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