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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Faroe Islands

Faeroe IslandsEdit

Before 1975 all meters used in the Faeroe Islands had Denmark franks. Starting in 1975 meters with distinct Faeroe Islands franks came into use although some meters remained unchanged for several years. The stamps are grouped according to Danish or Faeroe inscription:

A - Inscribed “DANMARK”
B - Inscribed “FØROYAR”

GROUP A: DENMARK frank with “FÆRØERNE” in the town nameEdit

Faroe Islands stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Neopost (LV-6), May 1943. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$750]

Upright frank with crown at top and simulated-perforation outer border.
“DANMARK” reads up at left, and “KGL POST” reads down at right with the letter “D” in corner boxes and M# “N446” at bottom.
Value figures above “ØRE” at center.
Although the frank is inscribed “DANMARK” and is similar in appearance to Denmark Group A types, the design is unique and was used only in the Faeroes.
The meter was used at the Thorshavn Post Office during the British occupation of the islands in World War 2. A Neopost machine was imported from Britain at the beginning of 1943 as one of a number of approaches to mitigating the problem of receiving regular, timely postal supplies from Denmark.
It was first used in May and June 1943 and then in June of the following year, on both occasions to send out the annual tax demands. There was also a small amount of philatelic use.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg005, 010, 020, 030, 050
Commercial usage was at 10 and 20 ØRE only
After the end of the war the machine was sold to FØROYA BANKI

NOTE: DENMARK Types A7, B1, B2, B6, C3 and possibly others were used in the Faeroe Islands as well as in Denmark. Faeroe use of these stamps can be identified only by the town mark. Examples are worth a premium over the same stamps with Denmark town names.

GROUP B: Franks inscribed “FØROYAR”Edit

Faroe Islands B1.jpg

B1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1975. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Upright frank with straight, single line border indented at bottom with M# below.
M# with “D” prefix.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank. Transaction counter number above slogan in center
B. Narrow spacing without transaction counter number
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Faroe Islands B2.jpg
Faroe Islands stamp type B2b.jpg

B2. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type B1B with narrow spacing, but frank is narrower, and the M# has “B” prefix.
With 5-digit transaction counter number high left of TM.
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a. Without transaction counter number
b. With transaction counter number (and slogan) in different color

Faroe Islands B3.jpg

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

Frank similar to Type B2 but value figures are much thicker.
M# with “G” prefix.
A. Frank 23mm wide
B. Frank 26mm wide
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Faroe Islands B4.jpg

B4. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank with frame lines at right and bottom only.
M# with “P.B.” prefix above bottom frame line at left.
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Faroe Islands B5.jpg

B5. Postalia (MV).

Frank very similar to Type B4 but meter number with “TN” prefix below bottom frame line.
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Faroe Islands B6.jpg

B6. Satas “Federal” (MV), 1977. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank variable in size. M# with “SJ” prefix.
A. Frank 21-22 x 23-24 mm
B. Frank 21-22 x 28-29 mm
C. Frank 19-20 x 23 mm
TM: SC with star at bottom
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Faroe Islands B7.jpg

B7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank wider than tall.
M# with “B” prefix.
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B8. Frama “M/E” (MV).

As Type B7 but value figures heavier.
M# with “G” prefix.
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