International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Monaco

MonacoEdit

  • The country is an independent Principality with a special relationship with France. All meters placed into use so far are of French manufacture. The first meter was placed into use in 1928. All stamps are inscribed “MONACO”.
  • The stamps are grouped as follows:
A - Inscribed “PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO”
B - inscribed “€ MONACO”
PO - Special stamps generated only by Post Office meters and imprinters




GROUP A: Inscribed “PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO”Edit


Monaco stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Havas “Tiranty” (FV-1), 1928.

Small upright rectangle with simulated-perforation border with breaks in sides.
“POSTES” curved at bottom above M#.
A. M# with “A” prefix. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
B. M# with “WA” prefix. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
SM: SL
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 50c, 65c, 90c, 1F, 1F50, 1F75, 2F25, 2F50, 4F




Monaco stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Havas “Grandjean” (MV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type A1 but M# with “B” prefix.
TM: SL
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 40c, 50c, 70c, 80c, 1F50, 2F , 2Foo , 3F , 3Foo , 5F, 6F, 9F , 10F, 12F, 14F, 15F, 18F, 20F, 25F, 30F






Monaco stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Havas “C” (MV).

As Types A1 and A2 but M# with “C”, "CG" or "CW" prefix.
Stamp (including town line and frank) is 100 mm wide.
TM: SL
A. M# with “C” prefix
A. M# with “CG” prefix
B. M# with “CW” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. With 4-digit impression counter high above town line




Monaco stamp type A3point1.jpg


A3.1. Havas “C" (rebuilt) and “G” (MV).

Similar to Type A3 but the stamp (including town line and frank) is 75 mm wide.
A. M# with “CG” prefix
B. M# with “G” prefix
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Monaco stamp type A4.jpg

A4. Havas “K” (MV).

M# with “K” prefix.
A. “POSTES” curved MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. “POSTES” straight MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: SL stacked at left
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0.oo




Monaco stamp type A5A.jpg

A5. Havas “M” (MV).

Frank wider than tall.
A. M# with “M” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. M# with “MG” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. M# with “MW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F
a. TM line at top rather than bottom




Monaco stamp type A6.jpg


A6. Secap “N” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

“POSTES” only slightly curved.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: SL stacked below frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000






Monaco stamp type A7A.jpg

A7. Secap “NA”, “ND” and “NE” (MV).

“POSTES” only slightly curved.
A. M# with “NA” prefix
B. M# with “ND” prefix
C. M# with “NE” prefix
D. M# with “NK” prefix
E. M# with “NAW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
F. M# with “NEW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 0 0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00




Monaco stamp type A8.jpg


A8. Satas “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

“POSTES” curved.
M# with “SC” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F





Monaco stamp type A9.jpg


A9. Satas “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

“POSTES” curved.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





Monaco stamp type A10.jpg


A10. Satas “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A9 but TM SC with tall date figures.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





Monaco stamp type A11.jpg

A11. Satas “R” (MV).

“POSTES” curved.
TM: SC
A. M# with “SR” or “S.R.” prefix
B. M# with “SRW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Monaco stamp type A12.jpg

A12. Satas “J” (MV).

Date figures tall.
“POSTES” curved.
M# with “SJ” or “S.J” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




Monaco stamp type A13.jpg


A13. Satas “F” (MV).

“POSTES” curved.
Date figures tall.
M# with “SF” prefix.
TM: SC MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





Monaco stamp type A14.jpg

A14. Satas “L” (MV).

“POSTES” curved.
Date figures very short.
A. M# with “SL” prefix
B. M# with “SL W” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★ 0 0 0



Monaco stamp type A15.jpg

A15. Havas “P” (MV).

“POSTES” straight or curved.
M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg★000
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Monaco stamp type A16.jpg

A16. Havas “T” (MV).

“POSTES” curved.
Value figures relatively small.
Date figures with stops after D and before Y.
A. M# with “T” prefix
B. M# with “TW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Monaco stamp type A17.jpg


A17. Havas ”R” (MV).

“POSTES” curved.
M# with “R” or “RC” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00




Monaco stamp type A18.jpg

A18. SMH/Alcatel (Neopost) (MV).

“POSTES” curved.
Value figures relatively small.
A. M# with “F” prefix
B. M# with “FW” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Monaco stamp type A19.jpg

A19. Secap (MV).

“POSTES” slightly curved.
Date figures widely spaced.
A. M# with “NC” prefix. Date with stops after D and M
B. M# with “NL” prefix. Date without stops
C. M# with “NP” prefix. Date without stops
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 (NC) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00 (NL) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (NP)




Monaco stamp type A20.jpg

A20. Satas (MV).

“POSTES” small, slightly curved.
Date figures widely spaced.
A. M# with “SG” prefix. Date with stops after D and M
B. M# with “SK” prefix. Date without stops. Value figures relatively small
C. M# with “SV” prefix. Date with stops after D and M
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (SG) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 (SK) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00 (SV)








GROUP B: With Euro sign in frank, inscribed “€ MONACO” or “€ PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO”Edit


Monaco stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Satas (MV).

“LA POSTE” straight at bottom above M#.
Date figures widely spaced with stops after D and M.
M# with “SG” prefix.
A. M# with “SE” prefix
B. M# with “SG” prefix
C. M# with “HR” prefix
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 (SG) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00 (SE)



Monaco stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Secap (MV).

As Type B1 but date without stops.
M# with “NP” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00




Monaco stamp type B3.jpg


B3. Neopost (MV).

Nearly identical in appearance to Type B1, but M# has “R” or “HR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00





Monaco stamp type B4.jpg


B4. Neopost (MV).

Date figures narrowly spaced with stops centered after D and M.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000





Monaco stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Secap (MV).

Wide frank, nearly square.
Date figures with stops after D and M.
M# with “NX” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,00




Monaco stamp type B6.jpg


B6. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Wide, square frank as Type B5.
Date figures with dashes between D and M and Y.
M# with “HC” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00




Monaco stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Secap (MV).

As Type B2 but inscribed “PRINCIPAUTE / DE MONACO”.
M# with “NP” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000



Monaco stamp type B8.jpg


B8. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank similar in size and shape to Type B5, but value figures are smaller and widely spaced.
M# with “BP” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00




Monaco stamp type B8point1.jpg


B8.1. Pitney Bowes “A or B900” (MV).

As Type B8 but the frank is wider and the value figures are larger.
M# with “BE” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00




Monaco stamp type B9.jpg

B9. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital).

Frank slightly wider than tall.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “BN” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00
a. With M# prefix “OBN”




Monaco stamp type B10.jpg

B10. Satas (digital).

Frank upright as with Types B1 through B4 but town mark is rectangle as with Type B7.
M# with “SB”, “SBA” or “SC” prefix.
Value figures thick and narrow.
TM: rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,00




Monaco stamp type B11.jpg


B11. Neopost (digital).

Frank wider than tall as with Types B5 and B6 but with “LA POSTE” at top below country name.
M# with “HD”, “HH”, “HK” or "HY" prefix.
TM: rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,00




Monaco stamp type B12.jpg


B12. Satas (digital).

Frank is nearly identical in appearance to Type B11 but M# with “SM”, “SP” or “SX” prefix.
TM: rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000,00




Monaco stamp type B13.jpeg


B13. Pitney Bowes/SECAP, various models (digital).

Upright frank as with Type B10 except "LA POSTE" is above the value figures.
Meter number prefix "VB".
TM: SL in rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000,00









GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by Post Office meters and imprintersEdit


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PO1. Secap “Junior” (MV).

Very similar to Type A19B, but M# with “N1” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00,00





Types PO2 and up are known printed on self-adhesive labels with the following underprint designs:
A. Panel at left with bird border, comet tail at right (light blue)
B. Birds in flight with full moon (light blue)
C. Monte Carlo Castle (pink and gray)
The stamps illustrated below all show underprint C.


Monaco stamp type PO2.jpg

PO2. SERCEM (digital).

Text applied digitally in black to a preprinted self-adhesive label with design in pink and gray consisting of castle at left and lozenges at right.
Frank similar in design to previous types.
TM SL stacked at left within rectangular border open at sides.
Date, hour and value figures tall (~3 mm).
M# with “GO2 PC” or "GO3 PC" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000,00




Monaco stamp type PO3.jpg


PO3. Olivetti “PR50” (digital).

Similar to type PO2 but the frank and TM have no frames.
Date, hour and value figures short (~2 mm).
M# with “G04 PC” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000,00




Monaco stamp type PO4.jpg


PO4. Unisys (digital).

Similar to Type PO3 but wirh dual value figures with francs (FRF) above euros (EUR).
M# with “G03 PC” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0,00






It is a safe assumption to expect a type similar to PO4 but with value figures only in euros exists. This would be type PO5.






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Last modified on 28 December 2013, at 19:46