Explore the History and Culture of Ruanda-Urundi with 100-Stamp Collection
It's fun to discover stamps from other countries, and this is a good opportunity to take a look at postage stamps issued by Ruanda-Urundi. Stamps may vary, but that's half the fun! What will you see in your collection? Order today to find out.
More About Ruanda-Urundi...
Ruanda-Urundi was a colonial territory that was once part of German East Africa before being ruled by Belgium from 1916 to 1962. After World War II, it became a Trust Territory of the United Nations before becoming two separate countries (Rwanda and Burundi) in 1962.
While under Belgian military occupation from 1916 to 1922, Ruanda-Urundi used overprinted stamps of Belgian Congo. They featured French and Dutch inscriptions reading "EST AFRICAIN ALLEMAND OCCUPATION BELGE / DUITSCH OOST AFRIKA BELGISCHE BEZETTING." The territory became a Belgian-controlled Class B Mandate under the League of Nations from 1922 to 1945, with Belgian Congo stamps overprinted "Ruanda-Urundi" beginning in 1924. In 1931, the first series of definitive stamps for the territory was issued.