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 just got a copy of the Afinsa specialized catalog for the Portuguese Colonies and discovered some very neat info regarding the Ceres issue for several of the Portuguese colonies. 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.

Afinsa lists 4 types of star orientation, top point right side up is type I, upside down is type 2, top rotated degrees to the right is type III and top rotated degrees to the left is type IV.

Stamps can have stars of different orientations on each side to boot.

Fascinating stuff that shows why sometimes its not a bad idea for general collectors to consider investing in specialized catalogs. Ceres issues are a dime a dozen, but if you know what to look for you can snag a rare variety for just pennies. I had no idea, but now that you “pointed it out”, so to speak ;-I see it! I will need to check the other short named colonies for Ceres star variations, as well as re-check my feeder albums.

Thanks for the information! I will add an update to the post, “pointing out” your findings based on the Afinsa catalogue.

BTW, where is a good place to obtain one of these catalogues? And, while we are at it, which French catalogues do you recommend for the WW classical era collector? And he has the Colonias on sale now it wasn’t as cheap when i bought it last month Bonus the dealer ships parcels using nice collectible Dutch sheetlets for postage.


As for the French area, I really love my Maury catalogs. They are very detailed, but the wealth of information they provide can repay itself with just a lucky find or two from a dealer unaware of the specialized information. Oh and Maury’s -Timbres de France- is an absolute gem as well.

Can’t post an afibsa here but here is a direct link to a scan of the Congo Ceres issue page to give you an idea of the detail Afinsa gives. Two more great tips! I have the Maury’s Timbres de Franceand I love colmias It’s somewhat ludicrous how hard it is to find proper reviews on some specialized literature; especially when considering the costs involved. A is sramps Aden and Z is for Zanzabar.

A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar Now what is between?

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For the world wide classical era philatelist and sta,ps collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered by the blog author, Jim Jackson, with two albums: So into the Blues Sunday, February 8, Portuguese Congo. Cabinda the settlement originally served as a harbor and port for Portuguese slave trade.

Portugal proclaimed sovereignty over the territory inand it was given the status as a protectorate of the Portuguese crown. 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 stammps between Note the obvious “CTO” – like cancellation. Considering the obscurity of the protectorate, and, no doubt, the low literate population of inhabitants, a “real” postally used cancellation for this issue would be less common.

Both “King Carlos” stamp sets should be quite familiar in appearance, as they are also found for most other Portuguese colonies. A surcharged 12 stamp issue on the set was produced in Most other colonies have the same overprint issue. The sameness to stamp issues for many Portuguese colonies makes them, perhaps, less exciting to collect for some WW classical era enthusiasts.

But this issue is unique! The “usual” “Republica” overprinted issue found for Portuguese colonies is also found here on 15 stamps. The “common issue” Vasco da Gama set is also found here. The stamps were overprinted and surcharged on the stamps of Macao 8 stampsPortuguese Africa 8 stamps conlias, and Timor 8 stamps.


I suspect “real” postally used stamps colniss these sets are not common, though. A 16 stamp set of the “Ceres” motif was released in By contrast, Angola has 40 “Ceres” stamps in the catalogue. The Afinsa specialized catalogue for the Portuguese colonies states that the “short named” Portuguese colonies Congo, Guinea, India, Macao, Tete, Timor have stars placed on either side of the colony name for the Ceres issue.

2011 Catalog of Portuguese Colonies Postal stamps

But the star can be oriented up type 1down type 245 degrees to the right type 3or 45 degrees to the left type 4. And each star the left one and the right one can have their own orientation! 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. Betweenten stamps that had stxmps “local” overprint of “Republica” were issued. One of the overprints was placed on a previously surcharged issue, and that is shown here.

Shown above is an example on a newspaper stamp, but another example is shown heading the “Out of the Blue” section. As mentioned, “Portuguese Congo” was subsequently absorbed into Angola, and Angola stamps were then used for the former protectorate.

Deep Blue Steiner has 10 pages for Portuguese Congo, and includes xolnias for all the major Scott numbers. It appears the 40s editions have the same coverage. That page is located after the “Portugal” section.

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I suspect I would never colnas known about the Enclave of Cabinda if they had not issued stamps. And the surcharged Angolan stamps for the Portuguese Congo are interesting and inexpensive. As for the rest of the generic Portuguese colony issues for the Portuguese Congo Posted by Jim at 2: Anonymous May 31, at Jim May 31, at 3: Anonymous May 31, colnlas 4: Jim May 31, at 4: Newer Post Older Post Home.

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