BDI 1963 MiNr0044A pm B002
Stamp of the Kingdom of Burundi ("Royaume du Burundi"); 1963; semi-postal stamp of the issue "Remembrance of Prince Louis"; stamp motive with a portrait of Prince Louis and the main entrance to the "Prince Louis Memorial"; stamp postmarked
The "Ganwa"-Prince Louis Rwagasore (1932-1961) was the son of the King of Burundi Mwambutsa IV Bangiricenge (1912-1977) and elected "Premier Ministre" of Burundi in 1961. He was murdered by militant extremists of the political opposition on 13 October 1961.
Stamp: Michel No. 44A; Yvert & Tellier: No. 45; Scott: No. B3
Color: dark yellow / dark brown violet
Nominal value: 2.25 F = 1.50 F + 0.75 F (Francs) (0.75 Francs as surcharge for the "Prince-Louis-Memorial"-fund)
Postage validity: from 15 December 1963 until ?
Stamp picture size (printed area of a single stamp as distance between the tangents of the perforation lines): 39.0 x 24.5 mm