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PORTUGUESE COLONIES, Overview

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Angola - Angra - Azores - Cape Verde - Funchal - Horta - Inhambane - Lorenzo Marques - Macao - Madeira - Mozambique - Mozambique Company - Nyassa (Portuguese Nyassaland) - Ponta Delgada - Portuguese Africa - Portuguese Congo - Portuguese Guinea - Portuguese India - Quelimane - St Thomas and Prince - Tete - Timor - Zambezia


 

Many Portuguese colonies issued their first stamps in the Crown design::

10 r green
'Crown issue', click here for more details

However, Portuguese India issued a rather primitive design as its first stamps:

 

The second series to be issued was the 'Embossed issue (1886)' with the portrait of King Louis embossed

100 r brown
'Embossed issue (1886)'

Simultaneously. a 'newspaper stamp and King Charles (Carlos) in an ellipse were issued for many colonies (1894):

 

In 1895 many stamps with King Charles I (Carlos I) in a circle were issued:

 

In 1898 a commemorative issue for Vasco da Gama was issued:

A design known as 'Ceres' was issued in the early 19th century for many Portuguese colonies:

 

Many Portuguese colonies also issued Postage Due stamps in a uniformed design (first the values in 'REIS', later in 'CENTAVOS'):


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