International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Rwanda

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Rwanda[edit | edit source]

  • 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”.

1. Hasler “F88” (MV).      [Rare]

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:      ✳00      ✳00(½)      ✳00oo

NOTE: The illustration does not show the meter number.

2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

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:      0000      0.000

3. Secap (MV).      [Rare]

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:      0·00

4. Frama "M/E3/4" (MV).      [Rare]

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:      000

5. Francotyp "CC" (MV).      [Rare]

Nearly square frank with simulated perforation outer frame line and straight inner frame line.
Inscribed "REPUBLIQUE / RWANDAISE" at top and POSTES" at bottom.
Meter number with "F" prefix in small squares in the lower corners. Meter number F8 seen.
V/F:      00.00