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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category Portugal & Colonies, most recent first.
Portugal to London 1896 with charity label
Portugal to London 1896 with charity label
Portugal 50rs grey-blue cancelled double ring cds (slightly shaken) alongside decorative label '7th Centenary of St Antoine Festival, 12-30 June 1895'; from Oporto to London 15 May 1896; on reverse VF red London EC L AC hooded cds 17 May 1896

Reference: S876
£20.00

GB to Azores 1971, returned GB to Azores 1971, returned GB to Azores 1971, returned
GB Machin 5p violet on plain envelope from Huddersfield to Ponta Delgada, Azores; h/s Ausente/Parti boxed h/s (also on reverse); h/s "RETOUR À L'ENVOYEUR/DEVOLVIGO AO REMETENTE"; h/s "UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED/RETURN TO SENDER"; red h/s "O NAVIO NÃO SE ENCONTRA NEM É ESPERADO NESTE PORTO"; b/s Correios Ponta Delgada 24 July 1971

Reference: S697
£24.00

Portugal to Halsingborg 1943 Censored
Portugal to Halsingborg 1943 Censored
2 x 1.75 Lusidas cancelled octagonal d/s Correio Aereo Lisboa, on envelope Lisbon to Halsingborg, Sweden 27 January 1943; German "Geöffnet" censor tape tied to envelope with Swastika cachets; inspectors' marks 2213, 2215, 6022 (red) & 62 (blue); on reverse red IV in circle; a spectacular censored cover

Reference: S670
£25.00

Portugal to Gibraltar 1939 Censored
Portugal to Gibraltar 1939 Censored
Lusiadas 1 esc 75 + 40c commemorative on illustrated Hotel envelope, Lisbon to Gibraltar 10 November 1939; cancelled bridged m/c d/s; m/s "Via Aereo"; British censor's tape "Examined by Gibraltar Postal Censor" (very scarce censor type); faint unclear b/s

Reference: S669
£30.00

Portugal Printed Matter, censored 1940Portugal Printed Matter, censored 1940
5c Portuguese Legion + 30c definitive cancelled Correios de Porto bridged 'razor blade' type d/r cds; on envelope with m/s "Impressos - Printed matter" (P.P. rate 35c) from Oporto to London, 15 March 1940; VF "shield" type British crowned censor cachet T.30; no censor tape as unsealed printed matter; no b/s

Reference: S668
£25.00

Portugal to Sweden 1941, censoredPortugal to Sweden 1941, censoredPortugal to Sweden 1941, censored
3 x 1.00 esc Rowland Hill, 2 x 5c, 1 x 40c on business envelope; cancelled d/r bridged cds C.T.T. Lisboa; by air to Göteborg, Sweden 16 August 1941; on reverse German censor tape with swastika cachets; small inspector's h/s 37 in circle and small red boxed 2418; attractive WW2 cover

Reference: S667
£25.00

GERMAN PS CARD FRANKED WITH PORTUGAL DEFINITIVES TO GERMANY 1943GERMAN PS CARD FRANKED WITH PORTUGAL DEFINITIVES TO GERMANY 1943
German 15pf Reply Paid Hindenburg PS card with Portugal Lusidas issue 10, 15, 50, 80c definitives cancelled 18 March 1943 Lisboa Central 3o Sector 'razor blade' type cds; German censor's cachet & inspector's red h/s 3545 and red / blue h/s 17, L6: a scarce combination with long message (possibly coded?)

Reference: S549
£25.00

PORTUGAL ADVERTISING COVER 1953PORTUGAL ADVERTISING COVER 1953
5e, 1.50e, 10c Knight definitives cancelled CTT Restauradores 18 June 1953 on advertising envelope 'Por Aviao' to London; no back stamps; some faults to envelope

Reference: S437
£12.00

PORTUGAL SEIXAL TO LIVERPOOL 1943, CENSOREDPORTUGAL SEIXAL TO LIVERPOOL 1943, CENSORED
3 x 1$00 + 50c definitives cancelled d/r 'razor blade' type cds Seixal 14 April 1943 on airmail envelope to Liverpool; opened & resealed with British Censor's PC90 label 'Opened by Examiner 770'; on reverse Lisbon octagonal d/s 4 April 1943; attractive cover

Reference: S435
£15.00

PORTUGAL OHBMS ENVELOPE TO LONDON CENSORED 1943PORTUGAL OHBMS ENVELOPE TO LONDON CENSORED 1943
Envelope inscribed 'On His Britannic Majesty's Service' MS 'Por Aviao Via Lisboa', franked with 2 x 1$75 commemorative cancelled F.... 14 January 1943(?); British PC90 censor's label 'Opened by Examiner 537'; b/s Lisbon octagonal d/s; some tears to envelope

Reference: S434
£12.00

PORTUGAL WW2 COVER LISBON TO UK CENSORED 1940PORTUGAL WW2 COVER LISBON TO UK CENSORED 1940
Rowland Hill portrait issue 4 x 40c + 15c, & 1.75 Lusiadas, cancelled CTT Restauradores-Lisboa 18 August 1940, endorsed 'by airmail'; opened by the British censor & re-sealed with tape 'opened by Examiner 1134'; Lisbon transit on reverse 19 August 1940, to Steventon, Abingdon but without arrival d/s

Reference: S346
£20.00

NATAL BUSINESS ENVELOPE FROM THE BOER WAR ERANATAL BUSINESS ENVELOPE FROM THE BOER WAR ERA
A pair of Natal 1d carmine on a long business envelope, 8 September 1900 to Portuguese Lourenço Marques, with Portuguese T5c charge mark; b/s Durban 8 September & Lourenço Marques 13 September 1900; unusual item for the period

Reference: S329
£20.00

FRANCE FIRST FLIGHT COVER TO HORTA 1939FRANCE FIRST FLIGHT COVER TO HORTA 1939
Airnail envelope with 5 francs Carcassonne & 1fr 25 Peace cancelled Marseille-Gare-Avion 24 May 1939, to New York; with large red cachet '1er Service postal Aérien France-Etats-Unis', and endorsed First Flight Marseille to Horta in the Azores; on reverse the arrival datestamp of Horta 26 May 1939

Reference: S215
£20.00

LETTER PORTUGAL TO FRANCE 1865 WITH FRENCH ENTRY MARKLETTER PORTUGAL TO FRANCE 1865 WITH FRENCH ENTRY MARKLETTER PORTUGAL TO FRANCE 1865 WITH FRENCH ENTRY MARK
Envelope with contents dated 15 July 1865 from Lamego, Portugal to Valreas, France; boxed h/s Lamego & scarce French cachet d'entrée par ambulant 'Portugal St J. de Luz 3 Amb 1' in red, and on reverse sundry Portuguese & French transit datestamps. The contents include a cloth sample

Reference: S199
£20.00

PORTUGAL: 1939 TRANSATLANTIC AIR MAIL COVER TO USA USING FIRST FLIGHT TO AZORES.PORTUGAL: 1939 TRANSATLANTIC AIR MAIL COVER TO USA USING FIRST FLIGHT TO AZORES.PORTUGAL: 1939 TRANSATLANTIC AIR MAIL COVER TO USA USING FIRST FLIGHT TO AZORES.
1939 airmail cover to Hot Springs, ARK with the stamps cancelled by partial LISBOA postmark dated 2.MAI.39. There is also an airmail cachet and a partial HORTA postmark.

Reference: H272
£10.00

PORTUGAL: 1943 CENSORED COVER TO SWITZERLAND.PORTUGAL: 1943 CENSORED COVER TO SWITZERLAND.PORTUGAL: 1943 CENSORED COVER TO SWITZERLAND.
1943 censored cover to Bruttisellen. The stamps are cancelled by a partial LISBOA CENTRAL machine postmark dated 2.6.43. It has been opened and resealed by German censor label. Punch-hole!

Reference: H271
£10.00

PORTUGAL: WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL COVER TO ENGLAND.PORTUGAL: WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL COVER TO ENGLAND.
WW2 censored airmail cover to Hull with stamps cancelled by a feint LISBOA postmark dated 17.JUL.?

Reference: H037
£12.00

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