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.
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
- V/F: 0oo (B11) 00oo (B12)
2. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).
- 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.
- M# Three meters known, F-8, F-9, F-27.
- TM: SC
- V/F: ◆0.00 (F-8) ◆00.00 (F-9, F-27)
- Smaller frank with border as with Type 2.
- Country name straight at top, “Fr | Ct” below value figures.
- M# U45 known.
- TM: DC
- V/F: 000oo