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1916 Stamps of Belgian Congo, overprinted 'RUANDA' or 'URUNDI' in black or violet

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  5 c green and black
  10 c red and black
  15 c green and black
  25 c blue and black 
  40 c red and black
  50 c brown and black
  1 F olive and black
  5 F orange and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c****** 
10 c****** 
15 c****** 
25 c****** 
40 c****** 
50 c****** 
1 F****** 
5 FRRRR 

Forgery? overprint 'URUNDI' on 15 c brown and black:

Other overprints, such as 'Kigoma' or 'Karema' are bogus overprints, unofficially made by local postmasters.

 

1916 Stamps of Belgian Congo, overprinted 'EST AFRICAIN ALLEMAND OCCUPATION BELGE' and 'DUITSCH OOST AFRIKA BELGISCHE BEZETTING' in blue


(Reduced sizes)

  5 c green and black
  10 c red and black
  15 c green and black 
  25 c blue and black
  40 c red and black
  50 c brown and black
  1 F olive and black
  5 F orange and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 ccc 
10 ccc 
15 ccc 
25 ccc 
40 c** 
50 c** 
1 Fcc 
5 F**** 
Surcharged (1922)


(Reduced size)

  5 c on 50 c brown and black
  10 c (red) on 5 c green and black
  25 c (red) on 40 c red and black
  30 c on 10 c red and black
  50 c (red) on 25 c blue and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 50 ccc 
10 c on 5 ccc 
25 c on 40 ccc 
30 c on 10 ccc 
50 c on 25 ccc 

 

1918 Stamps of Belgian Congo (red cross issue), overprinted 'A.O.'


(Reduced size)

  5 c + 10 c green and black 
  10 c + 15 c red and black 
  15 c + 20 c  green and black 
  25 c + 25 c blue and black 
  40 c + 40 c red and black 
  50 c + 50 c brown and black 
  1 Fr + 1 Fr olive and black 
  5 Fr + 5 Fr orange and black 
  10 Fr + 10 Fr green and black 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c + 10 ccc 
10 c + 15 c cc 
15 c + 20 ccc 
25 c + 25 cc* 
40 c + 40 c** 
50 c + 50 c** 
1 F + 1 F** 
5 F + 5 F****** 
10 F + 10 F****** 

 

In 1924 more stamps with overprint of Belgian Congo with overprint 'RUANDA URUNDI' were issued. Ruanda-Urundi got it own stamps with inscription 'RUANDA-URUNDI' in 1931.


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