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Worldwide Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/New Zealand

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  • One of many earliest international locations to make use of postage meters, the primary meter was placed on public trial in 1904. New Zealand is the one nation to make use of meters on a industrial, non-experimental foundation from 1905 to late 1920.
  • Not like most different meter-using international locations, meter stamps in New Zealand are sometimes printed with out a city mark/date stamp and are thought-about no completely different from preprinted adhesive postage. As such metered mail is often discovered with postal cancelations. If a city mark is current, it’s usually not canceled.

  • Meter producers in New Zealand:

The Automated Stamping Machine Co. (ASM) (Ernest Moss), 1904
The Automated Franking Machine Co. Ltd. (AFM) (successor to ASM)
New Zealand Franking Machine Co. Ltd. (NZFM) (Robert Wales), 1904
C.R. Hawkins Ltd. (successor to AFM, 1932)
A.H. Aldridge
Coin Machines Ltd. (Comac), 1964

  • The stamps are grouped based on look of frank and performance:

A – round and oval franks
B – upright rectangle
C – horizontal or sq. rectangle
D – frank with out full outer body
PO – particular stamps generated solely in Publish Workplaces
PP – particular stamp used just for Parcel Publish
PV – stamps from public, self-service, coin-operated machines
OO – particular stamps used for Official authorities mail

NOTE: The early Group A stamps have been self-service public merchandising machine stamps. They’ve been cataloged in Group A moderately than Group PV due to the shut developmental relationship they’ve with different Group A stamps.


GROUP A: Round and oval franks[edit]

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A1. ASM (Moss) mannequin “1”, 1st state (FV-1), 31 March 1904.

One meter solely, a public, coin-operated, self-service machine.
Double round stamp with rings 19.5 and 12 mm in diameter.
Inscribed “N.Z. POSTAL STAMP / No 1” between the circles and “1D / PAID” within the middle.
Printed in black from a rubber die.
Postal steerage required the stamps to be postmarked.

A. Used exterior the primary Publish Workplace at Christchurch, 31 March to 15 April 1904    [$600]
B. Used exterior the primary Publish Workplace in Wellington from Four to 23 Might 1904    [$900]
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A2. ASM (Moss) mannequin “1”, 2nd state (FV-1), 23 June 1904.    [$900]

Virtually similar to Sort A1 however barely bigger, 21 and 13 mm.
Printed in black with a metal die.
Public, coin-operated, self-service meter used exterior the Wellington fundamental Publish Workplace, 23 June to Four November 1904.
That is from the identical machine used for Sort A1. Solely the frank die was modified.

A3. ASM (Moss) mannequin “2” (FV-2), 11 July to 10 August 1904.      [One cover with 1d stamp known to exist. Value undetermined]

The stamp is similar in look to Sort A1, however it’s from a meter modified to be used in a personal enterprise setting moderately than as a public, self-service meter.
It may be recognized by the postmark date which is later than for Sort A1 and by the brand in blue of the Christchurch Meat Firm on the envelope.
The machine operated by insertion of a Sovereign (£1 coin) which allowed a mixture of as much as 240 one penny or 480 ½d impressions earlier than re-locking.
It’s doable the ½d worth was inoperable when the machine was positioned with Christchurch Meat.
Meter No. 1 solely.
Values:      ½d, 1d

NOTE: Memento impressions from the machine have been made lengthy after its temporary interval of postal use. These memento impressions are all badly warped as a result of growing older of the rubber die and are often discovered on small squares of lined paper.    [$25]

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A4. NZFM (Wales) (FV-1), 7 July to early October 1904.    [$800]

Slim, upright double oval with ”N Z” at high.
“ONE PENNY” at backside, “1D” on the sides, and clean within the middle.
Public, coin-operated, self-service meter put in exterior the Dunedin Publish Workplace.
Printed in black.
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A5. NZFM (Wales) (FV-1), 10 October 1904 to 7 February, 1905.    [$800]

Slim upright oval as with Sort A4 however “NEW ZEALAND” spelled out at high.
“ONE PENNY” at backside.
“PAID” vertical within the middle.
That is from the identical machine used for Sort A4. Solely the frank die was modified.

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A6. ASC (Moss) mannequin “3” (FV-7), eight February 1906.

Double circles 19 and 11mm in diameter, with “ NEW ZEALAND / POSTAGE PAID” between the circles.
The middle incorporates the postage worth above the meter quantity.
Printed with a metallic (zinc) die.
Sovereign (£1 coin)-in-the-slot operation as with Sort A3.
Three machines have been made:

A. No1, utilized by Christchurch Meat Co. Two covers (½d stamp and 1d stamp) and a single cutout (1d stamp) exist, printed in violet    [$2000]
B. No2, utilized by Pyne & Co, Christchurch. Two registered covers with 5d stamps (violet), and a canopy and cut-out with 1d stamp (black) are identified    [$2000]
C. No3, demonstration machine. A small variety of worth units (much less the 3d) are identified to exist, printed in pink or black and produced at a later date.    [$500]
Values: The mannequin was able to printing ½d, 1d, second, 3d, 4d, 5d and 6d values.
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A7. ASC (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), Summer season 1906.

Similar to Sort A6 however the frank is barely smaller with circles 17.5-18 and 10mm in diameter.
These stamps are from the primary credit score machine, an enchancment over the Sovereign coin-in-the-slot operation. A postal worker would journey between meter customers to gather funds and recharge the meters.
The stamps are discovered printed in black, purple, blue, pink, and inexperienced. Black is comparatively frequent with purple being uncommon. Blue, inexperienced and pink are exceptionally uncommon.
Meter No’s: 1 to 22 have “No.” prefix. Meters from 23 to 44 are with out prefix. These have been all issued to Christchurch corporations.
Values:      ½d, 1d    [$75]
Worth:       3d    [$250]
Worth:       6d    [$350]
Worth:       ONE SHILLING    [$600]
a. Printed in purple      [Add $50 to ½d and 1d stamps, $100 or more to the other denominations]
b. Printed in blue, pink, or inexperienced      [Add $250. Known only with ½d and 1d stamps]
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A8. AFM (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), 1907.

That is from the identical mannequin “C” meter that produced Sort A7. Solely the frank dies have been modified.
Single circle 18 mm in diameter.
City title, usually with “NZ”, added at high.
“POSTAGE PAID” at backside.

Meter numbers begin at 1 in every city.
The stamps are discovered printed in black, blue, and purple. Black is comparatively frequent with blue being uncommon and purple very uncommon.
Values:      ½d, 1d    [$50]
Worth:       3d    [$200]
Worth:       6d    [$400]
Worth:       ONE SHILLING    [$500]
a. Printed in blue      [Add $50 to ½d and 1d stamps, $100 or more to the other denominations]
b. Printed in purple      [Add $250. Known only with ½d and 1d stamps]
c. City title solely, with out “NZ”. Napier 1, 2, 4-9, and Gisborne 1-5 recorded      [Add $25]

NOTE: The Wellington stamp dies from 1 to 26 have the city title abbreviated “WELLGTN. From 27 ahead the title is spelled out in full.

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A9. AFM (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), late 1908.

That is from the identical mannequin “C” meter that produced Sorts A7 and A8. Solely the frank dies have been modified.
Giant circle, 21-22 mm in diameter, with completely different inside design for every worth:

A. ½d:      plain single circle    [$50]
B. 1d:      diamond    [$50]
C. 3d:      sq. with 4 semicircles    [$250]
D. 6d:      strains at high and backside and small circles on the sides    [$500]
E. 1/-:      protect    [$1000]
City title alone at high, with out nation title or “NZ”.
Meter numbers for every city are the identical as used with Sort A8.
Usually printed in black.

GROUP B: Upright rectangle[edit]

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B1. AFM (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), 1910.

Frank is upright rectangle with rounded corners.
The city title is in a diagonal panel.
Meter numbers begin at 1 in every city.

A. Straight line rectangle (with rounded corners) with, “POSTAGE PAID NZ” in higher left.

Values:      ½d, 1d    [$40]
Worth:       3d    [$100]
Worth:       6d    [$300]
Worth:       ONE SHILLING    [$500]
B. Frank body is wavy line, “POSTAGE PAID” with out “NZ” in higher left. Started use in 1915 with a postal charge change.    [$60]

One worth solely:      1½d
a. Printed in deep blue or purple (Dunedin 34, Hastings 2, Napier 1 and 12 seen, ½d and 1d identified).      [Add $100]

NOTE: Because the stamp dies have been changed within the Mannequin “C” machines (from Sort A7 by way of A9 to B1) a small variety of machines had solely a number of the worth dies changed with the newer designs. Covers with a number of stamp sorts (B1 with A8 or A9) sometimes flip up. They’re fairly uncommon. Proven at proper is a portion of a mailing tag franked with 1 shilling Sort A8 and 1½d Sort B1B, each from meter Auckland 50.

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B2. AFM (Moss), fashions “D” and “E” (1924), (FV-5), 11 Might 1916.

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Straight body line with squared corners.
Meter quantity in circle in middle, city title at backside.
Meter numbers proceed up from these used with Sort B1.
The stamps have been at first printed in black, then maroon (darkish purple), then boring pink and eventually pink. Uninteresting pink and pink are the most typical with black and maroon much less so.
The stamps from the “D” and “E” fashions are similar.
Values:      ½d, 1d, 1½d, second, 6d, ONE SHILLING
Worth:       3d    [$15]
a. Printed in black      [Uncommon]
b. Printed in maroon (boring purple)      [Uncommon]
c. Printed in non-standard darkish aniline purple      [Very rare]
d. Reduction stamp (short-term alternative or ‘loaner’ machine). Meter quantity with “R” prefix. Meters R1-R5    [$350]
e. Reduction stamp (short-term alternative or ‘loaner’ machine). “SOS” in middle circle    [$500]
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B3. AFM (Moss) mannequin “D” (FV-5), November 1922.

Much like Sort B2 however particular design from a machine used on the Christchurch Industrial Exhibition.
“N.Z. / INDUSTRIAL” above, and “EXHIBITION” beneath the central circle which incorporates “CH CH”.
In operation just for seven weeks.
Worth:      “ONE PENNY”    [$500]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg “HALF PENNY”      “ONE SHILLING”      [Extremely rare, value uncertain, $2000?]

These two values are identified on small sheets with massive “CANCELLED” hand stamp. They have been handed to the general public as souvenirs of the present. The one shilling worth can be identified on an unmailed cowl.

NOTE: The 1½d and 6d values might exist however haven’t been reported.

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B4. AFM (Moss) mannequin “E” plus transformed “mannequin D”s (FV-5), 1928.

Double-line outer rim with rounded corners.
“NEW ZEALAND/POSTAGE” at high with out city title.
Meter numbers 1501 up with out prefix.
Values:      ½d, 1d, 1½d, second

Values:      3d, 6d, 1/-
Worth:      2½d    [$10]

NOTE: At the very least one Mannequin E machine (E142) was transformed to decimal foreign money sooner or later. The postage values are 1, 2½, Three and 5 cents. The one shilling worth remained within the dial however was disabled and couldn’t be chosen. From the situation of the machine it seems that it had been in use, however no franked covers or examples of the decimal stamps have ever been reported. The machine is within the fingers of a collector who says that each one the dies had been eliminated when he obtained it and so isn’t doable to supply proofs after the actual fact.

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B5. Hawkins, mannequin “F” (the “Duo”) (FV-2), January 1931.    [$50]

As Sort B4 however meter quantity with “F” prefix.
Meters F1 by way of F42 have been reportedly fielded.
Values:      ½d, 1d, second
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B6. Neopost (L/V-3/6), 1931.

Herringbone sample at sides with rays in decrease corners.
Worth determine (variable in measurement) in middle with “POSTAGE” above and “PAID” beneath.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: DC, BIC or nil

A. £sd values:      1d, second, 2½d, 3d, 4d, 6d

£sd worth:       1/-    [$10]
£sd values:      9d, 1/6, 1/9 .    [$20]
B. Decimal values:      2½c by way of 25c seen    [$10]
a. Stable block rather than meter quantity
b. M# with “No N” prefix
c. Printed in inexperienced
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B7. Neopost (LV).    [$300]

Distinctive design just like Sort B7 with herringbone sample at sides, however “POSTAGE” in arc over “PAID” above small worth determine at backside middle.
Meter quantity in decrease corners, and postage worth at backside middle.
Meter N71 solely, utilized by Hikurangi Dairy Co.
This stamp is probably the results of a domestically fabricated restore.
Values seen:      ½d, 1d
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B8. Hawkins “Rotex” (FV-5), December 1931.

Frank with single line, simulated perforation border.
M# with “G” prefix, G1 up.
TM: squared circle with horizontal line background, or nil

Values: £sd:      ½d, 1d, second, 6d, 1/-
Values: Decimal:      1c, 2c, 4c seen
a. With out letter prefix: 1332    [$20]
b. Slogan utilized to again of envelope    [$100]
c. Printed in black
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B9. Hawkins “Sentinel” (FV-3), 1937.

Almost similar to Sort B8 however M# with “H” prefix.
Recognized in two sizes.
TM: nil
Values: £sd:      ½d, 1d, second, 3d, 4d, 6d
Values: : Decimal:      2½c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 7c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 14c, 20c seen
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B10. Common “Multi-Worth” (MV), 1936.

Giant frank with simulated-perforation outer body line and straight inside body line.
The M# is in panel at backside.
“NEW ZEALAND” curved at high above “POSTAGE”.
With “£ | s | d” beneath worth figures.
M# with “U” prefix, variable in measurement.
TM: DC, nil

V/F:      –/–0/–      0/–0/–
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B11. Common “Multi-Worth” (MV), 1953.

As Sort B10 however smaller, with double straight inside body strains, and with out “£ | s | d”.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC, nil
V/F: £sd:      00/0=      0/0= (U23 solely)
V/F: Decimal:      =.00      0oo 0.00      00.oo      0.00=
a. Printed in black
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B12. Common “Simplex” (LV-25), 1952.

Much like B11 however a lot smaller, 23 x 27 mm, and with two parallel vertical strains at both sides of the determine of worth figures.
M# with “S” prefix.
TM; DC or nil
Values (£sd):      ½d by way of 2/-
Values (decimal):     2¢ by way of 25¢ seen
a. Decimal worth with out “¢” (S.1294)
b. Error, with each “d” and “c” foreign money indicators    [$10]
c. Error, body inverted, worth upright. M# S.1111    [$20]
d. Printed in black
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B13. Common/Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV).

Similar to Sort B12 however bigger.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC or nil
Values (£sd):      =0/0=
Values (decimal):     =.00=      0.00=
a. Printed in black
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B14. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1953.

With straight outer body line, simulated inside body line and third (straight) body line.
Ornaments beneath curved “NEW ZEALAND” at high.
One machine solely used till 1977.
M# “K1” breaks backside body line.
TM: BIC, nil
Values (£sd):      ✳00/0✳
Values (decimal):     ✳00.0✳
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B15. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1955.

“NEW ZEALAND” in panel at high, “POSTAGE” and M# in panel at backside.
M# with “X” prefix and with two brief horizontal strains on the sides.
TM: BIC, nil
Values (£sd):      0/0½      00/0½
Values (decimal):     .00½      0.00½      •0.00
a. Printed in black
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B16. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Worth in oval body with petals at sides.
Crown at backside beneath small “PAID”.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC, nil
Values (£sd):      0/0½      =0/0=
Values (decimal):     0·00=
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B17. Aldridge “Stamp Grasp” (FV-7), 1954.

Small frank with straight, single line body.
Tiny “New Zealand/Postage” at high.
M# nos. M1 to about M200, and M500 to about M600.
TM: nil
Values:      ½d, 1d, second, 3d, 6d, 1/-

Values:      4d, 2/-, 3/-    [$10]

NOTE: Though this machine didn’t have a city/date die, it might print slogans.

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B18. Aldridge “Stamp Grasp” (FV-7), 1955.

As Sort B17 however with simulated perforation body line.
Meter numbers begin at 22.

A. M# with “M.” prefix
B. M# with “No. M” prefix
TM: nil
Values:      ½d, 1d, second, 3d, 4d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 3/-

NOTE: Ten shilling stamps (meter M118) exist on a proof cowl. The worth has not been reported as really issued or used.    [Rare]

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B19. Hawkins “Ace” (both LV-12).

Frank with ‘checkerboard’ body, 22 x 30 mm.
M# with “A” prefix, A1 up.

A. £sd values:     1d, 2½d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 2/- seen
B. Decimal values with “CENTS” stacked on the sides:     1c by way of 24c seen
C. With out “D” or “CENTS”:     2½ seen

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B20. Hawkins “Regent” (LV-10), 1962.

Giant frank, 28-29 x 31-32 mm, with simulated-perforation outer body line and straight inside body line.
With line bisecting frank above “POSTAGE”.
M# with “Z” prefix.

A. £sd values with “D”:     1d by way of 6d in ½ steps
B. £sd values with “PENCE” beneath:     2½d, 3d, 4d seen
C. Decimal values with “CENTS” above:     3c, 4c, 5c, 6c seen
D. With out foreign money indicator:     Three seen (Z631)
TM: nil
a. With out line beneath “NEW ZEALAND”: M# Z315
b. Printed in blue
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B21. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4/MS5” (MV).

Frank just like Sort B11.
The panel at backside containing the meter quantity isn’t as tall as with B11.

A. MS4 mannequin. Meter quantity with “PA” prefix.      V/F: 000
B. MS5 mannequin. Meter quantity with “PS” prefix.      V/F: 0000
TM: DC or nil

GROUP C: Horizontal or sq. rectangle[edit]

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C1. Hawkins “Mailmaster” (FV-?).

Giant frank, 27 x 32 mm, with simulated-perforation outer body line and straight inside body line.
With “C” at both sides of worth determine.
M# with “Y” prefix.
TM: nil
Values:     2c by way of 40c seen
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C2. Mailroom Service Ltd. “Postmaster” (FV-5).

Small practically sq. frank of barely variable measurement, 17-20 x 18-20 mm.
Usually with slogan in several shade.
M# with “P” prefix.

A. With out “c” after worth.    Values:  6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, 24, 25, 28, 30, 35 seen
B. With “c” after worth.    Values:  7c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 20c, 30c seen
TM: nil
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C3. Hawkins “New Rotex” (LV-25+½)

Checkerboard body, 32-33 x 27 mm.
Giant “N” and “Z” on the sides.
M# with “B” prefix.

A. £sd values with “PENCE” beneath “POSTAGE”    [Scarce]
B. Decimal values with “CENTS” beneath “POSTAGE”
TM: nil
Values:     ½ by way of 24½

The Mailmaster mannequin (C1) and the New Rotex are just about the identical machine however with the latter modified to incorporate decimal values.

The New Rotex is mainly a restricted worth (LV) machine however has a 2-bank(see the glossary) multi-value (MV) function. The left financial institution prints one in every of 24 entire numbers (1 to 24). The fitting financial institution prints a half-cent worth (½) when the operator pushes a button on the entrance of the machine.

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C4. Satas “Child” (MV).

Small frank barely wider than tall.
With simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inside border.
Interior panel at backside incorporates the meter quantity with “SA” prefix.
TM not seen
V/F:     0. 00
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C5. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Sq. frank with herringbone sides and rays in decrease corners.
M# with “J” prefix.
TM: BIC or nil
Values (£sd):      ★/0 –      •0′0 –
Values (decimal):     •00 –      0.00      00 –

NOTE: Examples with slogan and city mark in several colours are identified.

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C6. Neopost “505” (MV).

As Sort C5 however wider than tall.
M# with “R” prefix.
TM: BIC or nil
V/F:     0•00
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C6.1. Neopost “Digital” (MV).

Much like Sort C6 however frank not as extensive.
M# with “EN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:     000
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C7. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Vast frank with “NEW ZEALAND” in panel at high, M# and “POSTAGE” in panel at backside.
Nation map left of worth figures.
M# with “D” prefix.

A. With vertical line between the meter quantity and “POSTAGE”
B. No line between meter quantity and “POSTAGE”
TM: DC
V/F:     00.00
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C8. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Almost similar to Sort C7A however the spacing between the date and worth figures is barely wider (~28mm in comparison with ~25mm)
and the worth figures are considerably thinner.
TM: DC
V/F:     00.00
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C9. Frama “M/E3” (MV).

Almost similar to Sort C7A however the worth figures are thicker and bigger.
Meter quantity with “F” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:     0.00
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C10. Satas (Neopost “Digital”) (MV).

The stamp is similar to Australia Sort H3 however with NEW ZEALAND at high.
A small sheep in profile is within the higher proper nook.
Meter quantity SATAS / SA1002 seen.
TM: DC
V/F:     0.00


GROUP D: Frank with out full outer body[edit]

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D1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” collection (MV).

Simulated-perforation body strains at high and backside, open at sides.
Frank design with concave curve at left to suit round city mark.
M# with “P.B.” prefix beneath 4 stars at middle between date and worth figures.

A. High line of frank 40 mm extensive.      V/F:   ≋0.00
B. Vast frank, high line 48 mm extensive.      V/F:   ≋00.00
TM: DC or nil
a. With promoting slogan as a substitute of city title inside DC city mark
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D2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” collection (MV).

Much like Sort D1 however frank squared off at left, and date and worth figures on identical degree.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC or nil
V/F:      ≋0.00
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D3. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

As Sort D1 however a lot taller.
“POSTAGE” beneath worth figures.
M# with “PBZ” prefix.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:      ≋0.00
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D4. Pitney Bowes-GB “EasyMail” (digital).

Vast and brief design with out city mark.
“NEW ZEALAND POST” throughout high with brand at left.
M# with “PBC” prefix.
Three numbers stacked at left, M#, date and publish code (or “0000”) stacked at proper.
V/F:      000.00

GROUP E: Frank with 2D digital barcode[edit]

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E1. Pitney Bowes “DM300” (digital).

Giant, sq. 2D barcode at proper.
New Zealand Publish” and envelope brand at high left above worth figures.
Meter quantity with “P23” prefix at backside.
V/F:      000.000
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E2. Pitney Bowes “Ok700” (digital).

Similar to Sort E1.
Worth figures are extra narrowly spaced than with E1.
The meter quantity figures are bigger than with E1.
Meter quantity with “P19” prefix.
V/F:      000.000
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E3. Pitney Bowes “DM100” plus different DM fashions (digital).

As Sorts E1 and E2.
Worth figures narrowly spaced as with E2.
Small meter quantity digits as with E1.

Meter quantity with “P11”, “P12”, or “P17” prefix.
V/F:      000.000

GROUP PO: Stamps generated solely by meters in Publish Workplaces[edit]

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PO1. NCR.    [$10]

Frameless design with publish workplace title at high, “POSTAGE PAID” at middle, date and worth figures at backside.
Printed on adhesive labels with straight sides and serrations at high and backside.
This stamp was used on each common mail and parcel publish.
Printed in pink or violet on white tape.
Values (£sd):      0·0·0      * 0·0·0
Values (decimal):     0·00
New Zealand stamp type PO2.jpg

PO2. Unidentified (digital), 2008 or earlier.

Giant self adhesive label with horizontal panels.
High panel incorporates “New Zealand Publish” and postal service brand.
Subsequent panel incorporates the vacation spot in unfavourable lettering on a strong discipline.
The third panel incorporates the mail class.
The big backside panel incorporates three strains of point-of-sale knowledge:

* weight and worth figures
* publish workplace identification
* date, time, and identification quantity
Printed in black that may fade to brown as the instance proven.
V/F:      Worth:      $00.00 (with slashed zeros)

GROUP PP: Particular stamps used for Parcel Publish[edit]

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PP1. Ticket Problem Machines (LV-12), 1950.    [Exceptionally rare]

Field at left with “PARCEL POST” studying up.
Worth determine in field at proper.
City title/ date in middle.
Printed on white tape imperforate at high and backside, perforated on the sides.
One machine in use from late Might to mid August 1950.
Values:      8d, 1/-, half of, 1/3, 1/9, 2/-, 2/6, 2/9, 3/1, 3/3, 3/6, 4/-

NOTE: A pre-production Specimen exists. It’s printed on pink paper tape as a substitute of white however in any other case look the identical    [One example known, dated 14 October 1949]

New Zealand stamp type PP2.jpg

PP2. Nationwide Money Register “126” (11 December 1959).

Frameless design printed on sq. self-adhesive labels.
The stamp consists of three strains of textual content: city line above “POSTAGE PAID” at high, date and worth figures at backside.

A. “POSTAGE PAID” alone
B. “POSTAGE PAID” with lengthy dashes on the sides    [$20, one machine only]
Eight machines have been ultimately positioned into use.
V/F:      *0. 0. 0(½)
New Zealand stamp type PP3B.jpg

PP3. Setright (MV), 16 August 1960.

Comparable in look to Sort PP1 the Setright stamp has NEW ZEALAND at high beneath the city title.
The vertical panel at left incorporates “PARCEL POST / PAID” moderately than simply PARCEL POST.

A. City line “WELLINGTON”      [extremely rare, in use two weeks only, value undeterined)]
B. City line “KILBIRNIE”    [$25]
V/F :      0/0       0/=

GROUP PV: Stamps generated solely by public entry, self-service, coin-operated machines[edit]

NOTE: See additionally Sorts A1, A2, A4, and A5.


New Zealand stamp type PV1.jpg

PV1. Comac (FV-1), 1964.    [$75]

Stamp from experimental public entry self-service meter.
Giant stamp with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inside border.
“NEW ZEALAND/ POST OFFICE” at high.
“C.P.O. CH.” (Central Publish Workplace Christchurch) in backside panel.
One machine solely.
One worth solely:      3d
New Zealand stamp type PV2.jpg

PV2. Comac (FV-1), 1972.    [$20 on cover, $200 for a set of twelve]

Self-service meter stamp.
Much like Sort PV1 however a lot smaller.
Backside panel incorporates “C.P.O.” plus two letter abbreviation for the city the place the machine was situated.
Twelve machines have been in use for a short while.
A. “AK” (Auckland)
B. “CH” (Christchurch)
C. “DN” (Dunedin)
D. “HN” (Hamilton)
E. “IN” (Invercargill)
F. “NA” (Napier)
G. “NN” (Nelson)
H. “NU” (New Plymouth)
I. “PM” (Palmerston North)
J. “TU” (Timaru)
Ok. “WG” (Wanganui)
L. “WN” (Wellington)
One worth solely:      5c

GROUP OO: Particular stamps used for official authorities mail[edit]

These stamps have been used till the 1930s (or probably later). More moderen Official meter stamps are indistinguishable from common enterprise meter stamps and will be recognized solely by the return handle.


New Zealand stamp type OO1.jpg
New Zealand stamp type OO1aa.jpg

OO1. AFM (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), 1907.

As Sort A8 however with division title at high, and with out meter quantity.
Usually printed in black.

A. “TAXES” at high, “A” beneath worth determine.      Worth: 1d    [$500]
B. “TOURIST” at high, “A” beneath worth determine.

Worth:      1d    [$600]
Worth:      ONE SHILLING    [$1000]
C. “ADVANCES” at high, “B” beneath worth determine.    [$750]
a. Printed in pink or inexperienced      [Add $400]
New Zealand stamp type OO2A.jpg

OO2. AFM (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), 1910.

As Sort B1A however with departmental title in diagonal panel.
“POSTAGE / PAID” at high left.

A. “MARINE” with “A” above worth determine.      Values: ½d, 1d    [$250]
B. “P.T. CHCH.”

Values:      ½d, 1d, 6d    [$250]
Worth:       ONE SHILLING    [$500]
C. “P.T. AUCK.”    [$500]
New Zealand stamp type OO3.jpg

OO3. AFM (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), 1910.

As Sort OO2 however with “OFFICIAL/ PAID/ N.Z.” at high left.
“•P. & S. DEPT.” in diagonal panel.

A. Printed in black    [$250]
B. Printed in pink    [$500]
Values:      ½d, 1d
Values:      6d, 1/-    [Add $150]
New Zealand stamp type OO4.jpg

OO4. 1915, AFM (Moss) mannequin “C” (FV-5), 1915.

As Sort B2 however with departmental title rather than city title.
Printed in black.

A. “MARINE. A”, meter quantity nil    [$150]
B. “P&S DEPT”, meter quantity nil    [$250]
C. “P.T. CHCH•”, meter quantity nil    [$250]
D. “P.T.W.” Meter quantity 33    [$150]
E. “TAXES” and “A”      [Reported but not verified]
Worth:      1½d
New Zealand stamp type OO5.jpg

OO5. AFM (Moss) fashions “D” and “E” (FV-5), 1918.

As Sort B3 however with division title at backside and city title abbreviation or “A” in middle circle.
Recognized printed in black, maroon, boring pink and pink.
Listed beneath are verified division names. Others probably exist.

Values:      ½d, 1d, 1½d    [$10]
Worth:       6d    [$20]
Values:      3d, 1/-    [$50]
NOTE: The second worth might exist.
ADVCES TO SETTLERS (WELTN) AGRICULTURE (WELTN)
BASE REC (WELTN) BOARD OF TRADE (WELTN, WN)
C. & S. (WN) COAL CONTROL DEPT (?)
COAL DEPOT OFF. (WELTN) COLLR OF CUSTOMS (AUK)
COMMN CROWN LANDS (AUK, CHCH, DUNEDIN) COMM OF PENSIONS (WELLTN)
CUSTOM-HOUSE (WN) CUSTOMS (WN, WELTN, nil)
DEFENCE DEPT (AUK, DUNEDN, DDN) DEFENCE HEADQTRS (PALMN/NORTH)      
DEF. DEP. MILTY SUP. BR (WELTN) DEPT INTERN AFFRS (WELTN)
DIS. HEALTH OFF. AK (AUK) DIS. HEALTH OFF. WN (WELTN)
DEPT OF MINES (WN, WELTN) DEPT PUB. TRUST (WHG)
DEPT PUB. TRUSTEE (AUK) DEPT P. WORKS (WELTN)
D. O. AGRIC (CH) EDUCATION BOARD (WN)
EDUCATION DEPT (WELTN) FORESTRY DEPT (WN)
GHQ DEFENCE (WN) GOV. IMG. DEPT (WELTN)
GOVT INSCE (A, WELTN) H. OFF. DEFENCE DEPT (WELTN)
HEALTH (WELTN) HEALTH CHCH (CHCH)
IMPSUPPLY (WELTN, nil) LABOUR DEPT, WELL (WELTN)
MARINE & INSPN/MACHINERY DEPT (WELTN) NAT PRO F.S. DEPT (AK)
NATIVE DEPT (WG) ORD. DEPT (TRN)
PENSIONS DEPT (AK, WN) PNTG & STATY DEPT (WELTN)
PRNTG & STATY DEPT (WELTN) PUB. HEALTH (WELTN)
P. TRUST DEPT, DDN (DDN, SLD) P. TRUST DEPT., WELTN (A)
PUB. TRUST. LOC. DEPT (CHCH) PUBLIC TRUSTEE (WELTN, WN)
PUBLIC WORKS (WN, WELTN) RAILWAYS (WN, 1)
STAMPS (WN) STATE ADVANCES (WELTN)
STATE COAL MINES (GRAYMH) TAXES DEPT WELL (A, WN)
TOURIST DEPT WELL (A) TREASY DEPT (CHCH, WELTN, nil)
UNDR SECY LANDS DEPT (WELTN)

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