International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Malawi

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MalawiEdit

  • The first meter was installed in 1951 during the period of British administration. In 1953 the British merged the territory of Nyasaland with Northern and Southern Rhodesia into the FEDERATION OF RHODESIA & NYASALAND. In 1963 the Federation dissolved. Nyasaland became independent and a year later changed it’s name to MALAWI.
  • The stamps are divided into three groups:
A - NYASALAND from 1951 to 1953, before the Federation
B - NYASALAND after the Federation
C – MALAWI



GROUP A: Franks inscribed “NYASALAND” dating from 1951 to 1953, before joining the FederationEdit



A1. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV), 1951. [$75]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border except at bottom.
Country name in panel at top.
Crown at bottom flanked by “U” at left and "1" at right. One meter only.
TM: DC
V/F: =/0(½)0/0(½)00/0(½)

NOTE: This stamp was used again after formation of the Federation in 1963. Examples used in the 1960s are rarer than those dated 1951-1953.




A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1953. [$100]

No outer frame around frank.
Country name floating at top above crown.
Lion in center beneath crown.
Value at bottom flanked by "N" at left and "1" at right. One meter only.
TM: BIC
Values seen: 1d, 3d, 1/-








GROUP B: Provisional stamps inscribed “NYASALAND” dating from 1963, after breakup of the FederationEdit



B1. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). [$35]

This is RHODESIA & NYASALAND Type 2C with “RHODESIA / AND” removed from the top panel.
Meter number ”SU 508” known. Others may exist.
TM: DC
V/F: =/0




B2. Neopost "FrankMaster 305" (MV). [$35]

This is RHODESIA & NYASALAND Type 4 with “RHODESIA AND” removed.
Meter number ”RN 174” known. Others may exist.
TM: DC
V/F: =0/0=



B3. Neopost (LV). [$100]

This is RHODESIA & NYASALAND Type 1B with “RHODESIA” removed.
Meter number ”N 370” known.
TM: DC
Value seen: 1D









GROUP C: Soon after independence in 1963 Nyasaland became the Republic of Malawi in 1964Edit

All stamps have “MALAWI” or "REPUBLIC OF MALAWI" in the frank.




C1. Neopost (LV-6). [$20]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Large rooster and rising sun in center.
Value figure at bottom flanked by “N” at left and meter number at right.
TM: BIC
Values seen: 3, 4, 6D




C2. Universal “Simplex” (LV-25), 1964. [$10]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Value figure in center.
Rooster and rising sun logo at bottom flanked by “S” at left and meter number at right.
TM: DC
Values: ½D up




C3. Universal “Multi-Value” (MV). [$5]

Very similar to Type C2 but meter number with “U” prefix.
Narrow frank, 23mm wide.
Very small “POSTAGE PAID” vertical at sides.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd currency): 0/0 =/0





C4. Universal “Automax” (MV).

As Type C3 but larger, 26 mm wide.
Meter number with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (decimal currency): 0 or 00 (to 99½)




C5. Neopost "105" (LV).

Similar to Type C4 but with straight-line outer border and country name in panel at top.
Rooster and sun logo at bottom flanked by "N" at left and meter number at right.
TM: BIC
Values seen: 3, 6D




C6. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).

Similar to Type C5 but double outer frame line and without inner panel lines.
Meter number with “N” or “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): =0/== 0•00=
V/F (decimal) 0•00





C7. Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Similar to Type C5 but smaller and with single -line border and larger “POSTAGE PAID”.
Date figures tall or short.
Meter number with “NE” prefix.
A. "MALAWI" in tall letters
B. "MALAWI" in shorter letters with carat over the "W"
TM: BIC
V/F (£sd): ★‘0 –
V/F (decimal): 0 00– 0.00
a. Frank inverted, value figures upright (NE 53)




C8. Neopost "405/505" (MV).

As Type C7 but wider.
Meter number with "NE" prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0000




C9. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Very similar to Type C8 but the lettering in "MALAWI" is much thinner.
Meter number with "RV" prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000




C10. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

Similar to Type C8 but the frank is taller and not as wide.
Meter number with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000 0,00
a. TM unengraved



C11. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Large square frank with double straight-line outer border.
Country name in panel at top.
Rooster and sun logo at bottom flanked by "NE" at left and meter number at right.
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00





C12. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Double exterior frame lines as with Type C11 but the country name is in panels at both top and bottom.
Meter number with "HAS" prefix above bottom panel.
Without rooster and sun logo.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.00





C12.1. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Similar to Type C12 but frank is wider than tall.
"STAMP DUTY PAID" reads up in side panel at left, down in side panel at right.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.00





C13. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Frank format as Type C10 but much larger.
The rising sun logo at bottom does not appear to contain a rooster.
The meter number appears to have an HS" prefix.
One example seen.
TM: DC
V/F: 000.00



C14. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

Frank with single line, simulated perforation border.
"MALAWI" at both top and bottom.
Meter number, without prefix, above the country name at bottom.
"POSTAGE PAID" vertical at both sides.
Date figures without stops.
Frank 35mm wide.
TM: SC, DC
V/F: 0000 00,00 0000,00




C15. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

Frank as C14 but inscribed "REPUBLIC OF MALAWI".
Without meter number
One seen, with date but without TM.
V/F: 0000





C16. Neopost "Electronic" (MV).

As Type C14 but "POSTAGE PAID" is only at left.
The frank is much wider than C14, 39-40mm wide.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000,00







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