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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Great Britain

Great BritainEdit

  • The first meter was used on 23 August 1922. Franks are printed in red, with TMs on a few early stamps printed in black. See also “GUERNESY”, JERSEY” and “ISLE OF MAN” which are dependencies of Great Britain.
  • Meters manufacturers in Great Britain:
Automatic Stamp Selling Machines (aka Wilkinson)
Neopost (Roneo Neopost, Roneo Vickers)
Setright Registers
T.I.M. (Ticket Issuing Machines)
Universal Postal Frankers
Westinghouse-Garrard

The stamps are grouped according to the monogram of the reigning monarch and also according to appearance and use.

  • Machines for private use
A - No monogram, circular frank with squares in corners
B - Upright rectangle with simulated perforation border, monogram of George V
C - As B but monogram of Edward VII
D - As B but monogram of George VI
E - As B but monogram of Elizabeth II
F - Frameless frank with crown at top and floral emblems at sides
G - Frameless frank with large crown at top right and column of horizontal lines at left
H - Rectangular frame with crown and top and with vertical text outside frame lines at left and right
I - Rectangular frame with bar codes at sides
  • Machines for special uses
PO - Post office window machine stamps
PD - Post office stamps used for postage due
PP - Post office stamps used for parcel post
PV - Special stamp for public vending machines
MM- Special stamps for Military use
RP - Special stamps for railway parcel post


  • Until approximately the 1940s, if a mailer used more then one postage meter, the license numbers were given a letter prefix, “A” for the second machine, “B” for the third and so forth. These license number varieties are not listed, but examples are worth a small premium over the basic catalog value of the stamp.
  • Prefix letter “X” indicates the meter is a relief or loaner machine, temporarily issued to a mailer while his meter is being repaired. “X” varieties are listed.
  • For specialized information about the meter stamps of Great Britain, see “GB Meter Franking ⎯ History with a Future” by Jack Peach, serialized in Gibbons Stamp Monthly, May-Dec 2001.


GROUP A: Circular frank with squares in cornersEdit

* The corner squares contain the denomination which is also spelled out in the upper half of the circle.

  • A bar through center contains "GREAT BRITAIN" and the license number.
  • Four variations of center bar exist, as pictured.


Great Britain stamp type A bar variations.jpg


Great Britain stamp type A1.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A1d.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A1 number sizes.jpg
A1. Pitney Bowes (FV-1), 1922.
Frank with wavy lines at sides.
Center bar A, square ends and circular center.
Frank size excluding wavy lines is 25 x 25mm.
License number with or without “A” prefix.
License number varies in size from small san-serif to large with serifs.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1½
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 3½, 4½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. Provisional stamp blank in upper semicircle. Values: 1, 2½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $10]
b. As a, 1d value with space at right of the ‘1’, made from altering a 1½d die MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $10]
c. With slogan in red printed separately on the front, usually at lower left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
d. With slogan in color other than red printed on the front (shown) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
e. With slogan in any color printed on the back MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]



A2. Universal Postal Frankers “N.Z.” (FV-6), 1922.

Frank without wavy lines at the sides. Center bar B (round ends and open at top and with semicircle at bottom).
Top portion of frank does not touch center bar. Frank 25 x 25mm. License number 1 only, except for A2D.
The "NZ" model is a modification of the Moss Model "D" meter of New Zealand. The Model D was able to print the frank only, no town mark. The Type A2 version was basically a test bed for different ways of adding a town mark by use of a separate but attached printer for the town mark/slogan. It required the mail to be fed through the machine twice to bet both the frank and town mark/slogan.


Great Britain stamp type A2A.jpg


A2A. Black TM: three text lines within five wavy lines printed at a considerable distance left of frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½





Great Britain stamp type A2Ba.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A2Bb.jpg



A2B. Black TM: three text lines and slogan within six wavy lines.
Two slogans were used:
“Stop stamping/ TRY FRANKING” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
“Don’t Use Stamps/ TRY FRANKING” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, 6, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $20]







Great Britain stamp type A2C corrected.jpg


A2C. Red TM: Single circle within six wavy lines 40mm long. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
With slogan “Don’t use Stamps, GET A FRANKER”.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg




Great Britain stamp type A2D.jpg



A2D. TM black, 3 text lines within 7 wavy lines 45mm across, without slogan. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
License number 57.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg





Great Britain stamp type A3.jpg








A3. Universal “N.Z.” (FV-6), 1923. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Very similar to Type A2 but the frank is narrower, 22mm wide.
This is the first machine that allowed the frank and town mark to print together in a single pass.
TM: SC in six wavy lines, with slogan (as Type A2C), in red.
Date in one line.
License numbers 1 and 17 known
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½, 3



A4. Universal “N.Z.” (FV-6), 1923. Center bar C, bottom line straight across. Frank size 22 x 25mm.

Great Britain stamp type A4A1.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A4a.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A4A2.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A4Ac.jpg
















A4A. Red or black TM: text in two or three lines amidst six wavy lines.

Values: ½, 1½, 2½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, 4½, 5½, 6, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 3½, 4, 9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
a. Center bar with break at bottom (appears to be caused by damage)
b. With postage meter promotional slogan (as found with Type A2C, or "Note the frank and ask about it") MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $100]
c. Relief machine. License number with “X” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $10]



Great Britain stamp type A4B.jpg


A4B. Black TM: text in two or three lines between single wavy lines at top and bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1
a. With slogan (in red) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $100]




Great Britain stamp type A4C.jpg


A4C. TM: small single circle, in black.

License number 1 only (LEICESTER).
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 3, 3½, 6, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]






Great Britain stamp type A4DA.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A4DB.jpg

A4D. TM with Wembley Exhibition lion within seven horizontal lines.

License numbers 1, 12, X3, and X12 only.
Large date figures.
License number 1 is the only one known used on actual mail. The others are all found (so far) only as specimens.
A. License number 1 with black town mark (13 June to 16 September 1924) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. License number 1 with red town mark (17 September to 1 November 1924) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
C. License number 12, X3, or X12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare. Meter 12 is known at present by a single example, X3 by three examples. Several impressions of X12 are known but all are in Royal Mail archives.]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½, 6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $50]

NOTES:

1) The Exhibition was open from 23 April to 1 November 1924 and again from 9 May to 31 October 1925. The dates given for A and B span the known examples. It is possible earlier dates will be found for A. It also seems likely the machine was not in use during the second, 1925, session.
2) All the known examples of X3 and X12 are demonstration specimens dating from the period between the two sessions when the Exhibition was closed.
3) See also Type A7.1.



Great Britain stamp type A4E.jpg
A4E. TM: DC, BIC or SC, in red.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1½, 2½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 3, 6, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
a. TM: BIC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $10]
b. TM: SC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $20]
c. TM: “EFFICIENCY/ EXHIBITION”, License number “X13” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $30]




Great Britain stamp type A5A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A6.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A5.jpg



A5. Universal “HS" and "EH” (FV-1), 1923.

Frank similar to Type A4 but slightly wider, 23½ mm.
Only six machines were fielded. License numbers are: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2 [$50], 3 [$10], 3A [$5], 4 [$15], 6 [$50], and X1 [$100, see b below]
A. Center bar C, open at top, continuous at bottom
B. Center bar D, open at top and bottom
C. Center bar D but the license number is underlined giving the appearance that the bottom line has two small breaks
TM: Red SC within seven wavy lines. Date in two lines.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½
Great Britain stamp type A5note.jpg
a. Printed in black (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Only one example known, value unknown]
b. Relief machine. License number “X1” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

NOTES:

1) The ½ value from meter 4 has a center bar with bottom line nearly continuous but with a nick out immediately below the license number. Remnants of an underline above the bar are also visible.
2) Catalog values are for examples on cut-outs. Full cover examples are worth more.





Great Britain stamp type A6 corrected.jpg


A6. Universal “HS” (FV-1), 1923. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

As Type A5B but the top portion of the frank is joined to the center bar with double arcs at the sides.
License number 1 only.
TM: SC in seven wavy lines
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½




Great Britain stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Universal “Special Midget” (FV-3), 1924. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank style same as Types A4 and A5.
Small date figures.
TM: DC in six wavy lines, 45mm across.
License number 5 only.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½
a. With slogan “Stamp Your LETTERS/ THIS WAY”. License number 15, found only on proofs.



Great Britain stamp type A4DC.jpg

A7.1. Universal "Special Midget" (LV-3). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare]

Wembley Exhibition town mark as with A4D but from different meter model.
Small date figures rather than large as with Type A4D.
License numbers 2A only.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ seen (½ and 1 are likely)

NOTE: It is possible this machine was not used to frank actual mail. Only two examples are known presently, both from demonstrations.



Great Britain stamp type A8 + A8a.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A8b + A8.jpg


A8. Universal “Midget” (FV-3), 1926.

Center bar C.
Normally with top of frank joined to center bar with single arcs at sides. Exceptions are a and b below.
License number with “M” prefix.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 3, 4, 4½, 6, 9, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. Top of frank does not touch center bar MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $20]
b. Top of frank joins center bar with double arcs MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $20]
Upper image shows normal A8 plus A8a. Lower image shows A8b plus normal A8.




Great Britain stamp type A9A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type A9.jpg

A9. Neopost (FV-1, 4), 1925.

Center bar D, open at both top and bottom.
Top of frank joins center bar with double arcs.
License number with “N” below except on variety a.
A. FV-1 machine, 40mm between centers of town mark and frank
B. FV-4 machine, 48mm between centers of town mark and frank
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1½, 2½
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 2, 3, 6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4, 4½, 9 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
a. License number white in solid rectangle, License number “99”. (This is the first Neopost meter stamp.) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
b. Town mark below the frank rather than at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]







GROUP B: Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer frame containing monogram of King George V (GvR)Edit

* “GREAT BRITAIN” in ribbon at top

  • “POST” and “PAID” in ribbons at lower corners above the prefix and license number.
  • Center of frank surrounded by oval of petal-like shapes.


Great Britain stamp type B1A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B1B.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B1C.jpg



B1. Universal “NZ” (FV-6), 1927.

“NZ” at bottom left, License number at bottom right.
A. TM DC, BIC or nil
B. TM two or three lines between six wavy lines
C. TM SC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 6, 9, 1/-
a. Relief machine. License number with “X” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]













Great Britain stamp type B2A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B2B.jpg



B2. Universal “Special Midget” (FV-3).

“M” prefix at bottom left. Frank 22 x 25mm. License number 5 only.
A. TM: DC between six wavy lines, 45mm wide MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
B. TM: BIC between six wavy lines, 35mm wide MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg








Great Britain stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Universal “HS” (FV-1). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Blank at bottom left.
Frank 22 x 25.
TM: SC in seven wavy lines
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 2½





Great Britain stamp type B4A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B4B.jpg



B4. Universal “Midget” (FV-2, 3, 5).

As B2 but TM DC or BIC.
With “M” at bottom left, serif or sanserif.
A. Frank 20 x 24/25 mm
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 2½, 6 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Frank 22 x 25 mm
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 6, 9, 1/-
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5, 8, 1/3, 2/6, 5/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
a. “M” at bottom right instead of left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Great Britain stamp type B5A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B5.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B5 smaller TM.jpg



B5. Neopost (FV-1, 4).

With “N” at bottom left. Bottom frame line continuous.
Double straight frame lines inside faux perforation outer line either double or single line. (The inner frame lines are close together and often appear as one line.)
A. FV-1 machine, 40mm between centers of town mark and frank
B. FV-4 machine, 48mm between centers of town mark and frank
TM: BIC, large (23.5mm) or small (21mm) diameter
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½
a. TM below frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. TM at right of frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
c. Trial machine. License number with “X” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
d. TM: DC ("LEYLAND PRESTON LANCS." # A1 seen)










Great Britain stamp type B6A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B6.jpg



B6. Neopost "2-V, 3-V, 2-VS, 3-VS, 6-VS" (LV-2, 3, 6), 1926.

As Type B5 but 43mm between the centers of the town mark and the frank.
Double or single straight frame line/s inside faux perforation outer border.
A. Bottom frame line continuous (models 2-V and 3-V)
B. Bottom frame line with two small breaks below the sides of the value figure (models 2-VS, 3-VS and 6-VS)
TM: BIC, large only (23.5mm in diameter)
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6, 9, 1/-, 1/3, 2/-
a. TM at right of frank instead of left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

NOTE: Several of the values are scarce and worth a premium to some collectors.






Great Britain stamp type B7A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B7bb.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B7B.jpg


B7. Pitney Bowes “Models A, B and F” (FV-1).

Crown and GvR in center.
License number “PB” can be at either left or right.
Spacing between TM and frank wide (17mm) or narrow (3mm).
TM: DC
A. Wide spacing, 17mm.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 4, 4½, 5½
B. Narrow spacing, 3mm
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½
a. With slogan applied separately in red, usually on the back of the cover MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
b. With slogan applied separately in violet or green MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
c. TM: SC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]





Great Britain stamp type B8.jpg

B8. Pitney Bowes “Model H” (FV-5).

With “H” at bottom left.
Spacing between TM and frank very wide, 27mm.
Value figures variable in height.
TM: BIC or SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 5½, 6, 9, 1/-
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Great Britain stamp type B9A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type B9B.jpg



B9. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1932.

Value in center, crown and monogram at bottom.
With “U” at bottom left.
A. Single line outer frame, 26mm wide
B. Double line outer frame, 25mm wide
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/-½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =½d








Great Britain stamp type B10.jpg


B10. Pitney Bowes “Model CV” (LV-6).

Value in center, crown and monogram at bottom.
Normally with “P” at bottom left.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 4½, 6
a. “PB” at bottom left, PB2 only







GROUP C: Identical to Group B except with monogram of King Edward VIII (EvIIIR)Edit


Great Britain stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Universal “Midget” (FV-2, 3, 5), 1936.

With “M” at bottom left.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 6, 9, 1/-



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C2. Neopost (FV-1, 4).

With “N” at bottom left. Bottom frame line continuous.
A. FV-1 machine, 40mm between centers of town mark and frank
B. FV-4 machine, 48mm between centers of town mark and frank
TM: BIC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½




Great Britain stamp type C2.jpg
Great Britain stamp type C3.jpg



C3. Neopost (LV-2, 3, 6).

As Type C2 but 43mm between the centers of the town mark and the frank.
A. Bottom frame line continuous (models 2-V and 3-V)
B. Bottom frame line with two small breaks below the sides of the value figure (models 2-VS, 3-VS and 6-VS)
TM: DC, BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6, 9, 1/-







Great Britain stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Pitney Bowes “Model A” (FV-1). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

With “PB” at bottom left.
License number PB57 only.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1½




Great Britain stamp type C5.jpg


C5. Universal “Multi-Value" (MV).

With “U” at bottom left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/-½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=/0½





Great Britain stamp type C6.jpg


C6. Pitney Bowes “Model CV” (LV-6).

With “P” at bottom left.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 4½








GROUP D: Identical to Groups B and C except with monogram of King George VI (GviR)Edit


Great Britain stamp type D1.jpg


D1. Universal “Midget” (FV-2, 3, 5), 1937.

With “M” at bottom left.
TM: DC, BIC, SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6, 6½, 7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9, 10, 1/-





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D2. Neopost (FV-1, 4).

With “N” at bottom left. Bottom frame line continuous.
A. FV-1 machine, 40mm between centers of town mark and frank
B. FV-4 machine, 48mm between centers of town mark and frank
TM: BIC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2½




Great Britain stamp type D3.jpg

D3. Neopost (LV-6).

As Type D2 but 43mm between the centers of the town mark and the frank.
Frank 23mm or 25mm wide.
A. Bottom frame line continuous (not shown)
B. Bottom frame line with two small breaks below the sides of the value figure
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6, 6½, 7, 8, 8½, 9, 10, 11, 1/-, 1/1, 1/2, 1/3,1/6, 2/-, 2/6, 3/-, 4/-
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 5/-, 10/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. Military stamp. TM “A.R.C.A.P.O. 413 / US ARMY” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




Great Britain stamp type D4.jpg


D4. Pitney Bowes “Model H” (FV-5).

Frank 21 x 24mm or 23 x 25mm.
With “H” at bottom left.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4½, 5½, 6, 9




Great Britain stamp type D5A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type D5B.jpg


D5. Pitney Bowes “Models A, B, F” (FV-1).

Frank with nine or ten petals at each side.
Double or single line bottom frame line.
With “PB” at bottom left.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
B. Narrow spacing
TM: DC
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 5½, 6½
a. Without license number, blank at right MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. TM: SC (PB50) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]






Great Britain stamp type D6.jpg


D6. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

With “U, UA, UB… UF” at bottom left.
TM: DC or BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/1½ 0/0½ =/0½ =½D
a. Used by His Majesty’s Foreign Service, with “F.S.” at bottom of TM





Great Britain stamp type D7.jpg


D7. Pitney Bowes “CV” (LV-6).

With “P” at bottom left.
“POST PAID” in small panels above License number and prefix.
Small frank, 22 x 25 mm.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 6




Great Britain stamp type D8.jpg

D8. Pitney Bowes “CV” (LV-6).

As with Type D7, “P” at bottom left.
“POST PAID” in arc above postage value.
Frank larger than Type D7, 26-27 x 28-30 mm.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5½, 6, 6½
a. Without license number, blank at bottom right




Great Britain stamp type D9.jpg


D9. Universal “NZ” (FV-6).

With “NZ” at bottom left.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 4, 6, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 4½, 8, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]





Great Britain stamp type D10.jpg

D10. Universal “Simplex” (LV-13).

Similar to other Group D types except the central area is circular rather than oval.
“POST” and “PAID” near top above value.
With “S, SA, SB…” at bottom left.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½ to 6 in ½d increments




Great Britain stamp type D11.jpg


D11. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

With “NA” at bottom left.
License number 156 only known.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/=(½)








GROUP E: Identical to Groups B, C and D except with monogram of Queen Elizabeth II (EiiR)Edit


Great Britain stamp type E1.jpg


E1. Universal “Midget” (FV-2, 3, 5), 1953.

With “M” at bottom left.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 6, 8, 1/-





Great Britain stamp type E2.jpg


E2. Neopost (LV-6).

Bottom frame line broken in two spots near the center.
Frank 23mm or 25mm wide.
With “N” at bottom left.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6, 6½, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1/-, 1/1, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 2/-, 2/6, 3/-, 5/-, 7/6, 10/-, 20/-




Great Britain stamp type E3A.jpg
Great Britain stamp type E3B.jpg



E3. Pitney Bowes models “A”, “B”, “F” (FV-1).

Spacing wide or narrow.
With “PB” at bottom left.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
B. Narrow spacing
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, 2, 2½, 3







Great Britain stamp type E4.jpg


E4. Universal “NZ” (FV-6).

With “NZ” at bottom left.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5½, 6, 8, 9, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1/4, 1/8 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]






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E5. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

With “U, UA, UB…” at bottom left.
TM: DC or BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/1½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =/0½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =½d
a. Post Office Official Mail, with "F.S." at bottom of the town mark




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E6. Pitney Bowes “CV” (LV-6).

With “P” or “PA” at bottom left.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5½, 6, 9, 1/-, 1/3, 1/6, 2/6





Great Britain stamp type E7.jpg


E7. Universal “Simplex” (LV-13,-24).

With “S, SA, SB…” at bottom left.
TM: DC or BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½D to 2/1, in ½ or 1D increments





Great Britain stamp type E8.jpg


E8. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

With "NA, NB, NC..." at bottom left.
Distance between town mark and frank is variable.
TM: DC or BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/=(½) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0(½)




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E9. Universal “Automax” (MV).

With “A, AB, AC…” at bottom left.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =/0(½)








GROUP F: Horizontal frank with no outer frame lineEdit

  • Floral emblems at the sides, crown and “POST PAID” at top
  • "GREAT BRITAIN" in ribbon at bottom above License number.




Great Britain stamp type F1.jpg


F1. Neopost (LV-6, 8), 1959.

License number with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6, 7½, 9, 1/-





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F2. Pitney Bowes “CV” (LV-6).

License number with “P, PA, PC” prefix.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2, 2½, 3, 4, 4½, 6, 7, 9





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F3. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV-21?).

License number with “S, SA, SB…” prefix.
TM: DC, relatively small, with small single line date
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½D to 2/1 in ½D or 1D increments

NOTE: Value figures known both in serifed, variable thickness font (at left) and in plain font (at right).




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F4. Universal/Pitney Bowes “Multi-Value” (MV).

License number with “U, UA, UB…” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =/0(½)





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F5. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

License number with “AA, AB, AC…” prefix.
Value figures always and only in plain font.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0





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F6. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

License number with “NA, NB, NC…” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0






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F7. Roneo Neopost “205” (MV).

Small frank.
License number with “J” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg’ 0 –





Great Britain stamp type F8.jpg


F8. Roneo Neopost “105” (LV-10).

License number with “N” prefix, as with Type F1, but with letter suffix. (F1 has no letter suffix.)
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 2½, 3, 3½, 4, 4½, 5, 6, 7½, 9, 1/-




Great Britain stamp type F9.jpg


F9. Pitney Bowes “5000” series (MV), 1963.

Wide low design.
License number with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 0/0 =




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F10. Pitney Bowes “RT” (MV).

Smaller frank than Type F8.
License number with “RT” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 / 0=




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F11. Roneo Neopost “605” (Postalia “P3” ) (MV), 1966.

License number with “TN” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋≋0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋≋.0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0/0








GROUP G: Horizontal frank, "GREAT BRITAIN" and large crown at topEdit

  • Column of horizontal lines at left
  • "POSTAGE PAID" small at bottom


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G1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1967.

License number with “fml” prefix below column of horizontal lines or below “POSTAGE PAID”.
A. Meter number below column of lines
B. Meter number below "POSTAGE PAID"
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00/0 MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg












GROUP H: Rectangular frank with vertical "GREAT BRITAIN" at left and vertical "POSTAGE PAID" at rightEdit

NOTES:

  • The frank dimensions shown in the descriptions are from the outside of "GREAT BRITAIN" to outside of "POSTAGE PAID" and from the top to bottom frame lines. The License number may extend below the bottom frame line in some cases.
  • Most stamps of this group (and some in earlier groups) have meter/license number suffixes as well as prefixes. The suffixes are a means of extending the range of numbers available. They can also symbolize information such as the year the meter was deployed.



Sub-group HA: Stamps from meters with mechanical (solid) die printing mechanismEdit




Great Britain stamp type HA1.jpg

HA1. Neopost “105” (LV-6, 8, -10), 1968.

License number with “N” or “NA”, “NB”, “NC” etc. prefix.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1½ up in ½ step increments

NOTE: Through acquisition Neopost postage meters became products of Roneo, Roneo Vickers, Roneo Alcatel and Neopost Alcatel. For the sake of simplicity this catalog uses ‘Neopost’ for all of them.




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HA2. Neopost “205” and "2205" (MV).

License number with “J”, “JA”, “JB”… prefix.
A. Tall date figures ("205")
B. Short date figures ("2205") MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(This was previously cataloged as Type HA18.)
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000
a. Meter number with "P" prefix
b. Meter number with "2N" prefix





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HA3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

License number with “N–“, “NA–“, “NB–“, “NC–“… also “PX–“ prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000(½)




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Great Britain stamp type HA4B.jpg



HA4. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Frank wider than tall.
License number with “R”, “RD”, “RH”, “RM”, “RN”, “RR” or “RV” prefix.
A. Frank 27-28 x 21-22 mm
B. Frank 31 x 23-24 mm
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000







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HA5. Neopost “605” (MV).

License number with “TN” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000

NOTE: This stamp with “RN” prefix is a specimen.





Great Britain stamp type HA6.jpg

HA6. Pitney Bowes “CV” (LV-6).

License number with “PB C” prefix followed by 3-digit number and “A”.
A. Small TM, 1-line date
B. Large TM, 2-line date
TM: DC

Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½, 3, 3½, 4½, 5




Great Britain stamp type HA7.jpg

HA7. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV-25).

License number with “P.B.S” prefix.
Frank variable in size from about 23 to 26 mm wide.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½ to 12½ in ½ increments



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HA8. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

License number with “P.B.A” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =00(½)





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HA9. Pitney Bowes “RF” or “RT” (MV).

License number with “P.B.R” prefix.
A. Large DC TM, ~21 mm with 4 mm spacing between rings.
B. Small DC TM, 19 mm with 2½ mm between rings.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)







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HA10. Pitney Bowes “5000” series (MV).

Value figures are below level of date figures.
A. Narrow frank. License number prefix “P.B.”, “P.B.C”, “P.B.H”, "P.B.J", “P.B.K”, “P.B.M”, “P.B.N” or “P.B.T”
B. Wide frank. License number prefix "P.B.E" or "P.B.V" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(This was previously cataloged as Type HA20.)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000≋







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HA11. Hasler “F22” (MV).

License number with “fml” or “FML” prefix.
TM: DC, date with stop centered after the year figures
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)




NOTE: Type HA12 in the previous version of this catalog is now cataloged as Type HA10A.



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HA13. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV), 1970.

License number with “P.B.” prefix plus 4-digit number and a letter, or with “P.B. D” or “P.B. L” prefix.
Date and value figures are on same level.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000

NOTE: See Type HA24 for a similar stamp.



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HA14. Friden "PM4" (MV).

License number with “G” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)





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HA15. Friden “9222” (MV), 1970.

Very narrow frank.
License number with “G” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)




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HA16. Hasler “F66” (MV), 1973.

License number with “HAS” and "HGB" prefixes.
A. License number breaks bottom frame line
B. License number above complete bottom frame line
TM: DC, without stop after year.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)

NOTE: Type HA16 closely resembles Type HA11 which has a stop centered after the year figures in the date. Type HA16 has no such stop.



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HA17. Neopost “105-2” (LV), 1973.

License number with “W” prefix.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ½ to 10½ in ½ intervals





NOTE: Type HA18 in the previous version of this catalog is now cataloged as Type HA2B.



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HA19. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1978.

License number with “HB, HF, HM, HT” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





NOTE: Type HA20 in the previous version of this catalog is now cataloged as Type HA10B.




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Great Britain stamp type HA21a.jpg

HA21. Pitney Bowes “6900” series (MV), 1986.

License number with “PBF or PBG” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000
a. Self-service vending machine stamp, with boxed slogan titled “SMART MAIL TRIAL”. Printed in green MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]





Great Britain stamp type HA22.jpg


HA22. Pitney Bowes “A900” and “B900” series (MV), 1991.

License number with “PBC”, “PBW”, or “PB9” prefix followed by 4 or 5-digit number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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HA23. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV), 1992.

License number with “PBP” or “PBQ” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000





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HA24. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV), 1993.

Similar to Type HA13 but frank is taller than wide.
License number with “PBB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00




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HA25. Frama “E3/E4” (MV), 1982.

License number with “MMC”, later “FSC” prefix.
Value figures tall and thick.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00(½)

NOTE: See Types HA33, HB8, HB9 and HB10 for other stamps with “FSC” prefix.







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HA26. Neopost “Electronic” series (MV), 1983.

License number with “1NE, 2NE, 5NE, 6NE, 7NE, 8NE” prefix.
TM: DC with widely spaced date figures
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000





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HA27. Neopost “SM78/SM94” (MV).

License number with “3NE” prefix above broken bottom line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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HA28. Neopost “9000” (MV), 1988.

License number with “9NE” prefix above broken bottom line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000

NOTE: See Types HA36 and HB2a for stamp with same prefix.




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HA29. Francotyp “A9000” (MV), 1969.

License number with “EGS” or “AC.A” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
License number and prefix variable in size from small to quite large.
Value figures large and thick.
Date figures widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000







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HA30. Postalia “P3” (MV), 1983.

License number with “ENV” prefix.
The bottom frame line is complete
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00




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HA31. Postalia “MS5” (MV), 1984.

License number with “EMD” prefix.
The bottom frame line is complete.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00




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HA32. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000” (MV), 1986.

License number with “EFS” prefix.
The bottom frame line is complete.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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HA33. Frama “EPS” (MV), 1994.

License number with “FSC” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00

NOTE: See Types HA25, HB8, HB9 and HB10 for other stamps with “FSC” prefix.




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HA34. ASCOM Hasler “Smile” (MV), 1995.

License number with “HS” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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HA35. SECAP “Alpha” and “Minipost” (MV), 1996.

License number with “ASA” or “ASM” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




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HA36. Neopost “SM75/SM85” (MV), 1998.

License number with 9NE 5” prefix.
Bottom frame line is complete.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000









Sub-group HB: Stamps from digital metersEdit



Great Britain stamp type HB1.jpg

HB1. Ascom Hasler "InteliPost" (digital).

License number with "A" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
With block of alpha-numeric characters in three lines at lower left of TM. (See also Type HB6)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Great Britain stamp type HB2point1 FSC3.jpg

HB2.1. Frama “Sensonic 2000” (digital/thermal), 1999.

License number with “FSC2” or "FSC3" prefix above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00

NOTE: See Types HA25, HA33, HB2.2 and HB2.3 for other stamps with “FSC” prefix.




Great Britain stamp type HB2point2 FSC7.jpg


HB2.2. Frama “Mailspirit” (digital).

License number with “FSC7” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000

NOTE: See Types HA25, HA33, HB2.1, and HB2.3 for other stamps with “FSC” prefix.




Great Britain stamp type HB10.jpg

HB2.3. Frama “OfficeMail” (digital).

Very similar to Type HB2.1 but the frank and town mark are slightly larger.
License number with “FSC9” prefix above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000

NOTE: See Types HA25, HB2.1, and HB2.2 for other stamps with “FSC” prefix.




Great Britain stamp type HB10point1.jpg

HB2.4. Frama “Matrix F2/F4/F6” (digital).

Very similar to Type HB2.3 but the value figures are wider.
License number with “F1” prefix above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




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HB3.1. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000/T1000S” (digital/thermal), 1992.

License number with “T” prefix above bottom frame.
A. Wide spacing between numbers in value figures (T1000S)
B. Narrow spacing in value figures (T1000)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000








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HB3.2. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Single column of vertical numbers reading up at left of TM.
License number with “FJ” prefix above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




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HB3.3. Francotyp-Postalia "Centormail", “MyMail”, "Ultimail" and “Optimail” (digital).

Similar to Type HB3.2 but the frank is taller and the date figures are slightly more widely spaced.
The vertical numbers at left of the TM are shorter than with Type HB3.2.
A. Centormail: “FC” prefix
B. MyMail: “FM” prefix
C. Ultimail: “FU” prefix
D. Optimail: “F04” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
a. As B, but with "0FM” prefix




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HB4.1. Neopost “SM22/26” (digital), xxxx.

Very narrow spacing between TM and frank.
License number with “4NE” prefix.
Printed in red only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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HB4.2. Neopost “IS-330/350" and "IJ25” series (digital), 2000.

Printed in red by ink-jet method.
License number with “N105/110/112/113/114/115/116/117/118” prefix breaking bottom frame line. (The N111 series was not used.)
A. IS-330 series: L# with N105 prefix
B. IJ25 series: L# with N110/112/113/114 prefix
C. IS-350 series: L# with N115/116/117/118 prefix
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Printed in blue by mistake, L# N1153662
b. Error: Used commercially with town mark "NEOPOST SPECIMEN"




Great Britain stamp type HB4point3A 9NE90001a.jpg
Great Britain stamp type HB4point3D.jpg

HB4.3. Neopost “IJ65/75/80/90/110” (digital), 2000.

Similar to Type HAxxx but value figures slightly wider.
Date as “00–00–00” or "00.00.00".
License number with “N120/124” prefix
Without bottom frame line.
Printed in red or blue.
A. Pre-production IJ65: one meter only, license number 9NE90001
B. IJ65/75 series: L# with N120 prefix, date figures as 00-00-00 (with dashes)
C. As B but date figures as 00.00.00 (with stops)
D. IJ80/90/110 series: L# with N125 prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
a. License number in N124 or N129 series can be from any of the HB4.3 models.




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HB4.4. Neopost “IJ65/75/80/90/110” (digital), 2000.

License number breaks bottom frame line.
Printed only in red.
A. IJ35/45 series: L# with N130/131 prefix
B. IJ40/50 series: L# with N135 prefix
C. IS-460 series: L# with N137 prefix
D. IS-420 series: L# with N138 prefix
E. IS-440 series: L# with N139 prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000









Great Britain stamp type HB4point5A.jpg
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HB4.5. Neopost "IS-240/280/480" (digital).

Without bottom frame line.
Value figures widely spaced.
Very small date figures slightly above the level of the value figures.
A. IS-480 series: L# with N30 prefix (red or blue)
B. S-240/280 series: L# with N33 prefix (red or blue)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000






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HB4.6. Neopost “IS-5000/6000” (digital).

Bottom frame line complete.
Very small date figures.
Date and value figures are on the same level
License number with “N50” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
Printed only in blue.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Great Britain stamp type HB5point1.jpg


HB5.1. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 1995.

Small frank with two columns of stacked numbers left of TM.
License number with “PB7” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Great Britain stamp type HB5point2.jpg

HB5.2. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital), 1998.

Short frank printed by ink jet method which leaves telltale horizontal tracks within the frank.
Two columns of stacked numbers left of TM.
License number with “PB2” or "PB4" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




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Great Britain stamp type HB5point3B.jpg
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HB5.3. Pitney Bowes “DM200” , “DM-225/-300” , “DM100i” , "DM400C/450C/475C" , and "DM50/55" (digital), 2000.

Two columns of stacked numbers left of TM.
Stamps from these models are identical in appearance except for License number prefix.
License number prefix breaks bottom frame line.
A. DM200: “PB30/31/32/33” prefix
B. DM225/300: “PB37” prefix
C. DM100i: “PB80/81/82...” prefix
D. DM50/55: "PB0#" prefix
E. DM400C/450C/475C: "PB617" prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




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HB5.4. Pitney Bowes “DM-400/-500” (digital).

Nearly identical to Type HB5.3 but with only one column of stacked numbers left of the TM.
License number with “PB50” or "PB550" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





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HB5.5. Pitney Bowes “Connect+” (digital).

License number with "PB555" or "PB556" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
Two columns of alpha-numeric characters left of the town mark.
The Connect+ meter is capable of printing slogans and other data in multiple colors completely across the top of an envelope.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000



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HB5.6. Pitney Bowes “DM160i/220i” (digital).

Very similar to Type HB5.3 but the value figures are more widely spaced with zeros that are more squarish than oval.
Meter prefixes PB16 and PB8 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000
a. Specimen stamp used on actual mail, "INVALID FRANK" at top







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HB6. Secap / Pitney Bowes “DP-200/-400” (digital).

Small frank and short date figures.
License number breaks bottom frame line.
With block of alpha-numeric characters in three lines at lower left of TM (found also on Type HB1).
A. Secap DP200: “ST22” prefix
B. Secap DP400: “ST42” prefix
C. Pitney Bowes: “PB1" prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000








GROUP I: Frank with vertical bar codes at sidesEdit

  • “Royal Mail” at top, license number at bottom.
  • Without crown, "GREAT BRITAIN" and "POSTAGE PAID".
  • The country name, changed to “United Kingdom”, is in the town mark.

NOTE: Although catalog values are not provided, Group I stamps are scarce.



Great Britain stamp type I1.jpg


I1.1. Pitney Bowes “A900” series (MV), 1996.

License number with “PBC” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



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I1.2. Pitney Bowes “6900” series (MV).

License number with “PBG” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000??


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I1.3. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital).

License number with “PB7” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000??



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I2.1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

License number with “AH3” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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I3.1. Neopost “5450/5460” (MV).

License number with “NE5” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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I3.2. Neopost “EFM7/4000” (MV).

License number with “NE6” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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I3.3. Neopost “8050/8060” (MV).

License number with “NE8” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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I4.1. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV).

License number with “FPM” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000




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I4.2. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” or "EFS"??? (digital).

License number with “FPE” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




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I5.1. Frama “EPS” (MV).

License number with “FAE” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00







GROUP PC: Stamps from PC/internet systemsEdit



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PC1. Royal Mail “SmartStamp” (digital), 15 January 2004.

Square 2D barcode at left with value figures and identification code above and the ‘POST BY’ date below.
At center is a large negative letter indicating the class of mail/ “ROYAL MAIL”/ and a postage paid statement.
At right are two vertical bars of uneven widths.
Mail classes:
A. “1” (letter mail weighing up to 60 grams)
B. “2” (letter mail weighing more than 60 grams)
C. “A” (airmail)
D. “SU” (international surface mail)
E. “Royal Mail / specialdelivery”) (This appears in a large box replacing the middle box and bars at right.)
F. “SP” (vertical) (standard parcel)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00
a. For use in Wales, with "POST/ BRENHINOL" replacing "ROYAL MAIL"
b. "POST BY THE END OF" instead of "POST BY"
c. Without value figures. The weight appears where the value figures normally are. (This may be a format used by bulk mailers.)

NOTE: The SmartStamp on-line postage program was overhauled in August 2006. The update allowed users to add slogans in color. Some minor changes appeared in the frank but they are not consistent. For example, “POST BY” is often larger but is also found in the earlier, small size. The frank may be slightly smaller than the first version although this may be due to printer variables rather than software changes.





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PC2. Royal Mail “SmartStamp” (digital), 2004. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be rare]

As Type PC1 but the mail class indicator is positive and "ROYAL MAIL" is negative at the bottom.
Due to the early date (March 2004) this may be an early experimental or test design.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00









GROUP PO: Stamps generated by Post Office counter (window) machinesEdit


Types PO1 and PO2 include a service indicator code. Not all the codes were used by both types. Many did not come into use until after PO1 was retired, and several became obsolete before PO2 was inaugurated. Here is a list of all codes seen or reported:

  • "1ST" (2002) or “1st” (2003) (letter mail weighing up to 60 grams)
  • "1af" ("1st" in Welsh)
  • "1PK" (1st class packet)
  • "1L" (large letter or packet weighing up to 60 grams)
  • "1LL" (replaced "1L" in 2003)
  • "1LG" (replaced "1LL" in 2006)
  • "2ND" (2002) or “2nd” (2003) (letter mail weighing more than 60 grams)
  • "2il" ("2nd" in Welsh)
  • "2L" (large letter or packet weighing more than 60 grams)
  • "2LL" (replaced "2L" in 2003)
  • "2LG" (replaced "2LL" in 2006)
  • "2PK" (2nd class packet)
  • “A” (airmail)
  • “AX” (overseas insured mail)
  • "AAX" (replaced "AX")
  • "FP" (Fully Paid, found on reposted underpaid airmail)
  • "IT". (International Tracking)
  • "ITS" (International Tracking & Signature)
  • "MOR" (Mail order return)
  • “PF” (“parcel force worldwide”, replaced by “PE" and "PS” in July 2002) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Rare (see NOTE below)]
  • "PE" (International economy parcel)
  • "PS" (International standard parcel)
  • "RPR" (Packet post return)
  • "RSF" (Recorded, signed for)
  • “P” (parcel post, replaced by "SP" in 2005)
  • “SP” (standard parcel)
  • “S” (surface letter mail weighing over ten grams, replaced by "SU")
  • “SU” (international surface mail)
  • “SD” (special delivery)


  • "B" (2002) (British Forces mail)
  • "1B" (British Forces mail, letter mail weighing up to 60 grams)
  • "2B" (British Forces mail, letter mail weighing more than 60 grams)
  • "BL" (British Forces mail, large letter or packet weighing more than 60 grams)
  • "BLL" (replaced "BL" in 2003)
  • "BLG" (replaced "BLL" in 2006)
  • "BF" (British Forces parcel)
  • "BPK" (British Forces packet)
  • "FF" (British Forces freepost)


NOTE: "PF" is probably not the only code that is rarely found.





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PO1. Horizon (digital), 14 February 2002.

Plain white self-adhesive label with rounded corners and anti-peel slits.
Text applied in black.
Large service indicator code at top between horizontal bars.
Below the code are “Royal Mail”/ ”POSTAGE PAID UK”/ date, value figures, post office ID/ numeric coded data in the form of #-########-#.
A. Inscriptions short and thick (early stamps only)
B. Inscriptions taller and thinner (replaced A starting in 2003)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00
a. Label without anti-peel slits (used during experimental period, February to April 2002) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[add $25]
b. For use in Wales, with “Post Brenhinol/TALWYD Y POST DG” (or “Talwyd Y Post DG”) added below “POSTAGE PAID”.
c. As b but misspelled as "Post Brenhino"

NOTE: First day covers are rare because the first day of use was not announced publicly.














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PO2. Horizon (digital), 2010.

As Type PO1 but the label shows a large version of the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth in gold and white.
With semi-circular anti-peel slits.
A. The die-cut label has simulated perforations
B. Die-cut label with straight edges and rounded corners
C. As B, with "." plus lower case letter after "Royal Mail" and a number added after "POSTAGE PAID UK" (first appearing 29 September 2011).
Two formats for the date are known: DD/MM/YY and DD-MM-YY.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00
a. For use in Wales, with “Post Brenhinol/TALWYD Y POST DG” (or “Talwyd Y Post DG”) added below “POSTAGE PAID”.

NOTE: The added letter and number of sub-type C indicate the service and tax rate applied to the postage.


















GROUP PD: Special stamps used for Postage DueEdit


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PD1. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV), 1991. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

Simple square frank with crown at top.
Double circle TM with POSTAGE DUE at bottom.
Special slogan SURCHARGE POSTAGE DUE.
One example known printed in black on green tape
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




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PD2. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1994. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Nearly square frank with TO PAY at top.
With or without special slogan “(town name) SURCHARGE DUTY”.
Printed in green
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000







GROUP PP: Special stamps used for Parcel PostEdit

NOTE: Catalog values are for loose tapes.



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PP1. Ticket Issue Machines (T.I.M.) (LV-12), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Produced by two experimental machines used at Romford and Cambridge to March 1948 when they were withdrawn.
Boxed “PARCEL POST” vertical at left.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 6d to 1/5 in 1d increments





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PP2. Westinghouse-Garrard Ticket Machines Ltd. (MV), 1947.

From an experimental machine used between Dec 1947 and Nov 1948 at Cambridge and between Feb 1949 and Aug 1950 at Birmingham.
Printed in red on white labels.
A. With “S D” below “POSTAGE” (Cambridge) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. With “PAID” below “POSTAGE” (Birmingham) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1d to 9/11½ in ½d increments






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PP3. T.I.M. (LV-12), 1948.

As Type PP1 but “PARCEL POST / PAID” in the box at left, and the crown above value figures is smaller
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9d to 3/3 in 1d increments






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PP4. Universal “Simplex” (LV-17), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

From two machines used from Sep 1950 at Romford, then from Jan 1952 at Aberdeen and Harrogate.
The machine used at Harrogote was moved to Leith after Feb 1955.
TM: DC at right of frank.
Two stars at far right
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9d to 2/1 in 1d increments





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PP5. T.I.M. (LV-12), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50 for verified used example, $20 for unused example]

Special design used at Festival of Britain exhibition in London between May and September 1951.
Similar to Type PP3 but slightly wider and with center section closed at left.
Festival of Britain logo in box at left.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9d to 3/3 in 1d increments





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PP6. Setright Registers Ltd. (LV-22), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

From two experimental machines used in Birmingham and Cambridge to about 1958.
Design similar to Type PP3 but smaller and without straight inner line in value box.
Boxed “PARCEL POST / PAID” vertical at left
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 9d to 2/6 in 1d increments




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PP7. Setright Registers Ltd. (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Large Crown at top of value box, and without monogram of monarch at bottom.
With boxed “POSTAGE / PAID” vertical at left.
Larger than Type PP6.
From a trial machine used from Sep 1958 to late 1959.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1d to 19/11 in 1d increments. Postage values below 1/ are preceded by “=”.




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PP8. Setright Registers Ltd. (MV), 1959.

As Type PP7 but with boxed “PARCEL POST / PAID” at left.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1d to 19/11 in 1d increments. Postage values below 1/ are preceded by “=”.







GROUP RP: Special stamps for Railway Parcel PostEdit


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RP1. National Cash Register Company Ltd. “900” (MV), 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Used by the London and North Eastern Railway at Ipswich between 1933 and 1934.
Purple impression on orange labels.
Center line printed through a ribbon includes operator’s ID letter, amount paid, sequence number and date.
A. With “PARCEL STAMP” at top (as pictured). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg V/F: -0 0-
B. With “Parcel Stamp Label” at top. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg V/F: -0.0 o/R







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RP2. National Cash Register “1900” (MV), 1933. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Used by the London and North Eastern Railway at Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, and Newcastle.
Purple impression on thin green labels.
Center line printed through a ribbon includes clerks ID number, amount paid, rate, and sequence number.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg –0•0






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RP3. Westinghouse-Garrard Ticket Machines Ltd. (MV), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

From an experimental machine used in 1947 and 1948 at various stations including Harrow, Brighton, Luton, Kings Cross and Slough.
Upright rectangle with outer frame line.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 0 – (double lined numbers)











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RP4. National Cash Register “1900” (MV), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Tall stamp used by the London and North Eastern Railway at Kings Cross.
Purple impression on green labels.
Center line as Type RP2
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•0










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RP5. National Cash Register “100” (MV), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Plain stamp with town line in center and date-rate line at bottom.
Used by the London and North Eastern Railway at Kings Cross and Liverpool.
Purple impression on white with pale green or pale blue underprinting (“British Railways” diagonally).
Bottom line printed through a ribbon shows date, sequence number, and amount paid.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0•0





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RP6. T.I.M. (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

From an experimental machine used between 1951 and 1952 at Brighton, Southern Region.
Purple impression on white paper.
Outer frame line with simulated perforations at sides.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (0)0/(0)0 D






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RP7. T.I.M. (MV), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

This stamp was used when no cash was involved at time of dispatch.
Without a value line.
Purple impression on white label.






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RP8. Westinghouse-Garrard Ticket Machines Ltd. (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Town line boxed in center with value line above and serial number and date below.
Purple impression on cream paper.
Separation by two long slits at top and bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 00 (0)0











GROUP MM: Special stamp used for Military mailEdit


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MM1. Neopost (LV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]

Stamp used by British forces in East Africa during World War Two.
This was a Ceylon stamp converted from normal use by removal of “CEYLON” from the upper panel.
Not known used with attached town mark.
Found with double circle hand stamp “E.A. / A.P.O. 58”
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 20 cents











GROUP PV: Special stamps generated by public, self-service vending machinesEdit

NOTE: See also Type HA21a for a vending machine stamp.



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PV1. Wilkinson (Automatic Stamp Selling Machines) (FV-1), 1912.

Circular stamp with “POSTAGE PAID” and crown below value figure.
Used from 25 January to 31 August at G.P.O. London E.C.
A. First day cover MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$125]
B. Printed in red, used on any day other than 25 January MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$175]
C. Printed in maroon or red-brown (found sporadically in late February, consistently in later months) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
D. Last day cover MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1d




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PV1.1. Samkyung Hitech "Weigh and Pay” (digital), 25 March 2004. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

The stamp is similar to Post Office stamp Type PO1 but the printed design is nearly square rather than tall like PO1.
The bottom line is in a much smaller font than with PO1.
Several services were available. Those verified are as follows:
A. “1st” (letter mail weighing up to 60 grams)
B. “2nd” (letter mail weighing more than 60 grams)
C. “A” (international air mail)
D. "SU" (international surface mail)
E. "HM" (special rate for mail to British military overseas)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00

NOTES:

* Three machines were trialed in Alfreton, Broadgate (London), and Luton.
* They were withdrawn from service after eight months of use, on 20 October, due to slow and awkward operation.





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PV2. Pitney Bowes and Fujitsu “Post & Go” (digital), 29 January 2007.

The stamp is nearly identical to Post Office stamp Type PO1 and is most easily identified by the lengthier alpha-numeric code at lower right which has the form of ##X####X-######-##. (or PAG-######-#)???
A full range of services was probably available but only these two are verified:
A. “1st” (letter mail weighing up to 60 grams)
B. “2nd” (letter mail weighing more than 60 grams)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00

NOTE: Two kiosks were tested in Birmingham starting on the date indicated. Soon after other kiosks were installed in Birmingham and Belfast and at other locations even later.








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PV3. Wincor Nixdorf "Post & Go" (digital), 8 October 2008.

Horizontal label with service indicator at top center above "Royal Mail"
A. Label with smooth edges, replaced by B starting in January 2009
B. Label with simulated perforations at top and bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00

NOTE: These machines also produced dateless stamps that could be used anytime and anywhere. Such stamps show the Machin profile portrait of the Queen or color illustrations. They are not cataloged here.












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PV4. Wincor Nixdorf "Post & Go” (digital), 7 May 2010.

Similar in design to Type PC1 but without the square digital bar code at left.
Both "1st" and "2nd" stamps are found and have different bar configurations at the right.
With or without service indicator added below the value figures.
The stamps are printed on self-adhesive labels with security field at far left.
A. Prototype design printed on label with straight edges and rounded corners and security field that does not touch the left edge of the label, in use for a couple days only at the London 2010 Festival of Stamps exhibition. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Standard design printed on label with simulated perforations at top and bottom. The security field varies in density, is wider and touches the edge of the label.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg £0.00
a. With characters but no date under "Post By" (The font is larger than normal, and the "2" and bars are smaller than normal.)
























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