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DenmarkEdit

The first Denmark meters appeared in 1925. All stamps have “DANMARK” in the frank except some of the Postage Due stamps. The stamps have a letter prefix which in most cases identifies the meter manufacturer. A few anomalies exist where the letter prefix of one manufacturer is found on stamps that appear to be from a different manufacturer’s machine.
Stamps with slogan showing the name of the manufacturer, “SERVICE MASKINE” and a number are from meters loaned to mailers while their machines are out of service for repair.
Denmark has one native meter manufacturer: Portos.
Danish frank designs are standardized by the government. So far there have been four main designs plus additional distinctive designs used for various Post Office services.
A - Frank with simulated-perforation borders
B - Frank with single, straight-line border
C - Horizontal frank with straight-line borders at right and bottom, open at top and left
D - Open design without outer frame lines, “POST” in oval at top
PO - Special stamps for Post Office window/counter use
PD - Special stamps for Postage Due



GROUP A: Franks with simulated perforation borders, 1925-1945Edit



A1. Universal “NZ” (FV-6). [$300]

Post Office stamp.
Upright rectangle with straight-line inner border.
“DANMARK” curved at top with crown above postage value in frame at center.
“ØRE” with lines at bottom. Red frank with black or red TM.
Used in a Copenhagen post office from 13 Aug to 21 November 1925.
A. TM black
B. TM red
TM: DC
Value: 10 ØRE seen

NOTE: Proofs of 5, 20 and 30 ØRE exist [$150]



A2. Hasler (FV-6), 1925. [$100]

Horizontal rectangle, 30 x 20 mm, with three horizontal inner panels.
“DANMARK” at top, postage value in circle at center with “ØRE” at sides, Roman numeral at bottom with post horns at sides.
Red frank with black TM.
One machine only, used from 4 Sep to 23 Oct 1925.
TM: DC
Values: 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 ØRE



A3. Neopost (FV-2/3/5), 1925. [$40]

Upright frank without inner border border.
Crown at top center.
Postage value large in center and repeated in small rectangles at top right and lower left.
ID letter “A” at top left and lower right.
M#s A1-16
TM: BIC
Values: 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 ØRE
a. 15 ØRE with “20” in corners: M# A3 [$250]



A4. Hasler (FV-8), 1926. [$100]

As Type A3 but ID letter “B”.
Four machines: B1, 2, 3, 8.
TM: straight-line below slogan
Values: 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 100 ØRE




A5 Francotyp “B” (MV), 1926. [$300]

Horizontal rectangle, 35 x 26 mm, with single-line simulated perforation border.
“KGL-POST-DANMARK” at top, value in center with crowns at sides.
M# and “ØRE” at bottom.
One machine only, 177D, used for two days only: 18 June and 15 July, 1926.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000

NOTE: Proofs exist [$100]




A6. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1926.

Frank similar to Types A3 and 4 but larger with ID letter “D” in all four corners.
Frank height and width variable.
“ØRE” variable in size. Distance between centers of date and value figures 75-76 mm.
Date figures with stops after D and M. With impression counter between TM and frank.
TM: BIC
A. Unshaded crown
B. Dotted crown
V/F: 000 (A,O,G) (Angular more common than Oval and Gothic)
a. With “ØR” instead of “ØRE”
b. Without oval surrounding M# (D44)
c. Unshaded crown (A) with bottom line missing

NOTE: The unshaded crown is often found with base missing.



A7. Francotyp “C”, “Cc” (MV).

As Type A6 but either slightly wider spacing (78-80 mm) between centers of date and value figures (“C”) or narrow spacing (“Cc”).
With dotted crown only.
Date without stops or with stops after D and before Y (closer to Y than to M).
With or without S# between TM and frank.
A. Frank 26-29 mm wide, wide spacing
B. Frank 30-32 mm wide, wide spacing
C. Narrow spacing (~ 40 mm) [$5]
TM: BIC, nil
V/F: 000 (A,G,O)000 (A)000 (O)
a. M# repeated in oval below the Serial number (M# 126)
b. Post Office stamp: TM with segmented outer rim. (See Type B2b for illustration.)


A8. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1944. [$5]

As Types A6 and A7 but with ID letter “B” in corners.
The star in the F/V has eight points.
With 5-digit serial number left of TM. Narrow spacing.
TM: DC with BIC between rings, nil
V/F: 00 000
a. Post Office stamp: With slogan containing "POSTKONTOR"




A9. Portos (MV), 1944. [$5]

As Types A6-A9 but with ID letter “E” in corners.
Frank variable in size, 26-28 x 28-31 mm.
With 4-digit serial number between TM and frank.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 0000
a. Post Office stamp: with slogan showing name of town and “POSTKONTER” [$20]
b. Post Office stamp: TM small SC with crown and post horn in center, 4-digit S# above left of TM [$10]





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GROUP B: Enclosed franks with straight single-line borderEdit

M#s outside and below. All Value Figures are Oval.




B1. Francotyp “B” (MV). [$10]

M# with “D” prefix. Frank 21 mm wide.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 76-78 mm.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 (O)



B2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

M# with “D” prefix.
Date figures with stops after D and before Y.
With or without S#.
A. Frank 21 mm wide, wide spacing (78-80 mm) between TM and frank
B. Frank 24-25 mm wide, wide spacing
C. Frank 21 mm wide, medium spacing (40-42 mm)
D. Frank 24-25 mm wide, medium spacing
E. Frank 21 mm wide, narrow spacing (32 mm) [$5]
F. Frank 24-25 mm wide, narrow spacing
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 (O,G)000 0000
a. Post Office stamp: With slogan showing name of town and “POSTKONTER” or "POSTEKSPEDITION". Known with non-standard spacing between TM and frank.
b. TM with segmented outer rim. Used by meters licensed out of the Frihavn Post Office in Kopenhagen. TM reads “POSTKONTORET/ KBHVN’S FRIHAVN”
c. Post Office stamp: TM small SC with crown and post horn in center, 4-digit S# above left of TM
d. TM: DC or SC [$5]
e. Post Office stamp: Narrow spacing between TM and frank. TM: SC with "PTM" at bottom.




B3. Francotyp “Cm7000/10000” (MV). [$10]

Frank 24 mm wide. Spacing between centers of date and value figures 37 mm.
Value figures tall and narrow.
M# with “D” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000
a. Very large TM with band through the center. Used by the Greenland postal philatelic service.




B4. Francotyp “A9000” (MV). [$5]

Similar to Type B3 with tall and narrow value figures but date figures more widely spaced (especially between M and Y) with stops after D and M.
Spacing between TM and frank slightly narrower.
M# with “D” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 0000
a. With 4-digit impression counter number high at far left (shown)



B5. Hasler “F66/88/99” (MV), 1958.

M# with “B” prefix. Spacing wide or narrow.
The narrowly spaced stamp has 5-digit S# number left of TM.
A. Frank 21 mm wide, wide spacing with S# between TM and frank [$5]
B. Frank 21 mm wide, medium to narrow spacing between TM and frank, with or without S#
C. Frank 25 mm wide, medium spacing, without S# [$5]
TM: DC, nil
V/F: 00 000 0000
a. Post Office stamp: With slogan showing name of town and "POSTKONTOR" or "POSTEKSPEDITION".

NOTE: Known with slogan/serial # in different color





B6. Portos (MV). [$10]

M# has “E” prefix. Frank 21 mm wide.
Wide spacing. With or without S#.
A. Frank 22 mm wide
B. Frank 25-26 mm wide
C. Narrow frank 18-19 mm wide
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 0000






B7. Krag “FH.3", "F.4” (MV).

M# with “K” prefix. Zeros in value figures curved at sides.
Date with stops centered between D and M and between M and Y.
A. Frank 24 mm wide
B. Frank 29 mm wide [$5]
TM: SC or BIC
V/F: 0000 00000
a. Post Office stamp: TM with segmented outer rim. (See Type B8C for illustration.)
b. With Serial number between TM and frank

NOTE: Known with slogan in color different from TM/frank.



B8. Frama "M/E" (MV).

M# with “G” prefix.
Medium spacing.
Value figures thick.
A. Frank 24-26 mm wide
B. Frank 24-26 mm wide, TM lowered with 4-digit S# above [$5]
C. Frank 21-22 mm wide, with segmented TM (Post Office stamp) [$5]
D. Frank 21-22 mm wide, TM lowered without S# [$5]
TM: DC
V/F: 000 0000 00000
a. Post Office stamp: As A, with slogan showing “POSTKONTER” and name of town




B8.1. Frama "EPS3000" (MV).

Very similar to Type B8 except the value figures are thinner.
M# with "G" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



B9. Satas “Export” (MV), 1972.

M# with “SJ” prefix.
Frank 22 mm wide with variable height 25-29 mm.
Narrow spacing. Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F: 00 000 00oo

NOTE: Known with slogan in different color


B10. Satas “Rotary” (MV), 1972. [$10]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
Wide frank with thick heavy frame lines.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F: 000



B11. Neopost “205”, “2205” (MV).

M# with “N” prefix. Spacing very narrow.
Frank 21 mm wide. Date figures tall (“205”) or short (“2205”).
TM BIC
V/F: 000 0000 00.00

NOTE: Known with slogan in different color



B12. Frama “EPS” (MV).

Frank 25 mm tall.
Date approximately 11 mm wide without stops.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000

NOTE: Type B13 also has “H” prefix.



B13. Secap “MiniPost” (MV).

Frank 27-28 mm tall but otherwise similar in appearance to Type B12.
Date figures more widely spaced, ~ 14 mm.
M# with “MB” or “H” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000



B14. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank is wider than tall with crowns at sides of “DANMARK”.
M# with “B” prefix.
A. Frank 36 mm wide
B. Frank 30 mm wide
V/F: 0000 00000
a. Post Office stamp: With “POSTCENTER” somewhere in the TM
b. Post Office stamp: With slogan showing name of town and "POSTKONTOR" or "POSTEKSPEDITION"



B15. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Wide frank, single crown above “DANMARK”.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000



B16. Telefrank “Standard” (digital).

Large frank with M# breaking bottom frame line.
M# with “T.F.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000






GROUP C: Horizontal franks with straight-line borders at right and bottomEdit

Open at top and left. Crown in center between TM and “DANMARK”/value figures.



C1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1966. [$5]

Frank with very large crown. “DANMARK” 5 mm tall.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at left of the bottom frame line.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000



C2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

As Type C1 but smaller crown and shorter “DANMARK”.
M# with “P.B.” prefix above bottom frame line.
A. “DANMARK” 19-20 mm wide
B. “DANMARK” 24 mm wide
C. Large “ØRE” stacked directly below crown, prefix above M#
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 0000
a. Postage Due stamp. Printed in green and with slogan (town name) “POSTKONTOR/ Porto at betale” (P.B. 153 seen) [$15]
b. Postage Due stamp. Printed in green as with a, but without slogan (P.B. 153) [$15]



C3. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV).

Similar to Type C2B but shorter frank with smaller TM and shorter date and value figures.
M# with “P.B. prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 00.00



C4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1970.

Date and value figures are on the same level.
“DANMARK” 16-17 mm wide.
Small crown.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000
a. Postage Due stamp. Printed in green with slogan containing “POSTKONTOR
b. Post Office stamp. With "POSTKONTOR" slogan


C5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

As type C4 but larger.
“DANMARK” 25 mm wide.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000 00 oo (the final two digits: 00, 25, 50 or 75 only)
a. Post Office stamp. TM contains “POSTCENTER”



C6. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

As Type C5 but slightly taller with larger crown and not quite as wide.
M# at left of bottom frame line rather than above.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000


C7. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Frank similar in size to Type C4 but with larger crown and value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000



C8. Krag (MV).

“KGL POST” at bottom.
Frame line flat along bottom, lower right corner cut diagonally.
“ØRE” horizontal at left of V/F only.
Value figures large.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000 00000

NOTE: Known with slogan in different color.


C9. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Frank and TM 57 mm wide. “KGL POST” under “DANMARK”.
Value figures small and narrow.
M# with “TN” prefix under indentation in bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 0000



C10. Postalia “MS-5” (MV).

As Type C9 but frank and TM 65 mm wide.
Date figures taller than with Type C9.
M# with “TN” prefix.
TM: large SC
V/F: 00000



C11. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Stamp is relatively low and wide.
Date figures short but widely spaced.
M# without line below.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000 00000


C12. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Very similar to Type C10 but frank is not as tall.
“KGL POST” is above bottom frame line.
M# with “D” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC, SC
V/F: 00000



C13. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Very similar to Type C12 but not as wide (59 mm).
M# with “D” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000






GROUP D: Circled postal logo and "POST" in wide oval at topEdit

Sub-group DA: Borderless design with meter number between two parallel lines at bottomEdit



DA1. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000”, "JetMail" (digital), 1997.

M# with “D8” or "D9" prefix.
Frank 57 mm from left side of TM to right edge of lines above and below M#.
NOTE: The stamps from the T1000 and the JetMail machines are virtually identical.
The stop between the month and year figures in the date is usually closer to the year on
the T1000 and equidistant on the JetMail stamps, but this is not a fully reliable indicator.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



DA2. Telefrank “Standard” (digital).

M# with “T.F.” prefix.
Frank 72 mm from left side of TM to right edge of lines above and below M#.
TM: DC with inner circle offset at left
V/F: 00000




DA3. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

M# with “G” prefix.
Frank 66 mm from left side of TM to right edge of lines above and below M#.
Value figures tall.
TM: DC with inner circle offset at left
V/F: 00000



DA4. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

M# with “PB35” prefix. Frank 29.5 mm tall.
Two columns of numbers at left of TM.
TM: DC with inner circle offset at left
V/F: 0000







Sub-group DB: frame line at right and bottom with rounded corner, M# belowEdit



DB1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Line under the value figures curves up to form frame line at right.
M# at bottom does not have line below.
“DANMARK” quite small under “POST”.
M# with “B” prefix.
TM: DC with inner circle offset at left
V/F: 00000


DB2. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

M# with “G” prefix.
Frank 66 mm from left side of TM to right edge of lines above and below M#.
Value figures tall.
TM: DC with inner circle offset at left
V/F: 00000


DB3. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Small design only 20 mm tall.
Two columns of numbers at left.
M# with “PB005” prefix.
TM: notched DC
V/F: 0000


DB4. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Medium design 25.5 mm tall.
Two columns of numbers at left.
M# with “PB6” or "PB7" prefix.
TM: notched DC
V/F: 00000


DB5. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Medium design 24 mm tall. Small date figures.
One column of numbers at left.
M# with “"PB22" prefix.
TM: notched DC
V/F: 00000



DB6. Francotyp-Postalia (digital ink-jet).

M# with “DK11” or "DK12" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000 ØRE



DB7. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

M# with “DK34” prefix.
Value figures left justified with "DANMARK".
Single column of numbers at left
Without "ØRE" after the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



DB8. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

M# with “DK35” or "DK45" prefix.
Nearly identical to Type DB7 but without the column of numbers at left.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000


DB9. Neopost “IJ25” (digital).

M# with “DK52” prefix.
Value figures are centered below "DANMARK".
Value figures are thin and tall.
Without "ØRE" after the value figures.
TM: notched DC
V/F: 00000


DB10. Neopost, model unknown (digital).

M# with “DKDP” prefix.
Value figures are small, centered slightly to the right of "DANMARK", and have "ФRE" at right.
Column of numbers reading down at left of TM.
TM: notched DC
V/F: 00000


DB11. Neopost, model unknown (digital).

M# with “DK51” prefix.
Value figures are slightly to the right of center below "DANMARK".
Otherwise as Type DB9 but with much smaller value figures.
TM: notched DC
V/F: 00000


DB12. Neopost, model unknown (digital).

M# with “N” prefix.
Value figures are thick and narrow and have "ØRE" at right.
TM: notched DC
V/F: 00000






GROUP PO: Special stamps used only in Post OfficesEdit

  • Large, wide rectangle with crown over post horn at right or left, “DANMARK” at top, “ØRE” at bottom

NOTES:

  • For other Post Office stamps see Types A7b, A8a, A9a/b, B2a/b/c/e, B3a, B7a, B8a, B14a/b, C4b, and C5a.
  • Non-metered bulk mail franking machines in post offices have stamps very similar in appearance to Types PO1 and PO2. The non-metered stamps have multiple-line dates which usually include the time of day. The meter stamps only have single-line dates, never including the time. The bulk mail machines were used before the use of postage meters.





PO1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1993. [$5]

Frank 44 x 25 mm with crown and post horn at left, large “ØRE” at right.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




PO2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank 48 x 29 mm with crown and post horn at right.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 00000







GROUP PD: Special Postage Due meter stampsEdit

* All have “PORTO” in the frank. All are printed in green or blue-green.

NOTE: For other Postage Due stamps, see Types C2a/b and C4a.


Sub-group PD-A: Upright frank with single straight-line border, “KGL-POST/ PORTO” at top, “ØRE/ DANMARK” at bottomEdit

* Printed in green



PD-A1. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1930.

Spacing between centers of date and value figures 74-76 mm.
Date with stops.
M#s 156, 159 and 625 seen.
A. With slogan “PORTO/ AT BETALE” in center [$5]
B. Without slogan [$20]
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 (A)


PD-A2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Spacing between centers of date and value figures 78-80 mm.
Date without stops.
Meter numbers 261, 302 and 403 seen
A. With slogan “PORTO/ AT BETALE” in center [$10]
B. Without slogan [$25]
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 (A,G)



PD-A3. Porto (MV), 1930. [$15]

Very similar to Type PD-A2.
Most easily identified by oval value figures.
Meter numbers 35, 38, 144, 145, 146 seen
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 (O)



PD-A4. Hasler “F88” (MV). [$15]

Spacing between TM and frank much narrower than previous PD types.
With 5-digit S# outside TM at upper left.
M#s 53, 107, 126 seen
TM: DC
V/F: 00 (O)

NOTE: M# 126 has “ R. I. ” at top indicating reserve machine.






Sub-group PD-B: Horizontal frank with “KGL/ POST” at left, “ØRE/ PORTO” at rightEdit

* Country name not present in the stamp. At center or left is town name/ “POSTKONTOR/ PORT AT BETALE”. M# in oval, date in circle.






PD-B1. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1951.

Spacing between centers of date and value figures 74-75 mm.
Oval containing M# is thick.
A. Frank 40-41 mm wide with breaks at center of top and bottom frame lines. M# 156 [$10]
B. Same size as A but with complete top and bottom frame lines. M# 159 [$5]
C. Frank 35-36 mm wide. M#s 159 and 1607 seen [$10]
V/F: 000 (G,O)














PD-B2. Francotyp “C” (MV). [$5]

Spacing between centers of date and value figures 77-79 mm.
Oval containing M# is thick.
A. Frank 40-41 mm wide. M#s 202, 403, 695, 993, 1079, 1957, and 3049 reported
V/F: 000 (G) (202, 403, and 695)000 (O)
B. Frank 36-38 mm wide. M#s 948, 2267, 2286, 2290, 2293, and 2316 reported
V/F: 000 000 0000





PD-B3. Portos (MV), 1951. [$5]

Oval containing M# is thin.
Frank 44-46 mm wide.
M#s 35, 38, 144-146, 166-171, 237, and 244 reported.
V/F: 000 (O)




PD-B4. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1951. [$15]

Large frank, 40 x 24/25, with inner box around Value Figures.
Date circle is in center of stamp with M# at far left.
M#s 53, 107, 126 seen.
V/F: 00 (O)




PD-B5. Hasler “F88” (MV). [$15]

Very similar to Types EB1 and 2 but oval around M# is thin but taller than on Type PD-B3.
M# is lower than on Types EB1 and 2. 5-digit serial number above instead of 4-digit.
M# 938 seen.
V/F: 0000 (O)




PD-B6. Portos (MV). [$15]

Date circle is close to frank with M# in oval above slogan at far left.
M# 4123 seen.
V/F: 000








Parcel Post Freight stampsEdit

Meter stamps used by Danish railroad (and possibly steamship) companies to frank freight receipts have “DSB” in the design.
Little information has been reported about these issues, and no attempt has been made to catalog them here.
Readers with information about these issues are invited to contribute to the catalog.










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