The International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog Supplement 2008
Now Available as a Free Download
Since publication of the original volume three years ago we have found many new stamp types and numerous errors that needed to be reported.
This web site lists all additions and corrections that have surfaced since the original catalog’s release in March 2005. Minor flaws such
as misspellings and inconsistent use of punctuation are not included.
We thank the many generous souls who reported unlisted items and notified us of mistakes they found while using the catalog.
particular thanks to Ernie Angino, Hans van Apeldoorn, Jim Ashby, John Butkis, David Crotty, Roberto Di Casola,
Gerd Eich, Dr R. S. Gandhi, Otto Gleixner, Art Groten, Lokaj Heinz, Steve Kaplan,
Dennis Ladd, Andreas Lehr, Heinz Friedberg, Marc Parren, Mircea Patrascoiu, Richard Peck, Gordon Smith, and Wu Weilin for their multiple contributions. We are indebted to
Ernie Angino and Roberto Di Casola both of whom spent months combing through their extensive world collections.
We also praise the journals of the French, German and Italian meter stamp collecting societies (ACEMA, Forschungsgemeischaft Post-
und Absenderfreistempel e.V., and AICAM) for their reviews of the catalog which revealed several of our mistakes.
· Web publication: The stream of additions and corrections to the International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog is a never-ending flow.
To better handle the flood, this supplement is being published on the web rather than on paper. Not only is it more easily updated, it is
freely accessible to any and all. Those who want the original catalog, please contact the authors at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
· Illustrations: The decision to publish the supplement on the web rather than on paper came late in the game. Most of the images
were prepared for paper publication and are in black and white. Only the most recently added images are in color.
· The color blue: A growing trend which appears to have started in Europe is to print meter stamps in blue rather than the traditional
red. Such color changes are not always identified in these listings, but the reader should be aware that many modern digital meter stamp types
exist predominantly or only in blue.
· Colors in general: As stated in the introduction to the original catalog, most meter stamps are printed in shades of red, but blue,
purple and black stamps are not uncommon while other colors are uncommon to rare. For the most part the catalog and this supplement do not
list color varieties unless they are of significant exception to the standard for the country, stamp group, or type.
· Neopost “Electronic”: Throughout the text of both the original catalog and this supplement various Neopost meter models have been
identified as the “Electronic”. A specific Neopost “Electronic” model does not exist. The term covers a range of electrically driven
machines that print stamps with certain features in common (most notably the appearance of value and date figures). These were the last
series of solid die meters produced by Neopost before their current all-digital machines came to market.
· French meter models: In the chapters for France and the French colonial and post-colonial nations meter models are typically
identified by the single or double letter prefix found on the stamp rather than the actual model name. This use of the meter number
prefix as the identifier conforms to the convention used by the French meter stamp society (ACEMA) in their specialized catalog of France.
· Value Figures: Due to a large number of inquiries, a further explanation of the value figures on Multi Value (MV) meters is
needed. Follow this link to the explanation:
· Are vending machine and PC stamps ‘meters’ or ‘stamps’? One of the guidelines we used in the creation of the International
Postage Meter Stamp Catalog was to list not just postage meter stamps but any stamp that functions like a meter stamp, i.e. has
restricted validity, restricted by date and/or location. Meter and meter-like stamps can be used ONLY on the date of generation
and/or are valid only if used within the jurisdiction of the post office where the meter is licensed. This includes several
stamps produced by personal computer and public vending machine but not all such stamps.
Most pc and vending machine stamps have unrestricted validity and can be saved for use on any date the mailer wishes.
For our purposes these are not meter stamps and are not covered in this supplement. This can be a source of confusion because
people easily assume that all digital stamps are meter stamps, and they are NOT.
I regret to say that we ourselves confused the issue by including in the original catalog several vending machine
stamps that have unrestricted validity (e.g. USA Types PV6 through PV14). This supplement corrects the inconsistency.
- Richard Stambaugh, summer, 2008
The on-line Supplement consists of two parts: Part 1 is a list of line item changes, and Part 2 contains
Updated and Replacement
pages for selected countries or segments of countries that can be printed out and collated as is into the original catalog.
Please help us get the word out that this Free Supplement is
available by telling your meter stamp collector friends and societies.
PART 1: Country Line Item Changes
(Click on the links below to VIEW and / or
PRINT Line Item Changes)
A. TOC, Identifier, and "A" countries: Abu Dhabi to Austria
B. "B" countries: Bahamas to Burundi
C. "C" countries: Cambodia to Czech Republic
D-E. "D" and "E" countries: Denmark to Egypt
F. "F" countries: Falkland Islands to French West Africa
G. "G" countries: Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala
H-I. "H" and "I" countries: Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast
J-K-L. "J", "K", and
"L" countries: Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgystan, Luxembourg
M. "M" countries: Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma)
"N" countries: Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Norway
P. "P" countries: Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
Q-R. "Q" and "R" countries: Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda
S. "S" countries: St Kitts to Switzerland
"T" and "U" countries: Tanzania to Uruguay
V to Z. "V"
thru "Z" countries: Vatican City thru Zimbabwe, plus a change to the
PART 2: Updated and Replacement Pages
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PRINT the Updated and Replacement Pages)
Austria replacement pages 86 to 91
Belgium replacement page 131a
Canada replacement page 192
Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia replacement
Czech Republic replacement pages 283 to 287
Finland replacement page 358a
France replacement pages 381a to 381b
Germany replacement pages 442a to 442e
Germany replacement pages 447 to 448a
Germany replacement page 452
Great Britain replacement pages 470 to 476b
Ireland replacement page 566a
Italy replacement page 606a
Kyrgzstan replacement page 654
Monaco replacement page 754a
Netherlands replacement page 799a
Peru replacement page 863a
Poland replacement pages 877 to 878a
Portugal replacement pages 903 to 905a
Switzerland replacement pages 1041 to 1041a
Switzerland replacement pages 1043 to 1043a
Sweden replacement page 1027a
USA replacement pages 1125 to 1127
USA replacement pages 1134 to 1136d
Uzbekistan replacement page 1147
Zimbabwe replacement pages 1205 to 1207
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