International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Burkina Faso

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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



A1. Satas ”P” (MV), 1960.  [$25]

Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DE HAUTE-VOLTA”.
Date figures tall. Hour figure between TM and frank.
M# “SP V1” only.
TM: SC
V/F:   000




A2. Satas “R” (MV), 1966.  [$10]

Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DE HAUTE-VOLTA”.
M# with “SR” prefix. Date figures small.
TM: SC
V/F:   000




A3. Camp (MV).  [$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
V/F:   000



A4. Camp (MV).  [$20]

Post Office stamp.
As Type A3 but hour figure between TM and frank.
Without M#, blank at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F:   000
a. Printed in black instead of red






GROUP B: Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE VOLTAIQUE”Edit


B1. Satas “J” (MV).  [$20]

M# with “SJ” prefix.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F:   00   000





B2. Satas “R” (MV).  [$5]

M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:   000
a. Printed in black instead of red









GROUP C: Frank inscribed “BURKINA FASO”Edit



C1. Satas “R” (MV), 1985.  [$10]

“BURKINA / FASO” in two lines at the top.
M# with “SR” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:   00   000




C2. Secap “NE” (MV), 1991.  [$15]

"BURKINA / FASO" in two lines at top.
Meter number with “NE” prefix.
Value figures widely spaced.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000




C3. Secap “NE” (MV).  [$5]

As Type C2 but “BURKINA FASO” in single line at top.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000