Portuguese Colonies STAMPS FOR SALE

  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES AZORES 1882-87 500r black perf 12½, SG 128, Afinsa 56, fine mint


  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES AZORES 1885-87 500r magenta P12½ opt,SG 129,Michel 60yA,fine mint


  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES ANGOLA 1914 115r on 150r carmine on rose surcharge perf 12½ with local “REPUBLICUBLICA” overprint (SG 242, Scott 177a, Afinsa 172), used with part “Loanda” cds cancel, some ragged perfs, with ISPP photo certificate.


  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES ANGOLA 1875-77 25r crimson Crown perf 14 (SG 24, Scott 4d), fine used, Apex photo-certificate.


  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES MACAU Charity Tax 1945-47 50a P11x11½,Afin 12a,SG C420,unused NHM


  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES GUINEA 1941 Bolama – Trinidad PANAM first flight cover


  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES MACAU 1983 Medical Plants mini-sheet, SG MS584, NHM, fresh




  • PORTUGUESE COLONIES 1949 U.P.U. omnibus issues from each major colony including Macau and Timor, very fine mint (8 stamps).


We sell Portuguese Colonies stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Portuguese Colonies Stamps – The Portuguese issued stamps for their colonies in Africa plus Macao, Azores, Madeira & Portuguese India. In all, depending on what’s included there are around 25 different colonies and areas where you could collect the stamps and/or postal history. As great travellers, these areas had been under Portuguese control or influence from the 14th or 15th Century but the first stamps created for overseas territories were those Portuguese stamps overprinted for Azores & Maderia in 1868. Then the unique designs for Portuguese India were first issued in 1871, and the most utilized first issue ‘Crown’ types appeared in the early 1870s.

These wonderful stamps were copiously overprinted and surcharged around the turn of the 19th Century, earlier issues with differing levels of complexity display shades, perforation changes and much else. Later we see the emergence of beautiful pictorial stamps, the most famous being the Nyassa Company 1901 Animals set with inverted centres! A simply fabulous philatelic area to collect there is arguably nothing better than a comprehensive stamp album of Portuguese Colonial stamps and covers. We recommend the excellent stamp listings in the Stanley Gibbons, alternatively the Afinsa catalogues.

Portuguese Colonies Stamps