International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Identifier

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IdentifierEdit

  • Find the text or symbol on your stamp in the list below.
  • Click on the country name to find your stamp.
  • At the bottom of the list are text and symbols in non-Western languages including Russian, Arabic, Chinese, etc.  Jump to Non-Western languages
  • Identifying features of stamps without text or symbols can also be found below.  Jump to Other identifying characteristics




Abu Dhabi  -   see both Abu Dhabi and United Arab Emirates

Acores  -   Azores

Aden  -   Yemen

A.E.F.  -   French Equatorial Africa

Afars & Issas  -   Djibouti

Afrique Equatoriale Francaise  -   French Equatorial Africa

Afrique Occie Francaise  -   French West Africa

Algerie or Algerienne  -   Algeria

Amsterdam / Te Betalen  -   Netherlands

Andorre  -   Andorra

A R E  -   Egypt

B H  -   Belize

Basutoland  -   Lesotho

Bechuanaland  -   Botswana

Belgique Belgie or Belgie Belgique  -   Belgium

Biafra  -   Nigeria

Böhmen Und Mähren  -   Czechoslovakia

Bophuthatswana  -   South Africa

Br. Solomon Is.  -   Solomon Islands

Br. Virgin Is.  -   British Virgin Islands

Brasil  -   Brazil

British Guiana  -   Guyana

British Honduras  -   Belize

British Solomon Islands  -   Solomon Islands

Bs.As.Rep.Arg.  -   Argentina

Burma  -   Myanmar

CCCP  -   Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics (Also Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

C F A  -   Reunion

Cabo Verde  -   Cape Verde

Cambodge  -   Cambodia

Cameroun  -   Cameroon

Cayman W.I.  -   Cayman Islands

Ceska Republica  -   Czech Republic

Ceskoslovensko  -   Czechoslovakia

Ceylon  -   Sri Lanka

Chra./Aut. No. 1  -   Norway

Ciskei  -   South Africa

Comores  -   Comoros

Congo/ Belge / Belgisch  -   Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo (alone)  -   Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Repubique Democratique  -   Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Republique Du  -   Congo, Peoples Republic

Congo, Republique Ppaire/ Rep Pop  -   Congo, Peoples Republic

Correios Do Estado Da India  -   Portuguese India (Goa)

Cote D’ivoire  -   Ivory Coast

Cote Du Somali  -   Djibouti

Cote Francaise Des Somalis  -   Djibouti

Curacao  -   Netherlands Antilles

Dahomey  -   Benin

Dai Nippon Teikoku Yubin  -   Indonesia

D’Andorre  -   Andorra

Danmark  -   Denmark

Danzig  -   Poland

Deutsche Bundespost  -   Germany

Deutsche Post  -   Germany

Deutsche Reichpost  -   Germany

Deutsches Bundespost/ Saarland  -   Germany

Deutsches Reich  -   Germany

Deutsches Reich or Reichpost with Austrian town mark  -   Austria

Deutschland  -   Germany

Dubai  -   United Arab Emirates

Eesti  -   Estonia

Egypte  -   Egypt

Eire or Eireann  -   Ireland

Empire Centrafricain  -   Central African Republic

Espana  -   Spain

Espanola  -   Spain

Estado Da India  -   Portuguese India (Goa)

Federated Malay States  -   Malaysia

Føroyar  -   Faroe Islands

Franquia  -   Portugal

FSM POSTAGE  -   Micronesia

Funchal  -   Madeira Islands

Gabonaise  -   Gabon

Gebühr Bezahlt  -   Germany

General-Gouvernement  -   Poland

Gold Coast  -   Ghana

Grønland  -   Greenland

Guine-Bissau  -   Guinea Bissau

Guinea Ecua  -   Equatorial Guinea

Guinee  -   Guinea

Harare  -   Zimbabwe

Haute Volta  -   Burkina Faso

Hellas  -   Greece

Helvetia  -   Switzerland

Hrvatska  -   Croatia

Hyderabad  -   India

Indochine  -   French Indochina

Island  -   Iceland

Italiane  -   Italy

Jamahiriya  -   Libya

Jamaica with Grand Cayman W.I. in the town mark  -   Cayman Islands

Jugoslavija or Jugosllavia  -   Yugoslavia

K S A  -   Saudi Arabia

Katanga  -   Congo, Democratic Republic

Kenya Uganda  -   East African Community

Kenya Uganda Tanganyika  -   East African Community

Kenya Uganda Tanzania  -   East African Community

Kgl. Post… Øre Porto  -   Denmark

Kibris  -   Cyprus

L A R  -   Libya

Lao  -   Laos

Latvija or Latvijas  -   Latvia

Liban  -   Lebanon

Lietuva or Lietuvos  -   Lithuania

Luxemburg  -   Luxembourg

Macau  -   Macao

Magyar Posta  -   Hungary

Magyarorszag  -   Hungary

Makedonija  -   Macedonia

Malagasy  -   Madagascar

Malaya  -   Malaysia

Malgache  -   Madagascar

Maroc  -   Morocco

Mauritanie  -   Mauritania

Mocambique  -   Mozambique

Nationes Unies  -   United Nations

Ned-Indie or Ned.Indie  -   Indonesia

Nederlandse Antillen  -   Netherlands Antilles

Nederland  -   Netherlands

Nederlands-Nieuw-Guinea  -   Indonesia

New Hebrides  -   Vanuatu

Nippon  -   Japan

Nlle Caledonie  -   New Caledonia

Noreg or Norge  -   Norway

North Borneo  -   Malaysia

Northern Rhodesia  -   Zambia

Nyasaland  -   Malawi

N Z  -   New Zealand

Offentlig Sak  -   Norway

Oslo  -   Norway

Österreich  -   Austria

P. I. Postage  -   Philippines

Pakkepost/ Porto Betalt  -   Norway

Pakketpos/ Parcel Post  -   South Africa

Pilipinas  -   Philippines

Poczta  -   Poland

Polska  -   Poland

Polynesie Francaise  -   French Polynesia

Post Na Mbeart  -   Ireland

Postas Ioctha  -   Ireland

Postes Francais with Algerian town mark  -   Algeria

Principaute D’Andorre or Pte D’Andorre  -   Andorra

R A E  -   Egypt

R A U  -   Egypt

R D C  -   Congo, Democratic Republic

Refugee/ Relief  -   India

Republica Dominica  -   Dominican Republic

Republica Portuguesa/ Correio De Angola  -   Angola

Republique Centrafricaine  -   Central African Republic

Republique Democratique Du Congo  -   Congo, Peoples Republic

Republique Du Congo  -   Congo, Peoples Republic

Republique Francaise  -   France

Republique Francaise Alger or Algerie  -   Algeria

Republique Francaise C F A  -   Reunion

Republique Francaise Postes with Algerian town mark  -   Algeria

Republique Francaise with Andorre La Vieille in the town mark  -   Andorra

Republique Francaise with Mayotte in the town mark  -   Mayotte

Rhodesia  -   Zimbabwe

Romana  -   Romania

R M  -   Moldova

R M I  -   Marshall Islands

R.O. Del U.  -   Uruguay

R O P  -   Palau

Rossija  -   Russia

Rwandaise  -   Rwanda

S.A.D.C.  -   Singapore

S. Marino  -   San Marino

Saar  -   Germany, Part 3

Saargebiet  -   Germany, Part 3

Saarland  -   Germany, Part 3

Sabah Malaysia  -   Malaysia

St. Christopher Nevis Anguilla  -   Saint Kitts And Nevis

St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla  -   Saint Kitts And Nevis

Salisbury  -   Zimbabwe

Samoa  -   Western Samoa

Saorstat Eireann  -   Ireland

Sarawak  -   Malaysia

Serbien  -   Serbia

Serpost  -   Peru

Servico Postal Militar  -   Portugal

Siam  -   Thailand

Slovenija  -   Slovenia

Slovensko  -   Slovakia

South Arabia, Federation Of  -   Yemen

South West Africa or Southwest Africa  -   Namibia

Southern Rhodesia  -   Zimbabwe

Southern Yemen, Peoples Republic  -   Yemen

Speed Post/ Rupees  -   India

SPLAJ  -   Libya

Straits Settlements  -   Malaysia

Suidafrika or Suid Afrika  -   South Africa

Suidwesafrika or Suidwes Afrika  -   Namibia

Sverige  -   Sweden

Syrian AR  -   Syria

Syrienne  -   Syria

Tanganyika  -   East African Community

Tanzania Uganda Kenya  -   East African Community

Taxe Percue / Chengdu  -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

Tchad  -   Chad

Te’betalen/ Port  -   Netherlands

Ter Frs Afars Et Issas  -   Djibouti

Togolaise  -   Togo

Transkei  -   South Africa

Tunisie  -   Tunisia

Turk Postalari  -   Turkey

Turkiye  -   Turkey

U A E  -   United Arab Emirates

U A R  -   Egypt

U.S. Postage  -   United States Of America

Vaticane  -   Vatican City

Venda  -   South Africa

Vereinte Nationen  -   United Nations

Virgin Islands (British)  -   British Virgin Islands

Volta  -   Burkina Faso

Voltaique  -   Burkina Faso

Windhoek  -   Namibia

Ykpihi  -   Ukraine

Zaire  -   Congo, Democratic Republic

Zentraler Kurierdienst  -   Germany




non-Western languagesEdit


Беларусь   -   Belarus

Нрб   -   Bulgaria

България  -   Bulgaria

Платено  -   Bulgaria

Eλλaσ  -   Greece

Kaзaнь  -   Russia

KЫРГЫЗ РЕСПУБ  -   Kyrgyzstan

Poccиa, Poccии or Poccия  -   Russia

  -   Russia

Pязань  -   Russia

Cpбиja  -   Serbia

Украïни, Укpaïнa or Уpaïни  -   Ukraine

ايران   -   Iran

ישראל   -   Israel

政 郵 華 中   -   China, Republic Of (Taiwan)

政 郵 國 民 華 中   -   China, Republic Of (Taiwan)

政 郵 東 華   -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

政 郵 民 人   -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

政 郵 民 人 國 中   -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

中 国 人 民 邮 政   -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

中 国 邮 政   -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

国 内 邮 已 付   -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

邮 览 已 付   -   China, Peoples Republic (Mainland)

日 本 郵 便   -   Japan

대 한 민 국 우 편 가   -   Korea, Republic (South)


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other identifying characteristicsEdit

  • Franks without country name in any language

Circular frank with town name in the upper half  -   New Zealand

Frameless text on cash register style tape, inscribed “Киев”, often with “Касса”  -   Ukraine

“Alger” in the town mark  -   Algeria

“Бъпгария” in the town mark  -   Bulgaria

“Djakarta” below the frank and in the town mark  -   Indonesia

“Coфия” in the town mark  -   Bulgaria

“Tchad” at bottom of the town mark  -   Chad

Congolese Town (E.G. “Lubumbashi”) in the town mark  -   Congo, Democratic Republic

Crown at top of frank  -   Great Britain

Crown at top of frank  -   "Falkland Islands" in the town mark   -   Falkland Islands

“Почта”  -   Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

Flying “PTT” symbol at bottom of frank  -   Macedonia

Date above “Franqueadora National” at top of frank  -   Mexico

“Casa-Postes” in the town mark  -   Morocco

“K” in box at lower right of frank  -   Myanmar

“Namibia” in the town mark  -   Namibia

“Buchuresti” in the town mark  -   Romania

“R.S.M.” in the town mark  -   San Marino

“Singapore” in the town mark  -   Singapore

Solid panel at top of frank, “Ptt” logo at bottom  -   Slovenia

“Tanzania” in the town mark  -   Tanzania

“Western Samoa” in the town mark  -   Western Samoa

“Ljubljana” in the town mark  -   Yugoslavia

Arabic script only  -   Egypt

Burmese script only  -   Myanmar

Horizontal lines with value figures, no text or with model number only  -   Bermuda, China, Peoples Republic (Mainland), Czechoslovakia

Horizontal lines with value figures, "SPECIMEN" at top  -   Estonia

Meter No. N27, “Postage” and “Revenue” vertical at sides, blank panel at top  -   Great Britain

Octagonal frank without inscription, “Tapтy” in the town mark  -   Estonia

Oval frame, blank at top, “Rpf” at bottom, "Riga" in the town mark  -   Latvia

Shield shape containing “Washington, D.C.” or “Chicago, Ill”  -   United States Of America

Unengraved frank appearing solid around the value figures. TM reads “Halfway House”  -   South Africa

Upright rectangle with wavy border and diagonal panel containing town name  -   New Zealand

Value figures only (no frank frame), town mark contains "DIR. NAL. DE CORREOS"  -   Uruguay

NOTE: Frameless designs with value figures and town mark only are known from several countries. Often these reflect inappropriate use of decertified meters or are receipts rather than stamps. Only those with confirmed legitimate use are listed in this catalog. The country of use can be identified only by the town mark.


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