2018 Stamp Issues

Air Mail Issue "Caribbean Views"

FM2018-01 Air Mail Stamps 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.

  • Date of Issue: 2018.01.01
  • Free perforation, matt paper
  • Values: CW 1.50 / 2.50
  • Order No. FM201801 - single stamps (CW 4.00)
  • Order No. FM201801S - se-tenant pair (CW 4.00)
FM2018-01S Air Mail Stamps Caribbean Views se-tenant

State Definitive Issue "Balanda Republic"

FM2018-02 State Definitives "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".

FM2018-02 State Definitives "Balanda Republic" se tenant pairs

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.

  • Date of Issue: 2018.03.04
  • Fixed Double Perforation, matt paper
  • Values: CW 0.20 / 0.50 / 0.75 / 0.90 / 1.00 / 2.00
  • Sold only in the Balanda Republic and in Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201802 - 6 single stamps (CW 5.35)
  • Order No. FM201802S - 3 se tenant pairs (CW 5.35)

State Definitive Issue "Antilles Musiennes"

FM2018-03 State Definitives "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 of 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.

FM2018-03 State Definitives "Antilles Musiennes" with 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.

  • Date of Issue: 2018.03.08 (CW 2.50 value) and 2018.05.10 (CW 1.00 and CW 1.50 values)
  • Values: CW 1.00 / 1.50 / 2.50
  • Sold only in the Dershowo Musograd, the Antilles Musiennes and in Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201803 - 3 single stamps (CW 5.00)
  • Order No. FM201803B- 3 single stamps with top or bottom border (CW 5.00)

Miniature sheet "Antilles Musiennes - Sommet de la Microfrancophonie"

FM2018-04 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.

  • Date of Issue: 2018.05.10
  • Values: CW 1.00 / 1.50 / 2.50
  • Sold only in the Dershowo Musograd, the Antilles Musiennes and in Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201804 - Miniature sheet (CW 5.00)

Commemorative issue "225th Anniversary of Mohuc Respublike"

FM2018-05 Commemorative issue "225th Anniversary of Mohuc Respublike"

In 1793, after their liberation (or occupation) by Revolutionary French forces, the citizens of the city of Mohuc (Mainz) and surrounding areas founded a democratic republic which lasted only a few months until reactionary forces squashed it. The F.M. see this republic as an early precursor of democracy in the region. The stamp shows the government building decorated with a flag of the republic, and on the side margins of the sheet a "freedom tree" is depicted.

  • Date of Issue: 2018.07.08
  • Value: CW 0.80
  • Sold only in the Dershowo Musograd and in Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201805 (CW 0.80)

Commemorative issue "Independence Day 2018"

FM2018-06 Independence Day 2018

The 2018 Independence Day stamp shows the Independence Tower of Kosnice, where the Declaration of Independence was issued on 1990.10.03. The stamp uses the same old photography which was used for the Independence miniature sheet in 1990, with the newest technology being used to process and print the stamp image - the image processing was partially performed by an Artificial Intelligence software accessed via the internet. The top and bottom borders of the sheet are decorated with the flag of the Dershowo Musograd.

  • Date of Issue: 2018.10.03
  • Value: CW 2.00
  • Sold only in the Dershowo Musograd and in Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201806 (CW 2.00)

Commemorative issue "Australija Expeditions 1993 / 1998"

FM2018-07 Australija Expeditions Anniversaries

To celebrate the anniversaries of the two first Australijan Expeditions of the Musogradian state, a miniature sheet containing 6 stamps was issued. The first of these expeditions took place in February 1993, while Musograd was still a constitutional monarchy. The first row of stamps depicts places visited by this expedition - the official landing point at Iron Harbour, Glebe (CW 1.00), a view of Namadgi National Park (CW 2.00) and a view of the coastline at North Point, Sydney (CW 3.00). The impressions of this expedition influenced the people of Musograd in such an intensity that after a phase of civil strive, a government came to power which promised to found settlements in Australija.

During the Second Expedition in 1998, settlements were founded on various places on the east coast of the continent. The second row of stamps display places touched by this expedition, the Blue Mountains (CW 1.00), Mount Warning, a volcano near the town of Murwillumbah (CW 2.00), and Royal National Park near Sydney (CW 3.00) which was the "home base" of the expedition. The history of these and the following 3 expeditions will not be forgotten and has deeply shaped the peoples of the Federated Micronations, although it is now acknowledged that due to the Climate Crisis, no further expeditions to Australija will take place and that the former settlement areas are doomed to a future of drought and fire.

The design of this miniature sheet is related to the 2004 "Blue Mountains" sheet, the border texts differing only slightly, a reference to a certain song line.

  • Date of Issue: 2018.11.18
  • Values: CW 1.00 / 1.00 / 2.00 / 2.00 / 3.00 / 3.00
  • Order No. FM201807 (CW 12.00)

Year Set

A full year set can be obtained via Order No. FM2018FY, for CW 34.15. The year set does only contain the se tenant pairs of the first two issues, not the single stamps of these issues.