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ostage meters first appeared experimentally at the end of the 19th century and came into general use worldwide starting in the 1920s. By the 1960s more mail was being franked by postage meter than with traditional adhesive stamps. The trend continues today as mechanical postage meters are displaced by newer and more versatile digital franking machines and systems.

This is a catalog of all the different types of postage meter stamps ever used to frank mail in the world. It organizes and categorizes the stamps by their appearance (design format) rather than the meter model that printed them. It is thus a STAMP catalog for use primarily by stamp collectors and is not a meter (machine) catalog. It is an expansion of The International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, written and published by Joel Hawkins and Rick Stambaugh in 2005, and its 2008 Supplement.
Comments, suggested changes, corrections, and additions to the catalog are encouraged. Email:

Recent changes

  • 25 Nov: Ireland, Sub-group BF and Type BF1 added
  • 21 Nov: Spain, Sub-group FB recataloged as PO-D
  • 21 Nov: Spain, Sub-group FA removed, stamps recataloged as Group F
  • 12 Nov: Macedonia, types PO5 and PO6 added
  • 8 Nov: Oman, catalog numbers revised (decimalized), new types 2.4 and 5 added
  • 8 Nov: Switzerland, type EC1.1, variety "a" added
  • 5 Nov: Netherlands, Group S divided into sub-groups "SA" and "SB", Type SB5 added
  • 5 Nov: USA, type PC-F2 added
  • 30 Oct: Switzerland, type EB3.3, variety "b" added
  • 30 Oct: USA, type PC-C2.4, variety "b" added
  • 28 Oct: Serbia, type PO6 added
  • 23 Oct: Croatia, type PO2.2 added
  • 23 Oct: Slovenia, type A7 added
  • 20 Oct: Iceland, type PO1, sub-types "A" and "B" added
  • 20 Oct: USA, type PC-D4.3, sub-types "A" and "B" added
  • 20 Oct: USA, type OO-I6 added
  • 18 Oct: USA, type R7, sub-type "C" added
  • 13 Oct: Italy, type PO18.1 removed. It is actually PV3.
  • 13 Oct: Italy, 14 different types in Group/Sub-groups CC, D, EE and EF, 17 new varieties added
  • 6 Oct: Indonesia, type A1, variety "c" added
  • 6 Oct: Spain, Group F divided into sub-groups "FA" and "FB", type FB1 added
  • 6 Oct: Sweden, type PO2 added
  • 2 Oct: Malawi, type C10, variety "a" added
  • 2 Oct: Malawi, types C12.1 and C16 added
  • 2 Oct: Serbia, type PO5 added
  • 1 Oct: Spain, type PO-A4, sub-type "C" and variety "a" added

Table of ContentsEdit

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  • Identifier (find the country your stamp is from)

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Abu Dhabi Afghanistan Aland Albania Algeria
American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Ascension Island
Australia Austria Azerbaijan Azores Bahamas
Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium
Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands
Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia
Cameroon Canada Canal Zone Cape Verde Cayman Islands
Central African Republic Chad Chile China (mainland, ROC & PRC) China (Taiwan ROC)
Christmas Island Cocos Island Colombia Comoros Congo, Democratic Republic
Congo, Peoples Republic Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba
Curacao Cyprus Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Danzig
Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Dubai
Dutch Caribbean East African Community Ecuador Egypt El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Equatorial Africa
French Guiana French Indochina French Polynesia French West Africa Gabon
The Gambia Georgia Germany, Part 1 Germany, Part 2 Germany, Part 3
Ghana Gibraltar Great Britain Greece Greenland
Grenada Guadaloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea
Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong
Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Ireland Isle Of Man Israel Italy
Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Dem. Rep. (North) Korea, Republic (South)
Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon
Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Macao Macedonia Madagascar Madeira Islands
Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Federation Mali
Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius
Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco
Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique
Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia Newfoundland New Zealand Nicaragua
Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway
Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Palestinian Authority
Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines
Poland Portugal Portuguese India (Goa) Qatar Reunion
Rhodesia & Nyasaland Romania Ruanda-Urundi Russia Rwanda
Saint Helena Saint Kitts And Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre & Miquelon Saint Vincent
San Marino Sao Tome E Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia
Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten Slovakia
Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia
Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sudanese Republic Suriname
Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan
Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste (East Timor) Togo Tokelau Island
Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Tristan Da Cunha Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Turks & Caicos Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine
Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics United Arab Emirates United Nations United States of America, Part 1 United States of America, Part 2
United States of America, Part 3 Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City
Venezuela Vietnam Wallis & Futuna Western Sahara Western Samoa
Yemen Yugoslavia Zambia Zanzibar Zimbabwe

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