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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Kenya

KenyaEdit

  • Kenya was a British colony until it gained independence in 1963. For many years after independence it’s postal affairs were managed communally with Tanzania and Uganda, and it used meter stamps inscribed with all three country names as well as stamps marked with its name alone. For stamps used before independence and for post-independence stamps inscribed KENYA, UGANDA and TANZANIA, see EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY.
  • The stamps are grouped according to function:
A - Commercial or private business use
PO - Post Office machine stamps



GROUP A: Stamps for commercial or private business useEdit


Sub-group AA: Franks upright or squareEdit



Kenya stamp type AA1.jpg

AA1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Large, square frank with simulated perforation outer border, with inner box surrounding value figure.
Leaves at sides of value box.
M# with “U” prefix.
A. “POSTAGE PAID” centered at bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Without “POSTAGE PAID”. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
TM: DC
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Kenya stamp type AA2.jpg


AA2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type AA1 but smaller with square inner box.
“POST/ PAID centered at bottom.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00



Kenya stamp type AA3A.jpg

AA3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Three vertical lines at the sides.
M# at lower right, prefix “N” or “NA” in small box at lower left.
Frank variable in width.
A. M# between small horizontal lines
B. M# without lines
C. M# boxed
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00


Kenya stamp type AA4.jpg


AA4. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type AA3 but smaller.
M# with “N” prefix.
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20, 50, 1·00, 2·00




Kenya stamp type AA5.jpg


AA5. Neopost “205”, “2205” (MV).

Similar to Type AA4 but frank wider, nearly square.
Date figures tall (“205”) or short (“2205”).
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
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Kenya stamp type AA6A.jpg
Kenya stamp type AA6B.jpg



AA6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Sides of frank contain three vertical lines which turn inward at the top.
A. M# with “A” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “PB” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo







Kenya stamp type AA7.jpg


AA7. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Type AA6 but with straight-line inner border at top and sides.
A second horizontal line is added at the top.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo



Kenya stamp type AA8.jpg

AA8. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type AA6 but the three vertical lines at the sides do not turn inward.
M# with “PB” prefix.
A. "POSTAGE PAID" in one line, as illustrated
B. "POSTAGE" above "PAID"
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo


Kenya stamp type AA9.jpg


AA9. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Large, square design with simulated perforation outer border.
Vertical straight-line ornaments at sides.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00.00



Kenya stamp type AA10.jpg


AA10. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV).

As Type AA8 but narrower frank.
“CENTS/ POSTAGE/ PAID” centered at bottom.
M# with “S” prefix in lower corner boxes.
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 100 125



Kenya stamp type AA11.jpg


AA11. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (LV).

As Type AA3A but frank with straight frame lines.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
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Sub-group AB: Franks wider than tallEdit



Kenya stamp type AB1.jpg
Kenya stamp type AB1B.jpg



AB1. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Wide frank with straight line border, three vertical lines a the sides.
Date figures low, with or without stops.
A. M# with “RV” prefix
B. M# with “NA” prefix
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00






Kenya stamp type AB2.jpg

AB2. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Three vertical lines at sides.
M# with “RV”, “NE” or “NM” prefix.
Prefix unboxed.
Date figures widely spaced with stops after D and M.
A. M# with “RV” prefix
B. M# with “NE” prefix
C. M# with “NM” prefix
TM: DC, BIC
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Kenya stamp type AB3.jpg

AB3. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type AB2B but with straight line outer frame line.
M# with “NE” prefix, unboxed.
Wide date, with stops.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋00,00



Kenya stamp type AB4.jpg

AB4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type AB3 but without vertical ornamental lines.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00



Kenya stamp type AB5.jpg


AB5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Wide frank with simulated perforation outer border and enlarged corners.
M# with “ET” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00



Kenya stamp type AB6.jpg

AB6. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Wide frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
ME with “PB” prefix low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
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Kenya stamp type AB7.jpg

AB7. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type AB6 but outer frame line is straight along the bottom.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
M# with “PB” prefix is inside frame.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00



Kenya stamp type AB8.jpg

AB8. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal frank with straight line outer border and three vertical lines at the sides.
M# with “HF” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00








GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only at Post OfficesEdit


Kenya stamp type PO1.jpg
Kenya stamp type PO1B.jpg


PO1. National Cash Register (MV).

Frameless design printed on orange-yellow labels, never directly to covers.
Date at top above “NAIROBI” underlined and curved with groups of three arcs at sides.
Value figures in center with “Shs. Cts.” below and S# at right.
At bottom is an ID letter between arcs with “KENYA” at bottom.
Meters A, B and C known.
A. 4-digit S# (meters A and C) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
B. 3-digit S# (meter B) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
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Kenya stamp type PO2.jpg



PO2. National Cash Register (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Very similar to Type PO1 but with “KENYA” at top and “NAIROBI” at bottom.
Four-digit S# at right.
Without “Shs Cts”.
M# 3 seen.
Other numbers may exist.
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Kenya stamp type PO3.jpg


PO3. Massad (digital).

Wide self-adhesive label with preprinted background in green.
Inner value box at right has simulated-perforation border.
Panel across bottom with large “R” (for registration) at left.
Point of sale data added digitally in black.
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