2002 Stamp Issues



Not all of the stamp variants issued in 2002 are still available for purchase. As the order number is often used for catalogisation purposes, all variants are listed with their respective order number, but only items where a CW price is displayed can still be ordered while supply lasts. Unissued stamps are marked with an "X" in the order number, stamps not for sale are marked with (RARE).

Printing runs are not known, but even for rare variants, at least one full sheet for each issue has been printed.



Definitive Issue "Australia 2002 I 1M$"

FM200201 Australija 2002 I 1M$

This issue was the first coloured stamp issue of Musograd. The M$ 1.00 value shows Uluru, the holy rock in the center of Australia, visited by the 2002 Australija expedition on 2002.03.06/07, where the photo used was taken.

The stamp was issued in sheets of 24 stamps (4x6) and was printed on an IBM Infoprint Color Laser Printer which was temporarily available to Posta tal Musograd. It can be distinguished from the second Australia 2001 stamp both by the paper used (Zanders Classic, yellowish, ungummed) and by its smaller size, 38 x 17mm.

In the archive of PtM, one full sheet each of unissued perforated variants with fine and rough wheel perforations and also one unperforated variant printed on white paper exist. Those are not available for sale.

  • Date of Issue: 2002.05.25 (marked on the bottom left of the sheet as 25.5.2002)
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer.
  • Unperforated
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200201 - Single stamp (CW 10.00)
  • Order No.: FM200201Xfp - Single stamp with fine wheel perforation (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200201Xrp - Single stamp with rough wheel perforation (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200201Xw - Single stamp printed on white paper (RARE)


Definitive Issue "Australia 2002 I 2M$"

FM200202 Australija 2002 I 2M$

The second value of the Australia I series has a value of M$ 2.00 value and shows Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, a mountain climbed by Musogradian expeditions in 1993 and 2002. The photo used for the stamp was taken during the 2002 Australija expedition on 2002.02.06.

FM200202 Australija 2002 I 2M$ Fine Perforation

The stamp was issued in sheets of 24 stamps (4x6) and was printed on an IBM Infoprint Color Laser Printer which was temporarily available to Posta tal Musograd, using Zanders Classic paper. In addition to the unperforated version, a fine wheel cutting perforation variant of this type exists, which was performed by the local post office in Mohuc.

  • Date of Issue: 2002.05.25 (marked on the bottom left of the sheet as 25.5.2002)
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer.
  • Printed on ungummed Zanders Classic paper with sheet watermark
  • Stamp size 35 x 16mm
  • Unperforated and manually perforated variants (fine, rough) exist
  • Value: M$ 2.00
  • Order No.: FM200202 - Single unperforated stamp (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200202fp - Single stamp with fine wheel perforation (CW 5.00)
An unperforated inkjet colour version, also printed on ungummed Zanders Classic paper, was produced using an Epson inkjet printer owned by Posta tal Musograd at the time.

FM200202 Australija 2002 I 2M$  inkjet colour

  • Order No.: FM200202ij - Single stamp printed with Epson Inkjet technology (CW 5.00)
An unissued variant of the stamp exists, a black-and-white version, produced on an IBM Infoprint Laser Printer system. This variant was printed on plain white paper.

FM200202 Australija 2002 I 2M$ X black and white

  • Order No.: FM200202Xbw - Unissued black and white stamp (CW 5.00)


Definitive Issue "Australia 2002 I 4 M$"

FM200203 Australija 2002 I 4M$

The third value of the Australia I series, M$ 4.00, shows a view in the town of Murwillumbah in NSW (not to be mixed up with the Capital of the Scientific Republic of Murwillumbah in the Federated Micronations). The ancient volcano core Mt. Warning can be seen in front of a glorious sunset sky. Like Cradle Mountain, Mount Warning was visited by Musogradian expeditions in 1993 and 2002. The photo used for the stamp was taken during the 1998 Australijan Settlement expedition. No perforated variants were produced by Posta tal Musograd. A variant printed with an Epson inkjet printer was issued officially.

FM200203 Australija 2002 I 4M$ inkjet colour

  • Date of Issue: 2002.09.22 (marked on the bottom left of the sheet as 22.9.2002)
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer.
  • Printed on ungummed white standard paper
  • Stamp size 36 x 17mm
  • Unperforated, issued in sheets of 24 stamps.
  • Value: M$ 4.00
  • Order No.: FM200203 - Single unperforated stamp (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200203ij - Single unperforated inkjet printed stamp (CW 5.00)


Definitive Issue "Australija 2002 II"

In October 2002, the Australija 2002 series was reprinted in a slightly larger format (38 x 18 mm), using gummed paper. This series was printed on IBM Infoprint Color laser printer only. Both types of manual wheel perforated variants exist of each stamp.

FM200204 Australija 2002 II 1M$ unperforated

FM200204 Australija 2002 II 1M$ fine wheel perforation

FM200204 Australija 2002 II 1M$ rough wheel perforation

  • Date of Issue: 2002.10.01 (marked on the bottom left of the sheet as 1.10.2002)
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer.
  • Printed on white gummed paper
  • Stamp size 40 x 19mm
  • Issued in sheets of 16 stamps.
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200204 - Single unperforated stamp (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200204fp - Single stamp with fine wheel perforation (CW 8.00)
  • Order No.: FM200204rp - Single stamp with rough wheel perforation (CW 8.00)
FM200205 Australija 2002 II 2M$ unperforated

FM200205 Australija 2002 II 2M$ fine wheel perforation

FM200205 Australija 2002 II 2M$ rough wheel perforation

  • Date of Issue: 2002.10.01 (marked on the bottom left of the sheet as 1.10.2002)
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer.
  • Printed on white gummed paper
  • Stamp size 40 x 19mm
  • Issued in sheets of 16 stamps.
  • Value: M$ 2.00
  • Order No.: FM200205 - Single unperforated stamp (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200205fp - Single stamp with fine wheel perforation (CW 8.00)
  • Order No.: FM200205rp - Single stamp with rough wheel perforation (CW 8.00)
FM200206 Australija 2002 II 4M$ unperforated

FM200206 Australija 2002 II 4M$ fine wheel perforation

FM200206 Australija 2002 II 4M$ rough wheel perforation

  • Date of Issue: 2002.10.01 (marked on the bottom left of the sheet as 1.10.2002)
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer.
  • Printed on white gummed paper
  • Stamp size 40 x 19mm
  • Issued in sheets of 16 stamps.
  • Value: M$ 4.00
  • Order No.: FM200206 - Single unperforated stamp (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200206fp - Single stamp with fine wheel perforation (CW 8.00)
  • Order No.: FM200206rp - Single stamp with rough wheel perforation (CW 8.00)
In the PtM Archives, one full unperforated 16 stamp sheet of each of these stamps exists which is printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer on Zanders Classic paper, and another full unperforated sheet of each of these stamps printed with Epson Inkjet on gummed paper. These unissued versions are not available for sale.
  • Order No.: FM200204Xz - 1M$ stamp printed on Zanders Classic paper (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200205Xz - 2M$ stamp printed on Zanders Classic paper (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200206Xz - 4M$ stamp printed on Zanders Classic paper (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200204Xij - 1M$ stamp printed with Inkjet on gummed paper (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200205Xij - 2M$ stamp printed with Inkjet on gummed paper (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200206Xij - 4M$ stamp printed with Inkjet on gummed paper (RARE)


Commemorative Issue "Independence Day 2002 - 1 M$"

FM200207 Independence Day 2002

The Independence Day 2002 issue displays the most dynamic stamp design of that era. A soaring eagle represents the dynamic development of the Musogradian state in these years. The date of independence, 1990.10.03, is displayed in old format, 3.X.1990. The motive was also used for two other issues, FM200305, commemorating William Golding, and FM200402, the "Dershowo Farewell" issue.

FM200207 Independence Day 2002 Laser rough wheel perforation

The stamp was issued in a IBM Infoprint Colour Laser Printer type and an Epson inkjet colour variant. The laser printed stamps exists as unperforated variant and as a variant with manual rough wheel perforation, performed by the Post Office in Mohuc. The inkjet variant is only known with rough wheel perforation.

FM200207 Independence Day 2002 - Inkjet rough wheel perforation

Although Musogradian cancellations of that era were done with undated hand stamps, the Musogradian Museum of Postal History collection contains a rare exemplary of an Independence Day 2002 stamp cancelled by the German Mail Service, with a date of "21.10.02" at "Briefzentrum 55", documenting the postal usage of these stamps also in international communication.

  • Date of Issue: 2002.10.03
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Printed with IBM Infoprint Color laser printer, variant with Epson inkjet colour printer.
  • Printed on white gummed paper
  • Stamp size 40 x 40mm
  • Issued in sheets of 16 stamps.
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200207 - Single unperforated stamp (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200207fp - Single stamp with fine wheel perforation (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200207rp - Single stamp with rough wheel perforation (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200207ijrp - Single inkjet stamp with rough wheel perforation (CW 5.00)
A variant exists which is printed with a different laser printer, on heavier paper, existing only as cancelled stamp with the Unicorn cancellation of PtM. It is assumed that it was created at a later time for philatelic sales. As there is no documented postal usage, it is categorized as "unissued".

  • Order No.: FM200207XpC - Unissued single unperforated stamp, cancelled, printed on unknown laser printer (CW 5.00)


Year Sets of the 2002 issues will be defined at a later point. The above listing might contain errors which will be corrected over time.