Brunant has issued postage stamps for over 100 years. The first stamps, issued by the Realpost, were introduced in 1862. In the past, early stamps were printed by BCB Printing. In the 1950s and 1960s Imprimerie de Timbres-Postes in France printed several engraved stamp and Brunants Post is in charge of printing nowadays.
The first stamps that were made in Brunant were grey stamps in the amounts of 1 cent, 2 cents and 5 cents. All of them introduced in 1862 and were made until 1880. The second Brunanter stamps were issued in 1884. They were issued in denominations from ½ cent to 8 Thalers. These were made in magenta and in 1887 were replaced with green stamps. But, the fact that they were all in the same color made them easy to mix up. So, in 1896 new stamps were issued in a variety of hues and tones.
Johan II eraEdit
When Johan II came to power, the new stamps were denominated in new (4th) thalers. The regular stamps were issued by the Realpost until 1921, when it was reformed to Brunants Post. These came in a variety of colors. In 1927 the first commemorative stamp was issued, on the 500th anniversary of independence. More commemoratives would be issued throughout the 1930s onwards.
Marten II eraEdit
Stamps featuring Marten II's likeness were first issued in 1968. This issue consisted of 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12.5, 25, 50 cents and 1 Thaler. In 1971 a second set of stamps was issued, with denominations of 20 cents, 30 cents, 1.20 and 2 Thalers. In 1976 3.80 and 5 Thaler stamps followed. These were issued unchanged until 2002, except for those from 1992, which had the dates "1967-1992" to commemorate the silver anniversary of the king's reign.
In 2002 Brunant issued the first Euro stamps. The 2002 series commemorated the adoption of the Euro and Brunant's entry in the Eurozone. The introduction of the Euro led to a new definitive stamp series.
Two definitive stamps were issued yearly, based around a theme, such as the King's birthday, in 2003. These are now all sticker-stamps. Christmas stamps are issued in the latter half of the year. There are also standard stamps in other denominations (5, 10, 20, 30 cent, 1, 1.20 and 2 euro) issued across all years. Under Marten II they featured his profile and since 2012 feature Anthony I's monogram.
From 1957-1964 the post issued a series of stamps showing natural landscapes of Brunant. These stamps have the value of 30 cents.
The Famous Brunanters series was a set of stamps commemorating famous Brunanter personalities, issued in the 1960s.
The Historical Brunant series was issued between 1978 and 1985. It commemorated historical cities, buildings and monuments. These stamps have the value of 55 cents.
In 1986 Brunants Post began a series honoring famous artists. They were issued over six years and every year there would be two stamps per year. These stamps have the value of 1,20 thalers.
In 2008 Brunants Post issued a series of stamps commemorating Brunant's nature and history. The first was a 3 Euro stamp with the central ranges. The next in the series featured Cape Cross' Geography (2009), the Battle of Bosterbeck (2010) and Grijzestad harbor(2011).
Historic cities seriesEdit
A series on historic cities.
The post began a collection on Brunanter comics set to be released in 2013 and 2014. These stamps will feature such characters as Postbode Willy, Hansworst and Al-Khemi. Three stamps will be released in 2013 and three in 2014, available as singles, a sheet with all six or in covers.
Berrio has minted its own stamps.