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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Guatemala

GuatemalaEdit

Guatemala type BB1 example
  • The first meter was installed in 1947. All meter stamps contain “GUATEMALA” in the frank except for those in Group C. Most stamps are red, but black is seen occasionally.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A – Upright or square frank
B – Horizontal frank without complete outer frame
C – Open design without outer frame or country name







GROUP A: Upright or square frank with straight-line outer borderEdit

“CORREOS DE GUATEMALA” at top, meter number at bottom. Several meter numbers are known used with more than one stamp type.


Guatemala stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1947. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Currency is CENTAVOS.
M# U-1 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00■ (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000■ (O)
a. Printed in black (meter U-3 seen)

NOTE: Most TMs contain "GUATEMALA / CENTRO AMERICA", but a few are blank at top with "GUATEMALA C.A." at bottom.



Guatemala stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Very similar to Type A1 but the TM is lowered with 4-digit impression counter above.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00■ (O)





Guatemala stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Pitney Bowes "Automax" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Very similar to Type A1 but currency is QUETZALES.
The lines of the value figures are of equal thickness unlike those of Types A1 and A2.
M# P.B. 1001 u
TM: DC.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.00=
a. Meter number without "P.B." prefix, no. 1008 seen



Guatemala stamp type A4.jpg


The Pitney Bowes "Simplex" stamp previously cataloged as Type A4 is known only as a proof and probably was never used to frank mail.









GROUP B: Horizontal frank with partial outer borderEdit

“CORREOS DE GUATEMALA” at top, meter number at bottom. Several meter numbers are known used with more than one stamp type.

Sub-group BA: Quetzal bird facing left between TM and value boxEdit



Guatemala stamp type BA1.jpg

BA1. Pitney Bowes "R" series (MV), 1948.

"CORREOS / DE / GUATEMALA" at the top above the V/F.
The frame line around the V/F is narrow, 14-15mm wide, and has the meter number below.
M# with "P.B." prefix.
Meter numbers known: 4-6, 71-152.
TM: SC, most contain "GUATEMALA/ C.A."
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00 : (The points of the colon are known both closely and widely spaced.)
a. Post Office stamp. Town mark reads "CORREOS DE GUATEMALA". Meter numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 are known.
b. Meter number with "RT" prefix, RT4 seen



Guatemala stamp type BA2.jpg


BA2. Pitney Bowes "5000" series (MV), 1969.

Similar to Type B1 but the inner frame around the value figures is wider, 18mm.
The meter number is below the Quetzal in the center.
M# P.B. 1001 up.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00



Guatemala stamp type BA3.jpg


BA3. Pitney Bowes "5300" series (MV), 1974.

Similar to Type B2 but the inner frame around the value figures is wider, 22mm.
M# P.B. 5001 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



Guatemala stamp type BA4.jpg


BA4. Pitney Bowes "A900" (MV), 1994.

Similar to Type B3 but "GUATEMALA" is at the bottom, below the value figures.
M# P.B. 10001 up
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00







Sub-group BB: Ornamental leaf between TM and value boxEdit



Guatemala stamp type BB1.jpg
Guatemala stamp type BB1a.jpg


BB1. Pitney Bowes "DM" (LV-21).

"CORREOS DE GUATEMALA" across the top.
A portion of CORREOS is hidden by the TM.
M# at bottom center with "P.B." prefix.
TM: SC, normally containing "GUATEMALA / C.A."
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1 through 20 or 21
a. Mobile Post Office stamp, with "AMBULANTE" at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
" GUATEMALA-AYUTLA" (78)
" GUATEMALA-PUERTO BARRIOS" (80, 81)
" GUATEMALA-ANGIATU" (82)
b. TM with "QUEZALTENANGO" (10) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
c. TM with "CHIQUIMULA / CHIQ." (24) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
d. TM with “COBAN/ A.V.” (14) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]






Sub-group BC: Quetzal bird facing right between TM and value boxEdit



Guatemala stamp type BC1.jpg


BC1. Pitney Bowes "6300" series (MV).

Scroll work at bottom below V/F with M# at bottom.
TM separated from rest of frank.
M# P.B. 6001 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00







GROUP C: Open design without outer frame or country nameEdit


Guatemala stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900”series (MV).

Plain design with Quetzal bird logo at top center above the meter number.
“EL CORREO” above value figures at right.
The country name, if present, is in the town mark only.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00






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