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The Stamps and Postal History of Portuguese Colonies

The Portuguese issued stamps for their colonies in Africa plus Macao, Azores, Maderia & Portuguese India. In all, depending on what's included there are around 25 different colonies and areas you could collect the stamps and / or postal history of. As great travellers these areas had been under Portuguese control or influence from the 14th or 15th Century but the first stamps created for overseas territories were those Portuguese stamps overprinted for Azores & Maderia in 1868. Then the unique designs for Portuguese India first issued in 1871, and the most utilized first issue ‘Crown’ types appeared in the early 1870s.

These wonderful stamps are copiously overprinted and surcharged around the turn of the 19th Century, earlier issues with differing levels of complexity display shades, perforation changes and much else. Later we see the emergence of beautiful pictorial stamps, the most famous being the Nyassa Company 1901 Animals set with inverted centres! A simply fabulous philatelic area to collect there is arguably nothing better than a comprehensive stamp album of Portuguese Colonial stamps and covers. We recommend the excellent stamp listings in the Stanley Gibbons, alternatively Afinsa catalogues.

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  • Lot 519 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 08:00

    Est. £140 - £180

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - AZORES 1868-1931 mint & used ranges with some sets, varieties & top values. Includes 1868 Curved Label imperf 100r (4 good margins) used, plus 10r cut close used (ignored in e...
  • Lot 967 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - ANGOLA 1951 20ags 'Hornbill', Sc 350, mint tiny hinge thin
  • Lot 968 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - GUINEA 1938 Air complete set, SG 288/96, vfm, fresh (9)
  • Lot 969 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - GUINEA 1941 Bolama - Trinidad PANAM first flight cover
  • Lot 970 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - MACAO 1885 40r on 50r green surch P12½,SG36,used,some rough perfs
  • Lot 971 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - MACAU 1949 32a purple UPU, SG 424, Michel 359, vfm, fresh
  • Lot 972 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - MACAU 1986 Sun Yat-sen mini-sheet, SG MS639, Afinsa Block 5, NHM
  • Lot 973 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £33

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - MACAU 1987 Fans complete set, SG 647/50, NHM, fresh (4)
  • Lot 974 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - MACAU 1988 Grand Prix mini-sheet,SG MS684,illustr unaddressed FDC
  • Lot 975 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    PORTUGUESE COLONIES - MACAU 1989 Snakes complete se-tenant SHEETLET of 16,SG 694/97,NHM

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