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Pitney stamps are available in two different orientations - landscape and portrait. The catalog pages are arranged by orientation and printing variety variations.

Stamps sold by Pitney Bowes exist as three different products:

Stamp Expressions
Stamp Expression are the basic stamp offered by Pitney Bowes for personalization. They are identified by the words "" printed in grey adjacent to the design area.


YourStamps are a product sold by partner Fujifilm and printed by Pitney Bowes. The stamps are identified by the words "" printed in black adjacent to the design area.



ArtStamps are a product sold by partner ArtStamps LLC and printed by Pitney Bowes. The stamps are identified by the words "" printed in grey adjacent to the design area.


Pitney Bowes
Piney Bowes is a USPS authorized printer (Partner) for several different stamps vendors. Most of the stamps can only be identified by their design images.
 The catalog information for these vendors can be accessed from the vendor list

 or from links under applicable Pitney Bowes types.


In addition, Pitney Bowes printed stamps for its own use and national companies. They also sold stamps to the public through their Stamp Expression division licensed sports stamps.


Most of the stamps marked only with Pitney Bowes imprints cannot be easily associated with the vending partner / affiliate once the stamp has been removed from the backing paper. It is, however, possible to determine the vendor of some of these stamps by examining the physical characterizes and / or the images on the stamps. The data known to be exclusive to a particular vendor will provide as means to catalog the stamp.


Pitney Bowes partners that are principally identified by Image designs and / or physical characteristics are:


Premier Postage


Stationery Stamps sold by MountainCow


For these stamps the basic catalog number is modified by  the addition
of a superscript number preceding the the stamp vendor letters.

The number is found in the Image Table


For Premier Postage a modification looks like 14PR The superscript number denotes that the image content is David Mann Motorcycle Art Images.

Each major printing variety is determined by the addition, deletion or change of location of information printed outside the design area. No consideration is given to the design area content. The denomination background color is cataloged as a subset of the basic type by using the Color Table


The catalog number is constructed as follows:

The first two letters, PB, represent the manufacturer Pitney Bowes



The next number determines orientation and product:



  Number Size            Orientation Dimension
1 PicturItPostage Landscape 64 x 39 mm
2 PicturItPostage Portrait 39 x 64 mm
3 myartstamps Portrait 39 x 64 mm


The next capital letter represents the rate period:


A - 37 Cent Rate
B - 39 Cent Rate

 C - 41 Cent Rate
D - 42 Cent Rate

E - 44 Cent Rate


Refer to Rate Table for additional information


The next number is for the design change for that rate period
Changes in the stamp tagging will create a new design

The next small letter represents denomination variations from Rate Table

a - Post Card   

b - 1 oz Letter

The number following the - is from the Color Table 


Deconstructing the catalog number  EN3C1b-2


EN - ENdicia                                                  
  3  - myartstamps, Portrait Orientation

 C - 41 Cent Rate Period                          

1 -  First design for C rate period        

 b - Stamp denomination is 41 cents  

2 - Stamp has a grey background -2