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GreeceEdit

  • The first meter was installed in 1939.
  • The stamps are grouped according to inscription and emblem in the frank as follows:
A - “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown (1939-1966)
B - “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and crown (1966-1973)
C - “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and phoenix (June 1973-August 1974)
D - “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” without crown or phoenix
E - "ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” with "Hellenic Post" logo (ΕΛΤΑ + head of Mercury)


  • Note that both Roman and Western numerals are commonly used for the month in meter dates.

GROUP A: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crownEdit

  • In use till 1966


A1. Hasler "F22" and “F88” (MV), 1939.

“ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown at top.
Size of crown variable.
TM lowered with 5-digit transaction counter number above.
Meter number below frank, normally without prefix but also found with "H" prefix.
TM DC, date with stop centered after year (F22) or without the stop (F88)
A. Frank 36 mm tall, nine ornaments in frame at each side  [$5]
B. Frank 32 mm tall, eight ornaments in frame at each side
V/F:   ✳✳✳0   ✳0.oo   ✳00,00   ✳✳00oo   ✳✳✳0,oo   ✳✳✳0,oo   ✳✳✳00oo   ✳✳✳0000   ✳✳✳00,00   ✳✳ ✳00,oo   ✳ ✳✳00,oo
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./000” vertical left of value figures (shown)
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value.
c. Without transaction counter number





A2. Universal “Multivalue” (MV), 1948.  [$25]

“ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown at top.
Solid or outline crown.
Frank with straight outer line.
TM lowered with 4-digit transaction counter number above.
Blank below value figures.
M# with “U” prefix in lower corners.
A. Large frank 32-33 mm square
B. Small frank 29 mm square
TM DC
V/F:    0000








A3. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).  [$5]

As Type A2A but with “ΔΡ.|ΛΕΠΤ” (drachma/lepta) below value figures.
V/F:   00oo   000oo    0000







A3.1. Francotyp "C” (MV).  [Quite rare, value unknown]

Wide spacing between TM and frank.
Value figures Gothic, with double star (one above the other) prefix.
M# without prefix below the frank.
V/F:   ★/★ 00oo (G) (00oo preceded by two stars, one above the other)
a. Instead of stars, charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./100” left of value figures






A4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).  [$10]

Very similar to Type A3.1 but value figures are oval, and the meter number has an "F" prefix.
With or without 4-digit transaction counter number between TM and frank or high, left of TM.
A. Wide spacing, ~53 mm
B. Narrow spacing, ~5 mm
TM DC
V/F:   ◆0,00   ◆00,00   ★/★00oo (00oo preceded by two stars, one above the other)
a. Value figures thin and tall









A5. Postalia (MV).  [$10]

Frank with different ornamental border.
Crown at top, “ΕΛΛΑΣ” below value figures.
M# without prefix breaks bottom frame.
TM: DC
V/F:   00,oo




A6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Type A2 but smaller.
Crown at top and “ΕΛΛΑΣ” below value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F:   =00.oo




A7. Satas “Rotary” (MV).  [$20]

Small frank, 23 x 25-26 mm, with “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown at top.
Frame with “R” in lower right corner.
M# without prefix but with leading zeros below frank.
TM: SC
V/F:   ★00.oo




A8. Satas “Baby” (MV).  [$20]

As Type A7 but frank even smaller, 22 x 22-23 mm.
With “B” in lower right corner of frank.
TM: SC
V/F:   00.oo   ★0.oo





GROUP B: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and crownEdit

  • In use from 1966 to 1973


B1. Hasler “F88” (MV).

As Type A1 but “HELLAS” inserted in bottom border.
M# with or without “H” prefix.
TM: DC
A. Frame with nine ornaments at sides
B. Frame with eight ornaments at sides  [$10]
V/F:   ✳00,oo   ◇00.oo   ✳✳00oo   ✳✳00,oo   ✳ ✳00,00   ✳✳✳00,00   ✳✳✳00,oo   ✳✳ ✳00,oo
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./000” vertical left of value figures.
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value.




B2. Hasler “F88” (MV).  [$20]

Frank slightly wider than tall with seven ornaments at the sides.
M# with “H” prefix below frank.
5-digit S# high, left of TM.
TM: DC
V/F:   ◇000o   ◇00,oo





B3. Hasler “325” (MV).  [$20]

Similar in appearance to Type B1B, but date and value figures on same level.
With or without 5-digit S# high left of TM.
M# with “A” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   000,oo





B4. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).  [$20]

As Type A3, but with “HELLAS” replacing bottom border.
M# with “U” prefix inside blocks in lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F:   00oo





B5. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

As Type A4, but with “HELLAS” inserted in bottom border.
M# with “F” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
A. Wide spacing, ~53 mm.  [$10]
B. Narrow spacing, ~5 mm.  [$5]
V/F:   ◆00,00
a. Without S# B




B6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1966.  [$10]

As Type A6, but with “HELLAS” replacing lower border.
TM: DC
V/F:   =00.oo






B6.1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).  [Value uncertain]

As Type B6 but without straight outer frame line, and the ornaments in the border are narrower.
TM: DC
V/F:   =00.oo





B7. Satas “Rotary” (MV).  [$25]

As Type A7 but with “HELLAS” added in lower border.
TM: SC
V/F:   ★00.oo




B8. Satas “Baby” (MV).  [$25]

As Type A8 but with “HELLAS” added in lower border.
TM: SC
V/F:   ★0.oo




B9. Postalia (MV).  [$20]

From same machine that printed Type A5 but with traditional Greek border.
“ΕΛΛΑΣ” above crown at top, “HELLAS” at bottom above M# which breaks bottom border.
M# without prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   00,00   00.00



B10. Roneo Neopost “205” (MV).  [$20]

Similar in appearance to Type A7 but slightly narrower.
“HELLAS” above bottom border.
Small M# with “E.” prefix below frank.
TM: BIC
V/F:   00,oo
a. With “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and crown removed from frank



B11. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).  [$20]

Horizontal frank 27 x 23 mm.
M# with “P.B.” prefix in lower corners.
Meter model “M-5###” at bottom between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋00.oo






GROUP C: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ”, “HELLAS” and phoenixEdit

  • In use approximately one year, from June 1973 to August 1974



C1. Hasler “F88” (MV).  [$5]

As Type B1B but with phoenix at top center.
M# with or without “H” prefix.
TM: DC lowered
V/F:   ✳00,oo   ✳✳✳00,oo   ✳✳✳00,00
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ.000” vertical left of value figures
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value






C2. Hasler “F88” (MV).  [$10]

As Type B2 but with phoenix replacing crown.
With 5-digit S# high left of TM.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   ◇00,00







C3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).  [$10]

As Type B5B but with phoenix.
With or without 4-digit S#.
M# with “F” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00   ◆00,00
a. Post Office stamp, date only, without TM circle





C4. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1970.  [$10]

Frank border ornaments narrow.
Top border open above large phoenix.
Bottom “PB–HELLAS–(M#)” with large “ΕΛΛΑΣ” above.
TM: DC
V/F:   =000   =00.oo





C5. Satas “Rotary” (MV).  [$10]

Similar to Type A7 but with phoenix at top and “HELLAS” at bottom.
With “R” in lower right corner of frank.
Six-digit Serial number at upper far left.
TM: SC
V/F:   ★00.oo





C6. Satas “Baby” (MV).  [$10]

As Type A8 but with phoenix at top.
With “B” in lower right corner of frank.
TM: SC
V/F:   00.oo





C7. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV).  [$10]

Horizontal frank 30-31 x 21 mm.
M# with “RX” prefix at bottom.
“ΕΛΛΑΣ” small above phoenix at top.
“HELLAS” above M# at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F:   000•00






GROUP D: Frank contains “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” but no crown or phoenixEdit

  • In use since 1974



D1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1973.

As Types B1B and C1 but without crown or phoenix.
M# with or without “H” prefix.
V/F:   ✳00,oo   ◇00.oo   ✳✳00oo   ✳✳00,oo   ✳✳00,00   ✳✳✳00,00   ✳✳✳00,oo   ✳✳✳00,oo
a. With charity surcharge “Κ.Π.Ρ./000” vertical left of value figures
b. With “Κ.Π.Ρ.” only without surcharge value






D2. Hasler “F88” (MV).  [$20]

As Types B2 and C2 but without crown or phoenix.
M# with “H” prefix.
Possibly with S# high left of TM.
TM: DC
V/F:   00,oo   ◇00.oo






D3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).  [$20]

As Types B5 and C3 but without crown or phoenix.
With or without 4-digit S#.
M# with “F” prefix.
A. Very wide spacing, ~53 mm
B. Narrow spacing, ~5 mm
V/F:   ◆0,00   00.00   000.00   ◆00,00
a. Post Office stamp, with date but without TM








D4. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

As Type B6 but with crown removed.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   =00.oo




D5. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1966.

As Type C4 but with crown removed.
TM: DC
V/F:   =00.oo





D6. Satas “Rotary” (MV).  [$20]

As Type C5 but with phoenix removed.
“R” in lower right corner of frank.
Six-digit S# high, left of TM.
V/F:   ★00.oo



D7. Satas “Baby” (MV).  [$10]

As Type C6 but phoenix removed.
“B” in lower right corner of frank.
TM: SC
V/F:   00.oo




D8. Postalia (MV).  [$20]

As Type B9 but crown removed.
M# without prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00





D9. Roneo Neopost “205, 2205” (MV).

As Type B10 but without crown.
M# with “E” prefix.
Date figures tall (205) or short (2205).
A. “ΕΛΛΑΣ” 3 mm tall  [$20]
B. Small “ΕΛΛΑΣ” 1.5 mm tall  [$10]
TM: BIC
V/F:   00.oo   000
a. With “ΕΛΛΑΣ” missing




D9.1. Roneo Neopost “2205” (MV).

Similar to Type D9 but there are eight segments in the side ornaments (instead of six), and they are smaller.
The frank frame is broken at bottom to accomodate the meter number.
M# without prefix but with “N” suffix.
Date figures short.
TM: BIC
V/F:   000


D10. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

As Type B11 but without crown.
Model # between TM and frank.
M# in lower corners with “P.B.” prefix.
Meter model number between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋0.oo   0.000   ≋00.oo



D11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank 29 x 20 mm.
Both “ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” are at the bottom.
M# with “P.B.” prefix is at lower right outside frame.
Meter model “M.6300” at lower left.
TM: DC
A. Top border complete  [$5]
B. Top border open in center
V/F:   ≋000   ≋00.oo



D12. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Horizontal frank 33 x 24 mm.
“ΕΛΛΑΣ” at top and “HELLAS” at bottom.
M# with “PB” prefix below frame at right.
Meter model “M6900” below frame at left.
TM: DC.
A. Left frame ornaments complete (as pictured)  [$5]
B. With euro sign breaking left frame ornaments
V/F:   ≋000 (A)   ≋0.00 (B)


D13. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV).  [$10]

Horizontal frank 30-31 x 21 mm.
M# with “RX” prefix below frank.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F:   000•0o



D14. Frama (MV).

Horizontal frank 30 x 24-25 mm.
M# with “FA” prefix below frank.
Value figures thick.
A. Frank as pictured
B. Frank with euro sign breaking left frame lines
TM: DC
V/F:   000   0.000   000.00



D15. Frankopost (Italy) (MV).  [$5]

Frank 30 x 26 mm.
“HELLAS” alone in bottom border.
M# with “FP ER” or “PF ES” prefix below “HELLAS”.
TM: BIC, SC, or nil
V/F:   000   00    0.oo    00.oo



D16. Krag (MV).  [$10]

Upright frank.
M# with “K” prefix centered in bottom border.
TM: SC
V/F:   000oo




D17. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

M# with “H” prefix below frank.
A. Nearly square frank, 31 x 31-32 mm (shown)
B. Frank slightly wider than tall, 33 x 29 mm
TM: DC
V/F:   0000





D18. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Very wide frank, 42 x 23 mm.
M# with “H” prefix below frank.
A. Ornamental frame complete at left
B. Euro sign breaks frame ornaments at left
TM: DC
V/F:   0000







D19. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Frank 27-28 x 24 mm.
M# with “H” prefix below frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   000.00






D20. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Frank similar to Type C17 but smaller.
M# with “F” prefix.
A. Left frame ornaments complete
B. With “€” breaking left frame ornaments
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00   000.00   0.000







D21. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

Frank 25 mm square.
M# with “F” prefix.
Very narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   0.000



D22. Pitney Bowes "EasyMail" (digital).

Frank wider than tall with euro sign breaking the left frame ornaments.
Two columns of numbers are at left of the town mark.
Model identifier code (M B700) and meter number are across the bottom.
M# with "PB" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   0,00


D23. Pitney Bowes "B900" (MV).

Frank similar to Type D22 but not tall.
Without columns of numbers at left of the town mark.
Model identifier code (M B900) and meter number are across the bottom.
M# with "PB" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   0,00



D24. Frama "Sensonic" (digital).

Horizontal frank with large and tall value figures.
Very narrow spacing between TM and frank.
M# with "FA" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   00,00






GROUP E: Frank contains "ΕΛΛΑΣ” and “HELLAS” with "Hellenic Post" logo (ΕΛΤΑ + head of Mercury)Edit


E1. Pitney Bowes (digital), 2014.

Both "ΕΛΛΑΣ” above “HELLAS” at the top.
Hellenic Post logo at bottom center breaking the frame ornaments.
Two columns of alpha-numeric codes stacked at left of the town mark.
M# with "PB” prefix is stacked between the TM and frank.
V/F:   €00,00








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