International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Argentina

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ArgentinaEdit

The first postage meter was placed into use in 1926. All stamps contain “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in the frank. Instead of a meter number they contain a permit number. The permit number usually has prefix “PERMISO” or “PERM.” with “No.” or “N” and sometimes occurs without prefix. The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function as follows:

A - Upright oval
B - Small upright rectangle with simulated perforation border, value in lower left corner with emanating rays
C - Wide rectangle with pillars at sides
D - Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight line inner border, REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in arc, FRANQUEO/PAGADO at bottom, P# below value
E - Horizontal rectangle with single, straight line border, FRANQUEO PAGADO at bottom, P# below REPUBLICA ARGENTINA at top, simple straight line design at sides
F - Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight-line inner border, post horn at top under curved REPUBLICA ARGENTINA.
G - No outer frame. REPUBLICA and ARGENTINA in curved ribbons flanking seal at top. Leaves in upper corners. Ribbon and leaves at sides
H - Upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. Garland across sides and bottom with vertical lines beneath.
I - No outer frame. Leaves surround entire design except for opening at bottom
J - Horizontal frameless design with ornament between TM and value box
K - Upright design with single straight-line frame line. Side design is a stylized wheat stalk with ribbon
L - Upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. REPUBLICA/ ARGENTINA at top, “CORREO” curved at bottom above P#
M - No outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in curved ribbon across top. Filigree design at left, Coat of Arms at right
N - Horizontal design consisting of nothing but horizontal lines and text
P - Simple single, straight-line rectangle without ornament except for post horn on some numbers
Q - No outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in straight ribbon at top, Column of ornaments and value indicator at left, designs showing map of country or head of Liberty at right
R - Upright rectangle with double straight-line frame. Post horn under curved REPUBLICA ARGENTINA at top
S - Simple single, straight-line horizontal rectangle with panels at top, bottom and sides
T - Similar to Group E but outer frame line is not complete
U - Notched rectangle at top, plain rectangle at bottom, head of Liberty at right
PO - Special stamps used only in Post Offices



NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of Argentina, see Catalogo de Franqueos Mecanicos de la Republica Argentina, 1997, by Roberto L. Salgueiro.


GROUP A: Frank is upright ovalEdit


A1. Universal Postal Frankers “NZ” (FV6), 1926.  [$20]

Inscriptions are colorless on solid ground. “PERMISO” and number in separate blocks.
Value figure with “Cts” above or with “$”.
TM: SL within wavy lines, SL with slogan within wavy lines, nil with or without slogan
Values:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 25, 48, 50 cts, $1
a. Value in Pesos: $0,25 seen  [$25]
b. P# solid on colorless ground (P# 77)  [$25]
c. P# and value solid on colorless ground (P# 7)  [$25]
d. Frank in black with TM in black or brown  [Extremely rare, value unknown]












A2. Universal Postal Frankers “NZ” (FV-6).

Similar to Type A1, but with solid inscriptions on colorless ground.
Distance between centers of date and value figures is 43mm.
A. TM: SL within wavy lines  [$5]
B. TM: SL with slogan above and/or below, slogan frameless or framed  [$10]
C. TM: wide rectangle with rounded corners  [$15]
D. TM: SC, BIC, DC, nil with or without slogan  [$5]
E. TM: SL with date between ‘BUENOS’ and ‘AIRES’. Two dots above and two below the town line. This possibly may be the same machine set up for printing slogans above and below the town line (A2B) but with the slogan slugs removed leaving only the pins  [Rare, value unknown]
F. TM: "BUENOS AIRES" between two wavy lines above and "ARGENTINA" between two wavy lines below date  [Rare, value unknown]
G. TM: Single wavy line between two complete wavy lines above and two below  [Value uncertain]
G2. As G, but single complete wavy line above and below  [Value uncertain]
G3. As G, but no lines above, two below  [Value uncertain]














H. TM: Date between "BUENOS" with arcs at left and "AIRES" with arcs at right  [Only one seen, value uncertain]
Values:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 40, 50 cts,
Values:  $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3, $4, $8, $10, $20
Value:  80 cts  [Add $25]
Values:  400 cts, $0.15, $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $1oo, $1.05  [Scarce to rare, value uncertain]
a. Printed in brown, blue or black  [Add $15]

NOTE: Examples are known with slogan at left similar in shape to the slogan/TM shown for A2B but without town name or date. This is TM: nil.




A2.1. Universal Postal Frankers "Midget" (VF-3).  [$5]

As Type A2D but distance between centers of date and value figures is wider at 48mm.
TM: SC, DC
Values:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 40, 50 cts, $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3, $4, $8, $10, $20
Value:  80 cts  [Add $25]




NOTE: The values listed for Types A2 and A2.1 are not sorted out. Some of them may be found with A2 or A2.1 only and not with both.




A3. Pitney Bowes “Model F” (FV-2), 1931.  [$25]

Nearly identical to Type A2.1, and can be identified most easily by
the two-line date and the Permiso number of which there is only one, 398.
TM: DC
Values:  5, 10 Cts




A4. 1970, Universal Postal Frankers "Midget".  [$10]

As Type A2.1 but with “LEY 18.188” above the value figure which is decimalized.
TM: SC
Value:  0.20 seen






GROUP B: Small upright rectangle with simulated perforation border and sun ray designEdit


B1. Neopost (FV-1), 1926.  [$20]

P# within circle in center of frank.
Value figure in lower left corner with center of 'sun' containing "cts" at its upper right.
No sun rays emanate downward.
Box containing value figure is small with large 'sun'.
TM: BIC
Values:  5, 10, 12 cts
Values:  ½, 1, 2, 20, 25 cts, $1  [Add $5]



B2. Neopost (LV-3/6), 1928.  [$10]

Similar to Type B1 but the value box at lower left is larger with a smaller 'sun' containing “cts”.
Spacing between TM and frank is variable.
The lowest sun rays (above "FRANQUEO") emanate downward.
TM: BIC
Values:  5, 10 cts
Values:  2, 3, 12, 20, 40 cts  [Add $5]






GROUP C: Wide rectangle with pillars at the sidesEdit

Sub-group CA: Inscribed “FRANQUEO AUTOMATICO” at bottomEdit




CA1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1929.  [$50]

Wide spacing with or without 4 digit impression counter number at top between TM and frank.
With “PERMISO" and number below frank.
TM: SC with "FRANQUEO" at top
V/F (all angular):  0.00   0oo   0.00  $0.00  $ 0.00
a. Post Office stamp. TM: SC with “CORREO CENTRAL” at top. Without “PERMISO” and # below frank. With slogan: “TODAS LAS OFICINAS TELEGRAFICAS NACIONALES RECIBEN TELEGRAMAS PARA EL EXTRANGERO SIN RECARGO DE TARIFA.”  [$25]
V/F:   000
b. Post Office stamp. As a but TM with “CENTRAL DE FRANQUEO” at top. Known with eight different slogans.  [$25]
V/F:   0.00 (A)













Sub-group CB: Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” or variation at bottomEdit




CB1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1931.  [$20]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom with “PERMISO” and number in separate panel below.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F (all Angular):  0.00   0oo   0.00  $0.00  $ 0.00






CB2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1932.  [$10]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above “PERMISO” and number inset at bottom.
No line separates “FRANQUEO PAGADO” and “PERMISO”.
With impression counter number between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F:  $ 0.00 (A)






CB2.1. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [Value unknown]

As Type CB2 but inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” and number in one line at bottom.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
No stops in the date.
TM: DC, SC
V/F:  $ .00 (A)  $ 0.00 (A)
a. Permit number extends beyond the frame line at bottom right (370 seen)

NOTE: See Types CB4 and CB14 for similarly inscribed stamps.








CB2.2. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [Value undetermined]

Similar to Types CB1 and CB2 but with "PERMISO” and number outside the frame line at bottom.
Only one example seen, without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:  000 (A) (possibly 0.00)






CB3. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1935.  [$20]

As Type CB2.1 but inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERM.” and number in one line at bottom.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F (all Angular):   00  $ 00  $0.00  $ 0.00
a. Error: “FRAQUEO” instead of FRANQUEO (P# 426)  [Possibly very rare. Value uncertain]

NOTE: See Type CB13 for a similarly inscribed stamp.



CB4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1952.

With same bottom inscription as Type CB2.1 (“FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” and number in one line) but with narrow spacing between town mark and frank.
Date with stops after D and before Y.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: $ 00 (A) , $0.00 (A) ,  0.00 (A) , $ 000 ,
$ 000– , $ 0.00 (A) , $ 0000 (A) ,  0000 (O) , $ 0000 (O) ,
$ 0000.– (O) , $ 0000.= (O) , (without $) 000.= (O)
a. With “LEY 18188” vertical at right outside frank

NOTE: See Type CB14 for a similarly inscribed stamp.












CB5. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1936.  [$15]

Inscribed “PER.”, # and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” in one line at bottom.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
With or without impression counter number between TM and frank.
Date without stops. Month shown as number (1, 2, 3 etc.)
TM: SC, DC
V/F (all Angular):  $ 00  $0.00   0.00  $ 0.00  $00.00   000
a. Post Office stamp. With “VIA AEREA” between TM and frank. TM: SC with “CENTRAL DE FRANQUEO” at top  [$25]
b. V/F:   $00.000 (Angular except for oval fixed "0" in the 10ths of a cent position)

NOTE: See Types CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.3, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.



CB5.1 Francotyp "Cc/Ccm" (MV).

As Type CB5 but narrow spacing between TM and frank.
Date contains stops after D and before Y.
Month shown as number (1, 2, 3 etc.)
TM: SC, DC
V/F (all Oval):  $ 000  $ 0000
a. With “LEY 18188” vertical displacing inside of left column.
V/F:  00
b. With “LEY 18188” vertical at left or right outside of frank

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.2, CB5.3, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.




CB5.2 Francotyp "Cm7000/10000" (MV).

Inscribed as Type CB5, narrowly spaced as with Type CB5.1.
The date figures are much more widely spaced that with Type CB5.1, with stops after D and M.
Month shown as number (1, 2, 3 etc.)
TM: SC, DC
V/F   00000.–

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.3, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.




CB5.3. Francotyp "C" (MV).  [$75]

As Type CB5 but insides of columns removed.
V/F:   000 (Angular) plus fixed 0 (Oval)

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.4 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.





CB5.4. Hasler "F88" (MV).

Very similar to Type CB5.2.
Roman numeral month in date.
TM: DC
V/F (all Oval):  $ 000  $00000.–
a. With “LEY 18188” vertical at left or right outside of frank.  $ 0000

NOTE: See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.3 and CB15 for similarly inscribed stamps.




CB6. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1947.  [$20]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PER” and number at bottom.
Wide or narrow spacing between frank and TM.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  $ 0.00 (A)  $ 0000 (A)




CB7. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1950.  [$20]

Inscribed “FRAN. PAGADO PER.” and number at bottom.
Narrow spacing between frank and TM. One meter only: P# 99.
TM: DC
V/F:  $0.00 (A)





CB8. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1953.  [$20]

Inscribed “PER”, number, and “FRAN. PAG.” at bottom.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  $ 0.00 (A)  $0.00 (A)




CB9. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1953.  [$25]

Inscribed “PERM”, number, and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F:  $ 0.00 (A)




CB10. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1946 or earlier.  [$50]

Inscribed number and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC.
V/F:  $ 0.00 (A)




CB11. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1954.  [$20]

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO No” and number at bottom.
Narrow spacing between town mark and frank. One only, P# 636.
TM: DC
V/F:  $0000 (A)




CB12. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1956.  [$20]

Inscribed “FRANQ. PAG. PERMISO” and # at bottom.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   000 (A)
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical at left or right outside of frank




CB13. Francotyp (Universal “Multi-Value”) (MV), 1947.  [$20]

As Type CB3 but narrow spacing.
Inscribed “FRANQUEO [P]AGADO PERM.” and number at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:  $0.00 (A)



NOTES:

  • Impressions from meter PERM. 284 are the only ones known. All show the “P” of PAGADO missing.
  • Although marketed by Francotyp, the machines that produced Types CB13, CB14 and CB15 are the Universal "Multi-Value". There may have been an agreement between the two companies that allowed Francotyp to distribute Multi-Value models under their own name within Argentina.




CB14. Francotyp (Universal “Multi-Value”) (MV), 1968.  [$20]

As Type CB4 but the date figures have no stops.
Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO PERMISO” and number at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:  $ 000— (O)

NOTE: The 2nd note under Type CB13 applies to CB14.




CB15. Francotyp (Universal “Multi-Value”) (MV), 1974.

Inscribed “PER.”, # and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” in one line at bottom as with Types CB5 through CB5.4.
Narrow spacing (as with Types CB5.1 and CB5.2).
Date figures are similar in spacing to CB5.1 but have no stops.
Month is Roman numeral.
Other differences exist, most noticably in the smaller inscriptions in the bottom panel.
One meter known, 367. Meter number is smaller than the rest of the bottom inscription.
TM: DC
V/F:  $ 000 (A)

NOTES:

  • See Types CB5, CB5.1, CB5.2, CB5.3 and CB5.4 for similarly inscribed stamps.
  • The 2nd note under Type CB13 applies to CB15.








GROUP D: Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight-line inner border, “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in arc.Edit

Arc of variable depth. “FRANQUEO/PAGADO” at bottom, P# below value.



Sub-group DA: Permit number in ovalEdit














DA1. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1931.  [$5]

Frank variable in size from 24 x 30 mm to 25.5 x 32 mm.
Frank has small ‘teeth’, approximately 8 per centimeter, in the faux-perforation outer border.
Wide spacing between TM and frank, with or without 5-digit impression counter number at top center.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000  0.00  000,oo
a. With date but without town mark circle
b. TM DC with mailer's name between rings, town name small above inner ring at bottom



DA2. Hasler “F22” (MV).

Frank larger than Type DA1, variable in size from 23 x 32 mm to 27 x 37 mm.
Frank has medium ‘teeth’, approximately 6½ per centimeter, in the outer border.
Wide or narrow spacing between TM and frank, with or without impression counter number.
TM: DC, nil
A. Slot ornaments flank value figures
B. Slot ornaments flank value figures, “PERMISO” and permit number
V/F:  0,oo  00,oo




DA3. Hasler “F22/F88” (MV), 1933.

Similar to Type DA2 but frank has larger ‘teeth’ in the outer border, approximately 5 per centimeter.
Wide or narrow spacing between TM and frank.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC, nil
V/F:  000  0,oo  00,oo  000,oo




DA4. Hasler “F88” (MV).  [$10]

Similar to Type DA3 but much larger frank, 27 x 36 mm to 30 x 40 mm.
Wide spacing, with impression counter number.
TM: DC
V/F:  00,oo






Sub-group DB: Permit number not in ovalEdit




DB1. Hasler “F22/F88” (MV), 1938.

Frank variable from 24 x 32 mm to 28 x 34 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank wide, medium or narrow, without impression counter number.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0,oo  00,oo




DB2. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1938.  [$20]

Large frank 29 x 35½ mm.
One meter only, P# 116.
TM: DC
V/F:  00,oo








GROUP E: Horizontal rectangle with single, straight line borderEdit

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” at top, “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom, simple straight line ornaments at sides. Inscriptions vary in font and size.



E1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1936.

“PERMISO” and number under “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
TM: DC (SC exists but is rare)
V/F: 000 (A) ,  00 (A,O) ,  00– (A) , 0000 (A,O) ,
00oo (O) ,  000 (A,O) ,  0oo (A) , 00000 (A) , 00ooo (O) ,
 000.= (O) ,  000(A)0(O) ,  000o (A) ,  0oo0 (A) , 00ooo (O) ,
000,00 (O) ,  0000 (A,O) ,  00oo (A) ,  00,00 (A,O) ,  0000o (O) ,
 0000.= (A) ,  00000 (A,O) ,  0000.= (A) ,  00000 (A,O) ,  00o.oo (A) ,
 0000oo (A,O) ,  00000.– (A) ,  00000.= (O)
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical inside frank at left or right of V/F
b. “Ley No 18.188” or “LEY 18188” vertical outside frank at left or right
c. With “$a” at left of V/F
d. With “$a” at left of V/F, and right side ornaments omitted
e. Without TM, date in small circle at left. (P# 2)



E2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1960.

Similar to type E1, but with “PESOS” below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”, and “PERMISO” and number in small panel at bottom of frank.
TM: DC
V/F:
0.00 , =.00 , =000 , =00o , =00o. , =0.0o ,
=00oo , =00.oo , =0.0oo , 00.oo.= , =000oo , =00o,oo ,
=0000.= , =000o.= , =00oo.= , =00o.oo , =00oooo , =000oo.=
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical outside frank at left or right
b. “Ley 18.188” at base of side ornaments inside frank
c. “PESOS LEY/ 18188” vertical outside frank at left
d. Ornament at right removed to allow for extended value figures. V/F:  0000 + 0=
e. “Ley No 18.188” vertical inside frank at right (pictured)




E3. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1970.

Similar to type E2, but blank below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
TM: DC
V/F: =00 , =.00 , =00o , =0,0o , =00oo ,
=000o , =00.00 , =00.oo , 000o.= , =000.= , =00o.= ,
=000.00 , =000,oo , =00oo.= , =0.0oo.= , =00ooo.= , =0000,oo
a. “Ley No 18.188” vertical inside frank at left or right of V/F
b. “Ley No 18.188” vertical outside frank at left or right
c. With “A” inside left side ornament
d. With “$” inside left side ornament





E4. Francotyp "C” (MV), 1939 or earlier.  [Appears to be quite rare]

Very similar to Type E1 but with wide spacing between the TM and frank and with a 4-digit transaction counter number appearing high in that space.
Two examples seen, "PERMISO 22" "PERMISO 27".
TM: DC
V/F:   000 (Angular)






GROUP F: Small upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer and straight-line inner border, post horn at top under curved “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”Edit



F1. Neopost (LV-6), 1936.  [$15]

Post horn at top faces right.
With “CTS.” above value figure.
P# at bottom preceded by “No.”.
TM: BIC
Values seen:   5, 10, 15, 20, 40 cts



F2. Neopost (LV-6).  [$10]

As Type F1 but with “PES” or “PESOS” above value figure and P# without prefix.
TM: DC
Values:  0,20, 0,40, 0,80, 1.oo, 10.oo, 20.oo
a. Error. With “PESA” above value
b. Without P#



F3. Neopost (LV-6).  [$15]

Similar to Type F2 but post horn faces to the left.
With “CTS.” or “PES.” above value figure. P# preceded by “No”.
TM: DC, BIC
Values:  5, 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 cts, 1, 2 pesos
a. P# without “No” prefix



F4. Neopost (LV-6).  [$20]

As Type F3 but with “Cts.” above value figure, and with small “PERMISO” above the P#.
One meter only, P# 396.
TM: DC
Values seen:   10, 20







GROUP G: No outer frame. REPUBLICA and ARGENTINA in curved ribbons at top. Leaves in upper corners. Ribbon and leaves at sides.Edit

Sub-group GA: Oval at top center contains seal of country capped by a rayed sunEdit




GA1. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1938.

The sun above the oval seal at top center has 15 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl forward.
Frank variable in size.
TM: DC, the date normally with a stop centered after the year.
A. Wide spacing with traction counter number between  [$10]
B. Narrow spacing without traction counter number
C. Narrow spacing with raised TM and 5-digit traction counter number below the TM
D. Very large frank, 29-30 x 38-39 mm. The ribbon containing the P# is also very large, but “PERMISO” is small.  [$10]
V/F:  000  0,oo  00,oo  000,oo  0000=  00000  0000.=
a. P# is not in a ribbon
b. As b, with “Ley No 18188” outside frank at left

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.




GA2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1938.

The sun at top center has 11 rays. “FRANQUEO” at left goes down rather than up.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl forward. Frank variable in size.
TM: SC, DC, date with stop centered after the year
A. Wide spacing with S# between  [$10]
B. Narrow spacing, without S#  [$10]
V/F:  000  0,oo   0,oo  00,oo
a. Wide but w/o transaction counter number
b. Without TM, with transaction counter number. P#s 60 and 180 known

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.



GA3. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1940.  [$15]

The sun at top center has 8 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl forward.
Frank variable in size.
A. Wide spacing with traction counter number between
B. Narrow spacing, without traction counter number
TM: DC, with stop centered after the year
V/F:  000  0,oo

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.




GA3.1. Hasler “F22” (MV).

The sun at top center has 8 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl backward.
Narrow spacing with raised TM without transaction counter number.
TM: DC, with stop centered after the year
V/F:  0,oo




GA4. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1948.

The sun at top center has 13 rays. The ends of the ribbon at bottom
containing the P# curl backward. Frank variable in size.
A. Wide spacing with transaction counter number between  [$10]
B. Narrow spacing without transaction counter number
C. Narrow, with 5-digit transaction counter number at left above slogan  [$5]
D. TM raised, transaction counter number below TM  [$5]
TM: SC, DC, nil
V/F:  000  0,oo   ,oo  0000  00,oo  000oo  000,00  000,oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
b. As a, with left side of frank removed to make room for expanded V/F: 0000.=

NOTE: Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.



GA5. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1956.

As with Type GA4, the sun at top center has 13 rays, but the side ornaments have large “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO”,
and the leaves under the ribbons have no inner lines.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl backward.
Spacing between TM and frank narrow, with or without transaction counter number below TM.
Frank variable in size.
TM: DC
V/F: 000  0000  00,oo  000.=  00000   000,oo  000000  0000oo  0000,oo  00000oo  00000oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical inside frank at right
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left

NOTES:

  • Some of the wider value figures extend into “PAGADO”.
  • Stamps of this type exist with non-standard variations.



GA6. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1957.

The sun at top center has 16 rays.
The ends of the ribbon at bottom containing the P# curl backward.
Spacing between TM and frank narrow, without transaction counter number.
Frank 27 x 35 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0,oo  00,oo  000,oo  000,0o  0000,oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical inside frank at right
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
c. “LEY 18.188” below frank





Sub-group GB: Head of Eva Peron at top centerEdit



GB1. Hasler "F22" and “F88” (MV), 1952.

The laurel wreath surrounding the portrait has 12 sets of leaf clusters.
A. Wide spacing with impression counter number between  [$50]
B. Narrow spacing with or without impression counter number  [$25]
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0,oo  00,oo



GB2. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1954.  [$65]

Similar to Type GB1, but the laurel wreath has 22 sets of leaf clusters.
Impression counter number below TM.
Permiso no. 707 only
TM: DC
V/F:  000,oo







GROUP H: Small upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. Garland across sides and bottom with vertical lines beneath.Edit



H1. Universal Postal Frankers “Midget” (FV-3), 1939.  [$25]

One machine only, P# 112.
TM: SL between wavy lines
Value seen:  0.01









GROUP I: Leaves surround entire design except for opening at bottomEdit



I1. Francator “K” and “Manual” (MV), 1946.  [$5]

Meter number, without prefix, at bottom center.
A. With “PERMISO” at bottom above P#
B. Without “PERMISO”
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000  0000  000oo
a. With “LEY No 18.188” outside frank at left








GROUP J: Horizontal frameless design with ornament connecting TM to value boxEdit

Sub-group JA: Seal of the country (cap on stick held by clasped hands) between TM and value boxEdit




JA1. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1948.

Value box 15 mm wide. P# with “P.B. PERM No or “FRANQ.” prefix at bottom center.
A. Dots along right side, complete or broken by extended value figures
B. Line without dots along right side.  [$5]
TM: SC, (DC rare)
V/F:  00 ,  .00 ,  00 : ,  00.= ,  .00 ,
 000 ,  00o ,  0.00 ,  .000 ,  0.00 ,  000= ,
 000.= ,  000.= ,  0000 ,  00oo ,  000o ,  0000.=

NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.

a. With “Sa” added left of value figures
b. With “A” added left of value figures
c. “Ley No 18188” vertical along right side
d. “LEY 18.188” vertical along right side
e. Thick vertical bar along right side
f. Open at right side, without line and dots



JA2. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV), 1969.  [$5]

Value box 23 mm wide.
P# with “P.B. PERM No“ or “P.B. PERM.” prefix at bottom center.
A. Dots along right side
B. Plain line without dots along right side
TM: SC
V/F:  000 ,  0.00 ,  000.= ,  0000 ,
 00.00 ,  00 00 ,  0.000 ,  0000.= ,  00000

NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.

a. With “Sa” added left of value figures
b. With “A” added left of value figures
c. “LEY 18.188” vertical along right side
d. Post Office stamp. As A, but with rimless TM reading “BUENOS AIRES/ 1000 FRANQUEO”. P#’s “P.B. PERM.” 011 and 012 only.  [$10]



JA3. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV), 1970.  [$5]

Value box 18 mm wide.
P# with “P.B. PERM No“ prefix.
A. Seven dots along right side broken by V/F
B. Three dots only at top right
C. No dots, vertical line only at right
TM: SC
V/F:   0.00   000.=   0000   0000.=
NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.
a. Variety C with vertical “LEY 18.188” added at right
b. With “Sa” added left of value figures
c. “Ley No 18188” vertical along right side



JA3.1. Pitney Bowes "5300" .

As Type JA3 but permit number with "Franq." prefix.
One seen with five dots along left side.
TM: SC
V/F:   0.00



JA4. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV), 1979.  [$15]

As type JA2 but non-standard design with large “REPUBLICA” not obscured by the TM.
One meter only, P# “PERM.” 1085.
TM: rimless arc
V/F:   00 00.=






JA5. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1981.

Value box 19 mm wide.
A. Value figures without a currency indicator [$5]
B. Value figures preceded by " A = " currency indicator  [$5]
C. Value figures preceded by "Sa" currency indicator  [$10]
D. Value figures preceded by "$" currency indicator  [$10]
TM: DC
V/F:   0.00   ,000   0000   00.00
a. Permit number with “PB PMSO No” prefix
b. Permit number with "PERM. No" prefix
c. Permit number with "Franq" or "FRANQ." prefix









Sub-group JB: Post horn on shield between TM and value boxEdit





JB1. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1951.

“CORREOS” at bottom center. P# inside TM.
TM: SC
A. Horizontal “PERMISO” above number at bottom of TM  [$5]
B. “PER NO.” at bottom of TM  [$10]
C. “PER.” at bottom of TM. P# 141 only  [$20]
V/F:   00   00 :   00.=   000   00oo   000.=   0000.=   0oo (C only)
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at right
NOTE: The trailing zero(s) are fixed on several value figures.













GROUP K: Upright design with single straight outer frame line. Side ornaments appear to be stylized wheat stalks with ribbon containing “FRANQUEO” at left and “PAGADO” at right.Edit



K1. Postalia “D2” (MV), 1951.  [$25]

Ends of ribbons wrap around the wheat stalks and go downward.
“CENTAVOS” below value figures. P# with “PERMISO” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  000





K2. Postalia (MV), 1962.

Without “CENTAVOS”. The ribbons are completely in front of the wheat stalks.
The ends of the ribbons go upward.
The letters of “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO” incline inward.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0.00  000 =  000.=  0000  00.00  0000.=  00000  000.00  00.000
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left



K3. Postalia (MV)., 1970.

Similar to Type K2 but the letters of “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO” incline outward.
A small “LEY 18.188” is above the P#.
A. Value figures preceded by “$”
B. Value figures preceded by “Sa”
C. Value figures preceded by “A”
TM: DC
V/F:  .00  000.=  0000  00.00  0.000  0000.=  0.000.=  00.00.=  00000  00.000  000.00  000.0o  000,0o  00000.–  00000.=
a. Without “LEY 18.188” above the P#



K4. Postalia (MV).  [$5]

Similar to Type K2 but the ribbons containing “FRANQUEO” and “PAGADO” are much smaller.
Frame lines are broken at the sides of "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA".
TM: DC
V/F:  000.=  0000.=  0.000.=  00000  00000.=  000.00  00.000  ooo00
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. With “$a” preceding value figures
c. With “A” preceding value figures
d. “LEY 18.188” added below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”



K5. Postalia (MV).  [$5]

As Type K4 but outer frame line is unbroken at the sides of “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
TM: DC
V/F:  00.00  0.000  0000.=  0.000.=  000oo  00000.=  00.000.=
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. With “$a” preceding value figures
c. With “A” preceding value figures



K6. Postalia (MV).  [$15]

As Type K5 but the wheat stalks are different, with hollow instead of solid grains.
“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” is narrower with space at the sides.
The frank is slightly wider than tall, 27 x 26 mm.
Permiso numbers 69 and 166 are known.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  00.=







GROUP L: Small upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border. REPUBLICA/ ARGENTINA at top, “CORREO” curved at bottom above P#Edit



L1. Satas “Rotary” and “Baby” (MV), 1951.  [$5]

“CORREO” slightly curved below value figures.
P# with “PER” prefix at bottom. P# 001 up.
TM: SL
V/F:   0.oo






GROUP M: Horizontal design without outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in curved ribbon across top. Filigree design at left, Coat of Arms in wreath at right.Edit


M1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1958.

Panel at right with coat of arms above “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” is wide, 11-12 mm.
With or without S#.
A. Final “A” of “ARGENTINA” with flat top. Wide spacing between TM and frank.  [$5]
B. As A, narrow spacing
C. As A, narrow spacing with TM raised
D. Final “A” of “ARGENTINA” pointed at top. Narrow spacing between TM and frank
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0oo  0,oo  000.=  0000  00oo  00,oo  000.=  0ooo.=  00000  000,oo   00oo  0000oo  0000,oo
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical inside frank at left
c. “LEY 18.188” below frank
d. “Pesos Ley 18188” below value figures
e. Without lines at sides of “PERMISO”
f. “PERMISO” omitted
g. TM raised, date is at level of top of frank



M2. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Panel at right with coat of arms above “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” is narrow, 8.5-9.5 mm.
Narrow spacing, without S#.
A. With “$” inside ornaments at left
B. With vertical “LEY 18.188” replacing ornaments at left
TM: DC
V/F:  0000   000   000.=   0000.=









GROUP N: Horizontal design consisting of nothing but horizontal lines and textEdit



N1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1957 or earlier.  [$20]

Slogan, TM and frank all connected by horizontal lines.
TM: SL with town at top and P# at bottom.
P# preceded by “PERMISO No”.
V/F:  $0.00 (A)





N2. Hasler “F22” (MV).  [$20]

Frank 38 x 28-29 mm, with left and right sides about equal in width.
TM: SL mimicking frank. P#, preceded by “PERMISO No”,
at bottom of TM. Small stop centered after date.
V/F:  00000





N3. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1958.  [$5]

Similar to Type N2 but frank wider at 42-44 x 27-28 mm.
Left side wider than right
V/F:  000.oo
a. With “$” preceding value figures







GROUP P: Simple single, straight-line rectangle without ornament except for post horn on some numbersEdit

Sub-group PA: “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in two straight lines at topEdit



PA1. Francotyp “C, Cc” (MV), 1964.

Bottom of frank inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above “PERMISO” and #.
With “$” preceding value figures.
Size of frank and size and shape of lettering, especially at bottom, is variable.
TM: SC, DC, DC with double outer rim
A. Letters of “REPUBLICA” smaller than those of “ARGENTINA”
B. Letters of “REPUBLICA” and “ARGENTINA” are the same size
V/F:  00 ,  000 ,  000.= ,  000.– ,  0000 ,
 0000= ,  0000= ,  0000– ,  0000.– ,  0000.= , 00000.– ,
00000= ,  000 0 ,  00000 ,  00000.– , x00.=
a. “LEY 18188” below frank
b. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
c. With “$a” preceding value figures. V/F:  0000=
d. With “PERMISO No“ preceding P#
e. Post Office stamp. With unengraved bar in place of P#.  [$200]




PA1.1. Francotyp “C, Cc” (MV).

As Type PA1 but three lines of text at bottom of frank: “Centavos” above “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above "FRANQUICIA No" and number.
Frank without bottom frame line.
With “$” preceding value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:   000




PA2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1983.

Bottom of frank inscribed “PESOS | Ctvos.”/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”/ “PERMISO No” and #.
With “$a” preceding value figures.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  0000   000   0000
a. Value figures Gothic (0000)  [$20]




PA3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1983.

Similar to Type PA2 but “PERMISO” and the P# are below the bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000   000
a. With large inscriptions




PA4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1985.

Bottom of frank inscribed “| milesimos”/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”/ “PERMISO No” and P#.
With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000




PA5. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1985.

Bottom of frank inscribed “| MILESIMOS”/ PERMISO No” and P#.
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: SC, DC, DC with double outer rim
V/F:  0000   000   0000
a. “REPUBLICA/ ARGENTINA” very small




PA6. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1985.  [$10]

Bottom of frank inscribed “Milecimos” (misspelled with a 'c')/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”.
"PERMISO NO" and P# below frank. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:   000





PA7. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1986.

Bottom of frank inscribed “| Ctvos”/ “PERMISO No” and P#.
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: SC, DC with double outer rim, DC with single outer rim
V/F:   0000  00 000




PA8. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1991.

As Types PA5 through PA7 but bottom of frank inscribed “PERMISO No” and number only.
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank.
“A” precedes value figures.
Approximately 14 mm between town mark and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000=




PA9. Francotyp "Cm 7000/10000" (MV).

Very similar to Type PA8 but narrower spacing, approximately 10 mm between town mark and frank.
Value figures are somewhat narrower than with Type PA8.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000=




PA10. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1993.

Inscriptions at top very small.
Bottom of frank inscribed “PHA...CIA ...ad" or "FRANQUICIA...ad" (possibly name of mailer or 'city franchise'?)
“FRANQUEO PAGADO” below frank.
With “$” preceding value figures.
TM: DC with double outer rim
V/F:   000







Sub-group PB: “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in one straight line at topEdit




PB1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1992.

With “FRANQUICIA No” and P# below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” at top.
Bottom of frank inscribed “PESOS | Ctvos.”/ “FRANQUEO PAGADO”.
Mailer’s name or identification below frank. TM: SC, DC
V/F:  $  000   0000







Sub-group PC: “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in one curved line over post horn at topEdit



PC1. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1970.

“FRANQUEO PAGADO” in one line at bottom of frank above M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F:  0000  00.00  0.000.=  000.00
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left.



PC2. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1975.

“FRANQUEO” vertical at left, and “PAGADO” vertical at right inside frank.
A. Small “LEY 18188” above M# with “N” prefix at bottom
B. “PERMISO” or “PERMISO No” and P# at bottom
C. “FRANQUICIA No” and P# at bottom
TM: DC, BIC
V/F: 0000 , 0,000 , 00.00 , 00•00 , 00,00 ,
0,000 , 0000= ,  ,000 , 000.0o , 0,000.= , 00000= ,
000,00 , 00,000= , 000.00 , 00.000= , 00.000.= , 000.000.=
a. “Ley No 18188” vertical outside frank at left
b. With “$/a” preceding value figures
c. With “$” preceding value figures
d. With “A” preceding value figures
e. Small post horn





PC3. Neopost “405/505” (MV),1980

“FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical at left, blank at right.
A. “PERMISO No“ and P# at bottom
B. “LEY 18188” above P# without “PERMISO No” at bottom
TM: SC, BIC, DC
V/F:  00000  00000.=  00,000.=  000,000.=



PC4. Neopost “2205” (MV).  [$10]

Similar to Types PC1-3 but frank is narrower and the spacing between the
TM and frank is much narrower. With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: BIC
V/F:  0,000






GROUP Q: No outer frame. REPUBLICA ARGENTINA in straight ribbon at topEdit

column of ornaments and value indicator at left, panel containing map of country or head of La Republica (head of woman) at right.

Sub-group QA: Map of the country at right. Ends of ribbon at top higher than the center.Edit



QA1. Hasler “F22/F66/F88” (MV), 1964.

Ends of ribbon at top are clear.
At left are three stacked ornaments with "$" between the top and middle ornaments.
The ornaments have hollow triangles at top and bottom and smaller solid triangles at the sides.
Inscribed “⎯ PERMISO ⎯” above P# at bottom.
A. F22 model, with stop centered after the year in the date
B. F66 and F88 models, no stop after the year, narrower spacing between town mark and frank
TM: DC
V/F: 000 , 0,oo , 00,00 , 00,oo ,
 0,00 ,  0,oo ,  000= , 0000.= , 000oo ,
000,oo , 00000.= , 0000oo , 0000,oo ,  000oo
a. With “Ley No 18.188” outside frank at left
b. With “Ley No 18.188” inside frank at left
c. With “Ley 18.188” below frank
d. Column of ornaments at left is narrow, 3 mm
e. Post Office stamp. TM contains “FRANQUEO CENTRAL” at bottom. One machine, P# 22, Buenos Aires.  [$15]




QA2. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1967.  [$50]

Post Office stamp. Similar to Type QA1A but inscribed “MAQUINA No 1” at bottom.
TM raised in rectangle with rounded corners. Large “R” and number for registration below TM.
TM reads “CERT. Y EXPR.” at top, “BUENOS AIRES” at bottom
V/F:    00,oo






QA3. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1969.

As Type QA1 but the ornaments at left have hollow triangles at the sides as well as top and bottom.
With “$” preceding value figures.
TM: DC
A. Inscribed “⎯ PERMISO ⎯” above P# at bottom
B. Small “LEY 18188” above “PERM.” P# at bottom
C. “PERM No” and P# at bottom
V/F: 000 , 0,00 , 0,oo ,
000.= , 00,00 , 00,oo , 0000.= ,
0,000.= , 00000 , 000,oo , 00000.= ,
00,000.= , 000000 , 0000,oo , 000000.= ,
a. With “Ley No 18.188” outside frank at left
b. With “Ley No 18.188” inside frank at left
c. With “Ley No 18.188” inside frank at right






QA4. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1970.

Rectangular ornament containing a curled line design at lower left.
Ends of ribbon at top are shaded.
Inscribed “⎯ PERMISO ⎯” above P# at bottom.
A. “PESOS/LEY No 18.188” vertical at left above ornament
B. “PESOS” alone at left above ornament
TM: DC
V/F:  0,00  0,oo   ,00  00,00  00,oo  0000=   0,00   0,oo  0000.=








QA5. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1971.  [$10]

Wide frank with large “LEY No 18.188” vertical and no ornaments at left.
Inscribed with small “PERMISO” and P# at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:  00,oo  000oo  000o=





QA6. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1981.  [$25]

Non-standard design with inner frame around value figures.
With stacked “FRANQUEO/PAGADO” at left.
Inscribed “PERM.” and P# at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000





QA7. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1985.  [$5]

Design with hollow triangle ornaments at left as with Type QA3 but with " A = " replacing "$".
“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in plain panel at top without ribbon ends.
With “A” preceding value figures. Inscribed “PERM.No“ and P# at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:  00,00  0,000






Sub-group QB: Head of La Republica at rightEdit






QB1. “F66/F88” (MV), 1970.

Ends of ribbon at top are lower than the center.
With “PESOS” and “LEY No 18.188” vertical at left.
TM: DC
A. With 3 mm space between “PESOS” and “LEY No 18.188”
B. No space between “PESOS”, “LEY No 18.188”
V/F: 0,oo , 000.= , 0000 , 00,oo ,
0,000 ,  0,00 ,  0,oo , 0000.= , 000,oo








QB2. Hasler “F66/F88/Mailmaster” (MV), 1978.

Column of four ornaments at left.
TM: DC
A. First and third ornaments are X-shaped blocks with “$” between them. Bottom ornament is filigree design
B. 1st, 3rd and 4th blocks are X-shaped
C. As A, but with “$a” instead of "$"
D. As A, but with “A” instead of "$"
E. As A, but 5-digit S# high between widely spaced TM and frank.  [$10]
V/F: 0000 , 00,00 , 00,oo , 000= ,
0,000 , 0,ooo , 0000= , 0,000= ,  000= ,
000,00 , 000,oo , 00000= , 000,oo ,  0000= ,
 0,000= ,  00oo , 00,000= , 000,000=
a. P# without dashes at sides
b. Post Office stamp. TM contains “ENC. INTERNACIONALES” at bottom. One machine, P# 21, Buenos Aires.  [$25]

NOTE: Pictured at right is an unusual town mark variety with extension added at bottom.









QB3. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1979.

With “PESOS” vertical at left with wide filigree design below.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000=  0,000=  00,000=







GROUP R: Rectangle with double straight-line outer frame. Post horn under “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” curved at topEdit



R1. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1968.

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in a deep curve.
Frank inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” at bottom above P# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC, DC. Date figures tall ("205") or short ("2205")
V/F:  000  000.=  0000.=
a. With “Ley No 18.188” outside frank at left




R2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1972.

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in a shallow curve.
“FRANQUEO” vertical at left, and “PAGADO” vertical at right.
A. P# with “N” or “No“ prefix at bottom
B. P# with “FRANQUICIA” prefix at bottom
TM: BIC, DC
V/F:  0•00  000.=  0000  00.00   0,00
a. With “Ley 18188” above P#
b. With “$” preceding value figures
c. With “$a” preceding value figures
d. With “A” preceding value figures





R3. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1978.

As Type R2A but “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical at left.
“PERMISO.No” preceded P# at bottom.
TM: SC, BIC, DC. Date figures tall ("205") or short ("2205")
V/F:  0000.=  00.00.=  0,000.=  00000  000oo  00000.=  00.000.=





R4. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1985.

As Type R3 but “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical at right.
With “A” preceding value figures.
TM: BIC. Date figures tall ("205") or short ("2205")
V/F:  0,00  0,000




R5. Neopost “105” (LV-5), 1973.  [$15]

Frank slightly narrower than Types R1-4, but spacing is wider.
With “CTS” vertical at right. “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above P# with “N” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
Values:  06  .06.=  20  .20.=  30 .30.= 40 .40.=  50  .50.=




R6. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1974.  [$20]

Similar in appearance to Type R5 but frank slightly larger and spacing slightly wider.
With “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above P# at bottom with “N” prefix.
One meter only, N 1414.
V/F:  000




R7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1985.

Frank wider than tall. “FRANQUEO” vertical at left, “PAGADO” vertical at right.
P# with “PERMISO N” prefix at bottom.
A. With “$/a” preceding value figures
B. With “A” preceding value figures
TM: DC
V/F:   000   ,000







GROUP S: Simple single, straight-line horizontal rectangle with panels across top and bottom and at sidesEdit


S1. Frama “E4” (MV), 1980.

Frank 31-32 x 25-26 mm. Left panel contains “FRANQUEO” (vertical) and value indicator.
Right panel contains “PAGADO” (vertical).
Bottom panel contains P# preceded by “PERMISO” or “PERMISO No”.
Value figures thick.
A. Value indicator “$”
B. Value indicator “$a”
C. Value indicator “A”
TM: DC
V/F:  0,00  000.=  00.00  0000.=  0.000  o,000  000.00  00000.=




S2. Frama “E4” (MV), 1983.

As Type S1 but left inside panel line removed.
Value indicator is “A” above “o,”.
TM: DC
V/F:  o,000




S3. Frama “E4” (MV), 1992.

Similar to Type S1 but wider frank, 36 x 24 mm.
With “$ alone in left panel, and “FRANQUEO/ PAGADO” vertical in right panel.
Bottom panel contains “FRANQUICIA and #.
TM: DC
V/F:  00,00
a. With 2nd panel at bottom containing mailer’s name









GROUP T: Resembles Group E stamps but without complete outer frame lineEdit


T1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1982.

Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above P# at bottom.
TM: DC
A. P# with “PERMISO No” prefix
B. P# with “PERM. No” prefix
C. P# with “PB PMSO No” prefix
D. P# with “FRANQUICIA No” prefix
E. P# with “FRANQ.” prefix
F. P# with "P.B. PERM No" prefix
V/F:   000   0.00   0,00   .000  00,00  00.00   0000  0000=   0000.=   00.00
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. With “$a” preceding value figures
c. With “A” preceding value figures





GROUP U: Notched panel at top, plain rectangular panel at bottom, head of Liberty at rightEdit


U1. Hasler “F88" and "Mailmaster” (MV), 1993

Under “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”, the top panel contains the P# with “FRANQUICIA No” prefix.
Bottom panel contains the mailer’s identification.
TM: DC
V/F:  00.00  00,00  00,oo







GROUP PO: Special stamp designs used in Post Offices onlyEdit

Sub-group PO-A: Horizontal stamps that include the TM or date with the frankEdit




PO-A1. Pitney Bowes “J” (MV), 1939.  [$200]

With simulated perforation outer border enclosing circular TM at left
and tombstone-shaped value box at right and head of La Republica in between.
With “CORREOS/ E-E” at top center and “PERMISO/ No 210” at bottom center.
TM: SC
V/F:  , 00
a. With S# vertical at left



PO-A2. Pitney Bowes “J” (MV), 1944.  [$100]

This is from the same machine that produced Type PO-A1.
The die was changed fur use by a different postal department.
The simulated perforations are farther apart.
Circular TM at left, rectangular value box at right, and “FRANQ./Y / FONOP/” in center.
“PERMISO/ No 343” at bottom center.
With impression counter number vertical at far left.
TM: SC
 V/F:  , 00
a. Without impression counter number  [$150]
NOTE: Unmailed favor proofs dated March 13, 1945 are worth less.




PO-A3. Universal “Taxograph” (MV), 1966.  [$100]

Horizontal frank with single straight-line outer frame.
Inscribed “BS. AS. REP. ARG. – CERT. y EXP.(B)” at top, and “CERTIFICADA” at bottom.
TM: “BS. AS.” (Buenos Aires) at top left
V/F:  $ 000,oo





PO-A4. Postalia (MV), 1976.  [$15]

Horizontal frank with single straight-line outer frame.
Postal logo left of “encotel/ ARGENTINA” at top.
“FRANQUEO CENTRAL” above “CODIFIQUE SU CORRESPONDENCIA” at bottom.
Date only, no TM
V/F:  000 .=




PO-A5. Frama “M/E” (MV), 1980.  [$50]

Similar to Type PO-A4 but without outer frame.
Bottom inscription is “FRANQUEO CENTRAL“ alone.
Value figures heavy. Date only, without TM.
V/F:  0000.=

NOTE: This meter was demonstrated at the stamp show “ESPAMER ‘81”. Souvenir impressions from the show are worth less than the catalog value which is for an example on non-philatelic cover.





PO-A6. Uncertain, possibly Francotyp or Frama (MV).

Town mark and value figures only applied to adhesive label at point of sale.
Labbel with thick outer frame line and net-like underprint in orange.
"CORREO ARGENTINO" postal service logo at lower right.
Value figures thick and narrow, spaced closely together.
TM: DC
V/F:  00,00







Sub-group PO-B: Frank and TM are both plain rectangles. The TM has slightly rounded corners.Edit


Stamps of sub-group PO-B often have a directional slug appearing some distance below the frank or TM. Examples are:
CERTIFICADA CERT. EXPRESO ENDA
CERT. AEREA CERT. EXPR. AEREA
These machines give receipts that resemble the stamps without the frank frame and with “RECIBO” below the value figures.
Between 1981 and 1983 several post offices applied rubber stamps to Type PO-B franked covers to indicate that the postage value is ten times greater than what the meter stamp showed. This was due to inflation outpacing the capabilities of the machines.


PO-B1. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1968.

Both the frank and the TM have unbroken outer frame lines.
With tall, narrow letter (“R” for registration, etc.) immediately right of the town mark.
Immediately left of the frank box is the meter number appearing above the clerk's identification letter(s)
Four-digit registration (or other) number in center.
M#s 1 through 20.
V/F:  000  000.–  0000   000   000.–  00000   0000   00000
a. With “$” preceding value figures
b. Without service letter but with R# (seen on M# 13 and 16)
c. Without operator’s ID letter(s)
d. With unengraved bar in bottom of TM



PO-B2. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1971.

As Type PO-B1 but the tall, narrow letter breaks the town mark frame at right.
The M#/operator ID letter reads up vertically and breaks the frank frame at left.
M#s 21-376.
A. With “R” in right side of TM
B. With “E” in right side of TM  [$5]
C. With “I” in right side of TM  [$5]
D. With “EI” in right side of TM  [$5]
V/F:  0000  000,0   000     0  00 0  00000   0000    000  000000  00000     000
a. For loaner use. TM with “EMERGENCIA” at top and number at bottom or “EMERGENCIA” and number both at bottom. Some have the number spelled out.
b. With break in left side of TM (with or without number inserted)
c. Without operator’s ID letter(s)
d. Without M# but with operator’s ID letter(s)
e. With commemorative slogan above or below the stamp


NOTE: All but a couple of the commemorative slogans referred to in sub-variety 'e' refer to Argentina’s world soccer (futbol) championship in 1978. These are collected by specialists. For a complete description of all such slogans, see the Salgueiro catalog referenced in the introduction to the Argentina section.



PO-B3. Francotyp (MV), 1975.

As type PO-B2 but much narrower spacing between the TM and frank.
The frank has no breaks in its outer frame line.
The M# and operator ID number are inside the frank left of the value figures.
A. With “A” breaking right side of TM  [$5]
B. With “K” breaking right side of TM  [$10]
V/F:  0000   0000   00.00  00000





PO-B4. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1977.

Similar to Type PO-B1 but with breaks in both sides of the frank.
M# and operator’s ID letter in the left break, a large fixed zero in the right break or beyond the frame line.
Sizes of franks and town marks vary.
M#s in 300 and 400 series plus lower numbers of machines upgraded from earlier types.
A. With one or more fixed zeros in the break at right
B. Blank in the break at right
V/F:  0000   000   000   ,000  00000   0000   0000   000o  00000.=   0000.=
  0,000   00,00    000   0000o  000000   00000   00000    0000
a. With “$” preceding value figures







Sub-group PO-C: Horizontal frank with simulated perforation border and “encotel” at bottomEdit




PO-C1. possibly Hasler "F22" but unconfirmed (MV), 1977.  [$15]

“FRANQUEO CENTRAL” below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” at top.
Postal logo at bottom left, “encotel” at bottom center.
TM: DC
V/F:  $0,000oo





PO-C2. Sima (MV), 1980.  [$50]

Similar to Type PO-C1 but smaller frank, nearly square.
TM: SC
V/F:  $  000





PO-C3. Secap “Alpha” (MV), 1980.  [$50]

Similar to Type PO-C1 but frank not as tall, date without stops,
and value figures are different. TM: DC
V/F:  $ 0000





PO-C4. Satas (MV), 1980.  [$50]

Similar to Type PO-C1 but with “SUC.ITUZAINGO” (PO branch name)
below “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”.
With hour figure outside town mark at left. TM: SC
V/F:  $ 00000





Sub-group PO-D: Horizontal frank with straight-line outer border and panels at top and bottom, with or without panels at sidesEdit



PO-D1. Frama “M/E” (MV), 1981.

Square logo and “encotel” in top panel, “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in bottom panel.
Currency symbol in left panel, and P# vertical (reading up or down) in right panel.
TM: DC
A. With “$” currency symbol
B. With “$a” or “$/a” currency symbol
C. With “A” currency symbol
D. With “A/0.” currency symbol
E. As D, but “A” very large, line below
F. Blank in left panel, without currency symbol
V/F: 000 , 0.00 , 0,00 , 0000 ,
00,00 , 0,000 , 0000◀ , 00000 , 000.00 ,
000,00 , 00.000 , 00,000


a. With unengraved bar in place of P#
b. With “CERTIFICADA” or “CERTIF AEREA” vertical at far left, vertical R#, and large “R” left of the TM
c. As b, but R# boxed
d. As b, but without “R”
e. Left panel removed, frank open at left
f. As e, but with “$” floating at left
g. As e, but with “A” floating at left



PO-D2. Frama “M/E” (MV), 1982.  [$100]

“REPUBLICA ARGENTINA” in top panel, “PERMISO” and bar in bottom panel.
Left panel contains “FRANQUEO” vertical left of “$”.
“PAGADO” vertical in right panel.
Used in the Buenos Aires central post office for a few days only in December 1982.
TM: unengraved DC
V/F:  00000.=



PO-D3. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1985.  [$20]

Panels are thinner than on previous types.
With square postal logo and “ENCOTEL” in capital letters in top panel.
With “A” in left panel, and “MAQ. No P/1” (or P/2) vertical in right panel.
TM: DC
V/F:   .000




PO-D4. 1985, Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).  [$20]

Similar to Type PO-D3 but postal logo overlaps inner lines of top and left panels.
With “No MAQ. P” and unengraved block vertical in right panel.
TM: DC
V/F:  00 00  0,000




PO-D5. Frama “M/E”(MV), 1995.

Similar to Type PO-D1 but with circular logo plus “CORREO ARGENTINO” (variable sizes) in top panel.
With “$” in left panel.
TM: DC
A. “CORREO ARGENTINO” small
B. As A, without line below top panel
C. “CORREO ARGENTINO” large
V/F:  0,00  00,00  000,00
a. With “$” omitted, left panel blank
b. Logo and “CORREO ARGENTINO” unframed at top, “$” unframed at left
c. TM contains “EMERGENCIA”. This indicates the meter was loaned to a mailer while his machine was being repaired.
d. With “CERTIF. AEREA” vertical at far left, and vertical registration number boxed left of TM




PO-D6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1999.  [$5]

Similar to Type PO-D5 but postal logo is above “CORREO”,
and the frank is without side panels. Wavy lines at right.
TM: DC
V/F:  00.00




PO-D7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1997.  [$5]

Similar to Type PO-D6 but with vertical number at right.
TM: DC
V/F:  00.00






Sub-group PO-E: Horizontal frank with straight-line border and panels at top and bottom onlyEdit



PO-E1. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV), 1996.

With circular logo plus “CORREO ARGENTINO” in top panel.
With “$” preceding value figures and four wavy lines vertical at right.
A design of ‘flying rectangles’ with M# below between TM and frank.
M#s 1003, 4 and 5 seen.
TM: DC
V/F:  000.00
a. With date but without town mark






Sub-group PO-F: Self-adhesives with preprinted design and point-of-sale data applied digitallyEdit




PO-F1. 1998.  [$20]

Self-adhesive label with rounded corners and pre-printed design with color background except for section across the bottom which is reserved for a bar code and identification number.
At left the pre-printed design contains the postal service logo and country name vertical reading up, as follows:
- Small round emblem above “CORREO ARGENTINO”
- Smaller "Correo oficial"
- "Republica Argentina" in white against a blue bar
This was an experimental design.
A. Label has no outer rim and has tan background
B. Label has blue outer rim and pink-beige background
V/F:  $(0)0,00





PO-F2.

As Type PO-F1B except with different design at left.
The postal service logo has large “CORREO” above a small “ARGENTINO”, and the ball at left has an added shadow-like ornament.
The background color of the stamp is tan.
V/F:  $(0)0,00
a. With “Ley/ 23789” in place of value figures. Used for free postage granted to workers mailing legal documents.




PO-F3.

As Types PO-F1 and PO-F2 but with new label design with different colors.
The pre-printed design at left is against a solid blue background, as follows:
- Orange line added under the postal logo
- Small "CORREO OFICIAL DE LA" above a larger country name
The main label design has a rayed sun at center within a white wavy bar against a light blue field.
A. Country inscription "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA"
B. Country inscription "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA SA"
V/F:  $(0)0,00





PO-F4.

The inscription at left is as Type PO-F3 but with smaller "CORREO OFICIAL DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA S.A." in one line.
The underprint design for the rest of the stamp has “Argentina” at upper right and wavy ornaments in shades of blue.
Transaction ID number with or without bar code at bottom.
V/F:  $(0)0,00





PO-F5.

Design at left is same as with Type PO-F4 but the underprint design for the rest of the stamp is different.
Yellow sun at right with blue radiating lines against a white background.
Transaction ID number with or without bar code at bottom.
V/F:  $(0)0,00








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