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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/United States of America, Part 2

United States of America, Part 2Edit

Part 2, along with Part 1, covers covers all stamps generated by stand-alone mechanical and digital meters available for commercial use. Part 3 covers software-generated stamps (PC stamps), those from public vending machines, and those used only in post offices and restricted to use by the military and other government agencies. Click here to jump to Part 1: [1]. Click here to jump to Part 3: [2]


A word of caution: Many of the type numbers used here may be changed at a later date. The specialized United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog is undergoing revision at this time, and an effort will be made to have the type numbers in both catalogs correspond. This is likely to require changes to some type numbers in this section.


The stamps are grouped according to appearance and usage as follows:
Found in Part 1:
A - Early experimental stamps, 1897 - 1920
B - Square frank with wavy lines at the sides
C - Oval frank with wavy lines at the sides
D - Square or nearly square frank with simulated perforation frame
E - Frameless design containing text and arcs of various sizes
F - Wide rectangular frank with flying eagle in center
G - Wide rectangular frank with sitting eagle in center
H - Small rectangular frank with simulated perforation frame and separate town mark
Found in Part 2:
I - Frameless design with large sitting eagle in center
J - Square design with straight-line outer frame and separate town mark
K - Frameless or partially frameless design with torch in hand motif
L - Frank contains profile of complete eagle
M - Digital stamps with unframed eagle or eagle wing ornament
N - Digital stamps with torch-in-hand ornament
P - Simple rectangle with star ornaments
Q - Digital stamp with eagle head in oval ornament
R - Digital stamps without ornament except for manufacturer's name or initials
S - Digital stamps with flag ornament
Found in Part 3:
PC - Special designs generated by personal computer and printer
PO - Special designs generated only by machines in Post Offices
PV - Special designs generated only by self-service vending machines
OO - Special designs for official government mail use only


NOTES: 1) For specialized information about the meter stamps of the United States, see the United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, 2nd edition, 1994, and the 2001 Update by Joel Hawkins and Richard Stambaugh, privately published, Goodyear, Arizona.
2) The small green entries ("USPMSC: xxx") located above the Type number are the corresponding United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog type numbers. If not present, the numbers are the same in both catalogs.
3) Most recently issued digital stamps include a 2-dimensional barcode in the design. In the United States three types have been used so far. They are the large rectangular "PDF417", square "Datamatrix", and small rectangular "IBI Lite" barcodes. The listings use these terms in the descriptions. The Datamatrix barcode can vary in size, and the PDF417 barcode can vary in both size and proportions.
US barcodes.jpg


An additional barcode found as a printable option with many digital stamps is the Facer Identification Mark or "FIM".
USA FIM examples.jpg


4) This catalog does not include self-service, public vending machine stamps that do not show a date and town name. These stamps are portable, i.e. they can be carried away and used at any future time and from any location and thus function as traditional adhesive stamps rather than meter stamps. These include “Postal Buddy” and the “Postal Mailing Center” stamps (ECA-Gard, Unisys). See the specialized catalog referenced in Note 1 for information about these issues.



==GROUP I: Frameless design with large sitting eagle looking right, circular town mark at left, value box at right==

All Group I stamps are from Pitney Bowes meters.

Sub-group IA: “U.S. POSTAGE” at top of value boxEdit




USA IA1.jpg

IA1. Pitney Bowes "R" series (MV), 4 January 1940. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Value box is a rectangle about 16 mm square.
M# in bottom center with tall "P.B." at left and "METER" above.
Meter numbers: 100019-100030.
The value box has no markings along its right side
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :



USA IA2.jpg


IA2. Pitney Bowes "R" series (MV), 30 January 1940. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Almost identical to Type IA1 but with five small square marks along right side of value box.
These marks are often light to the point of disappearing. The surest way of identifying them
is by the meter number which is in the range 100031-100485.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :




USA stamp type IA3A.jpg
USA stamp type IA3dd.jpg
USA stamp type IA3B.jpg
USA stamp type IA3ee.jpg
USA stamp type IA3C.jpg
USA stamp type IA3ff.jpg
USA stamp type IA3D.jpg
USA stamp type IA3h.jpg
USA stamp type IA3E.jpg
USA stamp type IA3i1.jpg
USA stamp type IA3F.jpg
USA stamp type IA3i2.jpg
USA stamp type IA3j.jpg

USPMSC: IA3, IA4A, IA10A, IA11, IA12A

IA3. Pitney Bowes “R” series (MV), April 1940.

As Types IA1 and IA2 but the value box has thirteen small stars at right.
Meter numbers in 100000, 300000 and 600000 series
A. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg. 00 :
B. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(colon 2 to 3mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (will print quarters and halves of a cent)
C. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(colon 4.5mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (cannot print fractions)
D. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 ≋ (≋ 00 o) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (will print tenths of a cent)
E. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (assembly error, M# 607691 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
F. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00 ≋ (00 o)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg (assembly error, M# 387324 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
TM: SC
a. Post Office stamp. "POST OFFICE" inside TM at bottom
b. Post Office stamp. "P" and "O" inside TM at sides
c. Post Office stamp. "US" and "PS" inside TM at sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Postage Due stamp. With slogan showing arrow with "POSTAGE DUE" (inverted) above and "COLLECT" (inverted) below) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 for philatelic cover, $450 for commercial cover]
e. Postage Due stamp. With slogan showing large hollow arrow with “POSTAGE DUE/PAID" within. The head of the arrow is blunt with small projections at top and bottom. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10 for philatelic cover, $200 for commercial cover]
f. Postage Due stamp. Similar to e, but the head of the arrow is more pointed and it has no projections. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5 for philatelic cover, $50 for commercial cover]
g. Postage Due stamp. As f, but the text in the arrow is inverted MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15 for philatelic cover, $250 for commercial cover]
h1. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/ DUE" inside reading up. Letters vary in thickness. The "U" of DUE has a serif at bottom right (not pictured)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10 for loose tape, $100 for commercial cover]
h2. Postage Due stamp. As h1 but the lettering is uniform in thickness and has no serifs (pictured) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5 for philatelic cover, $50 for commercial cover]
i1. Postage Due stamp. Slogan shows "POSTAGE/ DUE" inside stepped box at left reading up. The box is wider around "POSTAGE" than around "DUE".
i2. Postage Due stamp. As i1 but narrower design with "POSTAGE" and "DUE" closer together MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
i3. Postage Due stamp. As i1 but text is wider, most notable in the "O" of POSTAGE MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
j. Postage Due stamp. Large slogan "POSTAGE/ DUE". The "P" of "POSTAGE" is very large, 21 mm tall. Provisional stamp MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[One example known (336357), value unknown]
k. Self-service vending machine stamp. 1940, Pitney Bowes "Mailomat", identifiable only by meter numbers 51002-51171. (Not all numbers used.) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
l. Self-service vending machine stamp. As k, with "P" and "O" at sides of TM (used in post offices) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
m. Self-service vending machine stamp. As k, "POST OFFICE" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
n. Military stamp. “U.S." at top of TM, "NAVY” at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
p. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
q. Military stamp. “ARMY-AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
r. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
s. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
t. Military stamp. TM blank at top with “A.P.O.” (number) or variation at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L ½¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅝¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L ¾¢ PD"
-7. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 0.1¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.1¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 0.2¢ PD"
-10. "AD'L 0.4¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.4¢ PD"
-11. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.6¢ PD"
-12. "AD'L 0.7¢ PD"
-13. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD" or "AD'L MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.8¢ PD"
-14. "AD'L 1¢ PD"
-15. "AD'L 1.4¢ PD"
-16. "AD'L AMT PD", "AD'L PD", or "ADDITIONAL POSTAGE PD"

NOTE: Stamps of IA3 design were used by the United Nations prior to implementation of its own stamps. They are listed under United Nations Group A.



USA IA4.jpg

USPMSC: IA8, IA9

IA4. Pitney Bowes “R” series (FV).

Very similar to Type IA3 but with fixed value figures.
The non-fraction values have the triads (≋) much closer to the numbers rather than widely spaced as with Type IA3D.
Values:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 02⅝ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 02¾ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 02⅞ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋05≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋06≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋08≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋10≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋13≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋15≋
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
-2. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]




USA IA5.jpg

USPMSC: IA4B, IA10B, IA12B plus PO, PD and Armed Service types

IA5. Pitney Bowes “R” series (MV).

Almost identical to Type IA3 but the meter number is larger and has "P.B. METER" above.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 : (colon 2-3 or 4.5 mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00 ≋ (≋ 00 0)
a. Post Office stamp. "POST OFFICE" at base of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
c. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
d. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE" . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Military stamp. TM with “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES:
-1. “AD’L 0.6¢ PD” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
-2. “AD’L AMT PD”




USA IA6.jpg

USPMSC: IA5/7

IA6. Pitney Bowes “5300” series (MV).

Similar to Type IA3 but the value box is larger, about 18 x 17 mm.
Spaces exist at the sides of "U.S.POSTAGE".
These stamps came from experimental meters.
A. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(2 mm between ≋ and first 0) Meter numbers: 341038 and 341039 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(3 mm between ≋ and first 0) Meter numbers: 341040 and 341041 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
C. V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(decimal between ≋ and first 0) M#: 341042 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]




USA IA7.jpg

USPMSC: IC1, IC2, IC3A, IC4A, IC5/7, IC8A plus PO, PD and Armed Service types

IA7. Pitney Bowes “5300” series (MV), 1959.

As Type IA6, but without line under “U.S. POSTAGE”.
Meter numbers in 500,000, 600,000, 800,000 and 900,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 : (colon 2-3 or 4.5 mm tall) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM
b. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
c. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan "POSTAGE/DUE" reading up. The box is wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE"
d. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
g. Military stamp. “ARMY & AIR FORCE POSTAL SVC” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
h. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
i. Military stamp. “U.S. MARINE CORPS” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
j. Military stamp. “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L ¾¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L 0.2¢ PD"
-7. "AD'L 0.4¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 0.7¢ PD"
-10. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD"
-11. "AD'L .8¢ PD"




USA IA8.jpg

USPMSC: IC3B, IC4B, IC8B plus PO, PD and Armed Service types

IA8. Pitney Bowes “5300” series (MV).

Almost identical to Type IA7 but the meter number is larger and has "P.B. METER" above.
Meter numbers: 970,000, 980,000, 990,000, 2,000,000, 2,500,000, 2,700,000, 2,800,000, 3,000,000, 3,300,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
c. Postage Due stamp. With boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE"
d. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
g. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE” or variations at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
h. Military stamp. TM with “U.S. MARINE CORPS” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
i. Military stamp. “APO” or “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES:
-1 “AD’L 0.6¢ PD”
-2 “AD’L AMT PD”




USA IA9.jpg

USPMSC: ID1

IA9. Pitney Bowes “5700” series (MV), 1967. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Experimental design with two small dashes at far left outside the town mark circle.
The meter number is at bottom center with a tall "P.B." to its left and "METER" above it.
M#: 720302 only
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 =



USA IA10.jpg

USPMSC: ID2/4 plus Armed Service types

IA10. Pitney Bowes “5700” series (MV).

Similar to Type IA9 but without the dashes at far left.
The meter number is larger and has "P.B.METER" above it.
Meter numbers: 726906 and 1,000,000, 1,700,000, 2,000,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋≋.00
a. V/F: 0.00≋ (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. Military stamp, with ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




USA IA11.jpg

USPMSC: IE1 plus PO and Armed Service types

IA11. Pitney Bowes 1980, “6500” series (MV).

Value box much wider than tall.
Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it.
Meter numbers in 6,000,000 series.
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00≋
a. V/F: ≋.00≋ (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
b. V/F: ≋0.000 (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
c. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
d. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM
e. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” or “NAVY FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
g. Military stamp. “USMC FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
h. Military stamp. “APO” or “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L AMT PD"






Sub-group IB: Small, compact design with very narrow value boxEdit



USA IB1.jpg

IB1. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1942.

"U.S./POSTAGE" above value figures in tall narrow value box with rounded corners at top.
"P.B.METER"/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 109960 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
109961 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, value unknown]
109962 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]
109963 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00≋



USA IB2.jpg

IB2. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150-$200]

As Type IB1 but top corners of value box are more rounded
and with "PB" in angle at lower left.
"METER NO."/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 200003, 200004, 200005, and 200008
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00



USA IB3.jpg

IB3. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1948. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

As Type IB1 but value box is much narrower and top is notched with "U.S." inside notch with "POSTAGE" below.
Sides of value box have dots.
"P.B. METER”/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 200014, 200015, 200016, 200017, 200019, 200024 and 200029 only
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00



USA IB4.jpg

USPMSC: IB4, AAF-IB4

IB4. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1948.

"U.S. POSTAGE" above eagle at top right.
Value box shorter than on earlier IB types.
"P.B. METER”/(number) at bottom center.
Meter numbers: 200000, 400000 and 700000 series
V/F:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg = 00
a. Military stamp. “ARMY & AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L ½¢ PD"
-5 "AD'L ⅝¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L ¾¢ PD."
-7. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 0.4¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 0.6¢ PD"
-10. "AD'L 0.7¢ PD"
-11. "AD'L 0.8¢ PD"
-12. "AD'L PD"




Sub-group IC: “U.S. POSTAGE” at bottom of value boxEdit




USA IC1.jpg

USPMSC: IF1 plus Armed Service types

IC1. Pitney Bowes “6900” series (MV), 1986.

Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it.
Meter numbers: 5,000,000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM
b. Military stamp. “APO” at top of TM



USA IC2A.jpg
USA IC2B.jpg


USPMSC: IG1 plus Armed Service types

IC2. “A900/B900” series (MV), 1991.

Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it.
Meter numbers: 8,000,000 series
A. Frank ~155 mm wide (A900 model, meter numbers start with 803...)
B. Larger frank, ~162 mm wide (B900 model, meter numbers start with 830... 840..., etc.)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00≋
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM
b. Military stamp. “APO” at top of TM





USA IC3.jpg

USPMSC: IH1 plus Armed Service types

IC3. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV), 1992.

Meter number at bottom center with "P.B. METER" above it. "P.B." is much taller than "METER".
Meter numbers in 7,000,000 series
Stamps without a date have a row of double tildes, as shown.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00≋
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM
b. Military stamp. “US MARINE CORPS” at top of TM
c. Military stamp. “FPO” at top of TM







GROUP J: Square design with straight-line outer frame and panel at bottomEdit


USA J1.jpg

USPMSC: JA1/4, JA9/11 plus PO and Armed Service types

J1. Postalia/ADS Postalia/Tele-Norm (MV), 1960.

Eagle facing right in left side of frank, and three vertical stars at right side of frank.
"POSTALIA in panel at bottom.
A. Meter numbers: 300000 [very rare], 600000, 750000, 800000, 950000, 960000 series
B. Meter number in 300000 series with blank spot replacing 2nd digit (as "3 0000") used for a short time to distinguish the Postalia stamp from contemporary Pitney Bowes stamps in the same number series.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00(½) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00
a. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Post Office stamp. "USPO" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
c. Military stamp. "APO (town)" at top of TM
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "⅝¢ AD'L PAID"
-2. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD."
-3. "¾¢ AD'L PAID"
-4. "8/10¢ PD."
-5. "⅞¢ AD'L PAID"



USA J2.jpg

USPMSC: JA5/8 plus PO and Armed Service types

J2. Postalia/ADS Postalia/Tele-Norm (MV).

As Type J1 but with "T-N" in panel at bottom.
Meter numbers: 600000, 750000, 800000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00(½)
a. Post Office stamp. "USPO" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
b. Military stamp. “ARMY AND AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
c. Military stamp. “ARMY POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Military stamp. “APO (town)” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L 3/10¢ PD"
-3. "AD'L 4/10¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L 7/10¢ PD."
-5. "¾¢ AD'L PAID"
-5.1 "⅜¢ AD'L PAID"
-6. "⅝¢ AD'L PAID"
-7. "⅞¢ AD'L PAID"
-8. "4/10¢ AD'L PAID"
-9. "6/10¢ AD'L PAID"
-10. "8/10¢ AD'L PAID"
NOTE: Value figures with missing decimals are common.




USA J3.jpg

USPMSC: JA12

J3. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type J1 but value box narrower (23 x 27/28mm).
Printed by thermal-mylar process.
A. Serial number vertical between TM and frank. Meter numbers in 26-290000 and 790000 series
B. Without serial number. M# in 780000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




USA J4.jpg

USPMSC: JA14

J4. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital).

As type J3A but eagle is solid instead of outline.
Meter numbers in 300000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00o
a. Post Office stamp. "USPS" at top of TM



USA J5.jpg

USPMSC: JA13

J5. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Similar to Type J4 (solid eagle) but larger nearly square frank (28 x 27mm).
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.ooo




USA J6.jpg

USPMSC: JB1, JB2

J6. Francotyp-Postalia "7000" (MV), 1990.

Outline eagle on right side facing left.
Three vertical stars on left side. "POSTALIA" in bottom panel.
Meter numbers in 700000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.000







GROUP K: Frank contains hand-held torchEdit

Frameless or with partial outer frame.
All Group K stamps are from Friden meters and Friden's successors Singer, FME Corp., Friden Alcatel, Friden-Neopost, and Neopost.



Sub-group KA: Long rectangular design with torch in centerEdit

Three stars at top, five at bottom, four at far right.


USA KA1.jpg

KA1. Friden "PM-4" (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Top and bottom frame lines have short curved extensions around the town mark circle.
Meter number with "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 010103, 010104 only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋



USA KA2.jpg

USPMSC: KA2, KA3, KA6, KA7

KA2. Friden "PM-4" and "PM-7" (MV).

As Type KA1 but without the frame line extensions around the town mark circle.
Meter number with "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 010105 and up, for PM-4 machines, and 200000, 218000 and 219000 series for PM-7 machines. PM-7 meters can print tenths of a cent.
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋ 00≋
a. M# with "S" prefix (012412) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "AD'L ⅛¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-3. "Ad'l ¼¢ Pd"
-4. "AD'L ⅜¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD"
-6. "AD'L 1/10¢ PD."
-7. "AD'L 4/10¢ PD"
-8. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD"
-9. "AD'L 8/10¢ PD"
-10. "AD'LMeterCat 5 spaces.jpg PD"



USA KA3.jpg

USPMSC: KA4, KA5

KA3. Friden (FV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type KA2 but fixed value machine that can print only a single postage value.
M# with "F" prefix.
TM: DC or SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋1¼≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋2⅞≋


SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"







Sub-group KB: Small design with torch at right and narrow value box open at leftEdit



USA KB1.jpg

USPMSC: KB1, KB2 plus PO, PD and Armed Service counterparts

KB1. Friden Singer “9222” (MV), 1966.

Right frame line of value box falls below the "AG" of "POSTAGE".
M# with large serifed "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 200000-230000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00
a. TM: DC. One meter only (201822) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
b. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM
c. Postage Due stamp. As b, but with boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” at top of TM (M# in 030000 series) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
g. Military stamp. “ARMY & AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM (M# in 030000 series) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
h. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” at top of TM (M# in 030000 series) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
SURCHARGES: (reading up or down)
-1. "AD'L ¼¢ PD"
-2. "AD'L ⅞¢ PD" (or "Pd")
-3 "AD'L 4/10¢ PD"
-4. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD"
-5. "AD'L 8/10¢ PD"



USA KB2.jpg

USPMSC: KB3/5 plus PO and Armed Service counterparts

KB2. Friden Singer (MV).

As Type KB1 but the right frame line of the value box falls below the "GE" of "POSTAGE".
Meter numbers: 041000, 200000-230000, 300000-320000 series, plus 030000 series used only with Post Office and other special use machines.
TM: SC
A. M# with "F" (serif) prefix. (Friden)
B. M# with "S" (sanserif) prefix. (Singer)
C. M# with "F" (sanserif) prefix. (FME Corp.)
D. M# with small "F" prefix. (Friden-Alcatel)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM
b. Postage Due stamp. As a, but with boxed slogan with "POSTAGE/DUE" inside reading up. The box is stepped, wider around "POSTAGE" and narrower around "DUE" . MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
c. Military stamp. “U.S. NAVY” or “U.S. NAVAL STATION” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Military stamp. “AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE” or variation at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD"




USA KB3.jpg

USPMSC: KB6, KB7, PO-KB6

KB3. Friden Singer (MV).

As Type KB2 but the flames at the top do not extend left of "U.S. POSTAGE".
M# with small "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 041000 and 238000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00
a. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]







Sub-group KC: Two stars left of the torch, and four at rightEdit

Spacing between TM and frank varies.


USA KC1.jpg

USPMSC: KC1, KC2

KC1. Friden, Singer “PM-6” (MV), 1966. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

M# with large serif "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 013000-014000 series
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋


SURCHARGE:
-1. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]





Sub-group KD: Narrow design with torch in centerEdit



USA KD1.jpg

KD1. FME Corp "9200" (LV-21), 1966.

"U.S. POSTAGE" at top above flames.
"F.METER”/(number) at bottom center.
M# with large serif "F" prefix.
Meter numbers: 700000-720000 series.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 01 to 20 plus 1oo


SURCHARGES:
-1. "AD'L 6/10¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]
-2. "AD'L 8/10¢ PD" MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]






Sub-group KE: Seven small stars along right, no stars left of torch, no bottom frame lineEdit



USA KE1.jpg

USPMSC: KE1/3 plus PO and Armed Service types

KE1. FME “9200” series (MV), 1979.

Wavy lines in the value figures can vary in size from 1mm, 1½mm, to 2mm.
Meter numbers: 5,000,000 and 8,000,000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. With V/F: 0.00≋ (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$30]
b. With V/F: ≋0.000 (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
c. With V/F: 00.00 (assembly error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
d. Post Office stamp. "P/O" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
e. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]







Sub-group KF: Small torch and flames, eight stars along rightEdit



USA KF1.jpg

USPMSC: KF1, KF2, PO-KF1

KF1. Friden-alcatel “9000” series (MV), 1983.

Meter numbers: 2,000,000, 3,000,000, 3,700,00, and 4,100,000 series
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋ 0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00 ≋
a. Post Office stamp. "USPS" at bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]






Sub-group KG: As Sub-group KE but frank is wider with larger torch and two rows of three stars at bottom rightEdit



USA KG1.jpg

USPMSC: KG1, KG2 plus Armed Service counterparts

KG1. Friden-Alcatel "9257, 9258" (MV), 1986.

M# with large sanserif “F” prefix in 9,000,000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.00≋ MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Military stamp. “APO (town, "AE" or "AP") in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]







Sub-group KH: Large torch as with Sub-type KG but without inner value boxEdit



USA stamp type KH1.jpg

KH1. Neopost, model uncertain (MV), 1986. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, two examples known]

Frank similar to sub-group KG but without inner box around the value figures.
The flames at top have been reduced, and "U.S. POSTAGE" is much smaller.
Value figures and meter number series are the same as with type P1.
M# with large sanserif “N” prefix in 9,500,000 series.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋.0000

NOTE: This stamp most likely was used only by Neopost itself soon after they purchased Friden.








GROUP L: Framed or frameless frank with profile of full eagleEdit

Sub-group LA: Frank with rectangular straight-line outer border and panels at top and bottomEdit



USA LA1.jpg

USPMSC: LA1/3, PO-LA1

LA1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1981.

"U.S.POSTAGE" in top panel, M# in bottom panel.
Right-facing eagle at left.
M# with large "H" prefix and with "METER" above it.
M# in 400,000 series and also 2,000,000, 3,000,000, 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 series.
Those value figures with a decimal at right could print tenths of a cent when necessary.
TM: SC, large (27mm in diameter), medium (25mm), or small (25mm)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.00 : , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00
a. Post Office stamp. "US/PS" at sides of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[One meter only (2141920), extremely rare, value unknown]
b. Date only without town mark







Sub-group LB: Frank without outer frame line except along right side next to a column of eight starsEdit



USA LB1A.jpg
USA LB1B.jpg

USPMSC: LB1 through 6, PO-LB1, PO-LB4 plus Armed Services counterparts

LB1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1983.

"U.S. POSTAGE" at top, M# at bottom with "H METER" prefix.
Right-facing eagle at left.
A. Frank, not including town mark, 32-33mm wide
B. Frank, not including town mark, 35mm wide
TM: SC, large (27mm in diameter), medium (25mm), or small (25mm)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 : , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00.00 :MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg(Value figures with decimal at right could print tenths of a cent when necessary.)
a. Post Office stamp. "C.S." (Contract Station) after town name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Post Office stamp. "USPS" inside TM
c. Military stamp. Ship name at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
d. Military stamp. “FPO” at top of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Date only without town mark


NOTE: At least 41 self-service postage vending machines were trialed by two companies in 1991 and 1992, Pi Electronics ("Zipster Plus") and ASM Services ("Automatic Shipping Machine"). The stamps are identical to Type LB1A and can be identified only by their meter numbers. Since the meters probably were re-distributed to other mailers after the conclusion of the vending trials, dates and town names are also necessary for accurate identification. Despite the large number of machines in the trials, verifiable examples are rare. A list of meter numbers and town names can be found in the United States Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, by Joel Hawkins and Richard Stambaugh.






Sub-group LC: Frank without outer frame line, “US POSTAGE” vertical at rightEdit



USA LC1.jpg

LC1. Neopost/Hasler (digital), 2002.

Left-facing eagle at right of value figures.
“Hasler” in negative lettering in solid panel at left.
M# with “NO11H", "NO12H", etc. prefix at top.
TM: straight line
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o








GROUP M: Digital stamps with unframed eagle or eagle wing ornamentEdit


USA M1.jpg

USPMSC: MA1

M1. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 13 March 1995. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$350]

Experimental design, with “UNITED STATES POSTAGE” in arc over eagle’s head.
Three small stars at left.
M# with “PB” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
NOTE: Seventy machines used this stamp during the spring of 1995. Within three months all were re-programmed to print the Type M2 stamp. Approximately 8500-9000 impressions were made during the trial with very few known in collectors' hands today.



USA M2.jpg

USPMSC: MA2

M2. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 1995.

Similar to Type M1 but “UNITED STATES POSTAGE” and eagle are smaller,
and the three stars at left are more widely spaced.
M# with “PB” prefix
Town line contains town name name and state abbreviation or "MAILED FROM" and ZIP code.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Town line reads "POSTAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED". These machines were sold at retail stores. Buyers who began using them before completing the registration process would get this town mark.
b. Printed in green instead of red
c. Town line "MAIL FROM..." rather than "MAILED FROM..."



USA M3.jpg

USPMSC: MA3

M3. Pitney Bowes “Personal Post Office” (digital), 1996.

As Type M2 but printed by ink-jet process.
The frank is made up of fine horizontal lines
M# in PB9000000 series
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. With slogan "NOT VALID/ POSTAGE" which printed automatically when a zero-cent stamp was impressed.



USA M4.jpg

USPMSC: MB1

M4. Pitney Bowes “U700” (digital), 1998.

Eagle at top left preceded by two stars.
Field of red/orange dots at upper right.
Frank printed in gray/black.
Three small vertical bars along right side.
Town line “MAILED FROM ZIP CODE.
”M# in PB2210000 series.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in gray/black without the field of dots
b. Printed in rose-pink instead of gray/black, with dots
c. Top portion (above value-date line) omitted
d. Top and bottom halves reversed

NOTE: There is considerable variation in the red dot field, both three and four lines are found.



USA M5.jpg

USPMSC: MB2

USA stamp type M5c.jpg

M5. Pitney Bowes “U700” (digital), 2000.

As Type M4 but with three stars at right side instead of three vertical bars.
Printed in red without the field of dots.
Town line negative “FROM ZIP CODE...”
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in black instead of red
b. Top portion (above value-date line) omitted
c. The lower two lines are compressed leaving the stars at far right indented and appearing approximately 10 mm to the left of the top star. This status of this variety is unknown. It may represent a software or printer malfunction or be an intentional experimental variety.



USA M6A.jpg
USA M6B.jpg
USA M6C.jpg



USPMSC: MC1

M6. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital), 1999.

Large eagle and wing at top with field of five stars at left.
M# with “PB” prefix.
A. "PITNEY BOWES" not present in the stamp
B. “PITNEY BOWES” in negative lettering inside wing
C. "PITNEY BOWES" under wing
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $ 0.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o












USA M7.jpg

USPMSC: ME1

M7. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20 on non-philatelic cover]

With “LOW VALUE” and eagle’s wing across top.
This stamp is from same meter that produces Type M6.
It prints when a postage value below the standard first class postcard rate is generated.
M# with “PB” prefix
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o



USA M8.jpg

USPMSC: MD1

M8. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Commemorative stamp created for rededication of Grand Central Railroad Terminal in New York, October 1, 1998.
Small eagle at upper left. Logo and “REDEDICATION/ OCTOBER 1,1998” at upper right.
“GRAND/ CENTRAL” above value figures.
In use two days only, 1-2 October.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o


USA M9A.jpg
USA M9B.jpg
USA M9C.jpg
USA stamp type M9aa.jpg
USA M9D.jpg




M9. Pitney Bowes "DM100-400, DM300-400, DM550-1100, MailStation 2" (digital), 2002.

2D barcode at left. “UNITED STATES POSTAGE” curved around eagle’s head at top.
M# with “02 1(letter)” prefix.
A: Wing feathers different lengths. "Pitney Bowes" small but longer than lowest feather.
Used with DM300-400 (02 1L, appears to be scarce), DM550-1100 (02 1A, 1M, and 1R)
B: Top two feathers same length. "Pitney Bowes" small but longer than lowest feather.
Used with DM100-400 (02 1P)
C: Feathers different lengths. "Pitney Bowes" same length as lowest feather.
Used with DM100-400 (02 1P)
D: Feathers different lengths. "Pitney Bowes" large, as long as top feather.
Used with DM100-400 and Mailstation (02 1P)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o
a. Printed in blue instead of red












USA M10.jpg

M10. Pitney Bowes “DM Infinity” (digital), 2005.

Small, narrow frank with eagle with truncated wing at top. 2D barcode at left.
Below the eagle are “U.S. POSTAGE”, the value figures, date, Zip code, plus two lines of alpha-numeric codes including the ID# at bottom.
Printed in gray black.
A. Small, square 2D barcode. 2nd line from bottom: "02 " plus 7-digit number. Bottom line: "1A " plus 7-digit number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[very rare, value unknown]
B. Large, square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: "02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1A". Bottom line: 7-digit number
C. Oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: right-justified 6-digit number. Bottom line: "21 " plus 7-digit number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA M11aa.jpg

USA M11.jpg

USA M11bb.jpg

M11. Pitney Bowes “DM Infinity” (digital).

As Types M10B and C but with “PITNEY BOWES” added between the eagle and “U.S. POSTAGE.
A. Large, square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: "02 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1A", /1M", /1T". Bottom line: 7-digit number
B. Oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode. 2nd line from bottom: right-justified 6-digit number. Bottom line: "21 " plus 7-digit number
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in red instead of black
b. Top section above the value figures missing



USA M12.jpg

M12. Pitney Bowes "Connect +" forerunner (digital), 2008. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value uncertain]

Experimental design, frameless frank with "U.S. POSTAGE MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg >> PITNEY BOWES" across the top.
Eagle head and wing morphing into waving flag above point-of-sale data across bottom.
Vertical 2D "IBI Lite" barcode at left.
ZIP code and identification number at lower left, value figures and date at lower right.
Identification number with "02 1M" prefix in 2nd line from the bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA M13.jpg

M13. Pitney Bowes "Connect +" series (digital), 2010.

Similar to Type M12 but eagle with straight wing.
"U.S. POSTAGE >> PITNEY BOWES" across the top.
Large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left.
Identification number with "02 1W" prefix in 2nd line from the bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o
NOTE: The Connect+ system can print a path completely across the top of an envelope including the return address, slogan, and whatever, as well as the frank, and in multiple colors.











GROUP N: Digital stamps with hand-held torch designEdit


USA N1.jpg

USPMSC: NA1

N1. Neopost “SM26” (digital), 1997.

Torch at left, ”U.S. POSTAGE” in negative lettering vertical at right.
Value figures in center panel repeated three times above in smaller digits.
N METER” above meter number at lower left.
Straight line town mark at top
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. With 4 digit ZIP code instead of normal 5 digits



USA N2.jpg

USPMSC: NB1

N2. Neopost “IJ65” (digital), 2001.

Torch and vertical ”U.S. POSTAGE” at right.
“N neopost” in negative lettering vertical at left.
M# with “N04#J” prefix at top
"Mailed From" and ZIP code above numeric code at bottom
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o



USA N3.jpg
USA stamp type N3aa.jpg
USA stamp type N3B.jpg



N3. Neopost “IJ25/40/50/60” (digital), 2000.

Similar to Type N2 but with large square 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left.
A. “N neopost”
B. “neopost N
ID# with “04#J” (without leading "N") prefix at top.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. Meter number with leading "N" prefix









GROUP P: Simple rectangular design with star ornamentsEdit


USA P1.jpg

USPMSC: PA1, PA2

P1. Neopost “4400” (MV), 1998.

Frank 32-33 mm wide.
Vertical panel at left contains “N neopost”.
With stars surrounding inner box at top, right, and bottom.
M# at bottom in 9500000 series with “N” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.000 , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00o , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00o



USA P2.jpg

USPMSC: PA3, PA4

P2. Neopost “SM58” (MV), 1998.

As Type P1 but smaller, nearly square frank.
Left panel much narrower.
M# at bottom in 4100000 or 4700000 series with “N” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋.00≋ , MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00








GROUP Q: Digital stamp with eagle in oval ornamentEdit


USA MB1.jpg

USPMSC: QA1

Q1. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail" (digital), 2000.

Frank in three horizontal sections:
Top: eagle at left, “U.S. POSTAGE” above value figures at right
Middle: town line
Bottom: M# with “FP” prefix plus transaction code
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $00.00o
a. With "POWELIGNED METER" replacing town line MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be rare]








GROUP R: Digital stamps without ornament except for manufacturer's identificationEdit


NOTE: Several stamps in Group R resemble stamps in Group PC. If you don't find what you are looking for here, check there.





USA R1.jpg

USPMSC: SB1

R1. Hasler “PostLink” (digital), 2001.

Horizontal self-adhesive label with pre-printed fluorescent bar at upper right and along right side. "US POSTAGE" reading up inside bar.
Point-of-sale data added as follows:
2D "Datamatrix" barcode at upper left. Date and value figures at right.
Class of mail
Town line "MAILED FROM" and ZIP code
ID number with 01#T prefix at bottom
Three types of labels were used with meter company name and slogan pre-printed at top right:
A. “Secure Funds / by ascom”
B. “Secure Funds / by HASLER”
C. Without inscription at top right
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg $0.00
a. Post Office stamp, ID number with “01US” prefix
b. Post Office stamp, with “USPS” vertical at left of fluorescent stripe at right
c. With "CORRECTION" instead of class of mail below 2D barcode

NOTE: The machine could print a re-date stamp consisting of only the date and "RE-DATE" added to the label.



USA R2A.jpg
USA R2B.jpg
USA R2C.jpg



USPMSC: SB2

R2. Neopost/Hasler “PowerPost” (digital), 2002.

Frameless frank with large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left and right-justified text at right.
Class of mail below "US POSTAGE.
Meter number with 011A or 048J prefix at bottom.
Meter company name at top center:
A. “ascom” (011A) [scarce]
B. “HASLER” (011A)
C. “NEOPOST” (048J)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. Bottom half of stamp including barcode omitted
b. Printed in black instead of normal red (R2B seen)

NOTE: The Official mail stamp previously cataloged as R2a is now cataloged as Type OO-I5.






USA R3A.jpg
USA R3B.jpg
USA R3 label.jpg
USA R3C.jpg



USPMSC: SB4

R3. Neopost “IJ70/80/90/110”, Hasler “WJ65/95” (digital), 2003.

Frameless frank with large 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left and centered text at right.
Meter number with 01#H or 04#J prefix at top.
Meter company name reading up in center:
A. “N neopost” (047J, 049J)
B. “neopost N” (047J, 049J)
C. “Hasler” (012H, 016H)
The stamps are found applied directly to the mail piece and also applied to rectangular labels with pink fluorescent strip across the top. (See right)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in black on label with fluorescent stripe across the top (shown at right)






USA R4.jpg
USA stamp type R4a.jpg

USPMSC: SB5

R4. Neopost “IJ25”, Hasler “WJ” series (digital), 2003.

Similar to Type N3 but with torch-in-hand removed:
A. “HASLER" vertical in center. ID number with 01#H prefix.
B. "N neopost" vertical in center. ID number with 04#J prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o
a. Post Office stamp: With vertical "USPS" added left of "US POSTAGE"




USA R5.jpg
USA R5b.jpg
USA stamp type R5B.jpg
USA R5c.jpg

USPMSC: SF1

R5. Francotyp-Postalia “MyMail”, "OptiMail30", "UltiMail60/ 90", "JetMail", "Centormail" (digital), 2003.

“FP” logo between 2D "Datamatrix" barcode at left and "US POSTAGE" above value figures at right.
Point-of-sale data between lines at bottom.
With or without class of mail below value figures.
ID number with 03#A prefix.
A. "FP" logo large
B. "FP" logo smaller
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$ 00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. “CORRECTION” below value figures
b. Printed without 2D barcode and with "REDATE" below zero-cent value figures
c. Post Office stamp: with USPS/CPU" above small "FP" logo. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgF/V: $00.00




USA R6.jpg

USA stamp type R6aa.jpg

R6. Hasler “WJ PRO", Neopost “IJ-15K” (digital), 2006.

Small frameless frank with “US POSTAGE” at top right above the value figures and date.
Small oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode at lower left.
Class of mail above the 2D barcode.
Meter company identification at top left above the identification number and ZIP code.
Identification number with 018H or 042K prefix:
A. “Hasler” (01#H series, 014H and 018H seen)
B. “neopost N” (042K)
All examples seen printed in blue.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. With "FULL PRICE" instead of class of mail
NOTE: Variations in thickness of value figures and date have been observed.



USA R7A.jpg
USA stamp type R7ab.jpg
USA R7B.jpg


R7. Hasler "IM" series and Neopost "IS" series (digital), 2008.

Frameless frank with meter company identification at top left above the date and "US POSTAGE" in negative letters.
Small oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode at lower left.
Value figures at right above ZIP code and identification number with 011D, 041L or 041M prefix at bottom.
With or without class of mail at top right.
Meter company identification:
A. "Hasler" (011D)
B. "neopost N" (041L, 041M)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$000.00o
a. Printed in black on label with fluorescent stripe across the top
b. With "ComBasPrice" added below the mail class designation at top right.




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R8. Hasler (Neopost) (digital), probably 2012.

Frameless frank with small oblong 2D "IBI Lite" barcode at far right.
"US POSTAGE" above rate classification statement at left.
ZIP code, date, and "HASLER" in smaller letters below the rate classification.
Value figures at center.
Meter number with 019H prefix below barcode.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00o









GROUP S: Digital stamp with flag ornamentEdit


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S1. Data-Pac “America2, Curve, DP 200W, DP 240B" (digital), 11 November 2006.

Small, short frank with American flag at left and vertical “DATA-PAC” serving as the flag pole.
“US POSTAGE” and value figures across the top.
2D "IBI Lite" barcode at lower left.
Date, ZIP code, and identification number with prefix “0801” at lower right.
Printed in black.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00o
a. Printed in a color other than black (red, blue, and brown seen)
b. With FIM barcode inserted between the flag and the rest of the frank




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S2. Data-Pac "America2, Curve" (digital).

Found only in the upper right section of large address labels printed by the meter.
Value figures at upper left, "US POSTAGE" and town line at upper right with flag ornament and 2D "IBI Lite" barcode below.
V/F seen:MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$0.00
NOTE: This stamp has not been reported by collectors. A very small image of it is displayed on Data-Pac's web site.







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