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