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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Lebanon

LebanonEdit

  • The first meter was installed in 1964.
  • All stamps show “LIBAN” in the frank.
  • The stamps are grouped according to usage:
A - Stamps for general commercial use
PO - Stamps generated only by machines in Post Offices


NOTE: Catalog values are not provided for this country. Demand is light, and little supply data exists.


GROUP A: Stamps for general commercial useEdit


Lebanon stamp type 1A.jpg
Lebanon stamp type 1B.jpg



A1. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1964.

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Cedar tree at top flanked by country name in French at left and Arabic at right.
Bilingual value figures with Arabic above Western numerals.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
A. M# below bottom frame line A
B. M# vertical outside right frame line
C. M# vertical outside left frame line (not shown)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000,o (Arabic over Western)

NOTE: Version "A" with meter number "U.1" is an essay.






Lebanon stamp type 2.jpg


A2. Postalia (MV), 1964.

M# with “P” prefix vertical outside right frame line.
Bilingual value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000,o (Arabic over Western)




Lebanon stamp type 3.jpg


A3. Satas “R” (MV).

M# with “S” prefix below bottom frame line.
Bilingual value figures.
A. Bilingual V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000,o (Arabic over Western)
B. Western only V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
TM: SC, nil
a. Vertical slogan between TM and frank.




Lebanon stamp type 4A.jpg
Lebanon stamp type 4B.jpg




A4. Hasler “F88” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix below bottom frame line.
A. Bilingual V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg✳✳00,o (Arabic over Western)
B. Western only V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg✳00,00
TM: DC











Lebanon stamp type 5.jpg


A5. Havas (MV).

M# with “HV” prefix below bottom frame line.
Bilingual value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳000,o (Arabic over Western)






Lebanon stamp type 6A.jpg
Lebanon stamp type 6B.jpg



A6. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix below bottom frame line.
Bilingual value figures, slightly larger than on previous types.
Spacing between TM and frank narrow, ~5-6mm.
Bilingual value figures.
A. No underlining in frank
B. Country names at top and “PIASTRES” at bottom underlined
TM: DC
V/F (Arabic over Western): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000,o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg✳000,o
a. Meter number in typewriter font (F304, shown)








Lebanon stamp type 7A.jpg
Lebanon stamp type 7B.jpg



A7. Satas “P” (MV).

Nearly square frank only slightly wider than tall.
M# with “S –“ prefix below bottom frame line.
Date figures tall.
A. Bilingual value figures, Arabic over Western: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★000,o
B. Western value figures only but with two stacked stars at left: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★0000
TM: SC
a. With hour figure between TM and frank







Lebanon stamp type 8A.jpg
Lebanon stamp type 8B.jpg




A8. Frama (MV).

M# with “FR” prefix below bottom frame line.
Value figures thick.
A. Inscribed “PIASTRES/ POSTES”
B. inscribed “LIVRES/ POSTES”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★0000










Lebanon stamp type 9.jpg


A9. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

Frank wider than tall.
M# with “P.B.” prefix vertical outside left frame line.
A. Currency indicator “PIASTRES”
B. Currency indicator “LIVRES”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00,00



Lebanon stamp type 10.jpg


A10. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Vertical frank.
M# with “AH” prefix below bottom frame line.
With “LIVRES/POSTES” in lower left.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00000




Lebanon stamp type 11.jpg


A11. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

As Type A9 but “POSTES” below “LIBAN” at top.
Value figures are lowered in relation to date figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix vertical between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000









GROUP PO: Stamps generated only by machines in Post OfficesEdit


Lebanon stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Frama (digital), 1993. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be quite scarce]

Printed in rose-pink on adhesive label.
Rectangular, simulated-perforation outer frame with date at left and value figures at right.
The Post Office name (BEYROUTH: A...) is in Arabic above the date and in English below the date.
The country name is above the value figures, and "LIVRES/POSTES" is below the value figures.
One machine was used for an unknown amount of time in the post office of the international airport serving Beirut.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000