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1881 Stamps of Cape Verde of 1877 (Crown) overprinted 'GUINE' in two sizes

Large overprint Small overprint, Fournier forgery?

  5 r black (overprint in red (large) or black (small))
  10 r yellow
  10 r green (only large overprint)
  20 r brown
  20 r red (only large overprint)
  25 r red
  25 r lilac (only large overprint)
  40 r blue
  40 r yellow (only large overprint)
  50 r green
  50 r blue (only large overprint)
  100 r lilac
  200 r orange
  300 r brown

For the specialist, the overprint exists in two sizes. There exist errors of the 40 r stamps, the stamps of Mozambique were used instead of the stamps of Cape Verde. This error exists for the 40 r blue with large and small overprint and for the 40 r yellow (large 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.

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 small 'GUINE' overprint (provisional local issue)
5 rRRRRRRBlack overprint
10 r yellowRRRRRR 
20 r brownRRRR 
25 r redRRRRRR 
40 r blueRRRRRRError 'Mozambique': RRR
50 r greenRRRRRR 
100 rRRRR 
200 rRRRRRR 
300 rRRRRRR 
With large 'GUINE' overprint
(with or without accent on 'E')
5 r black ******Red overprint
10 r yellowRRRR 
10 r green****** 
20 r brown**** 
20 r red****** 
25 r red**** 
25 r lilac**** 
40 r blueRRRR 
40 r yellow**Error: 'Mozambique': RR
50 r greenRRRR 
50 r blue**** 
100 r****** 
200 r****** 
300 r****** 

Reprints:

I have seen reprints of all large overprints. If I am well informed, the paper is whiter in these reprints. They were made in 1885 and in 1905.

Forgeries:

Fournier forgeries:


(Fournier forgeries, small and large overprint)


(forged large and small Fournier 'GUINE' overprint)

Fournier used forged stamps of Macao with forged overprints. Click here for more information on how to detect the forgeries. The cancel used for Fournier forgeries 'CORREIO 13 NOV. 84 BOLAMA':


(Forged Fournier cancel, taken from a Fournier album)

Fournier offers these the 5 r black, 10 r yellow, 20 r brown, 25 r red, 40 r blue, 50 r green, 100 r lilac, 200 r orange and 300 r brown (9 values) with the large overprint for 3 Swiss Francs in his 1914 pricelist. He offers the same values with the small overprint for the same price. The misprints 40 r blue (on Mozambique) with small or large overprint were offered for 2.50 Swiss Francs each. The other values (5 values) with 10 r green, 20 r red, 25 r lilac, 40 r yellow and 50 r blue, all with the large overprint are offered for 1 Swiss Franc.


(This Fournier forgery has a inverted overprint)

Other forgeries:

I know that the above overprints are forged. I'm not quite sure if the stamps themselves are genuine.

 

1886 King Louis I, inscription 'GUINE PORTUGUEZA'

  5 r black
  10 r green
  20 r red
  25 r lilac
  40 r brown
  50 r blue
  80 r grey
  100 r brown
  200 r lilac
  300 r orange

Reprints exist of these stamps (made in 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
5 r** 
10 r **** 
20 r****** 
25 r****** 
40 r****** 
50 r****** 
80 r****** 
100 r****** 
200 rRR 
300 rRR 

Surcharged in fancy letters (1902)

'65 REIS' on 10 r green '65 REIS' on 25 r lilac '115 REIS' on 40 r brown '115 REIS' on 300 r orange '130 REIS' on 80 r grey '130 REIS' on 100 r brown
(Reduced sizes)

  '65 REIS' on 10 r green
  '65 REIS' on 20 r red
  '65 REIS' on 25 r lilac
  '115 REIS' on 40 r brown
  '115 REIS' on 50 r blue
  '115 REIS' on 300 r orange
  '130 REIS' on 80 r grey
  '130 REIS' on 100 r brown
  '400 REIS' (in red) on 5 r black
  '400 REIS' on 200 r 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
65 r on 10 r****** 
65 r on 20 r****** 
65 r on 25 r****** 
115 r on 40 r****** 
115 r on 50 r****** 
115 r on 300 r ****** 
130 r on 80 r****** 
130 r on 100 r****** 
400 r on 5 rRR 
400 r on 200 r RR 
Surcharged in fancy letters and overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red (1915)

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

  '115 REIS' on 40 r brown
  '115 REIS' on 50 r blue
  '130 REIS' on 80 r grey
  '130 REIS' 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
115 r on 40 r ** 
115 r on 50 r** 
130 r on 80 r**** 
130 r on 100 r **** 

 

1893 Newspaper stamp

  2 1/2 r brown

Newspaper stamps in this design were issued for most Portuguese colonies (country name different for each country), click here for more information.

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 (1902)

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

  '115 REIS' on 2 1/2 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
115 r on 2 1/2 r ****** 
Surcharged in fancy letters and overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red (1915)

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

  '115 REIS' on 2 1/2 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
115 r on 2 1/2 r ****'REPUBLICA' reading downwards

 

1894 King Carlos I, in an ellipse

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

Surcharged in fancy letters (1902)

'115 REIS' on 25 r green
(Reduced view)

Click here for stamps of other colonies with similar surcharges.

  '65 REIS' on 10 r lilac
  '65 REIS' on 15 r brown
  '65 REIS' on 20 r blue
  '65 REIS' on 50 r blue
  '115 REIS' on 5 r yellow
  '115 REIS' on 25 r green
  '130 REIS' on 150 r red on red
  '130 REIS' on 200 r blue on blue
  '130 REIS' on 300 r blue on red
  '400 REIS' on 75 r red
  '400 REIS' on 80 r green
  '400 REIS' 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
65 r on 10 r******
65 r on 15 r****** 
65 r on 20 r****** 
65 r on 50 r****** 
115 r on 5 r****** 
115 r on 25 r****** 
130 r on 150 r****** 
130 r on 200 r****** 
130 r on 300 r ****** 
400 r on 75 r**** 
400 r on 80 r**** 
400 r on 100 r**** 
Surcharged in 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 5 r yellow
  '115 REIS' on 25 r green
  '130 REIS' on 150 r red on red
  '130 REIS' on 200 r blue on blue
  '130 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
115 r on 5 r**
115 r on 25 r**** 
130 r on 150 r** 
130 r on 200 r** 
130 r on 300 r** 
Surcharged in fancy letters and overprinted 'Republica'
in black and further surcharged (1925)

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

  'Republica 40 c.' and bars on '400 REIS' on 75 r red
  'Republica 40 c.' and bars on '400 REIS' on 80 r green
  'Republica 40 c.' and bars on '400 REIS' 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
40 c on 400 r on 75 r**
40 c on 400 r on 80 r ** 
40 c on 400 r on 100 r** 

I've seen these stamps with black or blue town and date cancels.

 

1898 King Carlos I, in a circle, value in black except for 500 r

  2 1/2 r grey
  5 r orange
  10 r green
  15 r brown
  15 r green (1903)
  20 r lilac
  25 r green
  25 r red (1903)
  50 r blue
  50 r brown (1903)
  65 r blue (1903)
  75 r red
  75 r lilac (1903)
  80 r lilac
  100 r blue on blue
  115 r brown on red (1903)
  130 r brown on yellow (1903)
  150 r brown on yellow
  200 r lilac
  300 r blue on red
  400 r blue on yellow (1903)
  500 r black on blue (value in red)
  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**
5 r** 
10 r** 
15 r brown **** 
15 r green** 
20 r** 
25 r green***** 
25 r red** 
50 r blue***** 
50 r brown****** 
65 r****** 
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 rRR 

Surcharged

  '50 REIS' 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****
Surcharged and overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red

  '50 REIS' on 65 r blue (1915)

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 'PROVISORIO' in fancy letters (1902)

'PROVISORIO' on 50 r blue
(Reduced view)

  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****** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red except otherwise stated

  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 
  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 (overprint in red or black)
  500 r black on blue
  700 r lilac on yellow (overprint in red or black)

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 diagonal local thin red 'REPUBLICA' overprint (1913)

15 r******
75 r****** 
100 r**** 
200 rRR 
With diagonal general broad 'REPUBLICA' overprint (1911)
in red (except for the 25 r in green)
2 1/2 r** 
5 r** 
10 r** 
15 r** 
20 r** 
25 r**Overprint green
50 rcc 
75 rc* 
100 r** 
115 rc* 
130 rc* 
200 r**** 
400 r** 
500 r**** 
700 r**** 
With horizontal black 'REPUBLICA' overprint (1919)
400 rRR 
700 r****** 
Overprinted 'PROVISORIO' in fancy letters and 'REPUBLICA' in red


(General broad 'REPUBLICA' overprint)

  15 r brown (1914)
  50 r brown (1915)
  75 r red (1914)

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 local thin 'REPUBLICA' overprint (1913)

15 r******
75 r****** 
With general broad 'REPUBLICA' overprint (1915)
15 r** 
50 r** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' and surcharged (1920)


(Variety, '1' and 'T' missing)

  '$12 CENTAVOS' on 115 r brown 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
12 c on 115 r ******

 

1914 Vasco da Gama issues of various countries surcharged 'REPUBLICA LOURENZO MARQUES'

Click here for pictures of similar surcharges on other Portuguese colonies

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** 
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** 
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
  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 red
  20 c green
  24 c blue
  25 c brown
  30 c brown on green
  30 c green
  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 green on blue
  1 E 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 vcc 
1/2 c vcc 
1 c vccTwo shades of green were issued
1 1/2 ccc 
2 c redcc 
2 c greyvcc 
2 1/2 c vcc 
3 cvcc 
4 ccc 
4 1/2 ccc 
5 c ccTwo shades of blue were issued
6 ccc 
7 ccc 
7 1/2 c cc 
8 ccc 
10 c cc 
12 ccc 
15 c lilac ****** 
15 c redcc 
20 ccc 
24 ccc 
25 ccc 
30 c brown on green ****** 
30 c greencc 
40 c brown on red**** 
40 c blue*c 
50 c orange on red** 
50 c violet*c 
60 c blue** 
60 c red** 
80 c** 
1 E green on blue**** 
1 E blue** 
1 E red** 
2 E** 
5 E**** 
10 E****** 
20 E****** 
Surcharged

  '$04 centavos' on 1/4 c green (1920)
  '$06 centavos' on 1/2 c black (1920)
  '50 c.' and bars on 60 c red (1931)
  '70 c.' and bars on 80 c red (1931)
  '1$40 E.' and bars on 2 E violet (1931) 

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 1/4 c ****** 
6 c on 1/2 c****** 

 

1919 Fiscal stamps, overprinted 'TAXA DE GUERRA' and 'REPUBLICA' (except 40 r)

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

  $05 on 60 r yellow and black
  10 r yellow and black
  40 r yellow and black
  50 r yellow and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
$05 on 60 rRRRR 
10 rRR 
40 rRR 
50 rRR 

Postage Due stamps

1922 Inscription 'PORTEADO A RECEBER' , country name and value 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 to 30 r** 
50 r **** 
60 r****** 
100 r****** 
130 r****** 
200 r****** 
500 rRR 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red or green (200 r) (1911)
  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' straight (1919)
  10 r black
  20 r brown
  30 r orange
  50 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
10 r****** 
20 r****** 
30 r****** 
50 r RRRR 
100 r**** 
130 rRR 
200 r**** 
500 rRR 
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 c to 3 cvcc 
5 c to 20 ccc 
50 c** 

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