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Cape Verde

1st January 1877

Portuguese Colony 7

CaVe1
  #1  

perf 12, 13, no wmk, typo
Printed at the Lisbon Mint.

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
5 reis black   1 1      
10r yellow   2 2, 2a      
20r bister   3 3, 3a      
25r rose   4 4, 4a      
40r blue   5 5      
50r green   6 6, 6a      
100r lilac   7 7, 7a, 7b      
200r orange   8 8, 8a      
300r brown   9 9, 9a, 9b      

Gibbons distinguishes colour and shades.

Described by Scott [1] as, "A group of 10 islands and five islets in the Atlantic Ocean, about 500 miles due west of Senegal."


Africa 43

1st January 1877

CaVe430
Independence
1975 Sc365 SG430

Cape Verde became independent on 5th July 1975.