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Automat mark (Abk. AT), name for stamps, which are sold over self-service vending machines at post office customers.

There are automat marks since 1969. These were usually in so-called Briefmarkenheftchen arranged Postwertzeichen of usual postage stages. The Federal Post Office led the first, only postage value printed with the expenditure by the electronically steered stamp automat on 2 January 1981. There is - in accordance with the resolution of the UPU in Hamburg 1984 - free of postage marks the out electronically steered stamp automats to be printed out.

Usually the post office customer, direct after payment (by or notes, keeps smart cards etc.) a mark, which corresponds to the usual Freimarken in all functional parts (worth and national indication, printed out in the equipment on (safety) paper, post office sovereignty symbols among other things).

In the year 1911 in Switzerland the first stamp automats were set up. With ten black horses one could buy the stamp for the most usual letter postage there.

see also

  • Stamp automat
  • Letter station
  • Luggage station

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