Portugal and Colonies – AFINSA stamp catalogue edition Published by Afinsa. pages printed in Colour. Portuguese language As well as the stamps . This article is an incomplete list of stamp catalogs. An early stamp catalogue from Scott published in AFA specialkatalog: Danmark, Færøerne, Grønland, Dansk Vestindien og Slesvig (Denmark); Afinsa (Portugal); Anfils (Spain); Australasian stamp catalogue (Australia) Linn’s Stamp News. ^ “Hibernian Catalogue “. An Post. Retrieved. Results 49 – 96 of Sheets nrs e x2 stamps/93 AFINSA . Portugal Migratory Fishes (miniature sheet) MNH. minor defect at back (see.

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I will need to re-check my Ceres issues for these short named Portuguese colonies with the stars on either side of their Ceres issues, and re-check my feeder albums also. Retrieved afjnsa ” https: I will add an update to the post, “pointing out” your findings based on the Afinsa catalogue.

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And the surcharged Colnizs stamps for the Portuguese Congo afijsa interesting and inexpensive. Those colonies with short names that had stars placed on either side of their name at the bottom of the stamps Port Congo, Port Guinea, Port India, Macao, Tete and Timor have varieties based on the relative orientation of the stars.

The stamps were overprinted and surcharged on the stamps of Macao 8 stampsPortuguese Africa 8 stampsand Timor 8 stamps. It was printed in typography by the Portuguese mint, Casa da Moeda.

It appears the 40s editions have the same coverage. Shown above is an example on a newspaper stamp, but another example is shown heading the “Out of the Blue” section. Stamps can have stars of different orientations on each side to boot. Can’t post an image here but here is a direct link to a tsamps of the Congo Ceres issue page to give you an idea of the detail Afinsa gives.


Portugal proclaimed sovereignty over the territory inand it was given the status as a protectorate of the Portuguese crown. But this issue is unique!

2011 Catalog of Portuguese Colonies Postal stamps

Both “King Carlos” stamp sets should be quite familiar in appearance, as they are also found for most other Portuguese colonies. The Ceres series of Portuguese postage stamps is a definitive series depicting the Roman goddess Ceres that was issued between and in Portugal and its colonies.

Lot – europe and colonies portugal and colonies – Daniel F. Postage stamps Philately of Portugal. Jim May 31, at 3: Kelleher Auctions Flagship Sale europe and coknias portugal and colonies.

Catalog of Portuguese Colonies Postal stamps

Angola,King Carlos, r on r brown 75ao. Most other colonies have the same overprint issue. Considering the obscurity of the protectorate, and, no 201, the low literate population of inhabitants, a “real” postally used cancellation for this issue would be less common.

Sunday, February 8, Portuguese Congo. Jim May 31, at 4: But 20011 star can be oriented up type 1down type 245 degrees to the right type 3or 45 degrees to the left type 4. The Ceres stamps were declared obsolete September 30,having been superseded in by the Caravel series of definitives. As for the rest of the generic Portuguese colony issues for the Portuguese Colhias The “common issue” Vasco da Gama set is also found here.

Views Read Edit View history. Betweenten stamps that had a “local” overprint of “Republica” were issued. Bonus the dealer ships parcels using nice collectible Dutch sheetlets for postage. A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar Deep Blue Steiner has 10 pages for Portuguese Congo, and includes spaces for all the major Scott numbers. The “usual” “Republica” overprinted issue found for Portuguese colonies is also found here on 15 stamps.

Unusual destination from a small town, Fine to Very Fine. That page is located after the “Portugal” section.


Cabinda the settlement originally served as a harbor and port for Portuguese slave trade. The author’s names are not printed on this series. However, in the Azoresthe Ceres stamps in use were Portuguese ones overprinted with the archipelago’s name. Oh and Maury’s -Timbres de France- is an absolute gem as well.

A 12 stamp “King Carlos” set was issued inand has the portrait visage of the stamp shown below. The next 23 stamp issue, shown above, was another “King Carlos” portrait, and released between Receiver; roughly opened at top, Fine to Very Fine. I suspect “real” postally used stamps from these sets are not common, though. Kelleher Auctions Flagship Sale Portugal,King Luiz, 5rr completenumeral cancels, with ample to jumbo margins, including extra shade of the r blue; 10r yellow thins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.

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Fascinating stuff that shows why sometimes its not a bad idea for general collectors to consider investing in specialized catalogs. I will need to check the other short named colonies for Ceres star variations, as well as re-check my feeder albums. Portugal,King Luiz, 5rr completenumeral cancels, with ample to jumbo margins, including extra shade of the r blue; 10r yellow thins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ceres on stamps. I suspect I would never have known about the Enclave of Cabinda if they had not issued stamps.

Portuguese India,King Carlos, 1r on 5t brown Ao. I have the Maury’s Timbres de Franceand I love it! The sameness to stamp issues for many Portuguese colonies makes them, perhaps, less exciting to collect for some WW classical era enthusiasts.

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Thanks for the information!