Postage stamps and postal history of Burundi

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Portrait of the Merchant Georg Gisze, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532, on a 1974 Burundi stamp.
A Burundian meter stamp

Burundi has issued postage stamps for national use since achieving independence on 1 July 1962. The country was formerly a part of the Belgian territory of Ruanda-Urundi and before 1962 used those postage stamps.

Independence[edit]

For the first issue after independence, Burundi overprinted stamps of Ruanda-Urundi with Royaume du Burundi. Subsequent stamps were inscribed "Royaume du Burundi".[1]

Republic of Burundi[edit]

In 1966, following political turmoil, Burundi became a republic and from then the stamps were marked République du Burundi.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: North East Africa. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2013, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9780852598764

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