2018 Stamp Issues
Air Mail Issue "Caribbean Views"
Triggered by a planned Caribbean Expedition of the Musogradian Navy, but also by the general need for Air Mail stamps, Posta tal Musograd issued two stamps with views of Caribbean islands, a sunset view and a coastal one. The stamps were printed in a double sheet, with the upper half consisting of CW 1.50 stamps and the lower of CW 2.50 ones, creating se-tenant pairs in the center of the sheet.
State Definitive Issue "Balanda Republic"
The Balanda Republic, being the least developed and poorest member of the Federated Micronations, is served by Posta tal Musograd. Special definitives for the Republic have been issued only once, though, in 2010. Now, a new series has been issued, with a neutral design based on the value in a circular field and fine distorted lines in the background to protect against forgeries. In addition to "Balanda Republic / FM", the text for the smaller values contains the monetary unit "Bit" (CW 1 = 100 bit) and "Frijmarke" - "Stamp" in Balanda. The higher values contain only the text "Common Wallaroo".
The stamps were perforated with a variant of the Fixed perforation - by perforating the sheets twice, with the paper shifted with high precision, small format stamps are produced. This technique was only used once, in 2004, but will be now offered commercially by yourstamps. The sheets were printed in mixed value combinations, creating se-tenant pairs.
State Definitive Issue "Antilles Musiennes"
As a result of the January 2018 Caribbean Expedition, a number of small islands were discovered in a remote part of the Caribbean sea called "Vert du Violoneux". These islands are inhabited by people of mixed Caribbean-Musogradian ancestry and speaking a French-based Creole language with some Musogradian components called Mufre. The islands (from largest to smallest) are Ile du Papillon with its main town Port Barbare, Ile du Coq, Ile du Avion (the only one with an English speaking population), the small Ilot d'Oiseaux next to the Ile du Avion and the uninhabited islets of the Récif des Coeurs Brisés. The Musogradian part of the population of these islands stems from refugees from the civil wars in 2000 - 2003. Official languages are French and Mufre.
The stamps show views from 3 different islands, the CW 1.00 value a beach on the Ile du Coq, the CW 1.50 value the town Strathspey on the Ile du Avion, and the CW 2.50 value Port Barbare on the Ile du Papillon. All stamps show the flag of the Antilles Musiennes, displayed also on the sheet border.
The stamps are inscribed "Antilles Musiennes", implicating that the islands would be a component unit of the Federated Micronations. This has not been recognized by the F.M. administration - in its view, the islands are part of the Dershowo Musograd, which has originally annexed the islands. There is no clear statement if they even have become part of the F.M. territory. Anyway, the stamps are valid in all parts of the F.M. served by Posta tal Musograd, and sold only in the Dershowo and in Balangrad City, similar to other State issues.
Miniature sheet "Antilles Musiennes - Sommet de la Microfrancophonie"
Through a customer order, yourstamps, the state stamp printing company, learned that a Summit of French-speaking micronations will take place in July 2018. The F.M. are not a member of the Microfrancophonie, but it was decided to issue a miniature sheet containing the 3 definitive stamps of the Antilles Musiennes, which will be distributed at the summit. In parallel, a number of the micronations present at the summit and also the Fishtown Newport Territory (served by Capricornia Post / CPEA) will issue their own commemorative stamps for the event, following the design from Angyalistan.
The stamps in the miniature sheet are identical to the stamps issued in normal sheets.