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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Netherlands

NetherlandsEdit

  • Postage meters were first used in the Netherlands in 1925.
  • All stamps inscribed “NEDERLAND” or “Nederland” except some Postage Due issues with town name “AMSTERDAM” replacing the country name.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance of the frank and use:
A – entwined snakes at sides
B – straight line ornaments at sides
C – dentate lines at sides
D – ‘bird’ design
E – open frank, without ornament
F – winged helmet of Mercury and post horn at top outward at the left end
G – curled ornaments at sides
H – complex curved frame outward at the left end
I – post horns at sides
J – cross-hatching at sides offices
K – ‘petal’ design
L – ‘3-D’ box frame
M – semi-circles along one or more sides
N – “P/T/T” at the sides
P – rectangle with two curved inner horizontal lines
Q – open frank, two curved inner horizontal lines
R – open frank with two straight horizontal inner lines
S – open frank with horizontal digital barcode
PC – stamps generated by personal computer systems or downloaded from the internet
PO – stamps generated by machines found only in post offices
PD – stamps used only to collect Postage Due
PP – stamps used only for Parcel Post


NOTE: Several Group designations have been changed from the printed catalog. The former Group P has been re-catalogued as Group PC. Groups Q, R, and S have been bumped back to P, Q, and R respectively. Former Groups PO-C and PO-D are now Groups PD and PP.


GROUP A: Frank with entwined snakes at sidesEdit


Netherlands stamp type A1A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type A1B.jpg
Netherlands stamp type A1aa.jpg

A1. Universal, “NZ” (FV-6), 7 September 1925.

No outer frame lines, "CENT" at top, "NEDERLAND" at bottom.
Entwined snakes at sides.
Large postage value in center with M# below.
M# 1-10, 12, 15-24.
A. Frank red, town mark black
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7½, 10, 12½, 15¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½, 20, 25, 30, 40¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg12, 50¢, 1F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2F50 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
B. Frank and town mark both red
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7½, 10, 12½, 15¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½, 12, 20, 25, 40¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
TM: SL at left with horizontal lines above and below
a. Meter no. 17 in magenta-pink rather than red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $10]








GROUP B: Frank with straight line ornaments at sidesEdit


Netherlands stamp type B1.jpg
Netherlands stamp type B1a.jpg

B1. Francotyp "A” (MV), 27 September 1927. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Large frank without complete outer frame line.
"CENT / POSTERIJEN" at bottom.
Maze-like arrangement of lines at sides.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number centered or raised between TM and frank.
M# below frank.
Spacing ~60-62 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Rectangular TM at left with dentate ornaments at top and bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)
a. M# centered between TM and frank (M# 111)
b. Without impression counter number (M# 106)
c. With TM as found on Type CA1 (M# 111)







Netherlands stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Francotyp “B" (MV), 1927. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type B1 but wider spacing, ~ 75 mm, between centers of date and value figures.
Four-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
Meters 101, 104, 105, 107 and 156.
Rectangular TM at left with dentate ornaments at top and bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)








GROUP C: Frank with dentate (toothed) lines at sidesEdit

SUB-GROUP CA: Teeth at both sides of the frankEdit




Netherlands stamp type CA1.jpg

CA1. Francotyp "A” (MV), 1929.

"NEDERLAND" at top is wider than rest of frank, "CENT" at bottom, ‘teeth’ at both sides.
With or without impression counter number centered between TM and frank.
M# below frank without prefix.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 60-62 mm.
TM with town name at top, ‘teeth’ both inside and outside at sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (½)MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)
a. M# doubled, below frank and between TM and frank (M# 111)
b. Town name at bottom of TM (M# 137)
c. Without town in TM (M# 102, 103)



Netherlands stamp type CA2.jpg


CA2. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type CA1 but spacing between centers of date and value figures wider, ~ 75 mm.
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank.
M#s 104 and 333 only.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00(½)




Netherlands stamp type CA3.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA3c.jpg


CA3. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1929.

As Types CA1 and CA2 but spacing between centers of date and value figures 77-79 mm.
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank.
M# with “F”, “FR” or without prefix.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg000
a. Without town name at top of the TM frame
b. With angular rather than squared value figures (M# 339 seen)
c. Without frank, value figures only: MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0(½)









Netherlands stamp type CA4.jpg


CA4. Francotyp “AN" (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank as Types CA1-3 but spacing between centers of date and value figures 66-68 mm.
M# with “F”, “FR” or without prefix.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides, date without stops
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Netherlands stamp type CA5A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA5B.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA5C.jpg



CA5. Francotyp "Cc" (MV), 1951.

As previous CA types but date figures have stops after day and before year.
M# with “F” or “FR” prefix.
A. Wide spacing, 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures
B. Medium spacing, 40 mm between centers of date and value figures
C. (1965) Narrow spacing, 32 mm between centers of date and value figures
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg000












Netherlands stamp type CA6.jpg


CA6. Francotyp “A9000” (MV), 1962.

Very similar to Type CA5 but date figures are more widely spaced with no stop between M and Y.
M# with “FR” prefix, 8668 and up.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. TM with line under town name



Netherlands stamp type CA7A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA7B.jpg



CA7. Francotyp “Cc" (MV), 1965.

"NEDERLAND" at top no wider than main body of design.
M# with "FR" prefix below bottom frame line.
Date figures with stops between D and M, and M and Y.
A. “NEDERLAND” in freestanding letters
B. “NEDERLAND” in connected letters
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0000 (Value figures known both oval and angular)







Netherlands stamp type CA8A.jpg


CA8. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1971.

Similar to Type CA3 but "NEDERLAND" at top no wider than main body of design.
M# with “FR” prefix.
A. “NEDERLAND” in freestanding letters
B. “NEDERLAND” in connected letters (not shown)
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000



Netherlands stamp type CA9A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA9B.jpg



CA9. Francotyp “A9000" (MV), 1968.

Similar to Type CA6 but "NEDERLAND" at top no wider than main body of design.
Date figures wide without stop between M and Y.
M# with "FR" prefix, 8670 and up.
A. “NEDERLAND” in freestanding letters
B. “NEDERLAND” in connected letters
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ●000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0000 (Value figures found both oval and angular)
a. TM with line under town name






Netherlands stamp type CA10.jpg


CA10. Francotyp “CM10000” (MV).

Similar to Type CA9 but date figures with stops between D and M, and M and Y, and value figures are thinner.
M# with “FR” prefix, 17758 and up.
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Netherlands stamp type CA11A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA11B.jpg



CA11. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1982.

“NEDERLAND” unframed at top.
No ‘teeth’ at sides of “CENT”.
Date figures with stops between D and M, and M and Y.
M# with “FR” prefix below frank.
A. Spacing 40 mm between centers of date and value figures
B. Spacing 33 mm between centers of date and value figures
TM: SL with singly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000






Netherlands stamp type CA12.jpg


CA12. Francotyp “MS5” (MV), 1982.

As Type CA11 but value figures narrower and date field narrower.
M# with “FR” prefix, 22168 and up.
TM: SL with singly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Netherlands stamp type CA13.jpg


CA13. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Similar to Type CA11 but date figures widely spaced without stop between M and Y.
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ●000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0000




Netherlands stamp type CA14.jpg


CA14. Francotyp “CM 10000” (MV).

As Type CA11 but value figures narrower, and spacing between centers of date and value figures is 37-38 mm.
M# with “FR” prefix, 22168 and up.
TM: SL with singly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg◆000




Netherlands stamp type CA15.jpg


CA15. Francotyp “EFS 3000” (MV), 1987.

Nearly identical to Type CA12 but date field slightly wider with stop between M and Y much closer to M.
M# with “FR” prefix, 50003 and up.
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides, or with singly dentated line at left only without bottom line
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Netherlands stamp type CA16A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA16B.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA16C.jpg



CA16. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1950.

Single outer frame line with three compound teeth at each side.
"NEDERLAND" at top wider than rest of design.
M# with "U" prefix at bottom below frame line.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Narrow spacing
C. TM lowered with 4-digit impression counter number above, date figures small (U170, 177 and 205 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: DC Date figures large (3 mm) or small (2 mm)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point starburst.jpg000



Netherlands stamp type CA17.jpg


CA17. Universal "Simplex" (LV-25), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type CA13 but smaller frank and wider spacing.
"NEDERLAND" same width as rest of design.
M# with "US" prefix, 501-543.
TM: DC or in arc with address below
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1¢ to 25¢



Netherlands stamp type CA18.jpg


CA18. Pitney Bowes-GB "Automax" (MV), 1961.

Very similar to Type CA13 but with "GULDEN" instead of "CENT" at bottom.
Value figures are smaller and of uniform thickness.
M# with "P.B." prefix at bottom, either centered or to the left.
M#s 400-540.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.00



Netherlands stamp type CA19.jpg

CA19. Pitney Bowes-GB "5349" series (MV).

Similar to Type CA15 but smaller.
Value figures lower than date figures.
“CENT" above value figures.
M# with "P.B. prefix breaks lower frame line.
M#s 1001-1827.
TM: DC or in arc
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Netherlands stamp type CA20A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type CA20B.jpg



CA20. Frama (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Large horizontal rectangle with teeth at both sides.
Top and bottom wider than rest of design.
Meter number very small, vertical at either left or right side of frank.
M#s FM1-7 only.
A. Frank 36 x 28-29 mm. TM large or small, M# at left
B. Frank 40-41 x 31-32 mm. Small TM with circles close together, M# at right
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00










SUB-GROUP CB: Frank with teeth at right, straight line or open at leftEdit



Netherlands stamp type CB1.jpg

CB1. Hasler "F22" (MV), 1929.

Frank variable in size ranging from 35 to 38 mm wide.
Wide teeth with ornaments at right side only.
Left leg of first "N" of NEDERLAND extends downward.
M# with "H" or “HR” prefix at lower right.
TM similar to frank.
Five-digit impression counter number may or may not be present between TM and frank.
Date figures have stop centered after Year.
F/V: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00◇
a. Without town mark

NOTE: The first and last lozenges (◇) in the value line are ornaments and not part of the value figures. The list of value figures (V/F) shows only the figures which contribute to the postage value, e.g. V/F ◇00◇ appears in the stamp as ◇◇00◇◇ and can print a maximum postage value of ◇9999◇. The stamp shown in the illustration can print a maximum value of ◇999◇.



Netherlands stamp type CB2.jpg


CB2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1992.

Frank and TM mirror each other with dentation at right of frank and left of TM.
M# with “FR” prefix below frank.
TM: SL as shown, dentate ornament at left
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000



Netherlands stamp type CB3.jpg

CB3. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV), 1992.

Similar to Type CB2 but value figures narrower.
Meter number in 20,000 series
M# with “FR” prefix.
TM: SL as shown, dentate ornament at left
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. TM: DC, complete or truncated at bottom
b. TM: SL with dentate ornaments at both sides



Netherlands stamp type CB4.jpg


CB4. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV), 1992.

Nearly identical to Type CB3 but meter number 50,003 and up.
M# with “FR” prefix.
TM: SL as shown
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Circular town mark truncated at bottom




Netherlands stamp type CB5.jpg


CB5. Francoptyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital), 1992.

As Type CB3 but narrower spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “FR” prefix, 50452 and up.
TM: SL as shown
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. TM: SL with connected solid blocks at left and line under town at top






GROUP D: Frank with ‘bird’ designEdit


Netherlands stamp type D1.jpg

D1. Komusina “D” (MV), 1930. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank in shape of bird with head at center-left touching TM.
"NEDERLAND" at top.
M# with "K" prefix, at center-right.
Two lines above and two below dove's head connect frank to TM.
One diagonal line above and below M# (K101 only).
5-digit Impression counter number vertical at far left.
TM: SC
F/V: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00*



Netherlands stamp type D2.jpg

D2. Komusina “D” (MV), 1930. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type D1 but smaller frank with no lines over or under dove's head.
“NEDERLAND” does not touch the top frame line.
Two diagonal lines above and below M#.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: SC
F/V: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00*
a. "Mod. 4" instead of meter number, used by Komusina in 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
b. Postal Service stamp. With slogan "HOOFDBESTUUR DER POSTERIJEN/ TELEGRAFIE EN TELEFONIE" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

NOTE: Proofs with meter number as “Mod.5” and “Mod.6” exist but are not known used. “Mod.4” (D2a) was used on actual mail.



Netherlands stamp type D3.jpg


D3. Krag “20” (MV), 1974.

Upright rectangle with rounded corners.
Bird with letter in mouth below "NEDERLAND" at top.
M# with "KR" prefix below bottom frame line, 101-495.
TM: arc with address below, or DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Slogan in blue, green, black or brown







GROUP E: Open frank, without ornamentEdit


Netherlands stamp type E1.jpg

E1. Neopost (LV-6), 1931.

Frank without outer frame lines.
"NEDERLAND" at top, four dashes and M# at bottom.
M# with "N" prefix, 250-323.
TM: SC with dashed rim
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1 , 1½ , 2 , 3 , 5 , 7½ , 10 , 12 , 12½ , 15 , 20 , 25¢
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½ , 4 , 6 , 7¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4½ , 30 , 35 , 45 , 50¢ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



Netherlands stamp type E2.jpg

E2. Pitney Bowes-GB "5349" series (MV), 1971. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Special stamp used in the Queen’s residence, inscribed "koninklijk huis" (royal house) at bottom of TM.
Frameless design with "nederland/ cent" at top.
M# with "PB" prefix, 1456-1459 and 1610.
Royal crest surrounds date.
Meter number at bottom right
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



Netherlands stamp type E3.jpg


E3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5349” (MV), 1983. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type E2 but the meter number is larger and between the TM and frank.
M# PB 7312 only.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000






GROUP F: Frank with winged helmet of Mercury and post horn at topEdit

  • NOTE: In some, but not all machines, the first and occasionally last lozenges () in the value line are ornaments and not part of the value figures.


Netherlands stamp type F1.jpg

F1. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1937. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

"NEDERLAND" above helmet and post horn.
Frame lines at right and bottom.
At left are 8 to 10 horizontal lines.
M# with "H" or "HR" prefix below helmet.
With or without 5-digit impression counter number above TM.
Date figures with stop centered after Y and lower in relation to value figures.
TM is arc with horizontal lines above
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg◇00◇ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇◇0◇
a. Date only, without town mark



Netherlands stamp type F2.jpg



F2. Hasler "F88" (MV).

Nearly identical to Type F1 but date without stop at right centered after the year figure.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇0◇ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇00◇ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇◇0◇ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇◇00
a. Without date/town mark




Netherlands stamp type F3.jpg


F3. Hasler "F88/F66" (MV).

As Type F2 but date and value figures are on the same level.
M# with "HR" prefix.
TM is an arc with or without horizontal lines or address below.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇000
a. Without TM



Netherlands stamp type F4.jpg


F4. Hasler “F99” (MV), 1956.

As Type F3 but value figures are smaller.
M# with “HR” prefix, 1500-1588.
TM is arc with four lines or two lines and address below.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◇◇00 seen






GROUP G: Frank with curled ornaments at sidesEdit


Netherlands stamp type G1.jpg

G1. Safag “2” (MV), 1948.

No outer frame line.
"NEDERLAND" at top, "CENT" at bottom center, fancy curlicue ornaments at sides.
Meter number below "NED" at upper left.
M# in 500-538 series with "SA" prefix.
TM: SC with curlicue at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (SA 536 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. Postal Service stamp: With large slogan containing "PTT" in center. (M# 504) (Varieties exist)
b. Printed in purple






GROUP H: Frank with complex curvesEdit


Netherlands stamp type H1.jpg

H1. Sima (MV), 1949. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Known only by postal records, used examples unknown]

Upright frank somewhat resembling a piece of body armor, with curved bulges at the sides and concave indentations at top and bottom.
M# S103 only.
TM with AMSTERDAM arched at top of curved frame and petaled ornament at bottom.
A single machine was trialed for a short time before the authorization was revoked due to technical problems.
No examples are known to survive.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000







GROUP I: Frank with post horns at sidesEdit


Netherlands stamp type I1.jpg

I1. Postalia “P” (MV), 1951.

"NEDERLAND" at top with two lines below.
Two vertical lines below post horns, single frame line at bottom.
M# with "P" or "PR" prefix in bottom panel.
Spacing wide or narrow.
TM: DC complete or truncated at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Netherlands stamp type I2.jpg


I2. Postalia “PS4” (MV), 1982.

Spacing between TM and frank 11 mm.
M# with “PR” prefix, 10001-10624.
TM: DC complete or truncated at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Netherlands stamp type I3.jpg


I3. Postalia “NEF 300” (MV), 1987.

Wider frank with spacing between TM and frank 13 mm.
M# with “PR” prefix, 50001-50041.
TM: DC truncated at bottom
V/F MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Netherlands stamp type I4.jpg
Netherlands stamp type I4a.jpg


I4. Frama “F70” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Large horizontal rectangle, 39/40 x 32/33 mm, with single line frame open at sides.
Post horns centered at sides.
Small rectangles in bottom corners with M# between.
M# with "FM" prefix, 01 and up.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. Large meter number


Netherlands stamp type I5.jpg


I5. Neopost "205” (MV), 1966.

Frank 24 mm wide with no outer frame line.
Post horns alone at sides.
"CENT" above meter number at bottom.
M# with "RN" prefix, 499 and up.
TM: BIC, SC, arc with address below
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000



Netherlands stamp type I6.jpg


I6. Neopost "405/505" (MV), 1972. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type I5 but wider.
M# with “RN” prefix, 656-671.
TM BIC or arc with address below
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Netherlands stamp type I7.jpg

I7. Frama “F70/F100” (MV).

Very similar to Type I2 but smaller, 32 x 26 mm, and post horns are closer to the bottom.
M# with “FM” prefix, 820 and up.
Value figures 6 mm tall and thick.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. Post Office stamp: "POSTDISTRICT" or "POSTKANTOOR" in TM
b. Post Office stamp for supplementing postage on short paid mail sent abroad: As a, with "EXPEDITIE" at bottom of TM or below TM
c. Post Office stamp for Postage Due: As a, with "TE BETALEN PORT" below frank, printed in blue



Netherlands stamp type I8.jpg


I8. Frama “EPS” (MV).

As Type I7 but value figures shorter at 4.5 mm and not as thick.
M# with “FM” prefix, 50000 and up.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000



Netherlands stamp type I9.jpg


I9. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

Value figures very tall and large.
M# with “FM” prefix, 70001 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Image needed.jpg



I10. Frama “Ecomail” (digital), 1998.

Reported. Image needed.




Netherlands stamp type I11.jpg


I11. Frama “MailSpirit” (digital), 2001.

As Types I7-9 but and date and value figures are lower in the design with “CENT” touching the bottom frame line.
M# with “FM” prefix, 40000 and up.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Netherlands stamp type I12.jpg

I12. Neopost "205" or "2205" (MV), 1972.

Frank 24 x 25 mm with single lines at top and bottom.
Similar to Type I3 but post horns have horizontal lines added.
"NEOPOST" at bottom left.
M# with “RN” prefix at bottom right, 702 and up.
Date figures tall (205) or short (2205).
With or without small ornament right of the meter number.
TM SC or in arc with address below
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
a. Slogan in green, blue or black



Netherlands stamp type I13.jpg


I13. Neopost "405/505" (MV), 1972.

Frank 31 x 24 mm, wider than Type I12 and with double lines at top and bottom.
Mouthpiece of post horns very curved.
NEOPOST" at bottom left.
M# with “RN” prefix (671-981) at bottom right next to small ornament in corner.
TM SC or in arc with address below
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I14. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1976.

As Type I14 but single line at top and bottom, and the mouthpieces of the post horns are not as curled.
Without the little ornament in lower right corner.
Frank 31 x 24 mm.
M# with “RN” prefix, 984-2533.
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Netherlands stamp type I15a.jpg

I15. Neopost “EFM” (MV).

Frank 29/30 x 25/26 mm.
Similar to Type I14 but frank slightly taller and not as wide.
Single lines at top and bottom.
NEOPOST" at bottom left, M# with “RN” prefix (2534 and up) at bottom right.
TM SC or in arc with address below
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a. Printed in green (shown)


Netherlands stamp type I16.jpg


I16. Neopost “SM26” (digital), 1998.

As Type I16 but smaller.
The address includes the word “POSTCODE”.
M# with “RN” prefix, 9000-9050 and 50035 up.
TM: SL within rectangle
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Netherlands stamp type I17.jpg


I17. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV), 1978.

Horizontal rectangle with complete outer frame line.
Small post horns in lower corners with meter number between.
M# with “HR” prefix, 4000 and up.
TM: DC
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I18. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type I17 but slightly wider spacing between centers of date and value figures (40 mm vs. 37 mm).
M# with “HR” prefix, 50000 and up.
TM: DC
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I19. Neopost “SM24/SM26” ? (digital).

Nearly identical to Type I11 but M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
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GROUP J: Frank with cross-hatching at the sidesEdit


Netherlands stamp type J1.jpg


J1. Satas “C" (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Frank with curved frame lines at top and bottom and cross-hatching at sides.
M# at upper right, S101-104 only.
TM: straight-line with slogan above
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GROUP K: Frank with ‘petal’ designEdit


Netherlands stamp type K1.jpg


K1. Neopost "Frankmaster 305" (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Frank with simulated perforation outer border and petal design at sides.
This design is very similar to Great Britain, Group B.
M# with "RN" prefix, 001-011.
TM: DC
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GROUP L: Frank with ‘3-D’ box frameEdit


Netherlands stamp type L1A.jpg

L1. Satas “Baby” and “Rotary” (MV).

Unusual frame which appears to represent a rounded-corner square within another.
The external square has the upper right and lower left corners truncated.
"NEDERLAND" above frame.
M# with "SR" prefix, 101 and up.
A. M# below bottom frame line, “CENT” large
B. M# small below small “CENT” (not shown)
TM mimics frank with date figures tall or short
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L2. Satas “Baby” (MV).

As Type L1B but frank frame is solid between the squares.
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GROUP M: Frank with semi-circles along one or more sidesEdit


Netherlands stamp type M1.jpg

M1. Pitney Bowes-GB "5349" series (MV), 1972.

Horizontal design with single line at top and bottom.
Six semi-circles along right side.
"Nederland" at top right with stylized crown to its left.
Below crown are three short horizontal lines with M# below that.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with "PB" or “P.B.” prefix, 1001 and up.
TM: DC or in arc
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M2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6500” (MV), 1988.

As Type M1 but with “ct” immediately below “nd” of “Nederland”.
Bottom line of frank starts to the left of the meter number.
M# with “PB” prefix, 60001 and up.
TM: DC or in arc
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Netherlands stamp type M3.jpg

M3. Pitney Bowes-GB "6300" series (MV), 1972.

Similar to Type M1 but date and value figures are on the same level.
With "ct" at right of value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC or in arc
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M4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV), 1992.

As Type M3 but larger frank with extra line right of the meter number.
The value figures are slightly smaller than with Type M3.
M# with “PB” prefix, 13002-14664.
TM: DC
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M5. Pitney Bowes-GB "6900" (MV), 1987.

Nearly identical to Type M4, but M# PB 40001 and up.
TM: DC
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a. Slogan in blue, green or black



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M6. Pitney Bowes-GB "Paragon" (MV), 1993.

Large design with nine semi-circles at right side.
M# with “P.B.” prefix, 61001 and up.
TM: DC
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M7. Pitney Bowes-GB "A900/B900" (MV), 1994.

Similar to Type M2 but frank is wider, and value figures are larger.
M# with “PB” prefix, 60500-60999 and 65001 up.
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type M8.jpg

M8. Pitney Bowes-GB “5349” ( MV), 1971.

“Nederland” small.
Only four semicircles at right side.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: SL.
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NOTE: This stamp was used only by the Dutch Royal Family.



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M9. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 1997.

Without frame lines at top and bottom.
Town name horizontal at top left.
Column of numbers at far left.
M# with “P.B.” prefix, 51001 and up.
TM: SL
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M10. Telefrank “Standard (E)” (semi-digital), 2000.

Upright frank with semi-circles at top and left, straight line at bottom and right.
The date and value figures are printed digitally, but the rest of the stamp is printed from a solid die.
M# with “TF” prefix, 50003 and up.
TM: DC
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GROUP N: removedEdit

  • Stamps previously cataloged in Group N have been moved to Group PO-C.





GROUP P: Horizontal rectangle with two inner lines at top and bottom that curve outward at the left sideEdit


Netherlands stamp type P1.jpg

P1. Frama “F100” (MV).

Crown and "PTTPOST" at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left and “ct” at right.
M# with “# FM” prefix below value figures.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
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P2. Frama “EPS” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type P1 but value figures are thinner and smaller.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ ★000




Image needed.jpg



P3. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

Reported. Image needed.







GROUP Q: Open frank with one or two horizontal inner lines curving outward at leftEdit

SUB-GROUP QA: Column of connected solid blocks at right sideEdit



Netherlands stamp type QA1.jpg


QA1. Francotyp-Postalia “Cc” (MV).

Crown and “PTTPOST” at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left of value figures and “ct” at right.
Value figures large. M# with “# FR” prefix.
TM: SL with dentate lines at both sides
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QA2. Postalia “PS4” (MV).

As Type QA1 but value figures smaller and narrower.
M# with “# PR” prefix.
TM: DC truncated at bottom
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QA3. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV).

Very similar to Type QA2 but wider date field, and M# with “# FR” prefix.
TM: SL with single-dentate line at left, or DC truncated at bottom
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Netherlands stamp type QA4.jpg

QA4. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS 3000” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type QA3 but slightly wider with 40 mm between centers of date and value figures rather than 36 mm.
M# with “# FR” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST” (not shown)
TM: SL with dentate line at left, or SL with column of connected solid blocks at left (shown)
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Netherlands stamp type QA5.jpg

QA5. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” and “OptiMail” (digital).

As Type QA1 but value figures are smaller.
M# with “# FR” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST” (not shown)
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: SL with single-dentate line at left and no horizontal lines, or SL with column of connected solid blocks at left (shown)
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SUB-GROUP QB: Vertical, straight line at right sideEdit



Netherlands stamp type QB1.jpg

QB1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Crown and postal ID at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left of value figures and “ct” at right.
M# with “# HR” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QB2.jpg


QB2. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type QB1 but slightly wider spacing between centers of date and value figures, 40 mm vs. 37 mm with Type QB1.
M# with “# HR” prefix.
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QB3.jpg


QB3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Relatively short frank with “TPGPOST” at top.
M# with “# PB” prefix.
TM: DC
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QB4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Horizontal line at top only, “NEDERLAND” below line at top.
M# with “# PB” prefix at bottom, in 40000 series.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QB5.jpg

QB5. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Very similar to type QB4 but date field wider and value figures slightly closer together.
M# with “# PB” prefix at bottom, in 61000 series.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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QB6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type QB3 but value figures are much larger.
M# with “# PB” prefix at bottom.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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SUB-GROUP QC: No ornament or line at rightEdit



Netherlands stamp type QC1.jpg

QC1. Frama “MailSpirit” (digital).

Crown and postal service name at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left of value figures and “ct” at right.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QC2.jpg


QC2. Frama “MailSpirit” (digital).

As Type QC1 but inner line at top only with “NEDERLAND” below the line.
Inscribed “PTTPOST”.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QC3.jpg


QC3. Frama “MailMax” (digital), 2002.

As Type QC1 but value figures much larger.
Inscribed “TPGPOST”.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QC4B.jpg


QC4. Frama “EcoMail” (digital).

Nearly identical to Type QC3 but meter number much larger.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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QC5. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital).

Similar to Type QC1 but much wider design.
Two columns of numbers left of town mark.
M# with “# PB” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: SL
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Netherlands stamp type QC6A.jpg

QC6. Pitney Bowes “DM” (digital), 2004.

Similar to Type QC5 but value figures thick and with single column of numbers at left of TM.
A. Inscribed “TPG POST”
B. Inscribed “TNT POST”
TM: SL
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Netherlands stamp type QC7B.jpg

QC7. Neopost “EFM” (MV).

Value figures thin.
Date figures wide with stop between M and Y tight up against M.
M# with “# RN” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: Double arc with address below
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Netherlands stamp type QC8A.jpg


QC8. Neopost “IJ25” (digital), 2002.

Nearly identical to type QC2 except M# has “#RN” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QC9A.jpg

QC9. Neopost “IJ MailStar” (digital), 2002.

Similar to Type QC8 but value figures are not as narrow and more widely spaced.
M# with “#RN” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QC10.jpg

QC10. Neopost “IJ35/45” (MV), 2003.

Lines at both top and bottom.
Value figures raised in relation to date figures.
Inscribed “TPGPOST”.
M# with “# RN” prefix.
Value figures thick and narrow.
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QC11.jpg

QC11. Telefrank “Standard E” (semi-digital).

Lines at both top and bottom.
Inscribed “PTTPOST”.
Date and value figures on same level.
Date and value figures applied digitally while frame and TM applied by solid die.
Value figures somewhat blocky.
M# with “# TF” prefix.
TM: DC
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Netherlands stamp type QC12.jpg

QC12. Telefrank “Vario” (digital).

Similar to Type QC11 but frank completely digital.
Value figures more rounded.
M# with “# TF” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
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GROUP R: Open frank with two straight horizontal inner linesEdit


Netherlands stamp type R1.jpg

R1. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

Frank and TM mimic each other.
Top of frank contains a crown with “(T)(N)(T) | post”.
“Nederland” below M# at bottom of frank.
M# with "FR” prefix.
Found printed in red or blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 00000 ct
a. Earlier style TM without horizontal lines and with dentate line at left as illustrated for Type RA3



Netherlands stamp type R2.jpg


R2. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

As Type R1 but slightly wider design with large value figures.
M# with “FM” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 00000 ct




Netherlands stamp type R3.jpg


R3. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Type R1 but value figures are thick.
Two columns of numbers/letters are stacked at far left.
M# with “PB” prefix.
Found printed in red or blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 00000 ct



Netherlands stamp type R4.jpg


R4. Neopost (digital).

As Type R1 but top and bottom inscriptions of the frank are smaller.
The lines in the frank extend out far beyond the top and bottom inscriptions.
M# with “RN” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 00000 ct








GROUP S: Open frank with horizontal digital barcode and no town markEdit

* These stamps occasionally include text at upper left under "TNT Post"/"PostNL" as "Afz. #### XX ###". This is the post code of the mailer.




Netherlands stamp type SA1.jpg

S1. Telefrank (digital).

Top of frank contains a crown with “(T)(N)(T) | post” at left and value figures at right.
“Nederland” and date below value figures.
"NetSet at bottom center.
M# with "TF” prefix at bottom right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00



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S2. Neopost (digital).

As Type S1 but much wider design.
M# with "RN" prefix.
A. Characters of Date, "NetSet RN" and meter number are tightly spaced
B. Characters of Date, "NetSet RN" and meter number are thinner and more widely spaced
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Netherlands stamp type SA3.jpg


S3. Frama (digital).

As Type S1 but meter number with "FM" prefix.
Other small differences exist.
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S4. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

As Types S1 and S3 but meter number with "FR" prefix.
Found printed in red or blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00





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S5. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Types S1, S3 and S4 but meter number with "PB" prefix.
A. Bottom of "NetSet PB" is on same level as digital barcode
B. Bottom of "NetSet PB" is higher than the bottom of the barcode
Found printed in magenta-pink or blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00







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Netherlands stamp type S6B.jpg



S6. Frama (digital).

As Type S3 but inscribed "PostNL".
M# with "FM” prefix at bottom right.
More than one meter model produces these stamps, but they are unidentified at the moment.
A. Stamp from first model has no space between "€" and the value figures. Low meter number.
B. With space between "€" and the value figures. High meter number.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00






Netherlands stamp type S7.jpg


S7. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail, Optimail, or Ultimail" (digital).

As Type S6A but M# with "FR” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00




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S8. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Types S6A and S7 but M# with "PB” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00







GROUP PC: Internet (PC) stampsEdit

  • All stamps include a digital barcode field.

SUB-GROUP PC-A: Franks have square digital barcodeEdit



Netherlands stamp type PC-A1.jpg


PC-A1. Neopost “ProMail” (digital).

Frameless design with digital barcode at right.
At right are crown and “PTTPOST”, country name, value figures, and date.
Printed only on labels with fluorescent bars at left and right.
Without town mark.
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Netherlands stamp type PC-A2B.jpg



PC-A2. Unknown (digital).

Large frameless design with large digital barcode at left.
At right are vertical bars above crown and “TPGPOST" with small date below.
Country name and value figures are t bottom.
A. Blank between date and value figures
B. With identification code below date
Without town mark
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SUB-GROUP PC-B: Franks have small horizontal digital barcodeEdit




Netherlands stamp type PC-B1A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type PC-B1B.jpg


PC-B1. Unknown (digital).

Inscribed with crown and (T)(N)(T) | post".
Digital barcode at upper left, 3 + 3 vertical bars at upper right.
Small "NEDERLAND" and ID number below first group of vertical bars.
Value figures below second group of vertical bars
A. crown and "(T)(N)(T) | post" below barcode
B. "PRIORITY logo below barcode, crown and "(T)(N)(T) | post" reading up at far left
Without town mark or date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00






Netherlands stamp type PC-B2B.jpg

PC-B2. Unknown (digital).

As Type PC-B1 but inscribed "PostNL"
Small "NEDERLAND" and ID number below first group of vertical bars.
Value figures below second group of vertical bars
A. "PostNL" below barcode (not shown)
B. "PRIORITY logo below barcode, "PostNL" reading up at far left
Without town mark or date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€0,00








GROUP PO: Stamps generated by machines used only in post officesEdit

SUB-GROUP PO-A: Stamps for regular mailEdit

  • See also Types I7a, b, and c for stamps from Post Office machines.


Netherlands stamp type PO-A1A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type PO-A1B.jpg
Netherlands stamp type PO-A1C.jpg


PO-A1. Frama “Loketfrankeermachine” (MV), 1977.

Frank with post horns at sides as with Group I.
Straight-line town mark with town at top, post office ID at bottom, and date centered.
Date as DD.MM.YY HH (day.month.year hour)
M# with "FM" prefix at bottom center.
A. Small hour figure no larger than the date figures. Found on three trial machines only, all with meter number 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. Hour figure larger than date figures and not as close to the frank as with A. Meter numbers in 2000 and 3000 series (1978)
C. As B but "NEDERLAND" not as tall. Meter numbers in 5000 series (1986)
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NOTE: These machines were gradually removed from service between 1998 and the end of December 2001 which was also the last day before the change from guilder to Euro currency.




Netherlands stamp type PO-A2A.jpg
Netherlands stamp type PO-A2C.jpg
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PO-A2. Hytech “baliefrankeermachine” (digital), 29 May 2001. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Quite scarce. Value unknown]

Upright frank with scalloped sides and straight line panels at top and bottom open at the sides.
“NEDERLAND” in top panel, M# with “HY” prefix in bottom panel.
“CENT” above bottom panel.
Crown and PTTPOST” above date at left.
Used for a short time only.
A. Inscribed "PTTPOST" with full date. Printed on plain white labels
B. Error: Without "PTTPOST" and frame lines. This was generated on one machine only from 7 to 11 June 2001.
C. Printed in black on narrow labels with red and white stripes (upside down). This too is an error as the narrower striped paper was meant for use only after the operating system was changed to print the PO-A3 frank. Several machines generated this stamp on the day of conversion.
Without town name
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NOTE: These stamps have a tendency to fade over time.






Netherlands stamp type PO-A3B.jpg
Netherlands stamp type PO-A3C.jpg

PO-A3. Hytech (digital).

Point-of-sale data printed digitally on to imperforate self-adhesive labels with preprinted design in red consisting of stripes of variable thickness and four tiny crowns + “PTTPOST” or "TGPPOST" stacked near the center.
Point-of-sale data:
"Nederland" above value figures at right
Small date above time at lower left
With or without ID number with "PK" prefix at upper left
Without town mark
A. Label inscribed “PTTPOST”, with "PK" number (not shown)
B. Label inscribed “PTTPOST”, without "PK" number
C. Label inscribed “TPGPOST”, with "PK" number
D. Label inscribed “TPGPOST”, without "PK" number (not shown)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 0,00




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PO-A4. Hytech (digital), 2003.

Similar to Type PO-A3 but with different label stock.
White, self-adhesive label with preprinted design containing crown and “TPGPOST” reading down at left plus other text (street names) in yellow-brown reading down through center left.
A. Label inscribed "TPGPOST", serrated at sides, straight at top and bottom
B. As A, but label has straight edges all around
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 0,00

NOTE: This stamp and the succeeding Hytech stamp designs are found with a thin font (shown here) and a thicker font (shown with Type PO-A7). The thicker font came in to use starting in 2011.






Netherlands stamp type PO-A4C.jpg

PO-A4.1. Hytech (digital).

Similar to Type PO-A4 but without bar at top left.
Underprint paper has "(T)(N)(T) | post" reading down at right.
A. Inscribed "TNT Post"
B. Inscribed "Post NL"
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 0,00




Netherlands stamp type PO-A5.jpg
Netherlands PostNL logo.jpg
Netherlands stamp type PO-A5bb.jpg

PO-A5. Hytech (digital), 2007.

Large horizontal stamps used when the mailing requires a barcode for tracking.
Such services are Registratiion (AANGETEKENDE), Express (GARANTIEPOST), and Parcel Post (PAKKET, BASISPAKKET).

using same label stock as found on Type PO-A4 but with horizontal rather than vertical orientation.

A. Same label stock as found on Type PO-A4 but with horizontal rather than vertical orientation
B. Printed on plain white label
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a. As A but with TNT logo across top
b. As A but with PostNL logo across top (shown)



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PO-A6. Hytech (digital), 29 June 2009. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[A scarce stamp. Value uncertain]

As Type PO-A4 but taller and narrower label with "TNT post" reading up at left.
"Nederland" at top, large value figures in center, and identification number, date and time at bottom right.
ID number with "PKM" prefix
Test stamp used in ten locations in South-Holland for three months only.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg€ 0.00




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PO-A7. Hytech (digital), 2011.

Plain white label with point-of-sale data printed in black.
Bar at upper left above identification number, date and time, and "Nederland".
Value figures at bottom, left of center.
The ID number has a prefix identifying the size of the post office or the type of post office. Those identifying the size have prefix "PK" (PostKantoor = Post Office). Found are PK, PKM, PKMZ, PKL, PKLP, PKLP1, PKXL, and PKXL1. Also found are BP, BP1, and BPF (Business Point Franchise) which identifies the post office as located in a Staples Office Center. Some of these codes are no longer in use.
A. Country name "Nederland"
B. Country name "NEDERLAND"
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a. Printed on 'street name' paper (see PO-A4) with "TNT post" along right edge
b. With vertical bar added at right





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PO-A8. Hytech (digital), 2012.

Similar to Type PO-A4.1 but with "PostNL" at top right.
A. Printed on plain white labels as with PO-A7.
B. Printed on 'street name' paper with "TNT post" along right edge (not shown)
C. As B but with PostNL logo along right edge
This stamp originates at a single small post office in Amsterdam, ID number PK 012950.
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PO-A9. Hytech (digital), December 2013.

Similar to Type PO-A7B but with vertical bar added at right.
For use on international mail a losenge-shaped frame containing "PRIORITY" appears at lower left.
ID number with prefixes as with PO-A7.
A. Domestic use label without "PRIORITY" frame
B. "PRIORITY" frame 19mm wide
C. "PRIORITY" frame 25mm wide, starting 2 January 2014 (shown)
D. "PRIORITY" frame 25mm wide containing small "PostNL" logo, starting mid-July 2014 (shown)
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SUB-GROUP PO-B: Stamps used to supplement postage on short paid mail sent abroadEdit




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PO-B1. Postalia (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright rectangle with single line frame.
"NEDERLAND" at top outside frame.
"POSTKANTOOR" reading up at left, town name reading down at right within frame.
"CENT" at bottom above M#.
M# with "PR" prefix.
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PO-B2. Postalia (MV), 1970. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Rectangle open at bottom with "EXPEDITIE" reading up at left and town name down at right.
“NEDERLAND” at top above frame line.
TM: DC containing "POSTKANTOOR"
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PO-B3. Postalia (MV), 1976. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Upright design with "NEDERLAND" at top and scroll work at sides.
Value and "CENT" in center.
M# with PR" prefix at bottom.
Two machines only, 842 and 2771.
TM: DC contains "POSTKANTOOR"
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SUB-GROUP PO-C: Stamps with "PTT" in the frank, used for franking bulk mailEdit

  • These stamps, previously cataloged under Group N and thought to be private use stamps, were used in post offices to frank bulk mail.
  • Typically in Europe non-metered franking machines, more like cancelers, are used to frank bulk mail. These meters were an exception.






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PO-C1. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1969.

Similar to Type F2 but with stacked “PTT” added at sides.
M# with “HR” prefix.
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PO-C2. Francotyp "A9000" (MV), 1970.

Similar to Type CA9 but with stacked "PTT" replacing teeth at sides.
M# with “FR” prefix.
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PO-C3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1972.

Similar to Type CA10 but with stacked “PTT” replacing teeth at sides.
M# with “FR” prefix.
TM: SL with double-dentate sides
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PO-C4. Postalia (MV), 1970.

Similar to Type I1 but with "PTT" stacked below post horns.
M# with "PR" prefix.
TM: DC or truncated with address below
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PO-C5. Pitney Bowes "5349" series (MV), 1971.

Similar to Type CA18 but with stacked “PTT” replacing teeth at sides.
TM: DC
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PO-C6. Pitney Bowes "5349" (MV), 1973.

Horizontal design similar to Type M1 but with “PTT” stacked at sides.
M# with "P.B." prefix.
TM: DC
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GROUP PD: Stamps used for collecting Postage DueEdit

  • With “TE BETALEN” or “TAXE PERÇUE” and “PORT” in the frank.
  • For another Postage Due stamp see Type I7c.


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PD1. Postalia (MV), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Type PO-A4 but with zigzag line design at sides.
“AMSTEREDAM” at top instead of country name.
Without M#.
In use ten months from 13 May 1952 to 20 March 1953.
TM: nil
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PD2. Postalia (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Very similar to Type PO-A2 but with "TE BETALEN" below "NEDERLAND".
"PORT" at bottom between "CENT" and M#.
Seven loops at the outside of the side ornaments.
Seen printed in blue, light blue-green, or black.
M# with "PR" prefix.
TM: DC
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a. Without meter number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




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PD3. Postalia (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Very similar to Type PD2 but only six loops at the outside of the side ornaments.
The bottom curls extend farther downward.
M# with "PR" prefix.
TM: DC
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PD4. Postalia (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]

As Type PD2 but with “AMSTERDAM” replacing country name at top.
Without country name or M#.
Printed in blue.
In use 18 months from March 1953 to September 1954.
TM: nil
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PD5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

As Type PD2 but with “TAXE PERÇUE” below “NEDERLAND”.
M# PR2700 reported.
TM: DC
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GROUP PP: Stamps used only for Parcel PostEdit

* See also Type PO-A5B for a Parcel Post stamp.



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PP1. Setright (LV), 1965 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Known only by postal records, examples not known]

Horizontal rectangle with single straight-line outer border.
At right, “NEDERLAND” at top and V/F in center.
At left, “AMSTERDAM”/ “Districtspostkantoor”/ date.
Meter number “SR 00000” in small frame at lower left.
One machine used during a short test period to frank parcels (and sometimes letters) mailed to destinations outside the country.
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NOTE: The illustration with 1963 date may be from a proof taken prior to installation or is simply mis-dated.



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PP2. Satas “Guichet” (MV), 1971. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]

Unframed design with “NEDERLAND” above the value figures and “CENT” and the meter number below.
Three machines known: SR1 and SR2 have “PAKKETPOST” at bottom of TM. M# SR3 has “s-GRAVENHAGE-RERKPLEIN” at bottom of TM.
The stamps were printed on tape to be affixed to parcel post address cards and sometimes directly to the card.
Only twelve examples are known to exist, most being mint favor proof tapes with one on a parcel card.
The machines were removed from service in 1976.
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NOTE: Several private local posts operate in the Netherlands. A number of them frank their mail with meter stamps that resemble regular postage meter stamps. These stamps do not contain the country name but usually include the name of the delivery company (“STADSPOST”, “METROPOST”, etc). Examples are shown below.


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