Netherlands FMS Meter Stamps (NL)
The FMS METER STAMPS of The Netherlands
Meter Cancels or Franking Machine Stamps (sometimes abbreviated as FMS) occur in all kinds of forms and with a multitude of images. Companies use the stamps to advertise products or services, Institutions use them to attract attention to charities, and Organizations may use the space to announce events.
These stamps are a true paradise for the thematic collector. There is a stamp print of almost every motif.
A meter cancel usually consists of 3 blocks.
- The left part is called the "flag" (or illustration).
- The middle part is the "date stamp" (date of use and city name)
- The right part is the "value stamp" (franking value)
Meter types (codes shown below value portions. Source link https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/International_Postage_Meter_Stamp_Catalog/Netherlands)
|Code -Machine Make||Code -Machine Make||Code -Machine Make||Code -Machine Make|
|PB (Pitney Bowes)||K (Komusina)||H or HR (Hasler)||FR (Francotyp)||RN (Neopost)||F or FM (Frama)||C (Ascom)||SA (Safag)|
|KR (Krag)||US (Universal Simplex)||U (Universal)||P or PR (Postalia)||S or SR (Satas)||TF (Telefrank)||HY (Hytech)|
Clicking on the blue City names will open the original City page.
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