Return To Catalogue - Portugal
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Many Portuguese colonies issued stamps in the Embossed design similar to those of Portugal. The following colonies issued these stamps: Angola, Azores (overprints on Portugal), Cape Verde, Macao, Madeira (overprints on Portugal), Mozambique, Mozambique Company (overprints on Mozambique), Portuguese Guinea (overprinted on Cape Verde), Portuguese India (different currency), St Thomas and Prince and Timor (overprinted on Macao).
5 r black 10 r green 20 r red 25 r lilac 40 r brown 50 r blue 80 r grey (not issued for all colonies) 100 r brown 200 r violet 300 r orange
(Portuguese India, with different currency)
(Mozambique Company on Mozambique)
(Azores overprints on Portugal)
(Overprint 'MADEIRA' on Portugal)
(Many of these stamps exist with 'fancy' surcharge)
(A fancy surcharge in 'AVOS' for Macau)
Some of these stamps exist with 'REPUBLICA' overprint, for most colonies two types exist; general 'REPUBLICA' overprint for all colonies and local 'REPUBLICA' overprint (different for each colony). Examples:
(Left, with small local; and right with broad 'REPUBLICA' overprint)
(A non existing Inhambane overprint on a Mozambique stamp)
I've seen forged 'Acores' and 'Madeira' overprints on genuine stamps of Portugal.