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Postage stamps and postal history of Kionga


Postage stamps and postal history of Kionga

This 2½-centavo stamp, used in August 1916, is an overprint on a Lourenço Marques stamp that was itself overprinted "REPUBLICA" on a King Carlos issue of 1898.

The Kionga Triangle was a tiny territory on the border between German East Africa (present-day United Republic of Tanzania) and the Portuguese colony of Mozambique (present day Republic of Mozambique), originally German, but occupied by Portuguese forces in 1916.

On May 29, 1916, 100-reis postage stamps from Lourenço Marques were overprinted with "KIONGA" and one of the denominations ½c, 1c, 2½c, and 5c. These were the only stamps issued for Kionga. In 2002, the Scott Catalogue listed the average purchase price of a high-quality set as over US$70.[1]

See also


  1. ^ 2003 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, vol. 4. Sidney: Scott Publishing, 2002, p. 140.


  • Lamb, Robert E. "Kionga, A Mapmaker's Mistake?" The American Philatelist. Vol. 105 No. 4 (April 1991), p. 327-329.
  • Pearson, George R. "The Stamps and Postal History of Kionga (Quionga)." Portuguese Philatelic Society Bulletin. No. 69 (Nov. 1979), p. 5-12.
  • Rossiter, Stuart & Flower, John (1986). The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald.  

External links

  • AskPhil – Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms
  • Encyclopaedia of Postal Authorities
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