International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Kuwait

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KuwaitEdit

  • The first meter was installed in 1953.
  • All franks are inscribed “KUWAIT”.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance of the frank:
A - Upright or square
B – Horizontal



GROUP A: Franks are square or have upright orientationEdit


A1. Neopost (LV-6), 1953.

Upright rectangle with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
“KUWAIT” at top, “POSTAGE PAID” in ribbon, value figure at bottom center with denomination at sides.
M# “N.1.” in bottom of TM.
TM: BIC
Values in ANNAS (“A”): 1½, 6, 10 [$150]
Values in RUPEES (“RS”): 1, 2, 10 [$200]
Values in NAIE PAISE (NP): 5, 10, 20, 25, 40, 50, 75, 80, 100 [$50]



A2. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1955. [$150]

Upright rectangle with single line simulated perforation outer border.
“KUWAIT” in curved panel at top.
M# “U1” only.
Denominated in ANNAS.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 00.oo




A3. Universal “Simplex” (LV-23).

As Type A1 in size.
“KUWAIT” small at top left.
Value figures inside inner box with indented corners.
Value figures Arabic over western numerals with line between.
A. Without M#. Denominated in NAYE PAISE.
B. Without M#. Denominated in RUPEES.
C. M# with “N” prefix at bottom. Denominated in FILS. M#s N1, N2 and N3 seen.
TM: DC
Values (NAYE PAISE): 25, 50, 60, 75 [$50]
Values (RUPEES): 1, 2, 5 [$100]
Values (FILS): 10, 30, 60, 90 [$25]
Values (FILS): 200, 500 [$75]


A4. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV).

Large frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border and large box containing the value figures.
Bilingual value figures, Arabic over western numerals without line between.
M# with “U.” prefix.
A. Denominated in NAYE PAISE [$50]
B. Denominated in FILS [$25]
TM: DC
V/F: 000



A5. Postalia (MV). [$50]

“POSTAGE PAID” at bottom.
No box around value figures.
Bilingual value figures with “KD” prefix.
M# with “POSTALIA” prefix vertical between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: KD ≋000
a. M# unengraved solid block



A6. Postalia (MV). [$50]

Similar to Type A5 but single line simulated-perforation border with larger indentations.
“STATE OF KUWAIT” at top.
Bilingual value figures with “FILS” prefix.
M# with “POSTALIA” prefix vertical between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F: FILS ≋000




A7. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV). [$5]

Upright rectangle, 26 x 28 mm, with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
“KUWAIT” at top left, “POSTAGE PAID” vertical reading up.
Bilingual value figures denominated in “FILS”.
M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: 000




A8. Hasler “F88” (MV). [$25]

Frame as with Type A7.
"STATE OF KUWAIT" at top.
Western value figures only.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ✳000





A9. Hasler “F88” (MV). [$50]

As Type A7 but larger, 29 x 31mm.
Bilingual value figures.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ✳000







GROUP B: Franks have horizontal orientationEdit



Sub-group BA: Frank with simulated perforation borderEdit




BA1. Postalia (MV). [$10]

Frank wider than tall with single line simulated perforation outer border.
“STATE OF KUWAIT” at top.
M#, with “PK” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 0000




BA2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). [$5]

Wide design, 36 x 23mm, with “STATE OF/ KUWAIT/ POSTAGE/ PAID” in upper left.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# boxed with “P.B. No” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000




BA3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). [$5]

Similar to Type BA2 but date and value figures are on the same level.
“POSTAGE PAID” is at bottom.
M# unboxed with “P.B./ No “ prefix.
V/F: ≋000





BA4. Pitney Bowes “A900” series (MV). [$5]

Similar to Type BA3 but large frank with larger value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0000





BA5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” series (MV). [$10]

Similar to Type BA2 but taller with smaller value figures.
M# with “PB No” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000





BA6. Frama “M/E” (MV). [$50]

Frank narrower than earlier BA types, and value figures heavier.
M# with “FR/No” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ★000





BA7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). [$5]

Wide design, 36 X 27mm, with “STATE OF KUWAIT” at bottom.
M#, with “H” prefix at left.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.000









Sub-group BB: Open frank with border lines at right onlyEdit



BB1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV). [$5]

New postal logo at top left above “FILS” and M#.
“STATE OF KUWAIT” at bottom.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical with two parallel lines and a line of simulated perforations at right.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “PBB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000




BB2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV). [$5]

Similar to Type BB1 but much taller frank.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000





BB3. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Similar to Type BB1 but value figures are larger and are in line with the date figures.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000




BB4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large frank similar to Type BB2 but postal logo is centered above value figures.
“Postage Paid” in mixed case letters.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.000








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