Illustrated below is a stamp set issued in the early 1960's when Burundi first became independent. Formerly part of the Belgian Colony of Ruanda-Urundi. The first Burundian stamps used the stamps of Ruanda-Urundi with the overprint Royaume de Burundi. Thereafter they produced their own stamps. The country became a republic in the 1970's. The details are of the 1 Franc and 20 Franc values.