International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Ruanda-Urundi

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  • The earliest meter seen from this African colony of Belgium is dated 1951.
  • Only five postage meters (three types) are known to have been used in the territory.
  • All stamps are inscribed “RUANDA-URUNDI”.
  • In 1962 Ruanda-Urundi gained its independence and split into two countries, RWANDA and BURUNDI. See these countries for issues since 1962.
  • One meter, type 2, meter F9, was used with unaltered Ruanda-Urundi inscription into 1973.

Ruanda-Urundi stamp type 1A.jpg

1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1951.

Upright frank with crown at top above scroll containing territory name.
M# with “B” prefix below frank.
Two meters known, B11 and B12.
Used without town mark
A: M# B11 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B: M# B12 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg0oo (B11) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 8-point starburst.jpg00oo (B12)

Ruanda-Urundi stamp type 2.jpg

2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Country name curved at top, two lions in lower corners flanking boxed M# with “F –“ prefix.
Two meters known, F-8 and F-9.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆0.00 (F-9) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆00.00 (F-8)

Ruanda-Urundi stamp type 3.jpg

3. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Smaller frank with border as with Type 2.
Country name straight at top, “Fr | Ct” below value figures.
M# U45 known.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000oo