International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Ghana

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GhanaEdit

The first meter stamps appear in 1951. Before 1957 the country was a British colony known as “GOLD COAST”. All stamps issued after independence in 1957 are inscribed “GHANA”. The stamps are grouped by inscription in the frank:

A - Inscribed “GOLD COAST”
B - Provisional issues without country name in frank
C- Inscribed “GHANA”




GROUP A: Issues during British colonial period, with “GOLD COAST” in the frankEdit



A1. Neopost (LV-6). [$25]

Frank with crown at center.
Value figure in tablet at bottom center flanked by “N” at left and M# at right.
TM: BIC
Values seen: ½, 2, 3, 6, 9, 1/-




A2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1951. [$25]

Country name in panel at top, crown at bottom center.
M# with “U” prefix in small boxes in lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F: 0/0(½) =/0(½)




A3. Neopost “305” (MV). [$100]

Country name in ribbon across top.
Petal shapes form oval around value figures in center.
M#s N25 and N26 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: =0/==
a. Date only at left, without town mark







GROUP B: Provisional issue without country name in the frank. “GHANA” appears in the town markEdit


B1. Neopost (LV-6).

As Type A1 but with “GOLD COAST” and crown removed.
New country name "GHANA" in bottom of town mark.
M# with “N” prefix (N2, N5, N15 and N22 known).
TM: BIC
Values: ½, 2, 3, 6, 9, 1/- [$50]
Value: 4 [$100]








GROUP C: Issues since independence, with “GHANA” in the frankEdit


C1. Neopost (LV-6).

As Type B1 but with country name added at top.
TM: DC
Values seen: ½, 1, 2, 3, 6, 1/- [$10]
Value seen: [$25]




C2. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).

As Type A2 but with revised inscriptions.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0/0(½)




C3. Universal “Automax” (MV). [$5]

Very similar to Type C2 but the value figures are of uniform thickness.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: =0/0= =0/==



C4. Neopost “305” (MV).

As Type A3 but with revised inscriptions.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: =0/0= =0/== =0/0(½)\

NOTE: Meter N70 (shown) has narrower spacing between the town mark and frank than others of this type.




C5. Neopost “305” (MV). [$5]

As Type C4 but with straight-line outer border.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0•00



C6. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Similar to Type C5 but smaller and with single- rather than double-line outer border.
Country name in ribbon at top.
Petal design form oval at sides.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0•00




C7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Similar to Type C6 but frank is wider than tall.
M# at bottom below “POSTAGE PAID”.
A. M# with “AE” prefix
B. M# without prefix
TM: DC
V/F: 000
a. Town mark negative letters in solid ring





C8. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Horizontal frank with country name in large ribbon across the top.
M# low between TM and frank.
A. M# with “PB” or “P.B.” prefix
B. Post Office stamp, M# with “P&T” prefix or without prefix
TM: DC or nil
V/F: 0.00 000.oo (".oo" breaks ornaments at right)
a. Town mark negative letters in solid ring


C9. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank with country name straight across top.
M# breaks bottom frame line.
A. M# with “PB” or “P.B.” prefix
B. Post Office stamp, M# with “P&T” prefix
TM: DC
V/F: 0.00 000.oo



C10. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Similar to Type C9 but wider design with larger value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000