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MacaoEdit

  • Macao is a small, former Portuguese colony (six square miles) located on an island off the southwest coast of China. Although a twin to Hong Kong in both geographical and political relations to the rest of China (a special administration region), it is far smaller in size and economic strength.
  • Postage meters were first introduced in 1973.
  • All stamps have “MACAU” in the frank.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A - Upright frank with simulated perforation border
B - Square or horizontal frank with straight line border
C - Frank with tower of General Post Office
PO - Stamps from machines in Post Offices




GROUP A: Upright frank with simulated perforation borderEdit



A1. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1973.  [$50]

Frank with “C.T.T.” at top and “MACAU” at bottom.
Four small shield shapes form crosses in the upper corners.
“P.B.” in lower left corner and meter number in lower right corner.
TM: DC
V/F:  0.oo





A2. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV)  [$100]

As Type A1 but with “C.T.M.” at top and without ornaments above "MACAO" at bottom.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:  =0.oo








GROUP B: Square or horizontal frank with straight line borderEdit


B1. Neopost “205” (MV).    [$50]

Small square frank inscribed “CORREIOS MACAU” at the top.
Five-shields-in-cross logo at left.
Meter number with “NP” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F:    00.00



B2. Pitney Bowes-GB "Automax" (MV).    [$75]

Square frank with panel at top containing small "CORREIOS / MACAO".
Between the town mark and the frank is an image of the Barrier Gate facing right.
Large date figures and value figures of unequal height.
Meter number "PB5" outside frank at lower right.
TM: DC
V/F:    00.oo



B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).    [$75]

Similar to Type B2 but with image of the ruins of St. Paul’s Church facing left.
Larger “CORREIOS / MACAU” in top panel.
Meter number with "PB" prefix appears outside the frank at bottom right.
TM: DC
V/F:     0.00



B4.1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).    [$25]

Horizontal rectangle with “CORREIOS / MACAO” in panel at top.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
Meter number with “PB” prefix low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:     0.00



B4.2. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).    [$30]

As Type B4.1 but M# in upper right.
Meter number with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:     0.00




B4.3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). [   [$35]

Similar to Type B4.2 but frank is narrower, and date and value figures are on the same level.
Meter number with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:     0.00




B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).    [$20]

Frank is horizontal rectangle with "CORREIOS MACAU" at top.
Five-shield logo at left.
Meter number with “PB” prefix.
xxxxTM: DC
V/F:     0.oo




B6.1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1984.

Similar to Type B5 but frank is wider and with new “CTT” logo at left.
Meter number with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:    000.00




B6.2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type B6.1, but with large five-shield logo.
Meter number with “SH” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:    00.00    000.00
a. Meter number figures very narrow





B7.1. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).    [$20]

Similar to Type B6.2 but smaller.
A. Meter number with “A” prefix
B. Meter number with “RA” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:     00.00







B7.2. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type B7.1 but with “CTT” logo at left.
Meter number with “CTT - A” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:     00.00







GROUP C: Frank contains tower of General Post Office buildingEdit



C1. Hasler “Smile” (MV), 2000.

GPO tower at left, simulated perforations along top and right, straight line at bottom.
“CORREIOS DE MACAU” at top.
M# with “H” prefix at lower right.
TM: DC
V/F:  000.00




C2. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type C1 but smaller frank.
M# with “SA” or "SR" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋00.00




C3. Pitney Bowes ”5000" series (MV).

The frank is wider than Types C1 and C2.
M# with "SP" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   ≋0.oo   ≋00.00






GROUP PO: Stamps from machines in Post OfficesEdit


PO1. Unidentified (digital), 2000 or earlier.

Wide self-adhesive tape with rounded corners.
Underprint of post rider and "CTT CORREIOS" in rose-red repeated across the top.
Stamp used only for registered mail.
Large barcode runs through the middle of the stamp.
"R" and registration number above “MACAU" at top left.
Machine number with "EMP" prefix above date and post office identification at top center.
Value figures in both escudos and euros at top right.
V/F:  000$ / EUR 0.00


NOTE: It is very likely other digital Post Office stamps similar to Type PO1 exist.







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