International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Luxembourg

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LuxembourgEdit

  • The first meter was installed in 1925.
  • All stamps are inscribed “LUXEMBOURG” or, during German occupation in 1940s, “LUXEMBURG”.
  • The stamps are grouped by appearance and function:
A - horizontal rectangle with truncated corners
B - rectangle with simulated perforation outer frame
C - rectangle with ornamental, Greek style outer border
D - rectangle with straight outer frame
E - open, horizontal frank, without outer frame
PO - special stamps generated only by post office machines
OO - special stamps generated only for official government mail



GROUP A: Horizontal rectangle with truncated cornersEdit



Sub-group AA: Inscribed “LUXEMBOURG”Edit



AA1. Hasler “D106” (FV-8), 1925.

Frank with inner box around value figures.
Value figures large, outlined.
M#s 101-107.
TM: nil
Values: 5c, 10, 25, 35, 50, 75, 1 fr, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2, 3, 5 [$10]
Values: 20c, 30, 40, 60, 70, 4 fr, 10 [$20]




AA2. Timbrographe (LV-9), 1929.

Nearly identical to Type AA1 but M# 201 only.
TM: nil
Values: 40c, 50, 70, 75, 1 fr [$100]
Values: 5c, 10, 20, 30, 1.25 fr, 1.75, 2, 3 [$200]





AA3. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1928.

Frank is wider than Types AA1 and 2, and the inner box around the value figures is not as tall.
M#s 101 up.
With “fr.” at left and “c.” at right of value figures.
TM: DC, SC or nil
V/F: 0oo oo 0oo





AA4. Hasler “F22” (MV).

Frank is large like Type AA3 but corners are rounded rather than diagonal.
With “FRS” at left and “CTS.” at right of value figures.
M# 113 seen.
TM: nil with date only
V/F: 0oo oo






AA5. Hasler “F88” (MV). [$20]

As Type AA3 but without inner box around value figures.
Frank variable in size.
Spacing variable between TM and frank from very wide to very narrow.
A. “fr.” at left and “c.” at right of value figures
B. “Fr.” at left and “c” at right of value figures
TM: DC, SC, or nil
V/F: ✳0oo ✳00oo ◇0oo (121)
a. Meter number at left of TM as well as at bottom of frank (137)






AA6. Hasler “F66” (MV). [$10]

Very similar to Type AA5 but the value figures are not as tall, 4.5 to 5 mm compared to 6 mm.
M#s 139 and 140 seen.
TM: DC
V/F: ✳00oo





AA7. Francotyp "A" (MV), 1933 or earlier. [Quite scarce, value unknown]

Similar to Type AA3 but meter number in 300 series.
The value figures are angular.
One seen, M# 301, without town mark.
V/F: 000 (or possibly 00)







Sub-group AB: Inscribed “LUXEMBURG” (German occupation stamps)Edit



AB1. Hasler “D106” (FV-6), 1941. [$25]

Provisional design.
As Type AA1, but country name modified by insertion of large “U” in place of “OU”.
M# 101 only.
TM: nil
Values: 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 25




AB2. Hasler “D106” (FV-6).

Value figures with large “RM.” suffix inside large rectangle.
A. Meter number 102 [$15]
B. Meter number 103 or 105 [$25]
TM: nil
Values: 0,02,0,03,0,06,0,08,0,12,0,25


NOTES:

  • Values 0,04 and 0,20 may also have been used but this is not verified.
  • Meter 106 exists but is known only as a proof. Values: 0,05, 0,06, 0,08, 0,24, 0,30, 0,40




NOTE: Meter Type AA2 (Timbrographe M# 201) was modified for use under German occupation and equipped with values 0,03, 0,06, 0,08, 0,12, 0,15, 0,25, 0,30, and 0,40, No examples have been reported, and the exact appearance of the stamp is uncertain.





AB3. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1928. [$25]

As Type AA3.
M#s 106, 108-113 reported.
A. “Rm” at left and “Pf.” at right of value figures
B. “RM.” at left and “Rpf.” at right of value figures
TM: nil
V/F: oo 0oo
a. With date but not town mark at far left (113)








AB4. Hasler “F88” (MV).

As Type AA4.
A. With large “RM.” left of value figures (118) [$25]
B. With “RM.” at left and “Pf.” at right (112) [Rare, value unknown]
C. Value figures alone at center (115) [$15]
TM: SC or nil
V/F: ✳00 ✳0oo









GROUP B: Rectangle with simulated perforation outer frameEdit




Sub-group BA: Frank with crown and coat of arms in centerEdit



BA1. Hasler F22” (MV), 1925. [$150]

Nearly square frank with crown and coat of arms inside oval with “LUXEMBOURG” curved around them.
Value figures at bottom between “Fr.” and “Cts”.
M# 113 below frank.
TM: BIC
V/F: 00









Sub-group BB: Horizontal frank with inner box, inscribed “LUXEMBOURG”Edit



BB1. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Horizontal frank with large inner box around value figures and straight ornamental lines at sides and bottom between outer frame and inner box.
With or without S# high between TM and frank.
M# 301 up, with or without “F” prefix, breaks ornamental lines at bottom center.
TM: SC, DC, nil
V/F: 00 (O) 000 (A,G) 000 (A) ◆000 (G) ◆0.00 (G)
a. Date boxed
b. Meter number boxed




BB2. Francotyp “Cc/Ccm” (MV).

Similar to Type BB1 but narrow to very narrow spacing between TM and frank.
Date figures with stops after D and before Y.
M# with or without “F” prefix.
A. M# unboxed
B. M# boxed
TM: SC
V/F: ◆0.00 ◆00.00






BB3. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Very similar to Type BB2 but date figures widely spaced with stops after D and M.
M# with “F” prefix or without prefix, unboxed.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: ◆0.00 ◆0,00 ◆00.00 ◆000.00 (M# 370 only)








Sub-group BC: Horizontal frank with inner box, inscribed “LUXEMBURG”Edit





BC1. Francotyp “C” (MV). [$50]

As Type BB1 but with "LUXEMBURG".
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank.
M#s 301-312.
TM: SC, DC, nil
V/F: 00 (O) 000 (A,G) 000 (A) ◆000 (G)








Sub-group BD: Country name in curved ribbon at topEdit




BD1. Universal “MultiValue" (MV), 1952. [$25]

Upright frank with doubled straight inner frame lines.
M# 501 with “U” prefix in box at bottom center.
“FR | CTS” below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 0oo





BD2. Universal “Automax” (MV), 1963? [$20]

As Type BD1 but with “FRANCS” below value figures.
M# 500 up without prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: =00.oo =00o o








Sub-group BE: Country name straight at topEdit



BE1. Frama “M/E” (MV).

Square frank with straight inner frame line and large box around value figures.
M# 200 up at bottom.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00 000.00



BE2. Frama “M/E” (MV).

Horizontal frank without inner box around value figures.
M#s in 200 and 2000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.00





BE3. Frama “EPS3000” (MV).

Similar to Type BE2 but the value figures are much smaller.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000





BE4. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

Similar to Type BE2 but the value figures are taller, not as thick, and more closely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000







GROUP C: Rectangle with ornamental, Greek style outer borderEdit









C1. Postalia (MV), 1952.

Country name unframed at top, Greek-style border along sides and bottom with inner box around value figures.
Frank width variable from 26 to 27+ mm.
M# in 400 and 1400 series below frank.
Value figures narrow.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
B. Narrow spacing between TM and frank
C. As B but the meter number is above the bottom frame line rather than below
TM: DC
V/F: 000 000.– 0000 00.00 00,00 0000.– 00000 000.00 000,00
a. Value figures with “FR” prefix



C2. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS” (MV).

Very similar to Type C1 but M# breaks bottom frame line, and value figures are slightly taller and more widely spaced.
Spacing between TM and frank ~15-16 mm.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 0000.–




C2.1. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5/WK4” (MV).

As Type C2 but frank is wider than tall.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000



C3. Satas “Rotary” (MV).

Frank smaller than Types C1 and C2 with M# above lower border inside value box.
Date figures tall or short.
M# in 700 up.
TM; SC
V/F: 00.oo ★0.oo ★00.oo




C4. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Frank quite similar to Type C2 but with narrower spacing and digital value figures.
M# in 40000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 0000.–



C5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank wider than tall.
M# breaks bottom frame line.
M# in 80000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 000.–



C6. Neopost “SM24/SM26” (digital).

Very similar to Type C5 but spacing between TM and frank is much narrower.
The value figures are more closely spaced, and the date figures are shorter.
M# in 80000 series.
Meter number small.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000


C7. Neopost "IJ" series? (digital).

As Type C6 but the date and value figures are closer to the top rather than centered.
The meter number is large.
M# in 81000 and 84000 series seen.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000
a. Date figures lowered, closer to the bottom of the TM rather than the top


C8. Neopost unidentified model (digital).

As Types C6 and C7 but the date and value figures are close to the bottom.
The value figures are more rounded than with Types C6 and C7.
M# in 87000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



C9. Neopost unidentified model, possibly SM-26 (digital).

As Type C7 but with "P&TLUXEMBOURG" at top.
M# in 85000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



C10. Neopost unidentified model, possibly IJ-25, IJ-65 (digital).

As Type C9 but value figures are more oval.
M# in 86000 series.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000

NOTE that the lower portion of this image is distorted and not typical.






GROUP D: Rectangle with straight outer frameEdit

Sub-group DA: Frank completely contained within the frameEdit

  • Country identification "LUXEMBOURG"





DA1. Safag (MV), 1948. [$20]

Large horizontal rectangle with country name underlined at top and no other contents beyond the value figures.
M# 200 up below frank.
TM: BIC or nil
V/F: 000 0000




DA2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1980.

Smaller than Type DA1 and the country name is not underlined.
The meter number is centered inside Greek style ornaments at bottom.
M# in 100 and 1000 series.
With "F" preceding the value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 0000.– 000.00
a. Without "F" preceding the value figures




DA3. Secap (MV), 1991.

Small upright frank with breaks in centers of both sides.
M# in 600 and 6000 series at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.– 0000.–





DA4. Secap (digital).

Frank similar to Type DA3 but with space above country name.
Value figures fairly large
TM: rectangle
V/F: 0000






Sub-group DB: Country identification above and outside the frameEdit

  • Country identification "POSTLUXEMBOURG"



DB1. Neopost (digital).

Value figures high in the box, above the level of the date figures.
M# breaks the bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000




DB2. Frama (digital).

Frank wider than with Type DB1.
The value figures are larger than with DB1 and in line with the date figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000







GROUP E: Open, horizontal frank, without outer frameEdit


E1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Country name across top.
“POSTES” above value box.
Crown and coat of arms between TM and value box.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
Curled ornament at left and top right of TM.
M# with “PB” or “P.B.” prefix below coat of arms.
A. Coat of arms capped with wide crown
B. Smaller coat of arms capped with simpler crown narrow at bottom
TM: DC
V/F: ≋00 ≋00 o ≋00o ≋00.o ≋00.oo



E2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

As Type E1 but without crown and coat of arms.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋00 o 00.oo ≋00.oo



E3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Frank with frame line at top and left
Crown above left frame line.
Country name and “POSTES” much smaller than on Types E1 and 2.
Date and value figures on same level.
“Fr.” at left of value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
A. Low crown
B. Taller crown narrow at bottom
TM: DC
V/F: ≋00 ≋0.o0



E4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Similar to Type E3B but taller crown with larger frank.
Large “F” breaks left frame line.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 ≋00.00



E5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Frank similar to Type E1 but date and value figures on same level, and the value box is much larger.
“–POSTES–” below value box.
M# with “PBE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋00.0 0



E6. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Similar to Type E5 but without inner frame lines around value figures.
The crown and coat of arms are larger, and the TM does not have curled ornaments.
A frame line has been added across the bottom, and a line (from the edge of the die?) sometimes appears along the top.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋00.0




E7. Pitney Bowes “A/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type E5 but lower and wider.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋00 ≋0000 ≋000.0 o



E7.1. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Similar to Type E4 but larger frank with smaller value figures.
Narrower spacing that with Type E4.
Without "F" preceding the value figures.
M# in 50000 series with "PB" prefix breaks the bottom frame lines.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0000



E8. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

“POSTES” centered below country name at top.
Large crown over value figures at left.
M# with “PB” prefix and date at right.
Various numbers at far left below curled ornaments.
TM: Linear across bottom
V/F: ≋0000


E9. Pitney Bowes (digital), 2008.

Similar to Tye E8 but without crown and ornaments at upper left.
Below the value figures are a 7-digit code and the town name.
M# with "PB" prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: 00000






GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by post office machinesEdit


PO1. Satas “P” (MV). [$20]

Small upright frank with single line, simulated perforation border broken at center of sides.
Spacing between TM and frank ~15 mm.
Identification letter at bottoms of TM and frank.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: ★000



PO2. Camp (MV). [$20]

Frank very similar to Type PO1 but with “POSTES” over identification number at bottom.
Narrow spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC with ID letter at bottom
V/F: 000oo




PO3. Frama (digital).

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation border around the right half and straight line border at top and bottom of the left half.
At left are the town and postal codes in panels at top and bottom.
At right are the country name and identification number at top and bottom.
Identification number with "P" prefix.
Date and value figures across center.
V/F: 000.00




PO4. Escher Group "Riposte" (digital), 2007?

Rectangular value box containing "PORT PAYE" at the top.
Value box with country name above the box and "POSTES" below.
Large single circle TM contains two lines of text through the center, the upper line a series of number codes and the lower line the date and time.
Printed in black on self-adhesive label with yellow "P&T LUXEMBOURG" underprint.
V/F: ■ ■ ■ 0.00€




PO5. probably Escher Group (digital), probably before 2014.

Similar to Type PO4 but the value box is narrower and the country name and "PORT PAYE" are smaller.
The post office name is straight rather than curved at top.
Other small differences exist.

Printed in black on self-adhesive label.

A. Label with underprint of yellow "LUXEMBOURG POSTES" in four lines reading up along the right side. The right-most line has "POSTES" in blue-green.
B. Label with light gray underprint showing a quarter moon circling "POST LUXEMBOURG".
V/F very small: ■ ■ ■ 0.00 €







GROUP PD: Stamp used for collecting Postage DueEdit



PD1. Postalia (MV).

Simple horizontal rectangle broken at top right by "LUXEMBOURG".
At center is a large "T" filled with hatch lines.
The date is at left, and the value figures are at right.
Without town mark.
V/F: 000










GROUP OO: Special stamps generated only for official government mailEdit


OO1. Safag (MV), 1947.

Horizontal frank without complete outer border.
Country name underlined at top, Greek style border at bottom, crown and coat of arms at both sides.
M# and department name below frank.
A. Department name “GOUVERNEMENT” (200, 205, 207 seen)
B. “CHEMINS DE FER” (201 seen) [$20]
C. “ARMEE” (203 seen) [$20]
D. “S.N.H.B.M.” (204 seen) [$20]
TM: BIC
V/F: 000 0000







NOTE: During the German occupation of WW2 at least one meter with stamp of unaltered German design was used in Luxembourg.

It can be identified only by "LUXEMBURG" in the town mark. Examples seem to be quite rare.







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