International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Mauritius

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MauritiusEdit

  • The first meters appeared in 1953.
  • All stamps have “MAURITIUS” in the frank.
  • Instead of Meter Numbers the stamps show a locally assigned Identification Number.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance and usage:
A - Franks with simulated perforation outer border
B - Franks with straight line outer border
C - Digital stamps with 2D bar code
PO – Franks generated only by machines in post offices



GROUP A: Franks with simulated perforation outer borderEdit



A1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1953.

“POSTAGE PAID” above value figures and “CENTS” below.
Identification number with “U” prefix in bottom panel.
Side panels with flower stalk design.
TM: DC
V/F:  0oo  0.oo  00oo





A2. Universal “Simplex” (LV-21), 1953.  [$10]

Similar to Type A1 but smaller frank and wider spacing.
Identification number with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
Values seen:   0.05 , 0.10 , 0.25 , 0.35 , 0.60, 0.75 , 1.20 , 1.25





A3. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

“POSTAGE” and “PAID” vertical in side panels.
“R.” and “c.” below value figures.
Identification number with “P.B.” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC  [$5]
V/F:  =0.oo  =00.oo





A3.1. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV).  [Scarce, value unknown]

Similar to Type A3 but smaller frank and wider spacing.
Identification number with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
Value seen:   1.20





A4. Neopost “205” (MV).

Frank similar to type A3, but smaller.
Identification number with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F:  000





A5. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Frank similar to Type A4 but much wider.
Identification number with “RN” prefix at bottom.
TM: BIC
V/F:  0000  00·00





A6. Frama (MV).

Similar to Type A3 but somewhat taller with narrower spacing between TM and frank.
Value figures thick.
Identification number with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   ◆0.00




A7. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Frank similar to Type A5 but taller and squarer.
Date with stops and with gap between month and year figures.
Meter number and prefix at bottom beneath small "R. c."
Identification number with "R" or "RC" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:   0,00
a. Meter number without prefix
b. TM is arc with solid ornament below




A8. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Frank as Type A7 but slightly smaller.
Identification number with “RC” prefix but without the small "R. c." above.
Date without stops.
TM: SC
V/F:  00.00





A9. Satas (MV).

Frank without side panels.
“POSTAGE PAID” is above the meter number at bottom.
"R" and "C" are above the value figures.
Identification number with “PS” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  000.00




A10. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

Frank with only single outer frame line and no inner panels.
“POSTAGE" vertical at left, and "PAID” vertical at right.
"R" and "C" flank the identification number at bottom.
Identification number in 200 series without prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  00.00
a. Post Office stamp, town mark contains "PO" after the town name








GROUP B: Franks with straight line outer borderEdit


B1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Large, square frank with double-line border.
“POSTAGE PAID” vertical at both sides.
Identification number in bottom panel.
One meter only, “HA 01”.
TM: DC
V/F:  00.00




B2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal frank notched at top corners.
Horizontal line ornaments at sides.
Small blossoms in lower corners.
Value figures preceded by "R".
Identification number with “HA” prefix.
A. Identification number above bottom frame line
B. Identification number breaks bottom frame line
TM: DC
V/F:  00.00  000.00  0000.00  0000 . 00  0000 .00






B2.1. Hasler "Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank as type B2 but taller.
Value figures are not preceded by "R".
Identification number with "HA" prefix above bottom frame line.
A. Nine hash marks (dashes) at the sides of the frank
B. Seven hash marks at the sides (seen with meters HA 01 and 09)
TM: DC
V/F:   000.00   0000.00
a. Error in the value figures:   0000.0 .00






B2.2. Hasler "Mailmaster” (MV).

This appears to be a temporary frank, possibly crafted from a rubber die to serve while a proper replacement die was being procurred.
This stamp is found only with meter HA09 which is also found as Type B2A prior to 2007 and Type B2.1B after 2007.
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00





B3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

Frank similar to Type B2 but open at the sides.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
A. Identification number with “A” prefix
B. Identification number with “PB” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:   0.00






B4. Pitney Bowes-GB ”6300” (MV).

Similar to Type B3 but closed at sides except at top.
Without horizontal dashes at left.
Date and value figures on same level.
Identification number with “A” or “P.B.A” prefix above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:   0.00



B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “Paragon” (MV).

Frank similar to Type B3 but taller and with thick-lettered “MAURITIUS”.
“PAID” at right flush with edge of frank.
Date and value figures on same level.
Identification number with “PB”, "PS", or “PT” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00
a. Post Office stamp, town mark contains "PO" after the town name



B6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type B4 but taller and without horizontal dashes at sides.
Value figures large.
Identification number with “A” prefix above bottom frame line.
One line above M#.
TM: DC
V/F:   0.00   00.00




B7. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

Similar to Type B6 but larger, with two lines above M#.
Identification number with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
“R C” above value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00




B8. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Frank frame similar to Type B4 (closed and with hash marks at the sides) but with "RS" at left and "POSTAGE/PAID" reading down at right.
The value figures are large as with Type B6.
Identification number with "PB" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00




B9. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Frank similar to Type B4 but large value figures as with B6 and B8.
TM: DC
V/F:   00.00







Group C: Digital stamps with 2D bar codeEdit


C1. Neopost (digital), 2014.

Rectangular frank, printed in blue, with postal service logo at top. The logo consists of:
• small "MAURITIUS" above a large "POST" with a paper airplane in the "O"
• very small "more than just letters" above "POSTAGE PAID"
Below the logo are the value figures, date, and meter number.
M# with "N" prefix.
At left of the frank is the mailer's identification at top above a square 2D bar code left of various tracking codes.
V/F:   0000








Group PO: Stamps generated by machines in post officesEdit



PO1. Escher "WebRiposte" (digital), 2005 (maybe earlier).

Printed on plain self-adhesive label with rounded corners.
At top left is the postal service logo, "POST" beneath a very small "MAURITIUS".
At left below the logo are the destination, weight, date and time, an identification code, and service designation.
Value figures are at right.
V/F:  Rs 00.00




PO2. Unknown (digital), April 2015.

Similar to PO1 but without postal logo.
"MAURITIUS POST LIMITED" above town name in typewriter font across top, followed by:
* class of mail, date, time
* weight, "Amt : MUR" value figures  (MUR = Mauritian Rupee)
A. Stamp for regular mail
B. Stamp for registered mail, as A but with barcode and R# added at bottom
V/F:   (00)0.00
a. "MUR MUR" instead of "MUR" (shown)








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