STAMP PHILATELY
Great Britain London NW1 Postage Paid Meter Stamp
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GENERAL INFORMATION
State
England
Country
United Kingdom
Type
Meter Stamp / Franking
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
GREAT BRITAIN POSTAGE PAID 0388 PB525574 | LONDON NW1 30.07.12 | 0070349
Face Value
3.88 Pound Sterling
Issued Date
30/07/2012
Postmark
30/07/2012
Postmark Town
London Northwestern 1 (Head District)
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Extra Fine
Great Britain London NW1 Postage Paid Meter Stamp
Great Britain London NW1 Postage Paid Meter Stamp (Indicia) / Franking Machine Stamp

A meter stamp, or meter mark, is the impression made by a postage meter machine that indicates that postage has been paid on a letter or parcel. Meter stamps are widely used by businesses and organisations as they are more efficient than using postage stamps. Meter stamps are not adhesive postage stamps in the normal sense, although they may be printed on adhesive labels before being applied to mail. Meter stamps are normally in red, although a variety of colours are found. The international use of meter marks was approved by the Universal Postal Union in 1920, effective 1 January 1922.
  • The usual components of a meter stamp are:
  • The country of issue.
  • The date.
  • The postal value.
  • The license number.
  • The meter manufacturer. (optional)
  • A slogan relating to the user. (optional)

Information From the Impression

The blue self-adhesive sticker is called Airmail Etiquette and is a label used to indicate that a letter is to be sent by airmail and has no monetary value.

BY AIR MAIL
par avion
Royal Mail ®


The vertical number, 0070349 is the running number for mail processed.

The circle is town mark information, London Northwestern District 1 (Head District) and was processed on 30 July 2012.

The frank (meter) says it is from Great Britain and postage has been paid with the amount of £3.88 and PB525574 is meter's serial number.

 
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