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The first meter stamps appeared in 1927. All stamps are inscribed “POLSKA” alone or with “POCZTA”.
Early, pre-WW2, meter stamps contained a meter number with prefix based on the meter model. Later the meter number was dropped and a license number with prefix based on the town replaced it.
Poland had one native meter manufacturer, UKA, which produced a small number of machines right before WW2. Additionally Postalia produced the “Junior 100” and “Junior 200” models locally in the town of Mera-Elzab during the 1970s.
Catalog values are not provided for many of the listed types because of insufficient data. Some of these could be quite rare.
The stamps are grouped according to frank design, inscription, and use:
A - round design with squares in corners
B – frame with three vertical lines and triangular notches at each side
C - single-line outer frame with inner frame around value figures
D - horizontal frank with frame line across bottom only
E - eight-sided frank
F - upright rectangle with triangular notches in sides
G - single-line outer frame, no inner frame
H - frameless or unengraved designs
PO - special purpose stamps, used only in post offices
PV - stamp from public, self-service vending machine
GO - German occupation issues, inscribed “GENERAL GOUVERNMENT” (A) and "DANZIG" (B)

NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of Poland see Polskie Frankatury Mechaniczne by Tadeusz Hampel, Lodz, 1992. The listings in this chapter were heavily influenced by Mr. Hampel’s work. The illustrations of frank frames without value figures and town mark are taken from the Hampel catalog.


GROUP A; Round medallion with eagle in center and squares in cornersEdit



A1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or 5), 1927.

Inscribed “POCZTA” at top and “POLSKA” at bottom.
Eagle tail feathers are closed.
Values in small boxes at each corner.
M#, with prefix “A”, “B” or “C”, at bottom of TM. Prefix "A" is the most common with "C" being scarce.
TM: DC
Values: 5 gr, 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, 90, 1zt, 1.10 [$10]
Values: 20 gr, 40, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 [$15]
a. M# prefix inside frank in plain sanserif font rather than fancy italic as shown



A2. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or 5), 1928.

As Type A1 but eagle tail feathers are open.
Meter number prefixes "A", "B", and "C" are fairly evenly distributed.
Values: 5gr, 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, 60, 90, 1zt, 1.10. [$10]
Values: 20gr, 35, 40, 55, 65, 75, 1,20 . [$15]







GROUP B: Rectangular frank with 3 vertical lines at each side and triangular notches at each sideEdit


Sub-group BA: With “POCZTA POLSKA” curved at topEdit


BA1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3 or 5), 1929.

Small frank ~ 22 x 25 mm.
M# and prefix in upper corners.
“Denomination indicator “GR.” or “ZŁOTY” at bottom between value figures.
TM: DC
Values: 5gr, 10, 15, 25, 50, 75, 90, 1zŁ, 1.10 [$10]
Values: 20, 30, 45, 55, 60, 65, 1.20 [$15]













BA2. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1930.

Very large frank with ribbons in top corners, eagle boxed in center.
5-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
M# with “H” prefix small at top between ribbons and in bottom of TM.
Denomination indicator below value figures at bottom center.
A. Eagle with crown, with “GR.” (pre-war) [$25]
B. Eagle w/o crown, with “ZŁ.”[$35]
C. Eagle w/o crown, with “GR” (postwar)[$35]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 00
a. Official government use. Government office name appears above the town mark. The impression counter number is low rather than high between the TM and frank. (shown above right)



BA3. Hasler “F22” (MV), 1933.

Similar to Type BA2 but smaller.
5-digit S# at top between TM and frank.
Denomination indicator in bottom corners.
A. Eagle with crown, with “GR.” (pre-war)[$25]
B. Eagle w/o crown, with “GR” (post-war)[$30]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 00




BA4. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1931.

Straight line across top. Large outline eagle at bottom.
M# or L# in bottom corners. Value figures above eagle.
Denomination indicator at both sides of value figures.
Date without stops.




A. Eagle with crown, with “GR”
B. Eagle without crown, with “GR”
C. With “ZŁ”
D. With “Gr.”
E. With “gr.”. [$5]
F. With “ZŁ” at left, “GR” at right[$10]
G. With ZŁ” at left, “gr” at right[$10]
H. Blank at left, “GR” at right [$10]
I. “GR” at left, blank at right [$10]
J. Blank at both sides[$10]
K. Redrawn eagle, plainer with little interior detail
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 000 (A,G) 000 (A)
a. With four (not three) vertical lines at the sides[$20]
b. Solid blocks in lower corners instead of L#
NOTE: Type BA4 is known printed in black, purple, and green as well as red. Black is relatively common. Purple and green are rare.




BA5. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1931.

As Type BA4 but interior of eagle fully drawn.
A. Eagle with crown, with “GR” [$5]
B. Eagle without crown, with “GR”
C. With “ZŁ”
D. Blank at both sides [$5]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 000 (A,G) 000 (A)
a. Eagle somewhat smaller and with fewer interior lines.
b. Non-standard size: entire impression, including slogan, greater than 190mm wide [Scarce, value unknown]



BA6. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV), 1935.

Very similar to Type BA4, but spacing between TM and frank
approximately 20 mm, much narrower than on Type BA3.
M# known with prefixes "D", "E", and "MV".
A. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle with crown With “GR”[$5]
B. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle with crown. With “GR”[$10]
C. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle without crown. With “GR”[$20]
D. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle without crown. With “GR”[$20]
E. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle with crown. With “ZŁ”[$10]
F. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle with crown. With “ZŁ”[$20]
G. Date and value figures on same level. Eagle without crown. With “Gr.”[$20]
H. TM lowered with 5-digit S# above. Eagle without crown. With “Gr.”[$20]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 00 (A) 000 (A) 000 (A)
a. TM lowered but without S# above



BA7. Uka (MV), 1938. [$50]
Very similar to Type BA6A but with narrower spacing, approximately 10 mm.
Value figures are oval.
M# prefixes D1, D3, D4, and U1-11 known.
A. Date figures 3-3½ mm tall
B. Date figures 2½ mm tall
TM: DC
V/F: 000









BA8. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1948. [$10]

Very similar to Type BA4 but spacing slightly narrower, and value figures are slightly taller, 6 mm vs. 5 mm for Type BA4.
Date with stops after D and M.
A. With “ZŁ”
B. With “GR” (shown)
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (A,G)
a. Date figures vertical reading up without stops, M# FC07. This appears to be from a hybrid machine cobbled together locally.




a



BA9. Francotyp “AN" ("D") (MV), 1948. [$15]

Very similar to Types BA4 and BA8 but spacing narrower, approximately 67 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Wirth or without S#.
Date without stops.
A. With “ZŁ”
B. With “GR”
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (G)



BA10. Francotyp “AN" ("D") (MV). [$25]

As Type BA9 but eagle is much smaller.
Wirth or without S#.
Date without stops.
A. With “ZŁ”
B. With “ZŁ” at left, “GR” at right
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (G)




BA11. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1960. [$25]

As Type BA4 but eagle is smaller, and frank is narrower.
Wider spacing between centers of date and value figures, 74-77 mm.
V/F: 000 (G)






BA12. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1956. [$35]

Frank with small eagle.
TM is 8 mm from the frank.
TM: SC
V/F: 000





BA13. Satas (MV), 1958. [$25]

Large eagle.
Straight-line town mark.
V/F: 0oo






BA14. Satas “Rotary” (MV), 1966.

As Type BA13 but TM: SC.
V/F: 0oo



BA15. Postalia (MV), 1959.

Narrow spacing, ~ 6-8 mm, between TM and frank.
A. With “GR” at right
B. With “ZŁ” at left
C. Without denomination indicator
D. As C but inner line at right shortened to make room for value digit
TM: SC, DC
V/F: 0000 00000 000.00
a. Solid blocks in lower corners instead of L#



BA16. Postalia “Junior” (MV), 1974. [$35]

Very similar to Type BA14 but spacing 10-12 mm.
With “GR” inside vertical lines at right.
One meter known.
V/F: 0000




BA17. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1956. [$25]

Frank very tall, ~ 39-41 mm.
With “GR” at sides.
A. Frank 39 mm tall. Eagle as on Type BA3 (shown)
B. Re-engraved. Frank 41 mm tall. Eagle narrower than on A
TM: SC
V/F: 000








Sub-group BB: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at bottomEdit




BB1. Postalia (MV), 1972.

Eagle at top center. “GR” breaks inner right frame lines at right.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000








Sub-group BC: Inscribed “POLSKA” at topEdit



BC1. Franctoyp “C” (MV), 1974.

Large outline eagle at bottom.
“GR” at both sides of value figures.
V/F: 000





BC2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Type BC1 but interior of eagle fully drawn.
A. With “GR”
B. With “ZŁ” [$5]
V/F: 000





BC3. Postalia (MV), 1983.

“POLSKA” below two frame lines at top.
With “ZŁ.” At bottom center.
V/F: 0000






Sub-group BD: Inscribed “POLSKA” at bottomEdit


BD1. Postalia (MV), 1969.

Eagle at top center.
A. “GR” breaks inner frame line at right
B. “GR” breaks all three frame lines at right
C. “ZŁ” at left and “GR” at right
D. Blank at both sides
E. Blank at both sides, but inner line at right shortened
F. Blank at both sides, but all frame lines at right shortened
TM: DC, SC, nil with date
V/F: 0000 00000
a. With license number above "POLSKA" as well as at bottom of TM: "Kt-kg9" and "Kt-kt-9" seen
b. Circular TM within box, and with inner box around date




BD2. Postalia (MV), 1977.

With “ZŁ” at top center.
Panel line above “POLSKA” is complete.
TM: SC
A. Side lines complete
B. Inner side lines at right shortened
V/F: 0000



BD3. Frama (MV), 1975.

Small eagle at top center.
Outer frame lines at sides unbroken.
A. “GR” breaks inner lines at right
B. Blank at both sides, but all frame lines at right broken
V/F: 0000



BD4. Satas “R” (MV).

Small design with eagle at top center.
Frame lines broken at both sides.
TM: SC
V/F: 0oo






GROUP C: Rectangular frank single line outer frame line and a partial or complete inner box around value figuresEdit


Sub-group CA: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at topEdit



CA1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1946.

Complete inner box around value figures.
“ZŁ” at sides between outer frame lines and value box.
V/F: 000 (A)





CA2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1948.

Similar to Type CA1 but value box is wider with “ZŁ” below both lower corners.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 (G)








Sub-group CB: Inscribed “POLSKA” at topEdit



CB1. Krag (MV), 1975.

Complete inner box centered to left.
A. “POLSKA” 24 mm wide. With “ZŁ GR”
B. “POLSKA” 20 mm wide. With “ZŁ GR”
C. “POLSKA” 20 mm wide. With “ZŁ.” centered
D. “POLSKA” 17 mm wide. With “ZŁ.” centered
E. With lower case “zŁ gr”
TM: SC
V/F: 0000 00000
a. As 'D', with break in top line of inner box below "POLSKA"


a




CB2. Krag (MV).

As Type CB1C but value box centered to right instead of left.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 0000





CB3. Krag (MV).

“Polska” in lower case letters.
Value box without left side.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




CB4. Krag (MV).

Value box centered to right.
Space between inner box and sides of frank are solid.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000





CB5. Krag (MV).

Frank with simulated perforation outer frame line.
Chain-like ornaments along right side and bottom.
“GR” at center right.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




CB6. Krag (MV).

With straight parallel lines running up left side and across bottom.
TM: SC
A. Lines form right angles at lower right
B. Pattern of dots at lower right
V/F: 0000





CB7. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with inner box broken at both sides.
Outer frame line open at left.
V/F: 0oo




CB8. Satas “R” (MV).

Both inner box and outer frame line complete at left and broken at right.
V/F: 0oo







Sub-group CC: Inscribed “POLSKA” at bottomEdit



CC1. Krag (MV), 1976.

“ZŁ GR” at top.
Top and bottom of inner box are thick.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




CC2. Krag (MV).

Eagle at top.
Two parallel vertical lines between inner box and right frame line.
V/F: 0000





CC3. Krag (MV).

Eagle at top.
Two thick parallel lines across top and down right side broken by the eagle at top and “GR” at right.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000





CC4. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with unengraved bar across top.
V/F: 0oo







GROUP D: Horizontal frank with outer frame line along bottom onlyEdit



D1. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV), 1973.

“POLSKA” 8 mm tall.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0.00



D2. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

“POLSKA” 5 mm tall.
Date and value figures on same level.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0.00






GROUP E: Eight-sided frankEdit




E1. Frama (MV), 1973.

One meter only, used during the World Philatelic Exhibition “Poznan 73”.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000










GROUP F: Upright single-lined rectangular frank with triangular notches at top and near the bottom of the sidesEdit



F1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1971.

“POLSKA” and bottom panel tall.
A. Frank 25 x 31 mm (shown)
B. Frank 29 x 31 mm
C. Frank 31 x 32 mm
TM: DC
V/F: 0000 0000oo 0000.oo




F2. Krag (MV).

Frank 25 x 30.
“POLSKA” and bottom panel short.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000








GROUP G: Rectangular frank with single line frame. Without inner value boxEdit


Sub-group GA: Inscribed “POCZTA” at top and “POLSKA” at bottomEdit

NOTE: Stamps similar in appearance to those of sub-group GA but with hour figure between the TM and the frank are Post Office Type PO1.




GA1. Satas (MV).

Small frank with simulated perforation frame line open at sides.
TM: SL
V/F: 0oo





GA2. Satas “R” (MV).

Frank with straight outer frame line open at right only.
A. “G/R” stacked at left and at right
B. “ZŁ. Gr” at bottom above “POLSKA”
C. With no denomination indicator
TM: SC
V/F: 0oo






Sub-group GB: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at topEdit



GB1. Satas “R” (MV), 1961.

Small frank with “G/R” stacked at left and at right.
TM: SC
V/F: 0oo





GB2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1967.

Large square frank.
V/F: 000 (A)







GB3. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1971.

Tall, narrow frank with ‘POCZTA” above “POLSKA” at top.
Eagle at lower center.
“GR” at right of value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (A,G)







Sub-group GC: Inscribed “POCZTA POLSKA” at bottomEdit


GC1. Satas “R” (MV), 1975.

Eagle at top flanked by “ZŁ” and “GR”.
TM: SC
V/F: 0oo







Sub-group GD: Inscribed “POLSKA” at topEdit



GD1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1971.

Frank nearly square, 29-30 x 30-31 mm.
Outline eagle at bottom with “ZŁ” and “GR” flanking value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 00





GD2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1974.

Similar to Type GD1 but larger, 31-32 x 36-37 mm.
Eagle will inner lines at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (G)





GD3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Tall, narrow frank with eagle at bottom
V/F: ?





GD4. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Plain frank with “ZŁ” at bottom.
A. Frank small ~ 24-25 x 31-32 mm
B. Frank medium ~ 26-27 x 33 mm
C. Frank large ~ 29-30 x 35 mm
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (A,G)



GD5. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with break at right side.
Eagle at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: ?



GD6. Satas “R” (MV).

Small frank with break at right side.
“ZŁ" at bottom.
A. Frank with no breaks (“POLSKA” 3 or 4 mm tall)
B. Frank with break in right side
C. Frank with breaks in both sides
TM: SC
V/F: 0oo 00.oo 0000


GD7. Postalia “Junior” (MV).

Plain rectangle with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Spacing ~12 mm between TM and frank.
“POLSKA” large. Frank 23.5-24 x 30 mm.
Date figures ~3 mm.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 0.00 00.00



GD8. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Very similar to Type GD7 but spacing between TM and frank narrower, ~8 mm.
Frank size variable, 24-25 x 30-32.
Date figures short, ~2 mm.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: 00 0000 00.00 00000




GD9. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Frame complete at bottom.
Frank considerably variable in size from 15 to 28 mm wide, from 24 to 32 mm tall. “POLSKA” also variable in size.
TM: ≋00 0000 00.00 00000 000.00 000000 0000.00
a. TM is rectangle with rounded corners




GD10. Postalia (MV).

Nearly square frank, 24-25 x 25 mm., complete at bottom below “ZŁ”.
With “GR” at right of value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000




GD11. Krag (MV).

Frank 24 x 29 mm. “POLSKA” 18-19 mm wide. “ZŁ” at bottom center.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




GD12. Krag (MV).

Frank larger than for Type GD11, 26-28 x 32-33 mm.
“POLSKA” variable, 18-24 mm wide
Date figures with stops centered between Y, M and D.
A. “GR” at bottom center
B. “ZŁ” or “ZŁ.” at bottom center
C. “Lower case “zŁ” at bottom center
D. “ZŁ” at bottom left
TM: SC
V/F: 0000



GD12.1. Krag (MV).

Frank as Type GD12B but with break at bottom center.
"POLSKA" wide.
Date figures widely spaced and without stops.
TM: SC
V/F: 00,00



GD13. Krag (MV).

Similar to Type GD12 but “POLSKA” centered to left.
A. “zŁ” at center right, blank at bottom
B. “zŁ gr” at bottom
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




GD14. Krag (MV).

Very thick outer frame line broken at the bottom of the sides for “zŁ” at left and “gr” at right.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





GD15. Krag (MV).

“POLSKA” in panel at top, and “ZŁ” in panel at bottom.
A. With eagle at right of value figures
B. Without eagle
TM: SC
V/F: 0000



GD16. Pitney Bowes (MV).
Frank is small square with break in center of bottom.
A. With “ZŁ” inside break in bottom frame line
B. With “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line
V/F: ≋000









GD17. Pitney Bowes (MV).

Frank is small square with complete frame line at bottom.
With “ZŁ” above bottom frame line.
V/F: ?



GD18. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Small frank slightly wider than tall.
With “ZŁ” in break in center of bottom frame line.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0000



GD19. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar in size to Type GD18 but frame line complete at bottom, and date and value figures are on the same level.
With “ZŁ” above bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0.00 ≋0000



GD20. Pitney Bowes–GB “6300” (MV).

Frank is very wide.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
With “ZŁ” above bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0000



GD21. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Frank is taller than wide, 24 x 30 mm, with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0.00 00000




GD22. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Frank is very similar to Type GD21 but slightly narrow at 22-23 mm.
With “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0.00

NOTE: Examples with slogan in color different from that of the stamp are frequently found.



GD23. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Frank is small square with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0.00




GD24. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Frank is 25 x 27 mm with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋00.00



GD25. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank 25 x 30 mm, with “ZŁ” above break in bottom frame line.
A. Frank 25 x 30 mm
B. As A but with breaks in both upper corners
C. Smaller frank, 25 x 26 mm
TM: SC, DC
V/F: 0000 00.00 00000
a. Date without stops



GD26. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Date widely spaced without stops.
A. Frank 22-23 x 29-30 mm, break in bottom frame line
B. Frank 26 mm square, bottom frame line complete
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0.00











Sub-group GE: Inscribed “POLSKA” at bottomEdit


GE1. Satas (MV), 1956.

Frank 19-20 x 23-24 mm, with breaks at both sides.
“ZŁ” + eagle + “Gr.” Across top, “POLSKA” centered at bottom flanked by identification prefix and number.
TM: SL
V/F: 0.oo





GE2. Satas “R” (MV), 1956.

As Type GE1 with “POLSKA” flanked by ID information.
A. Frank with break in right side
B. Frank with break in left side (not shown)
C. Frank with breaks in both sides
D. Frank without breaks
TM: SC, DC
V/F: 0.oo
a. As A, stars instead of ID data at sides of “POLSKA”


a



GE3. Satas “Baby” (MV).

Similar to Type GE2 but date figures are tall and value figures are all same size.
Frank without breaks.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.00




GE4. Satas (MV).

Frank as Type GE1 but “POLSKA” at bottom left with ID number at right.
Frank with breaks in both sides.
TM: SL
V/F: 0.oo




GE5. Satas “R” (MV).

“POLSKA” at bottom left with ID number at right.
Frank with break in right side.
TM: SC
V/F: 0.oo




GE6. Satas “R” , “Baby” (MV).

Frank with large “POLSKA” alone at bottom without ID number.
A. Frank with breaks in both sides (shown)
B. Frank with break in right side (shown)
C. Frank without breaks
D. Frank with break in left side
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 0.oo 0.00





GE7. Satas “Baby” (MV).

Similar to Type GE6 but date figures are tall and value figures are all same size.
Frank without breaks.
TM: DC
V/F: 0.00



GE8. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV), 1975.

Large “POLSKA” alone at bottom without ID number.
A. "POLSKA" 10 mm wide, L# at sides (shown)
B. Larger "POLSKA" filling bottom of frank
TM: SC, DC
V/F: 00 000 0000




GE9. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1961.

Very similar to Type GE8 but date and value figures different.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




GE10. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1968.

Wide spacing between TM and frank.
“POLSKA” large at bottom.
A. Frank 20-21 x 24-25 mm (shown)
B. Frank 20 x 28 mm
TM: DC, SC
V/F: 000 (A,G)



GE11. Postalia (MV).

Narrow frank, 20-21 x 30-31 mm.
Eagle alone at top.
Without currency indicator.
TM: SC
V/F: 00




GE12. Krag (MV).

Eagle at top flanked by “ZŁ” and “Gr”.
A. Frank 28-29 x 32-33 mm, “POLSKA” 17 mm wide flanked by ID prefix and number
B. Frank 26-28 x 32-34 mm. Larger “POLSKA” without ID number at bottom
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




GE13. Francotyp “A9000” (MV).

Frank similar to Type GE12 but smaller, 25 x 29-30 mm.
Wide spacing between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




GE14. Postalia (MV).

“ZŁ” and “GR” at sides of value figures.
“POLSKA” in panel at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




GE15. Krag (MV).

Similar to Type GE12 but eagle alone at the top.
A. With "Gr" at right of value figures
B. Without "Gr" (shown)
C. Narrow frank, “ZŁ” outside frank at left (shown)
TM: SC
V/F: 0000








GE16. Krag (MV).

Similar to Type GE15 but “ZŁ” and “Gr” at the top without eagle.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





GE17. Krag (MV).

Frank nearly square ~26-28 mm.
Without eagle. “GR” at right of value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000
a. With line added at top above frank





a





GROUP H: Frameless or unengraved franksEdit

NOTE: Some impressions often show what appear to be portions of a frame. Types H6 and H12 below are good examples.



H1. Satas “R” (MV).

Frameless frank with “POCZTA” above and “POLSKA” below value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 0.oo





H2. Satas (MV).

Frameless frank with “POCZTA/POLSKA” above value figures
and ID prefix and number flanking “–*–“ below.
TM: SL
V/F: 0.oo





H3. Krag (MV).

Frameless frank with “POLSKA” above and “ZŁ.” below value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000






H4. Postalia (MV).

As Type H3 but lower case “Polska” at top.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000






H5. Krag (MV).

Frameless frank with “ZŁ Gr” above and “POLSKA” (with serifs) below value figures.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000






H6. Krag (MV).

Frameless frank with eagle at top, "POLSKA" at bottom.
A. “ZŁ” at right
B. “GR” at right, smaller “POLSKA”
TM: SC
V/F: 0000










H7. Postalia (MV).
Frameless frank with no eagle.
“GR” at right, small “POLSKA” at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




H8. Postalia (MV).

Frameless frank, value figures only.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000




H9. Satas “R” (MV).

Solid unengraved frame with break in right side.
TM: SC unengraved.
V/F: 0.oo





H10 Krag (MV).

Solid unengraved frame with value box centered to the right.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





H11. Krag (MV).

Solid unengraved frame with value box centered to the left.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





H12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frameless frank with “POLSK[A]” at top, “ZŁ” at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: 00.00








GROUP PO: Special designs used only in post officesEdit



PO1. Camp (MV), 1974. [$25]

Small frank with simulated-perforation border broken in center of both sides.
Hour figure between TM and frank.
Used between Oct 1974 and May 1975 at two Post Offices in Warsaw.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







The stamp at right, previously cataloged as Type PO2, is a variable rate vending machine stamp that can be used at any time like traditional postage stamps. It is not a meter stamp.


PO2. Unknown (digital), 1998 or earlier. [Possibly scarce, value unknown]

A. Date as YY/MM/DD
B. Date as DDMMYY

V/F: 0.00 zŁ







GROUP PV: Special design used only in public access self-service vending machineEdit



PV1. Perm (MV). [$200]

Frank with plain single line frame, value figures at top and “ZŁ./OPŁACONO” at bottom.
“R” (boxed) and vertical number between TM and frank.
Used for registered mail only.
TM: SC
V/F: 0oo








GROUP GO: German occupation issues during World War 2Edit


Sub-group GO-A: General issues for German-occupied Poland, inscribed “General-Gouvernement”Edit



GO-A1. Francotyp “AN” ("D") (MV), 1942. [$150]

Frank with inner value box.
Eagle above and “General-/Gouvernement” in oval letters below value box.
Approximately 68 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Only three machines used this die.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




GO-A2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Spacing wider that for Type GO-A1, 77-78 mm between centers of date and value figures.
A. Without impression counter number above slogan (as shown) [$150]
B. Impression counter number at top between TM and frank (one machine only) [$200]
TM: DC
V/F: 000





GO-A3. Francotyp “C” (MV). [$250]

As Type GO-A2 but “General-/Gouvernement” is in gothic letters.
One machine only. All examples reported are printed in carmine-pink.
TM: DC
V/F: 000








Sub-Group GO-B: Special issues for the German-occupied city of Gdansk (Danzig) ”Edit
Stamps used in the Free City of Danzig before it was absorbed by Germany in 1939 and then into Poland in 1945. All stamps inscribed “FREIE STADT DANZIG”. For stamps between late 1939 and 1945, see GERMANY.



GO-B1. Francotyp “B” (MV), 1926. [$100]

Frank convex at top/bottom, concave at sides.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures ~74-75 mm.
Large S# centered between TM and frank.
Date with stops. Value figures large.
One meter only.
TM: SC
V/F: 000




GO-B2. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1928. [$15]

Spacing narrower, ~59-62 mm, between centers of date and value figures.
S# either high or centered between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: 000





GO-B3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Spacing ~77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
Width of frank variable between 34 and 36 mm.
Date without stops. S# high or nil.
Value figures smaller than with Type 1.
A. Frank 27-28 mm tall, 34-36 mm wide. Space between inner and outer frame lines 5.5 mm [$10]
B. Frank 25-26 mm tall. Space between inner and outer frame lines 4 mm [$15]
C. Frank as A, but inscriptions “FREI STADT” and “DANZIG” wider. One meter known [$100]
TM: SC
V/F: 000









GO-B4. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1937. [$25]

Upright rectangle, shield between lions at bottom.
Spacing ~77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
S# high or nil.
TM: SC
V/F: 000 (A,G)




GO-B5. Francotyp “AN” (MV). [$25]

As Type 4 but narrower spacing.
Without S#.
TM: SC
V/F: 000










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