International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Ghana

GhanaEdit

The first meter stamps appear in 1953. Before 1957 the country was a British colony known as “GOLD COAST”. All stamps issued after independence in 1957 are inscribed “GHANA”. The stamps are grouped by inscription in the frank:

A - Inscribed “GOLD COAST”
B - Provisional issues without country name in frank
C- Inscribed “GHANA”




GROUP A: Issues during British colonial period, with “GOLD COAST” in the frankEdit


Ghana stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank with crown at center.
Value figure in tablet at bottom center flanked by “N” at left and M# at right.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 2, 3, 6, 9, 1/-




Ghana stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Country name in panel at top, crown at bottom center.
M# with “U” prefix in small boxes in lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0(½) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =/0(½)





Ghana stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Country name in ribbon across top.
Petal shapes form oval around value figures in center.
M#s N25 and N26 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/==
a. Date only at left, without town mark







GROUP B: Provisional issue without country name in the frank. “GHANA” appears in the town markEdit


Ghana stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Neopost (LV-6).

As Type A1 but with “GOLD COAST” and crown removed.
New country name "GHANA" in bottom of town mark.
M# with “N” prefix (N2, N5, N15 and N22 known).
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 2, 3, 6, 9, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]








GROUP C: Issues since independence, with “GHANA” in the frankEdit


Ghana stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Neopost (LV-6).

As Type B1 but with country name added at top.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 2, 3, 6, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]




Ghana stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).

As Type A2 but with revised inscriptions.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0(½)





Ghana stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Very similar to Type C2 but the value figures are of uniform thickness.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/==





Ghana stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Neopost “305” (MV).

As Type A3 but with revised inscriptions.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/== MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0(½)\

NOTE: Meter N70 (shown) has narrower spacing between the town mark and frank than others of this type.




Ghana stamp type C5.jpg


C5. Neopost “305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type C4 but with straight-line outer border.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00





Ghana stamp type C6.jpg

C6. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Similar to Type C5 but smaller and with single- rather than double-line outer border.
Country name in ribbon at top.
Petal design form oval at sides.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00




Ghana stamp type C7.jpg


C7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Similar to Type C6 but frank is wider than tall.
M# with “AE” prefix at bottom below “POSTAGE PAID”.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Ghana stamp type C8.jpg

C8. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Horizontal frank with country name in large ribbon across the top.
M# low between TM and frank.
TM: DC or nil
A. M# with “PB” or “P.B.” prefix
B. Post Office stamp, M# with “P&T” prefix or without prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000.oo (".oo" breaks the ornaments at right)
a. Town mark negative letters in solid ring



Ghana stamp type C9.jpg

C9. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank with country name straight across top.
M# breaks bottom frame line.
A. M# with “PB” or “P.B.” prefix
B. Post Office stamp, M# with “P&T” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000.oo




Ghana stamp type C10.jpg


C10. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Similar to Type C9 but wider design with larger value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000







Last modified on 18 September 2013, at 20:51