ CENTAVOS” at top right.
“METRO No.” and M# at bottom center.
M# with “C” prefix, numbers C-175 and up.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00



Cuba A4.jpg

A4. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV).

Frank without outer frame line.
With arms of country (cap, fasces and key) between TM and frank.
“REPUBLICA DE CUBA” at top and “FRANQUED PAGADO” above value box.
“CORREOS” at bottom center.
M# with “PBC” prefix below value box.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00

NOTE: Postal stationery (postal cards and possibly envelopes) were sold pre-stamped with this type of stamp.



Cuba A5.jpg
Cuba stamp type A5 specimen.jpg

A5. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1950.

Similar to type B1, but much narrower.
“CORREOS” above value figures.
M# with “PBC” prefix.
TM: SC

Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01 - 21






GROUP B: Stamps first issued since U.S. embargo of Cuba began with ascension of Castro as head of government, since 1959Edit

NOTE: Stamps of Group A continued to be used after 1959.


Cuba B1.jpg

B1. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Probably scarce, value unknown]

Small design as Type A5. With rope ornament across top and upper left.
Inscribed “REPUBLICA DE/ CUBA” above value figures.
“CORREOS” below TM.
M# with “P.B.METRO” prefix.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01 through 21



Cuba B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Probably scarce, value unknown]

Frank with “REPUBLICA/DE CUBA” at top.
With empty space between TM and value figures.
“CORREOS” at bottom below value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 :




Cuba B3.jpg


B3. Postalia “D2” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Probably scarce, value unknown]

Simple upright rectangle with coat of arms and “CUBA/ CORREOS” at top, “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom.
One seen with date only without TM.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00