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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/New Zealand

New ZealandEdit

  • One of the earliest countries to use postage meters, the first meter was put on public trial in 1904. New Zealand is the only country to use meters on a commercial, non-experimental basis from 1905 to late 1920.
  • Unlike most other meter-using countries, meter stamps in New Zealand are often printed without a town mark/date stamp and are considered no different from preprinted adhesive postage. As such metered mail is usually found with postal cancelations. If a town mark is present, it is often not canceled.
  • Meter manufacturers in New Zealand:
The Automatic Stamping Machine Co. (ASM) (Ernest Moss), 1904
The Automatic Franking Machine Co. Ltd. (AFM) (Successor to ASM)
New Zealand Franking Machine Co. Ltd. (NZFM) (Robert Wales), 1904
C.R. Hawkins Ltd. (took over AFM and changed the name in 1932)
A.H. Aldridge, 1954
Coin Machines Ltd. (Comac), 1964
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance of frank and function:
A – circular and oval franks
B – upright rectangle
C – horizontal or square rectangle
D – frank without complete outer frame
PO – special stamps generated only in Post Offices
PP – special stamp used only for Parcel Post
PV – stamps from public, self-service, coin-operated machines
OO – special stamps used for Official government mail

NOTE: The early Group A stamps were self-service public vending machine stamps. They have been cataloged in Group A rather than Group PV because of the close developmental relationship they have with other Group A stamps.


GROUP A: Circular and oval franksEdit


New Zealand stamp type A1.jpg

A1. ASM (Moss) model “1”, 1st state (FV-1), 31 March 1904.

One meter only, a public, coin-operated, self-service machine.
Double circular stamp with rings 19.5 and 12 mm in diameter.
Inscribed “N.Z. POSTAL STAMP / No 1” between the circles and “1D / PAID” in the center.
Printed in black from a rubber die.
Postal guidance required the stamps to be postmarked.
A. Used outside the main Post Office at Christchurch, 31 March to 15 April 1904 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$600]
B. Used outside the main Post Office in Wellington from 4 to 23 May 1904 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$900]



New Zealand stamp type A2.jpg


A2. ASM (Moss) model “1”, 2nd state (FV-1), 23 June 1904. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$900]

Almost identical to Type A1 but slightly larger, 21 and 13 mm.
Printed in black with a steel die.
Public, coin-operated, self-service meter used outside the Wellington main Post Office, 23 June to 4 November 1904.
This is from the same machine used for Type A1. Only the frank die was changed.




A3. ASM (Moss) model “2” (FV-2), 11 July to 10 August 1904. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[One cover with 1d stamp known to exist. Value undetermined]

The stamp is identical in appearance to Type A1, but it is from a meter modified for use in a private business setting rather than as a public, self-service meter.
It can be identified by the postmark date which is later than for Type A1 and by the logo in blue of the Christchurch Meat Company on the envelope.
The machine operated by insertion of a Sovereign (£1 coin) which allowed a mix of up to 240 one penny or 480 ½d impressions before re-locking.
It is possible the ½d value was inoperable when the machine was placed with Christchurch Meat.
Meter No. 1 only.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d

NOTE: Souvenir impressions from the machine were made long after its brief period of postal use. These souvenir impressions are all badly warped due to aging of the rubber die and are usually found on small squares of lined paper. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]




New Zealand stamp type A4.jpg


A4. NZFM (Wales) (FV-1), 7 July to early October 1904. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$800]

Narrow, upright double oval with ”N Z” at top.
“ONE PENNY” at bottom, “1D” at the sides, and blank in the center.
Public, coin-operated, self-service meter installed outside the Dunedin Post Office.
Printed in black.



New Zealand stamp type A5.jpg


A5. NZFM (Wales) (FV-1), 10 October 1904 to 7 February, 1905. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$800]

Narrow upright oval as with Type A4 but “NEW ZEALAND” spelled out at top.
“ONE PENNY” at bottom.
“PAID” vertical in the center.
This is from the same machine used for Type A4. Only the frank die was changed.



New Zealand stamp type A6.jpg
A6. ASC (Moss) model “3” (FV-7), 8 February 1906.

Double circles 19 and 11mm in diameter, with “ NEW ZEALAND / POSTAGE PAID” between the circles.
The center contains the postage value above the meter number.
Printed with a metal (zinc) die.
Sovereign (£1 coin)-in-the-slot operation as with Type A3.
Three machines were made:
A. No1, used by Christchurch Meat Co. Two covers (½d stamp and 1d stamp) and a single cutout (1d stamp) exist, printed in violet MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$2000]
B. No2, used by Pyne & Co, Christchurch. Two registered covers with 5d stamps (violet), and a cover and cut-out with 1d stamp (black) are known MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$2000]
C. No3, demonstration machine. A small number of value sets (less the 3d) are known to exist, printed in red or black and produced at a later date. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
Values: The model was capable of printing ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d and 6d values.



New Zealand stamp type A7.jpg
New Zealand stamp type A7a.jpg
New Zealand stamp type A7b.jpg

A7. ASC (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), Summer 1906.

Very similar to Type A6 but the frank is slightly smaller with circles 17.5-18 and 10mm in diameter.
These stamps are from the first credit machine, an improvement over the Sovereign coin-in-the-slot operation. A postal employee would travel between meter users to collect payments and recharge the meters.
The stamps are found printed in black, purple, blue, red, and green. Black is relatively common with purple being rare. Blue, green and red are exceptionally rare.
Meter No’s: 1 to 22 have “No.” prefix. Meters from 23 to 44 are without prefix. These were all issued to Christchurch firms.
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgONE SHILLING MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$600]
a. Printed in purple MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $50 to ½d and 1d stamps, $100 or more to the other denominations]
b. Printed in blue, red, or green MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $250. Known only with ½d and 1d stamps]



New Zealand stamp type A8.jpg
New Zealand stamp type A8a.jpg
New Zealand stamp type A8b.jpg
New Zealand stamp type A8c.jpg

A8. AFM (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), 1907.

This is from the same model "C" meter that produced Type A7. Only the frank dies were changed.
Single circle 18 mm in diameter.
Town name, normally with “NZ”, added at top.
“POSTAGE PAID” at bottom.
Meter numbers start at 1 in each town.
The stamps are found printed in black, blue, and purple. Black is relatively common with blue being rare and purple very rare.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgONE SHILLING MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
a. Printed in blue MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $50 to ½d and 1d stamps, $100 or more to the other denominations]
b. Printed in purple MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $250. Known only with ½d and 1d stamps]
c. Town name only, without “NZ”. Napier 1, 2, 4-9, and Gisborne 1-5 recorded MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $25]

NOTE: The Wellington stamp dies from 1 to 26 have the town name abbreviated "WELLGTN. From 27 forward the name is spelled out in full.




New Zealand stamp type A9.jpg

A9. AFM (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), late 1908.

This is from the same model "C" meter that produced Types A7 and A8. Only the frank dies were changed.
Large circle, 21-22 mm in diameter, with different interior design for each value:
A. ½d: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgplain single circle MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
B. 1d: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgdiamond MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
C. 3d: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgsquare with four semicircles MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
D. 6d: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpglines at top and bottom and small circles at the sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
E. 1/-: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgshield MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$1000]
Town name alone at top, without country name or "NZ".
Meter numbers for each town are the same as used with Type A8.
Normally printed in black.








GROUP B: Upright rectangleEdit

New Zealand stamp type B1A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B1B.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B1aa.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B1 note.jpg



B1. AFM (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), 1910.

Frank is upright rectangle with rounded corners.
The town name is in a diagonal panel.
Meter numbers start at 1 in each town.
A. Straight line rectangle (with rounded corners) with, “POSTAGE PAID NZ" in upper left.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
3d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
6d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]
ONE SHILLING MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
B. Frank frame is wavy line, "POSTAGE PAID" without "NZ" in upper left. Began use in 1915 with a postal rate change. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$60]
One value only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½d
a. Printed in deep blue or purple (Dunedin 34, Hastings 2, Napier 1 and 12 seen, ½d and 1d known). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $100]

NOTE: As the stamp dies were replaced in the Model "C" machines (from Type A7 through A9 to B1) a small number of machines had only some of the value dies replaced with the newer designs. Covers with multiple stamp types (B1 with A8 or A9) occasionally turn up. They are quite rare. Shown at right is a portion of a mailing tag franked with 1 shilling Type A8 and 1½d Type B1B, both from meter Auckland 50.






New Zealand stamp type B2.jpg
B2. AFM (Moss), models “D” and “E” (1924), (FV-5), 11 May 1916.

New Zealand stamp type B2c.jpg
New Zealand stamp type OO6.jpg
Straight frame line with squared corners.
Meter number in circle in center, town name at bottom.
Meter numbers continue up from those used with Type B1.
The stamps were at first printed in black, then maroon (dark purple), then dull red and finally pink. Dull red and pink are the most common with black and maroon less so.
The stamps from the "D" and "E" models are identical.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 1½d
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2d, 6d, ONE SHILLING MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
a. Printed in black MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $5]
b. Printed in maroon (dull purple) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $5]
c. Printed in non-standard aniline (bright) purple MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $25]
d. Relief stamp (temporary replacement or ‘loaner’ machine). Meter number with “R” prefix. Meters R1- R5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]
e. Relief stamp (temporary replacement or ‘loaner’ machine). "SOS" in center circle MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]




New Zealand stamp type B3.jpg

B3. AFM (Moss) model “D” (FV-5), November 1922. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$750]

Similar to Type B2 but special design from a machine used at the Christchurch Industrial Exhibition.
"N.Z. / INDUSTRIAL" above, and "EXHIBITION" below the central circle which contains "CH CH”.
In operation only for seven weeks.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg “ONE PENNY”

NOTE: ½d, 1½d, 6d and one shilling values are reported to exist but have not been verified.



New Zealand stamp type B4.jpg

B4. AFM (Moss)/Hawkins, model “E” and converted model "D" (FV-5),1928.

Double-line outer rim with rounded corners.
“NEW ZEALAND/POSTAGE” at top without town name.
Meter numbers 1501 up without prefix.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 1½d, 2d
3d, 6d, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
2½d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]


New Zealand stamp type B5.jpg


B5. Hawkins, model “F” (FV-2), 1929. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Type B4 but meter number with “F” prefix.
Meters F1 through F42 were reportedly fielded.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 2d



New Zealand stamp type B6A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B6B.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B6c.jpg

B6. Neopost “105” (L/V-5), 1931.

Herringbone pattern at sides with rays in lower corners.
Value figure (variable in size) in center with "POSTAGE" above and "PAID" below.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC or nil
A. £sd values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1d, 2d, 3d
1½d, 6d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
½d, 2½d, 4d, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
9d, 1/6, 1/9 . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Decimal values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½c through 25c seen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
a. Solid block in place of meter number
b. M# with “No N” prefix
c. Printed in green




New Zealand stamp type B7.jpg


B7. Neopost (LV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$300]

Unique design similar to Type B7 with herringbone pattern at sides, but “POSTAGE” in arc over “PAID” above small value figure at bottom center.
Meter number in lower corners, and postage value at bottom center.
Meter N71 only, used by Hikurangi Dairy Co.
This stamp is most likely the result of a locally fabricated repair.
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d




New Zealand stamp type B8 pence.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B8 cents.jpg


B8. Hawkins “Rotex” (FV-5), 1932.

Frank with single line, simulated perforation border.
M# with “G” prefix, G1 up.
TM: squared circle with horizontal line background, or nil
Values: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 2d, 6d, 1/-
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1c, 2c, 4c seen
a. Without letter prefix: 1332 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
b. Slogan applied to back of envelope MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
c. Printed in black







New Zealand stamp type B9.jpg


B9. Hawkins “Sentinel” (FV-3), 1937.

Nearly identical to Type B8 but M# with “H” prefix.
Known in two sizes.
TM: nil
Values: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2½c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 7c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 14c, 20c seen




New Zealand stamp type B10.jpg

B10. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1936. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Large frank with simulated-perforation outer frame line and straight inner frame line.
The M# is in panel at bottom.
“NEW ZEALAND” curved at top above “POSTAGE”.
With “£ | s | d” below value figures.
M# with “U” prefix, variable in size.
TM: DC, nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg –/–0/– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/–0/–



New Zealand stamp type B11.jpg

B11. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1953.

As Type B10 but smaller, with double straight inner frame lines, and without “£ | s | d”.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC, nil
V/F: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0= (U23 only)
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0oo 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00=
a. Printed in black





New Zealand stamp type B12.jpg

B12. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25), 1952.

Similar to B11 but much smaller, 23 x 27 mm, and with two parallel vertical lines at each side of the figure of value figures.
M# with “S” prefix.
TM; DC or nil
Values: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d through 2/-
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2¢ through 25¢ seen
a. Decimal value without “¢” (S.1294)
b. Error, with both "d" and "c" currency indicators MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
c. Error, frame inverted, value upright. M# S.1111 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
d. Printed in black



New Zealand stamp type B13.jpg

B13. Universal/Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

Very similar to Type B12 but larger.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0=
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=.00= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00=
a. Printed in black



New Zealand stamp type B14.jpg

B14. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

With straight outer frame line, simulated inner frame line and third (straight) frame line.
Ornaments below curved “NEW ZEALAND” at top.
One machine only used until 1977.
M# “K1” breaks bottom frame line.
TM: BIC, nil
V/F: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg✳00/0✳
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg✳00.0✳




New Zealand stamp type B15.jpg

B15. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1955.

“NEW ZEALAND” in panel at top, “POSTAGE” and M# in panel at bottom.
M# with “X” prefix and with two short horizontal lines at the sides.
TM: BIC, nil
V/F: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/0½
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00½ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg•0.00
a. Printed in black




New Zealand stamp type B16.jpg

B16. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Value in oval frame with petals at sides.
Crown at bottom below small “PAID”.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC, nil
V/F: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0=
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00=




New Zealand stamp type B17.jpg

B17. Aldridge “Stamp Master” (FV-7), 1954.

Small frank with straight, single line frame.
Tiny “New Zealand/Postage” at top.
M# nos. M1 to about M200, and M500 to about M600.
TM: nil
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1d, 2d, 3d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 6d, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4d, 2/-, 3/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

NOTE: Although this machine did not have a town/date die, it could print slogans.



New Zealand stamp type B18A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B18B.jpg



B18. Aldrich “Stamp Master” (FV-7), 1955.

As Type B17 but with simulated perforation frame line.
Meter numbers start at 22.
A. M# with “M.” prefix
B. M# with “No. M” prefix
TM: nil
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 3/-






New Zealand stamp type B19.jpg

B19. Hawkins “Ace” (FV-?).

Frank with ‘checkerboard’ frame, 22 x 30 mm.
M# with “A” prefix, A1 up.
A. £sd values: 1d, 2½d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 2/- seen
B. Decimal values with “C/E/N/T/S” at sides of value figures: 1c through 24c seen
C. Without “D” or “CENTS”: 2½ seen



New Zealand stamp type B20.jpg

New Zealand stamp type B20aa.jpg

B20. Hawkins “Regent” (LV-10), 1962.

Large frank, 28-29 x 31-32 mm, with simulated-perforation outer frame line and straight inner frame line.
With line bisecting frank above “POSTAGE”.
M# with “Z” prefix.
A. £sd values with “D”: 1d through 6d in ½ steps
B. £sd values with “PENCE” below: 2½d, 3d, 4d seen
C. Decimal values with “CENTS” above: 3c, 4c, 5c, 6c seen
D. Without currency indicator: 3 seen (Z631)
TM: nil
a. Without line under “NEW ZEALAND”: M# Z315
b. Printed in blue



New Zealand stamp type B21A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type B21B.jpg



B21. Francotyp-Postalia "MS4/MS5" (MV).

Frank similar to Type B11.
The panel at bottom containing the meter number is not as tall as with B11.
A. MS4 model. Meter number with “PA" prefix. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 000
B. MS5 model. Meter number with "PS" prefix. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: 0000
TM: DC or nil










GROUP C: Horizontal or square rectangleEdit


New Zealand stamp type C1.jpg

C1. Hawkins “Mailmaster” (FV-?).

Large frank, 27 x 32 mm, with simulated-perforation outer frame line and straight inner frame line.
With “C” at each side of value figure.
M# with “Y” prefix.
TM: nil
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg2c through 40c seen




New Zealand stamp type C2A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type C2B.jpg

C2. “Postmaster” model, manufacturer unknown (FV?).

Small nearly square frank of slightly variable size, 17-20 x 18-20 mm.
Often with slogan in different color.
M# with “P” prefix.
A. Without “c” after value. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, 24, 25, 28, 30, 35 seen
B. With “c” after value. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: 7c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 20c, 30c seen
TM: nil



New Zealand stamp type C3A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type C3B.jpg



C3. Hawkins “New Rotex” (FV-?).

Checkerboard frame, 32-33 x 27 mm.
Large “N” and “Z” at the sides.
M# with “B” prefix.
A. £sd values with “PENCE” below “POSTAGE”. Value: 4d seen
B. Decimal values with “CENTS” below “POSTAGE”. Values: 3 through 24 seen
TM: nil







New Zealand stamp type C4.jpg

C4. Satas (MV).

Small frank slightly wider than tall.
With simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
Inner panel at bottom contains the meter number with "SA" prefix.
TM not seen
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00




New Zealand stamp type C5.jpg
New Zealand stamp type C5 note.jpg

C5. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Square frank with herringbone sides and rays in lower corners.
M# with “J” prefix.
TM: BIC or nil
V/F: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★/0–MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg •00–
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg•00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00–

NOTE: Examples with slogan and town mark in different colors are known.



New Zealand stamp type C6.jpg


C6. Neopost “505” (MV).

As Type C5 but wider than tall.
M# with “R” prefix.
TM: BIC or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00




New Zealand stamp type C7A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type C7B.jpg



C7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Wide frank with “NEW ZEALAND” in panel at top, M# and “POSTAGE” in panel at bottom.
Country map left of value figures.
M# with “D” prefix.
A. With vertical line between the meter number and “POSTAGE”
B. No line between the meter number and “POSTAGE”
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00







New Zealand stamp type C8.jpg


C8. Hasler "Smile" (MV).

Nearly identical to Type C7A but the spacing between the date and value figures is slightly wider (~28mm compared to ~25mm)
and the value figures are somewhat thinner.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00





New Zealand stamp type C9.jpg


C9. Frama "M/E3" (MV).

Nearly identical to Type C7A but the value figures are thicker and larger.
mMeter number with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00





New Zealand stamp type C10.jpg

C10. Satas (MV).

The stamp is exactly as Australia Type H3 but with NEW ZEALAND at top.
A small sheep in profile is in the upper right corner.
Meter number SATAS / SA1002 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00









GROUP D: Frank without complete outer frameEdit


New Zealand stamp type D1A.jpg
New Zealand stamp type D1B.jpg



D1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Simulated-perforation frame lines at top and bottom, open at sides.
Frank design with concave curve at left to fit around town mark.
M# with “P.B.” prefix below four stars at center between date and value figures.
A. Top line of frank 40 mm wide. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: ≋0.00
B. Wide frank, top line 48 mm wide. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: ≋00.00
TM: DC or nil







New Zealand stamp type D2.jpg


D2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

Similar to Type D1 but frank squared off at left, and date and value figures on same level.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00



New Zealand stamp type D3.jpg


D3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

As Type D1 but much taller.
“POSTAGE” below value figures.
M# with “PBZ” prefix.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00




New Zealand stamp type D4.jpg

D4. Pitney Bowes-GB “EasyMail” (digital).

Wide and short design without town mark.
"NEW ZEALAND POST" across top with logo at left.
M# with “PBC” prefix.
Three numbers stacked at left, M#, date and post code (or "0000") stacked at right.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00








GROUP E: Frank with 2D digital barcodeEdit


New Zealand stamp type P1.jpeg


E1. Pitney Bowes "DM300" (digital).

Large, square 2D barcode at right.
"New Zealand Post" and envelope logo at top left above value figures.
Meter number with "P23" prefix at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.000



New Zealand stamp type PO3.jpg

E2. Pitney Bowes "K700" (digital).

Very similar to Type E1.
Value figures are more narrowly spaced than with E1.
The meter number figures are larger than with E1.
Meter number with "P19" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.000




New Zealand stamp type E3.jpg
New Zealand stamp type E3 P17.jpg



E3. Pitney Bowes "DM100" plus other DM models (digital).

As Types E1 and E2.
Value figures narrowly spaced as with E2.
Small meter number digits as with E1.
Meter number with "P11", "P12", or "P17" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.000









GROUP PO: Stamps generated only by meters in Post OfficesEdit


New Zealand stamp type PO1.jpg



PO1. NCR. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frameless design with post office name at top, “POSTAGE PAID” at center, date and value figures at bottom.
Printed on adhesive labels with straight sides and serrations at top and bottom.
This stamp was used on both regular mail and parcel post.
Printed in red or violet on white tape.
V/F: £sd: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·0·0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg* 0·0·0
Decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0·00











GROUP PP: Special stamps used for Parcel PostEdit


New Zealand stamp type PP1.jpg

PP1. Ticket Issue Machines (LV-12), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]

Box at left with “PARCEL POST” reading up.
Value figure in box at right.
Town name/ date in center.
One machine used from late May to mid August, 1950.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8d, 1/-, 1/2, 1/3, 1/9, 2/-, 2/6, 2/9, 3/1, 3/3, 3/6, 4/-




PP2. Setright (LV-12). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Robertson 2003, p.66]

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GROUP PV: Stamps generated only by public access, self-service, coin-operated machinesEdit

NOTE: See also Types A1, A2, A4, and A5.



New Zealand stamp type PV1.jpg


PV1. Comac (FV-1), 1964. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Stamp from experimental public access self-service meter.
Large stamp with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
“NEW ZEALAND/ POST OFFICE” at top.
“C.P.O. CH.” (Central(?) Post Office Christchurch) in bottom panel.
One machine only.
One value only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3d




New Zealand stamp type PV2.jpg

PV2. Comac (FV-1), 1972. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20 on cover, $200 for a set of twelve]

Self-service meter stamp.
Similar to Type PV1 but much smaller.
Bottom panel contains “C.P.O.” plus two letter abbreviation for the town where the machine was located.
Twelve machines were in use for a short time.
A. “AK” (Auckland)
B. “CH” (Christchurch)
C. “DN” (Dunedin)
D. “HN” (Hamilton)
E. “IN” (Invercargill)
F. “NA” (Napier)
G. “NN” (Nelson)
H. “NU” (New Plymouth)
I. “PM” (Palmerston North)
J. “TU” (Timaru)
K. “WG” (Wanganui)
L. “WN” (Wellington)
One value only: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5c





GROUP OO: Special stamps used for official government mailEdit

These stamps were used until the 1930s (or possibly later). More recent Official meter stamps are indistinguishable from regular business meter stamps and can be identified only by the return address.



New Zealand stamp type OO1.jpg
New Zealand stamp type OO1aa.jpg

OO1. AFM (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), 1907.

As Type A8 but with department name at top, and without meter number.
Normally printed in black.
A. “TAXES” at top, “A” below value figure. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValue: 1d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
B. “TOURIST” at top, “A” below value figure.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$600]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgONE SHILLING MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$1000]
C. “ADVANCES” at top, "B" below value figure. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$750]
a. Printed in red or green MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $400]



New Zealand stamp type OO2A.jpg

OO2. AFM (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), 1910.

As Type B1A but with departmental name in diagonal panel.
“POSTAGE / PAID” at top left.
A. “MARINE” with “A” above value figure. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: ½d, 1d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. “P.T. CHCH.” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 6d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgONE SHILLING MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
C. “P.T. AUCK.” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]



New Zealand stamp type OO3.jpg

OO3. AFM (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), 1910.

As Type OO2 but with “OFFICIAL/ PAID/ N.Z.” at top left.
“•P. & S. DEPT.” in diagonal panel.
A. Printed in black MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. Printed in red MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6d, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Add $150]



New Zealand stamp type OO4.jpg

OO4. 1915, AFM (Moss) model “C” (FV-5), 1915.

As Type B2 but with departmental name in place of town name.
Printed in black.
A. “MARINE. A”, meter number nil MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
B. “P&S DEPT”, meter number nil MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
C. “P.T. CHCH•”, meter number nil MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
D. “P.T.W.” Meter number 33 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
E. “TAXES” and “A” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Reported but not verified]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1½d



New Zealand stamp type OO5.jpg

OO5. AFM (Moss) models “D” and “E” (FV-5), 1918.

As Type B3 but with department name at bottom and town name abbreviation or “A” in center circle.
Known printed in black, maroon, dull red and pink.
Listed below are verified department names. Others possibly exist.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½d, 1d, 1½d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6d MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3d, 1/- MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
NOTE: The 2d value may exist.


ADVCES TO SETTLERS (WELTN) AGRICULTURE (WELTN)
BOARD OF TRADE (WELTN, WN) C. & S. (WN)
COAL CONTROL DEPT (?) COAL DEPOT OFF. (WELTN)
COLLR OF CUSTOMS (AUK) COMMN CROWN LANDS (AUK, CHCH, DUNEDIN)
COMM OF PENSIONS (WELLTN) CUSTOM-HOUSE (WN)
CUSTOMS (WN, WELTN, nil) DEFENCE DEPT (AUK, DUNEDN, DDN)
DEFENCE HEADQTRS (PALMN/NORTH)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg DEF. DEP. MILTY SUP. BR (WELLTN)
DEPT INTERN AFFRS (WELLTN) DIS. HEALTH OFF. AK (AUK)
DIS. HEALTH OFF. WN (WELLTN) DEPT OF MINES (WN, WELTN)
DEPT PUB. TRUST (WHG) DEPT PUB. TRUSTEE (AUK)
DEPT P. WORKS (WELLN) D. O. AGRIC (CH)
EDUCATION BOARD (WN) EDUCATION DEPT (WELTN)
FORESTRY DEPT (WN) GHQ DEFENCE (WN)
GOV. IMG. DEPT (WELTN) GOVT INSCE (A, WELLTN)
H. OFF. DEFENCE DEPT (WELLTN) HEALTH (WELTN)
HEALTH CHCH (CHCH) IMPSUPPLY (nil)
LABOUR DEPT, WELL (WELTN) MARINE & INSPN/MACHINERY DEPT (WELTN)
NAT PRO F.S. DEPT (AK) NATIVE DEPT (WG)
ORD. DEPT (TRN) PENSIONS DEPT (AK, WN)
PNTG & STATY DEPT (WELTN) PRNTG & STATY DEPT (WELTN)
PUB. HEALTH (WELTN) P. TRUST DEPT, DDN (DDN, SLD)
P. TRUST DEPT., WELTN (A) PUB. TRUST. LOC. DEPT (CHCH)
PUBLIC TRUSTEE (WELTN, WN) PUBLIC WORKS (WN, WELTN)
RAILWAYS (WN) STAMPS (WN)
STATE ADVANCES (WELTN) STATE COAL MINES (GRAYMH)
TAXES DEPT WELL (A, WN) TOURIST DEPT WELL (A)
TREASY DEPT (CHCH, WELTN, nil) UNDR SECY LANDS DEPT (WELTN)





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