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). [File: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg|12px]][Appears to be quite rare. Value unknown.]

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 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. (Meter number 12 seen.)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000