1988 Stamp Issues

The year 1988 was one of consolidation of the state. Postal service became massively subsidized, allowing a lowering of postage rates and an increase of postal services, reflected in a new series of definitives.

2nd Anniversary Definitives

FM198801 Definitives

In July 1988, a series of stamps was issued. Although the stamp design refers to the second anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, it was designated as a definitive stamps series. The stamps are cut on the horizontal sides and wheel perforated on the vertical ones. Due to new, subsidized postage rates, the stamp values were in a lower range than earlier issues.

  • Date of Issue: 1988.07.10
  • Valid until 1989.10.31
  • Printed with IBM dot matrix printer.
  • Printed on white ungummed paper
  • Value: 100 / 200 / 400 / 650 MF
  • Order No.: FM198801 - set of 4 stamps with fine vertical perforation (CW 10.00)
FM198802 Definitive Reprint



A second printing run of the 200 MF value was issued in August 1988. It can be distinguished from the July issue by the darker colour and the missing vertical perforation.

  • Date of Issue: 1988.08.16
  • Valid until 1989.10.31
  • Printed with IBM dot matrix printer.
  • Printed on white ungummed paper
  • Value: 200 MF
  • Order No.: FM198802- single unperforated stamp (CW 2.00)