The left hand column of the vertical code numbers to the left of the town die is completely missing

Document Sample
The left hand column of the vertical code numbers to the left of the town die is completely missing Powered By Docstoc
					Editor: Alastair Nixon, 7 Bramblegate, Edgcumbe Park, Crowthorne, Berks, RG45 6JA. Tel: +44 (0) 1344 775378
               Email:      Web site:


  Not much news this month, so I have decided to continue with the topic of ‘errors’. My
  meter of the month is an item from four years ago, but recently ‘re-discovered’. It is from a
  Neopost SM22 / SM26 machine which was incorrectly allocated a 6-figure serial number
  (instead of the normal 5-figure number).

  It is clear that it should have read 4NE11772 rather than 4NE411772. This example also
  includes the built-in message ‘First Class’ to the left of the slogan block – use of such
  messages appear to be uncommon on this type of machine.

  I am pleased to be able to update
  my report last month regarding the
  town die error on machine
  PB501724 (item 6, dated 17 June
  2003). The error was still there a
  week later on 24 June (item 29).

  However, by the 4 July the error
  had been corrected (item 56) and
  the town die now reads ‘EXETER’.
  The machine in question is being
  used in the new Met Office building
  in Exeter.

  A few other errors found recently are illustrated on page 33-3.


  My thanks to David Aspinwall and Peter Wood for their reports / correspondence this month.

  Meter News                              Page 33-1                                         July 2003
Latest Numbers
Below is a list of ‘Latest Numbers’ as at 27th July 2003 – as you can see, there is very little
movement this month. Please could I have updates for the next issue by 29th August.

             Sensonic 21-2600    FSC 223318             06.06.03
             Sensonic 2000       FSC 275922             13.06.03
             Mailspirit          FSC 700842             14.02.03
             Sensonic 2000?      FSC 901699             03.06.03

          EFS 2000/3000          EFS 558389             09.01.03
          Optimail               T 560702               01.04.03       Static for 3 months
          JetMail                FJ0560554              05.03.03       Static for 4 months
          MyMail                 FM0008083              08.05.03       Static for 2 months
          MyMail                 FM2110404              13.06.03

             4450                1NE 44502              25.04.03       Static for 2 months
             SM 22,26            4NE 20830              07.02.03       Static for 5 months
             5450, 5460          5NE 18779              10.02.03       Static for 5 months
             8500, 8550/8750     8NE 44109              08.04.03       Static for 2 months
             SM 75,85,95         9NE 50896              01.11.02       Static for 8 months
             IJ25                N1130109               03.06.03
             IJ65, 75            N1204218               03.07.03
             IJ35, 45            N1305701               21.07.03

Pitney Bowes
          Paragon                PBP82502               05.06.03
          Personal Post          PB256763               23.04.03       Static for 2 months
          DM 200?                PB310245               25.04.03       Static for 2 months
          DM 250?                PB321187               01.07.03       *
          DM 225, 300            PB378975               20.02.03       Static for 4 months
          Personal Post          PB412987               16.07.03       *
          DM 400 etc             PB502019               16.07.03
          Post Perfect           PB756212               03.06.03
          B921                   PB980421               02.04.03       Static for 3 months

             DP200               ST224535               23.04.03       Static for 2 months
             DP400               ST424463               27.05.03

*   These reports were kindly supplied by David Aspinwall.

Meter News                          Page 33-2                                      July 2003
Meter Error – Pitney Bowes

The item shown here (PB211454)
is from a Pitney Bowes Personal
Post machine. The left-hand
column of the vertical code
numbers to the left of the town die
is completely missing, leaving just
a single column!

Unfortunately, the example is partly obscured by the postmark, but it is dated 14 Aug 1999.
Other similar reports would be welcome.

Meter Errors – SECAP

The SECAP DP200 appears to be prone to losing part of the frank. I have seen a number of
examples from different machines where part of the print is lost. Here I illustrate two examples
from machine ST221465. The first has lost the lower left-hand side of the slogan, and the
second has completely lost the security coding block.

The example below from machine ST220794 has the top half of the frank missing:

Meter News                            Page 33-3                                 July 2003

Shared By: