International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Mauritius

MauritiusEdit

  • The first meters appeared in 1953.
  • All stamps have “MAURITIUS” in the frank.
  • Instead of Meter Numbers the stamps show a locally assigned Identification Number.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance and usage:
A - Franks with simulated perforation outer border
B - Franks with straight line outer border
PO – Franks generated only by machines in post offices



GROUP A: Franks with simulated perforation outer borderEdit


Mauritius stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1953.

“POSTAGE PAID” above value figures and “CENTS” below.
Identification number with “U” prefix in bottom panel.
Side panels with flower stalk design.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00oo




Mauritius stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Universal “Simplex” (LV-21), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A1 but smaller frank and wider spacing.
Identification number with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.05 , 0.10 , 0.25 , 0.35 , 0.60, 0.75 , 1.20 , 1.25




Mauritius stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

“POSTAGE” and “PAID” vertical in side panels.
“R.” and “c.” below value figures.
Identification number with “P.B.” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=00.oo




Mauritius stamp type A3point1.jpg


A3.1. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Scarce, value unknown]

Similar to Type A3 but smaller frank and wider spacing.
Identification number with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1.20




Mauritius stamp type A4.jpg


A4. Neopost “205” (MV).

Frank similar to type A3, but smaller.
Identification number with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Mauritius stamp type A5.jpg


A5. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Frank similar to Type A4 but much wider.
Identification number with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00·00




Mauritius stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Frama (MV).

Similar to Type A3 but somewhat taller with narrower spacing between TM and frank.
Value figures thick.
Identification number with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.00




Mauritius stamp type A7.jpg


A7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank similar to Type A5 but taller and squarer.
Date with stops and with gap between month and year figures.
Meter number and prefix at bottom beneath small "R. c."
Identification number with "R" or "RC" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00
a. Meter number without prefix




Mauritius stamp type A8.jpg


A8. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Frank as Type A7 but slightly smaller.
Identification number with “RC” prefix but without the small "R. c." above.
Date without stops.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Mauritius stamp type A9.jpg


A9. Satas (MV).

Frank without side panels.
“POSTAGE PAID” is above the meter number at bottom.
"R" and "C" are above the value figures.
Identification number with “PS” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Mauritius stamp type A10.jpg

A10. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

Frank with only single outer frame line and no inner panels.
“POSTAGE" vertical at left, and "PAID” vertical at right.
"R" and "C" flank the identification number at bottom.
Identification number in 200 series without prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00
a. Post Office stamp, town mark contains "PO" after the town name








GROUP B: Franks with straight line outer borderEdit


Mauritius stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large, square frank with double-line border.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at both sides.
Identification number in bottom panel.
One meter only, “HA 01”.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Mauritius stamp type B2A.jpg
Mauritius stamp type B2B.jpg



B2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal frank notched at top corners.
Horizontal line ornaments at sides.
Small blossoms in lower corners.
Value figures preceded by "R".
Identification number with “HA” prefix.
A. Identification number above bottom frame line
B. Identification number breaks bottom frame line
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 . 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 .00





Mauritius stamp type B3point1A.jpg
Mauritius stamp type B3point1B.jpg



B2.1. Hasler "Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank as type B2 but taller.
Value figures are not preceded by "R".
Identification number with "HA" prefix above bottom frame line.
A. Nine hash marks (dashes) at the sides of the frank
B. Seven hash marks at the sides (seen with meters HA 01 and 09)
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000.00
a. Error in the value figures: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000.0 .00






Mauritius stamp type B2point2.jpg


B2.2. Hasler "Mailmaster” (MV).

This appears to be a temporary frank, possibly crafted from a rubber die to serve while a proper replacement die was being procurred.
This stamp is found only with meter HA09 which is also found as Type B2A prior to 2007 and Type B2.1B after 2007.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Mauritius stamp type B3.jpg
Mauritius stamp type B3B.jpg



B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Frank similar to Type B2 but open at the sides.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
A. Identification number with “A” prefix
B. Identification number with “PB” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00








Mauritius stamp type B4.jpg

B4. Pitney Bowes-GB ”6300” (MV).

Similar to Type B3 but closed at sides except at top.
Without horizontal dashes at left.
Date and value figures on same level.
Identification number with “A” or “P.B.A” prefix above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00




Mauritius stamp type B5.jpg

B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “Paragon” (MV).

Frank similar to Type B3 but taller and with thick-lettered “MAURITIUS”.
“PAID” at right flush with edge of frank.
Date and value figures on same level.
Identification number with “PB”, "PS", or “PT” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. Post Office stamp, town mark contains "PO" after the town name




Mauritius stamp type B6.jpg

B6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type B4 but taller and without horizontal dashes at sides.
Value figures large.
Identification number with “A” prefix above bottom frame line.
One line above M#.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Mauritius stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Similar to Type B6 but larger, with two lines above M#.
Identification number with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
“R C” above value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Mauritius stamp type B8.jpg


B8. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Frank frame similar to Type B4 (closed and with hash marks at the sides) but with "RS" at left and "POSTAGE/PAID" reading down at right.
The value figures are large as with Type B6.
Identification number with "PB" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00




Mauritius stamp type B9.jpg


B9. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Frank similar to Type B4 but large value figures as with B6 and B8.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00






Group PO: Stamps generated by machines in post officesEdit


Mauritius stamp type PO1.jpg
Mauritius stamp type PO1 Registration label.jpg


PO1. Escher "WebRiposte" (digital).

Printed on plain self-adhesive label with rounded corners.
At top left is the postal service logo, "POST" beneath a very small "MAURITIUS".
At left below the logo are the destination, weight, date and time, an identification code, and service designation.
Value figures are at right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgRs 00.00

NOTE: The machine also produces registration barcode labels as shown at right.








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