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The Nyassa Company issued its own stamps, most of the stamps are cancelled to order. In 1929 it ceased to issue stamps, and used the stamps of Mozambique afterwards.

1898 Stamps of Mozambique (King Caros in an ellipse and newspaper stamp) overprinted 'NYASSA'

  2 1/2 r brown
  5 r yellow
  10 r lilac
  15 r brown
  20 r violet
  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 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
2 1/2 r****Newspaper stamp
5 r**** 
10 r**** 
15 r**** 
20 r**** 
25 r**** 
50 r**** 
75 r**** 
80 r**** 
100 r*** 
150 r****** 
200 r****** 
300 r****** 

Reprints seem to have been made of the values 2 1/2 r, 5 r, 25 r, 80 r, 150 r and 300 r in 1906. I have no further information.

 

1898 Stamps of Mozambique overprinted 'NYASSA', King Carlos in a circle

  2 1/2 r grey
  5 r orange
  10 r green
  15 r brown
  20 r lilac
  25 r green
  50 r blue
  75 r red
  80 r lilac
  100 r blue
  150 r brown
  200 r lilac
  300 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
2 1/2 r** 
5 r** 
10 r** 
15 r*** 
20 r*** 
25 r*** 
50 r*** 
75 r**** 
80 r**** 
100 r**** 
150 r**** 
200 r**** 
300 r**** 

 

1901 Giraffe or Camels

Giraffes

  2 1/2 r brown and black
  5 r violet and black
  10 r green and black
  15 r yellow and black
  20 r red and black
  25 r orange and black
  50 r blue and black

Inverted centers seem to exist for all values (*** to R).

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 rcc 
5 rcc 
10 rcc 
15 rcc 
20 rcc 
25 rcc 
50 rcc 

Camels

300 r green and black

  75 r red and black
  80 r lilac and black
  100 r brown and black
  150 r orange and black
  200 r green and black
  300 r green and black


(Inverted center)

Inverted centers seem to exist for all values (*** to R).

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 rcc 
80 rcc 
100 rcc 
150 r** 
200 r** 
300 r** 

Surcharged (1903)

'65 REIS' on 80 r brown and black '65 reis' on 80 r brown and black

  '65 REIS' on 80 r brown and black
  '65 reis' on 80 r brown and black
  '115 REIS' on 150 r orange and black
  '115 reis' on 150 r orange and black
  '130 REIS' on 300 r green and black
  '130 reis' on 300 r green and black

The 'reis' overprints were made locally.

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 REIS' on 80 rcc 
'65 reis' on 80 r****** 
'115 REIS' on 150 r cc 
'115 reis' on 150 rRR 
'130 REIS' on 300 r cc 
'130 reis' on 300 rRR 

Overprinted 'Provisorio' locally

  15 r yellow and black
  25 r orange 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
15 rRRR 
25 rR*** 
Overprinted 'PROVISORIO'

  15 r yellow and black
  25 r orange and black
  '5 REIS' on 2 1/2 r brown and black
  '50 REIS' on 100 r brown 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
15 rcc 
25 rcc 
5 r on 2 1/2 r**** 
50 r on 100 r** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' and surcharged with value in cents (1919)

20 c on 200 r green and black

  1/4 c on 2 1/2 r brown and black
  1/2 c on 5 r violet and black
  1 c on 10 r green and black
  1 1/2 c on 15 r brown and black
  2 c on 20 r red and black
  3 1/2 c on 25 r orange and black
  5 c on 50 r blue and black
  7 1/2 c on 75 r red and black
  8 c on 80 r lilac and black
  10 c on 100 r brown and black
  15 c on 150 r brown and black
  20 c on 200 r green and black
  30 c on 300 r green 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
1/4 c on 2 1/2 r RRRR 
1/2 c on 5 rRRRR 
1 c on 10 rRRRR 
1 1/2 c on 15 r****** 
2 c on 20 r**** 
3 1/2 c on 25 r** 
5 c on 50 r** 
7 1/2 c on 75 r** 
8 c on 80 r** 
10 c on 100 r **** 
15 c on 150 r****** 
20 c on 200 r**** 
30 c on 300 r****** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' and 'PROVISORIO'

  1 1/2 c on 15 r brown and black
  3 1/2 c on 25 r orange 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
1 1/2 c on 15 r ****** 
3 1/2 c on 25 r ** 
Overprinted 'REPUBLICA' and surcharged twice (1919)

50 c on 115 r on 300 r brown and black

  40 c on 65 r on 80 r lilac and black
  50 c on 115 r on 150 r brown and black
  1 $ on 130 r on 300 r green 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
40 c on 65 r on 80 r ****** 
50 c on 115 r on 150 r ****** 
1 $ on 130 r on 300 r ****** 

 

1911 New types (king Emanuel), overprinted 'REPUBLICA' in red

camel type

  2 1/2 r brown and black
  5 r black
  10 r green 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
2 1/2 rcc 
5 rcc 
10 rcc 
Zebra type

  20 r red and black
  25 r brown and black
  50 r blue and blac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 r** 
25 r** 
50 r** 
Giraffe type

  75 r brown and black
  100 r brown and black on green
  200 r olive and black 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
75 r** 
100 r** 
200 r** 
Ship type

500 r olive and brown

  300 r black on blue
  400 r brown and black
  500 r olive and 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
300 r** 
400 r**** 
500 r**** 
Surcharged in centavos and overprinted 'REPUBLICA'

  1/4 c on 2 1/2 r violet and black
  1/2 c on 5 r black
  1 c on 10 r green and black
  1 1/2 c on 300 r black on blue
  2 c on 20 r red and black
  2 1/2 c on 25 r brown and black
  3 c on 400 r brown and black
  5 c on 50 r blue and black
  7 1/2 c on 75 r brown and black
  10 c on 100 r brown and black on green
  12 c on 500 r olive and brown
  20 c on 200 r olive and black on red

Specialists distinghuish two types of surcharges for each value.

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**** 
1 1/2 c on 300 r **** 
2 c on 20 r**** 
2 1/2 c on 25 r**** 
3 c on 400 r**** 
5 c on 50 r**** 
7 1/2 c on 75 r**** 
10 c on 100 r**** 
12 c on 500 r**** 
20 c on 200 r**** 

 

1921 Various desings, giraffe, Vasco da Gama, zebra and sailships

Giraffe

  1/4 c red
  1/2 c grey
  1 c green and black
  1 1/2 c black and yellow

Vasco da Gama

  2 c red and black
  2 1/2 c black and green
  4 c black and orange
  5 c blue and black
  6 c black and lilac
  
Sailship

  7 1/2 c black and brown
  8 c black and olive
  10 c black and brown
  15 c black and red
  20 c black and blue

Zebra

  30 c black and brown
  40 c black and lilac
  50 c black and green
  1 E balck and brown

Sailship (other design)

  2 E brown and black
  5 E blue and brown

Postage due stamps

1924 Inscription 'PORTEADO A RECEBER', triangular stamps, various designs

50 c violet

  1/2 c green (giraffe)
  1 c grey
  2 c red
  3 c orange (zebra)
  5 c brown
  6 c brown
  10 c lilac
  20 c red
  50 c violet (Vasco da Gama)

This issue was probably just issued for stamp collectors.

 


Bogus issues

1894 Inscription 'CABO DELGADO COMPANHIA DO NYASSA PROVINCIA DE MOCAMBIQUE', tower

These stamps exist perforated 14 and imperforate, 10 r red and 20 r violet and 50 r green. Furthermore the whole serie exits with overprint 'Provisorio' (imperforate and perforated) and surcharged: 5 r on 10 r red, 75 r on 20 r violet and 100 r on 50 r green.


Fiscal stamps

Example:


(Fiscal stamp of Mozambique overprinted 'NYASSA', reduced size)

In the above design I have seen the values: 10 r, 20 r, 30 r, 50 r, 60 r, 100 r, 200 r, 300 r, 500 r and 1$000 (all in the colours green, value in red and with yellow underprint).


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