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PORTUGAL 1853-1872

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Portuguese Colonies:

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

General:

Portuguese Colonies, overview - 'Crown issue' - 'Embossed issue (1886)' - 'Newspaper issue (1894)' -1894 King Charles (Carlos) in an ellipse - 1895 King Charles (Carlos) in a circle - 1898 Vasco da Gama issue


1853 Queen Maria II, Various frames

5 r brown 25 r blue 50 r green Reprint!

  5 r brown
  25 r blue
  50 r green
  100 r lilac

Reprints exist of these stamps

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 rRRRRReprint: *
25 rRR*Reprint: *
50 rRRRRReprint: **
100 rRRRRRReprint: ***

 

1855 King Pedro V, facing the right, Various frames

5 r brown 25 r blue 50 r green 50 r green 100 r lilac

  5 r brown
  25 r blue
  25 r red (1857)
  50 r green
  100 r lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 rRRRRType 1: straight hair, reprint: ***
5 rR***Type 2: curly hair (1856)
25 r blueRR*Type 1: straight hair, reprint: *
25 r blue*****Type 2: curly hair (1856)
25 r red***c1857
50 r******Reprint: **
100 rRRReprint: **

Forgeries exist made by the forger Fohl.. I have seen forgeries of the values 5 r, 50 r and 100 r:


(Front and backside of these forgeries)

A large quantity of these forgeries was discovered and distributed with stamp journals (see Cd 1 for more details), they were all overprinted 'Falsch' (= 'forged' in German).

 

1862 King Louis I, imperforated, various frames

5 r brown

  5 r brown
  10 r yellow
  25 r red
  50 r green
  100 r lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 r****Two types, '5' and 'R' near or far apart
10 r****** 
25 r***c 
50 rR*** 
100 rR*** 

 

1866 King Louis I, Head embossed, curved value labels

Imperforate

20 r olive 50 r green 80 r orange 120 r blue

  5 r black
  10 r yellow
  20 r olive
  25 r red
  50 r green
  80 r orange
  100 r lilac
  120 r blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 r*****Reprint: *
10 r******Reprint: *
20 r******Reprint: *
25 r****Reprint: *
50 rR***Reprint: **
80 rR***Reprint: **
100 rRR***Reprint: **
120 rRR***Reprint: **
Perforated 12 1/2 

25 r red 100 r lilac 120 r blue

  5 r black
  10 r yellow
  20 r olive
  25 r red
  50 r green
  80 r orange
  100 r lilac
  120 r blue
  240 r lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 r*****Reprint: *
10 r******Reprint: *
20 rRRReprint: *
25 r****Reprint: *
50 rR***Reprint: **
80 rRRReprint: **
100 rRR***Reprint: **
120 rR***Reprint: **
240 rRRRRReprint: ***

A very peculiar 'dots in circle' cancel:

 

1870 King Louis I, Head embossed, straight value labels

5 r black 10 r yellow20 r brown 50 r green 50 r blue 80 r yellow

  5 r black
  10 r yellow (1871)
  10 r green (1879)
  15 r brown (1875)
  20 r brown
  20 r red (1884)
  25 r red
  50 r green (1871)
  50 r blue (1879)
  80 r yellow
  100 r lilac
  120 r blue
  150 r blue (1876)
  150 r yellow (1880)
  240 r lilac
  300 r lilac (1875)
  1000 r black (1884)

These stamps have perforation 12 1/2, 13 1/2 or 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 r** 
10 r yellow****** 
10 r green***** 
15 r**** 
20 r brown**** 
20 r red***** 
25 r*c 
50 r green***** 
50 r blue***** 
80 r**** 
100 r*** 
120 r****** 
150 r blueRR 
150 r yellow**** 
240 rRRRRReprint: ***
300 r****** 
1000 r****** 

Overprinted 'PROVISORIO' (1893)

  15 r brown
  80 r yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
15 r** 
80 r****** 
Overprinted 'PROVISORIO 1893'

  80 r yellow
  '50 rs.' on 80 r yellow
  '75 rs.' on 80 r yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
80 r****** 
50 r on 80 r****** 
75 r on 80 r****** 

For more information concerning this embossed issue for the colonies of Portugal, click here.

 

For stamps of Portugal from 1872 to 1894 click here.


Forgeries

A book has appeared on forgeries of Portugal and its colonies: 'Forgeries of Portugal and Colonies' by D.J Davies (2002, published jointly by the Portuguese Philatelic Society and the British Philatelic Trust). I haven't seen this book myself.


Small Portuguese Dictionnary

coleção = collection
catálogo = catalogue
selos = stamps
usados = used


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