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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Hong Kong

Hong KongEdit

  • The first meters were installed in 1929. All franks are inscribed “HONG KONG”.
  • The stamps are grouped by appearance and usage as follows:
A - British administration, frank with ribbon design on solid background
B - British administration, frank with ribbon design on clear background
C - British administration, date above and meter number below value figures
D - British administration, frank with Greek style outer border
E - British administration, frank with crossed oval pods at sides
F - Chinese administration
PO - Special stamps used only in Post Offices
PD - Special stamps used only for Postage Due
PP - Special stamps used only for Parcel Post
PV - Digital stamps from self-service vending machines



GROUP A: Issued under British administration with crown between “HONG” and “KONG”Edit

  • Square or rectangular frank with a ribbon design at each side. The ribbons are clear on a solid background.



Sub-group AA: Simulated perforation borderEdit



Hong Kong stamp type AA1.jpg

AA1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3/5), 1929.

“POSTAGE PAID” below crown.
Meter No’s: M1, 3-9, M20 known.
TM: DC
Values: 1¢, 2¢, 3¢ , 4¢, 8¢, 10¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
5¢, 6¢ (M4), 20¢, 25¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
14¢ (M9), $1.25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]


NOTES:

  • 75¢ reported but not seen.
  • M# M2 is known as a proof only



Hong Kong stamp type AA2.jpg

AA2. Neopost (LV-6), 1936.

Similar to Type AA1 but “POSTAGE PAID” below CENTS (CENT).
Meter No’s: N2, N3, N4.
TM: BIC
Values: 1¢, 4¢, 5¢ (N4) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
10¢, 25¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
20¢, 50¢, $1 (N2), $2 (N2) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]

NOTE: 2¢ known as proof but possibly was used



Hong Kong stamp type AA3.jpg


AA3. Neopost (LV-6), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]

Similar to Type AA2 but Chinese characters in small frame above “POSTAGE PAID”.
One example known with “N” in small box at bottom left and unengraved block at bottom right.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg50¢, $1




Hong Kong stamp type AA4.jpg

AA4. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

“POSTAGE PAID” in bottom panel.
“CENTS” below value figures.
Frank 26 x 29 mm.
M# “U1” only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00



Hong Kong stamp type AA5.jpg

AA5. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type AA4 but larger frank, 29½ mm square.
M# U2 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (U4) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) (U10) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00oo
a. With characters “CB74” between TM and frank (U24)
b. "KOWLOON" inverted at bottom of TM (M# 39) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]




Hong Kong stamp type AA6.jpg


AA6. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1957.

As Type AA5 but “$ | ¢” below value figures.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (U118) MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (U106) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000oo (U130) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Hong Kong stamp type AA7.jpg

AA7. Universal “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Type AA6 but value figures are smaller and of uniform thickness.
The frank is also smaller at 26 x 28 mm.
M# U150 up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00.00
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=000 (U169) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Hong Kong stamp type AA8.jpg

AA8. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank similar to Type AA7 but smaller still, 24 x 27 mm.
“POSTAGE PAID” in bottom panel.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “S” prefix, S1-15.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5¢ to 125¢ in 5c increments







Sub-group AB: Straight line borderEdit



Hong Kong stamp type AB1.jpg


AB1. Neopost “205” (MV).

Small, square frank, 24¼ mm.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Hong Kong stamp type AB2.jpg


AB2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Similar to AB1 but larger, 27 x 29 mm.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00





Hong Kong stamp type AB3.jpg


AB3. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1972.

Wide frank: 31 x 24 mm.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00







GROUP B: Issued under British administration with crown between “HONG” and “KONG”Edit

  • As Group A, but the ribbons are lines on a clear background.


Sub-group BA: Simulated perforation borderEdit



Hong Kong stamp type BA1.jpg

BA1. Pitney Bowes “RF” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Value box at right with country name at top.
Crown and ribbon ornaments between TM and value box.
M# with “P.B.” prefix below ribbon design.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000




Hong Kong stamp type BA2.jpg

BA2. Pitney Bowes “5300” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide frank, 34 x 21½ mm, with simulated perforation border, country name with crown at top.
“POSTAGE PAID” above value figures.
Meter number in 300 series with “PB” prefix outside frame between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00




Hong Kong stamp type BA3.jpg

BA3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5340” and "5357" (MV).

Very similar to Type BA2 but date figures larger and TM always DC.
Ribbon ornaments at sides are wide.
M# 400 up with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 (front the 5340) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.oo (from the 5357)
a. M# with “U” prefix (U404). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Hong Kong stamp type BA4.jpg


BA4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6500” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type BA3 but the frank is narrower, and the ribbon ornaments at the sides are much narrower.
M# with “PBH” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00




Hong Kong stamp type BA5A.jpg
Hong Kong stamp type BA5B.jpg



BA5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

Similar to Type BA3 but “POSTAGE PAID” and meter number are at bottom of frank.
M# with “PB” or “P.B.” prefix.
A. Frank 33 mm wide
B. Frank 35 mm wide
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.oo
a. M# very large (PB 5002)





Image needed.jpg



BA6. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

As Type BA3 but much taller frank. (See Type BA7.)
M# PBE 0001 through 0299.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00



Hong Kong stamp type BA6.jpg


BA7. Pitney Bowes-GB “E400” (MV).

Frank is identical to Type BA6 but with embedded zero in the ornament at right of the value figures.
M# PBE 0300 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.0+0




Hong Kong stamp type BA8.jpg


BA8. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Very similar to Type BA3 but value figures are larger and on same level as date figures.
M# in PB7000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00






Sub-group BB: Straight line borderEdit




Hong Kong stamp type BB1.jpg


BB1. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Small, square frank with inner box around value figures.
M# with “N” prefix.
Date figures tall or short.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Hong Kong stamp type BB2.jpg


BB2. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type BB1 but wider frank.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00





Hong Kong stamp type BB3.jpg


BB3. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank without inner box around value figures.
M# with “H” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00

NOTE: Size of “$” varies.




Hong Kong stamp type BB4.jpg


BB4. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Very similar to Type BB3 but value figures much narrower and date figures smaller.
M# P101 only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00








GROUP C: Issued under British administration. Frank with date above and meter number below value figures.Edit

  • The stamps are applied to gummed labels and never directly on envelopes or covers.
  • Only one meter number seen, “NCR 1”. Used by the manufacturer, the National Cash Register Corporation.
  • Because of overlapping dates, it is possible more than one machine was in operation despite the use of the single meter number.


Hong Kong stamp type C1.jpg


C1. NCR (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$1000]

Frameless design with “HONG KONG” (without crown), with ornaments, below date.
“POST PAID/ VICTORIA/ NCR Meter 1” in rectangular ornamental frame at bottom.
One example known.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg⎯ 0.00





Hong Kong stamp type C2.jpg



C2. NCR (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Frameless design with “HONG KONG” (without crown) in ribbon above “POSTAGE” below date.
“VICTORIA/ NCR Meter 1” in wavy line field at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg⎯ 0.00







Hong Kong stamp type C3.jpg



C3. NCR (MV), 1953.

Frame with simulated perforation outer border added around frank below date.
Frame is open at the sides for the value line.
Crown present between “HONG” and “KONG”.
A. 1953-1957, with “THE NATIONAL CASH/ REGISTER COMPANY” below the value line. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. 1957-1969, with “THE NATIONAL CASH/ REGISTER CO.(H.K.) LTD.” below the value line. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20] (shown)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg⎯ 0.00





Hong Kong stamp type C4.jpg



C4. NCR (MV), 1961.

As Type C3 but frame lines are complete at the sides.
A. 1961-1976, with “THE NATIONAL CASH/ REGISTER CO.(H.K.) LTD.” below the value line. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50] (shown)
B. 1977-1978, with “NCR (HONG KONG) LIMITED” below the value line. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg⎯ 0.00










GROUP D: Issued under British administration with crown below “HONG KONG”Edit

  • Frank with Greek style outer border


Hong Kong stamp type D1.jpg


D1. Postalia (MV), 1955. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank with country name unframed at top.
Wide spacing containing slogan between TM and frank.
Meter number “P1” only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000








GROUP E: Issued under British administration with crown below “HONG KONG”Edit

  • Frank with crossed oval shaped pods at sides.


Hong Kong stamp type E1A.jpg
Hong Kong stamp type E1B.jpg



E1. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank with simulated perforation border at top and bottom. M# with “N” prefix below “POSTAGE PAID” at bottom.
A. Meter number centered with “N” at left
B. “N” at left, number at right
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00










GROUP F: Issued under Chinese administration, two Chinese characters for Hong Kong between “HONG” and “KONG”Edit


Hong Kong stamp type F1A.jpg
Hong Kong stamp type F1B.jpg



F1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5340", "5357" and "6500"(MV).

Wide frank, either 32 or 34mm wide by 23mm tall, with simulated perforation border.
“POSTAGE PAID” below country inscription at top.
Scrolls at sides narrow, 2 mm thick.
M# with “PB” (5340 and 5357 models) or “PBH” (6500 model) prefix, low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 (from the 5340) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.oo






Hong Kong stamp type F2.jpg

F2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

Similar to Type F1 but “POSTAGE PAID inscription at bottom above M#.
The scroll ornaments at the sides are larger, 4mm thick.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00



Image needed.jpg



F3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Frank is much taller than Types F1 and F2. (See Type F4.)
The meter number is between "POSTAGE PAID" and the bottom frame line.
M# PBE 0001 through PBE 0299.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00




Hong Kong stamp type F3.jpg


F4. Pitney Bowes “E400” (MV).

Frank is identical to Type F3 but the meter numbers are different.
A. Meter number PBE 0300 and up
B. Meter number with "PBP prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00




Hong Kong stamp type F5.jpg

F5. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” series (MV).

Similar to Type F1 but date and value figures are on the same level.
Scroll ornaments at the sides are narrow.
Value figures are large.
M# with “PB” (A900) or “PBP” (B900) prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00




Hong Kong stamp type F6.jpg

F6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank with double straight-line border broken at bottom by the meter number.
M# with “H” prefix.
A. Frank 34 x 23mm (shown)
B. Larger frank, 37 x 26mm
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 000.00
a. M# with “TMS” prefix




Hong Kong stamp type F7.jpg


F7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank 31 x 21 mm with simulated-perforation border.
M# with “N” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
Date figures widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00




Hong Kong stamp type F8.jpg

F8. Pitney Bowes "E700" (digital).

Fairly small frank with simulated-perforation border at top and sides.
Two columns of numbers left of the town mark.
M# with “PBP60” prefix across the bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00




Hong Kong stamp type F9.jpg

F9. Pitney Bowes "B700" (digital).

Similar to Type F8 but frank and TM are larger.
Frank is 32 mm wide.
The M# is above a straight bottom border.
M# with “PBP 85” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00




Hong Kong stamp type F10.jpg

F10. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital).

Very similar to Type F9 but larger.
Frank is 34 mm wide.
M# with “PBP 62” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00




Hong Kong stamp type F11.jpg

F11. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Small square frank with breaks at centers of the sides.
M# with "N" breaks bottom frame line.
Tall date figures indicate the “205” model; short date figures indicate the “2205” model.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·oo




Hong Kong stamp type F12.jpg


F12. Neopost "IJ-25/40/50" (digital), 2008.

Small square frank with breaks at centers of the sides.
M# with "C" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00




Hong Kong stamp type F13.jpg

F13. Pitney Bowes "DM500/800/1000" (digital).

Similar to Type F10 but with indentations in the bottom frame line.
With only a single column of numbers at left of the town mark.
M# above bottom frame line, 91021-91999 with "PBP" prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 000.00




Hong Kong stamp type F14.jpg

F14. Pitney Bowes "DM100" (digital).

Nearly identical to Type F13 but the stops in the date are raised slightly from the bottom of the numbers.
The numbers in the column at left and in the meter number at the bottom of the frank are slightly more rounded than with Type F13, most easily noticed in the '9'.
M#s with "PBP" prefix, 90101-91000 and 92001-93000.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 000.00








GROUP PO: Special stamps known only from post office counter/window machinesEdit


Hong Kong stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Wide rectangle, 69 x 24 mm with straight line double outer border.
“POSTAGE PAID” at top left, “HONG KONG POST OFFICE” at bottom.
M# with “No.” prefix above “HONG”.
M#s 44 and 45 only seen.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00




Hong Kong stamp type PO2.jpg
PO2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type PO1 but slightly wider at 71 mm.
Meter number either at left above “HONG” or centered.
A. Without transaction number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. With 5- or 6-digit transaction number at far left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10] (shown)
C. As B, but transaction number is boxed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00
a. Printed in green, used for collecting Postage Due

NOTE: Stamps of similar design but without “POSTAGE PAID”, with or without handstamped “STAMP DUTY PAID” are provisional revenue stamps, not postage stamps.



Hong Kong stamp type PO3.jpg
PO3. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to PO2 but with four vertical wavy lines at the sides of the value figures.
A. With unboxed transaction number at far left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. With boxed transaction number at far left (shown)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Hong Kong stamp type PO4.jpg
PO4. Hong Kong Post proprietary system (digital), 1995 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Used on international mail only.
Large, wide label with light blue underprint of diagonal “HONGKONGPOSTOFFICE” in echelon.
Borderless design with “HONG KONG POST OFFICE’ and service indicator at top and various
data imprinted including operator, destination and weight as well as date/time and postage.
A. With "SPEEDPOST" in top line
B. With "PARCEL" in top line
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgHK$000.00




Hong Kong stamp type PO5.jpg

PO5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type PO3 but with Chinese characters at sides of “POSTAGE PAID” and between “HONG KONG” and “POST OFFICE”.
Issued under Chinese administration.
Meter numbers 91, 105, 131, 132, and 135 seen.
A. Without transaction number
B. Boxed transaction number at left (135)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00
a. Ten cent stamp without date (shown) used to fill a temporary shortage of ten cent adhesive stamps between 10 April and 4 May, 2002. Thirty machines (nos. 65, 67, 69, 70, 72, 75, 78, 80, 89, 92 93, 95, 98, 100, 102, 104, 107, 115, 116, 117 119, 120, 124, 127, 129, 131, 132, 133, 137, 138) were used for this purpose. Stamps purchased by 4 May remained valid for use after that date.




Hong Kong stamp type PO6.jpg

Hong Kong stamp type PO6C.jpg

PO6. Hong Kong Post proprietary system using an Epson LQ-590 printer(digital), 1997.

Stamp for international mail as Type PO4 but issued under Chinese administration.
Differs mainly from Type PO4 in bilingual (English-Chinese) entries for most of the elements.
Printed on label with horizontal underprint “HONGKONGPOSTOFFICE”.
A. SPEEDPOST
B. PARCEL
C. LOCAL CURRIER POST (omits the "Dest. Country" line)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgHK$000.00




Hong Kong stamp type PO7.jpg

PO7. Unknown (digital), 2010.

Printed on white self-adhesive label with meter number in off-white at bottom left and stylized bird logo at center right.
The point-of-sale data is printed in black.
A. With "POSTAGE PAID" (English and Chinese) below "HONG KONG".
B. Without "POSTAGE PAID"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
a. Stamp used for registered mail, with registration number added below right of the barcode (shown)


NOTES:

  • The image shown has been darkened to show the meter number and bird logo which are all but invisible in the actual stamp unless viewed under UV light.
  • The same white labels are used in self-service vending machines. See Type PV3.









GROUP PD: Special stamps used only for collecting Postage DueEdit

  • NOTE: See also Type PO2a for a Postage Due stamp.


Hong Kong stamp type PD1.jpg


PD1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Types AA3 and 4 but town mark circle lowered with a transaction number above.
Town mark reads “POSTAGE DUE” at top.
Printed in green.
Without M#.
One machine only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Hong Kong stamp type PD2.jpg

PD2. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Wide rectangle with double straight-line border broken at top left by transaction number and bottom left by date.
“POSTAGE DUE” at top right above value figures.
“$ ¢” below value figures.
M#s 20, 24, 25, 28 and 29 seen.
Printed in green.
Converted from Parcel Post machine.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0oo




Hong Kong stamp type PD3.jpg


PD3. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]

As Type PO2A but with “POSTAGE DUE” at top.
Printed in green.
M#s 50-55 seen.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Hong Kong stamp type PD4.jpg


PD4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type PO3B but with “POSTAGE DUE” at top.
Printed in green.
M# 121 seen.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Hong Kong stamp type PD5.jpg

PD5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type PO5 but with “POSTAGE DUE” at top.
Printed in green.
A. Without transaction number. M#s 51, 52, 55 seen
B. With boxed transaction number at far left. M# 94 seen
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00



Hong Kong stamp type PD6.jpg


PD6. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV), 1980. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

This is Type BA4 altered by replacement of “PAID” at bottom with “DUE” and with meter number changed to “P.O.1”.
Printed in green.
One machine only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00







GROUP PP: Special stamps used only for Parcel PostEdit


Hong Kong stamp type PP1.jpg


PP1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[On cover or large piece value is $10, less as loose tape]

Wide rectangle with double straight-line border broken at top left by transaction number and bottom left by date.
“PARCEL POST/ PAID” above “HONG KONG” at left.
Meter number at top center preceded by “No”.
Inner frame with “ $ | ¢ ” both above and below the value figures.
Printed on yellow adhesive labels.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Hong Kong stamp type PP2A.jpg


PP2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[On cover or large piece value is $10, less as loose tape]

Similar to Type PP1 but “PARCEL POST” is at top right.
$MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg¢ ” below value figures.
Five-digit transaction number at top left.
Upper left frame lines may or may not be present.
Printed on yellow adhesive labels.
A. Frank 66mm wide, no frame lines above and left of the transaction counter number (shown)
B. Frank 73mm wide, no frame lines above the transaction counter number but with frame lines left of the number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00.00






GROUP PV: Digital stamps from self-service vending machinesEdit

Hong Kong stamp type PV1.jpg

PV1. Unidentified ["Hong Kong Productivity Council"] (digital/dot matrix), 1994.

A self-service digital stamp vending machine was trialed in the lobby of the General Post Office starting 9 August 1994.
The stamp is similar to Type PO3 but much wider.
Frank frame printed from a solid die and point-of-sale data applied by dot-matrix printer.
The identifier "GPO-01" is at bottom right.
The point-of-sale data shows a transaction number, the date, and the value figures between two groups of wavy lines.
The experiment was halted after a few months due to frequent mechanical breakdown.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ØØØ.ØØ




Hong Kong stamp Type PV2.jpg

PV2. Wang Global (digital/ink jet), 4 May 1998.

Very similar to Post Office Type PO5 but with the following differences:
The value figures are shorter but thicker.
The wavy line ornaments at the sides of the value figures are smaller.
The identifier "GPO" is in the center.
As with Type PV1 only a single machine, located in the lobby of the General Post Office, was used.
The trial lasted three months and was terminated on 8 August due to its slowness of operation.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00





Hong Kong vending machine stamp.jpg

PV3. "Hong Kong Postal Service Kiosk" (digital), 12 April 2010.

Very similar to Post Office Type PO7 but with different text fonts.
As with PO7, printed on white self-adhesive label with machine number in off-white at bottom left and stylized bird logo at right (barely visible in the illustration).
The Chinese 'POSTAGE PAID' is at upper left rather than below "HONG KONG" as on Type PO7.
The barcode is taller and not quite as wide as on PO7.
Other text differences exist.
All stamps, not just those used for registered mail, have the barcode.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00

NOTE: According to the Hong Kong Post Stamps web site (http://www.hongkongpoststamps.com/eng/newsletter/2010/03/20100322c.htm) these stamps are valid only on the date purchased.






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