International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Rwanda

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  • In 1962 half of the Belgian territory of Ruanda-Urundi became the nation of Rwanda, the other half becoming the Republic of Burundi.
  • Despite the country’s founding in 1962, the earliest meter seen inscribed “RWANDAISE” is from 1972.
  • For earlier issues, see “RUANDA-URUNDI”.

Rwanda stamp type 1.jpg

1. Hasler “F88” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$75]

Upright frank with single-line border and inner box for the value figures.
Meter number without prefix centered below the frank.
Two meter numbers known: 3 (printed in black) and 6 (printed in red).
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ✳00oo

NOTE: The illustration does not show the meter number.

Rwanda stamp type 2.jpg

2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type 1 but the frank is horizontal and is without an inner box around the value figures.
M# with “H” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0.000

Rwanda stamp type 3.jpg

3. Secap (MV).

Relatively small upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Inscribed in English "REPUBLIC OF RWANDA" at top and "NATIONAL POST OFFICE" at bottom.
This is probably a Post Office stamp.
TM: SC with town name KACYIRU
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0·00

Rwanda stamp type 4.jpg

4. Frama "M/E3/4" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be quite rare. Value unknown.]

Very similar to Type 1 but the frank is smaller and with thick value figures.
Meter number outside frank at bottom center. (M# 12 seen.)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000