International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Macedonia

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MacedoniaEdit

  • The first meter stamps appeared in 1992. Macedonia became an independent state in 1991 when Yugoslavia was disintegrating into its constituent parts. For issues before 1992 see YUGOSLAVIA. All stamps are inscribed “MACEDONIA”, “MAKEDONIJA”, “MAKEДOHИJA”, “MAKEΔOHИJA” or are without country name but have a Macedonian town mark.
  • The stamps are grouped according to usage:
A - For general commercial and private use
PO - Generated only by machines in Post Offices

NOTE: Catalog values are not provided because almost no supply and demand data could be found by the authors.


GROUP A: Stamps for commercial or private useEdit


A1. Postalia (MV).

Horizontal frank with “MAKEDONIJA” in top panel and “MAKEДOHИJA” in bottom panel.
Central area split with value figures in left two-thirds and postal logo in right third.
The postal logo is a ‘flying’ “PTT” in a ring.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





A2. Postalia (MV).

As Type A1 but with “MACEDONIA” at top and “MAKEΔOHИJA” at bottom.
A Postal logo is a large negative flying “ptt” in a solid circle
B. Large ‘flying’ “ptt” in a ring
TM: SC
V/F: 0000 00.00






A3. Hasler “F88” (MV).

Inscribed as Type A1 but frank is not as wide.
The postal logo is in a solid circle as with Type A2A.
The TM is raised in relation to the frank.
TM: SC
V/F: 000oo




A4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank inscribed as Types A1 and A3.
Without split in central area.
‘Backwards flying’ “ΠΤΤ” logo at left.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 00.00 000.0




A5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Very large frank with “MAKEDONIJA” in top panel and “MAKEДOHИJA” in bottom panel.
Central area split with ‘backwards flying’ “ΠTT” logo at left.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.0





A6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type A5 but smaller.
Top and bottom panels are thin.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.0




A7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Quite similar to Type A6 but with different postal logo in panel at left, "ΠΟШТА" below oval 'swirl' logo instead of "PTT".
TM: DC
V/F: 000.0








GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by meters and franking machines used in Post OfficesEdit


PO1. Unidentified (digital).

Provisional stamp.
Frank frame and square town mark preprinted in red.
The frank has a ‘flying’ “ptt” logo at bottom.
Point of sale data added digitally in black.
The top of the frank is blank where the Yugoslavia country name was excised.
Printed on self-adhesive labels.
One known, used in Ohrid, Macedonia.
V/F: 0,00
a. With registration data added at left



PO2. Unidentified (digital).

As Type PO1 but with “MACEDONIA” at top of town mark and “MAKEДOHИJA” at top of frank.
Point of sale data added digitally in black.
V/F: 0,00
a. With registration data added at left














PO3. "Lexmark 2390+" (digital).

Printed on self-adhesive label with diagonal yellow underprinting and red frank frame at right above “MAKEΔOHИJA MACEDONIA”.
Point of sale data added in black.
Inside the frank frame are the value figures at top and an ID number at bottom.
Registration, town and data data are at left.
V/F: 000,00
a. Printed on upside-down label
b. Printed on label without underprint
c. Label has identification number with "No" prefix reading down at far left





PO4. Unknown (digital). ("A" is shown is black & white; the actual stamp has red frame.)

Similar to Types PO1 and PO2 but "Macedonia" preprinted at bottom of left square, and “Makeдониja” preprinted at bottom of right square.
Point of sale data applied separately via dot matrix process.
Printed on adhesive labels, not directly to the mail piece.
A. The preprinted frame lines are broken at top and bottom center
B. The preprinted frame line is complete across the top, and the characters " П Т Т " are stacked at bottom center
C. As B but with inner panel at top for the town line
TM: SL
V/F: 00,00








PO5. Unidentified (digital).

As with PO3 printed on self-adhesive label with diagonal yellow underprinting and red frank frame at right.
The frame has straight lines rather than simulated perforations.
“MAKEΔOHИJA MACEDONIA” within the frame at bottom.
Point of sale data added in black inside the frame: time and date at left, value figures and ID number at right.
V/F: (00)0,00




PO6. Unidentified (digital).

Similar to Type PO5 but wider frame on plain white label.
“MAKEΔOHИJA MACEDONIA” at top inside the frame.
Inside the frame added in black are the date and hour at left and value figures at right.
The weight appears outside the frame at left.
V/F: (00)0,00




NOTE: The descriptions of types PO5 and PO6 are based on only one example of each seen. It is likely both stamp types can display other point-of-sale data both inside and outside the inner frames.







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