International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Portuguese India (Goa)

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
Jump to: navigation, search

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. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare. Value unknown]

Circular frank with inscription around the circumference.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank. M# "L-001", "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: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00$00




Portuguese India stamp type 2.jpg


2. Postalia “D3” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare. Value unknown]

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: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00$00