2016 Stamp Issues

Definitive issue "Australian Landscapes"

FM2016-01 Australia Definitives

Due to a change in postal fees of Posta tal Musograd, effective 2016.01.01, 4 new stamps of the Australia Definitives series have been issued, with motives from West Australia. The CW 0.45 value shows a view of Karijini National Park, WA. The CW 0.60 covers state letter postage and shows view of Gregory NP with boab trees (Adansonia gregorii). On the CW 1.20 value, used for state postage up to 200g, the ancient rocks of Purnululu NP ("Bungle Bungle NP") are shown. The highest value, CW 6.00, is designed for land parcels within Europe and shows a view from the Nanutarra Munjina Road in WA.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.01.17
  • Free Perforation, glossy paper
  • Values: CW 0.45, 0.60, 1.20, 6.00
  • Order No. FM201601 (CW 8.25)

Air Mail issue "Musogradians in England"

FM2016-02 Musogradians in England

Musograd historically has got strong links to England. Early visits reach back into the 1970s. Today, intensive trade links to England, Scotland and Wales exist, and Musogradians have moved to England for academic purposes. A delegation visit to England is planned for 2016. To celebrate these various links with England, a dedicated Air Mail stamp has been issued, depicting the famous Stonehenge monument, a painting based on a photo taken on the 1995 bicycle expedition to England and Cornwall.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.01.12
  • Free Perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: CW 5.00
  • Order No. FM201602 (CW 5.00)

Commemorative issue "December 17th Revolution"

FM2016-03 December 17th Revolution

On December 17th, 2015, a new Government took power in the Dershowo Musograd, after a short internal conflict. To symbolize the changes and the optimism of the new Government, a stylized sun was selected for the stamp.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.01.12
  • Free Perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: CW 2.00
  • Sold only in the Dershowo Musograd and Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201603 (CW 2.00)

Scientific Republic of Murwillumbah - Definitive issue "Historic Scientists"

FM2016-04 SRM Definitives Scientists

In 2016, the Government of the Scientific Republic of Murwillumbah decided to request a series of definitive stamps to be created from Posta tal Musograd, to replace the "Australia" definitives series in use throughout the PtM service regions, at least for the main postage values. It has been decided to base the series on famous historic scientists. The first two stamps of the series are dedicated to the famous Spanish-Arab scientist and philosoph Averroes (Ibn Rushd, 1126-1198) (CW 0.60) who is regarded as "Founding Father of Secular Thought" in Europe and the Greek scientific philosopher Epicur (341-270 BC) (CW 1.00), who developed Demokrit's theory of atoms by adding a random swerve to atomic movement, thus avoiding determinism and foreshadowing a core idea of quantum mechanics.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.02.06
  • Free Perforation, matt paper
  • Values: CW 0.60 and 1.00
  • Sold only in the Scientific Republic of Murwillumbah and Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201604 (CW 1.60)

Air Mail issue "Famous Bridges"

FM2016-05 Air Mail - Famous Bridges - Miniature Sheet

FM2016-05 Air Mail - Famous Bridges - Stamps

Both due to the requirement of Air Mail labels and stamps and to the request for demonstrating the "Fixed Minisheet" stamp format, a series of 3 Air Mail stamps was designed displaying famous modern bridges from 3 continents. The graphic design of the stamps was based on photographs taken by Musogradian photographers. The CW 2.00 value shows Tower Bridge in London, at night, the CW 3.00 value Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the CW 4.00 value Harbour Bridge in Sydney, also known as "Coathanger". The single stamps are always sold with se-tenant Air Mail labels. The miniature sheet combines all 3 stamps, with the background showing a view from Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.03.12
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Values: CW 2.00, 3.00, 4.00
  • Order No. FM201605 (CW 9.00) - 3 single stamps with Air Mail appendages
  • Order No. FM201605MS (CW 9.00) - Miniature sheet

Commemorative issue "Invitation Stamp"

FM2016-06 Invitation Stamp

Following the tradition of historic postmasters, e.g. of Mauritius, the Postmaster General of Posta tal Musograd initiated the creation of a stamp for invitations for a private festivity. This festivity took place in the Botanical Gardens of Balangrad City on 2016.07.15. The stamp shows a view of the building used, and the two hosts. It was printed with a se-tenant address label which is not shown here for privacy reasons, but will be supplied when ordering the stamp.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.03.25
  • Free Perforation, matt paper
  • Value: CW 2.00
  • Order No. FM201606 (CW 2.00)

Government Service issue "December 17th Revolution"

FM2016-07 Service December 17th Revolution

A smaller version of FM2016-02 was printed as Service stamp, with the inscription "Service" in Cyrillic. All Musogradian state offices and state owned enterprises were required to use this stamp, in combination with other stamps if applicable, on every letter from the date of issue to end of 2016. The stamp exists in two perforation versions, with 4 sides and with only the 2 horizontal sides perforated.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.04.13
  • Free Perforation, matt paper
  • Value: CW 1.00, 1.00
  • Sold only in the Dershowo Musograd and Balangrad City
  • Order No. FM201607 (CW 2.00) - both perforation versions

Commemorative issue "May 8th Revolution"

FM2016-08 May 8th Revolution

The Musogradian May 8th Revolution in 1996 was led by leftist officers revolting against the Parramatta monarchy supported by right-wing army factions. Although the new government stabilized the state and launched the Australija settlement policy, it failed in its long term targets, being defeated by the Nationalists in a civil war in 2000. The current Protectorate government has the same roots as the "Red Parramatta" officers of 1996 and decided to honour them and their almost forgotten part in Musogradian and Federation history on their 20th anniversary.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.05.08
  • Free perforation, glossy paper
  • Value: CW 0.70
  • Order No. FM201608 (CW 0.70)

Commemorative issue "UK EU Referendum"

FM2016-09 UK EU Referendum

On 2016.06.23, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted on the EU membership of the UK. England and Wales voted to leave the EU, while Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar voted against leaving. The total result was a slim majority for leaving the EU. This result was a shock to the FM due to their strong relationship with various regions and people in the UK. The Diplomatic Service of the Federated Micronations sees the decision as a step towards the breakup of the United Kingdom, although no additional diplomatic measures were taken - the Kingdom of Scotland is already recognized by the FM, and the situations of Gibraltar and Northern Ireland are both too complicated to make any diplomatic measure advisable. The stamp symbolizes the disappointment about the decision and the impression of an UK fading into history, by showing a British flag in fading shades of grey. The surcharge of CW 1.00 will be dedicated to the support of Musogradians in the UK.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.06.28
  • Fixed perforation, matt paper
  • Values: CW 2.00 + 1.00 surcharge
  • Order No. FM201609 (CW 3.00)

Commemorative issue "200th Anniversary of the sinking of the Frigate Meduse"

FM2016-10 Meduse 200th Anniversary

The French frigate "Méduse" became famous through its shipwreck in 1816 and the following evacuation, using two small boats pulling a raft made from parts of the frigate. The boats, manned by the officers and the upper echelons of the crew, soon abandoned the raft with the rest of the crew to its fate. This soon came to be interpreted as a symbol of the class hierarchy of society. The fate of the raft was made immortal by a painting by Théodore Géricault, "Le Radeau de la Méduse", which was used as basis for the miniature sheet, and by Hans-Werner Henze's opera "Das Floss der Medusa" (1968 / 1971), from which some lines (in English) are quoted on the miniature sheet. The surcharge of CW 2.00 will be dedicated to MOAS Migrant Offshore Aid Station . The miniature sheets exists in two variants, with one and with two performance holes over the stamps on the vertical perforation lines - one of each variant is contained on a standard printing sheet.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.06.28
  • Fixed perforation, glossy paper
  • Values: CW 1.00 / 2.00 / 1.00 + 2.00 surcharge
  • Order No. FM201610 (CW 6.00) (undefined variant)
  • Order No. FM201610b (CW 12.00) (both perforation variants, not included in the full year set)

Commemorative issue "Composers - Reissue 2016"

FM2016-11 Composers Reissue

This issue is a partial reissue of the 2015 Composers series, required for shipping of advertising cards for the Musogradian classical Radio station twentysound . The stamps are smaller than the original issue and have an appendix with the text "www.twentysound.net". Due to time constraints, it was not possible to design a new set of Composer stamps as originally planned.

In this reissue, the following 8 composers are honoured:

  • Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
  • Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006)
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
  • Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
  • David Diamond (1915-2005)
  • Alexander Glasunow (1865-1936)
  • Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
  • Kurt Graunke (1915-2005)
  • Date of Issue: 2016.06.30
  • Free perforation, matt paper
  • Values: 8 x CW 0.20
  • Order No. FM201611 (CW 1.60)

Commemorative Issue "Thank You Stamp"

FM2016-12 Thank You Stamp

Similar to the FM201606 issue, the Postmaster of PtM used his authority to issue a Thank You stamp for a mailing to the attendees of the private festivity on 2016.07.15 in the Botanical Gardens of Balangrad City. The stamp shows another view of the building used, and the two hosts. Same as the Invitation issue, it was printed with a se-tenant address label which is not shown here for privacy reasons, but will be supplied when ordering the stamp.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.08.07
  • Free perforation, matt paper
  • Value: CW 2.00
  • Order No.: FM201612 (CW 2.00)

Service Issue "FEMA - England Expedition 2016"

FM2016-13 FEMA England Expedition 2016

Based on the "Musogradians in England" Air Mail issue, but with smaller (fixed) format, this issue is a service issue for the Musogradian Research Expedition to England in summer 2016. Goal of this expedition was to understand the situation of post Brexit votum England, with special regards to Musogradians living in the country. As a result, a deeper understanding of the causes of discontent in England was gained.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.08.25
  • Fixed perforation, matt paper
  • Used as general purpose postage stamp after completion of the expedition
  • Value: CW 2.00
  • Order No.: FM201613 (CW 2.00)

Commemorative Issue "Independence Day 2016"

FM2016-14 Independence Day 2016

The Independence Day 2016 issue expresses the strong feeling of the need for national defense against an environment which is seen as increasingly instable and threatening. The mid range rocket depicted is a symbol of strength and dynamics. The Dershowo and the Federation are oriented toward peace, but will offer resistance against aggression, racism and reactionary propaganda and politics.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.10.03
  • Fixed perforation matt paper
  • Sold only in the Dershowo Musograd and Balangrad City
  • Value: CW 1.50
  • Order No.: FM201614 (CW 1.50)

Commemorative Issue "U.S. Presidential Election"

FM2016-15 U.S. Presidential Election 2016

On 2016.11.08, Donald Trump, an eccentric billionaire, was elected as President of the U.S.A.. The result became known on the following day, November 9th, the date displayed on the stamp. This event is seen by the F.M. as an unique shock and accelerator regarding several long-term trends like climate change, infrastructure breakdown, U.S. debt explosion and the dissociation of the U.S. along political and geographical lines. Like for the BREXIT issue, the U.S. flag fading away was selected as a symbol of this process. The stamp surcharge of CW 1.00 will be donated to U.S. refugees.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.11.13
  • Fixed perforation, matt paper
  • Value: CW 2.00 + CW 1.00
  • Order No.: FM201615 (CW 3.00)

Commemorative Issue "Christmas 2016"

FM2016-16 Christmas 2016

The traditional Christmas stamp shows a "Herrnhuter" christmas star. It is a Joint Issue together with Fishtown Newport Territory (a Capricornia Post Extraterritorial Agency) and Capricornia Post.

  • Date of Issue: 2016.12.03
  • Line perforation, matt paper
  • Value: CW 1.00
  • Order No.: FM201616 (CW 1.00)

Year Set

A full year set of all 2016 Posta tal Musograd issues can be obtained via Order No. FM2016FY, for CW 59.65