1989 Stamp Issues

In an uncanny foreshadowing of European history, summer and autumn 1989 saw the breakdown of communist rule and a complete reorganisation of the state only months before similar events happened in countries like Eastern Germany, Czechoslovakia and others. The upheaval and change can be recognized also by looking at the last stamp issue of that year, displaying cyrillic script, a new design and and new currency units on a new type of paper.

1989 Standard Letter Definitive Issue

FM198901 Definitive 1000 MF

Ongoing high inflation created demand for a 1000 MF standard letter definitive stamp for the NRM. The design was a simple digit based one, with the value displayed embedded in the background.

  • Date of Issue: 1989.02.15
  • Valid until 1989.10.31
  • Printed with IBM dot matrix printer.
  • Printed on white ungummed paper
  • Value: 1000 MF
  • Order No.: FM198901 - single stamp with fine perforation (CW 2.00)

Commemorative Issue PKM / ASCOM congress

FM198902 Commemorative Issue 2000 MF

In May 1989, the ruling ASCOM faction of the PKM organized its 27th Party Congress in Musograd City to discuss further policy. The political and economic decisions met on this congress directly led to renewed civil war in September 1989. The stamp issued to celebrate the congress displays the Star symbol together with the party and faction name. It is quite rare, especially uncancelled, with only a few uncancelled exemplaries existing in the State collection. A small number of cancelled exemplaries has been cleared for philatelic sales.

  • Date of Issue: 1989.05.10
  • Valid until 1989.10.31
  • Printed with IBM dot matrix printer.
  • Printed on white ungummed paper
  • Value: 2000 MF
  • Order No.: FM198902 - single stamp with fine perforation, uncancelled (RARE)
  • Order No.: FM198902-C - single stamp with fine perforation, cancelled with "Sun" cancellation (CW 20.00)

Definitive Issue PKM / ASCOM congress

FM198903 Definitive Issue 1000 MF

A smaller variant of the 2000 MF PKM Party Congress commemorative was issued as a definitive in June 1989 (exact date tbd), with a value of 1000 MF.

  • Date of Issue: 1989.06
  • Valid until 1989.10.31
  • Printed with IBM dot matrix printer.
  • Printed on white ungummed paper
  • Value: 1000 MF
  • Order No.: FM198903 - single stamp with fine perforation (CW 2.00)

Definitive Issue Army Day

FM198904 Definitive Issue 250 / 500 MF

In contrast to earlier publications, it is now well known that Army Day, the August 1st holiday dedicated to Musogradij Armije, was introduced in 1989 by the Communist government, not one year later by the Monarchy. This is documented by the last two stamps issued under the Communist government in August 1989, two lower value definitives displaying a stylized tank. They were issued to cover postcard (250 MF) and local letter (500 MF) fees.The stamps were sold for a short time only. In addition to single value sheets, se-tenant sheet in combination with the 1000 MF PKM Congress stamp exists in the State Collection (RARE).

  • Date of Issue: 1989.08.01
  • Valid until 1989.10.31
  • Printed with IBM dot matrix printer.
  • Printed on white ungummed paper
  • Value: 250 / 500 MF
  • Order No.: FM198904 - two stamps with fine perforation (CW 5.00)



Definitive Issue - Rajakratija tal' Musograd

FM198903 Rajakratija Definitive Issue

During the Civil War in September / October 1989, postal service was not available in most of the country. The currency lost its value and the economy broke down. In November 1989, officers of the warring factions came to the conclusion to completely reorganize the country and elected an experienced officer and descendant of the House of Musograd, as Raje (King) Karul XII. After the introduction of a new currency, the New Musogradian Dinar (NMD), a series of 4 definitve stamps was issued in December, displaying the coat of arms of the House of Musograd, a two-headed eagle.

  • Date of Issue: 1989.12.05
  • Valid until 1994.11.02
  • Printed with IBM dot matrix printer.
  • Printed on red / orange / green / blue gummed paper
  • Value: 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 NMD
  • Order No.: FM198905 - four stamps with fine perforation (CW 20.00)