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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Bahrain

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BahrainEdit

The first meter stamps appeared in 1950. All franks contain “BAHRAIN” The stamps are grouped according to appearance:

A - simulated-perforation outer border
B - straight-line outer border



GROUP A: Franks with simulated perforation outer borderEdit


A1 Neopost (LV-6), 1950.

Frank is upright rectangle with double-line outer frame line.
Post horn directly below “BAHRAIN” at top. “POSTAGE PAID” in scroll at center.
Value in panel at bottom. M# “N1” in bottom of TM.
TM: BIC
Values (“A/ANNAS”):  ½, 1, 1½, 4, 6, 10  [$50]
Values (“R/RUPEES”):  1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50  [$25]




A2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1957.  [$10]

Post horn and filagree at bottom, “POSTAGE” vertical at left, blank at right.
M# with “N” prefix in town mark.
TM: DC
V/F:  0 00  0∙000



A3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1957.

Similar to Type A2, but “PAID” added at right, and “RUPEES” added above post horn (barely visible in the image shown here).
M# without prefix in town mark.
TM: DC
V/F:  0·00  [$10]
V/F:  0·000  [$20]




A4. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1964.

Single-line outer border. “BAHRAIN” in curved panel at top.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
A. V/F: =000 with “POSTAGE” below  [$5]
B. V/F: =000 with “FILS/ POSTAGE” below  [$5]
C. V/F: =0.oo with “RUPEES/ POSTAGE” below  [$10]




A5. Satas “Baby” (MV), 1981.  [$10]

Nearly square frank with single-lined outer frame.
“POSTAGE” vertical reading up at left.
M# with “SA” prefix breaks bottom frame line. Date figures tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



A6. Satas “Baby” (MV).  [$10]

As Type A5 but with “FILS” horizontal at left and “POSTAGE at bottom.
M# with “A$” prefix breaks bottom frame line. Date figures tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000





A7. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1981.  [$10]

Upright rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “POSTAGE” vertical reading down at right.
M# with “FA” prefix break bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:  000




A8. Postalia (MV).  [$5]

Horizontal frank with single-line border.
“FILS” at left and “POSTAGE” at right flanking value figures in center.
M# with “PU” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



A9. Postalia (MV), 1981.  [$10]

Similar to Type A6, but slightly larger.
M# with “FA” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
Date figures short.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



A10. Pitney Bowes-GB “5300” series (MV).  [$10]

Horizontal frank with single-line outer frame.
“POSTAGE” and “FILS” vertical at sides. “BAHRAIN” at top.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix outside frank at lower left.
TM: DC
V/F:  0.000



A11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV), 1982.  [$5]

Similar to Type A10, but “BAHRAIN” at bottom,
and date and value figures on same level.
M# with “P.B.” prefix outside frank at lower left.
TM: DC
V/F:  0.000   .000



A12. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV).  [$5]

Horizontal rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “POSTAGE” vertical at left, “FILS” horizontal at right.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks lower left corner frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:   000



A13. Hasler (MV), 1987 or earlier.  [$5]

Horizontal rectangle with single-line outer frame.
“BAHRAIN” at bottom. “FILS” horizontal at left, “POSTAGE” vertical at right.
M# with or without “H” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:  0.000




A14. Neopost "IJ" series (digital), 2009.

Wide frank with small simulated perforation outer border.
The date figures are smaller and on a lower level than the value figures.
M# with "IJ4" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:  0.000








GROUP B: Franks with straight-line outer borderEdit



B1. Hasler “F88” (MV).  [$25]

Large frank with “BAHRAIN” at top and large “POSTAGE” at bottom.
Without M#.
TM: DC
V/F:  0,ooo




B2. Roneo Neopost “205” (MV), 1973.  [$5]

Square frank with “BAHRAIN” in curved panel at top.
“POSTAGE” below value figures.
M# with “RN” prefix in bottom corners.
TM: BIC
V/F:  • 000




B3. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Similar to Type B2, but frank wider than tall.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F:  0•000





B4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).  [$5]

Similar to Type B2, but frank taller, and M# centered at bottom.
M# with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:   .000




B5. Unidentified (digital).

Nearly square frank with small openings in the center of the sides.
Above the value figures is the postal logo containing "BAHRAIN POST".
Below the value figures are the date and meter number with "BH5" prefix.
Small square 2D bar code at far left below "Kingdom of / Bahrain".
Various alpha-numeric codes of undetermined nature between the bar code and frank.
TM: nil
V/F:  00.000

NOTE: This may be a Post Office stamp.