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Published on May 1, 2012
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Nineteenth century to 1950's mint and used, virtually all different, mostly fine and fresh. With ANGOLA (approx 340 stamps) from 1870-85 "Crown" range to 300r, including 1911-12 Republica overprints to top values, "Ceres" range to 10E and 10a, 1948 "Our Lady of Fatima" set used, 1951 Birds set to 40a, etc.; also Portuguese Congo (approx 120) strongly represented throughout including several complete sets. AZORES (300+) 1868-1931 nicely represented, including issues for Angra, Horta and Ponta Delgada. CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (approx 220) including 1877-85 "Crown" range to 200r mint & 100r used, 1886 Straight Label set, good later overprints and surcharges. MACAU (approx 230) powerful range with 1884-85 "Crown" values to 300r mint/unused (including 80r on 100r) and to 200r used; good 1885 and 1887 surcharges; 1888 Straight Label values to 200r unused and 100r used; 1894 Carlos values to 150r; 1894 surcharges range to 47a on 300r; 1898 Vasco da Gama values to 24a; 1898-1900 Carlos range to 47a; good range 1902 surcharges including 6a on 200r bisect on piece; 1911 2a on half 4a mint; and onwards with many useful values e.g. 1936 5p Albuquerque fine used, 1948 pictorial 3p & 5p fine used, 1952 St Francis Xavier set mint, etc. MADEIRA (50+) from 1871 including solid run of Funchal issues. MOZAMBIQUE (approx 900) including Inhambane, Kionga, Lourenco Marques, Mozambique Company, Nyassa Company, Quelimane, Tete and Zambezia - plenty of complete sets and better values evident. Portuguese African Colonies (9) general issues. PORTUGUESE GUINEA (approx 150) from 1881, nicely represented. PORTUGUESE INDIA (approx 300) from 1877 "Crown" types onwards, with better values and useful surcharges. ST THOMAS & PRINCE ISLANDS (200+) reasonably represented throughout. TIMOR (approx 90) including sets and better values. Impressive! (approx 2,800 stamps).