International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Aland

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AlandEdit

* Meter stamps inscribed ALAND first came into use in 1984. Starting in 1952 meters of Finland were used in Aland. For issues before 1984, see FINLAND. The Finnish stamps used in Aland prior to 1984 are detailed in the stamp catalog ÅLAND-Spezial 2001/2002 (in German) by Robert Fillips. An extract is available on the web.

  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function:
A - Frank with three post horns across top
B - Frank with Aland postal service logo in multiple corners
PO - Special post office machine stamps




GROUP A: Frank with three post horns across the top, “ALAND” at bottomEdit


A1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1984.

Relatively large frank, ~ 35 x 23 mm.
Six-digit M# with “10” prefix below bottom frame line.
TM: SC
A. Spacing very wide ~50 mm
B. Spacing very narrow ~2 mm (shown)
V/F: 000 p 000 p 000




A2. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV). [$10]

Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
“ALAND” breaks bottom frame line.
M# with “23-“ prefix between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 p



A3. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Frank smaller than Type A2.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# with “26” prefix below bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 p




A4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large frank as Type A1 but “ALAND” in thicker letters.
M# with “18” prefix below bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000 p





A5. Neopost “2205” (MV). [$5]

Small upright frank with M# vertical reading down outside left frame line.
M# with “30” prefix. TM: SC
V/F: 000 +0p





A6. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV). [$10]

Similar to Type A5 but frank slightly wider than tall.
M# with “31” prefix.
V/F: 0000 p






GROUP B: Frank with postal service logo in upper corners or all four cornersEdit


B1. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV). [$7.50]

Two logos in upper corners with “ALAND” between.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# in two lines between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: 0.00 p



B2. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV). [$5]

Logos in all four corners.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# at top, “ALAND” at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: 0.00 p




B3. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV). [$5]

Frank short but wide. Two logos in upper corners with “ALAND” between.
Value figures relatively large.
M# below bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000 p




B4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). [$5]

Logos in all four corners. “ALAND” at bottom.
M# with “19” prefix below bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000 p





B5. Frama "M/E” (MV), 1996. [$10]

Frank similar to Type B4 but smaller.
Value figures thick. M# 7001 seen.
V/F: 000 p







GROUP PO: Post Office counter service machine stampEdit



PO1. Nokia (digital), 1991. [$10]

Simple design with panels at top and bottom and vertical bar in middle applied to self-adhesive label.
Country name in top panel, post office identification in bottom panel, date and weight at right.
Printed in black or red.
V/F: (000)0.00 mk