International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Netherlands

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NetherlandsEdit

  • Postage meters were first used in the Netherlands in 1925.
  • All stamps inscribed “NEDERLAND” or “Nederland” except some Postage Due issues with town name “AMSTERDAM” replacing the country name.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance of the frank and use:
A – entwined snakes at sides
B – straight line ornaments at sides
C – dentate lines at sides
D – ‘bird’ design
E – open frank, without ornament
F – winged helmet of Mercury and post horn at top outward at the left end
G – curled ornaments at sides
H – complex curved frame outward at the left end
I – post horns at sides
J – cross-hatching at sides offices
K – ‘petal’ design
L – ‘3-D’ box frame
M – semi-circles along one or more sides
N – “P/T/T” at the sides
P – rectangle with two curved inner horizontal lines
Q – open frank, two curved inner horizontal lines
R – open frank with two straight horizontal inner lines
S – open frank with horizontal digital barcode
PC – stamps generated by personal computer systems or downloaded from the internet
PO – stamps generated by machines found only in post offices
PD – stamps used only to collect Postage Due
PP – stamps used only for Parcel Post
PV – digital stamps generated by public vending machines


NOTE: Several Group designations have been changed from the printed catalog. The former Group P has been re-catalogued as Group PC. Groups Q, R, and S have been bumped back to P, Q, and R respectively. Former Groups PO-C and PO-D are now Groups PD and PP.


GROUP A: Frank with entwined snakes at sidesEdit


A1. Universal, “NZ” (FV-6), 7 September 1925.

No outer frame lines, "CENT" at top, "NEDERLAND" at bottom.
Entwined snakes at sides.
Large postage value in center with M# below.
M# 1-10, 12, 15-24.
A. Frank red, town mark black
Values: 1½, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7½, 10, 12½, 15¢ [$5]
Values: 2½, 20, 25, 30, 40¢ [$20]
Values: 12, 50¢, 1F [$100]
Values: 2F50 [$300]
B. Frank and town mark both red
Values: 1½, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7½, 10, 12½, 15¢ [$5]
Values: 2½, 12, 20, 25, 40¢ [$25]
Values: 1F [$150]
TM: SL at left with horizontal lines above and below
a. Meter no. 17 in magenta-pink rather than red [Add $10]
b. Town name in two lines without lines above (BERGEN OP ZOOM, M# 19)








GROUP B: Frank with straight line ornaments at sidesEdit


B1. Francotyp "A” (MV), 27 September 1927. [$5]

Large frank without complete outer frame line.
"CENT / POSTERIJEN" at bottom.
Maze-like arrangement of lines at sides.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number centered or raised between TM and frank.
M# below frank.
Spacing ~60-62 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Rectangular TM at left with dentate ornaments at top and bottom
V/F: 000(½)
a. M# centered between TM and frank (M# 111)
b. Without impression counter number (M# 106)
c. With TM as found on Type CA1 (M# 111)








B2. Francotyp “B" (MV), 1927. [$20]

As Type B1 but wider spacing, ~ 75 mm, between centers of date and value figures.
Four-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
Meters 101, 104, 105, 107 and 156.
Rectangular TM at left with dentate ornaments at top and bottom
V/F: 00(½)








GROUP C: Frank with dentate (toothed) lines at sidesEdit

SUB-GROUP CA: Teeth at both sides of the frankEdit




CA1. Francotyp "A” (MV), 1929.

"NEDERLAND" at top is wider than rest of frank, "CENT" at bottom, ‘teeth’ at both sides.
With or without impression counter number centered between TM and frank.
M# below frank without prefix.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 60-62 mm.
TM with town name at top, ‘teeth’ both inside and outside at sides
V/F: 00(½) (½)00(½)000(½)
a. M# doubled, below frank and between TM and frank (M# 111)
b. Town name at bottom of TM (M# 137)
c. Without town in TM (M# 102, 103)




CA2. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1929. [$20]

As Type CA1 but spacing between centers of date and value figures wider, ~ 75 mm.
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank.
M#s 104 and 333 only.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 00(½)





CA3. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1929.

As Types CA1 and CA2 but spacing between centers of date and value figures 77-79 mm.
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank.
M# with “F”, “FR” or without prefix.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 00(½) 0(½) 00(½)000(½) 000
a. Without town name at top of the TM frame
b. With angular rather than square value figures, M# 339, probably an unissued test specimen
c. Without frank, value figures only: 0(½) 00










CA4. Francotyp “AN" (MV), 1951. [$10]

Frank as Types CA1-3 but spacing between centers of date and value figures 66-68 mm.
M# with “F”, “FR” or without prefix.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides, date without stops
V/F: 00 000 0000






CA5. Francotyp "Cc" (MV), 1951.

As previous CA types but date figures have stops after day and before year.
M# with “F” or “FR” prefix.
A. Wide spacing, 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures
B. Medium spacing, 40 mm between centers of date and value figures
C. (1965) Narrow spacing, 32 mm between centers of date and value figures
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 00 0 00 000 000













CA6. Francotyp “A9000” (MV), 1962.

Very similar to Type CA5 but date figures are more widely spaced with no stop between M and Y.
M# with “FR” prefix, 8668 and up.
TM: SL with doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: ★000
a. TM with line under town name





CA7. Francotyp “Cc" (MV), 1965.

"NEDERLAND" at top no wider than main body of design.
M# with "FR" prefix below bottom frame line.
Date figures with stops between D and M, and M and Y.
A. Narrow spacing between TM and frank. “NEDERLAND” in freestanding letters
B. As A, “NEDERLAND” in connected letters
C. Wide spacing between TM and frank. “NEDERLAND” in freestanding letters
D. As C, “NEDERLAND” in connected letters
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: ★00 000 ★000 ◆00 ◆000 ◆0000 (Value figures known both oval and angular)











Type CA8 has been deleted. The stamps are now cataloged as Types CA7C and CA7D.





CA9. Francotyp “A9000" (MV), 1968.

Similar to Type CA6 but "NEDERLAND" at top no wider than main body of design.
Date figures wide without stop between M and Y.
M# with "FR" prefix, 8670 and up.
A. “NEDERLAND” in freestanding letters
B. “NEDERLAND” in connected letters
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 000 ★000 ●000 ◆000 ◆0000 (Value figures found both oval and angular)
a. TM with line under town name






CA10. Francotyp “CM10000” (MV).

Similar to Type CA9 but date figures with stops between D and M, and M and Y, and value figures are thinner.
M# with “FR” prefix, 17758 and up.
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 000 ◆000





CA11. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1982.

“NEDERLAND” unframed at top.
No ‘teeth’ at sides of “CENT”.
Date figures with stops between D and M, and M and Y.
M# with “FR” prefix below frank.
A. Spacing 40 mm between centers of date and value figures
B. Spacing 33 mm between centers of date and value figures
TM: SL with singly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: ★00 0000 ◆000






CA12. Francotyp “MS5” (MV), 1982.

As Type CA11 but value figures narrower and date field narrower.
M# with “FR” prefix, 22168 and up.
TM: SL with singly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 0000




CA13. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Similar to Type CA11 but date figures widely spaced without stop between M and Y.
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 0000 ◆000 ●000 ★000 ◆0000





CA14. Francotyp “CM 10000” (MV).

As Type CA11 but value figures narrower, and spacing between centers of date and value figures is 37-38 mm.
M# with “FR” prefix, 22168 and up.
TM: SL with singly dentated lines at the sides
V/F: 000 ◆000





CA15. Francotyp “EFS 3000” (MV), 1987.

Nearly identical to Type CA12 but date field slightly wider with stop between M and Y much closer to M.
M# with “FR” prefix, 50003 and up.
TM: SL with singly or doubly dentated lines at the sides, or with singly dentated line at left only without bottom line
V/F: 0000






CA16. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1950.

Single outer frame line with three compound teeth at each side.
"NEDERLAND" at top wider than rest of design.
M# with "U" prefix at bottom below frame line.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank [$10]
B. Narrow spacing
C. TM lowered with 4-digit impression counter number above, date figures small (U170, 177 and 205 only) [$10]
TM: DC Date figures large (3 mm) or small (2 mm)
V/F: 00 000 00 0000 000




CA17. Universal "Simplex" (LV-25), 1951. [$10]

Similar to Type CA13 but smaller frank and wider spacing.
"NEDERLAND" same width as rest of design.
M# with "US" prefix, 501-543.
TM: DC or in arc with address below
Values: 1¢ to 25¢




CA18. Pitney Bowes-GB "Automax" (MV), 1961.

Very similar to Type CA13 but with "GULDEN" instead of "CENT" at bottom.
Value figures are smaller and of uniform thickness.
M# with "P.B." prefix at bottom, either centered or to the left.
M#s 400-540.
TM: DC
V/F: =0.00



CA19. Pitney Bowes-GB "5349" series (MV).

Similar to Type CA15 but smaller.
Value figures lower than date figures.
“CENT" above value figures.
M# with "P.B. prefix breaks lower frame line.
M#s 1001-1827.
TM: DC or in arc
V/F: 000





CA20. Frama (MV), 1953. [$20]

Large horizontal rectangle with teeth at both sides.
Top and bottom wider than rest of design.
Meter number very small, vertical at either left or right side of frank.
M#s FM1-7 only.
A. Frank 36 x 28-29 mm. TM large or small, M# at left
B. Frank 40-41 x 31-32 mm. Small TM with circles close together, M# at right
TM: DC
V/F: ★00










SUB-GROUP CB: Frank with teeth at right, straight line or open at leftEdit



CB1. Hasler "F22" (MV), 1929.

Frank variable in size ranging from 35 to 38 mm wide.
Wide teeth with ornaments at right side only.
Left leg of first "N" of NEDERLAND extends downward.
M# with "H" or “HR” prefix at lower right.
TM similar to frank.
Five-digit impression counter number may or may not be present between TM and frank.
Date figures have stop centered after Year.
F/V: 00(½) ◇0(½) ◇00(½)000(½) ◇000 ◇00◇
a. Without town mark

NOTE: The first and last lozenges (◇) in the value line are ornaments and not part of the value figures. The list of value figures (V/F) shows only the figures which contribute to the postage value, e.g. V/F ◇00◇ appears in the stamp as ◇◇00◇◇ and can print a maximum postage value of ◇9999◇. The stamp shown in the illustration can print a maximum value of ◇999◇.




CB2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1992.

Frank and TM mirror each other with dentation at right of frank and left of TM.
M# with “FR” prefix below frank.
TM: SL as shown, dentate ornament at left
V/F: ◆000



CB3. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV), 1992.

Similar to Type CB2 but value figures narrower.
Meter number in 20,000 series
M# with “FR” prefix.
TM: SL as shown, dentate ornament at left
V/F: 0000
a. TM: DC, complete or truncated at bottom
b. TM: SL with dentate ornaments at both sides




CB4. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV), 1992.

Nearly identical to Type CB3 but meter number 50,003 and up.
M# with “FR” prefix.
TM: SL as shown
V/F: 0000
a. Circular town mark truncated at bottom





CB5. Francoptyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital), 1992.

As Type CB3 but narrower spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “FR” prefix, 50452 and up.
TM: SL as shown
V/F: 00000
a. TM: SL with connected solid blocks at left and line under town at top






GROUP D: Frank with ‘bird’ designEdit


D1. Komusina “D” (MV), 1930. [$100]

Frank in shape of bird with head at center-left touching TM.
"NEDERLAND" at top.
M# with "K" prefix, at center-right.
Two lines above and two below dove's head connect frank to TM.
One diagonal line above and below M# (K101 only).
5-digit Impression counter number vertical at far left.
TM: SC
F/V: 00*



D2. Komusina “D” (MV), 1930. [$20]

As Type D1 but smaller frank with no lines over or under dove's head.
“NEDERLAND” does not touch the top frame line.
Two diagonal lines above and below M#.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: SC
F/V: 00*
a. "Mod. 4" instead of meter number, used by Komusina in 1931 (see NOTE below) [$200]
b. Postal Service stamp. With slogan "HOOFDBESTUUR DER POSTERIJEN/ TELEGRAFIE EN TELEFONIE" [$50]

NOTE: Proofs with meter number as “Mod.5” and “Mod.6” exist but are not known used. “Mod.4” (D2a) was used on actual mail.




D3. Krag “20” (MV), 1974.

Upright rectangle with rounded corners.
Bird with letter in mouth below "NEDERLAND" at top.
M# with "KR" prefix below bottom frame line, 101-495.
TM: arc with address below, or DC
V/F: 0000
a. Slogan in blue, green, black or brown







GROUP E: Open frank, without ornamentEdit


E1. Neopost (LV-6), 1931.

Frank without outer frame lines.
"NEDERLAND" at top, four dashes and M# at bottom.
M# with "N" prefix, 250-323.
TM: SC with dashed rim
Values: 1 , 1½ , 2 , 3 , 5 , 7½ , 10 , 12 , 12½ , 15 , 20 , 25¢
Values: 2½ , 4 , 6 , 7¢ [$5]
Values: 4½ , 30 , 35 , 45 , 50¢ [$10]



E2. Pitney Bowes-GB "5349" series (MV), 1971. [$10]

Special stamp used in the Queen’s residence, inscribed "koninklijk huis" (royal house) at bottom of TM.
Frameless design with "nederland/ cent" at top.
M# with "PB" prefix, 1456-1459 and 1610.
Royal crest surrounds date.
Meter number at bottom right
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F: 000




E3. Pitney Bowes-GB “5349” (MV), 1983. [$10]

As Type E2 but the meter number is larger and between the TM and frank.
M# PB 7312 only.
V/F: 000






GROUP F: Frank with winged helmet of Mercury and post horn at topEdit

  • NOTE: In some, but not all machines, the first and occasionally last lozenges () in the value line are ornaments and not part of the value figures.


F1. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1937. [$10]

"NEDERLAND" above helmet and post horn.
Frame lines at right and bottom.
At left are 8 to 10 horizontal lines.
M# with "H" or "HR" prefix below helmet.
With or without 5-digit impression counter number above TM.
Date figures with stop centered after Y and lower in relation to value figures.
TM is arc with horizontal lines above
V/F: ◇00◇ ◇◇0◇
a. Date only, without town mark





F2. Hasler "F88" (MV).

Nearly identical to Type F1 but date without stop at right centered after the year figure.
V/F: ◇0(½) ◇0◇ ◇00(½) ◇000 ◇00◇ ◇◇0◇ ◇◇00
a. Without date/town mark





F3. Hasler "F88/F66" (MV).

As Type F2 but date and value figures are on the same level.
M# with "HR" prefix.
TM is an arc with or without horizontal lines or address below.
V/F: ◇000
a. Without TM
b. TM: DC
c. With 5 digit impression counter number at far upper left of the town mark




F4. Hasler “F99” (MV), 1956.

As Type F3 but value figures are smaller.
M# with “HR” prefix, 1500-1588.
TM is arc with four lines or two lines and address below.
V/F: ◇◇00 seen






GROUP G: Frank with curled ornaments at sidesEdit


G1. Safag “2” (MV), 1948.

No outer frame line.
"NEDERLAND" at top, "CENT" at bottom center, fancy curlicue ornaments at sides.
Meter number below "NED" at upper left.
M# in 500-538 series with "SA" prefix.
TM: SC with curlicue at bottom
V/F: 000 [$5]
V/F: 0000 (SA 536 only) [$20]
a. Postal Service stamp: With large slogan containing "PTT" in center. (M# 504) (Varieties exist)
b. Printed in purple






GROUP H: Frank with complex curvesEdit


H1. Sima (MV), 1949. [Known only by postal records, used examples unknown]

Upright frank somewhat resembling a piece of body armor, with curved bulges at the sides and concave indentations at top and bottom.
M# S103 only.
TM with AMSTERDAM arched at top of curved frame and petaled ornament at bottom.
A single machine was trialed for a short time before the authorization was revoked due to technical problems.
No examples are known to survive.
V/F: 000







GROUP I: Frank with post horns at sidesEdit


I1. Postalia “P” (MV), 1951.

"NEDERLAND" at top with two lines below.
Two vertical lines below post horns, single frame line at bottom.
M# with "P" or "PR" prefix in bottom panel.
Spacing wide or narrow.
TM: DC complete or truncated at bottom
V/F: 000 0000




I2. Postalia “PS4” (MV), 1982.

Spacing between TM and frank 11 mm.
M# with “PR” prefix, 10001-10624.
TM: DC complete or truncated at bottom
V/F: 0000




I3. Postalia “NEF 300” (MV), 1987.

Wider frank with spacing between TM and frank 13 mm.
M# with “PR” prefix, 50001-50041.
TM: DC truncated at bottom
V/F 0000




I4. Frama “F70” (MV), 1958. [$5]

Large horizontal rectangle, 39/40 x 32/33 mm, with single line frame open at sides.
Post horns centered at sides.
Small rectangles in bottom corners with M# between.
M# with "FM" prefix, 01 and up.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: ★00 ★000
a. Large meter number



I5. Neopost "205” (MV), 1966.

Frank 24 mm wide with no outer frame line.
Post horns alone at sides.
"CENT" above meter number at bottom.
M# with "RN" prefix, 499 and up.
TM: BIC, SC, arc with address below
V/F: 000




I6. Neopost "405/505" (MV), 1972. [$5]

As Type I5 but wider.
M# with “RN” prefix, 656-671.
TM BIC or arc with address below
V/F: 0000



I7. Frama “F70/F100” (MV).

Very similar to Type I2 but smaller, 32 x 26 mm, and post horns are closer to the bottom.
M# with “FM” prefix, 820 and up.
Value figures 6 mm tall and thick.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: ★00 ★000
a. Post Office stamp: "POSTDISTRICT" or "POSTKANTOOR" in TM
b. Post Office stamp for supplementing postage on short paid mail sent abroad: As a, with "EXPEDITIE" at bottom of TM or below TM
c. Post Office stamp for Postage Due: As a, with "TE BETALEN PORT" below frank, printed in blue




I8. Frama “EPS” (MV).

As Type I7 but value figures shorter at 4.5 mm and not as thick.
M# with “FM” prefix, 50000 and up.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: ★000




I9. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

Value figures very tall and large.
M# with “FM” prefix, 70001 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000





I10. Frama “Ecomail” (digital), 1998.

Reported. Image needed.





I11. Frama “MailSpirit” (digital), 2001.

As Types I7-9 but and date and value figures are lower in the design with “CENT” touching the bottom frame line.
M# with “FM” prefix, 40000 and up.
V/F: 0000



I12. Neopost "205" or "2205" (MV), 1972.

Frank 24 x 25 mm with single lines at top and bottom.
Similar to Type I3 but post horns have horizontal lines added.
"NEOPOST" at bottom left.
M# with “RN” prefix at bottom right, 702 and up.
Date figures tall (205) or short (2205).
With or without small ornament right of the meter number.
TM SC or in arc with address below
V/F: 000
a. Slogan in green, blue or black




I13. Neopost "405/505" (MV), 1972.

Frank 31 x 24 mm, wider than Type I12 and with double lines at top and bottom.
Mouthpiece of post horns very curved.
NEOPOST" at bottom left.
M# with “RN” prefix (671-981) at bottom right next to small ornament in corner.
TM SC or in arc with address below
V/F: 0000




I14. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1976.

As Type I14 but single line at top and bottom, and the mouthpieces of the post horns are not as curled.
Without the little ornament in lower right corner.
Frank 31 x 24 mm.
M# with “RN” prefix, 984-2533.
V/F: 0000




I15. Neopost “EFM” (MV).

Frank 29/30 x 25/26 mm.
Similar to Type I14 but frank slightly taller and not as wide.
Single lines at top and bottom.
NEOPOST" at bottom left, M# with “RN” prefix (2534 and up) at bottom right.
TM SC or in arc with address below
V/F: 000
a. Printed in green (shown)



I16. Neopost “SM26” (digital), 1998.

As Type I16 but smaller.
The address includes the word “POSTCODE”.
M# with “RN” prefix, 9000-9050 and 50035 up.
TM: SL within rectangle
V/F: 000



I17. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV), 1978.

Horizontal rectangle with complete outer frame line.
Small post horns in lower corners with meter number between.
M# with “HR” prefix, 4000 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 00000




I18. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type I17 but slightly wider spacing between centers of date and value figures (40 mm vs. 37 mm).
M# with “HR” prefix, 50000 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




I19. Neopost “SM24/SM26” ? (digital).

Nearly identical to Type I11 but M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000







GROUP J: Frank with cross-hatching at the sidesEdit



J1. Satas “C" (MV), 1951. [$50]

Frank with curved frame lines at top and bottom and cross-hatching at sides.
M# at upper right, S101-104 only.
TM: straight-line with slogan above
V/F: ★0.oo









GROUP K: Frank with ‘petal’ designEdit



K1. Neopost "Frankmaster 305" (MV), 1958. [$20]

Frank with simulated perforation outer border and petal design at sides.
This design is very similar to Great Britain, Group B.
M# with "RN" prefix, 001-011.
TM: DC
V/F: 0·00 0 00








GROUP L: Frank with ‘3-D’ box frameEdit


L1. Satas “Baby” and “Rotary” (MV).

Unusual frame which appears to represent a rounded-corner square within another.
The external square has the upper right and lower left corners truncated.
"NEDERLAND" above frame.
M# with "SR" prefix, 101 and up.
A. M# below bottom frame line, “CENT” large
B. M# small below small “CENT” (not shown)
TM mimics frank with date figures tall or short
V/F: 000 ("Baby", tall date figures)
V/F: ★000 ("Rotary", short date figures)



L2. Satas “Baby” (MV).

As Type L1B but frank frame is solid between the squares.
V/F: 000







GROUP M: Frank with semi-circles along one or more sidesEdit


M1. Pitney Bowes-GB "5349" series (MV), 1972.

Horizontal design with single line at top and bottom.
Six semi-circles along right side.
"Nederland" at top right with stylized crown to its left.
Below crown are three short horizontal lines with M# below that.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
M# with "PB" or “P.B.” prefix, 1001 and up.
TM: DC or in arc
V/F: 000


M2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6500” (MV), 1988.

As Type M1 but with “ct” immediately below “nd” of “Nederland”.
Bottom line of frank starts to the left of the meter number.
M# with “PB” prefix, 60001 and up.
TM: DC or in arc
V/F: 0000



M3. Pitney Bowes-GB "6300" series (MV), 1972.

Similar to Type M1 but date and value figures are on the same level.
With "ct" at right of value figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC or in arc
V/F: 000




M4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV), 1992.

As Type M3 but larger frank with extra line right of the meter number.
The value figures are slightly smaller than with Type M3.
M# with “PB” prefix, 13002-14664.
TM: DC
V/F: 000




M5. Pitney Bowes-GB "6900" (MV), 1987.

Nearly identical to Type M4, but M# PB 40001 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: 000
a. Slogan in blue, green or black




M6. Pitney Bowes-GB "Paragon" (MV), 1993.

Large design with nine semi-circles at right side.
M# with “P.B.” prefix, 61001 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




M7. Pitney Bowes-GB "A900/B900" (MV), 1994.

Similar to Type M2 but frank is wider, and value figures are larger.
M# with “PB” prefix, 60500-60999 and 65001 up.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000



M8. Pitney Bowes-GB “5349” ( MV), 1971.

“Nederland” small.
Only four semicircles at right side.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: SL.
V/F: 000

NOTE: This stamp was used only by the Dutch Royal Family.



M9. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital), 1997.

Without frame lines at top and bottom.
Town name horizontal at top left.
Column of numbers at far left.
M# with “P.B.” prefix, 51001 and up.
TM: SL
V/F: 0000




M10. Telefrank “Standard (E)” (semi-digital), 2000.

Upright frank with semi-circles at top and left, straight line at bottom and right.
The date and value figures are printed digitally, but the rest of the stamp is printed from a solid die.
M# with “TF” prefix, 50003 and up.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000






GROUP N: removedEdit

  • Stamps previously cataloged in Group N have been moved to Group PO-C.





GROUP P: Horizontal rectangle with two inner lines at top and bottom that curve outward at the left sideEdit


P1. Frama “F100” (MV).

Crown and "PTTPOST" at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left and “ct” at right.
M# with “# FM” prefix below value figures.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
V/F: € ★00 ★000





P2. Frama “EPS” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type P1 but value figures are thinner and smaller.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: € ★000






P3. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

Reported. Image needed.







GROUP Q: Open frank with one or two horizontal inner lines curving outward at leftEdit

SUB-GROUP QA: Column of connected solid blocks at right sideEdit




QA1. Francotyp-Postalia “Cc” (MV).

Crown and “PTTPOST” at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left of value figures and “ct” at right.
Value figures large. M# with “# FR” prefix.
TM: SL with dentate lines at both sides
V/F: ★00




QA2. Postalia “PS4” (MV).

As Type QA1 but value figures smaller and narrower.
M# with “# PR” prefix.
TM: DC truncated at bottom
V/F: 0000




QA3. Francotyp-Postalia “MS5” (MV).

Very similar to Type QA2 but wider date field, and M# with “# FR” prefix.
TM: SL with single-dentate line at left, or DC truncated at bottom
V/F: 0000




QA4. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS 3000” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type QA3 but slightly wider with 40 mm between centers of date and value figures rather than 36 mm.
M# with “# FR” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST” (not shown)
TM: SL with dentate line at left, or SL with column of connected solid blocks at left (shown)
V/F: 0000



QA5. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Similar to types QA3 and QA4 but digital franking with value figures more oval than narrow.
M# with “# FR” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST” (not shown)
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: SL with single-dentate line at left and no horizontal lines, or SL with column of connected solid blocks at left (shown at right)
V/F: 0000 00000








SUB-GROUP QB: Vertical, straight line at right sideEdit



QB1. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Crown and postal ID at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left of value figures and “ct” at right.
M# with “# HR” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




QB2. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type QB1 but slightly wider spacing between centers of date and value figures, 40 mm vs. 37 mm with Type QB1.
M# with “# HR” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




QB3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Relatively short frank with “TPGPOST” at top.
M# with “# PB” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 000




QB4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Horizontal line at top only, “NEDERLAND” below line at top.
M# with “# PB” prefix at bottom, in 40000 series.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 000



QB5. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Very similar to type QB4 but date field wider and value figures slightly closer together.
M# with “# PB” prefix at bottom, in 61000 series.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




QB6. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900/B900” (MV).

Similar to Type QB3 but value figures are much larger.
M# with “# PB” prefix at bottom.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 000 0000






SUB-GROUP QC: No ornament or line at rightEdit



QC1. Frama “MailSpirit” (digital).

Crown and postal service name at top, “NEDERLAND” at bottom.
Euro sign at left of value figures and “ct” at right.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




QC2. Frama “MailSpirit” (digital).

As Type QC1 but inner line at top only with “NEDERLAND” below the line.
Inscribed “PTTPOST”.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




QC3. Frama “MailMax” (digital), 2002.

As Type QC1 but value figures much larger.
Inscribed “TPGPOST”.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 00000




QC4. Frama “EcoMail” (digital).

Nearly identical to Type QC3 but meter number much larger.
M# with “# FM” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 00000



QC5. Pitney Bowes “PostPerfect” (digital).

Similar to Type QC1 but much wider design.
Two columns of numbers left of town mark.
M# with “# PB” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: SL
V/F: 000
a. With simplified'crown' image (circles and lines) added at top center (See Group M)



QC6. Pitney Bowes “DM” (digital), 2004.

Similar to Type QC5 but value figures thick and with single column of numbers at left of TM.
A. Inscribed “TPG POST”
B. Inscribed “TNT POST”
TM: SL
V/F: 00000



QC7. Neopost “EFM” (MV).

Value figures thin.
Date figures wide with stop between M and Y tight up against M.
M# with “# RN” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: Double arc with address below
V/F: 000




QC8. Neopost “IJ25” (digital), 2002.

Nearly identical to type QC2 except M# has “#RN” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



QC9. Neopost “IJ MailStar” (digital), 2002.

Similar to Type QC8 but value figures are not as narrow and more widely spaced.
M# with “#RN” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



QC10. Neopost “IJ35/45” (MV), 2003.

Lines at both top and bottom.
Value figures raised in relation to date figures.
Inscribed “TPGPOST”.
M# with “# RN” prefix.
Value figures thick and narrow.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000



QC11. Telefrank “Standard E” (semi-digital).

Lines at both top and bottom.
Inscribed “PTTPOST”.
Date and value figures on same level.
Date and value figures applied digitally while frame and TM applied by solid die.
Value figures somewhat blocky.
M# with “# TF” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000



QC12. Telefrank “Vario” (digital).

Similar to Type QC11 but frank completely digital.
Value figures more rounded.
M# with “# TF” prefix.
A. Inscribed “PTTPOST”
B. Inscribed “TPGPOST”
TM: DC
V/F: 0000






GROUP R: Open frank with two straight horizontal inner linesEdit

Sub-group RA: Inscribed at top left with small crown and "TNT | post"Edit



RA1. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

Frank and TM mimic each other.
Top of frank contains a crown with “(T)(N)(T) | post”.
“Nederland” below M# at bottom of frank.
M# with "FR” prefix.
Found printed in red or blue.
V/F: € 00000 ct
a. Earlier style TM without horizontal lines and with dentate line at left as illustrated for Type RA3


RA2. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

As Type RA1 but slightly wider design with large value figures.
M# with “FM” prefix.
V/F: € 00000 ct




RA3. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Type RA1 but value figures are thick.
Two columns of numbers/letters are stacked at far left.
M# with “PB” prefix.
Found printed in red or blue.
V/F: € 00000 ct



RA4. Neopost (digital).

As Type RA1 but top and bottom inscriptions of the frank are smaller.
The lines in the frank extend out far beyond the top and bottom inscriptions.
M# with “RN” prefix.
V/F: € 00000 ct






Sub-group RB: Inscribed at top "PostNL"Edit



RB1. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

As Type RA1 except for changed inscription at top.
“Nederland” below M# at bottom of frank.
M# with "FR” prefix.
V/F: € 00000 ct






GROUP S: Open frank with horizontal digital barcode and no town markEdit

  • These stamps occasionally include text above the bar code such as "Afz. #### XX ###". This is the post code of the mailer.



Sub-group SA: Inscribed at top left with small crown and "TNT | post"Edit



SA1. Telefrank (digital).

Top of frank contains a crown with “(T)(N)(T) | post” at left and value figures at right.
“Nederland” and date below value figures.
"NetSet at bottom center.
M# with "TF” prefix at bottom right.
V/F: €0,00





SA2. Neopost (digital).

As Type SA1 but much wider design.
M# with "RN" prefix.
A. Characters of Date, "NetSet RN" and meter number are tightly spaced
B. Characters of Date, "NetSet RN" and meter number are thinner and more widely spaced
V/F: 0,00






SA3. Frama (digital).

As Type SA1 but meter number with "FM" prefix.
Other small differences exist.
V/F: €0,00




SA4. Francotyp-Postalia (digital).

As Types SA1 and SS3 but meter number with "FR" prefix.
Found printed in red or blue.
V/F: €0,00






SA5. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Types SA1, SA3 and SA4 but meter number with "PB" prefix.
A. Bottom of "NetSet PB" is on same level as digital barcode
B. Bottom of "NetSet PB" is higher than the bottom of the barcode
Found printed in magenta-pink or blue.
V/F: €0,00







Sub-group SB: Inscribed at top left with "PostNL"Edit




SB1. Frama (digital).

As Type SA3 but inscribed "PostNL".
M# with "FM” prefix at bottom right.
More than one meter model produces these stamps, but they are unidentified at the moment.
A. Stamp from first model has no space between "€" and the value figures. Low meter number.
B. With space between "€" and the value figures. High meter number.
V/F: €0,00





SB2. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail, Optimail, or Ultimail" (digital).

As Type SB1 but M# with "FR” prefix.
Found in both blue and red.
V/F: €0,00





SB3. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Types SB1 and SB2 but M# with "PB” prefix.
V/F: €0,00




SB4. Neopost (digital).

As previous SB Types but larger.
M# with "RN” prefix.
V/F: €0,00







GROUP PC: Internet (PC) stampsEdit

  • All stamps include a digital barcode field.

SUB-GROUP PC-A: Franks have square digital barcodeEdit




PC-A1. Neopost “ProMail” (digital).

Frameless design with digital barcode at right.
At right are crown and “PTTPOST”, country name, value figures, and date.
Printed only on labels with fluorescent bars at left and right.
Without town mark.
V/F: f 0.00





PC-A2. Unknown (digital).

Large frameless design with large digital barcode at left.
At right are vertical bars above crown and “TPGPOST" with small date below.
Country name and value figures are t bottom.
A. Blank between date and value figures
B. With identification code below date
Without town mark
V/F: € 0,00












SUB-GROUP PC-B: Franks have small horizontal digital barcodeEdit





PC-B1. Unknown (digital).

Inscribed with crown and (T)(N)(T) | post".
Digital barcode at upper left, 3 + 3 vertical bars at upper right.
Small "NEDERLAND" and ID number below first group of vertical bars.
Value figures below second group of vertical bars
A. crown and "(T)(N)(T) | post" below barcode
B. "PRIORITY logo below barcode, crown and "(T)(N)(T) | post" reading up at far left
Without town mark or date
V/F: €0,00







PC-B2. Unknown (digital).

As Type PC-B1 but inscribed "PostNL"
Small "NEDERLAND" and ID number below first group of vertical bars.
Value figures below second group of vertical bars
A. "PostNL" logo below barcode
B. "PRIORITY logo below barcode, "PostNL" reading up at far left
Without town mark or date
V/F: €0,00







GROUP PO: Stamps generated by machines used only in post officesEdit

SUB-GROUP PO-A: Stamps for regular mailEdit

  • See also Types I7a, b, and c for stamps from Post Office machines.



PO-A1. Frama “Loketfrankeermachine” (MV), 1977.

Frank with post horns at sides as with Group I.
Straight-line town mark with town at top, post office ID at bottom, and date centered.
Date as DD.MM.YY HH (day.month.year hour)
M# with "FM" prefix at bottom center.
A. Small hour figure no larger than the date figures. Found on three trial machines only, all with meter number 000 [$50]
B. Hour figure larger than date figures and not as close to the frank as with A. Meter numbers in 2000 and 3000 series (1978)
C. As B but "NEDERLAND" not as tall. Meter numbers in 5000 series (1986)
V/F: 0000
a. As B with large hour figure, but meter number "000" [Probably scarce. Value unknown]


NOTE: These machines were gradually removed from service between 1998 and the end of December 2001 which was also the last day before the change from guilder to Euro currency.




PO-A2. Hytech “baliefrankeermachine” (digital), 29 May 2001. [Quite scarce. Value unknown]

Upright frank with scalloped sides and straight line panels at top and bottom open at the sides.
“NEDERLAND” in top panel, M# with “HY” prefix in bottom panel.
“CENT” above bottom panel.
Crown and PTTPOST” above date at left.
Used for a short time only.
A. Inscribed "PTTPOST" with full date. Printed on plain white labels
B. Error: Without "PTTPOST" and frame lines. This was generated on one machine only from 7 to 11 June 2001.
C. Printed in black on narrow labels with red and white stripes (upside down). This too is an error as the narrower striped paper was meant for use only after the operating system was changed to print the PO-A3 frank. Several machines generated this stamp on the day of conversion.
Without town name
V/F: 00000

NOTE: These stamps have a tendency to fade over time.




PO-A3. Hytech (digital).

Point-of-sale data printed digitally on straight-edged self-adhesive labels with preprinted design in red consisting of stripes of variable thickness and four tiny crowns + “PTTPOST” or "TGPPOST" stacked near the center.
Point-of-sale data:
"Nederland" above value figures at right
Small date above time at lower left
With or without ID number with "PK" prefix at upper left
Without town mark
A. Label inscribed “PTTPOST”, with "PK" number (not shown)
B. Label inscribed “PTTPOST”, without "PK" number
C. Label inscribed “TPGPOST”, with "PK" number
D. Label inscribed “TPGPOST”, without "PK" number (not shown)
V/F: f 0,00 € 0,00




PO-A4. Hytech (digital), 2003.

Similar to Type PO-A3 but with different label stock.
White, self-adhesive label with preprinted design containing crown and “TPGPOST” reading down at left plus other text (street names) in yellow-brown reading down through center left.
A. Label inscribed "TPGPOST", serrated at sides, straight at top and bottom
B. As A, but label has straight edges all around
V/F: € 0,00
a. Printed on red striped labels as used with PO-A3


NOTE: This stamp and the succeeding Hytech stamp designs are found with a thin font (shown here) and a thicker font (shown with Type PO-A7). The thicker font came in to use starting in 2011.




PO-A4.1. Hytech (digital).

Similar to Type PO-A4 but without bar at top left.
Underprint paper has "(T)(N)(T) | post" reading down at right.
A. Inscribed "TNT Post"
B. Inscribed "Post NL"
V/F: € 0,00



PO-A5. Hytech (digital), 2007.

Large horizontal stamps used when the mailing requires a barcode for tracking.
Such services are Registratiion (AANGETEKENDE), Express (GARANTIEPOST), and Parcel Post (PAKKET, BASISPAKKET).

using same label stock as found on Type PO-A4 but with horizontal rather than vertical orientation.

A. Same label stock as found on Type PO-A4 but with horizontal rather than vertical orientation
B. Printed on plain white label
V/F: 0,00
V/F: Weight only without a postage value
a. As A but with TNT logo across top
b. As A but with PostNL logo across top (shown)



PO-A6. Hytech (digital), 29 June 2009. [A scarce stamp. Value uncertain]

As Type PO-A4 but taller and narrower label with "TNT post" reading up at left.
"Nederland" at top, large value figures in center, and identification number, date and time at bottom right.
ID number with "PKM" prefix
Test stamp used in ten locations in South-Holland for three months only.
V/F: € 0.00



PO-A7. Hytech (digital), 2011.

Plain white label with point-of-sale data printed in black.
Bar at upper left above identification number, date and time, and "Nederland".
Value figures at bottom, left of center.
The ID number has a prefix identifying the size of the post office or the type of post office. Those identifying the size have prefix "PK" (PostKantoor = Post Office). Found are PK, PKM, PKMZ, PKL, PKLP, PKLP1, PKXL, and PKXL1. Also found are BP, BP1, and BPF (Business Point Franchise) which identifies the post office as located in a Staples Office Center. Some of these codes are no longer in use.
A. Country name "Nederland"
B. Country name "NEDERLAND"
V/F: € 0.00
a. Printed on 'street name' paper (see PO-A4) with "TNT post" along right edge




PO-A8. Hytech (digital), 2012.

Similar to Type PO-A4.1 but with "PostNL" at top right.
A. Printed on plain white labels as with PO-A7.
B. Printed on 'street name' paper with "TNT post" along right edge (not shown)
C. As B but with PostNL logo along right edge
This stamp originates at a single small post office in Amsterdam, ID number PK 012950.
V/F: € 0.00








PO-A9. Hytech (digital), December 2013.

Similar to Type PO-A7B but with vertical bar added at right.
For use on international mail a losenge-shaped frame (with six "wheels") containing "PRIORITY" appears at lower left.
ID number with prefixes as with PO-A7.
A. Domestic use label, no underprint
B. International mail label with small 19mm wide "PRIORITY" frame, no underprint (not shown)
C. As B but "PRIORITY" frame is larger, 25mm wide (first day 2 January 2014)
D. As C but "PRIORITY" frame contains a small PostNL logo (starting mid-July 2014)
E1. Domestic use label with underprint showing a large 30mm inverted PostNL logo in pale gray
E2. As E1 but the underprint logo is upright (not shown)
F. International mail label with 30mm underprint
G. Domestic use label with underprint similar to E2 but smaller, 25mm wide
V/F: € 0.00







SUB-GROUP PO-B: Stamps used to supplement postage on short paid mail sent abroadEdit




PO-B1. Postalia (MV), 1953. [$10]

Upright rectangle with single line frame.
"NEDERLAND" at top outside frame.
"POSTKANTOOR" reading up at left, town name reading down at right within frame.
"CENT" at bottom above M#.
M# with "PR" prefix.
V/F: 000




PO-B2. Postalia (MV), 1970. [$25]

Rectangle open at bottom with "EXPEDITIE" reading up at left and town name down at right.
“NEDERLAND” at top above frame line.
TM: DC containing "POSTKANTOOR"
V/F: 000





PO-B3. Postalia (MV), 1976. [$75]

Upright design with "NEDERLAND" at top and scroll work at sides.
Value and "CENT" in center.
M# with PR" prefix at bottom.
Two machines only, 842 and 2771.
TM: DC contains "POSTKANTOOR"
V/F: 000 0000







SUB-GROUP PO-C: Stamps with "PTT" in the frank, used for franking bulk mailEdit

  • These stamps, previously cataloged under Group N and thought to be private use stamps, were used in post offices to frank bulk mail.
  • Typically in Europe non-metered franking machines, more like cancelers, are used to frank bulk mail. These meters were an exception.







PO-C1. Hasler "F88" (MV), 1969.

Similar to Type F2 but with stacked “PTT” added at sides.
M# with “HR” prefix.
V/F: ◇◇00





PO-C2. Francotyp "A9000" (MV), 1970.

Similar to Type CA9 but with stacked "PTT" replacing teeth at sides.
M# with “FR” prefix.
V/F: ★000 (A) ●000 (O)





PO-C3. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1972.

Similar to Type CA10 but with stacked “PTT” replacing teeth at sides.
M# with “FR” prefix.
TM: SL with double-dentate sides
V/F: 00




PO-C4. Postalia (MV), 1970.

Similar to Type I1 but with "PTT" stacked below post horns.
M# with "PR" prefix.
TM: DC or truncated with address below
V/F: 000 0000





PO-C5. Pitney Bowes "5349" series (MV), 1971.

Similar to Type CA18 but with stacked “PTT” replacing teeth at sides.
TM: DC
V/F: 000




PO-C6. Pitney Bowes "5349" (MV), 1973.

Horizontal design similar to Type M1 but with “PTT” stacked at sides.
M# with "P.B." prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000







GROUP PD: Stamps used for collecting Postage DueEdit

  • With “TE BETALEN” or “TAXE PERÇUE” and “PORT” in the frank.
  • For another Postage Due stamp see Type I7c.


PD1. Postalia (MV), 1952. [$50]

Similar to Type PO-A4 but with zigzag line design at sides.
“AMSTEREDAM” at top instead of country name.
Without M#.
In use ten months from 13 May 1952 to 20 March 1953.
TM: nil
V/F: 000




PD2. Postalia (MV), 1953. [$5]

Very similar to Type PO-A2 but with "TE BETALEN" below "NEDERLAND".
"PORT" at bottom between "CENT" and M#.
Seven loops at the outside of the side ornaments.
Seen printed in blue, light blue-green, or black.
M# with "PR" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000
a. Without meter number [$20]



PD3. Postalia (MV), 1953. [$25]

Very similar to Type PD2 but only six loops at the outside of the side ornaments.
The bottom curls extend farther downward.
M# with "PR" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000




PD4. Postalia (MV), 1953. [$30]

As Type PD2 but with “AMSTERDAM” replacing country name at top.
Without country name or M#.
Printed in blue.
In use 18 months from March 1953 to September 1954.
TM: nil
V/F: 000




PD5. Postalia (MV). [$100]

As Type PD2 but with “TAXE PERÇUE” below “NEDERLAND”.
M# PR2700 reported.
TM: DC
V/F: 000







GROUP PP: Stamps used only for Parcel PostEdit

* See also Type PO-A5B for a Parcel Post stamp.



PP1. Setright (LV), 1965 [Known only by postal records, examples not known]

Horizontal rectangle with single straight-line outer border.
At right, “NEDERLAND” at top and V/F in center.
At left, “AMSTERDAM”/ “Districtspostkantoor”/ date.
Meter number “SR 00000” in small frame at lower left.
One machine used during a short test period to frank parcels (and sometimes letters) mailed to destinations outside the country.
V/F: 0000

NOTE: The illustration with 1963 date may be from a proof taken prior to installation or is simply mis-dated.



PP2. Satas “Guichet” (MV), 1971. [Extremely rare, value unknown]

Unframed design with “NEDERLAND” above the value figures and “CENT” and the meter number below.
Three machines known: SR1 and SR2 have “PAKKETPOST” at bottom of TM. M# SR3 has “s-GRAVENHAGE-RERKPLEIN” at bottom of TM.
The stamps were printed on tape to be affixed to parcel post address cards and sometimes directly to the card.
Only twelve examples are known to exist, most being mint favor proof tapes with one on a parcel card.
The machines were removed from service in 1976.
V/F: ★000






GROUP PV: Digital stamps from public vending machinesEdit



PV1. Olivetti (digital), in use 12 August 1996 to 17 April 1997 [Quite scarce. Value uncertain]

The frank is a horizontal rectangle split horizontally.
The bottom segment normally contains four lines: date - time / "PTT Post / Pelmolen 5 / 3994 XX Houten"
A. Top segment contains "Frankeering / betaald Nederland" (for internal mail)
B. Top segment contains "CN22" (or "CN23"), "Port paye / Pays-Bas" (for international mail)
The machine was available only for insured, registered, or express mail, or a combination of registered and express. The service indicator appears in a horizontal rectangle left of the frank printed in red and black as follows:
"I" + "VERZEKERD / VERVOER" and ID#, for insured (1996 only)
"R" + "AANGETEKEND / RECOMMANDE" and ID#, for registered
"E" + "EMS / express" and ID#, for express
Without value figures
a. Bottom of frank with three lines only, missing "PTT Post", an error generated for three days, 14-16 Jan 1997 [Rare. Value uncertain]

NOTE: The "CN22" and "CN23" in the "B" frank indicate the required customs form.







NOTE: Several private local posts operate in the Netherlands. A number of them frank their mail with meter stamps that resemble regular postage meter stamps. These stamps do not contain the country name but usually include the name of the delivery company (“STADSPOST”, “METROPOST”, etc). Examples are shown below.











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