In 1994, and during a few months, two franking balances of the Spanish company MOBBA, numbers 0000 and 2001, were tested in Madrid. These balances had the particularity to print with 5 digits in the face value, with which the first prototypes of printing MOBBA are obtained on the ATM model that was being used at that moment, " Men figures " .
From these initial tests, they settle until a total of 200 franking balances MOBBA in post offices of all the country, with registration numbers included between 2001 and 2200, and with characteristics of use and operation similar to balances EPELSA.
With the years, and especially from
the decision on the part of the Spain postal authorities - Organismo
Autónomo de Correos y Telecomunicaciones (O.A.C.T.) de
España in favour of EPELSA franking balances, and
the integration of these ones in the main computer system of mail processing
called IRIS, the MOBBA balances have happened to be relegated
background ; In most of the cases they are used as a complement of balances
EPELSA well situated in the postal windows, and only for the printing
of large orders of ATMs given to its easy and autonomous use and
rapidity in the ATMs printing.
The MOBBA franking balances
were in use until the end of December 2001 (some ones up to December
31th) ; with the change of monetary system -Pesetas to
Euros- and bearing in mind their large use, they decided not adjust
them to new currency and to substitute all them for the new franking balance
model EPELSA ET-RL/T.
MOBBA does not facilitate any type of information related to their franking balances
The manufacturers : Epelsa - Frama - Klüssendorf - Mobba
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