International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Portuguese India (Goa)

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Portuguese India (Goa)[edit]

  • The earliest meter stamp seen is from 1959.
  • Meter stamps were used for only a short period of time until the colony was returned to India in 1962.
  • The stamps are inscribed “CORREIOS DO ESTADO DA INDIA”.
  • Although properly postally used examples of these stamps must exist, we have never seen one. The illustrations are from proofs.





Portuguese India stamp type 1.jpg

1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1959.    [Extremely rare]

Circular frank with inscription around the circumference.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank. M# "L-010", "MORMUGÃO" at bottom of TM
B. Medium spacing between TM and frank. M# "I-001", "GOA" at bottom of TM
TM: DC with "C.T.T." at top
V/F:      00$00




Portuguese India stamp type 2.jpg


2. Postalia “D3” (MV).     [Extremely rare]

As Type 1 but with "II -" and solid block at bottom.
Value figures are narrow.
TM: DC with "C.T.T." at top, "GOA" at bottom
V/F:      00$00