International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Malawi

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Malawi[edit]

  • The first meter was installed in 1951 during the period of British administration. In 1953 the British merged the territory of Nyasaland with Northern and Southern Rhodesia into the FEDERATION OF RHODESIA & NYASALAND. In 1963 the Federation dissolved. Nyasaland became independent and a year later changed it’s name to MALAWI.
  • The stamps are divided into three groups:
A - NYASALAND from 1951 to 1953, before the Federation
B - NYASALAND after the Federation
C – MALAWI



GROUP A: Franks inscribed “NYASALAND” dating from 1951 to 1953, before joining the Federation[edit]


Malawi stamp type A1.jpg


A1. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border except at bottom.
Country name in panel at top.
Crown at bottom flanked by “U” at left and "1" at right. One meter only.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=/0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00/0(½)

NOTE: This stamp was used again after formation of the Federation in 1963. Examples used in the 1960s are rarer than those dated 1951-1953.




Malawi stamp type A2.jpg

A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

No outer frame around frank.
Country name floating at top above crown.
Lion in center beneath crown.
Value at bottom flanked by "N" at left and "1" at right. One meter only.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1d, 3d, 1/-








GROUP B: Provisional stamps inscribed “NYASALAND” dating from 1963, after breakup of the Federation[edit]


Malawi stamp type B1.jpg


B1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

This is RHODESIA & NYASALAND Type 2C with “RHODESIA / AND” removed from the top panel.
Meter number ”SU 508” known. Others may exist.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=/0



Malawi stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Neopost "FrankMaster 305" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

This is RHODESIA & NYASALAND Type 4 with “RHODESIA AND” removed.
Meter number ”RN 174” known. Others may exist.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/0=



Malawi stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Neopost (LV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

This is RHODESIA & NYASALAND Type 1B with “RHODESIA” removed.
Meter number ”N 370” known.
TM: DC
Value seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1D









GROUP C: Soon after independence in 1963 Nyasaland became the Republic of Malawi in 1964[edit]

All stamps have “MALAWI” or "REPUBLIC OF MALAWI" in the frank.




Malawi stamp type C1.jpg

C1. Neopost (LV-6). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Large rooster and rising sun in center.
Value figure at bottom flanked by “N” at left and meter number at right.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3, 4, 6D




Malawi stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25), 1964. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Value figure in center.
Rooster and rising sun logo at bottom flanked by “S” at left and meter number at right.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½D up




Malawi stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Very similar to Type C2 but meter number with “U” prefix.
Narrow frank, 23mm wide.
Very small “POSTAGE PAID” vertical at sides.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd currency): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0/0 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=/0




Malawi stamp type C4.jpg


C4. Universal “Automax” (MV).

As Type C3 but larger, 26 mm wide.
Meter number with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (decimal currency): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 or 00 (to 99½)




Malawi stamp type C5.jpg


C5. Neopost "105" (LV).

Similar to Type C4 but with straight-line outer border and country name in panel at top.
Rooster and sun logo at bottom flanked by "N" at left and meter number at right.
TM: BIC
Values seen: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3, 6D




Malawi stamp type C6.jpg


C6. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Similar to Type C5 but double outer frame line and without inner panel lines.
Meter number with “N” or “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/== MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00=
(decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0•00




Malawi stamp type C7A.jpg
Malawi stamp type C7B.jpg



C7. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Similar to Type C5 but smaller and with single -line border and larger “POSTAGE PAID”.
Date figures tall or short.
Meter number with “NE” prefix.
A. "MALAWI" in tall letters
B. "MALAWI" in shorter letters with carat over the "W"
TM: BIC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★‘0 –
(decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00– MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00
a. Frank inverted, value figures upright (NE 53)







Malawi stamp type C8.jpg


C8. Neopost "405/505" (MV).

As Type C7 but wider.
Meter number with "NE" prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Malawi stamp type C9.jpg


C9. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Very similar to Type C8 but the lettering in "MALAWI" is much thinner.
Meter number with "RV" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Malawi stamp type C10.jpg


C10. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

Similar to Type C8 but the frank is taller and not as wide.
Meter number with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00



Malawi stamp type C11.jpg


C11. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Large square frank with double straight-line outer border.
Country name in panel at top.
Rooster and sun logo at bottom flanked by "NE" at left and meter number at right.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Malawi stamp type C12.jpg


C12. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Double exterior frame lines as with Type C11 but the country name is in panels at both top and bottom.
Meter number with "HAS" prefix above bottom panel.
Without rooster and sun logo.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Malawi stamp type C13.jpg


C13. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Frank format as Type C10 but much larger.
The rising sun logo at bottom does not appear to contain a rooster.
The meter number appears to have an HS" prefix.
One example seen.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000.00




Malawi stamp type C14.jpg


C14. Secap "Alpha" or "Minipost" (MV).

Frank with single line, simulated perforation border.
"MALAWI" at both top and bottom.
Meter number, without prefix, above the country name at bottom.
Date figures without stops.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000,00




Malawi stamp type C15.jpg


C15. Secap "Alpha" or "Minipost" (MV).

Frank format as with C14 but inscribed "REPUBLIC OF MALAWI".
Without meter number
One seen, with date but without TM.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000








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