WWII Postage Meter Stamps

Its the little things in life that are interesting. I bet you never even thought about postage meter stamps, well that means you are missing out on the Meter Stamp Society. This is one small dorky step above collecting coins (sorry Robbie), or even actual stamps. Some of my favorite WWII varieties below.






All photos / stamps from the MSS.

Comments on “WWII Postage Meter Stamps

    Matt on February 5, 2009 3:54 PM:

    Amazing how the country pulled together during WWII. We need some of this today!!!

    Mike on February 5, 2009 11:09 PM:

    I’m really surprised to see the “America: Love it or Leave it” message. I would have sworn that phrase was a bit of modern-day jingoism.

    Tintin on February 6, 2009 1:20 PM:

    I love this kinda stuff. Due to its ephemeral nature it’s hard to find. Working on Ellis Island in the 80s we found tons of it left by government workers in the 40s. Even found a diary kept by the boys who ran the power house on the island with a entry filled in bold letters, “We’re at War!!!

    nick on February 6, 2009 4:14 PM:


    Alpha on February 6, 2009 6:20 PM:

    I like the simple art of them.

    Heavy Tweed Jacket on February 6, 2009 11:39 PM:

    Very interesting post. Tintin is right, these kinds of ephemera are very hard to run across. I suppose many people threw away many of these things, or if they kept them, they aren’t publicly accessible unless they have been given to a library or archive.

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