International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Bolivia

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The first meters were installed in post offices in 1950. All stamps have “BOLIVIA” in the frank.
The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function:
A - horizontal design with condor and sun between TM and frank
B - upright frank, double straight-lined border
C - rectangle with simulated-perforation border
PO - designs found only on Post Office meters

GROUP A: Horizontal design with condor and sun between TM and frankEdit

A1. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV).  [$10]

Value box 22 mm wide, wider than tall.
Inscribed “FRANQUEO PAGADO” across top of value box.
“CORREOS Value $b” above “No” below condor and sun.
None seen with meter number.
V/F:   00.00
NOTE: See Type PO1 for a similar stamp.

A2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Eagle and sun inside value box.
Large “CORREOS $b” below value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
V/F:  ≋00.oo

GROUP B: Upright frank with double straight-line border inscribed “CORREOS DE/ BOLIVIA” across the topEdit

B1. Postalia (MV), 1959 or earlier

“FRANQUEO PAGADO” above meter number centered at bottom.
M# with “P” prefix.
A. Value indicator “Bs”.  V/F:  00.00  00000
B. Value indicator “$b”.  V/F:  000.oo  000.000

B2. Postalia (MV).

As Type B1, but M# with “POSTALIA” prefix.
A. Value indicator “$b”.  V/F:  00.00  0.000  00000  000.00  000.oo  00.0000
B. Without value indicator.  V/F:  00.oo

B3. Postalia (MV).  [$5]

With “ULTIMA HORA” above “POSTALIA” and M# at bottom.
Value indicator “$b”
V/F:  000.00

B4. Postalia (MV).

With postal logo centered at bottom.
M# without prefix at bottom right.
Value indicator “Bs”
V/F:  00.00

GROUP C: Rectangular frank with simulated-perforation borderEdit

C1. Satas “Rotary” (MV), 1962.

Nearly square frank with single-line border with corners slightly extended.
Inscribed “CORREOS DE/ BOLIVIA” at top and “FRANQUEO PAGADO” above ME at bottom.
M# with “S“ prefix. Date figures tall or short.
A. Value indicator “$b”
B. Without value indicator
V/F:  00.oo   00.oo  0.oo o
a. With “AEREO” vertical between TM and frank

C2. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Frank slightly larger than for Type C1.
Inscribed “CORREOS/ DE BOLIVIA” at top.
Straight line ornaments at sides and bottom.
M# with “P.B.” or “P.B.P.” prefix at bottom.
A. With “BOLIVIANOS” above meter number
B. With “ Value $b” above meter number
V/F:  =0.oo  =00oo

GROUP PO: Stamps from meters used only in Post OfficesEdit

PO1. Pitney Bowes “Model R” (MV), 1950.

Post Office stamp. Similar to Type A1 but value box is narrower, almost square.
“CORREOS” and currency indicator below condor and sun at center bottom.
M# with “No” prefix below left of TM. M# 1 up.
A. Currency indicator “Bs.”
B. Currency indicator “$b.”
V/F:   00:   000   0.00

PO2. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV), 1977.

Both frank and town mark are horizontal rectangles, the town mark having rounded corners.
“REPUBLICA” at top of frank and “BOLIVIA” at bottom.
Meter number vertical with “T” prefix reading up and breaking left frame line of frank.
A. V/F:  $b  00.oo
B. V/F:  Bs  00.oo
C. V/F: (without currency indicator)

a. Five wavy lines between TM and frank
b. “R” in right side of TM frame line and number between TM and frank (for registered mail)
c. Service indicator “CERIFICADA” beneath TM (certified mail)
d. Service indicator “CERT.AEREA” beneath TM (certified airmail)
e. With small letter ("A" and "B" seen) lying on its side facing up between M# and V/F

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