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Mozambique

1877

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Moz1
Mozambique
  1876 Sc1 SG1  

Description Date Scott# SG# § Mi# Y&T#  
Mozambique 1876-85, perf 12½, 13½, no wmk, typo
5 reis black   1 1      
10r yellow   2 2, 2a      
10r green 1881 3 19, 24      
20r bister   4 3, 3a      
20r rose 1885 5 20, 25      
25r rose   6 4, 4a      
25r violet 1885 7 21      
40r blue   8 5      
40r yellow-buff 1881 9 22, 26      
50r green   10 6      
50r blue 1881 11 23, 27, 27a      
100r lilac   12 7, 7a, 7b      
200r orange   13 8    
300r chocolate   14 9    

Date of issue where other than 1877
There are perf variations of 13½ which Gibbons [2] numbers as SG10-18 and Scott [1] suffixes as 'a' within Sc1-14.
§ Gibbons lists the 1876 perf 12½ issue as SG1-9 (with colour variations not differentiated in Scott; perf 13½ as SG10-18; and the 1881-85 colour changes as SG19-27

The Portuguese reached Mozambique in 1487. Over the following centuries Portugal occupied and abandoned the area, returning in C19th. In addition to the general issues for Mozambique, there were separate issues for the districts of Inhambane, Kionga, Lourenço Marques, Quelimane, Tete and Zambezia and the chartered companies of Mozambique Company and Nyassa Company, shown on a separate page.

Mozambique became an Overseas Province of Portugal in June 1951, although no particular stamps were issued to mark the event. In 1975 Portugal reached agreement on indepenence with FRELIMO and the People's Republic of Mozambique was declared on 25th June 1975.


Mozambique

25th June 1975

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Moz631
Independence
1975 Sc516 SG631

Changes of Administration

Mozambique became an Overseas Province of Portugal in June 1951, although no particular stamps were issued to mark the event. In 1975 Portugal reached agreement on indepenence with FRELIMO (Portuguese Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) and the People's Republic of Mozambique was declared on 25th June 1975.

In the 1990s it began to produce stamps far in excess of its postal needs.

Sources: ScS [1], SGP9 [2], SGP13.

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