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St. Thomas and Prince Islands

1869

Portuguese Colony 3

Africa 40

StTPI1
  Sc1 SG1  

perf 12½, 13½, no wmk, typographed
Printed by The Mint, Lisbon

Description Date issued Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
5 reis black 1869 1 1      
10r yellow 1869 2 2, 2a      
20r bister 1869 3 3, 3a      
25r rose 1869 4 4a      
25r red 1869 4a 4      
40r blue 1875 5 12      
50r grey 1869 6 5, 5a      
100r grey-lilac 1869 7 6, 6a      
200r red-orange 1875 8 15     Gibbons' issue date is 1877
300r chocolate 1875 9 16     -ditto-

Scott identifies die variations for Sc1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
Gibbons has a first issue date of 1870 and noted additional colour variations.

STP411
Independence
1975 Sc411 SG471

Two islands in the Gulf of Guinea, 125 miles off the coast of West Africa. The date of the first issue is not known. The Islands produced some attractive stamps in past times, but since the 1960s they have entered the wallpaper market and produce endless commemoratives for thematic collectors: Gibbons Simplified ignores everything from 1977.
Independence was achieved in 1975.

Sources: ScC, SGP9.

Images from Post Road, TB.

FI ref: 152, 713 Page credit: NB

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