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Portuguese Congo

5th August 1894

Note:    
Belgian Congo (1886) became ↓
French Congo (1891) became ↓
Portuguese Congo (1894) was part of ↓
Congo Republic (1960) became ↓
Middle Congo (1904) became ↓
Angola (1870) which became ↓
Zaire (1971)

Portuguese Colony 11

PorCo1
  Sc1 xxx

no wmk, typo
Printed at the Mint, Lisbon

Description Perf Scott SG Mi Y&T  
BREAKER
5 reis yellow 12½ 1        
5r orange-yellow 12½ 1a 8      
5r orange-yellow 13½ 1b 20      
10r redish-violet 12½ 2 9      
10r redish-violet 13½ 2a 21      
15r chocolate 12½ 3 10      
15r chocolate 11½ 3a 1      
20r lavender, ord. paper 12½ 4 11      
20r lavender, paper with enamel lozenges 12½ 4a 12      
20r lavender 11½ 4b 2      
25r green, ord. paper 12½ 5 13      
25r green, paper with enamel lozenges 12½ 5a 14      
25r green 11½ 5b 3      
50r light blue 13½ 6 22      
50r light blue 11½ 6a 4      
75r rose 11½ 7 5      
75r rose 12½ 7a 15      
80r yellow-green 11½ 8 6      
80r yellow-green 12½ 8a 16      
100r brown, yellow 11½ 9 7      
100r brown, yellow 13½ 9a 23      
150r carmine, rose 12½ 10 17      
200r dark blue, blue 12½ 11 18      
300r dark blue, salmon 12½ 12 19      

Both SG8 and SG20 are described as "pale orange" in Gibbons [1]. There is no equivalent of the Sc1.
SG15 and SG16 are perf 12½ with enamel-surface paper in Gibbons.

Originally part of Angola, Portuguese Congo issued its own stamps from 1894 until 1920 and then reverted to Angolan stamps.

Sources: ScC, SGP9 [1].

Image from ebay.

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