Postage stamps and postal history of Malawi

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A 1966 £2 stamp of Malawi.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Malawi.

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Its size is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of more than 13,900,000. Its capital is Lilongwe.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps of Malawi were issued on 6 July 1964.[1] Stamps had previously been issued under the names of the British Central Africa Protectorate from 1891 and later Nyasaland and the Nyasaland Protectorate from 1908.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.292. ISBN 0-356-10862-7
  2. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970. 112th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2010, pp. 472-474. ISBN 0852597312