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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Guernsey

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GuernseyEdit

  • A dependency of Great Britain, Guernsey’s own meter stamps did not appear until 1969. Before that date British stamps with “GUERNSEY/ CHANNEL ISLANDS” (or “CI”) in the town mark were used.
  • All franks contain “Guernsey” and a map of the Channel Islands.

NOTE: Catalog values are not given for the meter stamps of Guernsey because no market appears to exist for them. Although the authors have not seen stamps in Sterling (£sd) currency, meters came into use before the change to decimal currency and no doubt exist. Sterling currency stamps would be far scarcer than decimal stamps.




1. Neopost “105” (LV-6,-8).

Frank 29 x 24mm.
Spacing ~15-16 mm.
TM: SC, BIC
Values seen:  2, 2½, 3½, 5





2. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Frank 24-25 mm square.
Narrow spacing ~5-6mm.
Date figures tall for model 205. Date figures short for model 2205.
TM: SC
V/F:  0(½) 00(½)




3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Large frank 32-33 x 28-29 mm.
Spacing ~19-20mm.
TM: SC
V/F:  00(½)





4. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Frank 30 x 23-24 mm.
Spacing ~12mm.
TM: BIC
V/F:  0(½) 00(½)





5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank 29-30 x 25-26 mm.
Spacing ~12mm.
TM: DC
V/F:  ≋00–





6. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV-21).

Frank very similar in appearance to Neopost stamps but frame line doubled, and M# with “P.B.S” prefix.
Wide spacing 27 mm.
TM: DC, SC
Values seen:  2, 2½, 3½, 4, 6




7. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Wide frank with double outer frame lines.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
Spacing very narrow 1-2 mm.
M# with “P.B.M” or “P.B.T” prefix.
TM: DC, SC
V/F:  0(½) 00(½) 000(½) ≋000



8. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type 7 but narrower.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# breaks frame line at bottom.
M# with “P.B.”, “P.B.D” or “P.B.L” prefix.
“Postage Paid” below value figures.
TM: DC, SC
V/F:  0(½) 00(½) 000(½) ≋000



8.1. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

As Type 8 but larger.
M# with "P.B.G" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  ≋000





9. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Wide value box as with Type 7 but date and value figures are on the same level.
Large value figures.
M# with “PB9” or “PBC” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  ≋000




10. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank similar in size to Type 3 but spacing is narrower and value figures are different.
M# with “HF” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  ≋00≋





11. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Stamp with two columns of numbers at left of town mark.
M# and “Postage Paid” break bottom frame line nearly all the way across.
M# with “PB7” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  ≋000



12. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Type 11 but smaller and with more space between the TM and frank.
M# with “PB8” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




13. Unidentified (digital).

Post Office machine stamp.
Printed on self adhesive label with square corners.
The point-of-sale text reads from top:
- Date and time
- ID number and designation
- Postal class (in two lines)
- Weight
- Payment made by customer
- Amount of postage (if any) pre-affixed to the mail piece
- Total paid
With a line of dashes below "Weight" and below "Affix" and a double line of dashes below "Total".
The pre-printed design on the label includes a single-line border. Within the border are the Guernesy Post logo at upper left (in blue, red and yellow) and an image of a monkey (red-brown) at lower right. Below the monkey is "The Year of the Monkey 2016". Reading up at lower right is "www.guernseystamps.com".
V/F:  £0.00

NOTE: This "Year of the Monkey" label design is unlikely to be the first used with this Post Office franking system. Earlier labels probably exist, at least one of which is basic design without commemorative intent.