International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Germany, Part 2

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Germany, Part 2Edit

  • Part 2 covers general use meter stamps, those used by private businesses and individuals, issued since 1945.
  • For earlier general use meter stamps, see Part 1. Click here to link to Part 1: Germany,_Part_1
  • Part 3 covers special use stamps: Post Office, Parcel Post, PC/internet, Public self-service, Officials, and Saar before incorporation into Germany. Click here to link to Part 3: Germany,_Part 3
  • The stamps are grouped according to design and function:
J – DEUTSCHE above, POST below inner box
K – Mercury
L – Deutsche Post with post horn below
M – Large post horn
N – DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST, old post horn
P – DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST, new post horn
Q – DEUTSCHE POST AG, post horn below
R – DEUTSCHE POST and post horn at top


NOTES:

  • The stamps used in the allied occupied zones created after the 2nd World War and in East Germany (DDR) are not cataloged separately but are identified as such in the descriptions.
  • For specialized information about the meter stamps of Germany, see Die deutschen Post- und Absenderfreistempel, by Heiner Dürst and Gerd Eich, 1996, published by the German meter stamp collectors society, Forschungsgemeinschaft Post- und Absenderfreistempel e.V.




GROUP J: Vertical rectangle with straight double outer frame lines and double line inner value boxEdit



J1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1946.

“DEUTSCHE” in panel above the box and “POST” in panel below.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:    000 (A)    000 (A)    000 (A,G)
V/F:  000 (G)  [$15]
V/F:  00 (A)  [Rare, value unknown]




J2. Francotyp “B” (MV).  [$15]

As Type J1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:  000 (A,G)






J3. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$10]

As Types J1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:   000 (A,G)    000 (G)
V/F:   00 (A)  [Rare, value unknown]
a. Non-standard spacing: 58 mm from center of date and center of value figures.  [$20]





J4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types J1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:  000 (G)    000 (A,G)





J5. Komusina (MV).  [$35]

“DEUTSCHE” in panel above the box and “POST” in panel below.
6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F:  000 (O)






J6. Komusina (MV).  [$35]

“DEUTSCHE POST” in top panel, post horn in bottom panel.
6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F:   000 (O)









GROUP K: Vertical rectangle with head of Mercury at leftEdit

  • Staff in hand at right, “DEUTSCHE POST” at top



K1. Postalia (MV), 1946.

A. No lines of shading on shoulder  [$20]
B. Shading lines on shoulder, more shading lines on head and hand  [$25]
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (O)









GROUP L: Rectangle with single straight-line border, “Deutsche Post” at top, post horn with lightening bolts at bottomEdit

Stamps from this Group were used in both West and East Germany.

NOTES:

  • Considerable variation exists in the style of “Deutsche Post" and the size of the post horn even within the same stamp type.
  • Double circle town marks with inner circle flat on top were used only in East Germany. Stamps with inner circle completely round and single circle town marks were used in both East and West Germany.
  • In East Germany stamps were commonly printed in shades of blue, never in West Germany. Blue was used for government official mail and red for all other mail.




L1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1946.

Distance of “Deutsche Post” from top frame line variable.
Font for “Deutsche Post” variable.
With or without impression counter number.
Used in both West and East Germany.
TM: SC
V/F:   000 (A)    000 (A)   000 (G,O)
V/F:   000 (A)  [$5]
V/F:  000 (G)  [$10]
a. Date only without town mark



L2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

As Type L1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
Used in both West and East Germany.
TM: SC
V/F:  000 (A,G,O)

NOTE: Considerable variations in inscription style exist.




L3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Types L1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000 (A,G,O)   000 (O)
Used in both West and East Germany.
a. Non-standard spacing: 58 mm from centers of date and value figures
b. Non-standard spacing: 65 mm from centers of date and value figures  [Scarce, value uncertain]
c. Non-standard spacing: 70 mm from centers of date and value figures  [$12.50]



L4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types L1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
Used in both West and East Germany.
V/F:  000 (A,G,O)
V/F:   000 (O)    000 (A)  [$5]
V/F:   000 (A)  [$7.50]
a. Without town mark or date
b. With date only but without town mark
c. Value figures only, without frank frame





L5. Komusina (MV), 1947.

6-digit impression counter vertical at far left.
A. Frank 21 x 26 mm  [$75]
B. Frank 24 x 31 mm  [$100]
C. Frank 26.5 x 28 mm  [$100]
TM: SC
V/F:  000 (O)















L6. Postalia (MV), 1947.

Wide spacing. Without impression counter number.
Value figures narrow.
Used in both West and East Germany.
TM: DC
V/F:  000
a. Month in letters or Roman numeral.  [$10]





L7. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1947.  [Extremely rare, only two examples known]

Frank wider than tall with post horns in both lower corners.
One meter only, used in the post war British Zone.
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (A)





L8. Francotyp “Cc/Cm/Ccm” (MV), 1960.

As Type L3 but date with stops.
Used in both West and East Germany.
A. Wide spacing, 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures (not shown)
B. Narrow spacing, 32-35 mm
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (O)    000 (A)  [$5]
V/F:  000 (A)  [$10]
a. Small post horn



L9. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV), 1960.

Spacing is narrow, 5-7 mm between TM and frank.
Post horn variable in size.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat at top, round on bottom
V/F:   000  0000  00.00
V/F:   0.00  [$20]
a. TM with round inner circle






L10. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV), 1965.

With exception of variety C, frank is square.
Used in East Germany only.
A. Square frank, “Deutsche Post” at top
B. Square frank, “DEUTSCHE/ POST” in two line and all capitals at top
C. Upright frank, 24 x 30 mm  [$20]
TM: DC with inner circle flat on top
V/F:   000 (A only)   ≋000 (A, B and C)









L11. Satas “Baby” (MV), 1969.  [$5]

Smaller frank with “DEUTSCHE/ POST” in two lines and all capitals at top.
Date figures tall.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat on top
V/F:  000




L12. Frama (MV), 1969.

“Deutsche Post” short and wide or taller and thin.
Value figures heavy.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat on top
V/F:  000   0000




L13. Francotyp “Cm7000/Cm10000” (MV), 1972.  [$5]

Similar to Type L8 but value figures are tall and thin, and the date figures are closer together.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC with inner circle flat on both top and bottom
V/F:  000 (O)    000 (O)




L14. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1978.

Spacing between TM and frank 12-13 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000
a. Small post horn.




L15. Francotyp-Postalia “Curier/PS4” (MV), 1989.

Spacing 35-36 mm between center of date and value figures.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




L16. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5 WK/WK4” (MV), 1990.  [$5]

Spacing 36-37 mm between center of date and value figures.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F:  000



L17. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV), 1990.  [$5]

Spacing 39-40 mm between center of date and value figures.
Date figures widely spaced.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



L18. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Frank 23-24 mm square.
Post horn flanked by license number with “E” prefix.
Used in East Germany only.
TM: DC
V/F:  000



L19. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank taller than wide, approximately 24 x 28 mm.
Post horn flanked by license number with “H 02” prefix.
Used in East Germany.
TM: DC
V/F:   000






GROUP M: Upright rectangle containing large post horn and raysEdit

“DEUTSCHE POST” at top
This design was used in the French zone only.



M1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1947.

With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:   000 (A)    000 (G)   000 (A)    000 (A)  [$5]
V/F:   00 (A)  [Rare, value uncertain]






M2. Francotyp “B” (MV).  [$7.50]

As Type M1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:   000 (A)  000 (G)





M3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Types M1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:   000 (A,G)





M4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types M1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:    000 (G)






M5. Komusina (MV).  [$300]

6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
V/F:   000 (O)







M6. Postalia (MV).

Wide spacing.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000 (O)








GROUP N: Similar to Group L except “DEUTSCHE/ BUNDESPOST”, “Deutsche Bundespost”or "Bundespost" at topEdit


Sub-group NA: “DEUTSCHE/ BUNDESPOST”, “Deutsche Bundespost”or "Bundespost" aloneEdit




NA1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1951.

With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:   000 (A)   000 (A,G)    000 (G)
V/F:   000 (A,O)  [$5]






NA2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

As Type NA1 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000 (A,G,O)





NA3. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$5]

As Types NA1 and 2 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000 (A,G,O)   0000 (O)    000 (G)    000 (O)    000 (A)
a. V/F is mix of A and G or mix of A and O  [$10]
b. Non-standard spacing: 68 mm
c. Non-standard spacing: 46 mm
d. Non-standard spacing: 58 mm




NA4. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$100]

As Type NA3 except “Deutsche Bundespost” in small letters in one line.
One meter only.
TM: SC
V/F:  000 (G)





NA5. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$80]

As Type NA3 except “Bundespost” alone at top without “Deutsche”.
One meter only, used in DDR.
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (G)





NA6. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Types NA1-3 except for spacing.
With or without impression counter number.
Date with or without stops.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:   000 (A,G,O)    000 (A,O)














NA7. Komusina (MV).

6-digit impression counter vertical at left.
TM: SC
A. Frank 21.5 x 26 mm  [$50]
B. Frank 23.5 x 31 mm  [$75]
C. Frank 26 x 28 mm  [$75]
D. Frank 25 x 27 mm  [$75]
E. Frank 25 x 25 mm  [$75]
V/F:  000



NA8. Postalia (MV).

Wide spacing.
TM: SC
V/F:  000
V/F:  0000  [$20]
a. Town mark with “BREMEN” at top, “NEW YORK” at bottom, arrow at left pointing up to BREMEN and at right down to NEW YORK. Used aboard the steamships M.S. Berlin and M.S. Gripsholm.  [$100]
b. As a, “BREMEN” at top, “YOKOHAMA” at bottom. Used aboard the M.S. Schwabenstein.  [Very rare, value uncertain]
c. As a, “HAMBURG” at top, “YOKOHAMA” at bottom. Used aboard the M.S. Hamburg.  [Very rare, value uncertain]




NA9. Hasler “F66” (MV).  [$25]

Very wide spacing. 71-72 mm between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (O)





NA10. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm/Cm” (MV), 1959.

Date with stops after D and before Y.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
B. Narrow spacing between TM and frank
TM: DC, SC
V/F:  000   000
V/F:  000 (G)   0.00    0.00  [$10]
V/F:  000 (A)  0000  [$20]
a. Non-standard spacing: 40 mm between centers.
V/F:  000  [$5]
V/F:   0.00  [$15]
b. Non-standard spacing: 26-27 mm between centers. V/F:  000  [$5]
c. Town mark inverted



NA11. Francotyp “A9000” (MV), 1961.

Spacing between centers of date and value figures 35-36 mm.
Date figures more widely spaced than with Type NA10, with stops after D and after M.
TM: DC
V/F:  000   000
V/F:   0000  00.00  [$5]
a. Date with month in letters  [$20]




NA12 . Francotyp “Cm7000/Cm10000” (MV), 1972.

Very similar to Type NA10 but value figures are much thinner.
Date with stops after D and before Y.
TM: DC
V/F:  000    000
V/F:   0000  [$10]



NA13. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV), 1958.

Spacing between TM and frank 6-8 mm.
Date figures can be either 3 or 2.5 mm tall.
Value figures narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000
V/F:  00.00  [$5]
V/F:    00  [$20]
a. Month in letters
b. Non-standard spacing: 12-13 mm (Model “Junior”). V/F:  000  [$25]





NA14. Satas (MV), 1959.  [$5]

Straight line town mark.
V/F:    000






NA15. Hasler (MV), 1959.  [$30]

Spacing between TM and frank 16-19 mm.
Value figures 4.5-5 mm tall but not thin.
Three known: ST. INGBERT 667,   (18) SAARBRÜCKEN 2,  VOLKLINGEN (SAAR) WEHRDEN
V/F:  000 (St. Ingbert, Saarbrücken),  0000 (Volklingen)





NA16. Hasler “F66” (MV), 1968.

Spacing between TM and frank 9-12 mm.
Value figures 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000



NOTES:

  • Type NA16 is very similar in appearance to Type NA10B. The stop in the date between the month and year is closer to the month on NA16. On NA10 it is closer to the year.
  • See also Type NA20.




NA17. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1978.

Spacing between TM and frank 12-13 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000
a. TM: SC  [$5]




NA18. Pitney Bowes “6300 series” (MV), 1965.

Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
TM: DC
V/F:   000   000





NA19. Pitney Bowes “RF” (MV), 1979.

“DEUTSCHE” above post horn at top, “BUNDESPOST” at bottom.
Small date. Value figures lower than date figures.
TM: DC
V/F:   000




NA20. Frama (MV), 1969.

Spacing between TM and frank 8-12 mm.
Value figures 6 mm tall and heavy.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000



NOTES:

  • Type NA20 is very similar in appearance to Type NA16. The date figures are lighter on NA20 than on NA16. The value figures, although thick as with NA16, are narrower (most noticeable in the zeros).
  • The pictured stamp is a Specimen.



NA21. Satas “Baby” (MV), 1965.

Spacing between TM and frank 10-11 mm.
Date figures tall and thin like the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:  000

NOTE: The pictured stamp is a Specimen.



NA22. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV), 1973.

Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
Spacing between TM and frank 16-17 mm.
Date figures short, 2.5 - 3 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



NA23. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1976.

Resembles Type NA21 but for spacing.
Frank 24.5 x 26 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank 6 mm.
Value figures thin.
Date figures can be tall or short.
TM: DC
V/F:  000




NA24. Krag (MV), 1978.  [$20]

Frank 24 x 32-33 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank 11-12 mm.
Value figures large and widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000






Sub-group NB: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” with "BERLIN"Edit




NB1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1956.  [$5]

Francotyp "A" spacing as with Type NA1, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:    000 (G)





NB2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Francotyp "B" spacing as with Type, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC or DC
V/F:  000 (A,G,O)





NB3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp "C" spacing as with Type NA3, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (A,G) .  000 (O)    000 (O)   0000 (O)
a. Nonstandard spacing, 75 mm between centers of date and value figures  [$5]
b. Nonstandard spacing, 68 mm between centers of date and value figures  [$5]



NB4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

Francotyp "D" spacing as with Type NA6, “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
With or without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:    000 (G,O)
V/F:    000 (O)  [$10]




NB5. Komusina (MV).  [$50]

As Type NA7 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
TM: SC
V/F:  000






NB6. Postalia (MV).

As Type NA8 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
TM: SC
V/F:  000





NB7. Francotyp “Cc”/”Ccm” (MV).

Very similar to Type NB3 but date figures have stops after Day and before Year.
“BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
A. Wide spacing
B. Narrow spacing
TM: DC
V/F:   000 (O)    000 (O)
V/F:   000 (A) [$20]









NOTE: The stamp previously cataloged as Type NB8 is now NB7B.



NB9. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

As Type NA11 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 35-36 mm.
Date figures very widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F:  000    000





NB10. Francotyp “Cm7000/10000” (MV).

Very similar to Type NB7B, but value figures are thinner and slightly more widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F:  000    000






NB11. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

As Type NA13 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
TM: DC
A. Frank 27½ mm wide
B. Frank 25½ mm wide
V/F:  000  0000








NB12. Hasler “F66” (MV).  [$12.50]

As Type NA16 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 9-12 mm.
Date figures tightly spaced.
Value figures 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000

NOTE: Only one machine was used.



NB13. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type NA17 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 12-13 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000



NB14. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

As Type NA18 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
TM: DC
V/F:  000   000



NB15. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

As Type NA19 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
“DEUTSCHE” above post horn at top, “BUNDESPOST” at bottom.
Small date. Value figures lower than date figures.
TM: DC
V/F:   000



NB16. Frama (MV).

As Type NA20 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 8-12 mm.
Value figures 6 mm tall and heavy.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000



NB17. Satas “Baby” (MV).

As Type NA21 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Spacing between TM and frank 10-11 mm.
Date figures tall and thin like the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:  000



NB18. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV).

As Type NA22 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
Frank 23 to 24 mm square.
Spacing between TM and frank 16-17 mm.
Date figures short, 2.5 - 3 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



NB19. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

As Type NA23 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Resembles Type NB17 but for spacing.
Frank 24.5 x 26 mm.
Spacing between TM and frank 6 mm.
Value figures thin.
Date figures can be tall (model "205") or short (model "2205", shown).
TM: DC
V/F:  000





Sub-group NC: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” with “SAARLAND” or “SAAR”Edit

NOTE: For earlier stamps used in the Saar, see Group SR.




NC1. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1957.  [$5]

Francotyp "B" spacing.
Without impression counter number.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  000 F (A,G,O)





NC2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Francotyp "C" spacing.
With or without impression counter number
TM: SC, DC
V/F:    000 F (O)  [$7.50]
V/F:   000 F (A,G,O)    000 F (A)  [$10]






NC3. Francotyp “D” (MV).  [$7.50]

Francotyp "D" spacing.
Without impression counter number.
TM: SC
V/F:    000 F (G,O)






NC3.1. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

As Type NB7A, date figures with stops after Day and before Year.
TM: DC
V/F:    000 F (O)





NC4. Postalia (MV).

As Type NB6.
TM: DC
V/F:  000 F (O)







NC5. Satas (MV).

With “SAARLAND” below “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST”.
TM: straight line
V/F:  000 F






NC6. Satas (MV).  [$20]

With “SAAR” below “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST”.
TM: straight line
V/F:  000 F

NOTE: Only one machine was used with "SAAR" instead of "SAARLAND".






NC7. Hasler (MV).  [$20]

Only two meters were placed into service.
TM: DC without inner horizontal lines
V/F:  000 F  0000 F







GROUP P: As Group N but with redrawn post horn, more abstract and flanked by the meter numberEdit


Sub-group PA: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” aloneEdit




PA1. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Date with stops after day and before year.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
A. Spacing 30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures
B. Wide spacing, 78 mm between centers of date and value figures
TM: DC
V/F:  000    000
a. Non-standard 40 mm spacing between centers of date and value figures [Rare]



PA1.1. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Type PA1B with wide spacing (78 mm between centers of date and value figures) but the date figures do not have stops.
Bottom of frank with post horn only without meter number or prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (G,O)




PA2. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Spacing narrow, ~31-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
A. M# with “B” prefix (unconverted from before Francotyp and Postalia merger.  [$5]
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000  000+0  0000+0  00.0+0
a. Post horn only at bottom, without meter number
b. "F" alone without meter number




PA3. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4/MS5 WK” (MV).

Frank variable 23-24 x 28-30 mm.
Spacing ~36-37 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC or SC
V/F:  000  0000
a. Small frank 23-24 x 28-29



PA3.1. Francotyp “Cm7000-10000” (MV).

Value figures tall and narrow.
Meter number with "B" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   000 (O)




PA4. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Spacing, ~35-36 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with wide spacing, especially between month and year.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix  [$10]
TM: DC
V/F:  000   000   0000
a. Post horn only at bottom, without meter number




PA5. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

As Type PA3 but spacing is wider, ~39 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  0000  00000







PA6. Pitney Bowes “RT” (MV).

Small nearly square frank, ~22 x 23 mm.
Post horn and M# at top below “DEUTSCHE”. “BUNDESPOST” at bottom.
Date figures small.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   000




PA7. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

Small nearly square frank, ~22 x 23 mm.
A. M# with “E” prefix (distributed by Adrema)
B. M# with “G” prefix (distributed by Rena)
C. Unengraved block in place of M# and prefix
D. Without meter number

TM: DC

V/F:   000




PA8. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV).

Frank taller than wide.
Date figures small.
Value figures widely spaced.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   000


PA9. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

Similar to Type PA8 but value figures slightly smaller.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   000
a. With slogan in color different from stamp (shown)  [Scarce]




PA10. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank large and nearly square, ~27-28 x 29-30 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000




PA11. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000

NOTE: Shown is a specimen stamp.




PA11.1. Hasler "F66” (MV).  [Rare]

Thick value figures as with Type PA11 but wider.
M# with “C” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




PA12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11-12 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




PA13. Krag (MV).  [Rare, only a few examples known]

M# with “D” prefix.
Value figures large and widely spaced.
Date figures with stops centered before date and year.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000

NOTE: Only one meter was in use.



PA14. Neopost “2205” (MV).

Frank 24 x 27-28 mm.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~5-6 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  000



PA15. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV).

Frank nearly square 24-25 mm.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  000





PA16. Neopost “Electronic (Portoprinter)” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank , ~13-15 mm.
A. Frank 23-24 mm wide.
B. Frank 25-26 mm wide
TM: DC
V/F:   0 0 0







PA17. TeleFrank “Standard Model” (digital).

Date and value figures digital.
M# with “K” prefix.
DM: DC
V/F:  0000




PA18. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing very narrow ~3-5mm.
Value figures very narrow.
A. M# with "B" prefix
B. M# with "F" prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  0000


PA19. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Design similar to Type PA7 but frank is slightly wider than tall and value figures are larger.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  ≋0000






Sub-group PB: “DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST” with "BERLIN"Edit



PB1. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

As Type PA2 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~31-33 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000




PB1.1. Francotyp "Cc/Ccm" (MV).

M# with “B 11” prefix.
V/F:  000






PB1.2. Francotyp "Cm10000-7000" (MV).

M# with “B 05” prefix.
V/F:  000





PB2. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

As Type PA5 but with “BERLIN” below “BUNDESPOST”.
M# with “B 66” prefix. Spacing, ~40 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000
a. With DDR type town mark (inner circle flattened at top) used after reunification




PB2.1. Francotyp-Postalia "Courier" (MV).

M# with “B 50” prefix.
V/F:  0000






PB3. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

As Type PA7A but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
Small nearly square frank, ~23 x 24 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  000
a. Meter number unengraved




PB4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type PA12 but with “BERLIN” vertical at right.
M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11-12 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




PB5. Neopost "2205" (MV).

M# with “H 2X” prefix.
V/F:  000






PB6. Neopost "Frankmaster 505" (MV).

M# with “H RX” prefix.
V/F:  0000





NOTE: A Frama meter is reported to have been used with this frank format.





GROUP Q: "DEUTSCHE/ POST AG" at topEdit

  • Post horn either outlined or solid


Q1. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$10]

M# with “F” prefix.
Wide spacing.
Value figures thick, 5-5½ mm tall.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F:  000 (O)



Q2. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix. Spacing narrow, ~30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with stops after day and before year.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
A. Outline post horn  [$5]
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F:  000



Q3. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~31-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000





Q4. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing ~36-37 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow.
Solid post horn.
A. M# with “B” prefix  [$5]
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  0000






Q5. Francotyp “Cm10000/Cm7000” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~37-38 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and tall (6 mm).
Post horn solid.
TM: DC
V/F:  000    000





Q6. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Spacing, ~39 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
M# with "B" or “F” prefix.
A. Post horn solid
B. Post horn outlined
TM: DC
V/F:  0000






Q7. Pitney Bowes “6300” series (MV).

Small nearly square frank, ~22 x 23 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
A. M# with “E” prefix
B. M# with “G” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  000   000




Q7.1. Pitney Bowes “6600” series (MV).

Upright frank with wide spacing in the value figures.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F:   0 0 0





Q8. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

Very similar to Type Q7.1 but the value figures are smaller and not quite as widely spaced.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F:   000



Q9. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank large and nearly square, ~27-28 x 29-30 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000



Q10. Pitney Bowes “A931, Portophon” (MV).

Frank wider than tall, ~25-26 x 23 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
Value figures large and widely spaced.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000



Q11. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Value figures thick.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000




Q12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank ~11-12 mm.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000  00000




Q12.1. Neopost "505” (MV).

Square frank.
Spacing between TM and frank ~15 mm.
Post horn outlined.
A. M# with “H RX" prefix
B. M# with "H 00" prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



Q13. Neopost “Electronic (Portoprinter)” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank , ~14-16 mm.
Frank 22-23 x 27-28 mm.
Post horn outlined.
TM: DC
V/F:   0 0 0



Q13.1. Neopost “SM75/75” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing between TM and frank , ~11-12 mm.
Post horn outlined.
Frank 22-23 x 29-30 mm.
TM: DC. Date with dashes between D, M and Y.
V/F:   0 0 0



Q14. TeleFrank “Standard Model” (digital).

Date and value figures digital.
M# with “K” prefix.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



Q15. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Spacing very narrow ~3-5mm.
Value figures very narrow.
A. M# with “B” prefix. Outline post horn
B. M# with “B” prefix. Solid post horn
C. M# with “F” prefix. Outline post horn
D. M# with “F” prefix. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



Q16. Frama “EPS” (MV).

Spacing 35-36 mm.
M# with “A” prefix.
Very similar to Type Q12 but with wider spacing in date.
A. Outline post horn
B. Solid post horn
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




Q17. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Large frank, 26-27 x 29-30 mm.
M# with “F 26” prefix.
Post horn solid.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




Q17.1. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

M# with “F 50” prefix.
Post horn solid.
TM: DC
V/F:  00000




Q18. Pitney Bowes “Easy Mail” (digital).

Frameless horizontal frank with large solid post horn at top center flanked by “DEUTSCHE” and “POST AG”.
M# with “E95/96” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:  000.00
a. M# with “OE” prefix
b. M# with “95” or “96” prefix without the “E”.



Q19. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Very similar to Type Q18 but printed by ink jet process yielding thin horizontal lines in the design most easily seen in the value figures.
M# with “E67” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:   00.00



Q20. Neopost “SM26” (digital).

Frank nearly square.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~4.5mm.
Value figures very narrow.
Solid post horn.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000





GROUP R: "DEUTSCHE/ POST" with small post horn at topEdit

  • Large meter number at bottom



Sub-group RA: Denominated in MarksEdit

  • Blank between “DEUTSCHE/ POST” and value figures

NOTE: Sub-group RA stamps were in use for a short time only and are quite scarce.




RA1. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).  [$10]

M# with “F 0” prefix.
Date with stop closer to Y than to M.
A. Wide spacing
B. Narrow spacing
Value figures thick, 5-5½ mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  000  0000







RA2. Francotyp-Postalia "T1000” (digital).

M# with “F 32” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~30-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Date with stops equidistant between D, M, and Y.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RA2.1. Francotyp "A9000” (digital).

As Type RA1B but the date has a wide space between the month and year.
M# with “F 02” prefix.
Value figures thick, 6 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RA3. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).  [$5]

Spacing narrow, ~31-32 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
A. M# with “F” prefix
B. M# with “B” prefix
V/F:  000  0000



RA3.1. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4/MS5WK” (MV).

M# with “F82” prefix.
Spacing, ~39 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Value figures thin and narrow, 4.5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RA4. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Very similar in appearance to Type FA3.1, but date figures are slightly more widely spaced.
Spacing is wider than with RA3.1.
M# with “F 70” prefix.
Value figures thin and narrow..
TM: DC
V/F:  0000  00000




RA5. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing variable, 3-10 mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RA6. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Relatively small frank 20-23 x 23-25 mm.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  00000




RA7. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Value figures thick and heavy.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RA8. Frama “EPS” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing 11-13 mm between TM and frank.
Date widely spaced with stops after D and M.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RA9. Frama “Sensonic” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing very narrow, 2.5 mm.
Date with stops midway between D and M, and M and Y.
Tall 6 mm value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RA10. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Frank wider than tall.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  00000



RA11. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital).

Short frank applied by ink jet process which leaves telltale horizontal bands in the printing, especially noticeable in the date, value figures and meter number.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  00000





Sub-group RB: Denominated in EurosEdit

  • “EURO CENT” above value figures
  • Early examples printed in red with blue becoming the norm starting in 2001

NOTE': Several RB stamp types appear virtually identical and differ only by the meter number prefix.




RB1.1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~6 mm.
Value figures heavy.
V/F:  000



RB1.2. Francotyp “Cm10000/Cm7000” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Spacing, ~10-11 mm.
Value figures tall but narrow.
TM: DC
V/F:  000    000




RB1.3. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~6-8 mm.
Value figures thin and narrow.
V/F:  000  0000



RB1.4. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5/MS4” (MV).

Spacing ~9-12 mm.
Value figures thin and narrow.
A. M# with “F” prefix
B. M# with "B" prefix
V/F:  0000



RB1.5. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing ~14 mm.
Value figures narrow.
V/F:  0000



RB1.6. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Frank variable in width from 23 to 27 mm.
M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing very narrow, ~3-5 mm, or slightly wider, ~8-10 MM, if directional slug (e.g. ENTGELT BEZAHLT) between TM and frank.
A. M# with “B” prefix
B. M# with “F” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  0000


RB1.7. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Small frank.
M# with “F” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~7-8 mm.
Value figures narrow
V/F:  00000


RB1.8. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail" (digital).

Small square frank.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with“F” prefix.
Spacing ~7-10 mm.
V/F:  0000



RB2.1. Frama “M/E” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing ~8-9 mm.
Value figures thick.
V/F:  000  0000




RB2.2. Frama “EPS” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing ~11-12 mm.
Value figures 4.5mm in height.
V/F:  0000




RB2.3. Frama “Sensonic 2000” (MV).

M# with “A” prefix.
Spacing very narrow, ~2.5 mm.
Value figures tall, 6mm.
V/F:  0000



RB2.4. Frama “MailSpirit” (MV).

Frank slightly wider than tall.
Date figures small, slightly raised in relation to value figures.
Those seen so far have 'A 700” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~8-10 mm.
V/F:  0000


RB2.5. Frama “Mailmax” (digital).

Design with serial number vertical left of the town mark, otherwise very similar to Type RB2.4 except the value figures are closer together.
M# with “A9” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000
a. With impression counter vertical left of the TM (shown)



RB3.1. Ascom Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing ~11-12 mm. Distance between centers of date and value figures is 37 mm.
V/F:  0000  00000




RB3.2. Ascom Hasler “Smile” (MV).

M# with “C” prefix.
Spacing ~14-15 mm. Distance between centers of date and value figures is 40 mm.
V/F:  0000



RB3.3. Ascom Hasler “InteliPost” (digital).

Frank nearly square.
Date figures higher than value figures.
M# with “C” prefix.
V/F:  0000



RB4.1. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV).

Square frank about the same size as Type RB3.3.
"DEUTSCHE POST" in one line.
M# with “E” prefix.
V/F:   000




RB4.2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Upright frank about the same size as Type RB3.2.
"DEUTSCHE POST" in one line.
M# with “E” prefix.
V/F:   000




RB4.3. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank large and nearly square, ~27-28 x 30 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000



RB4.4. Pitney Bowes “A931 Portphon” (MV).

Frank wider than tall, 25-26 x 24 mm.
"DEUTSCHE POST" in one line.
Value figures tall, narrow.
Spacing ~11-12 mm between TM and frank.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   0000


RB4.5. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Frank wider than tall, 26-27 x 23-24 mm.
Spacing ~8-9 mm between TM and frank.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  00000



RB4.6. Pitney Bowes “Personal Post” (digital).

Small frank wider than tall, 26-27 x 20 mm.
M# with “E” prefix.
TM: small DC.
V/F:   0000



RB4.7. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar to Type RB4.5 but the frank is not as wide.
M# with “E” prefix.
Known models are DM200 (E1), DM300 (E4) and DB400-1000 (E7).
TM: DC
V/F:  0000


RB5.1. Neopost “Electronic (Portoprinter)” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing, ~14 mm.
Wide spacing between M and Y in the date figures.
Generous spacing between value figures.
V/F:   0 0 0



RB5.2. Neopost “SM24/26” (digital).

Frank nearly square.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing narrow, ~4.5 mm.
Value figures very narrow.
V/F:  00000


RB5.3. Neopost “SM75/85” (MV).

Frank with thick outer frame line.
M# with “H” prefix.
Spacing ~11-12 mm.
Value figures narrow.
Date has dashes centered between D, M and Y.
V/F:   000


RB5.4. Neopost “IJ25/IJ65” (digital).

Small square frank.
Those seen so far have M# with 'H 5' prefix.
Date has dashes centered between D, M and Y.
V/F:   0000



RB5.5. Neopost Neopost "Portostar" and "Portoprinter" (digital).

Square frank as Type RB5.4 but much narrower spacing between TM and frank.
M# prefix is "H3" for the Portostar, and "H4" for the Portoprinter.
Date with stops.
V/F:   0000



RB5.6. Neopost “IJ65/85/95” (digital).

Design, including values, figures nearly identical to Type RB5.4 except M# has "C9" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



RB6.1. TeleFrank “Standard Model” (digital).

Digital date and value figures, frame not digital.
Spacing narrow, ~10-11 mm.
Value figures 4 mm tall.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000
a. Bi-color impression with frame and town mark in one color and value figures and date in another. Black with blue and blue with red seen.




RB6.2. TeleFrank “Vario” (digital).

Similar to Type RB6.1 but spacing narrower, ~3 mm.
Value figures 5 mm tall.
M# with “K” prefix.
A. Frank 30 mm tall
B. Shorter frank, 25 mm tall
TM: DC
V/F:  0000






RB7.1. Melex (digital), 1999.

M# with “M” prefix.
Spacing ~10 mm.
Value figures rounded.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000





GROUP S: Private use stamps with square 2D barcode at left, “FRANKIT” below “Deutsche Post” and post hornEdit

  • Introduced in 2004. Normally printed in blue but other colors also used.
  • All Group S stamp types are identical in appearance except for the Identification number and prefix.



S1. Neopost (digital).

Identification number with “1D” prefix.
Known models:
IJ-35/-45 (1D02)   IJ-65 (1D03)   IJ-85 (1D05)   IJ-25 (1D06)   IJ-70 (1D07)
IJ-80 (1D08)   IJ-90 (1D09)   IJ-110 (1D10)   IS-330/-350 (1D11)   IS-420 (1D12)   IS-440 (1D13)
IS-480 (1D14)   IS-5000/-6000 (1D15)   IS-240/-280 (1D16)
V/F:  0,00
a. With impression counter at lower left of 2D barcode



S2. Frama (digital).

Identification number prefix “2D”.
Known models:
Matrix F2 (2D02)   Matrix F4 (2D04)   Matrix F6 (2D06)
V/F:  0,00



S3. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

Identification number prefix “3D”.
Known models:
Mymail (3D01)   Ultimail 60 (3D02)   Ultimail 120 (3D03)   Ultimail 30 (3D04)   Optimail (3D05)
Centormail (3D06)   Ultimail 45 (3D07)   Ultimail 65 (3D08)   Ultimail 125 (3D09)   PostBase (3D10)
V/F:  0,00
a. With impression counter vertical at left




S4. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Identification number prefix “4D”.
Known models:
DM400-1000 (4D01)   DM100i (4D02)   DM390i (4D03)   DM210i (4D04)   DM50i/55i (4D05)
DM400-1000 (4D06)   DM300C/400C (4D09)   Infinity (4D10)   Connect+ (4D11)   DM220i (4D12)
V/F:   0,00  00,00
a. Used for registered mail with wide 1D barcode at left, printed in pink (shown)

NOTES:

  • The Connect+ model (4D11) can print a multi-color slogan across the entire top of the envelope left of the frank.
  • The DM400-1000 series (also referred to as the "MEGA" series) used prefix 4D01 til June 2006 when it was changed to 4D06.



S5. Telefrank (digital).

Identification number prefix “6D”.
Known models:
Vario IT (6D01)   Franky IT, no scales (6D02)   Franky plus IT (6D03)
V/F:  0,00







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