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1877 Crown, inscription 'CABO VERDE'

Image obtained from Bill Claghorn's site

  5 r black
  10 r yellow
  10 r green (1881)
  20 r brown
  20 r red (1881)
  25 r red
  25 r lilac (1881)
  40 r blue
  40 r yellow (1881)
  50 r green
  50 r blue (1881)
  100 r lilac
  200 r orange
  300 r brown

These stamps have perforation 12 1/2 or 13 1/2. Stamps in similar designs were issued for most Portuguese colonies (country name different for each country), click here for more information on this issue.

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 yellowRR 
10 r green****** 
20 r brown****** 
20 r red****** 
25 r red**** 
40 r blueRRRR 
40 r yellow**** 
50 r greenRRR 
50 r blue****** 
100 r****** 
200 r****** 
300 r****** 

These stamps were overprinted 'GUINE' to be used in Portuguese Guinea.

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com
(Misprint: Cabo Verde and Mocambique together, Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com )

An error exists of the 40 r; a stamp of Mozambique was accidently added in a sheet of Cape Verde stamps. Therefore the 40 r Cape Verde can be found attached to a 40 r Mozambique. This error occured for the 40 r blue as well as for the 40 r yellow.

Typical cancel, example:

Reprints were made in 1885, example:


(Reprint, reduced size)

I've seen reprints of all values.

Forgeries:

Fournier forgeries:

Fournier forgery!

Fournier made forgeries of these stamps. He offers them in his 1914 pricelist: the stamps of the 1877 issue (9 values) are offered for 2 Swiss Francs and the others (5 values) for 1 Swiss Franc. The misprint 40 r blue attached to a Mozambique stamps was offered for 2.50 Swiss Francs. The same misprint in yellow was offered for the same price.

They can be recognized by the following characteristics; with thanks to Bill Claghorn for the images; (Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn.):

Genuine stamp Forgery!
(Genuine left, forgery right)

1) The ornaments in the upper right corner are not perfect as in the genuine stamps.

Genuine! Forgery!
(Genuine left, forgery right)

2) The large circle with 'CABO VERDE' is slightly to big for the frame. In the genuine stamps this frame doesn't touch or just touches the line below 'CORREOS'.

Genuine! Forgery!
(Genuine left, forgery right)

3) The cross on top of the crown has a white dot in the center. In the Fournier forgeries there is no dot at all in the center, but it has the colour of the stamp.

Genuine! Forgery!
(Genuine left, forgery right)

4) I have also noticed that the ornament in the left upper corner is almost touching the frame in the Fournier forgeries. In the genuine stamps it is further away from the frame.

On the Fournier Cape Verde forgeries I have seen the following cancel 'CORREIO DE PORTO GRANDE 6 3 1881'. It seems that the date could not be changed, so this is another way of recognizing these forgeries.

 

1886 King Louis I, center embossed

25 r blue
(Reduced size)

  5 r black
  10 r green
  20 r red
  25 r violet (various shades, see picture: 25 r blue)
  40 r brown
  50 r blue
  100 r brown
  200 r lilac
  300 r orange

For more information concerning this embossed issue for other colonies, click here.

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 **** 
20 r****** 
25 r**** 
40 r***** 
50 r**** 
100 r****** 
200 r****** 
300 r****** 

Surcharged with fancy letters (1902)

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!
click here for stamps of other colonies with similar surcharges)

  '65 REIS' (red) on 5 r black
  '65 REIS' on 200 r lilac
  '65 REIS' on 300 r orange
  '115 REIS' on 10 r green
  '115 REIS' on 20 r red
  '130 REIS' on 50 r blue
  '130 REIS' on 100 r brown
  '400 REIS' on 25 r violet
  '400 REIS' on 40 r brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
65 r on 5 r****** 
65 r on 200 r ****** 
65 on 300 r****** 
115 r on 10 r****** 
115 r on 20 r****** 
130 r on 50 r****** 
130 r on 100 r ****** 
400 r on 20 r****** 
400 r on 40 r****** 
Surcharged with fancy letters and overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red (1915) 

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!
click here for stamps of other colonies with similar surcharges)

  '115 Reis' on 10 r green
  '115 Reis' on 20 r red
  '130 Reis' on 50 r blue
  '130 Reis' on 100 r brown

The overprint 'REPUBLICA' is broad.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
115 r on 10 r**** 
115 r on 20 r **** 
130 r on 50 r**** 
130 r on 100 r ** 

 

1893 Newspaper stamp

  2 1/2 r brown

Stamps in a similar design were issued for most Portuguese colonies (country name different for each country), click here for more information on this issue.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 1/2 r** 

Surcharged in fancy letters

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!
click here for stamps of other colonies with similar surcharge)

  '400 REIS' on 2 1/2 r brown (1902)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
400 r on 2 1/2 r **** 
Overprinted 'Republica' (horizontal) and surcharged in fancy letters 

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!
click here for stamps of other colonies with similar surcharge)

  '40 c.' and bars on '400 REIS' on 2 1/2 r brown (1925)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
40 c on 400 r on 2 1/2 r ** 

 

1895 King Charles (Carlos I) in an ellipse

  5 r yellow
  10 r lilac
  15 r brown
  20 r lilac
  25 r green
  50 r blue
  75 r red
  80 r green
  100 r brown on yellow
  150 r red on red
  200 r blue blue
  300 r blue on red

Stamps in similar designs were issued for most Portuguese colonies (country name different for each country), click here for more information on this issue.

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**** 
15 r**** 
20 r**** 
25 r*** 
50 r*** 
75 r****** 
80 r****** 
100 r****** 
150 r****** 
200 rRR 
300 r****** 

Surcharged with fancy letters (1902)

  '65 REIS' on 10 r lilac
  '65 REIS' on 20 r lilac
  '65 REIS' on 100 r brown on yellow
  '115 REIS' on 5 r yellow
  '115 REIS' on 25 r green
  '115 REIS' on 150 r red on red
  '130 REIS' on 75 r red
  '130 REIS' on 80 r green
  '130 REIS' on 200 r blue on blue
  '400 REIS' on 50 r blue
  '400 REIS' on 300 r blue on red

Click here for stamps of other colonies with similar surcharges.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
65 r on 10 r****** 
65 r on 20 r****** 
65 r on 100 r****** 
115 r on 5 r****** 
115 r on 25 r****** 
115 r on 150 r ****** 
130 r on 75 r****** 
130 r on 80 r****** 
130 r on 200 r****** 
400 r on 50 r****** 
400 r on 300 r**** 

Surcharged with fancy letters and overprinted 'REPUBLICA' 
in red unless otherwise stated (1914) 

  '115 Reis' on 5 r yellow
  '115 Reis' on 25 r green
  '115 Reis' on 150 r red on red (overprint green or red)
  '130 Reis' on 75 r red
  '130 Reis' on 80 r green
  '130 Reis' on 200 r blue on blue

Click here for stamps of other colonies with similar surcharges.)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
With normal 'REPUBLICA' overprint in red (1915)
115 r on 5 r** 
115 r on 25 r** 
115 r on 150 r ** 
130 r on 75 r**** 
130 r on 80 r** 
130 r on 200 r****** 
With local 'REPUBLICA' overprint (1913)
115 r on 150 r RR-Green 'REPUBLICA' overprint,
Non issued
130 r on 80 r******Red 'REPUBLICA' overprint
130 r on 200 r RR-Red 'REPUBLICA' overprint,
Non issued

Surcharged with fancy letters and overprinted 'REPUBLICA' 
in red and surcharged (1922) 

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  '$ 04' and bars on '130 Reis' on 75 r red
  '$ 04' and bars on '130 REIS' on 80 r green
  '$ 04' and bars on '130 Reis' on 200 r blue on 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
'$04' on 130 r on 75 r ****Normal 'REPUBLICA' overprint
'$04' on 130 r on 80 r**Normal 'REPUBLICA' overprint or
local 'REPUBLICA' overprint (**)
'$04' on 130 r on 200 r **Normal 'REPUBLICA' overprint
Overprinted 'Republica' (horizontal) and surcharged in fancy letters

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  '40 c.' and bars on '400 REIS' on 300 r blue on red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
40 c on 400 r on 300 r ** 

 

1898 King Charles (Carlos I) in a circle

  2 1/2 r grey
  5 r orange
  10 r green
  15 r brown
  15 r green
  20 r lilac
  25 r green
  25 r red
  50 r blue
  50 r brown
  65 r blue
  75 r red
  75 r lilac
  80 r lilac
  100 r blue on blue
  115 r brown on red
  130 r brown on yellow
  150 r brown on yellow
  200 r lilac
  300 r blue on red
  400 r blue on yellow
  500 r black on blue
  700 r lilac on yellow

Stamps in similar designs were issued for most Portuguese colonies (country name different for each country), click here for more information on this issue.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 1/2 r*c 
5 r *c 
10 r*c 
15 r brown*** 
15 r green** 
20 r*c 
25 r green ** 
25 r red*c 
50 r blue ** 
50 r brown*** 
65 rRR 
75 r red****** 
75 r lilac** 
80 r****** 
100 r** 
115 r****** 
130 r****** 
150 r****** 
200 r**** 
300 r****** 
400 r****** 
500 r****** 
700 r****** 

Overprinted 'PROVISORIO' (1902)

Click here for a picture of a similar surcharge on a different country

  15 r brown
  25 r green
  50 r blue
  75 r red

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 ** 
25 r** 
50 r** 
75 r**** 
Surcharged 

Click here for a picture of a similar surcharge on a different country

  '50 REIS' and bar on 65 r blue (1905)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
50 r on 65 r ****** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red except otherwise stated (1911)

Click here for a picture of a similar surcharge on a different country

  2 1/2 r grey
  5 r orange
  10 r green
  15 r green
  20 r lilac
  25 r red (overprint green)
  50 r brown
  65 r blue
  75 r lilac
  100 r blue on blue
  115 r brown on red
  130 r brown on yellow
  200 r lilac
  400 r blue on yellow
  500 r black on blue
  700 r lilac on 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

All overprints are broad and in red colour,
unless otherwise mentioned

2 1/2 r** 
5 r ** 
10 r** 
15 r** 
20 r**** 
25 r***Overprint green
50 r****** 
75 r** 
100 r** 
115 r** 
130 r** 
200 r****** 
400 r****** 
500 r** 
700 r**** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' (green) and 'PROVISORIO' (1914)

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  75 r red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
75 r******With green local 'REPUBLICA' overprint
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' (small, horizontal) and surcharged

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  '6 c' and bars on 100 r blue on 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
6 c on 100 r**** 


(Postcard, reduced size)

I have seen postcards in the same design, inscription 'CARTAO POSTAL DE RESPOSTA PAGA' in the values 25 r red and 50 r brown (no overprint) and 25 r red (with 'REPUBLICA' overprint).

Stamps in similar designs were issued for most Portuguese colonies (country name different for each country), click here for more information on this issue.

 

1912 Non issued stamps with king Emanuel overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red, unless otherwise stated

(No picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  2 1/2 r violet
  5 r black
  10 r green
  20 r red (overprint green)
  25 r brown
  50 r blue
  75 r brown
  100 r brown on green
  200 r green on red
  300 r black on blue
  400 r black and blue
  500 r olive and lilac

The stamps in the values 2 1/2 r to 300 r have perforation 11 1/2. The values 400 r and 500 r have perforation 14 x 15.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 1/2 rc* 
5 r** 
10 r** 
20 r**** 
25 r** 
50 r ** 
75 r** 
100 r** 
200 r** 
300 r** 
400 r**** 
500 r** 

 

1914 Vasco da Gama stamps of Macao, Portuguese Africa and Timor overprinted 'REPUBLICA CABO VERDE' and value

Click here for pictures of similar surcharges on a different country

1)on Portuguese Africa
  1/4 c on 2 1/2 r green
  1/2 c on 5 r red
  1 c on 10 r lilac
  2 1/2 c on 25 r green
  5 c on 50 r blue
  7 1/2 c on 75 r brown
  10 c on 100 r brown
  15 c on 150 r brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 c on 2 1/2 r ** 
1/2 c on 5 r** 
1 c on 10 r** 
2 1/2 c on 25 r** 
5 c on 50 r**** 
7 1/2 c on 75 r** 
10 c on 100 r** 
15 c on 150 r** 
Surcharged
  '2 c.' and bars on 15 c on 150 r brown
  '4 c.' and bars on 10 c on 100 r brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c on 15 c on 150 r ** 
4 c on 10 c on 100 r**** 
2)On Macao
  1/4 c on 1/2 a green
  1/2 c on 1 a red
  1 c on 2 a lilac
  2 1/2 c on 4 a green
  5 c on 8 a blue
  7 1/2 c on 12 a brown
  10 c on 16 a brown
  15 c on 24 a brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 c on 1/2 a**** 
1/2 c on 1 a**** 
1 c on 2 a**** 
2 1/2 c on 4 a**** 
5 c on 8 a**** 
7 1/2 c on 12 a ** 
10 c on 16 a** 
15 c on 24 a** 
Surcharged
  '4 c.' and bars on 10 c on 16 a brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
4 c on 10 c on 16 a RRRR 
3)On Timor
  1/4 c on 1/2 a green
  1/2 c on 1 a red
  1 c on 2 a lilac
  2 1/2 c on 4 a green
  5 c on 8 a blue
  7 1/2 c on 12 a brown
  10 c on 16 a brown
  15 c on 24 a brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 c on 1/2 a**** 
1/2 c on 1 a**** 
1 c on 2 a**** 
2 1/2 c on 4 a** 
5 c on 8 a** 
7 1/2 c on 12 a **** 
10 c on 16 a** 
15 c on 24 a**** 

 

1914 Ceres issue, value and country name in black

1/4 c olive 2 E violet

  1/4 c olive
  1/2 c black
  1 c green
  1 1/2 c brown
  2 c red
  2 c grey
  2 1/2 c lilac
  3 c orange
  4 c red
  4 1/2 c grey
  5 c blue
  6 c lilac
  7 c blue
  7 1/2 c brown
  8 c violet
  10 c brown
  12 c green
  15 c lilac
  15 c brown
  20 c green
  24 c blue
  25 c brown
  30 c brown
  30 c olive
  40 c brown on red
  40 c blue
  50 c orange on red
  50 c violet
  60 c blue
  60 c red
  80 c red
  1 E blue
  1 E green on blue
  1 E red
  2 E violet
  5 E yellow
  10 E red
  20 E green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 c vccI've seen a stamp with the black part
printed double
1/2 cvcc 
1 cvccTwo shades of green were issued
1 1/2 cvcc 
2 c redvcc 
2 c greyvcc 
2 1/2 c vcc 
3 ccc 
4 ccc 
4 1/2 ccc 
5 ccc 
6 ccc 
7 ccc 
7 1/2 ccc 
8 ccc 
10 ccc 
12 ccc 
15 lilac**** 
15 c browncc 
20 ccc 
24 ccc 
25 ccc 
30 c brown**** 
30 c olivecc 
40 c brown on red ****** 
40 c blue** 
50 c orange on red ****** 
50 c violet** 
60 c blue** 
60 c red** 
80 c** 
1 E blue** 
1 E green on blue****** 
1 E red****** 
2 E*** 
5 E****** 
10 E****** 
20 ERR 
Surcharged
  '70 c.' and bars on 80 c red

1921 stamp of Portuguese Africa overprinted 'TAXA DE GUERRA' and 'CABO VERDE CORREIOS'

  0$01 c green

Surcharged
  '1/4 c.' and bars on 0$01 c green
  '1/2 c.' and bars on 0$01 c green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
0$01 c** 
1/4 c on 0$01 c ** 
1/2 c on 0$01 c** 

Postage due stamps

1904 Inscription 'PORTEADO A RECEBER', value and country name in black

Value in 'REIS'  

  5 r green
  10 r black
  20 r brown
  30 r orange
  50 r brown
  60 r brown
  100 r lilac
  130 r blue
  200 r red
  500 r violet

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** 
20 r** 
30 r**** 
50 r**** 
60 r**** 
100 r**** 
130 r**** 
200 r****** 
500 r****** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red or green (200 r) (1911)

5 r green
(Reduced view)

  5 r green
  10 r black
  20 r brown
  30 r orange
  50 r brown
  60 r brown
  100 r lilac
  130 r blue
  200 r red (green overprint)
  500 r violet

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** 
20 r** 
30 r** 
50 r** 
60 r** 
100 r** 
130 r** 
200 r**** 
500 r** 
Value in cents (1921)

  1/2 c green
  1 c grey
  2 c brown
  3 c orange
  5 c brown
  6 c brown
  10 c lilac
  13 c blue
  20 c red
  50 c grey

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 cvcc 
1 cvcc 
2 cvcc 
3 ccc 
5 ccc 
6 ccc 
10 ccc 
13 ccc 
20 ccc 
50 c** 

Forgeries:

GenuineForgery!
Genuine and forgery

Forgeries exist, They can be recognized by the following characteristics:

1) There is a large defect in the scroll work above the last 'R' of 'RECEBER'
2) The lettering is much more crude on the forgery.
3) There are color differences in the forgery.

Information and images obtained with permission from the Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn. I have also seen the values 30 r, 130 r, 200 r and 500 r of this particular forgery (also cancelled). Probably the whole serie exist.


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