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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Guyana

GuyanaEdit

  • The first meter was installed in 1936 while the country was the British colony of British Guiana. In 1966 it became an independent country within the British Commonwealth and changed its name to GUYANA.
  • The stamps are grouped according to inscription and use:
A - “BRITISH GUIANA”
B - “GUYANA”
PO - Stamps generated by special meters used within post offices


GROUP A: Stamps inscribed “BRITISH GUIANA”Edit


Guyana stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Neopost (LV-6), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright rectangle with country name in panel at top and “POSTAGE/⎯PAID⎯” in bottom panel.
M# with “N” prefix in lozenge ornaments at sides.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 24c
a. TM inverted




Guyana stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1949. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Sailing ship in central oval with country name in scrolls at sides.
M# with “N” prefix in boxes in lower corners.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 24¢

NOTE: The stamp shown is a pre-production proof from 1948. The stamp was first used commercially in 1949.




Guyana stamp type A3.jpg

A3.Satas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Upright frank with simulated perforation border.
Country name in curved panel at top extends beyond border.
Large crown at top center.
M# with “S” prefix in boxes in lower corners.
Very wide spacing between TM and frank containing 6-digit S#.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★0.oo




Guyana stamp type A4.jpg
Guyana stamp type A4C.jpg

A4. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1949.

Frank similar to Type A3 but M# with “U” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank not as wide.
TM: DC.
A. With “¢” below value figures. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. With “CENTS” below value figures (found both large and small) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. With “ $ | ¢ ” below value figures
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Guyana stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Very similar to Type A4C but the value figures are of even thickness, and it has no vertical line between the “$” and the “¢”.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo





Guyana stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type A4C, but crown smaller with “E ii R” below.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00




Guyana stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Frank with petal design forming oval around value figures.
Country name in curved panel at top.
Small crown and “EIIR” at bottom center.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00







GROUP B: Stamps inscribed “GUYANA”Edit


Guyana stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation border.
Crest at top, left of country name.
With “CENTS” below value figures.
M with “U” prefix in boxes in lower corners.
TM: DC

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Guyana stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Universal “Automax” (MV).

Similar to type B1, but value figures are of uniform thickness.
With “ $ ¢ ” below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg= 0.oo



Guyana stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Frank with straight sides and bottom and open at the top.
Group of leaves at top right.
Small crown and “EIIR” at bottom center flanked by M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00



Guyana stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

As Type B3 but smaller.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00



Guyana stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

As Types B3 and 4 but frank is wider than tall.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00•00



Guyana stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

As Type B3 but with arms of country replacing the crown and “EIIR” at bottom center.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00



Guyana stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

As Type B4 but with arms of country replacing the crown and “EIIR” at bottom center.
M#with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC
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Guyana stamp type B8.jpg


B8. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

As Type B5 but with arms of country replacing the crown and “EIIR” at bottom center.
M with “RV” prefix.
TM: DC
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Guyana stamp type B9.jpg

B9. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Wide design with outer borders at top and bottom only.
Bird design between TM and value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$≋0000.oo







GROUP PO: Stamps generated only by special Post Office machinesEdit


Guyana stamp type PO1.jpg


PO1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 for proof, $200 on cover or large piece]

Horizontal design with widely spaced simulated perforations in the outer border.
Country name at top left with large crown between “BRITISH” and “GUIANA”.
“PARCEL POST” boxed at center with post office name below.
Meter number “U1” in small box at top right.
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Guyana stamp type PO2.jpg


PO2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 for proof, $200 on cover]

Similar to Type PO1 but with double straight line border and with “REGISTRATION” boxed at center.
Meter number “U1” only.
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NOTES:

  • Types PO1 and PO2 are from the same machine which generated different stamp designs for various postal services. Other designs for services other than parcel post and registration may exist but are not known.
  • Proofs generated for the Universal Postal Union are more often found than postally used examples which are quite rare, especially on cover.






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