2004 Stamp Issues



Not all of the stamps and variants issued in 2004 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 (15 pcs for fixed, about 40 for standard size line perforation) has been printed. Stamps were used both on shipments and as yourstamps marketing samples, sent out to potential customers. This means that even stamp variants known only in one sample might be found on the market, e.g on ebay.

All stamps issued in 2004 were printed by yourstamps on a Minolta Magicolor 2350 laser printer.

Commemorative Issue "Federation of Musograd"

FM200401 Federation of Musograd
  • On 2004.01.01, Musograd introduced a new constitution with a federal state structure based on autonomous but not sovereign provinces, renaming the country "Federation of Musograd". The eagle depicted on the stamp symbolizes the state and the hope of the citizens to regain unity, a hope that was fulfilled years later by the foundation of the Federated Micronations. The stamp was printed in 3 variants with different information lines, "yourstamps.com", "yourstamps.de" and "yourstamps", which also has got a lighter colour than the .com / .de variants. A 4th variant based on the .de stamp was perforated experimentally with line perforation but was not sold to the public.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.01.13
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200401C "yourstamps.com" (CW 2.00)
  • Order No.: FM200401D "yourstamps.de" (CW 2.00)
  • Order No.: FM200401 "yourstamps" (CW 1.00)
  • Order No.: FM200401X with line perforation (RARE)


Commemorative Issue "Dershowo Musograd Farewell Issue"

FM200402 Dershowo Musograd Farewell Issue
  • On the day of the activation of the Federation, a Farewell issue was issued with the old state name "Dershowo Musograd". This issue was based on the 2003 Independence Day issue in a square format. The stamp was the first Musogradian one produced via line perforation technology, using an antique perforation machine weighing about 100kg. The machine was later replaced with a more modern Pernuma line perforation machine and sold to a café in Hamburg to serve as decorative element. Only low numbers of this stamp are available for public sale.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.01.13
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Line perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200402 (CW 5.00)


Definitive Issue "Musogradian Landscapes"

FM200403 Musogradian Landscapes
  • Mixed set with line perforation (M$ 0.25 and 0.50) and fixed perforation (M$ 1.00 and 1.50)
FM200403 Musogradian Landscapes
  • Small format values with fixed high precision double perforation
The first definitive series with the abbreviation "FM" for Federation of Musograd depicts landscapes of the Federation. The M$ 0.25 stamp shows Mt. Attention in the Goralni Mountains, the M$ 0.50 stamp the spectacular cliffs on the coastline east of Murwillumbah, the M$ 1.00 a view of Musograd City from the hill country north of the city, and the M$ 1.50 a view of the unspoiled coastal landscape in the Balanda Province.

The M$ 0.25 and 0.50 exist in both line perforation and fixed perforation versions, the latter produced via unique high precision double perforation using the same 4x2 perforation pattern as used for the M$ 1.00 and 1.50 stamps.

The stamps exist in two design variants, one with the manufacturer URL "yourstamps.com" and one with "yourstamps.de" as inscription within the stamp image.

The info line below the image is "yourstamps.com" for the .com variant of the M$ 0.25 and 0.50 values in fixed perforation. For the M$ 0,25 in line perforation, the ".com" image variant exists without any info line and with "yourstamps.com" info line, which is rare and not for sale. For the M$ 0.50 value in line perforation, the info line is "yourstamps" for both the .com and the .de variant.

For the M$ 1.00 and M$ 1.50 values, for the ".com" image text variant, both "yourstamps.de" and "yourstamps.com" exist as info line, the latter being extremely rare in both cases. The info line is "yourstamps" for the .de variant.

We will try to explain this situation better with a table at a later time.

  • Date of Issue: 2004.02.20
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Line perforation / fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 0.25 / 0.50 / 1.00 / 1.50
  • Order No.: FM200403C - 4 values with fixed perforation and image text "yourstamps.com" (info line for 0.25 and 0.50 "yourstamps.com" and for 1.00 and 1.50 "yourstamps.de") (CW 6.00)
  • Order No.: FM200403D - 4 values with line (0.25/0.50) and fixed (1.00 / 1.50) perforation and "yourstamps.de" (CW 6.00)
  • Order No.: FM200403LC-025 - M$ 0.25 with line perforation, image text "yourstamps.com" and no info line (CW 1.00)
  • Order No.: FM200403LC-050 - M$ 0.50 with line perforation, image text "yourstamps.com" and info line "yourstamps" (CW 1.00)
  • Order No.: FM200403LCB-025 - M$ 0.25 with line perforation, image text and info line "yourstamps.com" (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM200403FCC - M$ 1.00 and M$ 1.50 values with image text and info line "yourstamps.com" (RARE)


Commemorative Issue "Musogradian Air Force - PA301"

FM200404 Musogradian Air Force
  • This issue was dedicated to the Musogradian Air Force, showing a historic propeller fighter plane, PA301. The stamp was issued both with white and coloured background, printed in a chessboard se-tenant pattern. Again, two variants exist in regard to the printing company, one with "yourstamps.com" and one with "yourstamps".
  • Date of Issue: 2004.03.17
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.50 / 1.50
  • Order No.: FM200404C - se tenant pair with "yourstamps.com" (CW 2.00)
  • Order No.: FM200404 - se tenant pair with "yourstamps" in image and info line (CW 2.00)
  • Order No.: FM200404D - se tenant pair with "yourstamps" in image and "yourstamps.de" in info line (CW 2.00)


Commemorative Issue "Nature"

FM200405 Nature - Tree
  • The protection of nature is a high priority for the Musogradian state. This stamp shows a tree with two birds, symbolizing untouched nature. The stamp was designed by a renowned Balangradian artist who wanted to prove with the drawing that she cannot draw at all. Also for this stamp, two versions exist, one with "yourstamps.com" and one with "yourstamps" as printing company in the stamp image.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.03.17
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200405C - stamp with "yourstamps.com" (CW 2.00)
  • Order No.: FM200405 - stamp with "yourstamps" in image and info line (CW 2.00)


Commemorative Miniature Sheet "Blue Mountains"

FM200406 Australia - Blue Mountains
  • This issue is the fifth miniature sheet issued by Posta tal Musograd. It shows views of the Blue Mountains near Katoomba, NSW, Australia, a region visited during the 2002 Australija expedition. The M$ 1.00 stamp shows the famous "Three Sisters", the M$ 0.50 Mount Solitary and the M$ 1.50 Narrow Neck, a long narrow ridge. The motto "In the valley I walk.." is a quote from a song of an Australian band, Midnight Oil.The miniature sheet exists in two different versions, "yourstamps.com" and "yourstamps.de". One exemplar exists with the stamp order changed to 0.50 / 1.00 / 1.50, a production test which was never issued or sold.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.03.15
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00 / 0.50 / 1.50
  • Order No.: FM200406C - miniature sheet in "yourstamps.com" variant (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200406D - miniature sheet in "yourstamps.de" variant (CW 6.00)
  • Order No.: FM200406X - unissued miniature sheet in "yourstamps.com" variant in changed stamp order (RARE)


Commemorative Issue "Sydney Opera House"

FM200407 Sydney Opera House
  • Another issue with an Australian theme, this issue displays the famous Sydney Opera House. The stamp was issued in two formats, a smaller version with line perforation and a larger version with fixed perforation. For the smaller line perforation version, a "yourstamps.com" and a "yourstamps" variant exist. The fixed perforation version was only printed as "yourstamps.com" type.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.06.4
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Line / Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 0.75
  • Order No.: FM200407F - stamp with fixed perforation (CW 1.00)
  • Order No.: FM200407L - stamp with line perforation, "yourstamps" (CW 1.00)
  • Order No.: FM200407LC - stamp with line perforation, "yourstamps.com" (CW 1.00)


Commemorative Issue "Volcanos"

FM200408 Volcanos
  • This issue of 6 large stamps shows volcanos from all over the world. The first two stamps with values of M$ 0.50 show the famous Teide on Tenerifa, together with a smaller side peak, Pico Viejo (Old Peak). The next pair, M$ 1.00, show Australian volcanos, one rather recent, but small, Tower Hill in Victoria, and one old eroded one, Mount Warning in northern NSW. The third pair displays volcanos in the Kingdom of Hawai'i, Haleakala on Maui and Kilauea on "Big Island" Hawaii. The issue was printed in sheets containing two pairs of se tenant sets. Surprisingly, only a "yourstamps.com" variant exists.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.07.7
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Line perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 0.50 / 0.50 / 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.50 / 1.50
  • Order No.: FM200408 - set of 6 se-tenant stamps (CW 6.00)


Commemorative Issue "Thylacine Research Project Poland 2004"

FM200409 Thylacine Research
  • In summer 2004, a group of Musogradian researchers met in eastern Poland to do research on the Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger. Unluckily, no traces of the animal were found in the region. The stamp celebrates this expedition, using the image of a stuffed Thylacine copied into a valley view. For this stamp, both a "yourstamps.com" and a "yourstamps.de" variant exist.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.08.26
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200409C - "yourstamps.com" variant (CW 1.00)
  • Order No.: FM200409D - "yourstamps.de" variant (CW 1.00)




Definitive Issue "Uluru"

FM200410 Uluru
  • This issue shows Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, a monolith in the center of Australia, which was visited during the 2002 Australija expedition. The stamp was planned to be the first issue of a new "Australija" definitves series which was later cancelled. The stamp contains the image text "yourstamps.de". The information line is "yourstamps.com" or "yourstamps.de" (only one exemplary known).
  • Date of Issue: 2004.08.19
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200410C - single stamp with info line "yourstamps.com" (CW 2.00)
  • Order No.: FM200410D - single stamp with info line "yourstamps.de" (RARE)


Commemorative Issue "Birds"

FM2004011 Birds
  • These two stamps show sketches of small birds, drawn by the French artist Vasselin. The drawings are part of the Federal Art Collection. The stamps were printed as se tenant pairs. Both image and info line inscription "yourstamps.com".
  • Date of Issue: 2004.08.19
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 0.75 / 1.50
  • Order No.: FM200411 - se-tenant pair (CW 3.00)


Commemorative Issue "Wilpena Pound"

FM2004012 Wilpena Pound
  • The 3 se-tenant stamps show a panoramic view of Wilpena Pound, a giant natural amphitheatre located in the Flinders Ranges National Park, West Australia. The issue was designed to demonstrate the "joined stamps" printing technique developed by yourstamps in 2004. Covering the local postage fee, the stamps can be seen as a semi-definitive issue. Both a "yourstamps.com" and a "yourstamps.de" variant exist (image text and info line identical).
  • Date of Issue: 2004.08.24
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 0.75 / 0.75 / 0.75
  • Order No.: FM200412C - se-tenant strip of 3 stamps with "yourstamps.com" (CW 4.00)
  • Order No.: FM200412D - se-tenant strip of 3 stamps with "yourstamps.de" (CW 3.00)


Commemorative Issue ""

FM200413 Wilpena Pound 2
  • Due to a misunderstanding by the printer's assistant, the Wilpena Pound issue was also printed in Free Format, using the image to be used for the 3 se-tenant stamps. The stamp was sold at one post office. Technically, it would have been possible to use the stamp by cutting it into 3 M$ 0.75 stamps, but it was only used as a M$ 2.25 stamp in practice, with most of the stamps being bought up by collectors. Only a "yourstamps.com" variant exists.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.09.01
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Free perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 2.25
  • Order No.: FM200413 - single (triple) stamp (CW 2.00)


Commemorative Issue "Federation Flags"

FM200414 Federation Flags Booklet sheet
  • In its history, Musograd has seen a high number of revolutions, coups and radical changes. A measure of this is the Musogradian flag, which has changed regularly, latest in 2014. In this issue, 5 flags, covering the years between 1990 and 2004 are shown, celebrating Independence Day October 3rd. The booklet sheet format was created using fixed format perforation cut in half. The sheet was not inserted into a booklet, though. The lower appendages depict the coats of arms used in the respective period.
FM200414 Federation Flags Pair In addition, single motive sheets were printed, displaying the then current Federation Flag, which is very similar to the present Flag of the Federated Micronations. This stamp exists in two versions, cut on the top and on the bottom.

Only very low number of the sheetlet and the single stamps are available for sale.

  • Date of Issue: 2004.10.09
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00 x 5
  • Order No.: FM200414S - Sheetlet of 5 stamps and 5 appendages (CW 10.00)
  • Order No.: FM200414A - single stamp cut on top (CW 5.00)
  • Order No.: FM200414B - single stamp cut on bottom (CW 5.00)


Commemorative Issue "Zeppelin NT"

FM200415 Zeppelin NT
  • Airships and Zeppelins always have been a fascinating area for Musogradians - early air force developments were based on a simple rigid airship design not unlike the Zeppelin NT, the relaunch of the historic Zeppelins. Here, a Zeppelin NT is shown which was photographed while flying over the city center of Mohuc in 2004, displaying an advertisment for a regional radio station. Only a "yourstamps.com" variant exists. A stamp with the same motive, but different text design and font was printed, but not issued, with all but one exemplary of this test destroyed.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.10.26
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 2.00
  • Order No.: FM200415 (CW 2.00)
  • Order No.: FM200415X (RARE)


Commemorative Issue "Happy New Year"

FM200416 Happy New Year
  • The last issue of 2004 was a "Happy New Year" stamp produced mostly for use by the printing company yourstamps, regular supplier of Posta tal Musograd. Only a "yourstamps.de" variant exists.
  • Date of Issue: 2004.12.26
  • Valid until 2008.08.01
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: M$ 1.00
  • Order No.: FM200416 (CW 2.00)


Year Sets:

  • Order No.: FM2004FY-C (CW 50.00) Standard Year set based on the "yourstamps.com" variants
  • This set contains the following order numbers: FM200401A, FM200402, FM200403FC, FM200403LC-025, FM200403LC-050, FM200404C, FM200405C, FM200406C, FM200407F, FM200407LC, FM200408, FM200409C, FM200410C, FM200411, FM200412C, FM200413, FM200414S, FM200415, FM200416. The sum of those is CW 58.00, saving CW 8.00
  • Order No.: FM2004FY-V (CW 20.00) Variants Year set, covering "yourstamps.de" and "yourstamps" variants.
  • This set contains the following order numbers: FM200403D, FM200404, FM200404D, FM200404, FM200404D, FM200405, FM200406D, FM200407L, FM200409D, FM200412D, FM200414B. The sum of those is CW 25.00, saving CW 5.00.