International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Burundi

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Burundi[edit]

In 1962 the Belgium-controlled territory of Ruanda-Urundi was granted independence and split into the two new nations of Rwanda and Burundi. The stamps of Burundi all include “BURUNDI” in the frank. For issues before 1962, see “RUANDA-URUNDI”.



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1. Hasler “F88” (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Upright frank with “REPUBLIQUE du BURUNDI” in arc at top.
Lions rampant flank a boxed meter number at bottom.
Meters H-13 and F-29 seen.
TM: SC
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2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type 1 but the meter number is not boxed.
Meters H-07, H016 and H020 seen
TM: SC, DC
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3. Universal “MultiValue” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]

Square frank with panels at top, bottom and sides. “BURUNDI” in top panel.
“FR” (left) and "C" (right) below value figures.
Meter number with “U” prefix in boxes in lower corners.
One example reported with indistinct meter number.
TM: DC
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Burundi stamp type 4.jpg

4. Satas (MV), 1981 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Scarce, value unknown]

Post Office stamp.
Small frank with single line simulated-perforation border open at the sides.
“REPUBLIQUE/ DU BURUNDI” at top, “POSTES” above meter number at bottom.
Three examples seen, meter numbers NE 0001, 0002 and 0003.
TM: SC with "GUICHETS" (PO counter) at bottom
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Burundi stamp type 5.jpg

5. Satas (MV), 2008 or earlier.

Post Office stamp.
Frank similar in size to Type 4 but with inner straight-line border.
"BURUNDI” alone at top
"REGIE NATIONALE / des POSTES" at bottom.
Without meter number.
TM: SC with "Guichets" (PO counter) at top
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