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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Iran

IranEdit

  • The earliest metered mail seen is from 1957. All stamps have “IRAN” in the frank except Type C4 which has Arabic inscriptions only. The stamps are grouped according to political inscription as follows:
A - Crown in frank, issued during the reign of the Shah
B - Provisional issues, crown removed from frank
C - Post-monarchy issues, issues without logo or with postal service logo



GROUP A: Issued during the reign of the ShahEdit

  • All franks contain a crown.



Iran stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1957. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Horizontal frame containing frank and town mark, with simulated perforation border, large crown over post horn at center, date at left, and value in Arabic over western numerals at right.
Town name and “IRAN” in Persian at top and in English at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg ◆◆◆/ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000





Iran stamp type A2Aa.jpg
Iran stamp type A2C.jpg
Iran stamp type A2B.jpg
Iran stamp type A2D.jpg



A2. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Large crown at top right.
“RIALS” at left of value figures and “POSTES” in panel above M# at bottom.
A. M# with “H” prefix. Additional identification number (vertical) outside border at left. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Identification number (in Arabic) negative within solid block at bottom of frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Solid block in place of M#. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
D. M# deliberately removed (partly or completely) from bottom of frank. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: straight-line with slogan or wavy lines above. Date either above or to the sides of the town name.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳◆.◆◆/ ✳0,oo
a. As A, M# and, if present, additional identification number in typewriter font
b. As A, but additional identification number below frank rather than at left.
c. As D, but without additional identification number.
d. Without town name, dates and slogan only at left of frank





Iran stamp type A3A.jpg
Iran stamp type A3bb.jpg
Iran stamp type A3B.jpg
Iran stamp type A3d.jpg



A3. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Frank similar to Type A2 but squarer and not as tall.
Crown much smaller.
With additional identification number vertical at left
A. M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Without M#, blank at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg◆◆,◆◆/ MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00,oo
a. Without additional identification number
b. M# (and/or additional identification number in type-writer font
c. Very large TM, circles 28 and 23 mm in diameter







Iran stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal frank without complete outer frame.
Country inscription at top, large crown at left, and M# at bottom below crown.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.T.” prefix
TM: DC
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Iran stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type A4 but date and value figures are on the same level.
“IRAN” is below value figures. M# with “P.B.” prefix
TM: SC with date inside box-like shape.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo



Iran stamp type A6A.jpg
Iran stamp type A6B.jpg




A6. Satas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Small square frank, 24 x 24 mm, with rectangular town mark abutting at left.
Frank with simulated perforation outer border, town mark with straight sides and inner rectangle around date.
Small crown at upper right with country name at upper left.
A. M# without prefix at bottom of frank
B. Blank below “POSTES” frame. Large ID and M#s below TM and frank. M# with “ST” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳◆◆ / ✳00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳◆.◆◆/ ✳0.oo








Iran stamp type A7A.jpg
Iran stamp type A7B.jpg

A7. Satas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type A6A but somewhat taller, 25 x 27-28 mm.
M# with “ST” prefix.
A. Value figures in Arabic and western numerals. V/F: ✳◆.◆◆ / ✳0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg✳,◆◆◆ / ✳,000
B. Value figures in western numerals only. V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00.oo
TM: straight line (town / date / identification number), unframed.
a. With 6-digit S# high at far left




Iran stamp type A8.jpg



A8. Satas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Similar to Type A7B but larger, 27 x 30 mm, and with larger crown.
Solid block below “POSTES” frame.
M# with “ST” prefix vertical between TM and frank
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★00.oo




Iran stamp type A9A.jpg
Iran stamp type A9aa.jpg
Iran stamp type A9B.jpg



A9. Satas (MV).

Square frank, 26-27 mm.
Arabic characters and numerals vertical between TM and frank
A. M# without prefix at bottom of frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Post Office stamp. Solid block at bottom of frank. TM contains “P.T.T.” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳◆◆.◆◆/ ✳00.oo
a. Solid block at bottom of frank but TM does not contain "P.T.T."










GROUP B: Provisional issues, Group A franks with crown removedEdit


Iran stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Hasler (MV), 1970. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type A2 but with crown removed.
“RLS” at left of value figures.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳◆◆.◆◆/ ✳00,oo





Iran stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Similar to Type A7A, but crown removed.
With or without 6-figure L# high at far left
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳0,oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00,oo





Iran stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type A3A but with crown removed.
M# with “P.B.” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo





Iran stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A4 but with crown removed or obliterated.
M# with “P.B.T.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo
a. M# preceded by “No.” in addition to prefix



Iran stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type A5 but with crown removed.
M# with “P.B.” prefix
TM: SC with date inside box-like shape.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo








GROUP C: Designs without logo or with logo of the postal serviceEdit


Iran stamp type C1.jpg

C1. Frama “M/E” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Horizontal frank with wavy outer border.
Country name in Persian at top and western characters at bottom.
Space at top left (where crown used to be?).
“RIALS” at left of value figures which are thick.
Meter number with “FA.T” prefix at lower left and another identification number below the frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00
NOTE: It is possible this design was used earlier with a crown at upper left.



Iran stamp type C2.jpg

C2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal frank with thick outer border, straight on the outside and wavy on the inside.
Postal service logo at top center, “RLS / POST” at right of value figures.
M# without prefix at bottom center
TM: DC or nil with date only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Without TM, date only



Iran stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Frank very similar to Type C1 but larger, and the border waves are angular.
Postal Service logo at upper left.
M# with “FA.” prefix.
TM: DC (two sizes, outer ring 24 mm or 28 mm in diameter)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★000





Iran stamp type C4.jpg

C4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal rectangle with straight line outer border and panels at top, bottom and sides.
Country name in Arabic only, not in English.
Possibly used for domestic mail only.
Double zero extension of value figures in right panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




Iran stamp type C5.jpg


C5. Unidentified (digital), 2005.

Straight-line rectangle slightly wider than tall.
Inner rectangle surrounds the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000




Iran stamp type C6.jpg


C6. Neopost "IJ" series (digital), 2009.

Wide rectangle with simulated-perforation border.
Date figures doubled with Iranian calendar above western calendar.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000000







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