International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Kuwait

KuwaitEdit

  • The first meter was installed in 1953.
  • All franks are inscribed “KUWAIT”.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance of the frank:
A - Upright or square
B – Horizontal



GROUP A: Franks are square or have upright orientationEdit


Kuwait stamp type A1B.jpg
Kuwait stamp type A1C.jpg

A1. Neopost (LV-6), 1953.

Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
“KUWAIT” at top, “POSTAGE PAID” in ribbon, value figure at bottom center with denomination at sides.
M# “N.1.” in bottom of TM.
TM: BIC
Values in ANNAS (“A”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½, 6, 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
Values in RUPEES (“RS”): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 10 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
Values in NAIE PAISE (NP): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5, 10, 20, 25, 40, 50, 75, 80, 100 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]




Kuwait stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1955. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Upright rectangle with single line simulated perforation outer border.
“KUWAIT” in curved panel at top.
M# “U1” only.
Denominated in ANNAS.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo




Kuwait stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Universal “Simplex” (LV-23).

As Type A1 in size.
“KUWAIT” small at top left.
Value figures inside inner box with indented corners.
Value figures Arabic over western numerals with line between.
A. Without M#. Denominated in NAYE PAISE. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
B. Without M#. Denominated in RUPEES. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
C. M# with “N” prefix at bottom. Denominated in FILS. M#s N1, N2 and N3 seen.
TM: DC
Values (NAYE PAISE): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg25, 50, 60, 75 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values (RUPEES): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values (FILS): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg10, 30, 60, 90 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values (FILS): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg200, 500 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]


Kuwait stamp type A4.jpg


A4. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Large frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border and large box containing the value figures.
Bilingual value figures, Arabic over western numerals without line between.
M# with “U.” prefix.
A. Denominated in NAYE PAISE MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Denominated in FILS MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000




Kuwait stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“POSTAGE PAID” at bottom.
No box around value figures.
Bilingual value figures with “KD” prefix.
M# with “POSTALIA” prefix vertical between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgKD ≋000
a. M# unengraved solid block




Kuwait stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Type A5 but single line simulated-perforation border with larger indentations.
“STATE OF KUWAIT” at top.
Bilingual value figures with “FILS” prefix.
M# with “POSTALIA” prefix vertical between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgFILS ≋000




Kuwait stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Upright rectangle, 26 x 28 mm, with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
“KUWAIT” at top left, “POSTAGE PAID” vertical reading up.
Bilingual value figures denominated in “FILS”.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000




Kuwait stamp type A8.jpg

A8. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frame as with Type A7.
"STATE OF KUWAIT" at top.
Western value figures only.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳000





Kuwait stamp type A9.jpg


A9. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Type A7 but larger, 29 x 31mm.
Bilingual value figures.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳000








GROUP B: Franks have horizontal orientationEdit



Sub-group BA: Frank with simulated perforation borderEdit



Kuwait stamp type BA1.jpg


BA1. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank wider than tall with single line simulated perforation outer border.
“STATE OF KUWAIT” at top.
M#, with “PK” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Kuwait stamp type BA2.jpg

BA2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Wide design, 36 x 23mm, with “STATE OF/ KUWAIT/ POSTAGE/ PAID” in upper left.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# boxed with “P.B. No” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Kuwait stamp type BA3.jpg

BA3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type BA2 but date and value figures are on the same level.
“POSTAGE PAID” is at bottom.
M# unboxed with “P.B./ No “ prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Kuwait stamp type BA4.jpg


BA4. Pitney Bowes “A900” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type BA3 but large frank with larger value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0000




Kuwait stamp type BA5.jpg


BA5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” series (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type BA2 but taller with smaller value figures.
M# with “PB No” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Kuwait stamp type BA6.jpg


BA6. Frama “M/E” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Frank narrower than earlier BA types, and value figures heavier.
M# with “FR/No” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Kuwait stamp type BA7.jpg


BA7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Wide design, 36 X 27mm, with “STATE OF KUWAIT” at bottom.
M#, with “H” prefix at left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000









Sub-group BB: Open frank with border lines at right onlyEdit



Kuwait stamp type BB1.jpg

BB1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

New postal logo at top left above “FILS” and M#.
“STATE OF KUWAIT” at bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical with two parallel lines and a line of simulated perforations at right.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “PBB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000



Kuwait stamp type BB2.jpg


BB2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type BB1 but much taller frank.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Kuwait stamp type BB3.jpg


BB3. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Similar to Type BB1 but value figures are larger and are in line with the date figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋000




Kuwait stamp type BB4.jpg

BB4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large frank similar to Type BB2 but postal logo is centered above value figures.
“Postage Paid” in mixed case letters.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.000








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