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KenyaEdit

  • Kenya was a British colony until it gained independence in 1963. For many years after independence it’s postal affairs were managed communally with Tanzania and Uganda, and it used meter stamps inscribed with all three country names as well as stamps marked with its name alone. For stamps used before independence and for post-independence stamps inscribed KENYA, UGANDA and TANZANIA, see EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY.
  • The stamps are grouped according to function:
A - Commercial or private business use
PO - Post Office machine stamps



GROUP A: Stamps for commercial or private business useEdit


Sub-group AA: Franks upright or squareEdit



AA1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Large, square frank with simulated perforation outer border, with inner box surrounding value figure.
Leaves at sides of value box.
M# with “U” prefix.
A. “POSTAGE PAID” centered at bottom.  [$20]
B. Without “POSTAGE PAID”.  [$35]
TM: DC
V/F:  00oo




AA2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).  [$15]

Similar to Type AA1 but smaller with square inner box.
“POST/ PAID centered at bottom.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  00·00



AA3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Three vertical lines at the sides.
M# at lower right, prefix “N” or “NA” in small box at lower left.
Frank variable in width.
A. M# between small horizontal lines
B. M# without lines
C. M# boxed
TM: DC
V/F:  00·00



AA4. Neopost (LV-6).  [$20]

As Type AA3 but smaller.
M# with “N” prefix.
Values seen:  20, 50, 1·00, 2·00





AA5. Neopost “205”, “2205” (MV).

Similar to Type AA4 but frank wider, nearly square.
Date figures tall (“205”) or short (“2205”).
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F:  000  0·00





AA6. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Sides of frank contain three vertical lines which turn inward at the top.
A. M# with “A” prefix  [$5]
B. M# with “PB” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:  =0.oo








AA7. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Type AA6 but with straight-line inner border at top and sides.
A second horizontal line is added at the top.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  =0.oo



AA8. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV).  [$5]

Similar to Type AA6 but the three vertical lines at the sides do not turn inward.
M# with “PB” prefix.
A. "POSTAGE PAID" in one line, as illustrated
B. "POSTAGE" above "PAID"
TM: DC
V/F:  =0.oo



AA9. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Large, square design with simulated perforation outer border.
Vertical straight-line ornaments at sides.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋00.00




AA10. Pitney Bowes-GB “Simplex” (LV).

As Type AA8 but narrower frank.
“CENTS/ POSTAGE/ PAID” centered at bottom.
M# with “S” prefix in lower corner boxes.
Value seen:   100 125




AA11. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (LV).

As Type AA3A but frank with straight frame lines.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F:  00•00







Sub-group AB: Franks wider than tallEdit





AB1. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Wide frank with straight line border, three vertical lines a the sides.
Date figures low, with or without stops.
A. M# with “RV” prefix
B. M# with “NA” prefix
TM: BIC
V/F:  00·00





AB2. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Three vertical lines at sides.
M# with “RV”, “NE” or “NM” prefix.
Prefix unboxed.
Date figures widely spaced with stops after D and M.
A. M# with “RV” prefix
B. M# with “NE” prefix
C. M# with “NM” prefix
TM: DC, BIC
V/F:   ≋0,00  ≋00,00


AB3. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type AB2B but with straight line outer frame line.
M# with “NE” prefix, unboxed.
Wide date, with stops.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋00,00



AB4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type AB3 but without vertical ornamental lines.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F:   ≋0,00




AB5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Wide frank with simulated perforation outer border and enlarged corners.
M# with “ET” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋0,00



AB6. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Wide frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
ME with “PB” prefix low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋00.oo  ≋0.00



AB7. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type AB6 but outer frame line is straight along the bottom.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
M# with “PB” prefix is inside frame.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋0.00



AB8. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal frank with straight line outer border and three vertical lines at the sides.
M# with “HF” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  00.00  000.00



AB9. Pitney Bowes "A900” (MV).

Similar to Type AB7, frank has simulated perforations all around.
"POSTAGE PAID" in one line across bottom.
Value figures larger than with AB7.
M# with “P.B.” prefix low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:  000.00







GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only at Post OfficesEdit



PO1. National Cash Register (MV).

Frameless design printed on orange-yellow labels, never directly to covers.
Date at top above “NAIROBI” underlined and curved with groups of three arcs at sides.
Value figures in center with “Shs. Cts.” below and S# at right.
At bottom is an ID letter between arcs with “KENYA” at bottom.
Meters A, B and C known.
A. 4-digit S# (meters A and C)  [$100]
B. 3-digit S# (meter B)  [$150]
V/F:  –00.00






PO2. National Cash Register (MV).  [$150]

Very similar to Type PO1 but with “KENYA” at top and “NAIROBI” at bottom.
Four-digit S# at right.
Without “Shs Cts”.
M# 3 seen.
Other numbers may exist.
V/F:  –00.00






PO3. Massad (digital).

Wide self-adhesive label with preprinted background in green.
Inner value box at right has simulated-perforation border.
Panel across bottom with large “R” (for registration) at left.
Point of sale data added digitally in black.
V/F:  00.00  000.00








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