International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Burkina Faso

Burkina FasoEdit

Originally a French-controlled territory, the Republic of Upper Volta, became independent in 1960. At this time the official name became formally the Voltaic Republic. In 1984 the name was changed to Burkina Faso. For issues before 1960, see FRENCH WEST AFRICA. The stamps are divided into three groups based on the country designation in the frank:

A - inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DE HAUTE VOLTA”
B - inscribed “REPUBLIQUE VOLTAIQUE”
C - inscribed “BURKINA FASO”



GROUP A: Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE HAUTE-VOLTA” or “REPUBLIQUE DE HAUTE-VOLTA”Edit


Burkina Faso A1.jpg


A1. Satas ”P” (MV), 1960. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DE HAUTE-VOLTA”.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# “SP V1” only.
TM: SC
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Burkina Faso A2.jpg

A2. Satas “R” (MV), 1966. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DE HAUTE-VOLTA”.
M# with “SR” prefix. Date figures small.
TM: SC
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Burkina Faso A3.jpg

A3. Camp (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Post Office stamp.
Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DE/ HAUTE-VOLTA”.
M# at bottom with “PR” prefix at left and number at right.
M# 001 only seen. Printed in rose-pink.
TM: SC
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Burkina Faso stamp type A4 better.jpg

A4. Camp (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Post Office stamp.
As Type A3 but hour figure between TM and frank.
Without M#, blank at bottom.
TM: SC
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a. Printed in black instead of red






GROUP B: Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE VOLTAIQUE”Edit


Burkina Faso B1.jpg

B1. Satas “J” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
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Burkina Faso B2.jpg


B2. Satas “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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a. Printed in black instead of red









GROUP C: Frank inscribed “BURKINA FASO”Edit


Burkina Faso stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Satas “R” (MV), 1985. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

“BURKINA / FASO” in two lines at the top.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
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Burkina Faso stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Secap “NE” (MV), 1991. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

"BURKINA / FASO" in two lines at top.
Meter number with “NE” prefix.
Value figures widely spaced.
TM: SC
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Burkina Faso stamp type C3.jpg


C3. Secap “NE” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type C2 but “BURKINA FASO” in single line at top.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: SC
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Last modified on 13 June 2011, at 15:39